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About Fork

Fork 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).

199 N. 8th Street
Boise, ID 83702
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Northwest

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.

Cross Street:
Idaho

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(208) 287-1700

Website:
http://boisefork.com/

Catering:
Catering is not offered at this time.

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.

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.

Executive Chef:
Wiley Earl

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.

Private Party Contact:
Cameron Lumsden: (208) 287-1700

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

Special Events & Promotions:
Fork offers a fantastic Build Your Own Bloody Mary Bar!...every Saturday from 11:30 to 3:00pm.

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Fork Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (55)
Local Ingredients (51)
Special Occasion (49)
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Casual (47)
Creative Cuisine (39)
Fit for Foodies (37)
Good for Anniversaries (35)
Great for Lunch (32)
Fun (31)
Good for Groups (30)
Good for Birthdays (29)
Neighborhood Gem (28)
Pre/post Theatre (28)
Handcrafted Cocktails (27)
Business Meals (26)
Comfort Food (26)
Bar Seating (25)
Worth the Drive (25)
Hot Spot (20)
Authentic (19)
Vibrant Bar Scene (18)
Cozy (17)
Happy Hour (17)
Healthy (17)
Great for Brunch (16)
People Watching (16)
Romantic (16)
Sunday Lunch (15)
Great for Outdoor Dining (13)
Great Beer (12)
Notable Wine List (11)
Gluten Free Options (10)
Seasonal (10)
Good Vegetarian Options (10)
Kid-friendly (9)
Late-night Find (8)
Quick Bite (7)
Tapas (5)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Organic (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Scenic View (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Vegan (2)
Live Sports (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (Boise)·Dined 2 days ago

We were seated nearest the door where cold air rushed in again and again. The food, as always, was excellent. Tomato basil soup was very flavorful and hot, and the prime rib dip sandwich with thin sliced prime rib and horsey was fresh - among the best I have ever had.

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 (Denver)·Dined 5 days ago

Absolutely wonderful food and cocktails!! I will be back every time I’m in Boise! My dining partners and I spent all of dinner concocting a plan for an expansion to Denver!

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·Dined 5 days ago

Great restaurant. Monday night special was off the charts delicious. Great atmosphere. Great service.

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 (Seattle)·Dined 5 days ago

Great service! Warm butter cake.....order it!

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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

Fork is a welcoming place with very good to excellent food. The chopped salad alone is worth the trip. The special of the day tacos were very tasty, though the tortillas themselves were somewhat greasy. My only complaint is that the roasted brussels sprouts could really almost be described as burnt. Our waiter was very efficient and appropriately friendly.

Tags: Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (Denver)·Dined 7 days ago

We were visiting family in Boise and this was the first time they had been to Fork. The food was very good and the atmosphere was energetic. There were families with small children and a fun bloody mary bar for the older "kids". It's in an old bank (which is what our parents recalled it as) so it is an interesting building. I would recommend it to others and will return when we are in town again. Great location right downtown!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Local Ingredients
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 (Boise)·Dined 7 days ago

Fork is our go to for brunch when visitig Boise. We love it. The menu options are great and the bloody mary bar is perfect. Get reservations because the place is always packed!

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 (Boise)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Food was outstanding. Service was above average. Only complaints were that there was no room to wait inside (arrived 10 minutes early for my reservation) and at times the noise level in the restaurant was so loud that I couldn't hear my waitress. Overall, the food outweighs the noise. I would go again but probably not on a weekend night, hoping that it would be a little less crowded.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Boise)·Dined on December 8, 2017

My choice, arugula Cobb salad with salmon, was delicious.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 6, 2017

There was a mix up in the kitchen and they were great at fixing our order. Food was fantastic.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 5, 2017

We had an excellent dinner and a nice glass of wine. The waiter was friendly and knowledgeable.

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·Dined on December 4, 2017

I always get the grown up grilled ham and cheese sandwich with the tomato basil soup because it's amazing! We also tried the asparagus fries which were delicious as well. I highly recommend you try it sometime!

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food
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 (Boise)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Sebastian was fantastic so I hate to leave three stars for service, but it took about 10 minutes for someone to take our drink order, only after a different server blatantly rolled his eyes after someone pointed out our table needed help, like it was such a great imposition when the resteraunt wasn't even that busy at only 5:00. After this little incident, the rest of the meal was fantastic! The prime rib was amazing, the drinks were always full and the butter cake was a great dessert!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Boise)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Fork did it again. I had lunch with a business associate and the whole experience was pleasant.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Quick Bite, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal
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·Dined on November 30, 2017

The atmosphere is great. Nice decor. My only complaint was the fact that my sirloin strip and potato’s were drowning in a sauce. Way to much sauce! And it didn’t seem to have a purpose on the plate.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 30, 2017

