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About Fork

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.

4600 N. Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60625
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Wine Bar, Gastro Pub

Hours of Operation:
Dinner:
Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm,
Friday - Saturday: 5:00 - 12:00am
Sunday 5:00 - 9:00
Friday - Saturday (bar open until 2am)
Brunch/Lunch
Saturday & Sunday Lunch: 10:00-5:00
Saturday & Sunday Brunch: 10:00am - 2:30pm

Cross Street:
Wilson

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(773) 751-1500

Website:
http://www.forkchicago.net/

Catering:
Our Full menu is available

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 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

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Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (31)
Casual (23)
Fit for Foodies (23)
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Good for a Date (20)
Cozy (19)
Comfort Food (18)
Bar Seating (17)
Special Occasion (17)
Great for Brunch (16)
Handcrafted Cocktails (15)
Pre/post Theatre (13)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Great Beer (11)
Local Ingredients (11)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Good for Groups (10)
Notable Wine List (10)
Fun (9)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Authentic (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Seasonal (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Tapas (6)
Business Meals (5)
Kid-friendly (5)
Romantic (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Healthy (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

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.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

This is a perfect place for Sunday Brunch. The Brunch menu is varied, delicious, and not terribly expensive. It's a larger restaurant, it accepts reservations, and is not too crowded. You couldn't ask for a nicer place for Sunday Brunch

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

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.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

Our waitress was great and made recommendations that we were really happy with. I loved the pork chop with farro and the little pretzels were delicious. Plates were cleaned.

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

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.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Fabulous brunch. Best chicken waffles. Eggs Benedict was originally over cooked but they quickly replaced it and was perfect. Then didn’t charge us for it because we had to wait, even though we said that was not necessary. Will definitely go back.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Awesome. Great food, cocktails and staff! Highly recommend.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Casual, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 4, 2018

The food was fantastic.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We were excited to try the city's best chicken and waffles but our chicken was under-cooked and pink so that was a bit of a disappointment. Otherwise everyone else enjoyed our food.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Went for New Year's Eve dinner and it was fantastic. The wine pairings were spot-on and every course delish.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Gluten Free Options
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

There for New Years Eve, disappointed. Price was to high for the offerings. The amuse course was good, but couldn't even feed a bird. My bass was tasteless, and the snickers bomb cookie base hard as a rock. We been going here for years, very disappointed.

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Food at Fork is always good. Brunch and charcuterie top drawer.. The squash soup was terrific, though at $11 another scoop and a roll to sop with wouldn’t be too much to ask. 😬

Tags: Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 29, 2017

We saw at the bar for drinks and Alex too great care of us. Highly recommend Fork to anyone and everyone!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Great food - would definitely come back!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Great service and good food. Asked for and got a table more removed from the main area so business could be discussed - thank you!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 17, 2017

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.

Tags: Comfort Food, Late-night Find, Tasting Menu, Cozy
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

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.

Tags: Quick Bite, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Good go to place in Lincoln square...walking distance to old town school. Great wine list and good small plate selection. Server seemed stretched..could have checked in a few more times.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Loved this place. Casual but inventive food. Awesome craft cocktails and good wine list. Our waiter was enthusiastic about the menu and knowledgable.

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Very pricey for what I got! But good

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Another great evening at this neighborhood gem. Highly recommended

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·Dined on December 10, 2017

It was our first time there & we were so happy with the service, food & ambience!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

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.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Food was great. Loved the ambiance. Went with some friends before a concert. Loved the cheese board our waiter chose for us

Tags: Great Beer, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good for Groups
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·Dined on December 7, 2017

Good food and service prior to attending Old Town Folk Music Holiday Sing-a-long.
Very accommodating server -Patrick.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 5, 2017

The bartender, server, manager and chef should all top notch at making the place awesome. Oh, and the drinks and food are great too. A neighborhood gem!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 2, 2017

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".

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Food was very good. I always try to come here when I'm in town. For the first time in years my duck sandwich was greasy, but this was a rarity.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Enjoyed my wine flight and the duck club.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Our server made the experience fir me. She was so great with suggestions and very sweet 🙂. We’ll be back.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Delicious food! Sharing small plates was lovely, dishes came out at a very nice pace.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Awesome food that's beyond standard fare, but has some basics as well. Great staff. Good drinks.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Excellent brunch menu - so many great and unique options!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Pleasant friendly staff, quick service, small choice menu of unusual dishes. Great mussels, nice choice of on tap beers, good location to music venue. Busy, recommend reservation, which we had from previous experience.

Tags: Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 9, 2017

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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 7, 2017

My neighborhood “go to place.” Accommodating staff. Great food and drink.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Something changed. Fork used to be a go-to in Lincoln Square. Food and service extremely disappointing.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Comfort Food
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