Bent Fork Grill - Aurora

Bent Fork Grill - Aurora

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bentforkgrill.com/
  • Phone: 3033376600x
  • 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Bent Fork Grill - Aurora reviews from OpenTable diners
47 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (27)fit for foodies (16)great for lunch (16)special occasion (15)good for groups (14)romantic (8)kid-friendly (4)notable wine list (1)vibrant bar scene (1)great for brunch (1)hot spot (1)late-night find (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Great lunch
    luvestes
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Went for lunch on Easter. Service was great and the food very good. Always have had good food here.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, special occasion, Great for Lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great menu, but pricey
    MellaK319
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    The menu here is very creative, but you'll pay the price. Not worth it in my opinion.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/14/2014
    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).
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Great food...casual but nice atmosphere...good service.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First Time Diner
    Gramps
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous Martinis, cute bar
    maryann
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    Fabulous Martinis, cute bar area, convenient location
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quiet Sunday Lunch
    JedkydhoVIP
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great All Around
    EndofWeekRelief
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Service was great. Food was great. Company was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food quality was very good,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This is a great local restaurant
    Amaysing
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    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!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Denver Restaurant Week Gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ladies night out
    joyce
    Dined on 2/25/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Upbeat Sevice, terrible filet.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It was during restaurant week,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/24/2014
    It was during restaurant week, but I wish the shrimp dish had had more than four shrimp in it.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My wife and I went for Denver
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Night Out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Valentine dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We had our Valentine's Day dinner here and everything was perfect!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I really enjoyed Valentine's
    feedmefred
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    I really enjoyed Valentine's Day dining with my girlfriend at the Bent Fork.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    Chuck
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The facility was dated, but the food and service more than made up for it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service, this
    AFLSVIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Great food and service, this is a neighborhood gem, you won't leave hungry!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was a real great place
    Aokay
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    It was a real great place to eat at. The music was absolutely soothing, the environment was amazing and the wait staff are always on top of their feet. I'd love to go there again and I'd recommend it to everyone!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Convenient good service
    teapat
    Dined on 2/3/2014
    Food was good and service very pleasant. One of the better choices in the area. Will return.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good food, great service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    Have been to "the fork" many times. Very good, not great, food. Their current waitstaff is excellent - well informed, cordial and very energetic. Their adult beverages are generous and reasonably priced. A dining experience that offers food quality comparable to Cherry Creek without the ostentation, parking congestion, and overpricing.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unique neighborhood gem!
    GwenVIP
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    The special appetizer for the evening was buffalo "chicken" cauliflower! It was fantastic and what a creative great idea from the chef! I dined on the elk mac/cheese and hubby had the meatloaf. Both were great and mine was enough to take home for leftovers the next day. The wine list is always extensive and reasonable. Great place to eat and we will be returning soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Gluten Free Dining
    diningglutenfree
    Dined on 1/9/2014
    We selected Bent Fork Grill in Aurora for our 23rd anniversary dinner with family and friends primarily because, after much online research, we felt that that it gave the most gluten free options for a complete dining experience. The menu listed almost everything as gluten free or gluten free option available, and there was no upcharge for our special needs. A rare find! Since almost all of us require gluten free dining, it was refreshing to have true options, not just going breadless, or defaulting to a crouton-free salad.. We were even able to enjoy dessert if we so desired. Of course what made it truly wonderful, was that everything was so tasty! Even the Balsamic Vinaigrette had a kick, rather than being ordinary.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Checks across the board
    HonestAbe
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    Four is us had dinner had Bent Fork Grill. We showed up before our reservation and were still seated immediately. The service was wonderful! I ordered to Rocky Mountain Salmon which had a crunchier outside and soft inside. Delishious flavor and you could still taste the fish. Other orders at the table included Buffalo pot roast, Ribeye steak, and a salad with salmon. Everyone enjoyed their meals and cleaned their plates! We will be back!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistancy
    Shar
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    The Bent Fork is a long-time favorite in our neighborhood, as we can always count on a great meal and excellent service. The staff creates a welcoming environment. and goes out of their way to ensure a wonderful dining experience. I didn't have a burger this visit, but generally do because the meat they use never fails to stimulate the taste buds. The accompanying side of half sweet potato fries/half cold slaw makes for a very satisfying meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time at this restaurant
    Tjdmema5
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    Food was fresh and prepared wonderful. Service was amazing. This is my new go to place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very disappointing - the prime
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    Very disappointing - the prime rib was the worst I think I have ever had and this opinion was shared by all at our table that ordered it. This is the first time ever that we have had a bad meal at Bent Fork. The service, however, was very good.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 5 for xmas eve dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    we were seated right away; varied menu; good wine list & prices. service was very good; well paced & the food was hot. didn't go into the bar area, so cannot comment on the "bar scene".
