Written by Tania Schiliro on 03.05.14

One of this year’s most anticipated restaurants has finally opened its doors to the public! Located at 3165 Rachel East, corner Midway, Labarake Caserne à Manger now occupies the old Angus Shops fire house, one of Montreal’s best conserved historical buildings. Through months of careful planning and construction, trending designer Mara Costachescu worked hard to create a decor that immediately brings you back to the war years of the 1940s.

Guests can wine and dine or simply enjoy a drink at the intricately designed main bar comprised of 450 pieces of solid walnut. Fun fact: The bar is currently located where the old firehouse doors used to be, so you can sit back and relax at the very same spot fire trucks once traveled. Among the many other impressive things to look out for is an eye-catching wall piece made up of authentic newspaper clippings published by La Presse during World War II, some of which also served as inspiration for the tank-style washroom design. Last but not least, suspended from the industrial loft ceiling is a myriad of hand-crafted light fixtures built with gas piping, the perfect final touch to a well-thought-out design.

Equipped with an inviting open-air kitchen, Labarake Caserne à Manger  certainly knows how to make their guests feel at home. Owners Andy Aboushaybeh, Denis Sobolj and Emmanuel Besnier worked alongside renowned chef Eric Gonzalez to put together a tantalizing menu offering a vast array of comfort foods, rich in local flavors. House specialties include Angus beef tartare, organic salmon à l’unilatéral and cod fish & chips.

This new hotspot will also boast an outdoor terrace with a seating capacity of 80. Essentially an extension of the welcoming mood that is within, the outdoor space will be further enhanced by a collection of custom-made furniture.

Combining the best of the old and the new, Labarake Caserne à Manger embodies the essence of Montreal culture. A great spot to unwind over some drinks, while enjoying a unique culinary experience.

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