La Fabrique
La Fabrique

La Fabrique

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bistrotlafabrique.com/
  • Phone: 5145445038x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Sunday: 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM;


    Dinner: Tuesday to Sunday: 5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Fusion / Eclectic, Comfort Food, French
  • Executive Chef: Jean-Baptiste Marchand
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Cherrier
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from La Fabrique
Sitting comfortably between Latin Quarter and the Plateau, facing
St. Louis Square, Bistrot La Fabrique's original concept awakens the senses. Center stage: the kitchen! Surrounded by warm wood and smooth concrete, the open kitchen creates a dynamic ambiance in which a great food and new wines can be enjoyed amongst friends.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFrench
La Fabrique reviews from OpenTable diners
50 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (33)neighborhood gem (24)notable wine list (12)great for brunch (12)romantic (10)hot spot (10)special occasion (9)good for groups (9)great for outdoor dining (8)late-night find (7)kid-friendly (3)great for lunch (2)vibrant bar scene (2)Show More
  • Great foodie spot
    DanTVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    My wife and I enjoyed brunch here on Sunday. The atmosphere is great; it's got the warm welcoming feel of a great diner but in a totally retro package, with seats that fold up on their stools, and a wide open kitchen right in the center of things. The kitchen is organized like a science lab, with dozens of containers filled with miss-en-place neatly organized about. Two cooks worked in perfect harmony putting together everyones' beautiful dishes, and the food was excellent. This is definitely a place I'd return to on my next visit to Montreal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Top notch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Great inventive and interesting dishes. Chefs obviously care about the food they prepare and you can watch them do it. Service was excellent. Prices were reasonable for a more upscale dining experience. $160 for two people with apps, main, desert and bottle of wine. Very relaxed vibe in the restaurant...upscale food without a stuffy upscale atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Would return to try everything!
    LouismVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Would defenetly return to try every item on the menu! This restaurant is surely a neighbourhood gem and a defenete hot spot for foodies !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food
    karny2014
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Great and creative food, interesting food combinations, one of a kind dishes
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Interesting menu
    MollyMeg
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    This place is a great neighborhood find. There is always something to watch in the central kitchen. The food is prepared with care and attention to detail. Great wine list and very friendly, knowledgeable servers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • La Fabrique is Fantastic
    MFranca
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Based on a recommendation from friends in Montreal we went to La Fabrique, which surprised us in every way. The service was impecable and the food - wonderful!! Definitely will return to La Fabrique next time in Montreal.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Creative brunch dishes
    hobbygourmande
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Tried out La Fabrique for weekend brunch. The menu is a nice break from the standard brunch fare-- no Eggs Benedict and hashbrown-laden plates here. We tried the tuna nicoise bagel, which was a little difficult to eat and wasn't exceptional in flavour, but enjoyable. We also had the pain brioché, with pork belly, pineapple, and sweet and sour sauce. This one was a winner! Service here is great, and the open-concept kitchen lets you see the cooks in action. We'd go back to try the dinner menu!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I really wanted to like La Fabrique
    Chopped
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Meh. The food sounded exciting, but wasnt very flavourful. We were there for brunch, and although what I ordered was called 'pulled pork', what I got was pork medallions. It was too bad because I wouldn't have chosen that if I'd known. The portions were small, which if the food had been amazing wouldn't have bothered me. The wait staff was overwhelmed, and a bit brusk, but not too bad. The ambiance was awesome, so I really wanted to like the place. Due to the poor food, it just fell flat. On a brighter note, they have great coffee and mimosas! Overall we left disappointed, but not upset.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great find
    MontrealFoddies
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Try it! Its easy to get to. Good for celebraing a birthday or for a group.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great concept
    antiquetravlerVIP
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    The food was excellent would certainly go back the rabbit was amazing the cheese appetizer was excellent the bread was crusty and hot. The lemon tart was beautifully composed. It was another great open table find. I defiantly recommend it!!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Casual Feel
    Labelguy
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    I had the slowly cooked salmon. It was cooked to perfection. The flavours in the accompanying quinoa were delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • simply amazing
    ronkVIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    They used the freshest ingredients and some of the most flavorful food I've ever eaten. This came highly recommended and we were not disappointed. French Toast desert is not to be missed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Savory
    frankmontreal
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    Food is good and very original. Copious meals but very savoury...sometimes a little too much. Wine list is interesting. Ambiance with the open kitchen very nice!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 37 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 20, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 50 reviews are from the La Fabrique reviews archive.
