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About forage

Forage connects diners to local fishers, foragers and farmers. Also featured? The handiwork of an eclectic crew of talented BC distillers, winemakers, and brewers. The menu is – first and foremost – delicious, but also reflective of Whittaker’s uncompromising commitment to local ingredients and building community through shared plates. Our service is designed for sharing many plates family style. So choose as many as you like, share some delicious food, and enjoy the best of what BC has to offer. Larger groups please contact the restaurant directly at 604-661-1400. Thank YOU!

Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Regional American (Northwest), Contemporary Canadian

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday-Friday 630am-10am
Sat/Sun 7am-10am

Weekend Brunch: Sat/Sun 10am-2pm

Dinner from 5pm nightly


Cross Street:
Jervis St.

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
CAN$30 and under

Payment Options:
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(604) 661-1400

Website:
http://www.foragevancouver.com/

Catering:
Forage Catering is manged by two lovely ladies, Forage Outside Catering Manager Allison Westbridge handles any catering done at any venue of your choosing 604-661-1416. Jacquie Bjorkes handles any bookings of our onsite private rooms 604-661-1419.

Parking Details:
Valet parking is available for a fee.

Public Transport:
1/2 block east

Executive Chef:
Chris Whittaker

Private Party Facilities:
From dinner parties and barbeques to weddings and corporate lunches, Forage will deliver the quintessential Vancouver experience to you and your guests. Forage and Forage Catering are zero waste not only will you serve your guests delicious, beautiful food, but they will feel good knowing that their carbon footprint got a little fainter while they enjoyed it.
We can come to you, or you can enjoy your special occasion in one of our private spaces.

Private Party Contact:
Jacquie Bjorkes: (855) 625-8594

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
The Legendary Forage Meat Draw--Sundays through Wednesdays. Draw at 8:30 every night. Hair of The Dog Brunch Happy Hour 9-10am Sat/Sundays.

forage Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
Food

4.5

Service

4.4

Ambience

4.3

Value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (73)
Local Ingredients (70)
Creative Cuisine (54)
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Good for a Date (53)
Special Occasion (40)
Seasonal (39)
Casual (37)
Brunch (36)
Healthy (36)
Good for Anniversaries (30)
Organic (29)
Neighbourhood Gem (29)
Good Vegetarian Options (27)
Romance (27)
Authentic (26)
Comfort Food (26)
Good for Birthdays (25)
Cozy (23)
Sunday Lunch (21)
Group Bookings (19)
Worth the Drive (19)
Bar Seating (18)
Business Meals (18)
Fun (18)
Lunch (18)
Quiet Conversation (18)
Notable Wine List (16)
Tapas (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Hot Spot (12)
Tasting Menu (12)
Gluten-Free Options (11)
Pre/post-theatre (10)
Vegan (9)
People Watching (8)
Great Beer (7)
Afternoon Coffee (6)
Child-Friendly (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Paleo-Friendly (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Late-Night Find (2)
Outdoor Eating (2)
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Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined 3 days ago

I can't say enough about how delicious that pork belly special was! Crispy crackling topped with ikura made for a truly memorable dish. I cannot wait to come back and have it again!

Tags: Cozy, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
Food5
Ambience4
Service4

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Breakfast at Forage is a treat! We enjoyed the scones and pancakes best, but everything was delicious

Food4
Ambience2
Service4
Value3

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined 4 days ago

Although it didn't take long for us to get seated, it took about 30- 35 minutes for our dishes to arrive. I understand since it is Sunday morning and it is busy. However, the environment is quite noisy, we could barely hear each other most of the time. The food overall is very good.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

vip
 (Seattle)·Dined 5 days ago

Served family style and was absolutely amazing! Each dish was perfect and complimented each other.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined 6 days ago

The food is outstanding -- beautiful to look at, interesting textures and colours...and DELICIOUS. The wait staff are friendly and knowledgeable. Prices reflect the quality ingredients and labour-intensive preparation -- this is not stuff you're going to be making at home.

