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Boulder and North Central Colorado Restaurants

Red Lion Restaurant

  • 38470 Boulder Canyon Dr. Map It
  • Boulder
  • European

Updated 10/01/2013

Fodor's Review

An institution for natives and travelers alike, this beautiful rustic restaurant a few minutes up Boulder Canyon from town is revered for its excellent game: start with the signature escargots, then try a wild boar, elk, or bison steak. The stone walls and potbellied stove in the bar make it a cozy place to wait for a table. For a feeling of the Alps, ask to be seated in the original dining room—with its fireplace, antlers, Austrian murals, and white table linens.

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38470 Boulder Canyon Dr., 80302, Boulder, Colorado, United States

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Restaurant Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • No lunch. Closed Mon.–Tues.
  • Reservations essential

Updated 10/01/2013


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May 10, 2007

Been there many times - EXCELLENCE

It appears to me Mr. Mosh's experience here was an anomoly, because I have been there over ten times and ten times I have had a fantastic meal and time. Yeah, It's a little pricey, but hey, treat yourself once in awhile, and there is no better place to do that then here. The spring and summer seasons are the best times to go. I'm heading there this evening for my graduation dinner and I couldn't be happier!

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