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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

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

We are offering a special $79 3-course prix fixe for NYE. Please note we are not offering our regular menus that night. We look forward to celebrating with you!

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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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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (45)
Creative Cuisine (38)
Neighborhood Gem (38)
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Local Ingredients (37)
Good Vegetarian Options (35)
Cozy (33)
Good for a Date (32)
Tasting Menu (28)
Notable Wine List (27)
Good for Anniversaries (25)
Special Occasion (24)
Quiet Conversation (23)
Romantic (23)
Healthy (22)
Handcrafted Cocktails (21)
Vegan (21)
Seasonal (19)
Organic (17)
Authentic (16)
Casual (14)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Worth the Drive (11)
Bar Seating (11)
Fun (5)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Great Beer (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Business Meals (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
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 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

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 4 days ago

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 6 days ago

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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·Dined on December 4, 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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·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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 (New England)·Dined on November 28, 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 26, 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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 (New England)·Dined on November 25, 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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 (New England)·Dined on November 18, 2017

First class

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 (New England)·Dined on November 18, 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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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 17, 2017

I have been to this restaurant several times, over a period of three years. My initial visit was excellent, this last return visit was disappointing. The music in the restaurant was , I think , more about appealing to the staff than the customers. Rap music is not pleasant dining music. The food was good, but not great. For an example, the seafood stew was mostly one potato, quartered, with three pieces of fish. The broth was very good. Other dishes that we ordered were similarly mediocre. I will commend the wait staff for their positive vibe. They took effort to ask if we needed anything. So, we have have fond memories of Forage, but we will not be returning.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Our meal at Forage did not live up to our expectations. The food was bland, and the descriptions and presentations pretentious. The service was good, but almost too attentive. Personally, I don't need my water glass refilled every five minutes, and the frequency felt like more of a disruption than a help.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Good menu, not extensive list of options but varied enough for anybody's taste, well prepared and served, excellent house red wine, attentive service. All is all an excellent meal for me and my date, who happened to be my wife.

Tags: Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Organic, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Tried the meatless Monday pre-fixe 6 course meal. Lots of flavor, but no protein or fat or even browning. Raw or cured. A bit repetitive. Also tried pan roasted chicken. Crisp skin and very tender, a bit salty. Mole sauce weak, but overall a nice dish.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We came on the wrong day and the staff was very accommodating and fit us in. We were told that the restaurant had vegan and vegetarian options but they were very limited. I give the restaurant a lot of credit for using local food but none of the three of us who were in our party liked our food. Mine was a stuffed squash which was tasteless and baked beans which were dry. Also an apple fritter which was completely hard inside the fritter batter.
We would not go there again.

Tags: Cozy, Local Ingredients
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 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We discovered this wonderful little restaurant upon hearing of its unique farm-to-table, woods-to-table, fields-to-table, ocean & sky-to-table approach. Chef Eric Cooper is a creative master. Every plate is a delight. Be sure to save room for dessert, particularly the White Pine ice cream.
(I kid you not: It is delicious!)

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Vegan, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great service. The food was consistently imaginative, but in terms of taste, it was a little hit or miss. Some was delicious, right temperature, lovely presentation. Other dishes were, frankly, bland and lukewarm when they should have been hot or cold. I appreciate the commitment to using seasonal local foods, though. After taking back one drink which was way sweeter than had been described, the wait staff very graciously supplied me with another so memorably good that I would return just for it. I'd give Forage another try for the food, too. My husband, however, was not so impressed. We came for his birthday and he had the vegan tasting menu, some of which disappointed him.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Tapas
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 (New England)·Dined on November 6, 2017

This location has had many iterations and each one has been delightful. Now comes Forage taking in the eclectic space on a side street in Cambridge. The menu was very different, the food worth the price, and the service absolutely excellent. The best is that you can have a real conversation!

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Love this place. Great service, exciting menu, lots of new flavors for us. So lucky it's nearby. Keep it up Forage!

Tags: Casual, Romantic, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu
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 (New England)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Excellent food serve by very pleasant staff. My only regret is that the menu is a bit heavy on shellfish. I would have enjoyed other options. However, the pasta dish was very good and everyone else liked his and her selections. They were particularly accommodating to reduce the sound level of the background music which we found to uncomfortably loud.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Menu changes seasonally and features locally sourced and creatively assembled dishes. Varied wine and beer list is excellent and the cocktails are varied and as carefully crafted as the menu items. Service at Forage is excellent and attentive and the staff serves the food and drinks with strong sense of pride in this cozy Cambridge gem.

