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Bent Fork Grill - Aurora

Bent Fork Grill - Aurora Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bentforkgrill.com
  • Phone: (303) 337-6600
  • Hours of Operation: Sunday - Thursday: 11:00am - 9:00pm, Friday: 11:00am - 10:00pm, Saturday: 11:00am - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Michael Walchak
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please contact our off-site Catering Director, Josh Lear for assistance with your catering needs at 303-337-6600.
  • Private Party Facilities: Our Management staff will be happy to assist you in the planning of your private event.
  • Private Party Contact: Josh Lear (303) 337-6600

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Peoria
  • Public Transit: Nearby to RTD stops, also I-225 and Parker Road Park & Ride.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: On site, free, off street parking in lot.
A word from Bent Fork Grill - Aurora
The Bent Fork Grill is quality, flavor, hospitality, art, architecture, scent, warmth, relaxation, sound, and fun. With our award winning menu of diverse American classics, casual elegance and eclectic wine list, the stage is set for our staff to deliver an experience that will melt away the stress, stimulate the palate, and leave you wanting more. The Bent Fork serves sizable-portions of flavorful dishes prepared from scratch daily and expertly presented, setting it apart from large chain restaurants. Our art and architecture act to enhance your enjoyment. Whether its lunch or dinner, the ambiance, price points, and menu variety provide an environment that allows for weeknight convenience meal or celebration of a special occasion. Guests feel comfortable dining in casual or dressy attire, whether it’s a business lunch, lunch with the girls, a Saturday night date, or a night out with the family.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Diner Reviews
  • "Our only glitch was being offered a ribeye in lieu of the filet I had ordered. This restaurant has an awesome vanilla bacon filet that is out of this world. After I ordered, I was informed they had sold their last one but offered the rib eye along with the vanilla bacon as a substitute. They also have a very unique appetizer - buffalo "wings" made out of cauliflower! It's incredible and light as well as tasty! Highly recommend this place as it is always top notch!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "I just discovered this quaint restaurant. I've been there 3 times now. The first time for lunch. I had the most delicious salad I'v ever had! The mushroom soup is to die for. Next was for our anniversary. Was not disappointed; quiet, romantic and great service. The ribeye was flavorful, but slightly dry and grissy. My husband had the buffalo and said it was delicious. The final time I had the filet. Spectacular! Great flavors. My husband had the pork chops & loved them; it's the time he's ordered pork chops in a restaurant that were flavorful & not dry. Our adult son had the burger. Dry and flavorless. The only thing he liked was the sweet potato fries. Next time he'll try the Lobster Mac N Cheese he said."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "I told the staff I have an onion allergy the we're very nice and tried to see if there were any trace of onion in my food."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • " I sat at the bar and the bartender Lori was funny, attentive and professional. All of the crew seem to like working there and it is reflected in attidudes!"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "This is our third time dining here and it is always top notch. Several items to choose from including fish and great steak options. Unique appetizers as well!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We just love this place and especially the new menu. Everyone makes you feel right at home and the food and service are always great. Also great for business lunches or friends meeting for a meal. Bar is hoping on Tuesday and Friday nights for some reason."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Bent Fork's menu offerings have great twists in how they combine things and utilize interesting ingredients. And everything has that fresh, made-from-scratch type of taste as well. The food itself is worth the trip, and their service is also typically stellar, so this place is one we will always try to take out-of-town visitors to if they have a passion for good food."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "We brought out-of-town guests, and as is always the case, they and we had excellent food and wonderful service. My wife had the Chimcury Shrimp (sorry about the spelling) and was so impressed that she asked if she could get the recipe. Though not able to get the full recipe, our waitress was able to get and write down the ingredients for her. We look forward to our next visit"
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "The only thing that wasn't outstanding was my husbands shrimp sandwich. Other than that dinner was wonderful"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We have always been happy with the food here. Service is very good and the servers are on top of it ! And very friendly. Not overpriced by any means. Every dessert is to die for. We always come back and so will you ........."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Everything was of consistently high quality for the meal I had there recently. The dining room was attractive and comfortable, the service was prompt and courteous, the chicken tortilla soup was very good, the buffalo pot roast was very good and the bread pudding was very good. They also had a delicious vanilla porter on tap that day. Great food and nice to have a restaurant that is not a major chain in this section of Aurora with some culinary flair."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "What a Find! From the beginning, a warm welcoming, they read the notes on my file and provided exactly the booth I requested. Good cocktails, great menu spirited caring service and fantastic food. Cannot wait to go back!!!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Go to Bent Fork often. This was one of the better experiences. Service was very good as well as the food. Will continue to go back. "
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "We were there to celebrate our Anniversary and had a very nice evening. The food was excellent and the service was friendly. Our waiter was very helpful in our decisions and gave us great service. We will definitely be back again. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Reuben acceptable but I've had far better--even at Village Inn. Buffalo Berger hard as rock. Great desserts."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Second year I have taken my wife there for Mother's day. She always enjoy the dinning experence. Would recommend it to others."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "I couldn't like this place more. There is a MAJOR shortage of good restaurants in Aurora, and The Bent Fork does its part to fill the void. With a cool mix of traditional American and Fusion on the menu, there's something for everyone. It's not a huge menu, so the focus is on preparing their dishes really well. Don't go for a 40-minute lunch; good food takes time. If you want to indulge, skip the salad and have a cup of the heavenly mushroom soup. It actually gets better with every bite!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Great place for a quiet lunch. Setvice and food spot on. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "We were very excited to find a new menu awaiting us. Everything sounded good so it took a long time to decide. Asian pork tacos were delicious."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "This was our second time dining here, and we will be back again. Our service was spot on, and our food was excellent. Their menu has many unique choices, so far from your standard fare. This time I have the steak pasta dish, and the flavors in that dish were exceptional. My wife had the pot roast and she thoroughly enjoyed it as well."
