740 Front

4.4
431 reviews
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$30 and under
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“One of "Colorado's 10 most iconic, historic restaurants and a Must Eat” Denver Post, July 2018
"740 Front" in Historic Downtown Louisville, designated historical, 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's by the Brunswick Company,. The copper spit trough, once equipped with running water, still exists along the floor of the front bar and functioned as a stable, easy to hit, spittoon.
Historically, Louisville was the only "wet town" in Boulder County until 1969, Notorious for its drinking, gambling, and illegal activities, evidence of the occasional misunderstanding is the .22 caliber bullet hole that is still in the front bar.
Offering Lunch and Dinner daily with brunch on the weekends. From casual to fine dining.
“Steaks not well done but done well, Something for everyone”
What 431 People Are Saying
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Western NC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was excellent. Our waitress, Gabrielle (?) was very attentive and the servers were never far with extra water or whatever we needed. It was a thoroughly enjoyable dining experience. We were visiting from out of state and will recommend 740 Front to our family members that reside in Denver.

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Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sons move to boulder

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MM
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This restaurant consistently provides good food at a reasonable price with excellent service. The only drawback could be that the restaurant itself is very loud. You need to be prepared for this. There are some tables in the back that may be less loud.

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SL
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 5

Shrimp and scallops were way over cooked! Tough and dry and of course no flavor when you leave them too long on the grill. Encouraged my wife to send them back but our dinner was ruined

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C
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

I m happy to have pork chops that not too many serves pork chop.

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SK
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Small table away from the window with a large part very close. Wait staff was very young. Food was good but not great.

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M
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved this restaurant. We will definitely eat there the next time we are in Louisville. The food was delicious and the service was excellent.

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LL
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The service was fantastic. The food was delicious although my sea bass was overcooked; but still delicious.

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G
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great! No complaints.

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Naples
8 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

I like 740 Front. It’s a good local but they seem to be consistently understaffed and The some of the wait staff they have are poorly trained.

740 Front
Responded on May 29, 2019

Thank you for your review. I'm sorry to hear your experience was not up to our usual high standards. We have been in transition with a few new staff members joining us and it is taking some time for them to become as polished as our veteran servers. Thank you for your feedback and patronage. We will use this to review with all staff our commitment to providing a fine dining experience in a casual setting.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

Ordered steak for two. The steak was great. Service was clueless. Didn't bring plates. Didn't bring the asparagus. Seem to have no idea what was going on.

740 Front
Responded on May 29, 2019

Thank you for taking time to review your experience. I apologize that your time with us was not up to our usual high standards. It is true that we have brought on a few new waitstaff that need some time to become as polished as our seasoned servers. I will use your feedback to follow up on service guidelines to ensure a smoother guest experience in the future. Thank you for your patience and patronage. We look forward to seeing you in the future.

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L
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Went for our wedding anniversary and it was very pleasant!
Great food and drink selection. It’s also a historic place with neat decoration.

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Denver
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant with delicious food can’t wait to go back!

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JJ
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

What a treat. The food was fantastic, attentive staff, and great back story. Not to mention the 1880's era bar! Will be back.

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RT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food and service were excellent, but the temperature inside was too cold, we had a constant draft through the entire evening.

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MW
New England
40 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating our youngest daughter’s graduation from her Master’s program at CU. From the celebratory greeting she received when we entered and all the way through our seating in a quiet section of the beautiful restaurant to the excellent service and food, we felt this was the perfect choice for the special event. This has to be a locals favorite. We’ll definitely dine again when we’re in the area.

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SL
Phoenix
54 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A gem. Great food staff menu. History. Loved the flat iron steak. Bartenders are amazing.

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Denver
19 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

This is an exceptional restaurant, the food is delicious and the price matches the quality. Make this your special occasion place and be ready to drop some coin.

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LM
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always we had a great meal at 740 Front. The staff are all incredibly nice & accommodating, the food is delicious, and it’s always generally a good experience. We will be back!

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S
Denver
52 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I love the building! The food choices are very diverse. Lots of steak, but also fish and a great crab cake. Hard to park on Friday night, but go around the building and try to pack on the back.

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Denver
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Had heard great things about the food but in my opinion it was nothing outstanding and only fair. Definitely not worth the cost or drive out to Louisville from Denver.

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AN
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

It's a decent place, this was our 3rd or 4th time there in the past year. I will say this - the 'steak for two' was underwhelming - the portion size was just like a steak for one, and it wasn't great quality steak either - fairly fatty. Would not get that again. Our waiter was really good, Tom I think was his name. We wanted a dry white wine and he brought out two samples for us to try.

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Boise
15 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

It must have been an off day for 740 Front. We've enjoyed the variety of their menu, excellent food, good drink selection in the past. Service has always been a bit slow but they've always been so busy. We went on a week night and enjoyed fresh oysters and drinks. They weren't that busy but the service was very slow. Server was nice. Entrees were below standard with sea bass too salty to eat and veal overcooked but tasty. We'll try them again but not rushing to go there.

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CS
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was spot on! Lovely place for special lunch or dinner.

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Denver
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The waiter spilled olive oil all over my silk blouse. The chicken was dry. The vegetables were over cooked. The steak looked like jerky. There was no music. Staff was unfriendly. A total bummer of a night.

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JN
London
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We’ve been to 740 front a few times now. The food is great and so is the service.

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TC
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I try to have a business dinner here at least twice a month. Steaks are great and beer selection is pretty good.

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E
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

The service was so slow. Server never introduced himself to us, came to our table about 10 minutes after we sat down. Not sure I will be back.

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MJ
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

It's a nice restaurant and service was good. However, the food was medium at best for the amount we paid for dinner (over $275.00 for a family of four). I would rather go to Gallagher's Steakhouse or Morton's Steakhouse and spend that kind of money, knowing the food is superb.

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M
Denver
16 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had lunch for my friend’s birthday. They served her a complimentary dessert, which was appreciated. Great burger!

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M
Denver
16 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All good! Food, service and ambience great.

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L
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Hostess didn’t make a very good first impression; in fact we almost left. Also had very low expectations for the food when 3 half slices of stale bread was served when we asked for some bread. Both our meals were a little better than these first two impressions and our waiter was nice. We enjoyed the restaurant’s history, but were disappointed overall.

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BH
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

I don't know if it was just an off night or what, but the only thing I really enjoyed about my meal was my drink, which was still very expensive. My steak was tough and the sides and desserts were nothing special at all. Fairly disappointing.

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MW
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

They were very accommodating for our large party of a bachelor and bachelorette party. The only thing that irritated me was the clear difference on how the table of ladies got treated vs how our table of guys got treated by our server. We collectively had almost a $900.00 bill, I would have liked service to match.

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S
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Had the prime sirloin, absolutely delicious. And the Colorado Cherry Co cherry pie at the end was the perfect close to a delicious meal. Love the history of the building, staff was friendly, and it was worth the drive in snowy weather. I’ll definitely be back.

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ZH
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

We went for restaurant week and had a great time. The atmosphere was nice and the noise level was manageable. The food was good both enjoyed the appetizers but their salads were a little lacking (but you don't usually go for the side salad). The main entrees were excellent! Our service was alright we were waiting around a lot but all- in -all had a great time.

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KL
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

740 Front has become "our spot." It's the first on recommendations on "what's good around here?" It has quickly become our favorite date night venue.

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AG
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Really nice experience, food was nice, drinks were great.

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OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Waited over 40 minutes for our food and when I got mine it was cold.

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M
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for 5280 Restaurant Week. It is noisy by the bar, but we had a table in the back. It was nice and quiet. The food was very good! My friends and I talked about going back and ordering off the regular menu. The service was great and our waiter was very knowledgeable and attentive.

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