Fork and Bottle at the Desmond Hotel
Our Executive Chef, Christopher Calhoun, through his extensive work experience with very high quality restaurants, has built relationships with many different farmers, who offer high quality, seasonally appropriate ingredients. These farmers are personally committed to their products of excellence.
Chris has a personal trust in the farms and fisheries from which he purchases and he has a keen sense for seasonal quality, therefore, our menus will change with the season.
Pairing this quality product with his culinary experience, knowledge and talent, blossoms a memorable meal that will keep you coming back again and again to the Fork & Bottle.
Very nice surprise. My Halibit was the so tasty and very fresh. Portions were perfect and loved the Caesar salad. Menu was varied with delicious choices. Menu is more upscale then the previous Hunt Room restaurant. Sorry to say I prefer the decor of the Hunt room. New decor is too modern and cold feeling. But food was good, service was very good and a quiet place for a business meeting. Will go back👍
We went to brunch for Father’s Day. The food was good and there was a wide variety. The service was good as well. We will go again for a special occasion.
We had a fabulous brunch on Father's Day! In spite of the special occasion, though busy, the restaurant was not over-crowded. The staff was extremely efficient and friendly, greeting each group of patrons with a warm and cordial greeting. The food was delicious; the selection was vast and varied! Servers were organized and attentive. Overall, Brunch at the Fork and Bottle at the Desmond was a delight!
Waitstaff was excellent - they all made sure our table was tended to but were not overbearing. We would have liked to have seen a bit more items on the menu, especially some summer salads, but our meal was delicious and the portions were perfect - not obscene amounts nor small tastes.
This is one of my favorite places to go for lunch! The staff is absolutely phenomenal and always make me feel welcome! I have a food allergy and every person who works there makes sure my food is made correctly and the manager usually brings it out to me herself. The food is great, and making it an even better experience are the people who work there. I can't say enough good things about them (especially Michael and Jackie)!!
the improvement of the hotel are very nice. The quality of the management, wait staff and chef are always very good. Great place to take a client
Very good service. Food was good. The highlight was the flank steak. Very good. This brunch is a good value.
It was just okay.
Our waitress was wonderful. The food gets better every time. They’ve been doing a lot of changes with the hotel, restaurant and the menu. My only complaint is that the portions were smaller than they used to be.
Service was great. One dish (duck) was exceptional. The halibut was okay, nothing special. There was a huge, loud party when we were there so that kind of ruined it for our romantic night out. They were distracting and very drunk. They've redone the interior and it's tasteful. Okay for a hotel I guess but I wouldn't make a special effort to return.
We had Sunday brunch on April 29, 2018. While most of the food (eggs Benedict, sausage, bacon, smoked salmon, etc.) tasted decently comparable to other nice brunch places, the desserts (donuts, chocolate cakes, bread pudding) were above average. The service was also above average in smiles and attentiveness and the brunch layout is also quite nice. We would probably return in the future.
First outing with our newborn!
Food was good; service was excellent. My only complaint is that the menu is vey limited. Their liquor choices, even on the dessert menu, far outnumber the food choices.
Fork and Bottle has a great atmosphere, and there were a ton of great brunch options to choose from.
The new decor is nice. The menu is small. I ordered steak tips medium rare. They came well done and were chewy. The ginger carrot soup would have been okay but it was not very hot. They were out of apple cake so I took the chocolate mouse cake. That was a mistake (for me) because it was way too rich. The server was very nice. My friends ordered the swordfish (liked it very much) and the filet mignon (sauce was spicy but quality was good). At $65 per person it was not a good value.
Love the brunch buffet! ❤️
Brunch with girlfriends in this newly redesigned space was delicious.
Easy to make reservation. Great service and attentiveness from waitress. Good menu and adequate buffet. My guests were very pleased with the experience.
