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Frank's Chophouse Boulder

4.6
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49 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Steakhouse
Frank Day started his restaurant career in the 1970 in Boulder, Co. Over the years Frank and his wife Gina have not only called Boulder their home, but have been dedicated to the community through partnering with local organizations and creating dining experiences focused on bringing the community together with enticing food and drinks and authentic hospitality. In that same tradition, Frank's Chophouse brings you classic fare with a contemporary twist, sourcing only the finest meats, produce, and seafood available. The nostalgic ambiance of the dining areas paired with the charming informality of the bar room and patios offers a refined-casual experience that everyone can enjoy.
Our team understands your trust in dining with us and we promise to provide an exceptional experience. We thank you for your patronage.

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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 49 people are saying
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DaveD
Denver
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Great service. Will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our friend’s 40th Anniversary!

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MtnA
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ventured out for a birthday celebration. Because of the smoky air outside, we had to sit indoors, something that worried our daughter. The restaurant was well-prepared with socially-distanced tables and masked waitrons, all of whom were quite efficient & friendly. We made it in time for Happy Hour drinks and they were AMAZING - I couldn't try all 4 that I wanted as it would have been indecorous, but the two I had were fabulous. The happy hour snacks, the appetizers, soups, entrees were ordered were all quite good. I don't think we'd had a meal like this since before the pandemic and I'd thought this kind of dining was a thing of the past. I'm thrilled to find this place and we will be back quite often in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
South Dakota
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was overall very good. The only thing I didn’t like is that my filet mignon, done Med rare, was very dry.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This place is an excellent value for happy hour! So many delicious choices in food and adult beverages. I am happy to spend my money here. Some places call it “happy hour” and give a a $1 off. This is the real deal!

Frank's Chophouse Boulder
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for your response we look forward to seeing you again

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vipBobby
Denver
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Worst steaks ever. We were a table of six and we all ordered steak, either medium rare or medium. Every one of the steaks came out fried to a crisp. More than well done. Burnt, dry and crunchy. We called this to the attention of our server who kind of shrugged, but didn't offer replacements. She did offer us a sauce to "dampen" the ultra-dry meat, but of course then charged us for that too. The dinner cost $380. It was worth zero. This was our second time at Frank's (first time was okay, but we only ordered apps). It will be our last time.

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Nancy12
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Zoe was a Fantastic waitress. She made our 48th Anniversary extra special!! The mud pie was excellent! Thank her again for us!

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BarbaraK
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always Great

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vipWillyStyle
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great experience overall! Food was delicious and served hot. Don’t know what the other review were talking about but also recognize that we all have our good and bad days. We are human! I was very well attended by Aaron!

I recommend Frank’s!

My only complaints were (and all super easy communication fixes)

1) not being informed from the get go that certain sides were sold out only to find out after building perfect meal.

2) while I fully recognize I had a late seating and arrived a little late, I was able to order one cocktail and when offered a second I was soon after informed the bar was closed.

3). It would have been nice to have been advised that the kitchen was closing and should i want a desert I needed to make a decision.

Again, I recommend Franks

Frank's Chophouse Boulder
Responded on September 11, 2020

Thank you for your great review, and feedback on how we can improve. Frank's Chophouse truly appreciates customer feedback. We can't wait to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

This is our first visit since the change of owners from the former Boulder Chophouse to Franks. I chose it because it was my birthday and I was looking forward to it. The menu had been dramatically changed but ther service was still great. We ordered the calamari and it was fair but was made up of a lot of breading. I ordered the ny strip and it was good but didnt have the wow factor I was looking for like the Chophouse. No more cornbread which was also a but disappointing and they took the creme brule off the menu. Maybe we caught them on an off night. We will try again after they work out the kinks.

Frank's Chophouse Boulder
Responded on September 11, 2020

Thank you for your honest feedback! I have sent this to our team for further review and training. We look forward to giving you an amazing experience next time you're here.

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MaryO
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delicious meal at Frank's Chop House. Can't wait to go back as the menu has so many great choices!

