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The Cork 1794

4.7
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945 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Nothing matters more than the safety and health of our team members, guests, and community. Due to the recent state of the restaurant industry we will be limiting the amount of guests on our outside patio and indoor bar/dining room, practicing social distancing with our table arrangements, and following all state-regulated guidelines.

*All Cork Team Members and Guests must wear masks by order of Governor Wolf* *Guests can take masks off while seated at their table.*

Please visit our COVID-19 FAQ Page for more information on our COVID-19 Policy: https://cork1794.com/covid-19-policy/

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
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 945 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.8
service
4.7
ambience
4.4
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time trying The Cork 1794. We were met at the door and greeted. Our table was great (right by the kitchen which was awesome). The food well what can I say it was out of this world. We wanted to try everything after eating our meals. Great food, great staff, we will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious Ribeye crusted with bleu cheese was super. Mac n cheese asparagus and strip steak were all fantastic. Thanks for the great service

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vipdonatoC
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptionally well executed food, drinks and service. Everything was done just right. Clean food that tasted great.

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AliciaT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service. Amazing food.

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SteveS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The only thing that we did not like was it seemed like we were rushed through our dinner. With a drink, appetizer, salad, entre and desert, we were in and out in an hour. Did not have time to relax a little and enjoy or food.

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Georgem
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great place for fine dining. Atmosphere was relaxing, calming. Accomodations were comfortable.

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MaryB
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

We ate outside. Great atmosphere and music. Hopefully, the patio will stay open as long as possible. Great option during COVID.

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kartar
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Special occasion not noted. Food was fine but took ages and was tepid. Server was friendly but not informed about wines. Lighting a bit too bright. A bit disappointing overall.

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Karen
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for excellent food, wonderful service and comfortable surroundings. We highly recommend The Cork. Thank you.

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ShirleyC
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the cauliflower steak. It was delicious! I do miss the spaghetti squash on the menu.

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JohnF
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I highly recommend The Cork. Excellent service and great food.

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JulieC
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Ambiance was relaxing, food was delicious, and service was good. The only suggestion would be to brew a better coffee. It was very ordinary and a bit weak for a restaurant of this caliber. We will definitely return!

The Cork 1794
Responded 6 days ago

Hi Julie, thanks for your comments and thoughtful review. We are glad things were good for you overall. Our coffee is a special blend that is roasted especially for us by the Tipsy Bean a local coffee roaster and shop. Your comments will be shared to ensure our staff is preparing it correctly. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesomeness

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SamanthaCollins
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were visiting the area and found the Cork online. The reviews were good and so we thought we would give it a try. We could not have been happier. Our waiter was exceptional. He was funny and very attentive. We really enjoyed the food and atmosphere. I had the filet and my husband had the crab cake sandwich. We shared a creme brûlée for desert. My husband really loved the brûlée. We will definitely be back the next time that we are in the area again.

The Cork 1794
Responded 6 days ago

Hi Samantha, We a re delighted you found us! We are so proud of both our Culinary and Service teams. They are both exceptional. We are looking forward to your visit when you are in the area again.

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DanielP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ideal outside dining, felt safe yet nice atmosphere. Highly recommend

The Cork 1794
Responded 6 days ago

Hi Daniel, thanks for noticing how hard we are working in these uncertain times. Please join us again very soon!

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MelissaG
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We finally got to take my mother in law out for Mother's day - 10/17/20 from gift card purchase back in May due to Covid. Food was good. My mother in law enjoyed the Filet Mignon which is rare as she is a picky eater. The Tuna Poke Nachos were very delicious.
My husband and father in law ordered the Ribeye which was good but not the best they've ever had... overall experience was good... a bit pricey but much better than the average resturants in Erie.

The Cork 1794
Responded 6 days ago

Hi Melissa, thank you for joining us for such an important celebration and for the detailed review. We are very happy to hear your experience was enjoyed by all. Your comments about the Ribeye will reviewed by our team too as we want everything to be the best you have had! Please visit us again soon.

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AniD
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Waited 15 min to be approached by a server. Manager/owner paid for our appetizer but unfortunately the actual food was not good. Salmon was bland and the potatoes were greasy and bland idk if we will go back.
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The Cork 1794
Responded 6 days ago

Hi Ani, I sent you a private message with my email. We would like to learn more about your visit. Our goal is to have happy guests every visit, every time.

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LeeC
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love The Cork. Glad it still is around after the hit restaurants took with COVID. No free bread anymore however. I paid over $100/person and they want to charge $8 for bread.

Otherwise. Love The Cork.

The Cork 1794
Responded 6 days ago

Hi Lee, we are truly delighted that we have been so well received by our community during the pandemic. Your comments about no bread service will be shared with our teams for discussion. We do hope you will join us again soon.

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AnnM
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food! Waiter was very good and helpful. Highly recommend.

The Cork 1794
Responded 6 days ago

Hi Ann, we are so glad you experienced our wonderful Service and Culinary teams. Thank you for the great review. It is people like you that keep us smiling everyday!

