Cork & Fork
Cork & Fork

Cork & Fork

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.corkandforkwinebar.com/
  • Phone: 7607777555x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Cork & Fork is open for Dinner Only!

    Tuesday through Sunday at 4pm, with our last seating at 9pm

    We are currently closed all Mondays.

    Happy Hour Nightly 4-6pm available throughout the restaurant
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Organic, Fusion / Eclectic, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Andie Hubka
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Catering is available by calling our sister business Cooking with Class at 760-777-1161 or contacting us via email at info@corkandforkwinebar.com.
  • Private Party Facilities: Private dining is available in our private event venue - the Cooking with Class kitchen classroom or on our private patio, depending on group size and style of event.
  • Private Party Contact: Andie Hubka 7607777555x
  • Special Events: For groups of 10 or more we are happy to offer group dining menus.
    Please email to info@corkandforkwinebar.com for more information

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Avenue 48
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Cork & Fork
A Unique Wine Bar & Kitchen ,featuring the award winning signature cuisine of Executive Chef & Owner Andie Hubka

Cork & Fork is the desert areas first wine bar & small plates kitchen, showcasing fabulous affordable wines from around the world and incredible dishes to go with them. The menu features eclectic ingredients and familiar foods done with a twist in Chef Hubka's signature style.

This is a one of a kind spot for foodies and wine lovers to come together - where our motto is always Mix, Match, Mingle - ENJOY!
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Cork & Fork reviews from OpenTable diners
139 reviews since June 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.7
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (106)neighborhood gem (102)notable wine list (57)special occasion (38)romantic (30)hot spot (20)good for groups (17)late-night find (10)vibrant bar scene (10)great for outdoor dining (6)great for lunch (5)kid-friendly (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Small Plate Heaven
    MikeVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    This place is small plate heaven. Only way to eat is to share many dishes. Great that you don't have to order all at once. When you are full you stop ordering!! Flavors are incredible. Have never had a bad dish EVER. Can't wait for new menu this week. Hope they keep the scallops!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We'll be back!
    LeanTopherPD
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Perfect for modern small plate meals shared with friends. Moderate prices, but very fair value. Noteworthy wine list. While we could have ordered more selectively we did note a similarity to the flavor profiles; tangy-sweet-spicy on the dishes the the menu self-identitified as favorites, this was only a mild off note. All four widely experienced diners were very pleased and will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • La Quinta cutie
    Fabricgoddess65
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    What a great time we had here. Good food, amazing service. Can't say enough nice things about this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • High quality food
    FellowChef6
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    We chose Cork & Fork for our special occasion and were impressed with the quality of ingredients. Many restaurants we dine at leave us feeling over full and uncomfortable with their added food products. We departed feeling satisfied and well fed with favorable memories of our dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner
    Gottaeat
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Four of us had the pleasure of dining at Cork & Fork. Of the multiple dishes we shared, we had a hard time ranking which was our favorite. Everything was truly delicious- food came out of the kitchen quickly, service was terrific, beautiful presentation and each dish had such unique combinations of flavors. I guess we had to give a slight edge to the ahi nachos since we ended up ordering a second round. They are not to missed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for sharing
    Ducky77
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    The tapas are wonderful. Have tried 6 of the sharables and all are great. Pizzas are out of this world and the right size for 2-4 if sharing. Salads are fresh and innovative. Service is very attentive and friendly. Prices are reasonable. Good selection of wines and beers; even house wines are yummy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cork & Fork
    PDpal
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    A nice variety of menu choices. When we return we'll stick with the appetizers as they are the most creative. Small place (temperature not yet low enough to try the patio), crowded and noisy. Prices reasonable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Yummy
    bellabello
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    I have dined here twice and I think it's great. Once with my husband and we sat at the bar and had a great time. The second time was with work girlfriends for a girls night out. The food was amazing. I return again and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently great food
    RAL3
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    My wife and I have eaten at Cork and Fork for over a year now and it is one of our favorites. The food and service is consistently great. This is a must try if you like Tappas.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    nwwinesnob
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We are all foodies and were looking forward to trying the Cork and Fork. The food and wine were absolutely excellent. The service was good. There were four of us and we were all ready for a meal for dinner and there is where it goes awry. We ordered and ordered; each plate contained 2 small pieces ... By the time we were satisfied (not full) and with the wine, we were well over $300. They have pizza (10") on the menu that we didn't order but probably should have. Yes we acknowledge they market themselves as a place with tapas/sharable plates however, with two small pieces per plate, just know it adds up quickly! If the atmosphere was that of a finer restaurant, no problem but this is in a strip mall and looks it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our "go to" spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We love Cork and Fork. Have not had one thing on the menu we don't like. Our 15 year old daughter loves it too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun place
