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Fork! Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.forkrestaurantcornelius.com
  • Phone: (704) 655-7465
  • Hours of Operation:

    Sunday: 12:00pm - 7:00pm

    Tuesday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
    Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm

    Closed Mondays
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Wine Bar, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • Executive Chef: Timothy Groody
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We custom craft a menu to your needs and likes. From BBQ to Gourmet cocktail parties
  • Private Party Facilities: Fork! is located in an historic house and will be able to accommodate parties of 18 in separate dining areas. We also accommodate parties of 60 for a full takeover of the restaurant.
  • Private Party Contact: Melanie (704) 655-7465
  • Entertainment: We will feature local artists on occasion. Check our facebook page for details

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: We have 20 parking places located around back. There is also parking next door and across the street after 6:00.
A word from Fork!
Fork! is commited to bringing you - the customer - the freshest ingredients from local farmers markets when in season. Our main focus is on a daily menu filled with creative small plates. Our service staff is here to help you relax and guide you through our menu, cocktails, wine and beer list. It is their goal to make every visit a enjoyable one. Either with friends on the wrap around porch or a small bite and a glass of wine after work.

Come and enjoy the charm of Fork! Located in an historic house built in 1906.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "Another great brunch at Fork. Try The smoked Han and Pesto Benedict . Hash browns are terrific. Grits as good as they get. Highly recommended"
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "OUr third visit. Food was delicious as always. Service this time was very slow - not crowded. Maybe they were shortstaffed. Might have ordered another drink and/or a dessert if service didn't take so long. Will try again because I think Fork is a true gem ."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "This was our second dining experience at Fork! We enjoyed it just as much as the first time! Food is excellent! Great service! A real neighborhood gem!"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "My wife and I enjoy going out to dinner and have tried several of the restaurants in the area. In both of our opinions, none come close to the genius of the chef at Fork. His dishes are sumptuous, creative and totally satisfying, from appetizer to dessert."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "The food at FORK! is always fabulous. We eat there very often."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "The food at Fork is excellent. The seating in the restaurant is very crowded. Too many tables in too little space. The noise level is incredible. There's a flat screen TV mounted high on one wall which doesn't need to be there. I ordered a side dish that I thought was roasted squash and cippolini onions. It was actually mostly mushrooms with a small amount of squash. Either the waiter didn't hear me (understandable) or the kitchen serves whatever they have. We would have ordered dessert but we weren't interested in prolonging the experience. It would have been better to sit outside."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "When I tried to make a reservation for earlier than shown online, nothing available but when we got there, there were a lot of tables available. The menu is very limited and everything is ala carte. I ordered a beef shoulder which was good and cooked as ordered but nothing mind blowing. My husband had the salmon and also thought is was good; both portions were small. We shared a side of sautéed green beens and corn which was delicious but not enough to share, order your own side. Needless to say we were still hungry so we just had to have dessert. We ordered the chocolate crepe which was outstanding! All in all the food was good and the experience pleasant but not something I just have to experience again anytime soon but we will go back."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Great food, farm to table daily menu, awesome beer and wine list. Best restaurant in the northern suburbs."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "Our first time for brunch and it was outstanding---- ready to go back!"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "We had Brunch at Fork! last Sunday and were very impressed with the simple elegance of the food. Just very well executed dishes. I had Eggs Benedict with smoked ham and a light tough or Pesto with was perfectly prepared. My daughter has a croissant with bacon and egg and cheese that was wonderful. My wife had bacon and eggs with some potatoes. The potatoes were perfectly crisped ad seasoned. Oh and the grits were just right. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "We sat on the lovely nearly 100 year old patio at Fork!; I had the shrimp and grits and my husband had eggs benedict. It was all divine. Excellent service, delicious food & beautiful atmosphere. Can't wait to return!"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Never disappoints with Chef Tim planning and executing a menu that keeps you looking forward to the next course."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We've dined at Fork before and have always had good food and service, but this visit was exceptional. Definitely order off the list of specials."