forage

4.6
2253 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Regional American (Northwest)
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  • Local Ingredients
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
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 our 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
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Cuisines
Regional American (Northwest), Farm-to-table
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Hours of Operation
Breakfast
Mon–Fri 6:30 am–10:00 am
Sat, Sun 7:00 am–10:00 am
Brunch
Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm
Dinner
Daily 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
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Phone number
(604) 661-1400
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Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Welbert Choi
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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.

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Private Party Contact
Jacquie Bjorkes: (855) 625-8594
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Catering
Forage Catering is managed by Brandon Harris for Forage outside Catering 604-661-1416. Mareike Reisenauer handles any bookings of our onsite private dining rooms 604-661-1419.
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Cross Street
Jervis St.
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Parking Details
Valet parking is available for a fee.
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Public Transit
1/2 block east
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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.
Additional
Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 2253 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
Service
4.4
Ambience
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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New England
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Forage was good, but I would not go back. It tried too hard to be different with a high end flare. I had ordered the slow cooked salmon and it wasn't what I was expecting at all. Service was great and complimentary dessert since they forgot my friend's soup.

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f
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Four of us had a wonderful breakfast here. We were at the end of the service hours for breakfast so within a short time of arriving, there were fewer customers left which made for a very pleasant quieter meal. We had excellent friendly and courteous service, dietary needs easily met (gluten free for one of our party), food was delicious, local, freshly prepared and a little different. The restaurant was very comfortable. I would like to try an evening meal here. We were all very happy with our experience at Forage! Thank you!

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B
Minneapolis
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Sat in a nice corner. A high seating situation, which is typically not my favorite, but was comfortable. The food was wonderful and the cocktails great. Everything locally sourced including the spirits! Very well informed and attentive wait staff. Had the pork and the gnocchi which were outstanding.

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RS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of the best breakfast meals we have ever had! Great service, clean friendly. A definite must!! Some of the best coffee ever! Would definitely recommend - be sure to make a reservation!!

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AS
Edmonton
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was so delicious and enjoyable that I was back the next day!

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RV
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Brunch was bomb!!! Would def recommend to anyone that loves good food and great service!

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BD
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Fantastic find! Brent was a fabulous server as well. Very knowledgable . Tasty night of locally sourced ingredients...a real gem.

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AB
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 1

The restaurant appears to be a more upscale, somewhat intimate, farm-to-table restaurant. Generally, if you're talking farm-to-table it's hard to stay away from those other attributes. As we found, Forage managed to be farm-to-table but far from upscale and intimate. Out of the 4 dishes we ordered to share (it's all family style) only one was anywhere close to the quality we expected. Everything else was either underwhelming (our charcuterie board was very unexciting), too cold (in the case of our pork), or generally unappetizing (our salad was far too earthy and spicy to enjoy). The cocktails too were very sad, just really not well made drinks. Save the cornbread, nothing was worth the price in terms of quality or presentation.

The restaurant was very loud although not super full, and we were seated practically on top of the couple at the table beside us due to how close the seating was set up. The washrooms were located in another building and to completely kill the ambience, there were TV screens in the restaurant showing slideshows of food that looked MUCH better than what we received. It was these things that really cheapened and ultimately sullied our experience. Definitely not the right place for the nice date night we were hoping for.

The service was friendly and fairly attentive.

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OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Went there for Brunch. Food is really good. I got eggs sunny side with turkey sausages and Bacon. Service was nice. We spent nice time with friends there.

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TM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My fave restaurant in Vancouver, never disappoints! Thanks to the entire team at Forage for always taking such good care of me.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best food, best service, best spot for food in west end! Brent was amazing

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BM
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and service. We have a wonderful meal and evening.

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NB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Our drinks exceeded our expectations, the halibut was perfect, the mushrooms were exquisite, unfortunately our bison was inconsistent, overly chewy and cool upon arrival
To the table. Our server was enthusiastic and very knowledgeable
Normally this restaurant is consistently fabulous, tonight was slightly off.

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h
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Great atmosphere and service. food took a bit longer than expected for breakfast items but once it arrived it was very good.

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RA
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a great experience at Forage. The dishes are specially suited for sharing so you get to try a little bit of everything. Food, service, and atmosphere were all outstanding.

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KL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really good food, organic, healthy and very tasty. I also got a latte, which was absolutely delicious.

