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295 York (fka: The Lobby on York)
295 York (fka: The Lobby on York)

295 York (fka: The Lobby on York) Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://295york.com/
  • Email: 295york@wowhospitality.com
  • Phone: (204) 896-7275
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30AM - 1:30PM.

    Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 5:00PM - 10:00PM.
    Thursday - Saturday: 5:00PM - 11:00PM.
    We open earlier when there are hockey games at MTS Centre.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Jesse Friesen
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please contact our Head Chef, Jesse Friesen, to discuss your party.
  • Private Party Facilities: We have three separate rooms for you to consider ranging from a capacity of 18 people to 75 people.
    The entire restaurant may also be booked for private functions.
    Please visit our website at www.lobbyonyork.com for more information
  • Private Party Contact: General Manager (204) 896-7275
  • Entertainment: We do not offer entertainment.
  • Special Events & Promotions: We book our restaurant out for corporate events, weddings and many other forms of celebrations.
    Please contact the restaurant directly to speak with the General Manager.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between Donald & Smith
  • Public Transit: We are a quick, 2-block walk from
    the Graham Avenue bus stops located beside City Place and MTS Centre.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: There are many lots within a short walking distance of our front doors.
    The closest (and most economical) lot is located just off Broadway on Smith Street.
    The charge is a flat fee of $2 after 6:00 p.m.
    The charge is $ 2 per hour before 6:00 p.m.
    It is a quick one minute walk to our doors from this parking structure.

    **Validated parking is available in the parkade directly beside the restaurant.
A word from 295 York (fka: The Lobby on York)
295 York - Modern Steak & Seafood is Winnipeg's newest downtown destination.

Our focus is steak and seafood with modern flair served in a relaxed atmosphere with engaging service.

To start you can savour our Duck Quesadilla or Tuna Tartare. Then dive into our Bone-in Rib Steak with signature sauces, Legendary Lamb Duo and our Seafood Trio. Don't miss out on one of our fan favourite desserts of pecan pie tart with vanilla bean ice cream and chocolate mousse cake with caramel gelato.

We are a short walk from the Winnipeg Convention Centre, MTS Centre, all the major downtown hotels and The Forks Market.

We are your ideal spot before and after every home game or concert.

