The Fort

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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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CM
Denver
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love The Fort. Anytime theres an occasion, The Fort is our choice! The atmosphere, food and service are always perfect!

A
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The overall experience of The Fort is well worth it. The food was a miss for us this time, but has always been so good in the past. Would definitely recommend anyone try it at least once!

R
Denver
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, as always!

DM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely the BEST!!! The food, the service, the view, the music, the atmosphere! You just can't compare this Restaurant to any other!!!

a
Denver
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service was good without being overly solicitous. Special occasion with my sister, who lives out of town.

KC
Denver
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience3

We had an enjoyable dinner, but the quality of the food was not as good as in the past. The guacamole was mixed with a filler and the T-bone steak was thin and overpriced.

r
Denver
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, as always. The waiter did want to charge more for our second margarita though! We had a Denver Post coupon good for $5 Margaritas & he wanted to charge us full price for our second one! However, he agreed with us after we told him about it.

D
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great. Ambiance was great. Loved it. I always enjoy going here. It's a special place and great experience.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to the Fort to celebrate my birthday and we had a great time. Our waiter was excellent and the food was delightful. On your birthday you get to choose any dessert off the menu as a complimentary gift. This was a nice and unexpected treat, and a great way to cap off the meal.

P
Denver
19 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food2service4ambience5

We were there for a very special occasion. Like usual the Fort did a great job, the staff was great and the ambience is wonderful. The only problem was the food. My prime rib was tough and so was my friends buffalo. It was so bad the leftovers went straight to the dog. I would have complained them but I didn’t want to ruin a special time.

SM
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food, service and atmosphere we’ve experienced in the 14 years we’ve lived in the Denver area!

GM
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is absolutely my favorite restaurant in Colorado. I go here at least 3 times a year.

NS
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

It was okay. You really need to like Bison (buffalo) and game meats to enjoy The Fort. Server was attentive and we enjoyed being in a place where music and TVs weren't blaring/blasting in the background.

My wife really wanted to go there for our anniversary and she enjoyed it. For that reason alone it was worth it.

TV
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Horrible service again. I say again because even though I swore I would never go back the person whose birthday it was wanted to go. The first time was horrible and after the second time I see it wasn't just a rare occurrence. The service from the waitstaff is well below average, the hostess's need a lot of training. The food is average at best however the cost for the food is well above average. I find it amazing that this place can be this bad for so long and still be open.

KC
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent atmosphere, staff and food. Love the historical Fort layout and outside fire. Worth the money.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

91st birthday dinner

ME
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Food was not as good as in years past. Carrots were cold, too much seasoning in potatoes, the drink had took much ice, had to keep requesting more water. Service was poor.

MA
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took friends there who had never been before. They were blown away. Such a wonderful building and exceptional food. A Colorado one-of-a-kind.

KW
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went here for our engagement dinner and it was SO good. Everything just melted in your mouth. It was pricey but worth it! The service was excellent too!

MP
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend had not been to The Fort and had always wanted to dine there. We had the Buffalo Prime Rib and a lovely bottle of wine to round out a delightful experience. The food was amazing, service incredible and ambiance intriguing. And, a bonus the view of Denver is fantastic!! A not to be missed dining event!

ME
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food.Our group was treated as if we were royalty.Love the history lesson and the music.We will be back soon.

OT
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service!

AM
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience1

Yes, would absolutely recommend The Fort. Great food, service, etc. We were sat right next to a set of stairs, which was pretty awful. Lots of foot traffic and super bright lights. We should have asked to be moved. All else was great.

W
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Kevin P and Stormy gave us outstanding service. The food was excellent as usual.

KM
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We have been visiting this establishment for nearly 20 years. I frequently order the Uncle Dick's incorrect steak, and have observed the quality of the cut of meat served with this dish has deteriorated. Fully a third of the steak ordered at this visit was inedible.
It was almost as though they hoped to disguise the quality of the cut of meat with the sauce and the egg.

LH
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

This was our first visit to The Fort, so we weren't quite sure what to expect. The menu has so many choices, it was hard to decide what to get. One member of the party got the lamb t-bones, while I got the Buffalo Tenderloin Filet Mignon. This was cooked to perfection and so tender! The Fort potatoes were AMAZING! I want to know how they were made, because I'd like to try them at home. However, the lamb t-bones were so tough and full of gristle, that once a single bite had been cut out, it was nearly impossible to chew. The staff was very courteous and removed this from our bill, which is about the only thing that could be done. It is difficult sometimes to truly know what the cut of meat will be like until someone tries to cut into it.
That was our only issue, and management made it right. The desserts were HUGE and fabulous. I would definitely recommend them to anyone!

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience3

The waitresses are all very nice, attentive, and knowledgeable. The ambiance is unique. The food is mediocre. The buffalo prime rib was so full of gristle that it was nearly impossible to eat. The appetizers we chose were gross; cold whole jalapeños filled with peanut butter and “sausage” bean dip. There was no sign or taste of sausage and it really looked and tasted like a can of Rosarita brand retried beans dumped into a bowl then topped with a little cheddar and microwaved. The best thing is their bread and dinner salad. Hopefully this was just an off night.

CG
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for our anniversary. Our waiter Kevin was great, very attentive, friendly and gave great recommendations. The food was fantastic especially the bison fillet. Can’t wait to go again.

FI
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience2

A huge disappointment and waste of time and money! The food was cafeteria level at best. Every meal had a huge scoop of potatoes and bland green beans! The meat was so basic; I’ve had better at Longhorn! The only good things were the rolls and the customer service! It’s unbelievable that they make you reserve a table using a credit card (and make you pay a fee if you cancel) just to eat such garbage! Even the fine dining establishments on Opentable don’t do that! They must just be desperate for people to keep the reservations! I’ll never be back and will tell friends not to waste their money!

VS
Denver
29 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful! What a great way to bring in the new year. They fired the cannon in celebration, several times throughout the night. The people and especially the wait staff were in a great mood that made everything fun and joyful.

TC
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ruth was wonderful!

F
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Experience was very nice. All of the team members we encounter were very friendly and pleasant. Our server left us sitting too long without checking in on us. We wanted more drinks, were given the wine list, and waited for her return. There were a couple of times that we tried to get her attention but were unsuccessful. I had a $50 Visa GC and she was unable to figure out how to use it. In the end, I just used my credit card instead. Not a bad experience, my expectations were higher.

B
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated New Year’s Eve and thoroughly enjoyed the occasion. Was very happy to also get to see a cannon fired to celebrate! Great food, great service and always fun.

BH
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This restaurant is amazing. Staff is very friendly.

C
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My 91 year old mom loves The Fort which is why we go a couple of times a year. And we enjoy it also. Food, service, ambiance is always 5-star in our book. No complaints at all in the 40 years we’ve been guests at The Fort!

AM
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have gone to The Fort for many years both for special occasions and just to have dinner. I have always had a great experience. I highly recommend this restaurant!

CW
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great experience, and a wonderful "last meal" of 2019!

OT
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food and service were excellent.

DY
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everytime my wife and go to the Fort, be it for dinner or your murder mystery dinner with friends the food is always great and service is awesome. We love the place as well, we were just there for New years Eve dinner and the buffalo tenderloin,and lobster tail was over the top to die for.

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Buffalo steaks were excellent. Cooked to perfection. Lamb rib appetizer was a little spicy for me but the guys cleaned the bones. Topped it off with mud pie. The dried cherries gave the pie an unexpected, yet delightful, flavor.

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