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Forage, Cambridge, MA

Forage

4.6
4.6
1145 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American

We are offering safely very spaced out limited indoor seating as well as outdoor seating. We do have heaters on our patio!!

Forage is a farm to table neighborhood bistro in Cambridge right off of Harvard Square. Through partnerships with local farmers, fishermen, and foragers, ​we offer a local, seasonal menu served in a casual setting.

The bar program at Forage ​delivers classically crafted cocktails that have a focus on seasonal and locally produced ingredients. ​Forage also boasts a carefully curated and approachable collection of organic/biodynamic wines, and a selection of beer from independent and innovative breweries.

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Booked 4 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–8:45 pm

  • Phone number

    (617) 576-5444

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Eric Cooper

  • Catering

    Please contact us at foragecambridge@gmail.com for any catering inquiries. Anything is possible!

  • Private party facilities

    We offer a few private dining options, please email us at foragecambridge@gmail.com. We'd love to host your event!

  • Neighborhood

    Cambridge

  • Cross street

    Concord Ave

  • Parking details

    Please do not park anywhere in the Craigie Circle lot -- you will be towed. Other Options: Parker street-off Buckingham- park there after 4pm. Or in front of the Armenian Church at intersection of Craigie and Brattle. Brattle St has free parking after 6pm

  • Public transit

    Take the Red Line to Harvard Square and exit via Church Street. Take a right and proceed up Garden St toward the Sheraton Commander Hotel. Continue on Garden St toward the lights after the hotel. Bear left at the lights and continue on to Concord Ave. Take a left at the next set of lights on Craigie St; we are on the right side of the street.

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wine

Experiences

  • Tuesday Wine Dinner at Forage

    $95.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Every Tuesday treat yourself to a special dinner created by the dynamic wine-loving duo behind the goings-on at Forage, chef Eric Cooper and wine guru Stan Hilbert. Each week they select four wines from some of their favorite non-interventionist winemakers and pair them with a super seasonal four-course spread which you can enjoy on-site, indoors or outdoors. There is an omnivore, vegetarian, or vegan option for the menu. The $95 cost is for the Food and Wine and does not include Taxes, Gratuity or add-ons, like cheese or more wine!
  • ISCO Oyster Vodka Dinner

    $95.00 per person

    Jun 2 - Jun 3, 2022
    On June 2nd we are welcoming Ostreida Vodka for a takeover!! Featuring a 4 Course Oyster Dinner with Ostreida Cocktail Pairings. Featuring such cocktails as "Overboard" a cocktail comprised of Ostreida, dry vermouth, dulse, meyer lemon saline, and garnished with a pickled oyster! $95 before tax & tip includes 4 courses paired with cocktails WE ARE NOT OFFERING OUR REGULAR MENU THIS NIGHT! Email us for more info!

Popular dishes

Menu

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What 1,145 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Boston / New England

    Healthy

  • Boston / New England

    Notable Wine List

  • Boston

    Healthy

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    Notable Wine List

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  1. l

    lavieenrose

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It probably is my new favorite restaurant in Cambridge -- fresh farm-to-table ingredients, creative menu (try out their crazy cocktails!), and elegant ambience!

  2. GC

    GregC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Highlight of the meal was a great wine recommendation by our server. Albacore app, ribeye, and chocolate dessert were our favorite dishes. Solid value, food and service both impressive. Would dine here again!

  3. JW

    JulesofWilmington

    New England

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    THE VERY BEST EXPERIENCE in dining I have had in quite some time. AMAZING menu. FANTASTIC service. A friend sent us there saying it is her favorite restaurant in Cambridge . . . it is now mine as well!

  4. KH

    KateH

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had the best time here with my friend for her birthday dinner. Such a fun and quirky spot with details everywhere that you get close fully lost in. Everyone was so nice and made us feel like the only people in the space even though it was a full house. Great gluten free options! Definitely coming back here. The food was mesmerizing and loved the non-alcoholic drinks! A must try spot.

  5. T

    Thefish

    Portland

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great dinner with fresh vegetables abound and interesting flavors. And great wine! Our favorite dish was the hanger steak. The unique dessert flavor combinations may be less approachable for those with more traditional expectations.

