Fork
Fork

Fork

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://boisefork.com/
  • Phone: 2082871700
  • 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 2082871700
  • 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 Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Fork reviews from OpenTable diners
146 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (74)great for lunch (55)special occasion (52)great for outdoor dining (49)hot spot (48)neighborhood gem (46)good for groups (45)vibrant bar scene (25)great for brunch (23)romantic (20)notable wine list (17)kid-friendly (14)late-night find (10)scenic view (4)Show More
  • 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.
  • 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
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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
    • Food
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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.
    • Food
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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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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.
  • Awesome - AGAIN!
    loveanightout
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    We've been to Fork three times in the last four months and, so far, has NEVER failed to disappoint! The food is really, really...incredible! Everything we've had has been amazing - from the urban burger and rosemary/Parmesan fries, French dip, apple barrel chicken, BAM Sammy- everything is just great! Service is good, love that they take reservations- planning on going back for the buttermilk fried chicken and cheddar cheese waffle on a Tuesday night. Absolutely a favorite place!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We'll keep trying...
    Spudman
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    I've been here 6 times and always leave kinda disappointed. Brought friends visiting from San Jose for dinner. The atmosphere/"vibe" of Fork is great and the menu looks so interesting/inviting, but service and food quality just never seem to make for a completely positive experience. So-called "rosemary" parm fries had zero rosemary flavor and remained untouched through the entire meal; I made comment to server, but no remedy -- other than an offer when check brought to make another batch. Two of the salads completely overdressed/soggy and very sweet. A side bowl for mussel shells would/should be standard. Burger fine; pasta okay -- although swimming in oil, with bland/bad chopped tomatoes. Would love to have outcome match expectations!
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • bummed
    New2Boise2014
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    We ordered 4 items on their menu. The kale salad, mushroom ragout, flank steak fajita sandwich (special of the day) and the salmon filet sandwich. I was completely bummed. I was told this was an excellent restaurant in Boise. The salad was decent. The mushroom ragout was too salty and flat, the fajita sandwich tasted like I could have purchased it at Albertson's and heated it up, and the salmon filet had no flavor. I always order a variety of items when I go out. We did not order any dessert because I feel like if a sauce/dressing or simple sandwich is not tasty, then the dessert is not going to be either. This was our first time at the restaurant and I would rather eat dinner at the Co-op or Whole Foods.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • server was great
    Lana
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I'm sorry I don't remember or server's name, but he was very helpful in helping us order something new, didn't hover, was very polite and honest about what we would like.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Best restaurant in Boise area!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    The food is fantastic, the ambience is awesome and the service is superb. Kudos to Jordan, the GM who spoke to us about a 5 minute wait, which we did not mind, he and his team are all on it!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tasteful in all ways
    burgerfiend
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    The online reservation option was easy and convenient. The service was exceptional and quick. The food was timely and delicious. A great place for family, groups or romantic evening for two. Highly recommend!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • jroehrke
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    consistently good food, always good service, has a lot of energy
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Everything is Awesome
    Jelkinz
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    The Fork was my sons request for his 18th birthday. We ordered the BAM Sammy, catfish tacos, ravioli, roasted beets & because we were lucky enough to be there early on a Tuesday, we had the fried chicken & waffles! Everything was delicious and unique. Our server, Bree, was attentive, knowledgable and charming. Overall a terrific experience and one we look forward to repeating again soon.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • sk
    hmmm
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Ambiance is something badly needed in the area and Fork brings it. The food was good and the place was busy, so you felt like you were a part of something. The seating isn't particularly well suited for bigger groups or ultra comfortable. Because of the number of people, it really felt like the meal dragged on a while. Our server was attentive, but it felt like there wasn't enough of her to go around. Overall, definitely a place I'd go back to. With this online reservation we were seated within seconds, but next time I would look for a less brisk opportunity.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A good Restaurant
    Ilovetoeat
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We love Fork! This summer we have taken all our out of town guests for a visit to enjoy the wonderful food that Fork provides. I, especially love the BCS salad but anything on the menu is very good and yummy. I will definitely return to taste other items on the menu, one that caught my eye is the chicken on waffles on Tuesdays. Oh! the dessert to have is the Butter cake. It is served warm with a raspberry sauce and a scoop of vanilla ice cream, what can be better then that. The table and atmosphere, table and waiter was excellent, it was a great time.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Incredible
    collegemama67
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We went to Fork for Father's Day Brunch and since then we have been there for a quick lunch/drinking and now dinner. The food is wonderful and I have yet to find a dish that I didn't like. Heather our server was very professional but did not hover so we had time to talk and finish our meal without feeling that we were being hurried. Plan to make Fork our date night go to.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great sandwich
    Takemeout
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Try the Sammy it was amazing! Had a bite if my friends burger-also yummy
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.