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winnipeg ’ s bestlist

The definitive Ciao ! restaurant list outlines our selection of the top dining establishments in the city . Virtually all of these recommendations are locally owned and operated . Keep this list available for easy reference , whether you are seeking a formal multi-course gourmet extravaganza or simply want the best soup in town . Although information is updated every issue , restaurant details are subject to change without notice . If you have visited a restaurant that should be considered for addition to this list , please e-mail your recommendation to : editorial @ bestmarketing . com
— New Location wa — Wheelchair accessible lp — Licensed premises sp — Summer Patio a — American Express ia — Interac m — MasterCard v — Visa atm — Bank machine on‐site
BARBEQUE
Famous Dave ’ s 11 Reenders Dr , 204-504-7200 . This roadhouse style joint is famous for its low and slow smoked ribs . The scratch kitchen serves BBQ favourites alongside classic American sides . WA , LP , A , IA , M , V
BISTRO
Baked Expectations 161 Osborne St , 204‐452‐5176 . The menu lists comfort food like burgers and pasta , but save room for the sweet stuff . This place is duly noted for its decadent desserts . WA , LP , IA
Bistro on Notre Dame 784 Notre Dame Ave , 204-691-1515 . This stylish spot boasts international flavours made with local ingredients like bison and walleye . Visit Wednesdays for discounted vegan options . LP , A , IA , M , V Bonfire Bistro 1433 Corydon Ave , 204‐487‐4440 . Famous for wood-fired pies , this rustic yet refined hangout delivers on creative toppings , like the jalapenos and fire-roasted pineapple that heat up the Hawaiian pizza . WA , LP , IA , M , V Café 22 823 Corydon Ave , 204-989-5119 . Popular locale does double duty as family-friendly restaurant and trendy lounge . Pizzas are fired in a woodburning oven . LP , IA , M , V deer + almond 85 Princess St , 204‐504‐8562 . This hip Exchange District restaurant boasts an inspired , globally influenced menu of creative , shareable plates in a casual , artsy space . Try the deer and blueberry tartare . WA , LP , IA , M , V
Kevin ’ s Bistro 141 Bannatyne Ave , 204-221-5028 . Chef Michael Spence ’ s menu brings back the 1970 ’ s casserole with flair and ups the mac and cheese ante with a saucy bechamel . A cozy spot worthy of date night . WA , LP , A , IA , M , V Pauline 112 Marion St , 204-235-6001 . Stylish and sunny French-inspired bistro named for an historic Winnipeg artist . Serves exquisite breakfast and brunch fare , including a wide array of tartines . WA , LP , SP , A , IA , M , V Prairie Ink Grant Park Shopping Centre , 204‐975‐2659 . Cozy retreat inside McNally Robinson Booksellers serves healthy fare for all tastes . Extensive fresh juice selection and wonderful desserts . WA , LP , A , IA , M , V Prairie ’ s Edge 2015 Main St , 204‐284‐7275 . Eatery nestled in the greenery of Kildonan Park offers dishes packed with regional ingredients . Pickerel cheeks , beets , smoked char and wild rice shine . WA , LP , A , IA , M , V Resto at Thermëa 775 Crescent Dr , 204‐284-9595 . Located inside Thermëa by Nordik-Spa Nature , this peaceful bistro serves a health-focused , memorable menu with touches of regional ingredients . WA , LP , IA , M , V Saucers Cafe 570 Academy Rd , 204‐489‐9204 . Generous sandwiches , salads , wraps , pizzas , specialty coffees and teas . Try the roasted vegetable bruschetta with goat cheese and balsamic reduction . WA , LP , A , IA , M , V Steve ’ s Bistro 3121 Portage Ave , 204‐831‐5531 . Tuck into hearty portions of Mediterranean-influenced cuisine , like tangy housemade olive tapenade and fall-off-the-bone rack of lamb with lemon . WA , LP , A , IA , M , V
BURGERS
Daly Burger 619 Corydon Ave , 204‐284‐4944 . A classic menu of burgers , chili fries , cheese dogs and super thick shakes , coupled with retro memorabilia , make for a 50 ’ s feel .
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Nuburger 4 locations . Decidedly local ingredients and spirit . Healthy , fresh twists on the classic burger and options for all dietary restrictions served in bright , modern spaces . WA , LP , A , IA , M , V Tipsy Cow 285 Portage Ave , 204-944-8928 . This bistro ’ s menu proudly highlights locally sourced ingredients and locavores will appreciate familiar regional blends . Selection of local spirits and craft beers . WA , LP , A , IA , M , V
Tokyo Burger 2-120 Osborne St , tokyoburger . ca . Japanese flavours transport Tokyo Burger ’ s menu from Osborne Village to Tsukiji Market . Burgers boast premium proteins like Wagyu beef , salmon , and chicken katsu . A , IA , M , V
CAFÉ
Across the Board Game Café 211 Bannatyne Ave , 204‐691‐3422 . Choose from more than 1,000 board games to play , or simply enjoy snacks , sandwiches and delicious entrées in this bright and bustling space . LP , IA , M , V Clementine Café 123 Princess St , 204‐942‐9497 . Trendy underground nook gives haute cuisine flair to simple breakfast and lunch dishes like Belgian waffles and eggs benedict .
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Feast Café Bistro 587 Ellice Ave , 204-691-5979 . This cozy spot pays tribute to Manitoba ’ s Indigenous groups with a menu rich in bannock , bison and berries . Try the squash pizza topped with white sauce and pine nuts . WA , LP , A , M , V Joe Black Coffee Bar 2037 Portage Ave , 204‐415‐1660 . Across the bridge from Assiniboine Park , this mod café serves up casual lunch fare and sinfully delicious desserts from Chocolate Zen Bakery . WA , LP , SP , IA , M , V , ATM
Juneberry 531 St . Mary ’ s Rd ., 204-306-8838 . Elegant and friendly daytime spot with a gorgeous interior and a menu featuring Asian and Middle Eastern inspired dishes . The breakfast bahn mi is a must try . WA , IA , M , V
The Mighty Kiwi 709 Corydon Ave , 204‐691‐4750 . Fresh pressed juices and smoothies abound at this joint , as well as a tidy selection of healthy bites . Try healthy smoothie bowls , parfaits and vegan snacks . A , IA , M , V Marion Street Eatery 393 Marion Street , 204‐233‐2843 . Elevated homey comfort food . Try gourmet mac and cheese with bacon and pretzel topping . Try fluffy pancakes with apple whiskey caramel sauce . LP , SP , A , IA , M , V
Modern Electric Lunch 232 Main Street , 204-306-6404 . Contemporary takes on classic diner fare . The savory waffle with gouda dipping sauce is a highlight , as are the fresh baking , sandwiches , and soups . WA , LP , A , IA , M , V
Next Stop Café 333 Pembina Ave , 204-477-5439 . Coffees , teas and lattes are brewed up in a welcoming Persian coffeehouse setting . Cafe classics boast distinct Middle Eastern flavours . WA , LP , A , IA , M , V , ATM
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