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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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4.5

Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.6

ambience

4.2

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (20)
Casual (17)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
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Cozy (14)
Special Occasion (14)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Great for Lunch (10)
Romantic (9)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Happy Hour (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Business Meals (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Good for Groups (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Authentic (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Bar Seating (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Fun (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Healthy (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Great Beer (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Seasonal (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Denver)·Dined 3 days ago

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

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (Denver)·Dined 5 days ago

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined 6 days ago

Always good food, service and overall experience.

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 (Denver)·Dined 6 days ago

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

Tags: Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Denver)·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.

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 (Denver)·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.

Tags: Fun, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·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

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 (Denver)·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.

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 (Denver)·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!

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 (Denver)·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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on January 25, 2018

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

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on January 22, 2018

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

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 (Denver)·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.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu
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 (Denver)·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.

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 (Denver)·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.

Tags: Authentic, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·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!

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 2, 2018

The food was very good, especially the Brussels sprouts.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Cozy
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 1, 2018

All in all: amazing!

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 31, 2017

My date and I enjoyed the casual elegance. It is so refreshing to go to a restaurant that is not noisy. Food was terrific as was the service. The salmon fish & chips was mouthwatering, -can't wait to have it again! What a treat to have this restaurant right in the neighbohrood.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 31, 2017

none of the above were checked. the service would be the only reason to give a positive comment about the Bent Fork. The food was over cooked,over spiced,the veg were not appealing to look at an thus we did not eat them. I may come back one more time but never a special occation.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The kitchen and the food are always very good. Service was professional, friendly, and right on the money with timing and attentiveness,

Tags: Business Meals, Bar Seating, Casual, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Excellent scallops. Cooked to perfection. Crab cakes were delicious and are suitable for the Maryland palate

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Cozy
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 21, 2017

I sent an e-mail compliment to the GM (W. Silva) after lunch with my dear friend this day.
I expressed how many occasions this year I have eaten at the Bent Fork. Once again, this
lunch was an "applause," and I look forward to dining at the Bent Fork in 2018.

Go to the Bent Fork!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on December 15, 2017

WOW! There was nothing about this experience we did not enjoy. From the minute we walked in, we were greeted with a warm smile and immediately seated. Our waiter, DJ, came over, introduced himself, and began setting down drink napkins. He noticed the paper napkins were rumpled and decided they weren’t satisfactory enough to be placed on the table. He is, without a doubt, one of the best waiters we’ve ever encountered. There were four of us and he showed each of us equal attention throughout the meal. Every plate we ordered, with his help because we hadn’t dined here before, was absolutely delicious and the portions were more than sufficient. We had salmon, spicy sausage pasta, black and blue pasta, and a rib eye sandwich. For dessert, we split a flourless chocolate cake and a brownie with vanilla bean ice cream. Both were decadent without being overly rich. Throughout the meal, we kept commenting how awesome everything was, as we ate off each other’s plates, and how amazed we were because we’re all so incredibly picky. On top of an already wonderful experience, the tab for the meal was so reasonable. Including a 25% tip, we payed less than my husband and I have paid elsewhere for just the two of us and not enjoyed ourselves as much. I can’t say enough great things about this place!

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 14, 2017

We always enjoy the Bent Fork! The food is great, but their portions are growing smaller and the prices...are not! We were celebrating a birthday with a party of five and the place was not super full, however one other party of four got seated within touching distance when there were other seating options. I felt like we were all struggling with conversation because of how closely we were seated.They are not the only restaurant to do this though. Everything else was good!

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 11, 2017

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 on December 7, 2017

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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 (Denver)·Dined on December 5, 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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 (Denver)·Dined on November 22, 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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 (Denver)·Dined on November 18, 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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 (San Francisco)·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 17, 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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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Lobster Mac and cheese is my favorite meal at any restaurant! Great service and the food is always great.

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 15, 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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 (Denver)·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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 27, 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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