Cork & Table

4.7
74 reviews
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Contemporary American
Located in Historic downtown Fredericksburg, Virginia, Cork & Table is a chef-owned and operated cafe serving lunch and dinner; we feature modern American cuisine with French influences. We also offer a full selection of retail wine and beer from here and abroad, as well as an array of gourmet cheeses, local and international, and prepared foods. In making selections for our menu and store, we strive to buy locally, respect the seasonal nature of food and wine, and support small businesses such as our own.
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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing and it was a perfect atmosphere for date night!

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TO
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wine pairings are fantastic! Don’t pass them up.

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JH
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cork and Table should be your "Go To" place in Fredricksburg.. in fact even if not in Fredricksburg, go here! The food is delicious and fresh. Wine list is full of many varietals and all fairly priced. Owner Jim is friendly and took extra time to speak to us about the wine list and his favorites. Do not over look Cork and Table, it is absolutely worth the visit! We cannot wait to go back!

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SM
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Early Valentine’s Day dinner. Lovely place.

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PC
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Our first trip to Cork & Table was exceptional. The food was outstanding and the service was excellent.
The only disappointment was the fact that they didn’t serve liquor. My husband is not a wine drinker and he would have enjoyed a drink.

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HC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Deliciously prepared and all very tasty. Love the pairing with the wines. Recommend this fine establishment!!

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K
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, very good service and the suggested wines were very affordable and paired well with the food.

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BS
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

My husband and I went during restaurant week, so it was a choice of 2 menus. The service was excellent, and the wine choices were very good. Unfortunately, our soup course was cold, which diminished the flavor, but we ate it. The beef entrée was outstanding, and the dessert was excellent. We were glad to hear that the restaurant is moving to a larger place. This will improve the ambience considerably.
Jim is a talented chef, and we have known him for several years. We are glad to see his success, and hope
to return to his the Cork & Table again. We highly recommend Jim and his restaurant!!

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J
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 2

Very narrow dining area which creates a lot of noise. Smoke from kitchen was very uncomfortable and enough to irritate eyes. Gluten free options on menu were not available, a serious health issue if the diner did not ask specifically. Food was excellent. Service slow on a busy night.

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BH
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

This was a European dining experience. Three Exceptionally well cooked, tasty and well presented courses with good wine pairings moderately priced. The staff friendly and personable. The only reason I didn’t give the dinner 5 stars was the vegs and potato were served just like warm.

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RB
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Cork and Table is a great place for a really nice meal. It is our goto place for special occasions ( birthdays, anniversaries, or just a special meal. Food, service and wine is consistently excellent.

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DL
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

Food was great.had the tuna and it was done to perfection.

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CH
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

4th time dining with them and look forward to the next time......

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TQ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I both loved everything about our dinner experience. Highly recommended!

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K
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful, reasonably-priced prix fixe menus, plus plenty of a la carte, and an awesome wine list. Staff was lovely and accommodating of a friend who dropped by while we were dining and wanted to sit with us for a few minutes. Highly recommended!

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CT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Anniversary

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TR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Cork & Table! The service is great, the food is excellent and it's a romantic atmosphere. This is our second visit and we will definitely be back.

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D
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

First time dining at Wine and Cork. We had the four course meal with wine paring. Every course and wine paring were amazing!!! All prepared by the owner/chef. Quaint setting with avg decor and ambiance. Can’t wait to go back!

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OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wine pairing menu. Delicious with many gluten free options. Quality not quantity. Waitress was knowledgeable about the wines. Second visit and will be back.

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FB
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Have consistently enjoyed great meals. The chef is the "boss of sauce". The wine options intentionally make good wine accessible.

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p
Richmond
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 2

Very noisy. Intrusive service. Outstanding food. Reservations on-line were very restrictive, but there were many empty tables the whole time.

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ON
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Plastic in my flatbread

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c
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We loved our experience at Cork and Table. The food was excellent, we loved every single dish, in particular the chocolate soufflé. Highly recommended.

