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The Fort courtyard - The Fort, Morrison, CO

The Fort

4.7
4.7
6936 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, (1833-1849), the first American fur trade post in Colorado. The Cheyenne, Arapahoe, Kiowa and Pawnee traded and intermarried at Bent's Old Fort, creating an economic and peaceful exchange of cultures in an otherwise violent West. The Fort building is on the National Registry of Historic Places, and celebrates the many cultures that traded at Bent's Old Fort. Our menu features "New Foods of the Old West" including the best cuts of buffalo, elk and quail, grilled to perfection. There are vegetarian options inspired by American Indian recipes including Corn Beans and Squash, known as the Three Sacred Sisters. The wine list is awarded the Wine Spectator each year, and the nine dining rooms, with intimate seating, has a 350 seat capacity, with real adobe "beehive "fireplaces that burn wood in the winter and fall months. Romantic. Amazing views of the Valley and Mountains!

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Wild Game, Southwest

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 5:30 pm–7:45 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–8:30 pm Sun 5:00 pm–7:45 pm

  • Phone number

    (303) 697-4771

  • Payment options

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

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Executive chef

    Ethan Torres

  • Private party facilities

    We have six different private & semi-private rooms available, as well as our covered outdoor patio with heaters, fire pits and wonderful views of Denver. These spaces are great for corporate events, cocktail hours, retirement parties, weddings, rehearsal dinners, birthdays, and anniversaries. Please call 303-697-2282 or email: banquets@thefort.com.

  • Private party contact

    Ashley Shade: (303) 697-2282

  • Neighborhood

    Morrison

  • Cross street

    Hwy 8 and US 285

  • Parking details

    A large, spacious lot is adjacent to the restaurant. FREE Parking!

  • Entertainment

    Indian flute music on select nights.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

All Entrées Are Served With

Dressing Choices – Chunky Danish Blue Cheese, Herbal Damiana (Reputed aphrodisiac herb), House Vinaigrette, Buttermilk Ranch, Chipotle Honey or Balsamic Vinegar & Fine Extra Virgin Olive Oil

  • Fort Breads

    A selection of pumpkin walnut muffins and dinner rolls

    • Dinner Salad

      Seven crisp greens topped with pickled ginger, diced jicama and toasted pepitas. You can add guacamole for $4

      Appetizers

      • Peanut Butter Stuffed Jalapeños Escabeche

        House-made pickled jalapeños with a mango chutney sweetened whipped peanut butter

        • 1/2 Order$8.00
        • Full Order$15.00
      • Forest Child's Stuffed Mushrooms$14.00

        Fresh mushroom caps stuffed with a blend of cream cheese, parmesan cheese, cheddar cheese, garlic, onion, salt, black pepper, paprika, oregano, cumin, and bacon bits. Baked to perfection. A perfect start to a "Waugh-some" dinner!

        • Rocky Mountain Oysters

          "The last thing that jumps over the fence" as our ranchers say. Small buffalo bites tossed in seasoned panko and deep fried to a crispy golden brown. Served with a tangy sweet chili sauce. One of our most popular appetizers!

          • 1/2 Order$8.00
          • Full Order$14.00
        • Sam's Famous Guacamole

          "Denver's Best Guacamole" with big chunks of avocado, tomato, onion and fresh squeezed lime, served with corn tortilla chips

          • 1/2 Order$8.00
          • Full Order$14.00
        • Hot Sausage Bean Dip

          Hot chorizo sausage sautéed with dark Stout beer, refried beans and cheddar cheese. Served with corn tortilla chips

          • 1/2 Order$8.00
          • Full Order$14.00
        • Roasted Bison Marrow Bones

          Allow extra time. Known as "Prairie Butter" to the early pioneers, this delicacy was Julia Child's favorite! Served in the bone with crostini

          • 1/2 Order$14.00
          • Full Order$20.00
        • Bison Eggs

          Do bison lay eggs? Pickled quail eggs wrapped in house-made buffalo sausage. Served with a raspberry-pepper jam. Our version of a Scottish Egg

