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Charcutier - Fork - Chicago, Chicago, IL

Fork - Chicago

4.5
4.5
1976 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
If you're looking for a unique dining experience in Lincoln Square, Fork is the place for you. This contemporary American restaurant offers something for everyone, with wine flights, beer flights, and cheese flights. More than 100 craft beers, 50+ wines by the bottle, 25+ cheeses & 200+ dishes are available to enjoy. The comfortable booths and modern but cozy atmosphere make Fork the perfect place to enjoy a quiet dinner. And if you're looking to mix things up, Fork also offers an extensive list of cocktails and spirits. Whether you're a beer aficionado or a wine connoisseur, Fork has something to suit your taste. So come on in and explore all that this Lincoln Square gem has to offer.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 16 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Wine Bar, Vegetarian

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Fri 12:00 pm–5:00 pm Sat, Sun 10:30 am–5:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 10:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Fri 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:30 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (773) 751-1500

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Catering

    Our Full menu is available

  • Private party facilities

    Dining room available for up to 160

  • Private party contact

    Ashley Drews: (773) 751-1500

  • Neighborhood

    Lincoln Square

  • Cross street

    Wilson

  • Parking details

    2 Lots 1 block south on Lincoln and 1 block north corner of Lincoln & Western, street parking

  • Public transit

    CTA bus (11 Lincoln, 49B Western, 49 Western, 145 Wilson), Brown Line train (Western), Cabs plentiful

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Kosher, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,976 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. PS

    PaigeS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are here for a conference and was looking for a restaurant in Lincoln Park - and we found a great one! The steak and burgers were delicious. Would definitely recommend .
  2. MP

    MarkP

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The menu has been revamped and there is a very good selection that should please everyone. The service was excellent--friendly and attentive.
  3. JL

    JimL

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Terrific pub-styled food, with terrific wine flights, as well as cheeses/meat. Staff was attentive and friendly. Overall, a very good place to grab a bite.
  4. KR

    KarenR

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    this is a great place with an excellent menu food was outstanding
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic as usual!
  6. S

    Skitalz

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    Food was delicious service could have been better. Seating was weird we sat very close to the table next to us. Over it was a fun new place to try! Italian flight was a good variety of cheeses and meats
  7. J

    Jess

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for a birthday dinner. Food was amazing! Bacon wrapped dates, poutine, and the chicken and gnocchi were perfect! Key lime pie was just an amazing finish. Highly recommend!
  8. E

    Edwards

    Indiana

    21 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    We were told to go for the charcuterie boards. We did have one for a starter and it was really great. We had the special entree for the evening which was really disappointing. The staff were really great, quite attentive and helpful. They had nice flights of wine which we didn’t try but looked good at the tables who chose them. I’d absolutely go back for a glass of wine and charcuterie but probably not for mains.

    Fork - ChicagoResponded on November 14, 2022Thank you for choosing to dine with us at Fork, Edwards. I'm sorry to hear that your experience didn't meet your expectations, specifically regarding your main course. Our commintment is to please customers and make their time with us enjoyable. I would love the opportunity to discuss this further with you and welcome you back to Fork soon. In the meantime, please feel free to reach out to me directly at any time. paco@forkchicago.net Best, Fork management.

  9. DN

    DiscerningNotPicky

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience4
    Here’s the problem. Everything was par-cooked. The menu excites you, but then nothing lives up to the description. Nothing worse than pre-cooked food. Also, I got the chicken and waffles. If chicken hadn’t been cooked hours before, it could have been good. Was excited about the real maple syrup—I literally can’t eat the fake stuff. But they clearly have me the fake stuff. When I asked about it, they tried to tell me it was real maple syrup. Like I’m a moron and can’t distinguish between real maple syrup and corn syrup. Come on. You’re better than this.
  10. BN

    BridgetN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favorite chicago restaurants!! The food was great — we started with a cheese board and got an array of entres. Everyone was very happy with the meals!
  11. 3

    312dweller

    Chicago

    75 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    75 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Nice variety on the menu. We had a cheese flight which was nice. The tuna tartar was exceptionally good. Portions were nicely sized. Our server and the bartender were really friendly and made our evening enjoyable.
  12. g

    gardenpeach

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Very nice place, great service and diverse food menu!
  13. HS

    HeatherS

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall1food4service4ambience3
    Overbooked!!!! Warning be aware and call ahead to reconfirm! I thought that when you had a reservation you had a table. Not at Fork. They told me they were overbooked so I got to wait while calling other restaurants. Staff scrambled to accommodate and finally found us a table. Host promised the owner would come by to apologize which never happened. Then they "ran out of wineglasses" and we had to wait a while for wine. I used to count on this place for solid food and service, which are still good but wow, I've never been overbooked before for a restaurant. Servers were friendly but stretched thin. Then after all that I got an email from Open table saying I was a no show. Wow. Beware!
  14. JD

    JackDregne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great menu, great staff, the 2020 Riesling was amazing. Definitely coming again!
  15. c

    carries

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We went here literally because it was the only restaurant that could seat us on a Saturday night at my 5:30 and we are so lucky Open Table hooked us up because I hadn't heard of Fork before! It was delicious! You absolutely MUST order the cilantro garlic fries. I could literally just go and eat several plates of them. (If you have the gene that makes cilantro taste like soap, ask to cool them with the garlic oil only, my cousin did and still super good) My favorite thing is their cheese flights. So unique, and so yummy. I could also spend a night here just eating cheese. Service was a little slow toward the end of our meal but it was a Saturday night, so not totally unexpected. Prices skew slightly high, but prohibitively so, and certainly reasonable for the quality of food.
  16. MJ

    MikeJ

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Went for early dinner. Maybe that explains why our server, while excellent, seemed stretched. Appetizers and main courses were great! However, the bread pudding dessert was a little charred.
  17. L

    Latifa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff was very nice and helpful. The food and drinks were amazing, and it was fun to try a flight of wines and pretend to be a wine snob with my husband.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great menu, cocktails, and service!
  19. f

    famousj

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was very good, staff was exceptional, Great place to visit!!
  20. K

    Kafka187

    Chicago

    36 reviews

    3.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience3
    My wife and I went for brunch. The food was delicious, but the service was pretty terrible. Our server disappeared for long periods and sat down at least one other table for a lengthy discussion while we waited. She also claimed that watered-down Tropicana from a bottle (which I saw) was "fresh squeezed." At a minimum, don't lie to your customers. Otherwise, the food was really good.
  21. M

    Madzrae7

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We added an extra person and they were very accommodating. Service was great and food was excellent.
  22. EP

    EricaP

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    My fav place for mussels. Creamy and decadent with a healthy side of excellent fries. My other favorite dish is their charcuterie. Wonderful selection.
  23. AA

    AmyA

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love Fork! Great food and delicious cocktails. Our waitress, Izzy was incredibly wonderful. Highly recommend this spot if you are in Lincoln Square.
  24. AN

    ANNIE

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    Sorry to have to write this but it seemed the worst experience I’ve had on my birthday. No one, not even the kids could eat the food. The fries were greasy and soggy, the gnocchi was hard, mussel sauce was thick and not tasty at all, chicken was over cooked and dry. We basically left nearly all the food on the table, mostly untouched. It’s as if their regular chef wasn’t available and a line cook made all the meals. Unfortunately it was my birthday and not a very good experience.
  25. SM

    StaceyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful post-Chicago Marathon celebration at Fork. There was great variety on the menu. Everyone left happy and well-fed. The staff was friendly and super-flexible with a last-minute addition to our party. I will definitely return to Fork.
  26. K

    Kuno

    Chicago

    157 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    157 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience3
    One of our go to restaurant when comes to weekend brunch. The food and service is always very good. A must try if ever in the area.
  27. MC

    MichaelC

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Made a late reservation here on the last day of Lincoln Square Applefest for 10 of us including 3 very young ones. Sure the staff was fried after the very busy weekend but you wouldn't have been able to tell by the great service and solid food that we received. Much appreciated!
  28. AE

    ArthurE

    Denver

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was very good and many good options to choose. Recommend a few of their cheeses for an appetizer. Service was very good with several staff making sure we had what was needed. Nice selection of alcohol from drinks to beer to wine.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Coursing out the courses was very rushed.
  30. m

    msd01

    Chicago

    256 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    256 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent brunch location. Great food and service.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    They were very short staffed for brunch. I felt bad for the staff that was there. Hoping this was a one time occurrence cuz the food was great!
  32. TB

    TerriB

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Great experience. We will return!
  33. DV

    DarleneVillwock

    Unspecified

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat outside and it was a great atmosphere. Our server was wonderful and very accommodating and didn't rush us and gave great suggestions for wine meals and desserts.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience5
    Appetizers and entrees were good but our dessert was a fruit tart that was pretty sour. Service was slow for us. What should have been a 1.5 hour dinner turned into about 2.5
  35. PA

    PAMELAB

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food was delicious, from the pulled pork to the chicken and gnocchi special.
  36. GS

    GreatSpotGeeGee

    Chicago

    31 reviews

    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Great food and menu selections! Look forward to another visit soon.
  37. SO

    SteveO

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We had a very attentive waitress and the food was delicious, but we were seated next to a large group and the noise their children made interfered with our conversation.
  38. JN

    JanetN

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food we got was amazing… some shared bites and meals. Everything we ate was over the top! I think noise level on most days is quieter. We happened to go on a night that an event was going on … fundraiser event plus Oktoberfest so there was plenty going on! We still could talk and hear each other. We plan to go back in near future… the restaurant is beautiful inside and in a great area. Would recommend checking the parking situation since there is a lot of street renovations going on in the area. Finally, staff was great. Made recommendations to us and although they were busy, they didn’t miss a beat.
  39. m

    msd01

    Chicago

    256 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    256 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Still one of the best brunches in town.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We had a holiday lunch with our son and grandson. Everyone was so pleasant. The food was good. We’ll return. Great neighborhood restaurant.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Fork - Chicago offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (773) 751-1500.

Fork - Chicago is rated 4.5 stars by 1976 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 16 times today
Google Map for Fork - Chicago

4600 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60625

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Wilson

  • Neighborhood

    Lincoln Square

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Fri 12:00 pm–5:00 pm Sat, Sun 10:30 am–5:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 10:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Fri 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:30 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Wine Bar, Vegetarian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    2 Lots 1 block south on Lincoln and 1 block north corner of Lincoln & Western, street parking

  • Public transit

    CTA bus (11 Lincoln, 49B Western, 49 Western, 145 Wilson), Brown Line train (Western), Cabs plentiful

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Kosher, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (773) 751-1500

  • Catering

    Our Full menu is available

  • Private party facilities

    Dining room available for up to 160

  • Private party contact

    Ashley Drews: (773) 751-1500

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