Frasca Food & Wine

★★★★☆
  • 1738 Pearl St

    Boulder, CO 80302

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  • 720-708-2244

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We are very much international "foodies". Frasca and their pre- fix menu leaves much to be desired. The menu is difficult and packed with outrageous up-charges in every category. Food is definately not worth the enormous price.
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★★★★★

We are very much international "foodies". Frasca and their pre- fix menu leaves much to be desired. The menu is difficult and packed with outrageous up-charges in every category. Food is definately not worth the enormous price.
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After spending well over $200 we came away hungry. Presentation was nice, as was the wine, but for how much it costs -- not worth it.

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★★★★★

After spending well over $200 we came away hungry. Presentation was nice, as was the wine, but for how much it costs -- not worth it.

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We indulged ourselves with a birthday celebration at Frasca after not visiting for over four years. Now I recall why we never went out of our way to return. Lovely, tasty food but the portions are small and overpriced. The room is nice but the table by the windows was cold and drafty. Perhaps I am overly critical given our current financial situation but the experience was not worth the monetary outlay.

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★★★☆☆

We indulged ourselves with a birthday celebration at Frasca after not visiting for over four years. Now I recall why we never went out of our way to return. Lovely, tasty food but the portions are small and overpriced. The room is nice but the table by the windows was cold and drafty. Perhaps I am overly critical given our current financial situation but the experience was not worth the monetary outlay.

Pros: yummy

Cons: expensive

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With a chef from the French Laundry, this place it the best fine food in Boulder. They have some walk up seating, otherwise reservations are a month out. But hands down the best meal I have ever eaten, beating some great places in San Fransisco.

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★★★★★

With a chef from the French Laundry, this place it the best fine food in Boulder. They have some walk up seating, otherwise reservations are a month out. But hands down the best meal I have ever eaten, beating some great places in San Fransisco.

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My family recently dined at Frasca for a graduation celebration. They were serving a 4-course, pre-fixe menu. The service was good - a bit over earnest, but good. The food, however was bland and lacked the artistry you would expect from such a highly lauded restaurant/chef. The salumi plate could be much more substantial for the price, or at least a party of six should be warned that it is a very small plate. The lobster risotto was tasty, as was the salad with egg and prosciutto. The gnocchi and halibut were cold and very bland, respectively. Overall, my family was disappointed with their experience, especially when we received the bill. We don't mind paying good money for great food, but our experience at Frasca just didn't cut it. There are much better restaurants in Boulder.

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★★★☆☆

My family recently dined at Frasca for a graduation celebration. They were serving a 4-course, pre-fixe menu. The service was good - a bit over earnest, but good. The food, however was bland and lacked the artistry you would expect from such a highly lauded restaurant/chef. The salumi plate could be much more substantial for the price, or at least a party of six should be warned that it is a very small plate. The lobster risotto was tasty, as was the salad with egg and prosciutto. The gnocchi and halibut were cold and very bland, respectively. Overall, my family was disappointed with their experience, especially when we received the bill. We don't mind paying good money for great food, but our experience at Frasca just didn't cut it. There are much better restaurants in Boulder.

Pros: Service

Cons: Expensive, bland food

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Love it but cant go as much as we'd like at todays economy ;( Wish we could use our eat-4-free dotcomm dining club

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★★★★★

Love it but cant go as much as we'd like at todays economy ;( Wish we could use our eat-4-free dotcomm dining club

Pros: Too many to mention

Cons: PRICEY for regular visits wish the did eat-4-free dotcomm

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The staff and chefs work very hard to make this place a memorable experience. The overflow crowd and smiling patrons at 8:00 PM on a Wednesday made it memorable. However, the food was bland. I got the feeling that the sauces were not made on the same day, which occasionally happens a restaurants that prepare subtle flavors.

For the Primi, I had the Stonington Maine Lobster, ??Sottocenere? and Tarragon, but tasted no lobster flavor. It was too flaccid. None of the four courses would rate with the top 90% of the fine restaurants that I've visited in Colorado, and not with any that I've visited in the major cities in the U.S. or Europe.

That said, virtually all of the diners were truly enjoying themselves, which leads me to believe that either my standards are too high or came on the wrong night.

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★☆☆☆☆

The staff and chefs work very hard to make this place a memorable experience. The overflow crowd and smiling patrons at 8:00 PM on a Wednesday made it memorable. However, the food was bland. I got the feeling that the sauces were not made on the same day, which occasionally happens a restaurants that prepare subtle flavors.

For the Primi, I had the Stonington Maine Lobster, ??Sottocenere? and Tarragon, but tasted no lobster flavor. It was too flaccid. None of the four courses would rate with the top 90% of the fine restaurants that I've visited in Colorado, and not with any that I've visited in the major cities in the U.S. or Europe.

