Knife & Fork Inn
Knife & Fork Inn

Knife & Fork Inn

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.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 6093441133

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 location
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Knife & Fork Inn reviews from OpenTable diners
266 reviews since July 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (190)romantic (132)fit for foodies (131)neighborhood gem (108)notable wine list (100)good for groups (74)vibrant bar scene (70)scenic view (38)hot spot (26)late-night find (9)great for lunch (9)kid-friendly (3)great for brunch (2)great for outdoor dining (2)Show More
  • If you're a steak connoisseur....
    dinnerout
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Excellent filet mignon, excellent dinner rolls, good wine list, good coffee. Rest of meal only so-so, but the filet should not be missed.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Even more Ourstanding than usual
    MarlenieGSVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Perhaps because the summer hubbub has died down a bit, we were able to score a very nice table on the first floor sans raucous neighbors. Everything was scrumptious from beginning to end. Amazingly large lump crabmeat cocktail with you chunks of prime crabmeat, I he tuna skewers had amazing sauces and done just right, cowboy steak and rack of lamb were among the best we've ever had in the restaurant and we dine there fairly often, also had the delicious pomme soufflé ( which are really hollowed out potato skin puffy items hard to describe but yummy )and very tasty brussels sprouts with Parmesan crumbs, Banana cream pie for dessert. Excellent service and waitstaff. However this does not come cheap. Be prepared to spend quite a bit on a meal like this. It is very pricey so not something you're likely to do all that often.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent! Loved everything.. food, ambience #1
    fourladies
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Went there last Saturday night for a "girls night out" prior to going to a concert. Arrived a bit early and had a wonderful drink at the bar. From there we were shown to our table. The waitress was so friendly, sweet and helpful, and gave us wonderful recommendations for entrees. We all enjoyed our dinners very much. As we were leaving, we passed the bar and it was so lively and fun!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A wonderful evening.
    SunshineVIP
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    Everything was right about our dinner here. Hadn't been in a long time, and will definitely be back sooner than later. Food was delicious, and service was spot on.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of several excellent restaurants in A. C.
    Steve
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    I object to this survey requiring any written review.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place, our 1st time!
    Maursie
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Our waitress Heather was extremely knowledgeable about the menu and so efficient. The wait staff on a whole could not have been more helpful and friendly. The restaurant was very clean , well lit and decorated. I always feel so special when sitting at a table with white linens :) Great pick and I would definitely recommend it for a special occasion .
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sweet Restaurant
    Lenny
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    My Lady and I enjoyed the place very well. She was so excited to be there in the great romantic atmosphere. Also she loved her delicious meal. We will come back and tell all are family and friend about this delightful place.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding food and service
    JimK
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We have been to the Knife & Fork on numerous ocassions. I have to say that each visit is unique, in that sometimes the food is just ok and sometines the service is not outstanding and other times the food is excellent and the service is outstanding. What is consistant is the high noise level. The noise is not something the management can control, which is why I rated the overall experience as "very good". This time the food was outstanding and the service was excellent. We will return.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bess
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Wonderful as always! Filet is always cooked to perfection. Service perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently good food
    DRVJRVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Food always prepared with watchful eye. Consistent. Classic dishes are well prepared. A must try when in AC area,
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • GREAT SERVICE
    Mareski
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    The service was outstanding. The drinks, one of the best Manhattans I have ever had..perfect. Lunch menu was very good. Loved the soup and salad. My crab cake was OK, just overcooked and the bread was too much, ate the cake without it. Would go back because it was a great experience and I loved the dinner menu.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent as usual!
    Favorites
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    The knife and Fork is a real gem of a restaurant. It is not far from the Casino hotels, but far enough away to be a much quieter experience. The food is outstanding and the service is exceptional. I would recommend it wholeheartedly! The scallops oscar were a special treat and the short ribs were spectacular. My husband and I can't wait to return there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding food, Great Service
    JacksonVIP
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    Quality food served well. What else can be said. You should try this spot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always delicios
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    I have been here a few times and never have a bad meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Meal
    JoeandPat
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We ate here on a Saturday night right after Halloween, in the lovely 2nd-floor dining room. Nice atmosphere, food was delicious and the service tops. Our waiter Casey acted like an owner rather than hired help. Very helpful but not pushy. We both had the Knife and Fork Dinner. It was pricey but we felt we received good value, and they were reasonable on substitutions. We will go back!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Super
    Delicious
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    This is my birthday week celebration and the Knife & Fork was the best dinner so far in all respects.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    Masha
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    We were late for our reservation, but they were very nice to postpone it and offered to keep the kitchen open till 9pm, just for us! Food was great! Jalapeño sorbet to die for! Yellow tail appetizer was amazing!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    JohnH
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    Mathis was our second time dining at the Knife and Fork and on both occasions things could not have been better. The food,wait service (knowledge of both wine and food) was great. Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Can't get enough of Knife&Fork
    OceanCityFans
