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Fork Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.forkchicago.net
  • Email: David@forkchicago.net
  • Phone: (773) 751-1500
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner:
    Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm,
    Friday-Saturday: 5:00 -12:00am
    Friday - Saturday (bar open until 2am)
    Saturday & Sunday Brunch: 10:00am - 2:30pm
    Saturday & Sunday Lunch: 2:30-4:30
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Tim Cottini
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Our Full menu is available
  • Private Party Facilities: Dining room available for up to 160
  • Private Party Contact: David Byers (773) 751-1500
  • Special Events & Promotions: Wine Tastings, Beer Dinners, Wine Classes

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Wilson
  • Public Transit: CTA bus (11 Lincoln, 49B Western, 49 Western, 145 Wilson), Brown Line train (Western), Cabs plentiful
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: 2 Lots 1 block south on Lincoln and 1 block north corner of Lincoln & Western, street parking
A word from Fork
FORK in Lincoln Square offers contemporary American cuisine. We have 30 wines by the glass & flight & 150 Craft Beers. Wine flights, Beer Flights, Cheese Flights, comfortable booths and a modern but cozy atmosphere make this new restaurant a great place for a quiet dinner, or just a few drinks after the show.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "I am a big Fork fan. I eat here quite often but this is the first time I have tried the brunch. They were mobbed from the time the doors opened so that may have been part of the problem. Ordered homemade donut holes and dipping sauces came after they were consumed. Fried egg sandwiches were served eggs over easy and made for messy eating. One of our party had the blood orange hollandaise on the eggs benedict and said it was the best she's ever eaten. As I said I am a frequent diner at Fork and will likely give brunch another try - but my first impression was it wasn't up to usual standards."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "I can't really comment on the food overall as we've done the brunch, which was very good, and the only things we ever get when we come for dinner are the mussels and chorizo dates wrapped in bacon. We LOVE the French style mussels with garlic fries (on par with Hopleaf's for sure) and chorizo dates. The mussels are always clean and the broth is amazing with bacon chunks and garlic. They also make a very good manhattan with a solid selection of whiskey and rye. Just a great place to come for consistently hearty and inexpensive comfort items. We will continue to come here. Cheers!"
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Went between concerts at Old Town SChool of Folk Music which is less than a block away. We were seated wight away and done in time to get to the second show. Very attentive service. Great beer and wine flights. Farmhouse burger was awesome as was the brisket."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "They offer grass fed beef and are allergy accommodating. They have amazing flavors and take on foods. And I love this location. Great wine list"
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "had a great dinner last nite....the only real problem was deciding what to have...an outstanding menu"
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Excellent place for Sunday Funday dinner with friends"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "We had a wonderful time, yet again, at Fork. Niko and Katheryn were wonderful, great food and drinks and the Baconfest salad was amazing!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "My wife and I were craving something local and we usually go to Fork for their Farmhouse Burger. This go around we were celebrating my wife's birthday and made it a point to sit at a table instead of the bar. The food was decent for the price, but the service was definitely the highlight of the evening. Our server was timely and efficient, suggestive and not pushy, and remembered my wife's birthday with a cute little banana creme pie with a candle. Food wise the best of the dishes all night was the mushroom flatbread, which still could've used a bit more béchamel sauce. We were not too crazy about the Belgian Mussels, which was a darker brother for a beer broth. And the Chicken Thigh had no pronounced sage or b.nut squash flavor to it."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "I've been going to Fork for 5 years now, and it just gets better with time. The food, the staff, everything is always so wonderful!"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "The drinks, appetizers and entrées were great. Service was friendly but efficient! Atmosphere relaxed conducive to conversation but people don't stop and star if you laugh aloud! Diffinitely would return!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "I chose Fork after attending a function there a few weeks back. I was looking for decent food and nice atmosphere for my friends from out of town. Food was great, but we were sad to be served by a waiter who thought his sarcasm was funny. One of my friends had never been someplace that serves flights. Not once did the waiter explain that a flight was an option, and my friend was sad because she would have liked to have those. She did ask "would you please explain what Chartecurie is and how it works" and the guy said to us "no". He did explain it, but not very clearly, and didn't really want to sell it. Great menu, they would have sold a lot more alcohol if their server was willing to explain the menu and actual be of service."