Forage will open its doors this Sunday, April 17, according to a newsletter from the new restaurant, and reservations are now being accepted. It's located at 5 Craigie Circle, off the beaten path in a mostly residential neighborhood of Cambridge. The space previously housed a location of Ten Tables, and before that, it was Craigie on Main precursor Craigie Street Bistrot.
Ten Tables Cambridge's final service was on New Year's Eve, as previously reported, and Ten Tables Jamaica Plain general manager Stan Hilbert bought the space in order to open Forage. He serves as owner and general manager, and a couple of other Ten Tables Jamaica Plain alumni round out the team: chef Eric Cooper and bar manager Joe Choiniere. (The JP location of Ten Tables remains open, as does its sister restaurant Grass Fed, which recently expanded to a second location.)
Their aim for Forage is to "create an environment that is hospitable and down to earth, but that maintains the highest standards for service and cuisine," according to the newsletter. The "hyper-local, ingredient-driven" menu will feature "local farmers, fishermen, and foragers" — and the beverages will focus on seasonal and local ingredients as well. There will also be an "approachable" and "carefully curated" wine and beer list.
Forage's Facebook page describes it as a "neighborhood farm to table restaurant" and notes that the hours will be 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. daily.