Unlike Anything Else in SLC
My husband and I visited Forage for his birthday this past weekend and we couldn't have been more pleased. Off the bat they set us up with a table right next to the window which felt special and allowed us to look out at the neighborhood. The service was amazing. There were four or five servers working the room as a team. Sometimes this can get mismanaged and confusing, but in this case they all communicated well, each knew the menu and could answer more in-depth questions and kept the evening flowing nicely.
The food was exquisite. Items ranging from raw whole radish with house sour cream to dessert made with elm seeds the menu was true to the philosophy of the restaurant and is really unlike any other offering in SLC. Phenomenal meal!
6/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Every bite, I thought, this is the best thing I have ever tasted. Then I got the next! truly remarkable food, presentation and service. Knowledgeable staff was friendly and the whole experience was beyond fantastic.
6/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
best meal I've had thus far
Many, many things were going great for this dining experience, and here I'll mention two. I consider myself a foodie and a glutton, but here I sensed some tastes that are both completely foreign and delicious to me. The other thing is that each dish kept to the foraging theme. You can really get a taste (literally) of what the chef's thinking is about. One of the most delicious and definitely most eye-opening dish for me was the coastal plants from the Great Salt Lake with fish broth. Fresh and with lots of umami going on! What. A. Meal.
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Michelin-star quality; SLC prices
While Forage isn't cheap, the quality is spectacular.
It's a bargain for foodies, and it's a genuinely different dining experience.
I've been to many Michelin-starred restaurants, and this is safely beyond the one star barrier.
We did both the wine pairing and the juice pairing. Both were superb, but I have to recommend the juice pairing for its uniqueness.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Chef Bowman Brown designed and his team executed an interesting and fun escapade into new aromas, texture, and tastes best appreciated by foodies and epicureans alike. Service was impeccable and personal. We're non-drinkers, yet they paired very exotic and interesting fruit and vegetable juices that easily complimented the entire taste set with surprising results. I highly recommend Forage for its satisfying experience.
6/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very special treat!
A true "event" as well as delicious and unusual dining. Pricey for me but worth saving up for a special evening.
6/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pretty amazing place
My wife is a chef and obviously super into cooking so when her 29th birthday rolled around, I made reservations for us at Forage. She had mentioned the restaurant to me previously because Viet Pham, one of the restaurant's co-owners, was recently on Iron Chef (where he beat an Iron Chef!) I had heard great things about the restaurant and knew that it was a very unique dining experience, but I don't think either of us thought it was going to be as amazing as it was.
I'm no professional when it comes to food or reviews, so I'll keep this part simple. The ambience was perfect for us (young, in-love couple, etc), the staff were amazing, and the food was mind-blowing. We spent about 3 hours there (which is normal) and loved every minute.
7/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Amazing high class dining
if you are looking for people that know their food, look no futher
7/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Forage really surprised me and my wife. Great food, the wine pairings are amazing and the overall dining experience was absolutely fantastic. They aren't kidding on their site when they say it will take 3 hours. Honestly, that's a good thing. Enjoy!
7/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
There is no other restaurant
There is no other restaurant in Salt Lake to equal the Forage.
7/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
No words can do this restaurant justice. Its not a meal, its an experience.
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a fun dining experience.
What a fun dining experience. I watch several food shows on TV and this restaurant gave me the opportunity to savor some unusual foods. We wanted to do something different for our anniversay this year and Forage provided. Two of the courses included a food my husband is not fond of, beets, and he enjoyed them at Forage.
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and service!
Their tasting menu and wine pairing was absolutely amazing!! We left full and happy!
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Culinary Experience
Truly an experience. Great food served as a series of small portions over a three hour period. All the food was excellent, service was attentitive and friendly and time and environment allowed for deep conversations. Will definitely dine at Forage again.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best in State
Absolutely fantastic dining experience. Nothing like it in the state. Unbelievable combinations of taste and texture. Bravo!
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is definitely for a special occasion. Th three hour dinner is an event to remember. The presentation of the food is amazing, the wine pairings are fantastic. We even had the chef come out to present and explain one of the dishes. At the end of the night we got a signed copy of the menu from the chef. The food and wine and experience you get for the money is more than worth it!
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Magical, must-have experience!
Words are unfit to describe the wonders you find at Forage. This was our second time and it is an experience unlike anything you will find in Salt Lake City. We went to celebrate my doctorate and it was spectacular. I wish I could remember all the many flavors, but it is a blur. A few tips: pre fixe menu. Plan on a few hours. Definitely get the wine pairing but you can share if you are a teetotaler like me. Be open minded, you will love things you didn't know you even like! A few favorites include: summer squash dessert with zucchini bread, squash sorbet and fresh herbs; smoky cheese "coals"with a beer barley batter; campfire eggplant with zucchini and buttermilk. Amazing!