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Everything we ordered was good and the pace was perfect. Beer selection for the cheese and meat flights was integrated and interesting. We enjoyed a flight of 3 blue cheeses. The tray could have included more fruit; some thinly sliced apples and berries were provided but more would have been appreciated to cleanse the palette. The mushroom soup and Kale salad had ample portions and were both delicious. We would go back."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We go there for brunch every 6 weeks or so. They have a lot of options and the overall experience is great...good service, good food. I also have been there for dinner and that was fun too. Heartily recommend."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "We were a group of six people for brunch, celebrating a family birthday. Two of us ordered the chilaquiles, which were stellar. The salsa on the tortilla chips went well with the eggs, cheese, and sour cream. One of us added chorizo, which was also delicious. The mac and cheese arrived hot and bubbly, and the bacon was very crispy. The house-smoked brisket was tender and flavorful. Some of us felt the sauce was a little sweet, but the rest thought it was just right. The bloody Marys were spicy and delicious. We waited quite a while to place our food orders, but the place was busy and, to be fair, we were having a good time talking and watching the birthday girl open her gift. We could have used more coffee-cup refills. Good family place."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "This is my second time at Fork. Each time we had a group of 6-8 people. I love that with a group this size, we can sit in a rounded booth which enables us to talk to everyone. The menu is mostly small and large plates to share. I enjoy the sharing - it makes for a very reasonably priced dinner and you get to try a lot of dishes. Everything I've eaten here is excellent, including the desserts!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "In town for a visit with my son, we met at Fork for brunch/lunch. Great menu, super service and pleasant atmosphere. Lots of windows to watch the early St. Patrick's Day revelers pub crawling in Lincoln Square. Will return."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "What a great place, great ambiance, food and amazing service. My wife asked the difference between Spanish Chorizo and Mexican, and they brought her a free plate to try. It was my birthday and they brought complimentary Champagne for the table. Without these add-ons it would have still been great. With them it was a very memorable occasion."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "I stopped by Fork with a friend, who is a vegan. The menu is extensive, and includes ingredients that make it hard for a foodie to choose what to order. I ordered the Scottish Salmon, and was truly thrilled that it was done perfectly - not under or over cooked, which rarely happens in my experience. The beet salad I shared with my friend was mouth-watering. I am looking forward to coming back here to try something different!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "My partner and I decided to both try to Salmon special. It quickly arrived at our table and we proceeded to enjoy a really amazing meal. The Salmon was perfectly cooked to medium rare as ordered. It was accompanied by delicious purple heirloom carrots that had a very flavorful glaze, a tasty bean puree under the salmon and two breaded Meyer Lemon rings. The lemons were delicious! I wish they were in season year round so I could suggest these appear on the menu all the time! i don't know how long this special is available but it is worth making a special trip to Fork to try it! Our server, Nico, was friendly and attentive as always! Dave"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "We loved our meals and look forward to going back soon. The beer/wine flights were awesome...great service. Perfect place to have dinner before Old Town School show!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Great food. Great ambiance. Chicken and dumplings were excellent. So was the root vegetable hash. Am I at 50 characters yet?"
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "Went out on Valenitnes Day for th first time together in 24 years. The four course dinner was probably a pretty good indication of what the restaurant can do. It was "family style" so we shared 2 apps, 2 fish, 2 entrees and 3 different chocolates for dessert. I like everything except for oysters, mussels, bananas, and white chocolate. All but mussels were represented in the menu. All of my most despised foods were very well executed. The oysters were small and excellent, Scallop banana mousse in an underseasoned sole turban was fine, White chocolate mini shake was excellent. The wine pairings were outstanding and THANK YOU no California wines. I will defineately go back for the regular menu and take their advise for beer and wine pairings!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "So many choices and only two of us. Our BBQ brisket sandwich was excellent. Tender and flavorful. Nice atomsphere and not too noisy. Can't wait to go back to try other things on the menu."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We were looking for a place to eat before heading over to the Old Town School of Folk Music. Took a chance and we were delighted with Fork. Love the cheese flights, with an order of Beef-alo (very tender buffalo short ribs) and a 1/2 bottle of burgundy. Will be back to try some of the small and large plate offerings."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Wonderful selection of beer and wine with a very knowledgeable staff that will help you pick the right beverage if you are unsure. We stuck with small plates to share for both date nights and when we went out with a group. Each dish has fine attention to detail and sharing is a wonderful way to taste even more of their awesome cuisine. We have enjoyed every dish we have ordered here, each has a fun twist of fresh ingredients and creative presentation. So delicious!"
