I would love to give Le Chic Shack five stars but I will explain the downgrade later. But first, the POSITIVES:
The restaurant is situated in a perfect location right off the boardwalk in front of the Château Fairmont. Which is this beautiful castle that is now owned by Fairmont Hotel. They have tall wooden tables, tall windows and high ceilings. It's really a beautiful restaurant, great beer selection, and their homemade sodas are awesome. The bathroom was spotless. The staff was super friendly and you could see the kitchen station, which was beautifully clean, organized and kept up. The chefs/cooks were very nice too when I asked about the burgers and their ingredients.
We ordered the Le Shack and the Le Robuste. The Brioche buns were amazing and the burgers were just the right size. The Robuste is made with Bison meat, which I have to say, was cooked perfectly. Bison meat is very lean and due to that, it is overcooked and dry the majority of the time HOWEVER these guys did that meat justice (perfectly cooked). It also comes with "Gentlemen Sauce" which I am not going to make any lude jokes but it was very good. The french fries (we got the classics) were phenomenal!!! Cooked perfectly, lightly seasoned and I mean lightly. I do not like salty fries so it was really nice that this place took it easy on that. We also got the Homemade Sodas in Blood Orange and Mango. They were awesome, not super sweet at all and you could actually taste the fruit.
Unfortunately, there are two reasons I had to knock off a star.... First, I asked for ketchup and napkins (it was a to go order so we could sit on boardwalk and enjoy the view/weather/etc.) They gave us ONLY two ketchup packets AND LIED to my face when I asked twice for napkins and this was by the manager. For one thing, I should not have to ask for either; it's just common sense. Then, considering the prices it should have been a no brainer to even overburden my order with napkins, mustard, ketchup, etc. Second reason for "star" knock off, is can they stop slathering so much Mayo and/or Aioli on everything?! Seriously, I love both but I do not want my food literally "drowning" in it. My husband took a bite out of his burger and the Aioli (he got Le Shack) oozed between his fingers, it was disgusting...and he says, " Where's the beef?” He got a mouth full of nothing but Aioli. I swear I felt like we were in the Whole Nine Yards (filmed in Montreal and Quebec City) with Chandler.... uhhhh I mean Mathew Perry telling the waitress no "Mayo" on his burger and the cook slathers it on anyway.
My suggestion is that you should go, it is very good, but be very clear about "EASY" on the sauces and if you get a to go order, TRIPLE check your bag for the standard accompaniments...like NAPKINS!
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