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Riff's Urban Fare

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1115 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302-5103 (11th st)
+1 303-440-6699
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved this place. We found it walking on Pearl Street and had a wonderful lunch. The food is interesting and pretty healthy. I highly recommend the small plate starters.

Thank Sharon H
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78 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We drove through a nasty storm and arrived in Boulder with no clear plans of where to grab a bite of dinner. We walked by Riff's and decided to give it a try. They were able to seat us (a bonus on a snowy Thursday) and we were waited on quickly and professionally. The food was more tapas style (... More 

Thank Liz D
Hudson, Wisconsin
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38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We made lunch reservations on CU graduation Saturday. Our group of 8 enjoyed a variety of outstanding cocktails including several non alcoholic versions. Our delicious appetizers included the Brussels sprouts, cauliflower and salmon. We also shared an order of steamed mussels. Our excellent main courses were the trout, salmon, gnocchi, and avocado. Our service was superb. All in all it's... More 

Thank Zfamily_traveling
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132 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really unique and interesting offerings of small plates. Between the two of us we sampled 7 different ones and most were quite good. Would not recommend the meatballs sadly but enjoyed the brussels sprouts, cauliflower, and some of the other evening specials. Nice wine selection as well. Service was excellent and not rushed.

Thank BBE2
Orange County, CA
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213 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Totally enjoyed our happy hour experience at Riffs. It was a beautiful day in Boulder and this restaurant is great for people watching. Brussels sprouts was super tasty, Colorado beef burger is huge, mussels were delicious, truffle fries a wee bit overcooked, meatballs has a nice spicy kick, my cocktail "dazed and confused" hit the spot. Service was friendly too.... More 

Thank OC_M_Lu
New York, NY
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42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Mussels and Brussels with Russell Perfect spot to read your new book from Boulder Bookstore! Very reasonably priced too

Thank MuffyLoves
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74 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017

We had lunch at Riff's on our trip to Colorado. Pearl St is great and sitting outside at Riff's was a great opportunity to enjoy the atmosphere. The food was great and the waitress very friendly!

Thank Ronald N
Boulder, Colorado
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Nice for people watching on Pearl St. mall, good menu and great location. Can't remember what was there before, but this is a better replacement. Highly recommend as an anytime stop for late lunch.

Thank Cinimm
Boulder, Colorado
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Riff's is one of my favorite places on the Pearl Street Mall in Boulder. Food is excellent and never disappoints! I take my foodie friends here and they are pleased. Great atmosphere and the waitstaff is very attentive and fun.

Thank baxter429
Atlanta, Georgia
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017

We enjoyed Riff's very much. Warmed Burrata, Gnocchi, and Kale Salad - all excellent. The Kale Salad was our favorite - fresh light dressing, perfect mix of ingredients - do not overlook this menu option! Service was great. We enjoyed sitting outside!

Thank Gail W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1115 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302-5103
    (11th st)
  • Public Transportation: RTD and local bus service.
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Boulder
  • Phone Number: +1 303-440-6699
tel 303 440-6699opened recently

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?