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About forage

Forage connects diners to local fishers, foragers and farmers. Also featured? The handiwork of an eclectic crew of talented BC distillers, winemakers, and brewers. The menu is – first and foremost – delicious, but also reflective of Whittaker’s uncompromising commitment to local ingredients and building community through shared plates. Our service is designed for sharing many plates family style. So choose as many as you like, share some delicious food, and enjoy the best of what BC has to offer. Larger groups please contact the restaurant directly at 604-661-1400. Thank YOU!

1300 Robson Street
Vancouver, BC V6E 1C5
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Northwest, Contemporary Canadian

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday-Friday 630am-10am
Sat/Sun 7am-10am

Weekend Brunch: Sat/Sun 10am-2pm

Dinner from 5pm nightly


Cross Street:
Jervis St.

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
CAN$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(604) 661-1400

Website:
http://www.foragevancouver.com/

Catering:
Forage Catering is manged by two lovely ladies, Forage Outside Catering Manager Allison Westbridge handles any catering done at any venue of your choosing 604-661-1416. Jacquie Bjorkes handles any bookings of our onsite private rooms 604-661-1419.

Parking Details:
Valet parking is available for a fee.

Public Transit:
1/2 block east

Executive Chef:
Chris Whittaker

Private Party Facilities:
From dinner parties and barbeques to weddings and corporate lunches, Forage will deliver the quintessential Vancouver experience to you and your guests. Forage and Forage Catering are zero waste not only will you serve your guests delicious, beautiful food, but they will feel good knowing that their carbon footprint got a little fainter while they enjoyed it.
We can come to you, or you can enjoy your special occasion in one of our private spaces.

Private Party Contact:
Jacquie Bjorkes: (855) 625-8594

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
The Legendary Forage Meat Draw--Sundays through Wednesdays. Draw at 8:30 every night. Hair of The Dog Brunch Happy Hour 9-10am Sat/Sundays.

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

Forage is offering a festive family-style 4 course $60 (plus taxes, drinks, and grats) prix fixe menu only for dinner on Christmas Eve. ALL seatings are booked on a two hour dining time at 4pm/6pm/8pm.

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Details

Forage is offering a festive family-style 4 course $60 (plus taxes, drinks, and grats) prix fixe menu only for dinner on Christmas. ALL seatings are booked on a two hour dining time at 4pm/6pm/8pm.

forage Ratings and Reviews

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94% would recommend it to a friend

Local Ingredients (74)
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Good for a Date (60)
Special Occasion (44)
Casual (38)
Healthy (37)
Seasonal (37)
Neighborhood Gem (36)
Authentic (35)
Organic (33)
Good Vegetarian Options (30)
Good for Anniversaries (30)
Great for Brunch (29)
Good for Birthdays (25)
Comfort Food (24)
Good for Groups (24)
Sunday Lunch (24)
Romantic (23)
Bar Seating (22)
Worth the Drive (21)
Notable Wine List (20)
Business Meals (19)
Cozy (18)
Fun (18)
Quiet Conversation (18)
Handcrafted Cocktails (17)
Great for Lunch (17)
Hot Spot (16)
Tapas (16)
Tasting Menu (12)
Great Beer (11)
Pre/post Theatre (11)
Gluten Free Options (9)
People Watching (9)
Vegan (8)
Afternoon Coffee (6)
Paleo Friendly (6)
Quick Bite (6)
Disabled Access (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Late-night Find (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
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Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
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 (Vancouver)·Dined 4 hours ago

Brunch was good. No issues with reservation. Service was slower than were used to. Server seemed overwhelmed. Overall good experience

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 (Vancouver)·Dined 4 days ago

Fabulous everything. Professional and friendly service (thank you Jackson and Sebastian), amazing food, great wine.

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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Amazing place and people - delishus food!!
Great ambiance!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Tea, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Fun, Great for Brunch
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 9, 2017

It was excellent

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Went for brunch and we can’t stop talking about how delicious it was! We had turkey hash and corned bison hash, both outta the park!!!

Tags: People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Business Meals, Organic, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 9, 2017

I am sorry that I don’t remember the name of our server because he was amazing. He was charming, friendly and genuine. We will definitely go back again.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Ate here with 2 other couples last night for the first time. They sat us at a tiny table tucked away in the corner which I was not really impressed by since we made a reservation well in advance. Overall, drinks, wine and the food were very good. Plates are quite creative. However, the portion sizes are very small for the prices you pay. While I have a love affair with brussel sprouts, $26 for like 10 of them??!!! - is a bit ridiculous in my mind. Favourite dishes included the halibut and duck. The desserts were also top notch. To be honest, not sure if I will come here again. We had a good night and the food was good, but there are better places in Vancouver where the food is just as good, if not better, with bigger portions and lower prices.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Amazing food! High quality menu options and beautiful presentation. Sebastian was our server and he was fantastic.

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·Dined on December 5, 2017

I was so impressed with Forage! It was my second time here, and the staff went above and beyond to make my experience memorable and special. I would definitely recommend it for any occasion. Thank you!