Go with lots of people so you can try a bit of everything. I had to restrain myself from licking the plates!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Casual, Fit for Foodies
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Great venue, food and service. This is my second time at Forage and it was equally impressive this time as well. Food is very fresh and they keep the dishes coming at a perfect pace. Service is excellent with a knowledgeable, quick-witted server. A new favorite!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fun, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Cozy
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on January 6, 2018

great food service and value. Coffee was really good

Tags: Great for Brunch
Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 3, 2018

I thought the food was interesting, and the presentation was very nice. I enjoyed sharing the dishes with my dinner companion.

Tags: Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on January 1, 2018

loved this restaurant! everything is sourced locally, which is neat, and cooked to perfection. service is friendly and professional.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (London)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Made a last-minute reservation for New Year's Eve dinner. The food (especially the oysters) and drinks were excellent, but the service was exceptional. Wish we could've stayed longer!

Tags: Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Organic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
Food5
Ambience4
Service3
Value4

 
 (Seattle)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The food was amazing. Everytime I visit Canada I have to go get breakfast here!! Service wasn’t as good this past trip as previous. But I go for the food!

Tags: Great for Brunch
Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on December 31, 2017

Service was exceptional! The menu, still great, but may be due for a refresh soon.

Tags: Casual, Tasting Menu
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great dining experience with our family over the holidays. Had been before and was looking forward to visiting again. Did not disappoint. Cory was a great waiter too!

Tags: Organic, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 31, 2017

It was first time to have dinner at this restaurant.
We thought this restaurant is quiet atmosphere before we go there.
It means not "Noisy". It means "Vibrant". Although there is hotel's restaurant, really friendly and good casual restaurant.
They have not so many variety of the menu but they have exclusive dishes. Especially, roasted pan bread was really good taste!
Staff was kind even though we are forigner. When we couldn't translate a ingridient, he serched for us by translate app. We really appriciate for him.

We enjoyed having dinner there and we want to go again. Thank you!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Casual, Hot Spot, Tapas, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries
Food3
Ambience3
Service2
Value4

vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Decent but unexceptional. French toast was a bit too soggy and eggy. Merguez sausage was good— rich and a little spicy. Service was friendly but somewhat inattentive. Ambiance pleasant. Surprised by the strong reviews of this place, as I found nothing particularly special about it.

Tags: Comfort Food
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 28, 2017

The food here was amazing! All of the flavours went so well together. Hats off to the amazing creativity of the chef. I would definitely get this restaurant and 10. The only small negative thing here was the space between the tables was literally about 2 inches so be prepared to be close to your neighbors. It didn't really bother us but may be something others might want be aware of.

Tags: Fun, Gluten Free Options, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Healthy, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options
Food4
Ambience5
Service4
Value4

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Nice locally sourced plates, good ambiance and service with a smile.

Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
·Dined on December 28, 2017

We ate at forage as a family and shared different meals including pan bread, mixed cheese plates, duck, risotto, pork and gnocchi. Especially the risotto was really good and all the food tasted fresh and delicious!

Tags: Authentic, Healthy, Seasonal, Romantic
Food4
Ambience5
Service5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Phenomenal breakfast. The potatoes are just amazing the best I've ever had. The service is also very friendly.

Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Reserved here for brunch during our family vacation in Vancouver. Food and service were great! Seemed a little pricey for Vancouver but totally delicious!

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Had a great Christmas day brunch with our family. Very special on way back from Whistler to Seattle.

Tags: Great for Brunch
Food5
Ambience2
Service4
Value4

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 25, 2017

I love Forage - it is probably my favorite restaurant in Vancouver. However this most recent visit was spoiled by the hostess who welcomed us to the restaurant by telling us that the restaurant had a "hard close" at 2PM (our reservation was for 1:30) with no exceptions and we needed to be finished as quickly as possible. Another host tried to save the moment but the opportunity for a true welcome was gone for us. An $80 Christmas brunch should not begin in such a stressful manner. Our server was great and extremely helpful/knowledgeable. Food (kale salad, chicken liver pate, halibut cheek benny, and turkey hash) and drink (very unique naramata pear cider and amber lager) were delicious and plentiful - as always.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Great Beer, Organic, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Romantic
Food4
Ambience5
Service4
Value3

 
·Dined on December 25, 2017

house made Nutella was the best ever. porkchop sandwich was yummy but a bit too fatty which was hard to spot. loved the home made jams. will go again

Tags: Organic, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine
Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on December 25, 2017

Was a set menu Christmas dinner complete with wine pairing. Food was good and service was spot on. Two hour slot to eat was just right and not rushed.

