Farmer's Apprentice

4.6
129 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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 129 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.6
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.2
Value
Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LouisT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Flavourful locally-sourced restaurant. Seasonal ingredients. Very interesting wine list (haven't seen a lot of orange wine around).

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vipJennaV
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great dinner!

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adrienb
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

such a great place to be and thanks for the kitchen and service team, well done again.
a little under for the smoke when we left the restaurant our clothe smell a lot the kitchen but i still gonna come back. looking forward for our next visit

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Hannah
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely delicious food and great wine. Fantastic service. We would go back!

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BarryP
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

We did the family dining experience and the food was delicious. Per person it is a bit pricey but we were completely full.
I would say the only disappointing thing was the wine selection. A few things with that. If you are going to charge $15 for a glass it should be bigger than a 4 or 5oz pour. Also, given the price the selection was not very good or at least what I like. Missing a crisp sauvionon blanc, a lovely southern b.c. Meritage or a hearty cab sauv. The name Farmers Apprentice suggests farm to table and I would include wine in that. So a better selection of BC wines by the glass would be a good idea. I understand though why they have the wines they do. Bill $275 for two people with 1 cocktail each and 1.5 glasses of wine each. A tad too high for the experience.

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chairmanG
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent as always! Fantastic innovative food and great service!

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vipMadleneL
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience1

I had not been here for several years as my last experience with the service was very bad but I thought I would give it another try. My friend and I ordered 5 small plates to share and one entree - Ling Cod. The 5 plates were very good and our server was very friendly, than came the ling cod. When it arrived, my friend cut half and put it in her plate and the other half remained in the serving plate. The fish was under cooked. It would not flake and one needed a knife to cut it. We asked the server to please cook it for another minute or two. She took both plates but came back with only one, when we asked where the second plate was - she looked baffled. She left and came back and I quote " the chef said this is the way we always cook it and if they want another one they need to pay for it" The problem was we did not want another one we just wanted our initial fish cooked a minute longer. So not only did we get attitude from the chef we ended up paying for a fish we never got as my friends half never came back.
I definitely would never go back to this restaurant again, I thought the attitude they had several years ago would be gone but it is still there with absolutely no service

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MLBW
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We tried the chef's tasting menu and every dish was so thoughtfully and beautifully prepared and presented. Flavours were terrific. The ambiance is intimate and warm and the service was perfect. A wonderful little gem just off South Granville. We will be back next time we are in Vancouver!

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SibbieC
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

Good food, easy location, good service but expensive. Probably because it’s farm to table? Not sure.

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NancyM
London
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Inventive (but not weird) food, based on locally sourced ingredients.

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vipzahrar
Vancouver
16 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

Food was lovely. Farm to table, organic ingredients. Great for sharing plates.
Only disappointing part and why I cannot rate this restaurant higher was the poor service. Our waiter was so unfriendly and quite frankly dismissive. He did not interact with us, didn’t smile (even though one wears a mask one can still see a person smile with their eyes:) and he brought down the entire fun evening we were having.
So aside from the waiter, food was great!

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msjames
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Service is the best in this city. Very personal and friendly. The food is good, not great, and portions are small for the price. The bottled cocktails are a delightful touch! Overall, a nice experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Amazing food, great service, COVID protocol enhanced.

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SamL
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great spot, really nice interesting dishes, exemplary service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

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

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IanJ
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic little date spot hidden on a side street!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Innovative food with an emphasis on vegetables. We had three but they all looked good. There were two non-veg selections and we had them too. Ask if they have any special house XO sauce. We asked to buy some for home and they were nice enough to oblige. Great place! If you want to support local, consider them!

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Matt
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
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 on September 25, 2020
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 on September 22, 2020
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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vipSandraF
Vancouver
7 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
2 reviews
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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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.

FAQs

Farmer's Apprentice is rated 4.6 stars by 129 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.