Spork

4.8
421 Reviews
$50 and over
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, 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
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined 13 hours ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food and service were both truly excellent. Great wine selection. Make sure to save room for dessert. Only blemish was the noise level - it was a little loud. Despite that, highly recommended for foodies

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vipLeboDiner
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spork is an amazing dining Event - Exceptional food, tremendous service, and just a super fun experience. This is my new favorite restaurant in Pittsburgh. it’s perfect for date night, dinner with friends, or a special event.

MJ
vipMandJ
Pittsburgh
17 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Creative combination of flavor in each offering without excessively adding ingredients for "show". Two tasty amuse bouche served that evening. Very sufficient wine offerings.

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abebo22
Pittsburgh
8 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

First off, the service was great, really made the night. Helpful, informative, friendly, all the right notes. The drinks were also very good. Unfortunately, we did not have time for dessert.

Why the poor ranking is the food was fine at best. And very highs and lows. A couple of the appetizers were great, but others and our main were close to inedible. When you are spending $200 for a couple, you just expect better.

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JessiH
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I do not have a single criticism for our experience at Spork. Instead, I will list all of the things that made our dinner here seem extra special.

We had one cocktail made table side. The mixologist went above and beyond to describe what she was doing and why she was doing it. It was fun to learn about the different elements of a drink, and the care and attention was so obvious in the final product. The cocktails were absolutely amazing.

Our server was so attentive, genuinely friendly, and very knowledgeable about the menu. Additionally, other staff members kept an eye on us, clearing plates, making sure we had everything we needed. Everything was so intuitive and thoughtful. Absolutely the best service we have ever had! We also appreciated the visit from the GM and Executive Chef. Wow!

The calm atmosphere was perfect for adults. The lighting was gentle and there were no kids in sight. If you are a person with ambient sensitivities, I think you would feel comfortable here because there are no loud distractions.

The counter seating was such a unique experience. We loved watching the talented chefs turn out perfect plate after perfect plate. You can tell how much they cared about each dish that left the kitchen. Everything looked so amazing!

Every bite of food was delicious and fresh. And everything was portioned perfectly. Even before we left the restaurant, we kept saying, "We have to come back here."

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely one of the best restaurants in Pittsburgh.. The name is unpretentious but the experience is top-notch. Excellent cocktail variety coupled with a menu full of great choices. I had the mushroom ravioli and my wife had the wagyu eye. Very classy touch with amuse-bouche between courses. Will definitely rebook in the coming weeks. We appreciated the vax policy— it allowed us to relax and enjoy the fabulous meal. Well done!!!

GK
GKSK
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! great service! Would always recommend to try

AE
vipAENE
Pittsburgh
8 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

inventive and delicious food. great service. great drinks

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vipmaggiec
Charleston
17 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was one of the best meals we have ever had. The service was excellent- everyone was delightful. The cocktail cart is a must- so much fun. Loved the fried chicken

MC
MeredithC
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spork had excellent food and even better service. A variety but reasonable amount of menu items with an option for everyone. Delicious cocktails! The Lamb Shank was delicious.

MR
MargaretR
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Little treats along the way were so fun! Attentive, friendly service,

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Scarlett
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This will be one of our “go to” choices. The observance of Covid precautions made us feel very comfortable. The atmosphere was relaxing,casual, but still upscale. There was a sense of superior in the food and in the service. ALL of the wait staff was attentive, not just our wait person. And then there was the food. Excellent, from the small surprise tastes to our entree and desserts. It couldn’t have been better. Can’t wait to return.

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Arjen
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Although Spork has discontinued its chef's tasting menu, they haven't ceased to surprise me with creative, well-balanced (loved the hint of wasabi in the slaw that came with the crispy octopus!) and beautifully made up dishes.
We shared three small plates and two entrees between the two of us, and each was more delicious than the other. I'm glad Spork survived the pandemic! Hopefully, they bring back the tasting menu, because I would love to be the guinnee pig the chef experiments on...

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KellyD
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t say enough about the amazing food. We even had a cocktail prepared at table side, like guacamole but better. Spent my 30th birthday here with my best friends, it was a memorable night.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We felt like Spork was cooking just for us - the entire staff was welcoming, friendly, and had excellent recommendations. Food was top notch as usual. Special shout out to our waitress, Taylor, who went above and beyond. Spork is our favorite restaurant for a reason!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Daughter birthday

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SWOhioFoodie
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My mom was visiting-so thrilled you require vaccine proof. It was almost like 2019! LOL, food and service were fantastic.

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MariT
Pittsburgh
24 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fresh and prepared with care. Each dish (including the various amuse bouche) is thoughtfully put together with luscious ingredients. The rock shrimp stuffed jalapeño was so tasty with a nice kick. We had the Tagliatelle Bolognese and the Halibut for entrees. They were both delicious. The fish was cooked perfectly and the miso corn sauce with it was superb. Our service was spot on, as always. Thank you Richard ⭐️ for making our anniversary celebration special. We always enjoy our visits to Spork and are especially happy now that they are requiring proof of vaccination. We are continuing to support those restaurants doing this. MJ & Tom Totin

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Philly1
Philadelphia
39 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! My husband and I shared the Jalapeno small plate - loved it. I had the mushroom ravioli and my husband had the halibut. Both dishes were exceptional. Service was professional and friendly. Everything came out on time. They also have really good craft cocktails. Nice ambiance too. We love sitting at the counter overlooking the kitchen. So fun to watch the food being cooked. One of our favorite restaurants - plus they require vaccinations. Really appreciate that.

