Boulder >Q's Restaurant
Consider the many other better restaurants within 5 minutes walk from Qs.
They overcharge you several times..... The food was pretty good, but it did not warrent at $350 dinner bill - I was charged three times for dinner that night by the server - obviously a mistake, and it was eventually resolved after several hours of phone calls between the restaurant, my bank and the hotel. Absolutely a nightmare - I wouldn't step foot in there again.
Wonderful food and service. Went on a recent (rare) rainy afternoon in Boulder with a friend and enjoyed a nice, deliciously, leisurely lunch on the porch with Matthew as our server. He was extremely charming and attentive, offering honest advice and opinions when asked. This kid knew his stuff - both on the food menu and the wine list. Our lunch was delicious - we both started with the clam chowder with herbed drop biscuits - creamy and perfectly seasoned. My friend had the lamb sandwich served with a side salad. She gobbled it up, while I devoured the grilled smoked trout, served over an artichoke & potato "hash". Simply delicious.
Romatic, contemporary atmosphere, excellent food. On the numerous visits I have made to Boulder, I always go to Q's, or the Corner Bar (which is served by the same kitchen and chef as Q's) for either B/L/D. I have always been pleased with my experience at either location. Q's has a beautiful enclosed patio that is great for people watching and on a snowy winter day is a delightful place to sit and watch the snow fall! If I go for dinner I always do the price fixed menu and I am always pleased with the results! I've had nothing but great service every time, though I would expect the staff to have a little better wine knowledge than I've experienced. But if you know your wines, the list is varied in styles and price. The clam chowder is delicious as is most everything I've had on the menu. The venison, when on the menu, is always my fav! Creative food combinations with well balanced flavors! It's not the cheapest place in town, but the food is worth the price. I always leave full and satisfied! Take your time and enjoy the experience!
WOW!!!!. I grew up in the Bay area. I really feel like I know what truly great food, wine and service is. I have traveled to the metro area for some years now and have enjoyed my fare share of what Colorado has to offer. I was recently stayed in boulder and dined again at Q's on a weekend night. The vibe was upbeat but I still felt warm and cozy. I can?t explain enough how fantastic this place really is. The service is amazing! Personable, attentive, knowledgeable and efficient. They are friendly but not interfering. The food is always astounding. Last time I dined at Q's, I had the foie gras as usual to start off then moved on to some very fresh monkfish. I think the monkfish was a special. I have also taken a few clients to happy hour at Q's and had a really fun time and a great deal. The bartender had a fun attitude that was only matched with his personality and knowledge of liquor and wine he is a great bartener a true converstionalist. I cant wait to entertain my guest again at Q's. I hope that you all take this to heart and try this gem of a restaurant
Overrated?. We enjoyed the friendly staff and pleasant atmosphere, but the food leaves something to be desired. I am not sure how Q's had previously achieved a 9.3 overall rating on Citysearch, except perhaps that this is yet another case where diners in cities that have less culinary talent than bigger, and mainly coastal, cities, set their bar lower because they generally do not experience truly great food. We had the chef's 5-course tasting menu, along with wine pairings; the first 2 courses were seafood, and this is really where quality fell short. With today's technology for keeping seafood fresh and transporting it quickly, there is no excuse for serving "fishy" tasting or poorly prepared seafood, particularly in a restaurant that claims to be of such high caliber. Of the remaining courses, the lamb shanks were probably the best, which you might expect from a restaurant located in Colorado. (The wine pairings were also good.) In all, if you order the right things, it's not a bad choice if you're in hanging around in Boulder, but there are better options out there.
Watch Out--Now Taking Reservations. We had a very dissappointing time on Easter. We have been going to Qs for brunch now and again for years, and we were disappointed that when we arrived this year we could not be seated (although all tables were open) due to reservations. Went there this morning, and felt rushed to leave (probably because of an upcoming reservation). However, Qs still has excellent food and once they get used to spacing their reservations appropriately things should return to normal.
Upscale restaurant in the Boulderado Hotel offers a diverse menu for a diverse crowd..
Boulder may be all about casual, but here and there are pockets of something slightly more formal--like Q's in the Hotel Boulderado. Valet parking outside is a dead giveaway. The interior strays from the antique sophistication of the hotel, with distinctly modern sconces, artwork and burnished metal accents.
Appetizer items such as pancetta-wrapped prawns and soy-cured quail set the tone for the rest of the menu. Salad options include mango and barbecued shrimp salad with lo mein and miso vinaigrette. The chef knows his clientele ranges from the meat-and-potatoes crowd to strict vegetarians and the choices are correspondingly diverse: Diners can nibble the grilled asparagus or nosh on a New York Strip Steak. Desserts range from basic banana splits to decadent vanilla bean creme brulee.
Fantastic. Wonderful food - try the chef's tasting menu - everything was wonderful, even the stuff we would never have ordered. Service was smooth without being stuffy. A great night out. Don't be put off by the "hotel resaturant" vibe - just try the food!
Amazing Food - Lacksluster Service. Q's has apparently taken a page from the Boulder book of restaurant service with its inattention to detail in this category. As with many Boulder restaurants, the expectation is that the clientele is as "laid back" as the restaurateur. With a price point in the neighborhood of $100 per person, Qs should pay more attention. We arrived for our reservation promptly - anything else would be rude on New Years Eve, right? The restaurant was obviously less concerned with punctuality as they were "finishing up a meeting" and asked us to wait outside. At five-minutes past our reservation time, we tentatively reentered the restaurant and were greeted frostily by a hostess oblivious about their lack of professionalism. We were virtually ignored after that for 25 minutes - our order finally taken by a waitress unbelievably ruder than the hostess. The food is amazing though - thus the overall recommendation.
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