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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 Fort is inconsistent. Previously had a good meal so decided to try it again. This time the waitstaff, hostesses, etc. were quite unprofessional. The place was busy but not terribly. Hostess left us standing at the front for quite awhile...several hostesses congregated there but none addressed us. Not real classy. Table was nice near a roaring fire, however, the waitperson took forever to get our drink orders. We had to ask for a wine list. The wine bottle took forever to arrive. Just wasn't professional like some lesser expensive restaurants. I believe the Fort is overpriced for the quality of food. I wish they would hire some mature waitstaff...seems like kids are running the place. Just doesn't have the "attention" expected for a $300 plus meal. Probably won't go back.
We celebrated our anniversary, lovely setting, fantastic food - casual, cozy environment. I had the duck and my husband the bison prime rib both were excellent. Our server Marisa and everyone else who dropped by were very genuine and attentive - fantastic overall service. I highly recommend the Fort, I think this is our new spot for special occasions - or whenever we want to get out of the city.
The staff was friendly and attentive most of the evening. The kitchen does not have backup options for allergies, which makes the menu very limited for some. Our waiter didn’t know some of the ingredients which, when discovered, forced a change in our order because of said allergies. The Fort is a nice touristy restaurant, but there are other options.
We had a great experience at The Fort. We went on a Sunday night with the family and thoroughly enjoyed the ambiance, the roaming historian and the food. The Rocky Mountain oysters were delicious as was the buffalo prime rib special! This is the place to bring out of town guests for a true Colorado dining experience!
First off, they wouldn't honor my pre-arranged request for a window seat. I had very special out of town guests and I think they just didn't want to waste a prime table on 3 women. Just my personal opinion. The ambiance for a Saturday night could've been better but maybe they just don't do things like they used to. We were greeted by a mountain man coming in, which was cool, and the flute player came by a couple times to talk. Very nice guy. The food... no one cared much for the appetizer tray. Historian something or other I think. The RM oysters were very tender and breaded nicely but one is more than enough. The buffalo tongue on crostini, just no. The guac was outstanding and the PB stuffed pickled jalapenos were very good. A little too much PB for my taste but that was easily remedied. The Ranch dressing it by far the best I've ever had. That was worth the whole price of the dinner. The one thing that was truly not good was The Bowl of Kit Carson's Wife. It's a turkey soup with just broth and turkey. It is large, but the broth was utterly tasteless and then it was just a pile of turkey and one slice of avocado. Needed megatons of salt. I don't salt anything except soups and eggs. For $25 I would think it would be a lot better. I pumpkin walnut muffins are to die for. For a higher end restaurant, you would think they would package your leftovers for you but they do not. Really hard with a mostly uneaten huge bowl of soup. We had 5 containers but no offer to give us a bag. Really? We had to ask for one. The service was very good but I do have to take off one star for that. The buffalo medallions were probably some of the best meat I've ever had. Perfectly cooked and the potatoes were spectacular. Just not as impressed overall as I used to be. I've probably been there 2 dozen times but just not worth the $$$$$$$$$ anymore.
Food was good - as usual. But the two waiters were very inadequate this night. Had to ask for water refill, plate for our dinner rolls. Then the final check was in error - twice. We had a coupon for $5 Margaritas - they charged us $ 7 for our second round! Other than the main witer & one waitress, it was great.
We had a group of 6 adults and a 2 year old there to celebrate 2 birthdays. The Fort was extremely accommodating and all of the employees that we came in contact with were wonderful especially with the 2 year old. The last time we were there we had the white sangria which was very good. Even though the drink menu had switched to the fall/winter menu the bartender graciously fixed the white sangria for us. The meal was outstanding with all of the members of our group. Great meal! Great drinks! Great service!
We both ordered the Special Buffalo Prime Rib - unfortunately it was a bit difficult to cut. Waitstaff very attentive - assistant was fantastic! Table for 2 was a bit small if you want an appetizer and drinks. Prickly Pear Margarita was delicious - as usual.
The ambiance is lovely both inside and out and you feel you are in a special place but the food I am sorry to say does not live up to the rest. Nobody in our party was raving. I had the Buffalo prime rib and it was good and cooked perfectly with yummy mashed potatoes and just so so green beans. By the way the shrimp I had added to my Buffalo Prime Rib cost me another $22. they were lovely shrimp but seriously! The salads were good. But my friends got the signature The Bowl of the Wife of Kit Carson which to all of use was a fairly bland and unimpressive compared to this description "rich smoky chipotle turkey broth". And the other friend got the Game Plate and honestly just didn't have much to say about it. I just don't think the food lived up to the prices so just know you are paying more for the experience and the ambiance.
The Fort was amazing!! The service was great, the food was delicious and the atmosphere was inviting. A little pricey, but worth every penny. I would recommend the Fort for special occasions like first dates, anniversaries, birthdays and business dinners with out of town clients. Go early to see the entire property and have a before dinner drin out by the fire pits
Had an 'ok' time at The Fort, and I would probably go back again. My waiter Ryan was attentive and helpful, and it turned out to be a great place for my family gathering. The Buffalo Prime Rib was excellent, and my family liked the Lamb Chops and also the Filet. I would love to try the Elk next time, but it is pricey. The appetizers were just so-so: The duck quesadillas were ok, and we didn't care so much for the queso....it is served with the fixins on the side (bacon, buffalo chorizo, sour cream and pico) but the queso wasn't to die for. But, it didn't really matter....the steaks are the star at The Fort. The service was great, but I think the only complaint was that it seemed like it took a wee bit too long for the food to be served. Some folks will say that The Fort is a bit touristy, but it does have an interesting historical vibe to it.
We had dinner at the Fort last Friday to celebrate my wife's birthday. I had the $39 bison prime rib special and my wife had the $39 T-bone special. Meat was very delicious, cooked just rite, and a very generous portion in both cases. Mashed potatoes, vegetable, bread and salad were included. They even thru in a free dessert for our birthday celebration which we took to go since we were very full. The atmosphere of the old fort is really great and they even had a fire going in the court yard. The wait staff is very attentive and friendly. We plan to return for Christmas eve dinner. We highly recommend the Fort, it is one of our favorite restaurants.
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