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La Pampa 10-1604 St Mary ’ s Road , 204‐615‐8969 ; 1549 Grant Ave , 204-306-8161 . Gourmet empanadas in traditional and creative flavours prepared on site . WA , IA , M , V Nuburger 4 locations . Decidedly local ingredients and spirit . Fresh twists on the classic burger and options for dietary restrictions served in modern spaces . WA , LP , A , IA , M , V Shawarma Khan 392 Graham Ave ; 225 McDermot Ave , 204‐504‐0453 ; 2589 Pembina Hwy , 204‐615-6006 . Former Blue Bomber Obby Khan serves up his favourite food in this bright , modern space . WA , A , IA , M , V
FRENCH
InFerno ’ s Bistro 312 Des Meurons St , 204-262‐7400 . Chef Fern Kirouac ’ s French- Canadian-meets-Mediterranean fare has earned him accolades as one of the city ’ s best . WA , LP , A , IA , M , V Peasant Cookery 283 Bannatyne Ave , 204‐989‐7700 . Almost all items from cured meats to mayonnaise are scratch-made . Chef Melissa Makarenko ’ s menu offers updated classics . WA , LP , A , IA , M , V Preservation Hall 655 Empress St , 204-783-2386 . Chef Tristan Foucault plates up French fare at this new , inviting space . Pair meals with one of several creative craft cocktails . WA , LP , IA , M , V Resto Gare & Train Bar 630 Des Meurons St , 204‐837‐3624 . Industrial-chic space serves French bistro fare . Smoked Manitoba goldeye and seafood crêpes with Chardonnay velouté and Gruyère are highlights . WA , LP , IA , M , V Sous Sol 22-222 Osborne St , Soussolosborne . com . Hidden in a basement location at Confusion Corner , this speakeasy is worth the hunt . An ever-changing selection of French classics executed with flair . LP , A , IA , M , V
GEORGIAN
Saperavi 709 Corydon Ave , 204‐416‐3996 . The first Georgian restaurant on the prairies overlooks Corydon Ave . Specialties include khinkali , a dumpling filled with spiced minced beef and pork . LP , A , IA , M , V
GREEK
Homer ’ s 520 Ellice Ave , 204-788‐4858 . Grecian pillars transport you to ancient Athens at this popular spot . With a menu of Greek and Mediterranean specialties , this is the place for lamb lovers . WA , LP , A , IA , M , V
Niko ’ s 740 Corydon Ave , 204‐478‐1144 . Greek and American classics converge at this casual eatery . Menu boasts souvlaki platters , gyros , burgers and salads . WA , LP , A , IA , M , V
INDIAN
Clay Oven Three locations , Clayoven . ca . Classic Indian dishes and Hakka cuisine are served in a stylish space . Those in the know go for the memorable thali platters . WA , LP , A , IA , M , V East India Company 349 York Ave , 204-947‐3097 . Centuries-old artifacts grace the Mehra family ’ s flagship restaurant . Flawless food includes perfectly spiced biryani . WA , LP , A , IA , M , V
INTERNATIONAL /
CLASSIC
Bailey ’ s 185 Lombard Ave , 204-944‐1180 . Heavy wooden doors open onto a world that celebrates British culture . Specialties include the reuben and rack of lamb . WA , LP , A , IA , M , V , ATM Maxime ’ s 1131 St . Mary ’ s Rd , 204-257‐1521 . This south Winnipeg favourite sets the standard for suburban fine dining . A wide-ranging menu in an elegant dining space . 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 , A , IA , M , V
INTERNATIONAL /
CONTEMPORARY
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 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 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 . WA , LP , A , IA , M , V The Mitchell Block 173 McDermot Ave , 204-949‐9032 . Chef / owner Sean McKay serves Mediterranean-influenced menu in an industrial-chic setting . Lounge offers sharing plates . WA , LP , A , IA , M , V
The Oxbow 557 Osborne St , 204-691-5373 . This farm-to-table restaurant with an ever-changing menu focuses on seasonal ingredients like pickerel and root vegetables . LP , A , IA , M , V Rudy ’ s Eat & Drink 375 Graham Ave , MB Hydro Place , main floor , 204-421-9094 . Diners enjoy mod steakhouse offerings like Peruvian salmon salad in a high-tech atmosphere . WA , LP , 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 , once the site of the Great West Saddlery Company . Unexpected flavour pairings wow . WA , LP , 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 , IA , M , V
ITALIAN / CLASSIC
Alena Rustic Italian 3670 Roblin Blvd ., 204‐944‐8748 . Doug Stephens and Chef Michael Dacquisto bring homestyle Italian cooking to Çharleswood . WA , LP , IA , M , V Little Nana ’ s Italian Kitchen 812 Notre Dame Ave , 204-219-2615 . Calabrian flavours and modern presentations are served with old-fashioned , Nonna-style generosity . WA , LP , A , IA , M , V Monticchio 684 Osborne St , 204-477‐4773 . South Osborne mainstay serves traditional recipes in a contemporary space . Try the breaded veal topped with 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 , A , IA , M , V
ITALIAN /
CONTEMPORARY
Bellissimo 1‐877 Waverley St , 204-489‐0495 . This neighbourhood spot offers sublime fare , like the spinach agnolotti stuffed with mascarpone and spiced squash . WA , LP , A , IA , M , V Café Carlo 243 Lilac St , 204-477‐5544 . Cozy , chic and consistent bistro serves dishes spiked with equatorial tastes and textures . Those in the know come for stellar beef tenderloin . WA , LP , A , IA , M , V Cibo Waterfront Café 339 Waterfront Dr , 204‐594‐0339 . Renovated heritage space boasts one of the best views in the city . Mediterranean small plates have big , bold flavours . LP , A , IA , M , V
40 ciao ! / oct / nov / two thousand twenty-one