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
For a special occasion....
Forage is the location... Amazing amazing experience and great restaurant to visit. I would recommend it to anyone. Definitely a rare and unique experience which is unprecedented in Salt Lake City. Such creativity and deliciousness in every bite! Truly a treat to the palate and the body. Highly recommend giving it a try!
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
I love experiencing new things, and this was quite an experience. I consider myself a decenst amatuer cook, but the people in this kitchen are artists. 18-20 courses. All beautiful and exquisitely crafted. Local, fresh, seasonal ingredients. It is costly, but also the best dining experience I have ever had.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
3-hour dining experience flew by because of the amazing service and food. Forage is a full experience. I loved my visit there and intend to dine there again.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
18 course meal full of interesting
18 course meal full of interesting textures and presentations. Service was outstanding, with special attention given to food allergies. Wine list offers fine balance of old and new world. THE Foodie destination in Salt Lake, to be sure.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of a kind experience!
This was our second time at Forage -- and we were equally impressed and delighted with the 16-course meal (and juice and wine pairings). Service was exceptional, only outshone by the variety, quality and creativity of the food.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was amazing!
The food at forage is delicious and so unique. The service is impeccable. We had a great time.
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best service and food presentation!
The experience was so wonderful! Three hours of tasting the most delightful dishes. The presentations of the courses was to notch and service was wonderful! It's a restaurant to enjoy the taste of your food along with wine or non-alcoholic juice pairings. A wonderful experience.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
The presentation was excellent;
The presentation was excellent; the food, very good, I highly recommend it for the experience not just the food. It was one of the most enjoyable dining experiences I have ever had. The only one that come close was L'Orangerie in Los Angeles at least 18 years ago. If you have a special occasion coming up, consider Forgage.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Every bite is a delightful surprise
The food combinations are always unexpected and never disappointing! You've heard the term ” party in my mouth”? Forage is throwing that party! Every bite makes you wish you had another but instead you are experiencing the next tasting course...which of course makes you wish you had another bite...you can see where this is going right?
9/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Forage rocks. Most interesting,
Forage rocks. Most interesting, fun and delicious food around! Wine pairing was great- juice pairing was a blast. Service was fantastic. Can't really say enough about the chefs and their dedication, truly a find in Salt Lake. We will be back.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a 5:45 reservation on 9/7. We sat down, received some delightful sparkling water, and were given a quick introduction to what our night would hold. We asked and were told about several non-alcoholic drink options, and decided on a ginger citrus sparkling drink (which was perfect!). Each course was a wonderful combination of unique flavors and was artistically presented. One of the highlights for us was the "coals", which were bites of beer battered cheese that were dark as charcoal, but had no burnt taste whatsoever. I could have eaten 50 of those! A most amazing experience and one I can not wait to repeat!
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good first try
Food, experience and ambiance was great. Was a little disappointed with the fact that the juice pairings were unavailable at the time of our reservation. So instead opted for a bottle of wine where the glasses were filled all but one time by myself.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing. Food was delictable,
Amazing. Food was delictable, service was perfect and atmosphere was spot on.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Couldnt ask for better service.
Couldnt ask for better service. Food was presented well wine and juise was excellent
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food, great value considering the quality.
Relaxed pace, we were there for 3.5 hours and it was Perfectly paced.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful bites created in clever, earth-themed materials; a truly unique dining experience for the serious foodie! We Loved the restored bungalow in cool silver-grey with minimalist decor--could have used a candle, however. Friendly, unintimidating servers make the foreign food bites understandable and appealing. A special, expensive, and unique evening!!
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Forage, not your typical paleo diet
This is a flavor feast and a great dining experience. Each of the many courses is a concerto of flavors --- concentrated, subtle, blended, multi-dimensional --- presented in an artistic arrangement. The small restaurant and pleasant staff combine to make a lovely and memorable dining experience. The decor utilizes and lot of rock, and the roasted cheese puffs do look like something from a caveman's fire pit, but everything is delicious. I asked in advance for a vegetarian meal, and the courses were marvelously adapted to my specs. I regretted not taking a photo of each course because I want to remember each detail of the meal.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great experience
This was my second time at the Forage and like the first, it was top notch. The food was wonderful as was the presentation which was unique for each dish. The staff from first stepping inside to out the door after dinner gave world class service and nice attention to detail. The Forage turns dinner into an event and experience that lasts for about 3 hours, but definitely doesn't feel long at all.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
I had been seeing the excellent reviews for a few years for Forage, hence my expectations were high going in, and I'm happy to say they met and exceeded them. Most surprising is that the service was almost as enjoyable as the meal. That was my first experience experiencing an institution which had clearly devoted so much training and devotion to developing the service experience. It wasn't fake, I felt the employees were sincere in their attitudes.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Forage provides such a unique and unmatched experience from any dinner we've ever had. The personalization of our experience made for an unforgettable and truly special night. The food is absolutely amazing, offering a gourmet dining experience but with details and care that you would find in a homemade meal. I cannot speak highly enough of this restaurant or its staff. If you have the opportunity to dine here, you had better seize it! Go in with an open mind about foods you may have had bad experiences with in the past because Forage will reshape your idea of how foods should taste and be presented!
