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Fork & Barrel, Louisville, KY

Fork & Barrel

4.3
4.3
1278 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Fork & Barrel prides itself on serving upscale American cuisine with a focus on local ingredients, craft cocktails, and serving it all with southern hospitality. The Restaurant is located on Frankfort Avenue in Louisville, Kentucky in one of the town’s restaurant rows. The Restaurant seats 100 guests and has reservations as well as open seating at the bar and seasonal patio seating.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 16 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Southern, Cocktail Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 3:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (502) 830-9500

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Geoffrey Heyde

  • Catering

    We are able to create a unique menu for your event. Please contact us at emily@bethefork.com for more information.

  • Private party facilities

    We have our main dining area that can seat up to 50 guests for a private event. We are also able to rent out the entire restaurant for your event.

  • Private party contact

    Emily@bethefork.com: (502) 907-3675

  • Neighborhood

    Frankfort Ave - Crescent Hill

  • Cross street

    We are close to the corner of Mellwood Ave and Frankfort Ave.

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Derby Week Menu

    $139.00 per person

    May 4 - May 6, 2023
    We are ONLY offering our Derby Week Prix-Fixe Menu. It is 4 courses of Appetizers, Salads, Entree and Desserts. You will have a selection out of each course. The Menu costs $139 per person.

Offers

  • Half Priced Wine Night

    Multiple dates available
    Thu - 3:15 PM - 9:00 PM
    We offer our wine selection on Thursday's Half Priced. Bottles of Wine $69 or less are half off bottles. Bottles $70 or more are 25% off. Also join us once a month for a guided wine tasting.
  • Happy Hour & Bar Menu

    Multiple dates available
    Tue - Sat - 3:15 PM - 6:00 PM
    Enjoy $7 Classic Cocktails from 3pm to 6pm. Cosmopolitan, Gimlet, Margarita, Martini, Manhattan, Sazerac and Old Fashioned. We also have several wines by the glass specials. Special Bar menu from 3pm to 5pm.

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What 1,278 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. T

    Temple

    Exclusive

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Many positives. Few negatives. The food was good. Tasty pork chop. Creative serving of shrimp and grits. Our waitress was great and the manager was attentive. The parking is valuable. The bourbon selection is impressive. There was no television to check on scores or news which kills the bar scene. The bartender lacked personality and acted annoyed with our order. However, he did make good cocktails. Outside of the bar scene with an indifferent to rude bartender and no television, I would give F&B a thumbs up.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and overall dining experience! The shrimp n’ grits and pork chop were outstanding!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The service and the food was great!
  4. TH

    TomH

    Louisville

    47 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Management oversight and concern with our comfort was evident upon entering and throughout our time there. Server was a little non-attentive, leaving one long gap. Also, she never offered dessert!?! Entrees and sides were fine with two exceptions: The entree plates/bowls did not appear to be pre-heated, taking some of the warmth from the food; The stroganoff beef tips were quite chewey/gristley.
  5. AH

    AnneH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the best time at Fork and Barrel! My steak was incredible and I now have a "go to" place for an amazing fillet. The appetizers were great and not a single complaint for our party of 5. They had a great wine and drink selection as well. The atmosphere was inviting, cozy and gave us the opportunity to let time slip away so we could enjoy great food and wonderful company. Our sever was attentive but not overbearing which I appreciate. We even got a visit from the Chef/Owner and the General Manager to make sure we were happy! Best night out in a long time. :)
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a great waiter and enjoyed the food. It was a great choice.
  7. KY

    KY1792

    Charleston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Fork and Barrel is a good restaurant, and I look forward to trying again sometime. Our experience was fine, but not quite what I was expecting in terms of service and food. It took about 15-20 minutes to get noticed after being seated. The cocktails were wonderful, but the food (fritters, french onion soup, and pasta dish) was only OK.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were seated immediately and on time with our reservation. The chef came out and introduced himself and talked with our table which was super nice. The food was excellent! We will come back again. Thanks!
  9. T

    Traca

    Dallas

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    We were early for our reservation, but they accommodated us, which was great! The experience was excellent from the chef/proprietor welcoming us and making our cocktails to the great food. We shared the crepes for dessert and they were fabulous.
  10. K

