Fork - Philadelphia

4.4
4123 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Fork has been part of Philadelphia's exciting dining scene for over 20 years. Always evolving , Fork has stayed true to its mission, with a commitment to seasonality, carefully sourced local ingredients grown and produced by local farmers, producers and fishermen. Located in Old City, a neighborhood of art galleries, shops and independent small businesses, Fork is completely consistent with that spirit. The dining room includes gorgeous contemporary murals and a central concrete bar where you can watch the action in our open kitchen. Our spacious dining room and outdoor streetery allow for plenty of social distancing so you can relax and enjoy the warm hospitality offered by our team whether you are stopping by for one of our delicious cocktails or celebrating a birthday or anniversary.

Esquire - "100 Restaurants We Can't Afford to Lose" January 2021
James Beard Foundation Finalist - Outstanding Restaurateur, Ellen Yin, 2018 - 2019; Best Chef Mid-A

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 4123 people are saying
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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TDHR
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience at the occasion of my Birthday! Highly recommended. Really well done dishes!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

James and Kevin are terrific…helpful, knowledgeable, and fun. The food offerings are invariably outstanding. Loved the tilefish with Asian style vegetables. This is our favorite Philly restaurant!

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ArdethH
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again Fork delivered a delightful and thoughtful array of memorable tastes— beet salad, pate, chilled pea soup(other worldly and vegan for my persnickety teen!), elegant tilefish— all so brilliant! This restaurants’s longevity in the Philly food scene is as amazing as it’s offerings. Thank you Ellen Yin!

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vipKurtK
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Pleasant atmosphere, friendly service and great food!

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Parveen
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place has outstanding food and service, believe the hype.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience3

We had high hopes for this place after reading what we now know were ambitious menu descriptions and pictures of dishes that must be from another restaurant.

Our server/bartender was polite but inexperienced. We spilled water on our table and when we told him, he handed my girlfriend a stack of paper towels to clean with, then left them there for the majority of our dinner until she asked him if there was a trash can nearby and he acted like he was doing her a favor by disposing of them.

Our grilled octopus appetizer - which was described as large enough that it could have its own course - was 3, tough, one-inch pieces. The caviar on the asparagus dish was flavorless, the duck entree came out at room temperature and the fried rice came out undercooked and soaked in vinegar. We went in looking forward to the flourless chocolate cake but were so disappointed by the food and service we didn’t stay for dessert. It’s been a long time since I’ve been disappointed enough by a place to take the time to write a review this long.

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TerryH
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic fish and service

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TinaT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Service was efficient and friendly but not impressed with food or drink. Smallest pour of $15 glass of wine I've seen in a long time, and my porchetta sandwich/fries were so salty I could only eat about half.

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vipfoodiedudie
Philadelphia
282 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch with exceptionally fresh produce and breads, which makes all the difference. We had a wonderful seasonal pea soup, beets and farm salad, soft shell crab sandwich and polenta. Interesting menu that is not your average brunch fare. Yum!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food. The bartender and server were attentive and great! Cute place.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food- even better service. Janey took great care of us. Can’t wait to return.

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EricM
Phoenix
14 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A nice lunch spot for us; nice vibe. Was expecting great taste for their soft crab sandwich, but it was pretty bland, and not worth the $28.

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StephenS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an fun and positive experience. Great time with old friends.

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vipjamiemac
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal.

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Skip
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My first time with clients.
Met expectations based upon reviewers

Laid back/very casual atmosphere.
Food was very good while the menu was perhaps a bit limited. But overall yes.
Im sure they were probably not running at full speed under post pandemic operating rules so expect things will only get better!

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vipGrandyose
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a business lunch. The service was good and the food even better. It was four for lunch. Two ordered the skate sandwich and the other two order the farm salad. Everything was really delicious. The food here is consistently good and the atmosphere is always pleasing.

SN - There is a warm cheese appetizer which had some type of veg ash which made it vibrant and pleasing to the eye. The flavor of the warm goat cheese played off the sliced bread with pepitas and jam. I want to return just for this app, it is a must try!!!

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TomG
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still exceptional in every way. Fork must be on your list for Philadelphia.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Incredible food. World class.