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EF
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Always SOO good. The best (in my opinion) in the neighbourhood for breakfast/brunch.

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JO
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A last minute decision to go here last Friday & boy was it a good one! This restaurant is a real hidden gem with innovative dishes, local ingredients and a good cocktail list. Some of the best food we've had in Vancouver, hands down! Our lovely waitress (wish we got your name!) gave us some great tips about the menu & made an excellent choice when we asked her to surprise us with dessert! A taster of a tawny port was the perfect finish to a wonderful meal. We will be back!

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LJ
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A local gem highlighting the best of BC ingredients. Just be adventurous and let your palate be amazed.

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B
Indiana
16 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was excellent! Service was superb! Family style service was a great way to share/experience a wide variety. Will return next time I’m in Vancouver!

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e
Washington DC
87 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Can get loud. Service was excellent

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TC
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I was a solo traveller, so sat at the bar. The bartender explained the menu as well as the farm to table methods used by the restaurant. I had the bison which came highly recommended by my wife.

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BM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Nothing can be said that could properly express how good the service and food were. My wife and I have a new favorite restaurant. Too bad we live in Chicago, USA. Cannot wait to go back to Vancouver, this will definitely be on the top of our list to revisit!

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OT
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Breakfast was amazing!

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OT
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent experience

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TR
Sacramento
15 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 3Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent quality of food and service; quite gourmet and creative. Corn bread is a must have. Have to order several entrees ale cart to share in order to satisfy your appetite, which makes it very expensive. No options for ordering fixed price meal.

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S
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Il ne faut pas rater cette decouverte culinaire vraiment hors de l’ordinaire

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VY
Sydney / NSW
4 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great waiter and service and the food is great. Must try their gnocchi, will blow your mind!

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c
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent place to converge if you like to share delicious, well - prepared food, family style

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R
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Some of the tastiest dishes I've had in a while. If you can make corn bread gourmet, you've already won. And wow, that cornbread. And the dessert and everything in between. I've been telling all my friends it's a must go.

Cory the server was great, casual, knew his stuff and had great wine recommendations too.

We had a corner booth that made for an intimate experience. It was perfect!

Definitely would recommend this spot! SOOOOo good.

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KP
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Overall the experience was really good. The food was delicious and the menu was varied and enticing. The chowder was one of the best I've ever had, which I will definitely be going back for. The most disappointing part was the service. It took over 10 minutes to get initial drinks, and even longer for subsequent drinks. The server was not attentive to make sure when drinks were empty she was there to see if you wanted more. My husband and I only had 2 cocktails each over the course of a 2 hour meal and would have had definitely had at least 4 or more had the server been more attentive.

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s
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

I love Forage. It's a haven for the many travellers staying in the nearby hotels, but it's also a great neighbourhood gem. I eat there often and it's always delicious no matter what meal you're having. I definitely recommend sitting at the bar if you're a party of two (or less). The bartenders are all hilarious!

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UV
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

great as usual............great as usual..........great as usual

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AS
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

What a wonderful surprise. We liked it so much we went back again 2 days later. Great drinks, two of the best waiters ever. They were both extremely knowledgeable about the menu and guided us perfectly. Try the carpaccio, gnocchi, or tomato salad. All are fantastic. Save room for the cheese puff - you won't be disappointed. The high top tables behind the bar are much quieter if that's important to you.

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OT
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great selection of dishes. Wonderful service. Great ambiance. Just a hair on the pricey side but worth the spend. Local BC wine and beer selection is a nice touch.

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FL
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was amazing. I find the dishes upscale, new and trendy. Will definitely come back again.

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M
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We love Forage, great food and service and atmosphere! We can’t wait to be back!!

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V
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 3Ambience 3

Don’t go on a Monday. Items not available on the menu as supplier can’t deliver until Tuesday. Food was cold! However, they did try to replace with a new dish. My first experience was so amazing.... this one not!

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Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really great place. Wonderful staff, creative menu and sharing concept. Nice selection of draft beers and wines. Good value. Definitely worth going.

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OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

The food is ok; the methods are solid, and the plating is pleasant, but the outcome lacks flavor and depth. Avoid if you don't enjoy being packed in like a sardine for brunch or hearing the table next to you scream their entire conversation at each other over the noise.

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