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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been going here for many years. I find the food quite tasty, the service good as well as the ambiance. The onlything that i can say is that the menu has not changed in a long time.it should be refreshed. As mentioned, food...is quite tasty , but needs a refresh. Not sure i will go back until thry do a refresh Also, open table can t take a reservation for the preferred times(6.30 to 7.30) I think that the restaurant is controlling is controling availabilities- bad chiice on their partMore

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed March 20, 2021

We went here with another couple. Our server, Karla G., was very good. She answered our questions about items on the menu. If we needed something she was quick to get it for us. The other servers were efficient in clearing our table of plates...as we finished. We were seated outside on the patio located on the side of the restaurant. This area was quiet and out of the sun. Our friends ordered several of the small plate items and found them all to be delicious! We shared the Grilled Caesar Salad and the Grown up Grilled Cheese. It was just enough that we had room for the Hawaiian Roll Bread Pudding. OH. MY. Goodness! We would eat here again!More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed March 9, 2021

I realize every business is blaming bad service and slack conditions on "Covid" so I'll give them that. But I used to love this place, and came regularly when I was visiting La Quinta. Not anymore. The service was perfunctory at best, rude at worst....The food used to be worth the drive. Now, not so much! Our artichoke was teeny tiny, dry, and very expensive. Our Caesar salad was excellent but small and no croutons or parmesan cheese. (How do you make a Caesar without parma)? And our Lobster penne pasta was sans lobster, and again very expensive. Our lemon blueberry tart was very skimpy and hard as a rock. I appreciate the effort during this trying season, but if your team is working I don't understand why they can not be nice and pleasant? And if your chef is there I don't understand why the food can't be great, like it once was. How is the bad service and food Covid's fault??? I'm still working too full time under very difficult conditions, and I'm expected to bring it everyday, Covid or not. Hope you all can take it up a notch again, I miss the former greatness that was Cork and Fork.More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed March 12, 2020

Given the reviews, and interesting looking menu, we were excited about going to the Cork and Fork. The restaurant was crowded, even at 5:30, and everyone around us seemed to be having a great time and enjoying the food. We left disappointed. I had the...crab cakes, and thought they were tough and the texture seemed strange. I followed it up with the Filet Mignon tacos that were good, but not particularly special. The wine list had a great selection of low-cost wines ($20-80 mostly). However, the first wine I ordered was out of stock. The restaurant is small and loud. Overall, I thought it was a good restaurant, but not worth driving out of the way for. I wasn't disappointed we went there, but neither would I rush back.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 2, 2020

Doesn't look like much on the outside, but inside it's clean, cute, small and TASTY! Friendly service, good food, good wine ... definitely hit the spot!

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 1, 2020

Went for a birthday dinner. Did make reservations. It was pretty crowded so would recommend them. Cozy atmosphere. We all split several appetizers. Our favorites were the Cheese Stuffed Dates, Goat Cheese Bruschetta, Cauliflower, and brussel sprouts. Others we got that we liked but probably...wouldn't order again was the wedge salad (romaine lettuce instead of iceberg and not enough dressing), Duck (guess just not a big fan of duck) and the pizza was okay but a little too much crust and not enough topping. The Sunday Sundae was AMAZING!More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 24, 2020

We love Cork and Fork, the food is delicious and they always know how to pair your entree with a delicious glass of wine. Because the venue is smaller, they fill up quickly and therefore I recommend making a reservation.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed February 16, 2020 via mobile

Outstanding food and good service. Lots of small plates and some large. Shrimp cakes, bruschetta, filet mignon tacos and brussel sprouts dishes were all excellent. Good wine and beer menu. Very highly recommended.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 16, 2020

I have been coming to this restaurant for years every time I am in La Quinta. It grew out of a cooking school next door and now has a very faithful following. As one might expect, the food is innovative without being over the top...and the prices quite reasonable. Very good wine list. Best to reserve, especially on a weekend.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 15, 2020 via mobile

Really loved our happy hour experience at Cork & Fork. The wine was excellent, service attentive, and the food was scrumptious! The music and Interior decor added positively to our meal and I highly recommend it! Only wished they had more veggie dishes because we...wanted to try the mushroom tacos.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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  • Cork & Fork is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4.5
    • Atmosphere: 4.5