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Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Canadian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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1944 4th Ave W, Vancouver, British Columbia V6J 1M5, Canada (between Maple and Cypress)
+1 604-732-1322
10:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
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St. Albert, Canada
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have visited Fable for lunch but this was my first brunch and it was outstanding. The pulled pork and Johnny cakes with the tomato jam and pickled jalapeños was a fantastic combination. Service was excellent. I would not hesitate to return for Brunch.

Thank Marj O
Kathy S, Owner at Fable, responded to this review

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Cleveland, Ohio
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60 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Took a group of 8 here for dinner. Everything was perfect. Service was top shelf. Had a prix fixe menu due to size. Great selection. Dessert was a compellation of all of their desserts and was the highlight of the meal. Wine/Beer selection was very good. Definitely would recommend and go back.

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

Thank you so much Terence! More 

Toronto, Canada
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

The menu doesn't look like much at first glance, canned tuna? Wow a little hot pot mason jar filled with fresh warm tuna, spices,jam?,just unbelievable ..meatballs that had an unexpeccted hard exterior but once broken into tasted scrumptious. Specials were incredible. Deserts spectacular. I've been back 4 times in 2 weeks....mmmmmmm

Thank Michele M
Kathy S, Owner at Fable, responded to this review

Thank you Michele for your great review and your many visits! Kathy More 

Okanagan Valley, Canada
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

I seldom review a restaurant but in the case of Fable it is most deserving of a few comments. Unlike many top rated restaurants Fable has a very casual atmosphere encouraging a come as you are clientèle - you will likely not feel over or under dressed - simply show up and enjoy the food. The menu is relatively diverse... More 

3 Thank Rudimentary
Kathy S, Owner at Fable, responded to this review

Thank you so much. This is a wonderful review. Kathy More 

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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Not a "fable" but farm to table! Simple and well executed food from a certified "Top Chef". Casual atmosphere that dishes up unexpectedly delicious food. Worth a trip to Kits and then a nice walk to Granville Island.

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

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Vancouver, Canada
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48 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

I was meaning to go to Fable since it opened but just never got to it. We went for dinner last evening and wow it was a great experience. Trevor and his team do such a good job of welcoming and looking after guests. The food was fantastic. We started by sharing was was called Fish Tacos, which was lettuce... More 

3 Thank TwiggysDad
Kathy S, Owner at Fable, responded to this review

An excellent and informative review. So glad you did finally make it in. I hope we see you back many times. More 

Vancouver, Canada
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

I'm a local, and have been to Fable more than a dozen times over the last few years. They pride themselves on serving local, fresh food that is always nicely done and presented. As much as I want to try different things, I almost always have the canned tuna and the duck meatball as shared appetizers with whomever I am... More 

5 Thank BobNakagawa
Kathy S, Owner at Fable, responded to this review

Thank you Bob. You are a cherished regular here. More 

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51 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

We had a long travel day but really wanted to eat at Fable. So glad we kept our reservation! This is a cozy place a 10 minute cab ride from the waterfront area where we were staying. I like it when the menu is not overly long. This tells me each item is created with care just for me! They... More 

2 Thank Jan C
Kathy S, Owner at Fable, responded to this review

It was an immense pleasure to have you here. You were a lovely couple. Thank you for your fabulous review. We are very proud of the team here, who regularly go 'above and beyond' as you put it, but it was especially natural and easy to do so for the two of you. More 

Vancouver, Canada
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45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

interesting place for dinner, small and cozy, but a bit noisy(blame that on the diners). we had pork loin in chirizo, halibut, stileto steak. The food was ok. I did not find it to be that great. The portions were ok too. The sauce for the halibut was not right for the fish( I feel). I find it ok place.... More 

1 Thank Pandas88
Kathy S, Owner at Fable, responded to this review

Thank you for coming in. I am so sorry to hear that just 'ok' was the overall experience here at Fable. We strive for much more. It was heartening to see from other reviews that 90% of your restaurant experiences also only hit the ok mark (or less) - it made the three star rating for Fable less painful for... More 

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92 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

This was my second meal at Fable. Brunch was the first meal a couple or more years ago, dinner the second. Dinner was a enjoyable culinary experience. Everything was prepared with care and tasted really good. The chef and his/her kitchen are inventive with the local ingredients. It all tastes really good.

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

Thank you for your kind review. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$14 - US$24
Canadian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
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
Local food brought in daily and prepared fresh for service. Defining Canadian cuisine.

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