Fork
Fork

Fork

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://boisefork.com/
  • Phone: 2082871700x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM, Friday - Saturday: 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM, Sunday: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Special Events Fork offers a fantastic Build Your Own Bloody Mary Bar!...every Saturday from 10:00am to 3:00pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Northwest
  • Executive Chef: Wiley Earl
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Catering is not offered at this time.
  • Private Party Facilities: Menu:
    For groups of twelve or more we are happy to create a limited menu from which your guests will order at the event. Custom menus are printed on FORK stationary and placed at each setting. We are happy to create a special heading or include your logo on the menu.
    Menu selections are made from our private dining menus or we can customize a menu for you.
    Accommodations:
    FORK is wheelchair accessible, music volume can be adjusted or turned off in your private dining room for your event and lighting level is adjustable to suit your needs.
    We are pleased to accommodate any food allergies or dietary restrictions. Please notify us as soon as possible so that we may create something special!
    Audio/Visual:
    FORK's PDR is equipped with Audio/Visual components for you and your guests to enjoy Power Point presentations, Anniversary/Birthday photos or watch your favorite TV show/event on our 110" screen.
    Please contact us directly for pricing.
  • Private Party Contact: Cameron Lumsden 2082871700x
  • Special Events: Fork offers a fantastic Build Your Own Bloody Mary Bar!...every Saturday from 11:30 to 3:00pm.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Idaho
  • Public Transit: ◦Fifteen weekday routes that operate between the hours of 5:15 a.m.and 6:45 p.m.
    ◦Eight Saturday routes that operate between the hours of 7:45 a.m. and 6:45 p.m.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Street parking is available (metered Mon.-Fri. from 9:00am-6:00pm).
    Self-parking is available on at two pay lots adjacent to the building:
    1) Eastman parking garage (entrances on Idaho Street and Main Street) just West of the restaurant on the South side of the street.
    2) Capital Terrace garage located on Idaho Street West of the restaurant.
    Both accept credit cards. The first hour of parking is free and each additional hour is $2.50.
A word from Fork
Fork offers cuisine inspired from the Northwest region using the finest and freshest locally sourced ingredients. Fork also offers hand-crafted cocktails, a large selection of regional wines and beers in a rustic yet very warm, welcoming setting. Fork is open for lunch and dinner daily and offers a full-service Saturday brunch with a featured bloody Mary bar and fresh, local ingredients sourced from the Capital City Public Market on Saturday mornings (9:30-2:00pm). Brunch is seasonal and is only offered when CCPM is running.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Fork reviews from OpenTable diners
146 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (79)great for lunch (58)special occasion (56)hot spot (52)neighborhood gem (50)great for outdoor dining (47)good for groups (45)vibrant bar scene (26)romantic (21)great for brunch (17)notable wine list (13)late-night find (13)kid-friendly (12)scenic view (4)Show More
  • Great Experience & Vibe
    KathleenFashionista49VIP
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    This was our first visit to Idaho and Boise. We researched the downtown restaurants through Visit Boise and Fork was recommended. Our first day in downtown Boise we ate lunch and we met our grandson for a farewell dinner on Tuesday night. Friendly service, awesome menu choices along with a friendly staff and great vibe. On Tuesday night they offer a chicken and waffle dish that is out of this world - never experienced anything like this in all my travels.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Birthday Lunch
    idahoyankee
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Excellent service, food was as expected. Appreciate having the little one served quickly!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    The Apple Barrell chicken is a favorite of mine, it is always delicious, the chicken is so flavourful and moist. I tried the grilled artichoke this time and it was so good, unique flavor. The warm butter cake is my absolute favorite desert. I have turned so many people on to it and everyone loves it. Save room.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Meal.
    Foodie
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Fantastic find! Had the ravioli, and it was one of the best meals I ever had; really tasty. The only thing is I split the entree with my guest, and ask if the kitchen would split it for us. Was told the kitchen does not do that, which most fine restaurants that I dine at do. Had mussels as a appetizer, and they were very good, but the only issue was they were not served with bread to lick up the sauce. Mussels with no bread....are you kidding me. Was told by the waiter that the chief chose to not offer bread with the mussels. We then requested some bread, and were brought 2-3 pieces, and then charged $1.50 for it. Not cool if you ask me! Overall it was a great experience, and would recommend it to everyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Better Before
    NWfoodieVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    I've been to Fork several times in the past few years. The last two times the food has been really bad. My favorite was always trout with kale. The past two times the trout was bland and old tasting, and the kale was the worst, tough and stringy. I will no longer go there.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Overall
    OutNabout
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Fork had a great ambiance, good food, and awesome service. The mostly local menu was superb!
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fork is a Favorite!
    HayRois
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    My husband and I come here at least 3 times a month. We can't leave without getting the artichoke for a starter and the butter cake for dessert. I've never had a better dessert in my life. I'm pretty sure this is the only restaurant that I order all 3 courses every time we come. If you haven't been to Fork yet, you need to go. It is one of Boise's best!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Favorite Restaurant in Boise
    idahofoodie28
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    I grew up in the Boise area and this is by far one of my favorite restaurants. Such a good ambiance and location, you really can't beat their outdoor patio. I've never had anything I didn't like at this restaurant nor have I had bad service. Love it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Service
    Patrick
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Amy was great. Great service and food. We enjoyed the lunch. The noise level was border line high but that was because the restaurant was busy and people were having a good time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always great
    FoodisaurusRex
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The Fork is one of Boise's best. The wait staff in a step above top notch. Food and drinks are great. The prices are the best around for what you get. It's our "go to" restaurant whenever company comes to town.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perennial
    Betsyblythe
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Fork has become our pre-race dinner tradition prior to FitOne - we have never been dissatisfied!! We have a very difficult group to feed (Gluten-free/vegan/picky, etc) and we all find something just right!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Gummy
    gummy
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    The food was very good, especially the short ribs. The service was spot on. (Thanks Vinny) if we had any complaint, it was the noise level. We find that at many restaurants, which younger people seem to like,- in fact I see on your evaluation that you call it energetic. older folks have a hard time with this, and there were several in our party who were older.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fresh Fab Food
    Felisa
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    When planning a meal for out of state guests, Fork was the first place I thought of. The food is amazing and the service is attentive. My guests were duly impressed and completly enjoyed their meals. I like that as a vegetarian, Fork has always been willing to alter their dishes to remove the meat element for me. We will be back again and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding!!