My husband and I went there on a gift certificate from my daughter for my birthday. We're retired and it was mostly a younger group of people there, but still diverse. Nice décor and seating, well decorated; friendly and good service. However, it was quite loud. We had hoped for a bit more quiet atmosphere, but enjoyed it anyway. The drinks were fine, food was very good. We had the asparagus fries for appetizer--a large serving that was plenty for the two of us. I had trout on a bed of kale as entrée, my husband had the pork sliders. Both were very tasty. We ordered a shared dessert of a yellow cake with caramel and chocolate sauce topped with vanilla ice cream. It was delicious but rather pricey at $10.50. Other than the noise, we enjoyed the place and the food a lot.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Tapas, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Quick good service, almost too rushed but good for business lunch. Since it was a birthday celebration and I reserved it as such I was surprised no birthday desert was offered and it was not acknowledged even when I brought it up again.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Business Meals
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·Dined on November 27, 2017

The best filet mignon that I've experienced in the Boise area. Service was top-notch, attentive, yet not intrusive. I'd recommend Fork to anyone that would like a fine dining experience.

Tags: Happy Hour, Disabled Access, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Casual, Worth the Drive
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 (Boise)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We enjoyed our visit. We started with the highly recommended asparagus fries a n they did not disappoint. Some of our party felt they needed salt. Our party ordered a variety of lunch and brunch menu items and all were brought out in a timely manner. It was a special occasion for us and the waiter managed to be considerate of not disturbing our conversation while still leaving us feeling very well attended to. He was awesome!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Great Beer
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Very accommodating staff. Had a reservation and the wait time was only 2 minutes which wasn't bad but they felt bad for the wait and gave us a free appetizer! Outstanding service!

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 (Boise)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Fork always a first when visitors want to go downtown. With Boise having a live core Fork great stop for Brunch, Lunch or Dinner.

Tags: Casual, Great Beer, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Boise)·Dined on November 25, 2017

The food was excellent. However the portions for the salmon were ridiculous. The filet was so small there was literally about 6 bites of salmon. Too bad. My husbands short ribs were excellent but the portion was very small as well. We may not return for dinner for this reason only. Lunch seems to have better portions

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Boise)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Cool vibe, great drinks, wonderful service, delicious food!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Seasonal
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 22, 2017

We loved our meal at fork. The service was excellent, the food was delicious and clean - they even had organic vodka!

Cool vibe/decor inside and love that you weren’t playing super loud, obnoxious music.

We will definitely be coming here the next time we are in Boise!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Organic, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Healthy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Expected a more creative and varied dinner menu. Staff was awesome!

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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 (Boise)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Lively atmosphere but the food was somewhat of a disappointment not coming out hot and a bit pricey as brunch for two was $50 without alcohol.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (Boise)·Dined on November 19, 2017

The staff is AMAZING!! Always treated well here... definitely a gem!

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Live Sports, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

We were there on a Friday night. Highly recommend making a reservation. Our table was immediately ready, servers were prompt and friendly. The food was excellent. We and our friends spent an enjoyable three hours!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Casual, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Great meal, Fork never disappoints, from the nachos, to the entrees! Bread puddding was out of this world! Great job. Our server Steve was very personable & made great suggestions.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies
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 (Boise)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Always the best place to go for a great meal. We love that they support “local”.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Quick Bite, Pre/post Theatre, People Watching, Great Beer, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Comfort Food
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·Dined on November 16, 2017

First time at Fork. Loved the Brussels sprouts for an appetizer, and beet salad with salmon is highly recommended!! Great drink menu and beer selection. Local food is great!

Tags: Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Boise)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Fork never disappoints! Every time I've eaten a meal there - whether with friends or for business dinners - the food impresses, the service is top notch, and the atmosphere is one of the best. The chicken and waffles on Tuesdays is worth trying.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Romantic, Fun
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·Dined on November 14, 2017

I've only been to Fork a few times, but I always seem to get the Grown Up Grilled Ham and Cheese sandwich because it's amazing. Pair it with some tomato basil soup and you're in heaven!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 14, 2017

Went to Fork for a business dinner with supplier and client. Food was wonderful, atmosphere was pleasant, vanilla bean Old Fashion was excellent! Service was great!

Tags: Great Beer, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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·Dined on November 14, 2017

The service was friendly and prompt. The food was the best food I have ever had. Quality of local ingredients food and the presentation puts it up there with the best restaurant in Boise.
Make a reservation!!! Well worth it

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on November 13, 2017

Great food, great service, great ambiance. The asparagus fries are a must try, and the short rib sliders...oooh!

Tags: Good for a Date, Spicy, Local Ingredients
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Some of the Urban Burgers were a bit overdone, but the service was incredibly good and the staff really took care of us. My favorite restaurant in Boise, hands down!

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great food and good value and great environment! We had a really good meal. The service was very good and and it was a fun place to go!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

For the second year in a row I had my birthday dinner at Fork. Last year we were new to the Boise area and tried Fork on a recommendation, but this year the choice was mine. The warm butter cake was delicious. Great food and friendly service.

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great food

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