Fork - Boise

4.6
2017 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Good for a Date
  • Local Ingredients
  • Special Occasion
Fork - Boise offers cuisine inspired from the Northwest region using the finest and freshest locally sourced ingredients. Fork also offers hand-crafted cocktails, a large selection of regional wines and beers in a rustic yet very warm, welcoming setting. Fork is open for lunch and dinner daily and offers a full-service Saturday brunch with a featured bloody Mary bar and fresh, local ingredients sourced from the Capital City Public Market on Saturday & Sunday mornings (9:30-2:00pm).
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Northwest
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM, Friday - Saturday: 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM, Sunday: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Brunch is served every Saturday & Sunday from 9:30am - 2:00pm (year round). Our fantastic lunch menu is available 7 days a week starting at 11:30am.

Special Events Fork offers a fantastic Build Your Own Bloody Mary Bar!...every Saturday & Sunday from 10:00am to 3:00pm.
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Phone number
(208) 287-1700
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Wiley Earl
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Private party facilities
Menu:
For groups of twelve or more we are happy to create a limited menu from which your guests will order at the event. Custom menus are printed on FORK stationary and placed at each setting. We are happy to create a special heading or include your logo on the menu.
Menu selections are made from our private dining menus or we can customize a menu for you.
Accommodations:
FORK is wheelchair accessible, music volume can be adjusted or turned off in your private dining room for your event and lighting level is adjustable to suit your needs.
We are pleased to accommodate any food allergies or dietary restrictions. Please notify us as soon as possible so that we may create something special!
Audio/Visual:
FORK's PDR is equipped with Audio/Visual components for you and your guests to enjoy Power Point presentations, Anniversary/Birthday photos or watch your favorite TV show/event on our 110" screen.
Please contact us directly for pricing.
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Private party contact
Cameron Lumsden: (208) 287-1700
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Catering
Catering is not offered at this time.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Idaho
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Parking details
Street parking is available (metered Mon.-Fri. from 9:00am-6:00pm).
Self-parking is available on at two pay lots adjacent to the building:
1) Eastman parking garage (entrances on Idaho Street and Main Street) just West of the restaurant on the South side of the street.
2) Capital Terrace garage located on Idaho Street West of the restaurant.
Both accept credit cards. The first hour of parking is free and each additional hour is $2.50.
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Public transit
◦Fifteen weekday routes that operate between the hours of 5:15 a.m.and 6:45 p.m.
◦Eight Saturday routes that operate between the hours of 7:45 a.m. and 6:45 p.m.
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Special events & promotions
Fork - Boise offers a fantastic Build Your Own Bloody Mary Bar!...every Saturday from 11:30 to 3:00pm.
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Gift Card
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 2017 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.5
service
4.4
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4.3
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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2.0Dined 2 days ago

Always Fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Delicious food. Appropriately attentive server with great timing. Only mar was from two black flies inside that we just couldn't shoo away.

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Great food eaten on the sidewalk patio. Nice service. I would definitely recommend to friends.

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2.0Dined 4 days ago

Service was rude and inattentive. Our server never smiled once and never served us coffee in spite of asking several times. She appeared offended when we
Asked that our poached eggs , which were instead hard boiled eggs, be replaced. Food was cold when brought to the
Table.

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4.0Dined on August 10, 2018

Checking out Boise real estate

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5.0Dined on August 10, 2018

My dear friend and I, like to celebrate our birthdays here and tonight was our 5th year doing this! We ordered asparagus fries as an appetizer. Yum! For my entree, I ordered a side salad and their yummy tomato basil soup. So good! She ordered the ravioli (our favorite dish)but towards the last few bites she began to notice it was extremely salty! It must have been extremely because she loves salt and she couldn't finish her plate! She wanted to mention it to our waitress that she enjoyed most of her dish and she only had a few bites left but wanted her to be aware for others. The waitress was extremely nice and comped my friend the dish!! We didnt expect that! I would've gladly paid but that was extremely kind and unexpected! Thank you Fork! I'm sure we'll be back on my birthday if not before!

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2.0Dined on August 10, 2018

The menu is so-so. It is also so loud in the restaurant, it is impossible to hear the person next to you, let alone across the table.

