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“Have had better elsewhere” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Fork Restaurant

Fork Restaurant
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Good for: Families with children, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Birmingham, AL
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63 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Have had better elsewhere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2013

There's a good deal of buzz about this place but the four of us found it OK but not that great. Now that I've said that the entire table agreed that our dinner at The Test Kitchen the night before might have set the bar too high.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“its a BIG yes!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2013

During our 3 night TripAdvisor best dinner competition we visited Fork on our second night. It became the winner of the competition. Its small, more like a bar/lounge than a restaurant. We didnt see upstairs so not sure how many seats there are but only 6 tables downstairs.It was busy but not crowded. The decor is nice, not so sure about the tea towels as napkins tho, anyway onto the food. the menu is really interesting, lots of different dishes with some local meats to try for something new - we like that. The Tapas are different from what i was expecting and have had before. Instead of a small dish/bowl it comes as a plate with 4 small servings of what the dish is. Kind of like "mini" dishes. Perfect for sharing with others so you can order lots of different things and share around. They suggested we order 2 or 3 dishes to start. Im a big eater and i think between the 2 of us we had 7 or 8 dishes and that filled us up. The flavors were divine, food perfectly cooked. wine great. broccoli a little salty - as we dont normally add salt to food. We loved it. I would like to have seen some more chocolate options on the dessert menu (as a chocaholic) but that didnt stop the experience from being great. We will come back most definitely.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank wzvk
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Medicine Hat, Canada
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142 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Fun place to eat”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2013

If you enjoy a fun place this is it. The waiters /waitresses are funny, friendly and extremely efficient. Part of this is because the owner is welcoming the guests and he knows what every one of his staff is or is not doing. Just watching his expertise makes going here an adventure you won't forget. What really impressed me is that he had a special lactose free menu as well as a gluten free menu --- how progressive and considerate of people's needs. I tip my hat to this gentleman and his staff!!!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank RGlenn88
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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112 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Tapas, wine and a beautiful venue - great combo”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2013

If you love tapas, then don't miss out on this place, truly amazing food, great service and great wines (even though I usually just have a juice). Love the atmosphere, classy yet hip. I was there for a networking business function. Loved the vibe. Mature crowd (30 and up) of elegant professionals.

Visited November 2012
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Mahwah, New Jersey
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Small Plates, Big Flavors”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2013

This is one restaurant of high acclaim that lives up to its reviews. It accomplishes what it sets out to in a space with simple decor and atmosphere. Good, informed service is obvious from the start. Clear descriptions of the various dishes running from seafood to game, and grouped by price not content made our selection easier. No effort was made to push more food or drink. The dishes were often complex but always flavorable and most importantly easy to share. Our party of four had ten dishes plus a shared dessert and not one failed to live up to expectations. Not a real large space, so you may want to make advanced reservations.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank George S
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