Oak at Fourteenth

1400 Pearl St.
Boulder, CO 80302
Critics' Pick
Best Of


  • $$$
  • Wheelchair accessible, Family Style, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Private Party, Takeout
  • Lunch, Dinner
  • Full bar
  • Metered Parking
  • Reservations Recommended, Online Reservations Available
Shortly after Bryan Dayton and Steve Redzikowski opened Oak at Fourteenth in 2011, their plans very nearly went up in smoke. A fire forced a three-month closure that dampened some of the considerable momentum Oak had already begun to build. But from the ashes rose a restaurant that swiftly landed at the top of the dining scene, thanks to Redzikowski’s inventive wood-fired cooking and Dayton’s eye for top-notch service. Years later, Oak has settled into an easy groove, turning out seasonal fare culled from local farms and combined in novel combinations like roasted halibut with sweet and sour eggplant, tuna tartare with ramp aioli, tobiko and lemon confit, and crispy squash blossoms served beside a savory feta panna cotta. From disparate-sounding flavors come superb compositions, simultaneously fortifying and awe-inspiring. The cocktail program can be similarly mind-expanding, and the deep wine list and well-edited roundup of heavy-hitting beers offer myriad ways to drink with dinner.

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