Fork - Philadelphia
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
- 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
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Food and service great
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.
We were sitting outside.
Such a nice spot! I came here for lunch with a friend- I got the skate sandwich and a blackberry rum drink… fantastic!
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!
Our server, Justin, was fantastic, and the food was nothing short of delicious and the wine selection was interesting and thoughtful. Get the Frappato!
The food was fresh and everyone thoroughly enjoyed your meals.
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.
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.
Great service and food.
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.
Excellence on every level.
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?
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
The food is always exceptional. I have never had a bad experience at Fork.
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.
Superb, creative and beautifully presented food in a relaxed but upscale
We are from Northern California wine country and aren’t easily impressed.
Best burger I’ve had in a restaurant. Outrageously good.
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.
Food was excellent.
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.
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.
The food was wonderful with the burger being particularly and unexpectedly good. Good variety of bourbon. The staff was very attentive without being cloying.
Excellent service, good wine
ok food - served octopus without souse (June 2021 menu). boring food presentation in general. limited menu
Best burgers and fries in the world. Really friendly and great service. Excellent coffee too. Very, very good food.
Great experience at the occasion of my Birthday! Highly recommended. Really well done dishes!
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!
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!
Pleasant atmosphere, friendly service and great food!
This place has outstanding food and service, believe the hype.
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.
Fantastic fish and service
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.
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!
Amazing food. The bartender and server were attentive and great! Cute place.
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 4.5 stars by 4149 OpenTable diners.
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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.