That said, virtually all of the diners were truly enjoying themselves, which leads me to believe that either my standards are too high or came on the wrong night.

Pros: Nice buzz and happy diners

Cons: No separation of flavors, and no excitement in flavor

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We tried this restaurant after the chef won a James Beard award. The menu is fixed price with choices that creatively used seasonal ingredients. The food was outstanding, the dining room is a bit cramped and we sat next to a party of four that were very loud.

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★★★★☆

We tried this restaurant after the chef won a James Beard award. The menu is fixed price with choices that creatively used seasonal ingredients. The food was outstanding, the dining room is a bit cramped and we sat next to a party of four that were very loud.

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We used a birthday for an excuse to splurge at Frasca, after having admired the menu and atmosphere from the sidewalk a dozen times.
My boyfriend and I were formerly employed at a James Beard Award-Winning Chef-owned restaurant before relocating to Denver two years ago. However we dine for pleasure not critique and were thoroughly looking forward to a night at the Boulder namesake.

I made the reservation a month in advance. When we arrived, the dining room just completed the first turn. We were seated at a tiny two top along the wall, next to an anniversary table who arrived only moments earlier. To two old pros, we immediately thought "why us?" We cringed at the thought of spending our evening at this locale, but couldn't fathom asking if we could change to one of the other open twos in the middle of the dining room. Moments later we were flanked by yet another anniversary couple, and reluctantly accepted our fate.

Upon ordering some bubbly, we were ID'ed in the dining room! We understand it's Boulder and a college town, but if you knew our true ages you would agree it was out of line. And of course neither couple on either side was asked the same. It showed youth and inconsistency on both the part of the server and the policy of the restaurant.

The best experience of the evening came before we even ordered our meal. The Sommelier's wine recommendation for a bottle under $100 was incredible - both in approach and later in taste. For this reason alone our review gets 3 stars.

The pace was somewhat hurried, the food memorable but not remarkable, and our dessert order got mixed up. In the end, there was no mention of the birthday and our check was dropped before we could order coffee. Overall, the service was acceptable but we left feeling unimpressed.

Next time we'll drop in without a reservation for seats at the bar. And until then, we'll remain loyal to our favorite place in Denver, Il Posto, on 17th Ave.

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★★★☆☆

We used a birthday for an excuse to splurge at Frasca, after having admired the menu and atmosphere from the sidewalk a dozen times.
My boyfriend and I were formerly employed at a James Beard Award-Winning Chef-owned restaurant before relocating to Denver two years ago. However we dine for pleasure not critique and were thoroughly looking forward to a night at the Boulder namesake.

I made the reservation a month in advance. When we arrived, the dining room just completed the first turn. We were seated at a tiny two top along the wall, next to an anniversary table who arrived only moments earlier. To two old pros, we immediately thought "why us?" We cringed at the thought of spending our evening at this locale, but couldn't fathom asking if we could change to one of the other open twos in the middle of the dining room. Moments later we were flanked by yet another anniversary couple, and reluctantly accepted our fate.

Upon ordering some bubbly, we were ID'ed in the dining room! We understand it's Boulder and a college town, but if you knew our true ages you would agree it was out of line. And of course neither couple on either side was asked the same. It showed youth and inconsistency on both the part of the server and the policy of the restaurant.

The best experience of the evening came before we even ordered our meal. The Sommelier's wine recommendation for a bottle under $100 was incredible - both in approach and later in taste. For this reason alone our review gets 3 stars.

The pace was somewhat hurried, the food memorable but not remarkable, and our dessert order got mixed up. In the end, there was no mention of the birthday and our check was dropped before we could order coffee. Overall, the service was acceptable but we left feeling unimpressed.

Next time we'll drop in without a reservation for seats at the bar. And until then, we'll remain loyal to our favorite place in Denver, Il Posto, on 17th Ave.

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We had dinner at Frasca and as its chef had recently won a James Beard award we had very high expectations and for the most part it met them. The food is incredible and very well cooked and thought out and from the fried stuffed squash blossoms to the Potato Gnocci with fresh sweet corn every course just seemed to burst with flavor. The staff gives you a nice warm welcome when you come in and makes you feel welcome. The only down side of Frasca in my opinion is the closeness of the tables which are packed in very tightly and you really can?t get away from hearing everything your neighbors are talking about be it good bad or ugly. If interested in pictures and a full course by course meal description feel free to visit our blog at www.milehigheater.blogspot.c o m