          • 1/2 Order$8.00
          • Full Order$12.00
        • Braised Bison Tongue$15.00

          A Historian's Treat! The bison tongue is slowly braised, peeled and sliced. Each slice of bison tongue is served on a crostini

          • Historian's Platter*

            Enjoy a sampler platter of buffalo sausage (Boudies), The Fort's famous guacamole with tortilla chips, rocky mountain oysters, buffalo tongue on crostini, and peanut butter stuffed pickled jalapeños

            • 1/2 Order$24.00
            • Full Order$34.00
          • Mountain Man "Boudies" Sausage Platter$25.00

            Get ready to howl "WAUGH!" and discover your inner mountain man or woman – for adventurous eaters only – a selection of Wild boar with Blueberry and Merlot sausage; Rattlesnake/Rabbit sausages; and Buffalo Sausages served with beer/mustard dipping sauce

            Main Course

            Any Entree served with mashed potatoes comes with your choice of: Hot or Mild Gonzales Green Chile, New Mexican Dixon Red Chile Gravy, Jack Daniels Barbecue, or Herbed Butter with Buffalo Bone Marrow

            • William Bent's Buffalo Tenderloin Filet Mignon*

              So tender, it's like the first kiss! The tenderest of all, an 8-ounce buffalo filet. Served with prairie butter – a compound butter including buffalo bone marrow and herbs. Everything is better with Butter! Especially Prairie Butter! With seasonal vegetables and Fort potatoes

              • Market Price
            • Herb Butter Buffalo Tenderloin Filet Mignon*

              Our Culinary contest winner for 2018 was Sous Chef, Mike Winckler, who created this delicious preparation for any steak choice. Everything tastes better with butter! Enjoy this tender 8 ounce buffalo tenderloin, sautéed with butter, and herbs, cooked in a cast iron skillet, brought sizzling to your table. Served with Fort potatoes and seasonal vegetables

              • Market Price
            • 12 Ounce Buffalo Ribeye "Carne Asada" Style*$52.00

              Enjoy this 12 ounce buffalo ribeye, marinated in a citrus chipolte blend and grilled to perfection. Served with mashed potatoes and seasonal vegetables

              • The Fort's Game Plate*$55.00

                Try them All! Our most popular dish! An elk medallion, buffalo sirloin medallion, and a grilled teriyaki quail. Served with seasonal vegetables, and Fort potatoes, and wild Montana huckleberry preserves

                • 16-Ounce Dry-Aged Beef Ribeye*$64.00

                  Uncle John always preferred dry aged beef which is hung in a temperature controlled cool house for over 21 days! For your inner Mountain Man or Woman! Sink your teeth into this 16-ounce ribeye, grilled to perfection, served with seasonal vegetables and butter & cream mashed potatoes

                  • 14-Ounce Colorado Natural Beef NY Strip Steak*$54.00

                    The marbling speaks for itself, tender, and rich with flavor! Served with seasonal vegetables and Fort potatoes

                    • "Tenderlips" Colorado Natural Beef Filet Mignon$54.00

                      So tender it is like the first kiss! 6-ounce center cut beef filet grilled to perfection, served with seasonal vegetables and Fort potatoes

                      • Incorrect Steak*$57.00

                        Frontiersman Dick Wootton's favorite steak and eggs. Our 14-ounce Colorado natural beef NY strip, topped with a blend of melted Mexican cheeses, New Mexican dixon red chile sauce and a fried egg, served with seasonal vegetables and Fort potatoes

                        • Gonzales Steak*$57.00

                          Inspired by The Fort's wood carver Elidio Gonzales. A 14-ounce Colorado natural beef NY strip, stuffed with New Mexican hatch green chiles, topped with a freshly grilled chile pod, and served with seasonal vegetables and Fort potatoes

                          • Elk St. Vrain*$49.00

                            Ceran St. Vrain was Bent's partner in the 1840s, when they were forming the Bent St. Vrain Company. Two 4-ounce elk medallions, grilled to perfection with wild Montana huckleberry preserves. Served with seasonal vegetables and Fort potatoes

