Last night I asked a question at Judy's Book about the restaurant Fork on Seattle's Capitol Hill and I promised to be back today with a full report. So, here goes...
The restaurant is located across the street from the Harvard Exit on Roy, just off of Broadway. After having a little trouble parking (it is CH afterall so plan accordingly) my wife and I met another couple there at 7:30 last night (a Thursday). We made a reservation the day before and didn't have a problem getting a table.
The restaurant isn't big. Maybe 10 tables all fitting snuggly inside a single warmly lit, cozy room. Judging from the tables in front of the restaurant, as the weather warms up it'll be possible to eat al fresco.
For starters, we each ordered a salad. Two people ordered the lobster salad, one ordered a frisee salad, and I had a "white" caesar. Others enjoyed theirs, while there seemed to be something slightly off with mine. Not sure what it was but it didn't have the crispness I associate with and look forward to in a caesar. Not bad, just not great.
My entree was really good. I had a NY strip that was done perfectly (medium rare). The portion size was just right. Others had halibut and duck. Prepared in french country style (that's what it looked like to me) each meal was flavorful and rich without being overwhelming. Oh yeah, the wine list was very strong with the best part being the prices. Very reasonable given the quality and variety from which to choose.
Fork is a really strong entrant onto the local dining scene and one to try out if you're in the mood for very good french food prepared and served in an intimate setting.