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Farrar's Bistro

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$$ - $$$
Grill, Healthy, American, Bar
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12514 NW 36th Ave, Vancouver, WA 98685
+1 360-571-7005
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11:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Vancouver, WA
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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... More 

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Thank bobrosie
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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... More 

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Thank Robin J
Vancouver, Washington
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456 reviews
224 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

I've come here a few times for HH. It's a nice place. I really enjoy the food and the cocktails are acceptable. It's one of the best places to go in Vancouver.

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Thank KendraDawnRN
Battle Ground, Washington
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35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

A must visit bistro in Vancouver WA. The menu steps to a new platform in variety and tastes than the other dining options in the area.

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Thank Stacy L
Vancouver, Washington
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192 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Our family has been having lunch since Farrar's opened. We actually have a history that predates the restaurant. Our son was getting married at the church down the street and we needed a place for the reception. There was an old grange looking building, however it was in bad shape. We phoned the owner and offered to help get it... More 

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Thank rrosepetal
Vancouver, Washington
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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1 Thank Andrew W
Vancouver, Washington
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270 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 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 

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portland, oregon
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242 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Vienna, Virginia
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93 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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92 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$27
Cuisine
Grill, Healthy, American, Bar
Meals
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, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12514 NW 36th Ave, Vancouver, WA 98685
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Vancouver
  • Phone Number: +1 360-571-7005
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!

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