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Bent Fork American Grill

12191 E Iliff Ave, Aurora, CO 80014-1201
+1 303-337-6600
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good39%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
American, Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
12191 E Iliff Ave, Aurora, CO 80014-1201
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

While in Denver for a seminar, we went to Bent Fork for dinner. We had a group of 16. They made a good effort to work out group in. The staff was nice, but a little overwhelmed. Food and drinks were good, but slow.

Thank Bootdr1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very friendly staff and super fast dinner service. My husband had the French Dip; it was great! I had Lobster Mac 'n Cheese which was very spicy. This was a surprise to me. The waiter noted they could make it less spicy, but I would...More

Thank Nickie W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our server was friendly and service was quick, but we had to work past some slight miscommunication due to the fact our server was not from the U.S. The restaurant appeared clean with interesting decor. The tomato basil soup was tasty and flavorful. The salmon...More

Thank hookedontrvl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had dinner with another couple and the food was excellent. Service was so-so, but the prices and flavor will have us going back to try it again and hope it was justa server with an "off" day.

Thank Teresa F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Met my team here for dinner after a day of work. Traveled to Colorado for work and had a chance to meet my team after work for social hour. While the restaurant is a bit noisy, we were seated towards the back which allowed for...More

Thank Deb B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As we pulled up to this place we thought we would have to wait. We didn't. We were seated immediately and greeted by two smiling and very gregarious servers. The place looked great and we decided on our entrees. I have never been served made...More

Thank Gary M
J Michael S, Owner at Bent Fork American Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you Gary for stopping by and taking the time to share your experience with us, it was our pleasure in serving you , we see you are from Ohio, safe travels home and hope to see you again when in the Denver area ..

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to Bent Fork on a Saturday night and that was one of the nights they featured Prime Rib. My husband and I both got it was the best meal we had on our trip to Colorado. Michael was our server and he was...More

Thank Kim S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Bent Fork Grill was such a pleasant experience. We were staying in a hotel nearby and went to Bent Fork for dinner. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful, and even though it was fairly busy, it was not noisy. Good selection on the...More

Thank littlebig2014
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

My husband and I stopped in for dinner. The staff is friendly and professional. Marysa was our excellent server. She was helpful and efficient. I ordered the Prime Rib Sandwich. I couldn't decide of the side, coleslaw or fries. Marysa suggested a half order of...More

Thank Carolyn S
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

The Bent Fork is a great place off Illif in Aurora. Not only has the staff been wonderful at each visit, but the food provides exciting twists on old fashioned favorites. I am a huge fish fan, and there secretion of salads and main courses...More

Thank Rachel S
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24 December 2015|
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Response from dogsareup | Reviewed this property |
I don't think there is anything specifically vegan on their menu. My husband is vegetarian, and he had the spicy pecan and gorgonzola salad. You could get that and leave off the gorgonzola. You might call them and ask... More
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4 September 2015|
Response from Cynthia W | Reviewed this property |
I believe it is still from 3-6pm and yes! Great deals on wine and beer.
24 July 2015|
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Response from MT2CO2510 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they do have an area that handles larger groups.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Television, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
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
  • E-mail
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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