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★★★★☆

We had dinner at Frasca and as its chef had recently won a James Beard award we had very high expectations and for the most part it met them. The food is incredible and very well cooked and thought out and from the fried stuffed squash blossoms to the Potato Gnocci with fresh sweet corn every course just seemed to burst with flavor. The staff gives you a nice warm welcome when you come in and makes you feel welcome. The only down side of Frasca in my opinion is the closeness of the tables which are packed in very tightly and you really can?t get away from hearing everything your neighbors are talking about be it good bad or ugly. If interested in pictures and a full course by course meal description feel free to visit our blog at www.milehigheater.blogspot.c o m

Pros: Wonderful food

Cons: close quarters

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I took my boyfriend here for his birthday and we were disappointed for a number of reasons. First off, very cramped tables -- we felt like we were having dinner with everyone around us. One couple even asked to switch tables because it felt like we were on top of each other. I know the space is small, but we've eaten in plenty of other small restaurants that managed to make it comfortable.

We did the tasting menu and frankly, nothing was really spectacular for the price... it wasn't necessarily bad, just nothing that made you want to come back. The presentation wasn't even all that great. We felt like we were being rushed, when in a restaurant like Frasca you should feel like you have all the time in the world to enjoy dinner. And the kicker -- I had made sure that they knew it was a birthday and to prepare a little dessert with a candle -- they never brought it over and frankly, I shouldn't have to ask after the fact.

We thought this place would be comparable to Barolo in Denver, but boy were we wrong. Barolo is an excellent restaurant with beyond excellent staff who really know the menu/wines and make the whole experience a great one. Not to mention the food there is amazing...would recommend the drive from Boulder, it's worth it.

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★★★☆☆

I took my boyfriend here for his birthday and we were disappointed for a number of reasons. First off, very cramped tables -- we felt like we were having dinner with everyone around us. One couple even asked to switch tables because it felt like we were on top of each other. I know the space is small, but we've eaten in plenty of other small restaurants that managed to make it comfortable.

We did the tasting menu and frankly, nothing was really spectacular for the price... it wasn't necessarily bad, just nothing that made you want to come back. The presentation wasn't even all that great. We felt like we were being rushed, when in a restaurant like Frasca you should feel like you have all the time in the world to enjoy dinner. And the kicker -- I had made sure that they knew it was a birthday and to prepare a little dessert with a candle -- they never brought it over and frankly, I shouldn't have to ask after the fact.

We thought this place would be comparable to Barolo in Denver, but boy were we wrong. Barolo is an excellent restaurant with beyond excellent staff who really know the menu/wines and make the whole experience a great one. Not to mention the food there is amazing...would recommend the drive from Boulder, it's worth it.

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We went to Frasca for a dinner. Our expectation was very high.
Our food was insipid (I think the chef didn' t have any salt).
The value of our food was very low.
Now I will call the food " Fru - Fru' " .
I think the people at Frasca are letting the restaurant go.
I was there right at the beginning (about 2 years ago) and the food was very different, consistent and with more value.
The wine is well priced, but the server did not have personality.

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★★★☆☆

We went to Frasca for a dinner. Our expectation was very high.
Our food was insipid (I think the chef didn' t have any salt).
The value of our food was very low.
Now I will call the food " Fru - Fru' " .
I think the people at Frasca are letting the restaurant go.
I was there right at the beginning (about 2 years ago) and the food was very different, consistent and with more value.
The wine is well priced, but the server did not have personality.

Pros: Wine well priced

Cons: food, service

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If you're into atmosphere and service, you won't like Frasca. Horrible accoustics, overbearing wait staff. Don't plan on uninterrupted conversation with your friends. You are sure to be interrupted repeatedly by the obnoxious wait staff. Unfortunately, the owner/sommelier is arrogant. Food IS excellent, but portions are tiny. Plenty of other restaurants to try in Boulder or Denver, like Fruition in Denver where the food, service, atmosphere, EVERYTHING is most excellent!

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★★☆☆☆

If you're into atmosphere and service, you won't like Frasca. Horrible accoustics, overbearing wait staff. Don't plan on uninterrupted conversation with your friends. You are sure to be interrupted repeatedly by the obnoxious wait staff. Unfortunately, the owner/sommelier is arrogant. Food IS excellent, but portions are tiny. Plenty of other restaurants to try in Boulder or Denver, like Fruition in Denver where the food, service, atmosphere, EVERYTHING is most excellent!

Pros: food, though portions are tiny

Cons: service, atmosphere, portions

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Probably more of a money laundry. From your pocket to theirs.

If I need potatoes and beets, I'll visit a peasant's kitchen when I get to Poland or somewhere farther east, and save my money now for a trip to Vegas where there is really some interesting culinary stuff going on. Boulder/Denver has not given up on the idea of being 'world class' since it lost its French community in the oil bust of the 80's. I'll take honest food with actual cooking, and ingredients worthy of the prices at this place anytime. Deconstructed presentations of comestibles with obscure names is not fine dining - it's a con job.

