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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.
Philadelphia, PA 19106
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
$31 to $50
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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 convenient to the restaurant: -The Bourse Parking Lot: 400 Ranstead (4th between Market & Chestnut) $6.50 with validation
Septa Bus Lines 42 & 17, 3rd Street
Septa Regional Rail, Market East Station
Market-Frankford El, 2nd Street
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
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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
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
(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.
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.
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.😞
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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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