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About The Fort

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 Missississippi & 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!

19192 Hwy. 8
Morrison, CO 80465
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Wild Game

Hours of Operation:
Reservations available for Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 8:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(303) 697-4771

Website:
http://www.thefort.com/

Entertainment:
Indian flute music on select nights.

Parking Details:
A large, spacious lot is adjacent to the restaurant.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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The Fort Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (115)
Scenic View (91)
Good for Anniversaries (90)
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Worth the Drive (76)
Good for a Date (75)
Authentic (67)
Creative Cuisine (65)
Romantic (65)
Good for Birthdays (58)
Local Ingredients (48)
Cozy (40)
Good for Groups (38)
Fun (37)
Fit for Foodies (32)
Quiet Conversation (27)
Casual (24)
Comfort Food (23)
Business Meals (22)
Notable Wine List (20)
Handcrafted Cocktails (18)
Seasonal (18)
Neighborhood Gem (17)
Great for Outdoor Dining (15)
Kid-friendly (11)
Great Beer (9)
Paleo Friendly (9)
People Watching (9)
Healthy (8)
Tasting Menu (7)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Live Music (4)
Hot Spot (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Organic (2)
Spicy (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Disabled Access (1)
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Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Denver)·Dined a day ago

Enjoyed it all, as usual. ❤️

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·Dined 2 days ago

The food and drinks were absolutely delicious, and the staff was very friendly and helpful!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined 2 days ago

The portions were good sized. For the price I would have expected more flavor for the cost of my steak. The ambiance was great and the restaurant was quiet. The service was impeccable. The sides were not what I would have expected for a restaurant of this caliber. Would go back for a special occasion or desert.

Tags: Fun, Scenic View, Worth the Drive
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 (Denver)·Dined 3 days ago

Great steak crap sides great service but was not a $250.00 night even for Valentine’s Day other than my date

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Cozy
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 (Denver)·Dined 3 days ago

THIS WAS THE SECOND YEAR WE VISITED ON VALENTINE'S DAY, ON BOTH OCCASIONS WE ENJOY THE SPECIAL TOUCHES TO MARK THE DAY, IT WAS ALSO OUR 11TH ANNIVERSARY....SECOND MARRIAGE FOR TWO OLD GEEZER'S, HA!
KEVIN WAS OUR WAITER, JUST GREAT, UPON ENTERING WE MET THE PERSON WHO SEEMED TO BE DRESSED LIKE AN INDIAN SCOUT WITH RIFLE, ADJACENT TO THE FIRE PIT, YOUR INDIAN GENTLEMAN WHO PLAYS A WIND INSTRUMENT CAME INTO OUR SMALL DINNING AREA, IN ADDITION TO SHARING HIS MUSIC, HE TOLD US A BRIEF STORY OF THE INDIAN NATIONS REPRESENTED IN COLORADO, ESP. THE ANCIENT BURIAL GROUNDS DISCOVERED WHILE DEVELOPING THE NEW DIA AND THE STEPS TAKEN BY CITY GOVERNMENT TO HONOR THE GROUND AND HISTORY THAT NOW IS UNDERNEATH THE AIRPORT. ALSO, ANOTHER EXTREME DELIGHT, WHERE THE LADIES WHO CAME AND SANG,IN HARMONY, IN OUR LITTLE AREA AND THE REST OF THE RESTAURANT. WE HAVE ENJOYED MANY THANKSGIVING MEALS AT THIS ESTABLISHMENT TOO.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Worth the Drive
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·Dined 3 days ago

My husband and I go to The Fort every year for Valentines Day. Always good, Chris (the manager) always makes sure we are having a good time and that my allergies are taken care of back in the kitchen. Handle with care is one of the reasons we keep coming back. Thank you.

