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Fork & Barrel, Louisville, KY

Fork & Barrel

4.4
4.4
1301 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Fork & Barrel prides itself on serving upscale American cuisine with a focus on local ingredients, craft cocktails, and serving it all with southern hospitality. The Restaurant is located on Frankfort Avenue in Louisville, Kentucky in one of the town’s restaurant rows. The Restaurant seats 100 guests and has reservations as well as open seating at the bar and seasonal patio seating.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 16 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Regional American (Southern), Cocktail Bar

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 3:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (502) 830-9500

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Geoffrey Heyde

  • Catering

    We are able to create a unique menu for your event. Please contact us at emily@bethefork.com for more information.

  • Private party facilities

    We have our main dining area that can seat up to 50 guests for a private event. We are also able to rent out the entire restaurant for your event.

  • Private party contact

    Emily@bethefork.com: (502) 907-3675

  • Neighbourhood

    Frankfort Ave - Crescent Hill

  • Cross Street

    We are close to the corner of Mellwood Ave and Frankfort Ave.

  • Parking Details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Derby Week Menu

    US$159.00 per person

    May 4 - May 6, 2023
    We are ONLY offering our Derby Week Prix-Fixe Menu. It is 4 courses of Appetizers, Salads, Entree and Desserts. You will have a selection out of each course. The Menu costs $159 per person.

Offers

  • Half Priced Wine Night

    Multiple dates available
    Thu - 3:15 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
    We offer our wine selection on Thursday's Half Priced. Bottles of Wine $69 or less are half off bottles. Bottles $70 or more are 25% off. Also join us once a month for a guided wine tasting.
  • Happy Hour & Bar Menu

    Multiple dates available
    Tue - Sat - 3:15 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    Enjoy $7 Classic Cocktails from 3pm to 6pm. Cosmopolitan, Gimlet, Margarita, Martini, Manhattan, Sazerac and Old Fashioned. We also have several wines by the glass specials. Special Bar menu from 3pm to 5pm.

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What 1,301 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. SF

    SaraF

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food3service1ambience4
    Food was fine, seated at cold outside table and inattentive server and slow service what I'll remember. Great playlist of music.
  2. HH

    HammieHamHam

    Chicago

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Austin did a fantastic job. He was kind and efficient. The food was delicious. I had the salmon and it was superb. Highly recommend Fork & Barrel.
  3. L

    Liosticks

    Louisville

    38 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    After being shown to our table, we had 2 of the 4 water glasses filled. It was a bit before the other 2 were filled. Our server took our drink order, but we waited a long time to receive our cocktails. They slowly came out one at a time until we finally got all 4. We passed on appetizers. We all had good salads. 3 of us ordered the stroganoff, in which the small pieces of meat were tough in all the dinners. We were very disappointed in the service, food and price.The server also had mixed up the 2 bills but we just paid and left. My husband and I have dined many times in the restaurant for breakfast,lunch and dinner. This was the first time for our friends.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food and service was very good. Only problem was the sock hop music being blasted, which took away from the overall vibe of the restaurant
  5. NG

    NoelleG

    Cincinnati

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Lovely dinner with friends after a day at the track.
  6. g

    gerrim

    Louisville

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Great place to eat… good food and service!! Highly recommend!!
  7. SV

    SeanV

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I took my bride for her birthday. The service and food was incredible. It's a little on the pricey side and I'd probably recommend ditching the birthday card for a free dessert.
  8. C

    Courtney

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had Marta as our server and she was amazing! So helpful and courteous. Food was sensational.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The service was good. We are 50/50 on the food value. Main course was great. We had the salmon. The Quinoa salad was extremely over priced at $13 for the portion you get. It is a tiny side salad. We also had chocolate cake for desert and for $15 would have expected something bigger. All in all we enjoyed our time there. Just be forewarned with the few items we mentioned.
  10. SS

    SamSwingle

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nellie was awesome waitress! She recommended great dishes and told us about some other sites to see while in town. Very friendly!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. The owner came to the table and talk to us in Spanish. Very nice experience.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    22 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience5
    Date with the wife
  13. L

    Lvillefoodie

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience2
    The food was fine but the ambiance has gone way down since they moved. It’s not the same fine dinning experience it once was
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The area was great the atmosphere was amazing the servers and hostesses were amazing
  15. DW

    DebraW

    Louisville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went early on a weeknight. Not very busy. So it was quiet. Our meals were both very good. I had the roasted Brussels sprouts salad with a fried egg. My husband had bologna sliders and some of my Brussels sprouts salad.
  16. AJ

    AmyJo

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved our first dining experience with you! Thank you so much for the birthday card!
  17. BP

    BobP

    Chicago

    28 reviews

    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We had a delicious meal and a wonderful server! The deviled eggs and pork belly empenadas were delicious!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Our waitress was great. Food came out quickly and was very good.
  19. SS

    SarahS

    E. Tennessee

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious & the service was great!
  20. C

    Cindy

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience3
    How does a restaurant with hefty $24 - $60 entres earn a $$ price rating? Had we known the actual menu prices our group would have skipped this trip. The service was outstanding, drinks were good, salads were good, my Stroganoff @ $28 (ala carte) was good but not $28 good. None of the entres came with a side except the patty melt sandwhich which came with fries. We dine out all over Louisville every Thursday night and have found MUCH better food and value over Fork & Barrel. Non of our party of 10 plan on a return visit.
  21. CL

