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The Fort

19192 Highway 8, Morrison, CO 80465-8731
+1 303-697-4771
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Overview
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good31%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“quail” (139 reviews)
“wild game” (40 reviews)
“steak” (72 reviews)
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19192 Highway 8, Morrison, CO 80465-8731
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been to the Fort 3 times over 15 years. The first trip was for a meeting, so the food was limited, but good from what I can remember. The 2nd trip was with my mom and grandma. Our food was delicious and the experience...More

Thank dmsrdh
Holly K, Owner at The Fort, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Dmsrdh, Thank you for taking the time to write a detailed review of The Fort. While I'm happy to hear you've repeatedly enjoyed the ambiance and overall experience of our historic restaurant, I am disappointed to read your most recent meal fell short of...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Truly a one of a kind dining experience featuring exotic game dishes( buffalo, elk, venison, rattlesnake, etc.) nestled among the rocks in the adobe re-creation of old Fort Bent. High-end and famous for it's guests over the years, including a G-8 Summit dinner, you don't...More

Thank James S
Holly K, Owner at The Fort, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear James S, Thank you for taking the time to write a kind review of The Fort. I'm so pleased you enjoyed your dining experience with us and hope you will join us again soon. Holly Arnold Kinney, Proprietress

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Flew in from the east coast and drove straight to The Fort. Too bad it was dark as we would have loved to explore the grounds. Eric, our waiter, was very attentive and knowledgeable. We had the quail scotch eggs and bison, elk and jackalope...More

Thank Bill Musser R
Holly K, Owner at The Fort, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Heidi R, Thank you for your kind endorsement of The Fort. I am pleased to hear you enjoyed your meal and had the opportunity to sample a variety of our menu items. I hope to welcome you back during your next visit to the...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have a bad childhood memory of dining on buffalo, and without going into that story, I just will say I was leery about ordering an expensive Buffalo Prime Rib. But I did it, I even ordered a bigger cut so that I could take...More

Thank Angela G
Holly K, Owner at The Fort, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Angela G, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of The Fort, and for choosing us as your destination for girl's night out. I am so pleased to hear you enjoyed your meal, from the weekend prime rib special to our...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Group of four, first timers. Place is really neat and has a lot to offer for ambience and appeal. Appetizers were the highlights of our night. Guacamole was good. Eggs were good. Drinks? Meh. Sangria was not good. Should have realized it wouldn't be good...More

Thank 69Goatman
Holly K, Owner at The Fort, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear 69Goatman, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of The Fort. While I'm happy to hear you enjoyed the ambiance of our historic restaurant, I regret to learn your overall dining experience fell short of expectations, and would like to learn...More

Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

An experience to not miss. But make reservations. This is a meal experience set in the red rock hills outside Denver. We all enjoyed a wild game dish from the menu. Elk and bison, all done medium rare to medium. The staff was outstanding. The...More

Thank 69ashe69
Holly K, Owner at The Fort, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear 69ashe69, Thank you for taking the time to write a review on your experience at The Fort. I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit, including our award-winning wine list, and look forward to welcoming you for a future meal. Holly Arnold Kinney,...More

Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

but that is all. Service is slow, they have difficulty cooking meat to order , served dropped 2 of our dinners, had to wait for replacements. Considering my last 2 visits, have received 4 free dinners due to their screwups. Not the restaurant it used...More

Thank noelflint
Holly K, Owner at The Fort, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear noelflint, Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback following your recent visits to The Fort. I regret to hear your recent meals have been anything less than exceptional, and hope we have the opportunity to provide you with the stellar dining experience...More

Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

I think everyone should visit The Fort at least once. It is an iconic Denver restaurant that has been serving bison, elk and other game meats for 60 years. We had the bison prime rib ( delicious), the bison rib eye ( very flavorful and...More

1  Thank stephen96821
Holly K, Owner at The Fort, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear stephen96821, Thank you for your endorsement. I'm pleased to hear you enjoyed our popular bison prime rib special, as well as our Game Plate and rib eye, and hope to welcome you back for more shinin' times soon. Holly Arnold Kinney, Proprietress

Reviewed 6 December 2017

I wanted to come here for my birthday after reading about it online and hearing word of mouth. I was expecting more, honestly. The fort itself is neat, but not as big or as interesting as I was expecting. There was a fireside chat before...More

Thank Jeff7520
Holly K, Owner at The Fort, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2017

Dear Jeff7520, Thank you for choosing to celebrate your birthday at The Fort, and for leaving feedback of your experience. I’m disappointed to hear our historic atmosphere and Colorado cuisine did not meet expectations. I hope you’ll give us a second chance, perhaps during a...More

Reviewed 1 December 2017

We ate there on a Sunday night. There were 6 in our party. We didn't have an appetizer and went straight for the entrees. Five of us had the bison prime rib which melted in your mouth. The 16 oz. T-bone was just as delicious....More

1  Thank Patryce F
Holly K, Owner at The Fort, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2017

Dear Patryce F, Thank you for dining at The Fort, and for taking the time to write a review of your meal. I’m so glad you and your group experienced a lovely Sunday evening with us. It’s a pleasure to learn a majority of your...More

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Matthew C
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Response from Carol R | Reviewed this property |
There is no dress code. Anything from nice jeans to suit would be appropriate. I would personally not wear shorts or exercise clothes. It is a great place to celebrate birthdays, or date nights.
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I'd spend the money and go here, even not knowing what place your comparing it too.
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Response from Bridget C | Reviewed this property |
The Fort is extremely pricey but the food is awesome! The way I see it...if you are coming from Michigan and a restaurant doesn't care to respond...spend your money elsewhere. There are so many incredible places to eat out... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 31 - US$ 80
Cuisine
American, Southwestern, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, View, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Monday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19192 Highway 8, Morrison, CO 80465-8731
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Morrison
  • Phone Number: +1 303-697-4771
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Description
An award winning and nationally acclaimed “truly Colorado” restaurant, The Fort is located in Southwest Denver’s Red Rocks Territory. Specializing in regional game, such as bison, elk and quail, as well as seasonal fish and hearty vegetarian fare influenced by American Indian and Mountain Man cuisine, The Fort’s creation of “New Foods of the Old West,” brings back popular recipes from the 19th century, prepared with a twist. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, The Fort is a full-scale adobe replica of Bent’s Fort, an important fur-trading fort originally in Southeastern Colorado (1833-1849). Paying homage to the property’s historic inspiration, The Fort’s cuisine is modeled after the diets of pioneers along the Santa Fe Trail, mountain men and native Indian tribes, as well as the culinary influences of the Mexican and Spanish traders who once occupied the border of Old Mexico and the U.S. Territory where the original Bent’s Fort sat. Kinney leads The Fort’s creation of “New Foods of the Old West,” bringing back modernized versions of popular recipes from the 19th century, utilizing a rare cookbook library with more than 3,000 volumes. Dishes such as roasted bison marrow bones, braised bison tongue, Rocky Mountain Oysters and Buffalo tenderloin filet mignon are menu staples, as are cocktails like Trade Whiskey, made with “organic” gunpowder, and “The Hailstorm,” the first Colorado cocktail served in 1833 at Bent’s Fort.
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