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Fable

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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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Vancouver, Canada
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81 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Passing by on the street one would never know what a wonderful "farm to table' restaurant lies within. A wonderful server and a sommelier helped us make the right choices for our meal.

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

Thank you Oscar. More 

Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 March 2017

My wife and I attended a set course menu dinner at Fable last week. We had heard good things about the restaurant but nothing prepared us for the delight we experienced. The food was exquisite, each course expertly paired with new (to us) wines from BC and around the world. The pastry chef finished off the meal with a chocolate... More 

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

Thank you so much for this glowing review of the special meal created and presented by Chef Bird. It is wonderful to hear that this was your first visit to us and that you intend to return. I hope it is very soon. More 

White Rock, Canada
Level Contributor
41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

One of two great restaurants on west 4th. It would not be right to mention the other restaurant when I am reviewing this but when there they can tell you where the other place is. As for Fables wow this place is amazing. Great food fantastic staff. The chief was a winner on the TV food network Canada's Top Chief.... More 

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

I trolled your past reviews, and for that second great stop for dining on West 4th - think you mean Mission Kits. It is an incredible place. Mention away :) Thanks for so much for all the 'Kits love' - it's a fab hood - saw that one star review for somewhere in between here and there. I do get... More 

Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 19 February 2017

I have been here a number of times. Had the scrambled eggs that were delicious. Comes in a mason jar along side a delicious pice of bread (I don't know what they put on it, but it was yummy.

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Coquitlam, Canada
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91 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

The meals were wonderful, especially the gnocchi. It was light and fluffy, where gnocchi is usually, well, substantial. The special, pasta in diavolo sauce, was bright and flavourful. The restaurant coped very well with those of us who had special diets--they were accommodating and not annoyed by it. While the menu is not extensive, there is something for everyone. Service... More 

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1 Thank sfp58
Kathy S, Owner at Fable, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your visit and this lovely review. More 

2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

We chose Fable based on reviews, proximity to our hotel and menu selections. A small place on a busy 4th St in Kits, we arrived 5 mins before scheduled opening and were warmly welcomed. We experienced exceptional and entertaining service from our outgoing waiter with the British accent. Started with mimosas, one orange, one grapefruit, both delicious. Then the Chickpea... More 

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

Thank you so much for your visit and thank you also for your excellent review. Both are very much appreciated. We also hope you return soon. More 

BC
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

I ate here before and was disapointed by the staff attitude. They still seem to have a policy of telling you how long the table is booked for (implying that you have to leave at that time), but at least on this occasion they offered me more time if I needed it. Once I get over the "we want to... More 

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

Thank you for your visit and the kind compliments to food and service! I do apologize that having to share the time that the table is free for left the impression of a poor attitude in the past. As you know it is a small room and since we tend to fill nightly, need to clarify if the length of... More 

San Francisco, California, USA
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

This way better than Farmer's Apprentice and better service. Food was great but my paella a bit spicy. Probably will try the brunch

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Vancouver, Canada
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30 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Very high food quality. Everything we tried on the Dine-out menu was excellent. Good service. Great desserts.

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

Thank you so much! More 

Cloverdale BC
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 February 2017

We reserved for 5 pm for Dine out Vancouver and were very excited about trying this Farm to Table concept restaurant. It was one of the worst food experiences I have had in years. The best thing about this restaurant was the service which was extremely good. The food was so disappointing. The fritters were tiny and overcooked and not... More 

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

The worst meal of your life! That is terrible. The DOV price of $30 dollars for a three course meal which would normally cost $45-ish (the Paella being as you mentioned normally $28 dollars alone and appies and desserts adding another $8-10 each) is a fantastic deal BUT even $2 paid for the worst meal of a lifetime is not... 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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, 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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