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "It's hard to find a delicious lamb shank at a restaurant, but Fork makes a top shelf entrée which was so overwhelming, I for once, did not talk much during dinner! Ha! My companions scallops, red snapper, and beef medallions were also given a very high rating by those enjoying the fine dining with me! Thank you!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Very limited entree menu, especially for meats. Veggies and fish entrees were wonderful! Nice atmosphere and service."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "This was my first time dining at Fork! Happy to say that it will certainly NOT be the last. Absolutely everything was amazing."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "The food here is the main attraction. The lamb is stellar and also the fish which they cook perfectly and offer a variety of sauces for. The drink specials are also tasy and interesting. The noise level can be a bit loud inside so sit outside if you'd like a more relaxed environment. In either case, I think you'll enjoy the food."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Eat here often...food consistently very good and great value. Service variable. Ask to sit on porch or in front...back room tables are not consistent with food quality...was stuck in back on this visit and almost went elsewhere. Best restaurant in davidson/cornelius by far. Eat here and save Flatiron for a late night glass of wine."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Food excellent although portions rather small. Service terrible - took 45 min to get our wine and an hr for appetizers. Dinner was no faster..."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "This restaurant has a daily changing menu according to the finds of the chef. The chef holds himself to a high standard and it shows. We have dined here several times now and have never been disappointed. Service is attentive and very personal. We have always eaten out on the porch, so we are not able to judge the noise level inside the restaurant."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Always delicious food with great ambiance. Great local farm to fork restaurant."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "We ate the most wonderful food from the "daily" menu--all so fresh, well-prepared and attractively presented. My favorite was a small plate of house-made ricotta cheese dumplings with meatballs. My wife loved the crab and melon appetizer and raved about the tilefish main course. All in all, it was a great dining experience."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "I've never been disappointed going to Fork. The constant change of daily specials keeps one coming back and keeps everything fresh. The quality of service has increased exceptionally over the last year (and it was never poor to start with). The waitstaff seems to enjoy relatively slow turnover so the knowledge of the waitstaff is higher then one might find in other restaurants. The ongoing focus on more local ingredients and interesting compliments and flavor contrasts on the menu make Fork a destination."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "The starters, entrees, and sides were all absolutely amazing. Melanie, the General Manager, was actually our server and she was great. Very gracious in answering all of our questions and offering suggestions, both for food and drinks. We will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "The food was good but it took an hour to get salad & then another thirty minutes to get entrees & sides. All the food was petite portions. Just under acceptable honestly. For $20 my piece of meat should be a little bit bigger or come with a side item. The wait was unacceptable though. They apologized repeatedly, but there was nothing done to make it right. It was my mothers birthday & we waited an hour for our delicious but very small salads. I'm all for appropriately small portions, but I shouldn't leave hungry if I spent $25-40/person. If you're looking for a place to have a few small bites & sip on a bottle of wine, I recommend Fork. I have heard they have a great brunch menu & I'm always for garden/farm to table place."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "We've been to Fork twice - once for brunch and once for dinner. Brunch was lovely, and enjoyed the afternoon. We tried dinner there, and even though the food was nice, I was left disappointed. The menu is bland, with the server explaining that it's unique, since you can choose all your accompaniments, kind of like all other restaurants. And the meats came with designated sauces. The service was good, the drinks cold and also good. It's a beautiful location, and if anyone adds some effort to the menu, it could be outstanding."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We had a Girl's Night dinner here...WOW. From the cute, quaint rooms to the food...unbelievable!! Our waitress, Megan, was adorable, charming, witty and knowledgable on every menu item we asked about as well as the wine & drinks lists. The portion sizes were PERFECT. All 4 of us tried each other's apps, mains & sides and we cannot decide on a favorite. The chef is a genius and very talented. A nice mix of menu choices. Big wine list, craft beers, specialty drinks, etc. We left satiated and smiling. This is our new favorite place and we also have a new favorite wine & server!!! 