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About Fork & Wrench
The Fork & Wrench bar and dining room in Fell’s Prospect, Baltimore offers glocaly sourced, craft made fare and libations. The owners worked for two years to design and hand build the interior space themselves with the goal of evoking the 20’s, 30,s and 40’s working class. There are hints of a workshop, a linen factory line, a pharmacy, a college science lab, and a savings and loan office scattered thru out the rooms, balconies and courtyards of the space. It is their intent to combine the dive bar and 4-star attitudes into one space for the benefit of the “modern day” working class. The kitchen offers craft made fare using all local produce and meats when available. They use old recipes and new techniques (and vice-versa) with global influences to arm their ever-changing menu. We hope you enjoy!
Baltimore, MD 21224
Gastro Pub, Contemporary American
Hours of Operation:
Monday-Thursday Dinner: 5:00pm -10:00pm
Friday-Saturday Dinner 5:00pm-11:00pm
Saturday Dinner 5pm-11pm
Sunday Brunch: 10:00am - 3:00pm
Sunday Dinner: 5pm-10pm
Monday-Friday: Happy Hour 5pm - 7pm (in bar area)
Sunday: Happy hour all day (in bar area)
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Outside catering considered, Lunch catering available
Valet parking on Friday and Saturday right in front of The Fork & Wrench, $7
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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Fork & Wrench Ratings and Reviews
Had an exceptional evening at the Fork and Wrench - Sat upstairs which was quiet enough to have a conversation (a rarity in Baltimore restaurants these days). Cocktail was expertly prepared. Fried oysters and burrata and beet salad had terrific flavor. Scallops were grilled perfectly. Enjoyed a beautiful piece of halibut with a pecan crust served with a delicious light sauce including apples and sweet potatoes. Excellent baguettes also. Dinner capped off with a rich chocolate pudding. Service was excellent. Well worth the visit.
We've been loyal returning customers for at least 5 years, and F&W has been mostly really enjoyable. We loved the beef tartar but the "swoosh" of sauce was barely enough to taste so we had to get some on the side. The trend of the swoosh of sauce needs to go from all restaurants.. especially if the sauce is delicious, be proud and serve it up (and this was delicious!). The fried oysters were pretty pretentious and the one thing I wouldn't get again. We also got the swordfish and the broth was fantastic and so well seasoned. Our main issue with this visit was our strange server, who was both inhospitable and abrupt. She never offered us more drinks. She would abruptly leave before we were finished ordering. We probably would have spent more money and ordered more food if she didn't take off as quickly as she did. My impression was that she doesn't typically serve. If she does, I recommend she be offered another position.
You definitely get the ambiance of being back in the working class of the mid 1900s. I would recommend ordering several appetizers to share. We enjoyed the Brussel sprouts that were a special that day. The swordfish dish was wonderful. Also had the scallops and the short ribs. It was nice to see the others around us enjoying their meal. It made for an enjoyable evening. A bit pricey but it still delivers a good value.
Best food I have had since moving to Baltimore! Everything was perfectly cooked and the flavors were robust but not overwhelming. Try anything on the menu and you will not be disappointed. I also really liked the positive atmosphere and the historic building. Keep up the good work! I cannot wait to go back!
The customer service at fork and wrench was excellent! I requested a pink birthday cupcake on open table when i made the reservation & they actually called me a day before and said they did not have a pink cupcake but that they would figure something out for me. I have never been to the restaurant so I felt that was so awesome of them to call me to make sure they could accommodate my request with something different. When I told My date what they had done she almost teared up lol! Oh yeah The beef tartare is must try!
This is my second time at Fork and Wrench so I knew the food would be good. All my selections were delicious, the waiter attentive, plus he made a creative non-alcoholic drink for each of us, both different. I have no doubt the same creativity is used to make cocktails. I would recommend this restaurant as a comfortable place to eat well-prepared food.
