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About 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

Atlantic Ave & Pacific Ave
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steak, Seafood

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!

Cross Street:
Albany Avenue

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(609) 344-1133

Website:
http://www.knifeandforkinn.com/

Parking Details:
Complimentary valet parking available. We also validate for the lot across Pacific Avenue.

Executive Chef:
Frank Dougherty

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Knife & Fork Inn Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (103)
Good for a Date (79)
Good for Anniversaries (67)
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Romantic (66)
Good for Birthdays (63)
Bar Seating (49)
Business Meals (44)
Neighborhood Gem (44)
Worth the Drive (43)
Fit for Foodies (41)
Notable Wine List (39)
Authentic (38)
Handcrafted Cocktails (33)
Good for Groups (32)
Cozy (31)
Happy Hour (30)
Creative Cuisine (29)
Vibrant Bar Scene (28)
Quiet Conversation (25)
Hot Spot (22)
Casual (19)
Fun (18)
Comfort Food (17)
Local Ingredients (16)
Great for Lunch (15)
Sunday Lunch (14)
People Watching (9)
Seasonal (8)
Scenic View (6)
Great Beer (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Healthy (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Waterfront (4)
Late-night Find (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Live Sports (1)
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 2 days ago

We go every year for our Anniversary. Fantastic!!

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 (Key West)·Dined 4 days ago

As always the food and service at the K & F were excellent. We were up from Florida visiting family and took my sister to dinner. The Dougherty’s know how to run a five star restaurant and never let you down. One of the best restaurants in AC!

Tags: Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Romantic
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·Dined 4 days ago

Don’t waste your time anywhere else, a very historic restaurant with incredible food.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Was great- the waiter had no clue about being celiac and gluten free- he was nice but clueless.

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·Dined 5 days ago

This had to be one of the best veal chops I have had in the city in a long time. This place has it all class, atmosphere, and most off all service. Our server was 100/100 , he knew every items and every cocktail they had to offer. He even knew good vegetarian options for my wife. I am reaching here when I say I found one problem and only one problem. I am REALLY reaching but I noticed one of the servers check what tip she got from one of the other tables, since this was not my server I did not care to mention anything. Like I said I was reaching to find something wrong, other then that tiny little detail this is one of the best gems in Atlantic City.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Good Vegetarian Options, Waterfront, Casual, Special Occasion, Great Beer, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Authentic, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Atlantic City)·Dined 6 days ago

The Knife and Fork provides the best value of any steakhouse in Atlantic City. The price points of their appetizers, entrees, and side dishes are very reasonable in relation to the quality of the food and the excellent service which you are provided.. The servers are long tenured which suggests that this restaurant has a steady and consistent clientele to keep it in business and enable the wait staff to earn a decent living. The bar scene is quite vibrant and the free valet parking makes this an extremely convenient choice for those traveling by car.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

We were very disappointed. We usually go to Docks Oyster House which is owned by the same people. We always wanted to try a Knife and Fork so we took our son and his fiancée before she played with Manheim Steamroller in AC. The waitress was mediocre at best. She said to get steak if you like it, as theirs was the best. I had two bites of filet that was all gristle. My husband did not like his strip steak. I was so mad at myself for not sticking to Docks, which is top notch from the servers to the food.

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·Dined on December 7, 2017

From the initial drinks at the bar to the serving of dessert this restaurant offers excellent service along with a well balanced menu of outstanding food for all to enjoy. Possibly the best restaurant in Atlantic City, We will be back!

Tags: Casual, Bar Seating, Cozy, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Very nice old-time feel with a very up to date menu.Service was very friendly and professional.Had dinner upstairs but the bar downstairs is nice with good deal on small plates.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Fabulous night out with our clients. Very impressive dinner and they loved the way the restaurant was decorated. Being from Northern Jersey, they are use to the fan fare. Now they can go back home and tell everyone that they were at the Best Restaurant in AC! Our compliments to Knife and Fork for a job well done! See you soon!

