Permanently Closed - David Burke fabrick

4.2
721 Reviews
$31 to $50
American

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This restaurant is permanently closed. Permanently Closed - Set on the ground floor of the vibrant boutique hotel, Archer New York is the inviting yet industrial David Burke fabrick.
From the Latin ‘faber’, meaning ‘artisan’, fabrick’s moniker is a nod to the brick & mortar facades of the historic Garment District, the bricks of pink Himalayan salt that line our patented beef dry-aging room, and to New York City.
Guests may gather under the airy skylight or in hidden pockets at intimate tables to sample from the modern American menu emphasizing sharing and seasonality. True to form, fabrick's menu will feature a variety of playful yet polished dishes ranging from snacks and small plates, vegetarian & classic American dishes to hearty entrees and indulgent desserts.
Guests may imbibe in a refined cocktail and some light bites in the Archer lobby’s Foyer Bar. Sidle up to the lounge for a pre-dinner aperitif or, in the warmer months, relax outside in the hotel’s outdoor patio with a signature cocktail.
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4.2based on all time ratings
4.2
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4.1
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4.1
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LauraM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good was delicious and creatively presented. Wait staff was very attentive. Ambience was neat.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2016
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Wine list prices and selection was outrageous, food was not well prepared. I will not return

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vipCincyYankee
New York Area
130 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2016
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My wife and I were enjoying an afternoon of skating in Bryant Park and stopped here for dinner, on Christmas Day.

It's attached to the lobby of the Archer Hotel, yet felt warm and cozy inside. The Fabric theme (due to its location in NYC's garment district) is cleverly found throughout the restaurant, right down to the fabric swatch style menu.

We started with baked mussels and the "Bacon on a clothing line" and loved both. The bacon is honestly to die for! For a drink, I recommend the blackberry/vodka/proseco/lime cocktail (forgot the name). Wine list was also good enough to fit my wife's taste.

For dinner, my wife had the roasted chicken in dirty rice with collared greens... and she could not stop talking about how good it was. I had the steak fritas, also very good. For desert we shared the 3 flavor ice cream with toppings... also good.

After dinner we went up the Spyglass Bar (same hotel) and were amazed by the view of Empire State Building. We will definitely return here in the summer to enjoy drinks outside!

Finally, the service was very, very good. Our waiter went out of his way to make sure my drink was mixed properly and that my wife found a wine that fit her pallet.

Definitely recommend this place for a casual good meal that any foodie would enjoy!

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vipTHEGRINCH
Orlando
15 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2016
Overall3food2service3ambience1

Disappointing, over-priced.

Made the mistake of coming here on Christmas Day, a Sunday, and upon arriving (at 11 am) were told they were only serving "dinner". Should have turned and run at that point. Featured attraction: "Clothesline Bacon" @ $6 / slice. 'Nuff said.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2016
Overall1food1service3ambience1

The Christmas buffet was terrible and totally not worth the cost.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2016
Overall2food2service5ambience4

The food was not the greatest. I've been here before, and the food was amazing. We had friends in town and took them here because I was hoping for another outstanding meal. Unfortunately, it didn't meet my expectations this time around. Amazing customer service, but maybe I should have ordered something different on the menu.

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vipDanielleP143
New York Area
101 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great options for everyone, one of my favorite places for a business lunch for sure!

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CraigRoth
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2016
Overall3food4service2ambience3

This was my third time here and on each visit, while the food lives up to DB's standards, the service is really lacking. For example, 3 of 4 of us showed up on time for our reservation, but wouldn't be seated until the fourth arrived. Even when we said we would order drinks as soon as we were seated. For the third straight time, we took our coats to the table -- no one asked if we wanted to check them at a coat check. Once seated, we sat -- with no water, no one to take our drink order, etc. -- for almost 20 minutes. Unacceptable. When drinks finally were served, 2 of us got ours and the 2 who ordered glasses of wine had to wait another 5 minutes -- until we asked (in the meantime, the rocks in my bourbon had nicely started to melt, diluting my drink).

Once food started to be served and our waiter (Leonel, a avery pleasant, efficient person) turned his attention to us, and with typical good quality DB food, things picked up. But for the price and DB's reputation, I expect more.

