Fork & Barrel

4.7
837 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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Special menus

  • Weeknight Small Plates

    Starting Oct 29, 2020
    Rotational Small Plated Menu available Tuesday thru Thursday.

Offers

$ 5 Classic Cocktails

Starting Aug 1, 2020 · Tue - Thu 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Enjoy $5 Classic Cocktails from 4pm to 6pm. Cosmopolitan, Margarita, Martini, Manhattan and Old Fashioned.

1/2 Priced Wine Thursdays

Jul 19 - Dec 31, 2020 · Thu 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Enjoy 1/2 off Wine Bottles Every Thursday up to $69. Any Bottle $70 or more is 25% off.

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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 837 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ElyseH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This food was impeccable!! If you haven’t been here you’ve got to go.

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vipUnbreeder
Louisville
19 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always! The food is amazing and the staff is friendly and professional. It’s one of my favorite places in the city!

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BrandonF
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent date night restaurant. My wife and I had reservations and were sat right away. Service was great and the food was fantastic.

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BrianF
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Please go support this excellent restaurant
Very good food and not crazy expensive

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RobertH
Nashville
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! Period.

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vipSnich
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner was amazing as well as the staff. We will definitely be back!

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MirandaD
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious brunch and good service. Will be back to try dinner

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KristyC
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was amazing. We were the only people in the restaurant for a good portion of our visit and the attention paid to the table was above and beyond. We are all from out of town or would happily visit again...

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an incredible experience. Excellent service, and even better food. Definitely a repeat!

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Bjammin502
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have never been to a place where the staff went so far out of their way to ensure we had a great experience. This has quickly become one of my favorite spots and highly recommend.

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vipdmnance
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time for my grandmother’s birthday! They were very accommodating and even added a personal touch. We brought our own cake and they were very nice about it and put it in the fridge. We love the Executive Chef and he always makes our visits awesome!

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MTandWC
Louisville
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Everyone ordered a different entree and there were no sad faces at the table. My companions loved the hush puppies! Staff was great with my food allergy and we had an overall wonderful evening. We cannot wait to return.

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LeahE
Louisville
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great, very thoughtful and attentive. Food arrived quickly and was delicious! Would definitely return!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent and the food was amazing. We loved everything about this place. The cocktails were especially good as well. We got hush puppies for an appetizer and they were hot, crispy on the outside and flavorful on the inside. The crab cakes were meaty and fresh. The salmon was cooked a perfect medium and was accompanied by tender asparagus and quinoa which was delicious! The shrimp and grits were the best we’d had in a long time! Can’t wait to go back!

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ElizabethF
Louisville
9 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love coming here! We ordered 2 apps - the cauliflower and the special that evening (Bites made with 4 cheeses, a pesto and a pepper jam) which were both wonderful. Some of our dinner choices included the house salad, the crab cake appetizer, roasted chicken, a selection of vegetables, and the fish special. All were above par! For cocktails , the Prosecco and Pear was tasty and we shared Conundrum Red Blend! Absolutely love everything about the menu, the restaurant itself, and the friendly staff!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Fork and Barrel was the perfect spot for Brunch!! The short rib eggs benedict was great, the bernaise sauce was so good and the Bloody Mary was excellent!! We sure outside which was the parking lot, but it was still nice and the service was top notch!!
Will definitely go back when I visit again.

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TomW
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant with exceptional service and amazing dishes well prepared

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TimT
Indiana
13 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening with outstanding service and awesome food.

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vipKrumm
Louisville
11 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The beat service we have had in a long time. Everyone in the restaurant was super friendly. The food was outstanding. You’ve got to try the tomato bisque with a few hush puppies.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have been twice, once for anniversary then took some friends from Colorado there. Each time - high quality food, superb service, and extra attention from general mgr & chef! We keep telling our friends they HAVE to go there. I love the Happy Hour too.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside under their

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JessicaW
Louisville
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very cozy atmosphere. Could be a little loud at times. The food was good but maybe a little over priced for the portions. Very small menu but could be because I was there for brunch.

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HaleyM
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor patio was great. The servers were nice and made our experience fun!

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vipFoodie
Louisville
16 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

While we ate in the parking lot (yes, we're in the middle of COVID), the tent and stringed lights were nice. A candle on the table would have been nice as well. The winner of the night was the Brussels sprout salad - DELICIOUS! We'll definitely be back.

