Fork & Barrel

4.8
864 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 864 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and every course met or exceeded expectations!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipDiningOutKid
Louisville
40 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
4 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.

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vipGloriaH
Louisville
58 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We went for a holiday dinner. Food and drinks were great!
Lots of complex flavors going on- especially in the shrimp and grits. The special fish was also fantastic as well as the pork chop!! Definitely a good place to try if you haven’t been yet😊

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StaceyC
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Will definitely go back! Everything was wonderful!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a joy from the service to the food to the fun atmosphere!!! Thanks Jeff and staff and happy holidays!

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KathrynF
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service is phenomenal! Highly recommend. Thursday’s are half price bottle of wine too!

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GregoryM
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dining experience. Service and food were all great! Hospitality from owner down to the bussers was great! We highly recommend this restaurant!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful time, absolutely loved the food and ambience of the place. I will be back very soon even if it's for curbside pickup.

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Christyz
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful ambiance, even outside...food was amazing...service was top notch...cannot wait to come back!

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Jordan
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Despite having to be seated the heated tent due to inside seating being closed and we enjoyed our meal. Food and service was great! We will go back again!

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RebeccaE
Louisville
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food! We were very pleased with our experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious. Chef and staff went above and beyond to make it a special evening despite the limited capacity and outdoor dining restrictions. We will visit again and recommend!

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vipJoey
Louisville
16 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our service and service was phenomenal. Highly recommend.

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ElyseH
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
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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vipdmnanc01
Chicago
8 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!

FAQs

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

Fork & Barrel is rated 4.8 stars by 864 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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