The Fort

4.5
5986 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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, 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!
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Steakhouse, Wild Game
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Hours of operation
Reservations available for Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 8:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
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(303) 697-4771
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AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Business Casual
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A large, spacious lot is adjacent to the restaurant.
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Entertainment
Indian flute music on select nights.
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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Private & semi-private rooms are available. Please contact us for availability.

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Denver
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We went for our anniversary. It was our first time at The Fort. The wandering carolers were wonderful, the food was delicious. We enjoyed our time there.

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T
Denver
19 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Drinks - strong. Apps - excellent, especially the marrow bones. Mains - Get the Buffalo! Ribeye was amazing. Service - friendly, attentive and well paced.

Another great night at The Fort!

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JA
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The Fort holds a charm thats uniquely its own
Charm excellent service
Excellent food best rocky mountain oysters anywhere

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BG
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We choose The Fort to celebrate our 45th Wedding Anniversary and had a wonderful evening! The added bonus of the Victorian Ladies caroling was perfect! Thank you!

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Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rocky Mountain oysters and wild game! Great vibes of the old west. The quail was amazing! Absolutely want to go back again.

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RW
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

Food overpriced and over cooked. Very disappointed. Went on our anniversary for a special meal, will not return.

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PM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent in every way! Adults, teens, and kids all enjoyed the meal and the evening.

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Denver
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to dine with family friends or even a date. Will go back for sure.

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D
Oklahoma City
18 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very special place, always have a wonderful time. Service was great - very accommodating. Food wasn’t as good as it was when we were there before- the Brussels sprouts were like tasteless pieces of cardboard- nobody could eat them.

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CD
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our first visit to The Fort, and we really enjoyed it. My daughter got the wild game plate, and loved everything on it, saying she especially enjoyed the wild huckleberry sauce with all of the meats. I had the buffalo sirloin medallions which were very good. I ordered them cooked medium, but they came completely pink in the center. My daughter had warned me that I should order them more done than I do beef, guess I should have listened to her. We had 2 waiters serving us, and they were very accommodating. We sometimes had to wait a little longer than we should have to get something, but we just used it as an opportunity to slow down and thoroughly enjoy our time at the restaurant. On the down side, I had asked for a table with a view when we arrived, and the hostess said she would do what she could. We were seated just inside the covered patio area, so we could see a little bit of the lights of Denver by looking past the table on the other side of the glass separating us from the covered patio. This wouldn't have bothered me, except that there was a 2 person table at the window with a great view which sat empty until our dessert was served. It may have been a good thing, though since the room we were in was a little cold, and the covered patio would undoubtedly have been even colder. None of this was a deal breaker, and overall we enjoyed the experience.

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TL
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I had a fantastic dinner at The Fort restaurant. The food and staff were amazing and the scenery is breathtaking. This is definitely a place for people who enjoy wild game.

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f
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had talked about going to The Fort several times over the last few years and finally made reservations for our anniversary. So glad we finally went! It’s very unique from the ambiance and menu. I had the buffalo prime rib which was excellent and I highly recommend. Service was relaxed but excellent. Plan on 2 hours and have a wonderful time!

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Denver
17 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The buffalo is always good here. I can have steak in town. The Native American flute player (Eric) is very good.

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KS
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 4

Very disappointing experience. We have enjoyed the Fort a dozen times over the years. Last time, a year ago, it wasn't as good. My wife didn't want to go back, but I convinced her to give them one more chance. For the premium price, I expect premium food quality. The appetizer lamb riblets were very mediocre, my wife had Elk, one of the two pieces was tough and not good. I had Buffalo prime rib, not cooked correctly and was not good (cool & dry). Even the apple dessert came out with a small amount of apples, which were not even warm, one scoop of ice cream and way more granola type crumbles filling the bowl. Definitely not worth the $148, not including tip. Wait staff was great, but not great enough to overcome the poor food quality and high price. Never again.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant! One of the best in Colorado

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CH
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

We have been to the Fort before and throughly enjoyed everything about our experience. We decided to celebrate Thanksgiving at the Fort. All 3 of us were disappointed in our meal, our service and the ambiance. We ordered an appetizer. We asked our server where it was when our soup came. He stated “the kitchen lost the ticket”. It came after our meals were served. The turkey was dry and flavorless. The dressing was also. Gravy would have helped. The best part of the meal were the Rocky Mountain oysters, the yams and green beans. Service was slow, not attentive. This was completely opposite of our past experience. We will go back but never on Thanksgiving.

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c
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

Thanksgiving. One bar drink was $15. So loud, couldn’t hear our own table. One meal was ice cold and not presented very well.
But, our waiter and runner were awesome.

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K
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

We ate our Thanksgiving meal there. We'd never been, and the restaurant and decor are pretty and interesting. I enjoyed the courtyard and reading about the restaurant's history. The food was good. For two Thanksgiving platters, two lemonades, and tea, our bill with pre-added tip came to $121 which is at least twice what it's worth. Our soup was cold, so we sent it back. It was cold the second time, so we sent it back. It was warm, but not hot the third time; but the waitress didn't stand there a second to find out. She practically ran away after delivering the soup. Multiple times during our meal, her way of asking how the food was was to say loudly, "Are you happy as can be?!" as she walked by us. It was annoying and embarrassing.