I'll bet these guys can't even put together a roux or a basic marinara. Call this place what it is - a fleecing of the gastronomically uninitiated by a couple of culinary sophists. Just go to Outback and get a cheap steak and a bottle of wine off the wine list! Now that's romantic!

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★☆☆☆☆

Probably more of a money laundry. From your pocket to theirs.

If I need potatoes and beets, I'll visit a peasant's kitchen when I get to Poland or somewhere farther east, and save my money now for a trip to Vegas where there is really some interesting culinary stuff going on. Boulder/Denver has not given up on the idea of being 'world class' since it lost its French community in the oil bust of the 80's. I'll take honest food with actual cooking, and ingredients worthy of the prices at this place anytime. Deconstructed presentations of comestibles with obscure names is not fine dining - it's a con job.

I'll bet these guys can't even put together a roux or a basic marinara. Call this place what it is - a fleecing of the gastronomically uninitiated by a couple of culinary sophists. Just go to Outback and get a cheap steak and a bottle of wine off the wine list! Now that's romantic!

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Regarding previous comments: They offer a fixed menu on Mondays for $35. That?s $15 less than a nose-bleed seat at a Broncos game. For this level of cuisine and service, it?s a bargain compared to other top places in the country that they routinely out-perform. They utilize high-quality, seasonal goods from local farmers & artisan producers, and the kitchen exquisitely layers flavors (a bowl of seemingly simple tomato soup might have started with costly Prosciutto & Parmesan). There are bar seats, salumi bar seats & 2 walk-in tables if you haven?t secured a reservation in advance, and like every restaurant, they get cancellations too. For those of us who average 2-3 trips/month, one thing that is remarkably consistent besides the professional service is the high quality of the food. Remember that the dish you are not crazy for might be a culinary high-point to another diner. I didn?t care for a rice pudding dessert once, but even though it was just a personal preference, a server noticed I had barely touched it & offered to bring me some sorbet instead. They bring in some of the top wineries in the world on Mondays, but the wine flight is optional & the entire wine list is still available. It?s not realistic to expect them to be perfect to everyone given that they?re human and that a diner?s expectations & personal proclivities influence perceptions, but I am impressed that they constantly strive for perfection and often achieve it, as that is more than you?ll get from most businesses in any walk of life.

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★★★★★

Regarding previous comments: They offer a fixed menu on Mondays for $35. That?s $15 less than a nose-bleed seat at a Broncos game. For this level of cuisine and service, it?s a bargain compared to other top places in the country that they routinely out-perform. They utilize high-quality, seasonal goods from local farmers & artisan producers, and the kitchen exquisitely layers flavors (a bowl of seemingly simple tomato soup might have started with costly Prosciutto & Parmesan). There are bar seats, salumi bar seats & 2 walk-in tables if you haven?t secured a reservation in advance, and like every restaurant, they get cancellations too. For those of us who average 2-3 trips/month, one thing that is remarkably consistent besides the professional service is the high quality of the food. Remember that the dish you are not crazy for might be a culinary high-point to another diner. I didn?t care for a rice pudding dessert once, but even though it was just a personal preference, a server noticed I had barely touched it & offered to bring me some sorbet instead. They bring in some of the top wineries in the world on Mondays, but the wine flight is optional & the entire wine list is still available. It?s not realistic to expect them to be perfect to everyone given that they?re human and that a diner?s expectations & personal proclivities influence perceptions, but I am impressed that they constantly strive for perfection and often achieve it, as that is more than you?ll get from most businesses in any walk of life.

Pros: One of the best restaurants in the country

Cons: None

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I've been here 3 times now, and every time has been out of this world great! The food is absolutely amazing, and the service is second to none in Colorado! Two out of the three times I've been our table has been visited by the owner for a chit chat about the wine we were drinking and various others.
nothing could possibly beat this place to take a date to.

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★★★★★

I've been here 3 times now, and every time has been out of this world great! The food is absolutely amazing, and the service is second to none in Colorado! Two out of the three times I've been our table has been visited by the owner for a chit chat about the wine we were drinking and various others.
nothing could possibly beat this place to take a date to.

Pros: Amazing food, wine, service, selection, and courtesy!

Cons: Very expensive, You must call Far in advance in order to secure reservations.

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I ate at the bar and absolutely loved the Salumi plate.
They serve half glasses of wine, so you can try more.
The cappucino was rockin' as well.

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★★★★★

I ate at the bar and absolutely loved the Salumi plate.
They serve half glasses of wine, so you can try more.
The cappucino was rockin' as well.

