You go there for the beer. You go there for the food. You go there for the beautiful location. Bottom line is that you go there. I wish they had more Unibroue on tap (or even avilable in bottle), but that’s getting picky. Very good food, nice atmosphere, beautiful setting -- yeah, this place is essential.
First of all, this is probably the single most beautiful establishment devoted to beer that I have ever visited. I first visited during the Mondial in 2005, and we walked through the huge old brick building in a daze...Unibroue memorabilia combining with a medieval-renaissance theme is hard to beat! Slightly different themes to the different floors, lots of dark wood everywhere, and a gorgeous patio overlooking the wide expanse of the Chambly...no wonder they perform so many weddings here, could there be a better place in Quebec if you’re a beer-lover?
The beer is all Unibroue, which has its upside and down; the quality is generally very high and they will have some rarities that you’ll basically never see in a restaurant like Fringante...but there are times when that Unibroue yeast isn’t what I want to taste with my food. Luckily, they have an extensive, all-Quebec list of wines, ciders, meads, and aperetifs as well so there will be something for nearly everyone.
The food? Quite excellent, rustic French-Canadian in style, heavy on the meat with a bit of seafood (vegetarians might not find much), with a several-course method of serving that will surely leave you sated. Focus on wild game (caribou over this past weekend, along with deer and trout) and fairly rich, heavy sauces. It’s very good, though I’m not sure that the price is justified
Steps away from historic Fort Chambly (if you wanna know what it looks like, just take a look at your bottle of Blanche de Chambly), FF used to be a church that they converted into a medieval/Québecois restaurant. Used to belong to Unibroue before they were bought out by Sleeman. All current Unibroue Beers are available, the last time I was there it was for a wedding, and was able to sample a few draft Raftmans and Blanches, a cold Quelquechose and quite a few Edition 2004s. Staff is very freindly and knowledgeable. The decor is awesome, full of old Québec breweryana, even the faucets in the restroom are old tap handles! Be sure to go upstairs to get a look at the bar, it’s the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen made out of wood. Food is absolutely amazing, from their home-made smoked sturgeon and scallops entrees to the grilled wild game to the Trois-Pistoles sorbet, it’s insanely good. One of the best Food-Beer combos in Québec.
CapFlu (237) Victoria, British Columbia | February 14, 2004| Updated October 28, 2004
A taunting place with ALL its Unibroue brews... even the discontinued beers that are behind glass which they will not give you no matter how much you beg on your knees!
Beautiful building with friendly staff. Sell only Unibroue beers but you can get pretty much all of them.
MartinT (521) Montreal, Quebec | January 12, 2004| Updated July 13, 2005
Beautiful, colonial barn-like building serving exquisite French/Québécois cuisine with all of Unibroue’s beers. No other beers are available though. The food is the best I have encountered in a beer-themed restaurant and can be a bit pricey. Tongue orgasms guaranteed.
Staff was great and didn't have the anti-Anglo bent that sometimes pops up in Quebec. Nice tap list and lots of Unibroue products to buy in the gift shop. Food was excellent and included some interesting traditional Quebecois and native Canadian dishes.
A great restaurant for the beer lovers. Their onion soup with Blanche de Chambly is my all-time model. Their Maudite sausages are excellent as well, everything's good in fact. Nice building well spotted close to Fort Chambly on the Richelieu River and dangerously close to the Unibroue brewery. Charming friendly medieval atmosphere. A little expensive though.