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "From bacon wrapped chorizo stuffed dates to the duck club sandwich to a Foie Mousse on cardamom banana bread, Firk dies not disappoint. We also loved the beet and goat cheese and the kale salad."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Great find! The Bacon Wrapped Dates are amazing. Sampled a lot of the menu and loved everything so far!"
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Fork was recommended to me by a city-dwelling friend who knew I was going to The Old Town School of Folk on 2/15. We had 6:00 reservations and were running 20 minutes late on Valentines Day weekend and they kept the seat waiting for us, thank goodness. Good food, great beer selection, great part of town."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "My husband and I recently had dinner at Fork with a group of 6, and we had a pretty good experience overall. The service was very relaxed, not at all obtrusive, and the server was extremely knowledgeable. The food was excellent, although we were all a little surprised by the small-ish portion sizes. This ended up being fine because we sampled a number of snacks and cheeses (very much appreciated the pasteurized cheeses being indicated as we had two pregnant women in our party), and we still had room for dessert after our entrees. I'd go back again."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "My wife loves this place and I was shocked that we were able to get in at the last moment for Valentine's day. Our original choice (which is not as nice, but if sort of fun in a funky way, and blocks closer) was booked and Fork must have had a cancellation. The Pre Fixe menu was delightful and the beer paring was great."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Fork is one of my favorite little gems in the city. Romantic decor/atmosphere, back room is warm and cozy. I always discover delicious specials and new favorites when I visit Fork. Valentine's it was packed, were seated right away. Service was a little slow, as expected, however very attentive and pleasant. Few meals were slightly too salty. Overall great pre-fix menu, large tasting portions and definitely a foodie heaven!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The menu was well balanced and packed with some surprises. Overall, the staff was courteous and professional despite being really busy. I would recommend it as a nice option for Valentine's day."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Went to fork on Valentine's day and had they're 4 course pre fix menu, which was the only option that night, regular or be vegetarian. It was very good two diff plates for v each course for u and ur date to split. It was a great idea and have allot of extra discussion to thenight not that it was necessary. The only complaint was the server and waits both described the dishes add they came out and being 8 different dishes got a lil annoying yet kinds funny"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Wonderful as always, The flavors dominate the evening."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "This place is great! The food is always good and the have an amazing wine and cheese list. Yes, they have an entire page just for cheese! We always get the buratta spread appetizer and I highly recommend it. Otherwise, get anything and I'm sure it will be good. The specialty cocktails are great too. They have a few variations of an old fashioned that I enjoy."
    Dined on 2/5/2014
  • "As usual, the wine and beer pairings were great, as well as the cheese and charcuterie. The large plates are fairly ho hum. The large mussel order was small and uninspired."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "My wife and I were attending a show in the neighborhood and we gave Fork a try based on the strength of other users' reviews. We were not disappointed. The atmosphere is warm and comfortable, very inviting. Service was excellent; food delicious. We would definitely go back."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "This was our second visit to Fork. Our first visit wasn't great, and the chef & owner invited us back for a second try. We were wowed! The food was FANTASTIC! Everything. We had a group of 5 so we split a lot of things, Poutine Fries, Donut Holes, Mac N Cheese. As well as all of our own individual plates. I had the omlette which customized for what wasn't on the menu. I left full, post-brunch happy. The drinks were delicious, we had Mimosas, Bloody Marys, & Bellinis! YUM! Service was OUTSTANDING. Our server was knowledgeable and SO friendly & attentive. The chef came out to personally introduce himself as well as bring us some of our dishes. In love with Fork!"
    Dined on 2/2/2014
  • "We have enjoyed Fork on so many occasions but this past Sunday was a disappointment. We were seated very quickly upon our arrival. We sat at our table for about 7 minutes before I stopped the hostess and requested coffee. She returned with coffee but no cream. So I then requested from the busboy some cream. Even at this point several servers walked by our table and paid no attention to us. After about 5 more minutes a server came to our table and explained katie was busy and if she could get something while we wait. We gave our "fill in" server our complete order including a Bloody Mary. Breakfast arrived very quickly and was delicious except we had to request butter and jelly from the buss boy as it didn't come with our meal."
    Dined on 2/2/2014
  • "Fork has become our go-to restaurant in Lincoln a Square. Food is consistently good, fresh and innovative. Even burgers outshine other spots in the neighborhood that are known for their burgers. Service always friendly. Great beer selection."
    Dined on 2/1/2014