Restaurant Reviews

Fork

August 7, 2015
The Shut-Up-and-Give-it-to-Me-Quick Version: 
Good not great.
Great drinks, friendly service and amazing hours, but unless you’re a little inebriated the food wasn’t super memorable.

The I-Like-to-be-Wrapped-Up-in-All-the-Details Version:

Last weekend I arrived close to midnight in Los Angeles and left the restaurant picking to my sister. With limited options at that hour, we chose Fork. It’s close to my house and is open until 4 am. We arrived and were greeted by a friendly guy behind the counter. Since it wasn’t that busy he offered to take our order at our table (normally you order at the counter). For not being busy, our food did take a while to arrive – nothing crazy, but it wasn’t quick. They did however come out and check on us a number of times – I’m not needy, but I like to know that they haven’t forgotten about me.

The best way to describe this restaurant is comfort food with a Mediterranean twist. I like the location because you are in the middle of the Sunset strip, but you don’t feel like your space is being invaded by all the intoxicated passerby. They also get points for staying open until 4 am and having happy hour until 9 pm (unheard of!).

What we ate/drank: 

  • Blackberry martini ($16)
  • Le Grand Formage ($12)
  • Fork Burger ($15)
  • Mac and cheese ($10)
  • Wings
  • Baklava Cheesecake ($10)
  • Seasonal fruit cobbler ($10)

Thoughts?

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The drink was delicious! Not much to say except the flavor was great – it wasn’t sweet and it didn’t taste too much like alcohol. I loved this!

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The wings were good in theory – the sauce was delicious and the taste seemed promising, however, they were overcooked and therefore dry and charred. Our waiter took it off the bill without us even asking. We simply pointed out that it wasn’t our favorite dish for the reason listed above – I appreciate the good service.

The mac and cheese was good; it wasn’t my favorite, but I liked how different it was. Served with feta cheese and jalapeno, the flavor was unique and cheesy enough.

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The grilled cheese was probably one of the best things – I love the really cheesy ones and this was exactly that. Great for soaking up all the alcohol of the night!

Look at that burger! This was great as well – my personal favorite of the night, but it was missing a little something. The patty was huge and I don’t think there was enough sauce to get that perfect patty to condiment ratio. I liked that the bacon was crispy and the flavors all went well together. This will definitely provide a good pre-hangover cure.

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This cheesecake was innovative and delicious. Baklava is great, cheesecake is even better, put the two together and you have one rich, sweet and memorable dessert. It’s a little hard to eat, but it doesn’t really matter if you plan on eating it all yourself (blame your selfishness on the mess you’ll make if you try to share). It’s sweet (the way baklava is), but the flavors are just right and the cheesecake is nice and creamy. I would stop by for a slice if I was passing by.

This was not good at all – definitely the worst dish of the night – even worse that the overcooked wings. The crust was doughy and the sauce had a very weird taste to it. I love cobblers, but this is one I will not be trying again.If you are in the area and looking for a late night meal, this isn’t bad, but I would stick to the grilled cheese, burger and baklava cheesecake. However, I wouldn’t go out of my way to try it.

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