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Fork & Barrel, Louisville, KY

Fork & Barrel

4.5
4.5
1470 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Fork & Barrel prides itself on serving upscale American cuisine with a focus on local ingredients, craft cocktails, and serving it all with southern hospitality. The Restaurant is located on Frankfort Avenue in Louisville, Kentucky in one of the town’s restaurant rows. The Restaurant seats 100 guests and has reservations as well as open seating at the bar and seasonal patio seating.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 13 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Southern, Cocktail Bar
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Sat 3:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (502) 830-9500
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Geoffrey Heyde
  • Catering
    We are able to create a unique menu for your event. Please contact us at emily@bethefork.com for more information.
  • Private party facilities
    We have our main dining area that can seat up to 50 guests for a private event. We are also able to rent out the entire restaurant for your event.
  • Private party contact
    Emily@bethefork.com: (502) 907-3675
  • Neighborhood
    Frankfort Ave - Crescent Hill
  • Cross street
    We are close to the corner of Mellwood Ave and Frankfort Ave.
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Derby Week Menu

    $175.00 per person

    May 2 - May 4, 2024
    We are ONLY offering our Derby Week Prix-Fixe Menu. It is 4 courses of Appetizers, Salads, Entree and Desserts. You will have a selection out of each course. The Menu costs $175 per person.
    Derby Week Menu Photo

Offers

  • Half Priced Wine Night

    Multiple dates available
    Thu - 3:15 PM - 9:00 PM
    We offer our wine selection on Thursday's Half Priced. Bottles of Wine $69 or less are half off bottles. Bottles $70 or more are 25% off. Also join us once a month for a guided wine tasting.

    Half Priced Wine Night Photo
  • Happy Hour

    Multiple dates available
    Tue - Sat - 3:15 PM - 6:00 PM
    Enjoy $7 Classic Cocktails from 3pm to 6pm. Cosmopolitan, Gimlet, Margarita, Martini, Manhattan, Sazerac and Old Fashioned.

    Happy Hour Photo

What 1,470 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

1,470 Reviews
  1. runrgirl

    Louisville

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Stopped by for restaurant week. Food was amazing! Service was fantastic. This was our first visit and we will be back!

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  2. TravisB

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience for dinner for friends. Food was great.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    First, I love that Morning Fork and Fork and Barrel share the same space. Excellent use of valuable property, and both restaurants deliver on quality. Our wedge salad was fresh, sweet and savoy combo with just the right amount of dressing. We opted for salmon. It was grilled perfectly, a degree of crispness on the surface but perfectly moist inside. Served over quinoa with carrots on the side, not usually my favorite veggie, but they were seasoned, al dente, and bursting with flavor. Our server, Cindy, was delightful, efficient, and available. .

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  4. grey39

    Louisville

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food. Love that they have specials, and the staff was excellent.

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  5. KelliT

    Naples

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service were superb! We got the Seabass which was cooked to perfection!

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  6. JenniferD

    Louisville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious and great service. Loved the atmosphere!

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  7. LenaK

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It was ok. We went for a late Valentine meal the weekend after. Food was bland and overpriced. I anticipated more flavor. I had a wedge salad that was a wedge of lettuce with a minute drizzle of dressing. The pictures online didn’t match what we were served. We probably won’t return. I would probably say if you drink alcohol or only have a cocktail, appetizer or dessert it would be an ok experience but the entrees were just not flavorful enough for our taste. Also if you don’t drink alcohol you only have water as an option as a drink.

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  8. EAHollett

    Louisville

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    Very overpriced and odd atmosphere. It's clear that it's a brunch spot they try to fancy up for the evenings. Staff was very friendly.

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  9. TracyH

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice evening. Great Happy Hour! Friendly Service. Great Food!

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  10. CliftonNeighbor

    Louisville

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious, with wonderful service. We went in the late afternoon, and it was quiet and calming.

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  11. Chompingatthebite

    Louisville

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a pleaser with an engaging Chef and great food.

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  12. VINCENT

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife had a steak and I had salmon as our entrees, and both were perfectly prepared. She had a garden salad and liked the dressing a lot, and I had the tomato basil soup. If you order it, get the bowl because it is too good to eat just a cup. For dessert we went with cheesecake and a brownie and the servings were generous, and the desserts were wonderful. The service team led by our waitress Sarah, was timely and friendly in their work. Prices are very reasonable considering the quality of service and the fantastic food. Also, Geoffrey, the chef/owner, introduced himself and seems like a real nice guy.

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  13. Amanda89

    Louisville

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I absolutely love their wedge salad! The brisket nachos were good, the cheese was a little soupy, could have been thicker. My man had the roasted chicken with potatoes and kale. He normally doesn’t like kale but said it wasn’t bad. It had good flavor. The prices are a little high for what you get in my opinion but the place is cozy and not too loud.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing and our waiter was excellent! Will definitely be revisiting.

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  15. DOUGD

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A perfect dinner to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary! The pork chops were the best ever. Service was fantastic (Kat took good care of us). Plus, it was so sweet of the staff to sign an anniversary card to us. A very nice evening.

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  16. DanB

    Louisville

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We celebrated my girlfriend’s birthday with this first trip to this restaurant. Despite a note in making the reservation and stating such to our server at greetings, no gesture followed from the establishment. We thought our server engaging, positive, prompt. Our fritters and shared beet salad were flavorful and somewhat light, allowing us to enjoy our entrees—she had pork chop (tender and delicious); I had salmon (slightly dry/overcooked)—and sides (spinach, potatoes, corn pudding), all satisfactory. The desserts topped off our pleasurable dinner: vanilla bean crème brûlée that ranks among best in town and delicious cheesecake with shortbread crust and blackberries! Web will be back, but the pricing is a bit pretentious for the venue and menu.

