The Fort

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

Love thos place and today was perfect as always. Had the buffalo filet mignon, perfection.

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

The Fort continues to be the region's best dining experience, we've been coming periodically since 1975 and nothing has passed the test of time in the front range as well as its iconic location and experience.

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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love going to the Fort. The Quail is the best.

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Oklahoma City
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The experience was amazing, the food was amazing, and the view was amazing. The only thing that took away from our experience would be that our server really didn’t seem like she wanted to be there.

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DS
Denver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I said "yes" I would recommend it to a friend only because I think every Coloradan should go there ONCE. Not sure there's any need to go again! STUPID expensive, our bill for 4 adults was 435 bucks! And we had ONE half-litre of margies and ONE dessert was free! In the end it's a steakhouse, with bison. It's just not THAT unique, for the price. Glad we went, we'd do it again, doubt I'll ever spend that kinda dough for an 8 oz. steak again...

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P
Denver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere was great and service was excellent. The food is way over priced for what you get. The steak was big but grisly and not all that tender. I could have got a better steak at a much lower priced restaurant. It is one of those places you should see once but I will not be going back.

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ES
Denver
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have to try the bacon-wrapped quail and the bison it's amazing. And the creme brulee wow!!

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LT
Denver
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Fort provides a memorable experience. The service is fabulous and the food is delicious.

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Denver
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Steaks were a bit burnt not by much and not the norm. Prices have gone up.

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l
Denver
29 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love celebrating special occasions here! The food and service were wonderful as always. Thank you for a great evening!

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WH
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The last few times we have been, we noticed the mashed potatoes were more like instant mashed instead of real potatoes. The red chili sauce on them was good but the mashed potatoes were horrid. When you pay the big bucks to eat at places like this, we need real mashed potatoes. Very disappointed in the mashed potatoes. The green chili mac and cheese was not the same either. Maybe the time of year? Green chili's were canned not fresh which was a little disappointing too. Other than that, the rest was great.

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JO
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 4

The food is just OK for the price. Id go somewhere else for $80 per person (tip included). The service was good and the restaurant ambiance is nice.

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DS
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great time on our anniversary. Our waiter, Kevin, was outstanding! Food was excellent as well. Highly recommend.

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RP
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food options are outstanding. The variety of wild game to traditional meats is one of the reasons we love the Fort
Be prepared to pay, it is not a cheap place to dine however well worth the prices.

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DB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and exceptional service. Very pricey for sure!

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BA
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful evening at The Fort for our granddaughters 17th birthday.

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HO
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were there for my mom's birthday. They treated us totally! Even did a toast & gave my mom free dessert.
We had some food allergies, and the staff was sensitive to our needs.
The location is unique & the view beautiful.
The food was excellent. Various meats mostly, cooked perfectly to order. For appetizer, the buffalo eggs were delicious. The sausage house made. Even the desserts did not disappoint!
The prices were a bit high, but the quality & ambiance was included. So worth it for a special occasion or splurge.

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TP
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service. One of our favorites in Denver. The prices are a little steep so we don't go often, but when we do its always enjoyable.

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RL
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

Have been to the Fort on many occasions If appears the menu has changed the smoked duck is gone the bean dip as well as the potatoes were spiced so hot I had burning the next day. If this is the new norm we will find another place to go

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LW
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience and food- which is a bit pricey depending on what you order though. Guac and chips- paid too much but Buffalo Prime Rib dinner for $39- excellent!
Thanks again Fort for making our dinner delightful and daughters BD dessert special.

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PS
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful location/outdoor patio/ fire pit : great for pictures and across from "Red Rocks" You will love not only the ambiance of story telling of life past in the Old West" but love the great variety of foods/every thing from steaks- duck, fish, to buffalo! and wild game! We loved the bean dip/spicy! but delicious and the array of wild sausages is sure to be hit when sharing! Great Warm Service!

We split desserts/because they are large and plentiful! and the coffee and wines are Great!