Same great wait staff and service. I like the new menus and new renovations. Still one of my favorite places to dine
Service great...food about average...temperatures not really hot in chafers and creamed chipped beef was more of a liquid but there was plenty of options ..there were on the menu items also included in the price and they served small portions so u didn’t fill up on one choice and they ask u if small portion is ok...price is good for a brunch , I would go again
Fantastic food - never expected a “hotel restaurant” to be this good. And our waitress, Megann, was absolutely top-notch.
This is such a warm and friendly place to enjoy a meal. The atmosphere, waitstaff, and food is excellent! Jackie Fong is our favorite. She cannot do enough for you to make your visit pleasant. The lunch buffet is excellent with a soup, choices of cold salads and fruit, hoagie pieces or wraps and at least 2 hot entrees with 3 or 4 hot sides. Dessert is also included in the lunch express with their famous bread pudding and homemade cookies.
The food and service was very good. It was a fine dining experience in a hotel.
Very good meal. I had the lamb; wife had the salmon. Lamb was absolutely perfect and delicious. Salmon was good but perhaps could have had more seasoning (still, it was very good). Used a Groupon which took a bite out of the price.
What used to be a 100% perfect Sunday Brunch venue is suddenly questionable. The noise level is up considerably, and what's the deal with the new tables and chairs. Either the tables are too high or the chairs too low. Not all that comfortable. Fortunately the food, service value and location work well for us, but for seniors (who have the money and are growing in number), this may not be a great choice anymore. And the new name - Fork & Bottle?! What uncreative 20-member committee chose that?
Brunch was very good. Omelette station. Sliced ham and turkey breast. Plenty of sweets and pastries. Breakfast items. Pasta. Seafood. Coffee and juice included. Hotel was sold to Hilton so it will be interesting to see how things change
Very nice. New renovations make the space brighter. Great selection. Eggs and buffet items could be warmer.
Celebrating a birthday
We enjoy sunday brunch their after Church,food is good, help very pleasant nice sunday way to send mid day.
Excellent value for Sunday Brunch in the western suburbs at a hotel. Very comfy and spacious with lots of great tasting choices...for $21...three of us sat for three hours celebrating Super Bowl Sunday....this is more than just breakfast...since you can add meat from the carving board and salads...after you try the omelet bar, or the pancakes and waffles..doughnuts...and don't forget they have a whole extra array of desserts! So much more relaxing than those small, overly busy mostly breakfast places that dot our area..
The location is an old favorite, but the newly renovated restaurant is a gem. The décor is much more updated. Thankfully they've retained the same level of service and quality I've grown to expect. And they still have the lunchtime buffet, which is wonderful. Great choices and variety - and good food, not just buffet "quick style" entrees. Will definitely go there again.
Wonderful server, Devon. Delicious food, especially seafood chowder and snapper entree - although raw oyster/orange marmalade special not a pleasing combination and 2 strip steaks somewhat gristly. A New restaurant getting up to speed
Good service, meal was very good, able to have a nice conversation .
My husband and I were there to celebrate his birthday. This time we both chose the lunch buffet which is always excellent. He tried a new gin that the Fork and Bottle is now carrying from a local distillery in Elverson, Pa......also excellent. Our server Jackie Fong is the best!!! We always request Jackie every time we dine there. She is an asset to the Desmond. She is extremely efficient, pleasant and makes you feel like family.
Great food and service
Fork and Bottle Restaurant is PHENOMENAL!!! The food is simply amazing but the service is even better. Our server Mimi is reason alone to return over and over again! She is personable, knowledgeable, and perfect as a server! She convinced my husband to try something different. He chose the duck and was pleasantly surprised. He absolutely loved it! I had the salmon , which was cooked to perfection! I will be returning soon!!!
We were surprised the Hunt Room had been 100% renovated since we last visited.
Much brighter. But that was the only change and understandably so. The Sunday Brunch is always delightful and a great value.
Sunday Brunch at the Desmond is enjoyable. There is a variety of selections and a custom omlette station. While not particularly outstanding the food was good and ambiance in the Hunt Room is relaxing. The staff was very courteous