Fork & Barrel

4.8
990 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 85 guests and has reservations as well as open seating at the bar and communal table.

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Offers

  • $ 5 Classic Cocktails

    Multiple dates available

    Tue - Sat 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
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
What 990 people are saying
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipKentucky1792
Louisville
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall we had a great experience. It was our anniversary and the restaurant had an anniversary card signed by the staff at our table. I've never had a restaurant do this, so it was extremely thoughtful. This was one of our first meals out since the pandemic and the food was really exceptional. We had the catch of the day, crab cakes, and the ravioli. Each bite was delicious. Our server was attentive, friendly, and she did a great job! Excellent wine and drink list too. Keep up the good work.

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AllysonH
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Between the expensive tasting food but an affordable budget and the ambiance we will definitely be back. Everything was amazing from start to finish. Do yourself a favor and don’t forget the risotto or the ravioli.

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vipzeus50
Hawaii
74 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve eaten here twice an both times were amazing. The food, drinks and staff are wonderful. I would highly recommend

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bob1kathy
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!

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SOakes812
Louisville
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We always love going here! Good is always great along with our drinks.

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vipMichaelN
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef special was the Duck Confit 🤯🤯🤯🤯 SOOOOOO GOOD!!!!

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RichardP
Louisville
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and service! We would recommend Fork and Barrel to all.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was fantastic! Service was great as well.

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vipNicholas
Louisville
22 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as usual. I have tried to of the specials off the menu and have not been disappointed. I hope they serve the Duck leg special again, maybe even add to the menu. The service was great. Thank you Jeanette. Very friendly staff.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our first visit - would definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were only in Louisville for one night and so glad we chose this restaurant! Food was amazing, service was great and we appreciated the chef coming out to greet us.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant, delicious food, & exceptional, attentive staff

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catman
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

BOURBON LOVERS BEWARE! Went here for dinner, total of 3 people. All seemed to go well. The food was good, but certainly nothing to get excited about. I ordered the Salmon, it was fine and one dinner partner ordered the Short Rib; that was very good. Two in the party appreciate a good bourbon. The old fashioned was well prepared and certainly up to par. However, here is the kicker. The waitress asked if we wanted ice balls rather than regular ice cubes. Well, of course, as stated earlier, we like our bourbon so we ordered the ice balls. Received the check and they had charged us $4.00 for each ice ball!! The waitress never mentioned an additional fee. I have never heard of such a thing to charge $4.00 for about $0.0003 of water. I did not want to confront the staff (and be compelled to write a better review) because I wanted to let other diners to know.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
10 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent! The short ribs with goat cheese risotto were melt in your mouth fantastic. One of the best pimiento cheeses I have ever had!

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RebekahS
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We had an issue with our order, my husband ordered his without cheese and they had to make him a new one because his came with cheese on it. This didn’t detract from the delicious food though!

I found it odd that our server never told us the specials but told all of his other tables the specials. There was also a hair on my napkin when I unwrapped it. I’m not sure if that was my hair or someone else’s but definitely caused me to use my husband’s silverware.

I could tell they were busy and a little frazzled. The food was phenomenal as usual, we definitely will be back!

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vipDbny
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner here! The service was excellent and the food was delicious. We really appreciated how creative and well thought out the menu was. Hands down the best meal we've had in Louisville!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Had an 830 reservation, didn't realize they closed at 9. Was immediately seated the host was super! A couple walked up was sat right next to us, got drinks and ordered before we even were brought water. Waitress was going above and beyond for this table and we were a mere second thought. My experience in the past here has been nothing but great. Not trying to sound privileged in any manner, just have never been treated like that here!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came here for dinner with another couple and we all enjoyed our dinner; service was exceptional. One of the ways I appraise a restaurant is on how well a problem is handled. My friends steak was over cooked and the restaurant handed it expertly. Everything else was spot on.
I had a strip steak special with house cut fries and a blue cheese butter was was delicious.
The wine list is not large but it is well thought out and I enjoyed a Cote du Rhone red with my meal.
Highly recommend

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Nicholas
Louisville
23 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoy going to Fork and Barrel. We have never had a bad meal there and the portions are not small. You get a nice meal for the price. The Old Fashion is what I call their signature cocktail. The staff is very friendly and our servers have been excellent. Sam and Nicholas do a great job and they pay attention to their tables.

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Kasey
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Very nice waitress. We do plan on coming back!

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SandyGnKY
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our first time...it won’t be our last! Great food and great service.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner and enjoyed the drinks! A hidden gem.

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McCarty
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We ordered the Pork Chop dinner and the Shrimp & Grits dinner that were fantastic. The Crab Cakes for an appetizer were some of the best we have had anywhere. The service was great as well. We would highly recommend Fork and Barrel.

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anonymous
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and the service outstanding. The chef came out and we had a great conversation. We ugly highly recommend this dining experience!

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KellyR
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful dinner last night! Tried some things we didn't try last time we were there. The zuchinni fritters, trout special, filet, Brussels sprouts and au gratin potatoes were favorites. Always so good! Can't wait to try Morning Fork too!

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ElizabethM
Louisville
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food! Great service! Will definitely be back

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SusanH
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great way to celebrate our anniversary. We will be back.

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

Chef Geoff was so amazing and the food was phenomenal! Thank you for making our evening so memorable!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent on all fronts! Food and service outstanding !

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very nice evening. Chef visits at the table are sweet.

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DavidS
Louisville
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful evening! The owner came out and sat with us after our meal...he was a pleasure to meet and the food was amazing!

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vipPatch
Louisville
8 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding!

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MikeS
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

An outstanding meal. both the Vegetable Ravioli and Short Ribs were delicious.

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Doug
Greensboro
11 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This little spot was perfect in every way.
Our server Kerry added to the calming drinks, the tasty appetizers, the healthy salads, and the delectable entrees not to be outdone by the brownie and homemade ice cream.

This place was amazing. It made me wish we did not live 8 hours away to do e there more often!

Eat here!
Make reservations now!

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Violet
Louisville
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was fantastic. Our appetizer and entrees were well prepared and tasted fresh. The Chef went to every table to discuss the menu and provide background information about the choices we made. Would eat here again and would recommend Fork and Barrel to anyone looking for a fancy meal that does not require dressing fancy.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and great service!

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vipRobert
Louisville
40 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were seated immediately and the server was attentive. We ordered the bruschetta appetizer, which was delicious, and shared a portion of the shrimp and grits, also very good. I'm sure it would have been a good portion for one entrée, but it was a little small to be split. The server recommended the cheesecake, which was a generous slice and very good. I selected this restaurant, because I followed links to the website and menu, they listed 'happy hour' drinks from 5 - 9 PM, Sunday through Thursday. We went on Thursday. However once we arrived and checked in with the server, no happy hour specials were offered. Either update the website, or honor the happy hour specials.

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KristinF
Louisville
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, excellent food!
Perfect for conversation over food

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Mtrum
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just wanted to say this was one of the best meals and experiences I've ever had on one of the busiest nights, derby, of the year.. Great job!

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 990 OpenTable diners.

Fork & Barrel does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/fork-barrel-2244-frankfort-avenue/giftcards.

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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