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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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4.3

Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (112)
Scenic View (105)
Good for Anniversaries (86)
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Authentic (74)
Worth the Drive (73)
Good for a Date (70)
Creative Cuisine (69)
Local Ingredients (57)
Good for Birthdays (55)
Romantic (54)
Cozy (39)
Good for Groups (38)
Fit for Foodies (38)
Fun (33)
Handcrafted Cocktails (26)
Casual (25)
Quiet Conversation (25)
Neighborhood Gem (23)
Great for Outdoor Dining (23)
Business Meals (21)
Notable Wine List (18)
Paleo Friendly (13)
Comfort Food (12)
Pre/post Theatre (11)
Seasonal (11)
Kid-friendly (8)
Tasting Menu (8)
Healthy (7)
People Watching (6)
Great for Brunch (5)
Great Beer (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Spicy (3)
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Live Music (2)
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 (Denver)·Dined 2 days ago

Always a good experience at the Fort. We had a fun evening trying on the 'hats' and laughing at ourselves. Marrow bones are always a fun time and the grandsons think they are the best. Obviously, my grandsons have good taste.

Tags: Fun, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Worth the Drive
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 3 days ago

Simply fantastic! Amazing food and atmosphere - Perfect for special occasions.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Paleo Friendly, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Business Meals
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 (Denver)·Dined 5 days ago

A must “go to “ restaurant if you have friends visiting or for a special occasion . The atmosphere is chic western and the food is creative and delicious . And our server Ruth was the best

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Denver)·Dined 5 days ago

Food Service Experience all Outstanding. Must like well prepared local dishes...elk, bison, quail, rocky mtn oysters! Excellent bison prime rib. Extensive wine list. Wow desserts. Rustic and historic.
Don't miss The Fort.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Scenic View
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 (Denver)·Dined 6 days ago

The Fort is pricey but right in line with other places serving prime beef and game.

Let's be clear - the quality and preparation of the food was outstanding. I had the game plate with Bison, Elk and Quail and each was cooked perfectly , flavorful and tender. My wife had the Bison prime rib - asked for and received an "end cut". The wait staff (Ruth) and her assistance were knowledgeable, interactive, efficient, and unobtrusive. The Fort is always a fun place for special occasions and to bring guests from outside of Colorado.

That said, we found surprising limitations for a high-end restaurant. (1) All beer was in bottles and (unless I missed it) that fact was not published in the menu or noted by our server. (2) The selection of wines by the glass was limited and of course my wife's favorite wine (Muscato) was only available by the bottle. (3) The salad (included with dinner) contained various lettuces with no ability to substitute spinach - so due to digestive issues I had to pass on the salad. (4) There was no option to substitute the salad with soup or any other option. (5) There was no offer to adjust the bill.

On the plus side, because it was our anniversary, The Fort comp'd one dessert (highly recommended chocolate bourbon cake) which was a unexpected.

In summary, great food, service, and a unique ambiance. Peanut-butter stuffed Jalapenos (3), Bison, Elk, Quail, one bottle of Coors Original, one glass of Riesling, one glass of Malbec, and a comp'd dessert + 20% tip = $150.

Tags: Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined 6 days ago

Overall we enjoyed it. However, the duck was undercooked twice so that was disappointing. Fresh Green Beans were a hit, little undercooked as well, but better than being overcooked. I loved the Buffalo Filet Mignon..not sure it was $55 for 6oz worthy, but it was very tender and tasty. My husband enjoyed the Quail, tasty. Must try the Fort Potatoes, sooo good..melt in your mouth good. We finished it off with coffee and the Bourbon Spice Chocolate cake....best cake I've ever had in a restaurant. Oh, and the quacamole was delicious, just the right amount of spice. The fire pit was nice, too bad we couldn't see it from the table.

Tags: Cozy, Local Ingredients
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 (Denver)·Dined 6 days ago

We have been in Colorado for 5 years, but, never went to the Fort. We ordered the chips and guacamole appetizer. It was real good. We also ordered the salmon entree and the shrimp entree. The salmon was very dry and lacked flavor. The shrimp was ok. We had to take some of the sauce from the shrimp and put it on the salmon to give it better flavor and make it go down easier. We were seated in a small little room with a fireplace. It was cozy, but, my husband wasn't crazy about looking at a wall for the evening as I looked through a doorway. It was quiet, but, being people watchers, we would have rather been amongst more people.

Tags: Romantic
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·Dined 6 days ago

Delicious Buffalo Prime rib. Excellent service. Dining room too dark, for my eyes.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 18, 2017

First time even though we’ve been in Colorado almost 20 yrs. Seems they’re riding along on past success. You can get the same meal for much less. Was expecting outstanding but received fair. Doubt we’d ever return.

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·Dined on November 18, 2017

The food, service and ambience was truly amazing, restaurant was very clean.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 17, 2017

The wait staff was great! Food was incredible. This is a great restaurant for a special occasion.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Fantastic time

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·Dined on November 16, 2017

We loved the experience! Well worth a visit for the Bison and Elk!

We could order local Colorado wine and the ingredients were superb!

Highly recommended 👌

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 15, 2017

We had the special t-bone. The flavor was good, but the steak was very difficult to cut

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·Dined on November 15, 2017

Service was excellent. One guest thought her food was excellent and 2 felt food was above average. I feel meals are pricey but I knew that before I booked reservations.

