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The Fort

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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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
US$31 - US$80
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Contemporary, Healthy, Native American, American
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The food and service here is amazing. From the appetizers to the main courses, it did not disappoint.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank LauraF3855
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The fort has good food a gift shop w beautiful hand made knives and the like. You can add a quail breast to an enter for small additional fee. It is a pricey experience restaurant w beautiful location. On our last visit two of four...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank greenmountain11
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I have been to The Fort in the past and though expensive, thought our dining experience was worth the price, but not last night. The location and kitsch, though endearing, mountain-man ambience is one reason to go there-maybe the only reason. Last...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Dennis F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a fun time on Santa's train in Georgetown, we all headed for the Fort for dinner. The food, service and very friendly staff made it a most enjoyable evening. If you are ever out this way in Colorado and not skiing I can highly...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank TravellerDevizes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a great tourist stop for out of town guests and business entertaining, but the cost have gotten very pricey for family entertaining. Big price to pay for history.

Date of visit: November 2018
2  Thank leo j
Reviewed 12 December 2018 via mobile

Went early on a December Tuesday evening. At first only a few couples were there but volume grew to about half capacity while we were there. The setting is unique and interesting. The prices are high - about $50 an entree. Started off with a...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank 318raymonds
Reviewed 10 December 2018

I understand that the idea behind this restaurant is all about the experience and as a history enthusiast I appreciate the effort to keep a small piece of history alive; however, the cost of a meal here is not justified. My son has been asking...More

Date of visit: December 2018
2  Thank jpeek2
Reviewed 28 November 2018

OK, so it's not entirely fair to base your review of a restaurant on one of the busiest days of the year(Thanksgiving) BUT I'm gonna do it anyway! Let me say that this is a unique place to dine but it is not Michelin Star...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Raytec12
Holly K, Owner at The Fort, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2018

Dear Raytec12, Thank you for taking the time to write a review, and for choosing to dine with us on Thanksgiving. I’m sorry to hear that some dishes did not meet your expectations, however, I’m happy to hear that some in your party were pleased...More

Reviewed 23 November 2018 via mobile

Holly, you are doing a fabulous job. Your dad (parents) would be very proud. The menu was excellent; full of great offerings for the holiday. The turkey dinner had every element and looked and tasted wonderful. I enjoyed the game dinner; quail, elk and buffalo...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank H8858QCkarena
Holly K, Owner at The Fort, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2018

Dear H8858QCkarena, Thank you for taking the time to leave a kind review, and for the continued patronage over the years. I’m delighted to hear you enjoyed your meal and dining experience. I look forward to welcoming you back in the near future! Holly Arnold...More

Reviewed 13 November 2018

I love history and the setting, interior décor and the area in the patio with the fire pit burning..were only a few of the delights at this unbelievable experience! Once inside the entrance had photos of all of the past presidents that had eaten there!...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank trvlngpat
Holly K, Owner at The Fort, responded to this reviewResponded 29 November 2018

Dear trvlngpat, Thank you for taking the time to write a detailed review of The Fort, and for the wonderful endorsement. I am delighted that you enjoyed the historical setting, memorable dining experience, and accommodating staff. We hope to welcome you back soon for more...More

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14 September 2017|
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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.
24 July 2017|
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Response from Rich Z | Reviewed this property |
I'd spend the money and go here, even not knowing what place your comparing it too.
8 June 2017|
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Response from bridgetc1313 | 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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