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

295 York (fka: The Lobby on York)

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://295york.com/
  • Phone: 2048967275x
  • 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, Fusion / Eclectic
  • Executive Chef: Jesse Friesen
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please contact our Executive Chef, Jesse Friesen, to discuss your party.
    chef.295@wowhospitality.com
  • 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.295york.com for more information
  • Private Party Contact: General Manager 204-896-7275x
  • Special Events: 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: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Validated parking is available in the parkade directly beside the restaurant. We have 40 stalls for our guests on the top level. Please follow directions in parkade. Street parking is also available and free after 6pm.
A word from 295 York (fka: The Lobby on York)
295 York - Modern Steakhouse is Winnipeg's freshest downtown destination.

Formerly known as The Lobby on York, we are happy to be the most recent member of the WOW! Hospitality Concepts group. Our focus is steak and seafood with modern flair served in a relaxed atmosphere with engaging service.

Our menus have all the fundamentals of a classic steakhouse but with a more modern take on signature steakhouse dishes. Also with a strong seafood focus, we serve nothing but the freshest fish & seafood, offering a great variety of imported & local favorites.

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.

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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
295 York (fka: The Lobby on York) reviews from OpenTable diners
55 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (44)romantic (26)fit for foodies (20)notable wine list (15)good for groups (14)great for lunch (3)vibrant bar scene (2)great for outdoor dining (1)neighborhood gem (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Really enjoyed it!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    First time at restaurant since being taken over by Wow Hospitality and it was fantastic. Steak was cooked to perfection. The recommended bottle of wine was also awesome (Wow label). Closer to 4.5 stars overall. We will be back :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of my favourite restaurants
    Iheartfood
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Best restaurant experience I've had in a while. Went here for a birthday dinner. The servers are really friendly & knowledgable. Asked for a drink that was not a part of their menu but they still made it. The steak & chicken was amazing & cooked perfectly. I will be coming here again!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Scrumptious!!!!
    llord
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Absolutely the best meal I have had in a long time. Hats off to the staff for a great evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • best meal ever
    fabfoodie
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    I have been to many places in North America and this was by far my best meal. portions were large. will go over and over again. service was fantastic
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • underwhelmed
    jdclear
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    I took my wife here for our 6 month anniversary and we were not very happy with the quality of the food for the price. The service was very slow. It was a monday night and only a few customers. So I'm not sure why it would take so long to get our meal. When we did get it it was underwhelming at best. The rib stake that i had was average and the portabella mushroom on top was marinated too long in vinegar as it almost seemed pickled. My wife's rack of lamb was average as well. This is not what i would expect for $40+ per plate. We will not be recommending this restaurant to any of our friends.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • wonderful evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Our 44th anniversary at 295 york was especially nice.Our waiter was excellent .His food recommendations were very good and his wine recellentcommendation was even bettter. The shrimp thatwe had as an appetizer was excellent, the best we have had in Winnipeg. The steak was amazingly good. The coffee was superb.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food
    Nice
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    We enjoyed the food and service . My only comment is that the decor is rather bland and looks like it needs freshening up.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Experience
    luv2trymore
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We thought the menu selections were great and items fit for all tastes. Our waiter was very engaging and friendly -- he genuinely seemed interested in us. One of the orders was the bison ribs -- not quite as tender as we thought they should be and not a lot of flavour except for the smoke. We were compensated for the bison ribs, which we thought was very good p.r. Ricotta gnocci was the other dish. Although it was great flavour and very tender and not chewy, there was not a lot of gnocci. Thought the gnocci should be show cased a bit more as it was the main ingredient.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great downtown location
    Wpgal
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We ate here before a concert. Seated immediately with prompt, friendly service continuing all night. Food was out almost before we ordered it! Serving sizes were just right and fair pricing for the quality. Parked in the adjoining parade, walked to and from the concert and they validated our ticket at the end of the night. Looked like the bar would be a great place for a night cap.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Restaurant !!
    paul21
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Great service and such a nice classy restaurant. Definitely a must try fir anyone looking for a good meal in a very nice environment.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Twice in three months
    fuzzle
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    We've dined here twice in the last three months and would highly recommend this establishment. Great food, attentive service, and you can have a conversation with some at your table without yelling. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great food - decent service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    food was absolutely fantastic and decor is very nice. a nice change from from Hys or 529. service was OK, not spectacular. definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    It was my first time to the restaurant. The experience was wonderful. I had heard from friends that the restaurant was very good and was not disappointed. Our server was knowledgeable and friendly. She knew just when to be present, not over doing it. I recommend the experience of 295 York for those looking for fine dining in Winnipeg.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Dining Experience
    Riley
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Excellent service, very respectable and professional, also a great place for a romantic date. Very impressive and modern interior design. Food was spectacular, very flavourful and for not a bad price. One of the best in Winnipeg. Hope the management continues to excel as I will return soon!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fantastic food
    downtown
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    The menu will please everyone, very generous portions, sides you can share. Excellent flavours. Don't miss the desserts. The best high end restaurant downtown
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Date night
    Koko
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Supper was fine . Salad was over dressed and steak was under cooked. Service was great and awesome bar service.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Will recommend it!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    They have the best steak I've ever tasted soo far!! It was cook just right. The scallops was really good. My girlfriend love their sea food trio and she loved it! Dessert was good too! I recommend getting the watermelon sorbet! it was the bomb! Our server is pretty nice very informative about the food! this place was just outstanding overall!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food, Service, Wine; All VERY Fine.
    FoodieFehr
