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1944 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia V6L1G6, Canada
+1 604-732-1322
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Ranked #26 of 2,812 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $16 - $28
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
Cuisines: Contemporary, Canadian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: between Maple and Cypress
Description: Local food brought in daily and prepared fresh for service. Defining Canadian cuisine.
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Vancouver, Canada
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

My wife and I have now been to fable at least a dozen times. Both for dinner and for breakfast. Part of the reason we are such fans is because we have two little boys and they are very family friendly yet at the same time this does not feel like your everyday family joint. We just ate there yesterday.... More

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Kathy S, Owner at Fable, responded to this review

What a great review! We love kids and we love that they love Fable. They're an honest bunch, so when they like the food, you know you're on track. Thank you for being a fabulous regular & see you all of you again very soon. More

Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

We had one of the most amazing meals we have ever had here. Quality and tasty options? Check. Great drink selections? Check. Reasonable prices? Check. Friendly staff? Check. We originally tried to make a reservation on Open Table, but it said there wasn't a table available for another week. We decided to call and were pleasantly surprise to find out... More

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Kathy S, Owner at Fable, responded to this review

We're so glad you made it in! We don't open all our seating to Open Table, so it's great that you gave us a call and got to enjoy. We love that your husband is talking us up in Boston - though he's likely a Bruins fan... we've decided we like him ;) More

Vancouver, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014 via mobile

I have now eaten at Fable three times (twice for supper and once for breakfast). Each time was with a different group or person and the restaurant had the same appeal for each one. Simple menu, straight forward philosophy and amazing food and service. This is old style eating with a twist. Awesome!

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Kathy S, Owner at Fable, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your visits and this short and sweet review. You just need to stop in for lunch to complete your trifecta! More

Vancouver, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

As a somewhat regular at Fable, I feel like my opinion isn't exactly the most objective. However, I still feel like (as the Internet often makes people feel) my opinion should be heard by others. I also strongly believe in the people behind the restaurant as much as the food made in the restaurant. So, please take my status as... More

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Kathy S, Owner at Fable, responded to this review

Kevin, Thank you so much for this review from the whole team. It is always a welcome sight to see you at our door. Your perspective may not be labeled 'objective' since it feels like you are almost a member of our 'Fable family' but the many many visits to us makes it especially valid. See you very soon! More

Vancouver, Canada
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

If you want a passionate waiter, fantastic flavors, excellent service, Fable is one of the best on the west side of Vancouver. I tried calling but they don't take reservations, so we quickly walked there as they suggested and they got us in. Am amazing local BC Pinot Noir was poured. A list of dishes that are too long to... More

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Kathy S, Owner at Fable, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this fabulous review. It's great to hear that you enjoyed your visit so much. We definitely do take reservations! I think you may have called once the dinner service had already started and though we were full for confirmed tables, the host encouraged you to come down and grab one of the spots set aside... More

Vancouver, Canada
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We took our two sons here for dinner on March 1st. My wife made the reservation and informed them that we were celebrating our youngest son's 24th birthday. The owner replied and confirmed the reservation and informed my wife that if we wished to bring a birthday cake for our son, they'd serve it but apply a $5 pp "plating"... More

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Kathy S, Owner at Fable, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your fair and kind review. It is great to hear that you enjoyed the food and the visit to Fable especially since it was clear when contacting us that the plating charge was a disappointment. Though the policy of a plating charge for outside desserts will remain (the norm for restaurants that employ a full... More

Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014 via mobile

If you have one chance to go out for a bite of brunch, lunch or dinner make sure it's at Fable. Hands down the best food/service in the city and at very fair prices.

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Thank you so much! More

vancouver, b.c.
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
174 helpful votes 174 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014 via mobile

Looked at the menu online and it sounded OK, but not fabulous. However, after sampling the chickpea fritters and their special "canned tuna" appetizers, and then the duck, chicken, and scallop mains, we were VERY impressed with the quality of the meal. Unlike other restaurants where you are hunting for the exotic/unusual ingredients listed on their menus, Fable's menu delivered... More

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Kathy S, Owner at Fable, responded to this review

Thank you so much for allowing us to be part of this special event for your family and the wonderful compliments of your experience. Hopefully it's mom's turn next? We look forward to seeing you back. More

vancouver
2 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Make a reservation or arrive by 6:00 pm. I dine here approximately once a month. This month, it was three times. It is very rare that I am disappointed. The staff really want to know what you think and if there is an issue they will deal with it. The food is nuanced, well put together and tasty. The menu... More

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Kathy S, Owner at Fable, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this great review! More

Quebec City, Canada
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

We had heard of this place, as it had been written up as one of the best places in Vancouver to experience "farm to table" cuisine, hence the name. Coincidentally, my brother-in-law and his wife, who live in Vancouver, had also recommended it, so the four of us booked a table not so long ago, when we were visiting our... More

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Kathy S, Owner at Fable, responded to this review

We're so glad all signs pointed to Fable and that you enjoyed your experience so much. Thanks for this lovely review! More

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Additional Information about Fable

Address: 1944 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia V6L1G6, Canada
Phone Number: +1 604-732-1322
Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver
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
Average Prices: USD 16 - 28
Cuisine: Contemporary, Canadian

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