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740 Front "Nicest Patio in Louisville" - 740 Front, Louisville, CO

740 Front

4.6
4.6
1217 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
“One of Colorado's 10 most iconic, historic restaurants and a Must Eat” Denver Post, July 2018
Please join us at 740 Front in Historic Downtown Louisville. Designated historical, 740 is one of Colorado's two oldest remaining saloons; transformed back to its 1904 roots; a traditional American dining saloon with a turn of the century ambiance featuring a magnificent room dominating bar, built in 1880 by the Brunswick Company,. The copper spit trough, once equipped with running water, still exists at the front of the bar. Louisville, notorious for its drinking, gambling, and illegal activities, evidence of the occasional misunderstanding is the .22 caliber bullet hole in the front bar.
The bar offers a selection of craft beers, wines,  handcrafted cocktails and an extensive craft bourbon selection.
Dinner Tue. thru Sat. From casual to fine dining.
"Something for everyone" with "Steaks not well done but done well"

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 18 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Steakhouse, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Happy Hour Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–5:30 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 4:30 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (720) 519-1972

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Paul Bourrillion

  • Private party facilities

    We currently do not offer any events for groups larger than eight on Friday and Saturday evenings, we can accommodate larger groups during the week on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Please Email: info@740front.com for more information.

  • Private party contact

    Robin or Fred Burns: (720) 519-1972

  • Neighborhood

    Louisville

  • Cross street

    Spruce St

  • Parking details

    In addition to ample street parking, we are adjacent to a public parking lot. There is also covered public parking across the street in the parking garage of the public library, with an elevator and stairwell with easy access to the restaurant.

  • Entertainment

    Free Louisville Street Faire featuring national touring acts is right next door in the Steinbaugh Pavillion, every Friday evening during summer months. You may even sit and enjoy the music on our lovely outdoor patio. Please check out our website to see the acts that are coming this summer.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,217 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Boulder Area

    Best Ambiance

  • Boulder Area

    Neighborhood gem

  • Boulder Area

    American

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Poor on the little things. If zi am going to pay $4.65 for a few slices of bread it better be warm.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service2ambience5
    Steaks were flavorful, but not cooked to order (eg medium well was VERY pink and well-done was also pink). Great flavor and potatoes were delicious. Waiter was rude. They charge for everything extra - e.g. bread is an extra, sides are separate fee. Happy hour is at the bar only (not the restaurant). Ambience is great.
  3. JG

    JamieG

    Denver

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience5
    First, we have dietary restrictions which we always explain and we're happy to be accommodated at Front Street. However, last night we came in at 8:15 and after our server delivered our food we felt abandoned. When we were finished with our main course but had leftovers. After watching our server at another table we finally had to ask the hostess to get us a take out box and the check. Up until that point I was thinking I would like to have dessert but without a server this got eliminated as a potentially pleasant ending to the meal. The bar staff person, who was not our server, delivered the check and asked as he deposited the check whether we wanted dessert. No thanks! To review, we lost our original server who was busy talking with other dinners and we don't really understand why we got "ghosted" for the remainder of the visit. We usually have no complaints about this place so we find ourselves disappointed with last night's service.
  4. CL

    ColoradoLicis

    Denver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s our go-to for special occasions and happy hour. A Louisville institution!
  5. RO

    RichO

    Denver

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It had been a while since we came in since it had been very average at best before. It was certainly way better than average. It was great. Our server was solid, professional and attentive and the food was top shelf!! Excellent. I am so glad we came in. Certainly a high end experience in Boulder county. Place was packed, yet we felt cared for. Well done!!

    740 FrontResponded 4 days agoThank you so much Rich! We are glad you came in as well. We look forward to having you in again soon!

  6. CA

    CarlosA

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food, great service, good meat.