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G
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent fooda and atmosphere. Everything was delicious and prepared flawlessly.

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OT
New England
6 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Was a fun evening. Service and food was good.

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RC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have dined at Cork and Table multiple times and have never been disappointed. The food is always fresh, well prepared and delicious. This last visit saw us have the Four Course Fixed Price menu and again, the food was superb. My wife had the wine pairings with her meal and truly enjoyed the complimentary bouquet to each course flavor.

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MR
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food, as always, was delicious! The scallopss are perfectly cooked. The sauces are spot on-- great depth of flavor. It is by far the BEST crab and corn chowder I've every had. I highly recommend the foyer course option with the sticky toffee pudding.

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N
Richmond
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Though I had eaten at Cork & Table several times plus my husband's wine club has held several of their dinners there, I was still nervous having recommended this for a friend's 40th birthday celebration. She, nor the other guests, had dined here before. It was no surprise everyone was thrilled with their meals. Service was excellent as usual.

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IT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant never fails to live up to its potential as an incredible dining spot in downtown Fredericksburg. Kudos to the chef and the staff.

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DB
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

RUDE, RUDE, RUDE! The chef took an immediate dislike to one of my friends as soon as she walked in the door and because he was waiting tables and he was "THE CHEF" he thought he had the right to dictate her choice of SALAD DRESSING by being an overbearing bully and refusing to honor her request for a different dressing on his "HAND CRAFTED SALAD" (of greens and a little blue cheese) and then arguing with everyone at our table when we called him on his abusive behavior. We will NEVER return to Cork & Table and advise everyone to avoid this restaurant because if you don't like something, or heaven forbid are allergic to something, and have the audacity to asking for a substitute, you'll find out that THERE ARE NO SUBSTITUTIONS and damn you for even asking!

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OT
New England
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The prixe fix menu was awesome, wine choices were right on target, and the service was perfect.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Absolutely amazing!! Our new favorite place. Food/wine pairing was perfect! I have celiac and almost the entire menu was GF.

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Like the prix fixe menu with the wine pairings but I wish the servers would've described each wine to us. They wouldn't even tell us the name of it unless I asked. For being called "Cork and Table" you would think wine would be their specialty. Also, they seemed understaffed as we had to wait 45 min for our entree to be served.

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OT
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful service, professional staff, excellent food and the prix fixe wine paring menu was a great value.

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JL
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our first time eating at Cork and Table. Very nice and helpful server. Food was very nicely presented and very tasty!

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TW
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My mom and I came here to have dinner. The service was great! We had the Wagyu Beef medallions and it was cooked perfectly! Just melted in your mouth!!! Portion size was great! I’ll definitely be going again!

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JH
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

When we arrived, we were seated immediately, the waitress explained the pick 4 option on the menu, with or without wine pairings, my husband explained, we couldn’t eat a 4 course meal, so the waitress explained there was a 3 course meal we could do, and we could pick any 3 off of the menu for a flat price, (this option is not listed on the online menu) so we did the 3, with our meals, and our 2 alcoholic drinks, we paid 90.00. However, when I calculate the 4 course option, with the same 2 alcoholic drinks, the total bill would be 92.00, so I suggest paying careful attention to the pricing, and the way things are explained, my husband did ask the waitress for clarity on the 3 course option, to make sure he understood correctly. We both chose the salmon with herbed crabmeat, which was prepared wonderfully, I question the wording of “herbed” crabmeat, perhaps “puréed” crabmeat would be a better choice to describe the crab. Not certain this is on my list of places to go...

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed the food, no rush to leave. Just the right amount of time in between courses.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Cork and Table is a great little spot in Fredericksburg. I have been going for a while and it continues to be consistent and tasty while improving. Things like their silverware could use an upgrade but overall the food is always VERY good. The beef is especially yummy as is the crab chowder, and the pot de creme.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food. Everything was so fresh and prepared as we ordered. The Pestp Chicken Flatbread was wonderful! Was our first visit and we will definitely return .

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