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    295 York was the BEST I have had in Winnipeg. You have to try The Elder flower Martini & Fizz! We decided to have a couple of apps; Oysters with the Red Wine Onion Minuet & the Tuna Tartar. Both were very good. We had an amazing server named Lindsay. Great personality, knew her menu & wine list. We had the Seafood trio which consisted of a Half Lobster tail, Seared Scallops, Shrimp with a lemon Risotto & the Filet Mignon crusted with Cambozola garnished with a creamy garlic whipped potato & Broccolini. All of it was cooked & seasoned to perfection. Wow! For dessert we had the Vanilla Bean Creme Brulee & a Cappuccino handcrafted by none other than our expert server. Both were amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 295 York exceeds expectations
    griffindorg
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    We attended for a family dinner on July 5th and tried a variety of dishes including the grilled fish, the bison special and two types of steak. All were done to perfection. The sides and extra dish of creamed corn were delicious and nicely presented. The wait staff were professional and attentive, without hovering, and were very knowledgeable about the menu and specials, offering good advice on the meals and the wine selections. This is a top tier restaurant which provides very good value and I would highly recommend it as one of the best in Winnipeg.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mmd123
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    The side dishes were unique and enjoyable. Each had it's own distinct flavor but also went well together.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great appetizers and tapas!
    GandR
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Great place for a girls' night out -- a meal tapas style paired with fine drinks.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great night
    Juice
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Great food...great service and not just from our waiter and a great night! Thanks
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bison Disappointing
    CatV
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We enjoyed our tuna appetizer, although not overly exciting. The seafood trio was very good. The bison, which had a lovely taste, was nearly inedible - cooked like a steak, medium rare, terribly tough, chewy, and had to be cut into very small pieces. If bison remains on the menu I suggest a new preparatation, perhaps slow cooking. Overall we had a wonderful time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • well put together
    morgan8923
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    The food was amazing, the service was unbelievable and extremely professional. Highly recommend this restaurant, especially for the incredible wine menu.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice night out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    A comfortable restaurant that didn't feel claustrophobic or crowded. Excellent food and lots to choose from. Service was appropriately attentive.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food!
    aspiringfoodie
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Amazing staff and great food! would recommend it to anyone for a special treat!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Gem in DT WInnipeg
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Fantastic Menu. A definite must visit on your lunch list. The Steak sandwich is outstanding. Cooked to your preference and all the additions make this plate unforgettable. Portions are a fair size too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Worth the wait.
    dgmnd
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    We were seated right away even though we were early for our reservation. Service was very attentive but not annoying. We had to wait over 30 minutes for our food after we ordered and we were getting a little annoyed that it was taking so long but when it arrived, everything was perfect. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was just okay!
    Lovetodine
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    The air conditioning didn't work so the restaurant was hotter than the outside temperature. We rushed through meal to leave due to the heat. Food was amazing and tasty (I had the sea food trio) but small in portion size. Having a bill of almost $700.00 for 8 people some of us left still hungry and hit a drive through on the way home.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 26 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 19, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 186 reviews are from the 295 York (fka: The Lobby on York) reviews archive.
  • Yum!
    FoodieTraveller
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    We enjoyed a lovely dinner. Notable: Seafood trio, Steak, Calamari, Elderflower Peartini.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Restaurant
    heart295
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    My girlfriends and I love coming here for our special occasions. The food is always delicious and the servers are so attentive and friendly, yet so professional at the same time. The steaks are always perfectly done. I had the swordfish special and it was absolutely delicious. And of course - those oysters !!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best in the city
    lovegoodfood
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    Go here often. Love the food, staff and the wine list is top notch!! Favourite in the city!!!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Three The Charm
    Ladybughug
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    I was lucky to stumble upon this quaint establishment for my birthday last year. We had plans to go somewhere else, but couldn't get in until later in the evening. My spouse then suggested that we check out Lobby On York... Ever since this first encounter I've taken a coworker and recently a long lost friend that just so happened to be visiting Winnipeg. All 3 times my server Dale was amazing and very entertaining, and the food was phenomenal! This is a restaurant that I highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good menu
    dugless
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    we enjoyed the food, the menu had some really good dishes on it. All that we had was super. The variety was appreciated but not overwhelming.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thank you!
    Kinderchipmunk
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Service is good. Our waiter is nice. He even follow us to our car just to give my phone coz I left it in the coach. Food is excellent. My wife n i enjoyed our dinner.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dinner & Sure To Be Repeated
    Snowdog
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Superior service (Dale is the best in the business). Outstanding food (including the best appetizer in Winnipeg - the Korean Short Ribs. Impressive wine menu. Try it - you'll like it.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • SO-SO
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    I thought my meal was excellent but my husband did not care for his. His steak and vegetables were not cooked properly. This restaurant is not a cheap place so when you are paying $250+ for 4 people to dine there you would expect it to be great!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Dinner!!!
    canadaman2000
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    A giant kudos to Dale, our server, who made the evening such an enjoyable experience for us! The food alone would have done this (one of the best steaks I have ever had!) however to have had this complimented by some of the best service ever? 5/5 for sure. The only failing was the "Mac & Cheese" which was slightly undercooked, however we were offered a replacement and had it was removed from our bill. The interior of the restaurant is very modern with sections that can be "closed off" so we had a party of 20 behind us (behind a sliding wall) and didn't even notice their presence throughout the course of the evening. I will be returning to 295 and would recommend it to anyone looking for a great place to eat downtown!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friendly
    Skyler
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    My boyfriend and I went there for his birthday and had an amazing time, I would highly recommend it!
    Special Features:
    Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • awesome
    great8food
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    excellent food, wonderful atmosphere and entertaining waiter! thank you
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.