III Forks is good, but not great. For the price you pay (hefty) for a steak house in Chicago, III Forks is no Bavette's, Gibson's, Gene and Georgetti, Chicago Chop House or Joe's Prime Steak and Seafood. Why? Because the service is spotty, not super efficient and missing the level of professionalism you'd expect for the kind of money you're spending. Water glasses were not consistently filled without being asked, soft drinks were not offered refills until asked, and coffee was never even offered when dessert was ordered and served. There were also long lulls where plates were left uncleared or the table was just empty while we waited for the next course. We appeared to have two lead servers (order takers), but never understood why or who was supposed to be the key point person. Food was delivered by managers and kitchen staff, not servers. The restaurant wan't even very busy on a Saturday night at 7, yet they seemed understaffed. And right in the middle of us placing our orders, another server interrupted our server to share an inside joke--very unprofessional and inappropriate timing. The noise level is also very loud, but not because it is super lively in the bar or restaurant, but because the materials of the room absorb nothing-be prepared to speak loudly.
The steaks (bone in ribeye, filets) were seasoned well and prepared to the perfect temperature. The seabass was dry and flavorless. The III forks salad, caesar salad, and fried brussel sprouts were very good. The five cheese potatoes,and creamed corn were nothing special. Dessert was good, but again nothing notable or unique for the price. The restaurant is beautiful inside, and with a lot of service staff training could be something really special. It just doesn't hit the mark for a top choice Chicago steak house, and an almost $500 dinner (for 5).
Great spot for a nice dinner with a lovely view of the park. Serene & quiet, a wonderful place to actually talk with your date! It is not loud and you are not rushed throughout your meal. Service is exemplary from the greeting at the front door by Dana to the wait staff and manager, Anton that stopped by. Perfect service, ambiance and food.
Can't wait to go back and enjoy another dinner at Three Forks - Chicago.
I took my wife here for her first time and it couldn't have been a better experience for her. The food was outstanding, the service was great and she can't wait to go back.
Everything was great with the exception of valet parking. Seem as if the valet worker was irritated with the few questions I had upon arrival. However he adjusted his attitude real quick during our leaving process. Then again maybe he wanted a tip.
Fantastic service and great food! I always try to hit III Forks when I visit Chicago. Same great food and service as Dallas but a complete great and different building and atmosphere! We were greeted at the table by Anton, the assistant GM as Jeremy was out that evening. Our waitress, Courtney, won over the whole table with charm and prompt attention to the whole dining experience!
Great food, and loved the simple but elegant ambience.
Great food and ambiance service was exceptional and nice location as well. Highly recommending
We love 3 forks! Consistent good food and service!
Food and service was outstanding!
Wonderfully prepared steaks. The 111 fork salad was exceptional. Best scallops I have ever had.
My husband and I came to III Forks for my husbands 35th birthday and the food, service and ambiance were all fantastic! Our server Branden was phenomenal!!! He was patient, he was kind and very welcoming. He knew the menu frontwards and backwards, every ingredient, the way it’s cooked etc. All of his recommendations were delicious, from the drinks to the dessert! He is a stellar employee and made our first visit to III Forks a memorable one!
III Forks never disappoints. The steaks are excellent and the service goes above and beyond. It has become our new favorite in the City. Must try the fried brussel sprouts.
A beautiful restaurant with great food and excellent service. Best steakhouse.
Top notch as usual. Tony, our server, took great care of us. Our party of three had drinks, appetizer, entrees (one steak, one pasta and seafood, one steak salad) all done just right for $250 including tip. Love the location by the park and no rush to turn the table over. Can’t wait until the next visit.
Brought my wife for her birthday dinner. The food was exceptional and beyond amazing! We loved the twist the chef put on his dishes. They were subtle yet decadent. The service was superb. I heard about the place WGN news, they were talking about lunch specials. III Forks is a place I will recommended to others and will visit again.
The Short Ribs were very dry. The cream corn, six cheese potatoes and house salad was great. Also the filet mignon was good.
I took my boyfriend there for his birthday and we absolutely loved everything about it. Our waiters name was Brandon, and he was wonderful. From the host that took our coats, the amazing food, the wonderful birthday amenties, and quality service we received from Brandon our waiter we will definitely be back.
Everyone celebrated our 25th anniversary with us! It was an amazing experience & we thank everyone, including the wonderful woman ensuring we had an awesome table & that everyone knew it was our anniversary to our server, Jorge, making sure our meal was memorable!
My friends and I had a great time. Our waiter was attentive to everyone’s needs. I’ve rarely dined in any restaurant that takes great care to inquire of their guests food allergies, and took time to explain the food’s ingredients. Class act all the way
Great great great!
We sat at the bar which was crowded but comfortable. Happy hour was a nice touch. The food was fantastic. Best steaks in town and the sides were a generous portion.
We definitely plan on going back when the weather is warner as the roof top area is a great place to gather with friends.
Never fails, always excellent. The staff is genuinely friendly and helpful. From the moment you walk in. The restaurant is beautiful with lovely views. And the food is delicious. I have never been disappointed.
This is one of our go to standby places for a relaxing night out and for the fantastic rooftop in the summer. The staff is warm responsive and knowledgeable
Vinny was the best server! He really helped make Dana’s birthday special! He was also very knowledgeable! Great service!
Love it. Our server was very nice and professional. The wine he recommended was amazing.
Nice, comfortable atmosphere, especially in the evening time with the fireplaces going. Service was great and staff was very friendly. Steak was very well prepared. Hand crafted cocktails were excellent. A good spot for a special occasion or especially a date.
We ate here after a show at the Harris theater. Neither my wife nor I eat beef, but no problem as they have excellent seafood choices. I had the atlantic salmon and III forks salad, both very good. My wife had the lobster macaroni and cheese and crab cake appetizer, both also very good.
My experience at 3 Forks was excellent! We really enjoyed the service and attention to detail that our server provided. Also, the food was delicious and really flavorful.
You have to try the fried brussel sprouts and lobster mac and cheese. The boneless ribeye steak was cooked to perfection and had great flavor.
We told our server about a food allergy and the manger made it a point to come over to ensure we had nothing to fear when it came to our food allergy and that the kitchen will ensure we are safe.
3 Forks is a must when looking for a place to enjoy a great meal and ambiance.
My boyfriend and I had a great experience having dinner there last weekend. We are currently doing the Whole 30 diet, in which we have specific restrictions. Our server was very accommodating and helpful in finding us suitable alternatives on the menu. Our food was incredible and we’ll definitely be back!
salmon dinner was luke warm. Service was decent. Nice view but would not recommend for a quiet dinner as it was very loud
Wasn't a bad experience, just nothing that really stood out.
Everything about iii Forks is number one. It is our favorite place to go for special occasions.
Amazing food with an amazing experience. Our server Jr took great care of us and explain the menu very well. Nice location with a very elegant setting. Looking forward to coming here again.
We also recvd. call the next day checking in on our experience
The drinks were good but I was ultimately disappointed by the food. Best food item we got was the Brussels Sprouts but the steak was lackluster.
Loved everything about it. Will definitely dine here again!
Get experience and such a friendly staff!
From out of town and wanted to go to a great place. Found this place with a couple of great websites and this was close to our hotel. This is an awesome place everything was spot on. One of the best filets I have ever had.
First visit to a III Forks. Excellent steak. Attentive service. Will be back.
The meal was fantastic. Jorge, our server, was exceptional. I love this restaurant and the food/ambiance for the price is outstanding.