Farmer's Apprentice

4.7
178 reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
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
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 178 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.5
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Moderate
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Amanda
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was outstanding. We went for our monthly date night and ordered the family style menu, and every dish was phenomenal. The Filipino-style eggplant and the heirloom tomato particularly stood out to me, but everything was delicious. I highly recommend it.

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vipBHay
Vancouver
23 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A fantastic experience! Marisa our server was attentive and provided excellent service. The cocktails we had were delicious. Can’t wait to come back!

KC
KCMO
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The daily cocktail (grapefruit) was a very nice perfect summer drink. The entire course had so much umami flavour and the dessert was topnotch!

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RachelleT
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The whole experience at this restaurant was wonderful. Our server was so friendly, polite, and knowledgeable. Some of the best food we’ve eaten in a long time. You can tell the chefs put a lot of heart into the dishes here. Will definitely be coming back our next visit.

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HamishF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Very attentive and knowledgeable crew.

Food as usual was innovative and delicious!

JS
JeffreyS
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Took my wife here for her birthday and we were pretty impressed with the menu. There were a lot of different flavour combinations that I have to say we haven't seen at other restaurants before. The Creamed Corn with Chanterelles was a clear stand out for us, a must try. The restaurant has a nice and intimate feel, perfect for small groups of 4 or less.

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Ryley
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Great fresh food and cocktails!
Nicely located on a quieter street.

PF
vipPoetFiona
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

This has been a favourite local, unpretentious, casual haunt for many years. Beautifully plated, local, farm-to-table cuisine full of flavour and prepared with care. Salmon was perfectly cooked--slightly underdone the way we like, with a velvety saffron veloute. The kitchen knows how to handle crispiness in their dishes--they are never oily or greasy. Portions remind me of Nordic cuisine and dishes in Europe--the perfect size for us--not huge American portions. Slightly smaller portions, higher quality is what is best for our palates, our planet, and our health.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and the cocktails were delicious as always! Marissa was super informative and attentive :) The mojito made by Satoshi next door was yummy and props to Morgan who brought it for me :)

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Farmer’s Apprentice is my favourite restaurant in Vancouver. We have enjoyed dining inside when Covid permits, but have had many wonderful meals on their outdoor patio as well. The food is always divine and creative, the staff are always welcoming and knowledgeable and the location is perfect for a last-minute drop-in to see if there is an available table. I have dined here half a dozen times since moving to the city a year ago, and I know there will be many more!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Just delightful! We did the set menu and just loved it!

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Fitfoodie
Minneapolis
13 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this place!

MR
MeganR
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall3Food1Service4Ambience4

I have been coming to farmers apprentice now for nine years and I always enjoyed my experience. But for some reason this summer menu tasted very much like a fall/winter menu…being a extremely heavy gnocchi with almost no fresh vegetables and then a pork neck cutlet that came with nothing but sauce A light drizzling of sauce top making this feel like a very heavy winter meal.

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Knee
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience3

it was okay. not mind blowing. my friends loved it thou. which is good because we went to see him off.

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Colleen
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

A meal at The Farmer's Apprentice is always a fantastic culinary adventure. Everything is delectable and interesting. We'll be back.

GS
GerriS
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

As usual the menu and service at the restaurant was excellent the only downside was there was a great deal of unpleasant smoke and cooking odours from kitchen that crept into the dining area. It is possible the these smells were not properly being captured by the kitchen exhaust system due to the front door being open (as a result of covid) thus being sucked into the dining area.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

Good food but small portion and over priced.

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rochellerochelle
Montreal
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely delicious as usual! Ling cod cooked to perfection!

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Eeye
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was impeccable, the food was beautifully plated and tasted amazing. The oysters were very fresh and delicious, and I highly recommend their bottled cocktail specials!

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NataliaD
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Marisa provided excellent service and wine recommendations! The oysters to start and the panna cotta dessert we had were the best I've had in years - super fresh and flavourful.

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LAMAKA
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service is always amazing here, Marissa is the best!
The food does not disappoint, it is beyond delicious, it’s also presented beautifully.
We always get bread & butter, it’s a staple for us, I even broke my no dairy diet to eat it.
The prawns are the best thing ever.
The wine list is superb, you can’t go wrong with any of them.
Thank you so much to everyone at Farmer’s Apprentice !

DL
DrLovelovestoeat
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience2

Food was ok

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vipChiquita
Vancouver
24 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Bread was great. Salads great. Not enough spot prawns for the ordered one pound. Had spot prawns in another restaurant and got the same amount for half a pound. Food is good but pricey.
Not enough protein dish options! Two duck dishes and prawns… I don’t eat duck so one choice for an entree.

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Dine808
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and rose were amazing. Service spot on!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

Limited food options (mains- only 2 protein options )
Service abrupt not very professional

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Teeache
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

We love the concept and some of the dishes were exquisite. But our chicken was undercooked and the portions were tiny. We weren't as blown away by the food as we felt we should be for the price we paid.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious and fresh! Great service as well.

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ABSmith
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious and nutritious food, a cozy quiet outdoor safe space, and professional staff make Farmers Apprentice a haven in Kits.

MF
vipMeganF
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Try the chefs tasting menu!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went for dinner for my 40th birthday and the experience was absolutely fabulous. The drinks were perfectly crafted as well as every dish. You could tell there was true dedication to the craft and ingredients.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Outdoor patio seating on a very very quiet Wednesday. Ordered the family style meal and it was absolutely fantastic. Can’t wait to come back,

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Holly
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was amazing and our server was very knowledgeable about all the dishes and wine.

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JoshuaT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

If you're an experiemental foodie happy to see your bank balance drop a few numbers, absolutely worthy of a visit.

Wife says toilets were nice and lovely.

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alicia
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

A very nice spot for very good, tasty and original meal

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DaveK
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Your restaurant is outstanding, the food is tremendous, fresh and inspiring. We were somewhat confused by your menu and portions.

CY
vipCruiseY
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience5

Food was great! We had oysters, tar tar, main dish and dessert, and with a bottle of wine to go with the delicious food. Ambiance is rustic and cosy which fits us both. Service could be much better.

CL
CL99
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Fantastic meal - off the charts tasty - and a very unique wine list.

JH
JohnH
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Will definitely make a return visit . Everything from the bread and olives to the salmon was perfectly done .. Really enjoyed the black kale salad. Cocktails were great. Treat yourself

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this place.. I hadn’t been in a while but mi like that the menu seems to change up a bitevery so often. the cabbage/apple dish & the salmon were especially delicious this time around... extremely delicious and thoughtful meal. My fiancé hadn’t been yet and loved it too.

PF
vipPoetFiona
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The squash pancake was a marvel of textures and flavours--utterly delicious as a shared appetizer or a vegetarian main.

The chicken main course was substantial. The Oro salmon was perfectly cooked, medium rare, so it was moist and silken.

It was a marvelous meal that we thoroughly enjoyed. Good local food, prepared with care and attention.

FAQs

Farmer's Apprentice is rated 4.7 stars by 178 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.