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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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san luis obispo, ca
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Interesting and unusual as well as a few routine choices. Well priced. Slightly noisy restaurant in the downtown Pearl Street pedestrian mall.

Thank slocal
Lone Tree, Colorado
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Everything about this place is fabulous! Great food, drinks and service plus a fun environment! Great location to walk around town too! Would definitely go back!

Thank darrahlay
Columbia, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a wonderful time at Riff's! Menu items ranged significantly in price, but best value definitely would come from ordering several tapas (smaller) plates and sharing. The drinks/wine were expensive. Had the duck confit, andouille sausage and pork belly plate, and the meats were very good. We also loved the swordfish! Debated getting the red trout instead, it looked... More 

Thank Devin G
Rapid City, South Dakota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped in for dinner,. no reservations needed on a Sunday evening,. Menu changes frequently but we had the Brussels and avocado apps (both wonderful) shrimp and grits, NY strip and ribeye special were all great. Cobbler dessert is lovely. Creative cocktail menu--tried a drink with egg white for the first time and I was pleasantly surprised.

Thank Coby S
Kirkwood, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

Loved Riffs -- Great happy hour drinks and food. Nice crowd. Although we didn't stay for dinner, the menu is excellent. Our server gave great tips for sightseeing. Hope to dine there again in the future. Definitely worth a try!

Thank PSS4444
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Riff's doesn't add much to the Boulder dining scene -- or even the Pearl Street Mall dining scene. Menu was uninspiring, food was mediocre and service was indifferent. Hate to give a restaurant such a bad rap but it was a major disappointment. Maybe we just caught them on a very bad day.

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Haddam, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Excellent service and the food was scrumptious, especially that pear thing. The brussel sprouts are not to be missed.

Thank Dana P
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

Everyone in our party enjoyed the various dishes they ordered, but all of them were oversalted, and in an uneven way (some bites more salty than others). I like salt a lot, don't get me wrong! But this was an odd flaw in the wide range of dishes our party of four ordered, and all of us with our different... More 

Thank Chuck C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

Fabulous stop in Boulder, CO. Lunch was perfect with delicious menu choices. Mussels from Prince Edward Island were succulent, flavorful and delicious.

Thank stephaniehU6043ZT
Fort Collins, Colorado
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

Ordered some of the small plates and was disappointed. Have to pay for bread with olive oil-really that should be gratis. The salmon croquettes was tasteless and had very little salmon in them. Salads were good. But felt cheated overall.

Thank joanmckibben

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 30
American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, 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
Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
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?