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Fable

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Contemporary, Canadian
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1944 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia V6J 1M5, Canada (between Maple and Cypress)
+1 604-732-1322
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11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Local food brought in daily and prepared fresh for service. Defining...
Local food brought in daily and prepared fresh for service. Defining Canadian cuisine.
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  • 157
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  • 46
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 4
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
An absolute gem of a farm to table place in Vancouver

After the Rain City Grill closed, I've been searching for the next great farm to table place in Vancouver. I finally found it in Fable. This is perhaps the best farm to table place I've ever been to. Small menu, yet diverse, and everything I ate was great. Reasonably priced, wonderful service... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 17, 2015
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Portland, Oregon
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  • Local cuisine
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Naples, Florida
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119 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We had great service here, but the food did not meet expectations. Special braised beef was delicious but a bit over cooked. Everyone who works there seemed really into the place and the food. The ivory salmon, which they seemed to think was really special, was tasteless, had no sauce and was undercooked and translucent. It came with a dollop... More 

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Kathy S, Owner at Fable, responded to this review

Thank you for giving us a try. I responded to your same review on yelp and sent a private message to get a little more detail but will cover a bit of the previous information here and look forward to hearing back: The braised beef is cooked as is a short rib, so cooked through. I look forward to more... More 

Perth, Australia
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32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Dishes were variable. Some of the concoctions did not really work. Chef did the seared tuna very well but then chopped it up and dabbed mayonnaise all over it. Better to have served it as a sliced piece with a proper nicoise salad on the side. I think the chef was trying to achieve this without success. Service was friendly... More 

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Kathy S, Owner at Fable, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to visit. Our menu is constantly changing. We changed the tuna salad a little time ago to a Tuna Watermelon salad, so hopefully this will be more to your taste. The salad previous which was a variation of the tuna nicoise salad was with sliced seared tuna on the dinner menu and slightly different... More 

Portland, Oregon
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50 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

After the Rain City Grill closed, I've been searching for the next great farm to table place in Vancouver. I finally found it in Fable. This is perhaps the best farm to table place I've ever been to. Small menu, yet diverse, and everything I ate was great. Reasonably priced, wonderful service. Especially good were the sausage stuffed pork loin... More 

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Kathy S, Owner at Fable, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this very complimentary review. Can't wait to feed you again. More 

Evanston, Illinois
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Enjoyed a fabulous dinner at Fable while visiting Vancouver. They were able to accommodate us without a reservation, but I would recommend one. The menu was rich with choices with simple but well-paired local ingredients. They do have a children's menu and great choices for vegetarians. The cocktails -- both alcoholic and not -- were fun and inventive. The atmosphere... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We started with the cocktails which were creative and delicious then moved onto the fresh baked faccacia which was incredible. It being our first night in the city we had to try the local BC salmon dish which was very good and the octopus salad which was our favorite part of the meal. Nothing was mind blowing but I'd still... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

All of the reviews about this place are true, this is a perfect little brunch place. The mimosas are wonderful, our server was in a good mood on a busy, sunny Saturday morning and the price was fair. I ordered the omelette, which didn't look like a lot, but was very filling. I went with a group of 4 and... More 

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Hod Hasharon, Israel
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71 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

I sat on the bar @ Fable, and enjoyed a great dinner. Service was great, and the bar-tender was very friendly and welcoming! The dishes themselves were quite original, and full of taste (rather than "safe" bland equivalents you find elsewhere). I'm very happy I got there during my short stay in Vancouver.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

My friends and I were doing a little bit of shopping on West 4th and decided to go have lunch at Fable. We wanted to come here for brunch but it's offered only on the weekend. I had the special of the day which was the Salmon Confit with potato skins and a friend of mine had the grilled cheese... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Food was interesting & very tasty.It was a weeknight,but the restaurant was totally full.Ambience was pleasant,but a little noisy. We both enjoyed our experience there.

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Stoney Creek, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Delicious meal, Great service, and intimate atmosphere. We will definitely go back when we are in Vancouver again!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1944 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia V6J 1M5, Canada
    (between Maple and Cypress)
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver
  • Phone Number: +1 604-732-1322

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 14 - 24
  • Cuisine: Contemporary, Canadian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Local cuisine

Description

Local food brought in daily and prepared fresh for service. Defining Canadian cuisine.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?