                            • General Armijo's Colorado Lamb T-Bones*$47.00

                              He was known to steal your sheep and then sell them back to you in the 1840s! Two grilled tender Colorado lamb T-bones, served with Mint Jelly, seasonal vegetables and butter & cream mashed potatoes

                              • Mountains Meet the Sea*$54.00

                                The Fort's Cook Darren created this entree! Enjoy a 5-ounce buffalo sirloin with marinated Gulf shrimp in olive oil, sea salt and garlic, and broiled enough to caramelize them but keeping them tender and sweet inside. Served with Fort potatoes and seasonal vegetable

                                • Smoke House Buffalo BBQ Ribs

                                  Bent's Fort's cook, Charlotte Green would've approved! Buffalo ribs are BIG with tender meat falling off the bone! Smoked buffalo ribs, slowly roasted and smothered in our tangy Jack Daniels barbecue sauce. Served with seasonal vegetables beans and butter & cream mashed potatoes

                                  • 4 Ribs$40.00
                                  • 6 Ribs$50.00
                                • Idaho Ruby Red Trout*$42.00

                                  Baked with garlic, rosemary, butter, lemon slices, salt and pepper. Served with a sauce that includes garlic, rosemary, seafood stock, orange juice, lemon juice, and honey. Served with wild rice blend tossed with shallots, carrots, garlic, rosemary, damiana, sage, salt, and black pepper, and seasonal vegetables

                                  • Cherry Bourbon Duck Breast*$42.00

                                    A favorite of hunters and duck meat lovers – so tender and delish! A pan seared tender duck breasts served with a Cherry Bourbon Shallot Sauce on a bed of Wild Rice Blend tossed with shallots, carrots, garlic, rosemary, damiana, sage, salt, and black pepper. Like the first kiss!

                                    • William Bent's Grilled Quail$36.00

                                      Quail roamed the prairies in the 1840's and was a favorite food of American Indians and fur trappers! Two teriyaki marinated quail served with wild Montana huckleberry preserves, seasonal vegetables, and Fort potatoes

                                      • Roasted and Stuffed Bell Pepper$32.00

                                        All trade forts had gardens including Bent's Fort! Susan Magoffin, who traveled to Bent's Fort in 1845, would have loved these garden fresh roasted stuffed bell peppers! A roasted pepper stuffed with a wild mushroom and heirloom bean risotto with vegetable medley, topped with cheese and served with Fort red potatoes. Vegan option available

                                        • Charlotte Green's Entrée Salad$19.00

                                          You choose the "pickens"! Seven mixed greens with goat cheese, jicama, candied walnuts, pickled ginger and dried berries. Served with your choice of dressing

                                          Sides Available

                                          Add a side to any entree of:

                                          • Grilled Gulf Shrimp$21.00

                                            • Elk Medallion*$21.00

                                              • Buffalo Sirloin*$22.00

                                                • A Lamb T-Bone$17.00

                                                  • Duck Breast*$20.00

                                                    • Buffalo Rib$16.00

                                                      • Quail$15.00

                                                        • President Jefferson's Favorite Mild Green Chile Mac N' Cheese "Pudding"$12.00

                                                          Our version of his recipe served at the White House in the early 1800s. Ask your server to add Red Chile or enjoy plain to make your Mac n' Cheese Fort style!

                                                          • Substitute any Starch with President Jefferson's Favorite Mac N' Cheese$6.00

                                                            • Forest Mushrooms$12.00

                                                              • Crisp Double Fried French Fries$8.00

                                                                • Seasonal Vegetables$5.00

                                                                  • Mashed Potatoes$6.00

                                                                    • Fort Potatoes$6.00

                                                                      • Wild Rice Blend Tossed with Shallots, Carrots, Garlic and Herbs$8.00

                                                                        Our Famous Sauces

                                                                        $4. Choose from:

