Bent Fork Grill - Aurora

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

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.
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Bent Fork Grill - Aurora reviews from OpenTable diners
47 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (26)fit for foodies (17)great for lunch (14)special occasion (14)good for groups (8)romantic (5)kid-friendly (3)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 Food
    Wolfknght
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    The 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:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place to meet friends!
    PennyS
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    This 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:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good time
    Lillypod
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Had 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:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Service
    Luncher
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Had lunch on Tuesday. Service was great! Sonia (sp) was very attentive and professional. Salads were clean and fresh!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always top notch
    GwenVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    we 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:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wow, what a find!
    lorijeannj
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    My 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:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very nice!
    Tatyana
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    A 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:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was beyond expectations
    feedme
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The food was absolutely outstanding. Steak and goat cheese bruchetta was cooked perfectly. Had the vanilla fillet .. again, a homerun. Impressed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun filled experience
    tastysurprises
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    My 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:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service
    goodfoodgoodfun
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    We had a great server, perfect level of was attention given to us. Great place for our business meeting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    This was perhaps our 10th visit, and as ever, the food and service did not disappoint.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Great Start to a Night
    Delta
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    My 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:
    good for groups, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nyorker
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Our 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:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time try
    tjep
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Had 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:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dependably Great
    ScottinAuroraVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    We 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:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not a Chain
    local
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Its 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:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Quiet Lunch
    Denise
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Our 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:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very good as usual
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Diverse menu top quality food, cocktails and service. My wife and I have dined here many times. We come up from Parker.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place
    GiGi
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    I 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:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic food as always
    GwenVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Our 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:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 2oldies
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We 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:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • First Time Here
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    It was great all around. The seared tuna salad was exceptional.
    Special Features:
    romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 25 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 29, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 307 reviews are from the Bent Fork Grill - Aurora reviews archive.
  • Approachable Food Connected Service
    SamchildVIP
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    No 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:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome as always!
    GwenVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place
    Bavarian5
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I have a food allergies
    pickyeater
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a find!!
    BobbyVIP
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • High quality and local
    GwenVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Consisitent!
    BobbyVIP
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not Your Standard Fare
    ScottinAuroraVIP
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delightful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    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
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    The only thing that wasn't outstanding was my husbands shrimp sandwich. Other than that dinner was wonderful
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • quigies
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    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 .........
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Meal Across the Board
    HungryPlaygoerVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • What a Find!
    KFDENVERVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    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!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • DenverFoodie2
    GoodFoodFanVIP
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hidden Gem
    Bavarian5
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ok
    Jake
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Reuben acceptable but I've had far better--even at Village Inn. Buffalo Berger hard as rock. Great desserts.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • jenks
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Second year I have taken my wife there for Mother's day. She always enjoy the dinning experence. Would recommend it to others.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy Surprise
    NotAFoodie
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.