Fork - Philadelphia

4.5
4149 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 4149 people are saying
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service great

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
46 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We always wanted to try Fork. We are glad we did. We both had melon and tomato soup that was delicious. Only comment was that we felt that the bowl was a bit shallow for soup.

I had the Spanish mackerel that was very good. My wife had the starter grilled octopus as her main course. She thought the octopus was excellent but raved about the hazelnuts
She shared a few with me. They were very tasty.

Service was attentive and personal.

We will be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were sitting outside.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a nice spot! I came here for lunch with a friend- I got the skate sandwich and a blackberry rum drink… fantastic!

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vipFreddikins
Philadelphia
91 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Very happy to be back to one of my favorites! The welcome was warm, and the server was new and delighted to be a part of the Fork team. All good wishes!

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Jesse
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Justin, was fantastic, and the food was nothing short of delicious and the wine selection was interesting and thoughtful. Get the Frappato!

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NikkiR
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fresh and everyone thoroughly enjoyed your meals.

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vipdiningmaestro
Philadelphia
58 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch at Fork for our party of four was an extraordinary experience - great food, friendly service and stylish décor. The entrees, particularly the sausage shakshouka, were creative and well prepared. Highly recommended for a relaxing Sunday afternoon.

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vipBarbaraB
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fork has been an outstanding restaurant for decades. The bar makes creative, well balanced cocktails. The menu changes frequently and provides fresh, seasonal choices. The food is expertly prepared. Fork truly provides a fine dining experience at very good prices. I go there often and I am never disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant

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DougC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food.

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BillEnjoysLife
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food features novel and winning flavor combinations; the ingredients are fresh, local, outstanding; the preparation is impeccable. Highlights: Spanish mackerel with cherry and legume accompaniments; fluke crudo with peppers; seared scallops on fresh sweet corn; chocolate pistachio profiterole. The wine list is judiciously chosen; the markup is a bit steep, but the wines are satisfying. Service is a very strong point: the whole staff works together to make the dining experience comfortable and memorably pleasant, and they respond enthusiastically to questions and requests.

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radiowineboy
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellence on every level.

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GusnEmma
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience2

The room was warm on a 94 degree evening outside. The food was strange combinations, and I usually like new things. Flavors didn't seem to go together. $19 for charred octopus appetizer was four small pieces with some candied nuts (peanuts?) with them. Not good. They served tepid table water room temperature. Had to ask for ice several times. The desert was a runny "custard," which tasted good enough, although nothing special, but had some kind of stringy thing on it with no flavor (uncooked rhubarb?) and a dollop of something like bean curd (?) through it. Awful. Small portions--I came home and had to fix a snack and I had an app, main course, and desert. Also, they made a big deal about asking if it was a special occasion, which it was, yet no mention or any special attention was paid to this, which is okay, but why ask?

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SavonarolaBrown
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were excited to return to Fork after a year of COVID. The food more than met our expectations. Especial complements for the grilled octopus starter and the Manzone Vino Rosso wine which perfectly complimented my wife’s duck entree.

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vipDavidC
Nashville
9 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is a "must dine" experience in the Old City of Philadelphia. The food is playful and inventive; I could have lived my plate after every course served.
I had the focaccia with cartelized onion jam, the roasted beet salad, the tilefish and the olive oil cake.
Everything was perfectly seasoned and prepared to perfection. If you are looking for a change from average American food, give this forkin' place a try!

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vipEhhh
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

They were out of the wine we requested and the burgers. We didn’t know until we ordered and they came back to tell us.

No additions to the menu. Service was spotty at best. Usually a good a spot but this visit was well below par.

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SandraH
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and creative brunch. The staff was especially nice getting my daughter water and a Noah since she arrived 30 minutes early. Great food wonderful staff!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall1food2service4ambience4

Way over priced. For a family of 3 eating burgers and 1 appetizer. The menu is not American cuisine, it’s weird Entrees trying to be boujee. I would not go back and I would not recommend. For our 1 dinner in Philly it was disappointing. The waiter was trying to act like an entree of fried rice was cool in a sales pitch to our daughter. Literally a bowl of rice for twenty something dollars. No. Not cool. Keep your side of rice.

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DonnaT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always exceptional. I have never had a bad experience at Fork.

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vipLadyB
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Burgers were juicy double patty with hand cut French fries! The server told us the burnt edges on the bacon and French toast were part of the cooking process and the food wasn’t over cooked. I’m not a fan of charred bacon or French toast. Orange flavored cinnamon buns were flaky and delicious.

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MarkM
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb, creative and beautifully presented food in a relaxed but upscale
Space.
We are from Northern California wine country and aren’t easily impressed.

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vipEhhh
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best burger I’ve had in a restaurant. Outrageously good.

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vipAlejandra
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had a lovely lunch here. Food was delicious, especially the cheese appetizer, very unique and tasty. Our server was excellent gave us great recommendations on food and wine. They have a done a great job making their outdoor dining area beautiful.Great spot for lunch or dinner.

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vipBistroRomantic
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was excellent.

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vipChambered
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

One of the few restaurants that have opened for lunch since the pandemic began, this restaurant is a neighborhood gem. The menu offers a playful take on standard items like polenta or cobb salad. Plates are size appropriate for a summer lunch but substantial enough to satisfy an appetite. Service and attention are first rate. The ambiance is quite delightful - quaint dining salon with a touch of sophistication. Its location close to Philadelphia landmarks make the restaurant an even more attractive proposition for visitors and locals.

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JoeH
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent as well as the service.Our waiter was very nice and attentive. He did an excellent job.The restaurant had a pleasant atmosphere. The decor was very nice too. Great restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was wonderful with the burger being particularly and unexpectedly good. Good variety of bourbon. The staff was very attentive without being cloying.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall2food3service5ambience2

Excellent service, good wine

ok food - served octopus without souse (June 2021 menu). boring food presentation in general. limited menu

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RachelB
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best burgers and fries in the world. Really friendly and great service. Excellent coffee too. Very, very good food.

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TDHR
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
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 on June 20, 2021
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
10 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Pleasant atmosphere, friendly service and great food!

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Parveen
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
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 on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic fish and service

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TinaT
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
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
283 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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Fork - Philadelphia is rated 4.5 stars by 4149 OpenTable diners.

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