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Spork

4.7
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241 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Spork is a seasonally ingredient driven restaurant. Our menus food, beer, wine and cocktails are developed and implemented, first and foremost, by what we are able to source at its peak. As a restaurant that prides itself on scratch preparation, taken to the extreme, we understand how reliant we are on the local farms, butchers, seafood houses and a few select distributors that we partner with to execute our vision. Our team includes a farmer, a published author, a baker, a pitmaster, and a sommelier, in addition to the usual array of chefs, bartenders and service staff. To turn out our menus, we have on-premises, programs to: Bake all of our own breads (including in-house grain milling) - Extensively ferment and pickle vegetables - Grow and harvest a large percentage of our produce - Hand craft a full line of pastas - Smoke meats, vegetables - Produce a full range of pastries, ice creams and plated desserts.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 241 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.7
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipDebbieD
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautifully done restaurant. Open kitchen. Fabulous food, soooo many good flavors. And they have a large garden right outside where they get many of their ingredients. Special place.

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vipDonnie
Pittsburgh
295 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous dinner and the attention to presentation was excellent

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vipJosephE
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the creative cuisine and drinks. The staff is always outstanding.

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AmyH
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The staff were very attentive to the group. The food was prepared well and plating was lovely. Unique cocktails and dishes.

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vipAndreaP
Pittsburgh
9 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining out is strange these days because of Covid, but it felt normal and comfortable.
Excellent servers, nice ambiance, interesting drink menu.
Def worth a try if you haven’t.

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vippludin
Pittsburgh
23 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best restaurant in the city of Pittsburgh.

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PGHjhb
Pittsburgh
28 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lucked into finding Spork reopening on Open Table on the evening of Tuesday, June 23, 2020. We had two small plates & one large. First to arrive were the roasted asparagus deliciously sauced and dotted with pepitas. Next was the perfectly seared tuna crudo with orange roe & roe-sized-matching globes of blueberry with other delicious sauces and a smattering of crisp seaweed. Dinner was a very thin cheese ravioli with mushrooms and a smattering of beans. Delicious with the bottle of white Luzano 2018 wine. Dessert was profiteroles with strawberries, a drizzle of chocolate sauce, and some graham cracker crumbs served with a pot of decaf French press coffee. Thank you chef and staff for a spectacular return to being open for those of us who love and who will love your food.

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natalliaD
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were amazing, top quality and creativity- you can see how much love and care they put into each small detail! Everyone in the restaurant is very friendly and always there if you need any help with the order or service. Absolutely love that place! Recommend to anyone who wants to try something unique and delicious.-

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DanielW
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The lobster corndog was like nothing we had ever had before and it was delicious! Everything here was amazing and we will definitely be going back!

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vipTheRunningRez
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was out of this world - creative, flavorful and excellent roy prepared. Service kind and attentive. Drinks delicious. Warm, chic ambiance. Definitely worth checking out for a date night or special occasion. Will be back soon!

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beepittsburgh
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to Spork for a special occasion and thoroughly enjoyed the evening.
Started with drinks and the tuna crudo followed by the crispy octopus. Oh my goodness, the flavors. We both preferred the octopus but only because it was special with the flavors and kimchi combined together with the fresh octopus.
We shared the Tilefish entree and enjoyed this very much. The chef gave us three different spoon tastes as we were waiting for each serving.
The first was a roasted beet on a crisp, followed by trout puree on a crisp that was amazing. Lastly was shrimp on a avocado mixture that was wonderful.

I normally don't get dessert by was tempted by the affogato; vanilla ice cream, espresso and honeycomb. My sister got the key lime chevre cheese tart.
Both were a perfect way to end a very enjoyable evening.
We will be back

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vipSewickleyK
London
10 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and drink with subtle and interesting take on each thing that comes to the table. The staff is incredibly attentive and gracious, with chef and others checking in regularly with every table on a busy Friday night. Looking forward to going back.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

You can tell how much love the owner/chef has for his restaurant by the way he visits each table and chats about their experience. The manager is very happy to recommend a drink or have you taste a glass of wine so you order something that will make you enjoy your meal even more. The homemade bread is out of this world and almost makes you wish you could just order a sandwich !

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Everything was good. I wasn’t blown away by anything but it was a nice space with good food.

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TamaraH
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food the delves into the essence of flavor. My meal was exceptional. I particularly recommend the duck!

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vipglobaldiner
Pittsburgh
32 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Better than the previous two visits.
Positives:
Better made drinks.
Better quality food.

Negatives:
The place was FREEZING.

They need more vegetarian options.
Items on the tasting menu looked good, but were not available as ala carte.

Not sure why, hopefully there’s a good reason.
We’d visit more often if that changed.

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Jude
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We already have plans to go back. The combinations of flavors and interesting pairings made our meals unique and spectacular. We were seated in front of the chefs and could watch, learn and discuss the food they were making. The chefs welcomed our curiosity and gave us detailed explanations of the meals we saw them prepare. The true entertainment was watching these professionals create delicious looking dinners. I had the bolognese with home made pasta. By far one of the best I have tried in the city.
We learned that the happy hour bar food is just at the bar and the rest of the restaurant is strictly served from the main menu. We sat in front of the pizza being made for the happy hour bar and definately want to try that the next time.

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JamesD
Pittsburgh
8 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They do all the right things at Spork to make a wonderful dining experience!!

