Bacon wrapped dates were terrific
Bacon wrapped dates were terrific and eggplant " cavier" was different and tasty. The beer/wine selection was wide w/ cassis beer being an interesting frutiy alternative. The duck club was different enough from regular club sandwiches to not be boring but with some new flavors that added a savory-sweet combination. However,one disappointment was the pork skirt steak in that it was on the tough side and somewhat blandly seasoned. Overall we enjoyed our dinner very much.
6/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful, easy experience
My parents were visiting and I was able to make last minute reservations to Fork, a restaurant I had been wanting to try. Our server was very sweet and attentive, and our food was delicious - especially the homemade desserts! I plan to go back so I can try other menu items.
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food and experience
We had a delightful experience recently at Fork. The food was very well prepared, inventive, and served promptly (hot). There were two of us and the table was a little small, but it didn't interfere with sharing our charcuterie or small plates. Overall a very nice experience!
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
I've worked and played in the Lincoln Square neighborhood for 15 years, and visited Fork for the first time this Sunday, before an Old Town School show. I had the large mussels, a special, and they were quite tasty. The upcharge for the lame cilantro fries was not worth it, but there you go. Limp, cold fries, but we ate all of it. The sauce was delicious! I am looking forward to trying a wine and/or charcuterie flight soon!
6/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Brunched and Will Be Back
A few friends and I tried out Fork for a Sunday brunch. We made reservations, which we were psyched about - being able to make brunch reservations is a huge plus, and arrived a bit early. We were seated promptly in a great little table by the open window that looked out on the outdoor seating on Lincoln. Gorgeous weather.
The food was incredible. I had the duck confit hash which was so delicious and rich and savory. Everyone loved their entrees and we all adored the housemade donut starter.
A great experience and we'll definitely be back.
6/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
My husband and I had been here for drinks and apps before and really enjoyed the experience, so we decided to try it for Father's Day brunch. The food was excellent and the service was very good. They were very accommodating to our 2 year old son. The homemade donut holes and french toast were hits for our toddler. My smoked salmon Benedict was amazing, as was my husband's breakfast melt sandwich. Highly recommend for brunch!
6/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Unbelievable selection of wines, cheeses, and charcuterie. We spent a couple hours sampling wines and cheeses and enjoying ourselves. I can't wait to come back again!
6/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Birthday Celebration
We have had a great time at Fork many times, but our last visit to celebrate my wife's Bday was outstanding. We had the best seats in the house, booth closest to the window. Services was amazing through out the night; greeted and seated promptly. Drink orders timed perfectly. For starters we had their Poutine is one of the best in the city (though not classic with cheese curds) but the brown gravy and cheese sauce poured tableside over fresh fries and duck! Our first time for the charcturie, and we had to fight our kids for the house cured meats. esp the duck prosciutto. The lake trout special was cooked perfectly, crispy skin yet delicate. The toffee pudding had us wanting more and sending our desert wine was a great touch!
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our first time at Fork and we came away very impressed with all aspects of our experience. The menu is expansive so there was no way to try everything that sounded good, but we were able to sample the pretzel bites and bacon date snacks which were both excellent. We followed that up with the burrata and pesto smear which was very good as well. Our entree for the night was a rack of lamb special which was very flavorful and prepared perfectly. The wine and beer lists are huge with something for every pallet and the cocktail list has some very interesting choices. Our waiter was understated but knowledgable about the menu and the beer list. We only wish we lived closer so this could be our favorite neighborhood spot.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a lovely dinner at Fork after spending most of the day at the Square Roots Festival. My partner enjoyed a burger and salad. I had my usual -- chicken burger with fries. Both were well prepared! Our server was attentive but not intrusive and we had a very enjoyable meal sitting at one of the table on the Lincoln Avenue side. It's much less noisy there now that the CTA has discontinued their bus service on Lincoln (the only advantage to the CTA's decisuib).