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good8hh
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Was a little load but great food. Do we need background music when place is full

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great place to celebrate a special occasion!

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vipVickiH
Pittsburgh
15 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Delicious food with excellent service. Fresh, original and thoughtful coordination of ingredients. Spork is a destination choice for food aficionados.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Food was well prepared but too complicated. Simpler would have been better.
Service and ambience were excellent. We really appreciated their attention to Covid safety

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AvaD
Pittsburgh
8 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. Food was outstanding.
It was a birthday for someone in our party--we didn't mention it before hand, but the staff heard us singing and brought over a little cake with a candle!

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AllisonK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

The food transports you to other worlds as you taste each spice in each dish. It’s a lovely artistic sensual experience.

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2chow
Pittsburgh
10 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals we have had in a long time. Lots of great flavors and visually appealing as well. The crispy octopus small plate was definitely the highlight. It was lightly crisp on the outside and tender on the inside, well complemented by the wasabi slaw and other seasonings. My husband groaned when I ordered it (he is not an octopus fan), but later told me that he thought it was the best dish of the evening as well. We also enjoyed the From the Garden Salad with hummus and forest mushroom ravioli. The service was attentive and discreet. It was fun sitting at the counter and watching the different dishes being prepared. I wish I had ordered the dry aged duck as it looked fantastic (I was not sure about medium-rare to medium). The complementary amuse bouche and bread service scattered throughout added to our enjoyment, and we enjoyed the champagne and mixed drinks. The only downside is that the counter stools end up feeling a bit hard for our older bones, and they sold the last chocolate umami bomb dessert right before we tried to order it and we had a relatively early seating at 6:30. Overall, a fantastic way to spend a 30th anniversary.

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vipDonnaR
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! Very different and inventive! Our server was amazing!

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vipdinnerdoctor
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service, very happy about their strict Covid safety policy.

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
13 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience from beginning to end. Great service and the food was to die for. The chef even came out to chat with us. Will definitely be back! Safe environment that followed all health and safety measures. 11/10!

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and dining experience. Highly recommend if you are looking for a fancy night night out.

GC
vipGodComplex
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants in Pittsburgh. Everything from the hostess to the bar to the dining room is top-notch. The waitstaff is very efficient and prompt. They are also very personable and knowledgeable. The food is, as expected for upscale dining, excellent.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating my kiddo who is headed off to the Culinary Institute of America in Friday to begin college with their grandparent. Everything was fantastic and the staff truly were caring and engaging. The food was phenomenal.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional in every way. The level of service, in particular, is extraordinary. The commitment to safety re: vaccine status and masking was especially appreciated.

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FrankC
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Inspired and delicious food. Wonderful space and great service.

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Jack
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the most delicious and well prepared food I have experienced in my entire life. The service was also absolutely outstanding. Our server Hannah was excellent and I will definitely be returning.

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vipSteve
Charleston
24 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Read reviews online about Pittsburgh restaurants and chose Spork for our second night dining while in town for weekend. It was wonderful. Great menu choices and presentation. All 3 of us enjoyed different items. Servers were pleasant and appropriately attentive. Great neighborhood gem. Vastly superior to the highly rated restaurant we ate at the night before.

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vipKate
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Courtney was a fantastic server! Knowledgeable and personable, she provided us first-time visitors with recommendations that met our tastes with confidence.

Our dinner was excellent, my favorite was the scallops and my guest enjoyed the fried chicken. All dishes were fresh and flavorful, and I loved that they timed these courses out perfectly (waited right amount of time for food preparation) along with bite-sized surprises in between courses too.

Spork also holds an impressive cocktail program, and we enjoyed seeing a cocktail cart for the first time!

We sincerely appreciated Christian visiting with us at the end of dinner service, and it’s easy to tell that the Spork family are close and take pride in their works of art.. all plated beautifully!

We are grateful Spork takes necessary precautions to ensure a safe dining experience.. distanced tables and masks and proof of vaccination upon arrival made us feel very comfortable in their dining room.

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AlyssaH
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spork is an immaculate dining experience.. truly! Everything was beyond amazing. The little snacks they bring out between orders is such a nice touch. I will be back very soon!

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vipEllyW
Pittsburgh
12 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in Pittsburgh!! I'm a huge foodie and this is now #1 on my list!

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Lynn
Pittsburgh
11 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A delightful party for the palate. Each and every experience at Spork has made me an enthusiastic fan looking forward to returning for my next meal experience. The staff is friendly, efficient and knowledgeable. The wine list is diverse enough and offers an array of price points. The wine recommendation was spot on and most enjoyable. Each course of the meal was another palatable pleasure. In all honesty I was not sure what to expect upon arrival and can it was a delightful evening of good food and drink. The place is a little loud, you can see there was thought put into the acoustical challenges but do not allow that to deter you from this delightful dining experience.

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Spork is rated 4.8 stars by 421 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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