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·Dined on November 1, 2017

Passionate servers, delicious food, great atmosphere.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on October 28, 2017

This place is one of our favorite new spots, with creative, fresh dishes. We’re not vegetarians but have especially enjoyed the vegetarian entrees, which are delicious.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Organic, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Vegan, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Authentic
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 23, 2017

The ambiance was lovely, as was the service. There was an impressive wine list, and the rose that our server helped me chose was wonderful. (Loved that they served half glasses of wine, too, since one glass wasn't quite enough, but two was too much to allow me to drive home.) The mussels were magical. Great bread - always an important indicator of a good restaurant. Enjoyed it and will return!

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Organic, Good Vegetarian Options, Seasonal
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

I'll be back for a Tuesday wine tasting at least once more this fall!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 21, 2017

All of the flavors were bitter including the cocktails. I finally thought I’d get something sweet for dessert and the ice cream, salted caramel, was inedible it was so salty.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 19, 2017

The main thing we were seeking was a quiet place to have a conversation and it met that test well. No noise problems. The chef appears to be trying to get attention by combining oddly matched foods. This isn't necessarily good or bad-- for example, roasted flattened radishes were a nice discovery and I think the same for roasted watermelon puree. But it's a bit pretentious, and there were so many ingredients listed for one dish, that I was skeptical that any flavor would prevail and make the dish tasty. Mostly I was wrong, the dishes were fine. I usually find only one or two items on a menu that make me ask "what is that?" This one had more than that. But I wish them good luck... it's a great secret location near Harvard Square but out of the bustle.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We really wanted to like it here -- but in truth the service was spotty and we found our appetizers inedible. Perhaps it was just an off night, but we aren't likely to return. We enjoyed our cocktails however and had no real complaints with our entrees.

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·Dined on October 12, 2017

Our foursome enjoyed Forage. Cocktails, wine, and beer were all delicious. For appetizers we enjoyed crab salad and the charcuterie. Both we good, though it seemed the pate needed more seasoning. Bluefish and scallops were succulent, as was the chicken entree. Apple crisp with salted caramel ice cream was scrumptious. Be careful when you bite into the pre-app pickles. They pack quite a wallop! The various pickles accompanying the charcuterie had much more subtlety. Service was attentive and good. All in all, excellent cuisine in a casual setting.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Paleo Friendly, Local Ingredients
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 (New England)·Dined on October 11, 2017

This was a wonderful restaurant with a great vegan friendly tasting menu, a wonderful wine pairing, and an owner who was both great with conversation and also gave us privacy to enjoy a great meal. Highly recommended Forage to any and everyone.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Vegan, Cozy, Romantic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 9, 2017

Amazing food, great service. Very knowledgable staff.
The wine tasting option to accompany the taster menu is excellent value.
I had mussels in the taster menu which were superbly cooked, and a huge portion for a taster menu.
The olive oil cake with rice sorbet and wild rice and wild grapes desert is worth the trip on its own! And to think most of this is organic, local, fresh produce with many vegan options, this is a great place. Dinner for two was <$150. Would I go again? Absolutely.

Tags: Healthy, Organic, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Enjoyed our dinner and will be back! Especially appreciated the attention to the wine pairings and the delicious fresh produce.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 6, 2017

This place is truely a gem. The food is wonderful, setting cozy, attentive and professional staff...what more could you ask for? I’ve had a lot of great meals in Cambridge, many of which are constantly top rated. This place beats them all.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Food is always great - love Stan and our server, Diane. . .I miss her when I don't see her!

Tags: Organic, Healthy, Paleo Friendly, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on October 6, 2017

I adore this place. Cozy and comforting, and every staff member working hard to make the diners' experiences just right. Great food and service. I wish it were my local.

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·Dined on October 3, 2017

Glorious. It's my go-to place for friend dates, and the service is always great.

Tags: Healthy, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 3, 2017

I'm a regular, when I can afford a special night out. The wine tasting event was focused on Oregon wines and it was very thoughtfully presented.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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·Dined on October 3, 2017

Such a great team. Owners will tell you about what you’re eating and drinking. You feel a part of the restaurant. True gem

Tags: Organic, Tasting Menu, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Cozy, Fun, Creative Cuisine
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