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Fable

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Neighbourhood:
Kitsilano
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1944 4th Ave W, Vancouver, British Columbia V6J 1M5, Canada (between Maple and Cypress)
+1 604-732-1322
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11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
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Perth, Australia
Level Contributor
13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016

I dined here with two friends while on a 3 week trip to Canada in July 2016. We had a lot of good meals in Canada but this was by far the best - the duck breast main I had was to die for - I am still dreaming about the minted crushed peas that came with it! all three... More 

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Thank OnTheRoad2004
Kathy S, Owner at Fable, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this lovely review from this past summer! More 

Victoria, Canada
Level Contributor
47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

It was our first visit to this farm to table restaurant. We were very impressed. Firstly, we were treated so well by the staff. The host was friendly and prompt at seating us. Our waitress gave us delicious descriptions of the food on the menu and helped to personalize an order to accommodate a food allergy. The presentation of the... More 

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Thank Twickes
Kathy S, Owner at Fable, responded to this review

So glad that you made it in and that we will see you back. There is no greater compliment than your return visit. More 

Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Awesome food, friendly staff, great quality, nice ambience. Love it. I've only ever had the bacon sandwich, lol, but I promise it is not your typical breakfast sandwich... it's 100x better, imo, and doesn't seem like a breakfast sandwich.

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Thank x_MrObservant_x
Kathy S, Owner at Fable, responded to this review

Thank you for this super lunch review. More 

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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2016

I feel well taken care of, and the food is fantastic. Everything is fresh, flavourful and their dish presentation is very appealing. There are definitely more option for celiacs nowadays, most of Fables's dishes are gluten free.

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1 Thank Karolla K
Kathy S, Owner at Fable, responded to this review

Thank you Karolla. More 

1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 November 2016

We shared about five appetizers and a couple of meals. Couldn't stop! Urp! So good! These guys know what they're doing.

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1 Thank Scott M
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

We didn't love the canned tuna, but we did love everything else. The fries were hands down the best I've ever eaten anywhere. The duck was so good, I wanted to lick the plate. Heavenly gnocchi. Even the grilled cheese sandwich was top notch.

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1 Thank K L
Vancouver, Canada
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

We live in the neighbourhood and frequent Fable for brunch and dinner. The menu changes often and also has many favourite staples. Excellent, friendly service. Meals always arrive in a timely manner. It is definitely busy during peak hours and days such as on the weekend, so prepare to wait to be seated. You won't be disappointed.

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1 Thank chris b
Kathy S, Owner at Fable, responded to this review

Thanks for your review Chris, and being a 'regular' here at Fable. More 

Vancouver, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 November 2016

The little glass pot of tuna alone is worth the visit.The service was friendly and not too over the top. Privacy was respected.

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Thank Susanne604
Kathy S, Owner at Fable, responded to this review

Thank you Susanne. See you back soon I hope for our 'canned tuna' and more. More 

Vancouver, Canada
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016

Very disappointed, food ok, service ok, price to high for what you get. The place is nice. I will wait a while before I go back

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1 Thank Herve H
Kathy S, Owner at Fable, responded to this review

Sorry to hear this luke warm response to lunch. The only thing I will assure is that the food is value priced for the quality and time that goes in to it. I would love more details on what equated to 'ok' food and service and being very disappointed. We really do use these details to do what we can... More 

Vancouver, Canada
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 November 2016

Recently enjoyed an amazing meal with friends. Services was excellent. All the dishes we tried were wonderful. Restaurant books up early ... so make a reservation.

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1 Thank GaryN4321
Kathy S, Owner at Fable, responded to this review

Thank you! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$13 - US$24
Cuisine
Canadian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
Saturday
10:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1944 4th Ave W, Vancouver, British Columbia V6J 1M5, Canada
    (between Maple and Cypress)
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Kitsilano
  • Neighbourhood: Kitsilano
  • Phone Number: +1 604-732-1322
Description
Local food brought in daily and prepared fresh for service. Defining Canadian cuisine.

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Kitsilano
Kitsilano is one of Vancouver's most transformative neighbourhoods. With a long history of coffee culture and poetry readings, its days of flower children and buskers may be long-gone, but not without leaving their mark on the number of organic restaurants and fair-trade cafes in the area. At the centre of Kitsilano ("Kits" for short) the almost idyllic expanse of Kits Beach offers the opportunity for a relaxed afternoon of beach volleyball or sunbathing. Along with the beachfront, nearby public pools and trendy street-beats have driven up the homeowners prices, making it a haven for stylish home goods stores, from design and furniture, to supplies and appliances. The multitude of both families and public spaces also make it a happening neighbourhood in the summer, when festivals and fairs take to Kits' streets.
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