Frank's Chophouse Boulder
Responded on September 11, 2020

Thank you for the great review of Frank's Chophouse. We look forward to hosting you again soon!

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vipUnique
Denver
32 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience3

We were actually pretty disappointed. When we arrived we had to wait about five minutes to be seated. Not terrible. When we were seated we were greeted quickly and placed a drink and appetizer order. We ordered mussels, got no share plates and no place to put shells. We asked for additional bread to dip and it took 30 minutes and three reminders. When we finally received it our entrees arrived. It was slow. Then we ordered desserts. Cheesecake was fine but the red velvet cake tasted freezer burned. Our server was kind but frazzled. Not sure if it was an issue of being understaffed or if she just wasn’t prepared. It wasn’t particularly busy so it was odd. I try to get out to different restaurants but I won’t return here.

Frank's Chophouse Boulder
Responded on September 11, 2020

Thank you for your honest feedback! I have brought this to the attention of our managers and will discuss immediately with our staff to better improve our service. We hope to see you again for another chance to show you exceptional dining service.

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MaryH
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been to Frank's Chophouse a few times this year and it's always provided good food and great service. We heartily recommend it.

Frank's Chophouse Boulder
Responded on September 11, 2020

We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us at Frank's Chophouse. Thank you for your great review!

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PAMMYSUE
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every single bite was exquisite

We already have another reservation to celebrate a friend's birthday.

Frank's Chophouse Boulder
Responded on September 11, 2020

We're delighted you enjoyed your visit to Frank's Chophouse. We can't wait to see you again for your celebration!

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Racefilly
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

UPDATED -- Yikes! My initial review should have been 5 stars all around!

My friends and I have been here twice recently for happy hour and dinner. We were a little unsure about sitting outside - thought it might be distracting or noisy with people walking or driving by but it was fine. The happy hour prices are excellent and so is the food. The selections from the happy hour menu were really impressive, as was the dinner menu choices. The food was perfectly cooked and delicious! This will be "go-to" for our group.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had all fish. For a chop house, it was surprisingly good. The calamari appetizer and shrimp and grits main course were outstanding. The crab cake was good but not great. Will be back.

Frank's Chophouse Boulder
Responded on September 11, 2020

Thank you for your feedback. I have this to our chef for further review and training. We look forward to giving you an amazing experience next time you're here.

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Jane
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

We were quite disappointed in our meal here. I was brought the salmon sandwich instead of the salmon, my husband's steak was dry and everyone else at our table (6 of us) was less than thrilled with their meals. Our server was hovering too much in the beginning, and then completely disappeared! No one could get their water refilled. It was very expensive, which we were expecting, but we also expected a meal and an experience that matched those prices. Sadly, we will not be returning.

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vipPShef
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food on the outside patio. Shrimp crab cake fantastic. I don't know about spending $3 for side sauces but other then that excellent

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Buff
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had a great waitress! Went for Happy Hour - enough for a light dinner. Nice variety on Happy Hour menu. Drink menu was also good.

Frank's Chophouse Boulder
Responded on September 11, 2020

Thank you for the nice review. Hope to see you again soon!

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DawnD
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! We will definitely go back!

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vipSteveGBoulder
Denver
35 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Frank's is a re-branding of the Boulder Chophouse. Remodeled interior and new menu. More upscale than before. We had dinner on the outdoor patio and it was nicely socially-distanced. Waitress was very good.

Salads were big and delicious, steaks were as advertised and well-prepared. Wine list is just OK. Heavy emphasis on new world producers. But we did have a nice Russian River Pinot.

Dinner for two with nice bottle of wine $200 before tip.

Frank's Chophouse Boulder
Responded on September 11, 2020

Thank you for your feedback. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us! We hope your next visit is just around the corner.

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JeffS
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food, service and selection.

Will be back soon

Frank's Chophouse Boulder
Responded on September 11, 2020

Thank you for the great review. We look forward to hosting you again soon for another fantastic experience. Have a great day!

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MaryS
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A menu with great variety to appeal to everyone. Our party of three all had different menu items and they were all exceptional.

