Fork - Philadelphia

4.6
4190 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-Atlantic, Eli Kulp 2016

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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 4190 people are saying
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BarbaraS
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was fantastic and service was great. Outstanding.

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Grandmaman
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our group loved the lively Saturday night ambience. Service was first rate with our waiter answering all questions about the preparation of certain dishes. And the food was outstanding! Loved the monkfish and the burger.

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AmberB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful space and the kindest staff. We had nowhere to go for Thanksgiving and they made us feel so welcome. The food was great and experience was a pure joy.

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vipyale
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an awesome thanksgiving dinner! Great food and value!

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vipFrankM
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is amazing after all these years. Service is top notch. Thanks for a great Thanksgiving!

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vipBillR456
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Couldn't have asked more of a restaurant dinner for Thanksgiving

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vipMaria
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a very enjoyable Thanksgiving dinner, enjoyed tremendously by my friend and me.

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Guest
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Creative and delicious dishes, excellent and solicitous service and comfy yet splashy decor.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dined here for Thanksgiving. The prixe fix was delightful and inventive as usual. There were four courses total and everything was well executed. The turkey prepared three ways was delicious particularly the braised thighs. Their rolls and smoked butter were also crave worthy. Staff could not have been more attentive and helpful. I’m so glad that we chose to celebrate a smaller thanksgiving here!

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OpenTable Diner
West Palm Beach
4 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good high quality food, highly recommended!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience3

Super dark, super loud, super expensive. Struggling to figure out for whom this combo would work.

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monica
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fork is one of my all time favorite Philadelphia restaurants. We had 2 pups with us and so sat outside. It was very comfortable warm and cozy in our own little section. Our server was very kind and attentive. And food as always was absolutely wonderful!

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viplove2dine
Philadelphia
52 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter and I had a wonderful lunch together. Food was delicious and the service was great. Thanks

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SylvieB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outside which was nice but less romantic than the lovely indoors. The food is outstanding & the service is friendly & thoughtful. Glad we came for my spouse’s birthday!

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Jane
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

I usually love Fork but this experience was disappointing. I ordered sparkling wine and received a glass of what I guess was flat, opened-for-days sparkling wine. I also asked for the eggs benedict but with my eggs poached hard (a request I've made many times before at many other restaurants). Our waitress lectured me on how she couldn't do that, which I found less than ideal. I ended up just saying whatever since I did not want to argue with her.

Overall everyone at our table found the food somewhat lacking -- french toast too sweet, my eggs too runny, the chickory much too bitter (and spritzed with straight lemon juice, too??). Like I said, I've been to Fork several times before and always had a five star meal. I'm not sure I'll be back after this latest experience.

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vipboldfoodlover
Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An absolute treat, we loved the fresh brioche bread, the salads, the polenta, and the coconut lime custard, and we can't wait to come back and try everything else! Thanks for all the wonderful vegetarian options.

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Ssawej
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Ambiance was great and we love the open kitchen. First course of grilled octopus and squash soup were both tasty. Octopus wasn't over done and the soup was very nice. The added chopped cilantro, however, was a turnoff, and seemed out of place.

Mains of charred skin striped bass, and monkfish with sauce àmericaine, buttered leeks and seasonal vegetables. This is where things went off. The bass was served skin side up, but the skin wasn't close to properly seared for that presentation, making the skin inedible. The mole sauce, however, gave a lot of great flavor.

The monkfish was tender, but both the leeks and other vegetables were lukewarm at best. More glaring, the sauce (in the form of a foam, not a true sauce) was made with lobster. I asked about the sauce when I first ordered, so I knew it had shellfish, but others who have severe reactions to shellfish could have issues.

Dessert was a chocolate mouse with pomegranate and granola crumble that was outstanding. A great way to end the otherwise uneven meal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

the restaurant shouldn’t have had poorly heated outdoor tables on a cold and windy night. better to turn away customers than to provide a poor experience. went with great expectations - disappointing. food was excellent but the cold did the food no credit - the lobster foam on the monkfish was cold by the time we could eat it. i am sure the experience inside would’ve been a whole different ball game - so read this more as a review of the outside seating which is a second class experience jn what looks like a first class restaurant.

