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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:
Check out upcoming events at forkrestaurant.com!

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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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Overall Rating

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4.6

service

4.7

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4.5

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4.1

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Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (55)
Special Occasion (49)
Creative Cuisine (44)
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Good for Anniversaries (43)
Good for a Date (42)
Tasting Menu (33)
Romantic (29)
Handcrafted Cocktails (25)
Local Ingredients (25)
Neighborhood Gem (25)
Seasonal (25)
Good for Birthdays (23)
Notable Wine List (23)
Worth the Drive (22)
Business Meals (16)
Authentic (15)
Pre/post Theatre (15)
Hot Spot (14)
Bar Seating (13)
Cozy (12)
Fun (11)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Good for Groups (9)
Good Vegetarian Options (9)
Healthy (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
People Watching (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Casual (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
Organic (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Vegan (1)
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 2 days ago

Still one of the best restaurants in the area. Always wonderful...

Tags: Organic, Healthy, Cozy, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Everything was wonderful. The atmosphere is great and so were the drinks.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

Fork continues to be one if the best restaurants in Philadelphia for fine dining.

Tags: Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Fork continues to create and serve some of the finest meals anywhere, and especially in Philadelphia. Ellen and her team are superb in every respect, from food to wine to service, and the whole experience is terrific. Ask for a table in the back room - romantic and quiet(er) than the main restaurant.

Tags: Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

I do not get to Fork as often as I would like, but every time I do, I commit to myself that I will come back more frequently. The food, service and vibe are truly special. Ellen Yin and her team seem to constantly reinvent a very special restaurant. I cannot recommend Fork more highly.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

awesome food, amazing service. real class act all around

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Well deserved top Philly restaurant! Amazing meal!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2018

phenomenal food, excellent,w ell orchestrated service. Prices for a la carte are fair.
The prix fix is a little confusing - no real difference in price between it and a la carte yet the portions on prix fix are reportedly smaller than a la carte.
Definitely recommend this place - We will be back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Business Meals
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Great waiter, new food, good ambiance.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Excellent food and service; creative blends of tastes; small plates for the most part, so get the prix fixe. Lamb dishes were great as was the pork. Others had crab salad monk fish tile fish pastas with great praise.
It’s just pricy when combined with two drinks each.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great place for a civilized and delicious meal! Excellent service and food.

Tags: Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great attention to detail! Fork called ahead to learn more about our dinner plans. They created a personalized the menu for the special occasion and seated us in the front of the restaurant (i.e. quieter). The food was amazing and the servers attentive. Overall, made for a memorable evening perfect for a date night or special event.

Tags: Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Staff was very warm and accommodating. Really delicious petite appetizers. Everyone enjoyed there salads and entrees, each seemed to have something uniquely delicious that we weren’t expecting.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 4, 2018

As always, our experience at Fork was outstanding. The food was excellent, the space beautiful. There were a couple of minor misses on the service, but nothing that would deter us from going back.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Fabulous experience! This cozy and quaint restaurant exudes charm, nestled amongst other cute storefronts close to many of the historically significant sites of Philadelphia. We opted for the prix fix four-course dinner, and we were very glad that we did. Every course was outstanding. Standouts of the night: parsnip soup (comforting and delicious,) black bass crudo (fresh and bright,) duroc pork (STELLAR - 3 magnificently prepared options of this deeply flavored pork. This is a must-try.)

We tried a bottle of Austrian red that paired quite well with all that we had.

Service was gracious and knowledgeable but not stuffy. We loved this place and would love to come back if we ever return to Philly.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Good for a Date, Cozy
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 31, 2018

I believe Fork is one of the top restaurants in Philadelphia. I love the creativity of the menus, the use of local ingredients and the services is great and friendly.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Sampled the four course menu. Every dish was superb.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Fork always hits the mark. I’ve been coming here for dinner since they opened many years ago. Through various chefs and changes, owner Ellen Yin is simply genius in her vision and execution of what fine yet accessible dining is. Granted, it’s expensive, but everything is perfect. If you want a no-fail experience in every way - food, service, decor, music, this is one of Philadelphia’s best choices. We walked in to be greeted and seated promptly by a charming, friendly hostess. Service is never rushed, and your water is never empty. The waitress was highly knowledgeable about the excellent wine list and recommended a perfect bottle to go with our prix fixe choices. We were warned that the portions are more petite than most restaurants but found that we couldn’t quite finish our main dishes. There is a visiting pasta chef and the pasta course was a dream! Crab salad was refreshing with more of a citrus zing than the usual mayo at most places, dotted with perfectly fresh uni, served on a chilled plate. We had the monkfish and the dorado. Both were large and filling! Well-balanced cheese plate with wonderful accompaniments of spiced nuts, quince (maybe?) sauce, and housemade toasted crackers with harissa. My friend had a custard which she raved about and happily (if slowly) consumed despite already being full. I can’t wait to come back.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Seasonal, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Went for brunch and the food was just ok. I would go back and try a different menu but this don't be my go to spot for brunch

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The staff was lovely and pleasant. All of the food was absolutely delicious!!! The gnocchi was fantastically decadent!!!! The sunchokes were a perfect counterbalance to the richness of the butter in the dish. I had the apple walnut tart for dessert. The staff was kind enough to offer me a tipple of a dessert wine pairing that perfectly complimented the tart. Thank you to the Fork staff for a wonderful dining experience!

