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Fork - Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Fork - Philadelphia

4.7
4.7
4230 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American

Fork has been part of Philadelphia's exciting dining scene for over 20 years. Always evolving , Fork has stayed true to its mission, with a commitment to seasonality, carefully sourced local ingredients grown and produced by local farmers, producers and fishermen. Located in Old City, a neighborhood of art galleries, shops and independent small businesses, Fork is completely consistent with that spirit. The dining room includes gorgeous contemporary murals and a central concrete bar where you can watch the action in our open kitchen. Our spacious dining room and outdoor streetery allow for plenty of social distancing so you can relax and enjoy the warm hospitality offered by our team whether you are stopping by for one of our delicious cocktails or celebrating a birthday or anniversary.

Esquire - "100 Restaurants We Can't Afford to Lose" January 2021
James Beard Foundation Finalist - Outstanding Restaurateur, Ellen Yin, 2018, 2019, 2021; Best Chef Mid-Atlantic, Eli Kulp 2016

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Booked 30 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, American

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (215) 625-9425

  • Payment options

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

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Owned/operated by

    Asian and Pacific Islander, Persons with Disabilities, Women

  • Executive chef

    George Madosky

  • Private party facilities

    Whether you are planning a meeting for 6, a dinner party for 12, or cocktail reception for 50, Fork can handle all the details to make your next special occasion a huge success! Our team can create a package tailored to your unique needs and vision, executed with the same dedication to unparalleled quality that has defined Fork for over 20 years.

  • Neighborhood

    Old City

  • Cross street

    3rd

  • Parking details

    Fork offers validated $9 parking at a convenient, nearby garage - The Bourse Parking Garage, located on 4th Street, between Market and Chestnut streets (46 S 4th St). The garage entrance is located next to the Ritz Movie Theater at the Bourse.

  • Public transit

    Septa Bus Lines 42 & 17, 3rd Street <br />Septa Regional Rail, Market East Station<br />Market-Frankford El, 2nd Street

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

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What 4,230 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Philadelphia

    Fit for Foodies

  • Philadelphia

    Contemporary American

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  1. BG

    BradG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent higher end farm to table type restaurant. Particularly recommend the carrots and chocolate lavendar pie from the May 2022 menu. Great service.

  2. SL

    SuperLou

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding creative approach to dining. Fabulous cuisine, delicious , flavorful food. Clearly Philadelphia’s best restaurant.

  3. b

    bettys

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Was in Philly for 3 days for graduation and of all the restaurants we went to, this was my favorite. Really interesting, flavorful and beautifully presented dishes. Excellent knowledgeable service.

  4. JR

    JosephineR

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious, creative, and pleasing to the eye when plated.

  5. p

    pressmon

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very rarely does a restaurant actually make you feel special when you have a special occasion. The team at Fork executes precisely on all fronts. The food, the service and the overall attention to detail was a joy to experience. Thank you all !

  6. CW

    CarolynW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    I loved the innovative menu options and I thoroughly enjoyed the complex layering of flavors in my meal. Will go again.

  7. JM

    JoyM

    Denver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    There was a beetle crawling in my salad. Otherwise it was a great experience.

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food at a great place made and served by great people! We had a wonderful diner, partly because of the great advice from the lady that helped us at our table. The duck in the charcuterie as well as the duck in the entree are amazing!!!! Thank you for a great diner!

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The trout Benedict followed by the salad were particularly good.

  10. YS

    YosemiteSam

    Philadelphia

    41 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4

    I have visited Fork several times before, though not recently. The experience is certainly pleasant, but I have never quite understood its stellar buzz. This week's visit did not change my opinion. The service was excellent, and they have done a good job about making their outdoor dining space welcoming and comfortable. The food was tasty, creative, and well-prepared, but not incredible considering the price tag. There are other, equally attractive options in Old City without the overinflated sense of self-worth.

