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About 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.

12191 E. Iliff Avenue
Aurora, CO 80014
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Sunday - Thursday: 11:00am - 9:00pm, Friday: 11:00am - 10:00pm, Saturday: 11:00am - 9:30pm

Cross Street:
Peoria

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(303) 337-6600

Website:
http://www.bentforkgrill.com/

Catering:
Please contact our off-site Catering Director, Josh Lear for assistance with your catering needs at 303-337-6600.

Parking Details:
On site, free, off street parking in lot.

Public Transit:
Nearby to RTD stops, also I-225 and Parker Road Park & Ride.

Executive Chef:
Michael Walchak

Private Party Facilities:
Our Management staff will be happy to assist you in the planning of your private event.

Private Party Contact:
Josh Lear: (303) 337-6600

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Bent Fork Grill - Aurora Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.5

ambience

4.1

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (18)
Good for a Date (17)
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Creative Cuisine (16)
Special Occasion (15)
Cozy (14)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Good for Groups (12)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Worth the Drive (11)
Business Meals (10)
Great for Lunch (10)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Comfort Food (9)
Happy Hour (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Quick Bite (6)
Romantic (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Authentic (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Fun (3)
Healthy (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
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 (Denver)·Dined 2 days ago

Love this place and especially the gluten free options...

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

On business travel and staying last night at the airport hotel. We “found” this little gem last trip and retuned for our second time. The menu has a good variety and the service is friendly and prompt. I have had a different pasta dish each time and thoroughly enjoyed both. Salmon blt and salmon ish and chips were a hit with colleagues. Looking around at other tables all the food looked great. Obviously a neighborhood gem, it’s located in a nondescript strip mall but don’t be fooled. About 15 minutes from the airport. Highly recommend.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Comfort Food
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·Dined on December 6, 2017

Fantastic establishment, excellent service and delicious food. Would recommend to anyone looking for a high quality dining experience

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Romantic
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

The service was a little slow, but not bad. One of the orders was for a medium rare steak and it cam e well done. The server was great and returned it immediately to the kitchen to be replaced. It came out fine.

This is a really good restaurant.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 19, 2017

We're regulars: always attentive and professional service; the kitchen is consistently good and we like the options on the menu. We have dined in both dining rooms as well as the bar area, and we are always comfortable.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Casual
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

We have been frequenting The Bent Fork for several years and absolutely LOVE this place! We have never had a meal we didn't like, the staff & wait staff are GREAT!! Wonderful neighborhood Bar/Restaurant!! Our friends we dined with loved the Fork as well! We would always recommend dining at the Bent Fork to family, friends & strangers👍🤗!!

P.S. The only way I could like it more would be if you brought back that FABULOUS Reuben sandwich!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Great service from the waitresses. The food was also very good.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Surpisingly great food, at a restaurant in a shopping strip. I had a pork chop with great spicy chutney sauce, accompanied by flash-fried brussel sprouts and a delicious potato side. My wife had a fish dish. Both were truly outstanding. Far better than expected. We would definitely come back next time we're in town.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 16, 2017

The Bent Fork Grill always had a large selection of interesting creations and traditional dishes. Have been to the Loveland location as well and always had well prepared, flavorful food with plenty of variety available to please most everyone's tastes. Quality, well prepared, and flavorful food are the most important elements to me, and I was not disappointed here. Also, my date was hot.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great place and great service and food and great location

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on November 1, 2017

The food was excellent and the service outstanding. Everyone we met working there, from the front receptionist to our waitress was friendly and welcoming.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Overall everything was good. The only problem that I experienced is that my main meal was kinda cold. The appetizer was hot and came out extremely fast. That wasnt the case for the main meal.

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Always the best! We love the cozy feel; service and creative menu.

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Great food! Our waiter was DJ and he absolutely wonderful! DJ took such good care of us! Will return!

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 23, 2017

My wife and I had eaten there before, so recommended for a group of friends. Each one was complimentary of the atmosphere and of the food. Our server was very attentive to our party of 7. I would plan another group meeting there as well as a nice dinner out with my wife.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Casual, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on October 18, 2017

Special dinner to visit old friends - was a great place - great menu something for everyone . Food a very good . The were 7 of us and all for something different and no complaints . Not too noisy for conversation Friendly staff .