Tags: Business Meals, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Very pleasant staff and great food. Highly recommend

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Anniversary

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·Dined on December 6, 2017

Excellent dinning experience. All dishes were excellend and the brussel sprouts were awesone!

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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Had my 60th birthday party, Food was amazing , lobster Thermidor was out of this world

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Food and service were excellent as always. Portion size on the scallops was too small... 4 scallops leaves you a little hungry and certainly wanting more... but they were cooked to perfection and probably the best prepared you will find anywhere. The lobster risotto was absolutely amazing!!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 4, 2017

It's one of those meals that you dread eating for the rest of the week because this meal so was incredible . From the wine service to table-side to the meals ... everything was so awesome. Everything cooked to perfection, seasoned perfectly and served hot food hot cold food cold. Do not miss this restaurant when you are in the area.

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

A great night as always at one of A/C's most iconic restaurants.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Dinner was very good and service was great.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Wow! What an amazing restaurant. The food was spectacular and ambiance was lovely. Definitely will return.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Exceeded expectations. Our server, Brigitte went above and beyond to make our experience perfect. Ambiance was romantic and food was exceptional. Wine drinkers will love their extensive wine list. Highly recommended for your stay in Atlantic City.

Tags: Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 24, 2017

I am always happy to dine at the Knife & Fork...great old quirky building with old world charm and manners to complement the ambiance...food is reliably good...planning next visit there very soon!

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We went for Thanksgiving and the restaurant was very busy. The special Thanksgiving menu was a good value, but alas the turkey was so dry that neither the gravy nor cranberry sauce could overcome its arid texture. Fortunately only one of our party of four chose the turkey dinner so we compensated by sharing. The filet mignon was perfectly cooked. Our server was very gracious. The kitchen forgot one of our salad courses until the dessert courses arrived, but they deducted the cost from the bill.

Tags: Waterfront, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 23, 2017

My "review" is for OPEN TABLE.....On Wednesday afternoon, I received an email from Open Table, stating that my Knife & Fork Thanksgiving reservation (made on October 25, 2017) had been CANCELLED by the restaurant. As I check my email account every morning, I didn't see this cancellation until Thanksgiving morning. Repeated attempts to contact the restaurant resulted in me leaving a VERY FRANTIC message on their answering machine. Thankfully, Marissa from the Knife & Fork returned my call, stating that she didn't know why we received a cancellation email from Open Table and that our reservation was in their system and they would see us at 5:45. WHY DID THIS HAPPEN?????????????

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving dinner was absolutely delicious. Perfect place to share the holiday with others who are unable to be with family on the holiday. Everyone from the valet, hostess, bartender and waiters made our holiday special. It was the first Thanksgiving that we did not roast a turkey or bake pumpkin and apple pies in our 40 years of marriage. The only thing missing besides our sons and their families was the leftovers, although we did leave with a doggy bag of turkey. Thank you Knife and Fork...we will return. Easter...??? The stuffed lamb chop was recommended by two other diners.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Coffee, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Seasonal, Sunday Lunch
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 23, 2017

After swearing off K&F after our experience last Easter, we ended up back at K&F a couple of times in the fall, and again on Thanksgiving Day. Thanksgiving was good, not great, but a solid "good." Had the Thanksgiving special: turkey, REAL mashed potatoes (thank you!!), mixed vegetables, stuffing, and decent (very good!) gravy. You had a choice of two soups for an appetizer (butternut squash bisque or corn/crab chowder), a choice of two salads (caesar or harvest which has the nuts, raisins, and cheese over greens); and a choice of two desserts (pumpkin pie or a bread pudding with bourbon sauce). We were seated promptly at our reservation time, and they accommodated our request for the first floor to avoid the stairs. The room we were seated in had only two tables for 2; everything else was set up for larger groups or families, of which there were quite a few multi-generational groups this day. The bar was also hopping with the younger members of the crowd. One more plus: we ended up with plenty of leftovers for dinner a second night, and there's still food left.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Cozy, Casual, Bar Seating
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Excellent!!!great service. Friendly and pleasant staff

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

We went for thanksgiving. They have a set meal and it was up and down.