  11. NY

    NYfoodie

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful attentive staff. Each and every individual was so kind and genial. I greatly appreciated the service. The food was outstanding. Finally a restaurant that doesn’t flood the food with salt. A variety of small plates were a perfect start to the meal, yummy and healthful. We had the tofu entree and two fish dishes which were tasty and plated works of art. The coconut custard merengue dessert was outstanding with so many different textures and flavors. Love the decor, the open working kitchen and the beautifully painted walls. Lovely overall.

  12. JN

    JoeN

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Service was first rate coupled with a flavorful and nicely presented dish.

  13. G

    Greateats

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    The skate fish, fresh oysters & Cobb salad were excellent. We also liked the chocolate tart with pops of lemon.

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We had a wonderful Mother’s Day brunch, and we would highly recommend this iconic place!

  15. JK

    JKBPHL

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely outstanding food and service. One of the best restaurants in Philadelphia.

  16. CB

    CandiceB

    Philadelphia

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Server was fun and accommodating. Beautiful food. Unique

  17. JS

    JohnS

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Worth a visit. Our server was superb. Creative menu.

  18. GM

    GeorgeM

    Philadelphia

    26 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience4

    Very slow service. Seating was puzzling. This place requires proof of vaccination but then seats all guests next to one another despite the restaurant being less than 1/3 full. Vaccination important. Social distancing not so much. Go figure. Food was good and our server was very attentive.

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The wait staff was wonderful and the food was amazing!! Would definitely recommend and return myself!!

  20. MR

    MariR

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely food, atmosphere and capable staff. Really enjoyed our evening there.

  21. LK

    LisaK

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was great! Server was sweet and conversant. Was a nice place to have a solo lunch

  22. M

    Martin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4

    The positives: The staff were friendly and attentive. The food was pretty good. The environment was relaxed. The manager was flexible on a few issues that arose (see below). It seems a great place for a business lunch (though it might be noisy if crowded - it was uncrowded for this Thursday lunch). The main negative is that the lunch menu is very limited - far too limited for me. It was reduced basically to a cobb salad or a very expensive hamburger. That limitation alone would keep me away in the future. There were a few wrinkles, both of which might impact one's decision to go. First, the website promised that parking could be had at the Bourse garage at a reduced rate with validation. That was incorrect. It cost me and my friend each an additional $16 (though the manager comped our sodas and a dessert as an alternative.) So, be aware that there is no reduced rate parking available. Second, I got an email less than three hours before my reservation that proof of vaccination would be needed. I was already en route and had traveled 150 miles already, and my friend was coming from 50 miles away. Luckily, I had mine on my phone, and I think the manager just took my friend's word. I don't recall seeing any such notice prior to then, and I knew that Philadelphia had already cancelled its mask mandate. So that could have been a problem. Overall, however, the experience was positive.

  23. l

    lauraannchin

    Philadelphia

    64 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    John our server was absolutely pleasant and hospitable! The food at fork is the very essence of Contemporary American cuisine and the consistency is what makes Fork a Philadelphia staple when it comes to delicious food, beautiful presentation, gracious service paired with a humble elevated ambiance! Thank you Ellen for always being so gracious and I look forward to sharing Fork with many more guests to come!

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fork was outstanding. Creative menu. Helpful attentive staff. Great wine/beer choices. Our group sampled widely on menu abd it was consistently excellent. Cannot wait to return.

  25. DQ

    DanQ

    Atlantic City

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The Duck Sausage and Striped Bass were superb. As always, outstanding and our favorite restaurant in Philadelphia.

  26. DT

    DrThompson

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful food -- surprising treatment of ingredients. Attentive service.

  27. BC

    BillC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We enjoyed an fabulous meal at Fork. We chose to sit outside because of COVID and so it was a bit noisy on Market Street between 3rd and 4th. Inside, the noise level is very pleasant. Our server Sasha is absolutely first rate. She guided us through our choices of cocktail, appetizers and entrees. We chose the salad and scallop appetizers, both were uniquely and really well flavored. For our entree, we selected the special trout for two. It was pan seared and relatively uncooked inside. It was so tender and wonderful, my mouth is watering now as I describe it. The custard dessert was very good. The coffee is from a local Philadelphia roaster and was really good. The price is not cheap, but for a special occasion, this is a really nice choice.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved our dinner at Fork! The lamb was the best lamb we’ve ever had and was perfect with the La Flor y La Abeja. Thanks!

