The Fort

4.6
7010 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Situated in the Red Rocks country 17 miles southwest of Denver on Hwy 285, The Fort is a true replica of Bent's Fort, the first American community west of the Mississippi & rendezvous of Kit Carson & other "Mountain Men". The nine dining rooms, seating 350, are white plastered over adobe. Unusual but hearty dishes, typical of the early West, are provided from open grills. Waugh!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 7010 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.2
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Food was great!

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KristaO
Denver
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love date night at the Fort. Eric Many Winds Herrera is our absolute favorite! Great time, we will be back soon.

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JimG
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Atmosphere was great. Noise level was quiet and food was excellent.

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Patrick
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience was as expected. We always enjoy going to The Fort. The food is excellent, and the staff is friendly and helpful.

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KurtH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious! We will definitely be back!

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DanielB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We receive consistently great food and service. The atmosphere is warm and inviting.

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JennetteJ
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Had a great time, always do. When it came to our check our server was a bit slow.

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LibbyS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner at The Fort was amazing, as always. Great, from wine and app to entrees and dessert.

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Polly
Denver
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The buffalo tenderloin is absolutely delicious! This is the place to order it.

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ArtR
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful birthday dinner here ( again). The wild game is exceptional, service great, Covid protocols perfect , and a beautiful view of Denver. We’ll be back!

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JohnM
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Staff is very friendly. The stuffed mushrooms are amazing!

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JustinP
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it!!! The staff was amazing and the food was great!!

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TianaS
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our favorites for birthday dinners. So glad we were able to dine-in again! As always, great food and service. Enjoyed the history lesson about the origins of The Fort.

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Cheryl
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Buffalo prime rib! Atmosphere was intimate and quiet with fire pits burning on the patio. Great view of city lights.

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VictoriaV
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for special occasions! Amazing food and great service

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EHTH
Montana
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good experience, nicely done - will surely return...

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vipDmilford
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great food, but pricey. Have been many times and it is good for out of town visitors.

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Bode
Denver
19 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The “special occasion “ was to celebrate their reopening for indoor dining! Went with friends. Simply perfect. Our waiter Kevin was as good as they get. His partner, can’t remember his name, was also superb. We’ve been going to The Fort since 1992. We have always had the utmost of excellent meals there. The ambiance is magical. We did takeout during Covid restrictions for Easter, Thanksgiving & Christmas. That also proved to be excellent but we certainly missed the beauty of The Fort’s dining areas. The Fort is our favorite restaurant of all time!

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JosephG
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening ......
Marissa was absolutely amazing

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vipdrlisas
New England
13 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Order the quail! I’m a creature of habit and always order the game plate, but next time, I’m just getting quail. So rich, creamy, and flavorful. Delicious dinner to celebrate a birthday. The complimentary birthday chocolate dessert was to die for. I’ll be back soon.

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vipJpstad
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is great to dine out again. The Fort was exceptional and has new menu items. I felt very safe there

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gstindnvr
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Fort is one of our favorites. If you're not from the area, you must include it if you travel here. It's superb.

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Char
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So very happy that they have reopened... food and service was totally excellent.. decorated so great with outdoor lights everywhere.. Buffalo prime rib and the Game plate was so delicious... and to top it off the Granita for dessert was the very best.... the best place to dine ever and the whole staff was excellent.. Yahoo they're back !!!!!

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KarenC
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful way to spend our anniversary! We are planning our next visit!

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vipJimD
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We started coming to the fort in the 1970s,,, usually come 2-3 times a year. When we heard that you had reopened, came up for our anniversary,, Excellent service and dinner

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

21st anniversary. As always, The Fort didn’t disappoint! Friendly and attentive staff, delicious meal!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We finally got to celebrate our one year wedding anniversary at the place we were engaged! Hands down always great food and excellent service!!

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GregW
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Great food and wonderful setting.

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Arby
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was superb. Food was excellent and well proportioned. R.M. oysters were slightly overcooked. Ambience is unique. Our experience was well worth the price.

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ChuckG
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Buffalo filet was delicious and cooked perfectly. Server was attentive and pleasant.

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vipDennis
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience2

We all thought that the service was slow, the food was average and the price for food and drinks was way too much.

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GoodFood
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unique dinner spot - great food & ambiance

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juneS
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely and delicious dinner for 2 by the fireplace! Ruth was fun and took great care of us!

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vipSkipnEileen
Denver
31 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We usually reserve the Fort for special occasions, but decided to go for Denver Restaurant Week. The Fort had tables well spaced so we felt completely safe while we dined. Food good and a good value.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great Colorado dining at The Fort

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JohnC
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This restaurant has been a around for many years. And is still one of the top restaurants in the state. All you have to do is taste the food and know why. But it's not only the food but it is the atmosphere and the history souronding this place that sets it apart from anything else in Denver.

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Teresapea
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We arrived super hungry and it took a while to get our order taken but everything ended up wonderful. The chips and guac were fantastic, yummy salad with delicious rolls and then the entree. My buffalo prime rib was to die for but the best thing was my husband's butter buffalo tenderloin. While eating our meal I popped online and made reservations for Christmas Eve dinner for my family. This will now be our go to place for special occasions.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful date night, lovely ambiance and fabulous food. The service is superb

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RobertA
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very much enjoy The Fort. Always well taken care of.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great experience good food and fantastic service!!! It is a wonderful experience!

FAQs

The Fort offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (303) 697-4771.

The Fort is rated 4.6 stars by 7010 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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