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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

3600 Atlantic 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 - 3:00 pm Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm Bar opens at 4:00 pm daily

Cross Street:
Albany Avenue

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(609) 344-1133

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

Parking Details:
Complimentary valet parking available.

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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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.8

ambience

4.7

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (81)
Good for a Date (67)
Romantic (54)
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Good for Anniversaries (52)
Good for Birthdays (43)
Bar Seating (42)
Neighborhood Gem (34)
Notable Wine List (34)
Worth the Drive (34)
Business Meals (30)
Cozy (29)
Fit for Foodies (26)
Quiet Conversation (26)
Handcrafted Cocktails (26)
Authentic (24)
Creative Cuisine (24)
Good for Groups (23)
Happy Hour (21)
Vibrant Bar Scene (18)
Casual (17)
Comfort Food (13)
Fun (13)
Sunday Lunch (13)
Local Ingredients (12)
Great for Lunch (12)
Hot Spot (11)
Scenic View (8)
Seasonal (8)
People Watching (6)
Great Beer (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Healthy (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Waterfront (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

We had a wonderful time. We began with a drink in the quaint bar. It was quite so conversation was easy. Once taken up the beautiful staircase we were greeted by our server immediately. The food was outstanding, the set exceptional and the atmosphere perfect.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Healthy, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Fun, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Hot Spot
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

Valet service not good.2 servers not in sync and meal was rushed. Stale bread.
Will not return.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

LOVE LOVE LOVE this place. Always an excellent meal. Staff pleasant and excellent. Highly recommend and always excited to eat there.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on January 12, 2018

We have not eaten here in years and was very pleased with everything.

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Casual, Notable Wine List, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Food was beautifully prepared, except that everything was too salty. My risotto, my husband's fillet, potatoes, the brussel sprouts. It's a beautiful place, but you expect seasoning to be more balanced at these prices.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

It was excellent. We love it there!!! We visit often.

Tags: Comfort Food, People Watching, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Wonderful food and atmosphere. This was our first visit but it won’t be the last. Loved it!

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on January 1, 2018

New Years eve

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Went for New Year’s Eve! Food was great! Todd, our waiter was really terrific! I took my sons (14 and 12) and their friend. Todd made them really feel special.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The Knife and Fork is a “must” when we are at the Jersey Shore. The food is consistently excellent. The wine list — top notch and the service is friendly and eager to please. Even when we want a lighter bite, like apps and a drink, we love sitting at the bar. The apps are large enough to put a couple together for a full dinner. It’s worth it!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Paleo Friendly, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We had a fantastic dinner with great service. The restaurant is beautiful, the food was delicious, and the portions were large. Great time!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Very nice, waiter was fantastic, food and drinks were phenomenal. The rooms are great, I would definitely recommend this place to anyone.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The food was great as always. Service was attentive and speedy. Classic place to have a great meal.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Knife and Fork was flawless as always. Thank you for making my moms birthday dinner amazing!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 30, 2017

This was my 4th time to The Knife and Fork and it never disappoints. Casey is an impeccable server and the food is always phenomenal.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We only get to Atlantic City a few times a year, and we always include a visit to The Knife and Fork.

Always great food and service, and the atmosphere takes you back to old Atlantic City.

One of a kind, if you have the chance, don't miss it.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, People Watching, Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Love this place when ever in Atlanta City I always stop in Todd is one of the best server I had. host staff is very accommodating as I run late at time. Food is first class and worth the trip

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

I found that my 2nd time in coming to the Knife & Fork was not as good as the 1st time. I wanted the Chicken Milanese, only to find it was made with a chicken leg. Not very appealing. Was very much in the mood for it. Never had it made with a chicken leg before.. The service was outstanding. Could not ask for better service.

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Everything was great - the wine, the drinks, the food, the service.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Great Beer, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Romantic, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Whenever we want to enjoy a great meal with classy ambiance we come to the Knife and Fork. Never disappoints.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Valet parking was a big plus on a very cold night. Hostess was not particularly friendly, did not offer to take coats from guests even though everyone was bundled up. Seated promptly at nice table with view of the Avenue. Excellent waitress greeted us and offered drinks, which were delicious and well made. Food was very well prepared for the most part. Onion rings could have been left in fryer for another minute but still tasty. Winners were the Duck Leg Confit and Crab&Corn chowder appetizers. Two guests ordered and enjoyed the Seared Four Spice Tuna. I liked my Stuffed Veal Chop very much, would definitely order again. Our other guest ordered the “Knife and Fork Dinner”. An omage to the original menu. A winner with expertly prepared Lobster and Filet. The only complaint he had was the ridiculous claim to be serving Jersey Tomato. In August this might be great but perhaps a seasonal change would be appropriate when Jersey tomatoes are not available?
Overall a very good meal was enjoyed by all. With a couple of tweaks it could be outstanding.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Consistently, outstanding food and service for years, correction, decades. Also, one of my favorite places to visit when we come home to Jersey! 😊

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on December 27, 2017

The food was outstanding and the service was phenomenal. I would highly recommend. Will be back next time were in AC.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Very good spot for a date. Unfortunately the steak was pretty dry but the rest was great.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Kate is airways phenomenal and the food is delicious!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Christmas week dinner with family.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 14, 2017

We go every year for our Anniversary. Fantastic!!

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 (Key West)·Dined on December 12, 2017

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 on December 12, 2017

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

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 11, 2017

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

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·Dined on December 10, 2017

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 on December 10, 2017

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 on December 9, 2017

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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 (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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