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The Cork 1794, Erie, PA

The Cork 1794

4.6
4.6
1759 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Executive Chef: Jason Finnerty | General Manager: Michael Keller

The Cork 1794 debuted in 2014, setting a new standard for cuisine and comfort.
With seating for more than 200, we offer a setting to match your mood.

The chef’s table and cozy clock room provide an intimate experience, while the dining room’s banquettes and outdoor patio, complete with fireplaces and TVs, are the ultimate gathering spot.

The bar is the perfect place to unwind – with an unrivaled collection of beer, cocktails and liquors curated by our own beverage master or a glass of wine poured from the expansive selection displayed in the cruvinets.

The delicious menu, painstakingly developed by our talented Culinary team, delivers everything you’d expect from The Cork 1794 and more. Each plate is crafted to be the best in its class. We think you’ll find the result is on par with the finest establishments in the world.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 36 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Steakhouse, Wine Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Sat 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (814) 651-0332

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Jason Finnerty

  • Catering

    Please call The Cork 1794 at 814-651-0332 (Option 6) to book your outside catering event!

  • Private party facilities

    Please call The Cork 1794 at 814-651-0332 (Option 6) to inquire about Private Events.

  • Private party contact

    Matt.Buchner@rl-hospitality.com: (814) 651-0350 ext. 306

  • Neighborhood

    Erie

  • Cross street

    900 West Erie Plaza Drive, Erie Pa 16505

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,759 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Pittsburgh / Western PA

    Contemporary American

  • Erie

    Best Overall

  • Erie

    Best Food

  • Erie

    Best Service

  • Erie

    Best Ambiance

  • Erie

    Best Value

  • Erie

    Good for special occasions

  • Erie

    Most Booked

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  1. GP

    GlendaP

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    WE got the Chef's special and it was very delicious. Service was great.
  2. ES

    ElizabethS

    Pittsburgh

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always we both had a wonderful afternoon late lunch! The food was delicious and Jesse, our server was very pleasant, attentive, and knowledgeable Thanks Cork, we WILL return!!
  3. B

    Brian

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food--from appetizer through dessert--was exceptional. Perfectly prepared.
  4. KF

    KayFredK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the time that my wife and I entered the Cork until we left ,it was a wonderful dining experience.Everyone was so very friendly and helpful and our meal was wonderful.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    We have dined at Cork many times. This was perhaps a very off night for them. The oysters Rockefeller were over, cooked to the point of not being recognizable. The oyster was so tiny. It may not have even been in there. The chicken fried beef rib was very tender, but lacked any flavor. The polenta was quite flavorless as well. The Caesar salad was lackluster. The Romain did not have a bright fresh taste to it.
  6. JA

    JAMESB

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Limited Menu... Expensive...would be fine if food was actually good. Restaurant cold and loud. Only 2 other parties in at time of dinner. Waiter kept getting lost. Don't season there food very bland
  7. NG

    NicoleG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We go to The Cork often and it's one of our favorites ! Best streak! Love the atmosphere and the manager is always smiling! Great servers are always helpful!
  8. F

    carolynF

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband had a steak and I had the salmon. Both were cooked perfectly and delicious.
  9. ML

    MarLk

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We've been to The Cork 1794 several times and have enjoyed our experience each time. Food was great; atmosphere even better. We will go back.

    The Cork 1794Responded on November 29, 2022Hello Mark, thanks so much for the amazing review. We truly appreciate you and your time. Gina will be delighted you enjoyed your time with her too!

  10. TD

    ThomasD

    Pittsburgh

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    One meal was over cooked. It was removed from the bill.

    The Cork 1794Responded on November 29, 2022Hello Thomas, we are disappointed to learn your meal was unsatisfactory as that something we never want a customer to experience.. We are proud of Service team here and happy they credited your meal. All reviews are shared with our Culinary and Service teams and you can be assured your will be discussed with the teams.

  11. LN

    LarryN

    Cleveland

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service with Kim!

    The Cork 1794Responded on November 29, 2022Hooray for great food and service by Kim. We will share your shout out and Kim will be delighted. Please join us again soon.

  12. KS

    KSpoz

    Cleveland

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unique food and drink choices in a cozy, hip atmosphere. Was here for lunch, but heard dinner was the busy time so be sure to make a rez!
  13. DB

    DonB

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Our server was outstanding. She was energetic friendly and totally in control of her skills. This is the only reason I gave a five star overall rating.

    The Cork 1794Responded on November 29, 2022Hi Don, thank you for taking the time to share your time with us at The Cork. We are very proud of our Service and team and so glad you enjoyed them too.

  14. FB

    FrankB54

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent, staff was friendly, and service was attentive. Strongly recommend this restaurant for any occasion.

    The Cork 1794Responded on November 29, 2022Hi Frank, we are so happy you enjoyed your time at The Cork. Please come see us again soon!

