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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

88% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (18)
Casual (17)
Creative Cuisine (14)
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Good for a Date (13)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Special Occasion (11)
Good for Groups (11)
Cozy (10)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Comfort Food (9)
Business Meals (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Great for Lunch (8)
Worth the Drive (7)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Romantic (4)
Authentic (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Fun (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Great for Brunch (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Healthy (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Live Sports (1)
Organic (1)
Tapas (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (New England)·Dined on August 15, 2017

This restaurant was a lucky find... and outstanding. The food was excellent and delivered in a timely fashion. I had the new mexico ribeye sandwich(amazing and my wife had the ribeye tacos (equally amazing. Unfortuneately we were just visiting the area or it would become a weekly stop. If you are ever in the area definitely go to Bent Fork Grill.

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 (Denver)·Dined on August 11, 2017

We were there to celebrate a special occasion and Joseph and the all at the Bent Fork team made our celebration memorable!! Thank you, Bent Fork!

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 (Denver)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Wonderful as usual! Out of town family members were very impressed with the variety of choices and the quality and tastiness of the food.

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 10, 2017

This is one of our "go to" places and we enjoyed it as usual.

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 5, 2017

The food was absolutely delicious and the service was fantastic.

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 (Denver)·Dined on August 1, 2017

Noisy. Good food. Waitress seemed new to the job. Should expand to alleviate crowding.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food
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·Dined on July 29, 2017

The service was five star, the food was at best a one. This was our first and our last trip to the Bent Fork. I was so disappointed as we were a party of eleven for a farewell occasion- embarrassed as I picked it out.

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 (Denver)·Dined on July 26, 2017

Consistently good food and good service. There's not alot in the area, so this is definitely my go-to place for dinners with friends and family.

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 (Denver)·Dined on July 23, 2017

We went there for Sunday Lunch for my brother's birthday! Literally everything we had was amazing. If you go, get the Lobster Mac n' Cheese. It was one of the best I have ever had and I have been craving it since I have been!

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good for a Date, Romantic, Disabled Access, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 22, 2017

great food , services was awesome . we all had different things and everything was very tasty

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Bent Fork is a real gem located in an unlikely place. This was our third visit to the Bent Fork. Our server (Jeremiah) was the nicest, most professional wait person we have experienced in a long time. So refreshing to have a exceptional waiter at a time when many wait staff in Denver are just going through the motions. Beside the service, the food at Bent Fork is also very, very good. We had the cauliflower wings, black and blue salad and the bison meat loaf. All three was delicious, the right temperature, the right portions and just so good! We will definitely be a regular at the Bent Fork and appreciate having such good cuisine close to home.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Paleo Friendly, Quiet Conversation, Gluten Free Options, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Outstanding local flavored Pl., Natalie our server was absolutely the best we open the place that with friends and finally close the place and she never once complained gave her a good tip for that too I'd recommend it highly

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Table next to us had 3 screaming kids. Nothing the Restaurant could do.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Comfort Food
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Very disappponting food. Used to come here a lot. Quality has really declined. Expensive. 2 sandwiches, 3 drinks and 1 piece of cheesecake cost $91. Could have gone to a really nice high-end restaurant for that price.

Tags: Casual
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 14, 2017

We had a wonderful evening. Our server, Sonya was great and we will ask for her when we return. The Black and Bleu pasta was amazing!!! A fair warning though, it can be a bit oily due to the nature of the dish...
Also the peach sangria was delish :)
Our friend ordered the salmon and it was cooked perfectly...such a treat.
Our only complaint would be the ribeye. My husband ordered this and it was overcooked and served in kind of an awkward plate presentation. Definitely not what he expected and he was disappointed. He'll try the prime rib next time.
We will definitely be back with friends and family.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Bent Fork is a great find. Good food for the price and the service is awesome!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Fun
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 28, 2017

This is the second time I've eaten here and both times the food and service have been very good. The mushroom soup is an excellent way to start the meal.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 27, 2017

Very comfortable environment with out any rushing, and great service. Cocktails made perfect.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 25, 2017

I've eaten here a few times in the past and was disappointed this time. The burger was just okay and my egg roll appetizer was cold. They were not on their game this time. 😞

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 (Boise)·Dined on June 23, 2017

This was our first visit to the Bent Fork. I was expecting a typical grill-based menu. However, I was pleasantly surprised to find a number of offerings you don't normally find on a neighborhood grill menu, e.g. a Strawberry, Brie & Chicken Salad, Mahi Mahi Tacos, Seared Ahi, and more. It was a Friday night and they were busy. The bar was hopping. I'm glad we had a reservation. We were sat at a quiet table by a window. The ambiance was quite pleasant; a dark wood theme. The service very good as was the food. I had the Asian Fried Chicken with scalloped potatoes and grilled Brussel sprouts. It was a nice twist on a comfort food classic. My spouse had the Buffalo Pot Roast. She loved it. All in all, it was a very pleasant experience. We'll go again if we are ever back in the Denver area.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Love this restaurant! Great chef and wonderful service. Great Gluten free menu.