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R
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Martini price caution. Nothing makes a spouse madder then a $17 cocktail. One that was ordered in good spirit for their dining companion.

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KG
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 3

The soup was good but cold when it reached the table. The entree vegetables were cold when brought to the table. The game was adequate, but the steaks were grisly. Not at all what I expected.

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PB
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

We took our son and daughter-in-law out the night before Thanksgiving because we have been to the fort before and have loved it. This time as always the service, ambience and attention to special needs was right on point. I ordered the Salmon dish and it was really dry and the sauce was a savory lemon, wine and capers and the rice was sweet. The two just didin't go together for me and I was really disappointed in my dish overall when I expected greatness that I've had in the past for the amount of money we spent. The appetizer was lacking in flavor too. So for a $300.00 meal we really got only good service.

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KI
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had family in from Chicago for Thanksgiving and wanted to do something special before the holiday frenzy. The Fort was perfect! Great food, Kevin provided great service (not only efficient but fun!). The evening was a complete success!!!

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OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

With the romaine issue no salads were served. I would have thought an adjustment would have been made on the bill or substitute soup or something?

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HB
Denver
25 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service with meats you can’t get everywhere. We had Rocky Mountain oysters followed by elk, buffalo, and quail. We had the duck as well. All were perfect.

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JU
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great! Hve been here many times and always have a great experience.

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MC
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

WOW! I am floored by how wonderful The Fort was. We took my in-laws there for their 40th anniversary and it was perfect. The pace of the meal was slow, they brought out separate menus for appetizers and drinks, dinner, and dessert. The waiters were polite and timely. All of the food was excellent. There is such a wide range of game meat available, as well as fish choices. The ambiance is fantastic. We made reservations, which I think was a wise choice as it was packed! It is expensive- and while the food was worth the money, I don't think paying $15 for some cocktails is reasonable at all. Overall though, we will be coming back! Great way to showcase Colorado to visitors for sure.

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MD
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We took our son for his 31st birthday, he had never been and we wanted to do something special for him! The evening in front of the cozy fire, the amazing food,our darling waitress, the evening just couldn’t have been more perfect! Finishing up our evening sitting outside around the roaring camp fire as a family, will always be a lifetime memeory of a very magical night!!!

Warmly,
Mary D

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r
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always have a great time when we eat there ! We have been going there since the early nineties ! Hope it will always be there for us ad everyone else to enjoy for many years to come ! Thanks

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CD
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Adobe structure creates a beautiful setting overlooking the city of Denver. The exquisite meal, smells of burning fires, live gentle sounds from the recorder being played by a Native American, completed the evening with a memorable evening for our anniversary. We'll be back, hopefully soon!

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J
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 2

The table we were sat at did not have a working light on the wall. It was difficult to read the menus and I felt like I was sitting in the dark. Instead of moving us to another empty table ( which was empty all night), we were brought hand lights to look at the dinner menu. I found this to be very tacky. The food was just okay. I have had better in the Denver area. My husband was going to order a Moscow Mule, but was informed he had to buy the copper mug or else the drink would be served in a Mason cup. If you are going to offer drinks, serve them properly. We should not have to buy the mug with the Fort logo on it. This place felt more like a tourist trap than a more upscale restaurant.

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LM
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Fort is a must! There is amazing food and history here. Many well-known local government officials have dined here in addition to a few of our nation’s Presidents. The experience is spectacular. From the ambiance created by the working adobe wood-burning fireplaces to the delicious food (we’re talking buffalo Prime rib, people), and tasty prickly pear margaritas and the staff who makes it special and incredible. The views are stunning from the patio. You won’t be disappointed!

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J
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our annual trip to The Fort. Still amazes us. Friendly service. OMG the bison filet and ribs. Everything superb. Tables and tables of happy people.

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OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Overpriced

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RG
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 3

Would have expected more for a $200 dinner for 2 on my girlfriends birthday.

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SC
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a birthday dinner for 2 of our party. Food was exceptional (as always), creative, and service was great! Everyone loved their chosen meal, the appetizer, and their special birthday dessert. Thank you for a wonderful time!

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PA
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

The location and property was fabulous. The menu only has very large meals and pricey. I had the Gonzales steak and it was fabulous but I could only eat 1/3 of it. I took the remainder home. I would like to see a larger range of items by size and price. I love the area and would love to come back.

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LM
New England
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food as always, worth the trip and the money. We also had the fortune of being sat next to one of the fireplaces - I’m always cold so this made the experience even more enjoyable!

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KC
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food and service! If you are looking for a unique restaurant with great food, this is the spot!

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B
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Fort never disappoints. The server, ambience, drinks, dinner all WAY above & beyond. We have never had anything other than a totally perfect experience at The Fort.

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SD
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our first time dining at the Fort and we were very impressed with the service and food. We will be back.

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