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Consistently good food and service. Extensive menu.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Kid-friendly, Business Meals, Casual, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food
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 (Baton Rouge)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We celebrated a special occasion for a party of 8 including 2 small children, and the food, service and ambience were great. The prices were also very reasonable.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Big menu with lots of options for all kinds of diets. Popular place without breaking the bank account, so that speaks for itself.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 3, 2017

I am on a work trip with four people and my hubby suggested this place after some research. I needed something close to the office and the hotel (4 mins from both). The staff was friendly and our waiter DeShawn was excellent. He could intelligently explain the food to us. The entrees ranged from $15-$30 which is very reasonable. We had the lobster mac & cheese which was described as spicy and did have a kick. Another was the ribeye with their own rub. I tasted a piece and it felt like the flavor was dancing on my tongue - very good and perfectly grilled. The next was a half Cobb Salad which was still huge and she said was delicious. I personally had the Butcher's Cut which was a short rib with a bordelaise sauce over mashed and seasonal veggies. I really don't cook with salt so the first bit was a little salty but overall it was excellent. It was a good portion so no one had dessert. We had one round of drinks and dinner and the bill was ~$100+. Excellent choice if you are in the area

Tags: Good for Groups
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on October 3, 2017

The Bent Fork was a great choice for a small gathering on Monday night. Very good service for a party of 13 and the food was liked by all in the group.

Tags: Cozy
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Parking was easy. Everyone in our larger group enjoyed their meal. The staff was great! We felt like they really wanted to make our evening enjoyable.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on September 29, 2017

Awesome place to eat. The service was amazing even with our waiter training. They are very informative about the menu and was not afraid to tell us what gets sent back the most when I asked what was good. The prices are very good. I got the prime rib with potatoes and it was easy to tell that all the food was made from fresh ingredients. I would recommend this place to anyone.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Disabled Access, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Live Sports, Cozy
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 (Nashville)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Service was friendly and fast, and the food was delicious!

Tags: Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Several large parties in the back room so the noise level was louder than normal, overall always a great experience.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 26, 2017

We wanted to enjoy a nice dinner out
in a restaurant that wasn’t full of families with children. This restaurant was an excellent choice. The place was quiet, and comfortable. The menu was diverse. The service was excellent and the food was delicious.

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·Dined on September 25, 2017

Bent Fork was ok, nothing special just mediocre. Certainly there is a misalignment with cost vs. Quantity, this was the first and only time we have made a stop for food on the way home from a restaurant. For example a Cheese and Fruit plate we ordered actually had 1/2 strawberry and 3 slices of soft apple with a few slices of cheese and crackers. My biggest concern was being interrupted no less than 6 times to hand plates and dishes to the wait staff.
Bent Fork in our experience was a disappointment..an expensive disappointment.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Very mediocre food. This restaurant is a neighborhood joint with a nice ambience, the service was very friendly and the prices are reasonable.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Great spot for a biz lunch. Service was solid. Food was fresh and timely. It's wasn't loud and there were enough good options to satisfy most picky eaters.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on September 19, 2017

I was very surprised and delighted with the beauty of the building and atmosphere inside.
I met a friend for dinner and the staff was friendly and professional. The food was very good and it was nice to have a quiet place to catch up and dine, rather than have an ordinary maintenance meal. I will definitely go back!!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Coffee, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Quick Bite
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·Dined on September 18, 2017

Great food, great price, really great service. What's not to like?

Tags: Casual
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 16, 2017

The food and service is always reliable. The wine list and prices are reasonable.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups
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 (Indiana)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Honestly, I'm in the middle on this restaurant. Despite having a reservation, we were seated in the smallest table against a wall even though there were several 4 tops available in the middle. Service was fine. Our server was polite and food came out quickly. I really enjoyed the lobster mac'n'cheese, but felt the additional spice on top really over did it. The steak was okay, but was very underdone on one half (fine on the other, not sure how that happens). They could use more side options too. The flourless chocolate cake was good, but would have been better without the icing and possibly with some fruit and the creme brulee was good. It wasn't a bad experience overall, but I don't think we'll be giving them a second chance.

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·Dined on September 14, 2017

I had a great experience. The food was great and the overall ambiance/Décor was very well done. I would recommend this place to anyone else, I will go back again.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 11, 2017

I will go out of my way to have Lunch and Dinner here again. Superb.

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 (Denver)·Dined on September 10, 2017

We were celebrating a birthday and it was a perfect place to get a good value, be able to talk easily, and enjoy delicious food.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Everything about our meal was very good or better. Prices were reasonable and food quality was excellent. We would go back in a minute!

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Found this wonderful place while traveling from Denvers Airport to Vail!! Awesome food !! Service very friendly !! A hidden Gem!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Quick Bite, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Casual, Tapas, Late-night Find, Cozy, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Organic
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·Dined on September 2, 2017

The service was very good, the martinis great and the food was tasty

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Halfway through my meal I lifted my steak so I could finish the rest of the scalloped potatoes under the steak. Lo and behold a fly escaped that had been trapped underneath my steak. It must have been on the potatoes in the kitchen and then the cook put the steak on top of it. When the manager came to my table to apologize, he admitted they have a fly problem in the kitchen. I'm going to contact the health department because they seem unable to control their fly situation. I gave one star to the restaurant because this system would not let me give them zero.

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