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2328 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302
(303) 993-6301
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Once Upon a Time (choose one)

Montreal Duck Wings (3)
Maple Leaf duck, dry garlic sauce, Point Reyes blue cheese dressing, organic celery

Bacon-Wrapped Date Skewers (3) (GF)
organic Medjool dates, Tender Belly bacon, pomegranate reduction, lime

Seasonal Deviled Eggs (3) (GF)
rosemary oil pearls, Munson Farms local corn, breakfast radish, Diaz Farm pea sprouts

A Bunch of Amazing Stuff Happened (choose one)

Z’s Organic Farmer’s Market Salad (GF Avail)
seasonal citrus, White Mountain quinoa, Cure Farm chiogga beets, seasonal Western Slope fruit, Haystack chevre, chickpea croutons, honey poppyseed vinaigrette
Add roasted local chicken +$6; Add ruby red trout +$8

John’s Gnocchi Verde
baby spinach, reggiano cream, lemon zest
Add roasted local chicken +$6; Add 8-hour braised short rib +$10

Aunt Penny’s Mac & Cheese
ditellini pasta, Cougar Gold cheddar, Mile High local mushrooms, Diaz Farms organic greens, Munson Farm local corn, onion-potato crunch
Add roasted local chicken +$6; Add 8-hour braised short rib +$10

Rock River Ranch Bison Burger OR Sunflower Seed Veggie Burger (GF Avail)
sesame potato roll, crescenza cheese, local organic greens, seasonal organic tomato, black garlic aioli, Cross Family red cabbage slaw

Chicken Fried Calamari Steak
buttermilk brined wild caught Humboldt squid, Cross Family slaw, lemon pepper aioli, “OG” cocktail sauce

And They Lived Happily Ever After (choose one)

Tableside S’mores (for two)
roasting stick, vanilla marshmallow, Columbian dark chocolate, housemade cinnamon black pepper graham

Cookies & Milk
daily housemade cookies, Conscious Cleanse spiced almond date milk

Molten Cinnamon Churros y Chocolate
dulce de leche, condensed milk, organic cacao hazelnut dunk, Smith & Truslow cinnamon



Once upon a time, an historic home on the east end of Pearl Street was turned into one of Boulder’s first fine dining establishments. John’s Restaurant became a culinary landmark, and stayed that way for the better part of forty years. After his retirement, Chef John and his family wanted to ensure that the little house would remain a place to embody their legacy—an authentic space where the community could come to connect through great food.

River and Woods, we are working to honor that legacy, striving to build a true community restaurant that will serve an elevated taste of Colorado Comfort Cuisine. Like our food, the space itself offers modern whimsy wrapped in tradition.

River and Woods is a joint endeavor of Chef Daniel Asher and Josh Dinar. Daniel is the culinary wizard behind some of Denver’s buzziest eateries, including root down, linger, and Ophelia’s. Josh is a co-owner of the Boulder hotspot T|ACO, a co-founder of Boulder’s Restaurant Week, and publisher of DiningOut Magazine.

Together, they hope to breathe new life into this one-of-a-kind space, simultaneously paying tribute to its history and energizing its vibe.

To that end, River and Woods will offer a menu that is sourced from the most honest and local ingredients available, and serve food that is at once wholly familiar and infused with innovation.

We understand that comfort begins at home, and so we invite the community to share their own favorite recipes, some of which will be interpreted by Chef Daniel and his team and be featured on the menu at River and Woods. We call it community-sourced cuisine, and we invite you to share in it in every way.

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