Forage

4.7
1009 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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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!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1009 people are saying
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CambridgeDiner
New England
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious as always, we loved the unique dishes. The staff were amazing and very accommodating.

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Greg
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not exaggerating -- our favorite place to eat in the entire greater Boston area!

LW
vipLoooooooongWait
New England
27 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at Forage is special. It’s handcrafted, includes lots of unusual berries, mushrooms and flavors and is vegetable forward. The quality is superb. And while things are unique they are not overtly odd. They are delicious. We went there last night for a wedding anniversary. We began with cottage cheese pancakes (outrageously good, with the crunch of fresh peas) and purple peppers stuffed with Asian accented eggplant. Divine. My husband had a hake dish that included a dollop of homemade mayonnaise very lightly perfumed with juniper. It was one of those things where you knew it tasted a tiny bit different in a yummy way but you had no idea what it was.

Service was warm, attentive and helpful. Forage serves unusual winds from small wineries and the ones we had were very good. This is the very definition of a neighborhood restaurant. Chef Stan and his team create the kind of warm feelings that extend outward in beautiful ripples…

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TerryC
New England
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meatless meal with friendly service! Great progression of courses, concluding with one of the best desserts I’ve had.

GS
vipGeorgeS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We decided to splurge a bit as this was only our 2nd time out for dinner in a long time. We were both very happy with the delicious food and the attentive service. Of special note was the cottage cheese pancakes! We were tempted to order them again for dessert they were so good.

Looking forward to return soon and so thankful that Forage was able to weather the covid storm.

AE
AaronE
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I tried Forage a couple days ago. I have some dietary restrictions and the staff went so far as to prepare the dishes on the tasting menu around those restrictions just for me. I haven't had this much care from a restaurant in the past, which is what motivated me to write this review.

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Timothy
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extremely good, interesting food. Delicious drinks. Definitely a good spot for a special occasion.

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SuzeRuns
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ariel’s service was so wonderful, with us learning a great deal about the fabulous food and drinks/wine we ordered. As plant-based foodies, we were impressed with all the provided selections, and especially the 1st course of perfectly roasted and incredibly flavorful broccoli, cauliflower and a yummy sauce…and ending with a beautifully presented and light dessert that was creative and the ideal ending to our super-special meal. Thanks to the entire team who made our first (& def not last!) visit to Forage such an unforgettable experience. 😘

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Toni
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The good: Very nice service, interesting venue, cool cocktails, vegan options (including a nice rice pudding with rhubarb sorbet)
The bad: Vegan tasting menu was pretty disappointing! One of the courses was essentially just steamed broccoli and cauliflower with toasted almonds and cherries. Although the food was not bad, it was certainly not worth $60/pp. We really wanted to love this but left feeling hungry and bummed

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vipPaula
London
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Four of us went out and enjoyed the tasting menu. Initially, the service was a bit slow/so-so in terms of getting attention (20+ to get our first round of drinks from order and our waiter was not quite so attentive). However, once we put in the order for the tasting menu, both service and food stepped up and everything was so interesting and dilicious. One of the staff did an excellent job educating us on the uniqueness of the wine selection and how it paired with the meal (we did the wine pairing). Overall, a great dinner and evening at this special place!

MG
vipMarkG
New England
25 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Cozy neighborhood place. Pleasant, casual service. Knowledgeable wine person. Main courses very good. Appetizers reach for creativity but only achieve oddity. Wish they would just keep it real.

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Aykut
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a delightful experience to dine at Forage and chat with the staff. I really enjoyed having quality food and wine in a relaxed environment.

RK
vipRobertK
New England
10 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great meal with friends. Menu was varied and wait staff were very informed on plate composition and ingredients (some exotic to me). Cozy, low-stress environment.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner. Wonderful service and great food and wine!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Good food at exorbitant prices.

RS
vipRahimaSageT
New England
6 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a lovely placed to go, incredible service. We go almost every year for my birthday and a few other special occasions and always feel inspired to try new cooking ideas at home and content.

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Johnny
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stan is the man – we had a great time at Forage for their Tuesday wine menu. Each item had a fun and unique pairing and the food was as delicious as it was unique (i.e. pickled flowers??). At each course we got the full story of the winemaker, the specific bottle, how that related to the food, etc. Would definitely recommend checking this place out!

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wbg2020
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wine dinners are wonderful. Great pairings of unique and delicious wines with very, very, very innovative courses. I love going to FORAGE because I always have a very tasty meal with interesting ingredients prepared in delicious ways. This is our "go-to" restaurant when we want to have a great meal. And, the prices are very reasonable. So, a great "price to performance" ratio. Enjoy.

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vipSusanR
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic wine dinner with great picks from sommelier and beautiful food -- farm to table.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We enjoyed the ambiance and quiet meals. Our party of 4 was first set of guests of a Tuesday.
We heard about good service and wine pairing before we went and was not disappointed. Our favorite was steak with Rose butter. I gave 3 starts for food because I had expected more momentum in a pre-designed menu. One plus was each dish has fresh ingredients .

