Hidden away on Van Brunt Street, The Good Fork is a beloved restaurant in Red Hook, Brooklyn. It’s owned by Bill Schneider and Sohui Kim, a dynamic husband and wife duo who met in New York City. This small eatery has garnered a loyal following over the years thanks to its inviting atmosphere and eclectic eats. Whether you’re in the mood for Korean barbecue or homemade pasta, The Good Fork truly has something for everyone. Here are some things you should know about the restaurant.
Have an Incredible Meal at The Good Fork
With its mini-booths and curved wood ceiling, The Good Fork feels more like the inside of a boat than a restaurant. The dining room, tables, and just about everything else was built by Mr. Schneider. There’s even a cozy garden out back. The Good Fork exudes personality and warmth, just like the food that comes out of the kitchen.
Chef Sohui Kim was born in Seoul, Korea and grew up in a house where food was of the utmost importance. In 1981, Kim immigrated to the United States and discovered the joys of western cuisine. She went to The Institute of Culinary Education and completed her education at Blue Hill under chefs Dan Barber and Michael Anthony. In 2005, Kim finally opened a restaurant of her own – The Good Fork.
Today, Kim’s adventurous menu straddles the line between comfort food and fine dining. Not sure what to order? Start with the homemade pork and chive dumplings or crispy fried Brussels sprouts. For your main dish, try the Korean-style steak and eggs served with savory kimchee rice. Vegetarian diners will appreciate the alternate version which features a hearty helping of tahini-slathered tofu. Don’t forget to save room for dessert!
The Good Fork is open for dinner Tuesday through Sunday and serves brunch on weekends. Reservations are highly recommended but wait times are reasonable for walk-ins. Call (718) 643-6636 to book your table.
Stop by Insa
About 15 minutes from The Good Fork is the couple’s second restaurant, Insa. Located on Douglass Street, this Korean BBQ joint offers everything from stews and soups to rice and noodle dishes. You can even barbecue meat right at the table! After a delicious meal (and a few cocktails), head to one of the themed karaoke rooms and try your hand at “Blue Bayou”. You can thank us later!
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