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About Fork Restaurant - Philadelphia

Fork, acclaimed for its contemporary American cuisine for 20 years, features Chef John Patterson's locally sourced and seasonally inspired menu. Part of Fork's allure is its hip, stylish, sophisticated interior, where the dining experience is anything but stuffy and uncomfortable. Fork's hand-painted chandelier shades catch your eye as you look above the cast-concrete bar. Modern contemporary murals painted by Anthony DeMelas accentuate the height of the ceilings. Fork earned Four Bells from Philadelphia Inquirer Critic Craig LaBan.

306 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:30pm - 10pm, Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm; Sunday Brunch: 11am- 2:30pm

Cross Street:
3rd

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(215) 625-9425

Website:
http://www.forkrestaurant.com/

Catering:
Whether you are planning a business meeting for 6, a simple dinner party for 12, or cocktail reception for 50, Fork can handle all the details necessary to make your next special occasion a huge success! Our catering staff strives to tailor our services to your needs and is dedicated to bringing to your event the same quality & sophistication that our restaurant is known.

Parking Details:
Parking convenient to the restaurant: -The Bourse Parking Lot: 400 Ranstead (4th between Market & Chestnut) $6.50 with validation

Public Transit:
Septa Bus Lines 42 & 17, 3rd Street
Septa Regional Rail, Market East Station
Market-Frankford El, 2nd Street

Executive Chef:
John Patterson

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
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Details
Sun 8:30PM - 9:00PM

Mon - Wed 5:30PM - 5:45PM 8:30PM - 10:00PM

Thu 5:30PM - 6:15PM 8:30PM - 9:45PM

Fri 9:30PM - 10:00PM

Sat 9:30PM - 10:30PM

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Private Dining

Fork Restaurant's Tapestry Room offers a private dining experience ideal for your next corporate meeting, rehearsal dinner, shower, anniversary, birthday or any special occasion. AV, internet, floral services available.

Fork Restaurant - Philadelphia Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (61)
Special Occasion (55)
Good for a Date (50)
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Good for Anniversaries (49)
Creative Cuisine (48)
Tasting Menu (36)
Romantic (34)
Notable Wine List (29)
Good for Birthdays (27)
Neighborhood Gem (27)
Local Ingredients (26)
Handcrafted Cocktails (26)
Worth the Drive (25)
Seasonal (24)
Business Meals (20)
Hot Spot (18)
Bar Seating (17)
Pre/post Theatre (15)
Authentic (14)
Cozy (12)
Fun (11)
Good for Groups (11)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
People Watching (7)
Healthy (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Casual (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Late-night Find (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Great Beer (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Organic (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Scenic View (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Baltimore)·Dined 4 days ago

The food was outstanding but what really stood out was the service.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

I have been to Fork semi-regularly over the past 5-10 years, usually for early Sunday dinner. This was my first experience of late Friday night (10PM) dinner, and the food and service were as exceptional as usual. My only problem was with the noise level, especially the "background" music, which seemed to have been cranked up to a level that made ordinary conversation difficult, if not impossible. Perhaps this was a conscious "weekend late-night" choice to attract a "younger" crowd (I am 75), but it did not really help the dining experience in what is a relatively small space to begin with. On the other hand, maybe I'm just getting old and cranky.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Seasonal, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

Food and wine outstanding but service a bit stuffy and pretentious.