                                                                        • Hot or Mild Gonzales Green Chile

                                                                          • Huckleberry Preserves

                                                                            • New Mexican Dixon Red Chile Gravy

                                                                              • Jack Daniels Barbecue

                                                                                Sam's Sweet Cupboard Desserts

                                                                                • Dish of Magill's World Famous Ice Cream$12.00

                                                                                  Choice of Mexican Chocolate, Salted Caramel, or Vanilla Bean ice cream

                                                                                  • Holly's Adobe Sundae$15.00

                                                                                    Choice of Mexican Chocolate, Salted Caramel, or Vanilla Bean ice cream, topped with our homemade hot fudge sauce and a dusting of chocolate adobe chile powder

                                                                                    • Homemade Rum Caramel Sundae$15.00

                                                                                      Vanilla Bean ice cream topped with our homemade rum caramel sauce and piñon nuts

                                                                                      • Chocolate Chile Bourbon Cake$14.00

                                                                                        A delectable and ancient Aztec combination of a rich, dark chocolate, walnuts and New Mexico red chile cake. Layered with a chocolate fudge frosting with a hint of bourbon. It will make your heart sing "Hip, Hip, Huzzah!"

                                                                                        • Negrita$14.00

                                                                                          The Fort's famous signature dessert. A blend of dark chocolate whipped with Myer's rum served in a chocolate tulip cup. The ideal choice for the chocolate connoisseur

                                                                                          • Bobbie Chaim's Famous Cheesecake$14.00

                                                                                            A light, creamy cheesecake made with Neilson Massey's Madagascar vanilla and with a graham cracker, almond crust. "It's better than the first kiss."

                                                                                            • Crème Brûlée$12.00

                                                                                              Chef's Choice. A delicate custard covered in a caramelized sugar crust

                                                                                              • Charlotte Green's Homemade Slice of Pie$14.00

                                                                                                Charlotte Green was the famous cook at Bent's Old Fort and was known for her pies and spunky personality. Enjoy a slice of seasonal fruit pie served with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream

                                                                                                Last updated: February 12, 2022

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                                                                                                4.7
                                                                                                4.7 based on recent ratings
                                                                                                • 4.6Food
                                                                                                • 4.7Service
                                                                                                • 4.7Ambience
                                                                                                • 4.3Value

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                                                                                                  valueformoney

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                                                                                                  Make this place your special night out destination!

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                                                                                                  Ashton

                                                                                                  Denver

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                                                                                                  Food was delicious.

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                                                                                                  TeriG

                                                                                                  Denver

                                                                                                  1 review

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                                                                                                  Dined 3 days ago

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                                                                                                  The food, as always, was delicious and perfectly prepared. Our servers were courteous and welcoming. And, the cleanliness was an 11 on a scale of 10!

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                                                                                                  gregorys

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                                                                                                  20 reviews

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                                                                                                  Dined 3 days ago

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                                                                                                  Everything perfect!

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                                                                                                  CurtisG

                                                                                                  Denver

                                                                                                  1 review

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                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                  Dined 4 days ago

                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                  Great food, great service, great atmosphere. One of my favorite restaurants in the Denver metro area.

                                                                                                6. MC

                                                                                                  MicheleC

                                                                                                  Las Vegas

                                                                                                  8 reviews

                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                  8 reviews

                                                                                                  Dined 4 days ago

                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                  This was our 2nd time at The Fort. We brought my dad for his 73rd birthday. He loved it! The entire experience was excellent. Our servers, Adam and Chloe, were extremely attentive and polite. The food was fantastic. Got to try Rocky Mountain Oysters for the first time! We love the ambiance there. We will definitely be back!

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                                                                                                  AshleyG

                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                  5.0

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                                                                                                  Dined 5 days ago

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                                                                                                  Fantastic views and great food. Our drinks were also excellent!

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                                                                                                  GerryS

                                                                                                  Denver

                                                                                                  14 reviews

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                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                  14 reviews

                                                                                                  Dined 6 days ago

                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                  A phenomenal dining venue.