    Betty
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Can NOT wait to go back.. went back twice in 1 weeks for outstanding food and great service!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • No complaints!
    nat22
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Our server was very friendly, the food he recommended was excellent and I'll be coming back for sure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • never disappoints
    Dinnertime
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    The aroma when you walk through the door, the wait staff and the food are always top notch. This is one of our favorite go to spots in Boise for entertaining out of town guests. The cocktails are superb although I can never remember the names of the ones from the last time there since they change the menu often.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • felt a little ripped off
    HappyJackWoodbury
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I always have the same dinner there, "braised short ribs" this night the portion was much smaller than usual!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never Disappoints!!!!
    Merritt
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    I often will take clients and visiting colleagues to Fork for dinner. On this occasion, I took a friend there who was visiting from Park City and we both thoroughly enjoyed our dinner. At the recommendation of our server, I had the pork tenderloin (new on the menu) and it was phenomenal! My friend had the short ribs (one of my all-time favs) and he said it was one of the best meals he's had a quite a while. And of course, we had to finish it off with butter cake!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place
    kats
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    took my clients here and the service was excellent, food was great and resonably priced. I would recommend this to anyone.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Food
    GFood
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    The food was very appealing and the tastes were wonderful. Everyone enjoyed their dishes and they were very inviting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fresh & Fabulous
    DScottBishopVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Fork features locally sourced farm to market fair. From Idaho wines & cheeses to locally farmed trout the menu and execution are top notch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just ok
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We used to rant and rave to friends about the fork! Recently it has gone downhill. Food was thrown together and just ok. Service is awful. I won't be back anytime soon.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Evening on the patio
    Aloha
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Fork serves good quality food at a reasonable price, perhaps making the bottom line by charging a premium for their wines. The beet salad with arugula on a thin piece of grilled cheese was unique and delicious. The restaurant has been open for a few years and is consistently popular with the Boise crowd.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Good food, excellent service, very pleasurable evening. Really appreciate the number of local wines on the wine list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Rare and rude
    Notimpressed
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Food was undercooked and not refunded. Staff was pushy and rude, mgmt was even worse. Bad experience, would not recommend.
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Superb dining experience
    NampaDiner
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Every bite of this exquisite meal was delicious. We both had steaks and dinner salads. The homemade dressings on the salad are delicious, the steak was flavorful and tender and the sauces and sides are amazing. Loved the potato corn patty with the filet.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent all around
    SeattleFoodie
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    This is our second time dinning at forks. Our server Kelly was amazing, always on top of things and f she was held up helping others someone else filled the gap. Great teamwork at Forks. You can really tell they work hard. The food is excellent even better, my wife and I ordered the same flat iron steak. Both medium rare, hers came back well done. Normally this means a dry chewy steak. At Forks that's not the case, her steak was amazing. 10 stars for the crew at Forks, I would recommend them to my friends, family, and anyone else who enjoys excellent dining. Thanks again Kelly and the rest of the staff at Forks you made our anniversary dinner that much more special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just ok
    welovefood
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Used to love this past the past 4 times. Group of 6 - food was just ok. Fries were cold and didn't taste fresh. Service was slow but friendly.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Aspagus
    Marie
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Fun start taking a meal...good deal Selection of entrees.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Edward
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Great service ,interesting menu,very good martinis
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never Been To Boise
    MikeD
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We were directed to Fork from a wine tasting and it came up word of mouth as we explored Boise. We went to a late dinner. It's in the "spot" and "scene" of Boise downtown night life. The food was phenomenal and they have a foodie-approved, eclectic menu. Highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, too loud!
    dontgetoutmuch
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We had a great time at Fork on a busy Friday night. The food was excellent and well priced. Our server was attentive but not intrusive, and everything was brought out quickly. My only complaint is the noise level inside the restaurant. It is quite loud and a little hard to carry on a conversation.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great and consistent
    retired1025
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Not our first time, but the fork never disappoints. Good food, friendly, good service, good drinks.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Loved the asparagus sticks! Butter cake was also very special.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Outside Dining
    ROnH
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Attentive and friendly service. The Boise Chopped Salad remains a winner and a perfect lunch selection.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Grace
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Great place to share a delicious meal. My family enjoyed the meal, the server and the abience. Thank you
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good as usual
    StephWVIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    The only issue we had was we asked for out remaining food to be boxed to go - I had almost all of my salad left as I had a large breakfast. The server (guy with tattoos) threw out out leftovers vs boxing them. All else was fine. Fork is always great.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fork is always great!
    Partyof6
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Book early if you plan on a weekend dinner. I've never had anything unpleasant here. No matter what you choose, make sure you don't leave without having their warm butter cake! The best dessert in this town!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Place
    boise
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Food was very tasty and the place is a good spot downtown.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Local Cuisine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    My wife and I chose Fork for dinner to celebrate our 9th wedding anniversary. The rave reviews our friends had were boldly confirmed; Fork gave us a uniquely wonderful dining experience that left us happy and satisfied. The server was among the best we have ever had and the food was oh-so-good. Thanks Fork!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.