Fodor's Expert Review The Fort Restaurant
This adobe structure near Red Rocks Amphitheatre, complete with flickering luminarias and a pinyon-pine bonfire in the courtyard, is a perfect reproduction of Bent's Fort, a Colorado fur-trade center. Buffalo meat and game are the specialties. The buffalo filet mignon with prairie butter and grilled quail with huckleberry preserves are especially good. Intrepid eaters might try the buffalo bone-marrow appetizer, fiery peanut-butter–stuffed jalapeños, or Rocky Mountain oysters. Costumed characters from the fur trade wander the restaurant, playing the mandolin and telling tall tales.
19192 Hwy. 8
Morrison, Colorado 80465, USA
- Authentic Old West atmosphere complete with costumed characters
- Gun-powder cocktails
- Buffalo steaks and Rocky Mountain oysters