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.
Chicago, IL 60625
Contemporary American, Wine Bar, Gastro Pub
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm,
Friday - Saturday: 5:00 - 12:00am
Sunday 5:00 - 9:00
Friday - Saturday (bar open until 2am)
Saturday & Sunday Lunch: 10:00-5:00
Saturday & Sunday Brunch: 10:00am - 2:30pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Our Full menu is available
2 Lots 1 block south on Lincoln and 1 block north corner of Lincoln & Western, street parking
CTA bus (11 Lincoln, 49B Western, 49 Western, 145 Wilson), Brown Line train (Western), Cabs plentiful
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Wine Tastings, Beer Dinners, Wine Classes
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Fork Ratings and Reviews
The food was great, the service was absolutely awful. Our server never came back to check on us, it was impossible to flag him down when we wanted to order dessert or get our bill.
Our server did not tell us up front which items they were out of for the evening.
So, we ordered the cheese board appetizer. It had still not arrived when our meals arrived. Our server was indifferent; no apologies, no offers of bringing the board later. When we did decide service e also never asked me if I wanted another beer.
The food was a bit expensive for the quality. The service was awful.
I eat out a great deal and I rarely have service at that level, especially when the meal for four was $165.
After years of excellent dining, our brunch last Saturday was worse than poor. The salmon eggs benedict which I frequently order was nearly inedible. The food was only lukewarm, the salmon was so stringy that I couldn’t eat it, and I ended up feeling ill all afternoon. The food quality has gone off a cliff.
Fork had a fixed-price menu for New Year’s Eve. There were several selections for Appetizers, Entrees, and Desserts. The food was excellent. We all opted for the wine pairings that went with each course. One of us was satisfied with the wine pairings, but two of us were disappointed in the wine pairings because they were too light and too sweet, especially the wine that was selected for the soup. The first wine was a brut sparkling rose which was very nice. One of the people in our group can’t drink anything sparkling, however, and the restaurant was very good about providing a substitute. In fact, the waitress said we had free rein for choices, that we could make any substitutions we wanted. The restaurant seems very flexible.
The farmhouse burger was excellent but the appetizers were average, shrimp and grits and a cheese plate. The cheese was decent but I felt like I could have created the same thing at home. Comfortable seating and able to have good dinner conversation with family but the lights were so bright it felt a littler diner like. I was disappointed I was charged 3.50 for a glass of soda water.
Food was good, not a very diverse entree option but the charcuterie and appetizers offer an option for everyone. The main issue I found was the "specialty cocktails" were very over priced, overly sweet, syrupy, for what I can only assume were draft cocktails over regular soda machine ice.
We had a reservation however, we arrived early. They were still able to seat us right away. The service was great and the food was really good. They were in between menus or in the process of changing their drink menu. When we tried to order a specific drink we found out it was no long available. Not a big deal, but good to know. The food was good, nothing super outstanding but I will say the sausage gravy was especially good. The chicken and waffles dish was also very good but hard to cut around the bones in the chicken piece. All in all it was a good experience and we will definitely consider it again for brunch.
There is always a table available for brunch on weekends, so we land up there.
Salmon added to a salad was PERFECTLY cooked [though the portion was smaller than I'd like].
The Benedict my niece had was OUTSTANDING!
Their coffee needs some strengthening, specially the decaf, which should not mean "deflavored".
The food was absolutely wonderful and only a few bad things. The service was super slow, I waited a long time to get my order taken and then to get my drinks. They were out of the donut-holes when I got there which was really disappointing. The server also brought out the wrong dish for me (I asked for egg whites and she dropped off an omelet with whole eggs). My boyfriend got the chicken and waffles and raved about it and said it wonderful. I had a simple omelet that I could've gotten anywhere and some toast which was decent.
Excellent meal, once again! My wife and I have gluten free dining requirements and, once we mentioned it to our server, Niko, he took it upon himself to make sure we were aware of menu items we could have or not, and made recommendations to compensate. Excellent service. This, along with the fantastic food made our dining experience memorable and very special.
I've always enjoyed Fork, the shared plates make it easy to try more things and everything has always been quite tasty. The bacon wrapped dates with chorizo & blue cheese were amazing, as was the butternut squash soup. Wine flights are generally good and nice variety. Only complaint was table for 2 felt like we were sitting alongside a hallway, facing the bar, a little bit awkward.
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