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                                                                                                  RobertT

                                                                                                  Denver

                                                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                                                  Dined 6 days ago

                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                  Great food and service. Fantastic ambience. A great place to celebrate any occasion or to just relax and enjoy a wonderful meal. Thank you.

                                                                                                10. OT

                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                  East Texas

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                                                                                                  vip
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                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                  Dined 7 days ago

                                                                                                  overall1food2service2ambience2

                                                                                                  It was our first time going to The Fort and I was really excited for the scenery based on the photos and reviews. I had a reservation for 4 people and our host took us to a table for 2. They were able to quickly address the mishap but both tables were in an overflow back room that felt like an afterthought and we had absolutely no views other than old ceilings. I would have saved our 20 minute drive and found something closer to Morrison or Golden where we were staying. Food also not worth the price.

                                                                                                11. OT

                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                  Dined 7 days ago

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                                                                                                  The ambiance is fantastic! The staff is great. The food is fabulous!

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                                                                                                  Amjcjg

                                                                                                  Denver

                                                                                                  9 reviews

                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                  9 reviews

                                                                                                  Dined 7 days ago

                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                  Beautiful view and good food; nice ambiance~ Overall, good experience!

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                                                                                                  GaryM

                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                  Dined 7 days ago

                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                  I have been coming to The Fort since the year they opened. While I was in the Air Force for four years I'm sure I missed a time to two. Their food and service has always been very good. This time I took my granddaughter, and she also enjoyed it.

                                                                                                14. JB

                                                                                                  JanB

                                                                                                  Denver

                                                                                                  11 reviews

                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                  11 reviews

                                                                                                  Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                                                                  overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                  We were celebrating our Son's graduation from CO School of Mines BS Electrical Engineering, this was the perfect Colorado Restaurant nestled in the beautiful Red Rocks, with twinkling views of Denver, outdoor firepits to enjoy the patio at night. We had family guests from out of State celebrating with us, and they loved the Bison Rib eye steaks, others enjoyed the Lobster Mac n Cheese! Attentive and Friendly service and great ambiance, many thanks to The Fort!

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                                                                                                  RachelH

                                                                                                  Denver

                                                                                                  7 reviews

                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                  3.0

                                                                                                  7 reviews

                                                                                                  Dined on May 13, 2022

                                                                                                  overall3food2service5ambience4

                                                                                                  Ordered the rack of lamb and the two ribs for $60 was less food than the kids portion of bison ribs??? Not a great value. They were out of the initial bottle of wine we wanted and overall we were unimpressed with the quality of food for the price.

                                                                                                  The FortResponded 4 days ago

                                                                                                  Thank you for letting me know, Rachel. I apologize you felt your experience did not reflect the value, and I hope you’ll give us another chance in the future. - Holly Arnold Kinney, Proprietress

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                                                                                                  cablelakegirl

                                                                                                  Denver

                                                                                                  28 reviews

                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                  28 reviews

                                                                                                  Dined on May 11, 2022

                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                  What a wonderful place to dine! It is a little pricey, but worth every penny for a special treat. The food was excellent and the service was spot on.

                                                                                                  The FortResponded 4 days ago

                                                                                                  Huzzah! I’m so glad you enjoyed Shinin’ Times at The Fort! - Holly Arnold Kinney, Proprietress

                                                                                                17. HM

                                                                                                  HollyM

                                                                                                  Denver

                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                  Dined on May 11, 2022

                                                                                                  overall4food3service3ambience4

                                                                                                  To be honest, I understand this is a very historic place and it was fun to experience for the first time, but for the price of food, I just felt like you didn’t get as much. Our service was a little slow but maybe that’s because they wanted you to joy the experience? When I made reservations online, I did get a welcome gift email for a free dessert/drink, so that was nice too.

