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Forage

4.6
412 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Local Ingredients
​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.

​​At the helm of Forage is owner/ general manager Stan Hilbert, chef Eric Cooper, and bar manager Joe Choiniere. The trio worked together for seven years at Ten Tables in Jamaica Plain. ​
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(617) 576-5444
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Payment options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Eric Cooper
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Concord Ave
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Parking details
Forage patrons may park in one of the first four spaces in the lot -- look for the Forage sign. Please don't park anywhere else 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 & Brattle.
Sundays - park anywhere on street.
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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.
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Special events & promotions
http://foragecambridge.com/assets/pdf/EventMenu.pdf
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Additional
Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Private Room, Wine

Private Dining

We can accommodate parties up to 49 people, though we do require the restaurant be rented for the evening. For parties up to 25, we can rent the private back dining room. We have several menu options and are equipped to handle casual events as well as more formal seated dinners.

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What 412 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.7
service
4.5
ambience
4.3
value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Quiet night. Great service at the bar. Not handicapped accessible.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Delicious food, great ambiance, and wonderful staff. Absolutely excited to go back!

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Delicious meal and fantastic service. I will definitely go back!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

The food was creative, eclectic, and delicious, and all the staff were friendly with a smile. Excellent service.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Wine pairings exquisite. Staff very attentive and knowledgeable. Food delicately seasoned to perfection.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

As always the food and experience were topnotch. Delicious fish stew -perhaps the best I've had! Everything we've tasted has such unique and interesting ingredients and flavors. Forage has definitely become one of our favorite restaurants.

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Wonderful restaurant!
Great food, all local and interesting. Superb service and very interesting wine list. Highly recommend

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Although this place was a bit pricey, the service alone was worth it. We had amazing service from every single member of the waitstaff. I also wanted to rave about the drinks.....AMAZING drinks! I would come back here for a romantic date night or maybe some small plates at the cozy bar after work!

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Great food. Great drinks. Great staff. All at a very reasonable price -> Great value.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Excellent experience! Amazing food, great staff. Very knowledgeable on wine and accommodating to all dietary requirements. I would recommend this place to anyone and everyone and will be back again.

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4.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Food was very good - plumpest mussels with well seasoned broth, wild boar 3 ways was a taste treat without being too filling, good wines, unusual sorbets , attentive friendly service - and good conversation. A successful evening

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3.0Dined on March 27, 2018

The dishes did not up to their descriptions on the menu or merit the high price. The one seafood dish had pork in it, eliminating an option for pescatarians or anyone who doesn’t eat pork. Service was inattentive except for two servers coming back twice with bread that we had said we didn’t want. Disappointing.

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1.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Service was scattered, room was very cold, and food was mediocre at best. I have always enjoyed this space in its earlier incarnations, but I remember it as cozy, gracious, warm and good food. No longer. Even the music was loud and raucous. I was so embarrassed to have brought friends there.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

We went for our anniversary. The staff were attentive and knowledgeable. We shared two appetizers- fromage forte and mussels, both were delightful. Then we had boar 3 ways and Spanish mackerel. Yum. In all the dishes, the main flavor was the main ingredient, but they did beautiful things with subtle seasonings &vinegars. And the cocktail I had- 19th century - was the best special cocktail I’ve ever had. The flavors were extremely well balanced and it was not very sweet. Some of the best food we’ve had in years.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

The food was excellent and as a cellar restaurant, it is cozy and sweet on a cold winter’s night. Thank you.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

One of the best meals I ever have had the privilege of eating, hands down. Eric Cooper is a genius. The cocktails were excellent. The wine list is small and curated to go with the food perfectly.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

The food and service were excellent. We have dined at Forage in the past and remember how good it was the first time. Surprised it took us so long to come back. Great vegan and vegetarian options. The staff explain all of the dishes and can answer all of your questions.

All great experience.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Everything we had from the cocktails right through to dessert was incredibly delicious! The staff were very pleasant and helpful. We loved it and will be back for sure!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Restaurant is great - but parking can be challenging. Enjoyed our meal there.

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4.0Dined on March 23, 2018

The tasting menu was a fun adventure. Great creative cocktail la. The pork chop and the chocolate mousse were fabulous. The only disappointment was the cheese plate - cheese was a bridge too far - smelled and tasted nasty.