Tags: Healthy, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients
Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
·Dined on December 24, 2017

We went for brunch on Sunday. The restaurant is cozy, and the seating is pretty close together, the waitress had to get by my chair half a dozen times to check on the other table in the corner. Not a big deal for me, but mentioning it as it may bother some people.

I am vegan, as a note to any other vegans, there aren't many vegan options on the menu, but they can modify a menu item if you ask. The only downside is that you are still charged the full price minus the meat/ egg for the dishes with a little more vegetable. I got a veggie hash, and was charged for a Turkey hash. Would be nice if they added something else in place of the protein (e.g. side of mushrooms, crispy potatoes etc.).

The food was good, the hash comes with a couple different jams (might be different depending on the day). The server was friendly and accommodating.

Overall a good place to go for brunch on the weekend. It does get busy and you may have to wait if you don't make a reservation.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Vegan, Healthy, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food
Food5
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
·Dined on December 24, 2017

High quality food and a nice warm ambiance.

Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value3

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Food here is served family style. We had the flatbread, Brussels sprouts, Halibut cheeks and duck breast. We loved the Halibut and could have skipped the duck. We had the flexible chocolate for dessert which was scrumptious especially when paired with the Back Hand of God stout served on tap. Service was great even on a busy day so close to Christmas.

Tags: Authentic, Seasonal, Fun, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Bar Seating, Organic, Romantic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch
Food5
Ambience3
Service4
Value4

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Beautiful Christmas Brunch, the food was soooooo delicious

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
Food3
Ambience3
Service2
Value2

 
·Dined on December 21, 2017

We booked a table for 4 at Forage because my daughter had highly recommended it. I wish it was as good as she raved about it! We waited so long for our food. Our appetizers arrived before our drinks did, so in all we waited 30 minutes for our drinks. Each course took almost 25 minutes to arrive to the table, and when they did come we were famished...but what we saw were tiny portions that left us hungry for more. The duck breast was so small and it came out cold. We ordered a salad and it was very overdressed. After dinner we went across the street to eat ramen.

Tags: Cozy
Food5
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 19, 2017

It was good.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Great food and service using local ingredients! Highly recommend this restaurant

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients
Food5
Ambience4
Service2

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Brunch was good. No issues with reservation. Service was slower than were used to. Server seemed overwhelmed. Overall good experience

Food5
Ambience5
Service4
Value5

 
·Dined on December 17, 2017

forage was a wonderful experience with the best that BC has to offer. Being from away, it was amazing to be able to experience brilliant food right from BC. Would definitely recommend to anyone travelling to Vancouver with a night to spare!

Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on December 17, 2017

My wife and I went to Forage for an evening out dining downtown. We were very happy with the food and service. So much flavour in the dishes, and the staff were very knowledgeable and friendly. We would definitely recommend this restaurant to friends, and return in the future!

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries
Food2
Ambience3
Service3
Value2

 
·Dined on December 16, 2017

Portions were small and really lacked a depth of flavour, overall found the meals to be bland. Table next to us also left half of their meals.

Tags: Local Ingredients
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Fabulous everything. Professional and friendly service (thank you Jackson and Sebastian), amazing food, great wine.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on December 10, 2017

Amazing place and people - delishus food!!
Great ambiance!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Tea, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Fun, Great for Brunch
Food5
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 9, 2017

It was excellent

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Went for brunch and we can’t stop talking about how delicious it was! We had turkey hash and corned bison hash, both outta the park!!!

Tags: People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Business Meals, Organic, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot
Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 9, 2017

I am sorry that I don’t remember the name of our server because he was amazing. He was charming, friendly and genuine. We will definitely go back again.

Tags: Special Occasion

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