  • Yum!
    kinderproud
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Interesting meal choices, fun ambience, nice staff...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • magique
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    soirée parfaite: atmosphère détendue, musique pas trop forte et appropriée, service attentif et que dire des mets! des goûts tout à fait nouveaux et inattendus. Service professionnel et savant. On y revient.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great place! Food and service
    Lhh1234
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Great place! Food and service was above expectations. Very quaint setting, simple but nicely decorated.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bistro de qualité
    Francois2
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    Une carte courte, comme tout bon bistro...et c'était vraiment un bon bistro. Les portions sont copieuses et goûteuses, ce qui nous empêche de les trouver coûteuses. Parmi nos choix le burger au porc effiloché et ses excellentes frites (au gras de canard). Très bon. Le colin tout comme la mitonnée de lapin de Stanstead était servi dans une assiette profonde, en fait un bol,qui lui permettait de trôner au dessus de la mêlée de ses légumes. Quant aux desserts, la tarte meringuée au citron était fort honorable mais c'est le pain perdu au caramel à la fleur de sel nous a tous laissé en pâmoison. Pour les allergiques aux noix (ou d'ailleurs pour les afficionados): tous les plats qui en.contiennent sont identifiés par une étoile sur le menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great discover
    campagnard13
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    Went there with a friend late on weekdays, the service was outstanding, the food is great and the wine selection interesting.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bistro La Fabrique
    foodie4life
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Excellent Restaurant! The open kitchen concept is a really cool experience, you can see how much prep and how a chef makes each dish fresh. A refreshing experience from the pre-made dinners change restaurants tend to serve you. If you have a chance and get a reservation I would highly recommend it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wow
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Beau petit bijou auperbe ambiance, proximité a avec la cuisine Vraiment une belle carte originale
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, late-night find, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Truly enjoyed the set up (tables
    Docstyle69
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    Truly enjoyed the set up (tables surrounding the kitchen) and the food was outstanding. Great tartare (the 3 couteaux plate was delightful). One slight drawback; tables are a little small, but the hangers on the wall proved to be quite helpful. Will be going back, it's worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Janicey
    Janice
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    The service was very good, attentive and professional. And the food was amazing. Generous portions. I eat out very often and do not tolerate poor quality in cuisine, so most definitely I recommend this great resto.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Order the steak tartare
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/1/2014
    I almost always order steak tartare when it's offered and this is the best rendition I have ever enjoyed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bonne bouffe excellent service
    Loulou
    Dined on 1/1/2014
    Ambiance intéressante avec la cuisine à aire ouverte au centre de la pièce, par contre trop éclairé et bistro pour être romantique. Excellente carte des vins avec importations privées. En entrée le foie gras au torchon était délicieux mais servi sur un cake au goût trop prononcé qui camouflait celui plus fin du foie gras. Au plat principal, le lapin du plat du jour était très goûteux mais l'épaule de porc trop grasse et trop rosée à mon goût. Au dessert, verrine de marrons confits qui étaient submergés de crème fraîche. Ça ne goûtait que la crème. Somme toute, bouffe correcte, mais avec un service et une carte des vins impecc. J'y retournerais.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good coktail, huges entre,
    Bfamily
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    Good coktail, huges entre, limited dessert list but nice digestive drink
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellents plats
    DecouverteMontreal
    Dined on 12/15/2013
    Découverte sur St-Denis près de l'ITHQ. Excellents plats originaux et bien cuisinés. Service chaleureux et efficace. À essayer en groupe très prochainement
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Impressive
    AmarDenisVIP
    Dined on 12/6/2013
    Kudos La Fabrique you really, really, really impressed me. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Warm welcome on a cold night!
