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About Forage

​Forage is a neighborhood bistro in Cambridge right off of Harvard Square. Through partnerships with local farmers, fishermen, and foragers, ​we offer a local, seasonal ingredient-driven 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 white, red, and sparkling wines, and a selection of beer from independent and innovative breweries.

​​At the helm of Forage is owner/ general manager Stan Hilbert, chef Eric Cooper, and bar manager Joe Choiniere. The trio worked together for seven years at Ten Tables in Jamaica Plain. ​

5 Craigie Circle
Cambridge, MA 02138
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Concord Ave

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(617) 576-5444

Website:
http://www.foragecambridge.com/

Parking Details:
Forage patrons may park in one of the first four spaces in the lot -- look for the Forage sign. Please don't park anywhere else in the Craigie Circle lot -- you will be towed.
Other Options: Parker street-off Buckingham- park there after 4pm
Or in front of the Armenian Church at intersection of Craigie & Brattle.
Sundays - park anywhere on street.

Public Transit:
Take the Red Line to Harvard Square and exit via Church Street. Take a right and proceed up Garden St toward the Sheraton Commander Hotel. Continue on Garden St toward the lights after the hotel. Bear left at the lights and continue on to Concord Ave. Take a left at the next set of lights on Craigie St; we are on the right side of the street.

Executive Chef:
Eric Cooper

Additional:
Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Private Room, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
http://foragecambridge.com/assets/pdf/EventMenu.pdf

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Private Dining

We can accommodate parties up to 49 people, though we do require the restaurant be rented for the evening. For parties up to 25, we can rent the private back dining room. We have several menu options and are equipped to handle casual events as well as more formal seated dinners.

Forage Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Quiet

94% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (34)
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Romantic (21)
Quiet Conversation (21)
Good for Anniversaries (17)
Handcrafted Cocktails (17)
Notable Wine List (17)
Seasonal (14)
Authentic (13)
Vegan (13)
Organic (12)
Worth the Drive (9)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Casual (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Fun (6)
Gluten Free Options (3)
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 (New England)·Dined 2 days ago

Another inventive and delicious meal at Forage. We are routinely surprised by new ingredients that their food and cocktail menu introduces us to. Seasonal, interesting, and always, always tasty. They were pretty busy on a Saturday night, and so it took a while to have our cocktail order taken, but after that, they were right back in the groove of offering excellent service and a wonderful dinner.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined 2 days ago

Everything was top notch. From the service, to the food, to the wine. We did the Omnivore tasting menu with wine pairing and loved every last bite and sip. Atmosphere is wonderful and staff is friendly and knowledgeable. Already looking forward to our next visit.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

Forage is such a gem. One of the best meals I have ever had was when they first opened about a year and a half ago. They did something magical with chrysanthemum greens, and they made an amazing lamb dish. Every time I go back, they continue to create great meals. I look forward to summer and going back to see what they will be conjuring up next.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

I liked this restaurant a lot and look forward to returning soon / adding it to our rotation of regular faves. Food was excellent quality and wines by the glass were interesting and thoughtfully paired. Mussels portion is very large - almost a meal in itself.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vegan, Bar Seating, Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The food at Forage was very tasty, local, and unique. My wife and I both had the tasting menu paired with wine and we both enjoyed it a lot. It ended up being about $100 per person and at that price level it's difficult to assess value. I really enjoyed that the tasting menu is not listed, so it could have been a complete surprise if we had not asked what was on it. It would be cool if Forage would go to the Hospitality-Included pricing that many upscale restaurants are going to these days.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Romantic, Local Ingredients
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 (New England)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Forage was especially odd, in that the food was so perfectly, consistently lacking in depth of flavor. This, to a degree that it was clearly purposeful; there's something zen that the chef is going for. While there were some strong flavors (vinegary pickled carrots and mushrooms, sea salt ice cream, turkey prosciutto), ultimately, nothing added up to anything delicious. There was little play with richness, umami, or savory, and many bites lacked proper seasoning or interplay between flavors.