Pros: great food and wine

Cons: crowded because its so good

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The food is inconsistent, but when it's good, it can be superb. Outstanding wine list. Beautiful space.

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★★★★☆

The food is inconsistent, but when it's good, it can be superb. Outstanding wine list. Beautiful space.

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After hearing great things about Frasca from others, my husband and I dined there last night for the first time to try their Monday set menus. Upon entering the restaurant, we were immediately greeted by the owners. We were early, so we decided to have a drink at the bar. Brian, the bartender, was great. I told him what I liked and didn't like about mixed drinks, and he created a nice martini for me. The food and wine pairing was wonderful, especially the muscato with the almond cake (I'm so glad our waiter suggested that I at least get the dessert wine pairing as my husband was the only one who opted for all wine pairings). Great combination! Great service too! When I expressed to our waiter that I preferred my husband's appetizer over the one I selected, co-owner Bobby immediately came over and offered me another appetizer. I was amazed that they cared so much that I enjoyed the food. That really made the entire experience so much more enjoyable. My husband and I will definitely be back!

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★★★★★

After hearing great things about Frasca from others, my husband and I dined there last night for the first time to try their Monday set menus. Upon entering the restaurant, we were immediately greeted by the owners. We were early, so we decided to have a drink at the bar. Brian, the bartender, was great. I told him what I liked and didn't like about mixed drinks, and he created a nice martini for me. The food and wine pairing was wonderful, especially the muscato with the almond cake (I'm so glad our waiter suggested that I at least get the dessert wine pairing as my husband was the only one who opted for all wine pairings). Great combination! Great service too! When I expressed to our waiter that I preferred my husband's appetizer over the one I selected, co-owner Bobby immediately came over and offered me another appetizer. I was amazed that they cared so much that I enjoyed the food. That really made the entire experience so much more enjoyable. My husband and I will definitely be back!

Pros: Service, Ambience, Creative food and wine pairings

Cons: Reservations

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We made reservations but waited three hours for our food. Never once did the waiter ask if everything was OK. We had apps (average), salad (below average), meals (good, but very small and not enjoyable after three hours), and dessert (they were out of their two best ones). Our waiter was nice, but he was never around, and the food was average. We have eaten in almost every restaurant in town (and been to Italy a few times), and Frasca is definitely below average. Skip Frasca and go to The Kitchen, Brasserie Ten Ten, or L'Atelier (across the street) instead.

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★★☆☆☆

We made reservations but waited three hours for our food. Never once did the waiter ask if everything was OK. We had apps (average), salad (below average), meals (good, but very small and not enjoyable after three hours), and dessert (they were out of their two best ones). Our waiter was nice, but he was never around, and the food was average. We have eaten in almost every restaurant in town (and been to Italy a few times), and Frasca is definitely below average. Skip Frasca and go to The Kitchen, Brasserie Ten Ten, or L'Atelier (across the street) instead.

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This was really one of the best meals I have had in Colorado. The food was amazing, the wait staff attentive but not too attentive, wine selection was great.
Only problem was, I had to call ahead almost a month in advance to get reservations.

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★★★★☆

This was really one of the best meals I have had in Colorado. The food was amazing, the wait staff attentive but not too attentive, wine selection was great.
Only problem was, I had to call ahead almost a month in advance to get reservations.

Pros: The food!!

Cons: The price

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I am clapping for this place!! I mean a standing O! The atmosphere is quiet and cozy. The wait staff was so friendly and attentive. The wine pairings were just perfect! But the food...oh the food...unbelievable! Everything we ate was absolutely amazing. The flavors come together like a symphony of culinary magic in your mouth. Sweet and savory goodness, paired with the perfect wines, unbelievable! And just when you think "how can this get any better?" Your waiter hands you the dessert menu. The brownie was the best brownie I've ever had. And the homemade chocolate tasting...wow! The chocolate will just melt beautifully in your mouth if you can let it...which takes restraint:) Hands down, my very favorite eating establishment in Colorado. Great job Frasca!! Thank you for a memorable experience!

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★★★★★

I am clapping for this place!! I mean a standing O! The atmosphere is quiet and cozy. The wait staff was so friendly and attentive. The wine pairings were just perfect! But the food...oh the food...unbelievable! Everything we ate was absolutely amazing. The flavors come together like a symphony of culinary magic in your mouth. Sweet and savory goodness, paired with the perfect wines, unbelievable! And just when you think "how can this get any better?" Your waiter hands you the dessert menu. The brownie was the best brownie I've ever had. And the homemade chocolate tasting...wow! The chocolate will just melt beautifully in your mouth if you can let it...which takes restraint:) Hands down, my very favorite eating establishment in Colorado. Great job Frasca!! Thank you for a memorable experience!

