Bent Fork Grill - Aurora

4.4
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923 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American

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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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4.6
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vipRyAnnLilAmp
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

My friend and I hadn’t seen each other in almost 10 months and we dined at Bent Fork for dinner and cocktails to catch up. Initially we sat a few minutes prior to our server taking our order (that that was due to the fact that our server for 3 tables without less than 5 mins of each other) so once she came to take our order our service was top notch after that! We had martinis (lemon drop and classic vodka slightly dirty ) they were yummy but pricey for Aurora dining $11-12.50 per martini but they were worth it! We have the cauliflower “wings” appetizer that are vegan and yummy! I had the yummy salmon Cesar salad. My friend has the grilled cheese and tomato soup entree; however her bottom half of grilled cheese was soggy and she didn’t eat it. Our server Katelyn was friendly. We would return probably for drinks and appetizers. I’d have that sals again for sure.

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vipMichael
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always love going to Bent Fork-Aurora. We consider it to be a great neighborhood place to take our friends.

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vipdebo
Denver
81 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

small amount of ingredients in the Cobb salad. disappointing

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and the waitress very kind

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RebeccaC
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Waitress Rebecca went out of her way to serve all 9 of us. Nothing was forgotten! Thank you

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat at the bar for happy hour and dinner. Love love love the bartender, Jake. The service was phenomenal, drinks exceptional, and the food was amazing! Definitely will be back.

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millyw
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing ,delicious food. I'm just sad is no longer the green chili macaroni and cheese :(

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RicardoG
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

My wife's food was cold. Baby back ribs should be served hot. Potion was good.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the Bent Fork. It’s become our favorite place for special occasions, we’ll be back for our anniversary.

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MarkD
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Valentines Day was shot to heck. Food was cold and wrong. My wife had reminded me that Bent Fork had always been hit or miss. We had been there a few times and sometimes it was good and sometimes not so good. This visit was not good and we went elsewhere to get desert.

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MelC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, attentive service even though it was a very busy Valentine's evening. The martinis were fabulous, the food delicious and perfectly cooked. We were very happy with our choice and had a nice meal out!

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diner123
Denver
26 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Nice place that’s not overly crowded, enjoy dining without having to go far.

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Bmartin
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Has improved since my last visit a few years ago. Good menu.

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vipRicola
Denver
30 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good neighborly restaurant. Our waiter was very attentive to our needs; good customer service which I have no complaints about. We got there a little past 11:30. By 12:15, the restaurant was busy with diners. I got the impression that this place is very much appreciated by the locals in the neighborhood.

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JoshK
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. Will definitely be back. Value for the price is pretty good I thought as well.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
19 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience3

The service is TERRIBLE!!! I made a reservation on Open Table. Apparently there was no point as they only worked off the walk in list even though I checked in. The bartender behind the bar was great. The server in the bar area - TERRIBLE! He never asked if we wanted a refill on our drinks. Looked at us like we were crazy when we asked if we could have silverware which didn’t arrive until after the food. Then we asked for ketchup with the fries. My god you would have thought we were asking for gold. This was a definite service fail all around.

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WendyG
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for Gluten Free people. Happy Hour is a great deal!

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HaroldW
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Service was very slow, but waitress was very pleasant. Food was overly spiced, and cold. Half of it was under cooked. Couldn't eat. Overall everything was a little “off”. It felt like a “ chain restaurant”. Probably should have gone to a chain restaurant like Outback instead. Sorry but i cant recommend

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PapaPeit
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of favorite restaurants in the Denver area. Food and service are consistently outstanding

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MillionQuartet
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good service & good food!

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vipDatingfoodlover424
Denver
46 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great prime rib and outstanding service.

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Deb54
Palm Springs
7 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The people who work at the Bent Fork Grill are top notch in customer service. We were delayed due to traffic and they were gracious and accommodating. The food was very good. I had the short rib tacos and they were very hearty and tasty. I think most of the dishes that I tried would benefit from some contrast in flavors. For example, the short rib tacos included goat cheese -- two very rich items. A chimichurri sauce -- something to brighten the taste--would enhance the dish immensely.

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DonnaS
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the Bent Fork. I've been going there for ages, since back in the days when I worked in Aurora and looked for good places for lunch or dinner. I've been there for special occasions and just casual get togethers with friends and family. It never disappoints.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We always down here when we go to the barbershop chorus program at the University of Denver. It’s always good and we always enjoy having it start our evening

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JimF
Denver
21 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We are regulars; service was attentive and professional as usual. The kitchen is consistently good.

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Charl
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

My wife's sandwich, fries, slaw and wine were excellent. My $27 rib eye steak was overcooked and dry, and the potatoes were almost tasteless. I will go back, but will order cheaper/simpler items that they do better than steaks. Burgers and pasta will be the most likely choices, as they have been very good in the past.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was the 16th birthday of the daughter of some friends. Our waitress was great in terms of serving the birthday cake we brought to the restaurant and lighting the lotus candle on the cake.

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Berta
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always dine at the Bent Fork for special occasions, and always have a wonderful dinner experience. Outstanding service, quality and price points.

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vipJohnP
Denver
19 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When I requested a smaller portion of my lunch selection, she proposed an alternative way to order it. It was a great solution, and the salmon was, as usual, cooked just right. The Bent Fork, in both Aurora and in Loveland, are go-to lunch venues when I want to get caught up with old friends. Thanks!

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Jake
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love the Bent Fork. The steak and goat cheese bruschetta appetizer is phenomenal, and I've never had a bad entree there. The service has always been excellent. I usually make an Open Table reservation through the Google maps page when checking traffic and have never had more than a few minute wait upon arrival. The only negative I can think of is in their seating area that looks like it used to be a patio before it was converted into a permanent structure, it can get a little chilly if it's cold outside. So if you're seated there and it's cold out, you may be dining with your jacket on. Won't stop me from coming back though. It is a little pricier than I can afford on a regular basis but it is a very nice treat.

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JohnS
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall1food2service5ambience1

Will not go back would tell anyone to go there. could be a lot better

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MillionQuartet
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food & service as usual!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Was not a $60 meal plus tip. Food very bland.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
22 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything was very nice.

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BUCK
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Just gramma & kid enjoying lunch and conversation.

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GmaLM
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great. So was food.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Service was not up to its usual standards - felt like my food was just dropped on my table. I was almost done eating before server came back to check on me. Wall next to table was dirty. Ambiance is not what it was several years ago. Host was great - very welcoming & strong presence.

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vipBill
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

This was my first visit to Bent Fork Grill. Met a couple of friends. All enjoyed their meals immensely.

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DaveB56
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great service. Not very busy. A hidden gem.

LB
vipLindaB
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had great food and extra great service from Marcus. We'll be definitely going back!

FAQs

Bent Fork Grill - Aurora offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (303) 337-6600.

Bent Fork Grill - Aurora is rated 4.4 stars by 923 OpenTable diners.