Tags: Good for Groups, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Disabled Access, Casual, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, Healthy, Paleo Friendly, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Afternoon Coffee, Fun, Authentic, People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Good Vegetarian Options, Organic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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·Dined on December 4, 2017

Loved it! Visiting from Ottawa for our daughter's birthday, we had a wonderful and very tasty meal, a lovely BC wine, and outstanding service. We were allso very pleased with our choice of restaurant.

Tags: Healthy, Tasting Menu, Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Organic, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Amazing food and great concept menu.
As a sommelier impressed with the local wine list and price point
Will be back and gets a full recommendation

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 3, 2017

My wife and I went for a date paid for by work. Instead of a christmas party we could go out for a $200 dinner. Our meal including wine and tax, came to $152 before tip. I felt that it was good value for such a high quality meal. All the food and wine is from BC and designed to share. Perfect for a date night. We had some excellent Bison and Halibut. I probably wouldn't order the halibut again as we are trying to eat more grilled and less breaded but saying that it was excellent. I would highly recommend this restaurant and the server was great. He had lots of personality and recommendations on the food and wine.

Tags: Authentic, Casual, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Healthy, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Enjoyed very much. We’re veggies so we didn’t have any meat poultry or pork dishes

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great menu, food is tasty and nicely served. Staff make you feel like one of the family.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Fun, Casual
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Inventive recipes using locally sourced ingredients graced us with some deliciously unique flavours. Only slight disappointment were the desserts, which didn’t match the inventiveness of the rest of the courses.

Tags: Vegan, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We were advised that our reserved table (6:15p.m.) was taken by another party (8:00p.m) is this enough time for our dinner? That wasn't very inviting. Food , Bison was excellent but vegetables were uncomfortably salty, did not eat them. Told our server, he did not seem to care - he was dismissive advising me it must have been something else on my plate that was too salty?
The ambiance was very very loud, so we could not have a proper conversation with just the two of us. Restaurant seems to cater to groups more than couples.
I had made reservations on line with the special guideline that this was a birthday. Most restaurants , will serve a little surprise dessert or at least great the birthday party as such, nothing happened - disappointing.
I was very disappointed by this first experience at Forage.

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 (Manitoba)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Always a must for us when visiting Vancouver ! Everything is homemade and delicious! Service is friendly and always accommodating. Don’t miss this one!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Organic, Healthy, Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Amazing creative dishes to delight you. Jackson put together a wonderful menu that did not disappoint. Must go.

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·Dined on November 29, 2017

We received the best service we've ever gotten at a restaurant. Not only was the food all farm to table, but it was extremely delicious and memorable. We went to scope the place out for our company party. Within the first couple of minutes, the service made it a big contender. After the first few bites, the deal was sealed.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access, Comfort Food, Seasonal, Paleo Friendly, Organic, Hot Spot, Good Vegetarian Options, Afternoon Coffee, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Good for Groups, Great Beer, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Tapas, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Vegan
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

There was a 15 minute wait even though we had reservations...maybe that’s normal but there was not anyplace nice to wait except in a big lineup. We did have a nice table in the corner eventually. Our waiter was lovely but she was very busy...too busy. The atmosphere was high energy and it was hard to hear...but I knew that going in. The food was okay. My seafood benny was sooo salty. Plus we had 2 vegetarians and there were not too many options...so overall I’d have to say I wasn’t that thrilled. Probably better at night but not sure about trying again at brunch.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee
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 (Montreal)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Forage offers a variety of tasty and amazing meals option for Brunch. The quality of the ingredients is incredible.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Authentic
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Wonderful meal and the service was outstanding. Who knew that brussel sprouts and kale could taste so good?!

Tags: Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 24, 2017

The two of us shared 3 dishes: the duck, the gnocchi and the kale salad. We also shared the apple pie for dessert. Because the duck takes longer to prepare, the gnocchi and kale came first but the better combination would be the gnocchi and duck just so you have something to soak up sauces from the duck. Everything was delicious; the main ingredients were not overwhelmed by the seasonings or the preparation. The portions are just right, but if you are a big eater you will need to order more dishes. Service was perfect: attentive and helpful. The only negative is in the acoustics: the tables are so close together you can hear everyone's conversation. The room works better for groups of 4 and over, not so well for couples alone.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Went to celebrate my husband's birthday on a week night. It was busy enough to have good energy, but not overly busy to become too loud. Our waiter (think his name was Jack) was exceptional - attentive, made excellent recommendations, friendly, personable and professional. Highly recommend the kale salad and roasted brussel sprouts, both were fresh, and bursting with unique flavours and spices. We also had bison, which is served quite rare, if you like rare it's okay, but this was not my favorite. The cheese plate with wine pairings was perfect. Finished with a delicious light afogato for dessert. The ambiance is warm and cozy. Would definitely recommend and will return.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

The food was very good. We particularly recommend the lamb fettuccine. Service was fair but very understaffed. Our waiter had to juggle too many tables, and there was a longer wait than I expected at a restaurant like this.