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We had been waiting a long time to eat here, this was our 3rd try at a reservation that wasn't 10p.m. or later - and we were calling 3-4 weeks in advance. I was initially disappointed when I saw the menu; in addition to a handful of ingredients that were a mystery, nothing seemed to jump out and grab us. Knowing their reputation though, we figured everything would taste great. The food was incredible (really enjoyed the meatball in broth) and the wine list had too many options for our own good. The tables are rather close together, don't count on an intimate conversation. This restaurant is consistently rated as the top place in Denver/Boulder. While we had a great evening here, being from the southern metro area I cannot say we would go out of our way to return here. I would rather return to other places in Denver (like Mizuna/Luca D'Italia, Zengo,Rioja or Highland Gardens)

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★★★★☆

We had been waiting a long time to eat here, this was our 3rd try at a reservation that wasn't 10p.m. or later - and we were calling 3-4 weeks in advance. I was initially disappointed when I saw the menu; in addition to a handful of ingredients that were a mystery, nothing seemed to jump out and grab us. Knowing their reputation though, we figured everything would taste great. The food was incredible (really enjoyed the meatball in broth) and the wine list had too many options for our own good. The tables are rather close together, don't count on an intimate conversation. This restaurant is consistently rated as the top place in Denver/Boulder. While we had a great evening here, being from the southern metro area I cannot say we would go out of our way to return here. I would rather return to other places in Denver (like Mizuna/Luca D'Italia, Zengo,Rioja or Highland Gardens)

Pros: unusal food combinations, wine list

Cons: noisy, cramped and idifficult to get a decent reservation

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I took my boyfriend to Frasca for a romantic birthday. We went for one of those Monday night 3 course meals paired with wine. I will say that it is a very elegant space, and the service is professional, though they lack the personal flare. Our server didn't seem to really care about us, though for the most part, he did his job. Maybe it's becase we look young? We ordered an estra appetizer to go with our meal, and never recieved it. After the first course arrived, our server remembered, though he never asked if we still wanted it, and never brought it to us. We were not impressed with the wine for the evening AT ALL, though were impressed with the wine list. We would have definately had a better experience if we had had our choice of the wine. I know this is the price you pay for a pre-fixe meal, but I was dissapointed that the sommellier would have allowed such mediocre wine. Unfortunately, I don't think I'll be able to talk my boyfriend into going back... I am very happy that so many others have had such positive experiences.

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★★★☆☆

I took my boyfriend to Frasca for a romantic birthday. We went for one of those Monday night 3 course meals paired with wine. I will say that it is a very elegant space, and the service is professional, though they lack the personal flare. Our server didn't seem to really care about us, though for the most part, he did his job. Maybe it's becase we look young? We ordered an estra appetizer to go with our meal, and never recieved it. After the first course arrived, our server remembered, though he never asked if we still wanted it, and never brought it to us. We were not impressed with the wine for the evening AT ALL, though were impressed with the wine list. We would have definately had a better experience if we had had our choice of the wine. I know this is the price you pay for a pre-fixe meal, but I was dissapointed that the sommellier would have allowed such mediocre wine. Unfortunately, I don't think I'll be able to talk my boyfriend into going back... I am very happy that so many others have had such positive experiences.

Pros: Ambience

Cons: Mediocre Service

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Definetely the best dining experience in Denver/Boulder area for a special occasion. Would love to dine here everynight, but you'd need to make reservations 2 months in advance. Everything we've ever had has been fantastic, and I've even had dishes here that I would have never thought of trying (mushrooms, fish, etc.) and all has beeen fantastic. Excellent food, WINE, and service. Pick a special date, bring $$$ and go. You won't regret it! We like going around 8:00 or later, as it gives the dining room time to clear out a little and calm down some.

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★★★★★

Definetely the best dining experience in Denver/Boulder area for a special occasion. Would love to dine here everynight, but you'd need to make reservations 2 months in advance. Everything we've ever had has been fantastic, and I've even had dishes here that I would have never thought of trying (mushrooms, fish, etc.) and all has beeen fantastic. Excellent food, WINE, and service. Pick a special date, bring $$$ and go. You won't regret it! We like going around 8:00 or later, as it gives the dining room time to clear out a little and calm down some.

Pros: Wine, Lovely Food

Cons: Make reservations 2 months before you want to go

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I am a regular at this restaurant. There is nothing negative I have to say about the Service, People and Wine. While eating here so often together with my experience in food, Frasca's foods did not give me the "wow" factor. The food is okay.
The main reason why this restaurant is booked and crowed is the service of Steve, the MS Bobby and Nate. The key here is that the restaurant is selling wine and service but the food. Bobby, Matthew and Nate give you the good and different taste even with average food cuz they recommend to you such a good wine...so good wines count.
Steve is awesome...
Restaurants should learn from Bobby is selling good wine and pairing regardless how average the food taste...

