forage
forage

forage

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.foragevancouver.com/
  • Phone: 6046611400x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Monday-Friday 630am-10am
    Sat/Sun 7am-10am

    Weekend Brunch: Sat/Sun 10am-2pm

    Dinner from 5pm nightly


  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Unspecified, Northwest
  • Executive Chef: Chris Whittaker
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: For information regarding catering, please contact our Catering Manager, Allison Westbridge, at 604.661.1416.
  • Private Party Contact: Allison Westbridge 6046611416x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Jervis St.
  • Public Transit: 1/2 block east
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking is available for a fee.
A word from forage
Chef Whittaker’s vision features dishes that are unpretentious and innovatively prepared using products sourced from local and organic farmers, fishers and producers whenever possible. These combine for a menu featuring snacks such as “crackling & popcorn”; a variety of creative dishes from 'sea', 'land' and 'soil', to nosh on together or enjoy solo as a main; and desserts for a sweet (and a bit savoury) finish.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNorthwest
forage reviews from OpenTable diners
216 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (177)neighborhood gem (108)special occasion (81)good for groups (55)great for brunch (54)romantic (44)hot spot (41)notable wine list (39)great for lunch (24)vibrant bar scene (17)late-night find (15)kid-friendly (12)great for outdoor dining (12)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Outstanding service
    Jakeskitchen
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Great food, reasonable mark up on wine and outstanding service.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dinner at forage
    MaryVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We had some out of town guests and took them here - great choice. It's a tapas kind of thing - you order dishes and then share them. They come out one at a time. The mushrooms were amazing, as was the grilled kale salad and the albacore tuna. The waiter was helpful, although the place was really busy we got our food in a very timely manner. The only thing we regretted ordering was the salmon collars... the pickled veg were kind of sparse and IMO didn't complement the taste of the salmon very well. ANd they're hard to eat.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great... but
    eat4thewin
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The service was fantastic. My wife and I loved the fact that everything came from local places. The beer menu was brilliant (seriously, that Black Plague has ruined other Stouts for me). The food was tasty, but my only complaint was that I left hungry. We had 3 courses, plus oysters, and I ha to go find a hotdog stand later on in the night. After spending $140, that was my only disappointment.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • the best meal of 2014
    goodlove
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    The service, atmosphere and food were all excellent. I loved hearing about how each dish was sourced and prepared. I asked lots of questions and out server was happy to answer them. To be clear, I love that this restaurant sources their food and drink locally. However, even if where your food comes from doesn't cross your mind on a regular basis, you'll still be impressed by the chefs creations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    gstarr
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Really enjoyed our brunch. Would go back for sure.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Love Forage
    Missk8
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    We had a lovely dinner there this week. Forage is a dependable, high quality establishment with good staff. We always feel welcome there, the staff is friendly and professional, but not stuffy. The food is fantastic. We shared three dishes plus a small cheese plate for dessert, all with a bottle of wine, and found the cost very reasonable. The food is creative and has a modern flair without being weird, or sparse. Just go, you wont' be disappointed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic
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  • Great Food and Service
    vanveg
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    I am a vegetarian and so there were not too many choices for me as I also try to avoid cheese. The menu is always fresh however so anything can be substituted. I went for the Kale Salad and the corn bread with out the cheese topping and they were both amazing. I am not really a huge fan of Kale, but decided to try it and glad I did. My co diners got the Elk and an order of Lamb and said they were amazing, especially the lamb. The service was extremely friendly and attentive. No complaints at all from any of us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Fresh, delicious, locally sourced food, attentive service...
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    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience :)
    grateful4food
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We went for brunch for my dad's birthday, and the food was so fresh and flavorful. My dad loves chowder, and he quite enjoyed the famous seafood chowder. Our server made the meal even better, being engaging and enthusiastic, and providing an excellent recommendation when I didn't know what to order. Thanks for the great food! We'll be back soon :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brilliant concept!
    PhillinUK
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    As visitors from UK we were looking for "something different". This is exciting, innovating and surprising food (salmon collars - superb!) served in a vibrant atmosphere with very friendly and knowledgable staff. Thoroughly recommended for a stand-out food experience. Seafood Chowder absolutely the best ever - and we have tasted many! Must try "Brutus"! - awesome cocktails!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Creative, well priced, non pretentious foodie-food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I enjoyed lots!!
    Uetan
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    I love the simple but good foods which I can enjoy the ingredients themselves. I really enjoined all the dish!!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Staff
    SEAdinnerVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Matthew the maitre d made us feel so welcome. The excellent service on top of great food will bring us back.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Wonderful restaurant
    Fltraveler