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We did the tasting menu and had a fantastic dining experience. Paired wines were a nice treat- the restaurant chose options I never would have that matched spectacularly. Every bite was fresh and delicious, and we had a nice variety of fish and meat. Would highly recommend as a place for a special night out.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Authentic, Good for a Date, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 27, 2018

(Left this same review in Google Maps): I had high expectations for a restaurant that I had heard for many years was one of the best in Philly. Honestly, I was underwhelmed by the food, drinks, and service w relation to the expensive price of everything. We had the worst table in the restaurant (a random table in a corner not near any other tables— basically a space that should be used as a host’s stand) and had trouble tracking down our server sometimes. Half of the food was excellent but the other half was meh. They were out of several food and drink items that we wanted. Didn’t sit until 8:45 for an 8:30 reservation, and didn’t get our dinner until 9:50. And the bathroom was dirty on top of it all! Disappointed and won’t be returning, unfortunately.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Amazing food and ambience loved it!! Can’t wait to go back :-)

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Unusual menu. The preparation, presentation, and food were outstanding.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 24, 2018

We went in there for my girlfriend’s birthday after making reservations in advance. I spoke with someone specifically to let them know, assuming there’d be some sort of candle or dessert to celebrate. There was nothing. The service was good, but the waiter was a bit robotic and not very personable. The food was decent, but didn’t seem worthy of the pricing and certainly did not reflect top 10 in the city as Philly Magazine rated. All in all, was just not impressed and doubt that we will be back.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 20, 2018

The staff from hostess to servers worked together to make for and enjoyable evening

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Celebrated our anniversary here. The food
was excellent and the service was outstanding. It's a bit pricey but we don't plan on eating here every night! I highly recommend Fork to anyone looking for a terrific meal with her professional wait staff.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Notable Wine List
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 19, 2018

I had visited Fork several years ago and enjoyed the experience; this was not the case last week. The food was good, though “cauliflower steak” caused confusion; the creative soup was barely warm and the Merlot turned out to be a rather unfortunate blend. Prices were really high - $28 for cauliflower and $15 for a small glass of wine( about $1 per sip!) we were a party of 3 and were provided with 5 slices of (delicious) bread. The music was AWFUL, too loud and inhospitable. We decided the atmosphere was pretentious- a lot of managers wandering around checking on tables and getting in the way of wait staff ( our waiter was very patient and helpful) Will not be back in the near future.😞

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 16, 2018

We are frequent, but from out-of-town, diners in Philadelphia. One type of restaurant we had yet to visit was one of the many new-American places. We remedied that this week with a fine meal at Fork.

My wife and I both had the $79, four-course menu. This is not a fixed tasting menu but rather you pick three courses and a dessert from the menu. Wine parings are available to accompany the three savoury dishes. My courses were omnivorous whereas my wife chose vegetarian.

I started the black bass crudo which was beautifully setoff with trout roe. My wife had the parsnip soup which was velvety and excellent.

Both of our pastas were standouts. My gnocchi with a lamb ragu were truly pillowy and collapsed in my mouth. The finely ground lamb was almost an incidental accent to a subtle, buttery sauce. Her chestnut fettuccine was like pasta that had been grown from the earth. That is only way I can describe the essence of that dish.

My monkfish was lightly smoked and served in a broccoli broth. The meat was tender and flavorful. Her Sicilian cauliflower steak was vegetarian at its best. It is a sous vide cooked thick slice of the heart of the cauliflower that is then seared hot on the flat top. This we will try at home, it is that good.

For dessert, I chose the cheese board. Three small slices of soft, hard and blue cheeses served with flat bread. Great with the white port. My wife had the lemon sorbet with dried sesame foam that was both creative and quite delicious.

The service was attentive but discreet and the wine pairings were interesting and thoughtful.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 14, 2018

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

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Had a dinner with my wife and our almost two year old child during the short trip from New York. All the dishes are amazing and the atmosphere was great. I was worried to take our little one but turned out no problem.

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·Dined on January 13, 2018

Amazing restaurant with excellent staff ! Will be back

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 12, 2018

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 on January 12, 2018

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

Tags: Special Occasion, Paleo Friendly, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2018

My husband and I dined at Fork on a recent visit to Philly and were highly pleased with all aspects of our meal. The decor is gorgeous, the atmosphere is warm and inviting. We had a comfortable table with a view of the room and the open kitchen. The team was delightful with professional and congenial service. The food was excellent! We wanted to try a variety of dishes so we ordered the house menu. We enjoyed everything though the pastas were the standouts. For the main course we shared the dry aged steak for 2 and it was tender and flavorful. I generally skip dessert but had a few bites of the scrumptious apple walnut tart and chocolate date cake . I also had the wine pairing and the selections complemented the food very well. This is a meal that we'd be very happy to repeat the next time we're in town.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 11, 2018

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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 (Philadelphia)·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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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