240 Union Restaurant

240 Union Blvd.
Lakewood, CO 80228
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240 Union Restaurant

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  • Sun 5pm-9pm, Mon-Thu 11am-10pm, Fri 11am-10:30pm, Sat 5pm-10:30pm
  • $$, $$$
  • Wheelchair accessible, Banquet Facilities, Catering, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Private Party, Takeout
  • Lunch, Dinner
  • Parking Lot Available
  • Reservations Recommended, Reservations Accepted
Longevity is an important word in any restaurateur's lexicon. Every house wants to see its ten-year anniversary in the rearview; most never get there. But 240 Union -- the New American outpost founded in 1989 by Michael Coughlin, Noel Cunningham and chef Matt Franklin -- is still going strong, because this restaurant has never just settled. Food this good doesn't come from coasting; it results when the crew comes to the grills fresh every night, stepping up to each shift as though it were the first one.

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