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    This was my second time here. My first time was with a large group and Dustin was our server. He had no problem accommodating our group. The second time I was there, it was just my wife and I. Casey was our server. The food was outstanding, and both servers were friendly, courteous, and were knowledgable about the menu. I can't wait to go back, and will asked to be seated at Dustin or Casey's tables
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service!!!
    JoeB13
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Everything about this restaurant is great! The service, the food, the ambience, everything was enjoyable. I highly recommend this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • rm
    rmr1
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Food and service were superb. I especially like the grilled scallops
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • GREAT ROMANTIC FIND
    TOMMYGUN
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    THIS WAS OUT FOURTH TIME TO KNIFE & FORK. THE FOOD WAS EVEN BETTER THEN THE LAST THREE. IT JUST GETS BETTER EVERY TIME WE GO. THIS ROMANTIC GETAWAY IS GREAT TO ENJOY A GREAT DINNER HAVE A FEW DRINKS AND JUST RELAX. HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS PLACE. AAA+++
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An Atlantic City Culinary Classic
    Joevpecd
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Old world charm, attentive service and classic fare combined for a memorable night out. My wife and I both thoroughly enjoyed the Knife & Fork's signature dish, Lobster Thermidor. Rich, savory, perfectly prepared and classically presented in the shell. Looking forward to our next visit.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Knife and Fork
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Crab Cakes best ever. Lobster Risootto abd goat cheese au gratin potato sides were excellent. Service very attentive and very friendly
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Grandson
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Service and food was so good. And no wait for your table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistent
    DdddVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Good night out. Great service by Liz. Steaks were great
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • What a legend...
    Zepcatsal
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    This place is a legend. The food was delicious, and really can't be beat. The dishes on the menu are made with such detail, it's impressive. I take away only one star because the service was - get this - over zealous. We were asked 3 times if we wanted fresh black pepper, all by different people. 2 servers asking if we wanted more wanted within 60 seconds. 2 servers asking everything one after another - it was comical, slightly annoying and thought it was some kind of joke! The Lobster Thermidore was AMAZING and the Filet Mignon (yes, I had both) was one of the best I've had.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently good
    Redcac
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    This is the third time we have been to the Knife and Fork. We started with scallops oscar and lobster spring rolls. Fabulous. Next was a yummy salad. My husband enjoyed a signature flounder dish and I had seafood risotto filled with scallops and shrimp. The service was exceptional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OUTSTANDING!
    Dimples
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    I've eaten at the Knife & Fork Inn several times and I highly, highly, highly recommend it. From the lovely greeting, to the relaxed ambiance, to the charming waiters, to the INCREDIBLE food, this is a place you must experience. It is a gem of a place!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Njoyable
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Enjoyed my entire meal. The lobster was delicious! service was superb! Cant wait to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Special place, special birthday!
    lovetodineout
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We had not been here in a very long time. However, once I knew we would be in the area celebrating my husband's 75th birthday I knew this was the "special" place to have a birthday dinner with a few close friends. It was much more than I could have asked for. The food was superb, the atmosphere was festive, and our waiter, Casey was spectacular.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Finally Tried It!
    rkr1960
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Always heard great things about it, but never tried it. My wife and I were not disappointed. A memorable anniversary dinner!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Superb
    NikkiNardo
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    It was absolutely what I expected. Went for the hubby 50th birthday. The staff was awesome the food was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love it
    BeachChairLarry
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Fantastic restaurant, went there for our anniversary had a great time. Would I go back, in a heart beat. With valet parking no need to search for a spot to park. The staff was great, the food was excellent, great wine list, didn't feel rushed. It's not inexpensive, but worth every penny for that special occasion
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Staff
    ACvisitor
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    It was the service that really sold us on our visit. Employees had a nice demeanor, did not rush or depersonalize the situation. It felt as if we were coming to their home to dine.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    We had a great dining experience My guests and I were all very pleased with the food ,service and ambience . I would highly recommend the Knife and Fork to my friends for and relatives.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not Impressed At Allo
    caroldeniseminneapolis
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    I chose this place as it is a sister restaurant to Docks Oyster House where four of us dined in Sep 2013 and we loved it. The four of us all order rib eye steaks - I have had much better rib eyes - these looked like filet mignon steaks. Our waitress was fantastic, but I would not recommend any of my friends who go to AC to dine at this place. Much better places to go to. I had made our reservations a month in advance and the waitress sat us at a table in the bar area instead of the nice, private dining room.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    MarylandGuest
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We were disappointed in our dining experience. Service was very poor and may have been the worst I've experienced for the price. My meal was good but my guest were not impressed. Once the food was served the waitress didn't return to our table. Even water glasses weren't refilled. We eventually went to the bar to ask for our check. I was embarrassed that I'd selected this venue for this special occasion.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Friday's best lunch spot
    lunch4me
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    The special Friday lunch menu is perfect for an afternoon treat. Casual dress but elegant food. Will be a regular from now on.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    GGSSVIP
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Took my father to dinner at Knife and Fork, where he has not been for 30 years. Loved it!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.