Tags: Casual, Gluten Free Options
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 18, 2017

The food was decent. Our waiter Deshon was excellent! His sensitivity and attention to detail was much appreciated!

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 (Denver)·Dined on June 18, 2017

We dine here often. The service is always good and the food is always consistent and delicious. It'our after theatre go to restaurant. Thank you Bent Fork for a wonderful dining experience!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Quick Bite, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Cozy, Special Occasion, Casual, Quiet Conversation
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 16, 2017

I met a potential client here for lunch. Excellent service and delicious food!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 15, 2017

First time here, service was prompt and friendly. The food was delicious, I highly suggest the Veal Osso Buco. Will definitely return

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 (Denver)·Dined on June 15, 2017

The food was excellent. The restaurant was a little noisy but wait staff was great!

Tags: Fun, Tasting Menu
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 11, 2017

Great food and quality. Special menu never disappoints. BEWARE: some of their cocktails are waaay too sweet.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Bent Fork Grill has very friendly staff that greet you with a smile even if you are running a little behind on your reservation. The food tastes good and the portion size is great for people who like good food as well as value for money. The restaurant has easy parking which is always nice on a night out.

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 (Denver)·Dined on May 29, 2017

We had a 5 pm reservation for 5 people. The hostess seated us in a side room which was nice and quiet and had no other customers at the time. Then it seemed like they forgot us, until a young lady came rushing in, seemingly apologizing for not knowing we were in that room. Next a young man ( Deshawn)came to say that he would be our server. He was very efficient and friendly. From that point on, everything went well.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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 (Denver)·Dined on May 24, 2017

I previously submitted a review for this restaurant in total error. I was actually thinking of another restaurant which I dined at on May 31 and tried to book through Open Table but was unable to get it done. The Bent Fork was actually very good on every category and I will surely be returning there. I apologize for that error.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 20, 2017

We flew in from California for the weekend, visiting Colorado relatives. At the last minute, on a Saturday evening, we needed a table for 10 in the vicinity of Aurora. We just happened upon the Bent Fork Grill (online), and they were able to fit us in for 7:30 p.m. What a GREAT treat this place was ! The food was VERY good, and the service (DeShawn) was incredible....just the perfect waiter. Whenever we return to Colorado, we will without a doubt be back to this restaurant.

Tags: Casual, Worth the Drive, Fun, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies
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 (Denver)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Excellent food and quick, friendly service. Good wine list.

Tags: Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Local Ingredients, Cozy
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 (Denver)·Dined on May 14, 2017

We absolutely love the Bent Fork. The food is always top notch and we've never had anything we didn't love. Never. We went for mother's Day dinner last Sunday and the food was fabulous. The one thing that has never happened before was horrid service. This is hardly worth a review when truly the food is amazing but our server had no idea what she was doing. My mother and brother both I ordered club soda with lime. My brother gets a club soda with a lemon and my mother gets a speite with a lemon. The server then tells us that they are out of limes which is very odd for 415 reservation on Sunday. So we told her that my mom received Sprite instead of a club soda and so she comes back with another sprite. No lemon this time. So we call the hostess over and tell her and she brings my mother a club soda with a lime. Very odd. I was never asked if I wanted another drink which I did and I had to ask for water a couple of times. But like I said, this is very unusual and if you're looking for great food look no further! Out of the many times I've been to this restaurant I had one time with quirky service otherwise this place is absolutely amazing!

Tags: Bar Seating, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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 (Denver)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Mothers Day

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Terrible compared to the one in Loveland. Terrible service and food was just as bad.

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 (Denver)·Dined on May 13, 2017

The Bent Fork always pleases in food and service. Great place for casual dining and we have never been disappointed.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on May 8, 2017

This was the first time I'd been at Bent Fork. I took a few staff members and it was a wonderful experience all around!

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Authentic, Great for Lunch
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 (Denver)·Dined on May 7, 2017

We first found out about this place at the Mac n cheese fest. So we decided to check out their full menu when my mom was in town visiting. TOTALLY WORTH IT! Ambiance was nice, service was fantastic, and the food was phenomenal. We all ended up sharing our plates with each other and couldn't decide what we liked best. The lobster mac n cheese was to die for. I would recommend this place to everyone! I can't wait to have another excuse to treat myself to dinner, because I'll be back here again in a heartbeat. The rest of the night, while sitting in our food comas, everyone kept repeating how they couldn't believe just how good it all was.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Casual, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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 (Denver)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Great service--DeShawn I believe. Very good food and reasonable price. We probably won't return because it is very far from where we live. Would return if they were closer.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Denver)·Dined on April 30, 2017

I have loved coming to the Bent Fork for years! Good food, great service and you will not want to miss the amazing brownie dessert!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Happy Hour, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date
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