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The Good Fork

391 Van Brunt St. Brooklyn, NY 11231 | Red Hook | 718-643-6636

Location Description:

The garlicky skirt steak with kimchi rice and a fried egg wobbling on top is only one of many reasons this restaurant has so many devoted fans. The Good Fork's wood-beamed, tight space feels like the inside of a ship (with better food), which is appropriate because it's tucked away in nautical Red Hook. The chef is Korean-American; she deploys Korean flavors with finesse, and also has a way with New American plates. There's hardly a misstep in the bunch- dumplings are thin-skinned and juicy, filled with pork and chives. The seared crab cake is fat and crabby, and the burger is a beefy wonder.

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  • Cuisine(s): Fusion, Korean, New American
  • Hours: Sun 5:30pm-10pm, Tue-Sat 5:30pm-10:30pm
  • Price: $$
  • Serving: Dinner
  • Alcohol: Full bar
  • Reservations: Accepted
  • Parking: No Parking
  • Payment Types: MasterCard, Visa, American Express
  • Extra Info: Reservations for parties of three or more people only.
  • Features: Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible

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