740 Front

4.7
664 Reviews
$30 and under
American
“One of Colorado's 10 most iconic, historic restaurants and a Must Eat” Denver Post, July 2018
Enjoy indoor or outdoor dining (with both tall propane and foot heaters} 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.
“Steaks not well done but done well, Something for everyone”

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 664 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.7
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
Sort by
Filters
R
Rbboulder
Denver
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very Covid safe with distancing and special air filtration system. Food and service also good

b
buffdiner
Denver
22 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Our plans were to dine outside but it was quite windy. The hostess seated us in a private dining room which was great. Our server Tasha was very welcoming. Entrees were very good.

740 Front is fairly pricey for a neighborhood restaurant but I'm glad we chose it for this occasion.

GP
GregP
Denver
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So glad we got to come to dinner on the 9th, indoors. Food was uniformly excellent, as was the wine and service. Treat yourself and visit 740 Front!

740 Front
Responded a day ago

Thank you for supporting us! We appreciate your patronage.

Report
W
vipWeritsat
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing and creative in all aspects of dining experience!

740 Front
Responded a day ago

Thank you for the kind words & support. Our experience through the recent restrictions have allowed us time to focus & improve our menu & service. We're so glad to hear it's shining through!

Report
OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely experience. Food was great!

740 Front
Responded a day ago

Thanks for the 5-star review! We appreciate your support.

Report
W
vipWeekender
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

First, I love 740 Front Street, however this visit was sub-par. We had a reservation and were seated next to the door even though there were many tables (well within Covid guidelines) where we could have sat. So every time the door opened, we got a brisk reminder of how cold it was outside. It took way to long for our server to come to the table and then his attitude was far from excited to serve us, which shocked us as we would have thought everyone would be super happy to be back at work. Then, he seemed somewhat perturbed that we ordered three appetizers rather than entrees. We did end up ordering one entree to split, which we told him we would yet it was delivered on one plate. At least we were provided two knives to cut the meat so we didn't have to share. The food was simply ok. Their wonderful spinach dip was so runny the cheese wouldn't stay on the tortilla chip (no longer pita). Our shrimp cocktail was the best part of the meal. While the owner made his way to other tables, he didn't make it to ours. The hostess was simply delightful. We will return, but after they settle in with having indoor diners again.

740 Front
Responded a day ago

Thank you for your recent review. Although our reservation system automatically assigned you to first available table for that night, we would have welcomed to hear that you were experiencing physical discomfort. If possible, our hostess would have gladly accommodated your request for a different table. We will explore solutions for drafts coming from the front door as well as using this feedback as a learning opportunity for our waitstaff & kitchen to improve. Thank you for your support.

Report
KM
vipKelleyM
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! The manager came and thank us for coming back in after they were closed due to COVID. The food was delicious and nice cocktail menu. We will be back.

740 Front
Responded a day ago

Glad to hear you had a wonderful time. Thanks for the great review!

Report
L
Linda
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening with safe and gracious hospitality. Owners thanked us for supporting them. Attentive, timely service. Cosmos/martinis plus homemade meatloaf were delicious - Best mashed potatoes ever.

740 Front
Responded a day ago

That's excellent! We're so happy to have you in. Thanks for the feedback & the great review. See you in here soon!

Report
c
carolw
Memphis/West TN
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, lovely sitting outside with heaters-so cozy! Ribeye wonderful and the Mac & cheese!

740 Front
Responded a day ago

We're so glad to hear you had a wonderful dinner! Our heated seating is one of the best outdoor dining rooms in Louisville!

Report
AH
AprilH
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every experience we have had at 470 Front has been magical! There is not one dish on the menu which we haven't loved, and the cocktails are amazing. The owner and staff are wonderful, please give this establishment your business. They are a local gem, and like all establishments, they have struggled with the Covid restrictions, but their service has never lagged and they remain one of my favorite places in Louisville.

740 Front
Responded a day ago

April, thank you for your kind & compassionate review. It is with the support of patrons like you that keeps us motivated to push through every hurdle. We deeply believe we have something to contribute to our community. Thank you again for supporting us during tumultuous times.

Report
R
Rbboulder
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat outdoors on Dec 26 evening. Outdoor heaters worked great. They had foot heaters also, but we did
not need. Felt very safe. Food and service was very goog

CC
CaitlinC
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WOW had amazing steak, grilled artichoke, drinks - everything was top notch! Would go back again in a heart beat!

c
coreyl
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

740 Front has done an amazing job with their patio seating, their social distancing and providing a comfortable and safe environment. We had great appetizers, awesome steak and seafood and a great experience. Their food is outstanding and the staff was extremely friendly and accommodating. Highly recommend!

LB
LissaB
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great date night! Sat outdoors with two heaters and enjoyed a fantastic meal! Got to meet the owner as well, great experience...highly recommend!