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OpenTable Diner
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2016
Overall4food4service1ambience2

My daughter and I had dinner here while on a 1 day trip to NYC. The food was delicious and arrived in a timely manner. The service, however, was beyond terrible. The waiter took our order and disappeared. We never saw him again. We finally asked another waitress for some help, but her service was lacking. Disappointed to have such a terrible experience at this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2016
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We were celebrating my daughter's Sweet 16 and Aaron took wonderful care of us. The girls had a blast. Food was delicious. The Cheese Board was full of great items. Aaron had me taste a new red wine on their menu which was perfect. He also surprised the girls with a tree full of cheesecake pops and their Smores Dessert, which were both amazing. Couldn't have asked for more.

CJ
vipCJO1
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2016
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had to wait 15 minutes for our reservation but had a wonderful waiter. Our dinner was quaint, enjoyable, and atmosphere very casual but special. The dessert was spectacular! We had the chess empire state cake with cheesecake ice cream. The ice cream was the best I have had ever had! Just wonderful. The view from the rooftop bar was spectacular! Thank you for a great experience!

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ekfoodguy
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2016
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Loved the Archer Hotel in which it is located as well as the roof top bar. Fabrick, which is slated to close in a couple weeks, might as well close sooner rather than later since they have already checked out. Pricey food, awful service in a great setting. David Burke - go... quickly...give someone who gives a damn an opportunity to operate the location.

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VW545
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2016
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Great food. Fast seating. We had a reservation though. Service was a little slow

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UKarchitect
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2016
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food and presentation.

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vipsunshine
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2016
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Foods that I ordered in my table are all too much salty. I do not want to take it anymore for the future. Sorry. ~~~ the only dish I liked was the bacon dish.

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JenVonE
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2016
Overall4food4service3ambience4

I went with colleagues for a holiday lunch and was very pleased. I was the only vegetarian in the group and was impressed with the general tsos cauliflower dish- it was delicious! and the other meat eaters agreed. would definitely recommend it.

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vipPumpkin
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2016
Overall3food4service2ambience5

The service was slapdash and inattentive,

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Chris
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2016
Overall3food4service3ambience2

We expected to be upstairs for brunch (that area opens at 3 we were told upon checking in for our reservations... real downer moment also we did not see that stated online anywhere) we were seated in the lobby dining area which is not what I was expecting. There as no tea available. Our waiter was subpar and the atmosphere felt like a hotel lobby not a David Burke restaurant. We were disappointed more in the ambiance and the service.. he good was good though. I wouldn't go back there again... too many better options in NYC.

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stephenb
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been to Fabrik with friends and family on numerous occasions. On this one I had made a reservation for seven guests. I actually showed up with nine and we were accommodated without issue. Service was excellent as was the food as usual. The candied bacon is a big favorite. Drinks are a bit pricey but well made.

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vipDean
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2016
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was just okay. The manager was very nice, but the waiter we had acted like he was doing us a favor. Didn't expect that from a David Burke restaurant. I wouldn't recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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vipspskags
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is a great place to go not too far from Penn Station and Herald Square Meet friends have drinks appetizers, lunch or dinner Food and service are both fantastic

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vipArugulaoverload
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2016
Overall5food4service5ambience5

So happy to have tried fabrick. The bacon appetizer was fabulous. Flatbreads were great.
Will,definitely go back

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vipKaren
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2016
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Waited forever for our Open Table reservation. Waiters could have cared less about us, which was the opposite of previous experiences. There during lunch rush but still expected a bit more attention. Disappointed in most recent experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2016
Overall2food2service3ambience3

I ordered the Tuna poke. Despite it being in the "Medium" size category, I was brought the tiniest cup of tuna with four leaves of dressing-less salad. The tuna itself was very average and a few bites later I was done with what I was led to believe was an entree (same category as the burger, and no comment by the waiter as I ordered) but was barely enough to be considered an apetizer. Also I take no pleasure in eating dressing-less salad. I will not be going back to this restaurant.

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vipCynthiaR
London
8 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great food. Bacon. And Donuts. All you need to know.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The menu has a lot to offer. And the offerings are out of the ordinary and delicious. My omelet was cold however. Despite that the food was very good. Service was good and not overbearing. The atmosphere is great. Great place for Sunday brunch before a Sunday matinee.

