Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.

The Fork & Wrench

2322 Boston St. (Wagner St.) Send to Phone
443-759-9360 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
This “boutique dive bar” is an upscale evocation of Canton’s industrial past, with some of the most creative cooking in town.

Cuisine
Open
Dinner nightly, Brunch Sun.
Features

* Click here for rating key

The Fork & Wrench Restaurant Review

: Before Canton was the haunt of yuppies and yachtsmen, it was home to wharfside factories and the hardworking, blue-collar folk they employed. Old Canton has been gone for a generation or more, but it is receiving a latter-day tribute from an unusual source: an upscale, chef-driven, and wildly creative restaurant. Sure, plenty of places are sporting industrial-chic elements these days --- open shelves of canned goods, light fixtures that might have been crafted in Edison’s workshop --- as well as spinning culinary gold from such humble ingredients as kale and little-known pig parts. But nobody does this with as much panache as The Fork & Wrench. The venue’s design is evocative, both authentically gritty and surprisingly elegant. (In an upstairs dining room, faded, tattered floral wallpaper and a vintage card catalogue will make you feel you’re dining in a haunted library.) Eclectic fare changes often but has included starters of sunchoke soup and a king salmon crudo --- sea urchin crema, sea beans and pink peppercorns. Mains can be a whole roasted branzino or barbecue pork cheeks. It’s challenging food, and not inexpensive, but New Cantonites (and foodies from all over Baltimore) flock to this self-styled “boutique dive bar.” Wines are seasonal and the inventive cocktails are "handcrafted," but the desserts are as homespun as can be.



2017 RESTAURANT AWARDS

GAYOT's Annual Restaurant Awards honor America's best chefs, as well as promising newcomers and a top restaurateur.