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "Outstanding dining experience at Bent Fork in Aurora. The menu had all you could want. Next time we dessert first so we're not too full to enjoy the great brownies. Good on ya!"
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "This place was great for taking my grandmother out to lunch...a wee bit pricey for lunch (with drinks), but a good time regardless. I'd certainly take my lovely grandma again!"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "We had amazing food! The half salads were big. The Sweet Thai Chili and Creamy Goat Cheese Dip was out of this world, but we were told that the menu is changing and it's being taken off the menu. Too bad! Loved that!"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "A friend and I went for Dining Out for Life. We had been there before on several occasions and had always enjoyed the food. We were not disappointed. The food and service were excellent. We will definitely go back again. "
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "Went for lunch on Easter. Service was great and the food very good. Always have had good food here. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "The menu here is very creative, but you'll pay the price. Not worth it in my opinion. "
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "First, I must talk about the service. Our waitress was wonderful! I was having dinner with a friend I hadn't seen in a long time, and we sent her away many times before finally ordering. She was so kind and patient with us. She was also helpful with the special diet I needed and answered all my questions to make sure my meal was exactly what I wanted. The food was amazing! The fish tacos were grilled with a perfect mix of spice and veggies. The artichoke dip had an unexpected, and much welcomed spiciness. The strawberry chicken salad was so fresh that my friend didn't even use any dressing. The green chile mac and cheese with elk sausage was also delightful (next time we'll try it with lobster)."
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "Great food...casual but nice atmosphere...good service."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Fantastic service. Our food was good (7 diners) but my prime rib was a little tough. The manager and waiter were great and made amends for the prime rib. The desserts were good, too. We will definitely be back."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Fabulous Martinis, cute bar area, convenient location"
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "My wife & I visited here for lunch on a Sunday morning which the food was filling & pretty good. She had the grilled shrimp tacos that were delicious and with 3 of them on a plate, they were very filling. The ministrone soup was the special for the day which was very good also. The french dip which was good but, if it were not for the au jus sauce, then it would have been too sweet for me because of the onions. The house slaw was a little too sweet for me also but, all in all the food was very good. The service was very attentive & very helpful. The prices are a little too high but, really not by much. The restaurant is a little hard to find but, worth the trouble once you get there as they will make you feel comfortable as a valued guest."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Service was great. Food was great. Company was great."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Food quality was very good, but not what I would consider a place for foodies. The wine list needs a lot of attention. Service was attentive, but lacked experience to heighten the customer experience. The decor is in need of updating; however, it was clean and comfortable."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "This is a great local restaurant with excellent food. Want to get away from the chain restaurants in the Denver area? This is the place to go....good food, relaxing atmosphere, competent waitstaff. The lobster mac & cheese is GREAT!!!"
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "My wife and I recently visited the Bent Fork for Denver Restaurant Week and we were very pleasantly surprised by the food, menu and the service. This was a real find considering how many other amazing choices there are out there. The prices for regular dining are very reasonable again considering all the competition and the food is definitely worth it. We will absolutely be returning for more in the future on a dining night out."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Had a good time and a wonderful dinner. Only wish it was one appetizer and one dessert per person. The increased price I thought was so we got better quantity and quality. A little disappointing in that respect."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "Our server was great, very friendly and helpful. The food on the other hand was subpar. The filet could barely be cut with a knife and the soup was bland."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "It was during restaurant week, but I wish the shrimp dish had had more than four shrimp in it."
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "My wife and I went for Denver Restaurant Week. They had run out of the vanilla filet, which was the main reason for that being our choice of restaurant, but they made up for it by giving us the ribeye instead. Flavor was good, and the staff was very kind about it. We will likely give it a try again on their regular menu."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We enjoyed the restaurant week menu while our invited guest choose two items from the menu. All of our dishes were wonderful, I liked the crab appetizer and my husband's favorite was the piggy smores. We intend to go back for lunch soon to sample some more menu items."
    Dined on 2/22/2014