Tags: Special Occasion, Paleo Friendly, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

We went to Fork to celebrate Birthdays and they really made it special. Ask for a table by the open kitchen. It’s fascinating to watch a restaurant kitchen operate as a well oiled machine.
Service and food was outstanding!
They describe each course as it is served and we needed that. The unique pairing of flavors and ingredients make each course a surprise for the palate.
Fork is a must do for locals and visitors!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on January 8, 2018

I brought my mother for her birthday dinner. The restaurant was beautiful, warm and inviting. The service was friendly but formal and professional. And the food was fantastic!
(The picture below is of the Dry Aged Steak for Two which we shared - so delicious)
The whole night was a wonderful experience.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Way beyond our expectations. Everyone was extremely attentive to our needs and were very knowledgeable about everything in the menu. The food was incredible to say the least. We shared several plates and were surprised by little "gifts" from the chef in between courses. A smidge pricey, but worth every penny!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Awesome and consistently good

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We are long time customers of Fork and have enjoyed it as an above average restaurant. We had a 6 PM NYE reservation nd were seated timely and very nicely. For the first time ever the food was sub par except for the two pasta dishes which were excellent. The opening amuse bouche was bland and had no texture, the crab salad and dessert were average and the NY strip was not special either. Very surprised at the food preparation quality and so early in the evening.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Its a must go restaurant with very friendly staff and very tasteful cuisine
The soup of the day not to be missed

Tags: Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

while the staff is quite friendly and accommodating, the cuisine leaves much to be desired. At a resteraunts such as this the expectations of a small portion size is one thing but the food itself must be a rewarding experience. The main dishes left alot to be desired however the appetizers, desert, and pasta (especially the fettuccini) were delightful. For the money spent there are much better options.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Fork is consistently great and the service is excellent.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Excellent food and service.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Everything was superb!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Great food, interesting menu, wonderful service- tough to beat

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 28, 2017

So we had eaten at the sister restaurant and knew Fork would be delicious. It was better then expected. We had the 4 course tasting menu and shared bites with each course. Every dish had an unexpected ingredient that added a next level. Raw oysters with sea grapes. Sweet breads with grapefruit. And those were just appetizers. On top of the fresh ingredients and wonderful flavors, my daughter was celebrating her birthday. The entire staff made the night wonderfully special with little treats and amazing attention. She was over the moon with the food and then all the special treatment just made for a memorable birthday. We come back to Philly every year and are already looking forward to another meal at Fork

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 28, 2017

We were in the city for an after Christmas family get away and Fork came highly recommended.
We were not disappointed! Atmosphere was delightful, service was attentive, food was amazing and the wine and cocktail selection were impressive. My only complaint would be that our first wine selection ( a sparkling) was opened and poured while we were finishing our cocktails, and they were too yummy to rush!

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Loved our dinner at fork for my husband‘s birthday. The restaurant made it super special and the food was outstanding. Amazing duckk, lamb, and the bread was out of this world. Highly recommended.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 27, 2017

From the moment we arrived, we received impeccable service, and this was matched by the food which was exquisite. I cannot recommend Fork more highly, and look to visiting again when I'm back in Philadelphia.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Christmas Eve seven fishes was a great experience. The grilled whole pompano was the highlight of the meal. Our waiter was extremely knowledgeable about the wine selection. The cocktail we ordered at the start of the meal was a work of art. Overall a great experience and enjoyable evening.

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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Great food. Great atmosphere. Great service. The parsnip soup was a terrific surprise. The soup paired perfectly but differently with the brussel sprouts and apples. The potato gnocchi with lamb ragu was absolutely amazing. The gnocchi were pillowy and the ragu was savory and salty but not overwhelming. The chestnut Fettuccini was more subtle but definitely worth remembering. The duck and pork entrees were both delicious. I could go into greater detail but it’s 11:03 PM and I’m also not a food writer. In summation, my wife and I loved it. It didn’t disappoint. In fact, it exceeded our expectations.

