Lunch at The Kitchen [Original]

Downtown Boulder restaurant’s ever excellent mid-day meal

001The Kitchen opened its doors on April 15, 2004, becoming the city’s first restaurant committed to aggressively sourcing organic ingredients, composting, using wind power, aggressive packaging and recycling and other environmentally conscious practices. And it was also a local farm-to-table pioneer.The folllowing year, the second floor became The Kitchen [Upstairs], introduced as a community lounge, and in 2011, The Kitchen [Next Door] opened as a less expensive community pub. The Kitchen concept was also extended to Denver. I’ve been to all of them since the last time I ate at the original Kitchen, so I was pleased to have lunch there. The food remains as excellent as I remember and the service was excellent, not to be taken for granted at lunch.

Thick slabs of rustic, crusty bread -- my favorite.
Thick slabs of rustic, crusty bread — my favorite.
The quiche of the comes with a well-dressed green salad.
The quiche of the day comes with a well-dressed mixed salad.
The currey chicken salad with hazelnuts, raisins and apple atop a pile of crisp greens.
The curry chicken salad with hazelnuts, raisins and apple atop a pile of crisp greens.
 
Steak frites made with Koberstein Ranch dry-aged beef with maitre d’hotel butter, beefy fries and a crisp green salad.

Price check: At lunch, starters, $9-$17; “Nibbles,” $6; “Light,” $7-$12; salads, $8-$17; sandwiches, $11-$14; mains, $15-$19.

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