Used to be regulars here but moved out of town a few years ago and just came back to Fork and Wrench for a weeknight dinner. The new chef is killing it - every dish was spot on, and the cocktails were delicious. We had great beef tartare, shrimp and grits that left us fighting over the last shrimp, a burata beet salad, and a fish special with gnocchi - loved all of it. Wish we still lived next door to enjoy the food.
We may have had the best waiter in Baltimore. (Short man with dark hair) We arrived early and without hesitation we were seated. The restaurant is a casual neighborhood venue with a sophisticated menu. Several of the appetizers can be shared, and the shrimp/grits were incredible. I was sold on the daily Halibut preparation which was maybe the best piece of fish I’ve had in a long time. The service was the best part of the dining by experience. Our waiter described several menu selections and had excellent recommendations. The menu is delicious but the service was “the cherry on top”.
We really like this place. Dine there quite often and every time we find their menu changed. We think it's a plus because it makes every dining experience more interesting and enjoyable. The food is always yummy, creative well presented and portioned. The service is very professional and friendly, the ambiance is quite unique and have kind of antique storage appearance, and the value is adequate to the experience.
One of the (very few) our favorite places in Baltimore.
We made a last minute reservation. It was slow, but we really REALLY enjoyed ourselves. We took our time and had a great experience. This is a very casual restaurant with the kind of service you would expect at a high-end restaurant. Jay was the bartender and mikey? Was our main waiter. The food was excellent but the service was special. This neighborhood "dive bar" is a casual neighborhood gem.
Our server, Miguel, was very knowledgeable and attentive and made sure to accommodate allergies. The cheese plate was average but the homemade jam was tasty. The pork belly appetizer was delicious and the short ribs very tender and flavorful. Loved the ambience.
Our 1st time at the restaurant. What a terrific experience. Our waiter could not have been friendlier or more willing to explain menu choices and was willing to make recommendations. His advice was spot on. Several in our party had shrimp & grits. Delicious. I had braised short ribs that absolutely melted in my mouth. We were not rushed and thoroughly enjoyed our experience. We will be back. One slight criticism. The sign for the restaurant says "F&W." We drove past it before turning around and finding it. Valet parking was a bonus. Definitely should be on your "We've got to go there" list.
The short ribs were super tender and could have been the best meal I have ever had at this restaurant. (Ive already been here several times) My co-worker had the burger and loved it. The service was especially good this time around. Two guys that really seemed to be in synch with each other. I'll be back soon to try that burger.
Good food, and service. The shrimp and grits were good, as was the pork belly. The duck was excellent and the risotto was crunchy beyond al dente. Our server apologized and suggested the kitchen intended it to be that way due to a blend of arborio and Carolina Gold rice. While the flavor of the dish was great, the different cooking times required for the grains didn't translate to a good risotto. Nice wine and beer selection, and the cocktails were great.
The food was outstanding. The flavorings were inventive and perfect compliment to the main item. Our waiter was terrific and carefully explained how each plate was prepared and constructed. He allowed us to go at our own pace without feeling rushed. We have zero complaints. This is the second time we have been to Fork and Wrench and have had a great experience each time. We would recommend the restaurant and we can't wait till we are able to go for our third visit.
Not an especially good experience and certainly not what I expected. The food was okay, but nothing special. Service was noticeably bad. They could have sold more drinks, but the server very infrequently attended the table. Two of our part of five tried the hamburger. Both were disappointed. No ketchup or any other relishes were offered. The size was quite small, particularly for a $20 hamburger. Fish dishes were just okay -- undercooked and overly salty.
My impression is that they try to do too much with their food, but fail in the attempt. Together with the poor service and high prices, it makes is quite certain that I will not return.
My wife and I came to Fork and Wrench for our anniversary and we had another great meal. My wife got the seared scallops and they were excellent. They were perfectly cooked and the dish was very flavorful. I got the short ribs, and they were amazing. I'm usually wary of short ribs becuase they can sometimes be very fatty, however that was not the case with this dish. We were very pleased with the meal and look forward to coming back.
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