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Knife & Fork Inn
Knife & Fork Inn

Knife & Fork Inn Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.knifeandforkinn.com
  • Email: info@knifeandforkinn.com
  • Phone: (609) 344-1133
  • Hours of Operation: Hours: Friday Lunch from 11:30 am - 4:30 pm Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm Bar opens at 4:00 pm daily Special Events: Open November 24th for Thanksgiving Dinner starting at 2:00 pm!
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Frank Dougherty
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Private Room, Smoking Area, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: The Knife & Fork offers a unique dining experience in an Atlantic City landmark replete with historic charm. With five distinct dining areas, some with ocean views, seating 8 to 85 guests for sit down dinners (more for cocktail parties), the Knife & Fork is sure to have the perfect room for you! Several Private Dining and Cocktail Party Menus are available, but we would be happy to create a menu designed specifically for your event. The Knife & Fork also has a full bar with specialty cocktails and an award-winning wine list to complement your dining experience. With a private event at the Knife & Fork, you will receive an excellent meal and unparalleled service in an elegant yet unpretentious atmosphere. And you’ll have a lot of fun too!
  • Private Party Contact: Maureen Shay (609) 344-1133

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Albany Avenue
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary valet parking available. We also validate for the lot across Pacific Avenue.
A word from Knife & Fork Inn
Under the direction of new owner Frank Dougherty, the legendary Knife & Fork has just completed an extensive renovation aimed at restoring and enhancing this Atlantic City landmark. Featuring a brand new, state-of-the-art kitchen, expanded bar and lounge area, as well as ocean views from the main dining rooms, the Knife & Fork is once again the place to see and be seen in Atlantic City. The Knife & Fork's new menu, featuring the finest steaks and seafood prepared on a wood-fired grill, is complemented by an extensive wine list and 10,000 bottle wine "cellar." The Knife & Fork is now offering lunch every Friday from 11:30-4:30 pm. It's the perfect spot to celebrate the end of the work week or get a jump start on your weekend. The Dougherty family, owners of the other Atlantic City dining landmark, Dock's Oyster House, invite you to visit them at their newest locationContinued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Had an outstanding Easter dinner at the Knife and Fork. Best restaurant in Atlantic City.....Just love this restaurant!!!!"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "I wanted a "special" place to have Easter dinner with my daughter and with the choice of Knife and Fork Inn definitely succeeded. The ambiance is just wonderful -- and the food delicious. I had the herb crusted rack of lamb and my daughter chose the chicken Milanese. Both meals were cooked to perfection, the portions generous, and just delicious. Our server, Kate, in addition to her helpful suggestions about the menu, delighted us with stories of the history of Knife and Fork. We finished off the meal by sharing the banana cream pie (we were too full by then to order individually). It was outrageous! All in all, beginning with our drinks at the bar and ending with that sinful dessert, it was a delightful experience!"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "I loved this excellent establishment! We are new in town and Knife & Fork Inn was recommended to us.I am a vegetarian and don't like seafood and my husband and son love meat! They accommodated us all! The salad and vegetables were wonderful and my husband & son loved their steaks! The service was top notch! I can't wait to go back! "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "What a joy that Knife and Fork continues to impress year over year. Waitstaff is very well trained and is attentive without being overbearing. The sustainability menu was fantastic on this visit, with wonderful flavors, preparation and presentation evident on everything from the quail appetizer to the pork porterhouse and venizon chops. The wine list keeps me coming back, with a full, broad list at incredibly low mark-ups and everything for everybody at all price points."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "A friend referred us to dine at Knive & Folk Inn. The service from Valet to the waiters was beyond reproach. I enjoyed the experience and atmosphere. The food was excellent. I will be dining there again in the near future."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Place had great ambience, best table in the house was in the "ladies room", as the waitress called it, by the window/door, table for 2! food was perfect and well presented. A tour of the building was presented by the fabulous waitress, which was very interesting. I would prefer the upstairs dinning myself. 1st floor dinning overlooked the kitchen. Could not comment on the 1st floor area as we dined on the 2nd floor. Would definitely be back in the near future! "
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "The last time we were there was 1972. It was fabulous then and still is today."