    Khash

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Improve the wine menu.
  11. e

    energy1

    Louisville

    21 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Good drinks. The shrimp and ham fritters had neither. Decent burger. Overall was not awful...just not fabulous.
  12. NS

    NicoleS

    Louisville

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    The fritters as an appetizer were more like hush puppies and the bacon and shrimp in them were almost non existent. The au gratin potatoes that came as a side with the beef fillet were undercooked and crunchy. The asparagus was burnt and so was the pita bread that came with the spinach and artichoke dip. This was the third visit we’ve taken to Fork and Barrel and I suspect they were having an “off” evening because our food has always been great up until last nights visit.
  13. JH

    JasonH

    Kansas City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place with an eclectic menu that has something for everyone.
  14. SL

    SpicyLou

    Louisville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    The Shrimp and Grits as awesome. Service was fantastic. I will eat here again, even though my husband takes his mistress here.
  15. DB

    DavidB

    Louisville

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Out of town guest in for the weekend. Dinner and service was great and very tasty.
  16. DC

    DewayneC

    Louisville

    7 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience4
    Service was okay, have been here before when it was Morning Fork and only served breakfast/brunch and was not very impressed with it. Upon arriving I was kind of disappointed not knowing it was the same place just that uses 2 different names based on the time of the day, and the disappointment came from my prior experiences there, but decided to be open minded and hope that the dinner would be better than the breakfast. Couldn’t have been more wrong. Only had about half of my burger and it was just not good and had a very gamey taste to it. The others in my party didn’t enjoy their food either, and for the amount of money we paid it definitely wasn’t worth it at all. There are many other places in town that are much better and better priced too.
  17. u

    upforagoodmeal

    Louisville

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delish dinner for four - celebrating a birthday. Warm welcome, attentive service and great food. We left happy and will be back.
  18. N

    Nancyb

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience5
    The spring salad was overpriced. There might have been 14 spinach leaves in it. I had to ask for more dressing, the fruit and it was good but a very small amount.
  19. d

    doublediamond

    Louisville

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Menu very good. Everything we had was excellent. Mussels, ravioli, stroganoff and cheese cake. Great meal with incredible service from Libby. Ask for her if she is working. Very enjoyable experience.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, and the food was delicious!
  21. M

    Mike

    Omaha

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was excellent. We made a reservation but were traveling from out of town and arrived early. Accommodated us with grace and welcome. Server was terrific and the food was exquisite. Fun craft cocktails and my first experience with grits that were beyond expectation. Very delicious food presented beautifully.
  22. BB

    BethB

    Louisville

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Our server was incredible but the food was okay. Even the cocktails weren’t great.
  23. DB

    DavidB

    Louisville

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner with friends. Nice atmosphere and the food was tasty.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Enjoyed Burger Week selection at Fork & Barrel on a Friday night. Made a reservation- seated quickly once we arrived. Server Laura was attentive & friendly. Burgers & fries were hot when brought to the table. Really delicious!
  25. JE

    JaciE

    Louisville

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing and Kenna was the best.
  26. RV

    RobinV

    Louisville

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Went for burger week, burger was just ok, fries were terrible, barely warm and just not appealing. $7 for the burger which is what burger is about but $5 to add fries. Just wasn’t impressed, was expecting something better.
  27. TP

    TPeters

    Louisville

    7 reviews

    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    The restaurant was hot. We were sweating. Others were fanning themselves. Service was horrible. We waited 10 minutes to get water, and 15 before Laura, the waitress came to our table. Afterwards, I understood why the service was so bad!. There was 4 adults and 2 children (8 and 4) in our party. A 22% gratuity was automatically added to our bill for having 6 people in our party. That’s ridiculous!!!! It should be up to the customer to decide how much gratuity to leave! It depends on the service! My family and I agreed we won’t go back! The food was nothing special! It’s burger week. They wouldn’t allow us to add tomatoes to the burgers. We offered to pay extra, but was told “our kitchen is too busy”. Pitiful! We eat out 2 to 3 times a week. I always leave 20%, or more gratuity depending upon the service. Gratuity is supposed to be earned…….not taken!!!!!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Burger week. We had a reservation and was seated. Served water that really wasn’t cold with no ice and then no other service. We sat for 20 mins and decided to go elsewhere. Sad part is they weren’t busy. Two servers were chatting it up at the bar area.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    Service was slow. First time experience. Food was great, but the rest was not.
  30. l

    lempun

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience2
    We were so disappointed by our night out. Out of four meals, only one was above average. The ambiance was seriously lacking & it was overpriced. We will not be back.
  31. S

