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Knife & Fork Inn, Atlantic City, NJ
Knife & Fork Inn, Atlantic City, NJ
Knife & Fork Inn, Atlantic City, NJ
Knife & Fork Inn, Atlantic City, NJ
Knife & Fork Inn, Atlantic City, NJ

Knife & Fork Inn

4.6
4.6
4607 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steak
The Knife & Fork was originally established in 1912 as an exclusive men's drinking and dining club. The second floor was graced a "ladies lounge", where women, who were not permitted at the bar, waited to be summoned. Private rooms on the 3rd and 4th floors were used for gambling and, perhaps, other activities.

During Prohibition, rebellious club members defied the laws of an alcohol-free society and continued to openly serve liquor. The club survived without being raided for some time, perhaps due to the influence of Enoch 'Nucky' Johnson, the reigning political boss, who was a Knife & Fork regular.

The 2005 renovation of this legendary restaurant was designed to recapture the look and feel of the Knife & Fork's Prohibition era roots. The menu, featuring the finest steaks and seafood, is complemented by an extensive wine list and 10,000 bottle wine "cellar".

NOTE: We are a multi-level house with no elevator. Please make us aware if you prefer first floor accommodations.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Steak, Seafood
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (609) 344-1133
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Jim Huntzinger
  • Private party facilities
    The Knife & Fork offers a unique dining experience in an Atlantic City landmark replete with historic charm. With five distinct dining areas, some with ocean views, seating 8 to 85 guests for sit down dinners (more for cocktail parties), the Knife & Fork is sure to have the perfect room for you! Several Private Dining and Cocktail Party Menus are available, but we would be happy to create a menu designed specifically for your event. The Knife & Fork also has a full bar with specialty cocktails and an award-winning wine list to complement your dining experience. With a private event at the Knife & Fork, you will receive an excellent meal and unparalleled service in an elegant yet unpretentious atmosphere. And you’ll have a lot of fun too!
  • Private party contact
    Maureen Shay: (609) 344-1133
  • Neighbourhood
    Atlantic City
  • Cross Street
    Albany Avenue
  • Parking Details
    Complimentary valet parking available.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 4,607 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.6
4.6 based on all time ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 2.4Value

NoiseModerate

4,607 Reviews
  1. Marty

    New York City

    45 reviews

    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Since this is more of a special occasion venue, go for the lobster thermidor. It’s a 2-1/4 lb. monster with the meat cooked, cut up, and put back in the shell with a creamy sauce and some veggies. You will savor every bite. Service is great too.

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  2. KARENG

    Philadelphia

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Food is delicious and very fair value

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  3. MargeG

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This restaurant is fabulous on all levels. I hope we get to eat there again soon. Beautiful!!

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  4. BobH

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 14, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Our group had several different dishes with much variety and, we shared. Everything was great to over the top, best ever. All was perfect... the only thing I could not comment on with a perfect score is the fact that some of the staff did not seem happy. They were OK to nice with us but to see them behind the bar or back in the kitchen, they did not look excited to be there. Regardless, everything was wonderful and we'll be back.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 14, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Needed good meal. Got it!

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  6. Dana

    New York City

    89 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    89 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Service the past couple times hasn’t been very good. Correct drink order very slow to the tsblr. Food always geear

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  7. Chay

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The seafood risotto was excellent and service was very good.

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  8. BKADC

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    My recommendation of Knife and Fork is a yes*. The asterisk stems from the lack of consistency in the atmosphere. It is a fine dining experience, and the food is always good, but there are higher expectations for service. My favorite experience of dining out ever was at Knife and Fork, but I have also left disappointed, as in this weekend. It can be incredibly loud, as it was this weekend, and that detracts from the experience but it happens. What I can't excuse is the average service we received. We didn't learn the waitress's name, there was no banter, no information about the food, and long waits. She just had no personality. While the food prices, especially at Restaurant Week, are no longer much (if at all) higher than Philly or New York, there still used to be the feeling that this is the place for a special night out, and the last two times the service has not been special at all.

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  9. MichaelO

    Philadelphia

    23 reviews

    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Restaurant week is just ok- the potatoes were cold!

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  10. RobP

    Atlantic City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Last place we ate out before everything closed down due to Covid. Dinner was excellent and glad we had a great time before the lockdown!

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  11. Betty

    Atlantic City

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was very good and everyone was very pleasant. Table was ready when Got there so no real waiting Will come back again. Food was good ,it was restaurant week and various choice for a select menu or you could pick from regular menu.Fish and chips was excellent

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  12. AudreyR

    Atlantic City

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    It was my first time there and I loved it. The food was good and reasonably priced. Service from John, our server, was great. Will definitely return.

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  13. DebraM

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was delicious the service was excellent but the desert....could have been better

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  14. Harry

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went during restaurant week...service was great..food was very good and with the set price it was an excellent value..definitely will come back...

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  15. NAOMIL

    Atlantic City

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    I WOULD RECOMMEND FOR HAPPY HOUR, THE SALAD AND THE DESSERT WAS JUST OK.

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  16. John

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I was really excited to try Knife and Fork after hearing great things. Unfortunately the food was underwhelming. Not bad, but for the price and what I was expecting, it should have been on a different level, it was extremely average across the board. We wont be going back.

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  17. MEME

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It was great fun! We were seated at the time of our reservation. Our waiter was spot on. We enjoyed trying different items that were on the Restaurant Week menu. Just liked the old building itself. Makes you think of the history it has. Thanks, Knife and Fork for a memorable evening.