Little pricy but worth it!!!

P/S We loved Thanksgiving there with our family and huge hit with our adult children from N.Y. , We will be Back!!!

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C
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

It was our first time at The Fort and we enjoyed the experience overall. We were disappointed that the storyteller didn't make an appearance, and my wife did not like the gravy on her potatoes, but otherwise it was definitely an enjoyable evening.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing all around

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FT
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dining at The Fort is always such a pleasure. We enjoyed the marrow bones as an appetizer along with their specialty drinks made with cactus juice. The bison ribs entree was “fall off the bone” delightful and the “Mountain meets the Sea” had 6 or more huge shrimp along with a 5 oz beef steak. A new addition to the menu in the desert department (Mud Pie) finished off our meal.
They are offering specialty dining experiences which are drawing us back more often than we had been coming. Friday night Fish, Dining in the Dark, Dinner and a Movie and Cooking with the Chef are just a few of their new ideas.
As always, fun, fun, fun with excellent food and service. And who can say anything bad about that spectacular view of city lights after dark! We’ll be back soon!

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SU
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

The food is overpriced for the what you get. The walleye was $42 and it had small bones and still had fish scales, over cooked pilaf. The bison ribeye was good. Our table for 2 was squeezed in next to a table for 6 and we couldn’t hear our own conversation. However it’s a neat old building and probably worth visiting at least once.

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SW
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Price is kind of high, but I have been going there for years, and never walked out disappointed! Great food, awesome place!

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CB
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and quality of the food was excellent. We appreciated the prompt service and the inviting atmosphere.

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JF
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was an outstanding evening with the Buffalo Steak the best that I have ever tasted. The only downside was the door out to the firepits opening and closing causing cold drafts. Customer continued to use them even with curtains covering the door.

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e
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The selections on the menu were a great choice of a diverse menu. The red chili gravy was excellent on the mash potatoes and the food was prepared to perfection. Service was awesome. Guacamole was the best I've had, lamb giblets we excellent. We've gone to the Fort several times and always a great experience.

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AS
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my absolute favorite. The patio with a view is a great feature and the food and service is always outstanding!

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AR
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, amazing atmosphere, amazing experience!

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K
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a great experience with a really cool history. The food was prepared to perfection and our server (guide) was extremely knowledgeable and his recommendations were all spot on, (still waiting on that balsamic&olive oil dressing to kick in.) :) the portions were perfect.

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L
Omaha
7 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Food was awesome, just wish that our table table would have been in a different place. They quests that were on the bench were comfortable but the rest of us that were in the chairs kinda stuck out in the path of all the waiter and waitresses coming down for the stairs. overal the food was fantastic and drinks were okay. The could certainly do some work on the martini wasn't cold.

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MR
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Sadly, the bar is set very low here in Colorado. A place that is supposed to be the staple of western cuisine should not be as disappointing as this place was. The ONLY restaurant ever to meet my expectations in Colorado thus far has been the Briarwood, which is of course, now closed. The food at the Fort was mediocre, elk and buffalo charred and other sides were nearly tasteless. The water was filled at the table often enough, but the other hands were scarce for drink refills, etc. I will not return to spend good money for disappointing food.

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CK
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another special celebration this month and superb meal and service! Always look forward to visiting The Fort and never disappointed.

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DL
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. A bit pricey, but worth the experience!

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EA
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our first time dining at The Fort and it was wonderful! Kevin, our server, was very friendly, knowledgeable and attentive. We ordered the TBone and Buffalo filet mignon, which were both deliciously seasoned and cooked. The pumpkin muffins are great! It was our anniversary and he gave us a dessert as well, which was a thoughtful surprise! We would definitely go back for a special occasion and ask for Kevin.

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JT
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I will let people know about my total experience. Enjoyable.

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JC
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I would recommend the Fort with reservations - I would let friends know that it is a neat place but that the food is very expensive.
Service and Ambiance = A+

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RA
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Fort is an amazing place to dine at and will be back very soon!!

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