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KathyW
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a great place to go! Food was great and the manager asked how everything was and talked to us for a few minutes. So it awesome!

The Cork 1794
Responded 6 days ago

Hi Kathy, we are thrilled you enjoyed a great Cork experience. Thank you for sharing your thoughts!

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ChristineM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor dining felt safe and warm as toast.

The Cork 1794
Responded 6 days ago

You literally just put a smile on our faces. Just the experience we are wishing everyone has. Thank you for taking the time to share.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great fireplace outside, Dan was excellent. Super upscale experience with great presentation and flavor. Dan was a super waiter and we will be back.

The Cork 1794
Responded 6 days ago

We just love Dan too, so happy you enjoyed your time with him.. Please join us again soon.

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vipG5Guy
Pittsburgh
11 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very nice night. Seated quickly. The server seemed overworked, but did a super job. Will come back, when in the area.

The Cork 1794
Responded on October 14, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your experience at The Cork. We truly are proud of our Culinary and Service teams. We look forward to your next visit.

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DruB
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful atmosphere, delicious food, and service was top notch.

The Cork 1794
Responded 6 days ago

Hi Dru, thank you for the great review. Your comments will bring a smile to our amazing staff!

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halfitalianguy
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had not been here in quite a while--maybe a year. The improvement is amazing. The service was always good, but the food and bar could be hit or miss. Now, the food was outstanding, perhaps best burger in Erie, great fries, the Poke app and the firecracker shrimp were fantastic. Bar was on point--had three Verona cocktails (don't judge)--all mixed exactly the same and all mixed perfectly. Nothing worse than ordering a second cocktail and it tastes nothing like the first--that will not happen here. And the wait staff was not good--they were over the top good. And, all with proper pandemic safety procedures. I will definitely become a regular.

The Cork 1794
Responded 6 days ago

WOW WOW WOW! I must say we have learned alot over the pandemic and worked very hard. So glad you got to experience it first hand. We are thrilled with our teams and look forward to continuing to bring a great experience to all of our customers.

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KentB
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good meal as always will return. Good drinks as well.

The Cork 1794
Responded 6 days ago

Hi Kent, thanks for being a returning customer. Have you tried our sister restaurants, Molly Brannigans and Skunk and The Goat. They are both a lot of fun.

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noraf
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

The price for a glass of red wine was very ridiculously expensive! The price for a ribeye steak with no sides, was outrageous! My son didn’t like the reddy burger it had a funny taste. The restaurant was very cute inside and our waiter was very attentive! But we will not go there again! Sorry!

The Cork 1794
Responded 6 days ago

Hi Nora, we were were disappointed to learn that you did not enjoy your experience at the Cork. Your comments will be shared with our teams as we strive to do our best each and every day.

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Anne
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best ambience and food! Outside has fires and TVs for a cozy atmosphere and the service was impeccable! Love the cork!!!!

The Cork 1794
Responded 6 days ago

Hi Anne, we are delighted you had a great experience with us. We are thrilled with our new additional heaters too. Hoping they keep us going for a long time outside. Next time, BYOB.... bring your own blanket!

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OlexandrI
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

A little gem place with great food. Nice patio with heaters if you want to seat outside.

The Cork 1794
Responded on October 14, 2020

We are so happy you enjoyed our patio. We hope to keep our outdoor season extended with the heaters and customers are welcome to BYOB......bring your own blanket!

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Chris
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pan Seared Halibut with ginger lime risotto, & a red pepper relish is very good! Crab Cakes were awesome too! Wife and I split a bottle of wine at the table. Reasonably priced as well!

FYI: Waze tried to take us to a different location, Follow Google directions.

The Cork 1794
Responded on October 14, 2020

Hi Chris, the Halibut was a feature enjoyed by many, glad you liked it. Thanks for the great review and we hope you will join us again soon .

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RickS
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Arrived a bit early. Were seated fairly quickly, but host never asked our name to confirm reservation. Anyone could have been seated by just saying they had a reservation.

Atmosphere was not what we expected. Noise level was extremely high, not what one would expect from an upscale restaurant. Sounded more like a bar than a restaurant.

Food was delicious. Staff were very friendly and courteous. Really felt like they were there to make our experience a great one.

When my partner’s drink was made incorrectly they immediately remixed it. The waiter stayed at our table until she was sure our steak was done to our liking.

The restaurant was crowded but all appearances seemed to indicate patrons were safely distanced. Masks were required until we reached our table and it appeared all patrons were compliant.

All in all, we were quite pleased with our experience. The Cork was expensive, but that was expected. Reduce the noise level and you could be looking at a five star experience.

The Cork 1794
Responded on October 14, 2020

Hi Rick, Thank you for the insightful review. Your comment about the reservation has been noted and discussed with our service team. We are extremely proud of our Culinary and Service teams and they welcome any opportunity to grow and learn. We look forward to hosting you again soon.

