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Bent Fork American Grill

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12191 E Iliff Ave, Aurora, CO 80014-1201 (Peoria)
+1 303-337-6600
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 11:00 - 21:30
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Dallas, Texas
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great healthy food options. I however did not partake in that! I had the spicy penne, good kick. The Bison pot roast look pretty yummy as well, I may try that next time.

Thank adolton
Level Contributor
10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Relaxing atmosphere and great food and wine. Friday night in Denver after a long drive and into the mountains tomorrow! I had the jerk pork chop. Server was friendly and helpful with selections. Decent wine selection. I am a bit of a picky eater and there was half a dozens entrees I wanted to try. We will be back next... More 

Thank John H
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I stopped on our way to Vail, CO and loved it!! So many great food options--hard to choose. At one point my husband told the waitress "he had it narrowed down to 6". Food was delicious and wonderful presentation. We can't wait to go back!!

Thank Amy M
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55 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We always come here at least once when visiting family in Centennial. It is a great family restaurant with good food, great service, variety and good value. You won't be disappointed if you choose to dine here.

Thank teffie5677
Fairland, Oklahoma, United States
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287 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here on an overnight business trip. The fish tacos were delicious and the waitress, Nat.? Was fantastic. This restaurant had a great ambiance the staff was very friendly. It was a good stop for sure.

Thank Kelly B
Elise F, Manager at Bent Fork American Grill, responded to this review

Thanks for stopping by! You'll have to plan more business trips to Aurora so you can come back again! More 

Fair Oaks, California
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459 reviews
349 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The minute you step in, you know you're in for a treat. It's on a busy road in Aurora, so I wasn't sure how the food would be, but it's an oasis of calm and elegant but not fussy. Jennifer is the perfect server, funny and knowledgeable, and the tables are spaced far enough away to not experience every detail... More 

Thank kcdenman
Elise F, Manager at Bent Fork American Grill, responded to this review

I'm so happy we were able to surprise you with our amazing customer service and delicious food here at the Bent Fork in Aurora!! We'll see you soon! More 

Austin, Texas
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

We wanted to try some place new during Restaurant Week, and this was convenient to all of us. The beet appetizer with goat cheese and other goodies was as fantastic flavor combo. Both the steak and fish entrees were exceptional. The desserts were average. Loved the ambiance.

Thank Deanne B
Elise F, Manager at Bent Fork American Grill, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write a review! I'm glad Restaurant Week brought you out to visit us at the Bent Fork in Aurora. Even though Denver Restaurant Week is over, we always have a Fresh Fish and a Butchers cut special that I'm sure you'd love! We'll see you next time! More 

Rapid City, South Dakota
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444 reviews
297 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Best meal we have had in a long time. It's a bit noisy inside, but the restaurant is small so that can't be avoided. Eric our server was delightful. Steak bruschetta was GREAT. Ribeye and Pork chop entrees were perfect, with the best brussels sprouts we've ever had. Great drink menu. Bread pudding and chocolate tore desserts were divine. We... More 

Thank Coby S
Elise F, Manager at Bent Fork American Grill, responded to this review

I'm so happy you had such an amazing experience here at the Bent Fork in Aurora! We have happy hour every day from 3-6PM, we'll see you soon! More 

Denver, Colorado
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Start with a fabulous Martini menu, I liked the Pomegranate Martini and their Cosmo is almost as good as what I make for myself. The menu features several entrees that are exceptional. The Rocky Mountain Salmon is one of my favorites, salmon in a brown sugar based marinade. The Buffalo Pot Roast is great as is the seared Ahi Tuna.... More 

Thank BartokBela
Elise F, Manager at Bent Fork American Grill, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write a review. I'm glad you enjoyed our entrees so much! We are in the process of updating our menu so I will definitely keep your suggestion of a Caesar salad in mind. We'll see you soon! More 

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Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

We had an excellent dinner last night. I was hesitant to have ahi but it was exceptional. We had a party of 8 and our service was exceptional as well. Would highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Elise F, Manager at Bent Fork American Grill, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write about your experience here at the Bent Fork! We pride ourselves on customer service so I'm so glad your meal and service were both amazing. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 30
American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Television, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12191 E Iliff Ave, Aurora, CO 80014-1201
  • Public Transportation: Nearby to RTD stops, also I-225 and Parker Road Park & Ride.
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Aurora
  • Phone Number: +1 303-337-6600
A locally-owned independent restaurant, The Bent Fork serves a diverse offering of traditional dishes that are inventive, fresh, and flavorful in a distinctive environment of casual sophistication. With our award winning menu, eclectic wine list, handcrafted martinis, art and architecture, the stage is set for our staff to deliver an experience that will melt away the stress, stimulate the palate, and leave you wanting more.

Lunch or dinner, the ambiance, price points, and menu variety provide an environment that allows for a simple weeknight meal or celebration of a special occasion. Guests feel comfortable in casual or dressy attire, whether it's a business lunch, time with the girls, a Saturday night date, or a family meal. We look forward to welcoming you soon!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?