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The Fort

$$$$, Healthy,
19192 Highway 8, Morrison, CO 80465-8731
+1 303-697-4771
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Overview
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“wild game” (43 reviews)
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Contemporary, Healthy, Native American, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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$$$$
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19192 Highway 8, Morrison, CO 80465-8731
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1 - 10 of 642 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Knew it was a bit pricey, but I do expect better. The wine was beyond its point of being good. Vegetables were cold and tasteless, ( broccoli) tried rice/quinoa not flavorful at all. I have to say the potatoes were well seasoned. Meats were ok....More

Thank meggie0214
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There were 10 in our party, including 2 wedding anniversaries and a birthday. When we made the reservation, we mentioned our special occasions, but there was no recognition of any kind (no free dessert). We reminded the wait staff again at the table, but she...More

Thank AbbyLove
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The location is stunning, no other word for it, this is a great visual experience. While the food is certainly very good the prices are high for what you get. They specialize in game recipes and buffalo, quail, etc are all on the extensive menu,...More

1  Thank Steve T
Holly K, Owner at The Fort, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Steve T, Thank you for choosing to dine at The Fort, and for taking time to write a review of your experience. I’m pleased you had the opportunity to enjoy our historic grounds, breathtaking views and one of our new summer entrees, the rack...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Holly and her team live this concept out, literally! I visited on a one day tour as a delegate to Denver, and tasted a range of their drinks and some bison/buffalo tongue, it was fantastic- their concept of the Fort, and the historical accuracy and...More

Thank phg570
Holly K, Owner at The Fort, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Phg570, Thank you so much for the wonderful endorsement you’ve left for The Fort; I appreciate your comments and kind words. I’m pleased you had the opportunity to tour our historic grounds and learn more about the background of The Fort. It’s my honor...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Poor value rip off and unhelpful waiter. One of the worst meals I have ever had. The toughest meat that has ever been served to me unable to eat it. When told the unhelpful waiter said ok thank you . That was it. Read mixed...More

Thank keith c
Holly K, Owner at The Fort, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear keith c, I appreciate you taking the time to provide feedback from your recent visit to The Fort and want to extend a sincere apology for the disappointing experience you had. Please reach out to our Floor Manager at (303) 697-4771 to discuss your...More

Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

Finally got an opportunity to take my wife here for her birthday. Made reservations with open table app . The fair is on the upper end of the scale . Avg 50 to 60 per plate without apps or drinks and dessert. We both thought...More

Thank Grog R
Holly K, Owner at The Fort, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Grog R, Thank you for choosing to dine at The Fort for your wife’s special day. I’m so pleased to hear you each enjoyed your visit with us and look forward to welcoming you back for your next celebration. Holly Arnold Kinney, Proprietress

Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

My wife and I went to The Fort and had a very nice dinner. The Fort is an upscale restaurant that offers a variety of game meats/options to choose from. The Rocky Mountain Oysters are actually very good. We have been there many times over...More

Thank williamwQ4745AT
Holly K, Owner at The Fort, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Williamwq4745at, Thank you for choosing to dine at The Fort, and for taking time to write an endorsement following your most recent visit. I appreciate your continued patronage and look forward to welcoming you back soon! Holly Arnold Kinney, Proprietress

Reviewed 10 May 2018

I had the special of bison sirloin and quail. It was good. My husband had the bison filet and it was a much better cut of meat. Both meals were cooked well. The desserts were excellent and the staff was very good.More

Thank Deb W
Holly K, Owner at The Fort, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Deb W, I’m pleased you had the chance to try our Prairie Special, and appreciate you taking time to write a review of your experience. I hope you’ll visit The Fort again soon, perhaps for dessert on the patio this summer. Holly Arnold Kinney,...More

Reviewed 4 May 2018

We just returned from wasting $200.64 for 2 people at this over-rated, overpriced, tired old restaurant. If you're a big meat eater who really loves bison, quail or elk, you might decide to eat here. However, the buffalo filet is $59 for 6 ounces, and...More

Thank Nalo
Holly K, Owner at The Fort, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Nalo, Thank you for taking time to write a detailed review following your recent visit to The Fort. While I’m glad you were able to try a variety of our food and drink offerings, I’m disappointed to learn your overall experience did not meet...More

Reviewed 25 April 2018

A friend of mine had said to try this place because he'd seen it on one of the Food Network shows. My wife and I are foodies and like to try new places so we're all in. We ordered the Mountain Oysters ( first time...More

Thank feraltyger
Holly K, Owner at The Fort, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2018

Dear feraltyger, Thank you for taking time to write a review of your recent dinner at The Fort; I appreciate your honest and detailed feedback. While I’m glad you were able to try a variety of our unique menu offerings, I’m disappointed to learn of...More

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Matthew C
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.
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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.
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9 June 2017|
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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
Contemporary, Healthy, Native American, American, Vegetarian Friendly, 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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View
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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