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vipLizG
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were so thrilled to be back at Fork’s bar. It’s one of our favorite places to enjoy a cocktail and a lovely dinner. Everything was delicious.

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vipLobster
Philadelphia
141 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Yummy brunch

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience2

Fried rice was extremely salty and inedible. Short ribs were awful, full of fat and tendons and no meat. Short ribs took over 90 min (we were aware it would take 1 hour but 90 min was way too long, restaurant acknowledged it was late)

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EmilyC
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great ambiance and service. The menu was great for the summer/spring brunch. Plan to recommend to others.

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GabrielleA
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, amazing food! Can’t go wrong here, highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Server was attentive and friendly.

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LisaT
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our dinner at fork. The entrees are unique and delicious. Cocktails are fabulous too!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Was really looking forward to this place but very let down. Food was not great. I would not recommend.

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Inghram
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the service were excellent. The music was too loud.

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wendyr
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal! Everything was excellent. And sitting outside was lovely. Great service. Great drinks, a really wonderful night all around.

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RussC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was wonderful, the servers were knowledgeable and helpful, and the atmosphere is comfortable. Highy recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Great atmosphere and friendly service. Definitely coming back

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dined here for the first time during Restaurant Week for dinner and it was definitely a great experience! The food was delicious but very different. Everything was fresh and cooked to perfection! The staff was the absolute best from the hostess to the manager down to our wonderful waiter, Corey. Everyone was extremely polite and paid close attention to every detail. Looking forward to returning for dinner again.

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vipMAJfromMA
New England
14 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were visiting Philly for four nights and this was the best meal we had the whole time. Brilliant flavors. Loved every bite. The rib eye was amazing.

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vipDanielleJ
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It's a great date night spot. Went here for Center City Restaurant and enjoyed the experience. The food was very good and I would come back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

I Expected to be wowed but the food was rather plain in Comparison to other restaurant week restaurant. I was more disappointed by the fact that they took the hamburger off the menu. I was told that was the best item offered. Then they ran out of coconut dessert

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vipKathleenM
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience5

The hostess that met us to be seated was a little short with my husband so we were skeptical right off the bat. I didn’t look at the menu beforehand, which I regret because I usually do, and it was very limited. Another menu issue was that 3 of the 6 entree offerings were for 2 and we were told would all take 45-60 minutes so don’t come starving and be prepared to wait. Also, there were no specials. That cut our options in half. Whether this is a normal menu, or a ‘coming back from Covid’ menu, we didn’t ask, so we opted for the focaccia appetizer and the grilled octopus platter. I shared the bread with my husband and daughter and the octopus with my husband. My daughter chose not to eat anything else because she didn’t like the options. That being said, both dishes were amazing! Best octopus I’ve ever had. I also had two of the cocktails and they were also delicious. All in all, the experience was fine because the food was great and our servers were excellent. Just wish they had more to offer. Sorry, but we won’t be going back any time soon and I didn’t take pictures.

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NatalieL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The food was delicious and interesting, and the setting was the perfect backdrop for an outstanding meal.

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vipInvisiblekid
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first post pandemic return to Fork showed a resilient kitchen and staff, still putting out amazing flavors and delicious food. We ate outdoors, and were accommodated in every way possible. We can’t wait for things to open up further, and we will be returning soon.

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vipIgorS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ingredients, adult flavors, and excellent wines by the glass. Service is friendly and professional making Fork a great value.

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AnnW
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

We took advantage of a Restaurant Week deal to try Fork and we were delighted in every way. The menu selections were interesting, the food was great, and it was wonderful to be back out in public seeing people on the streets. We sat in the outdoor "hut" which was a bit close to the bus lane, but it was actually quite pleasant. So glad we took the plunge.

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ShannonB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time out since Covid. It was amazing. I love Restaurant Week and they did not disappoint. Our waiter was great and the food was awesome. I am pescatarian and they had plenty of options. Go enjoy!

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You can order delivery directly from Fork - Philadelphia using the Order Online button. Fork - Philadelphia also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 625-9425.

Fork - Philadelphia is rated 4.4 stars by 4123 OpenTable diners.

Fork - Philadelphia does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://forkrestaurant.com/shop/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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