Spork

4.8
392 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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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!

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.

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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.

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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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vipSteve
Charleston
23 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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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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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
10 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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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

That was one of the most amazing meals and experiences we have ever had. We were able to talk with the sommelier to choose a fabulous white wine with dinner. I could not recommend this restaurant more. The entire experience was beyond top notch!

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vipBirdguy
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. Highly recommend.

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DaleT
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the place, the food, and the people. Thank you for making our date night special.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food

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LaurieB
Pittsburgh
8 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spork is fantastic- the ambiance, the food, the service- everything!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! I’ve never eaten food that tasted so fresh! The little bites while waiting were such a nice and flavorful touch. I’m so happy to have taken some home because now I get to eat the deliciousness again tomorrow!

To hear that the vegetables come from their own garden, the bread and even the butter is made in house, is amazing! They really do it all from start to finish. And such beautiful plating too!

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vipWilliamO
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service and great food. The chef is remarkably talented .

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JeremyC
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic experience overall. Very cold in the dining area, but otherwise not a single complaint.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal grilled crunchy octopus as a first starter with reasonably priced bottle of $60 Sardinia Cannonau wine for the volcanic soil health benefits, and second was the traditional $32 pork bolognese, and a heirloom tomato salad.

The East Liberty residences should be impressed with this establishment on the corner of Penn Ave. When I parked the vehicle on the side street the Chef was outside, and I said what did you make tonight that’s good… he said everything. No doubt we are coming back. Great ambience, appreciation for the food, and servicing staff.

EF.

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MaryA
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and food beyond fresh and pleasing. Best meal that I have had in awhile. Appreciate the restaurant requiring proof of vaccines. Would recommend highly.

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DavidR
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service. Staff from hostess to waiter to bartender to chef were very attentive and proactive. Freshly farmed food and herbs were delicious. Amuse Bouche were innovative small bites on traditional dishes.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The service was lovely
The food was delicious
The restaurant was so cold that it took away from the evening. We requested the temperature be adjusted three times. One person in our party even had extra napkins brought to the table to use as blankets!

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful, will need to go back!

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vipCara
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

I want to write a glowing review but I cannot. We had 7:30pm reservations. Arrived on time and sat at a table right by the door which is terrible with everyone walking almost into my chair.

After ordering drinks, we provided our orders within 10 minutes of being seated. Yet our entrees were served at 10pm... 2 1/2 hours after we were seated which at this point was just miserable. Couldn't enjoy the meal as it was terrible service.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
7 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved. Amazing service and food. Just go. Pricey but worth every penny.

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ColoradoDan
Pittsburgh
35 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My second dining experience at Spork was as amazing as the first. This restaurant is so phenomenal, it doesn’t even need my glowing review! LOL!

The Boom Boom juice mock tail made with Seedlip Grove 42 was very creative and delicious. My Lamb Shank was possibly the best I’ve ever had.

Service is excellent, the entire Spork team is engaged along with the manager! You don’t see this kind of restaurant camaraderie very often.

Bravo 👏🏻 👏🏻👏🏻 Spork! Be back soon!

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NotMaryAnne
Pittsburgh
18 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu, enthusiastic servers, chefs, and owners.

And, now everyone in the restaurant has to be vaccinated! Kudos to the management for making this decision. I hope other Pittsburgh restaurants follow your lead.

We'll definitely be back soon.

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Fatherted
Pittsburgh
36 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was done to perfection. Best restaurant In Pittsburgh

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vipMaxx
Pittsburgh
56 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The scallops were done to perfection. The fried chicken moist and delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The little amuse bouche between courses were fantastic. I had whatever the fancy fried chicken is called and it was incredible. Juicy and tender and crispy. Roasted Brussels sprouts had perfect crunchy texture. Creamy polenta underneath it all. The sauce was honey based heaven. The house made mushroom ravioli were perfectly cooked. Grilled mushrooms on top a variety and texture that I never had before. Garden salad tasted like it was picked the same day. There was a fancy foam dressing that tasted like spring. Citrusy cake was almost too much and had to share.

Then again it was my 25th wedding anniversary with the best wife ever, so maybe that made the food taste so exquisitely fabulous.

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Mick
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic time and atmosphere! Will definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just amazing. I have lived in Pittsburgh for 12 years and in the area for my entire life. This may be the best dinning experience I have had in this city. Food was amazing, the best tasting most unique in the city. The whole night was wonderful. Service was great and they knock your socks off with all the little extras. I won’t get into it I want everyone to experience for themselves. Just tremendous.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!! Thanks for making our anniversary special. We will be back soon.

HC
HeatherC
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I cannot say enough great things about this place. The food and the staff are amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to be back!
Better than ever.

KE
K8EE
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding dining experience. There is such careful and fresh attention paid to the meals, service is attentive and kind, food is delicious, staff is happy and not pretentious. Pricing is on the higher end, but you do get "food surprises" throughout the meal, including amuse bouche, and other treats.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best meal I've had in awhile

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and service!!! Not priced for everyday dining.

SH
vipStuH
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Too expensive for the quality and quantity of food and wine.

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Spork is rated 4.8 stars by 392 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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