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3.4/5 rDev -20.7%
Very nice restaurant, with a great terrace with a view on the Richelieu river. Food ranges from ok to good. You will only find beers from Unibroue and when I went only their regular lineup was offered. Service was really slow and a bit clunky even if the restaurant wasn't full. As for the price, the food is a bit pricey but prices on beer are pretty fair.
06-21-2013 13:18:51 | More by Whatup14
4.58/5 rDev +6.8%
I have to say that this has become one of my favorite places to go in the summertime. It's an hour north of the border, and with passport in hand and knowledge of some smaller border crossings, its no problem to go there. Many of the waiters/waitresses speak English, but you may want to study up on some basic French to help with your ordering.
The building is a wonderful brick structure, two floors, with bathrooms located in the basement. The interior is styled with a colonial Quebec feel. Wooden tables with low back simple chairs. The glass top tables have information about the history of brewing in Quebec. The upper floor is in cathedral style (stained glass windows, even) and is great for larger events. Servers are dressed in colonial garb, and some weekends have performances by an entertaining duet. (Justine et Severin ~sp?)
The front section of the restaurant has the Unibroue beers for sale at a reduced price (compared to the restaurant), and some locally made food products (Jams, jellies, honey, ice cider?). Stronger Unibroues can be found at a local SAQ (liquor store).
The beer selection consists of the locally produced Unibroue beers. These are on tap, or draft, with seasonal varieties available, although they sometimes go quickly. Wine drinkers will find some nice Quebec made selections, along with ice ciders, and mixed drinks.
The food is not pub fare by any means. The menu has selections ranging from soup and salad, to bison, venison steak, local cheeses, rabbit and trout. Most of these are made with the Unibroue beers, in sauce form, or during preparation. They include soup, salad, and dessert.
Service is good, but slow by American standards. You ask for what you want, as opposed to being bothered. We have spent twelve hour chunks of time there, and never felt rushed or ignored.
The prices are more than reasonable for the quality of food, and the atmosphere of the restaurant.
Although it is nice in winter, during the summer, the terrace behind the main building, with its view of the river, and historical Fort Chambly, is wonderful. Cyclists will find nice routes to travel across the country side to get to this stop with little trouble.
02-10-2008 22:16:22 | More by Bobzilla
3.93/5 rDev -8.4%
As a whole I am not just impressed with the Fourquet Fourchette I am in love with the town of Chambly. The town is quaint and the people are wonderful. Plus it is full off good beer. The Fourquet Fourchette has a great selection of Unibroue at reasonable prices. The service is friendly but slow do not go there if you are in a hurry. The atmosphere is excellent. The costumes of the staff are great and just a little more to the authentic European feel. It is like a European guesthouse meets breweriana museum. Very classy with wonderful views of the water from the patio.
09-11-2007 12:54:36 | More by MTNboy
3.63/5 rDev -15.4%
Stopped here for lunch on the way to Burlington from Montreal last week. It was a beautiful day, so I sat out on the patio on the lake.
This place is HUGE. 2 levels, plus outdoors, including a tent. It strikes me as a hunter's lodge theme. Long wooden tables inside, with some smaller tables as well. On the main floor is the main bar, with a service bar downstairs. Lots of beer memorabilia hung on the walls and a bunch of bottles from around Canada on shelving on the main floor.
This place is affiliated with Unibroue, so only Uni beers available. That's ok though, as Uni beers are generally very good. They did not have the draft lines running the day I was there, so I settled on a U blonde, which was a treat, as this one is not in my home State of CT yet. Proper glassware was used.
I ordered the salmon special, which was a good sized filet with a Chambly Blanche sauce atop. Very tasty and filling for lunch.
The one downer was the service was pretty poor. I didn't get my geer until about 20 minutes after I ordered it. My food also was quite delayed, so I only had a little bit of beer to drink with it. To the resto's credit, they did not charge me for the neer and were very apologetic. I would have had another, but I had to drive to Burlington and I frankly I was recovering from my Montreal crawl the night before, which ended at about 3:45.
I will definitely go back to try out some drafts.
