A short while ago Fabrik
opened its doors to the public. To fill the void of a sheer emptiness between
the north of the country an the capital, Mersch should be the new place to eat,
drink and party. In this review I will obviously focus on the eating part. But
before addressing their burgers I will describe the location and the concept the
way I understand it.
The idea behind Fabrik appears
quite clever, gather your clients for dinner, and don’t let them leave until
the early morning hours. As a matter of fact, on weekends the location is packed, but to
me it seems that they are fully booked on weekdays as well. Good for them, bad
for the people not having booked a table. The one thing I didn’t like about
their concept was the fact that I had to share a table with other people. Not
that I am very unsocial, you just can’t discuss private stuff if you have
another couple or loud teens on the second half of your table. Others may like
it, maybe I have to adapt, or maybe I am just too old. At least you have been
warned. Everything seems to be different in Mersch, after all you’re not in the
The menu: It is huge. Fabrik
serves burgers, pizzas, pasta, salads and substantial dishes like steak, schnitzels, or half a chicken. I am not a big fan of big menus, but I will admit that they are
trying out some dishes and as far as I am informed there have already been made several
amendments. Anyway, everybody should be able to find something on their menu,
there will be no excuses.
As I was on duty I had to go
with a burger. The best choice seemed to be the Hot Fabrik Burger, two
patties of 160 gr of beef, two layers of cheese (swiss & cheddar),
jalapeños and lettuce for 15.50€. (to be honest I opted for a single patty burger).
Optically the burger looked
incredibly good. The buns were simply great (I know where they’re from and they are my favorite!). The meat was good, the cooking as desired but it lacked a bit of seasoning. The
patty was quite thin so it retains the juice in order to keep it moist and juicy.
I prefer two thin ones rather than a big one. The vegetables were fresh and crisp, just the way they should be. The two types of cheese were perfectly melted
around the meat patty, something I sadly don’t see very often. The fries were
excellent, they were not only presented very nicely in a paper cone, no, they
were also crisp, warm and well seasoned. They reminded me of the ones I had at Mama Loves
You. (Now that I mentioned it, there were clearly some common grounds ;) . The
only real downside to this burger was
the burger sauce. The Hot Fabrik burger comes with the “Fabrik-sauce”. First of
all that name doesn’t even give you a clue what you get, second of all the
sauce wasn’t anything special. In my opinion a good homemade burger sauce can make all the difference, this one is at most average. I ordered all side sauces they had
in the kitchen but all I got was ketchup, mayonnaise and the brasil sauce
(no clue – not good).
So overall a pretty good
experience. I can strongly recommend an evening at Fabrik. Regarding the
burgers, with a few adjustments they could have a great burger. For now, it’s
just a very good one. My weighted rating is a good 7,81. This is a 4th place just
behind Urban City; I guess the different sauces and friendliness of the Urban
staff made the difference for me.