Fork - Chicago

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
FORK in Lincoln Square offers contemporary American cuisine. We have 30 wines by the glass & flight & 100 Craft Beers. Wine flights, Beer Flights, Cheese Flights, comfortable booths and a modern but cozy atmosphere make this new restaurant a great place for a quiet dinner, or just a few drinks after the show.
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S
Chicago
54 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful gathering with our family members some of whom were visiting from out of town. The warm, comfortable ambience was very conducive to conversation. Given the wind and rain outside, it was cozy inside. The menu is a bit limited but varied. We especially enjoyed the shareables e.g. the charcuterie platters. This was our first time having dinner at Fork. Previously we had enjoyed Sunday Brunches. We highly recommend Fork.

r
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Disappointing experience. Slow service and lukewarm steak.

m
Chicago
135 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner at this neighborhood gem is always great. Tonight they raised the bar and by ANY STANDARD, dinner exceeded ALL expectations. Hamachi en papillote and cauliflower grits were indescribably delicious. Cocktails expertly made by super bartender and always a great management and wait staff. And of course pumpkin bread pudding for dessert to complete the evening.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our Third visit to Fork. We sat in the main room in booth which was lovely. Food was very good, drinks too! Will go back!

DP
Chicago
51 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an awesome find! This cozy restaurant has a great menu, awesome bar, friendly staff and delicious food. Would go again for sure!!

S
Chicago
55 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We like this restaurant a lot! It’s a refreshing change of place for breakfast/brunch. We especially enjoy the variety of menu items. Service was efficient and friendly. This was our third visit to Fork. Now we will be trying Fork for dinner. We made a reservation for a return visit before we left the restaurant.

NC
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Got together with friends for brunch. It was crazy busy and service was a little slow, but the food was great and affordable.

MC
Milwaukee
15 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Got in for an early dinner with a five year old in the group. Worked out perfectly. Would have liked to have an option to order bread and butter just to satisfy the group before the entrees were served. We did not want a full appetizer.

Had lunch at the bar several weeks prior and enjoyed it very much.

OT
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Still love this place - but could have been a better experience this time

OT
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service and atmosphere was fantastic!!! The best breakfast in town.

m
Chicago
135 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was I at a neighborhood restaurant or a Michigan Avenue seafood restaurant. The mahi mahi special tasted Michigan Avenue but the price and ambiance was my neighborhood favorite.

m
Chicago
135 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had one if my favorite menu items. Mac and cheese. Simply one of the best places in Chicago for this comfort food. Perfect amount of cheese and creaminess.

LM
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Fork is a solid go to and you can always get a reservation at the last minute. I enjoyed my wine flight and really loved the kale salad. My boyfriend and I split a charcuterie plate but it felt skimped on the amount of cheese for the price and not many condiments so I’d probably skip that next time, or maybe not create our own.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food and drinks were as excellent as I remember. A great hidden gem

m
Chicago
135 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent pasta special , made vegetarian upon request. Topped off with seasonal pumpkin bread pudding. Best service.

MM
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, very flavorful!! Server was very helpful in guiding our dinner choices. Will definitely return! Excellent menu!

a
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Place is very attractive and relatively quiet.
Not satisfied with my order which was mac and cheese- was very runny, not well-baked. However the staff was very generous, offered to give me something else or take it off my bill. Fish was good.

m
Chicago
135 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Specials this week again featured a pasta dish (gnocchi) that easily was as good as any Italian restaurant in the Loop at half the price. And seasonal favorite, pumpkin bread pudding finished the meal. Excellent management and staff. Highly recommend.

OT
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great dinner. Memorable Mac & Cheese.
Excellent server.

m
Chicago
135 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came back for more pumpkin bread pudding! 😁😁😁😁

J
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

First time dining at the Fork. Everyone in our party seemed to enjoy their food. Had the chicken breast which was good. I wouldn't say super excellent - but very acceptable. That's how I would describe everyone's meals. Perfectly fine, but not really outstanding in any way. The pumpkin bread pudding dessert was really good though. Ambiance fine, lots of family's there when we were dining which is also fine. Service was a little slow at times, could tell the waiter was extra busy. Again - not a biggie. Appreciated the fact that the noise level wasn't bad. Overall, if I lived in the neighborhood I'd definitely go back.

m
Chicago
135 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The specials were extraordinary. Fish and Chips as good as a Wisconsin Fish Fry and my seasonal favorite, pumpkin bread pudding!

KH
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We all thoroughly enjoyed our Sunday brunch meal. The duck confit hash is amazing! And the raspberry mimosa so very delicious!

m
Chicago
135 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New fall menu additions. Fork’s delicious mashed potatoes are back!😁

E
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fork was excellent. My server was kind, enthusiastic, knowledgeable about the menu contents, and very pleasant

J
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience5

Food was subpar and fairly pricey for this neighborhood. Service was excellent and the wine list was quite interesting. We would definitely be back for a drink, but not for the food.

DP
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was overall tasty, the staff was very helpful, but the noise level was loud. The one concern we had is that some of our drinks were served in glasses with chips and all the staff could do was so "It happens!' Would have appreciated a little more concern.

m
Chicago
135 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding, as always.

ME
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The scallop special dinner was 4 scallops. I left hungry.... totally disappointed for a $29 plate. Service was slow (restaurant was not packed), terrible value, Wine was meh, $5 for a lemonade that wound up with two fruit flies in it. Definitely will not return

CM
Chicago
44 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

As always, the choice and quality of food was good if not excellent. The salmon was perfectly cooked. We also enjoyed the pretzels and a specialty flatbread with heirloom tomatoes. The latter was good, even though the tomatoes made for a somewhat soggy dish. There was a large delay between the appetizer and the main dish.

CS
New England
7 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Not good value! Nothing worth returning. Would not recommend.

m
Chicago
135 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The pasta special was worthy of an Italian fine dining restaurant.

TS
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was all good. We dined outside at a table on sidewalk. Not too noisy or crowded. Inside might have been nicer but we really liked the opportunity to be outside. Staff was friendly and efficient.
Thanks!

m
Chicago
135 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Artichoke he was phenomenal! Great brunch! Super staff.

KA
Chicago
38 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Our server was also the bartender and I hope she was a better bartender than she was a server.

m
Chicago
135 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cheese boards with a great selection of choices, was dinner tonight.

PS
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and friendly efficient staff. A great experience for the adults and kids. Definitely will go back and highly recommend.

m
Chicago
135 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the “melt in your mouth” salmon from the regular menu. Highly recommend.

m
Chicago
135 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great ending to Labor Day; dinner at Fork.

DC
Chicago
44 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came for dinner to celebrate our fifth wedding anniversary. What a great meal. We enjoyed a delicious cheese plate (five yummy cheeses). I had the salmon with succotash for my entree. It was so flavorful and perfectly cooked. I am not a big succotash fan (most have Lima beans and eggplant—neither shine in that dish. But Fork’s version had neither and was complimented with a savory corn broth. Amazing!! It complimented the salmon perfectly. My husband had the fish special. It was also delicious and perfectly cooked. We were surprised by our waiter, Adam, with a dessert for our anniversary—a flourless chocolate cake. Wow! So good. As always the service was great. Another great dinner at one of our favorite places. Thanks, Fork.

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