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really outstanding one of the best fish meals ever/ whole local grilled trout, prepared in a unique way w capers olives, kale carrots. So good. Plus completely allergy friendly this was GF and prepared DF for us as well, and was much appreciated. Everything on the menu has a farm to table - fresh super healthy vibe. Great service and a warm welcome when we arrived.

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The Easter special lamb amd spring peas dish was outstanding!

  31. N

    Ness

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding brunch. Don't know why I don't go here more often!

  32. M

    Molly

    Pittsburgh

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The Easter brunch at Fork was delicious! The staff was friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. The food was very fresh. Definitely a place to try!

  33. NH

    NenaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was my best restaurant experience since the start of Covid. The entire staff was experienced, caring, and efficient. The food is out of this world!

  34. S

    Shulamit

    Tampa

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    The food was interesting but tiny and massively expensive the outdoor seating was pleasant

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Birthday. Menu takes a lot of risks. Some items are amazing, others miss badly.

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was absolutely amazing! The suggested wine pairings that our server Megan recommended were exceptional. And the service was superb! Highly recommended!

  37. AK

    AmyK

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was remarkable and reasonably priced for the exceptional quality of the food. The service was outstanding and no detail was overlooked but still friendly and casual so nothing felt uptight. We went on a Thursday night and it was crowded so definitely make reservations far-ish in advance. Have already recommended Fork to a few friends. I'm of course inviting myself to join them so I have more excuses to go back.

  38. K

    Kathleenb

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall4food2service3ambience3

    Fork is generally a good choice to make. However, their food (at lunch) was not good at all. Two of us had the Cobb salad and it was anything but a traditional Cobb salad. The greens were really white lettuce and mostly the butt end of it, the egg was only a half of an egg, the bacon was a measly 5 to 6 bacon bits (not real bacon and after one forkful there was no further bacon taste), the avacado was not even a half of an avacado so there was barely any avacado flavor and the cheese was switched from blue cheese to cheddar but barely a teaspoon of cheese. All in all, extremely disappointed for the two of us who ordered it. The other two people in our group also complained about the sparse amount of food in their plates. And for the discounted food the price was full price. Would not recommend going to Fork

  39. D

    Danny

    Philadelphia

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This place never ever disappoints . I will review them every time I go because they are that good. This was my first brunch experience and it was delicious. Hands down best spot in Philly.

  40. D

    Dhoni

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall4food2service4ambience4

    The menu is limited. They try too hard & don’t let the food speak for itself. If you are on a restricted diet, this restaurant is not for you.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated
    • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors

FAQs

Fork - Philadelphia offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 625-9425.

Fork - Philadelphia is rated 4.7 stars by 4230 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 30 times today
Google Map for Fork - Philadelphia

306 Market Street Philadelphia, PA 19106

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    3rd

  • Neighborhood

    Old City

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Fork offers validated $9 parking at a convenient, nearby garage - The Bourse Parking Garage, located on 4th Street, between Market and Chestnut streets (46 S 4th St). The garage entrance is located next to the Ritz Movie Theater at the Bourse.

  • Public transit

    Septa Bus Lines 42 & 17, 3rd Street Septa Regional Rail, Market East StationMarket-Frankford El, 2nd Street

  • Payment options

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

  • Owned/operated by

    Asian and Pacific Islander, Persons with Disabilities, Women

  • Executive chef

    George Madosky

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (215) 625-9425

  • Private party facilities

    Whether you are planning a meeting for 6, a dinner party for 12, or cocktail reception for 50, Fork can handle all the details to make your next special occasion a huge success! Our team can create a package tailored to your unique needs and vision, executed with the same dedication to unparalleled quality that has defined Fork for over 20 years.

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