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Café Ce Soir 937 Portage Ave , 204‐414‐SOIR ( 7647 ). Enjoy favourites like ratatouille and beef bourguignon , and save room for dessert : Chef / owner Cam Tran is a French-trained pastry chef , and his sweets are too good to share . WA , LP , A , IA , M , V . In Ferno ’ s Bistro & In Ferno ’ s on Academy 312 Des Meurons St , 204-262‐7400 ; 414 Academy Rd , 204‐475‐7400 . Chef / owner Fern Kirouac ’ s French- Canadian-meets-Mediterranean fare has earned him accolades as one of the city ’ s best . LP , SP , WA , A , IA , M , V ; LP , A , IA , M , V Peasant Cookery 283 Bannatyne Ave , 204‐989‐7700 . Almost all items from cured meats to mayonnaise are made from scratch . Chef Tristan Foucault ’ s menu offers elegantly updated classics and rustic dishes . WA , LP , SP , A , IA , M , V Promenade Cafe and Wine 130-C Provencher Blvd , 204-233‐7030 . This neighbourhood bistro has the best view of the city ’ s skyline , making it a great place to savour classic French fare from morning to night . WA , LP , SP , IA , M , V Resto Gare & Train Bar 630 Des Meurons St , 204‐837‐3624 . This industrial-chic space serves up French bistro fare , like smoked Manitoba goldeye fillets and seafood crêpes with Chardonnay velouté and Gruyère . WA , LP , SP , IA , M , V
GERMAN
Gasthaus Gutenberger 2583 Portage Ave , 204-888‐3133 . The hearty style of authentic German cuisine is practised in this rustic , chalet-style atmosphere , using market‐fresh ingredients to create traditional fare . WA , 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 . The pastitsio is a wholesome lasagne casserole smothered in a mild Béchamel cheese sauce . WA , LP , SP A , IA , M , V Pembina Village Restaurant 333 Pembina Hwy , 204-477‐5439 . Mediterranean and North American cuisine mixed together , with gyros and souvlaki joined by New York steak at this family-friendly spot . WA , LP , SP , A , IA , M , V Tuxedo Village Restaurant 2090 Corydon Ave , 204‐897‐6565 . This large family-run restaurant is famous for its perfectly spiced chicken souvlaki and massive Greek salads that are never stingy on the feta and olives . WA , LP , SP , A , IA , M , V bestlist
INDIAN
Charisma of India 83 Sherbrook St , 204‐222‐7878 . Dine in or take out savoury dishes steeped in flavour . Creamy vegetable korma and spicy tandoori chicken are menu highlights . WA , LP , IA , V , M Clay Oven 240-1600 Kenaston Common , 204‐888‐2529 ; 1825 Inkster Blvd , 204‐942‐2529 ; 1 Portage Ave East ( Shaw Park ), 204‐982‐7426 . This extensive East Indian menu features everything from butter chicken to spicy seafood curries . WA , LP , A , IA , M , V East India Company 349 York Ave , 204-947‐3097 . Centuriesold artifacts grace the room of the Mehra family ’ s flagship restaurant . The food is flawless , with biryani beautifully presented and perfectly spiced . WA , LP , A , IA , M , V India Palace 770 Ellice Ave , 204-774‐6061 . A large and varied menu features vegetable , chicken , lamb and seafood dinners . Crispy samosas and creamy butter chicken are highlights . Lunch and dinner buffets . 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 the British Empire . Specialties include the reuben , rack of lamb and prime rib of beef . WA , LP , SP , A , IA , M , V , ATM Maxime ’ s 1131 St . Mary ’ s Rd , 204-257‐1521 . This South Winnipeg favourite sets the standard for suburban-style fine dining . The elegant atmosphere and the wide-ranging menu , offering short‐order favourites , make for a multigenerational palette pleaser . WA , LP , A , IA , M , V
INTERNATIONAL / CONTEMPORARY
The Beachcomber The Forks Market , 1 Forks Market Rd , 204‐948‐0020 . This restaurant ’ s focus on seafood is a reflection of its stunning riverside views . Crab cake sliders are a popular choice . WA , LP , A , IA , M , V Bistro 1800 1800 Wellington Ave , 204-786‐0926 . At the Hilton Suites Winnipeg Airport , well-made classics are offered with a slight twist . Served with creative presentation in a contemporary setting . WA , LP , A , IA , M , V
The Blue Marble Restaurant & Lounge 1979 Wellington Ave , 204‐594‐1967 . With greens grown on site , fresh delights are served up with artful presentations . Cavena risotto and tuna carpaccio are standouts . WA , LP , IA , A , M , V
Confusion Corner Bar & Grill 500 Corydon Ave , 204-284‐6666 . This casual restaurant and lounge attracts a young , hip crowd . The dining room pops with the colours of prairie art on the walls . Innovative menu changes seasonally . WA , LP , SP , A , IA , M , V
Enoteca A-1670 Corydon Ave , 204‐487‐1529 . This intimate and ultra-hip space boasts an extensive menu of wines and cocktails as well as a creative menu of exotic ingredients . WA , LP , IA , M , V Jane ’ s 504 Main St , 204‐632‐2594 Red River College ’ s Paterson GlobalFoods Institute offers a unique dining experience where patrons interact with students as they execute an inspired menu . Open Tue-Fri for lunch and dinner . Reservations recommended . WA , LP , A , IA , M , V . 295 York 295 York Ave , 204‐896‐7275 . Sophisticated steak and seafood dishes match the sleek dining room . Standouts include the pulled duck quesadilla and lamb duo . WA , LP , A , IA , M , V
Marion Street Eatery 393 Marion Street , 204‐233‐2843 . Chef Melissa Hryb elevates homey comfort food with touches of elegance . Try gourmet mac & cheese , or mushroom caps stuffed with Italian sausage and cream cheese . LP , SP , A , IA , M , V Metropolitan Entertainment Centre 281 Donald St , 204‐594‐9494 . The historic Metropolitan Theatre has been renovated as a destination dining establishment . WA , LP , SP , A , IA , M , V
The Mitchell Block 173 McDermot Ave , 204-949‐9032 . Newly renovated Exchange District spot serves up an eclectic , Mediterranean influenced menu in an industrial chic setting . WA , LP , A , IA , M , V The Palm Lounge Fort Garry Hotel , 222 Broadway St , 1‐800‐665‐8088 . This swish lounge boasts an opulent ceiling and live jazz performances , while the kitchen presents stellar scratch-made sensations . WA , LP , A , IA , V , M , ATM Rudy ’ s Eat & Drink 375 Graham Ave , main floor MB Hydro Place , 204-421-9094 . Diners enjoy mod steakhouse offerings , like sumptuous salmon tartare with wasabi roe and seaweed salad , in a high tech atmosphere with a retro glam aesthetic . WA , LP , SP , A , IA , M , V Table Winnipeg Art Gallery , 300 Memorial Blvd , 204-948‐0085 . Daytime diners have an intriguing view of the WAG ’ s rooftop sculpture garden . The varied menu offers colourful presentations . WA , LP , SP , IA , M , V , A
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