Tags: Comfort Food, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Wonderful service, food was top notch. OVerall great meal!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Authentic, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Tapas, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Romantic
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·Dined on November 22, 2017

I recommended Forage for a girls night as I've always enjoyed brunches there and have had a good dinner in the past. After our meal the other night however I felt bad that I had recommended it and apologized to my friends about the food. We had the mushrooms, which were good, small, but good. The bison was pretty good, but with a couple of strange flavors, and the halibut cheeks were, not pleasant; deep fried, bland with strangely flavored side dishes; much of what we left. Overall it was disappointing as I've always previously enjoyed it. That said the service was good, as was the atmosphere. I think we will stick with brunch.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

As a couple of one strict veggie and one strictly no veggie it can be hard to find a restaurant where we can both get a meal that blows us away. Forage did this powerfully. We did our research for a special occasion and wanted a restaurant that not only provided great food and wine but did it with local, sustainable and well thought out food.

We pre-read the menu and were excited before even getting there. From the moment we walked in service was excellent seated in 5 mins (we were 10 mins early for our table).

Our server (Jackson) was on the ball and very happy to take the time to chat us through the menu and how the sharing plate concept works at Forage. Overall service was just excellent and attentive.

Upon hearing my other half was a veggie he made special effort to ensure their needs were met in terms of preferred and on preferred items and also some solid recommendations on the veggie front.

We had the pan bread and Gnocchi to start. Simply out of this world. Both of them. Never had Gnocchi as good.

For mains i had the Bison with hay-smoked potatoes.... just a wonderful looking and tasting plate of food. Cooked to perfection.

My other half had the roast cabbage and just a massive plate of awesome tasting and presented veg. I ended up eating a whole bunch of them too.

The wine menu is all BC VQA wine, as lover of Ozzie, Spanish and Argentinean big hitting Reds i did hold some fears in this regard. Boy was i wrong. A bottle of Burrowing Owl Syrah hit the pallet good and hard as was stunning. I will now be adding BC VQA wine to my list of things to get to know better in 2018.

Desert was a simple but dam tasty apple pie. Just lovely.

We have already made plans to come back in Jan to try all the other things on the menu.

Simply just go there. Food is amazing, decor and feel is great, food is stunning wine and cocktails are great. Cant recommend this place enough

Tags: Good for Groups, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Authentic, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Organic, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Vegan, Great Beer, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 19, 2017

We had a great time! Good food good service. But the tables were too close to each other which at times felt uncomfortable.

Tags: Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Brunch was so tasty and the ambiance was great and very accommodating of our 10 month old with a high chair and lots of space. Our service was not rushed. Overall a great experience

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Great for Brunch
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Excellent service and amazing food!

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·Dined on November 15, 2017

The Forage staff were attentive, knowledgeable and very welcoming. Food was fantastic with rich flavours balancing every plate. We look forward to visiting again soon

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Organic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Cozy
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 15, 2017

The service was excellent with the wine list limitations the staff was more than happy to provide options.
The food itself was well plated and super ceded my expectation.
I will definitely return with more friends,
Thank You

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Had a great meal at Forage as a single probably too much food but it was worth it. Some really good and interesting food on the menu and great if you are into that fresh "farm to table" experience

Tags: Healthy, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 13, 2017

Absolutely phenomenal spot for lunch with genuinely excellent food.

Tags: Authentic, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 12, 2017

There are some pleasant surprises for brunch. Brunchtime had many screaming children when we were there.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 12, 2017

This was my second visit to forage - and the second time I drove up from Seattle just to eat here. It was just as fantastic as I remember - warm ambiance, knowledgeable and very friendly staff, and excellent food. They truly understand how to showcase seasonal ingredients and find ways to make even cabbage something exciting to eat. But there is nothing pretentious about this place - there is an ease and comfort of the service that allow the staff to treat you as friends, not as meal tickets.
I took my father here - a foodie before the term existed - and he was blown away. We enjoyed oysters, local mushrooms, halibut, root vegetables, and chocolate galore. Every combination enhanced the natural flavors of each ingredient, not overshadowed. At one point my dad mentioned that we would be sharing a dessert wine at the end of the evening, and our server not only split the pour into 2 glasses without request, but when I was taking forever to drink my share, he brought a splash of an earlier wine we had enjoyed for my dad to sip on. CLASSY.
I will absolutely be making the trek back to this restaurant - for years to come, as I hope it will become be a Vancouver mainstay!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The night was so impressive with excellent service and food. The display and tastes of food were terrific and we all satisfied. It looked like small portions, but we ended up with a full stomach that cannot fit any desserts sadly. I will definitely come back to try other menus with dessert and want to try their awesome brunch :)

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Organic, Creative Cuisine, Paleo Friendly, Sunday Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 11, 2017

A wonderful birthday brunch. Great food, service and atmosphere.

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

I have been to Forage several times, each and every time it has been awesome. Very consistent. It has great atmosphere, great staff and excellent food. It's good for any occasion. If you're a foodie I suggest you check this place out. Thank you Forage!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date
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