Thursday Night is Oyster Night in our Lounge - dollar oysters - come early!
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Diner Reviews
  • "First visit and we liked the decor and ambience of the place, although it was quite busy that night and we had to wait a long time for our server to show up. When he did, he also seemed visibly preoccupied and agitated. We found ourselves wanting to be served by another waiter who was clearly enjoying himself, chatting with the other patrons and he even agreed to take our picture when our own waiter tried to put it off for later. The food, however, was exquisite! The oysters and caesar salad were the best we'd ever had. Likewise, the entrées of Cambozola Filet Mignon and Portobello Rib Steak were divine and the Crème Brulée, the crowing glory to a superb meal. I would go back for the food only but hopefully get a different waiter."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Food was excellent with excellent value. Service was attentive and knowledgeable. The atmosphere was great Overall a very pleasant experience. Very dependable and would not hesitate to go back and recommend it"
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "I have been to this restaurant a couple of times now and the food and service have always great. A number of restaraunts claim to have the best steaks in town but I think this is one of the best. Service is usually outstanding but on this night due to a large group our table of 7 had to wait for a bit to place our order. Other than that, we had an excellent evening at the Lobby on York"
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "This was our first time at 295 York and we will definitely be back! The service was great, the good was amazing, and we didn't feel rushed at all! I would definitely recommend!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Food and service was excellent! The halibut special was well prepared & tasty. My husband's steak was done just right! Had a lovely evening - thank you chef Jesse!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Excellent dining experience. I would highly recommend this venue."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Right from the moment we walked into the restaurant, we were treated as special guests. The manager, Jeff, and staff went out of their way to ensure we had a wonderful dining experience. The food was fantastic as usual and we highly recommend this establishment."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We were greeted instantly the moment we walked in, and the front desk gentlemen offered to take our coats. Our waitress, Lindsay, was incredible! Not only was she very knowledgeable about the menu, but offered us some information about the restaurant itself, and later provided us with some great insight on other topics as well. She really went out of her way to make us feel welcome, and seemed to be able to "read" her table and respond accordingly. Great night! Great food, but the staff made the evening memorable!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "I took my husband to 295 York for his birthday on Friday, March 21st. I was surprised that we actually were given a table as requested away from high traffic areas. Seating of dining guests was done at a very decent pace, keeping the dining ambiance minimally disrupted and very conducive to a very pleasurable dining experience, something we have not experienced in many years. Service was excellent-our server was well versed in the specialities of the house, modes of preparation, etc. Appetizer and meal selections were varied enough yet not too overwhelming with choices. Wine selection was very good. Table service was nicely paced. This was the best Open Table dining experience we have had in the last 4 or 5 years."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "This was my first time here. Never went to the Lobby Bar so can't compare to time prior to Wow management. I had the filet mignon which was cooked rare perfectly, my dinner companion had the roast chicken and described it as flavourful and tender. We took the server's recommendation for wine- which was a great choice. Nice lively atmosphere, excellent food, a real treat to have as a destination in Winnipeg!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "A few years since we last ate here. Food was average, the signature steak reduction was peculiar in taste.... ask for it to be held. The trend factor and feel was gone and we had to ask the music to be changed(at the request of the 18,19 year old in our group) as it was serious workout music. Service was attentive relaxed to the point of being too casual. Would not attend again as there are much better eating experiences in the city in the same cost bracket."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Great place to go on a romantic date or for work events! We went in having decided on chicken but the waiter recommended the steak and I'm so glad we changed our minds. He knew a lot about the steak and the flavors and it was melt in your mouth amazing! We had a Cesar salad to start and it was just as delicious! We will absolutely be back to try other dishes although it will be hard knowing how tasty the New York steak is!!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "The York offers a varied menu of steak, seafood, veal, chicken, etc.. Prices are similar to other popular steak houses but with a calmer more elegant ambiance. On this evening I selected the 5oz filet. It was cooked perfectly to order, tender and very delicious. It was the best steak I've had since the last time I was at The York. In the past I've ordered the veal schnitzel and it was the best I've had since I last visited Germany many years ago. I'm from out of town so don't get an opportunity to visit The York frequently but it is always on my list when I am in town. Overall a very consistent, excellent experience all round. And I love the ability to make a reservation online and receive instant confirmation! You won't be disappointed."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "We showed up on time for our reservation and even though the restaurant was relatively empty, we seemed to wait approx 10 minutes until we were finally greeted. Once seated, we requested a more private romantic corner but were told that we could not as not all areas were staffed yet. Then we waited almost 15 minutes before our drink orders were taken. And the same for our food and bread and appetizers seemed to also take forever. The manager notice or was made aware that we had been waiting and promised to take care of us. Whatever that meant, as we were not comped for anything and still had to wait and felt ignored. We left with a bad experience on service alone. The food was excellent, the service was not."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Great evening. Great meals and excellent atmosphere. Really enjoyed the experience"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Our business group of nine enjoyed every aspect of our lunch experience at 295 York. The location was perfect, the setting was sophisticated, the food was delectable, the hostess and server were very friendly and welcoming and the price was just right. Notably the jerk chicken salad was soooo good that I wanted to have a second. My co-worker seated next to me chose the ricotta gnocchi and was kind enough to let me try it and I must say that I will be back again and again to try more of your dishes as the two that I tasted were impeccable!!! THANK YOU for fabulous experience. Five Stars all around!"
