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Posted by Shnan1818 on 11/07/2011
We dined at Fork several years ago, and we decided, on the recommendation of someone we trusted to try it again after a Sunday Mantinee. The food was so poor! I am a good cook but admit that I cannot cook risotto properly. So I ordered it from the menu. It was wet, crunchy rice with a limp mushroom or two resonating with an undertone of parmesan. I do better at home, and am hardly a chef. My husband's salmon, though cooked perfectly, was tasteless and unimaginatively presented. The waitstaff was courteous and attentive. Perhaps they were trying to make up for what they knew would be a subpar meal. It was a disgrace, and an expensive one at that. We got "forked". Never ever again!
Posted by paul on 06/27/2011
Fork never ceases to impress! I am very happy that the ownership has never stopped innovating and the chef and kitchen consistenly executes creative and delicious entrees and aps. Service staff know thier stuff and are pretty attentive even on a busy weekend night. We have been there twice in the last month and will make it a regular in our rotation.
Posted by Phillip on 07/12/2009
Ive been to Fork several times since moving to Philadelphia from NY, and I am never disappointed. The food is fresh and inventive. pairing a salad with a smaller plate is a perfect sized meal that will usually satisfy anything you might want. The one caveat to this is you need to know what your going in to. Do not go in hoping to grab a tasty bite and get out to the next activity quickly. The wait staff never seems to rush and given the atmosphere, created to foster social interaction, this is almost preferable as long as they keep the water glasses filled. So grab a group of friends or a fun date and settle in for a long and pleasurable dining experience.
Posted by anonymous on 05/19/2009
Overall, I loved the atmosphere and the food. I found the portions to be a bit small for the price, and my meat was not cooked to my specifications, but it turned out good anyway. It may be over-hyped, but I liked it and would be willing to give it another try.
Posted by anne smith on 03/30/2008
Fork looks like the kind of restaurant I lovecozy, stylish, just a little upscale, but not pretentious. But the food & service need much improvement. To start, the menu is a little quirky. It's hard to put together an appetizer & main that works. I ordered the roasted beet salad and scallops. The salad turns out to be a clumsy arrangement of big hunks of beets with thick slices of avocado and bits of grapefruit topped with a sprig of greens. The beets tasted more boiled than roasted. I complained & the waitperson replaced it with the asparagus salad, a bowl of very tough greens with 3 spears of asparagus and a poached egg. A steak knife was brought with this salad, and it was needed! After the salad, the bus boy cleared our entire tableall silverware, bread plates with bread still on them, everything. I told him i was still eating the bread so he brought me a new plate, roll & butter, but no knife. When main dishes arrived, the waitperson replaced part of the silverware, but I ended up with only a steak knife to butter my bread and cut my scallops. The scallop dish was pretty good, but my dining partner's veal chop, ordered med rare, was absolutely black. The cook's odd choice of a molasses glaze left it blackened, with burned black bits falling into the sauce. Burnt molasses overpowered the taste of what might have been a perfectly good ( and expensive) veal chop. we left without coffee or desert.
Posted by Disappointed on 12/24/2007
My friend and I decided to try this restaurant out for the first time for a holiday brunch. The atmosphere wasn't too shabby however the restrooms were not very clean. Our waitress was not friendly and helpful considering my gf did state she was a vegan and having a tough time deciding on what to eat. I ordered a Bloody Mary and it was the worst I had ever had. When our meals came my pork loin was raw and had to sent back. I had to wait another 10 minutes for it to cook. I will say the Mimosas were tasty and collard greens scrumptious. Any restaurant I have ever been to where my food was served raw, the manager had come to apologize. Here, it was not the case. We paid for everything in its entirety and it was not worth it. I will never come back and not recommend Fork.
Posted by twilli on 12/21/2007
I have eaten at Fork several times now whether it was dinner or just drinks and appetizers or dessert. The quality of the service, atmosphere, and food have been fairly consistent. I more recently took my parents there for their 28th wedding anniversary. The welcome was personable. The service was efficient. The food was excellent. The ambience was cozy yet elegant (without being on top of one's neighbors). I've found it to be one of the few restaurants in Philadelphia worth its price tag.