    CarlaL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had our monthly Black Lady Magic dinner and we laughed, talked, and enjoyed the food and drinks. Chief Jeff was very nice; he sat at our table and ask about our experience and gave a little history about the restaurant and a little secret on why his pork chops are the best in town.
  22. DT

    DeborahT

    Louisville

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience5
    Nice setting. No one there. Food very mediocre and overpriced. Nice staff. Disappointing overall sadly.
  23. MB

    MBrenner

    Cincinnati

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Andrea was amazing! So friendly. Food was great.
  24. T

    Temple

    Exclusive

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Many positives. Few negatives. The food was good. Tasty pork chop. Creative serving of shrimp and grits. Our waitress was great and the manager was attentive. The parking is valuable. The bourbon selection is impressive. There was no television to check on scores or news which kills the bar scene. The bartender lacked personality and acted annoyed with our order. However, he did make good cocktails. Outside of the bar scene with an indifferent to rude bartender and no television, I would give F&B a thumbs up.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and overall dining experience! The shrimp n’ grits and pork chop were outstanding!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The service and the food was great!
  27. TH

    TomH

    Louisville

    47 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Management oversight and concern with our comfort was evident upon entering and throughout our time there. Server was a little non-attentive, leaving one long gap. Also, she never offered dessert!?! Entrees and sides were fine with two exceptions: The entree plates/bowls did not appear to be pre-heated, taking some of the warmth from the food; The stroganoff beef tips were quite chewey/gristley.
  28. AH

    AnneH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the best time at Fork and Barrel! My steak was incredible and I now have a "go to" place for an amazing fillet. The appetizers were great and not a single complaint for our party of 5. They had a great wine and drink selection as well. The atmosphere was inviting, cozy and gave us the opportunity to let time slip away so we could enjoy great food and wonderful company. Our sever was attentive but not overbearing which I appreciate. We even got a visit from the Chef/Owner and the General Manager to make sure we were happy! Best night out in a long time. :)
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a great waiter and enjoyed the food. It was a great choice.
  30. KY

    KY1792

    Charleston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Fork and Barrel is a good restaurant, and I look forward to trying again sometime. Our experience was fine, but not quite what I was expecting in terms of service and food. It took about 15-20 minutes to get noticed after being seated. The cocktails were wonderful, but the food (fritters, french onion soup, and pasta dish) was only OK.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were seated immediately and on time with our reservation. The chef came out and introduced himself and talked with our table which was super nice. The food was excellent! We will come back again. Thanks!
  32. T

    Traca

    Dallas

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    We were early for our reservation, but they accommodated us, which was great! The experience was excellent from the chef/proprietor welcoming us and making our cocktails to the great food. We shared the crepes for dessert and they were fabulous.
  33. K

    Khash

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Improve the wine menu.
  34. e

    energy1

    Louisville

    21 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Good drinks. The shrimp and ham fritters had neither. Decent burger. Overall was not awful...just not fabulous.
  35. NS

    NicoleS

    Louisville

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    The fritters as an appetizer were more like hush puppies and the bacon and shrimp in them were almost non existent. The au gratin potatoes that came as a side with the beef fillet were undercooked and crunchy. The asparagus was burnt and so was the pita bread that came with the spinach and artichoke dip. This was the third visit we’ve taken to Fork and Barrel and I suspect they were having an “off” evening because our food has always been great up until last nights visit.
  36. JH

    JasonH

    Kansas City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place with an eclectic menu that has something for everyone.
  37. SL

    SpicyLou

    Louisville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    The Shrimp and Grits as awesome. Service was fantastic. I will eat here again, even though my husband takes his mistress here.
  38. DB

    DavidB

    Louisville

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Out of town guest in for the weekend. Dinner and service was great and very tasty.
  39. DC

    DewayneC

    Louisville

    7 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience4
    Service was okay, have been here before when it was Morning Fork and only served breakfast/brunch and was not very impressed with it. Upon arriving I was kind of disappointed not knowing it was the same place just that uses 2 different names based on the time of the day, and the disappointment came from my prior experiences there, but decided to be open minded and hope that the dinner would be better than the breakfast. Couldn’t have been more wrong. Only had about half of my burger and it was just not good and had a very gamey taste to it. The others in my party didn’t enjoy their food either, and for the amount of money we paid it definitely wasn’t worth it at all. There are many other places in town that are much better and better priced too.
  40. u

    upforagoodmeal

    Louisville

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delish dinner for four - celebrating a birthday. Warm welcome, attentive service and great food. We left happy and will be back.

FAQs

Fork & Barrel offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (502) 830-9500.

Fork & Barrel is rated 4.4 stars by 1301 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 16 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Fork & Barrel

1722 Frankfort Ave, Louisville, KY 40206

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    We are close to the corner of Mellwood Ave and Frankfort Ave.

  • Neighbourhood

    Frankfort Ave - Crescent Hill

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 3:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Regional American (Southern), Cocktail Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Private Lot

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Geoffrey Heyde

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (502) 830-9500

  • Catering

    We are able to create a unique menu for your event. Please contact us at emily@bethefork.com for more information.

  • Private party facilities

    We have our main dining area that can seat up to 50 guests for a private event. We are also able to rent out the entire restaurant for your event.

  • Private party contact

    Emily@bethefork.com: (502) 907-3675

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