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding Service and Menu
Our server was outstanding! The menu was eclectic hard to choose what we wanted to order so many great choices.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
I booked Fork for my best friend's bachelorette party and they were fabulous to us!!! Our waiter, Rocco, was a very nice guy who was also very knowledgeable about the food and drinks. He had great suggestions! He also brought over some glasses of Prosecco for the whole table, so that we could have a toast! Then, to end the dinner, it was pouring rain and the manager or owner came out and held an umbrella over us! It was so sweet and the whole Fork experience was above and beyond! They really went out of their way for us and it was a great experience! I would highly recommend Fork for parties!
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fork is a great choice!
This was my second visit to Fork. They were charming, the menu was creative, and the food amazing!
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
These dishes are perfectly sized to be able to try many things on the menu. Mussels are made a couple different ways so it's definitely fit for anybody. And I hate mussels, and the French mussels were AMAZING! Couldn't get enough of the sauce! We also had the salad and mushroom flatbread. Tried the charcuterie plate as well. Everything was delicious. The desserts were good too, creme brûlée and the chocolate mousse was fantastic.
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
On the List
Fork is another one of our favorite places in Chicago. We are so glad that it's close to us!
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Stylish, but casual, gastro pub
Fine choices for both small & large plates. Charcuterie & cheese options are strong. Many fine craft beers coupled with a strong wine list.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
I cannot say enough about
I cannot say enough about the food......simply delicious. I cannot wait to go back.
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our group thoroughly enjoyed a number of dishes...The mussels (outstanding), burrata (so creamy with pistachio pesto) and the flatbread (super thin and crispy). The salmon was to die for. So often restaurants over cook salmon, this was perfectly done. One even had a burger and said it was absolutely superb. Desserts were spot on, blueberry crumble and lemon cake. We will definitely make this our go to place when in Lincoln Square.
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for a date
I picked this place for a first date and we were able to sit outside on an absolutely perfect Chicago evening. Lincoln Square is a great neighborhood anyway but having the ability to enjoy it up close in an intimate setting makes it even better. This was my third time at Fork but each time I enjoy exploring their broad wine and cheese selection. We were able to share a flight of cheese and I had a flight of spicy Spanish wines. Awesome place again!
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fork is the place for the brunch!
We hadn't been here since the new chef took over and wow what a positive change. A young up-and-comer, the chef has revitalized Fork's menu and mission statement. Appetizers were awesome with the house made donuts and pretzels both top-notch and the duck fat fries to die for. All the entrees were prepared freshly and tasted great - eggs benedict, biscuits and chicken sausage gravy and the special quiche were delicious. The day's specials are decided by what's fresh and available at the market - unbelievably creative and unique items. Dessert was a fresh lemon tart - also house-made. Look for great things to come at Fork. A+ for effort and execution. Server was friendly, fast and extremely helpful - a pleasant extra to a great meal.
8/10/2013 5:00:00 PM
Regular spot not a letdown
We go here relatively frequently and come away just as happy each time. The food options change regularly enough to keep it from getting old but the best standbys are always available. As usual, our waitress was fantastic, a good mix of friendliness with professionalism. We know we can always count on Fork for a good meal and an enjoyable evening.
8/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Very satisfying meal
We arrived way early for our reservation and were seated by an open window. We had plenty of fresh air and great views of the folks walking past on Lincoln but more comfortable seats than are available at the outdoor tables. We shared the heirloom tomato salad -- which was extremely flavorful and delicious. I enjoyed the chicken burger with fries while my partner had a burger with a salad. Service was a little slow but pleasant and we were not in a rush. Fork continues to be one of our favorite places to dine in Chicago.
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Must Go-To!
This was my first time dining at Fork, and I took some friends that were visiting from out of town. Several people in the area had recommended Fork, and I'm glad I took them up on their suggestion! The food was absolutely delicious! We all got a variety of dishes, from salmon, mussels and a burger, and we all LOVED them. A few of us have food restrictions, including diary free and gluten-free, and the waitress worked with the cooks to accommodate these intolerances, which was really appreciated. I will definitely return!