JS
JackieS
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So great and surprisingly warm! 2 heaters really helped out. My favorite restaurant never disappoints. Lovely folks there too. Please support them!

SF
SFSM
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice outdoor dining experience during Covid, exceptional service and wonderful food.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were excellent! Toasty warm on the patio with all the heaters!

t
viptashideley
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So sad that 740 will have to close in-person dining for a while. It's my favorite Boulder County restaurant. Robin and Fred and their amazing staff have always provided the best experience ever. It's been such a joy to dine outdoors at 740 through the summer and fall months. PLEASE help support these awesome folks with your take-out dining orders. We need to help these beautiful neighbors survive the next few months until we have a vaccine.

RL
ReneeL
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant! We are visiting from WA and this is our third visit to this restaurant! Great food and even nicer people.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bison Filet was outstanding. Staff was so kind! Will absolutely be back

DD
DianeD
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always fabulous. I had their rib eye steak; my husband had seafood cannaloni. Love taking friends their. Service is spectacular as well.

L
vipLarrycover
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love it here! Classy yet casual. Sophisticated yet relaxed. Food is consistently very good. Service is always attentive.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very warm and friendly over all feeling. Upscale but not fancy. Prices are a bit high for what you get (especially the $14 martini jumped out at me). Feels a bit like they are charging close to downtown Denver steak house prices but offering one step down in both service and quality.

TS
TateS
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience. Loved the food and our waiter was extremely friendly, helpful and courteous. Really enjoyed the atmosphere/design of the place. Highly recommend!

M
Mrik
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It was a very negative experience. Upon arriving early for our reservation we were informed that we had a max of 90 min in the restaurant. I am black and my white friend who had arrived prior to me made the comment how the waiters attitude changed once I had arrived. The waiter was rude so we ended up leaving and was able to get into the Melting Pot where we had a fantastic meal and time.

CS
CourtneyS
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great! Staff was efficient and kind. Highly recommend!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rarely if ever do we write reviews, but I had no choice because this was hands down the best new restaurant experience we’ve had in years! So glad we discovered 740 Front. Absolutely worth the drive from Denver. Beautiful renovation of historic building. Everyone - from the host, to our server, to the owner made it an exceptional experience. I consider myself a bit of a steak aficionado and I was blown away by the flavor and tenderness; perfectly done. And to find a great, well priced bottle of Barbaresco, just shows how much they care about creating a balanced dining experience.
This is definitely a restaurant to support and make sure it survives through this extraordinarily challenging time!
Thank you, we’ll be back soon!

LB
LeotaB
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good I would go back again.The bar is amazing

R
Rbboulder
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat outside under heaters. Very comfortable. Food was good as always

L
vipLindag
Denver
27 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious, the service was great and the food was amazing. Thanks for a great anniversary dinner!

TB
vipTravisB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fred, Robin, and Jack treated us exceptionally well. The filet and dungeness was delicious. Exceptional meal!

JL
JenniferL
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was terrific for the most part. A side of asparagus had to be returned and reordered bc it was way too overcooked and mushy. New side was perfect. My friend's Seafood Cannelloni with Saffron Cream was quite tasty bc one could taste the saffron. My NY Strip was cooked perfectly. There is no chocolate option on dessert menu. The only non-dairy dessert item is Apple Pie, but it was good.

PK
PatK
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good food and good service at 740 Front. Consistent and enjoyable.

AZ
AlanZ
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! The 740 barrel aged Manhattan was an amazing start. Both had the ribeye, cooked to perfection and the seasoning was sublime!

PS
PennyS
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We live in Boulder, but this restaurant has become one of our favorites. So much so we eat in Boulder less and happily make the drive because it’s worth it.

P
Pita
London
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Let’s just say no one came to our table for 15 min. I’ll never go back.

740 Front
Responded on November 5, 2020

Pita - I would like to sincerely apologize for your experience, it certainly is not the standard we set nor the results we want or expect. I would like to comment that during these difficult times as result of the limitations placed upon our industry from Covid, that restaurants including ours are operating with considerably less staffing than normal in efforts to try and make ends meet, and stay in business during these tough times. We ask for your patience & understanding Fred Burns, Owner

Report
MS
MichelleS
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent, along with a beautiful ambiance!! We will be back!

b
beefluvr
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambience, food and service were all great. Owners are present and involved. Highly recommend.

EC
EricaC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went because they bought a filtration system and so we could eat indoors - was really hoping it would be a good meal and a nice time. It was absolutely!!

u
ugghhh
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

food was okay, waitress was uninterested in our being there, but helpfull. NO LAMB, booboo! too much money for the experience.

FAQs

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

740 Front is rated 4.7 stars by 664 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.