Fork & Barrel

4.4
361 reviews
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$30 and under
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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 85 guests and has reservations as well as open seating at the bar and communal table.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation
Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm
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Phone number
(502) 907-3675
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Geoffrey Heyde
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Catering
We are able to create a unique menu for your event. Please contact us at emily@bethefork.com for more information.
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Parking details
We have Street Parking and a lot behind our building with 20 spots.
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Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

$5 Cocktails

Enjoy our $5 Classic Cocktails from 4 to 6pm every evening. Cosmopolitan, Manhattan, Margarita, Martini and Old Fashioned.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: September 28, 2018

Ends: September 29, 2117

Availability: Tue-Sat 4:00PM-6:00PM

Half Priced Wine Night

Enjoy Half Priced Bottles of Wine Every Thursday with the purchase of an Entree.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: September 28, 2018

Ends: September 29, 2117

Availability: Thu 4:00PM-9:00PM

Taco Tuesday

Enjoy 2 weekly tacos, house made salsa and house fried tortilla chips with your choice of house wine, margarita or PBR for only $15

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: September 28, 2018

Ends: September 29, 2117

Availability: Tue 4:00PM-9:00PM

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

We will be offering our full dinner menu for Christmas Eve. We will be open from 4pm to 9pm for dinner.

Monday, December 24, 2018

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

We will be offering a limited menu for a New Years Eve!

Monday, December 31, 2018

What 361 People Are Saying
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Louisville
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Friendly, attentive staff. Good food. Excellent ambiance and decor. Love the abundance of available parking on such a busy street. Just not completely sold on the menu prices' ROI.

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OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Two of 4 ordered salmon - tasted like was eating salt - both were returned to be recooked - only one was taken off the tab. We also ordered bread that we never received.

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JC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Variety of choices on the menu. Excellent food and ambiance.

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TR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

Unfortunately we had a terrible dinner here. The salmon was overly salty, the brussel sprouts were undercooked in the salad, the fried chicken was terrible with gloppy, tasteless breading and the burger was well done. I will not return and would not recommend this restaurant.

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TP
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restraunt has excellent food and service. Geoffrey really works hard and it shows. Thank you.

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S
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Waitress was great. Manager-bartender reRefused to let one of the diners sample a couple of Bourbons to determine which he would like to order.Gave us a story about ounce pricing and taxes. Manager was very patronizing and said we could smell it if we wanted. I would’ve left except was with other people. Not the type of experience one expects at a high-end restaurant. And even if sampling of bourbon wasn’t possible a comp dessert or appetizer would have been a nice gesture neither of which were forthcoming. Very disappointing experience especially since the waitress was very helpful some of the food was very good other dishes just so-so. I hope the owner knows how this establishment is being run towards the guests. We won’t be coming back and will be sharing our experience with others. There are too many nice restaurants in this town to have to deal with that type of condescending attitude towards diners.

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MT
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My family enjoyed a lovely brunch here. Food was delicious and the service was wonderful. I would definitely recommend it. Just be aware that parking is limited.

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JW
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

It was lovely! My first time & really enjoyed it. The brunch menu was yummy, and I will look forward to going back.

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OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

A very nice place for brunch with some interesting and well-executed dining options. We will go back.

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VS
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent. Highly recommend.

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d
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

We were a bit disappointed. The cauliflower appetizer had many burned (charred to a crisp) pieces. The Brussels sprouts in the vegetable plate were basically raw. Quite disappointed.

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KS
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My mom and I went for the Harry Potter Brunch and it exceeded my expectations. It was amazing, the decorations were very well put together and beautiful, the atmosphere was very cozy, and the food was amazing.

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S
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was great, Seth was the best waiter ever! Food was outstanding. Harry Potter themed brunch was perfect with the special menu items and decorations, neither were overdone or tacky.

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DD
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Harry Potter Brunch

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LB
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We thoroughly enjoyed the Harry Potter Brunch! Thank you Fork and Barrel!

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Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Harry Potter brunch at fork & barrel was an amazing experience, worth every penny. Great food, great atmosphere, will totally come back.

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MS
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved Harry Potter brunch. Will be bsck for dinner sometime with kids and friends.

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S
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

I enjoyed my visit to Fork and Barrel very much for the Harry Potter brunch. I ordered the Harris chicken and waffles and they were delicious. I would definitely return for the great food. Our server Seth was also very friendly and efficient. I plan on a return visit

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SM
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went here for my husband’s birthday and received wonderful service. They let him choose any dessert off the menu as a complimentary birthday dessert, and they also gave him a coupon for 1/2 off an appetizer or lunch item for the next time we dine there. The ambiance is great and we loved the fall decor. We look forward to coming back!

