Forage

4.5
1076 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.

Experiences

  • Tuesday Wine Dinner at Forage

    $90.00 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. The Wine Dinner menu is the only menu available on Tuesdays, no a la carte available. There is an omnivore, vegetarian, or vegan option for the menu. The $90 cost is for the Food and Wine and does not include Taxes, Gratuity or add-ons, like cheese or more wine!
  • New Years Eve 2022

    $95.00 per person

    Dec 31, 2021 - Jan 1, 2022

    Indulge in a 4 course tasting menu to ring in the New Year! We offer an Omnivore, Vegetarian, Vegan or Pescatarian menu. The $95 cost is for the tasting menu and does not include taxes, gratuity or add-ons. We offer optional wine pairings and extra courses you can add to your meal on the 31st. The tasting menu is the only menu offered on NYE. We ask for a credit card to secure the reservation, a $50/pp fee will incur if cancelled 48 hours prior. We look forward to celebrating with you!!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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
What 1076 people are saying
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CTW78270
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing time sampling Forage's tasting menu and the unique wine pairings. Despite being short-staffed, we had a well-paced meal full of special dishes. The staff was incredibly knowledgeable and friendly. We can't say enough positive things about our time at Forage.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The tasting menus with wine pairing are amazing!

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HeatherW
New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you are looking for something really unique, an off the beaten track restaurant, with delicious food that you could never make yourself, never mind know where to buy the ingredients this is the place for you! We shared four appetizers between the four of us for starters, then went on to enjoy quail and steak. There were many new tastes to try. I really liked seeing fiddleheads on the menu! The staff was very conscientious and corner table was private and cozy!

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JulieB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Forage for a birthday and had a wonderful experience. The service was excellent, had the manager helping and chatting with us. Food was unique and the flavors really interesting. Will go back!

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Carol
New England
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been to Forage four times. Every time the food and drinks have been amazing and we've received great service.

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Nebules
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mussels and skate were out of this world. Wine wecommendation by waiter was wight on!

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CarolynW
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great. The service was friendly, and the vibe unpretentious.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
12 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wine dinners and special events they throw are absolutely remarkable. Not to be missed! One of the best dining experiences in New England EASILY.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the greatest birthday dinner at Forage. We got the tasting menu and it was absolute perfection. I highly recommend it.

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caseyd
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful. They did it right. Great flannels. Excellent visit.

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AnnaK
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The outdoor dining section was chilly, but the vegan tasting menu was delicious and so much fun to try!

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Sasha
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

I was looking forward to this dinner, but our food was very lackluster (especially since we paid ~$100 per person for prix fixe!). Our non-vegan party members definitely had a better meal than the vegan ones, so I would not recommend the vegan prix fixe (one course was bland brussel sprouts with ginger for the vegans, while the omnivores got mussels and really good looking bread)

The wine pairing was the highlight and the staff were great.

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Mondol
New England
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The wine and cheese pairing with the vegetarian tasting menu was a real value, some excellent and not generally available wines. In addition to the wines and cheese the other highlights were the salad and the desert.

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EdBr
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service in a delightful spot. Very responsive to my request for gluten free dinner options. I'll be back.

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MaryL
New England
6 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and attentive service.

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HappyWanderer
New England
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We shared a tasty roasted fennel salad, a delicious turnip steak and OK seafood stew. The service was prompt and friendly. Seating was reasonably comfortable but would have been a bit hard for a longer meal. The decor is eclectic and homey. Efforts to make the restaurant more COVID-safe were appreciated but the result was a rather cold draft, and the restaurant filled up with (necessarily) unmasked diners, so make your own judgment on your comfort level. Prices were somewhat high for the amount of food but understandable in the current context.

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Welikejosh
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A delightful establishment that we're lucky to have. Exquisite food and drink that displays personality, thought, and attention to detail rarely seen in such charming surroundings.

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KateH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The 4 course meal option on Tuesday was delicious! Our wait staff was very knowledgeable on the food and wine we were served. The ambiance was nice as well.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Amazing out of the way spot. The food and staff exceeded expectations. I will return.

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VondaVB
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply the best in every way. The people who forage, prepare, and present this nourishing and gourmet fare make it our family's favorite special place to celebrate.

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PorterSquare
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the Tuesday wine pairing dinner. The mushroom starter, the smoked salmon, and the flummery dessert were highlights!