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
My boyfriend and I are always looking for new places for breakfast food! He is a big breakfast eater and I like the lighter, more "foodie" approach, and Fork is amazing for both! A great compromise. The food is fresh, light, healthy and super awesome. We had the duck confit, and the vegetable succotash. For an appetizer we had the bacon wrapped dates. SO GOOD. I indulged in a mimosa flight and we sat by the large open windows and it was a lovely late morning... just perfect. Since then, my boyfriend has returned alone and said he enjoyed it just as much! We will be back soon!! :)
8/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
Thank you Open Table
We were going to see a movie with another couple, and I clicked on Open Table to find a restaurant in the general vicinity of Lincoln Square. Fork came up with outstanding ratings, so I checked the menu, found many interesting items, and made the reservation. We raved through every course! The selections were innovative, very flavorful, and I'd even say memorable. I especially enjoyed the bacon-wrapped chorizo and pulled pork. The latter was served over creamy grits, which were more like polenta. Sooooo good! My husband liked the lamb club, though he thought there was too much bread, so he pulled some off. We got two types of sliders; I preferred the ground lamb, which again had some superb flavors. We'll be back!!!
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Beer and Small Plates
My friend and I had dinner at Fork before a show at the Old Town School of Folk Music. The server was great, recommended beer and wine that we liked and there are a lot of options for small plates to share or larger entrees. Everything was delicious!
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
THE Place for Brunch in Chicago
Another great brunch at Fork. It's always busy, fun and full of great food. This trip we trip the special brunch Bloody Mary's which were strong, well-seasoned and delicious. The housemade donuts were plum and ginger flavored and probably the best I've ever had anywhere. Crab roll with fries was flaky, fresh and delicious, eggs benedict were of the highest quality and bagel and lox was excellent. Since the chef features locally sourced foods it's always exciting to see what new items they will have. Entire staff was super friendly and eager to be of help - - - it's always nice to go someplace where they make you feel welcomed. Although the place was packed service was timely and helpful. Lots of fun - A+++
9/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
Fork, thanks for the delicious food and beverages, lovely ambiance, and good service. I'll be back.
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was good. I liked how you can get alcohol in the A.M. Service could've been a little more attentive. Overall though, I would go back.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tis the Season
Mussels were great. We suggest that the small servings come in a wider mouth bowl so that the top muscles can be dunked / soaked in the wonderful broth.
Or have the server pour some of the broth from a small carafe as he serves the food.
We'll be back.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
If it hadn't been praised so highly
...maybe I would have walked in without such high expectations, and would have enjoyed it just fine. I am also not, it would appear, the target audience: I'm vegetarian, and there were startlingly few breakfast options (the kitchen's best energies appear to be devoted to meat-based dishes.) My omelet was fairly good, but it was made with canned tomatoes, which seemed like a strange choice for late September (it's still tomato season, after all!) and weren't drained as thoroughly as they should have been. All of this seems very finicky, I realize, but Fork's overall self-presentation (and prices) led me to expect more, I guess. I also wish they stocked a wider range of teas.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
We love the food at Fork. Have never had a complaint before, but Sunday evening,9/29, there was a large OBNOXIOUS party
in the same room with us, separated by a curtain. These people were screaming at each other. It nearly ruined a pleasant meal.
I think large parties need a PRIVATE, separate room.
We will still go to FORK, the food is that good. If it weren't we would NEVER go back.
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great neighborhood find!
I've now traveled out of my way to head to this great Lincoln Square spot. Great appetizers, great food, warm and friendly servers. Think bacon wrapped chorizo stuffed dates.... It even gets better... Try it out.
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Will come back
Excellent service and delicious food helped make our group of six all very happy. Prices were good, too.
9/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went for dinner with my wife and daughter. Loved the "cheese flights" which were various selections of artisan cheese. My duck confit sandwich was delicious and huge. My daughter got a flatbread. The waitstaff noted that the flatbread was a little overdone before they brought it out (just barely - I would not have noticed). So they served her the original one with apologies, and told her they would bring her out a freshly cooked one in a few minutes. That was great customer service! The manager came by to make sure we were happy.
