I was relatively surprised to find candlelight and white linen at the Seattle restaurant, Fork. The new addition to Capitol Hill was just a bit fancier than most of the other new hot spots I've been recently. I had to question my decision to wear jeans even.
But that aside, Fork has a warm albeit fancy vibe that I was happy I tried. The food matched the atmophere with sophisticated presentation. We started with the Fork pasta with cauliflower cream (interesting) which I thought was just ok. Somewhat bland. I ordered the Halibut and my friend the Scallops which she really enjoyed. The halibut itself was delicious but was prepared in a strange sauce that overwhelmingly tasted like olive oil. Too much in my opinion. We ended the meal with the handmade chocolates plate which was a perfect thing to share.
The service was mediocre. While the restaurant was new, our server wasn't quite sure what half the items on the menu were. It seems like the kitchen at Fork could do a better job at serving their staff so that they are more educated and can make honest recommendations.
Overall, I'll limit my rating of Fork to 3 stars with the caveat that I'll be back to try other items and hope they'll have worked out some of the kinks in the kitchen and with the staff.