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BenB
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for the Tuesday Wine Dinner. I have a number of allergies and the staff were very accommodating in that regard, even with the Pre Fixe menus. The food & wine were top notch. The staff were very nice and very knowledgeable about the food and wines that they were serving. We'll definitely be back soon!

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DrewE
New England
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Ordered the tasting menu and key proteins and produce were in both the appetizer and main. Felt like it could have been better planned and executed.

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Nico
New England
9 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just the loveliest evening. Amazing food, wine pairings thoughtful & delicious. True hospitality

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LauraG
New England
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My husband and I went out for our anniversary dinner. We sat indoors although there was an outdoor dining option. All staff had masks on and asked that patrons wear when not seated at the table. Staff were friendly and attentive. Food was delicious including bread and broccoli rabe as starter. My husband had fisherman’s stew and said it was wonderful. I had the roasted squash with pork loin. It was fairly good—not a fan of the mushrooms. Wine was crisp and floral but appeared to be small servings given a $15 per glass price. We ordered the peach cobbler with peach and olive oil sorbet which had crumble and nicely baked peaches. Overall a great dinner and lovely atmosphere.

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James
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Deeply knowledgeable staff cares about food and wine and the chef is imaginative without being precious. Ambiance of a cafe; 5-star food and wine!

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BillD
New England
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Service here was great. The food was good, but did not quite match the prices.

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TobyW
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Quirky but okay service.
One entree and one dessert weren’t edible.
Stuffed pepper app was a highlight.
Good cocktails

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Lene
New England
44 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A delightful covered and outdoor patio with heat lamps had been created, with inviting little lights. Staff was super attentive and accommodating. My friend did not like the way the eggplant was cooked and when asked how food was, and she said "okay", she was offered a replacement meal. The char fish and accompanying couscous salad was cooked to perfection and very good. We also got 2 small plate appetizers. The mussels were great, very tender and the squash and cashews added a flavorful twist. The brussels were great, crunchy and tasty but it was difficult to cut them off the stalk. The peach cobbler with sorbet was good. There was no cream available for the coffee, only milk. Parking is a challenge .

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vipMegan
New England
35 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best most creative meals I've had in a while.

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done
New England
6 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great for special occasions. Wonderful service and adventurous menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went to Forage for wine with a friend for my birthday. The Iggy’s bread was INCREDIBLE!!! And the Olivares rosé was beautiful. The “condiments” that come with the bread were melodious to taste and I cannot wait to go back.

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mariop
New England
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice location, very convenient and comfortable. People very friendly, supportive on every request, servicing with the right pace, feeling like you can keep your own, no rush, no wait. Food outstanding, recommendations to be followed, no bad surprises, only tasteful and well balanced, refined food.

MD
vipMsDelish
New England
27 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Handcrafted deliciousness!

MA
MAntonia
Nashville
7 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Overall good, both meat and veg options. The bread was terrific;the vegan butter option was amazing - even better than the dairy butter.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Food and service were poor for the amount of money we paid.

MO
vipMetalOx
New England
56 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Forage is consistently wonderful, and I think it's because of the excellent staff, who truly make their guests feel at home. The food and wine list helps!

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vipRachisman
New York Area
71 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a go to restaurant anytime I travel to Boston. The menu changes regularly based on in season ingredients, the service is excellent, and the staff are very knowledgeable about the food ingredients and preparation. The staff also provide a detailed description about the wines including their history. However the distinguishing characteristic of Forage is the tasting menu with omnivore, pescatarian, veggie and vegan menus to satisfy a diverse group of diners. Kudos to Forage and can’t wait to return to Boston to dine here again.

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vipEatOut
New England
26 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing outdoor date night spot. Must speak quietly which is romantic. Top cocktail game. Vegetable-forward sophisticated contemporary menu.

JP
JPTB
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

I give them credit for trying to be unique and different but it just doesn’t work. We got the tasting menus and our first two courses were tomatoes different ways. Mussels with butternut squash and cashews do not go together. The cheese board had watermelon on it and it just got the crackers all wet and didn’t help the meh cheese (and only one type on the cheese plate). We had high hopes for dessert but alas, it also had tomatoes and a very overpowering anise ice cream. The flavors and textures of the meal just did not work together.

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 4.5 stars by 1076 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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