Forage

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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American

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Good Vegetarian Options
​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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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food. Great staff.

T
New England
7 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was outstanding. Best combination for a vegan and a meat eater we have ever been to.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing!!!!

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MS
New England
8 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The ambiance was nice and quiet, and the owner was very courteous.

WR
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our guests was a local farmer and she said she found the restaurant to be a "very interesting" venture. Food was delicious and unusual, with refinements of flavor one expects from best restaurants.

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

Forage is consistently one of my favorite restaurants in the city.

C
New England
7 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was excellent and despite staying well past closing there was no pressure on us to leave.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was friendly from the hostess, to the servers, to the food runners! The food was incredible and the portions were awesome! We got the 4 course vegan option and the vegan sausage which were ALL delicious. The cocktails were works of art and tasted great too! We were visiting from NYC to celebrate our 4 year anniversary and they made it very special for us. Couldn’t have picked a better place to celebrate! Thank you!

CT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely service that is both professional and friendly. Lovely food. I had the tasting menu which is always innovative but I did have order envy for my companion’s tomato salad.

J
New England
49 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Casey was Phenomenal!!!
Good left alot to be desired although my wife "mostly" liked her tasting menu

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

As usual superb food, wine and service. I continue to recommend and bring friends.

SM
New England
9 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The wine dinner was amazing. They handled allergies well. The Greek dinner and wines far exceeded the expectation for the area they picked.

MO
New England
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Most excellent restaurant in Cambridge. First time there and everything exceeded our expectations. Food was perfect. Service impeccable. I’ll definitely be back.

C
London
8 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Meal was great. Wines were a little funky.

CH
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our team was in Boston for one night and I wanted to treat my colleagues to an experience. The Forage Team delivered in spades and even was gracious when we called to say we’d be a bit late for our reservation. This is a gem and not-to-be missed delight!

LB
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Amazing option for vegetarians. On mondays they do meatless Monday with a 6 course pre-fix menu. I got the heirloom tomatoes salad and the chickpea socca. The socca was excellent, would definitely recommend and was very filling. Nice wine list as well
On the expensive side, so would recommend this for a date night or special occasion, but I will definitely be back for the delicious food and modern, cozy ambiance

OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was absolutely one of the best dining experiences in Boston. Went for a birthday, and the entire staff was so accommodating and the food was delicious!

M
New England
68 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

A quiet, unassuming place in a leafy residential neighborhood. Small and personal - but great attention to details and superb service. The food was delicious and there were ample choices for the vegetarians in our midst...

KP
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely incredible experience. One of the best meals we have ever had, paired with amazing service. Words do not describe how much I recommend this place.

RB
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service and delicious drinks. I think the space is really cozy and intimate. A lot of interesting concepts on the menu; especially as far as the drink program goes. The dinner menu looked really exciting but delivery was meh. Overall feedback from the table was "all show, no go". Flavoring was off and at some points not even there. I realize they just opened so possibly working out some kinks in menu development? I would not recommend to friend without a disclaimer. I will definitely give it another go in a few months to see if the experience is any better. Chocolate Nemesis dessert was on point!

S
New England
6 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This gem of a restaurant was absolutely outstanding, with what could be the best cuisine I’ve had in the area. We got the vegetarian and vegan tasting 4 course menu with a wine pairing, and the food was delicious, beautiful, and the courses were well thought out. We learned so much about the wines that were brought, and the atmosphere in the restaurant is cozy and welcoming. We loved it.

CH
London
12 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the tasting menu which overlaps with the regular offering. Everything was either good or very good. The selection of ingredients and the preparation reflect the skills of a chef who cares about customer experience. Our waitress made us feel like they were happy we came (it was our first time). We are definitely coming back soon.

BS
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite restaurants! I love the fresh local produces and creative cooking. One of the few restaurants around Boston that offers refined dining vegan options. Service is excellent, you can tell everyone at Forage is passionate and knowledgeable about what is being created in the kitchen. Small space and cozy ambiance.

B
New England
43 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Quality of food as well as the choice of wine to pair have surpassed the past records of this neighborhood gem where we have been going for years. Serving staff including our sommelier are courteous and attentive.

PN
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice service and terrific bread and olive oil for the table. We had the vegetarian 4-course menu. The first two courses proved excellent: a gazpacho and a mushroom salad, both fresh and inventive. This was let down somewhat for me, however, by the main (a tofu dish) and the cheese plate that proved disappointingly meagre and uninteresting, with a couple of miniscule slices of something which appeared to be cheddar, accompanied by odds and ends. Others had the chocolate dessert, which seemed better value.

b
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

I very much enjoyed the mussels with bergamot - unusual and delicious. The fried haddock was fresh, but sauce was a bit scant. The accompanying buckwheat pan bread was tasty and earthy, but a little bit goes a long way. Service was attentive and wine selections were few but good choices. A good choice for a quiet evening with friends.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food and service. The ingredients are some of the freshest I've had in Cambridge.

JH
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My second visit there and the food and service just continues to be amazing! I will be bringing friends as often as possible.

Z
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Interesting place. Love the concept and overall, great cocktails and food.

EM
New England
8 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was interesting and delicious. We were there early and appreciated the quiet (and great background music) but as the room filled there was a delightful buzz of happy people enjoying great food.

We are sorry it too us so long to get to Forage.

CL
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Wonderful restaurant. Small so tables are close together so be prepared to have to work hard to concentrate on your date while your loud neighbor gets his brag on. Perhaps our position in the corner kept us out of the eye of our server. Seemed like ages to catch her eye and refresh drinks or get the check.

JA
New England
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tasting menu is always a great choice, along with the wine pairing.

KC
New England
23 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were lucky to get a table at the last minute and had not anticipated how wonderful our experience would be. Tired after a long day, we were just happy to sit and relax. Right off we felt very welcomed and each found a delightful beverage to start off the evening. The menu was filled with intriguing choices and we each found our favorites with help from our friendly and very informed, capable server. The heirloom tomato appetizer alone was with worth the price of admission - red, yellow and green, they were fabulous, every bite bursting with flavor. The bread (from Iggy's) was sensational, especially with the pungent EVOO offered us. Our entrees were superb - each of us raving about our choices: skirt steak and brined & grilled pork chop - surrounded by super-fresh veggies and sides. We literally cleaned our plates! Full and deeply satisfied, we shared the blueberry dessert with peach ice-cream - the perfect ending to a perfect dinner and Forage experience.

OT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing, as always!

r
New England
9 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We eat at Forage regularly. We think the Rose dinner might have been one of the best meals ever!

LL
New England
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely tasting menu. Well paired funky and delicious biodynamic wines. Staff and kitchen are very accommodating of food preferences and intolerances.

CM
New England
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very interesting and delicious menu choices. The pork chop, bluefish, and the Scottish frozen dessert were to die for. The restaurant is a little gem tucked into a residential neighborhood. A foodie’s delight!

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently great service and food. A fun dining experience. And the innovative cocktails based on seasonal ingredients are a must!

BG
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and beverages - really appreciated that they let some of us do the tasting menu even though some at our table opted out. Wine parings were great, and the pours were generous.

JL
New England
5 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Adult kids home from college and going back soon.

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