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The Fort is open with a new outside picnic dining experience – featuring fast-casual burgers, brats and BBQ – on our outdoor patio, overlooking the Denver skyline. This new concept is offered from 4 p.m. every Friday through Sunday, and takeout will also be available. Fine dining inside our “truly Colorado” restaurant is also reopen from 4 p.m. every Wednesday through Sunday. For the time being, we are closed Mondays and Tuesdays. An award winning and nationally acclaimed “truly Colorado” restaurant, The Fort specializes in regional game meat and is located in Southwest Denver’s Red Rocks Territory. Vegan and vegetarian options are available.
PRICE RANGE
$31 - $80
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
CUISINES
Contemporary, Healthy, Native American, American
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed March 15, 2020

We have wanted to have dinner here for years. The opportunity finally came up. We booked tickets for one of their Friday night doin's which was Dining in the Dark. Super cool concept and a neat adventure. However the entrees, steak were not up to...More

Date of visit: March 2020
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hollyk586, Owner at The Fort, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Princeton1212, Thank you for your honest feedback. While I’m glad you enjoyed our Dining in the Dark event, I am sorry the meal itself did not meet your expectations. I hope you will give us another opportunity in the future to demonstrate the fine...More

Reviewed March 5, 2020

It doesn't matter if your from Colorado or elsewhere but most music fans have heard of the famous Red Rocks Amphitheater which is located 20 minutes east of Denver on the Edge of the Rocky Mountains in Morrison, CO. Just down the road 5 minutes...More

Date of visit: May 2019
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hollyk586, Owner at The Fort, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear JSRider, Huzzah! I am delighted to know you’ve enjoyed many Shinin’ Times at The Fort. I hope you will visit us again soon! Holly Arnold Kinney, Proprietress

Reviewed February 21, 2020

I went here for Denver Restaurant Week so the value was well worth it. The entrees were well seasoned and tasted great. I got both the bison sirloin and quail. The salad was also delicious, particularly the Chile honey dressing. The disappointment was the appetizer...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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hollyk586, Owner at The Fort, responded to this reviewResponded March 10, 2020

Dear Kevin B, Thank you for joining us for Denver Restaurant Week. While I am delighted you enjoyed your entrees, I am sorry you felt the appetizer and dessert were lacking. I hope you will give us another chance to demonstrate the high-quality Western cuisine...More

Reviewed February 20, 2020

For some reason I hadn't been to the Fort in years. Probably because my wife doesn't like game meat. I went last week with a business friend and found it to still have excellent food and service. I had the game assortment which included Buffalo,...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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hollyk586, Owner at The Fort, responded to this reviewResponded March 10, 2020

Dear JBB340, I’m so glad you had a “Waugh-some” experience at The Fort! We said goodbye to Sissy Bear in 1982, but her memories live on through the stories we share with our guests. We’re looking forward to your next visit! Holly Arnold Kinney, Proprietress

Reviewed February 14, 2020

We recently had a large group of 18 and sampled almost every appetizer. The smoked sausage variations of Bison and Elk were fantastic. No one was a fan of the Bison tongue or the fried Bison Balls, yes they were small fried pieces that tasted...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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hollyk586, Owner at The Fort, responded to this reviewResponded March 10, 2020

Dear Golfchop60, Thank you for your review. I’m thrilled you and your group enjoyed dining with us at The Fort. Our Rocky Mountain Oysters are certainly unique – we appreciate you giving them a try! Holly Arnold Kinney, Proprietress

Reviewed February 11, 2020

For $51, had the combo plate of quail, bison, and elk. This included a smallish side salad, some type of potato, and rolls. The rolls were nothing, totally not befitting a restaurant of this quality. Butter was served cold, so it couldn't be spread. The...More

Date of visit: November 2019
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hollyk586, Owner at The Fort, responded to this reviewResponded March 10, 2020

Dear KatrinaJB, I’m sorry your experience at The Fort fell below expectations. Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. Holly Arnold Kinney, Proprietress

Reviewed February 9, 2020

We have enjoyed The Fort over the years. It was decided to take the family to celebrate Pop's 70th birthday. Started off with the Historian Platter appetizer which was outstanding as usual. Family members ordered the game plate, buffalo filet, etc. All of these plates...More

Date of visit: January 2020
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hollyk586, Owner at The Fort, responded to this reviewResponded March 10, 2020

Dear davejanenewquist, Thank you for continuing to share your family memories at The Fort. I am sorry to hear your recent experience did not meet our typical standard, and I appreciate you sharing your feedback. I hope you’ll give us another opportunity to provide the...More

Reviewed February 2, 2020

We went on Thanksgiving and had a fabulous meal! While the menu was slimmed down, they still served an awesome meal! We had rocky mountain oysters for the first time, and will definately try them again.

Date of visit: November 2019
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hollyk586, Owner at The Fort, responded to this reviewResponded March 10, 2020

Dear Gregory J, Thank you for spending your Thanksgiving at The Fort. I’m delighted you enjoyed your meal, including our fine Western delicacy: Rocky Mountain Oysters! I look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Holly Arnold Kinney, Proprietress

Reviewed January 26, 2020

Dinner at the Fort is a good experience if you goin knowing what to expect. The old fort setting is beautiful and unique, the hospitality and service is outstanding and the atmosphere is enjoyable. The food is good with a diverse menu featuring buffalo and...More

Date of visit: December 2019
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hollyk586, Owner at The Fort, responded to this reviewResponded March 10, 2020

Dear MVP, Thank you for your thoughtful review. I’m so glad you’ve enjoyed your experiences at The Fort and consider us to be a uniquely Colorado destination for your out-of-town guests. Holly Arnold Kinney, Proprietress

Reviewed January 24, 2020

It is not often that a restaurant offers a very unique menu....combined with excellent food....memorable ambiance......and excellent wait staff. The Fort does. Have brought customers here a number of times (they loved it!) This was first time I've had a chance to bring my wife...More

Date of visit: January 2020
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hollyk586, Owner at The Fort, responded to this reviewResponded March 10, 2020

Dear Dave T, Huzzah! I’m so delighted you’ve enjoyed a unique and delicious experience at The Fort every time you’ve visited. You’re right: Our Peanut Butter Stuffed Jalapenos are not to be missed. I look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Holly Arnold Kinney,...More

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bodine150
September 13, 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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I'd spend the money and go here, even not knowing what place your comparing it too.
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Response from bridgetc1313 | 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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