                                                                                                  The FortResponded 4 days ago

                                                                                                  Thank you for your feedback, Holly. While I’m glad you enjoyed your visit, I’m sorry you felt your overall experience did not reflect the value. - Holly Arnold Kinney, Proprietress

                                                                                                18. OT

                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                  Tahoe

                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                  Dined on May 10, 2022

                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                  Food was incredible. Had the 16oz ribeye. Homemade pie topped it iff for desert. Awesome service! Thank you Adam

                                                                                                  The FortResponded 4 days ago

                                                                                                  Huzzah! I am so glad you enjoyed The Fort. I will share your compliments with Adam. - Holly Arnold Kinney, Proprietress

                                                                                                19. OT

                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                  Denver

                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                  Dined on May 10, 2022

                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                  We were celebrating Mother’s Day and 2 birthdays so we decided to do a Tuesday outing at the Fort. The atmosphere is amazing with a lot of original buildings and an actual fort along with an astonishing view of the city! Very relaxed and casual! The food was delicious with many different choices with flavors you won’t find at many or any other restaurants. Service was 5 Star plus!!! If you haven’t dined at the Fort before or it’s been awhile like our party, you must come here and enjoy the experience!

                                                                                                  The FortResponded 4 days ago

                                                                                                  Thank you for your recommendation! From our historic atmosphere and sweeping views to our Old West eats and fine service, I’m so glad you enjoyed everything The Fort has to offer. HUZZAH! - Holly Arnold Kinney, Proprietress

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                                                                                                  FernandoM

                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                  3.0

                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                  Dined on May 10, 2022

                                                                                                  overall3food1service1ambience3

                                                                                                  I ordered the wild game plate medium and the bison and elk were very very tough.When I made reservations I was asked if we were celebrating an occasion and I said an anniversary but our waitress did not congratulate us or even mention it.Our waitress wasn't very attentive but her assistant was. We have been to the fort many times and had great food and service up to now!

                                                                                                  The FortResponded 4 days ago

                                                                                                  Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback, Fernando. I appreciate your continued patronage of The Fort, and I apologize your most recent experience didn’t meet our high standards. I hope we can impress you again on your next visit. - Holly Arnold Kinney, Proprietress

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                                                                                                  JimB

                                                                                                  Denver

                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                  Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                  overall4food4service4ambience1

                                                                                                  The food and service were both top notch. However, the chairs we were seated in were extremely uncomfortable. It took us2 days after dining at the Fort to be pain free.

                                                                                                22. OT

                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                  Denver

                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                  Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                  overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                  Amazing place! Beautiful views, unique decoration and delicious food. Our steaks were cooked to perfection, the in-house made bread and muffins were so warm and delicious we wanted more! Loved the huckleberry lemonade drink, very refreshing. We went on Mother Day's sunday so they were really busy and offered a limited menu, but everything was great. We will be back and next time we will try the deserts!

                                                                                                  The FortResponded 4 days ago

                                                                                                  I’m delighted you enjoyed an “amazing” Mother’s Day at The Fort! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. We'll have the dessert ready! - Holly Arnold Kinney, Proprietress

                                                                                                23. OT

                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                  3.0

                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                  Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                  overall3food3service2ambience4

                                                                                                  It was our first visit, and we went to celebrate mother's day. The appetizers were ok, nothing outstanding. When the food arrived, they made a mistake with my plate, and I had to wait 15 more minutes; my husband's meat (the most expensive on the menu) was overcooked, and in the end, they made the reference to us as if it was courtesy of the restaurant, that they did not charge for the dish that they had brought by mistake, and that it was taken back. Overrated for the restaurant quality.

                                                                                                  The FortResponded 4 days ago

                                                                                                  I’m sorry your meal didn’t meet our high standards, especially on such a special day. I hope you’ll give us another opportunity in the future. - Holly Arnold Kinney, Proprietress

                                                                                                24. JJ

                                                                                                  JeffJ

                                                                                                  Denver

                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                  3.0

                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                  Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                  overall3food2service3ambience3

                                                                                                  For a $70 steak it was dry. Longhorn makes a better steak and it’s cheaper.

