About Isaac’s Way

New Owners – Kristin, Laurie, Jesse, and Tabatha

Isaac’s Way opened in November 2005 on Carleton Street under the leadership of Tina and Jason LeJeune. They worked ambitiously to create a community minded restaurant. The original restaurant was destroyed in a tragic fire October 2012, but we love our new location at 649 Queen Street, in the old historic York County Court House c1855.

In December 2018, the LeJeunes decided to sell the business and pursue other interests. Operations were handed over to the four people that had helped make Isaac’s Way successful all these years. Tabatha Smith now leads the team along with three industry professionals (Chef Jesse, Chef Laurie, and Kristin) and their goal is to continue the story and tradition of Isaac’s Way as it has always been. Here they are, meet the new ownership team! 

JESSE DEMERS: Isaac’s Way Kitchen Manager and Chef Extraordinaire!

LAURIE RICHARD: Isaac’s Way Pastry Chef and the Vegan Chef of The Abbey Café & Gallery!

KRISTIN THURLOW: Isaac’s Way Customer Service / Staff Manager 

TABATHA SMITH: Operations Manager and Restaurant Team Leader

The Isaac’s Way menu has a strong focus on local products: craft beers, New Brunswick meats, Atlantic seafood, and seasonally farmed vegetables … we believe it is important to support our local producers to build a stronger economy. Even our coffee mugs are made in New Brunswick! Isaac’s Way chefs takes pride in cooking everything from scratch, including our salad dressings, sauces and soups, and of course our famous gourmet desserts. You will appreciate the fresh flavours and home cooked recipes.

We look forward to feeding you!

Photography by John MacDermid www.ehtozed.ca

Photography by John MacDermid

Isaac’s Way Restaurant is well known as a gathering spot for the city of Fredericton serving a variety of customers year ’round, from tailored business suits to casual jeans, from giggling college students to chatty professors, from young whipper snippers to the older cane swingers, we are proud to serve them all!  Our atmosphere is casual, colourful, and friendly. We entertain parties of six to larger groups of 20+, for birthday parties, business meetings, bridal showers, retirement socials, family reunions, holiday events, and more.

The community is the heart of any successful restaurant, and we are very proud to be a part of Fredericton’s Downtown Community. With walls showcasing local artists, one of our goals is to raise funds for underprivileged kids via an ongoing silent art auction. These funds provide lessons in art, dance, theatre and music and the kids we sponsor are so very grateful. We also enjoy donating food every week to the Wilmot United Church Saturday Evening Drop In Centre, feeding 30-40 hungry individuals. It is our commitment to protect the planet by working continuously to make environmentally friendly choices daily.

The new owners extend a hearty invitation and a warm welcome to you. Join us for a meal, a drink, a chat, or a walk through the art auction gallery. Want us to hold a table? We gladly accept reservations (506) 474-7222.