    740 FrontResponded 4 days agoThank you, Carlos!

  7. J

    Jack

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Rather pricey but good. The french fries came out hot and crispy. The seafood cannoli was a little bit anonymous as the sauce prevented identification of the morsels by taste.
  8. F

    Finnegan

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was amazing but I would like to give our waiter extra credit. He was efficient, funny, caring and an absolute pleasure to meet. I apologize because I cannot remember his name but we had dinner with you all the evening of January 26th with a reservation time of 5:15. If you can figure out the name of the server please let him know how very much we all appreciated his service. The 4 of us had a very difficult 2022 and this was our first time out in quite a while and we were celebrating two birthdays. Thank you all so very much. Linda Ardizzone, Steve Marcantonio, Jackie and Tim Weigel.
  9. KK

    KimberleeK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for business dinners. The food is great and the casual atmosphere with higher end ambiance is nice.

    740 FrontResponded 4 days agoThank you, Kimberlee!

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were there to celebrate a birthday. The food was great and the staff was amazing!

    740 FrontResponded on January 21, 2023Thank you!

  11. DD

    DianeD

    Denver

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Everyone enjoyed their meals.

    740 FrontResponded on January 21, 2023We are so happy to hear that everyone enjoyed themselves! Thank you for your kind review!

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice happy hour offerings. Excellent specials, high quality food.

    740 FrontResponded on January 17, 2023Thank you for your kind review! We appreciate YOU!

  13. GP

    GregP

    Denver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very appealing menu, current chef creates fabulous dishes, wonderful flavors. Staff is well trained and knowledgeable. It’s our favorite anniversary spot.

    740 FrontResponded on January 17, 2023Thank you for choosing 740 Front to celebrate your anniversary, Greg. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our food and our staff. Your kind review is very much appreciated. We look forward to seeing you again.

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff was amazing. Both owners came and made sure our meals were perfect. We will be back for sure

    740 FrontResponded on January 12, 2023Thank you for taking the time to write a lovely review. We appreciate the 5 stars! See you next time!

  15. KF

    KurtF

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great. Server was amazing! Love this resaurant!

    740 FrontResponded on January 8, 2023Thank you so much for your kind words Kurt! We appreciate you!

  16. JH

    JessicaH

    Denver

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Steaks were over done. Service was good. Expensive for quality.

    740 FrontResponded on January 12, 2023Thank you for your feedback. In the future, if you are not happy with something, please let us know at the time so that we can resolve it immediately. Unfortunately, our cost of goods have increased drastically over the last 6 months and unfortunately we must pass these costs on to our customers to stay viable. We are happy to hear your service was good! We do have an amazing staff. Hope you will give us another shot!

  17. AC

    AlexC

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Very tasty food and the kitchen was super fast. Pretty expensive for the portion sizes.

    740 FrontResponded on January 12, 2023Thanks for taking the time to write a review, Alex. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our food!

  18. TM

    TamM

    Denver

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    The food was just okay but the atmosphere was fun. We loved the crab cake, but the salads were over dressed, the bread was dry, and the rib eye that was to be medium rare was medium. We would consider going back, but would try different menu items.

    740 FrontResponded on January 12, 2023Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are sorry to hear that you were disappointed in the food. In the future, please let us know while you are here and we would be more than happy to address it then and resolve your dissatisfaction.

  19. MM

    MonicaM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall3food1service5ambience5
    Food wasn’t good unfortunately but ambiance and service was great

    740 FrontResponded on January 12, 2023Monica, We are very sorry that you did not care for our food. Please let us know at the time of your visit so that we can try to remedy your dissatisfaction. Thanks for your review.

  20. C

    Coop

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, really cool atmosphere. We will be returning!

    740 FrontResponded on January 8, 2023We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed our food and atmosphere! Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a kind review!

  21. CL

    CLAEYS

    Denver

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    NICE ATMOSPHERE. GOOD SERVICE AND FOOD. COFFEE WAS NOT HOT.

    740 FrontResponded on January 12, 2023Thanks for your nice review. Glad to hear that you enjoyed our atmoshere and service. Sorry to hear that your coffee was not hot. Please ask for a fresh pot should this happen again.