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vipHartford4Lunch
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great experience overall. Cool space/vibe. A special hand cut bone in ribeye priced at $160 is a bit steep, even in this time of supply chain scarcity. Thankful to my server for pointing out the price beforehand! Would definitely return.

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vipJoedrrt
Philadelphia
45 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The server didn't provide a spoon and sugar/sweetener for our coffees, which he got wrong to begin with. I ordered an espresso but received a cappuchino. (spelling?)

I then had to stand up and waive my card so that we could leave. There were at least 12 people working there at the time. We were the only customers at the time.

Maybe we picked the wrong time to make a reservation. 3:30 Brunch.

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vipHungryTravelers
Philadelphia
98 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A treat to be back at Fork for a lovely lunch - indoors after so many months. We both had the kuri squash soup (delicious) and the Spanish mackerel crudo hakuri turnips, orange, seeds and spicy aioli (also delicious). Excellent service, pleasant ambience.

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BentleyS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Food was way overpriced. 45oz steak at $4oz. With some finger potatoes!!!

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vipMensch
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Staff/Management was exceptional.

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ChaseG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants we have been to! Highly recommend!!!

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SusanM
Orlando
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience at Fork was wonderful. The food was fantastic- definitely would return.

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Anon
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food was just ok for the price. Menu very limited and not flexible, i.e., a single person can’t get a steak. There are only enormous steaks for 2 people to share. Burgers are two skinny patties, not one thick one that you might have a hope of ordering rare. The duck was fatty and soggy, almost inedible, but the duck sausage was good. Brioche with smoked butter was delicious, but $8 for one small brioche with no offer of house bread for the table despite the affiliation with High Street and their delicious bread seemed ungenerous. Outdoor seating was ok, but raucous music from the outdoor speaker was unpleasant. Fork needs to decide what it’s identity is - if it’s fine dining, the menu needs to be friendlier abd the ambience more elegant to justify the price.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding, as always. Loving the new menu. We’ll see you soon!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The portions are a bit meager. The bowl of soup is $12 but it should be called a cup and served in one because the portion was so small.
Same with the polenta dish. Luckily I wasn’t very hungry it was about a half cup of cooked polenta with a s poached egg on top..

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vipNestor
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very lively place. Our waiter was amazing! We would highly recommend the seared octopus. Also, the monkfish was very good although we felt the portion was on the small side. The duck breast and sausage dish was excellently prepared.

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Kris
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Four entrees ( monkfish, duck breast, sausage, burger) were too salty to enjoy . Outside sitting was too cold. We didn't get any acknowledgement about our celebration from the staff.

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viprubyred
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, cocktails, service, and ambiance. The outdoor dining area was charming.

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GeorgiaA
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside and sipped sparkling wine and enjoyed a constant parade of young people dressed in their Fall fashion, while nice music softened traffic noise. The food arrived and was beautiful to look at and just as delicious. It was a pleasant late lunch on one of our last sunny weekends.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything we ate was wonderful. The service was great even given the fact that we were eating outside. Everything was subtly unexpected. In particular my duck dish was spectacular.

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JerseyGirls
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Had a nice lunch following the Van Gogh Immersion. Nice bottle of cab franc-Malbec. The squash soup was very tasty but the portion was on the smaller side. The burger and fish sandwiches were filling and the polenta dish was good, however the turnip and cabbage dish was more of a started than an entree. The olive oil cake and coconut custard were very good desserts.

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Eddie
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for brunch. Food was fantastic

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vipDanny
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual Fork was phenomenal. From the wine to the food it exceeded expectations.

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TejasD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Too much hype, not enough oomph. Cocktails selection and cocktails itself were terrible for brunch

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MikeY
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious food and great service in a very stylish environment

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Whhh
New England
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is rare for even the better restaurants to operate without mis-steps, but Fork is unusual in that regard. Service was delightful, and the courses were well-spaced, the dishes well-thought, prepared and plated. Often one course outshines the others (e.g. apps versus entree, or dessert), but all courses were equally good here. A fun and delightful time, we enjoyed it. While we did buy one of their better bottles, if I had any suggestion it would be for a better wine list.

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Fork - Philadelphia is rated 4.6 stars by 4190 OpenTable diners.

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