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  17. JoshP

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious! We had some gift cards and took full advantage! The deviled eggs were amazing AND THE pork belly was a great pairing. Followed by a burger and a huge Ribeye cooked to perfection. Finished our date night with the bread pudding with vanilla ice cream! HAPPY EARLY VALENTINE'S DAY!

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  18. Mikaela

    Louisville

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The drinks were great, and the food was fine for the value. I was hoping for a standout experience.

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  19. LindaL

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was wonderful and our food was delicious. Will come back.

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  20. JoeA

    Louisville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent service. The fish special was excellent and the pork chop was very juicy but did have a charred taste. A sauce would have helped.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall was a solid dining experience, nothing that truly WOW-ed, but just a nice place for dinner. Everything was good IMO

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  22. EmilyM

    Louisville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The winter cosmo was smooth and well balanced. The corn fritters had great flavor, but left a bit to be desired in appearance. I felt like a relish or something should have come with it. The pork belly app was phenomenal. And their jumbo scallop special was fantastic and should be a year-round menu item. The short ribs were good and fork tender. It was a rich dish and the saffron risotto seemed a bit disconnected, but was still tasty. We went for a birthday and they had an amazing touch with a card from the restaurant. I’ve never seen that before and definitely topped off the night well. Great place, highly recommend.

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  23. CatherineM

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I shared the short rib queso. It was outstanding, as were my mussels and his filet! Great experience

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent experience. Service was perfect and the tomato basil soup was superb.

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  25. KYCharlie

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Good quality. Expected a bit more for the price point. Will return for Brunch.

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  26. JesseH

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sarah was incredible! We had such a great evening!

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    My wife and I enjoyed one of the best meals all year on New Years Eve. I ordered the pork chop which was tender and juicy with great flavor. BEST pork chop I have ever tasted!!! No exaggeration. My wife had the filet which was very good as well. Service and staff were friendly and fun. Prices are reasonable. Highly recommend Fork and Barrel.

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  28. JShac

    Louisville

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great experience. The food and atmosphere were perfect.

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  29. AllieK

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Typically, our experience at Fork & Barrel is excellent. Unfortunately, this time, it was not. We were seated immediately (reservation), got our drinks and appetizer fairly quickly. Our waiter took our order for food, and then we didn’t see him again for at least a half hour. Another member of the staff brought our food. Our water glasses were empty at that point; waited about 10 minutes, hoping for our waiter to come check on us. He did not arrive, so we asked at the bar for some water. When we were both nearly finished with our meals, our waiter arrived asking if we needed anything - at this point, we didn’t. The food wasn’t as good as it had been the multiple times we’ve eaten there before. Could’ve been an off night, but not sure that we’ll be back.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our family dined on Christmas Eve and everything was great! Good cocktails, food and service. Can’t wait to come back!

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  31. VickiJ

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was awesome. Food was delicious. It was moderately noisy but to be expected on Christmas Eve. Definitely would recommend to others.

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  32. MichelleR

    Louisville

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First visit to Fork and Barrell did not disappoint. Service was excellent, food was delicious. Defs will be back.

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  33. Steve

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The pork chop is really good and the corn pudding is a great side.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I went for our wedding anniversary and had a wonderful experience! They even had a card for us!

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was okay. Both stroganoff & short ribs basically tasted like pot roast. Not bad but not great.

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  36. Jill

    Alabama

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our second time at Fork and Barrel and it was just as great as the first! Aaron in the bar has been our waiter both times and he is wonderful! He offers great suggestions when asked and is so attentive. Everyone in the place was helping each other out to fill waters, take away plates and take care of all the patrons. The food was excellent. We had the brisket queso, salads, and the shrimp and grits. I would order it all again!! We will be back.

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  37. MattW

    Louisville

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Had our end of year dinner and service was fantastic. Food was really good but our servers mad e it special.

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  38. Amanda89

    Louisville

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was very delicious and service was prompt. Very quiet and good experience.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This great date restaurant deserves to be better known. My wife loved her grouper with carmelized carrots and cheddar grits. My pork chop was very good, with grits and a very good corn casserole. Both were nicely presented. The drink menu is extensive and novel. The "apple of my eye" was like an old fashioned, except with rye whisky, apple cider, bitters and a hint of cinnamon. My chocolate brownie was outstanding and my wife loved the bread pudding. As a bonus, they have a parking lot so you don't have to hunt for on-street parking.

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  40. Dustbunny

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dinner was delicious! Great service. Will go back.

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FAQs

Fork & Barrel offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (502) 830-9500.

Fork & Barrel is rated 4.5 stars by 1470 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 13 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Fork & Barrel

1722 Frankfort Ave, Louisville, KY 40206

Additional information

  • Cross street
    We are close to the corner of Mellwood Ave and Frankfort Ave.
  • Neighborhood
    Frankfort Ave - Crescent Hill
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Sat 3:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Southern, Cocktail Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Geoffrey Heyde
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (502) 830-9500
  • Catering
    We are able to create a unique menu for your event. Please contact us at emily@bethefork.com for more information.
  • Private party facilities
    We have our main dining area that can seat up to 50 guests for a private event. We are also able to rent out the entire restaurant for your event.
  • Private party contact
    Emily@bethefork.com: (502) 907-3675
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