    lastsupper
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Place is great! An establishment you might find in Santa Barbara. Guest were mixed ages so everyone can enjoy... Young adults to a little older. Food is good and tasteful. A must try restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic again !
    Sande
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Food was so creative and flavorful - I can't wait to see wait they have next time! Our waitress was not the most knowledgeable - but she was kind and helpful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Small Plate Heaven!!
    MikeVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    If you are a lover of small plates and wine...this is your place. Small and intimate...we just split: Salad / Shrimp Tacos / Steak Tacos / Diver Scallops / Sundae Desert...All were over the top!!! Going back soon... Chef Andie has a winner...Corkage only $20 if you prefer to bring your own wine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice ambience!
    Desertdiner2014
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    My friend and I went for dinner. It had been about a year since I last had dinner at the Cork and Fork. I was pleasantly surprised to find the menu had changed. We shared a gazpacho soup, shrimp tacos, watermelon salad, and dessert. The food was all delicious and service was all great. Overall, we were very happy with our dinner experience and will return soon.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great as always!
    CAT10
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    This restaurant is such a gem! I recommend everything on the menu!!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Repeat Customers
    LQDiner1966
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    We love having Cork & Fork in our neighborhood - the food is good, the service is good, the wine list is unusual and never disappoints. They do not have a full bar, but there is plenty to choose from in the beer and wine department.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just go
    airstangVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    This is not my first dining experience here, won't be my last. Good food and a nice environment!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Spot!
    John90804
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    My wife and I just moved to the desert last month and we love this place. Great, unusual dishes. Goat cheese bruschetta and grilled local watermelon are two of our favorites so far.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Cork and Fork
    BThaciendas
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We enjoyed ourselves .The food was super, service great . Noise level a bit loud, but it is just an open room with a full quota of people Will definitely go back, portions perfect for trying a few different dishes.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious & Delightful
    ShellBells222
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The Cork & Fork experience is one not to be missed. I have been several times with friends and loved every one. I was a little nervous about taking my husband as he is not as much of a foodie as I am. He loved it! He loved every course and even bought bottles of the wine to bring home. We are partial to the ownership team of Cork & Fork as we got engaged at their cooking school next door to the restaurant. We are so excited to be able to share our special dinners and celebrations with the team that was present for our first celebration. Thank you for a wonderful food adventure and we look forward to coming back often.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • food and staff wonderful
    meiser
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Air needed to be lowered too warm to enjoy meal to the fullest. Staff and meal, wine list were great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun and delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    This has become our new favorite place to being guests. Lots of choices ( although we tend to stay with our favorites....like the BEST bruschetta ! Wine choices are wonderful, savory and a little pricey. A terrific restaurant/ wine bar with wonderful service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Illinois
    IllinoisVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    They lived up to their reputation as a great place for unique small plate servings, that were delicious! Great service in a small restaurant environment. We will definitely return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty tapas
    Kelbear1
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Cork and Fork is our go to place to take friends when they are in town visiting. Everything we've tried has always been fantastic, and it's fun to order a bunch of different items and try bites of it all. The bruschetta is to die for, as well as the Rustic pizza, tacos and sliders. Top notch all around.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • loved it
    kitty
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    This was my second time back to cork and fork and anytime I am in the Palm Desert area I will definitely be going. YUMMY!!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • If u r are looking for GREAT FOOD
    Roadrunner
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Stephanie was outstanding. Ok, we brought our good friends back, they said they had a "so-so" time upon there first visit. So we had a great table. first off, which we requested, and our server was outstanding, so we had a "culinary guide" - to put us in the right direction. Grilled peaches, Goat Cheese brusketta, Paul Hobbs, La Flore Cab, then the mouthwatering Fillet Mignon, Shrimp Tacos. then another bottle of the La Flore, on to the Grown-up Grilled Cheese, Honeygem Salad, and Lettuce Wraps! YUMMM! Bravo! and for desert the Bread Pudding! Perfect ending. to a perfect evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sensational taste treats
    EllKami
