Fork - Philadelphia

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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Fork, a staple of Old City, has been acclaimed for contemporary American cuisine for over 20 years. Helmed by James Beard Foundation nominated restaurateur Ellen Yin and Chef Jeremy Hansen, Fork serves a refined menu that’s as approachable as it is unexpected. Offering dinner daily and brunch on weekends, Fork’s menu has always showcased the farmers and purveyors of our region.

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AnthonyC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fork was closed due to the shelter at home edict for Philadelphia. I base my review on prior experiences. We will return to Fork as soon as we are able.

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vipLisaA
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service made all the difference in an exceptional dining experience

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KevinC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The second time I have ben to Fork in as many months for brunch, and just as nice an experience both times. The food was excellent, the service quick and attentive but unobtrusive. The setting is pleasing and interesting, and it is fun to see the kitchen and staff working away at the food preparation. All in all a terrific choice.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food was excellent
Service was inconsistent
Drink orders twice were done incorrectly
Resturant is just too loud

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viplive2eat
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious, and service was very attentive. Love the new menu!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience4

I love the look of FORK but was disappointed by Sunday brunch. We ordered Bloody Mary’s which were undrinkable, they looked black and were peppery & terrible. The restaurant agreed something was wrong. The replacement bloody Mary’s or marginal but freshly made. We also ordered bacon, which smelled old & we sent back. Hope it gets better.

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MelanieG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were looking for something last minute and ended up choosing fork for the location and could not have been happier! Great vibe, excellent service and the food was outstanding. Would definitely go back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delicious meal at this lovely restaurant. Every one of the wait staff were superior. The wine steward was knowledgeable and helpful; the waitress was a delight. My husband forgot his jacket and they called as soon as we left to let us know. I returned call after they called and two different people called to let us know how to get it the next day. An all in all great experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal
Great experience

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a table of four and every dish was absolutely delicious. Service was top notch and wine suggestion by our server spot on! It was so great we went back the following night too ( table for 2)!

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kateh
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, gorgeous setting, big city vibe yet friendly people. My Whole family had a great time, thanks Fork!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service. Tara was amazing.

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MKThibert
Milwaukee
7 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great meal.

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vipLexiM
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Overall, our experience was very good. We did not plan to have this meal but suddenly decided to go when we saw there was a reservation open and we were leaving a get together (without food). Without any expectations (other than that it’s been considered one of Philadelphia’s top restaurants for over 20 years), we enjoyed all of the dishes we ordered and the service.

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WarrenW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

The staff was great but the food was disappointing. I ordered their steak, which was only 6 ounces, and a large part of it was hard fat. The steak came with potatoes and carrots. The carrots were inedible.

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LukeB
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always really enjoy going to this restaurant! Excellent service

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BarbaraG
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

If one orders wisely, and likes to share tastes of their plates, one can get out of FORK without breaking the bank. The three of us ordered the fois gras (very rich, but small portion) and beef tartare (very filling) appetizers to share - just the perfect amount before getting into the entrees. Salmon, wagyu beef and the prawns (especially the heads - served separately) were delicious. Service was very good, but found our conversation interrupted too often with all the "Checking in to make sure you're enjoying everything" by more than just our waiter. Small complaint for a lovely evening.

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Likemindedfoodies
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The service was unreasonably small for such a small space. The price point was high given a meal that was average in taste, but nicely presented.

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vipDZZD
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service. Incredibly tender and flavorful venison. Great to see a long-time high performer still pushing for excellence

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JoelG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A new chef, a few alterations to the design, and Fork is continuing its remarkable run as one of the city's best restaurants. Jeremy Hansen is a worthy successor to Terence Fleury, Eli Kulp, and John Patterson, with his own perspective on ingredients and preparation. We loved the mussels with two kinds of sausage, the gravlax with mustardy cream cheese and rye bread, and we shared the enormous plate of venison served for the table. Next time, we want to try the halibut and the duck. Our server, Maggie, was outstanding, too, and the wine list is quirky and delightful. We can't wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Both the hostess an server provided an excellent experience.

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LisaD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second visit to the restaurant. I enjoyed my meal both times good was fresh and flavorful. When we return to visit Philadelphia again will absolutely come back to fork. Thank you for a wonderful meal.

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vipJulieP
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The wine list and drink menu were limited and the service was not good. The food overall was good though.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding— fluke, salmon and wagyu steak. Same for hors d’oeuvres and dessert (especially peanut butter crisp!). We sat next to open kitchen— clean, multiple servers worked with utmost precision/efficiency. Smooth operation. No significant noise, no heavy odors.

And this was topped by an outstanding server— Maggie.

We had held off coming back for more than 1.5 years because our last experience was so disappointing. We decided to try again after close friends said they had a wonderful meal recently. We returned and are so glad we did. It was a 5 star dinner and evening! Definitely will return... soon

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PilarB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We wee impressed with the food and service. The venison was outstnding!

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vipMerylS
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service! Wonderfully attentive and timed. Special toast and dessert for birthday gal. Delicious and enjoyable from start to finish!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food, very great customer service,it’s a plus that they validate the parking...

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant I’ve eaten at in Philadelphia

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vipjpd1
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent in every way-especially happy with the timing of courses, which is often difficult in multicourse meals.

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vipBrynMawrdiner
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ellen and her team operate what is the best and most consistent restaurant in the city. The menu for Valentine’s Day was terrific, the wine options were great and the atmosphere just right. Even the soundtrack for the evening was well matched to the day and place. We love going here and highly value everything she does to keep the restaurant in fabulous form.

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vipTomC
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Back to form! Bravo! Every Valentine bite was delicious.

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vipAndy
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved this for Valentines Day. One of us has a steak that was a little undercooked, and they quickly fixed it for us AND brought us each a glass of sparkling wine as an apology, which was totally not necessary but a lovely gesture. The food was delicious; the sturgeon and caviar especially was wonderful. Highly recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience4

Alll dishes very salty, dry and tasteless

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Maurice
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food & service. Love Vernon our host! Food was good. We sat near the open line and it was quite comfortable and interesting watching the turn out. My salad was good and the duck had an interesting smoky flavor. My friend had the Wagu beef and took home the leftovers for steak and eggs the next morning. My Husband had the shrimp and my other friend had the fluke which were also tasty. Our waiter helped us with selecting the wine which was better than the glass I had at the bar.
We finished with 2 desserts of the flourless chocolate and peanut butter crunch. Both were good.
I haven't been to Fork in years but always like it. It's just a bit pricey to make it a habit.

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vipFaithA
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great service - brunch recommendations are the steak and eggs and delicious wagyu burger. Awesome!

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JaniceH
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Server Tara was so warm and welcoming. Recommended her favorites , which were amazing. The staff was very attentive but not overbearing.

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Wizard9145
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fork is great. Food was outstanding. Service was great. It was our anniversary and we were made to feel very special by the staff at Fork. I will definitely dine there again the next time I'm in Philadelphia.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful ambience and incredible food! Beautiful presentation to boot. The interior is gorgeous and creative. We’ve been many times and they never disappoint.

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vipsusan
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Way too much salt in soup made it barely edible. Salt and unnecessarily spicy mussels and sausage was barely edible. Another order of fish was way too salty for another diner. My my, menu items need work.

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vipKatiekate123
Atlantic City
9 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Do NOT eat here if you have Celiac disease or allergies. They did not take celiac disease seriously, and they are not knowledgable at all about serving people with Celiac disease. They contaminated all of my food and did not seen to care that this was the case. Their staff needs to be better trained regarding Celiac disease. I could have complained more, but as we went here for a birthday celebration, I did not feel like causing more of a scene.

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