We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
WINNER WONDERLAND
Win Big When You Book on TripAdvisor

La Fabrique

$$ - $$$
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
12 rue des 3 Sonnettes, 72000, Le Mans, France
+33 2 43 23 91 56
Website
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

168 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 14: English reviews
Derby, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
457 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Was taken here by a local colleague and the food was excellent. Nice menu, available in English as well with correct translations. Portions are a decent size. My steak was cooked to perfection. The restaurant is a typical French bistro and is lovely.

Helpful?
Thank Sam3314
Northampton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
144 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

We were tired and hot after a long journey north and this was close to where we were staying and open on a Monday evening. Food great, veal in mushroom sauce and the chicken recommended. Good service, pleased with our choice

Helpful?
Thank MrsG6615
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
204 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

Dinner with my son (and a dog.....). Staff are friendly, flexible, attentive and quick. Food was good and relatively cheap (opt for the menu). We sat in the garden space at the back of the house. We'd go again.

Helpful?
Thank sol500
Sidmouth, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2015

Went there on 13th July- stupidly didn't realise it was a holiday the next day. It was very busy, the service was slow and the food wasn't great. It had a nice outside garden at the back where we sat.

Helpful?
Thank Liz E
Kiev, Ukraine
Level Contributor
186 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2015 via mobile

We came here in a big group with prior reservation as part of our 24 hours of Le Mans visit. As I understood from our French colleagues, the cuisine is typically local and quite good. Please, note that it's quite heavy with a lot of fat in most typical dishes. But the waiting was almost unbearable even considering that all... More 

Helpful?
Thank EgorParienko
Isle of Lewis, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
84 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2014

Looking at the reviews on here, I feel I am committing a crime by placing an average the on this restaurant. We visited after the Drivers parade, everywhere was packed so we were lucky to get a table. We sat out at the back, on a terrace area, welcome relief after the noise with crowds and cars. Every table was... More 

Helpful?
Thank Lesley3405
Madrid
Level Contributor
546 reviews
276 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 232 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2013

We looked around in Le Vieux Mans (the old part of Le Mans) and this restaurant´s menu pleased us most. Neighbouring restaurants have terraces in the streets, but La Fabrique has one at the back, surrounded by (the back of) old weaver houses. The terrace is built on different levels, so it always seems intimate. Large choice of salads, using... More 

Helpful?
Thank onzils
Baarn, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2013 via mobile

We had diner with 10 persons. The restaurant has a very cool terras 'inside' the restaurant. The service was very good. They work very hard to get all the food on time to all the customers. The menu is well balanced and tasts perfect. No complaints at all. The restaurant is worth visiting when you are in Le Mans.

Helpful?
Thank Ron H
Almere, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
40 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2013

great food for a great price. lovely restaurant with great service. Nice terrace in the back were we enjoyed a nice meal. great ambiance.

Helpful?
Thank sylviamary
Menlo Park, CA
Level Contributor
119 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2013

Unpretentious La Fabrique is hidden away on a small street in Le Mans, with a pleasant garden in the back. Service was warm and friendly, our lunch delicious. Pass up the more prominent places with bigger signs and treat yourself to a relaxing Kir Pétillant before dining.

Helpful?
Thank kmuch

Travelers who viewed La Fabrique also viewed

 

Been to La Fabrique? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
French, European
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 rue des 3 Sonnettes, 72000, Le Mans, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Pays de la Loire  >  Sarthe  >  Le Mans
  • Phone Number: +33 2 43 23 91 56

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from La Fabrique staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?