Even the cocktails, though perfectly balanced, tasted... empty, almost as if they were watered down. Though I think- again, this was purposeful, because it was so utterly consistent (we tried 3 different cocktails which all thad this same character).

Forage is definitely a unique experience with a creative, risk-taking chef, putting together quirky dishes with unusual ingredients- things I usually love. Unfortunately, if you are expecting something... tasty... this is not the place.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Fantastic food and knowledgeable service.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We have eaten here twice, and it is always welcoming and cosy and the service is friendly and knowledgeable. Some of the dishes have been outstanding, especially the desserts and the mussel dishes.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Organic, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on February 3, 2018

The menu features local (New England) meats and produce prepared in original and tasty ways. The waitstaff share responsibility for all tables, so we were waited on by a number of charming, helpful people. The result was service that was attentive and timely but not intrusive.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on February 2, 2018

excellent, great vegan and veggie tasting menus, lovely wine pairing, knowledgeable staff

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Cozy, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Healthy, Organic, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Vegan, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Seasonal, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on February 2, 2018

What a delightful and relaxing dining experience! Forage has something for everyone. As a person with a serious gluten allergy who doesn't eat red meat, accompanied by a 20-year daughter who is vegan, I am accustomed to being apologetic when ordering food. It was so refreshing to have our waitress (who was the BEST waitress ever) tell us that vegan and GF were not a problem. My daughter and I each ordered from the tasting menu and were delighted with each new item we tasted. Subtle, but beautiful flavors in each and every bite. And they pace it so that it is a very relaxing evening and you never worry that you need to vacate the table for another customer. I wish I could eat there every week, but live an hour away. Oh, and I don't want to forget - fantasitic wine list. Fun and serious wines that you don't usually see.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy
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 (New England)·Dined on January 31, 2018

The food was excellent, and the host graciously provided us with plenty of extra tastings.

Tags: Organic, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Healthy, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Vegan, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Inventive, dazzling use of local vegetables and cheeses make for a dining adventure. Owner Stan and his chef and staff are passionate about Forage and we felt it in every detail: house made blackberry shrub (vinegar) in the cocktail, pickled zucchini purée drizzled on the thyme-roasted sweet potato, mycoterra mushroom pasta (!), and a divine cardamom rice pudding to finish. Heaven!

Tags: Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Organic, Special Occasion, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Healthy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Had 4 course vegetarian tasting menu. It was OK. Flavors could have been stronger. And weird combinations: pistachio ice cream with rice pudding? Highlight was the cocktails which were tasty.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We decided on 4 course omnivore w pairing wines-
Not up to expectations as far as timely service , but kind and polite treatment.
Skimpy wine amount-
Hot and noisy surroundings
Interesting courses and food was good - steak dinner and desert excellent.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Service,food and ambiance were excellent. Fine dining and wines at a price that is not too dear. What a lovely lovely gem of a restaurant!!!! Their wine dinners on Tuesday cannot be beat -food and wine pairings for only $50. Plus, I go by myself and feel welcomed and comfortable doing so. I just adore this place!!!!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 21, 2018

This is my favorite place in the Boston area, hands down. Everything about the experience is top notch. Treat yourself to a prix fixe dinner and you won’t regret it! :)

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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Amazing staff, beautiful food, gracious hosts. We will definitely be back.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 18, 2018

From the service to the food the entire experience was sublime. After taking the orders the waitress asked if there are any food allergies or intolerances the kitchen needs to be aware of. There was, and a rather unusual one, the waitress never flinched and the food issue was taken care of it on the spot.