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★★★★☆

I am a regular at this restaurant. There is nothing negative I have to say about the Service, People and Wine. While eating here so often together with my experience in food, Frasca's foods did not give me the "wow" factor. The food is okay.
The main reason why this restaurant is booked and crowed is the service of Steve, the MS Bobby and Nate. The key here is that the restaurant is selling wine and service but the food. Bobby, Matthew and Nate give you the good and different taste even with average food cuz they recommend to you such a good wine...so good wines count.
Steve is awesome...
Restaurants should learn from Bobby is selling good wine and pairing regardless how average the food taste...

Pros: Excellent Wines, Service, People

Cons: Average Food, Average Food, Improve on Food

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I went to Frasca on my birthday in October. It happened to be the night for their Prix Fixe menu. I chose to have the wine pairings with the menu as well. The food was absolutely fabulous and the wines were paired perfectly with the various courses. My girlfriend and I truly enjoyed the evening and we would definitely go back for another girl's night out! Thanks so much for the wonderful service, food and ambience. You made my birthday very special!

2
★★★★★

I went to Frasca on my birthday in October. It happened to be the night for their Prix Fixe menu. I chose to have the wine pairings with the menu as well. The food was absolutely fabulous and the wines were paired perfectly with the various courses. My girlfriend and I truly enjoyed the evening and we would definitely go back for another girl's night out! Thanks so much for the wonderful service, food and ambience. You made my birthday very special!

Pros: Food, Service

Cons: Price, Crowded parking

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Overall, probably the best restaurant in the state. As simple as that.

2
★★★★★

Overall, probably the best restaurant in the state. As simple as that.

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This place gets lots of press, but you have to go to appreciate it. Not a snob amongst the staff, attentive but not overbearing service, friendly atmosphere, and oh yeah, great food and wine. We talked with one of the owners at length, and he's met his goal of creating a warm neighborhood place that happens to have fabulous food. Can't recommend it highly enough. And relatively reasonable for a restaurant of this quality.

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★★★★★

This place gets lots of press, but you have to go to appreciate it. Not a snob amongst the staff, attentive but not overbearing service, friendly atmosphere, and oh yeah, great food and wine. We talked with one of the owners at length, and he's met his goal of creating a warm neighborhood place that happens to have fabulous food. Can't recommend it highly enough. And relatively reasonable for a restaurant of this quality.

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Great & knowledgeable staff! Great and creative flavors! A little noisy. A little cramp. Nice decor. Recommend reservations even in the middle of the week! I'll be back with friends and customers.

2
★★★★★

Great & knowledgeable staff! Great and creative flavors! A little noisy. A little cramp. Nice decor. Recommend reservations even in the middle of the week! I'll be back with friends and customers.

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a standard setting restaurant for the denver/boulder scene. we received exceptional, but not intrusive service from the arrival to departure. the waiter was knowledgeable, but not arrogant, entertaining, but not obnoxious. the food was creative and well presented, with intricate flavor and well placed colors. i would recommend the spinach and garlic soup to start, the risotto as an intermezzo, and the "stuffato" meatball as an entree. trust the sommelier and the staff as well to provide effective and delightful wine pairings.
no need was left unattended. we had a tremendous meal in a lovely room given by a talented and educated staff. you must try Frasca to see what dining in denver and boulder can be.

2
★★★★★

a standard setting restaurant for the denver/boulder scene. we received exceptional, but not intrusive service from the arrival to departure. the waiter was knowledgeable, but not arrogant, entertaining, but not obnoxious. the food was creative and well presented, with intricate flavor and well placed colors. i would recommend the spinach and garlic soup to start, the risotto as an intermezzo, and the "stuffato" meatball as an entree. trust the sommelier and the staff as well to provide effective and delightful wine pairings.
no need was left unattended. we had a tremendous meal in a lovely room given by a talented and educated staff. you must try Frasca to see what dining in denver and boulder can be.

Pros: service, atmosphere , menu and wine list

Cons: somewhat cramped

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I've had few dining experiences as good as this one, and I eat out a lot. We had four starters (total overkill, but it all sounded so good - and it was!); pate, big eye tuna, a 1/2 order of the gnocci and foie gras (gluttony!). All were superb (and of special note, the gnocci, something that can be boring was delicious and complex). For dinner, we had the lamb, snapper and veal. Everything was done to perfection; taste, plating, portions there's a nice change) and service. Topping off the night with a cheese board and the 'peanut butter cup' (wow-who knew you could make peanut butter foam??) really was the icing on the cake. Make sure your wallet is full when you come, but you will not regret what you spend!