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Forage is a great restaurant for grazing through the menu. Most dishes are easily enough for two people. Even my desert was more than enough for two people. Fresh ingredients, great service and everyone was friendly and didn't mind my asking so many questions about where the food was sourced or how it was prepared. Not a cheap place, so would consider it a once or twice a year dinner out. We were visiting Vancouver for three days and glad we made a reservation and ate at this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Top notch
    KwdinerVIP
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Unusual food designed for sharing. Knowledgeable servers. Not for timid diners who want the mundane
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    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So so
    DMtraveller
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The place looks nice and open, although our table was small considering that there were 3 of us and the food comes out as soon as it is prepared. It (the table) soon became very crowded and too small to be comfortable. We ordered mushrooms with goat cheese, which was probably the better of all dishes we had. We also ordered beet salad, tomato salad, charcuterie, duck croquette, and seared tuna. The last dish was by far one of the stranger ones: a nice piece of tuna that was ruined by the cocoa. We felt that Forage cares more about being different than it does about the food. All dishes were very salty, too. The ambiance is nice and it's probably not a bad place for a drink at the massive bar before dining somewhere else.
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  • Wonderful dining experience
    nightoutwithfriends
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We thoroughly enjoyed our first (but definitely not our last!) visit to Forage. The food was inspiring in it's elegant simplicity and beautiful presentation, and absolutely mouthwatering. Our service was excellent and personable and contributed to a wonderful evening out. We couldn't pick a favourite dish, as they were all amazing. As a dessert, the Lemon Verbena Neufchatel cheese puff was truly outstanding. We're looking forward to our next visit!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It is decent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Forage is interesting. Three of the dishes we got were very good (Albacore Tuna, Elk Striploin, and the Tomato Risotto). One dish was very bad, not one of the three of us enjoyed it, the salmon collars. Not sure what the chef was thinking there. Surprisingly the kale chips were also very bad. Not flavour to them. Simply, dried Kale chips. No salt, no nothing. I rather eat bark than kale with no flavour. Service was exceptional. Really stand out.
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  • Great food, not intimate
    JulieVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The food was amazing. Unique dishes with locally sourced ingredients. Not an intimate spot though--the tables are close together and it's quite loud with all the people talking about themselves. If you don't mind that, or can go on an off night, we would definitely recommend it for the food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delightful
    BethBVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We stumbled upon Forage a year ago and made reservations to return the minute we had plans to come back to Vancouver. It's a local, fresh, seasonal menu that allows you to try things you normally may not. The food is delicious and the dishes are creative. Every dish served is explained to you as it's delivered. We have only ever sat at the bar because it allows you to see everything going on and meet knew people. Also, the bartenders are attentive and just wonderful in explaining the menu and making suggestions. One of my most favorite restaurants.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not that Impressive
    gerb
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Tables extremely close together. With noisy room and large table I was unable to hear the conversation from across the other side. Our server was attentive and well versed with the menu. The 5 oz glass of wine is a little on the chincy side. Nice if there was a 9 oz option. My wife had to visit the washroom the next day for an unscheduled and unplanned occasion if you know what I mean and said it was a result of our dinner out the night before. Sorry, but won't be back.
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  • Very good
    bthepalm
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Excellent service from Sebastian, interesting and tasty food options. Kale salad best I've ever had!
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Food good, healthy fare. Good service. Salads imaginative.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Nice Find
    HaveHope
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    My friend and I were staying in a hotel on Robson and came across forage while out on a walk. We checked the menu posted outside and decided to give it a try. We made a reservation for dinner and were not disappointed. The food and service was great! We enjoyed it enough to return for breakfast the next morning.
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    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Forage always delivers
    Cammi
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    This was our third visit to forage, and we were not disappointed (except for the fact that they had no pork belly)! The food was outstanding, so tasty and unique, and the servings were perfect in size and quantity. The server was attentive and not pushy. We will definitely be back!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
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  • sustainable
    davidVIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    The restaurant stresses sustainability, and uses only locally sourced materials -- for example, instead of an olive, my wife's martini was garnished with a fiddle-head fern, and, yes, the vodka was locally brewed. I had a Sazerac, with similar locally-brewed spirits. We split the octopus appetizer, which came with toasted sourdough bits and a sauce which tasted mild but had a delayed bite. For dinner, we shared the elk and the halibut entrees. The elk was served in a walnut mole sauce with potatoes, squash, and greens. The halibut was served over gnocchi with mushrooms and bacon. All good. The prices do not reflect the small portion sizes -- perhaps the cost of sustainability. Overall, the experience was average to better-than-average.
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  • Loved it!
    Ginny
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Wonderful dining experience from beginning to end. Visiting from Portland Oregon, where we are spoiled by a vibrant and diverse food culture, we were very happy to have discovered Forage in Vancouver. We will definitely eat here on our next visit.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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  • Good experience overall
    vsbyVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Food was very good, only bit salty. Seafood bouillabaisse and zucchini flour tempura was the highlight.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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  • Cheerful with interesting food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We were there for brunch and the menu offered variations on the usual themes. My spiced lentils and merguez sausage with eggs hit the spot. The coffee was excellent. Service was brisk but welcoming. The only downside was that it was very noisy - but it was cheerful noise.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • local ingredients in top form
    AChiang
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Loved the idea that the menu changes in accordance with the availability of the freshest ingredients. Food was delectable, well prepared, and throughtful. Service was friendly. Would come again.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • I didn't know what to expect!
    HungryEatsVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    A very exquisite menu with some uniquely crafted food. The elk dish was delicious! Definitely returning.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    I've heard a buzz about this new neighborhood restaurant and wanted to try it. The food was good, except one of our dishes. We order halibut and it was WAY OVERCOOKED. Not very appealing for fish. The manager made it right, so that was redeemable. The table they sat us at was the worst table in the restaurant. Its for 2 people in the most high traffic part of the restaurant. We were constantly bumped by the busy wait staff. We had a terrible server. She completely ignored us and missed many opportunities for re-fills on beers we wanted. The wait time in between our salad and entrees was pretty atrocious too. Might not have seemed so long, if she pay enough attention on keeping the drinks following. Overall I would not recommend.
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  • Great food, crowded space
    Dean
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    The food and the variety were very good. The space is nice but the tables are so close together that I found it uncomfortable once another couple was seated next to us. The pricing was good and the idea of sharing plates is great. Our waiter was wonderful.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • Great food with a twist
    MrsBellerosa
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    They serve the dishes family style (to share) which I love but might be unfamilliar to some. We order two vegetable disheds, a fish dish and a meet dish wich was sufficent to two. They care about the ingredits and come up with fun, new stuff. They have a very good beer selection and the waitress was knowledgeable and gave good recomendations. I higly recomend the beer tasting menue (three beers of your choice in small glasses). The deserts were pretty bigh and would have been OK to share.
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    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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  • Great unique food with real flair
    Pamie
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    I would not normally pick this restaurant as many of the table are too close together for my taste. It was a special occasion and after turning down a couple of tables they did move us to a better location. Very accommodating. The food is worth coming for with unique items that just are not available anywhere else that I have been. Roasted corn bread with honey was bursting with corn, the chicken liver parfait with pickled walnuts and IPA mustard was light and creamy. We tried the grilled kale salad with Agassiz hazelnuts and blue cheese honey dressing and could not get enough of it. The wine menu carries lots of BC wines. The server was knowledgeable about the food and the wine. They encourage you to share dishes.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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  • Amazing tasty proper food!
    1984et
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Amazing. Loved all the dishes we had, in particular the kale salad - perfect balance of flavours - and the halibut which was perfect. Love the small plate concept and these really were big enough to share between two so ordering 4 really is enough to be full at the end of the meal. Staff were very knowledgable and polite and friendly, need to go back soon!
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Good tasty food with nice presentations. Nice neighborhood
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    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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  • Lovely evening
    YummyVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Setting was comfortable, food was delicious and beautifully presented, and service very good. This sharing concept is getting more popular. The oysters and seafood chowder were excellent. Salads wonderful. The pasta main course however was slightly too salty. And the pork belly crackling was a bit difficult to saw through even with a steak knife. Overall I would say the food was very very good but not outstanding. However, we loved our chocolate creme brulée. That, we will rush back for.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good breakfast
    frozenyegdiner
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    I took my family here for breakfast. Between the four of us, we shared a french toast, a pair of scones, a pork cutlet sandwich, a goat cheese omelet, and an eggs benny. Everything was well-made and beautifully put together. It is clear that someone put some thought into each dish as a whole. The real highlights were the scones with honey butter and the house-made preserves. The preserves in particular really made the french toast shine. There is opportunity for improvement in the service speed. It took about 10 minutes to be served after being seated and 30 minutes for food to arrive once ordered. Fortunately, it was worth the wait. A reservation is absolutely required. This place is popular.
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    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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  • Outstanding menu and service
    nzeggie
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Delicious! My husband and I will definitely return to Fable. The service is excellent; an ideal balance of professional and informal. Staff are knowledgeable, friendly, attentive. The plates are designed for sharing which I like for a date night. The corn bread is crazy-good! The halibut was perfectly perpared. We also enjoyed our kale salad and farro risotto. We planned to have the chocolate dessert but decided to wait until next time. Highly recommended.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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