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Our NYE reservation had been cancelled at the last minute and the restaurant was extreamly accommodating. And we were happy to come back and enjoy a wonderful dining experience. We will definitely be going back. It was a little bit of an awkward dining situation. We were sitting at a rectangle table with no seats at the ends so it made it very difficult to interact with someone sitting at the other end of the table. A square or round table would have been nicer for our group size."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Title says it all. Super nice. Friendly staff. Nice wines. Food was very average."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Went here last week for my Anniversary Dinner, and this place is awesome, Great helpful staff, Food was just perfect, my only complaint was that it did get a bit loud in there at times, but it was not the restaurants fault, more on the type of other customers at the time."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Fairly short menu but very well prepared, flavorful, appetizers and mains. Wine list on the expensive side."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Great food and great service, can't ask for much more than that."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "My lady and I had a wonderful dinner here. I had the 9 oz filet mignon, and she had the roasted chicken. Both were wonderfully prepared. Personally, I have never had a steak so delicious in my life. Well worth the money. I hope to stop by again."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I thought the food was excellent. I had lamb, and it was done to perfection. The beet salad was delicious and unusual. The cream brule, outstanding. The service was fast, efficient and friendly. We had tickets to MTC and they made sure we won't be late. Thank you."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We have dined and hosted parties at this restaurant on numerous occasions. The service and food quality is consistently excellent. Would highly recommend this restaurant to anybody who appreciates fine dining."
    Dined on 2/10/2014
  • "I was looking for a romantic restaurant to celebrate Valentines and my boyfriends birthday and this was a perfect spot. A short but well optioned menu for both food and wine. I really loved the sauce served on our steaks, with hint of mustard. The bar looked like a fun place to catch a drink and will certainly be back in the summer!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "For dinner, we shared the Korean BBQ short ribs, which are simply wonderful. The sauce had a little heat and a little sweetness, and the portion size was certainly good for sharing. The striploin, accompanied by their house sauce trio, and 5 (added on) tiger prawns, was perfectly cooked, and the sauces were tangy and savoury. My wife had the seafood trio (lobster, prawn and scallops). Everything tasted great, but the scallops, which I tried, were possibly the best I've ever had. We accompanied everything with a Malbec that was "just right" in fullness. Finished everything with a dark chocolate torte - which was actually the only let down, as it was a little dry. Great, attentive service. Perfect for a date night indulgence."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Went to lobby on york for dinner for the first time, and though it was pricey it was definitely worth it. The servers and staff were wonderful and very accommodating. Once you're inside it almost feels like you're not in Winnipeg. I highly recommend this place for a fancy romantic dinner out with your special someone."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "everything about our experience was absolutely perfect. Very professional and friendly staff. The food came out very quickly was the best steak I've ever had. We will definitely return. A very big bonus, was that they have their own parking on the top floor of the parkade attached to their restaurant of which they validated parking. fantastic to find something like that in downtown Winnipeg, where we always struggle for parking, especially that we're from out of town."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "There is nothing remarkable about the atmosphere and the lighting was too bright. We enjoyed the appetizers and side dishes but our steaks were slightly over done and the chicken was rather bland."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The food was absolutely delicious. This is one of the best meals I have had out in a restaurant in a very long time. Every bite was as good as the first if not better. The waiter was attentive but not overly so. The menu had something for everyone from steak to seafood. I will be going back again."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We came for valentines day and the food and drinks were great as usual. The portobello rib steak was a nice change and I would recommend this. The restaurant itself was brighter than I recalled on previous visits which was disappointing as I like the ambience of this restaurant over my favourite steak house Rae and Gerry's. Perhaps this was because they were busier than usual? But nonetheless on a special occasion atmosphere is everything. The waiter was attentive but was in too much of a hurry to move us along. I think in future I would return to Rae and Gerry's where the waitresses are laid back and often more experienced and you truly feel you can take your time to enjoy your meal and the company your with."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Modern style restaurant serving steak and seafood. The food was very good and done the way ordered. Staff was attentive and seemed to enjoy their job. Rather loud and tables close together. Big restaurant but lots of different areas to sit. Would recommend but not fro a quiet intimate dinner."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "For a Friday night, it was oddly quiet in the restaurant and bar. This did however give the waiter more time to tend to us! Oddly, the hostess sat two other couples on each side of us - the rest of the restaurant is empty and now we were sharing the circular bench. We now had to monitor our conversation topics as we were out with the girls."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "I never bother to review anything but my wife and I had such a fantastic evening I thought I'd take 5 minutes. Also first time using open table. Food was outstanding, perfect steak with wonderfull flavours, one of the best in a city with several good options for steak. Ambiance was great, my wife was already texting friends to plan another trip back. Loads of great options for sides and other mains if steak isn't your thing, but the steak is definitely the feature."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "great apps, entrees were a bit salty and bland. smoked beef was amazing. the crouton was a bit over crunchy making it tough to eat without crumbling in your fingers and cutting up the roof of your mouth but considering the flavour it didn't matter as much. wanted to try more apps as they read good on the menu. entrees tho were a bit disappointing. she had gnocci, not bad but we've had better elsewhere (bonfire bistro). i had the pickerel, over salted and lacking much other flavour (very one note taste) When you say 'saffron' couscous, i want to taste saffron and see that distinct yellow. if you hadn't mentioned it was in there i would have no idea. very light handed seasoning (except the salt). presentation was great and good service"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Lobby On York is architecturally Stimulating Both outside and in. The steak was one of the Best I'd ever tasted, our waitress was very Attentive and fun. Amazing ambiance! We will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Doug Stephen, this city owes you a gastronomic debt. Your attention to detail, your warm and friendly style , your service leadership style has translated into another restaurant with WOW at Lobby on York. It was delicious, fun, warm and friendly.....it's our favourite spot! Thank you."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "We had a very knowledgable waiter - he made a great wine recommendation and accomodated our schedule to get us to the Game, while still having a very nice, casual meal. Everyone raved about the food. Thanks for the great service!"
    Dined on 1/28/2014
  • "The wind chill was cold that evening so we chose the restaurant as it is within easy walking distance to the MTS Centre and only two short blocks to the Walkway system and the menu was varied and appetizing. We were very happy we chose The Lobby as the entire experience was exactly what we wanted. There are dishes to suit all palates and the wine list is really broad. There is parking galore and for anyone travelling by transit it is easily accessible. Over-all it was a great choice for the before-the game dinner. I did note they also have a great game-day special if you eat in the lounge."
    Dined on 1/28/2014
  • "Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the food from the appetizers to the desert, decor is nice, waiter was friednly and efficient, but the noise level was too high for discussion at the table. It was a special occasion for us and too noisy to have a conversation that everyone could hear you"
    Dined on 1/24/2014