    KJbell
    Dined on 11/29/2013
    How wonderful to sit around the kitchen, which is in the middle of the dining room! Because we were eating early, they tried to seat us in the window, probably to be seen from the passersby. However, since it was so cold outside, we asked to sit along the wall near the cooking. And thanks for accomodating us! IT was a superb experience watching the chefs create, and being toasty warm, and eating such delightful food! the Frois Gras and Veal chef's specials were fantab! As well as the beet salad. Very attentive staff as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • For food lovers
    EricVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2013
    We really enjoyed the menu with its fresh market products. The place is nice and trendy. However, our waiter was not very attentive and we also had mistakes when the food arrived at the table. Overall, we liked it and would certainly come back for another try.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Les saveurs au rendez-vous!
    Ju336
    Dined on 9/21/2013
    J'ai réservé à la Fabrique pour l'anniversaire de mon conjoint. Ayant eu une expérience plus ou moins heureuse dans un autre resto l'année précédente, je croisais mes doigts pour que mon choix soit meilleur cette année. Et mon voeux a été exhaussé! Quel souper fabuleux. Tout était parfait! En entrée, nous avons partagé la grande salade betterave/framboises/noisettes. Quel bel équilibre de saveurs et de textures. Un début prometteur. Mon conjoint a choisi le contre-filet dont il s'est délecté. J'ai pris le mitonné de lapin... OMG! vraiment, encore une fois un mariage de saveurs vraiment original et savoureux. Nous n'avons pas pu nous empêché de goûter les frites cuites dans le gras de canard... et nous avons bien fait!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Un bijou de restaurant
    Chantal
    Dined on 9/20/2013
    Belle découverte, un foie gras poêlé à la perfection, un savoureux sauté au chou-fleur et pour dessert un Jean-Louis qui n'aura duré que 20 secondes. Ambiance décontractée et moderne. Service impeccable et personnalisé.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic as usual
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/6/2013
    Always a great place to end up at when you're looking for great food and great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was so so but good service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/28/2013
    There were not many people in the restaurant. The food was so so... I had the salmon tartar as an appetizer which was lacking of taste... Then I had the beef fondant as the main meal and it was good except that when you eat it.. Some parts of the beed was really spicy and some other parts not.. Service was good. The ladies were very nice
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Simple, effective.
    SeekUp78
    Dined on 7/13/2013
    The restaurant is in a new location for the summer, just a few steps away from the regular place. The food and drinks were good but a bit expensive for what it was and the portion sizes.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beyond the norm
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 6/9/2013
    Had a wonderful dinner here...cuisine was innovative and ingredients were fresh. Definitely recommended for foodies or those who want to go out and have a meal that is a great value and tasty.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • L'ambiance du resto est agréable.
    Marco
    Dined on 5/28/2013
    L'ambiance du resto est agréable. Les entrées que nous avons pris étaient excellentes, fraîches et pleins de saveurs. Même chose pour le plat principal sauf pour le skeak frites qui était un peu dure sans autre accompagnement qu'un peu de sauce. POur ce plat, il manquait quelquechose. Il y a un bon choix de vin.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • recommendation
    FamDining
    Dined on 5/26/2013
    booked a table for 5 for lunch. The atmosphere was perfect, restaurant full and kitchen in full display working to get through all the orders. The food was delicious and special. Recommendation for people who want something different. the fun part is to watch the cooks prepare all the food. very good place and definitely will return there.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great diner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/24/2013
    we went there before a show and really enjoyed our diner time. awesome foie gras and really good sides. ambiance and configuration is another great feature of the place as the kitchen is litterally in the middle of the place, open for all to see!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and ambience
    LNYOW
    Dined on 5/11/2013
    Wine was great, the homemade pickles and whipped butter starter were also very good. the Veal medallion with fig and polenta was strangely too sweet from the figs and I wouldn't recommend that dish. The salmon and the braised beef and beet salad were excellent though. Would definitely come back again. They give you cotton candy instead of mint candies!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Staff provided excellent service!
    Michelle
    Dined on 4/30/2013
    Staff provided excellent service! Were very attentive, but in an indescrete manner. Enjoyed because it was relaxed in atmosphere, but still provided the high end details.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate