Bent Fork Grill - Aurora
12191 E. Iliff Avenue
Aurora, CO 80014Neighborhood:
Contemporary AmericanPrice: $30 and under
Bent Fork Grill - Aurora
- 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 3033376600x
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
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Bent Fork Grill - Aurora reviews from OpenTable diners
48 reviews since July 29, 2014
- Ambiance3.9Noise LevelModerate
neighborhood gem (27)fit for foodies (17)great for lunch (15)special occasion (14)good for groups (9)romantic (5)kid-friendly (4)great for brunch (2)late-night find (2)vibrant bar scene (1)hot spot (1)scenic view (1)notable wine list (1)Show More
- Excellent FoodWolfknghtDined on 11/21/2014The food here was great. The service was excellent. Even though we were early for our Open table reservation they got us right in. The waiter was very knowledgeable and extremely personable with great recommendations and never was I left with the feeling I couldn't get him if I needed him.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great place to meet friends!PennySDined on 11/8/2014This was our second visit to this location; food is consistently excellent, and service is attentive, timely and servers very friendly & knowledgeable. The Lobster Mac & Cheese is crave-able...Buffalo Beer Cheese Burger was perfectly done and savory. Highly recommend! (And ask for Andrew!)Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Very good timeLillypodDined on 11/7/2014Had reservations for a Friday evening. Excellent meal--Fish tacos, pulled pork, salmon BLT. The pumpkin bread pudding was the perfect ending. Casual setting. Very attentive service. Very busy evening, glad to have reservations.Special Features:
- Great ServiceLuncherDined on 10/28/2014Had lunch on Tuesday. Service was great! Sonia (sp) was very attentive and professional. Salads were clean and fresh!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Always top notchGwenVIPDined on 10/25/2014we go there not only because it is close but we love their buffalo wing cauliflower appetizers! The food is always top notch as well as the service. Highly recommend reservations for weekend visits as it's on the small side.Special Features:
- Wow, what a find!lorijeannjDined on 10/24/2014My husband found this restaurant through TripAdvisor, and what a find! The black and bleu steak (name is deceiving) was delucious. My husband's filet was to die for. he is still talking about the reduction sauce.Special Features:
- Very nice!TatyanaDined on 10/21/2014A friend needed to get out of the kitchen and de-stress so I took her out. We were looking for something not far away from home and decided on Bent Fork Grill. I have no idea why I never paid attention to it. I drive by a few times a week. I did not expect a nice place in a strip mall. We had a very good time. Place was not noisy, service was great, we loved our food. Portions were just right and so was price. Plenty of parking (unlike in Cherry Creek). I will come back just so I can try different dishes.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Food was beyond expectationsfeedmeDined on 10/18/2014The food was absolutely outstanding. Steak and goat cheese bruchetta was cooked perfectly. Had the vanilla fillet .. again, a homerun. Impressed.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Fun filled experiencetastysurprisesDined on 10/17/2014My friends and I came in because I won gift card at a silent auction. I will return because we had a wonderful time. The menu is diverse and filled with gems. We all tried something different. Every dish was fabulous, lobster mac & cheese, sear Ahi tuna and prime rib. Three very different orders and each was wonderful. We tried the Cauliflower Wings for an appetizer. It was a tasty surprise and a big hit with the three of us. We will be back for more.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great servicegoodfoodgoodfunDined on 10/13/2014We had a great server, perfect level of was attention given to us. Great place for our business meeting.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- OpenTable Diner Since 2010Dined on 10/8/2014This was perhaps our 10th visit, and as ever, the food and service did not disappoint.
- A Great Start to a NightDeltaDined on 10/4/2014My friends and I went to the Bent Fork for homecoming dinner and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Our server was extremely kind and no mistakes were made and our food was fantastic. I can't find one bad thing to say about this place.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- NyorkerDined on 10/3/2014Our party of 4 really enjoyed our dinner on Friday night. We were quickly seated and our waitress was attentive but not annoying. I was a thrilled that they had a very extensive gluten free menu. The food was exceptional. We will definitely go here again.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- First time trytjepDined on 10/3/2014Had driven by numerous times and wanted to try, was so worth it, louder than expected for a date, but the food was amazing, the reviews are accurate, we're looking forward to going back.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Dependably GreatScottinAuroraVIPDined on 9/28/2014We go to Bent Fork for good tasting food in a pleasant atmosphere with good service. Its just that simple. Every dish we have had there is very good, and has some twist to make it more than just your standard fare. Nothing is necessarily earth-shattering or amazing, but altogether its dependably great.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Not a ChainlocalDined on 9/5/2014Its not a chain where the menu is like cookie cutters. The food is great and prepared and presented as if it is unigue.Special Features:
- Quiet LunchDeniseDined on 9/3/2014Our server was very attentive throughout the meal, but forgot about us when it came time for the check. Good spot for a lunch meeting and the menu had a nice selection of options. Awesome chocolate ganache!Special Features:
- Very good as usualOpenTable Diner Since 2009Dined on 8/30/2014Diverse menu top quality food, cocktails and service. My wife and I have dined here many times. We come up from Parker.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Nice placeGiGiDined on 8/19/2014I flew in from Dallas and my husband picked me up. We didn't want to drive to BV so we stayed in Aurora. This restaurant was highly recommended to us. Food was very good. Service was great.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Fantastic food as alwaysGwenVIPDined on 8/16/2014Our only problem was with our waitress who never mentioned the specials for the evening but other than that, the meal was top notch as always!Special Features:
- 2oldiesDined on 8/16/2014We thought the restaurant was over priced for the quality of the food we received. The dinner salad was quite ordinary, and what you might expect in any family restaurant. My husband said his prime rib was not as tender as he expected. My salmon was a little dry, and the vegetables were nothing special. However, we did love our brownie and iced cream desert. Also, our waitress was very friendly and helpful, and she made the evening much more enjoyable for us. Many of the people we saw got sandwiches instead of regular dinners, and they looked better.Special Features:
- First Time HereOpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 8/12/2014It was great all around. The seared tuna salad was exceptional.Special Features:
- Approachable Food Connected ServiceSamchildVIPDined on 7/28/2014No pretension, yet the recipes are fun and sophisticated. Really warm, connected service staff with genuine and helpful suggestions. Enjoyed sushi grade tuna and a dessert that was insanely wonderful. Both were suggested. Nice relaxed setting.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- The following 306 reviews are from the Bent Fork Grill - Aurora reviews archive.
- Awesome as always!GwenVIPDined on 7/26/2014Our 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!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Love this placeBavarian5Dined on 7/20/2014I 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.Special Features:
- I have a food allergiespickyeaterDined on 7/19/2014I 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.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- What a find!!BobbyVIPDined on 7/1/2014I 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!Special Features:
- High quality and localGwenVIPDined on 6/28/2014This 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!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Always Consisitent!BobbyVIPDined on 6/26/2014We 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.Special Features:
- Not Your Standard FareScottinAuroraVIPDined on 6/23/2014Bent 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.Special Features:
- DelightfulOpenTable Diner Since 2010Dined on 6/23/2014We 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
- OpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 6/21/2014The only thing that wasn't outstanding was my husbands shrimp sandwich. Other than that dinner was wonderfulSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- quigiesDined on 6/14/2014We 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 .........Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great Meal Across the BoardHungryPlaygoerVIPDined on 6/14/2014Everything 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.Special Features:
- What a Find!KFDENVERVIPDined on 5/31/2014What 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!!!Special Features:
- DenverFoodie2GoodFoodFanVIPDined on 5/28/2014Go 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.Special Features:
- Hidden GemBavarian5Dined on 5/23/2014We 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.Special Features:
- OkJakeDined on 5/17/2014Reuben acceptable but I've had far better--even at Village Inn. Buffalo Berger hard as rock. Great desserts.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- jenksDined on 5/11/2014Second year I have taken my wife there for Mother's day. She always enjoy the dinning experence. Would recommend it to others.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Happy SurpriseNotAFoodieDined on 5/11/2014I 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!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.