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "The food and service were wonderful! Staff is friendly and courteous!"
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "My love brought me here for my 40th Birthday in January. Every morsel brought to our table was delicious. The wait staff was kind, attentive and courteous...definitely an enjoyable experience. We decided on a date night and returned last weekend. Again, an all around great dinner. We plan to continue going back until every offering has been sampled. When that is accomplished, my troubles will surely begin. I can't imagine I'll have just one or two favorites."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Great meal in all respects. Lobster spring rolls are a must. Steaks done to perfection. "
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience at the Knife and Fork restaurant in Atlantic City. Excellent menu selection and their combination filet/lobster special was outstanding. Great bar as well. We will definitely be back."
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "Appetizer and salad were great. My wife and I both had the 10-oz rib-eye steak. Hers was cooked as she ordered it but was not very juicy or flavorful. My steak was overcooked, dry and tasteless . This was our fourth visit and we always enjoyed our meals before. Something changed. At these prices, we would not go back again."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "This is not my first time dining at The Knife and Fork and I will continue to visit this restaurant as often as possible because I enjoy the atmosphere, service and the food. I just wish I could afford to come here more often."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Knife and Fork has to be THE spot for fine dining in Atlantic City. We have been there as a couple and with small groups (4-6 people) and every time was a great experience. The servers are always very personable and knowledge about the menu and the wine selections. Ambience is is very nice and classy without being stuffy."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "I'm a 67 year old black man. We were told as kids we could not eat at this restaurant. Times have change my wife when there one day that her job was having something there. She had a good time told me about how good the food and the service was. So when there on a date had a good time then when to Dock's for some music . My good friend was the musician there. So we had a great date. Thank you so much for a good time. We will come back again but Dock's is her favorite"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "No wonder its been around for 102 years, this restaurant offer superb dining from soup to nuts. Best and largest lump crabmeat I ever had. ordered the appetizer and French onion soup, then had the reef and beef filet and lobster tail with sautéed crabmeat and wow. my son had the 18oz lobster tail with the crabmeat also. excellent wine list and beer selections, tried a triple ale from belgum and it was perfect. Now this does not come cheap but to be so satisfied with what was served I would definetly go back and recommend this to friends. simply excellent and extravagant only complaint was I asked if they could make oysters rockafeller, they serve oysters, but the waitress said no without checking with some else which I though was strange"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "This is an old time establishment that has been brought to contemporary standards. Really good food, great ambience and an atmosphere that brings back the golden days of Atlantic City. I Highly recommend it."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Best restaurant in Atlantic City.....Food is absolutely superb! Can't wait to go back..."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Been hearing a lot about this place so we made reservations and it was a whole lot of expensive nothing. We had two knife and fork dinners--lobster thermidor and filet. And one halibut and one crab cake with a side of lobster risotto. The one filet was over-cooked as was the crab cake and the halibut. Lobster Risotto was way over seasoned and the lobster flavor was greatly overshadowed by everything else going on--it was not edible. The best part was the staff...very friendly and engaging. But the place itself seemed old in every way."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Our waitress was very pleasant and knowledgable about the menu, as well as very attentive. Although all food is cooked to order our meals came out very quickly! Very pleasant experience, will go there again."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "From the moment we entered, the staff was courteous and prompt. The menu offered something for everyone in our party. The chef did an outstanding job with presentation and flavor. Our server never missed a step, clearing and serving at just the correct pace. We look forward to our next visit!!"