2
★★★★★

I've had few dining experiences as good as this one, and I eat out a lot. We had four starters (total overkill, but it all sounded so good - and it was!); pate, big eye tuna, a 1/2 order of the gnocci and foie gras (gluttony!). All were superb (and of special note, the gnocci, something that can be boring was delicious and complex). For dinner, we had the lamb, snapper and veal. Everything was done to perfection; taste, plating, portions there's a nice change) and service. Topping off the night with a cheese board and the 'peanut butter cup' (wow-who knew you could make peanut butter foam??) really was the icing on the cake. Make sure your wallet is full when you come, but you will not regret what you spend!

Pros: Delicious, Ambience, Service

Cons: Reservations difficul

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Frasca's urban-style dining room is not huge, but comfortable. We stared with the fresh sliced Salumi served with a mild horseradish sauce and the Country Duck Pate with onion relish; both were very good. For our entrees we chose the Chestnut Agnolotti with Smoked Bacon and Celery Root Broth (delicate, yet rich and buttery), and the Bouler Pine Slow Roasted Lamb Saddle with Caramelized Potatoes, Black Trumpet Mushrooms and "Sugo Naturale" (very fresh and well presented). The service was truly exceptional! The sommelier was knowledgeable, friendly and informative and helped us navigate the lengthy and reasonably-priced wine list. For dessert we tried the decadent "peanut butter cup" and a pineapple & hazelnut torte served with coconut ice cream; simply delicious! Can't wait to go back!

2
★★★★★

Frasca's urban-style dining room is not huge, but comfortable. We stared with the fresh sliced Salumi served with a mild horseradish sauce and the Country Duck Pate with onion relish; both were very good. For our entrees we chose the Chestnut Agnolotti with Smoked Bacon and Celery Root Broth (delicate, yet rich and buttery), and the Bouler Pine Slow Roasted Lamb Saddle with Caramelized Potatoes, Black Trumpet Mushrooms and "Sugo Naturale" (very fresh and well presented). The service was truly exceptional! The sommelier was knowledgeable, friendly and informative and helped us navigate the lengthy and reasonably-priced wine list. For dessert we tried the decadent "peanut butter cup" and a pineapple & hazelnut torte served with coconut ice cream; simply delicious! Can't wait to go back!

Pros: Exceptional Service, Creative Dishes

Cons: Parking

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Wonderful food, incredible service, and the wine pairings were perfect. We dined at Frasca on one of the busiest dining days, Valentines Day, a true testiment to the restaurants efficiency. The food was cooked perfectly, we were not rushed in any way, and the servers were very attentive. There was a set menu, but you had a choice between two items for every course. The decor was elegantly simple, yet romantic. Be sure to make reservations, we called a month ahead and they only had two times left (although it was a holiday). Definitely one of the best meals we've had in Boulder/Denver!

2
★★★★★

Wonderful food, incredible service, and the wine pairings were perfect. We dined at Frasca on one of the busiest dining days, Valentines Day, a true testiment to the restaurants efficiency. The food was cooked perfectly, we were not rushed in any way, and the servers were very attentive. There was a set menu, but you had a choice between two items for every course. The decor was elegantly simple, yet romantic. Be sure to make reservations, we called a month ahead and they only had two times left (although it was a holiday). Definitely one of the best meals we've had in Boulder/Denver!

Pros: Great food, Wine list, Service

Cons: parking

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We eat out a lot - and this was one of the best experiences we have had in a long time. It was busy, so we sat at the bar, and the wine pairings and information we got from the bartender about the meals and the wine were outstanding. Truly awesome!

2
★★★★★

We eat out a lot - and this was one of the best experiences we have had in a long time. It was busy, so we sat at the bar, and the wine pairings and information we got from the bartender about the meals and the wine were outstanding. Truly awesome!

Pros: Wine, Creative, True to roots

Cons: Costly, Busy

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The best meal I have ever had in Boulder, possibly even NYC. We walked in without reservations and were immediately seated at the dessert table which made it impossible to walk out without trying the chocolates. Each course was better than the last. By far the best chocolate in town.

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★★★★★

The best meal I have ever had in Boulder, possibly even NYC. We walked in without reservations and were immediately seated at the dessert table which made it impossible to walk out without trying the chocolates. Each course was better than the last. By far the best chocolate in town.

Pros: food, service, location

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Frasca is perfect for special occasions. The service is fantastic, and the food is even better. Make sure to make a reservation - when I called, they were booked a week out!

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★★★★★

Frasca is perfect for special occasions. The service is fantastic, and the food is even better. Make sure to make a reservation - when I called, they were booked a week out!

Pros: Huge Wine List, Terrific Cuisine, Great Service

Cons: , A bit small, in Demand!

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