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RobertJ
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was fantastic and the food was so great. Can't wait to get back.

Frank's Chophouse Boulder
Responded on August 25, 2020

Thank you for the great review!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience3

Food was mediocre at best. Not worth the price at all. Disappointing

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kmjohnson1961
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

We were seated outside, as requested. And essentially forgotten once our drinks and apps were served. 45 minutes later, our dinner arrived and wasn't hot. And not up to the quality I expected from a steak house in Boulder

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KatieM
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We weren't sure what to expect since the Chophouse was under new ownership. The food was fantastic and the service was amazing! We will definitely be back.

Frank's Chophouse Boulder
Responded on August 25, 2020

Glad you enjoyed your visit!

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EllenB
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went there for happy hour and it was great. We were seated outside away from others. Service was prompt and attentive. The food and drink value were outstanding. Especially good was the French dip prime rib sandwich. Large wine and cocktail menu for happy hour. Will be back .

Frank's Chophouse Boulder
Responded on August 25, 2020

Thank you for the nice review, glad you enjoyed your visit!

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vipHixSix6
Atlanta
25 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Well the outside dining looked good so we went. Our party was seated in a dark private room in the very back. Our service was horrible and the food not much better. The only thing I would recommend was the wine we ordered by the bottle ! Not good

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! Chris was an amazing server! Above and beyond!
Cheesecake was delish and our meal was outstanding!
We’ll be back!

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DaveC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Outdoor seating and ambiance was nice. Would definitely come back many times again.

Frank's Chophouse Boulder
Responded on August 25, 2020

Glad you enjoyed your visit, can't wait to see you again soon!

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DavidR
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was very good.
Service even better.
Would go there again.

Frank's Chophouse Boulder
Responded on August 25, 2020

Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went to dinner at Frank’s Chophouse with an out-of-town friend whom I see only once a year... and we always go to the Chophouse. This was my first time eating out since the COVID shutdown, and so my first time at this new Chophouse, Frank’s Chophouse. The menu is definitely different — and I sure miss the onion rings — but some things are the same... like our server Melissa. You can’t ask for better than Melissa!

The bone-in Ribeye I ordered was HANDS DOWN the best steak I’ve ever had in my life! It was a perfectly cooked medium-rare, and seasoned perfectly... and clearly a quality cut of meat. The french onion soup was delicious, as was the clam chowder, which definitely has a peppery flavor. I was impressed with the broccolini — it was cooked perfectly, and Melissa’s description of it was spot on. The asparagus also was perfectly cooked. For dessert, the cheesecake was heavenly, and the raspberry sorbet was delicious. They’ve expanded the patio area to accommodate requirements of social distancing. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Frank’s Chophouse.

Frank's Chophouse Boulder
Responded on August 25, 2020

Thank you for this wonderful review. We're so glad you enjoyed your visit!

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RobertW
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. Lobster escargot was amazing. Staff was friendly and professional. Had a great night. Thanks to all who worked for us. Bravo to the chef.

Frank's Chophouse Boulder
Responded on August 25, 2020

Glad you enjoyed your visit, hope to see you again soon!

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barbarak
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and service! Definitely would eat there again!

Frank's Chophouse Boulder
Responded on August 25, 2020

Thank you, hope to see you again soon!

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ShannonK
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a party of 11 and they were able to accommodate us nicely on the patio. Spacing was safe and service and food were great.

Frank's Chophouse Boulder
Responded on August 25, 2020

Thank you for the nice review!

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KristaG
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a nice place and the food was great! The staff was very friendly and professional and our waiter was very attentive and made our anniversary dinner wonderful.

Frank's Chophouse Boulder
Responded on August 25, 2020

Glad you had a nice anniversary dinner with us!

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vipMarkY
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

It was very nice. We sat out doors, the service was good and the food was very good.

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Mygem
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very consistent, appreciate the spacing and making us feel comfortable

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JZ1234
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, excellent service and we felt very safe sitting on the outside patio appropriately distanced from other tables. We will be back!

Frank's Chophouse Boulder
Responded on August 25, 2020

Glad you enjoyed your visit!

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