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    The small plates at this restaurant rival any I have had in the desert. I am so happy to have found a new place for my favorite type of meal, lots of wonderful taste treats! The wine we had was very good, and each plate was beautifully prepared and presented. I look forward to my next visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Karebear
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We dine at the Cork and Fork every week or ten days and have taken many friends there. We all Love Love Love it! Staff is very pleasant and accommodating and the owner is lovely. Very comfy restaurant!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Definitely Different
    Orderup
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    If you can get past the roaring acoutstics, the tiny almost unreadable font of the lengthy menu, the miniscule portions, and the half-hearted nod to Happy Hour, C & Fdoes have some fascinating dishes. Adult grilled cheese sandwich? Goat cheese foccacia? Filet minon street tacos? The list is long and shows wonderful imagination. But the list of "shareable" plates is pretty much a joke. An $11 filet minon street taco dish had exactly two "tacos", roughly the circumference of a slider, but very delicately endowed...basically two bites. And GEWÜRZTRAMINER for your Happy Hour white wine special? C & F is far from routine, but an intriguing cure for "menu fatigue" ifyou eat out a lot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great find
    patrick1
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We were in La Quinta to celebrate a friend's birthday. Since the real party was on Saturday, we went to the Cork & Fork on Friday. Everything we had was so delicious. Ahi nachos, beet salad, shrimp cakes (best ever) and deserts to die for. I also had the red wine flight. It was so good. During off season they are only open 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. The gentleman next to us said he has been trying to get a table for a while so make reservations early. It is so worth it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food
    NikkiVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Although the dishes are small Tapa-sized, the flavor of each dish I tried (the Bruchetta, Filet Mignon Tacos, Grilled Cheese, Shrimp Cakes, and Pot de Creme) was amazing!!! They also had a nice selection of reasonably priced wines. Although the restaurant is small and in a strip mall, the interior is modern and chic looking. It was one of the most flavorful meals I have had in years, which is saying a lot for as much as I dine out. I just wish the Cork & Fork was not 3 hours from my house.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This is a great gem...
    tpoppins
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    One of the best dining experience and our friends really liked it too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Easy to Enjoy
    golffirstwinelater
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    A fun, casual place for grown ups. We love the small plate menu; many of them big enough to share so we can taste more of the chef's creative dishes. Many of the wines are unfamiliar but the staff knows them and makes good recomendations. Service is professional but friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dining par excel lance...
    TruejulsVIP
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    We have many great restaurants in the Coachella Valley but this one takes the grand prize. Hidden in the back of a small shopping center in La Quinta you will find this extremely fine dining establishment. The ambiance is upscale and the reception when you come in the door is welcoming and warm. The menu has something for all who dine. We had the most wonderful appetizers of Ahi Nachos and an outstanding Feta Crustini, two great salads one boasted a mango and beet delight with fresh greens while the other had the most delicious Brussels Sprouts and greens we have ever tasted. The dressings were perfect. But the best was the pizza. Not your ordinary pizza true foodie food. This makes all other pizza taste like a wanna be.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Deelish!
    latte4life
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Cork & Fork is a delicious new find for foodies in the Palm Desert La Quinta area. Although the restaurant features "small plates", the plates are actually rather large. Definitely order a few plates at a time--otherwise you might not be able to finish your food! We ate the sliders with the mini scoop of potato salad, the bruschetta with goat cheese, pistachios, and balsamic glaze, and we even ordered the kaanapali pizza (the crust is divine!). It's a great local spot for semi-adventurous eaters who enjoy a nice glass of wine, cute ambiance, and of course, small plates. I'll definitely be back to visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Absolutely amazing
    PumpvixenVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    This is one of our favorite finds in the valley. The food is always so creative and the wine list has an incredible selection by the glass. I had the lulu salad and the combinations of different fruits and vegetables made me swoon. We always enjoy the cheese plate with the variety of cheeses, grilled bread and the sinful truffle honey butter. Can't wait to go back and try other options.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great find
    Mellen
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    We discovered this place during restaurant week. Fell in love with it. My husband suggested we go back there for dinner on Saturday night. I know that it impressed him as he is not one to suggest going out to eat. Everything was fantastic!! we did purchase the cookbook that Andie put together and have enjoyed a few dishes from there also.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A great find! :)
    tensdavid
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Really enjoyed our meal. Shared all plates, great wine suggestions, would definitely go back.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Find
    SyscoKid
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    This was a third visit and each time it is better than the last. The menu is always changing which makes each visit a different dining experience. The service was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.