05-26-2007 18:59:48 | More by sraimondi
4.2/5 rDev -2.1%
Visited Fourquet Fourchette on two occasions while in the Montreal area. Scenic drive outside Montreal is very nice, and the weather has been great both times. The inside conveys a sense of long ago times, especially with all the wood inside, and the servers fancy getup, I really enjoy the atmosphere. Its nice that they have the Unibroue gift shop in the front, I spent quite a bit of money there both times on beer and merchandise. The food is very good, first time I went I had venison with a Trois Pistoles gravy that was amazing, I wish they had a larger selection of Unibroue beers there however, the second time I visited there wasn't much to choose from. However not much beats sitting out by the lake at the end of summer with a good meal and good beer. Would visit any time.
12-02-2006 00:42:33 | More by Viggo
4.28/5 rDev -0.2%
The place has a 18th century hunting lodge look. Which is accented by all the staff wearing period clothing.There is a patio out back that overlooks a lake for a marvelous view while dinning there. I would recomend sitting out there if the season and the weather permits. Only beers from the Unibroue brewery are served here. Also most of the food or coniments are prepared with the Unibroue beers. Again the language and cultural differences ( my problem, not theirs ) lessened my total overal experence. I did get to try one beer that I was unaware of while there. I love the Unibroue beers and so love this place. If you are traveling to or from Montreal this place is not to be missed. If also like the beer from Unibroue it is just added incentive.
10-13-2006 14:24:52 | More by ybnorml
4.05/5 rDev -5.6%
visited this place this past saturday for a light lunch and some beers.
situated on a picturesque piece of property, adjacent to a 19th century stone fortress and directly overlooking the rough waters of the something-or-other river. there was a touristy sign with some info which i overlooked. the restaurant itself is a two-story lodge type building with lots of thick wooden tables and lots of tree bark as well. ornate carved "U"s are everywhere, and the dining areas are accented with a cream color evoking a hunter's version of country kitchen. gold fixtures give the place some class, and i absolutely loved the tap handle fixtures used to dispense water in the bathroom. we ate in a riverside tent located on the actual grounds, but i spent good amounts of time examining the near-empty restaurant. the downstairs bar is especially nice, quaint but significant as the closest thing to an official unibroue tap room (the nearby brewery is very corporate and closed to the public).
the gift shop in the upstairs dining room looks like something out of a vermont tourist trap.. stacks of beer cases and bottles decorated with ribbons and stuffed animals. display cases holding wrapped t-shirts, jams, jellies, vinegars and some other unibroue products. there is one glass display case that fools you into thinking some vintage, rare beers are available.. they're not, but plenty of good beer to be had for the taking. 1837, segneuriale, raftman, eau benite, raspberry ephemere, as well as the standard lineup.
for my lunch, i opted for the hunter's soup, a cream soup of leeks and carrots. it was creamy but not too rich, a savoury delight. i also tried the green salad with blanche de chambly dressing. that was ok, nothing special. for my entree, it was a woody smoked pork loin with mushroom ragout ala maudite, potatoes in fat and grilled vegs. absolutely delicious. the smokiness paired well with some draft raftman. followed that up with a chocolate mousse and berries with some raspberry ephemere thanks to spesh. delicious. some of the best cuisine a la biere i have had the pleasure to enjoy.
the beers on tap were vast and all unibroue. the lower abv beers were on tap (ephemere, blanche, bolduc and raftman). in various sized bottles, everything else was available on their product line. even some vintage bottles were for sale priced high... fringante (19!), 2005, terrible, etc. all beers i enjoyed were uncorked at the table, the labels were shown to me.. similar to the ordering of a fine wine bottle. nice touch.
service was initially atrocious though. i was overlooked for beer for quite some time, despite several beer refills on tables in my immediate vicinity. once i got up, located my waiter, and demanded service, the rest of the meal and time there incorporated fast & attentive action from the fruitily-dressed waitstaff (knickers, stockings, and froofy little vests). the whole thing was frustrating, as was the brain-dead guy running the gift shop register, but i can acknowledge that this place PROBABLY, USUALLY has decent service. i'll give them slight benefit of the doubt here.
prices.. well, expensive. but this is a fancier place. business lunches and romantic couples. riverview dining, all that. if you are a unibroue fan, or a fan of beer cuisine, there is no excuse to miss this place when traveling through quebec.
