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Farrar's Bistro

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12514 NW 36th Ave, Vancouver, WA 98685-2227
+1 360-571-7005
11:00 - 23:00
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Vancouver, Washington
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016

Terrific chicken pot pie; lovely puff pastry over homemade chicken and vegetable pin served in a skillet...followed by a GF brownie with chocolate and peanut butter ice cream...this is a perfect menu for a chilly autumn afternoon. Some may find the bistro a bit noisy or dark, but for a casual evening out, the combination of the bar and bistro... More 

1 Thank Andrew W
Vancouver, Washington
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504 reviews
307 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2016

This is our 'go to place' in the Felida area of Vancouver - we've been 9-10 times in the last year and have always left pleased. Excellent rotating craft beer list and great daily meal specials - we are always interested in hearing what the chef has prepared! If the dining room is full (which is it regularly), you can... More 

1 Thank oldranger81
portland, oregon
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249 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016

A great local bistro for upscale and modest food as well as a neighborhood bar to hang out in or outside! A great menu for food and drinks, however, I also will agree with others that the prices were on the high side for a local bistro. The roasted butternut squash and pear soup was delicious! The pasta is decent,... More 

1 Thank costaricatravel09
Vienna, Virginia
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115 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

6 of us went for dinner, and everybody's meal was good. I know because we shared appetizers and meals. We arrived during Happy Hour and benefited from the discounted prices, too. The service was good: attentive and timely. I don't live in the area and always try to get there for a meal when I'm visiting.

2 Thank FFtravels
Bluffton, South Carolina
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93 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

This rustic little bistro is tucked into the unassuming Felida bedroom community next to a gas station. The menu is quite varied with wonderful small plates and varied wine list. I enjoyed appetizers with 2 girlfriends. The portions were generous and the 3 we ordered was more than enough for us to share along with a couple glasses of wine... More 

2 Thank Pamela R
Vancouver, Washington
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174 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

This is the one and only bistro/restaurant within walking distance of our home, at least until the brewpub opens a few blocks away. It has all the right pieces: good drinks, upscale feel, upbeat vibe, indoor and (in-season) outdoor seating, comfort/pub food, a few upper level dishes and salads for the calorie-adverse. Since it has the emerging-bordering-on-upscale Felida neighborhood to... More 

1 Thank David P
Portland, Oregon
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91 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

A group of six of us went there for dinner and 5 out of 6 had good food. The prices averaged $25 per person. The service was okay but not great. There is an outside patio, bar area and also a dining area all of which was casual. We may go back if in the area.

1 Thank Doug O
Vancouver, Washington
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82 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

We were pleasantly surprised to find this nice bar/restaurant within walking distance of our new home in Felida, (Vancouver) WA. They have a very nice menu and a great happy hour. Unfortunately it is so popular getting a seat in the bar is difficult after 5:00 pm every day of the week that they are open. The staff is very... More 

Thank Richard M
Greeneville, Tennessee
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397 reviews
330 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

This is a very pleasant Bistro - bar. They have a serene outdoor patio area with plenty of good quality picnic type tables and good shade for all tables after 4:30pm. The wait staff are intelligent and helpful as well as knowledgeable about the locality. We had the Chicken Piccata - lovely tender chicken in a creamy Picasso sauce and... More 

1 Thank Vicar100
1 review
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

The macaroni and cheese is some of the best I have eaten! My husband had the salmon which was cooked perfectly and delicious. Portions were just the right size and the quality of food is worth the price. Would highly recommend.

Thank Cherie F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$27
Grill, Healthy, American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12514 NW 36th Ave, Vancouver, WA 98685-2227
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Vancouver
  • Phone Number: +1 360-571-7005
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!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?