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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 . 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 , e-mail : editorial @ bestmarketing . com
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BARBEQUE
Famous Dave ’ s 11 Reenders Dr , 204-504-7200 . Famous for its low and slow smoked ribs . this roadhouse-style joint 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 , from tortes to cheesecakes . WA , LP , IA 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 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 , A , IA , M , V Prairie ’ s Edge 2015 Main St , 204‐284‐7275 . Eatery nestled in Kildonan Park offers creative dishes packed with regional ingredients . Pickerel cheeks , beets , and wild rice shine . WA , LP , A , 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 tart balsamic reduction . WA , LP , A , IA , M , V
CAFÉ
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 . LP , A , IA , M , V 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 Juneberry 531 St . Mary ’ s Rd ., 204-306-8838 . Elegant and friendly daytime spot in St . Vital with a gorgeous interior and a menu featuring Asian and Middle Eastern inspired dishes . Breakfast bahn mi is a must try . WA , IA , M , V Marion Street Eatery 393 Marion Street , 204‐233‐2843 . Elevated homey comfort food . Indulge in fluffy pancakes layered with bacon and drizzled with apple whiskey caramel sauce . LP , A , IA , M , V The Oakwood 660 Osborne St , 204‐475‐4250 . A commitment to local sourcing elevates this neighbourhood spot . Filling breakfasts and rich desserts are top picks . WA , LP , A , IA , M , V The Tallest Poppy 103 Sherbrook St , 204-219-8777 . Located in the Sherbrook Inn , this comfort food-with-a-twist diner serves soul food-inspired eats with northern ingredients . Buttermilk fried chicken is excellent . LP , IA , M , V
CAFÉ / BAKERY
Bluestone Cottage 3670 Roblin Blvd , 204-944 8751 , bluestonecottage . ca . Seasonally inspired breakfast , lunch and baking options served in a sweet spot between the Moray Parkway and Assiniboine Park . WA , LP , A , IA , M , V , ATM Cocoabeans Bakeshop 774 Corydon Ave , 204-918-5313 . Gluten-free café serves fresh meals that cater to all dietary restrictions , like the vegan Caesar bowl served with dairy-free cheddar and house-baked croutons . WA , A , IA , M , V Cottage Bakery and Cafe 1382 Pembina Hwy , 204-284-3602 , cottagebakerywinnipeg . com . An extensive drink list and breakfast and lunch options beside baked treats make this Winnipeg establishment a top spot . A , IA , M , V
The Frenchway 238 Lilac St , 204‐421‐9002 . Lilac Street bakery and café specializes in breakfast and lunch fare using housemade breads and sweets . French pastries and cakes are exceptional . WA , IA , M , V Stella ’ s Café & Bakery 4 locations , stellas . ca . Famous breakfast items like the Mexican breakfast alongside hearty soups , sandwiches and homey curries . House-made breads and preserves available for purchase . WA , LP , IA , M , V
CAFÉ / ICE CREAM
Chaeban Ice Cream 390 Osborne Ave , 204-475-6226 , chaeban-ice-cream . myshopify . com . Mod spot serves ice cream made with locally sourced ingredients . Arabic flavours offer exotic and intriguing concoctions . WA , A , IA , M , V Dug and Betty ’ s Ice Creamery 309 Des Meurons St , 204-417-0026 . Sweet St . Boniface spot serving gourmet ice cream creations , including milkshakes and cookie sandwiches . Don ’ t miss the savoury French bistro fare . WA , LP , IA , M , V Eva ’ s Gelato & Coffee Bar 101-1001 Corydon Ave , 204-452-3827 . 36 decadent and authentic varieties of house-made Argentinean gelato . Dulce de leche is a signature flavour . Take-away pints available . WA , IA , M , V Nucci ’ s Gelati 643 Corydon Ave , 204‐475‐8765 . This Corydon institution offers 75 wild , powerful flavours of Italian ice cream alongside savoury catered Italian favourites . LP , IA , M , V
CASINO DINING
Mango ’ s Restaurant 1 Ocean Dr , Off Hwy 59 , Scanterbury , MB , 1‐877‐775‐8259 . Chef Richard de Krijger ’ s excellent menu Canadian and tropical delights served in a 1920s-style setting at South Beach Casino . WA , LP , A , IA , M , V
CHINESE
Kum Koon Garden 257 King St , 204-943‐4655 . The city ’ s largest restaurant is a Chinatown institution that packs in patrons for dim sum lunches . Exotic Cantonese chow attracts diners . WA , LP , A , IA , M , V Ming Court 236 Edmonton St , 204‐949‐1087 . Specializes in Northern Chinese cuisine with top-notch soups . Try the juicy jumbo shrimp served with sweet and sour sauce . LP , IA , M , V North Garden 6‐33 University Cres , 204-275‐2591 . Innovative Cantonese and northern Chinese cuisine are the specialties . Barbequed half duck is roasted to succulent perfection . WA , LP , A , IA , M , V
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