  6. l

    libragirl

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fab place-consistently interesting & tasty & the staff is fun & knowledgeable, & the setting is great. It’s the kind of place where one can eat a little or a lot & great to share. Great bar, too. Reservations recommended if dining on weekend peak hours or for larger parties. Thank you Forage for-well-everything!

  7. MW

    MichaelaW

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We sat at the bar and the ambiance was great. The bartender was fantastic with drink recommendations and hilarious stories. And a truly particular menu with beautiful presentations.

  8. NS

    NicholasS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good vibes, great drink and food, also outdoor seating available. Not too expensive either.

  9. C

    Charlotte

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Interesting food, love the concept. Expensive, but cool to eat something different. Did not like the mussels. Excellent drink menu.

  10. ER

    EmilyRose

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is my new favorite restaurant and will be coming every time I visit Cambridge. The food is incredible, the servers are knowledgeable, helpful and kind. I recommend this to anyone looking for an absolutely wonderful meal!

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a fantastic time, got the tasting menu, all the courses were tasty and well timed. Sat at the bar, Bartender was hugely knowledgeable of all the dishes and made us feel welcome. The cocktails were delicious and interesting, one even featured a pickled oyster alongside a providence based vodka!

  12. CJ

    CynthiaJ

    Orlando

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Forage has such an interesting menu. Our dishes included ingredients like Forsythia and nettles…who knew you could eat those? And yet even the less adventurous eaters among us enjoyed our meals, which were designed to feature seasonal crops. It felt like a really special outing to an intimate and quintessentially Cambridge spot, a bit off the beaten path on Craigie St.

  13. LF

    LauraF

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious , creative dishes. Very friendly and attentive service.

  14. LF

    LocalFoodLover

    New England

    25 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    The tasting menu was good for the price, but not especially interesting (or different from the a la carte menu). No complaints, just nothing that stands out. The best part was the sommelier!

  15. CR

    CarolR

    New England

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Loved the Armenian wine, mixed mushrooms with fiddlehead ferns, wild rice.

  16. T

    Tomandpeggy

    New England

    14 reviews

    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    Our waitress and the pecan pie were terrific, wine was interesting but skimpy, chicken liver pate just skimpy, and the halibut cheeks strained for significance.

  17. b

    bobc

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Food is really special, and staff are attentive and enthusiastic about giving you what you want

  18. C

    Colleen

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic dinner, friendly service, accommodating of various dietary preferences. Perfect for a romantic evening or celebratory get together.

  19. S

    Samuel

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great fresh food and excellent service. Can’t wait to go back

  20. A

    Alice

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience4

    Great experience at Forage except for very poor quality service. The waitress was very unpleasant. She was rude and disrespectful in all her answers. Food was good but sadly we will remember the bad service first...

  21. h

    hanc

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was amazing and the the service was great too!

  22. JC

    JohnC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    beautifully curated menu of small and large plates from local sourced ingredients

  23. AR

    ArtR

    New England

    61 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    I have reviewed Forage several times before, but since we had not been here for a while it seemed a good idea to review the restaurant again. This review is for the April 19, 2022 6th anniversary wine pairing dinner. The pandemic has not diminished the excellence of this restaurant one bit. The food was seemingly even more creative than ever before, with unexpected pairing of flavors. The pickle and champagne starter was spectacular; it seems that anything that holds still long enough can be pickled! The mushroom sausage had a wonderful texture and flavor. The carrot soup was about as good as it gets, the duck breast was butter-soft and flavorful, the cheese plate had a mild but deeply flavorful blue cheese, and the "chocolate nemesis" dessert was beyond intense. It was accompanied by a gelato or sorbet that was quite unusual although I am blocking on the unexpected ingredient. Anyway, it was a fabulous meal, and we will eagerly return.

  24. L

    Localfoodie88

    New England

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    6 years later continues to be outstanding!

  25. EL

    EmilyL

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a great first experience at Forage, tried the tasting menu with wine pairings. The food was great and there were things on this menu that I might never have tried. Perfect amount of food and each course was a star. Great use of unique flavors that made each dish delicious. My husband took pictures of some of the wine labels so we can share at home. We will be back!

  26. D

    Disappointed

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2

    Basic, bland preparations. Service perfunctory. Left disappointed and would not recommend. Much more creative and delicious farm to table experiences out there than Forage.

