Fork - Philadelphia

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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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LM
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Overall, our experience was very good. We did not plan to have this meal but suddenly decided to go when we saw there was a reservation open and we were leaving a get together (without food). Without any expectations (other than that it’s been considered one of Philadelphia’s top restaurants for over 20 years), we enjoyed all of the dishes we ordered and the service.

WW
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience4

The staff was great but the food was disappointing. I ordered their steak, which was only 6 ounces, and a large part of it was hard fat. The steak came with potatoes and carrots. The carrots were inedible.

LB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always really enjoy going to this restaurant! Excellent service

BG
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

If one orders wisely, and likes to share tastes of their plates, one can get out of FORK without breaking the bank. The three of us ordered the fois gras (very rich, but small portion) and beef tartare (very filling) appetizers to share - just the perfect amount before getting into the entrees. Salmon, wagyu beef and the prawns (especially the heads - served separately) were delicious. Service was very good, but found our conversation interrupted too often with all the "Checking in to make sure you're enjoying everything" by more than just our waiter. Small complaint for a lovely evening.

L
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The service was unreasonably small for such a small space. The price point was high given a meal that was average in taste, but nicely presented.

DZ
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service. Incredibly tender and flavorful venison. Great to see a long-time high performer still pushing for excellence

JG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A new chef, a few alterations to the design, and Fork is continuing its remarkable run as one of the city's best restaurants. Jeremy Hansen is a worthy successor to Terence Fleury, Eli Kulp, and John Patterson, with his own perspective on ingredients and preparation. We loved the mussels with two kinds of sausage, the gravlax with mustardy cream cheese and rye bread, and we shared the enormous plate of venison served for the table. Next time, we want to try the halibut and the duck. Our server, Maggie, was outstanding, too, and the wine list is quirky and delightful. We can't wait to go back.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Both the hostess an server provided an excellent experience.

LD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second visit to the restaurant. I enjoyed my meal both times good was fresh and flavorful. When we return to visit Philadelphia again will absolutely come back to fork. Thank you for a wonderful meal.

JP
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The wine list and drink menu were limited and the service was not good. The food overall was good though.

OT
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding— fluke, salmon and wagyu steak. Same for hors d’oeuvres and dessert (especially peanut butter crisp!). We sat next to open kitchen— clean, multiple servers worked with utmost precision/efficiency. Smooth operation. No significant noise, no heavy odors.

And this was topped by an outstanding server— Maggie.

We had held off coming back for more than 1.5 years because our last experience was so disappointing. We decided to try again after close friends said they had a wonderful meal recently. We returned and are so glad we did. It was a 5 star dinner and evening! Definitely will return... soon

PB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We wee impressed with the food and service. The venison was outstnding!

MS
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service! Wonderfully attentive and timed. Special toast and dessert for birthday gal. Delicious and enjoyable from start to finish!

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food, very great customer service,it’s a plus that they validate the parking...

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant I’ve eaten at in Philadelphia

j
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent in every way-especially happy with the timing of courses, which is often difficult in multicourse meals.

FS
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ellen and her team operate what is the best and most consistent restaurant in the city. The menu for Valentine’s Day was terrific, the wine options were great and the atmosphere just right. Even the soundtrack for the evening was well matched to the day and place. We love going here and highly value everything she does to keep the restaurant in fabulous form.

TC
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Back to form! Bravo! Every Valentine bite was delicious.

A
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved this for Valentines Day. One of us has a steak that was a little undercooked, and they quickly fixed it for us AND brought us each a glass of sparkling wine as an apology, which was totally not necessary but a lovely gesture. The food was delicious; the sturgeon and caviar especially was wonderful. Highly recommend.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience4

Alll dishes very salty, dry and tasteless

M
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food & service. Love Vernon our host! Food was good. We sat near the open line and it was quite comfortable and interesting watching the turn out. My salad was good and the duck had an interesting smoky flavor. My friend had the Wagu beef and took home the leftovers for steak and eggs the next morning. My Husband had the shrimp and my other friend had the fluke which were also tasty. Our waiter helped us with selecting the wine which was better than the glass I had at the bar.
We finished with 2 desserts of the flourless chocolate and peanut butter crunch. Both were good.
I haven't been to Fork in years but always like it. It's just a bit pricey to make it a habit.

JH
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Server Tara was so warm and welcoming. Recommended her favorites , which were amazing. The staff was very attentive but not overbearing.

FA
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great service - brunch recommendations are the steak and eggs and delicious wagyu burger. Awesome!

W
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fork is great. Food was outstanding. Service was great. It was our anniversary and we were made to feel very special by the staff at Fork. I will definitely dine there again the next time I'm in Philadelphia.

OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful ambience and incredible food! Beautiful presentation to boot. The interior is gorgeous and creative. We’ve been many times and they never disappoint.

s
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Way too much salt in soup made it barely edible. Salt and unnecessarily spicy mussels and sausage was barely edible. Another order of fish was way too salty for another diner. My my, menu items need work.

K
Atlantic City
9 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Do NOT eat here if you have Celiac disease or allergies. They did not take celiac disease seriously, and they are not knowledgable at all about serving people with Celiac disease. They contaminated all of my food and did not seen to care that this was the case. Their staff needs to be better trained regarding Celiac disease. I could have complained more, but as we went here for a birthday celebration, I did not feel like causing more of a scene.

SL
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience5

Our waitress was so rude. Ambiance and food were good though.

OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time enjoying our get together & the best seasonal flavors!

JG
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

tldr; Go to Fork ASAP. Super worth it.

My girlfriend and I received a gift certificate to Fork and, both honestly and unfortunately, hadn't heard of the restaurant beforehand. We decided to go one evening before heading to a friends house and wow. We almost decided to forego hanging out with friends just so we could take more time to revel in our experience. My partner ordered the wagyu tartare, her first time having the dish, and she surprised by how much she enjoyed it (particularly with the house-made crackers that come with). I am a vegetarian, though, and it used to be difficult to find good food when I went out to eat. At Fork, however, the waitress immediately knew how to help. She flipped her pad to a list of vegetarian options. These weren't just some BS chain-restaurant options like pasta alfredo without meat. The choices were almost all of the original dishes but with some key changes. I decided to go for the Fluke dish but instead of Fluke I was provided fried oyster mushrooms. Oh. My. God. It may sound silly but seriously, I've never had oyster mushrooms done so well before. It was incredible. When my girlfriend tried it her jaw dropped and I literally laughed out loud. I had NEVER gotten a more expensive / 'better' dish than someone else before at a restaurant because of the limited options. Fork changed that and I am so, so pleased.

For the drinks, be a little cautious. The house wine was more expensive than another wine on the menu which was really surprising. I tried the smoky old fashioned and, well, it was smokey. Maybe tooooo smokey, but still good. The prices are comparable to every other place in Philly though, so they're not at all price gouging just because the restaurant is high scale.

CB
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Rosé was amazing and the long hits were good too!

J
Philadelphia
89 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
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 on January 19, 2020
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 on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

JJ
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
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 on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

BT
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and the service was outstanding.

f
Philadelphia
28 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
18 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.

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