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 12/17/2013
    I take my bowling team here every year for our holiday lunch...always excellent service and perfect lunch choices...from burgers to salmon BLTs. And the home-made mushroom is "as advertised"...awesome! Many thanks!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very Good
    JAKS
    Dined on 12/6/2013
    Our server was excellent, all four meals were very good. The lobster Mac and Cheese - Excellent.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice - Convenient
    thetdmullins
    Dined on 11/20/2013
    Not in the best spot, but close to 225 and the Doubletree. Food is fit for a much better surrounding area as it is in a sort of strip mall. But it is worth trying for a nice dinner when you don't want to travel far when in that area.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Don't Plan for Leftovers
    ScottinAuroraVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2013
    We had an 8pm reservation, and it was a bit quiet by then. But the place has a decent, warm feel, and our waiter was quite adept and attentive. Food is moderately priced, and it was quite tasty. But by most US standards, the portions were a bit on the small side, so we didn;t have our normal doggie bag for tomorrow's lunch. All-in-all not bad, so I think we'll be giving it another whirl in the future.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good place for a reasonably
    bizdin
    Dined on 10/15/2013
    Good place for a reasonably priced business dinner. The wait staff was attentive and friendly.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Busy Night but Overall Good
    Netty
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    There was a private party taking up a large portion of the space (and servers) on Saturday night - the bartender was quite overwhelmed and service there was slow. Our reservation time was missed by a bit so we went to the bar to have a drink but the hostess was apologetic and nice about it. The thai chili/cheese dip was good, but not having "any bread in the restaurant without butter" for extra crostini's was a bit odd, that dish was WAY rich enough without the butter! Our eventual server was VERY sweet, and our food actually came out quickly after we ordered. Entrees were good and large portions. The pot roast was a bit underseasoned, but worked well w/ the potatoes under it. My husbands pork chops were a bit overcooked but still tasty.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Never disappoints
    OmaAlisa
    Dined on 10/3/2013
    I have been to the Bent Fork 3 times now, and each time has been wonderful. Staff, food, everything! Highly recommend. Oh ... and try the bread pudding - YUM!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Find
    TravelerTL
    Dined on 9/30/2013
    First time to the area, recommended by a local for good food. Was not disappointed. Service was excellent, nice atmosphere and the food was fabulous....had trout and salmon, both prepared as ordered. Glaze on the salmon was fabulous! Definitely will dine again when in the area and would drive a bit to get there.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Running out of food...
    Lisa
    Dined on 9/29/2013
    Well, we had been to the Bent Fork in the past with better results. There were four in our party. We arrived at six pm on a Sunday evening. As soon as we sat down, we were informed that they were all out of the specials. Right before our meal was served, we were informed that they were also out of the vegetables, and only had cauliflower left. Really? Why were they running out of food at the beginning of the dinner hour? Kind of disappointing. The rest of the food was good, just surprising and a bit disappointing to have had this experience there.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Average at best
    profoodie
    Dined on 9/28/2013
    Food was ok, nothing special. The room was loud and cramped and ver plain. Nothing like the pictures.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic