50 Forks

Restaurant
3601 West Sunflower Avenue, Santa Ana, CA 92704 3601 West Sunflower Avenue, Santa Ana Directions
+17143381325
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90% of 220 customers recommended

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Report | 11 hours ago
Make sure you let the waiter know if the food is over cooked. They will replace it with no problems at all.
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Report | a day ago
This is a unique and wonderful dining experience. Everyone except for the 2 chef/instructors are culinary students and I was able to become a guest evaluator in their classroom! The food was delicious and beautifully plated. The servers were attentive, but you could tell they were still learning... still great though. I wish they had a liquor license, the only way our meal could have been better was if it was served with a nice cabernet.
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Report | 3 days ago
Everything is delicious. Service and ambiance are excellent.
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Report | 8 months ago
Bacon dipped panna cotta was amazing!!! One of the BEST desserts I have ever had! They are doing a fine job at Fifty Forks.
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Report | 2 years ago
The students are doing a fantastic job. We will definitely be going back and would love to try the lunch menu.
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Report | 2 years ago
Thanks for finding a table despite the packed reservations! The instructor there is amazing!
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Report | 2 years ago
Really had a great experience and will be back. The food was great and the enthusiasm and professionalism of your students was remarkable.
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Report | 2 years ago
Interesting, well prepared food and good service
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Report | 2 years ago
Had a nice time.
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Report | 2 years ago
Prices are reasonable and all tips go to benefit the culinary schol
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One look at the food at 5ifty Forks Restaurant and you'd think you were in the hands of cooks with decades of culinary experience—which is true, in part. Two professional chefs oversee the kitchen, but the lion’s share of the work—from menu creation to presentation—is carried out by students of the culinary program at The Art Institute of California - Orange County.

Drawing on what they’ve learned, the chefs-in-training run both the on-campus eatery's front-of-house operation and exhibition kitchen, where diners can watch their meals being made. To create the frequently changing menus, students rely on locally sourced ingredients, including many grown in the restaurant's own garden.

Recently, those fresh items have found their way into dishes such as roast quail with fig marmalade and desserts such as chocolate caramel tart with malted milk chocolate ice cream. In the dining room, natural light illumines seasonal installations by local artists, creating a warm atmosphere where patrons are invited to linger and provide students with feedback.

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Many people described the Food as Great.
+ 97%
- 3%


Many people described the Entrees as Unique. Others thought:
+ 50%

  • Unique
- 50%

  • Not Fresh
Many people described the Experience as Great.
+ 80%
- 20%


Many people described the Dessert as Best.
+ 67%
- 33%


Many people described the Dinner as Good.
+ 50%
- 50%


Many people described the Menu as Great. Others thought:
+ 67%

  • Great
  • New
- 33%

  • Limited
Many people described the Portions as Generous. Others thought:
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  • Generous
- 50%

  • Small
Many people described the Meal as Enjoyable.
+ 67%
- 33%


Many people described the Lunch as Delicious.
+ 50%
- 50%


Many people described the Service as Good. Others thought:
+ 90%

  • Good
  • Great
  • Amazing
  • Entertaining
  • Excellent
- 10%

  • Awkward
  • Slow