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food...great beer!
All of the food we ordered was solidly prepared and was delicious. The variety of the menu made it hard to make a selection. Everything sounded so good and each item has a creative twist. But what we really enjoyed were the beer flights. Every beer in our 2 flights was unique and delicious. I definitely plan to head back when in the neighborhood (a half block from Old Town School of Music).
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Brilliant, shareable plates
Absolutely brilliant meal. The cheese flights appear meager when first brought out, but one taste and you realize they're worth every penny. The beer and wine list was comprehensive, and the staff very eager to make suggestions for pairings.
Service was a little sloppy (our server had to come back twice to retake our orders and forgot to bring us our check, and the hostesses were a little short with us) but the entire staff was otherwise extremely attentive and courteous.
I will be going back with more friends very soon.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always very good food and service. It's kid friendly but my wife and I will stop by for a date night as well.
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place for lunch
I came to Fork for an experience as I have heard from others that the food was remarkable. I set a lunch meeting with my business partners and did not regret it. The food was outstanding and the flights of mimosas was so good that we had to repeat it. I think we spent more time discussing how good the food was than talking about business. It was well worth it. I highly recommend it!
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went to Fork for brunch. It was delicious. Our server was attentive. The restaurant was crowded - nice to see! I recommend Fork for great food and nice ambiance.
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic Dining, casual Gastropub
We had a fantastic dining experience last night at Fork. It is Exactly the kind of dining style we love the best, a casual-dining wine bar/gastropub environment paired with first-rate, excellent, creative dishes that have fantastic flavors.
We started with a wonderful cheese plate. Great variety, selection of fine cow's milk, sheep's milk and Goat's milk cheeses. We both found something for our tastes.
Really nice wine and beer selections. My Chilean Carmenere (Cholo) was wonderful. Very nice that they had such a selection by the glass. Wine list by the glass was very nicely done.
But, my main dish: the Duck club was simple one of the best sandwiches I have ever had in my life.
Highly recommended restaurant.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, but very loud!
Excellent food and service - but kept trying to clear our plates. Otherwise, great experience.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
I'm so glad a friend and I
I'm so glad a friend and I visited Fork this past weekend for Saturday brunch. I wanted to try everything on the menu but settled on The Hangover Cure, despite not actually having a hangover. It was delicious and every item I saw coming out of the kitchen looked delicious as well. Fork is officially on my list of places to brunch. We'll be back!
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinner & music in Lincoln Square
I read reviews online and FORK stood out as not the standard fare, so decided to try. We were not disappointed…It was warm & cozy with a neighborhood feel. First thing our server came up & said "I understand it's someone's birthday", it was! I had called, expecting a candle in a cupcake, instead a glass of champagne for us. Nice surprise. I ordered great kale salad with pork belly & vinegarette dressing & gingerbread croutons &House made Italian sausage flatbread . My husband had the chicken with dumplings It was all very good & we will go back to explore more.
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Fork has wonderful energy
Fork has wonderful energy and the food was delicious. Our table was waiting for us and everything came out on time.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Low Key spot
My friends and I were looking for something "off the beaten path" for dinner on a Saturday night. There was a group of 5 of us and we saw that Fork had availability at 8. I'd passed by it a few times and was intrigued by the menu, so we decided why not. It also easily satisfied a variety of dietary restrictions for our group. We were seated promptly at a nice large booth, and shortly thereafter our waiter came to check on us, take drink orders, etc. The food was creative, yet familiar and very reasonably priced. We all left very happy. I would definitely come back for a casual dinner with a group of friends, on a date or with my family. Thumbs up all around.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great atmosphere, great varied and deep menu, attentive serivce and delicious food.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
there were 6 of us and we
there were 6 of us and we ordered a bunch of small plates!! We couldn't decide what we liked the best!! Everything was awesome!!
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Another great night at Fork
Have been to fork twice now and had a great experience both times!
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Took a friend there for her birthday. This was my 5th visit. Its Disneyland for your tastebuds!
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM