Fork & Barrel

4.9
889 Reviews
$30 and under
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.

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Experiences

  • Weeknight Small Plates

    Multiple dates available

    Rotational Small Plated Menu available Tuesday thru Thursday.

Offers

  • $ 5 Classic Cocktails

    Multiple dates available

    Tue - Thu 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 889 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and I liked the small business feel and meeting the owner. Great drinks!

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MichaelW
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding. Cannot be complimentary enough. One of the best dining experiences you will have in the entire state.

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DonD
Louisville
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Staff was very nice and offered suggestions about menu items. I tried sides I had never had nd found everything was delicious. Definitely will go back.

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AlexW
Louisville
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was a very nice experience and I would definitely go back. Our waiter was great and the place was lovely. The food was very good.

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shelleyp
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Went to F&B for my husband’s Valentine’s birthday. The food was good except for my meal coming to the table warm instead of hot. I did not complain to our server because we had some minor issues with him as we all felt he was super salty and had an attitude with us.
The other disappointment was that they only carry ONE tequila and drinks were $16 for a tequila and soda. When we asked about the price we were told that we were given a ‘super Anejo’ that really cost $26/drink and be thankful they didn’t charge us that price.
Overall we would go back due to the excellent food but would hope to get a different server that didn’t have as much attitude. Hope they can add a mid-range tequila for the many people now drinking it.

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vipExcellent
Louisville
38 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and ambiance! We loved it for Valentines day. Great romantic evening and our server was phenomenal!

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SusanB
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fork and Barrel is always so good! Sam is the best waiter around- perfect service! Such a great little spot with amazing food and service always! One of our favorites!

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AmeliaS
Louisville
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for Valentine's Day last year and loved the food and atmosphere so much we came back again this year!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fork & Barrel was a great place. Food was lovely. Drinks were divine. And the red velvet pound cake was absolutely amazing!!

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vipLaurens
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for a date night with another couple. Our server was extremely helpful and friendly. Our food was amazing and we had a wonderful time. We will definitely be back!!

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PaulH
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Table was ready and waiting for us. Waitress was attentive and very helpful. Wonderful ambience and options for drinks and food.

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KathyL
Louisville
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were the only ones in the restaurant due to the ice storm. It was our 25th anniversary so, we decided to go ahead to dinner. The service was great and the food was even better. The best kale greens I've ever eaten. It was a nice peaceful evening that we really enjoyed. When we left they gave us an anniversary card signed by the staff. A very nice
touch! We will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been to Fork & Barrel several times and the food and service have been consistently excellent. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

I must say the hushpuppies were a 10!! Burger was a 10!!! The owner took the time to come over to the table asked what we had ordered and they proceeded to give us a step by step process of how the items were prepared. Which I personally was impressed. Went on to confirm they have a bunch location. Morning Fork. Will definitely be going back and trying Morning Fork

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had reservations so we didn’t have but a couple minute wait. The food is amazing! Service was spectacular.

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Townes
Louisville
10 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall good experience dining on a Saturday night. Server was friendly and the owner/chef made a point to help with service and visit with his customers. Food is the comfort type without being fried and greasy. The dining room is cozy and good acoustics.

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OliviaR
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I had a fantastic dinner at Fork & Barrel this past week. The service was excellent and we thoroughly enjoyed our meals. I got the salmon and he got the filet. We both had several drinks we loved as well! I recommend the Vintage Paloma cocktail. We are so excited to come back soon.

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PhiD
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drinks

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef was very friendly and staff was enjoyable

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was excellent!! Highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very good first experience. They got the cook wrong on my steak but they corrected it no problem and it was amazing.

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vipMark
Louisville
21 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

There for a birthday dinner. Love the restaurant and will be back, staff very accommodating. Our server was obviously new and recommended dishes that weren’t quite right. Trout special was tasty but pork shank was bland even flavorless. Love the chief checking on everyone.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was fantastic. The staff was welcoming and laid back, yet professional and prompt. The food was delicious. Prices were perfect for the quality and amount of food given. We will absolutely be back.

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ScottG
Louisville
12 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and every course met or exceeded expectations!

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vipfrqnttrvlr
Louisville
10 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Great place, great food, great drinks. Was incredibly dark, but will definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved everything about our experience. Every attention to the smallest detail.

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TriciaP
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the staff and Chef Jeff! Always great food!

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vipLouisvillediner
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unique and well-crafted plates with a fantastic atmosphere; personalized service. Loved it and have been back a second time. Excellent wine list, though my first pour appeared smaller than my second so next time I may try a cocktail. Amazing specials!! All staff following Covid rules, not many places these days are checking your temperature but I applaud them for going the extra step!

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vipDiningOutKid
Louisville
42 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was a wonderful dining experience for us. An unusual feature was that we were not assigned a certain waiter/waitress to take care of our table. Any of the available waiters or waitress came by to see if we needed anything. Very nice! The suggestions for dinner were excellent for both of us. Salmon for me and prime rib for my sweet lady. The "Old Fashioned" I ordered wasn't bad either....
Overall...I would highly recommend this for a nite out.

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JonC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a great experience, from ease of booking to ambiance to quality of food. I really enjoyed the atmosphere. Was a great spot for a first date. Not loud, easy to chat, great service, and the old fashioned is fantastic. Really special drink. Cheers!

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JenniferE
Louisville
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our meal and will definitely be back!

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MarkH
Louisville
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the best meal I have had in a long time.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. I got the filet and my husband got the burger. Both were cooked perfectly.

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vipJohnD
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful from start to finish. The drinks were excellent, the appetizers outstanding, entrees perfect. The service was great and the owner / Exec Chef is always a treat to talk with. Highest recommendations!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. The pimento cheese board was divine. The country ham on that platter and pickled onions made it awesome!

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vipLouisvillediner
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Brussel Sprouts salad was amazing!! I should have got the ahi tuna special but went with the salmon. Expertly cooked with beautiful presentation but the risotto may have needed more flavor/seemed a bit watery (but not a major flaw). Excellent service, can’t wait to try more of the wine list- excellent pinot noir choices which are sometimes hard to find at a decent price point. Love the ambiance, lighting and overall feel of the place. Kicking myself for not trying them out sooner so will definitely be back!!

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vipBehitz
Louisville
11 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Experience was fine but had one server make a rude comment. We had our temperature taken at the door and he made the comment that we needed it taken so we didn’t kill everyone. I thought that was unnecessary to say to a customer. Also someone at our table ask for the bourbon menu and he seemed put out off by that. Great food and the other person that waited on us was wonderful. Maybe that person just had a bad night

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Gail55
Louisville
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the hushpuppies, crab cakes and pimento cheese, all were excellent.
I had the salmon and it was the best I have ever had.
I highly recommend this restaurant

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vipPegEatsOut
Louisville
26 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We enjoyed our Christmas Eve family dinner at Fork & Barrel. They have a well thought out menu, and we all enjoyed our beverages, apps, salads, entrees, and desserts. Service was excellent. I especially appreciate Chef Geoffrey's guidance in navigating my options with regards to food sensitivities. I fell in love with the au gratin potatoes. 😍The only negative was steaks cooked MW instead of M, but they were delicious anyway. And FYI, temps were taken on arrival, masks were worn by staff (and patrons when not at their table), and tables were well distanced. We will definitely return to Fork & Barrel!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The pork shank was delicious.

FAQs

Fork & Barrel offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (502) 907-3675.

Fork & Barrel is rated 4.9 stars by 889 OpenTable diners.

Fork & Barrel does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://bethefork.instagift.com.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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