If you find yourself in Old City around lunch with some time to kill, hitting up Fork is an absolute must. It’s $25 per person for two courses with options that are all sorts of delicious – including crudo, wild boar pappardelle, house made lamb burgers, and then some. Get in on this deal every week Wednesday through Friday from 11:30 AM to 2 PM.
ROUND 1: THE STARTERS
After inhaling a bialy (bread topped with diced onions, and a New York favorite) with Fork’s housemade “Philadelphia” cream cheese, you’ll choose your first course.
The options offer up something for everyone like scallop crudo, half dozen oysters, crispy chicken nuggets, avocado soup or grilled carrots.
The scallop crudo (which is the italian version of sashimi) and parsley kimchi, is an incredibly light dish that’s pretty pretty (see first photo in post), and normally priced at $16.
Fork’s oysters $3.50 each on a regular day (no joke), but during their lunch special you can grab a half dozen of these beauties with gazpacho vinegar for a legit deal.
ROUND 2: THE MAINS
Now on to the main courses. Choose from roasted skate, burnt grains pappardelle, chicken salad, hanger steak on weck, or the grilled lamb burger.
The roasted skate with clams, smoked fingerlings, chorizo, and parsley sauce is one of those entrees that makes you (and whoever you’re with/near) say “oooou,” with that awkward/funny “I wish I ordered that” look. The dish was light, delicious, and will typically set you back $28 when ordered from their dinner menu. Check our Fork’s wayyy sexier pictures here.
The “burnt grains” pappardelle with wild boar ragu, olives and preserved lemon was a really unique dish and although we didn’t love it, we’re definitely glad we gave it a shot. If you’re up for some experimentation, it has a really interesting flavor and texture. The housemade pasta actually gets it’s color from burnt grains while the wild boar gives the dish moisture and some gaminess (it is a wild boar after all..). This dish is on their regular menu as a small dish for $18 or available as a full entree for $28.
TOP IT ALL OFF WITH SOME DESSERT
From their a la cart dessert menu choose between the lemon curd with grapefruit-jasmine soup and vanilla sorbet or their chocolate peanut praline bar with caramel cream and banana gelato. Or you can settle for a fluffy/free parting gift, the tamarind and vanilla glaze donuts.
The vibe is clean, fresh, and certainly for the professional/upscale crowd… but feel free to find any excuse to eat here for lunch or dinner.