Main Street Bistro & Bakery and Chez Fabien in Grapevine growing since 2000

The American burger ($12) includes an 8-ounce certified Angus beef patty, lettuce, tomato, bacon and onions.

The American burger ($12) includes an 8-ounce certified Angus beef patty, lettuce, tomato, bacon and onions.

Image description
Main Street Bistro & Bakery and Chez Fabien
Image description
Main Street Bistro & Bakery and Chez Fabien
Image description
Main Street Bistro & Bakery and Chez Fabien
Image description
Main Street Bistro & Bakery and Chez Fabien
Image description
Main Street Bistro & Bakery and Chez Fabien
Main Street Bistro & Bakery opened as a small operation in Historic Downtown Grapevine nearly 20 years ago, serving fresh bread and baked goods along with a sparse selection of sandwiches and soups, co-owner Fabien Goury said.

But after a few years, Goury and his wife, Yasmine, knocked down one of the walls and expanded their business next door to open Chez Fabien.

“We started as a bakery, and as the years went by, people wanted more … so we evolved as a full-blown restaurant,” Goury said.

Although both Chez Fabien and the cafe now see a flurry of activity even during typically slow times for other restaurants, Goury said it has taken many years to build a following of loyal customers.

“The first Sunday that weekend we opened [the bakery], I think we made $50,” he said.

But more people kept coming. Business flourished. People could not get out of their seats without bumping into someone standing behind them, Goury said.

Nowadays, the bakery continues to churn out fresh pastries, tea and coffee drinks while Chez Fabien serves craft cocktails and homemade dishes from where they sit side by side on Grapevine’s Main Street. One of the most popular items is the bakery’s cronuts—a donut and croissant hybrid.

“I put creme brulee and caramel on top,” Goury said.

Goury went through culinary school in France. He calls on that training when working with his staff to create a menu that appeals to his guests.

“We make everything the old-fashioned way. Everything’s made by hand from scratch,” he said.

Even the juice and syrups are made in the restaurant.

The couple has also expanded beyond the city to three other locations in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

They are also opening a new restaurant in July: Piaf. It is about a block away from Chez Fabien and the bakery. Piaf will serve food from the coastal Mediterranean region.

Meanwhile, Goury continues to spend time in the kitchen, looking for ways to improve.

“You look at yourself every day and ask, ‘Am I doing my best?” he said. “We’re dedicated to food and service.”

Main Street Bistro & Bakery and Chez Fabien
316 S. Main St., Grapevine
817-424-4333
www.themainbakery.com
Hours: Sun.-Thu. 6:30 a.m.-9 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 6:30 a.m.-11 p.m.


MOST RECENT

Two guests touch glasses at a previous GrapeFest event. (Courtesy Grapevine Convention and Visitors Bureau)
Grapevine cancels GrapeFest amid COVID-19 concerns

The city of Grapevine has canceled this year's GrapeFest festival.

Texas Commissioner of Education Mike Morath announced in a June 30 State Board of Education meeting that students will be taking the STAAR in the 2020-21 school year. (Courtesy Pixabay)
Education organizations call for STAAR requirements to be waived another year

Gov. Greg Abbott waived the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness, or STAAR, testing requirements in March of earlier this year in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

With a clinical background in internal, pulmonary and critical care medicine, Corry has been with BCM for 20 years. He now focuses primarily on inflammatory lung diseases, such as asthma and smoking-related chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases. (Graphic by Ronald Winters/Community Impact Newspaper)
Q&A: Baylor College of Medicine's Dr. David Corry discusses immunity, vaccine production amid COVID-19 pandemic

Rapid development and distribution of a vaccine worldwide and successful achievement of herd immunity will be key players in determining the lifespan of the COVID-19 pandemic, said Dr. David Corry, a professor of Medicine in the Immunology, Allergy and Rheumatology Section at Baylor College of Medicine.

The annual Heights Car Show will look slightly different from years past. (Courtesy David Alvey)
Richardson car show to carry on, part of Keller trail to close: DFW business, community news

Read the latest business and community news from Dallas-Fort Worth here.

The new partnership will provide on-site, same-day testing and results for assisted-living facility staff and their residents. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
State announces partnership for increased COVID-19 testing for patients, staff at assisted-living facilities, nursing homes

These test sites will help the state work toward the goal of processing up to 100,000 tests in the first month.

Collective MVMT opens exercise studio in Southlake

Collective MVMT opened at the end of June at 2251 E. Southlake Blvd., Ste. 100, Southlake.

(Compiled by Anna Lotz/Community Impact Newspaper)
Learn about advantages, disadvantages of refinancing home amid low interest rates

When interest rates are low, homeowners may look to save money by refinancing, which means getting a new mortgage with a better term or interest rate to lower payments.

(Ellen Jackson/Community Impact Newspaper)
DATA: See annual real estate trends in Grapevine, Colleyville, Southlake

The number of homes sold in the yearlong period that ended May 31, 2020, declined in Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake as well as in Tarrant County as a whole.

The Weihenstephaner Pils, a hoppy pale lager, is one of the German beers Bavarian Grill serves straight from the tap. (Courtesy Bavarian Grill)
Lewisville school plans, police reform talks and other popular DFW stories from this week

Here are five recent updates from Greater Dallas on restaurants opening and closing, community conversations about policing and more.

Effective July 9, hospitals in more than 100 counties across the state must now postpone elective surgeries unrelated to COVID-19. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
MAP: Governor expands restrictions on elective surgeries to more than 100 Texas counties

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott expanded the restrictions that initially required only hospitals in Bexar, Dallas, Harris, and Travis counties to postpone all non-medically necessary surgeries and procedures that are unrelated to COVID-19.

(Ellen Jackson/Community Impact Newspaper)
Low supply, high demand for housing underlined by COVID-19 in Grapevine, Colleyville, Southlake

Some North Texas real estate experts say COVID-19 has resulted in fewer homes on the market, but demand remains as high as ever.

Leased vehicles in Richardson are subject to property taxes. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Lexus Grapevine dealership is now under new ownership

Asbury Automotive Group has acquired the Lexus Grapevine dealership at 901 E. SH 114, Grapevine, according to a July 6 announcement.