Fable is quite a well known and liked restaurant in Kits. I have been pretty reluctant to try it out however: usually when places are highly hyped, I end up getting disappointed. And the menu doesn’t look all that exciting to be honest. However, they apparently have another location called Fable Diner located on Broadway, near Main. The latter is a sort of upscale diner serving up a menu of traditional diner food with a more modern twist. During my visit there, I got their Baked Mac and Cheese, which I added Bacon to for an additional $5. I initially wanted their Nutella French Toast, but unfortunately some
a-hole customer in front of me ordered the last slice. I ended up going with their Roasted Duck Pancake, which I added an egg to for $2.
Baked Mac and Cheese + Bacon ($13 + $5):
This came topped with breadcrumbs, green onions, and goat cheese. The noodles were perfectly cooked for me, being sufficiently tender but still maintaining some chew. I loved the sauce, which was rich and thick, and coated the noodles well. The goat cheese also lent a nice saltiness. I also really liked their version of bacon, which wasn’t really bacon per se, but rather chunks of tender pork belly. I did find it to be a bit underseasoned, however. The portion was pretty small; more like a side to me than a main.
Roasted Duck Pancake + Egg ($15 + $2):
This consisted was topped with pulled duck, kimchi, onion, sesame and kewpie mayo. I loved the pancake itself, which was really soft and fluffy, and was of a fair size. The flavours of the toppings were just fantastic, and a perfect blend of savoury and sweet. I did find the portion of duck to be a bit stingy however. I added a poached egg for an addition $2, but to be honest, I’m really not sure if it really added all that much. While I certainly did enjoy the dish, I don’t think it’s better than the pancakes from Red Wagon, which is cheaper and comes at a much heartier portion.
The food at Fable was pretty good. I did find their portions to be rather small, especially for the prices that they were charging. The service was also uneven: the servers were very friendly at first, but towards the end of the meal, they seemed to forget my existence and it took me 15 minutes to finally flag one down and get the bill. All in all, while I did like the food in this place, the prices and uneven service prevents me from giving this place a full-hearted recommendation.