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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Fork

198 Sir Francis Drake Blvd. (Tunstead Ave.) Send to Phone
415-453-9898
Here, the food is meant to be the sparkler, and, with a small-plates menu, it does so again and again.
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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Fork, San Anselmo, CA

THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Fork Restaurant Review

: Subtly stylish Fork is a welcome change over San Anselmo’s glut of casual dining options. Though opening chef Scott Howard has moved on, the food continues to shine through chef Nathan Lockwood, who has chosen to incorporate more Mediterranean flavors into the menu. Diners are offered a three-, four- or five-plate prix-fixe menu. Choose from first-courses like charred octopus salad, carpaccio of bluenose sea bass or roast breast of squab. Move on to the second course of Yukon Gold potato gnocchi with a Bolognese beef ragù, stinging nettle ravioli with wild mushroom and veal sweetbread ragù or pappardelle with Burgundy snails. Third course offerings include boneless braised oxtail and Prime dry-aged rib-eye steak for two, followed by a three-cheese fourth course. For dessert, decide if you can between a Meyer lemon cake with strawberry and rhubarb purée, an almond and Medjool date crostata with Armagnac gelato and macerated apricots and cherries, or a terrine of chocolate cake, caramel custard and Florentine tuile with gianduja. Amidst the flurry of plates emerging from the kitchen, it is easy for well-intentioned servers to fall behind. The 50-bottle wine list is well done, but only offers a few options by the glass.

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I was Fork'd
by michael_t on Sun Nov 16, 2008 9:30 am
 
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I went with another couple to Fork in San Anselmo. I ordered the 5 course meal at $59. It seemed like an hour plus passed between the starter and first course. (We were the only occupied table in the front room). I ordered a bottle of gevrey chambertin. After a 3 hour meal we paid the bill and left.

I got a call from one of the owners at Fork a day later who told me that they had forgotten to bill me for the wine. I said ok. He said it was $120 for the Nuits St. George. I said I ordered the gevrey chambertin that was $60. He said the server showed you the bottle. And that this bottle was about 10% of the revenue for that night and that I should support a local restaurant so that I don't have to drive to the City. I said "I do. I go to Bistro 330.

Then I said "OK, you decide what the right thing is and charge my credit card. The 'right thing' turned out to be charging me the $120 and giving me a $60 gift certificate.

Since Fork is about 5 minutes from our house in Ross, he COULD have had a customer for life. Now I won't be back. (Oh and the meat courses were seriously over salted IMHO).
 
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