Forage

4.5
1048 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 1048 people are saying
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Lene
New England
42 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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done
New England
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great for special occasions. Wonderful service and adventurous menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
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 7 days ago
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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EatOut
New England
22 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.

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JPTB
Washington DC
6 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.

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vipTrish
New England
6 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Imaginative and delicious plant-based food. They also have meat and other items on the menu as well. Interesting cocktails too. Thankfully outdoor seating not near traffic.

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carlie
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Forge for our two year anniversary dinner and it was excellent. They did wine pairings for each course. The wines were small batch wines from southern france that tasted amazing. Each course (local food + wine) had a story to accompany the meal. And the wait staff was lovely. A real treat.

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Jessica
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
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 on September 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
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 on September 15, 2021
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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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Kind staff, delicious food.

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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!

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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!

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 1048 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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