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TR
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This is the second Harry Potter Brunch we have attended. The decoration are fun, the staff is upbeat and friendly and the food was excellent. Thank you for the fun experience.

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CV
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 2

This place was a total disappointment. We went for the Harry Potter experience and was totally let down. There was not much Ambience for being Harry Potter, the food was not family friendly, and what we did order was completely Bland and tasteless. The service was terrible and they did not have a knowledge of anything that was on the menu.

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LA
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

We attended the Harry Potter brunch this past weekend and were not disappointed! The food was delicious and the we throughly enjoyed the Harry Potter aromosphere, butter beer, and HP movie playing while we ate. Our waiter was a little slow, but other than that no complaints!

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TH
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was incredible! The decor the atmosphere it was all very very nice! I hope everyone gets a chance to pop in here it’s worth every penny!

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AB
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

We had a nice dinner for 5 late on a Saturday evening. The food was well prepared and tasty, although the airline chicken breast they offered as a special was slightly overcooked. The short ribs and the mussels were quite good. The drinks were also well crafted. Service was helpful and pleasant, but rather slow especially considering how few parties were still being served at that hour.

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OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great menus really well executed. Our new favorite

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F
Louisville
61 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jimmy was an EXCELLENT server. Enjoyed our evening and looking forward to going again!

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T
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing. And once finished, the chef came out to ask how our meal was.
This was my second visit, in which I brought my sister this time.
Keep up the great work, I will be back !!

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t
Louisville
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always delicious. Unique combinations. Lovely presentation. Personal service. I truly believe part of the noise issue is the fact that everyone speaks so loudly. I wish adults could learn to use “inside voices”.

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LK
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Great food - had a fixed menu due to Breeder's Cup weekend
Service was slower than expected but food made up for it!

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PB
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

This was a wonderful dining experience. The portions are just right and the pairings are interesting and flavorful. The wedge salad with tomato jam was very good and the filet was very tender. We also had the pork shank and it too was delicious. Nice cocktails and lovely desserts. I really enjoyed the casual atmosphere with the upscale dining.

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LV
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

Our party dined at Fork & Barrel during Breeder's Cup weekend. We were unaware that the pre-fixe menu was the only option of the night, so it was an unpleasant surprise upon arrival, especially because we felt as if we couldn't decline since we would be charged a cancelation fee. Fortunately, the hostess let us review the menu and even make a request off menu due to a member of our party being pregnant with a restrictive diet. Our meal overall was good. The appetizer consisting of one crab cakes was tiny. It was literally two bites. The steak was cooked perfectly to medium rare as requested. And lastly, the dessert was great. The staff on the other hand was terrible. The forgot to give us silverware several times, as they took it away after each course. We all sat there trying to get someone's attention and they would blow right past us. They should have been more attentive and noticed themselves, especially since it happened more than once.

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SN
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love coming to Fork and Barrel! They have great options for everyone and everything taste great. I love that they do monthly themed brunches and really try to cater to every family dynamic.

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OT
Louisville
8 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wait staff dressed up as Winnie the Pooh characters...adorbs! Always a fun atmosphere and tasty food too.

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VK
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service and friendly staff! The menu options were unique, interior decor was exceptional. Tables a little close together making it quite easy to hear conversations from other patrons. Will definitely recommend F&B to our family and friends. This restaurant is worth the stop and easy to make reservations on Open Table app. 🎃

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, excellent service, great atmosphere!

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B
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good drinks, good food, pleasant staff, timely service. What's not to like?

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R
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great date night! Loved everything about our experience at Fork & Barrel. The F&B dip appetizer was out of this world tasty and our meals, perfect. Can't wait to go back.

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CS
Louisville
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I took about 20 minutes before the wait staff took our order. After that everything went very well. Food was excellent and the cocktails were excellent as well. I would recommend Fork & Barrel to anyone.

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JB
Louisville
8 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fork and Barrell is a wonderful addition to the vibrant Frankfort Avenue food scene. If you haven’t tried it yet, you owe it yourself to do so. If looking for great value, thier “Taco Tuesdays” can’t be beat. However their regular menu is full of goodness and Sunday brunch is delicious!

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T
Louisville
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

Service was extremely slow, unfortunately was not worth the wait.

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