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“Early Saturday Night dinner”
Review of Farrar's Bistro

Farrar's Bistro
Ranked #12 of 775 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 3 - US$ 27
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Bar Scene
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Located north of Vancouver lake in the Felida neighborhood, this quaint bistro offers unique lunch & dinner options. All fish, chicken, pork & beef are hand rubbed & smoked on premise. Dressings, marinades, salads & sauces are from scratch. We are committed to using fresh & local ingredients whenever possible. Lunch offers panini's, sandwiches, burgers, salads & soup. Dinner boasts several fresh fish options, riester farms lamb, signature picatta, mac & cheese, pulled pork platter, burgers, filet & an array of salads! Also offering TWO HAPPY HOURS in the bar daily from 4:00 - 6:00pm and 8:30- 10:30pm!
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

What a great surprise, just a mile and a half from my house! This little Bistro is a fantastic find in Felida. Highly recommend. You need to get there early like we did. We arrived around 4:30 PM and were able to get seated right away. An hour later and you'd be waiting for twenty minutes or more.
The food was outside and my burger was cooked to perfection. The wife had the fish tacos which were perfect as well.
We've been living here in Salmon Creek for over a year now and hadn't found this 'til now. I wish we'd found it sooner so that we would've been enjoying it more. Well, you can't live in the past. We'll become regular now.

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Reviewed 15 March 2017

You're certain to run into somebody you know at Farrar's. This place doubles as the local community center. Great food served by very nice people. Nice atmosphere, very chill. The have both a bar and a restaurant. So glad this restaurant is here.

1  Thank Craig33viaje
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Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Stopped I. With my business associates for an early dinner. Place was already packed but we were seated immediately. Great menu, but clearly the MAC and cheese is a big favorite here. I had a house salad and the chicken and it was delicious. Good beers on tap too. Fun vibe, friendly service and a good menu.

1  Thank ALEX P
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Reviewed 21 December 2016

Farrar's is a neighborhood restaurant, which has a substantial bar scene, an active happy hour, and packed dining areas. There is really no competition in the immediate area of suburban homes, which I assume supports its active life style. When we were there, the customers consisted of couples, families with children, business people. If there is a wait, the staff asks if they can bring you a drink. It is a very accommodating place.

In a recent visit, we started off with well prepared calamari, and Manhattans, with our preference of bourbon- let's say, if we had had a second we would not have been able to stand. The menu is comfort food writ large--we had a terrific meatloaf (in taste and quantity),and a chicken pot pie served in a cast iron skillet--that was very nicely prepared. They have a half pound angus burger that seemed to be popular, seeing so many coming out the kitchen. And they have beer specials on top of their regular brews. It is great being able to take advantage of the many local beers being produced in the Willamette Valley area.

The wait staff is hyper active in accommodating the continuing crowd.

Regarding reservations per the item below--I believe they take them for parties of 6 or more.

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1  Thank bobrosie
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Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Went for my birthday dinner gift on 11/26 after wanting to try it for a long time. Cool vibe outside, parking lot packed. Inside, only a few diners at 7p. Bar area must have been full. Dining area was dark and bare feeling. Just rusty aluminum siding and original reclaimed wood. Nice menu, small bites, entrees, evening special and interesting local plates. I had salmon with roasted veggies and polenta, mom had special enchilada, with Spanish rice, black beans. Nice portions, good flavors, kinda pricey, waitstaff helpful. Large overflow group from bar seated near us, waitstaff accidentally dropped order of Calimari in a gentleman's lap. Loud, dark-ish, no art or other ambience elements. Not sure I will go back soon unless it is for the patio/pub experience.

1  Thank Robin J
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