The squash soup with an apple fritter was superb, the salads were virtually berift of dressing, the rolls weren't as fresh or tasty as they have been on other occasions

The turkey was near perfect the veg were good the stuffing wasn't seasoned well the alcoholic drinks were fine, the pumpkin pie was pretty much what any good diner would serve, albeit with excellent whipped cream.

Service was professional but not quite flawless, however considering the holiday likely led to short staffing and a busy house I'd say service was ok.

All in all a very good meal served in a comfortable room for about 70 a head including tax tip and 4 drinks from the bar.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 20, 2017

Service was amazing! The food was a bit overpriced for the location. Been to many steakhouses and just found some of the food was a bit overpriced and when we received our order. Was a bit dry

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

The ambiance is absolutely magnificent. I feel like I’m in another, more graceful era when I dine here. Service is terrific and the bar men are always talented. Food can be uneven, but basically good. Excellent half price apps at bar during happy hour. I love coming here!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

It was a good dining experience. We had a nice waitress and she tended to us very well. The dinner was good too. I'd definitely recommend this place. The only thing I forgot was to use my coupon for $10 off the check. Is it possible to reuse it for a different restaurant ?

Tags: Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Business Meals, Worth the Drive
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 18, 2017

I have always liked the knife & Fork but was surprised at the slip in service. We arrived 1/2 hour early thinking we would have a drink at the bar. But the 3 young hostesses said they would take us right up to our table. Ok no big deal. We can have a cocktail there.
The waitress offered drinks and wine list immediately. We ordered wine. She immedistely told us the specials and asked if we had questiins. We said no but were not ready to order. A few minutes later she was back asking again. We ordered an app. Oysters on the half shell. We specifically asked If they were opened to order and were told yes. They arrived and you could clearly see they were preopened. Ok. We didnt say anything. The waitress came back again amd we finally just let her take our order but said we didnt want to be rushed. We ordered more wine. I indicated we would be sharimg the salad. The salad came along with the appetizer my husband ordered. So he had to either eat his hot appitizer or the salad. The salad was not spilt onto 2 plates so we could easily share. Then to my amazement when my new glass of wine arrived the waitress picked up my current glass and poured it into the new glass! OMG. Who does that?

Overrall we felt rushed when specifically said we wanted to take our time. Other then the oysters the food was very good.

I would have preferred a bit more polished service for the level of dining they portray as well as more time before and during courses and cocktails.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Dinner was amazing and service was great! The only downfall was the noise level making it difficult to hear your party.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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·Dined on November 13, 2017

Went for our anniversary, was very nice but steaks were not prepared as ordered. Otherwise was perfect.

Tags: Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 13, 2017

What a place! We had too much fun this past Sunday night and Suzi took great care of us!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Late-night Find, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The food was outstanding, the service was good, on a Sunday evening in November the restaurant wasn't that crowded, yet they seated another party right next to us, bathroom was tiny, no heat, and no soap in soap dispenser, had to walk downstairs to first floor bathroom to wash my hands.

Tags: Casual, Fun, Cozy
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 12, 2017

It was my birthday and my boyfriend brought us to Knife & Fork. EVERYTHINGGGGGG was amazing! Compliments on everything!!!!!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

First time here with friends. Great food and service. Will definitely be back!!!

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

We had a reservation , but went an hour earlier. No problem , they had a table for us and sat us immediately.
I mentioned to our server that we were not in a hurry and she took her time in between courses so that we could relax and enjoy our dining experience. I had the sirloin steak and my husband had the pork chop special. Both were prepared perfectly. We always order the pomme soufflé .. they are unique to this restaurant and taste amazing! For desert we shared the key lime tart with coconut ice cream...forced ourselves to finish it because it was too good to leave. Love this place! They never disappoint. Always consistently excellent!!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 10, 2017

This place has been around a long time. However, this was our first visit and it will not be our last. Food was excellent and the servings quite generous. The cocktails and wine were great. The service was flawless.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Casual, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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