Fork - Philadelphia

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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Fork, a staple of Old City, has been acclaimed for contemporary American cuisine for over 20 years. Helmed by James Beard Foundation nominated restaurateur Ellen Yin and Chef Jeremy Hansen, Fork serves a refined menu that’s as approachable as it is unexpected. Offering dinner daily and brunch on weekends, Fork’s menu has always showcased the farmers and purveyors of our region.
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CB
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Rosé was amazing and the long hits were good too!

J
Philadelphia
86 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience4

We love the ambiance and the menu here. The steak and eggs, chorizo scramble, and the cheese omelette did not disappoint. The burger was asked for medium and it was very rare. Our service could have been better. Very slow to take order. Kept having to ask for coffee refills. Salt was asked about, but then never brought. Service is usually very good here and kinda what you pay for. It was also a Birthday brunch and they did nothing but acknowledge by saying Happy Birthday.

TA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was outstanding. Polite and patient with all great options offered and catered to your liking. Food was outstanding.

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was exquisite, as always, and I love the new menu

JJ
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A cozy environment that was just right for a warm conversation. Each plate we enjoyed was beautiful displayed and tasted just as lovely. It made for a perfect evening.

LC
New England
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The venison was like nothing I’ve ever experienced. Pricey but absolutely worth spoiling yourself :-P

BT
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and the service was outstanding.

f
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Dinner for four has been disappointing. Uninspiring and confusing new menu. Average dishes. Decent service. Music much too loud.

PR
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Service was friendly and great. Food was a bit disappointing. Breakfast steak was grisly. Pancake was okay, but wasn’t expecting one huge, plate-sized pancake. Mimosas were generous. Coffee was very good.

L
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Service was extremely slow. Sunday lunch. Did not take our food order for 35 minutes. Had to ask for drink refills and the check. Food was good but with so many great restaurant in Philadelphia, this will not be a repeat.

M
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow. Absolutely stunning service. Great ambiance. And the food was amazing. Sorry for not being more verbose, lol, but they simply nailed it!!! :)

S
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We savored everything, start to finish, with excellent wine pairings, including a white port for dessert. I’d repeat the experience in a moment.

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our friends birthday Sunday brunch our server put a candle in the pastry great service and food thank you fork

MM
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Fork is a great spot for Sunday brunch. Excellent menu variety and great spin on popular dishes. Definitely will go back.

OT
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service! Our waiter was a true professional and a very nice touch to our delicious meal. I’d recommend this restaurant to anyone!

MW
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely brunch experience with friends. Great service and coffee. Chicken sausage scramble was so interesting and delicious.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

The appetizers were ok. The duck entree was really overcooked and dry. The service changed mid dinner and the original waitress never even said anything. The second waitress had very little to do but was not around to do it.

P
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The goat cheese app, monkfish, and wagyu were superb! Wonderful service

SP
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a wonderful place for a joyful, celebratory meal. We love the new chef's menu. Service is always terrific!

DQ
Atlantic City
8 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still a Philadelphia staple, food and service unmatched.

k
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I would only recommend Fork to a friend if they where very knowledgeable in food.
The menu was hard for me to understand, and we have dined out enough, but theres always room for improvement.

OT
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we ordered was absolutely delicious from the duck confit to the cumin ginger carrots to the Bleu cheese ice cream. Can't wait to go back.

OT
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

The ambiance well outpaced everything else.

LR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

This was my 3rd visit to Fork. I was underwhelmed this time. Food was good but not sure it was worth the price.

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fork continues to impress with really creative and delicious food and excellent friendly service. Every dish I tried was interesting and well executed, my favorites were the tempura mushrooms, and surprisingly, the red sasso chicken -- it's a feat to make chicken interesting!! Order lots of dishes and share with your friends so you can try everything!!

A
Denver
64 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Very warm staff and wonderful place with a neighborhood vibe - we had a small issue with an entree and owner stopped by and chatted - a delightful time

A
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Have been an enthusiastic customer at Fork since they opened. I love Ellen Yin’s acumen as everyone she hires is a step up. Until now. Totally unimpressed with the new chef. Don’t think he embraces the true spirit that Fork has embodied for 20 years. I will eat elsewhere until this chef moves on and hopefully the next one goes back to the “old” Fork. My humble opinion only

JM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was incredibly engaging and extremely knowledgeable of Fork and the special Christmas Eve dinner menu. She has her Masters in archeology from Hopkins so we had some fascinating discussions re: travel and life. The Seven Fishes meal was outstanding and we added a special beef side which was to die for. Each course was delicious and beautifully matched with a vegetable and/or sauce and seasoning. We have traveled the world and eaten in some of its best restaurants and this meal is definitely in the top 10. We suggested to our server that she recommend to the new chef that he should consider a similar menu at least once a month-we would surely be there and bring friends. Kudos to Chef and staff-made our Christmas Eve meal one to remember forever-until next year when we will definitely return, if not sooner for similar fare!

GR
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

My husband and I visited Fork for Sunday morning brunch based on recommendations from acquaintances. The ambiance was top notch and the staff were friendly, helpful, and attentive. I felt the food was a bit overpriced ($17 for a small smoked salmon salad of bagged greens, ribbons of carrots and cucumber, one egg, with a dill dressing was excessive) but at least it was good food. I would go back and try lunch or dinner, but probably won't do brunch there again.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family gathering - we loved it all

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was truly outstanding and our food was delicious! I would highly recommend Fork!

LG
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding and the staff was attentive and courteous.

w
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always outstanding. We were a bit concerned that with a new chef, we might not be as happy with Fork. Every bite of our dinner was a delight. Our server was terrific, advising us of ingredients of each dish.

SB
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service. Warm and friendly. I can't believe it took us so long to come here.

M
Philadelphia
44 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our traditional Christmas Eve dinner at Fork with Seven Fishes menu. Great food and great atmosphere. And Ellen is a fantastic host

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Horrible food. Barely edible

M
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience4

Made us wait 10-15 minutes to be seated with a reservation, without even being busy! The food/coffee was good but the "Brunch for table" was barely enough for two people. Left kind of hungry. Not worth the value!

DB
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service excellent. Food good but a very limited menu. Much much too noisy. The conversations were enough noise did not need the music in the background.

C
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Service by wait staff was knowledgeable, friendly and timely. All offerings were chi-chi eclectic. Every single one. Top to menu bottom. A willingness to offer a few “traditional” fine dinging options as well as the nouveau would make me willing to return. If not, my Philly restaurant dollars will be invested at other top-rated establishments where I have the freedom to exercise my taste bud’s selections, not the chef’s.

P
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything here was imaginative, perfectly executed, and delicious, except my champagne cocktail. Everyone should be allowed one fault, though.

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