  15. PM

    PatM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    We brought my aunt and uncle to The Cork for a birthday celebration. I had mentioned the birthday in my reservation. Thought maybe something would be done. But it wasn't. No problem. But for the price of the meals I was a bit disappointed. Chicken sandwich. The piece of chicken was too large for a sandwich. The brussel sprouts were tough and the dressing was too heavy. Others in my party seemed satisfied. And yet it was a nice change for them from the same old places that they usually frequent.

    The Cork 1794Responded on November 29, 2022Hi Pat, thank you for sharing your experience with us. Our apologies for not looking at our notes to help celebrate your aunt's birthday. That is very disappointing on our part. If you would please send me your contact information I would like to reach out to you personally.

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good food that you pay market prices for. Service was outstanding and the atmosphere was great. Definitely will be back.

    The Cork 1794Responded on November 29, 2022Thank you for the amazing 5 star review. We appreciate you and your time. Please come see us again soon.

  17. ES

    ElizabethS

    Pittsburgh

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our evening started with a cocktail at the bar. Brian the bartender was very friendly and knowledgeable about wines and helped me choose mine- excellent suggestion , thanks Brian! On to our table with Rachel our excellent and very attentive server! We had the delicious appetizer - Philly cheese steak egg rolls. We were extremely happy with our dinners as well : the pork chop and salmon were both delicious! What a wonderful evening out, as everything was perfect. Already looking forward to our next visit !
  18. J

    Jess

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience4
    We made reservations for 8pm on a Friday. We showed up quite a bit early for our reservation so we ended up getting drinks at the bar and enjoying the the band (Daniel and the Daddios) while we waited. Right at 8:00 we were seated all the way in the back of the restaurant past the bathrooms and kitchen in a banquet room that was still dirty from a party that had obviously JUST finished. You couldn't hear the band, there was no table cloth or candle on the table like the tables in the main dining room had, and we were the only people in the entire banquet room. I think the expectation when you make reservations at a place that charges $40 for a steak is that you're also paying for the ambiance. There was zero ambiance in the banquet room we were seated in. We were there to celebrate my friends birthday. She decided that we didn't go to an upscale place sit in a dirty banquet room. We left without ordering any food. We tried to let the host know on our way out what happened so it wouldn't happen to the next customer and they were rude and didn't seem like they cared at all. Up until we were seated we were enjoying our experience.

    The Cork 1794Responded on November 15, 2022HI Jess, we are disappointed to learn of your experience with us. We truly value all of customers and want each visit to be a positive one. Your review will be shared and discussed with our team. I would like to personally reach out you as our family owns the restaurant. I will send you a message with my email and hope to hear from you.

  19. C

    Casey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional service and atmosphere! Outside was just as cozy as inside and the food was delicious.

    The Cork 1794Responded on November 8, 2022Hi Casey, as I read your review you brought a smile to my face. Thank you for taking the time to leave such a great review.

  20. S

    Susan

    Key West

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved that we could still eat outside (covid high risk) ...staff made every effort to assure our comfort. The food is consistently wonderful.

    The Cork 1794Responded on November 8, 2022Hi Susan, We are delighted we could make your experience with us comfortable. Please come see us again soon!

  21. S

    Susan

    Key West

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great friendly service...made every part of this experience wonderful. Awesome staff. Delicious food. We will be back...soon.

    The Cork 1794Responded on November 8, 2022Hi Susan, you review was music to our ears. We are so proud of our staff and love that you enjoyed them.

  22. JH

    JaniceH

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food3service4ambience5
    Two of us ordered breakfast Fatata We were disappointed in it it was very dry manager came over and asked if we wanted something else and very graciously we got a Caesar salad and pumpkin soup which was very good we were also given free dessert for our birthdays very unexpected and very pleased. The cork was above and beyond our expectations

    The Cork 1794Responded on November 8, 2022Hi Janice, we are happy to learn we could make your experience with us a positive one. Thank you for taking the time to share your time with us.

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, wine, and service.

    The Cork 1794Responded on November 8, 2022Thank you for the awesome 5 star review.

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    Live music was very good, but the volume was very loud. Hard to have conversation during dinner. Everything else was great, but consider lowering the live music amp volume. Food was amazing!

    The Cork 1794Responded on November 8, 2022Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us. Our teams read every review and value our customer input. We do hope you will visit us again soon.

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    While the food was unbelievably wonderful and the service was excellent the noise level was almost unbearable.

    The Cork 1794Responded on November 8, 2022Thank you so much for taking the time to share your thoughts. Our team reads each and every review and truly appreciate our guest's input. We do hope you come see again soon.

  26. MH

    MatthewH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent! The food was absolutely fantastic. The service was outstanding, and the live music added to the overall ambiance.

    The Cork 1794Responded on November 8, 2022Hi Matthew, hooray for having a great time at The Cork. Thanks for your time in sharing your experience!

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Last nights dinner was the best meal i have had in quite dinner time. All 4 of our were very pleased with our pork chop and surf and turf entrees. Thank you can’t wait to come back

    The Cork 1794Responded on November 8, 2022We are already looking forward to seeing you again soon. Thanks so much for the 5 star review!

