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The Fort

$$$$, Healthy,
19192 Highway 8, Morrison, CO 80465-8731
+1 303-697-4771
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Overview
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“quail” (154 reviews)
“wild game” (44 reviews)
“steak” (83 reviews)
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CUISINES
Contemporary, Healthy, Native American, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
19192 Highway 8, Morrison, CO 80465-8731
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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

Thank trvlngpat
Reviewed 1 week ago

We also had not been to The Fort for maybe 20 years...pace of life and it being on the opposite side of Denver from us. But my daughter and I share a birthday, and her friend from Mississippi wanted to treat us to dinner, and...More

Thank GaryH_Colo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Walked in to an unexpected adventure. The menu offer Buffalo prime rib, beef steak, Rocky mountain ???, quail. This is an expensive restaurant but you are living an adventure.

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

Dear Kim G, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your recent visit to The Fort. I’m delighted you enjoyed our unique dining experience and one-of-a-kind menu offerings. I hope to welcome you back soon! Holly Arnold Kinney, Proprietress

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went to the Fort 30 years ago and remembered it was a great place to eat. I was happy to hear it was still open. I went again on September 6, 2018. It was just as good as it was years ago.More

Thank J M
Holly K, Owner at The Fort, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear J M, Thank you for your kind review, and for visiting us 30 years later. I’m delighted to hear your recent dining experience at The Fort was equally as satisfying as your first, and I hope to welcome you back for another memorable meal...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

It starts with the atmosphere, outdoor fires giving off a delightful wood smoke aroma. Once inside staff are very pleasant and accommodating. Our waitress offered suggestions and detailed descriptions. We had the drink made with old crow, tobacco and gun powder. Quite tasty. Every aspect...More

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

Dear Lbjcartier, Thank you for taking the time to provide a wonderful endorsement of The Fort. I’m delighted you enjoyed our inviting atmosphere, unique drink selections and one-of-a-kind menu options. I hope to welcome you for a future visit! Holly Arnold Kinney, Proprietress

Reviewed 11 October 2018

The Fort is a great experience. It is a replica of the old historic Bent's Fort on the Arkansas River. The food is good - not a run of the mill. We take out-of-town visitors to this restaurant because it is so unusual.More

1  Thank jvogel1032
Holly K, Owner at The Fort, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear jvogel1032, Thank you for taking the time to write a kind endorsement of The Fort, and for your continued patronage. I’m pleased to hear you continue to enjoy the historic, early west-inspired experience we strive to offer our guests and I hope to welcome...More

Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

Decided to dine on a coworker’s recommendation for wild game options. Very good and friendly service but NOT rushed which made everything even better. The bison filet was tender and delicious, albeit a pricey dining venue but you get what you pay for. Very good,...More

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

Dear Boscoeurotrveler, I appreciate you taking the time to write a kind review of The Fort, and am delighted you enjoyed a pleasant evening and meal with us. I look forward to welcoming you back for a future visit! Holly Arnold Kinney, Proprietress

Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

A bit of western historic color. Great food in a scenic environment. Great steaks including wild game and bison. Service was excellent.More

Thank 69KF
Holly K, Owner at The Fort, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2018

Dear K F, Thank you for your kind endorsement, and for choosing to dine with us at the Fort. I’m delighted to hear you enjoyed our unique offerings and excellent service during your visit. I look forward to welcoming you back for another memorable meal...More

Reviewed 28 September 2018

We enjoyed having dinner at The Fort last week. We sat out on the patio with drinks before the meal and enjoyed the view of Denver. The server was friendly and excellent and the food was perfect. There was a gentleman that went table to...More

Thank Hettie C
Holly K, Owner at The Fort, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2018

Dear Hettie C, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent dining experience at The Fort. I’m pleased to hear you enjoyed a wonderful evening – including pre-dinner cocktails on our patio – and look forward to welcoming you for a future meal....More

Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

Great steaks in a very scenic setting. In addition to beef, they have game including some of the best buffalo steaks I’ve eaten. Darn good wine list, too. I’ve also become a fan of the infamous Moscow Mule. Their prickly pear margaritas are dang good...More

Thank Kathleen F
Holly K, Owner at The Fort, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2018

Dear Kathleen F, Thank you for providing a wonderful endorsement of The Fort, and for your continued patronage – both are sincerely appreciated. I’m pleased to hear you enjoy our steak and wine selection, as well as several of our renowned cocktails. I hope to...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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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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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
Child-friendly, Business meetings, View, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine
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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