Forage

4.4
1033 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
  • 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 1033 people are saying
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Jessica
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

About half of our dishes were what I would consider very good. Nice experience but would not go again.

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LoriP
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good, inventive food made with locally sourced, unique ingredients.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best farm to table meal. The flavors of the food was balanced so well and each bite was better than the last. Will definitely come back!

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vipSarah
New England
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience2

I enjoy food with interesting combinations of flavor and texture and am vegetarian, so Forage seemed the perfect spot for a fancy dinner: upscale, and with many vegan/vegetarian options on the menu. We were seated quickly with just two people at a large booth, so it was relatively private and quiet. The ambience was lacking, as it was an almost unadorned basement with a few plants and cheap lights. They had one option for a non-alcoholic cocktail (Peachy Keen), which was nice if a bit too sour. Our first dish was interesting and delicious (bread with mix of sauces), but the rest were bland and unremarkable. The main course sounded amazing: buckwheat noodles in a sweet corn broth with watermelon, mushrooms, and zucchini fritters, but had no flavor and was difficult to finish. This dining experience was not worth the price.

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Zazz
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Forage is my favorite restaurant in Boston/Cambridge. Incredibly thoughtful and well composed food, the kind of atmosphere that makes you want to stay for an after dinner drink or coffee, and extraordinary value. It's a great restaurant for omnivores to vegans - they really care about creating balanced and beautiful dishes for any dietary need. Plus their cocktails are insane. Just go.

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Ange
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food! We really enjoyed the tasting menu variety, the servers and drinks.

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viptomasop
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

A bit noisy
A bit cold inside
Fish was very good as well as bread and dessert

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ShannonO
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time. A must return. Excited to try the tasting menu!

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Kristin
New England
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We got the vegetarian and vegan tasting menus. It was wonderful - delicious! Inspired! Interesting! Healthy! Really super. I can’t wait to come back. ❤️

KM
KrystalM
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Forage is such a special place. Every meal and encounter with their offerings is so unique. The food is always so well conceived and executed and the cocktails and wines are equally delicious, exciting, and interesting. The whole staff is SUPER knowledgeable and fantastic. Cannot say enough good things about Forage!

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Aria
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my all time favorite restaurants. We rarely get to go, but it's always a magical experience!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

The dishes were hit or miss.. We enjoyed our appetizers but not our entrees. Overall disappointed in the value given the price of the meal.

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Toni
New England
5 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Came back for a second meal and did tasting menus and wine pairings. Overall, a really great experience -- the service is amazing and tasting menus (vegan and pescetarian (recommended by the server after my friend asked if she could have the omni menu without red meat)) were a hit. Definitely on the pricier end but overall definitely worth a shot

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and wine were phenomenal. Thanks for the great dinner.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
4 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time celebrating my birthday! The staff were wonderful — both hospitable and extremely knowledgeable about the wines on the menu. The wine dinner was delicious and we appreciated the variety of the food and drink. At the end, the server gave me an extra dessert and digestifs for everyone for my bday. We will definitely go back!

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Slkeats
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Sadly, dissapointing — the service was nice but the dishes did not deliver.

eg, vegan entree was uninteresting and a bit watery, carrots with the fish were not Cooked

Service made an effort to offer a round of free drinks at the end because we were dissapointed

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Pretty weak. Got the tasting menu and the wine pairings, but everything took forever. We sat there for 90 minutes and just had cold soup and a peach before the (small) entrees came out. Had to cancel courses because we didn’t want to sit there for another hour.

Went there for my vegetarian gf’s birthday but ended up being a real bummer.

Would not recommend if you can help it


UPDATE: the owner reached out and tried to make things right. Seems like it was just an off night given all the other glowing reviews. Really wishing them the best
Owner reached out and offered to refund the meal. They clearly care about customer satisfaction, and are worth giving a shot

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Great staff. Food was ok but not outstanding considering the pricing. Ambience was homey and nice.

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Morgan
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our birthday dinner outdoors on their patio! It was a love evening. Really nice servers, food is delicious! Definitely more expensive than we do on a regular occasion, but for a splurge it's a lovely treat.

NP
NicholasP
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

The food was excellent as usual, but the service was really slow
though very friendly. Appetizers + Mains took nearly 2 hours and
we skipped dessert + coffee because we just needed to leave.

Forage is expensive, but not ridiculously but pretty noisy. I had to strain
to hear my friend just across a small table from me.

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Frank
New England
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

This is for the wine pairing meal. Wines were excellent but the food was so-so. Carrots with the main were undercooked and cucumbers in the salad were too large. Also, server presented main as catfish when the menu said flounder. Seems these specialty night meals might not be as polished as other nights'.

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ritka
New England
7 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A gem. Incredible menu, changes daily, you can tell that it's run by people with creativity and love. Not a chain or a restaurant group.

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SophieT
New England
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Excellent service and friendly owner. I recommend the place for a food adventure. Nothing like you've ever eaten!

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CambridgeDiner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
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 on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

MD
vipMsDelish
New England
27 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
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.

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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.

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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.

SR
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
5 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!

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 4.4 stars by 1033 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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