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The Fort Restaurant

The Fort is a theme restaurant. Sure, it's been called better things (a museum of culinary history, a gastronomic time capsule) and worse things (the fabulous obsession of one of the New West's great hucksters), but it's still a theme restaurant — part Old West reliquary, part Planet Hollywood with cowboys. The servers all wear costumes, the walls are hung with artifacts of the trapper/trader/Indian-fighter culture of Olde Timey Colorado, and the menu is an intellectual exploration of the West's close-to-the-land culinary past. On top of all this, the place itself is, well, a fort, a brick-by-brick replica of Bent's Fort. That all said, the kitchen is not to be underestimated: The Fort handles a piece of meat (be it bison, elk or beef) very, very well, and the appetizer board boasts adventurous bites such as bison tongue, raw bison liver and delectable bone marrow.
Mark Antonation
  • Price: $$$$
  • Hours: Sunday-Thursday 4:30-7:45 p.m. Friday 4:30-8:45 p.m. (Takeout order hours 1-7 p.m.) (Pick-up hours 4:30-7:30 p.m.)
  • Outdoor seating: Open-air patio
  • Alcohol: Full bar
  • Reservations: Required
  • Parking: Lot available
  • Extra Services: Banquet Facilities, Private-group dining
  • Takeout: