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  1. Distance: 1.86mi
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  1. Distance: 1.86mi
  2. Distance: 2.80mi
  3. Distance: 2.90mi
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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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Overall Rating

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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 (87)
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Authentic (78)
Worth the Drive (78)
Creative Cuisine (73)
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)
Tasting Menu (8)
Healthy (8)
People Watching (6)
Great for Brunch (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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vip
 (Denver)·Dined a day ago

Fantastic time

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·Dined 3 days ago

We had the special t-bone. The flavor was good, but the steak was very difficult to cut

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·Dined 3 days ago

Service was excellent. One guest thought her food was excellent and 2 felt food was above average. I feel meals are pricey but I knew that before I booked reservations.

Tags: Authentic, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu
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·Dined 5 days ago

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.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined 6 days ago

This was our first time visiting the fort and we absolutely loved it. Loved all the history of the fort and will be coming back!

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 (Denver)·Dined 6 days ago

Good food, good atmosphere

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 (Denver)·Dined 6 days ago

We eat here every year for my wife's birthday. This was the 12th year. The food and service are great.

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·Dined 6 days ago

Very disappointed Only one choice for a salad. Not all people can have lettuce.

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·Dined 6 days ago

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.

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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·Dined 6 days ago

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.

Tags: People Watching
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 (Denver)·Dined 7 days ago

Always a great place to go. $50-$75 a plate. Get a reservation, only open after 5pm. Have the bone marrow!

Tags: Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Authentic, Great Beer, Good for a Date, Paleo Friendly, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Thanks for setting us at a table away from the "banquet settings". It was a more comfortable experience than setting near a table loaded with other dinners where one could not hear one's own conversation.

Tags: Cozy, Fun, Scenic View
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·Dined on November 9, 2017

Fabulous place to go for 5star meal and service without all the airs of a stuffy restaurant

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·Dined on November 7, 2017

First time at theFort after living here since 1979 and it was great! - We will return soon!

Tags: Fun, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 6, 2017

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!

Tags: Scenic View, Authentic
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 5, 2017

It was a special surprise for my husbands birthday. Great food for a great value.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Everything was perfect!

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on November 5, 2017

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 5, 2017

A fantastic dinner - AGAIN ! We have been going there for 0ver 20 years now - and it is a great place to eat a terrific dinner !

Tags: Healthy, Romantic, Scenic View, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Amazing place. Great food, and friendly service.

Their outdoor patio is the best place to relax and sky gaze

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The bison pri rib was devine. Also had the lamb and quail, they were delicate and delicious.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Food was very good although $$$$. I would go there again. Not a place to take children because of the prices. There menu has a lot of Buffalo if that suites your fancy. Apple cobbler was very good. I had a beef filet and best I have had in Colorado

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 2, 2017

This is a special iconic restaurant in Denver. The food and service were incredible. Wonderful atmosphere and the view is spectacular.

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Pricey but the chef's really know how to cook.The buffalo Ribeye is excellent , the garlic mashed potato's were to salty.

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 29, 2017

I love the Fort for the variety of food they offer and their location.
The service is always great and the food is always good.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 28, 2017

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 28, 2017

The service was excellent. The steak was somewhat gristly. The side dishes were good. As the evening worn on, the noise level increased making it hard to converse.

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

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!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Authentic, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Worth the Drive
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We had a great time (as usual). This is our favorite date night location in the Denver area.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Cozy
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on October 28, 2017

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.

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We were spending a few days in Denver, and decided to try something different. Can't beat the food in my opinion, the staff is very friendly, atmosphere is great. 5 thumbs up from me

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

We were rushed to make our order right after arriving. They also took the garlic chips off of the menu. Ruth Chris is a much better choice if you’re looking to blow $175 on dinner for two.

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·Dined on October 25, 2017

Great service and food! I had a business dinner here and I couldn't have picked a better place. My out of town management team were impressed with the place I had picked for dinner. Thanks

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Great Beer, Romantic, Good for a Date, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Business Meals
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Very professional, attentive and over the top concerned about what's coming out the kitchen!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Authentic
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

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.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

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

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 21, 2017

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.

Tags: Fun, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 20, 2017

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.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Authentic
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Four of us celebrated my birthday Thursday evening and we were all very pleased with the feel of the room, the menu, the wine and our server. The ambiance is so welcoming and warm. It was a very special night and we will all go back again soon.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 19, 2017

always great and unique foods to celebrate an occasion

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