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vipMLCIV
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was fabulous! We are on the patio for safety during Covid. Service was excellent. Food was outstanding

The Cork 1794
Responded on October 14, 2020

Now you just made us smile! THANK YOU FOR THE HAPPY REVIEW.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Anniversary

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vipLeoT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can never stop raving about The Cork. I’ve been coming to The Cork since the week they opened and I’ve always ordered the filet mignon. It’s the best steak in Erie easily. I have a lot of health issues with no immune system at all but The Cork has the highest standards I’ve ever seen, first of all they list their COVID-19 policies on their website I love this and it makes me feel so much more comfortable on top of their already high standards. I call before I go and ask for a more secluded area and Trey moved a table to the front of restaurant just for me, so we could be in a area away from everything. They go above and beyond here ALWAYS. we had my favorite waitress yesterday Dianne she is the sweetest, nicest person and will assure you the best experience every time. I ask for her every time. I also love Krista and she also is my favorite. I love talking to all the staff. Everyone knows me there, Started off the famous fire cracker shrimp, such a huge bowl and boy are they delicious, you can’t start any cork dinner with starting with the firecracker shrimp it’s a must. The filet mignon I don’t know how but it gets better every time. I always order it Medium Plus and it was perfect as always, the most tender filet mignon you’ll ever eat and doesn’t eve need a steak knife to cut it’s so tender it melts in your mouth and the seasoning is amazing. I ordered a side salad with my steak even that was perfection. For dessert I finally got to try their creme brûlée and first of all The cork strives on making gluten free options from appetizers to desserts and you can’t find this anywhere else in Erie. Me being gluten free is so incredible having all these options and everything on the menu is listed GF. The creme brûlée’s were the perfect consistency and creamy. What a way to end a perfect meal at the best place in Erie. I haven’t been to any other restaurant in a long time because no other restaurant can hold a candle to The Cork. They are the best in Erie.

The Cork 1794
Responded on October 14, 2020

Everyone here ALWAYS smiles when they see your name on our reservation list! Thank you for being such an amazing supporter of The Cork. We are honored when you come and visit us!

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brents
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor dining with heaters. Friendly staff with smiles

The Cork 1794
Responded on October 14, 2020

We hope our heaters will keep you coming back to enjoy this beautiful fall. Looking forward to your next visit!

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vipahoritica
Minneapolis
113 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Loved the decor and being able to eat outside on the patio with the heaters. The service was great. I had reserved with a note that we were celebrating out anniversary and they brought out a special dessert with sparklers that really was a very nice gesture . I made the mistake of ordering something with grits, thinking it sounded adventurous, but I didn’t care for it at all. I’m sure the other menu items would have been great, so it’s on me for my choice. Overall, great place and service. Would consider giving it another try and ordering something else.

The Cork 1794
Responded on October 14, 2020

We do hope you come back and try another selection. It was great hearing that you enjoyed our ambiance and had a happy celebration.

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Charlie
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place for special occasions. Recommend for anyone to try. Should be aware ahead of time that it is "an upscale dining experience".

The Cork 1794
Responded on October 14, 2020

Hi Charlie, Thank you for taking the time to leave such a positive review. Please visit us again soon.

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vipScottC
Pittsburgh
16 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was too windy to be on the patio so we opted for a high-top in the bar area. Plenty of space and felt perfectly safe. Our server was very personable and helpful. The new "surf & turf" entre (shrimp and grits with short rib) was fantastic!

The Cork 1794
Responded on October 14, 2020

Hi Scott, The Shrimp and Grits is one of my favs. Glad you liked it too. Please join us again here or at one of our sister restaurant, The Skunk and Goat Tavern or Molly Brannigans.

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AnnaD
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The accommodations were great for outdoor dining! We felt confident about the social distance and masking when needed. Everyone on staff was helpful and knowledgeable. The entrees were interesting and our choices did not disappoint - the seafood was cooked perfectly. Our Fattoush salads had exciting additions to an ordinary Caesar.

The only variable was in heating. At times, the heaters were not needed at all. We should have asked about adjusting them.

The Cork 1794
Responded on October 14, 2020

Hi Anna, thank you so much for the insightful review. We are glad you had a happy experience with us at The Cork. Have you tried our sister restaurants, Molly Brannigans or The Skunk and Goat? They are lots of fun!

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LinS
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my son’s birthday and he said it was the best burger he ever had(that’s high praise!). Although it was a chilly night,56*, the heaters were great and we didn’t even need our jackets. Beautiful atmosphere, great food and service. Thanks

The Cork 1794
Responded on October 14, 2020

Thank you for such a genuine review. Our hearts are full. Look forward to seeing you again soon!

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You can order delivery directly from The Cork 1794 using the Order Online button. The Cork 1794 also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (814) 651-0332.

The Cork 1794 is rated 4.7 stars by 945 OpenTable diners.

The Cork 1794 does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/the-cork-1794/giftcards.

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.