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Knife & Fork Inn

4.6
4.6
4644 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steak
The Knife & Fork was originally established in 1912 as an exclusive men's drinking and dining club. The second floor was graced a "ladies lounge", where women, who were not permitted at the bar, waited to be summoned. Private rooms on the 3rd and 4th floors were used for gambling and, perhaps, other activities.

During Prohibition, rebellious club members defied the laws of an alcohol-free society and continued to openly serve liquor. The club survived without being raided for some time, perhaps due to the influence of Enoch 'Nucky' Johnson, the reigning political boss, who was a Knife & Fork regular.

The 2005 renovation of this legendary restaurant was designed to recapture the look and feel of the Knife & Fork's Prohibition era roots. The menu, featuring the finest steaks and seafood, is complemented by an extensive wine list and 10,000 bottle wine "cellar".

NOTE: We are a multi-level house with no elevator. Please make us aware if you prefer first floor accommodations.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Steak, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Hours: Friday Lunch from 11:30 am - 3:00 pm Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm Bar opens at 4:00 pm daily

  • Phone number

    (609) 344-1133

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Jim Huntzinger

  • Private party facilities

    The Knife & Fork offers a unique dining experience in an Atlantic City landmark replete with historic charm. With five distinct dining areas, some with ocean views, seating 8 to 85 guests for sit down dinners (more for cocktail parties), the Knife & Fork is sure to have the perfect room for you! Several Private Dining and Cocktail Party Menus are available, but we would be happy to create a menu designed specifically for your event. The Knife & Fork also has a full bar with specialty cocktails and an award-winning wine list to complement your dining experience. With a private event at the Knife & Fork, you will receive an excellent meal and unparalleled service in an elegant yet unpretentious atmosphere. And you’ll have a lot of fun too!

  • Private party contact

    Maureen Shay: (609) 344-1133

  • Neighborhood

    Atlantic City

  • Cross street

    Albany Avenue

  • Parking details

    Complimentary valet parking available.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 4,644 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.6
4.6 based on all time ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. M

    Marty

    New York Area

    38 reviews

    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Since this is more of a special occasion venue, go for the lobster thermidor. It’s a 2-1/4 lb. monster with the meat cooked, cut up, and put back in the shell with a creamy sauce and some veggies. You will savor every bite. Service is great too.
  2. KA

    KARENG

    Philadelphia

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience2
    Food is delicious and very fair value
  3. MG

    MargeG

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant is fabulous on all levels. I hope we get to eat there again soon. Beautiful!!
  4. BH

    BobH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Our group had several different dishes with much variety and, we shared. Everything was great to over the top, best ever. All was perfect... the only thing I could not comment on with a perfect score is the fact that some of the staff did not seem happy. They were OK to nice with us but to see them behind the bar or back in the kitchen, they did not look excited to be there. Regardless, everything was wonderful and we'll be back.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Needed good meal. Got it!
  6. D

    Dana

    New York Area

    75 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    75 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2020

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Service the past couple times hasn’t been very good. Correct drink order very slow to the tsblr. Food always geear
  7. C

    Chay

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The seafood risotto was excellent and service was very good.
  8. BK

    BKADC

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2020

    overall3food4service1ambience2
    My recommendation of Knife and Fork is a yes*. The asterisk stems from the lack of consistency in the atmosphere. It is a fine dining experience, and the food is always good, but there are higher expectations for service. My favorite experience of dining out ever was at Knife and Fork, but I have also left disappointed, as in this weekend. It can be incredibly loud, as it was this weekend, and that detracts from the experience but it happens. What I can't excuse is the average service we received. We didn't learn the waitress's name, there was no banter, no information about the food, and long waits. She just had no personality. While the food prices, especially at Restaurant Week, are no longer much (if at all) higher than Philly or New York, there still used to be the feeling that this is the place for a special night out, and the last two times the service has not been special at all.
  9. MO

    MichaelO

    Philadelphia

    22 reviews

    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2020

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Restaurant week is just ok- the potatoes were cold!
  10. B

    Betty

    Atlantic City

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Service was very good and everyone was very pleasant. Table was ready when Got there so no real waiting Will come back again. Food was good ,it was restaurant week and various choice for a select menu or you could pick from regular menu.Fish and chips was excellent
  11. AR

    AudreyR

    Atlantic City

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    It was my first time there and I loved it. The food was good and reasonably priced. Service from John, our server, was great. Will definitely return.
  12. RP

    RobP

    Atlantic City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Last place we ate out before everything closed down due to Covid. Dinner was excellent and glad we had a great time before the lockdown!
  13. DM

    DebraM

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious the service was excellent but the desert....could have been better
  14. H

    Harry

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Went during restaurant week...service was great..food was very good and with the set price it was an excellent value..definitely will come back...
  15. NA

    NAOMIL

    Atlantic City

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2020

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    I WOULD RECOMMEND FOR HAPPY HOUR, THE SALAD AND THE DESSERT WAS JUST OK.
  16. J

    John

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2020

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    I was really excited to try Knife and Fork after hearing great things. Unfortunately the food was underwhelming. Not bad, but for the price and what I was expecting, it should have been on a different level, it was extremely average across the board. We wont be going back.
  17. ME

    MEME

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    It was great fun! We were seated at the time of our reservation. Our waiter was spot on. We enjoyed trying different items that were on the Restaurant Week menu. Just liked the old building itself. Makes you think of the history it has. Thanks, Knife and Fork for a memorable evening.
  18. SM

    ShamikaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sammie was a great waitress with excellent service.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As good as it gets!
  20. p

    pennmum

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were brought to our table immediately. Our server Robert was most attentive and brought drinks quickly. The food was delicious and I was impressed that all 10 dishes were served to the correct person. Will always recommend the Knife and Fork.
  21. LB

    LisaB

    Philadelphia

    64 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Over all the food was good. My friends steak was bland but ok. My food was wonderful. The waiter tried to get us to order appetizers and meal all at once. Stating he might not could get back for 30 minutes and our food might be later than we wanted it. We did not fall for that and ordered our food after our appetizers. We got our food on time and our drinks refilled as needed. Though I should have questioned him and asked if he didn't think he was going to get back to us for 30 minutes how was he going to get our new drink orders. I dont like restaurants that insist on you ordering your whole meal at once. I like to enjoy my appetizer and not feel rushed. But, I did love the ambiance of the restaurant and will return to give them another chance.
  22. J

    Jeramiah

    New York Area

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service. Great food. Fantastic atmosphere.
  23. CR

    ChrisR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 6, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife an I don't get out much, but when we do, we like a really good meal in a beautiful setting. The knife and fork delivers every time.
  24. l

    luvtoeat

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful historic building with a really unique old-world atmosphere. Food was delicious. We had the Knife and Fork Dinner which consisted of a bowl of Crab and Corn Chowder, a fresh tomato and mozzarella appetizer, Lobster Thermidor and Filet Mignon. Truly a good value at such an exclusive place.
  25. G

    Glenn

    Exclusive

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great as always!!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    overall3food5service5ambience5
    All of our food was fabulous! Service was above & beyond great! We had a table of 8 loudmouths near us & we couldn't hear ourselves talk until they left. We were offered another table, but our main course was about to arrive & the loudmouths were finishing their desserts & ready to leave, so we stayed at our table.
  27. c

    conbill

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    overall3food5service4ambience3
    To noisy,could not hear anyone talk at a table of four. Large groups of people just shouting
  28. BC

    BigCuz

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dustin was an amazing server. He was knowledgeable about the winds and menu choices.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday, good food
  30. s

    shoregirl

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great, consistent food and service !, Wonderful family business.... I mentioned to Maureen (owner) it was my husband's birthday and that we would be at Dock's the next night since they were his favorite restaurants... both nights we were comped desserts. Very classy and kind!
  31. D

    Debbie

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Awesome from the first to last moment!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very much appreciate the Friday lunch! Wish it was more often. Try it, you’ll know what I mean. Food, service, atmosphere are all five star s in my book.
  33. AO

    AnOpenTableDiner

    Atlantic City

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Incredible as always. It was my first time here for lunch and we were delighted with everything. Management and front of the house staff are super professional and welcoming without being overbearing. I would eat every meal here if I could.
  34. A

    Amaieseing

    Atlantic City

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Terrific food in this charming, historic restaurant in Atlantic City. Our friends from Long Beach Island and Collingswood loved it, and we were glad we could take them there!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 28, 2020

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Excellent food, service and company
  36. JC

    JoshuaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were in town for business, we reserved a table through OpenTable and were extremely happy with the service. Wonderful knowledge of food, wine pairing and choices of entree's and appetizers. It is a MUST you order the Lobster Thermidor. OUTSTANDING !!! The bacon appetizer is wonderful, along with the Brussels. Enjoy a phenomenal experience when you are in AC.
  37. LD

    LisaDaveM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Excellent service. Delicious food, but expected more seafood/fish choices based on website menu instead of the many steak/meat dishes. Actual menu very different which was a rather big disappointment. Based on that I did not give the restaurant a 5 star.
  38. PL

    PaulL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant was a recommendation from a friend of mine. We were pleasantly surprised and pleased with the ambience and food selection. Great meal great place exclamation will definitely return again soon.
  39. L

    Lovetodine

    Philadelphia

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took my husband here Saturday night for his birthday dinner. Bob, our waiter was great. Very professional and very nice. Had a wonderful dinner. We both had the short ribs. We thought the price of our meals were on par. Definitely cheaper then the Casinos.
  40. KS

    KarenS

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We stopped in with our son and a friend of his. Food was great. My husband loved the veal chop. The French onion soup was very good. The shrimp cocktail did have a funny taste, almost like it was in the fridge uncovered too long. Our server was very knowledgeable and pleasant. We will be back. Potato puffs were great!

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Knife & Fork Inn is rated 4.6 stars by 4644 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Albany Avenue

  • Neighborhood

    Atlantic City

  • Hours of operation

    Hours: Friday Lunch from 11:30 am - 3:00 pm Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm Bar opens at 4:00 pm daily

  • Cuisines

    Steak, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Complimentary valet parking available.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jim Huntzinger

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (609) 344-1133

  • Private party facilities

    The Knife & Fork offers a unique dining experience in an Atlantic City landmark replete with historic charm. With five distinct dining areas, some with ocean views, seating 8 to 85 guests for sit down dinners (more for cocktail parties), the Knife & Fork is sure to have the perfect room for you! Several Private Dining and Cocktail Party Menus are available, but we would be happy to create a menu designed specifically for your event. The Knife & Fork also has a full bar with specialty cocktails and an award-winning wine list to complement your dining experience. With a private event at the Knife & Fork, you will receive an excellent meal and unparalleled service in an elegant yet unpretentious atmosphere. And you’ll have a lot of fun too!

  • Private party contact

    Maureen Shay: (609) 344-1133

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