Tags: Authentic, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on November 13, 2017

The Fort is inconsistent. Previously had a good meal so decided to try it again. This time the waitstaff, hostesses, etc. were quite unprofessional. The place was busy but not terribly. Hostess left us standing at the front for quite awhile...several hostesses congregated there but none addressed us. Not real classy. Table was nice near a roaring fire, however, the waitperson took forever to get our drink orders. We had to ask for a wine list. The wine bottle took forever to arrive. Just wasn't professional like some lesser expensive restaurants. I believe the Fort is overpriced for the quality of food. I wish they would hire some mature waitstaff...seems like kids are running the place. Just doesn't have the "attention" expected for a $300 plus meal. Probably won't go back.

Tags: Scenic View
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·Dined on November 13, 2017

We totally enjoyed our evening out at the Fort. The food was delicious and the portions were generous. The service was a tad slow when we were first seated.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on November 12, 2017

This was our first time visiting the fort and we absolutely loved it. Loved all the history of the fort and will be coming back!

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Good food, good atmosphere

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We eat here every year for my wife's birthday. This was the 12th year. The food and service are great.

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Very disappointed Only one choice for a salad. Not all people can have lettuce.

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

We celebrated our anniversary, lovely setting, fantastic food - casual, cozy environment. I had the duck and my husband the bison prime rib both were excellent. Our server Marisa and everyone else who dropped by were very genuine and attentive - fantastic overall service. I highly recommend the Fort, I think this is our new spot for special occasions - or whenever we want to get out of the city.

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

The staff was friendly and attentive most of the evening. The kitchen does not have backup options for allergies, which makes the menu very limited for some. Our waiter didn’t know some of the ingredients which, when discovered, forced a change in our order because of said allergies. The Fort is a nice touristy restaurant, but there are other options.

Tags: People Watching
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Always a great place to go. $50-$75 a plate. Get a reservation, only open after 5pm. Have the bone marrow!

Tags: Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Authentic, Great Beer, Good for a Date, Paleo Friendly, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Thanks for setting us at a table away from the "banquet settings". It was a more comfortable experience than setting near a table loaded with other dinners where one could not hear one's own conversation.

Tags: Cozy, Fun, Scenic View
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·Dined on November 9, 2017

Fabulous place to go for 5star meal and service without all the airs of a stuffy restaurant

Tags: Paleo Friendly
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·Dined on November 7, 2017

First time at theFort after living here since 1979 and it was great! - We will return soon!

Tags: Fun, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 6, 2017

We had a great experience at The Fort. We went on a Sunday night with the family and thoroughly enjoyed the ambiance, the roaming historian and the food. The Rocky Mountain oysters were delicious as was the buffalo prime rib special! This is the place to bring out of town guests for a true Colorado dining experience!

Tags: Scenic View, Authentic
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 5, 2017

It was a special surprise for my husbands birthday. Great food for a great value.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Everything was perfect!

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 5, 2017

First off, they wouldn't honor my pre-arranged request for a window seat. I had very special out of town guests and I think they just didn't want to waste a prime table on 3 women. Just my personal opinion. The ambiance for a Saturday night could've been better but maybe they just don't do things like they used to. We were greeted by a mountain man coming in, which was cool, and the flute player came by a couple times to talk. Very nice guy. The food... no one cared much for the appetizer tray. Historian something or other I think. The RM oysters were very tender and breaded nicely but one is more than enough. The buffalo tongue on crostini, just no. The guac was outstanding and the PB stuffed pickled jalapenos were very good. A little too much PB for my taste but that was easily remedied. The Ranch dressing it by far the best I've ever had. That was worth the whole price of the dinner. The one thing that was truly not good was The Bowl of Kit Carson's Wife. It's a turkey soup with just broth and turkey. It is large, but the broth was utterly tasteless and then it was just a pile of turkey and one slice of avocado. Needed megatons of salt. I don't salt anything except soups and eggs. For $25 I would think it would be a lot better. I pumpkin walnut muffins are to die for. For a higher end restaurant, you would think they would package your leftovers for you but they do not. Really hard with a mostly uneaten huge bowl of soup. We had 5 containers but no offer to give us a bag. Really? We had to ask for one. The service was very good but I do have to take off one star for that. The buffalo medallions were probably some of the best meat I've ever had. Perfectly cooked and the potatoes were spectacular. Just not as impressed overall as I used to be. I've probably been there 2 dozen times but just not worth the $$$$$$$$$ anymore.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 5, 2017

A fantastic dinner - AGAIN ! We have been going there for 0ver 20 years now - and it is a great place to eat a terrific dinner !

Tags: Healthy, Romantic, Scenic View, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Amazing place. Great food, and friendly service.

Their outdoor patio is the best place to relax and sky gaze

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The bison pri rib was devine. Also had the lamb and quail, they were delicate and delicious.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Food was very good although $$$$. I would go there again. Not a place to take children because of the prices. There menu has a lot of Buffalo if that suites your fancy. Apple cobbler was very good. I had a beef filet and best I have had in Colorado

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 2, 2017

This is a special iconic restaurant in Denver. The food and service were incredible. Wonderful atmosphere and the view is spectacular.

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Pricey but the chef's really know how to cook.The buffalo Ribeye is excellent , the garlic mashed potato's were to salty.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 29, 2017

I love the Fort for the variety of food they offer and their location.
The service is always great and the food is always good.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Food was good - as usual. But the two waiters were very inadequate this night. Had to ask for water refill, plate for our dinner rolls. Then the final check was in error - twice. We had a coupon for $5 Margaritas - they charged us $ 7 for our second round! Other than the main witer & one waitress, it was great.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 28, 2017

The service was excellent. The steak was somewhat gristly. The side dishes were good. As the evening worn on, the noise level increased making it hard to converse.

Tags: Special Occasion
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