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and ambience as usual.

    The Cork 1794Responded on November 8, 2022Thank you, thank you, thank you!

  29. ME

    MicheleE

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful dinner

    The Cork 1794Responded on October 27, 2022Hi Michele, thank you so much for the the five tar review. We are delighted you enjoyed your time with us.

  30. R

    Rick

    Pittsburgh

    35 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Overall the food was excellent. We had the fire brick chicken and the salmon - both were good. Only exception - the risotto under the salmon was lukewarm, spoiling the first bite. The staff and manager related the dis and brought a fresh separate side of risotto. All was well. The best salad is exceptional

    The Cork 1794Responded on October 27, 2022Hi Rick, sorry for the hiccup with the risotto, but very happy to learn we were able to make it right for you. We are very proud of our staff and our proud of the service the strive to give to all of our guests. Please come see us again soon.

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an early Sunday dinner. We were seated at 5 PM. We ate outside. The weather was beautiful. We have been here many times and this was the first that we did not have an issue with the noise level. There was no entertainment and we were seated outdoors. This was very pleasant as we were able to have a conversation during our meal. Our server was Megan and she was fantastic. The wine the food the outdoor ambience were all very nice.

    The Cork 1794Responded on October 27, 2022We are so happy to learn your Sunday dinner was one that brought a smile to your face. We hope you will visit us again soon. We will share your shout out with Megan as well, she will be delighted.

  32. JG

    JGro

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Beautiful outdoor patio. Food was expensive but okay.

    The Cork 1794Responded on October 27, 2022Hi JGro, thank you for sharing your thoughts with us. Our team reads each and every review and appreciated all feedback from our guests. Have a good day.

  33. a

    ashlw

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Beautiful atmosphere and music! Server was definitely overwhelmed and forgot a few things, but still overall decent service. Love this place!

    The Cork 1794Responded on October 27, 2022Thank you for the five star review and patience. We truly appreciate all of our amazing guests!

  34. D

    Doug

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply amazing. We had a fantastic experience at the Cork. Their new menu dishes are to die for! The Espresso Martinis, the wines and cocktails, all around just perfect. Highly recommend.

    The Cork 1794Responded on October 27, 2022Hi Doug, we are absolutely delighted to learn you had a wonderful experience with us here at The Cork. We are so proud of our teams and appreciate you for recognizing them. We are looking forward to hosting you again soon. AND....... thank you for the fantastic review!!!

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing restaurant, incredible service! We love the Cork!

    The Cork 1794Responded on November 29, 2022We love you for loving The Cork!!!! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience.

  36. JC

    JoanneC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated or 52nd anniversary at The Cork with delicious meals, a lovely server and a complimentary dessert.

    The Cork 1794Responded on October 19, 2022Hi Joanne, thank you so much for celebrating such a special day with us and congratulations ! We are appreciate your time and the review.

  37. HK

    HKay

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Music was a little too loud in the main area, but was perfect in the back room behind the wine wall. Though very happy to see some brass instruments this weekend!

    The Cork 1794Responded on October 19, 2022Hi HKay, thanks for taking the time to share your experience and the awesome five star review. We truly appreciate you!

  38. R

    Renee

    Pittsburgh

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a fun atmosphere with good food and cocktails. Live music is awesome. Had wonderful fall menu items that were delicious in addition to the wonderful steaks. A great night!!

    The Cork 1794Responded on October 19, 2022Hi Renee, thanks for letting us be a fun part of your night. We appreciate the stellar five star review and hope you will visit us again soon.

  39. AY

    AmandaY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very expensive, but so delicious! Decor is fabulous. Service very friendly.

    The Cork 1794Responded on October 19, 2022Hi Amanda, we are so proud of our staff and happy you had the opportunity to spend time with them. You might also like one of our sister restaurants, Molly Brannigans or The Skunk and Goat tavern. Both are super fun places.

  40. MP

    MichaelP

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a really great meal and experience last night. We arrived early and were seated right away!

    The Cork 1794Responded on October 19, 2022Hi Michael, thank you for taking the time to leave us such a great five star review. Our team is delighted you enjoyed your time at The Cork.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

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 4.6 stars by 1759 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 36 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for The Cork 1794

900 W Erie Plz, Erie, PA 16505

Additional information

  • Cross street

    900 West Erie Plaza Drive, Erie Pa 16505

  • Neighborhood

    Erie

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Sat 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Steakhouse, Wine Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jason Finnerty

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (814) 651-0332

  • Catering

    Please call The Cork 1794 at 814-651-0332 (Option 6) to book your outside catering event!

  • Private party facilities

    Please call The Cork 1794 at 814-651-0332 (Option 6) to inquire about Private Events.

  • Private party contact

    Matt.Buchner@rl-hospitality.com: (814) 651-0350 ext. 306

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