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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

4.8

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (115)
Good for a Date (87)
Romantic (78)
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Good for Anniversaries (78)
Good for Birthdays (72)
Neighborhood Gem (56)
Worth the Drive (55)
Business Meals (54)
Bar Seating (45)
Fit for Foodies (45)
Notable Wine List (45)
Happy Hour (41)
Authentic (40)
Good for Groups (39)
Handcrafted Cocktails (39)
Cozy (32)
Creative Cuisine (32)
Vibrant Bar Scene (32)
Hot Spot (25)
Fun (23)
Quiet Conversation (23)
Local Ingredients (18)
Great for Lunch (16)
Comfort Food (15)
Casual (15)
People Watching (12)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Healthy (8)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Scenic View (5)
Seasonal (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Great Beer (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Vegan (2)
Waterfront (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Live Sports (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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·Dined 5 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 6 days ago

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

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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

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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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

I loved my experience at the Knife & Fork Inn. I saw the restaurant on Anthony Bourdain's show Parts Unknown. I knew immediately that I wanted to go here. It's a nice change from just staying inside the casinos for dinner. The food, ambiance, and service were all great.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 10, 2017

If your looking for a classic restaurant in Atlantic City, Knife and Fork is the place to go. It was our first time in the Knife and Fork and we will surely return. Our waiter Casey was excellent, gave us some great menu suggestions, he was attentive without being over bearing. Great dessert menu. All and all a great dining experience.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2017

The service was quick and impeccable. I️ ordered the lobster tail and steak and the steak was tender and cooked the way I️ requested. However I️ was disappointed with the flavor of both. I’m not sure if it was the seasoning. I’ve had better. The cappuccino was amazing. All in all I’d go again.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Exceptional experience in food, service and dining. Exceeded my expectations on all levels 5 Stars!!!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 9, 2017

It was our first visit and we were not disappointed! The bacon appetizer was to die for, the steak was prepared perfectly and the cocktails were delicious. We will definitely be returning!

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 7, 2017

Great atmosphere with a cool history. Really enjoyed the bacon appetizer and t-bone was melt in your mouth. Very friendly server. Looking forward to going back.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Lobster Thermador & seafood risotto were delicious. We’ll definitely be back to try other items on the menu (or maybe order the same thing again!)

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We dined at Knife and Fork with our son from Virginia. We were celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary. My son remarked that the food was excellent and a good value compared to Virginia. We left passing on dessert because the portions were so large. Our server was very attentive. Can't wait to go back!

Tags: Great Beer, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

This iconic restaurant in Atlantic City, NJ is well worth the visit! An historic building. Great food. Terrific service. The Lobster Thermidor was delicious!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Not as good as usual. Main course was very small-the smallest bronzino in the ocean. The octopus appetiser was mostly potatoes. Service was not attentive.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great place

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Went out of their way to make my parent’s anniversary very special

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Good food, great service. A little overpriced but good quality food.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Healthy, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 3, 2017

It is my very favorite restaurant in AC. The food is consistently excellent. The ambiance relaxing and the staff professional. No surprises- just good old fashion attention to details.

Tags: People Watching, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 2, 2017

We started with French onion soup which had excellent flavor. I didn't think to ask for scissors to cut the cheese which I fought with until it was gone. The lobster was excellent as well as the king crab. The pork porterhouse was tough and had a very sweet sauce that ruined the meal for me. The serrated butter knife cut the meat better than the steak knife. My daughter shared some of the "bacon" appetizer. I think it was pork belly and it was absolutely superb. I could make a meal of two orders of the bacon. The Brussel sprouts were roasted nicely but lacked seasoning. The potatoes au gratin did not appeal to us either, but the manager was nice enough to reverse the charge for those two sides. I loved the French fried beet chips and they were a great addition to my lunch the next day. The deserts were outstanding, especially the bread pudding.
After our dining experience, we wondered how they received a trip advisor rating of 4 out of 29

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 31, 2017

A great place to eat, with great food and lots of history. Over 100 years old but has a modern kitchen, and the restaurant has been restored to its old beauty. Short cab ride from the hotels, great for dinner! Staff was extremely friendly and helpful. Would definitely go again.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Romantic, Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 31, 2017

The food and service was outstanding!

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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Always a great meal and experience everytime I come to Atlantic City.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Everything was fantastic! Will definitely be back!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Restaurant was excellent cannot wait to go back food service and ambiance

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Top notch world class food AND service by Todd. We requested to be seated in his area. Treats you like royalty. Remembers your favorite cocktail and really makes you feel welcome.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Tasting Menu, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Happy Hour, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

Knife and Fork is such a great place . its like being in a castle. Stained glass. Built 1912. Has so much history. The food is excellent. The service is always wonderful. More food than you can eat.. But we sure do our best!!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Food was cold. Steak not cooked the way it was ordered. Very noisy and dark. Waitress was attentive. Highly recommended but maybe this was a bad nite but I would not go back.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Birthday dinner

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

My husband and I celebrated our anniversary there last weekend, and it was a terrific experience from start to finish. Excellent service, delicious food, wonderful atmosphere. We will be back.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

The waitress noted that it was a "steakhouse" primarily... and one of our filets was pretty good. Not sure it had ANY seasoning on it, but it was well cooked and tender. Don't get your steak well done-- that one was completely flavorless. Yes, I know. But my daughter has been ordering well done steaks for over a decade and most at this price point are still quite tasty. This one didn't have ANY seasoning. Maybe that is their "thing" but most steakhouses have some kind of seasoned salt that they use.

Tags: Bar Seating, Special Occasion
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Everything was perfect from the moment we walked in the door. The staff was friendly and patient with answering numerous questions about menu options. The appetizers and entrees were served at the perfect time. Food was off the charts delicious!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 17, 2017

We had been to the knife and fork several years earlier and had a wonderful dining experience, which included having a large lobster tail as part of a special anniversary. We decided to return again and found that no lobster tail was served alone... Dinner choices we selected were good but not exceptional. For an upscale restaurant, the meal did not reflect the costs..

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Delicious food. Everyone in our party of 7 enjoyed their meal.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Our server was honest about what we should and shouldn’t order based on other customer experiences. We appreciated that information. He also added a Happy Anniversary chocolate on the dessert we ordered. He was attentive to all our needs. The lamb chops were exceptional!

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Everyone was happy with the food and service, start to finish. It was my second time having dinner here and it was excellent yet again.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Atlantic City)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Always a consistent wonderful dining experience. Fabulous staff great food and world-class service.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on October 13, 2017

After years of meaning to get to the Knife & Fork we finally did. It did not disappoint! Perfect for an "old school" steak or lobster dinner, plus there area few surprises on the menu, too.

I had the corn & crab chowder as a starter, and it is as delicious as everyone says it is. My wife had the 3-bean soup which was rich and flavorful.

My wife's filet mignon was a perfectly cooked medium just as she likes it; my sirloin was juicy and flavorful and done medium rare just as I had requested. It isn't easy for the kitchen to cook steaks to a different done-ness and have them hit the table at the same time; they pulled it off without a hitch. The sides were delicious--the grilled asparagus was great.

Terrific atmosphere, and our fellow diners were all enjoying themselves but the place didn't get overly boisterous. The restaurant knew it was my birthday and had a surprise cake ready for us. Nice touch!

Great waitstaff; friendly and efficient service; and about 2/3 the price of the excellent but stuffy Vic & Anthony's steakhouse in AC. The Knife & Fork is worth the trip! We'll be back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Waterfront, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Authentic, Worth the Drive
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