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KimB
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff and the food were AMAZING. We had the spinach dip, fried green tomatoes, deviled eggs, tomato bisque soup and salad. The deviled eggs were my favorite. The main course is where it's at! We had the red snapper, salmon, shrimp & Grits, and short rib. Wow. The main courses were fully loaded in size and taste. We could not have been happier with our choices. Again, portion size was great and all had amazing taste! The general manager greeted us immediately after we sat down. Our waitress was kind, informative and patient. Even the owner introduced himself and created conversation. We sat comfortably outside. Everything was amazing and we can not wait to go back. Thank you for having us, F&B!

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vipKatM
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and wine, and great service. Our server had spot-on recommendations and the GM and chef were extremely friendly.

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DWinJeff
Louisville
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you like elevated southern food, this is the place for you. I had the pork shank, and it was one of the best meals I have had in months. My wife at shrimp and grits and loved it!

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Hunter
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service for Geoff and his team. The GM personally greeted and sat us and thanked us for our business during these unprecedented times. It was our anniversary and they had a card waiting for us at our table signed by the whole crew. The food was just as good as the service! Best place in Louisville!

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KerryE
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love introducing new people to this wonderful restaurant. We shared several appetizers, the Buffalo cauliflower and pork belly were our favorites but they were all delicious. We also shared the wedge salad truly the best wedge we've ever had followed by shrimp and grits, and the short rib, we topped off the evening with the cheesecake and s'mores brownie with ice cream. My friends and I loved everything and will definitely be back very soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great food and service

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LindyD
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always! That caramel apple cinnamon roll was heavenly! The $2 double mimosas were amazing!

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vipSheila
Louisville
19 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely brunch under the tent in the back. Best cinnamon roll I’ve had in a long time. Couldn’t pass up the dollar mimosas. Our server was perfect and the manager even came by to check on us. Great experience!

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Brandi
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Must try!! We stopped here for brunch on our way back to Ohio and it was one of the best meals on our trip to Louisville. The staff was so kind, made great recommendations, the restaurant was spotless with team members visibly cleaning and straightening in their down time. Even the bathroom was thoughtful with accommodations for parents with small children and reminders to the fellas, to put the seat down. :) AND the food was unreal! At our table of four, we enjoyed caramel apple cinnamon rolls, French press coffee's, cappuccino, breakfast sandwich, biscuits and gravy, veggie scramble and the corned beef hash. The only 'complaint' (if you want to call it that) was the portion sizes were large. I wish we lived closer to enjoy every weekend - especially with $1 mimosas!! ;)

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KellyR
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit ever...food was AMAZING! Sat outside under the tent, service was excellent and we enjoyed absolutely everything we ordered. Look forward to going back and doing it all over again with other menu items we didn't try...can't imagine we'd be disappointed!

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JoshuaJ
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This was my first visit to Fork & Barrel, and I couldn't be happier. We went for my wife's birthday and the level of attention and service absolutely astounded us. We had a great dining experience and were made to feel like we were the only table there.

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KerryE
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were both amazing, Sam our server was very knowledgeable as well as Tyler the general manager. We had appetizers of pimento cheese, crab cakes, and a special of stuffed jalapeños they were all exceptional. The entrees of shrimp and grits and short ribs were just as good, followed by house made cheese cake and pecan cinnamon roll bread pudding. I can't recommend this place enough, can't wait to dine there again .

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jessicas
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, good options, very friendly staff-will be back! Cary was great💜

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RonA
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Atmosphere was great and food was delicious. Would recommend

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Antonio
6 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in Kentucky for the weekend visiting my boyfriend’s family. We need a place that would accommodate 8 people for dinner with my stepson and his girlfriend and her family. I am a self described foodie and not being from the south, I was immediately draw to this place for its cocktails, hush puppies, fried green tomatoes, pimento cheese dip and shrimp and grits. We also ordered their wedge salad as the tomato jam on the wedge with candy bacon is like dessert in a salad. Yum. We also ended up 2 of their specials.. philly jalapeño poppers and the halibut cheeks. My 2 teenage stepsons both ordered the burger. They are avid burger lovers and I admit they also ordered a burger at a nearby restaurant the night before. They said the burger here was “by far” one of their best burgers. The executive chef came out several times to ask us how we enjoyed his food... I always appreciate it when the chef comes out to ask people about the food. We our adding this restaurant as a must every time we are back in town.

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vipDrChaz
Louisville
39 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. Both the shrimp & grits and beef short ribs were yummy, the former being the best I've ever had.

FAQs

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

Fork & Barrel is rated 4.7 stars by 837 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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