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4.0Dined on August 8, 2018

We had a business dinner there for nine people. It was really loud and pretty impossible to stay engaged in conversation. But nine people is a lot.

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4.0Dined on August 6, 2018

Enjoyed the food & atmosphere

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Delicious food, clean, quick and comfortable seating.

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4.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Needed more shade for patio. Waitress was unfriendly.

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Amazing Prime Rib! Excellent wine pairings and a great waitstaff.

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Great dining experience. I had the trout and my wife the ravioli. Both excellent. Great atmosphere and service.

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5.0Dined on August 3, 2018

Everything excellent for our anniversary dinner with family except very noisy and difficult to hear conversations.

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3.0Dined on August 3, 2018

We had a reservation and were seated immediately. The server was pleasant and knowledgable about the menu. It was a little louder than we would have liked. Too loud for a conversation of more than 4 people. Two of us ordered the Moroccan chicken. It was not what I expected. I thought it would have a sauce or perhaps be boneless. It was a half roasted chicken with barely enough spice to say it was Moroccan. No bad, just unremarkable. My husband had the trouted enjoyed it. Our other friend had the pasta and said it was pretty good. Price was reasonable.

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5.0Dined on August 3, 2018

We enjoyed our 2 dinners this week at Fork in Downtown Boise. The food was consistently great. The atmosphere is very nice and feels like an authentic updated historic building near the Capitol Building.

One comment, Fork has a nice wine list but I find it overpriced- so I end up getting a (relatively) inexpensive cab. Where I normally am willing to pay $100- $150/ bottle, there has to be a decent value proposition to make that expenditure.

Thank you,

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5.0Dined on August 2, 2018

Fork never disappoints. Friendly staff and great food. The B.C.S. salad is my favorite!

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5.0Dined on August 1, 2018

Excellent food and cocktails. The BAM Sammy had the best bacon I’ve had in my life!

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4.0Dined on July 31, 2018

Mike’s service was excellent. The food was average overall, a bit of a disappointment. Asparagus fries were excellent, the queso with chorizo should’ve been full of flavor but was a bit bland. Wife’s steak sandwich was average, toasted bread was overdone. I had the fried chicken and waffle and, again, should’ve been full of flavor given the description but lacked even with yummy sides like balsamic infused maple syrup and honey orange butter. Warm butter cake was excellent.

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5.0Dined on July 31, 2018

We really enjoyed the Fork restaurant! The service was great, the atmosphere was fun and the food was really great. We'll definitely go there again!

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5.0Dined on July 30, 2018

Loved the food so much we went back 3 nights in a row. Good service, too.

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4.0Dined on July 30, 2018

Our server Sebastian was very skilled. The food was excellent and arrived in a timely manner. We weren't super into the decor, but it was great otherwise.

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

The entree was terrific. As a first time visitor to Boise, we found this place online. We loved the ribs and the Mediterranean chicken. The restaurant had a vibrant cosmopolitan feel. The only odd thing was that the meal included no vegetables and no bread and strangely snd vegetables sides were suggested. Would have liked salad and bread but didn’t notice they weren’t included when we placed our order.

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Delicious food. Creative dishes. Amazing service. I would definitely go here again and recommend this place to my friends.

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Fun restaurant with local fresh ingredients. I had the chicken entree it was good, with a very generous portion. With its description I was expecting some more aggressive seasoning, I was happy with my dish but wouldn't order it again. Wife had the trout and had almost the same experience, just a little acidity would have really brought it to life. We ordered the onion rings as an appetizer and were likely the best onion rings/dipping sauce I have ever had. The sandwiches delivered to other tables looked incredible and I wish I would have ordered those instead.

