I took my gd there last night anticipating a satisfying casual mid week meal. We began with the mushroom appetizer which was tasty. But I was disappointed with the pasta dishes. We were eating dead food: The pasta itself had a gummy texture, the fillings weren't very flavorful, the sauce undistinguished. To tell the truth, nothing tasted like what it was made of and blindfolded, I couldn't have identified the ingredients. There was no contrasts in taste, texture, Even a sprinkling of fresh herbs might have helped.
When I go out, I want food that's at least as good as what I can make at home. Having been to Fork a few times, I expected that's what I would get. Most surprising of all, I was told the Ex Chef was in the kitchen! Maybe they've been having problems he's trying to turn round?
On the up side, the staff couldn't have been better both during the meal and when I expressed my disappointment. The tried to comp us a dessert but my gd had her heart set on yogurt at her favorite a few doors down, so we declined. And, surprisingly, they did not charge us for either of the pasta dishes. Perhaps because most of it was still on our plates.
This would have been a perfect spot for the impromptu meal out when I'm in that neighborhood and don't feel like cooking when I get home. It's a comfortable environment for a solo meal. Because they handled it so graciously, I will try there again, though I doubt I'll order pasta unless you convince me here that my experience was an aberration.