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Everything about this restaurant was very good. Most notable was the bottle of wine they had on special. The lobster thermidor is outstanding."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "My wife and I were in Atlantic City for a few nights to celebrate my birthday. We stayed at the Golden Nugget but wanted to eat "local" instead of in a casino. Our dinner at the Knife and Fork was wonderful. They have a great selection on the menu, had some great specials, and had a nice wine list. Our dinners were great. The appetizers and salads were fresh and tasty and our main courses were excellent. The service was five-star and we were not at all rushed, spending over two hours at dinner. It has valet parking and a nice bar to complement the restaurant. You will enjoy your meal at the Knife and Fork!"
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "Knife and Fork has deep historic roots with really cool facts that the waitress will let you know about upon arrival and during your dining experience. The food is fantastic and the service was extremely friendly. We'll never forget this experience!!!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Great meal all the way around. A top restaurant in Atlantic City for sure."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "The other night we stopped by for dinner and were extremely happy with both of our meals. My wife had short ribs and I had the Cowboy Rib Steak could not have been better. We will be back"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Did not review dinner on 12/29 with my two married daughters. Was our annual father/daughter holiday treat for them. We were there on a quiet Sunday at 6:00 and the place was, as always, busy. Reception, service, food, drink pours, presentation, all way above average. Back again with my wife and another couple 2 weeks ago, again absolute perfection."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "we were very disappointed in our meals. filet mignon was dry with no taste - side vegetable was 2 spears of broccli rabe the best thing was the dessert for the price we paid it wasn't worth it"
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Had an early dinner on a Saturday night prior to a show. The ambience was very nice and the food was very good depending upon what you ordered. I had the salmon which was prepared excellent and tasted great. My husband had the crab cake. The good thing about the crab cake was that it was prepared with hardly any bread and mostly lump crabmeat, however, it lacked taste. It could have been seasoned better for a much more enjoyable taste. We ordered the side of asparagus hollandaise, which again lacked taste and could have been prepared much better. We did enjoy the service and ambience and the salmon was very good. Perhaps the steak would have been a much better option over the crab cake."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Great place, especially if you like a restaurant with history."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "The four of us were there to celebrate a birthday. The two who ordered steak were well satisfied, including the made-to-order Bearnaise. The rack of lamb was savored. The crab cake was all crab, no filler. The vegetables were outstanding: asparagus, beer-battered string beans, goat cheese au gratin potatoes, and best of all, the potato chips(?). And then they brought out a small cake and candle. A lovely dinner!"
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "I've been to many places in AC, some in/related to casinos and others not related Over many years. This was the first time here. Great food and service with a feel for 'old Atlantic City'"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Party if 4. Table was a little tight but food was amazing. Must try the crab and avacado app!! I am gluten free and they were great with helping me pick out food"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Loved everything about this restaurant!!! A little bit loud, but the food and service made up for it!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "What does it tell you when a restaurant survives over a century? The knife & fork consistently hits the mark of great service and fantastic food. Whether you have seafood or steak it is always perfectly prepared, and while you are there remember to sit by the windown and take in the beautiful view of the Atlantic."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "You can't get a better price fixed lunch than this. Relaxing day in a beautiful room with outstanding food at a super price."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "The beet chips which I always order where limp and a little greasy. I also ordered the crab and corn soup. It came without a soup spoon which I had to go and get myself in that the wait staff was absent for several minutes."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Simply, a grand experience. The drinks were perfection and the food was great for the very reasonable prices. Will return again and again."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "To say the Knife & Fork Inn was great is not enough! I always take the Friday of Restaurant week off so I can treat myself and usually a family member to what I believe is a fantastic "Old school" lunch with a touch of the "new" thrown in. The green salad was just enough the walnuts a great touch,the salmon was outstanding and the three mini desserts; delightful!! (I do eat here a few times in the summer but then one must share with lots of folks...sigh) I wholeheartedly recommend the Knife & Fork Inn to all who enjoy great food and wonderful service!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Old school, fabulous place. Best lobster Thermidor I've ever had. Terrific and vast wine list. Salads were pedestrian but the rest of the meal was amazing. Great service too (Omar)"
    Dined on 3/13/2014