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Farmer's Apprentice

4.5
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113 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Farm-to-table
Farmer's Apprentice, located in Vancouver, British Columbia, serves farm-to-table cuisine in a casual, cozy setting. Farmer's Apprentice strives to source as locally and ethically as possible. Farmer's Apprentice features a diverse wine list offering wines made with minimal intervention




Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 113 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.6
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.2
Value
Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

Like the food in general, but the portion need to be a little bit more to justify the price.

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Matt
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Setting and location was fantastic. $26 for a cheese board with barely a thumbs worth of cheese each was slightly disappointing. Lamb was incredible.

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eleanors
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The ultimate special occasion restaurant in Vancouver. Wine list second to none, cocktails outstanding, service impeccable. Love this place!

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ColinO
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very tasty and a nice outside covered patio... It'd be nice during the fall with a heater out there.

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MichelleS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience4

Our server (man) was not very helpful and a bit rude to us.

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vipMartinP
Montreal
11 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very enjoyable, super friendly and knowledgeable staff. Food was very flavorful and the cauliflower is definetely a must.

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stevens
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The menu was unique and the food was delicious!
Highly recommend.

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StevenS
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The menu is quite limited these days, as are the portions. I know it must be a struggle, but they won't survive as it is now, even though what food they have is high quality.

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LALA
Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

This was our first time dining here and had heard some great things about the restaurant. We went with the tasting menu, I will say that each and every dish was executed well, however, there was no flow between the dishes...one dish I'm eating kimchi, then a Tandoori like dish...the flavours were all over the place. What maybe would have helped all of the competing flavours was if they had changed out our plates.
I will say, the hangar steak was AMAZING!!! So tender and tasty.

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Sophie
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The server knew answers to every question we had, and she made fantastic recommendations

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Adam
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The menu was legit, definitely on the pricey side but a really lovely experience

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RichardE
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great place to experience locally inspired cuisine. We enjoyed a great evening there.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

The appetizers were amazing as usual. Tonight the pork was dry and tough... unexpected. The fish is as amazingly fresh but the combination tonight of king cod, chickpea mash and tamarind broth didn’t really do it for us. Individually the flavours and execution were great, but together.... hmmmmm...

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michaelj
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

amazing, as always - fresh, ambiance, clean food - our fav spot in Vancouver

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JoannaK
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food! Great service! I have been here 3 times and each time the food was unique and sourced locally as available but equally delicious each time. I would highly recommend! The chef is a genius.

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Foodjunkie
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

They have done a good job of social distancing all the tables and they have 3 tables outside. A safe place to eat during COVID!

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vipCrazyDiamond
Vancouver
32 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We love sitting on the little patio and sampling new ideas from this inventive kitchen. We can cook good meals at home - we come here for surprises and new combinations. This is a wonderful chef forward place. Love the wine list too! Thank you. Keep cool!

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SandraF
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was creative, and fresh as fresh can be. The cocktails were also fresh and tasty. Street parking was easy. Will definitely return.

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Nicholeoleoleo
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience4

Left hungry- very small portions, no covid precautions - mask etc worn by server. Food was tasty and unique- miss old menu style and substance.

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vipJennaV
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a lovely meal in a cozy atmosphere. The food and service were outstanding, as was the wine recommendation. We felt comfortable with the COVID-19 safety precautions followed by the restaurant. We will be back again soon!

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EvanneJ
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is one of my favorite restaurants in Vancouver. The food, service, and ambiance never lets me down.

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LAMAKA
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place, great food. I love that the menu changes, so it's a lovely surprise each time. Great cocktails and wine!

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GTourAhead
Mexico City
4 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fresh & innovative flavors
Great wine & cocktail options

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vipSteverino
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Farm to table at its best. The chef always surprises with new flavour combinations and it is always fresh fresh fresh. I've been here many times and this outing I enjoyed the morel dish, and especially the shiso wrapped sushi rice. Always inventive, and always a good glass of wine ready to be paired with. It's cozy, so make a reservation.

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GabrielaR
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Small space, small portions, very few menu options. The food is good and very nice service but something just does not add up.

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HalleyO
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really delicious varieties of local food. Definitely will go back!

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LAMAKA
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had the sourdough with date and black vinegar butter, pork croquettes, kimchi puff, and the grilled spot prawns.
Thanks Marissa and the whole team for creating a safe environment, we had the best experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous in every way!

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thefitnerd
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Restaurant was nice and everything was overall solid.

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JimW
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Overall a pleasant experience. One criticism would be that our dishes arrived too quickly in succession, not allowing sufficient time to enjoy each and giving us a sense of being rushed through our meal. We loved the variety of seasonal, fresh, local dishes on the menu, particularly the choices in plant-based offerings.

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Jupiter
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Honestly, this was one of the best food experiences I have had in ages and I am also a regular to Farmers Apprentice. The food they cook is satisfying in curiosity and experimentation, the January cabbage was absolutely divine as was every other dish. I only wish the Japanese gin martini I so love their Grapes and Soda next door could be served at Farmer's, but it just meant we started there first. Amazing place is Farmer's...

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WendyJ
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Lovely combination of flavours and textures in all the courses

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viplovelyme1
Vancouver
17 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Good service good food but small portions and pricey

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is something to look forward to. There was an amazing use of truffles. Everything well worth it.

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kidfromthefarm
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

I liked the feel of this place, and wanted to love the food. But some of it was underwhelming. The potato dumpling with duck confit sounded so promising, but just didn't deliver much flavour. Same with the toasted faro salad. The January king cabbage was surprisingly yummy though. Maybe we ordered the wrong things. Service was well-timed and friendly.

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KristiK
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great service, great location, great cocktails!

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SteveN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We enjoy the casual atmosphere and the well seasoned and prepared fresh food in season and the bread too

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TimL
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love a restaurant that allows reservations for brunch! The omelette was delicious, perfectly prepared and the coffee was from Elysian which was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall2Food2Service5Ambience4

Very small portion for $35 main course

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall2Food3Service3Ambience1

Tables were less that 12” apart. Another couple seated right beside us despite the restaurant being half empty. Had every word of their conversation right in our ears. Very limited selection of entrees. Food was tasty, but over-priced for quantity/quality. Presentation was poor for pork entree. Just a plate of brown. Won’t be returning.

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Farmer's Apprentice is rated 4.5 stars by 113 OpenTable diners.

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