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Rioja

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The Fort

Both establishments are rated highly by professional reviewers writing for major publications. On balance, Rioja scores significantly better than The Fort. Rioja comes in at 94 with praise from 10 sources including The Infatuation, Denver Post and Lonely Planet.

Both establishments are rated highly by professional reviewers writing for major publications. On balance, Rioja scores significantly better than The Fort. Rioja comes in at 94 with praise from 10 sources including The Infatuation, Denver Post and Lonely Planet.

tripexpert score
96
#1 in Denver
location

1431 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80202

endorsements
  • 11 endorsements
  • 6

    Fodor's Tick Choice

    Chef Jennifer Jasinski's intense attention to detail is evident in her tribute to Mediterranean food with contemporary flair. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 34

    With a copper-topped bar and an atmosphere that’s formal without being stuffy, Rioja is the perfect vehicle for Jasinski’s menu of contrasting flavors and textures. Full Review →

  • 21

    Gayot 15.0

    The simple décor---crisp white tablecloths, mango-colored walls, exposed brick and warm golden-brown booths---creates a pleasing play of textures. Full Review →

  • 19

    Zagat

    Creatively presented Mediterranean fare Full Review →

  • 44

    Denver Post 3.0

    Yes, you can order calamari and octopus, and olives have a revered place in the Rioja universe, but you can also find Skuna Bay salmon lomi lomi with macadamia-ginger pesto. Full Review →

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84
#11 in Denver

19192 Hwy. 8, Morrison, CO 80465

  • 5 endorsements
  • 6

    Fodor's Tick Choice

    This adobe structure, 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. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 34

    The Fort built its reputation on high-quality, low-cholesterol buffalo, of which it claims to serve the largest variety and greatest quantity of any restaurant in the world. Full Review →

  • 21

    Gayot 14.0

    Founder Sam Arnold’s daughter, Holly Arnold Kinney, now owns what may be the ultimate destination for the person hungry for wild western culinary culture. Full Review →

  • 19

    Zagat 4.3

    This “replica of Bent's Old Fort” in Morrison is a “fun, educational experience” centered on a regional American menu featuring steak and a “wide variety of game dishes”. Full Review →

  • 11

    Michelin Guide

    Housed in an adobe replica of 5outheast Colorado's Bent's Fort, this Denver institution perches amid the area's famed red-rock terrain.

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