Fork & Fork:Etc.
306 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19106
We are two Philadelphians who love eating out in Center City. We'd long heard about Fork, but our experience there on Wednesday, 4 March 2009, was less than stellar. The food was good--not excellent--but the service gets a big fat zero. Seated in the back of the restaurant, we had ask someone to take our order. No one came around to our table to re-fill our glasses or give us more bread. At the beginning of the meal, we presented the wait staff with our theater tickets for a 10 percent discount, but the discount did not appear on our check and we had to ask again. The back room was full--about 60 people were seated--and there were a mere two wait persons. Do the math: 2 wait staff for more than 30 people amounts to unacceptable service. Skip this joint, and go down to Bella Vista for superb service at Supper (South Street) or Bistro la Minette (South 6th Street). The couple next to us, in town from North Carolina for the Flower Show, said they thought the place had declined since their last visit.