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Orlando)·Dined 4 days ago

Stevie was our server and she was spectacular. Every thing was perfect.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined 4 days ago

We had the Valentine's Day special. The Buffalo Steak was like butter. It was so good, it melted in your mouth. The desert was dark chocolate mousse with Myers Rum and was delicious. The waitress was very nice.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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·Dined 4 days ago

Charming, great service and good wild west game menu with ordinary fare for the less adventurous.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined 4 days ago

We are frequent diners at The Fort. The food is GREAT, the atmosphere is perfect for just about any occasion. The service is SPECTACULAR! The staff is knowledgeable and kind. I would recommend The Fort to everyone.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Fun, Casual, Authentic, Cozy, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined 6 days ago

Very pleasant evening. The food was excellent. Perfect place to send an early Valentine's day meal.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Scenic View
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·Dined 6 days ago

This was our first visit to the Fort. We were in the cozy Tower room, next to the fireplace. We enjoyed a half-serving of bone marrow and the Frontier sampler. Now, you need to know, i have always been reluctant to try "oddball" dishes. But, wow.
The bison tongue was tender and delicious. The marrow was hot and tasty. The Rocky mountain oyster were diced, breaded, and tender. Not the least bit rubbery or strange. They even tasted great for lunch 2 days later. The bision steak was bliss. So well prepared it was the best we've ever had.
The pecan pie and rum infused chocolate were so-so. But everything else was AWESOME.

A Blackfoot Indian gentleman played his flute and shared stories around our tables. It added to the experience, never an intrusion. We spent a couple hours enjoying the appetizers, drinks, main courses and dessert, but never felt rushed. It was the best pre-Valentine experience and our server was great too.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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 (Denver)·Dined 6 days ago

We celebrated our 32nd anniversary at The Fort. We have been to your restaurant many times, BUT this time it was the BEST. The waitresses were great, BUT the food was the best we have ever had. I hunted down the chef afterwards to let him know how great our T-bones were.

It is always special there, but last Sunday it was the notch above! We received the WOW experience. Can't wait till we get to come again!!!

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 11, 2018

We had a great time! Such an interesting place

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 11, 2018

The food and service were excellent. We especially liked the bison bone marrow and the bison tenderloin.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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·Dined on February 11, 2018

The food was excellent! Many of the appetizers were very unique and the ones we had were delicious. Loved the atmosphere. Also the wait staff was very knowledgeable and friendly.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Love The Fort! We have been here many times and is for special occasions for sure. The Bison bone marrow appetizer is so good. Cuts of meat, steak is very good quality and size. Lots to choose from on the menu from steak to duck to fish and so on. Wait staff is always good and informative. It's expensive but worth the price.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Romantic
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Our experience was very nice. We were celebrating Valentine's Day. Our meal was tasty I'd like to see bigger portions for how much The Fort charges for meals.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The Fort and staff "Never" disappoint... I haven't been back in Denver for a long time. My wife had never been to Colorado, much less The Fort. So for her Birthday we flew in for the weekend and the 1st Dinner was at The Fort. She absolutely Loved it. Plus the complimentary Dessert was a nice Bonus.. Thanks so much for a Memorable dinner. Buffalo Prime rib...❤️

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The price is my biggest complaint. The food is good, drinks are good, ambiance good, but expect to pay around $100 per guest including tip.

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·Dined on February 4, 2018

We arrived early for an 8 pm dinner and they sat us 30 minutes early. There wasn’t a bar but they did send a server to us while we were waiting to order drinks. The food and drinks were wonderful. This is a very unique spot and I highly recommend it!

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 4, 2018

It was an outstanding meal. The server was exceptional with an exceptional knowledge base. He made it very special for me and my sweetie. I love you guys and I will be back again as I come back several times before. As a law enforcement Federal Officer I've gone too many dining facilities and I would rate this at the top of my list.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Casual, Authentic, Happy Hour, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Healthy, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Kid-friendly, Afternoon Tea, Late-night Find, Fun, Notable Wine List
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 4, 2018

The buffalo prime rib is fabulous!
I'm so glad they extended the time it is available!

