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Bent Fork American Grill

12191 E Iliff Ave, Aurora, CO 80014-1201
+1 303-337-6600
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good38%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Closes in 15 min
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.All hours
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
12191 E Iliff Ave, Aurora, CO 80014-1201
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited Bent Fork for a meet up with friends hadn't seen in a while. We all ordered drinks and soup/salad combinations. The salads were pretty typical; the chicken tortilla soup was very good. Drinks what you might expect. Our wait staff was attentive, personable, accommodating;...More

Thank 828margaretc
Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

The Bent Fork is a family favorite. We have loved it for years. This year our 14-year-old son picked TBF for his birthday dinner. We each choose a different entree and none of us were disappointed. Always a good choice for us. We only wish...More

Thank Wendy L
Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

Comfortably casual dinner house with a very nice menu and delicious food. And a wonderful martini selection. Want a meal of just appetizers and a drink? Bent Fork’s got it. Craving a great burger? This is the spot. Maybe a delicious steak? You’ve come to...More

Thank BBrown_12
Reviewed 31 December 2017

So surprised this place ranked so well because I had a disappointing experience. I will say, the hostess was great and sweet, our server (Deshawn) was fine but the food was disappointing. I had the burger which was totally flavorless even though I added cheese...More

Thank Kim449
Reviewed 8 December 2017

Our group needed to discuss a new concept while lunching. Bent Fork provided a quiet table in a busy dining room which provided the correct atmosphere. Among the delicious items ordered were the chicken tortilla soup with side house salad, the tomato soup and grilled...More

Thank James C
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Nice cozu atmosphete. Great selection of menu items. Food was delicious. Service was prompt, courteous. Would recommend for a nice couple outing and evening menu. Priced just right.

Thank Leyba303
Reviewed 31 October 2017

Love this local place. The music is low, the atmosphere is great for date-night or taking family visiting from out of town. It feels a little up-scale while still being casual.

Thank 5280nikki
Reviewed 18 October 2017 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 12 October 2017 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 11 October 2017

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
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Violet D
31 January 2018|
Response from NancyZ912 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, we are Seniors and didn't have any children along so I have knowledge to be able to answer this question.
23 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
chriss z
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.
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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
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
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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