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Le Fricot: First Acadian Restaurant In Montreal

Le Fricot - Design d'intérieur - Restaurant - Montreal - Jeff On The Road - All photos are under Copyright  © 2019 Jeff Frenette Photography / dezjeff. To use the photos, please contact me at dezjeff@me.com.

Last year, I had the opportunity to travel to New Brunswick for a photo assignment. I visited two of the main Acadian regions: Acadian Peninsula and South Eastern New Brunswick. Obviously, when I was there I had to try classics such as le fricot, la poutine râpée and all the seafood!

Unfortunately, I wasn’t very impressed with the food I had — except for Origines cuisine maritime which was one of by best meal of 2018.

Coming into Le Fricot, I was very hesitant about the food considering what I had experienced last year. Hopefully, my doubts quickly turned in a lovely evening filled with the most scrumptious food.

Everything was so tasty & you could really feel the love put into it.


Disclaimer: I was invited to a private media launch to discover the restaurant. I wasn’t paid nor required to write this article. All opinions are my own.


Le Fricot - Design d'intérieur - Restaurant - Montreal - Jeff On The Road - All photos are under Copyright  © 2019 Jeff Frenette Photography / dezjeff. To use the photos, please contact me at dezjeff@me.com.
Le Fricot – Design d’intérieur – Restaurant – Montreal – Jeff On The Road – All photos are under Copyright © 2019 Jeff Frenette Photography / dezjeff. To use the photos, please contact me at dezjeff@me.com.

The space at Le Fricot

When you walk into Le Fricot, you walk into a rather large space for a Montreal restaurant. You immediately feel the Acadian warmth as every wall is garnished with authentic Maritimes memorabilia.

With a capacity of about 50 guests inside, they also are planning on opening a terrace on the sidewalk this summer.

My favourite zone of the restaurant is definitely the bar where I will be sitting next time I go.

Le Fricot - Design d'intérieur - Restaurant - Montreal - Jeff On The Road - All photos are under Copyright  © 2019 Jeff Frenette Photography / dezjeff. To use the photos, please contact me at dezjeff@me.com.
Le Fricot – Design d’intérieur – Restaurant – Montreal – Jeff On The Road – All photos are under Copyright © 2019 Jeff Frenette Photography / dezjeff. To use the photos, please contact me at dezjeff@me.com.
Le Fricot - Design d'intérieur - Restaurant - Montreal - Jeff On The Road - All photos are under Copyright  © 2019 Jeff Frenette Photography / dezjeff. To use the photos, please contact me at dezjeff@me.com.
Le Fricot – Design d’intérieur – Restaurant – Montreal – Jeff On The Road – All photos are under Copyright © 2019 Jeff Frenette Photography / dezjeff. To use the photos, please contact me at dezjeff@me.com.
Le Fricot - Design d'intérieur - Restaurant - Montreal - Jeff On The Road - All photos are under Copyright  © 2019 Jeff Frenette Photography / dezjeff. To use the photos, please contact me at dezjeff@me.com.
Le Fricot – Design d’intérieur – Restaurant – Montreal – Jeff On The Road – All photos are under Copyright © 2019 Jeff Frenette Photography / dezjeff. To use the photos, please contact me at dezjeff@me.com.

The food at Le Fricot

As I previously mentioned, my food experience in New Brunswick weren’t the best, but I was more than willing to give Le Fricot a chance. They definitely went above and beyond my initial expectations.

Everything was so tasty and you could really feel the love put into it. From the simple fricot à Ulysse to the lobster rolls or the seafood dip, I loved it all. More over, the prices are very honest considering you have pricy ingredients in most of the dishes. I’m dying to try the fried chicken next time, a major food staple you can find in every Dixie Lee in the maritimes.

I also had a huge crush on their Bloody Caesar which was rimmed with ketchup chips! How Canadian, eh?

Le Fricot - Restaurant - Montreal - Jeff On The Road - All photos are under Copyright  © 2019 Jeff Frenette Photography / dezjeff. To use the photos, please contact me at dezjeff@me.com.
Le Fricot – Restaurant – Montreal – Jeff On The Road – All photos are under Copyright © 2019 Jeff Frenette Photography / dezjeff. To use the photos, please contact me at dezjeff@me.com.
Le Fricot - Restaurant - Montreal - Jeff On The Road - All photos are under Copyright  © 2019 Jeff Frenette Photography / dezjeff. To use the photos, please contact me at dezjeff@me.com.
Le Fricot – Restaurant – Montreal – Jeff On The Road – All photos are under Copyright © 2019 Jeff Frenette Photography / dezjeff. To use the photos, please contact me at dezjeff@me.com.
Le Fricot - Restaurant - Montreal - Jeff On The Road - All photos are under Copyright  © 2019 Jeff Frenette Photography / dezjeff. To use the photos, please contact me at dezjeff@me.com.
Le Fricot – Restaurant – Montreal – Jeff On The Road – All photos are under Copyright © 2019 Jeff Frenette Photography / dezjeff. To use the photos, please contact me at dezjeff@me.com.
Le Fricot - Bloody Caesar - Restaurant - Montreal - Jeff On The Road - All photos are under Copyright  © 2019 Jeff Frenette Photography / dezjeff. To use the photos, please contact me at dezjeff@me.com.
Le Fricot – Bloody Caesar – Restaurant – Montreal – Jeff On The Road – All photos are under Copyright © 2019 Jeff Frenette Photography / dezjeff. To use the photos, please contact me at dezjeff@me.com.

My verdict of Le Fricot

With a decently priced menu offering a good diversity of Acadian food staples, needless to say it’s gonna be a huge it and since it’s the only Acadian restaurant in Montreal, it will definitely become a destination for anyone wanting to try this cuisine.


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Le Fricot - Restaurant - Montreal - Jeff On The Road - All photos are under Copyright  © 2019 Jeff Frenette Photography / dezjeff. To use the photos, please contact me at dezjeff@me.com.
Le Fricot – Restaurant – Montreal – Jeff On The Road – All photos are under Copyright © 2019 Jeff Frenette Photography / dezjeff. To use the photos, please contact me at dezjeff@me.com.
Le Fricot - Design d'intérieur - Restaurant - Montreal - Jeff On The Road - All photos are under Copyright  © 2019 Jeff Frenette Photography / dezjeff. To use the photos, please contact me at dezjeff@me.com.
Le Fricot – Design d’intérieur – Restaurant – Montreal – Jeff On The Road – All photos are under Copyright © 2019 Jeff Frenette Photography / dezjeff. To use the photos, please contact me at dezjeff@me.com.
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Le Fricot – Menu – Restaurant – Montreal – Jeff On The Road – All photos are under Copyright © 2019 Jeff Frenette Photography / dezjeff. To use the photos, please contact me at dezjeff@me.com.
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