                                                                                                  The FortResponded 4 days ago

                                                                                                  I’m sorry to hear this, Jeff. I’ll share your feedback with my kitchen team. - Holly Arnold Kinney, Proprietress

                                                                                                25. A

                                                                                                  Anglopom

                                                                                                  Denver

                                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                                  Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                  overall4food3service2ambience4

                                                                                                  Mothers Day is always challenging, but our party of 7 had a very mixed experience. Nice atmosphere with friendly service, but that can't make up for the mixed quality food, mostly over-cooked, and after orders were eventually correctly delivered - salad's took x3 tries to get it right!!!! The NY Strip was definitely not a USDA prime cut either, and was grossly overdone. Would we go back........maybe......but not anytime soon. 3% cook charge added (why? pay them a living wage) but still the tip suggested was at 20-30% - seriously, not for what we received. I know its a post-Covid world but that's no excuse for >$100/head feeling like a rip-off.

                                                                                                  The FortResponded 4 days ago

                                                                                                  Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. While I’m glad you enjoyed the ambience of The Fort and our service, I apologize your meal didn’t meet the high standard we’ve been known for since 1963. I do hope you’ll give us another chance to demonstrate our fine cuisine. - Holly Arnold Kinney, Proprietress

                                                                                                26. S

                                                                                                  Shari

                                                                                                  Denver

                                                                                                  14 reviews

                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                  14 reviews

                                                                                                  Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                  We had a wonderful Mother's Day with the family. Everything was perfect

                                                                                                  The FortResponded 4 days ago

                                                                                                  WAUGH! I’m delighted to hear it, Shari. - Holly Arnold Kinney, Proprietress

                                                                                                27. KH

                                                                                                  KarriH

                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                  Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                  Great atmosphere and service! Such an interesting place and the food was delicious!

                                                                                                  The FortResponded 4 days ago

                                                                                                  Thank you, Karri! I’m delighted you enjoyed The Fort. - Holly Arnold Kinney, Proprietress

                                                                                                28. JT

                                                                                                  JosephT

                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                  Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                  overall4food5service3ambience4

                                                                                                  The food, location, and ambience are the stars here. The service, and especially the cost—not so much. This is a special occasion restaurant.

                                                                                                  The FortResponded 4 days ago

                                                                                                  Thank you for your review, Joseph. While I’m glad you enjoyed your meal at The Fort, I apologize your service didn’t meet expectations. I hope you’ll give us another opportunity in the future for your next special occasion. - Holly Arnold Kinney, Proprietress

                                                                                                29. JK

                                                                                                  JenniferK

                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                  3.0

                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                  Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                                                  overall3food4service3ambience5

                                                                                                  Server was not great. We had 3 birthdays and she didn't even do the traditional birthday celebration. She just tossed the hat on one of the birthday guests. Seemed like she didn't want to be there. When you spend that kind of money on dinner you hope the service would match the price.

                                                                                                  The FortResponded 4 days ago

                                                                                                  Thank you for your feedback, Jennifer. I’m sorry your service fell below expectations, especially for such a special occasion. I hope you’ll give us another chance to celebrate with you. - Holly Arnold Kinney, Proprietress

                                                                                                30. DM

                                                                                                  DebbieM

                                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                  2.0

                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                  Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                                                  overall2food2service4ambience2

                                                                                                  Outrageously overpriced mediocre/bad food. It’s a tourist trap and shame on me for not realizing it before I booked it for a special occasion. On a positive note—our waitress was an absolute sweetheart and salvaged the evening.

                                                                                                31. TR

                                                                                                  ToddR

                                                                                                  Denver

                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                  Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                  Really have always enjoyed dining here. Always a great meal and the views are outstanding. Service has always been top notch as well.

                                                                                                32. OT

                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                  Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                  Wonderful evening, wait staff fabulous, food perfectly cooked!

                                                                                                33. JB

                                                                                                  JimmyB

                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                  Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                  Great food very respectful of or time, we were in no hurry. And our server was awesome

                                                                                                34. OT

                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                  Denver

                                                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                                                  Dined on May 5, 2022

                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                  The food was delicious! The service was amazing and the view was great!! Lynn was such a great server would definitely recommend this place for a date, special occasion or just an lovely evening with family.