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SamanthaN
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Delicious food with very cool ingredients I'd never tried before. Definitely fun to taste new things. Staff was very friendly and helpful in explaining different dishes and drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vegetarian tasting menu. Everything was delicious, surprising, and inventive. Cocktails delicious. Service warm and cozy, as was the space on a weirdly chilly and rainy summer Friday evening. Has always been a top-tier recommendation before covid and that has not changed.

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vipSuz75
New England
9 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food, but stingy with the Glass of wine.

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RobinF
New England
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a really delicious dinner. The wine list is fabulous, and we loved eating outside.

PM
vipPatriciaM
New England
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

They mostly serve locally harvested foods (as in nettles, muscles, radishes, etc) in very simple preparations. Prices are very high. The (temporary) outdoor seating is ok but the chairs are not comfy at all. If they will keep the outdoor seating post pandemic, maybe they could invest in furniture that is more comfortable and less cheap? Living t=in the neighborhood, I want them to survive as a restaurant and do well, but that may require that take their concept of simple local foods a bit less seriously and branch out in terms of their menu. As it stands now I do not feel any need to frequent their restaurant again in the next year or even two. It's expensive and not that special.

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vipKatyH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Forage makes every dinner feel like a special occasion. We were there for the Hungarian wine dinner. All of the pairings were spot on and the portions were generous. The labneh and the bluefish were favorites and we always love the different takes on their delicious chocolate nemesis. My favorite part of the wine dinners is always Stan's explanation of the wine and how he found it.

We sat indoors - tables were well spaced with air filters between each. Front and back door of the restaurant were open to provide additional air flow. All staff members were carefully masked as were patrons as they moved through the restaurant.

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DanS
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Our third visit. High end for us. They do a great job with local and seasonal ingredients. If you're into fiddleheads then this is the type of place you will enjoy. Staff is knowledgeable and helpful. We got the chef's tasting menu. They asked about our dietary preferences and then tailored their choices to our dietary needs (no gluten, keto-friendly). The chef chose to include the lamb shank. It turned out to be gristly and not up to the standard we expect of this restaurant.

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James
New England
4 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Their food, comprised of often-unusual ingredients, is the high point of Forage--extremely creative, exquisitely presented, and delicious. If you're at all curious about it, the servers (mostly) will regale you. Setting and ambiance adequate as a container for an otherwise singularly wonderful culinary experience--if you love excellent food, are curious, and open. I hate to write a great review like this since getting the word out may make reservations even harder to get. But what a great experience (consistently--since we go to Forage with some regularity)!

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vipnirens
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

forage is a hidden gem. I have lived in this area since 1999 and only discovered it recently. Excellent service and food. Probably one of the best restaurants i have been to in several years in the boston area. Will definitely visit again and again. One challenge is parking...they should do valet especially for the winter months

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vipboston1diner
New England
13 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Forage is an excellent restaurant. They have set up a cordoned off outdoor seating area that was a pleasant location on a warm spring evening. While the restaurant lacks parking, friendly staff have printed, easy-to-follow directions for nearby free on-street parking.

While our first time eating at Forage, it was apparent that the restaurant is all about seasonal produce. Fiddlehead ferns were featured last night (May 21, 2021) and were artfully prepared. One of us even had a cocktail which included fiddlehead-infused scotch!

We will definitely be going back!

JF
JanaF
New England
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So so good. Everyone there is wonderful and the food is amazing. We always have a good experience.

KS
vipKarenS
New England
9 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, wonderful service. Great place for dinner.

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vipClance
New England
7 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place. A very special neighborhood restaurant. Creative menu, cocktails, and wine selection. A unique dining experience.

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wbg2020
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Innovative, thoughtful, tasty. Best wine pairings for courses at any restaurant I have ever been to. Always a delightful meal.

CB
CarolynB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was very creative, more often than not delicious, and always generous servings provided. Chocolate dessert was especially pleasing to the group.

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vipOldtimer
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice food, good service, pleasant ambience, quiet enough for conversation.

M
vipMegan
New England
35 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely the best dining experience in the Boston area.

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geoffersen
New England
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Forage was a cozy revelation. The food, beer, wine, and cocktails are excellent, as is the service.

RS
RichardS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

For a restaurant as expensive as this one, I would expect a reasonably nice atmosphere and consistently good food. Instead, the restaurant was plain with no attempt to make it pleasant, as it appears. The bread and salads were great but the main course lacked anything special about it and left me feeling quite disappointed.

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vipparispani
New England
29 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seafood succotash was a sneak peek of summer in a bowl. Last summer's corn, delightful beans, light broth, generous squid, scallops, and mussels, topped with contrasting peppery arugula and sweet, briny crab. Such a delight! Uplifting. Great to see the Forage team as well. So kind and knowledgeable.

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 4.7 stars by 1009 OpenTable diners.

Forage does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://foragecambridge.com/.

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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