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

Fork is one of my go-tos, especially when I have a new visitor in town. Ordered the grilled tri-tip salad, thinking the that tri tip would actually be warm, but it was not. That was a disappointment, but the salad was still very good...once I got over the cold meat. ;)

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2.0Dined on July 27, 2018

I really wanted to like FORK. I read the reviews online and it seemed like a pretty safe bet for dinner. My wife and I were in Boise for the week for an education conference at Boise State. I talked with several locals and most of them recommended FORK. However, one person (who gave the best recommendations of the week) said that we should avoid it because it was either hit or miss. I really wished that I had listened to that advice. The pre-dinner cocktails were subpar and really lacked sophistication in their make up. We started with an order of the asparagus fries which were addictive and tasty. It pretty much went downhill from there. My wife ordered the halibut which seemed like it was leftover from the night before and had been warmed up in the microwave. The succotash was all that managed to save this dish. I ordered the urban burger with bacon. The fries were cold and not entirely cooked. They were mushy, and I immediately sent them back. The second round was a bit better but not what I would expect from Idaho. I ordered the burger medium but it was incredibly dry and not at all what I was hoping for. The bacon appeared to be only partially cooked. This should be a really great restaurant, and it probably once was. I feel like they are in need of a total reset. If you have to go here, then go for the asparagus fries and then leave.

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4.0Dined on July 27, 2018

So noisy. 2 of us 80+ yrs old
Required shouting or not talking. Very tiring. Love, love, loved the food and service.

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5.0Dined on July 26, 2018

I like to have business lunches at the Fork. The food and service are always excellent. It is a busy place with a fun atmosphere but not too noisy to visit. You can tell that this is a well managed restaurant.

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5.0Dined on July 26, 2018

The whole experience was great. We were taken care of so well and the food was really fast!

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4.0Dined on July 26, 2018

We told them it was my birthday ahead of time, but no one acknowledged it at the restaurant. Fiancé was hoping a little something would happen for me. Also, server took 20 minutes after we were done eating to bring us the tab and offer us dessert.

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5.0Dined on July 25, 2018

Meal was superb as was the food. In fact we kind of wish that the food wouldn't have been so good---we'd have recovered from our "food coma" sooner!

Dessert was spectacular! Had the brownie with ice cream; rather simple and plain sounding, right?! It would be a foolish for you to pass it by though based simply on it's simple name because they should issue a guarantee that it'll fix any sweet tooth craving you have. The wife had the salted, caramel bread pudding. Since she didn't say a word after they'd served her, it's a safe assumption that she really enjoyed it!

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5.0Dined on July 25, 2018

I LOVE Fork! The food is always superb, the staff wonderful, and can’t ever get enough of the butter cake!

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5.0Dined on July 24, 2018

Wonderful food and service. Very busy , but the hostess held our reservation when we were caught in traffic. They even called right be,sure we were ok and on our way.

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4.0Dined on July 23, 2018

Good quality, delicious food. Loud, loud, loud, and if you are sitting outside, impossible with the disco music blasting from across the street.

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3.0Dined on July 23, 2018

Really disappointed! Couldn’t wait to go on a date with hubby finally and eat some seafood. Since my last experience wasn’t all that great I thought I would give them another chance. Ordered the pricey halibut and the shrimp appetizer. Fish came out within 20 min but my appetizer was still not done. Was told it was still cooking. WHY? No one had any idea. The halibut had a crusty outside and sponge on the inside. The entire plate was lukewarm. The shrimp finally made it which was still sizzling so good there. Was told they would have made me a fresh halibut but no one came to check on us during meal so I asked for another shrimp since I was starved. Wasn’t charged for the halibut but got charged for two shrimps. REALLY?.

Not going back for third time to be let down. This place is way over rated!!!

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4.0Dined on July 22, 2018

Our family had a very nice meal. For appetizers the grilled artichoke was under-cooked, so outer layers were not good, making it over-priced. Parmesan fries were very good - especially with the leftover artichoke's dip. Voodoo chicken with asparagus and ravioli with grilled chicken were both yummy. Bread pudding for dessert was awesome. Coffee asked for with dessert came after the dessert was eaten.

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Wasn’t bad finally was able to try this place after being turned away four times.

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Superb service and dinner!

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3.0Dined on July 20, 2018

This was my second time at Fork, and unfortunately, not quite as good as the first time. I was at 5 stars after the first visit, but down to 3 (“good”) this time due to mediocre service, overly salty food, and just an overall slightly disappointing experience after such a good one the first time around.

I’ll be back because of the potential of this restaurant, and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend to a friend.

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