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 (London)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Ellen Yin deserves a special mention as an restaurant owner that truly cares about her customers and their experience at Fork. I was at Fork for a business dinner in May 2017 and had some issues with the service and wine. Rather than write a poor review, I emailed the restaurant and got a personal response from Ellen. For my birthday dinner, with both of my kids in from out-of-town, we decided to go back to Fork because my other meals there have been great. I contacted Ellen again to let her know we were going to be at the restaurant. What an amazing experience! We all did the House Menu, which was nice given my wife and daughter have some dietary restrictions. The chef was very accommodating and everyone thoroughly enjoyed their meals. Four of us had a wine flight, with each selection nicely paired with our food. The service was exceptional as well. The gnocchi, bucatini, sweetbreads (special) and steak (worth the $24 up charge) were the highlights of the meal. At $78pp, the House Menu has to be one of the best fine dining values in the city and Ellen has to be one of the best owners.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 23, 2017

May have been the best meal of my life. Front of house service was exceptional and everything that came from the kitchen was phenominal. Our server and support staff were knowledgeable and had the utmost attention to detail while remaining friendly and approachable. Would be hard pressed to find a better dining experience in Philadelphia..

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Cozy
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Great
Great greatness to come back with the best possible outcome for

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Delicious food served well. The pastas and duck were outstanding. Only complaint is that I wanted more, would have liked larger portions. But everything was very tasty with great service.

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 21, 2017

While the food is excellent, the portions are very minimal for a pretty high price. They want to sell their "prix fixe", even if it not your cup of tea. The price of wine is outrageous, especially in view of the quantities served. That is ridiculous!

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 19, 2017

My favorite restaurant for any occasion. Over the years the menu has changed and been updated as the tastes and clientele have become more sophisticated in their palates. This last dinner was the most sophisticated of meals there to rival any at the former Le Bec Fin. I started with the black walnut garden salad and then the tilefish in a shellfish butter sauce with bok choy and celery root. It was light and so very tasty. My colleague and I finished off the night by sharing a lemon sesame dessert. Service was its usual perfection. The long term owner Ellen Yin wouldn't have it any other way.

Tags: Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Good for Groups
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Philadelphia's top restaurant! I'd rather go out to eat infrequently and be able to eat here when I do, this place is exquisite.

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·Dined on December 16, 2017

All great. Food and service was exceptional. So accommodating for gluten free too.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Great food, informed staff who run a professional fine dining experience.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal
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·Dined on December 15, 2017

Great service and food. Delicious but very different. Cocktails were great. Ambience very nice as well. Kind of pricey. I’d go back but only for a very special occasion like a birthday, Valentines Day or wedding anniversary.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 13, 2017

What a wonderful experience at Fork in Philly! The service was friendly and impeccable, the atmosphere warm and inviting, and the food unique and delicious. All the dishes are very flavorful and and perfectly balanced, especially the pastas and my unexpected favorite dish, lamb crudo.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 12, 2017

The food was tasty and incredible and the service was warm and pleasant. The table beside us was a little rowdy, but overall, it was a wonderful experience and would definitely come back again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 11, 2017

A great value for savory, unique tastes. The tasting menu allows people to experiment with flavors that they would typically not pair. The experience was wonderful, intimate and allowed old colleagues to enjoy an evening at our pace. Recommend as a top pick in Philly.

Tags: Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Wonderful restaurant. Awesome vibe and service.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Fork never fails to impress. We did the chefs menu this time and were blown away - especially the appetizers and pasta courses were phenomenal.

Tags: Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Very nice experience and a good restaurant. Only negative comment is that it is overpriced. Be prepared to pay 25-30% over what a comparable restaurant experience would charge.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Both dishes were very salty. In addition, we were asked to take a seat at the bar because the hostess told us our table was not ready, however, restaurant was not full (plenty of tables) and we were on time for our reservation. When they finally seated us, the same tables were set and available as when we arrived at the restaurant. Fork is now off the list!

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Brunch was excellent

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 3, 2017

From the minute we walked in the door, we were treated as if everyone already knew us. The genuine friendliness and attention was striking. Each person who came to our table could not have been more professional while at the same at ease, helpful and pleasant. They made you feel that they were really happy you were there. We would definitely return to this casually elegant restaurant!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Fork is one of my favorite restaurants in Philly, and it never seems to disappoint. The brunch sausage was excellent, and the duck confit was a nice way to start a Sunday.

Tags: Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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