                                                                                                35. OT

                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                  Dined on May 5, 2022

                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                  It was great!

                                                                                                36. KV

                                                                                                  KentV

                                                                                                  Seattle

                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                  Dined on May 5, 2022

                                                                                                  overall5food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                  We enjoyed our friendly and extremely helpful server, Lynn. She showed us choices on both the dinner menu and the private party menu we could try. She prepared us to make good choices for our son’s rehearsal dinner coming up. The buffalo, Fort potatoes, and appetizers tasted very good.

                                                                                                37. SP

                                                                                                  ShawnP

                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                  Dined on May 2, 2022

                                                                                                  overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                                                                  We had a very enjoyable evening. The staff was very attentive. Our one server was new and overly enthusiastic in clearing the table. It’s nice to have great service but if I still have my utensils in my hand, it’s a safe bet that I am still eating. 🙂 Other than that, our meals were prepared perfectly and everything was delicious. Thank you for a wonderful birthday celebration.

                                                                                                38. ES

                                                                                                  EricS

                                                                                                  San Francisco

                                                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                  2.0

                                                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                                                  Dined on May 2, 2022

                                                                                                  overall2food4service1ambience5

                                                                                                  Wait staff was overwhelmed and forgot to put our appetizer order in. Also didn’t open wine upon ordering

                                                                                                39. G

                                                                                                  Gray

                                                                                                  Denver

                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                  Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                  Outstanding service, fantastic food, and the presentation and music from the flute player, all made my 80th birthday truly magical. A red winged blackbird in a nearby tree joined the flute player in a duet. We sat outside in the new covered patio with the ceiling heaters radiating warmth down on us, so even in the cool evening, we were quite comfortable, enjoying the view as dusk descended and the city lights came on to the east.

                                                                                                40. BS

                                                                                                  BillS

                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                  Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                  Beautiful setting, adequate parking. Building is spectacular. Service by Kevin and his team was terrific and the food was great. Look forward to return visit,

                                                                                                Safety precautions

                                                                                                • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                                                                                  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                                                                                  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                                                                                                  • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                                                                                  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
                                                                                                • Physical distancing

                                                                                                  • Distancing maintained in common areas
                                                                                                • Screening

                                                                                                  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

                                                                                                FAQs

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

                                                                                                The Fort is rated 4.7 stars by 6936 OpenTable diners.

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                                                                                                Google Map for The Fort

                                                                                                19192 Hwy. 8 Morrison, CO 80465

                                                                                                Additional information

                                                                                                • Cross street

                                                                                                  Hwy 8 and US 285

                                                                                                • Neighborhood

                                                                                                  Morrison

                                                                                                • Hours of operation

                                                                                                  Dinner Tue–Thu 5:30 pm–7:45 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–8:30 pm Sun 5:00 pm–7:45 pm

                                                                                                • Cuisines

                                                                                                  Steakhouse, Wild Game, Southwest

                                                                                                • Dining style

                                                                                                  Fine Dining

                                                                                                • Dress code

                                                                                                  Business Casual

                                                                                                • Parking details

                                                                                                  A large, spacious lot is adjacent to the restaurant. FREE Parking!

                                                                                                • Payment options

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

                                                                                                • Owned/operated by

                                                                                                  Women

                                                                                                • Executive chef

                                                                                                  Ethan Torres

                                                                                                • Entertainment

                                                                                                  Indian flute music on select nights.

                                                                                                • Additional

                                                                                                  Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                                                                                • Phone number

                                                                                                  (303) 697-4771

                                                                                                • Private party facilities

                                                                                                  We have six different private & semi-private rooms available, as well as our covered outdoor patio with heaters, fire pits and wonderful views of Denver. These spaces are great for corporate events, cocktail hours, retirement parties, weddings, rehearsal dinners, birthdays, and anniversaries. Please call 303-697-2282 or email: banquets@thefort.com.

                                                                                                • Private party contact

                                                                                                  Ashley Shade: (303) 697-2282

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