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Taylor
Austin
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at Spork and absolutely loved it! My partner and I each ordered the tasting menu, one veg the other meat, and then shared the plates.
The food was delicious, the service was on point, and the drinks were delicious (they have an amazing mocktail called Kick Back...mmmmmm!)

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal, great ambiance. Head chef was very nice. Loved our experience.

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vipDonB
Pittsburgh
20 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Wonderful food, excellent service. Has become one of our favorite spots. Only complaint is noise level. Could hardly carry on a conversation at our table of five. I get that it was a busy Saturday night and we were seated near the middle of the room but there are definitely some acoustic issues there. They have noise diffusers (I think that’s what they are) but don’t seem effective.

Great food and great people though. Definitely going back.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day 5-course menu with wine pairing. Everything was delicious and the staff was extremely friendly and efficient.

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SophieM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Valentines Day menu was excellent and the service was fabulous! I will definitely be returning.

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vipseanw
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time at Spork, first in over a year. Again sat at the counter and it was a fantastic night, all around.

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JRose
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dining experience to Spork was absolutely phenomenal. The chef sent some delicious bites and everything we ordered did not disappoint. Best meal I’ve had out in awhile.

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iLikeFood
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Between the food and the service, I really don't know which was better. Great dining experience. Can't wait to go back.

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Rachael2
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We visit Spork at least once or twice a year and enjoy it so much every time! The menu is smaller and changes seasonally but to me that means each item takes a lot of thought and effort. The complimentary bread board was phenomenal. The pork cheeks small plate was a great combination of flavors and textures with the savory pork, creamy polenta, and vinegar apple slaw. The scallop small plate was so delicious we were practically licking the plate. I got the duck entree and I cleaned my plate. The meat was cooked perfectly and the radish greens were a wonderful addition. My fiancé got a pasta dish that was hearty and comforting. We both got the affogato for dessert, which we have gotten every single time we’ve come! Their old fashioned was strong and tasty, the cocktail menu is huge with something for everyone. We also got two samples brought to our table by the kitchen, one being a beet and kimchi tartar on a rye cracker and rock shrimp with avocado cream on a homemade corn tortilla chip. Both were refreshing, unique and addicting! I would highly recommend Spork to anyone and everyone. You can’t go wrong.

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vipDecentForCollegeTown
Pittsburgh
31 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal we’ve had in years!

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vipTheHillsFromOhio
Cleveland
33 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again, we had a superb meal and experience at Spork - our favorite restaurant to visit while in the Pittsburgh area! The food was amazing, the tastes that Chef Christian creates are absolutely unmatchable in our opinion, and the welcoming atmosphere that greets us everytime we are there are the reasons we keep coming back. We always look forward to our visit to Spork!!!

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vipYamuna
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific almost as good as Chicago restaurants!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, a little pricey

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Foodie
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional experience in every aspect. Flawless from arrival onward...great staff, amazing food, on-point cocktails. Can't wait for another opportunity to visit.

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vip6burghfoodie
Pittsburgh
181 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spork was amazing. Spectacular food, excellent service ( Lillian was the best server ever) and a delicious drink menu that was quite creative. Our party of 4 all had the menu taste sampling. The pace of the meal was perfect. We were celebrating 2 birthdays. When the dessert came to the table, candles decorated the desserts for the 2 birthday girls. It was our first experience at Spork but it certainly won’t be the last. We loved the ambiance. Menu options were varied and designed to accommodate various food preferences.

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vipDonB
Pittsburgh
21 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time to Spork. Definitely won’t be last. We were blown away by the food. Everything was outstanding. Only disappointment was they required entire table to do tasting menu. One of us didn’t want that so we couldn’t get the tasting menu, had to pick entrees. Not sure why this policy. Otherwise the evening was fantastic. Highly recommend.

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marthaf
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for restaurant week but was tempted by the open menu. We had the squid, which was delicious. Definitely a step above ordinary calamari. The pork cheeks “are to die for”. Bolognese tagliatelle was good, not outstanding. We did not like the meatball. But, overall, you should enjoy this experience.

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RobertC
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, great vibe! Loved everything about this place. Top notch!

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The lasagna bolognese was fantastic; that sauce is to die for. You can really tell they use fresh ingredients.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent - even better than expected. Service was of equally high quality, which is sadly lacking in many places around town. The bartenders know what they are doing and use hand carved ice in appropriate drinks. The prices while not outrageous, are certainly on the high side. The only downside is that even with the restaurant only about 2/3 full, it was very loud. I imagine it would be hard to hear anyone who isn't seated next to you on a busy night.

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vipmbluvssbh
Pittsburgh
54 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal. We did a bunch of the small plates and a salad each. The chef surprises were great. Especially loved the octopus. Service was outstanding. We asked for the plates to be coursed and not too fast. Timing was perfect. We will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We've been to Spork a couple of times and every trip has been very good. Christian is very much involved and comes out to interact with his guests. Tonight, we asked him questions related to cooking and he graciously answered each one of them. Service was great, attention to detail was fabulous and the food was five-star. Lillian was our server and she took great care of us. If we lived in the neighborhood, I'm sure would be there all the time... Since we don't, we make sure we get there often enough to enjoy what Spork has to offer.

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Spork is rated 4.7 stars by 241 OpenTable diners.

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