Forage

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695 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
​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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Father's Day Special Menus & Reservations

We are offering our Sunday $39-3 course prix fixe on Father's Day!

Sunday, June 16, 2019

What 695 People Are Saying
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New England
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came back to Forage after a less-than-outstanding dining experience at the restaurant the week before. We returned because the service was excellent and we believed the food should be.

We were not disappointed! We had a fantastic dinner and experience and we will return soon! I’ll

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New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Wonderful place but not as good as it used to be. The courses tended to be heavy and seemed out of season rather than seasonal and fresh.

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G
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff were extremely helpful and knowledgeable. I got an absolutely delicious vegan tasting menu- so so good!

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KM
New England
8 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was outstanding and made all the better by the time spent with the mixologist/bartender Joe. Drinks and food were creative and flavorful. I truly love their wine dinners every Tuesday. This is a neighborhood restaurant with elevated (and mostly locally sourced and foraged) food.

I have never had a bad meal here.

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New England
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and wine pairings were exquisite! Space was a little loud but not oppressive.
The service was impeccable as well as the pacing of the meal. Each wine was presented with a thorough and interesting explanation. Looking forward to the next wine dinner!
Thank you!

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CM
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

I’ve eaten here on every trip to Cambridge and was looking forward to another great meal. Unfortunately, I was really disappointed this time. The food and wine pairings were not what I’d come to expect.

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SO
New England
4 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful place to try absolutely tasty wonderful food - a greener way to think about eating!! The staff were totally helpful and accommodating menu choices or dietary needs.

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New England
21 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Lovely ambiance. Service a bit rushed. Our entrees were on the edge of greatness - flavors were just not quite balanced. Some missed opportunities for added complexity with crunch, sourness, bitterness, etc. The combination of red wine and shitake mushrooms clashed for me. (Nettle biscuit was fun and tasty, though.) Chocolate semi-freddo was a bit too sweet / not salty enough / not enough cacao nibs for crunch. Good concepts overall.

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D
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Our Vegan friend totally thought the food exceeded his needs. One of the diners did not like the John Dory. We liked it, but we thought the breading would be lighter. The wines, the greens the wheat berries, all excellent. Our server was enthusiastic and attentive. He was extremely knowledgeable about the wines and the foods.

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TV
New England
25 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The staff was attentive and informative without being overbearing or obnoxious.

The food was great. We loved the local, fresh, in season food cooked in really interesting ways. So good.

The cocktails and wines were unique and complimented the food and atmosphere perfectly.

We will be back.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Graduation

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RM
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal, staff food and drink all fantastic! They also were very accomodating to last minutes changes in our reservation.

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New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was one of the best meals I’ve had in a long time! The staff was excellent, and the food was perfect. Was worth the price!

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New England
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience. Fantastic through and through. A wonderful evening.

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GD
New England
6 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Wonderful for vegetarians and vegans! It isn't often a restaurant serving everyone has so many options for it's veggie diners. Excellent cocktails great service. Love this place!

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second visit, and much better than the previous one. We skipped the tasting menu and the wine pairings (I still recommend it) this time. The menu was different from last time, which was great as it brought fresh local ingredients to our plate. The asparagus appertif was our favorite, full of flavor and just the right amount of crunchy. I had the scup and my partner had the pasta. The scup was perfect- crispy skin with fresh tangy tabbouleh to balance. We liked the pasta a little less as the sauce was creamy and heavy (full of flavor though). We will come back when the menu turns around again!

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New England
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We got 2 vegetarian dishes , one was a pasta, the other a veg and bean dish, both delicious and satisfying, we also got the skirt steak which was amazing as well. Cocktails were also very good with unusual botanical ingredients . We will definitely come back!

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GT
New England
37 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Few of the dishes missed the spot.

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RT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

I admire their creativity and passion for experimentation. Execution, however, is sometimes sophomoric.

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MH
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in Boston area. Highest quality ingredients, including grass-fed meats.

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DM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Can't wait to go back. Food was awesome and Joe was the best. His explanations and interaction made the evening.

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GM
New England
5 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 2

Food was horrible. My steak was 80% fat. No idea what some of the weeds we were eating as well

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AC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stan was incredibly friendly and attentive. Great environment. Some of the freshest food and loved the unique drinks.

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KM
New England
9 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and wine are superb here. Stan and Joe amazing. Cannot wait to return and attend another Tuesday night wine dinner!

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FS
Calgary
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The food was uneven. Some was outstanding, other parts (the vegan options) not so much. Also the chacuterie plate could have been a bit more generous. Having said that, we look forward to coming back on our next trip to Cambridge.

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RC
New England
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

Service was great but the food came up way short, even if the cost was half as much it was not a good value. Won’t return

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A
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this little garden level gem. The staff is warm, attentive, and knowledgeable. The food is fresh and light, with unique blends of textures, colors, and flavors. Highly recommend if you want to venture off the beaten path!

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New England
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Great service and setting. Only problem was over-salting in the entree course

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KM
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food. A great chef who prepared us a special appetizer (fiddleheads sautéed in olive oil with lemon zest)
and a great waiter (thanks, Stan).
Maybe the best vegetarian dinner I have ever had.

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M
New England
27 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best restaurants in the city with impeccable service, tastes and attention to detail.

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m
New England
6 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cozy Birthday dinner for 7. Enjoyed the prix fixe
Menu. Tremendous amounts of delicious food and bread.

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SH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

delicious food - since prepared by order, it took a while - take time to linger

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H
New England
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Creative wonderful food and service. It's on the pricey side for sure but if you want the freshest food in town with the most creative chef this is the place!

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LB
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Personal service. Attention to detail. Theme dinner.

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DC
New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

the only reason not to recommend is so I can get in when I want. It was full but not crazy. No espresso. That's the only caveat.

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J
New England
14 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Creative, quality food. Tasting menu w/ pairing = great price.

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MK
New England
15 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Just a perfect evening from start to finish. The food courses accompanied by wine were interesting and unusual and fit together seamlessly. The waitstaff were knowledgeable and attentive. Lovely dining experience.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals I’ve had. Stan, the owner, was phenomenal and went above and beyond with service.

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

I recommend Forage mostly for their wine pairings and the fair price for the same. The tasting menu was average and nothing extra-ordinary. I was looking for more creativity and items that I cannot easily make at home (example the roast potato dish) or find in the super-market (lemon poppy seed cake for dessert).

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New England
10 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best restaurants in Cambridge. Service is unparalleled, and food is experimental, interesting, and delicious.

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