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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
Special Events & Promotions:
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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
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.
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!
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!
We enjoyed an early brunch, they technically weren’t open yet but we asked if we could wait at our table. We don’t mind the final detailing service needs to do prior opening and they graciously obliged. The best parsnip soup I have ever had was nicely presented with tart apple, Brussels sprouts and a crisp shave of celery. Our mains were bitter green salads, satisfying yet I should have ordered more, I was still hungry!
I will go back. Service was excellent.
Regrettably this was the worst dinner experience we had in Philadelphia this weekend. It started on a positive note with a wonderful pasta dish that was perfect. After that the food went downhill quickly. First, my wife ordered the duck breast that came cold and the presentation was about as disjointed as I have ever seen. We sent it back! My dish was a tile fish which was nicely presented but swimming in a pool of fish sauce and again cold. We sent it back!
Upon returning my wife's duck was warmer but the presentation was even more disjointed. In addition the portion size is something that the Fork should be ashamed of charging almost $40 for. In addition the one bit my wife took indicated it was overcooked.
My fish was a bit warmer but then the waiter pored the fish sauce in front of me which did not enhance the dish. The fish was clearly overcooked and with the overpowering sauce masked the delicate flavor of the fish. We sent this back as well!
The manager was apologetic and offered us the opportunity to order from the rest of the menu but by then we had had enough. He did not charge us for anything which was appropriate considering the horrible food presented.
There are plenty of good restaurants in the Central Philadelphia Historical District. My wife and I enjoyed a Prix Fixe selection including an appetizer, pasta, main and dessert . The portions were appropriate. Selecting wine for two with multiple courses is difficult. We opted to split a glass of white for the appetizer and selected a nice Priorat Grenache for the mains. Yum.
Service was excellent. This is worth the price of admission.
We had a nice brunch at Fork. The food was delicious and well prepared. The pasterie basket was delicious, and the steak & eggs was excellent. The experience bordered on fine dining- perfect portions that weren’t overwhelming, were executed perfectly, and were prepared with great style. We would definitely go back. Our next visit will be for dinner.
The atmosphere was great, not loud, very friendly service. We did their high-end anniversary dinner for $100 plus the paired wine at about $50 (per person prices). The menu for this option was a little bit of all of their selections. The food was grandly unique and delicious, and we left very happy. We would pay the price again when we come back to Philly.
I went for 20 tastes of Fork anniversary special. I felt like it was pretty misleading considering our "tastes" were often just a bite, a slice of cheese, a cup of tea, a piece of bread. They could have just advertised this as a 10 course tasting menu. But for the $100 price tag, I expected more protein than a piece of duck breast. Also a bit strange to be served a champagne cocktail in a wine glass.
4 of us went for a girlfriend's birthday. Menu was confusing and didn't match online offerings. VERY NOISY!! Service was spotty... waiter forgot my drink and asked why I didn't order one, which I clearly had. Dropped a coaster from the bottom of a glass on my friend's dinner. Yuck!! Did not acknowledge. Service was slow, it took more than 2 hours and our bill was over $400. Disappointing considering the quality of the food and the service provided. Our expectations were higher. Would NOT return.
Parsnip soup was delicious. Duroc pork not so much....pork belly, while trendy, is nothing but FAT..ugh! Accompanying veggies were great. Friend had problem with desert...burnt granola. Overall, Fork isn’t as wonderful as it used to be, and is quite pricey for what one gets. Service was impeccable.
Perennial favorite Fork did not disappoint on this visit. I was there on a Sunday evening in October, with an elderly parent who is not accustomed to fine dining, and we had a great time. Food is always good as well as creative, and the variety of offerings ensures that there is something for everyone. Ed, our server, was helpful and attentive. Definitely worth the trip.
I would no longer recommend Fork. We've been coming here for much of the time the restaurant has been open, but last Friday's dinner, and two other dinners over the past couple of months, have led us to realize that this is no longer a restaurant that welcomes people who want to have a conversation. While the food is still very good, and the service professional and pleasant--and the house made cocktails quite good, if now becoming a bit overpriced---the so-called curated music is no longer in the background. It is insistant and unpleasant. We like going to clubs and dancing, etc, but this is not why we went to--or want to go to--a supposedly adult restaurant for dinner and conversation. Other folks around us were also clearly unhappy with the music--both the music choices and volume levels, and when speaking with the serving and bar staff, it appeared that they shared our distaste for the music and sound levels. If Fork is now trying to become the second-coming of Buddakhan, they have arrived.
Fork is no longer a restaurant that we will go to, and we will let our friends who dine in Philadelphia know our assessment of this restaurant.
Really nice meal, but I choose a little poorly. Had a great meal with a friend from out of town. The service was excellent and the drink delicious. The portions are not small so an appetizer and entree is plenty food for most folks. The pork three ways was a little salty and heavy - but I guess that's my fault for choosing it as it is pork right? I'll be back but will choose differently. The oysters were well prepared and the scallops superb.
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