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
The very best in Salt Lake City
Amazing such a fabulous resturant exists in Salt Lake City.
Experiencing 14 courses of fine dining is something that is uncommon. Each course exceeded my expectations and finished with a wonderful desert treat.
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loved the Experience
It was a great experience for fine dining. Loved the dishes and the tastes throughout dinner. I took my daughter for her birthday as she is a big foodie. Had quite a few surprises of things we absolutely could get enough of. We were stuffed by the end with all the exciting dishes.
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Ingenious food, wonderful
Ingenious food, wonderful flavors, inspired pairings.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I wanted to celebrate our 10 year anniversary somewhere special and we were not disappointed!! The food was amazing, fresh, premium, unique (possibly not for everyone). A place for those with a more refined pallet. Very friendly, cordial, attentive staff. Small, quiet dinning area. I've never experienced anything like it before. My compliments to Chef Brown!!!!!
10/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Forage Redefines Food
If you want to experience the romance, adventure, and excitement that a trip to a faraway destination has to offer, but want to stay close to home, go to Forage! Eating in this restaurant will give you the same kind of vacation buzz as going to a never before seen country. It completely redefines what taste and smell are capable of experiencing.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good for conversation
Forage is quite the dining experience and gives plenty of time for good conversation while enjoying the many courses! The small portions are interesting and most were delicious. It's not a place I would go often but for a special occasion with good friends!
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Chef Bowman has a day occupation too foraging for unique local ingredients! Flavor profiles were exquisite and presentations creative. The wine pairing and thirteen course menu was a differentiated experience, punctuated by highly skilled and knowledgeable staff.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Can't wait to go back
The entire evening was fantastic. This was a romantic evening for my girlfriend. Our table was prepared and I had flowers delivered to the restaurant. My girlfriend is a vegetarian and they were able to accomodate her with her own menu. Each item was very detailed and was what I call an Artistry experience.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Understand your food
This place is for those who want to eat "found foods" grown around you (hence the name). The restaurant is a house converted -there is no big signs out front. Reservation is required (no walk-ins) and they called 24 hours ahead of time to check on allergies and preferences. The menu is set for the day consisting of many courses (ours was 10) in small portions served over 3 hours. The items do change based local availability. It is not possible to tell another person when to go since the menu may not repeat. Each course will be exquisitely prepared with intense flavors. Suggest the juice/tea pairing because the chef designed and prepare each of the drinks to complement and enhance the course. Unique experience.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Artistic culinary adventure!
We really loved this amazing meal. It was earthy, artsy and delicious. A feast for all of the senses. It really captured fall in Utah on all of the many plates we were served. The service was awesome. I went for my birthday dinner and everyone there wished me a happy birthday and it truly was! When we left they gave us two packets of homemade granola which I ate the next day for breakfast. It was the best granola I have ever had. We will be back for another special occasion.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Truly a meal to be experienced
We've been to Forage a handful of times now and each time has been amazing. The menu changes with the season and day - what is in season, fresh, local ~ never the same meal twice. The wine pairings are amazing but the juice pairings, I'll tell you, you *must* give them a try! It's entirely possible that the juice pairings are even more exquisite than the wines! The servers are all so friendly and personable without invading your space. The setting is quiet - fairly romantic but, because the waitstaff is continuously bringing out the next course & each course is only a few bites, it's not the place for an uninterrupted conversation. While they are *very* un-intrusive, don't expect to go more than 10 minutes without seeing them.
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Incredible experience for our first visit to Forage. Each course was a masterpiece of presentation and flavors. We had a total of 14 courses throughout the experience. Some were simply out of this world in the array of aromas and flavors. I have never seen such unique and expressive presentations anywhere else. A few of the items presented were a bit of a stretch for us as we eat a mostly vegetarian diet, however the server let us know that there are vegetarian options that we could choose from on our next visit - for our first visit we chose to be a bit more exploratory. If you are not ready for items like elk tare-tare or duck liver pate you might stay with the vegi options.
Certainly not an inexpensive dining experience but worth it!
12/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
An absolute gem!
Forage is an absolute gem. This is a must visit restaurant for foodies. The set menu with pairing wine is culinary delight for palate, mind, body and soul.
12/4/2013 4:00:00 PM