😄"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "...needs work. Food was stellar. Best beef medallions I've had in ages and the Key Lime cheesecake for dessert was wonderful. And it's a testament to the quality of the food that we'd definitely go back even though the temperature in the restaurant matched the 80 degree heat outside. The staff said there were issues with the HVAC system they were trying to get fixed, but it did out a ding in an otherwise excellent meal. Definitely go, but look for a cooler evening, sit on the porch, or wait until the fall."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "I normally don't write only bad reviews but this one needed a heads up to the staff. The food was excellent but pricey for the portion. That was ok. However, I think they would have patron retention if the service was improved on. The food took over 45 minutes to arrive, the bill took forever to arrive and the waiter disappeared after giving us our bill. So, after waiting 20 minutes, I had to walk up to the bar, where there were several waiters sitting doing nothing including the manager, to ask if they could run my bill. It was my first and last time dining there."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "This was an unexpected find in a converted old house in an unconventional location . The building itself was exceedingly charming, the wait staff was highly qualified and the food was gourmet quality. I will definitely be back again and highly recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "The service was fantastic! A great little spot for a nice quiet Sunday brunch. Had the weather been better I would have loved to sit on their adorable patio and dine, but maybe next time I won't go in the middle of a monsoon!"
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Make plans to go when you can eat on the porch. The noise level in the dining rooms precludes a pleasant dining experience."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "My husband and I are just in town waiting to close on a new house. We found Fork on OpenTable. What a great night. Food was delightful....especially loved the peas! Our server, Brandi, really made the night for us. She made menu suggestions based on our preferences. We were not in a hurry to go back to our hotel, so Brandi suggested a comfy cushioned spot on the porch for our after dinner drinks and dessert. Perfect ending to a great meal. "
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Nice little bar to start your evening off...with a craft brew or a moscow mule. Food is farm to table, family owned and cooked....Every meal I've had there has really been spectacular. You can't go wrong here if you're a foodie."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "Six of us ate at fork and every meal was superb. The service was good and the food choices carefully explained. Two suggestions...we were led to a high top table which nobody wanted to eat a lovely meal at a bar table but they were gracious about getting us a regular table. The special of the day menu is a little confusing too. We will definitely go back!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "My husband and I tried Fork last night to celebrate his birthday. Our dinners were delicious. We enjoyed the apple arugula salad, beef medallions, grouper, fingerling sweet potatoes and goat cheese Mac and cheese. All were excellent. My only complaint would be the entree size, especially of the grouper. Service was excellent. The noise level was quite high and as our table was within 2 feet of the couple next to us, I felt a bit awkward. Once the room cleared a bit, everything was perfect. Several people were dining on the porch which I would opt for the next visit. All in all, a great dinner!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "We went to Fork! for our 10th anniversary dinner. The food was really the best we've had at any restaurant in the area. We had an early dinner, so we had one of the dining rooms to ourselves for most of the meal. It can get a little loud with more than one party in a room, so if that would bother you, an outside table would be best. We can't wait to go back! "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Went out for a much anticipated date night to FORK Friday night and were so disappointed. Couldn't get a reservation for our desired time, yet the restaurant was empty most of the night, and then they seated us in the back of the restaurant near the bathroom, kitchen, and service restaurant. The smell of the oil lamps was so overwhelming that we had to ask to move outside. Our server didn't offer us anything that the server of the next table did, my husband's salmon was raw, my tenderloin was overcooked, and there was a hair in it. We had great hopes for FORK, but unfortunately, they missed the mark all around. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "What a fantastic local haven. We are so lucky to have this amazing "farm to table" restaurant in our backyard. The food is always delicious and done perfectly. The daily menu has us looking online every day to see what might be served. The creative drinks and special martini's make it a great place to stop for a nightcap. We recently went for Mother's day brunch and had a wonderful time, great food and a memorable experience. What else could someone ask for? I'm afraid this is going to become a hard table to get. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Fresh and tasty creations. Loved the variety that the daily menu offers aside from the set menu. The Mac and cheese , goat cheese and the lobster were my faves as well as the risotto. Want to go back and try everything in the menu."
    Dined on 5/9/2014