  22. N

    Njc123

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner and atmosphere was great and they accommodated our mixed (adults and children) in such a way that we all had a great time.

    740 FrontResponded on January 8, 2023Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review! We happy to hear that everyone enjoyed 740 Front!

  23. BH

    BryanH

    Denver

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious. We were in no hurry tonight which was probably a good thing. The place was packed and there was one waitress for upstairs. She did a great job handling everyone’s needs. The food was great. My husband couldn’t decide whether he want the meatloaf or a pasta. For me it’s seafood! Best place to eat in Louisville!

    740 FrontResponded on January 8, 2023Thank you so much for your lovely review!

  24. KA

    KevinA

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, service and ambiance was perfect. Scott at the bar and Francesca as hostess. Food was perfectly prepared and unique. Made on site to order.

    740 FrontResponded on January 8, 2023We are so happy to hear that you had a great experience at 740 Front. Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review.

  25. AS

    AndreaS

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    It was our first time at 1740 Front and we had an amazing night. They were very busy being Christmas Eve and so a little slow to get served but once they knew we had been waiting they went out of their way to make sure that we were happy. Lovely waitress and we thoroughly enjoyed our food and ambience. We will definitely be back!

    740 FrontResponded on January 8, 2023Thank you for your lovely review, Andrea! We appreciate your dining with us and your patience on such a busy night. Please say hello next time you are in!

  26. EP

    EllenP

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was wonderful!! We went for Christmas Eve dinner…..none of us had ever been before and it was perfect for such a special occasion! Noise levels were kinda loud when we walked in, but our table for 6 was downstairs and it was MUCH quieter there. We will definitely go back!!!

    740 FrontResponded on January 8, 2023We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your Christmas Eve dinner with us at 740 Front! Our Coal Miner's Room is a well kept secret, and glad to hear you liked it!

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Christmas Eve

    740 FrontResponded on January 8, 2023Thank you!

  28. DG

    DebG

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A beautiful, warm and friendly place. The service was wonderful and the owner came over and gave us a history of the place which was fascinating. It is treat for sure. A wonderful place for a special dinner or a quiet evening.
  29. J

    Jwilliamson

    Denver

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and all 8 of us loved our food! Wonderful dinner and we will return soon.
  30. A

    Annie

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food was delicious. You can smell it as soon as you walk in the door. The vibe was nice and romantic which is exactly what we wanted for a date night :)
  31. TC

    TanyaC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience3
    We felt pressured to order, eat and leave almost from the moment we sat down. We were told that after 2 hours we would be asked to leave, and that’s exactly what happened. We were a party of 5 that spent over $400 and feeling such pressure was unacceptable. Our server was a bit off putting, telling us when we asked his name that he doesn’t usually share it. But he did, and then later we discovered it’s on the bill for our meal and he didn’t need to be so uptight about it. He continued to be short and clearly stressed throughout the meal. Also, our table was in a corner in a lower level right next to an entrance to the restaurant office that employees went in and out of at least 2 dozen times while we dined. It was very distracting and the room was cold. 740 Front is a lovely place in a charming location. The food, while delicious, is expensive and almost everything is a la carte. We were very excited to enjoy this special meal during the holiday season but the experience turned out to be quite disappointing. Due to the quality of the food, I can recommend this restaurant again, however there needs to be serious improvement in customer service and a much greater appreciation of every patron.
  32. CB

    CharlieB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hosted our work holiday party/dinner there and they took very good care of us in the lead up to the evening, and while we were at the restaurant. The food, wine, and cocktails were all excellent.
  33. ML

    MarkL

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    The ambience and the food are absolutely beautiful! Our server was a New and, very inexperienced, and needed training. Still, overall highly recommend this restaurant.
  34. BC

    BillC

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Drinks were great as were the appetizers. We had a New York steak and a Dorac porch chop and both were done perfectly. Cream Brûlée and a lemon torte topped it off and it was all wonderful. Recommend it? Without hesitation!
  35. GT