  27. A

    Apple

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Ambiance, food quality of the tasting menu, and service were all on-point. Not a big fan of mussels, but we had the best mussels so far at Forage.

  28. JS

    JoanneS

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My favorite restaurant in the Boston area! The menu changes daily and features surprising ingredients and flavors. The ambience is perfect for a date or a small group.

  29. K

    Kaitlyn

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely place for a special night out, interesting and unique fare, many vegetarian options

  30. AK

    AnnaK

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The vegan tasting menu is always new, interesting, and delicious. The cocktails and wine list are also great! I always try things that make me think "wow, I've never tasted something quite like that before" in the best way. The restaurant is quiet on weeknight evenings, and the staff is super attentive and helpful. We'll be back often!

  31. F

    Fatboy

    New England

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4

    Lovely to be dining out, and to have such delicious food. Don't skip the fresh bread - it's amazing!

  32. HB

    HeatherB

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Forage never disappoints us, and always delights and surprises us. Anything with mushrooms is outstanding; same with fish and all the vegetarian offerings. Our favorite restaurant in Cambridge!

  33. LW

    LelaW

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Forage is a gem and a treat to get to visit. We love the ambiance and servers.

  34. MS

    MichelleS

    New England

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2

    Disappointed with noise level. A table with constantly loud laughter and shouting loud voices caused my companions and me to not be able to converse without a struggle. Food quality was mixed: very nicely prepared trout, poorly presented corn soup, I expected a purée but got unprocessed corn and chopped vegetables. Not appetizing. Service was ok, but attitude not welcoming. Why don’t you move to a better location so your cuisine can take center stage?

  35. AW

    AnnW

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Meeting relatives

  36. SW

    StephenW

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is a fantastic restaurant. Food is very tasty and with Vegan and Omnivore offerings. Our group did the tasting menu and was very happy with the meal provided with great tastes and presentation that we would have never imagined. Staff was very attentive and helpful and completely worked as a team. Each staff member was very knowledgeable on what was being served and how it was cooked. Will be back again.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious!!

  38. b

    beanna

    New England

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3

    Food was prepared beautifully, it was tasty and the ingredients unique. The carrot cake was delicious, not too sweet or filling. Pork chop prepared perfectly, and the Rosemary Sacco was very interesting, again, not heavy and just the right amount of food. Drinks were okay, red wine, white Riesling -- nothing to get wowed about. Overall, I would recommend Forage. Ambiance is okay, it is a bit sterile, could use some warmth, it's a small space so there are limitations.

  39. MO

    MOBABY

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best of Boston- chef , staff, food !

  40. SK

    SaraK

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    This is not just dinner, it is an experience. You can tell the food at Forage is made with passion and creativity. The menu is totally unique, with surprising flavors. The wine selection and cocktails are wonderful. It is a special place. I wouldn't rate every dish an A+, but all were good and a few were stellar. The mussels are so delicious and the Halibut is also excellent. Our server was energetic, excited about the menu and a delight. Bravo to this team, it is a culinary journey.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Forage using the Order Online button. Forage also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 576-5444.

Forage is rated 4.6 stars by 1145 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

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Booked 4 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Forage

5 Craigie Circle Cambridge, MA 02138

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Concord Ave

  • Neighborhood

    Cambridge

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–8:45 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Please do not park anywhere in the Craigie Circle lot -- you will be towed. Other Options: Parker street-off Buckingham- park there after 4pm. Or in front of the Armenian Church at intersection of Craigie and Brattle. Brattle St has free parking after 6pm

  • Public transit

    Take the Red Line to Harvard Square and exit via Church Street. Take a right and proceed up Garden St toward the Sheraton Commander Hotel. Continue on Garden St toward the lights after the hotel. Bear left at the lights and continue on to Concord Ave. Take a left at the next set of lights on Craigie St; we are on the right side of the street.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Eric Cooper

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wine

  • Phone number

    (617) 576-5444

  • Catering

    Please contact us at foragecambridge@gmail.com for any catering inquiries. Anything is possible!

  • Private party facilities

    We offer a few private dining options, please email us at foragecambridge@gmail.com. We'd love to host your event!

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