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Knife & Fork Inn

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The legendary Knife & Fork, established 1912, has been meticulously restored and is now the place to be in Atlantic City. Specializing in steaks, seafood, an awesome wine list and the best bar in AC.
$30 - $60
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
American, Seafood
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed October 29, 2020

the Caesar salad is the best anywhere. if you are expecting one that is covered with lots of dressing, you will have to ask for more. you taste the fresh cheese and fresh greens. The salmon was amazing! also, the waiter was great.

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed October 3, 2020

Fabulous food, service and experience.Dirty martinis, duck confit, qual (amazing), and lamb lollipops to start were yum. French onion soup followed by lobster thermidor, stuffed veal chops, goat cheese potatoes and lobster risotto were all amazingly DELISH. Such great table staff coupled with excellent food...is a sure fire win.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed September 7, 2020

Order two steaks and both was very dry and not even warm. Lobster risotto was delicious but very little lobster inside. Service and surroundings was good but the food was very disappointing and won’t return because of that.

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed August 28, 2020 via mobile

We went for our Anniversary dinner and was seated on the sidewalk which was nice except it rained and our Entrees got put in a bag to go.We got to eat 1/2 of the Calamari which was not too good.We were staying at the Casino...and did not have a microwave to heat up our Steak and Crabcake.We had to eat our food cold.It wasn't a good Anniversary dinner and we wasted our money..On a positive note, the staff and waitress were friendly.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed August 27, 2020 via mobile

We went on July 18 and sat on the sidewalk, which was pleasant. However our server kept calling me “boss”. Everything ok boss? I’ll be right there boss. This is not fine dining. For these prices, I don’t want to be called “boss.” They need...to train their staff. Also wasn’t happy to see the unsatisfactory health certificate discreetly posted near the bathroom. We tried to return on August 15, but they canceled on us as we were in the Uber on our way over from Caesars because of a rain shower. They have a tent as well as sidewalk seating. If you’re lucky enough to get assigned the tent you’ll get to go for dinner. But, if you’re assigned the sidewalk, then the rain will ruin your evening, which might have been salvaged if they called me prior to 7pm to cancel at the last minute. Maybe they should reserve tent tables only and leave sidewalk tables for walk-ins so if you have a reservation then the rain won’t ruin the night. Luckily a manager back at Caesars found us a table somewhere else. All things considered, we won’t be back, boss.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed July 26, 2020

Went there to have a nice outdoor dining experience. The food wasn't what I expected. Ordered the sea food tower for two (48.00!!!) - The barely gave enough shellfish for one person and what was on the "tower" tasted as if it were previously frozen....We each had a shrimp cobb salad (18.00 peer salad) and they were no better with two small chopped shrimp on top. Overall I was yearning for the salad I had from the supermarket last night and was able to check this place off my list -permanently. Quality in no way was comparable to its sister restaurant Docs. One highlight was that the waiter was very good - I just didn't have the heart to tell him I was unimpressed.More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed July 19, 2020 via mobile

Absolutely wonderful dinner! Reservations were for 6 pm and we were seated right on time. I would recommend seating under the tent if you have an early dinner; full sun in front of the restaurant during that time. There was a comfortable breeze off the...ocean in the tent area which felt wonderful. We started with a caprese salad with ripe tomatoes and buffalo mozzarella cheese. My husband and I shared our dinners which included scallops oscar and flounder with lump crab, tomatoes and asparagus. Both dinners were delicious! Dessert was the banana cream pie and blueberry tart. Also very tasty. The staff was very friendly and accommodating with everyone wearing mask. Hand sanitizer was available on the table and the menu was using a QR to view the menu right on your phone. I would HIGHLY recommend this restaurant.More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed July 6, 2020

We had a reservation for dinner at 8:15 during Independence Day weekend. At 4:30, the restaurant called to cancel, explaining that rain had left all their equipment soaking wet and unusable. Considering that we just got out of 3 months of confinement, canceling a whole...dinner service because of a rain shower seems rather stupid, but at least they informed us that they would be accepting takeout orders until 7:30, verbally confirming twice. However, when we called at 7:15 to place our order, they informed us that the cut-off was 7pm and the kitchen staff had already gone home. So, they not only lost out on our money twice, but they really left us in the lurch, as by then it was impossible for us to make alternate arrangements. Maybe their food is great, but we'll never know.More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed June 30, 2020 via mobile

My wife and I and a friend had dinner outside last night. The tables were set up far apart and they were very accommodating with positioning the umbrellas to block the sun which was great. The appetizers and salads were delicious as were the drinks....We had soft shell crabs which were done perfectly and were nice size. My wife’s steak was just ok and she said she should have ordered a filet. It was a great evening and a beautiful night and all of the staff went the extra mile to make sure of it!!More

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed June 28, 2020 via mobile

A wonderful, wonderful place. The bartenders a very adept on making an excellent cocktail. The food was tremendous. This is not a place to go if your watching your waistline. These sauces are rich and flavorful. We started off with the Kobe sliders. Superb.. the...star of the evening was the lobster thermidor. Not many places make this any more, but here it’s a proven winner. We finished off the meal with the banana cream pie. Sweet but right on point. You can never go wrong having a meal here.More

Date of visit: June 2020
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August 15, 2017|
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Response from palmtastic | Reviewed this property |
Happy hour was casual. I would imagine something nice for dinner.
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March 6, 2017|
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Response from Jessica H | Reviewed this property |
I was there in January it was more casual, jeans and a nice shirt. Some people were more dressed but but nothing over the top and I don't believe the restaurant has a strict dress code. I'd say business casual at a minimum.
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