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Fable

1944 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia V6L1G6, Canada
+1 604-732-1322
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Ranked #34 of 2,803 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $16 - $28
Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Cuisines: Contemporary, Canadian
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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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English first
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

Langley, BC
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

Enjoyed a fabulous 4 course dinner at Fable through Airmiles Rewards. What a fantastic evening. The wine pairings were by Liquidity. Chef Trevor Bird put on a sumptuous feast and we will be sure to return to try the regular menu. My only complaint about the evening was the dessert course should have had a dessert wine to accompany it... More

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Kathy S, Owner at Fable, responded to this review

We're so glad that you made it in for this very special dinner paired with Liquidity. They are a young winery, so perhaps they will eventually source out the grapes for a dessert wine! We'll be first in line to try it. Thank you and I hope we see you back to try out some of our Fable signature dishes... More

Toronto, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

I was in Vancouver for a weekend business trip and I had a friend of mine recommend this place to take my clients. Wow was I impressed!! The chef Trevor Bird was a gentleman and explained the concept of farm to table concept with sustainability. Leading a culinary revolution, this place is the bomb and I can`t wait to visit... More

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Kathy S, Owner at Fable, responded to this review

It's great to hear how much you loved your experience with us. We can't take the credit for leading the growing popularity of farm to table food and focus on the food from sustainable farming, but we are happy to be part the important and growing wave. Look forward to seeing you back here on the next trip out from... More

Whitby, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

Took my wife there for her birthday and she was blown away. The atmosphere was perfect, loved the intimite nature of this restaurant!! The staff was attentive and professional. We loved the canned tuna, chickpea fritters and mussels (we love our appys!) The slow cooked trout and kale salad was delicious!! Can't wait to go back!!

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Kathy S, Owner at Fable, responded to this review

And we can't wait to have you back! Thanks for this great review. More

Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Great atmosphere, food good (potatoes a little cold), Farmers muffin a great choice, sausage fantastic. our reservation was for 1.30, and the establishments closed at 2.30 so felt a bit rushed, otherwise a great place we will return and recommend to other. Thank you Fable restaurant

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Kathy S, Owner at Fable, responded to this review

Thank you Colin! I hope that you do visit again and don't be afraid to send back those potatoes, or anything else that isn't up to par. We don't close at 2:30, but we do stop taking any new tables at 2pm in the day. Everyone is welcome to sit as long as liked (though we do have to set... More

Port Moody, Canada
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

We took our daughter and son-in-law to Fable after Christmas and reserved the last table available. (Suggest booking as soon as possible after you've decided to go - it's a very popular place to dine.) We asked the staff to surprise with a selection of appetizers, which we shared after being told exactly what had been chosen for us by... More

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Kathy S, Owner at Fable, responded to this review

Thank you for this thorough review! It is very well informed. You must ask a lot of questions - you are a good reporter. We are flattered at how much you enjoyed your experience. I will note that though we don't see as many little ones here, we do love and welcome them! I have a few little ones myself... More

Vancouver, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

The team at fable is incredible, super knowledgable, and very passionate team makes this to an amazing experience for all. The canned tuna was great, the mussels were great, all meats at the table were cooked perfectly and there was always a little something extra in the dishes that made it extra satisfying. The price for the quality of food... More

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Kathy S, Owner at Fable, responded to this review

Thank you for this review and your compliments of our team. We are very proud of them and their level of care. I hope we see you back here soon! More

Vancouver, Canada
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

I am updating my review of Fable, based on immediate and responsive dialogue I had with the owner after I posted an unfavourable review just over a month ago. I first visited Fable in the spring and the lunch I had (grilled eggplant sandwich and quinoa salad) was outstanding. My friend who accompanied me is a chef and waxed enthusiastic... More

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Kathy S, Owner at Fable, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to do this follow up review. We really do hope that we will see your return here very soon. More

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