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

The wine and food just get better and better. Organic wines from tidy smallish vineyards keep finding ever more effective marriages with local foods at this intimate local setting. Please keep the secret.

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3.0Dined on March 18, 2018

The service and the wine were great. The food was hit and miss. Out of 5 dishes we had in the vegetarian tasting menu, 2 were good and 3 just weird. No, pea sorbet is not a thing - and there's no reason to have peas in 3 or of the 5 dishes we had.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Wonderful. We shared 2 appetizers - both delicious and of a good size. My partner had the pork chop & I had the pasta. So delicious. I love that there’s an upscale restaurant where there are so many vegetarian options.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Always awesome

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

First impression once you walk in at Forage is how cozy and cute the place looks. It is perfect date night restaurant, but celebrating special event is probably perfectly appropriate as well (judging by the wine list at least). We had the 4 course wine dinner. Food and wine were paired in a way like they were meant to be enjoyed at the same time. The servers were so friendly and easy going, it was almost feeling we were visiting friends.

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

The food was excellent! We had the tasting menu, and every dish was a treat. In addition, the waitstaff was knowledgeable and quite attentive, and the decor was unusual and beautiful. We arrived early enough to have the place to ourselves, but as place filled up, it became relatively noisy, especially given how close together the tables were. That said, we were in a relatively small front room; the restaurant opened a larger room later, and that may have been quieter. I will be back!

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3.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Much like many of the other reviews for this restaurant, it did not live up to expectations. For the cost of the Tasting Menu and a bottle of wine it was quite subpar and lacked the flavor that was expected from a restaurant of its caliber. The staff was attentive and the ambiance was very nice.

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

This is the third time I've dined here, and each time it's been outstanding, both in terms of the quality of the food and drink, but also in terms of the warmth and attentiveness of the staff. The wine pairings are particularly thoughtful, delicious, and interesting!

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Excellent food and wine list. Loved the vegetarian tasting menu.

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

The staff was very welcoming and attentive. Food was delicious and fresh tasting. Mussels were definitely a highlight. On the pricier side but certainly due to the fresh and local ingredients used.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Forage was absolutely amazing! The menu was fun and flavorful. Wait staff was incredible, very attentive and great at explaining the menu.
A little more pricey than an average night out, but perfect for date night or special occasion.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Intimate, cozy space with about 10 tables and limited bar space. Makes you feel like the meal was made especially for you. Knowledgeable waitress who gave us solid cocktail and wine advice. Delicious menu that was certainly out of the ordinary. Looking forward to returning.

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

It was our first time going to Forage, and they were having their annual Tiki Night, which was really fun! They gave us leis when we got their, there was great tiki-themed music playing all night, and all of the tike-themed food and drinks were delicious. We'll definitely go back another time to try the regular menu, too!

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5.0Dined on February 20, 2018

This mushroom dinner with paired wines was one of the best meals I've ever had.
Forage will be my celebration restaurant for a long time to come. We're looking forward
to a Monday vegetarian dinner...

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5.0Dined on February 20, 2018

This is a gem of a restaurant. Intimate, casual fine dining with no pretensions! I just love it! Food, wine, service and ambience all are terrific.

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Absolutely incredible. Forage couldn't be better for a special occasion.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Another inventive and delicious meal at Forage. We are routinely surprised by new ingredients that their food and cocktail menu introduces us to. Seasonal, interesting, and always, always tasty. They were pretty busy on a Saturday night, and so it took a while to have our cocktail order taken, but after that, they were right back in the groove of offering excellent service and a wonderful dinner.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Everything was top notch. From the service, to the food, to the wine. We did the Omnivore tasting menu with wine pairing and loved every last bite and sip. Atmosphere is wonderful and staff is friendly and knowledgeable. Already looking forward to our next visit.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Fantastic food paired with great wine selections. Also, the service was top notch, will be going back soon!

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

Forage is such a gem. One of the best meals I have ever had was when they first opened about a year and a half ago. They did something magical with chrysanthemum greens, and they made an amazing lamb dish. Every time I go back, they continue to create great meals. I look forward to summer and going back to see what they will be conjuring up next.

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