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Forage

4.7
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929 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Currently, we are only offering outdoor seating. We do have heaters!!

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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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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 929 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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JohnO
New England
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent and creative food and drinks, in a fantastic park-like setting. Be careful though since prices can add up.

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dgabriel
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect small plates and cocktails unlike anything else in town. The patio is lovely, charming, and far enough away from the road to be surprisingly quiet. Staff is friendly, unpretentious, and exceptional. Excellent special occasion or treat yo self dining.

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JenF
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is so wonderful, the service is fantastic, and the patio is a treat for these times we are in. It all felt safe and completely worth it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect! Food and setting spectacular!!!

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ShannonH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING ambience and food. Will definitely be back. Great for a romantic dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible night outside. What a treat! The food was perfect.

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vipthomas
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

it is a troubling time and hard for sure for restaurants. Stan and his companions have done a wonderful job making the best of things. The tasting wine dinner was a winner. Great food, wine and I really appreciate that THEY CARE (sorry for the trump-like caps!) I completely recommend Forage. The outdoor seating works great, lots of space so extra quiet. Food, again, was exciting and interesting. Thanks tom

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CatA
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful evening in the Forage "secret garden" — such a refreshing change of scenery and sound from covid-induced street/sidewalk dining. The food, wine, and service were excellent. We'll definitely be back.

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Rich
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a wonderful outdoor dining experience. They are making the best of these times with informed staff and amazing small plates, mains and deserts.

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AlexandriaE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Forage is a gem of a restaurant and I always enjoy my dining experience ! The food is amazing and the team is extremely friendly & customer focused

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AK79
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I hade my 11th wedding anniversary here and it was amazing. The service made us feel like we were the most important patrons there that night.

The food was amazing. I got to experience a lot of new flavors and I’m better off for it.

Hats off to the chefs and staff at Forage. Thank you for a memorable anniversary.

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viphard2plz
New England
51 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Forage has made this outdoor dining spot the highlight of our summer dining. Far from traffic, quiet, and same excellent cuisine, sensible portions, and great wine list.

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vipAmyR
New England
11 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spicy seafood stew and a fancy take on pimento cheese were the highlights this time, along with some stunning impossible to find yourself glasses of wine. I hope for more mild nights on the patio.

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Yvette
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing anniversary dinner in the back garden. You know it's a great place when you're already plotting during the appetizer course when to return!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

magical. they’ve got a great patio setup that feels welcoming and not-at-all temporary, sublime attention from staff, beautiful lighting and - of course -delicious food & wine. hadn’t been before and will be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor dining area is wonderfully romantic and quiet. Our server made thoughtful wine suggestions. The nicest evening I have had since the before times.

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vipAmyR
New England
12 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another delightful evening on the patio with beautiful natural wines and wow worthy food including a sensational tomato tart. The team provides warm and graceful service and makes us feel so welcome.

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MichaelM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unique and creative menu, expertly prepared and served professionally but with warmth

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DeveshS
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent gem of a place. Perfect for vegetarians.

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KarenS
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite restaurant! Such wonderful food, service, ambiance! So safe during Covid.

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vipJeffG
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outside dining in the court yard. Everything worked perfectly and the food was amazing, as always.

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CambridgeDiner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, nice patio and felt comfortably distanced from other diners, servers were attentive to allergens (esp. gluten)/ dietary restrictions

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DavidO
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A tremendous dining experience during a difficult time. The atmosphere is relaxed but intimate, with plenty of space to relax and unwind. We've been twice and the menu was different on both occasions. Fresh vegetables, perfectly prepared seafood, interesting cocktails — everything was great on both visits.

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JenniferP
New England
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was lovely but we thought the wine pour was a little stingy for $14.

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vipparispani
New England
27 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cioppino was possibly the best dish I've had at a restaurant all summer. Fish cooked perfectly, broth light and summery, bright with tomato and fennel. Pickles and ferments were fun and it was my first time trying purslane and won't be my last! Service is knowledgeable, helpful, kind. The Secret Garden is simple but peaceful. What a lovely meal!

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lulu
New England
13 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our first dinner out since March and the experience was perfect The outdoor tables were far apart under big trees strung with lights, so the ambiance was delightful. There were enough other diners to make give it a buzz but not so many to make it feel dangerous. Equal thought was given to the food, wine and service. The food is inventive and delicious and the wines were carefully chosen and perfectly accompanied our meal. The service was friendly, attentive and knowledgeable. Can’t wait to go back.

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GeorgeH
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Well done for the social distancing.
Outstanding food

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vipBrian
New England
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite date spot in Cambridge!

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Renel
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The patio is lovely and quiet. First time eating out since lockdown. Going back next week.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience4

While I do not make many reviews, I had to share my experience. While the drinks were good and the atmosphere was delightful, our time at Forage was something I wish to forget. First, it took 25 minutes to even be offered water. We tried the tasting menu but realized the type of food was not for us. Bitter salad, bland soup with an ice cube in it and, lastly serving us a dish garnished with nuts after stating one of our party had a severe allergy. We politely asked the floor manager to cancel the rest of the dishes and that we would be willing to pay for the rest of the meal without even tasting it. The tone and attitude of his responses to our reasoning behind wanting the check was rude, condescending, and downright uncomfortable. While we said in their defense “ we should of done our research” , he said “ Well I really don’t like that answer “. Apparently the old saying of “ the customer is always right “ does not hold up at Forage. Food bland and boring. Drinks good. Server nice and polite. Will never be coming back unless my taste buds fade or they gain some manners.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a wonderful time - went for my boyfriends birthday and can’t wait to go back! They’re (temporary) outside seating with well done, safe and really sweet! Staff was friendly and welcoming. Happy to support them now and hopefully for years to come!

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TNEats
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are vegan and Forage is our favorite restaurant for date nights even though there are other great fully vegan places in the area. We have always enjoyed the vegan option for the tasting menu. The staff is always wonderful to chat with and super helpful when suggesting wines.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it! We’ll be back soon

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ChristineC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always! Interesting dishes that challenge your palate, wonderful wine list, and pleasant outdoor seating option. Perfect place to celebrate our anniversary during Covid!

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skate
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Forage is doing an outstanding job of creating a safe environment for outdoor dining during a pandemic. I highly recommend an evening out at Forage as a safe escape from the challenges of this time.

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RobinS
Nashville
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is truly a special place! Every little detail is perfect & the food compared to nowhere else in terms of creativity & overall deliciousness!!!! Pure perfection!!!

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JenyaV
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience4

We didn’t like the food unfortunately. The salad was way too butter. The dish of mozzarella and cucumbers was literally chunks of mozzarella and cucumbers on the plate. The service was very slow, although there very 6 tables total and 4 waiting staff. We won’t be coming back.

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Special 5-course wine dinner was great. We will be back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside, under a large tree that offered protection from the rain. Given the patio is a distance from the kitchen, we were worried scallops might cool before they reached us. They didn’t!!
We loved the complete experience. Food was amazing

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CBCB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Forage has set up a few beautiful, private, non-wobbly tables in a little quad a few steps away from their building which makes for a tremendously serene dining

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Forage using the Order Online button. Forage also offers delivery in partnership with Caviar. Forage also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 576-5444.

Forage is rated 4.7 stars by 929 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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