There are many superlatives when it comes to describing the Flagstaff House. The mountainside location on the peak of the same name makes for the best views of any Boulder restaurant. Same goes for the wine cellar at 12,000 bottles—it wouldn't be a stretch to say it's the best in the state. But it's the food that sets the stage for all else: The regularly changing menu starts with Continental standards and adds a dollop of contemporary verve, with items like Colorado lamb, pan-seared duck, and buffalo filet mignon, all prepared with a distinctive culinary spin. The Monette family has run the restaurant since 1971, transforming what was once a 1920s cabin into one of the most revered eateries in the Rockies.
- Frommer's Staff