HOME > Chowhound > Pennsylvania >
Brewing beer, curing meat, or making cheese?
TELL US

Fork or Farmicia?

h
hungry100 Mar 24, 2009 07:04 AM

Has anyone been to Fork since Terrence Fuery has taken over the kitchen? Anyone been to Farmicia lately? Thoughts for a birthday dinner? Need easy access to 95 and parking for older folks. Thanks.

  1. saturninus Mar 24, 2009 01:21 PM

    Between the two Fork 100% from what I am hearing

    1. spyturtle008 Apr 28, 2009 01:09 PM

      It's been awhile since I've been to either, but both times I've been to Farmicia I left disappointed (lacking service, not terribly memorable food). Fork was solid -- great service, good (if not terribly imaginative) food. Fork gets my vote.

      1. p
        phillyjules Apr 29, 2009 05:45 AM

        Fork is the place to go!!! I had a wonderful dinner there last Friday night. The charcuterie platter was incredible. I also loved the scallop entree and tried a number of delicious desserts. The service was great and the cocktails perfectly made. You get a lot of high quality food for the money so bring a big appetite.

        I'm not a big fan of Farmacia and have been there a number of times for work lunches. The service is usually super slow.

        1. joluvscards Apr 29, 2009 07:30 AM

          Isnt' Terry gone?

          2 Replies
          1. re: joluvscards
            b
            Bigley9 Apr 29, 2009 11:16 AM

            Already????

            1. re: joluvscards
              b
              barryg Apr 29, 2009 03:47 PM

              AFAIK Fuery is still there and going strong.

              I think LaBan's updated review of the Fork (with Fuery) is coming out on Monday. If it's going to be a positive (and it looks like it will be), I suggest getting there before the review hits the streets.

            2. m
              Mr Siegal Apr 29, 2009 04:05 PM

              fork, no doubt

              2 Replies
              1. re: Mr Siegal
                hollyd Apr 29, 2009 05:49 PM

                farmicia has great, simple food, I think, but it can be a bit boring. Fork is a little more interesting, and a little more fun too.

                1. re: hollyd
                  s
                  Schpsychman Apr 29, 2009 07:42 PM

                  Ate at Fork about a month ago and had a very good meal from start to finish. Notables were duck confit app and scallop entree but everything was good. Service was top rate and atmosphere is very nice. I would highly recommen Fork though I have never eaten at Farmica (and to be honest, have never had the desire to). Fuery is excellent with seafood, and obviously with other things as well.

              2. b
                bananafish May 4, 2009 10:57 AM

                Love Fork. In fact, I love it so much I had my rehearsal dinner there. Farmicia, I only go to for desserts. The food is so hit-or-miss and the service is sometimes lacking. The desserts are always good, though. I've never had a problem during any of the many times I've been to Fork.

                1 Reply
                1. re: bananafish
                  bluehensfan May 4, 2009 04:22 PM

                  Fork. A big one at that. Farmicia is not even in the same league if you ask me.

                Show Hidden Posts