Tags: Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New England)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Excellent food prepared with interesting and unusual ingredients. Cocktails are also finely crafted with interesting and unusual ingredients... So win-win on the entire meal. Definitely do not go with a picky eater and be open to trying new takes on classic meals.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2018

A real gem!!!! Tucked away in the basement of a residential building, Forage is a wonderfully cozy place and offers incredible value. The food is outstanding - inventive yet very, very honest and tasty, nothing overly fancy that makes your eyes roll. They offer various tasting menu options including very attractive vegetarian ones. The quality of the seafood, meat, and produce all were outstanding, as were the wines (also a tasting menu option). Service is unpretentious yet cordial and attentive. Everything just perfect!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Cozy, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Service was very good. After a snafu with our drink order, the staff presented a complimentary cheese coarse, and champagne at the end of the meal. Nice touch!

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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Outstanding food both in choice and quality. Service needs to be improved..long wait between courses and server seemed to be inexperienced.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on December 30, 2017

The owner and staff are so welcoming and attentive. The food combines a reliace on local ingredients with seasoning combinations that are inspired. I have been here often and have always left well fed and charmed.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Good food and servicen

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 (New England)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Fantastic value. Always unique wines. The menu is endlessly surprising.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Wonderful place. It’s great to come to a place where the owners are so welcoming and happy to share their great food and wine. We have a number of food restrictions (celiac, dairy allergy, vegetarianism) that they were happy to accommodate. Both the food and the wine were fabulous. Our new favorite spot in a Cambridge.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Second time here and the food is amazing. Everything is fresh and the menu keeps changing. The staff is very knowledgeable about the food and wine. I would recommend this especially for vegans.

Tags: Vegan, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Field & Vine is a new favorite for me. The smelts were especially good, and the house made butter lived up to the reviews. Nice job on the grilled beets too. The olive snacks alone are worth the visit. And special marks for that pot de creme. Really looking forward to coming back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Healthy
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 (New England)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Loved Forage for a cozy but fun birthday dinner spot! It was a group of 6 and we all got different items off the menu and loved everything! I got the vegan tasting menu and each dish was fantastic!!

Tags: Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Forage was a wonderful experience from beginning to end. The pickled vegetables and hanger steak were real stand outs. We sat at the bar and had a wonderfully kind and attentive bar tender. At one point, my date tipped over a plate and the staff was so quick to action that it was as if it had never even happened. A an excellent cozy basement spot for feeling protected from the elements this winter. Highly recommend!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on December 3, 2017

No glitz nor over-reaching menu. Instead, bar and plate produced spirited and complementary flavors well blended. A comfortable setting for all kinds of conversations. Engaged service with authentic interest in welcoming your return.

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Perfect place where Vegan attendees get fabulous meal options too!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on November 28, 2017

We had a lovely 4 course Tuesday night Spanish-themed meal last night with friends. The food was lovely, well prepared and delicious, especially the lamb. Service was unobtrusive yet attentive. We all appreciated the wine pairings for each course which had obviously been chosen with care. What an incredible value for $49 a person--including wine! Highly recommend this restaurant.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 27, 2017

The Monday night six course vegetarian dinner was creative and special. Each course was an unusual treat. Of course, the quality of food and service was up to usual Forage standards.

Tags: Vegan, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New England)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Fantastic fresh food and very pleasant and attentive staff. We will be back!

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 (New England)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Fun ingredients - edible wildflowers, exotic mushrooms, interesting combinations. Only a few menu choices, but each choice was very creative.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Vegan, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Great spot. Local ingredients, natural food, and creative dishes. Owner Stan is one of the servers and truly cares about food and customer experience and is clearly very passionate about restaurant.

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Notable Wine List, Fun, Vegan, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Organic, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Authentic, Romantic, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 18, 2017

First class

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 (New England)·Dined on November 17, 2017

The whole mean was delicious! I would highly recommend. I took my boyfriend here for his birthday and they surprised us with a special dessert, a delicious cranberry sorbet. When we expressed how much we like the sorbet they brought out a second dessert and explained where the ingredients were sourced from. Just great!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Tasting Menu, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Organic
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