06-06-2006 18:35:52 | More by goodbyeohio
4.7/5 rDev +9.6%
My friend lives in Montreal, so I go up to visit at least twice a year and we always go here for the Sunday brunch...except for the one time it was closed for a shareholders meeting which the only notification for was a hand written sign on the door. One trip out to Chambly for nothing but that can't take away from the great food and beer I've had on every other visit.
The buffet is just great. The potatoes cooked in duck fat are always good to start your day. The bacon for some reason is just much better then any bacon I've had anywhere else. Last time I was in there they had french toast made with thick cut baguets and served with Raftman syrup , which was increadible. The buffet selection is generally the same with a few changes but the selection is huge, everything is good and I believe it was $15 Canadian last time I was there which is a great deal for the quality of the food.
Of course they have all the standard Unibroue on tap and a selection of breakfast drinks like Blanch mimosas. The gift shop has all the seasonal and hard to find Unibroues. A must stop for anyone going to Montreal.
The first time we went, we were intent on getting a tour of the Unibroue brewery which we didn't realize was closed on Sunday. We talked to our server and told him how much we love their beer and he offered us a private tour. So we drove him over in our car, and he opened the brewery and gave us a private walking tour of the brewery. We paid him the standard price for the tour and got to see everything. It's a great little brewery and our server/tour guide Stephan was extremely knowledgeable right down to which beers age the best and how long to age each one...i.e. the difference between a young Fin du Monde and a 8 year old.
I wouldn't expect to get that personal treatment for everyone on every visit but it certainly left a great impression on us as to just how passionate Unibroue, their employees and the town are about their beer.
04-06-2006 21:44:55 | More by ryanms3030
4.35/5 rDev +1.4%
My wife and I have been hearing about this place for a while and decided to stop in for Sunday brunch on our most recent visit to the area. After a few days in Montreal, it was a pleasant drive out in the country. It's been accurately described by others already, but there were a few things that really stood out for me. The view of the lake was exquisite. The display cases full of beer, jelly, and mustard. The unfinished wood throughout looked like it was straight from the sawmill. And the servers' outfits made you feel like you'd stepped back in time. Overall, the ambiance was superb. Even though we were here for brunch, the service was quite good. Our server didn't speak English very well, but was patient with our broken high school French. The beers were all Unibroue, but quite inexpensive for purchase in a restaurant. We had the Blanche Orange (Blanche de Chambly with orange juice), which was suggested by an friend. The food was absolutely stellar, especially for brunch served as a buffet. A lot of care and thought went into the dishes, with the incorporation of beer into many of them. Pork cooked in Maudite. Chicken in La Fin du Monde sauce. Raftman maple syrup. Plus, there were some game sausages and meats along with a giant piece of salmon. And plenty of other choices as well. I'd come back anytime just for the food. A highly recommended outing for anyone in the Montreal area. We'll definitely be back.
09-21-2005 00:47:26 | More by DrJay
3.33/5 rDev -22.4%
We were extremely disappointed with this place. Although, it was great to have all the bottled options there wasn't anything I couldn't get at the Stop N Steal outside the hotel in Montreal. Being so close to the brewery I was hoping to try some fresh Unibroue on-tap. Sadly, they had only 4 taps and nothing that I can't get back home in Ohio.
The food was okay, nothing spectacular. The chicken was dry and overdone which was well-matched by the limp veggies. There is a salad bar that comes with the meals but it was very dirty with, warm wilted lettuce and many flying insects also. The bread served was awesome, though.
The building is very nice with the brick and wood interior. Our server said it was an old shoemaking building!
If I were you I would stop in, walk around, have a beer and then go elsewhere for dinner.
08-11-2005 13:09:26 | More by babyhobbes
Fourquet Fourchette in Chambly, QC, Canada
93 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.