Tags: Comfort Food, Fun
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Wonderful food and ambiance. It was definitely an authentic taste of Colorado with a wide variety of meats. It is very expensive, but is very good quality.

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 30, 2018

We love the Fort and are always grateful when they remember us with a special coupon. We celelbrate our anniversary there every year and take out of town guests. The food is always delicious, the staff professional and attentive to our needs. We love the comfortable atmosphere and the ability to talk and not have to shout.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Romantic
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·Dined on January 29, 2018

We went to The Fort after seeing it on TV and it was a great experience. We went for our wedding anniversary. I am American and my wife is from Peru. They had a native Blackfoot Indian flute player which added to the cultural experience. Since we are from Florida, we wanted to know about the 'native' culture and this restaurant had it. Although some may say that the native people were not properly represented, we were given an introduction to an actual Blackfoot who told us stories of his parents and growing up there. The food was well prepared and tasty. For an appetizer, we had Beef Tongue and, of course, Rocky Mountain Oysters. Which are not oysters at all. They were different and delicious. The Tongue was perfectly seasoned and cooked. Hard to do for Tongue. We had Bison, Elk and Quail as well and they were great. The Elk was extremely tender and had a really soft flavor. Not like a wild animal or like deer but still a little exotic. The quail was perfectly cooked too. For desert we had the signature Negrita. Good Chocolate Mousse with Rum. Delicious! Hard to believe they can still call the desert that but it was really good. And we don't mind the name. Although I am sure some will. We also had the Mud Pie which was very good too. We had their signature Margaritas and they were good. Strong enough but not too much. Definitely recommend The Fort for a romantic or special occasion. We even sat outside (we were the only ones brave enough to fight the cold that night) by the fire pits they have. It was a great experience.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Always a great dining experience. Great food. We only use it for special occasions.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Food was very good. Have been visiting restaurant for 50+ years. Will definitely come back but will make reservation directly with venue and never, NEVER use Open Table again.

Open Table reservations resulted in daily email that had nothing to do with the Sat pm reservation. We wanted to dine at The Fort, not get bombarded by unwelcome Open Table useless emails.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Great food, ambiance, and just plain cool! Expensive, but if youre looking for an experience and some memories, it is well worth it. Came here for casual dining for the evening and to treat ourselves, but would be great for a date or family get together night. It's not everyday you can find a nice restaurant that serves game meat with some trade whiskey to wash it down!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Great Beer, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Scenic View, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Worth the Drive
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Great special occasion dinner. The pumpkin muffins are amazing. Great food and the service was superb.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Amazing setting and great service, food was good too but not worth the price!!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 26, 2018

We have a good evening the food was good and the services was great.

Tags: Cozy
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·Dined on January 24, 2018

Very disappointed with the quality of the food. Ribs were cold and tough. Service was friendly but tardy. Due to poor quality of food the cost was extremely over-priced. We were very excited in anticipation of my wife's first visit to The FORT. Our discouraging experience will probably be cause for choosing another venue in the future. It truly is painful to be so disappointed with "The FORT."

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Unlike anywhere else! A must try. I’d say make a trip to this place for a special occasion. A bit pricy, our tab came to over a hundred with an appetizer, and two dinners, (and we didn’t have alcohol). The food is worth it!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Great atmosphere, real wood fire on a cold snowy night. Excellent staff, Great Food, but it’s pricy.

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 20, 2018

The type of food was limited in my opinion. I would like to see more beef options, the chairs were hard and not comfortable. Service was OK but not at the level I would have expected, not very attentive.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 20, 2018

The best place I have ever ate at!!!! The service was above and beyond!!!

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Late-night Find, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on January 20, 2018

My experience at The Fort restaurant was wonderful and great.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Fun evening. Enjoyed listening to a history lesson given by the wondering, and in character, mountain man and American Indian, whose flute playing was most enjoyable.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 20, 2018

It was an awesome meal and experience. We have never had an unsatisfactory dining experience there. My wife and I had the Stockman's Special, which was a limited run only during the National Western Stockshow.

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