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Farrar's Bistro

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12514 NW 36th Ave, Vancouver, WA 98685-2227
+1 360-571-7005
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11:00 - 23:00
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olympia, washington
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58 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Farrar's for Happy Hour several weeks ago based on all of the favorable recommendations and loved it. Service top notch, appetizers great. Last week a friend was visiting and we went for lunch. Service slow; waitress was pleasant but dining room full and she did the best she could. My husband got the special, a flat bread... More 

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Thank spirit_8
Port Orchard, Washington
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

my sister recommended this so we went with her son for dinner. Truly an excellent choice for an appetizer. Looks like there is a nice patio for outdoor dining (still too cool to check it out).

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Thank wkwright
Vancouver, Washington
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64 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017

Always a great place for lunch. The menu has lots of offerings and everything I have tried has been very good. I love their fish tacos.

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Thank PearFamily
Vancouver, Washington
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

This is a fun, neighborhood Bistro. The atmosphere is relaxed and trendy. The menu is gourmet and varied. The food is good, but someone with a more traditional palate might find it difficult to find a good menu choice. The staff is friendly and welcoming. The service is great.

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Thank Judy D
Vancouver, Washington
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58 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

What a great surprise, just a mile and a half from my house! This little Bistro is a fantastic find in Felida. Highly recommend. You need to get there early like we did. We arrived around 4:30 PM and were able to get seated right away. An hour later and you'd be waiting for twenty minutes or more. The food... More 

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1 Thank Patric G
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97 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

You're certain to run into somebody you know at Farrar's. This place doubles as the local community center. Great food served by very nice people. Nice atmosphere, very chill. The have both a bar and a restaurant. So glad this restaurant is here.

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1 Thank Craig33viaje
MOSCOW
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214 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Stopped I. With my business associates for an early dinner. Place was already packed but we were seated immediately. Great menu, but clearly the MAC and cheese is a big favorite here. I had a house salad and the chicken and it was delicious. Good beers on tap too. Fun vibe, friendly service and a good menu.

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1 Thank ALEX P
Vancouver, WA
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2016

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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1 Thank bobrosie
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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Houston, Texas
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503 reviews
257 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$3 - US$27
Cuisine
Grill, Healthy, American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
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
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
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 98685-2227
  • 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?