Menu Price: $45.00
One of Colorado's 10 most iconic, historic restaurants and a Must Eat”
Denver Post, July 2018
A Brief History
740 Front is one of Colorado's two oldest bars, the oldest ongoing tavern license in the state, and to the community, a priceless treasure steeped in memory and local lore. 740 Front is the last remaining saloon of the original thirteen that lined the 3-block strip of Front Street. The 740 Front building was designated historic and landmarked in 2014 by the City of Louisville. As a result, the exterior has been renovated and restored back to it’s original 1904 design.
The awesome, room dominating back bar was built in the 1880’s by the Brunswick Company. Cherrywood, Birch, and Flame mahogany make up this "Del Monte" model which was cut-to-fit constructed, without nails.
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.
Rumor is that most of Louisville's saloons, relegated to Front St to keep “the sinners” off Main Street, were connected by tunnels to facilitate clandestine imbibing, gambling and womanizing.
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 in the lower right corner of the front bar.
In the interior, original material and artifacts have been repurposed and incorporated into the tabletops, upper dinning room ceiling, hostess stand and where ever else deemed practical. The partition walls, ceilings, floors and fixtures all have a story.
740 Front offers Lunch, Dinner and Brunch on Weekends
The dinner menu features signature steaks,, chops, fresh seafood, oysters & pasta along with burgers and salads.
" Steaks not well done but done well"
" Something for Everyone"
The bar offers a choice selection of craft beers, wines, handcrafted cocktails and top craft bourbon selections.
Choice of Appetizer or Dessert
740 Hot Cheese Dip with Spinach (GF)
Deliciously addictive unique blend of white cheese, spinach, onions, jalapeños, tomatoes, and sweet red peppers
Deviled Eggs (GF)
Four, traditional, with our candied bacon bits
Slow roasted Roma tomatoes, fresh mozzarella cheese, basil, extra virgin olive oil, and balsamic vinegar
Tempura style fried tender calamari and lemon with a creamy Caesar dipping sauce
House Salad (GF)
Butter lettuce with 740 fresh herb vinaigrette
Fresh romaine, house made Caesar dressing, garlic croutons, and Grana cheese
Waygu Top Sirloin Steak and Dungeness Crab (GF)
A Colorado locally grown 5 oz. Waygu Top Sirloin Steak with an 8 oz. Dungeness Crab Cluster, known for its slightly sweet, delicate flavor and abundance of meat, served with drawn butter
Teriyaki Top Sirloin 8 oz. Certified Black Agnus
A intensely flavorful and moderately tender cut marinated in our house made teriyaki marinade served with mashed potatoes and sautéed spinach
Flat Iron 8 oz. Certified Black Agnus
Second in tenderness to the tenderloin steak, the flat iron is well-marbled, richly flavored and juicy, served with mashed potatoes and sautéed spinach, best when cooked to no more than medium doneness
(All our steaks are finished with a mop that contains garlic, butter, salt, pepper, & vinegar (GF)
Braised Short Ribs
Beef Short Ribs braised in Guinness Stout beer with cumin, orange peel and salt and pepper served on mashed potatoes with vegetables and smothered with the braising stock reduction and topped with gremolata
Grilled seabass filet with a lemon caper butter sauce and grilled asparagus
Blackened Salmon (GF)
Seasoned with blackening spices and seared, with grilled asparagus
(Add Lemon Caper Sauce $1.25)
Gulf Shrimp and Scallops (GF)
Gulf shrimp wrapped in smoked pancetta and scallops, skewered, and grilled over arugula with pancetta and Tuscan beans dressed with balsamic vinegar
Dessert (Choice of Appetizer or Dessert)
Panna Cotta (GF)
Vanilla bean infused sweet cream custard,
served with a raspberry coulis
Locally made pie from The Colorado Cherry Company
Make it Ala Mode +$1.75