The Fort

4.6
6981 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 6981 people are saying
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GregW
Denver
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Great food and wonderful setting.

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Arby
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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vipDennis
Denver
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unique dinner spot - great food & ambiance

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juneS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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
29 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
2 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!

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Rjmor
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great service

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LupeA
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We decided to have a nice party for our employees. It was only 5 of us. Everything was just perfect.

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MindyL
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience at The Fort was exceptional. Everything from our table location (near the patio), wait staff, food and beverages was outstanding. One member of our party had a birthday and dessert arrived with a candle. The staff was courteous, thoughtful, professional, yet personable. It was a delightful evening.

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MatthewD
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food. I still some desserts that don't include spicy.

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JohnK
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful night out. We were offered an outstanding wine from Frank vineyards CA at a deep discount price. Our meals were superb. We had the herb butter buffalo filet and the game plate. The staff was awesome from the time we entered the Fort until we left. Could not have been better in any way.

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CindyJ
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great place, lots of options to try different kinds of meats. Food was excellent. Make sure to plan enough time, its not a quick event which is fine.

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johns
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great anniversary dinner- service was amazing! Food was terrific!

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LynnW
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience2

We go to The Fort a couple times a year for special occasions. This us the first time we've been disappointed. The food was excellent but our server was poor. Once the food arrived, she never came back to see if we needed anything else or check to see if we wanted another glass of wine. Her whole demeanor was more of what you'd expect at a diner, not a fine dining restaurant. The other thing that bothered us is there seems to be more and more people coming there dressed like they're going to McDonald's. It ruins the ambience.

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greatsteak
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great. First time we ate in the historical room, great atmosphere! Great servers, as always. Had a fun discussion with the flute guy and the fur trader. Always love it.

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Marie
Denver
29 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Fort has an impeccable staff of servers, chefs, and assistants and even the celebratory tomahawk opening of the champagne bottle for our anniversary was exquisitely done! Thank you for another memorable anniversary at The Fort!

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vipJustinS
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a favorite. This is one of the best steakhouses outside of downtown Denver and it still ranks in the top 3 when you include Denver. Unique meat options and different preparations that you don't find at modern steakhouses. My personal line up is the stuffed jalapeños (get over the description and just try them) and the Gonzales Steak. All of that enjoyed with a Hailstorm Julep, request it be made with Colorado's own Stranahan's Whisky. Great for family, friends and especially visitors.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We LOVE this place! It is so special to my boyfriend & I. It’s my grandparents favorite restaurant & now it’s one of our favorite restaurants. Lynn was INCREDIBLE! The food was delicious, the drinks. Everything! Thank you for making my boyfriends birthday so memorable! We’ll be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The Fort is lovely and the ambiance was romantic and relaxing. The food was not up to par with their prices unfortunately. Horrible after taste with the meat and it wasn’t the normal “game” flavor. The drinks were good and the service was wonderful. The food was just a huge let down. We paid $200 for dinner and it wasn’t worth it.

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JevonM
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love it here! Great food every time. Wonderful wine list. Come for our anniversary whenever we can.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love coming to the Fort. Our service tonight with Mary Beth and her assistant (Kiera) was the best ever. We love the ambiance and the settler and flute player added to that tonight. Every time we come to the Fort it is special. Thanks for a job well done. The food was amazing as always.

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MickeyA
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Very Expensive! We were seated in the very bright courtyard, not romantic at all for our 20th Anniversary. The food did not live up to expectations. My husband loved the game plate. My Bison Prime Rib tasted off. The Negritas were amazing! My husband had always wanted to come to The Fort so I brought him here to celebrate his birthday and our anniversary. Loved the Native American flute player!

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MarlaS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Experiencing The Fort restaurant during a pandemic was an excellent way to spend Halloween. The food was good, especially the bread and the ambience was even better. Social distancing guidelines were followed making for a most comfortable visit.

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RebeccaG
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating a birthday and it was the perfect place as it is so unique to Colorado. The choice of appetizers, entrees, and desserts was vast! Our food was prepared exactly as requested and delicious! Definitely will be back, especially for another occasion and/or with out-of-town guests!

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JamesW
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best dining experience we have had in years. No rushing, servers we exceptional, food was beyond any expecting we had. A dining experience we’ll always remember. Can’t wait for our next visit!

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Breezy
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love The Fort and its a tradition for our Anniversary. They have great specials, you dont feel rushed ever when dining. They allow you to take your time to eat and enjoy your time.

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Jobeanus
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Very neat place. Buffalo not my cup of tea but was prepared nice. Service was slow but with the Rona staffing who knows. Everything had it's own flavor and wasn't generic. Green beans were horrible. Tasted raw and flavorless.

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vipDiner
Denver
43 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual the Elk Medallions were delicious. The service was great. Lovely evening

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Bigjohn1055
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I already made a full review on Google maps. The sirloin was not good at all. Super tough and super hard to chew. The ribeye although looked good was not very tasty. Too much uneatable parts to the steak and both were way over priced. The Guacamole was some of the best I've had. The Bison ribs were great, but not alot of meat.

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vipSilverHare
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favourite restaurant in Denver. Always my birthday choice. Unique and fun with a great view.

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GeorgeT
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Very cool venue; every employee was very polite and courteous, server was a little slow with the initial greeting, but much improvement after that. Menu was well presented. Food was a little disappointing; I had the Bison Prime Rib; it was over-spiced and tasted like I was eating left-overs. Sides were dull and very skimpy on size. Salad was dull. For appetizers we have the guacamole and the bone marrow. Guacamole was excellent. Bone marrow didn't have much taste, and the crostini slices were too thin; they broke easily when you tried to spread the marrow on them. I would not give them another try.

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MonicaR
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My brother in law uses a walker. The staff was great trying to seat him, but it was difficult for him to go down stairs. It was MY fault as I forgot to tell them when I made the reservation.

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Tom61
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always one of our favorite places, and it never disappoints. Tables were appropriately distanced; server were all masked. Felt completely comfortable. Food and drinks were awesome. Loved the game plate, with the quail being particularly tasty. Can't wait for our next trip back :)

FAQs

The Fort does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. The Fort also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (303) 697-4771.

The Fort is rated 4.6 stars by 6981 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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