Arcana

909 Walnut St.
Boulder, CO 80302
303-444-3885
Critics' Pick
Best Of
Arcana +

Danielle Lirette

Details

  • Local ingredients, Private Party, Takeout
  • Dinner, Brunch
  • Full bar
  • Metered Parking
  • Reservations Accepted, Online Reservations Available
When Arcana opened in 2016, the mission of this high-aspiring Boulder restaurant was to explore what the website calls “the true identity of American cuisine,” putting out elaborate, special-occasion fare. Now, the restaurant has changed focus somewhat to reflect seasonal Colorado cuisine, with an intriguing nod to history in touches such as slapjacks and kitchen pepper. The restaurant goes to extra lengths, baking its own bread and making its own cultured butter, but where it really shines is in inventive dishes such as masa dumplings and elk carpaccio with juniper custard and pickled cherries.

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