    Scotty

    Richmond

    9 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    We went there for Burger Week, there was hardly anybody in the restaurant and they sat us by the restaurant that was the first strike. So as we’re sitting there waiting for our waitress, we noticed we had flying gnats around us strike two. The service beyond sucked, our waitress was nonexistent she needed an absentee ballot, strike 3. When we finally got our food we asked for some ketchup and about five minutes later I had to get up and go find another waitress to get some ketchup. My waitress walked up to the waitress and asked her what did I need and she told her he was here to get some ketchup and my waitress didn’t even acknowledge me just turn around and walked away. Then one of the customers went into the bathroom and out came more gnats toward our table . We had about 3 to 4 gnats swarm in our table after we had already killed about 3. We will not be going back! Stay away from this place!! And if you go there for Burger Week and you have a picture of the burger and yours comes out without all the ingredients and you didn’t order it that way somethings wrong with that picture!!!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience5
    The service was actually really good and fast at this place , but the food was mediocre at best . We got the charcuterie board , fritters, and the beef stroganoff . The charcuterie was made up of weird and mostly flavorless meats and some strange cheese wiz dip. The fritters were crispy and cooked well but not flavorful. The stroganoff was plated beautifully, but underseasoned and the meet was over cooked. Disappointing overall .
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Service was great but the entrees are expensive and I didn’t see the value, especially considering ambiance. Seemed more appropriate for lunch or casual dinner than fine dining.
  34. LD

    LauraD

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    I thought it very off putting your alcoholic beverage condiments were an additional fee. I have never paid extra for blue cheese stuffed olives in a martini or for an ice ball with your orange and cherry garnish embedded for a bourbon on the rocks. Additionally, the wrong entree was served to my date. Given the restaurant was not that busy, I am not sure how that happened. The food was good, but overall I thought the prices were high.
  35. AG

    AnneG

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very good atmosphere, service and food! We'll be back!
  36. MC

    MelanieC

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service!!! We were waiting for our reservation time and the owner offered us a drink while waiting. We were seated early and the service from everyone was top notch. The carchuterie board was unique and the chef / owner explained each item listed on it. He was very personable and involved. The fries that went with the smash burgers were to die for. My husband raves about the shrimp and grits. We will definitely come back to this restaurant.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    They didn’t want to serve us, food was crappy. Timing of getting food was terrible. I would not encourage anyone to eat at Fork & barrel
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Loved our server. Food was very good- nice place for quiet casual dinner
  39. GL

    GaryL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Very friendly service. The Filet was cooked to perfection and was tender and delicious as was the Short Ribs.
  40. 1

    1basque

    Louisville

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Four of use for dinner. Cocktail and wine were good. Three meals were fine, Salmon, Burger, and Beef stroganoff. Fourth meal, roast 1/2 chicken, was over cooked and the breast portion was hard as a rock. Would go back as the Chef/owner was very personable. And I’ll give it another chance.

FAQs

Fork & Barrel offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (502) 830-9500.

Fork & Barrel is rated 4.3 stars by 1278 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 16 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Fork & Barrel

1722 Frankfort Ave, Louisville, KY 40206

Additional information

  • Cross street

    We are close to the corner of Mellwood Ave and Frankfort Ave.

  • Neighborhood

    Frankfort Ave - Crescent Hill

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 3:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Southern, Cocktail Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Geoffrey Heyde

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (502) 830-9500

  • Catering

    We are able to create a unique menu for your event. Please contact us at emily@bethefork.com for more information.

  • Private party facilities

    We have our main dining area that can seat up to 50 guests for a private event. We are also able to rent out the entire restaurant for your event.

  • Private party contact

    Emily@bethefork.com: (502) 907-3675

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