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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

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

3.6

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (115)
Scenic View (112)
Good for Anniversaries (86)
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Worth the Drive (78)
Authentic (77)
Creative Cuisine (72)
Good for a Date (69)
Local Ingredients (57)
Good for Birthdays (55)
Romantic (51)
Good for Groups (40)
Fit for Foodies (37)
Cozy (36)
Fun (33)
Handcrafted Cocktails (27)
Great for Outdoor Dining (26)
Casual (25)
Neighborhood Gem (22)
Quiet Conversation (21)
Business Meals (20)
Notable Wine List (20)
Paleo Friendly (14)
Comfort Food (11)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Seasonal (10)
Kid-friendly (9)
Healthy (8)
Tasting Menu (7)
Great for Brunch (5)
People Watching (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Great Beer (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Live Music (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Spicy (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
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Bar Seating (1)
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 19, 2017

My husband and I shared the whole game sampler platter and added lamb and duck to it and had the lime cake with berries for dessert. Had a wonderful time on my birthday!!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Authentic, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Paleo Friendly, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 19, 2017

The service was excellent, the ambiance unique and interesting, the server was beautiful and sweet, and the cuisine was delightful!

Tags: Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Restaurant should allow patrons to wait inside if they have reservation at 5:00

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Disabled Access, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 17, 2017

The food was not good, my duck was chewy (never had it before not sure if it's supposed to be that way) my wife's buffalo steak was under seasoned not worth the price we paid. The wait staff on the other hand was some of the best I have ever had.

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·Dined on September 17, 2017

Our food was delicious except for the brussel sprouts. Who serves brussel sprouts as a seasonal vegetable? Another choice would have been appreciated.

Tags: Scenic View, Cozy, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 17, 2017

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Scenic View
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on September 16, 2017

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Authentic, Fun, Scenic View, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

The service was superb, the atmosphere beyond words. Great meal, wonderful views.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Iconic Denver site. We took my daughter and son-in-law, as they had never been. We all really enjoyed it. Had a beverage out on the patio by the fire overlooking Denver after dinner. Very special.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Casual
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Nice evening, good food and fun atmosphere. The only downside would be the prices. Very overpriced!

Tags: Casual, Seasonal, Authentic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 15, 2017

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.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Authentic
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Surprisingly tender filet. Great guacamole

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 (Denver)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Excellent food, great view and the service was outstanding.

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 (Denver)·Dined on September 14, 2017

The service was excellent. Servings were plentiful and very tasty. So glad to have had the opportunity to engage with this restaurant. I remember hearing about it many years ago and hoped someday to go there and enjoy the western feeling of it.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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·Dined on September 13, 2017

Rocky Mt. Oysters nicely done, light. Quail done perfectly, not overcooked. Duck also moist. Enjoyed vodka drink with huckleberries. Wait staff attentive, friendly. Great experience.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 11, 2017

Awesome in every way.

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·Dined on September 11, 2017

Wonderful ambiance for special occasions. Excellent buffalo.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 10, 2017

The Fort is always a special and wonderful experience. I would highly recommend anyone to experience The Fort.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on September 10, 2017

Overall experience was good. I would recommend to a friend for a 1 time visit.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Charleston)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Excellent service, fantastic food choices (including early Western appetizers and desserts) and a top Wine Spectator wine list. Service was impeccable, entrees "over the top", all delivered in an enjoyable and "not rushed" manner.
Thank you.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Lame sauce

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 (Denver)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Way overrated! For the price it was not worth it. Steaks were dry aged and were bland and fatty and I can actually say there was nothing that was memorable but the price! Never going back!!

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·Dined on September 6, 2017

Concert at Red Rocks

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·Dined on September 6, 2017

Overall, good experience. Our server was attentive at the beginning and middle of the meal but was very inattentive toward the end. This created a disappointing end to an otherwise nice evening.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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·Dined on September 5, 2017

Awesome experience. My friend and I share the same birthday. Great place to celebrate with our hubbies.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 5, 2017

Elk and quail were nicely prepared. Bison was undercooked and tough. I expected better at over $50 an entree.

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 (Denver)·Dined on September 5, 2017

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

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Too dark, couldn't read the menu. They pushed appetizers too much. Expensive.

Tags: Scenic View
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·Dined on September 4, 2017

we read about the reviews and restaurant back home in Canada and made it a must see when in the Denver area. It lived up to everything people said about it. We appreciated the dining experience when they were able to seat us earlier then our reservation.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Casual
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on September 4, 2017

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.

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·Dined on September 3, 2017

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.

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·Dined on September 3, 2017

This was our first time at The Fort. It was everything we expected and more. The service was top notch. The food was outstanding.

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 3, 2017

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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 (Denver)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Consistently superb. Our favorite restaurant in the Denver Metro area. Unique Colorado experience for visitors or new residents!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Paleo Friendly, Authentic, Scenic View, Casual, Special Occasion
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·Dined on August 31, 2017

A great place. The service was excellent. Very memorable.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 29, 2017

Huge disappointment! I was so looking forward to treating my wife to a birthday dinner. The quality of the food was minimal (I had the BBQ ribs). The Fort is *way* overpriced and overrated!

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on August 28, 2017

Over priced, under cooked, dirty and dated. A disappointment... especially after hearing so much about it.

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 (Amarillo)·Dined on August 28, 2017

Went for our anniversary. Service, drinks and food were great! The Buffalo tenderloin was as tender and flavorful as could be.
Was somewhat pricey, but she was worth it! 😉

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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