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zmemom
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2016
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Service was very disappointing. Waited over a hour for egg and flatbread dishes.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2016
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The food at Fabrick was good, but I probably will not return as it wasn't anything outstanding (particularly given the price!) They ran out of skirt steak, so I ended up with a burger and my friend has the salmon. Both were tasty and the salmon in particular had a fantastic presentation. I have had better meals in NYC for less $$, but I will say - do NOT miss the Spyglass Bar on the rooftop! Absolutely stunning view of the Empire State building, fun bartenders and fabulous cocktails. That was worth the trip to Hotel Archer.

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vipJohnP
New England
6 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2016
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Not what I would expect associated with David Burke. Had the Steak Frites - came out luke warm at best. My wife had the Lasagna which was more of a baked cheese dish than a pasta.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2016
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great experience - I went to take a good friend of mine for his birthday, and left in the comments section of my reservation for a small birthday dessert at the end of our meal. We were running 15 minutes late, and I called ahead to make sure there were enough seats (there were), and to make sure they knew it was his birthday.

We started off with the "clothesline" bacon - amazing. Very very thick cut, smokey bacon with a maple glaze served with some pickled vegetables to balance out the flavors. Next we had the kaputcha squash (we were pretty much full after this point, since we also ordered one cocktail each) and ended with the steak frites.

Overall, great service - our waiter was very attentive and not at all intrusive, and they also brought out a candle and two cake pops for his birthday. Great restaurant (beautiful entrance as well) and I highly recommend.

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vipcalypso
Washington DC
100 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2016
Overall3food3service3ambience2

frabrick was Ok, but not great. Based on the reviews, I expected more, especially for NYC. I got to the restaurant about 5 minutes early and despite the fact that I had reservations and my table was ready, they would not seat me until my other dining companion arrived. The hostess was not very friendly to say the least. Wait staff was much better.
we ordered the tuna nicoise and the steak frittes - classic dishes. salad was nicely dressed, but was surprised to see what looked like canned tuna! I would have expected fresh tuna on the salad. The steak fritte was cooked perfectly and seasoned nicely. I would definitely get this dish again. While the menu was priced relatively well (for NYC) the wine list was CRAZY expensive!
Finally, I must say that the restaurant was more than vibrant...it was loud. We could barely hear each other talk and could very easily hear the conversation next to us. The table we sat at felt like they needed to squeeze one more table in! We kept either getting our chair bumped when the waiters would need to go to one of the nearby tables or we would have to move slightly. Very annoying!

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vipFoodie2013
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2016
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Disappointing. Quality of food and service were not consistent with the price point. Hot food served cold and service not attentive at all.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server (female, from PA- Laurie I think??) was awesome!

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vipHipNana
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food was delicious a Had a great time. Great for sharing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Desserts were fantastic. The cauliflower dish was very tasty as well. Great vegetarian options. Great environment for business dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Despite the delicious pretzels, brussels sprouts, carrot salad, General Tso's cauliflower, plus amazing dessert options, I could not resist having a few bites of my partner's clothesline bacon. #badvegetarian. Yum!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Try the delicious Piecaken! It's a unique dessert with layers of cake, pumpkin pie, pecan pie, and topped with apple pie filling.

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vipTrainerfoodie
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2016
Overall2food1service3ambience3

The space was interesting and well designed. But, the food was really not at all worth the time at all. It was mediocre at best. I had the French toast "nuggets" to start. I asked the waiter how small they were as he showed me suing his hands that they were in fact the size of nuggets. But, they weren't. They French toast nuggets were challah bread bread that was cut into 4 pieces per slice of challah. So, it was an actual meal vs. a small starter. I had also presented the omelet with spinach and tomato. The omelet should've been spinach with a touch of eggs.
I have no plans of going back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Love the place. A bit pricey, but it is David Burke, in a hotel, in NYC.

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AlisonG
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the presentation. Beautiful. The candied bacon comes hanging from clothes pins on a laundry line - very unique.

Their take on the general Tao cauliflower is a great vegetarian dish that even chicken lovers will enjoy.

All in all was a good meal, service was smooth and I would definitely return if I'm in the neighborhood.

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Permanently Closed - David Burke fabrick is rated 4.2 stars by 721 OpenTable diners.