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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 . The symbols are as follows : WA — Wheelchair accessible LP — Licensed premises SP — Summer patio A — American Express IA — Interac M — MasterCard V — Visa ATM — Bank machine on‐site
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BARBEQUE
Danny ’ s BBQ & Smokehouse 1747 Ellice Ave , 204‐779‐7041 . Gate to plate pork and smoked turkey at this city slicker stylized smokehouse . Picnic table-friendly sides such as jambalaya round out the experience . WA , LP , SP , A , IA , M , V Lovey ’ s BBQ and Smokehouse 1‐208 Marion St , 204‐233‐RIBS ( 7427 ) 405 Turenne St , 204‐257‐7427 ( 2nd location is lunch only ). This casual eatery boasts a barbeque pit and scratch-made sauces . Sample a variety of meats in combo platters . WA , LP , IA , M , V Muddy Waters Smokehouse The Forks Pavilion , 204‐947‐6653 . Expect ol ’ fashioned Southern hospitality at this Memphis-style barbeque featuring slow-cooked ribs and pork , smoked over hickory fire . WA , LP , SP , A , IA , M , V
BISTRO
Baked Expectations 161 Osborne St , 204‐452‐5176 . The huge chalkboard 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 , SP , IA Bonfire Bistro 1433 Corydon Ave , 204‐487‐4440 . Cozy hangout famous for wood-fired artisan pizzas . Try the spicy Bonfire Hawaiian with capicollo ham and roasted pineapple . WA , LP , IA , M , V
Café 22 823 Corydon Ave , 336 Broadway Ave , 130 Provencher Blvd , 1795 Henderson Hwy , 204‐222‐2222 . This trendy chain serves gourmet coffee , sandwiches , calzones and Chicago-style deep dish pies . Custom pizza-by-the-slice is the specialty . SP , IA , M , V deer + almond 85 Princess St , 204‐504‐8562 . This hip , rustic Exchange District restaurant boasts an inspired globally influenced menu of creative , shareable plates . WA , LP , IA , V , M . Dessert Sinsations Cafe 505 St . Mary Ave , 204‐284‐4661 . This sunny café features gourmet comfort food alongside owner Barbara O ’ Hara ’ s renowned desserts . WA , LP , A , IA , M , V
Era Bistro 85 Israel Asper Way , 204‐289‐2000 . Located in the new Canadian Museum for Human Rights , this open concept room serves locally inspired fare . WA , LP , A , IA , M , V
Food Evolution 2015 Main St , 204‐284‐7275 . New eatery nestled in the greenery of Kildonan Park offers creative dishes packed with regional ingredients in a room sprinkled with touches of retro decor . WA , LP , SP , A , IA , M , V Le Garage Café 166 Provencher Blvd , 204‐237‐0737 . This casual eatery in the heart of the French Quarter offers sophisticated tastes for lunch , dinner and late night . Live music scheduled . WA , LP , A , IA , M , V Prairie Ink Restaurant & Bakery Grant Park Shopping Centre , 204‐975‐2659 . Cozy retreat inside McNally Robinson Booksellers . Healthy fare for all tastes . Extensive fresh juice selection and wonderful desserts . Also an on-site pâtisserie counter . WA , LP , SP , A , IA , M , V Steve ’ s Bistro 3123 Portage Ave , 204‐831‐5531 . Tuck into hearty portions of Mediterranean-influenced cuisine , like tangy house-made olive tapenade and fall-off-the-bone rack of lamb with lemon and oregano . WA , LP , AE , IA , MC , V
BURGERS
Boon Burger Café 79 Sherbrook St , 204-415‐1391 ; 141 Bannatyne Ave , 204-504-5394 . This all-vegetarian burger cafe serves up a range of house-made patties . Treat yourself to housemade organic iced tea and crispy seasme fries . LP , SP , A , IA , M , V
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 , give this diner a 50 ’ s feel . WA , IA , M , V Market Burger 645 Corydon Ave , 204‐505‐2510 Hip hangout serves up mouthfuls of Manitoba with locally sourced ingredients from cheese and meat to buns and beers . IA , V , M Nuburger 472 Stradbrook Ave , 204‐888‐1001 . Healthy , fresh twists on the classic burger housed in a bright and modern space . Pick from locally sourced bison , beef , chicken , or veggie patties . WA , LP , A , IA , M , V
CAFE
BerMax Caffé + Bistro 4-1800 Corydon Ave , 204‐691‐0044 . One of the few spots in Canada to serve famous illy coffee . Specialty drinks as well as kosher baked goods , and bistro style menu in a sleek , welldesigned space . WA , IA , M , V Buffalo Stone Cafe 1961 McCreary Rd , 204-989‐8370 . Relax at FortWhyte Alive with hearty sandwiches , soups and a signature bison burger . WA , SP , IA , M , V Come ‘ n Eat 865 Main St , 204‐949‐1338 . Serves hearty , homestyle breakfasts and lunches inspired by its North End neighbourhood , like dense blueberry bannock French toast . WA , IA , M , V . The Fyxx 310 Broadway , 204‐989‐2470 . A creative selection of sandwiches and soup and a bright , airy atmosphere make this downtown espresso bar a great spot for lunch or chatting over coffee . WA , IA , M , V
King + Bannatyne 4-100 King St , 204‐691‐9757 . This sandwich spot ’ s specialties include spiced porchetta and juicy , tender brisket . Changing weekly specials . WA , A , IA , M , V Kay ’ s Deli 339 William Ave , 204‐949‐0424 . Lofty space serves gourmet breakfast and lunch . Try the phenomenal housemade soup or a smoothie made from mountains of fresh fruit . WA , IA , M , V Stella ’ s Cafe & Bakery 1895 Grant Ave , 204-488‐7810 ; 166 Osborne St , 204‐453‐8562 ; 116 Sherbrook St , 204‐477‐5556 ; James Armstrong Richardson International Airport , 2nd Floor , 204‐779‐1415 ; Plug In Gallery , 460 Portage Ave , 204‐772‐1556 . Famous breakfast items like baked eggs and the Mexican breakfast . WA , LP , SP , IA , M , V
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