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Bent Fork Grill - Aurora

691 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Top Tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
  • Special Occasion
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Sunday - Thursday: 11:00am - 9:00pm, Friday: 11:00am - 10:00pm, Saturday: 11:00am - 9:30pm
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Phone number
(303) 337-6600
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Michael Walchak
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Private party facilities
Our Management staff will be happy to assist you in the planning of your private event.
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Private party contact
Josh Lear: (303) 337-6600
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Please contact our off-site Catering Director, Josh Lear for assistance with your catering needs at 303-337-6600.
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Cross street
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Parking details
On site, free, off street parking in lot.
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Public transit
Nearby to RTD stops, also I-225 and Parker Road Park & Ride.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 691 People Are Saying
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4.5  based on recent ratings
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipaaaa (Denver)
3.0  Dined 5 days ago

We have had very good luck with The Bent Fork in the past. This past weekend, however, the meal was lack-luster. I ordered a half salad, and my partner ordered a whole salad - spicy pecan, spinach salad with salmon on top. My partner's salad came out almost as small in portion size as mine, and the salmon on both was very small - for $10+ a piece, we definitely did not feel as though we were getting our money's worth. My partner sent his back as it was not a full portion, and it came back with more spinach surrounding the salmon which made it look even smaller. Our whole party also ordered wine; two out of the four pours were pretty small - for the size of the glass, the wine pour was pretty chintzy. We almost always have a very good experience here, and we would like to make this restaurant a "go-to" when we visit our family; this past experience, however, will make us think twice before heading back to The Bent Fork. We wish them all the best; consistency, though, is key.

Buttercup (Denver)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Great dinner place for family and friends our waitress was exceptional and friendly

4.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

We had a group of 10 people for dinner and felt quite cramped, wouldn't suggest for groups over 4-6. Great food, though! Would just prefer to go in a smaller group.

OpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

The last time I went here was for my Brother's rehearsal dinner (20 years ago). I had forgotten about this place until my daughter sent me a gift certificate for Christmas. What was I waiting for? Great food, tremendous service and reasonable pricing. You don't know what you are missing with this place. Just a bit hard to find, but well worth it.

Melpia (Denver)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Always good food, service and overall experience.

SusanS (Denver)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Always great service and food . 1 of our favorite places to go .

vipNanners (Denver)
3.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

The food was a little pricey for what you got. No happy hour unless you were in the bar. No bread on the table. You had to ask for it and pay extra. That is always unfortunate. At one point, it was extremely noisy.

EmJay (Denver)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Consistent in quality of food and service. Everyone ordered something different and everyone enjoyed what they had. Shared the flourless choc cake and crème brulee and both far surpassed desserts in the pricey steak houses in town.

KerryM (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

I never ate here before, I had the fish tacos and I did notvluke them at all. Pricey and the house salad had limp romaine lettuce and was very small for 4.99. I will never eat here again. My friend liked her burger and another friend liked her pasta but everyone agreed it is too pricey and the food is not worth the prices. 2 of us got the tacos and we both hated them. Their salsa is very strange too and we didn't care for it

viponebuilder49 (Denver)
4.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

I have been going here for many years and have always had great service and meals. This is not a typical neighborhood restaurant and I am glad it isn’t as you feel good when you are there.

OpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

The hosts were very cordial and welcoming. The wait staff were friendly, upbeat and professional. The food was perfectly cooked and tasty. The prices were on the low side considering the quality of the food and the service level. I’m going back!

OpenTable Diner (Denver)
4.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Have lived in Aurora for 30+ years and have driven past this place hundreds of times. So glad we finally went, will definitely go back. Great service and food! Food is a bit pricey for a neighborhood restaurant but worth it for the service, taste, and close location.

vipOpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

The food and wine was good. Service excellent. A good place to have lunch.

vipMikeD (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on January 22, 2018

Creative and delicious food with great service at a very reasonable price.

Buck (Denver)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

We thought it might be a bit more upscale so we dressed up but found that it was more casual.
The menu was great, everyone enjoyed there food and the martinis and mixed drinks were fine.
Our waiter, Deshawn was attentive, friendly and not to invasive. We had a table for 6 and it was a bit loud with three birthdays being celebrated around us and the singing staff. We have visited the northern Colorado restaurant and felt it was more of a special destination restaurant so we were a bit disappointed in the casual, busy atmosphere of the restaurant in Aurora.

BrianRadford (Denver)
3.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

So the food was good, but...the Caprese appetizer was missing the basil and olive oil, the kid's cheeseburger was missing the cheese, the taco entree was missing the pico, and the NY Strip was about a 1/4 inch thick. So we left feeling like we had kind of half a dinner.

Service was very nice and attentive, but Back-Of-House operations lacking.

MrsM (Denver)
5.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

One of our favorite local restaurants! We don’t typically bring our kids and prefer to go for date night, but we had our kids with us this last time and they loved the food as well. It has a great neighborhood feel without being a kid restaurant. That said, the kid menu is pretty typical (Mac and cheese and chicken tenders) so we chose to order their food from the regular menu instead. It would be lovely if the kid menu included smaller portions of the regular menu instead of predictable “kid menu” that picky gets get. The regular menu is just too good to miss.

OpenTable Diner (Denver)
3.0  Dined on January 11, 2018

Our visit was in honor of my wife's birthday. My two daughters were in our company.
Was more than surprised to learn that you did "nothing" for birthdays. That seems
utterly weird to me. The waitress is the one that used the term "nothing." I won't be
back for any more birthday celebrations since you don't even offer a dish of ice cream
or a bit of cake. I won't be back for birthdays - for sure!

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 2, 2018

The food was very good, especially the Brussels sprouts.

OpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined on January 1, 2018

All in all: amazing!