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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!
Morrison, CO 80465
Steakhouse, Wild Game
Hours of Operation:
Reservations available for Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 8:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
$31 to $50
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Indian flute music on select nights.
A large, spacious lot is adjacent to the restaurant.
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
The food was outstanding and so was the service. Much better than, when about 15 years ago, the waitress spilled the bottle of wine over one of my guests from DC and when, in another occasion, we were told that we could not order buffalo filet Mignon because they were for some V.I.P.'s This last incident made me stay away for about 15 years. However, my nephew from Puerto Rico, who now lives in California, wanted to go there and I pleased him, even though I was a little bit worried. Everything turned out perfect and he was very pleased. One of the things I always treasured about The Fort is that you can come from a trip to the mountains and stop for dinner. It is not stuffy like the Broadmoore Hotel (where I will NEVER go back) or restaurants in DC, where I lived. It is casual and opens the arms to anyone looking for an excellent meal, a unique atmosphere, and a wonderful service. Our applause to Kylie for her OUTSTANDING service.
My wife and I took took some friends from a foreign country here as a wedding present and to give them a sample of Old West/Colorado cuisine. The food was excellent! Our friends enjoyed the meal very much.
Everybody got something different from the Menu, but I usually don't comment on other people's food unless I taste it. We did share the Historian's platter, so everyone had a sample of some of the unusual things from the appetizer selection. All of the items tasted really well. I don't usually get steak when I go out as we can usually do steak pretty well at home, but I thought I should try the dry-aged 16-ounce ribeye. I could not eat all of it as it was so large, but it was extremely tasty.
We had lived in CO for 3 years and had never been until friends from another state visited and asked to go. It was good; not many gluten free options for celiacs, though. Food was good; service was ok. Our original waiter seemed to bail on us so our service was fractured with different servers. Wil probably tell others about it but personally not impressed; don't eat red meat so it was difficult to find something.
We come to the fort for my husbands bday every year. However, this year we were on the fence since last year the experience was not the best. This year, the service was much better. However, the prices seem a bit high for the cut of the meat. My husband got the Gonzales steak but there was a lot of fat and it was a bit tough. We seek out great steak, and we were disappointed this time.
WE ONLY GET TO VISIT THE FORT WHEN IN DENVER, BUT EACH AND EVERY TIME IT IS THE BEST ANYONE CAN WANT IN A GREAT DINING EXPERIENCE. THE STAFF IS THE BEST, MOST ATTENTIVE, AND THE FOOD IS ALWAYS, ALWAYS THE BEST. YOU DON'T COME HERE TO EAT ON THE 'CHEAP', YOU COME HERE FOR NOTHING BUT THE BEST IN QUALITY, FOOD PREP, AND A WONDERFUL NIGHT.
I have been going to The Fort for 15 years or more and have always enjoyed their quail, but not this time. The duck was fabulous along with a tasty salad, warm bread and a nice drink. The quail was a bit dry and bland...did not have the usual smoky flavor and a bit overdone. I told Chris, the manager
We were seated and after about 15 minutes we were starting to feel invisible. No one stopped to say they'd be with us in a moment or anything. Another 12 minutes went by and we started discussing leaving when finally someone came to take our drink order. Pretty disappointed in the service. The food was good and the portions were large. This is a pricey restaurant and we expected the service to be excellent. We were celebrating our anniversary and that was mentioned in our reservations on OpenTable, but it was never acknowledged. We will not go back.
Definitely not worth the price. Way too expensive for an average meal. Pretty disappointing as we were super excited to go there The restaurant is neat, but the food is mediocre at best. Save your money and go to a real steakhouse, and enjoy an appetizer at the Fort just to see the ambiance.
We took my dad for his 87th birthday. The service was slow, but I am sure it was so the kitchen could catch up. The food was not inventive. The vegetable of the day was 1/2 a corn on the cob. The wine list offer over priced low end wine or overpriced high end wine. In order to get a decent bottle, you have to spend more than $150.
We were ushered in so fast that we didn't even get to see a view and we were put at a plastic banquet table that used bench seats that leaned forward.
I wish had my $500 back.
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