    GeneT

    Tucson

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The service was friendly and knowledgeable. The artichoke appetizer was absolutely splendid! The rib eye steak was cooked perfectly with nice subtle hints of extra flavor. The creamed spinach could have been cooked a little longer, with less nutmeg. Overall....wonderful!
  36. E

    Esch22

    Denver

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent. I had salmon and my friend had the crab cake on bed of lettuce. The cheese and spinach appetizer was tasty and zesty. Our cocktails were perfect and the service was very good. Really enjoyed our night out.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Our server rushed our entire night. When we placed our entree order, he closed his book to walk away, I said we wanted to add the bread, he sighed out loud, closed his book to walk away and I said we also wanted to add another round of drinks - he sighed again. Seemed like we were really putting him out. When he dropped the check he said “just so you have it” then cam back a few min later and said they had another reservation for the table in a few min. We come here frequently, not a good experience.
  38. DH

    DianH

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Oysters were fabulous and the bison ribeye was out of this world. Grab the Old Town Fashioned too! We will be returning often.
  39. LL

    LaurieL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful drinks from bar! Dinner was very tasteful and unique. Even the dessert was worth the 😉
  40. GR

    GingerR

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience5
    Thank you to 740 Front for not even hesitating to compensate our entrees when we told you they were terrible ~ Amazing Accountability and Customer Service ~ The Hostess was going to seat us up some stairs before s/he was told that one of our members uses a collapsible walker. We were seated right next to the front door. The blast of arctic air was unpleasant--every time. Surely there is other seating for people who use walkers ?! Our initial Server boasted that 740 Front is famous for Steak and Seafood. We did not try any steak but can report that the seafood was truly awful. The Jumbo Crab Cake Salad ($22!) had nice fresh greens but the crab cake was runny on the inside and not tasty and Not Jumbo! The Salmon Fettucine (not included in the online menu as of this post) tasted like a lemon. Seriously, our mouths puckered: inedible! And, get this. Robert will eat pretty much anything but even he could not stomach The Seafood Cannelloni. The 740 Hot Cheese Dip with Spinach was the best part of the entire meal! I would order a quart to-go of that spicy cheesy magic! Again, the greens, including the grilled asparagus, were fresh and well dressed. Since we had two birthdays in our party of three, 740 Front comped one dessert: a sad sad sad attempt at Creme Brule ($9). I would have asked that to be comped too if it had not been given as a birthday gift. Gordon Ramsay should Crash the Kitchen at 740 Front to make the food more attractive than all else. The restaurant is beautiful and the atmosphere made me want to celebrate with good food and better company. Our company was stellar, the food could have been soooo much better! One last note: even with both of our entrees comped, our bill was still $91.19 (including 15% Gratuity). At $30/person without any entrees, I will have to think very carefully before returning to 740 Front. On the other hand, the place was packed with carnivorous humans so maybe if I do return, we'll be ordering steaks ... on the house?

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

740 Front offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (720) 519-1972.

740 Front is rated 4.6 stars by 1217 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 18 times today
Google Map for 740 Front

740 Front St, Louisville, CO 80027

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Spruce St

  • Neighborhood

    Louisville

  • Hours of operation

    Happy Hour Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–5:30 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 4:30 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Steakhouse, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    In addition to ample street parking, we are adjacent to a public parking lot. There is also covered public parking across the street in the parking garage of the public library, with an elevator and stairwell with easy access to the restaurant.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Paul Bourrillion

  • Entertainment

    Free Louisville Street Faire featuring national touring acts is right next door in the Steinbaugh Pavillion, every Friday evening during summer months. You may even sit and enjoy the music on our lovely outdoor patio. Please check out our website to see the acts that are coming this summer.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (720) 519-1972

  • Private party facilities

    We currently do not offer any events for groups larger than eight on Friday and Saturday evenings, we can accommodate larger groups during the week on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Please Email: info@740front.com for more information.

  • Private party contact

    Robin or Fred Burns: (720) 519-1972

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