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  18. ShamikaM

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sammie was a great waitress with excellent service.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As good as it gets!

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  20. pennmum

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were brought to our table immediately. Our server Robert was most attentive and brought drinks quickly. The food was delicious and I was impressed that all 10 dishes were served to the correct person. Will always recommend the Knife and Fork.

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  21. LisaB

    Philadelphia

    68 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Over all the food was good. My friends steak was bland but ok. My food was wonderful. The waiter tried to get us to order appetizers and meal all at once. Stating he might not could get back for 30 minutes and our food might be later than we wanted it. We did not fall for that and ordered our food after our appetizers. We got our food on time and our drinks refilled as needed. Though I should have questioned him and asked if he didn't think he was going to get back to us for 30 minutes how was he going to get our new drink orders. I dont like restaurants that insist on you ordering your whole meal at once. I like to enjoy my appetizer and not feel rushed. But, I did love the ambiance of the restaurant and will return to give them another chance.

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  22. Jeramiah

    New York City

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service. Great food. Fantastic atmosphere.

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  23. ChrisR

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 6, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife an I don't get out much, but when we do, we like a really good meal in a beautiful setting. The knife and fork delivers every time.

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  24. zandgeandfriend

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful historic building with a really unique old-world atmosphere. Food was delicious. We had the Knife and Fork Dinner which consisted of a bowl of Crab and Corn Chowder, a fresh tomato and mozzarella appetizer, Lobster Thermidor and Filet Mignon. Truly a good value at such an exclusive place.

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  25. Glenn

    Exclusive

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great as always!!

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All of our food was fabulous! Service was above & beyond great! We had a table of 8 loudmouths near us & we couldn't hear ourselves talk until they left. We were offered another table, but our main course was about to arrive & the loudmouths were finishing their desserts & ready to leave, so we stayed at our table.

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  27. conbill

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    To noisy,could not hear anyone talk at a table of four. Large groups of people just shouting

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  28. BigCuz

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dustin was an amazing server. He was knowledgeable about the winds and menu choices.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Birthday, good food

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  30. shoregirl

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great, consistent food and service !, Wonderful family business.... I mentioned to Maureen (owner) it was my husband's birthday and that we would be at Dock's the next night since they were his favorite restaurants... both nights we were comped desserts. Very classy and kind!

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  31. Debbie

    New York City

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Awesome from the first to last moment!

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very much appreciate the Friday lunch! Wish it was more often. Try it, you’ll know what I mean. Food, service, atmosphere are all five star s in my book.

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  33. AnOpenTableDiner

    Atlantic City

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible as always. It was my first time here for lunch and we were delighted with everything. Management and front of the house staff are super professional and welcoming without being overbearing. I would eat every meal here if I could.

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  34. Amaieseing

    Atlantic City

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Terrific food in this charming, historic restaurant in Atlantic City. Our friends from Long Beach Island and Collingswood loved it, and we were glad we could take them there!

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 28, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, service and company

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  36. JoshuaC

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were in town for business, we reserved a table through OpenTable and were extremely happy with the service. Wonderful knowledge of food, wine pairing and choices of entree's and appetizers. It is a MUST you order the Lobster Thermidor. OUTSTANDING !!! The bacon appetizer is wonderful, along with the Brussels. Enjoy a phenomenal experience when you are in AC.

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  37. LisaDaveM

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Excellent service. Delicious food, but expected more seafood/fish choices based on website menu instead of the many steak/meat dishes. Actual menu very different which was a rather big disappointment. Based on that I did not give the restaurant a 5 star.

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  38. PaulL

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This restaurant was a recommendation from a friend of mine. We were pleasantly surprised and pleased with the ambience and food selection. Great meal great place exclamation will definitely return again soon.

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  39. Lovetodine

    Philadelphia

    36 reviews

    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Took my husband here Saturday night for his birthday dinner. Bob, our waiter was great. Very professional and very nice. Had a wonderful dinner. We both had the short ribs. We thought the price of our meals were on par. Definitely cheaper then the Casinos.

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  40. KarenS

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We stopped in with our son and a friend of his. Food was great. My husband loved the veal chop. The French onion soup was very good. The shrimp cocktail did have a funny taste, almost like it was in the fridge uncovered too long. Our server was very knowledgeable and pleasant. We will be back. Potato puffs were great!

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Knife & Fork Inn is rated 4.6 stars by 4607 OpenTable diners.

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3600 Atlantic Ave, Atlantic City, NJ 08401

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Albany Avenue
  • Neighbourhood
    Atlantic City
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Steak, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    Complimentary valet parking available.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Jim Huntzinger
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (609) 344-1133
  • Private party facilities
    The Knife & Fork offers a unique dining experience in an Atlantic City landmark replete with historic charm. With five distinct dining areas, some with ocean views, seating 8 to 85 guests for sit down dinners (more for cocktail parties), the Knife & Fork is sure to have the perfect room for you! Several Private Dining and Cocktail Party Menus are available, but we would be happy to create a menu designed specifically for your event. The Knife & Fork also has a full bar with specialty cocktails and an award-winning wine list to complement your dining experience. With a private event at the Knife & Fork, you will receive an excellent meal and unparalleled service in an elegant yet unpretentious atmosphere. And you’ll have a lot of fun too!
  • Private party contact
    Maureen Shay: (609) 344-1133
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