Chef Trevor Bird's Fable is an homage to farm to table Canadian cuisine.
Tried the new restaurant opened by the runner up to Top Chef Canada on a weeknight. Did family style where we just ordered a bunch of appies and mains. Dishes that were great: Spagh and meatballs - a duck meatball on top of some noodles, canned tuna - olive oil poached and served in mason jar (best dish), chick pea fritters, halibut. These were all appies and priced between $8-$11. The mains included the duck breast - very good, gnocchi. The misses were the sea bream - a whole fish which was a bit undercooked and difficult to eat/share, flank steak - pretty standard. Main prices were in the hight $20's. Portions were a bit on the small side. Servcie was good until a large party arrived which increased the noise level where you couldn't hear the person in front of you. Really wouldn't want to go back if there is a large party. Overall food was good. PS: The need to get their website to work.
Every time I visit here I always get to the realization how much I need nothing-fancy-but-really-good meals. Located on the old ReFuel in Kits, this cool restaurant has been serving for that exact craves of mine for a while now. My go-to dish here is Steak Frites. Yeah, it's good ol' steak and fries. Boring this dish may sound, but it is not. Steaks, potatoes, mushrooms, and kai-lan broccoli. And add a cup of lemonade to that mix, I'm in my perfectly peaceful weekday evening. Seating can be a short wait, so a planning would be recommended.
Enjoyed a fabulous dinner at Fable while visiting Vancouver. The atmosphere is fun, hip, friendly, casual, and warm. Dishes were variable and tasty, especially the sausage stuffed pork loin and the smores desert. Service was friendly and helpful. Reasonably priced, wonderful service. This is perhaps the best farm to table place I've ever been to. I will return every time I come back to Vancouver.
What a great night out! We will definitely be coming back for more - the food was great, service was awesome and the best thing - it's close by home. Had the canned tuna (incredible) and chickpea fritters to begin with. For dinner I had the potato crusted chicken and my husband thoroughly enjoyed his flank steak. A must visit spot!
Walked in on Friday and got a seat at the bar immediately. Service was outstanding and we enjoyed meeting Ron, Kathy and Chef Trevor who made us feel most welcome. Had the spot prawn appetizer with potato encrusted chicken and flat iron steak for mains. All were nicely presented and tasted great.
Will back with friends for sure.
I've always heard about texture and layers of taste across the palate..... I now understand what this means.
Potato encrusted chicken on ratatoullie , crispy outside, moist,tender chicken inside.
Potato Gnocchi...... light, fluffy, and covered perfectly with an oil, parmesan, peas, pine nut(?) Pesto.
Dessert was a trilogy of tastes but what stood out was the beet mousse, if beet mousse is wrong I don't want to be right! Great levels of taste with textures abound
Food... was fantastic, pairings could stand on their own but really shine when put together. Their farm to table mantra means seasonal menu that will keep things nice and fresh and me coming back.
Service was great, timely and attentive, they had no grand marnier..... but that's why it was a soft opening!
There really appeared to be very few kinks in the road to figure out for this one and and I feel this is a legitamate contender for the diners of 4th Ave cuisine.Value
Value.... money to taste value...... we are getting a deal!
Ambiance.... walls highlighted with rural lighted picture boxes, upscale rustic finishings. I'll need to go back to confirm the ambiance description ; )
We stumbled upon this local treat on the way back in to downtown from Kitsilano. Local, thoughtfully prepared fare so delicious it should be expensive, but it's not.
This open kitchen prides itself on small bites prepared with care and attention to culinary craftsmanship. The chef is a veritable encyclopedia of food. Fun to sit at the bar, but the place is packed with lively and loyal fans who know they are on to a really good thing.
While the food is clearly the star, the owner's passion is to help his customers get connected with the food we eat and the passion with which he and his stellar crew create your culinary experience. You will not be disappointed.
Five stars. We'll be back for sure.
Very small portions, showed up at 5 to empty restaurant and they almost would not seat us, as they were "fully" booked later.....
Pepper in corn bread, not listed, RatatouIlle was pure red pepper and not much else, chicken was so soft it seemed liked canned, the salmon that came out the table beside us smelled like cat food and was sent back by the other customer with apologies from the staff
Our dessert was small and had hard gold sugar that actually cut my husbands tongue!
This place is trying so hard they are forgetting what good food tastes like (and smells like)
Overall not worth the high prices. I feel sorry for the wait staff they are trying hard.
my husband and i went here for brunch and was really shocked at the portion.
keep in mind we are not 2 overweight persons looking for a vegas buffet blow out.
we are proudly fit and trim.
we would have been fine with the portion if the product was good but sadly not the case.
I ordered an omlette with ratatouille and my husband had the eggs bennie.
we waited 15 minutes for the food and the restaurant was 1/4 full if that.
the side of salad on both our plates had dead bits of lettuce and was overseasoned.
there was also a tiny strawberry that was sitting on top of the salad that smelled
of bleach. the dallop of ratatouille was basically tomatoe paste and salt. the waiter
looked at us like we had 2 heads when we requested a side of butter for my 1 slice
since we were so bloody hungry, we just quickly ate and chalked it up to
lesson learned. don't fall all the hype no matter what tv show the chef was on.