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Cork & Fork

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47875 Caleo Bay Drive, La Quinta, CA 92253-6386
16:00 - 20:30
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Tue - Thu 16:00 - 20:30
Fri - Sun 16:00 - 21:00
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Friday Harbor, Washington
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This hidden gem was perfect for our group of 6. We shared small dishes though you could have had your own too. Great selections of wine! You need a reservation-very popular! Can't wait to go again.

Thank nMorgan03
Seattle, Washington
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24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We really like this restaurant. Service, food, menu are top notch. But we we have a few observations. Dined there on Saturday night, and for the first time we were seated in their patio area, which is nicely set up. However, the "muzak" is awful. They would do better to simply leave it off. The sound is bad and the... More 

Thank Chris K
San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

They were out of the first 2 things we ordered, so that was disappointing, but what we did have was lovely.

Thank Becky M
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191 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I give very few 5-star ratings, but Fork and Cork certainly deserves it. Now, this isn't a Michelin Star-type restaurant. Rather, it is a small neighborhood bistro-type restaurant with very creative dishes that are all superbly prepared. The service is brisk and friendly. The wine list is short, but nicely selected. You will have a memorable meal here.

Thank DundeeVino
Santa Cruz, California
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After a long day driving we were looking for a quick bite and stumbled across Cork & Fork, a very pleasant suprise. Great wine selection and not so "small" small plates. The Ahi nachos were perfect as were the tequila lime shrimp tacos (lettuce instead of tortillas). Will be back on our return trip!

Thank Paul N
Winchester, Virginia
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70 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very relaxed and casual little spot that can be enjoyed anytime. The outdoor dining area is very lovely. They serve small and large plates. It is great for tasting a variety of plates with a small group. The staff are very knowledgeable and helpful. The menu is creative and original. The ingredients are very fresh and of... More 

Thank provomo
Brentwood, California
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146 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed having our dinner here when we visited La Quinta for the weekend for my wife's birthday. We did make reservations which I do recommend to get because even for a Tuesday night, it was busy! We do love the concept of tapas as we pretty much want to try everything. April, our server is on point. She is... More 

Thank tiglao
San Francisco, California
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90 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Yes, there are so many places frequented by visitors to this whole area from Palm Springs to Indio in the Southeast area of California. But, this place has creative small plates, as well as "big plates" along with a small and yet, excellent wine list. We chose to come at 5:30 PM, early enough to get some small plates and... More 

Thank Jean G
Indio, California
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160 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Happy Hour and it's $2 off for small plates. Wine also at Happy Hour discount. Friends to share small plates with and it's a perfect way to spend an evening. Each person ordered a different small plate from vegetables to fish to beef. As we dug in on the plates in front in front of us, they were soon eaten... More 

Thank themccullochclan
Portland, Oregon
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50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

This place is excellent. We sat on the patio, which is dog friendly, was really pleasant! The pizza was excellent. We also liked the scallops (never had such good polenta), the crispy Brussels sprouts and the filet mignon tacos. Our only disappointment was that the cauliflower was heavily breaded. We will be back!

Thank Diane P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Wine Bar, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 20:30
16:00 - 20:30
16:00 - 20:30
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 47875 Caleo Bay Drive, La Quinta, CA 92253-6386
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  La Quinta
  • Phone Number: 760-777-7555

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?