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The Fort

19192 Highway 8, Morrison, CO 80465-8731
+1 303-697-4771
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Overview
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good31%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“wild game” (39 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Southwestern, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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19192 Highway 8, Morrison, CO 80465-8731
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I wanted to come here for my birthday after reading about it online and hearing word of mouth. I was expecting more, honestly. The fort itself is neat, but not as big or as interesting as I was expecting. There was a fireside chat before...More

Thank Jeff7520
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate there on a Sunday night. There were 6 in our party. We didn't have an appetizer and went straight for the entrees. Five of us had the bison prime rib which melted in your mouth. The 16 oz. T-bone was just as delicious....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely ambience, beautifully decorated for Christmas. Great service, beautiful live music by gentleman playing recorder. Love the history of the place, too.

Thank Ginny J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went here specifically for the Rocky Mountain Oysters. We tried the sample app with buffalo sausage, buffalo tounge, peanut butter jalapeños, Rocky Mountain oysters, & guacamole. Everything was interesting and somethings surprisingly good!!! For entrees my husband had the game dinner & I had...More

Thank 679liznty
Holly K, Owner at The Fort, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear 679liznty, Thank you for leaving such a wonderful review of your recent dinner at The Fort; I appreciate your kind comments. I’m pleased you enjoyed our historic atmosphere, wonderful service and had a chance to sample a little of everything with our Historian’s Platter,...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

At exactly 5:00 p.m. the door to the fort slowly opens for diners with reservations. The door is opened by what appears to be a mountain man or frontiersman from long ago. He leads guests into the open area inside the fort fence where he...More

Thank Brenda M
Holly K, Owner at The Fort, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Brenda M., Thank you for leaving such a kind and detailed review of your visit to The Fort. I’m pleased you were able to join us promptly at 5 p.m. to experience our tradition of opening the gates. New to our menu, Charlotte Greene’s...More

Reviewed 8 November 2017

Went with a group of seven. Service was attentive and entertaining. This is essentially a destination restaurant wrapped around the old west and the mountains. An ample offering of game and beef, chicken and fish. But the real reason you go is to eat buffalo...More

Thank PopiOriginals
Holly K, Owner at The Fort, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear PopiOriginals, Thank you for choosing to dine at The Fort, and for writing a review of your group’s experience. I’m pleased to hear you enjoyed excellent (and entertaining!) service, along with a wonderful variety of our menu offerings. I hope to welcome you for...More

Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

We were surprised that the food was simply not great, in spite of the high price. Service was not particularly good, either. Setting and architecture are lovely! Meat was undercooked and tough. Pumpkin Muffins were not baked enough. Mash potatoes were the instant kind. Wait...More

Thank Lowkeytraveler_10
Holly K, Owner at The Fort, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Lowkeytraveler_10, Thank you for choosing to dine at The Fort, and for taking the time to write a review of your dinner. While I’m pleased to hear you enjoyed our historic setting, I apologize the service and preparation of your food did not meet...More

Reviewed 24 October 2017

The atmosphere was warm and charming, the service friendly and prompt. But...you would expect people to be given a choice in the cooking of a very expensive steak. Several in our party had to send their plate back to the kitchen. This meal was way...More

Thank JaDaKe37
Holly K, Owner at The Fort, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2017

Dear JaDaKe37, Thank you for choosing The Fort for your private gathering; we appreciate your business and feedback. While I’m pleased to hear you enjoyed our historic atmosphere and excellent service, I regret to learn your group’s meal did not meet expectations. If you would...More

Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

While my husband, some friends and I were visiting Colorado, we wanted to eat at a restaurant that offered game as a dinner option. Boy, did the Fort deliver! We loved the atmosphere and history of the actual fort used for trading on the Santa...More

Thank Sonya G
Holly K, Owner at The Fort, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2017

Dear Sonya G, I’m delighted you had the chance to enjoy a truly Colorado meal at The Fort during your visit and appreciate you taking the time to write a review. I’m pleased you enjoyed our authentic replica of Bent’s Old Fort, had the chance...More

Reviewed 18 October 2017

First, we used call in reservation line for our party of 5.....no reservation found when we arrived. The service was extremely slow (we were there almost 3 hours), but the servers were pleasant. The meals were way overpriced. My son's steak served with an egg...More

Thank Nancy B
Holly K, Owner at The Fort, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2017

Dear Nancy B, I regret to hear your experience at The Fort did not meet expectations and appreciate you taking the time to bring this to our attention. I hope you’ll consider dining with us again in the future, so that we have the opportunity...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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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
American, Southwestern, 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
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, View, Child-friendly
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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