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India Palace 770 Ellice Ave , 204-774‐6061 . This West End mainstay boasts a large and varied menu featuring vegetable , chicken , lamb and seafood dinners . Also a lunch and dinner buffet . WA , LP , A , IA , M , V
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Bailey ’ s 185 Lombard Ave , 204-944‐1180 . Heavy wooden doors open onto a world that celebrates the British Empire . Specialties include the reuben , rack of lamb and prime rib of beef . WA , LP , SP , A , IA , M , V , ATM Cork and Flame 3106 Portage Ave , 204-221-2777 . A diverse menu that includes specialties like lamb , pastas , Greek specialties and juicy prime rib dinner on weekends . WA , LP , SP , IA , M , V Maxime ’ s 1131 St . Mary ’ s Rd , 204-257‐1521 . This South Winnipeg favourite sets the standard for suburban-style fine dining . The wide-ranging menu makes for a multi-generational palate pleaser . WA , LP , A , IA , M , V Silver Heights Restaurant 2169 Portage Ave , 204-889-7246 . Long-established neighbourhood eatery popular for its certified Angus steaks and bbq ribs smothered in house-made sauce . WA , LP , SP , A , IA , M , V
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Blaze Restaurant & Lounge Delta Winnipeg , 350 St . Mary Ave , 204‐944‐7259 . Sophisticated cuisine is served in a contemporary setting . Shareable appies along with meat and cheese boards are perfect for group nibbling . WA , LP , A , IA , M , V Capital Grill and Bar 3116 Roblin Blvd , 204‐615‐3116 ; 275 Broadway , 204-416-1144 . Neighbourhood regulars clink glasses in the sleek , modern dining rooms over a mix of homey and high cuisine . WA , LP , A , IA , M , V Close Co . 256 Stafford St , 204‐691-7788 . Small size belies big flavour at this intimate spot . Creative sharing plates keep those in the know returning regularly . WA , LP , SP , IA , M , V
Damecca Lounge 305 Madison St , 204-306-1130 . Polo Park area lounge reveals notable skills in the kitchen with globetrotting dishes like chicken karaage sliders and mushroom truffle pappardelle . LP , A , IA , M , V Enoteca A-1670 Corydon Ave , 204‐487‐1529 . This ultra-hip space boasts a creative sharing plate-style menu using exotic ingredients . Chef Scott Bagshaw ’ s beef tartare with quail egg is exquisite . WA , LP , IA , M , V bestlist
James Avenue Pumphouse 2-109 James Ave , 204-560-5210 . Chef Mark Merano serves multi-culti crowd favourites in this former 1906 fire station like tacos with Mexican birria dip and a super-sized perogy . WA , LP , A ,
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Jane ’ s 504 Main St , 204‐632‐2594 . Red River College ’ s Paterson GlobalFoods Institute offers a unique dining experience where students execute an inspired menu . Reservations recommended . WA , LP , A , IA , M , V Junction 59 Roadhouse 1615 Regent Ave W , 204-654-3345 . Southern-style eats in a rustic , prairie atmosphere , complete with wooden barrels and grain elevator murals . Chef Ryan Glays ’ signature molcajete bowl is a hit . WA , LP , SP , A , IA , M , V Máquè 909 Dorchester Ave , 204‐284‐3385 . Impeccable adaptations of pan-Asian cuisine in a cozy Crescentwood dining room . Try the smoked duck or soy braised shiitake steamed baos .
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Meal Set Bistro 612 B Academy Rd , 204‐414‐8088 . Healthy sushi and tapas served with flair at this Asian-fusion bistro with a genre-bending menu . Try chef Ken Nguyen ’ s seafood risotto and mini “ mamba ” sliders . The Mitchell Block 173 McDermot Ave , 204-949‐9032 . Heritage spot serves chef / owner Sean McKay ’ s eclectic , Mediterranean-influenced menu in an industrial-chic setting . WA , LP , A , IA , M , V Oval Room Brasserie Fort Garry Hotel , 222 Broadway , 1-800-665-8088 . This swish lounge has an opulent ceiling and a kitchen that presents scratch-made sensations .
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The Oxbow 557 Osborne St , 204-691-5373 . This farm-to-table restaurant with an ever-changing menu focuses on seasonal ingredients . Natural wines are a perfect pairing . LP , A , IA , M , V Rae ’ s Bistro 9-925 Headmaster Row , 204‐229‐0237 . North Kildonan spot serves eclectic bistro fare . Don ’ t miss the chalkboard list of creative daily features . WA , LP , IA , M , V
The Ruby West 898 Westminster Ave , 204-786-8411 . A dynamic menu of comfort foods , including an “ adult grilled cheese ” with Muenster and Swiss cheese , sliced apples and tomato chutney .
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Rudy ’ s Eat & Drink 375 Graham Ave , MB Hydro Place , main floor , 204-421-9094 . Diners enjoy mod steakhouse offerings , like steak frites or Peruvian salmon salad , in a high-tech atmosphere with a retro glam aesthetic . WA , LP , SP , A , IA , M , V
Saddlery on Market 114 Market Ave , 204‐615‐1898 . Twists on comfort food are presented in a chic East Exchange District heritage space . Unexpected flavour pairings and fresh uses of regional ingredients wow . WA , LP , SP , IA , M , V
Tabula Rasa 725 Osborne St , tabularasaosborne . com . Latin for “ clean slate ,” this tapas spot evokes fresh ideas with old-world style . Mediterraneaninspired small plates , like the succulent bass . LP , A , IA , M , V Wood Tavern 112 Marion St , 204-235-6003 . Cozy and cool restaurant inside the Norwood Hotel features a huge wood-fired grill that scents the sprawling space . WA , LP , SP , IA , M , V
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Alena Rustic Italian 3670 Roblin Blvd ., 204‐944‐8748 . Dream team Doug Stephens and Chef Michael Dacquisto bring homestyle Italian cooking to Çharleswood . WA , SP , LP , IA , M , V Colosseo Ristorante 670 Corydon Ave , 204‐284‐4977 . House-made classic Italian fare makes this the place for Italian cravings . The friendly environment is ideal for families . WA , SP , LP , IA , M , V Frankie ’ s Italian Kitchen 505 Sterling Lyon Pkwy , 204-410- 4980 . Hailing from the west , this stylish outpost serves the kind of food that brings big Italian families together . Sicilian breaded arancini is divine . WA , LP , SP , IA , M , V Little Nana ’ s Italian Kitchen 810 Beverley St , 204-219-2615 . Calabrian flavours and modern presentations are served with old-fashioned , Nonna-style generosity . WA , LP , SP , A , IA , M , V Monticchio 684 Osborne St , 204-477‐4773 . This South Osborne mainstay serves traditional recipes in a contemporary space . Try the signature breaded veal topped with kalamata olives and provolone cheese . WA , LP , A , IA , M , V Pasquale ’ s 109 Marion St , 204‐231‐1403 . This longstanding destination treats all as family . Classic pastas , red sauces and old-fashioned recipes keep diners raving . WA , LP , SP , A , IA , M , V Tre Visi Café 926 Grosvenor Ave , 204‐475‐4447 . Chef / owner Giacomo Appice is the talent behind this sophisticated bistro serving Italian-Mediterranean cuisine and one of the city ’ s most sumptuous gnocchi . WA , LP , A , IA , M , V Vera Pizzeria 670 Osborne St , 204‐222‐6306 . 20-seat South Osborne space with a simple menu of Neapolitan-style pizza . Features clean preparation of high-quality ingredients . LP , IA , M , V
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