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: (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, 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
295 York (fka: The Lobby on York) reviews from OpenTable diners
79 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (52)good for groups (33)fit for foodies (33)romantic (29)notable wine list (22)hot spot (10)neighborhood gem (7)great for lunch (5)late-night find (4)vibrant bar scene (2)kid-friendly (1)scenic view (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Dinner
    Drew
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    Great Steak! Server was Great got us in and out in time for the Jets game, even with a two course dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 2nd time there and again a fantastic night !!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    Our 2nd time there .... And babooom fantastic Service was great - food was quick and yummy overall experience .. Top notch ! Keep it up
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good time
    Trev
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    First time we tried the place. Very well priced and the food was amazing!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was mediocre, atmosphere sterile modern
    vintagejoyVIP
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    The atmosphere was friendly but the food was not near my expectation. The crab cakes were cold, steak thin and tasteless, risotto uncooked and seafood flavorless and rubbery. They compensated for the cold food, but the meal still was below mediocre. Unfortunate as it looks like it could be a good place to dine.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dinner Review
    alwayseatingout
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    This was our 1st visit in many years. We were impressed with the renovated look and atmosphere of the restaurant. The service was prompt and attentive and the waiter was polite and answered all our questions as well as making recommendations. If you are a fan of steak you will love it here. Overall it was an excellent experience and we will definitely be coming back soon.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hallway dining
    Spinforlove
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Out for a special birthday dinner with my partner, we felt like we had done something bad with our hallway table. Not exactly special or romatntic by any means. Restaurant was busy but the were definitely open tables with better atmosphere. However changing tables did not seem to be an option. The oyster appi was nice. My bison ribey was okay. Not as tender as I would expect & the portion was on the small side but enough for me. My partners fillet was more medium rare than medium & was still under cooked even after being sent back to the kitchen again the portion was small. The creme brûlée was fantastic & definitely worth a try.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not Up to Par
    GaryCoVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    I have had some excellent meals at The Lobby before but this dinner was very disappointing. The seafood entrée with risotto was very watery and tasteless and the half rack of lamb was small and very fatty. The salads were good and the service was very attentive.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding!
    Wpg50
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Had not been before and celebrated a milestone birthday with a group of friends there on a Saturday night. Our waiter was terrific, the food was fantastic and the recommended wine was wonderful! A great evening!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome service
    LiveAndLetDine
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    The service is fantastic and the staff is amazing. Our party of 6 was greeted warmly and seated immediately upon arrival. When we finished for the night, the staff made an effort to wish us a wonderful night as we exited, even the bartender acknowledged us. Wonderful customer service! Our server was fabulous! He was very kind and respectful and knowledgeable of the menu. I did not want a full entrée, but instead ordered every appetizer on the menu to share, tapas style, and had our waiter paired some wine. AMAZING! There are plenty of great restaurants in Winnipeg, and all offer great food, but in the end, customer service will always be the number one reason why I return to the same restaurant. I will definitely be returning to 295 York.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food!
    paul21
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Had a great dinner at a reasonable price. Service was awesome and reasonable. Sat in the central area with bench seating for 2 guests at our table of 4. Not a good place to sit if you have a bad back. Otherwise no complaints.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food and service
    Cookie
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Excellent food and service atmosphere is quite plain. Entrance should be better marked
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always great
    kroner
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    I've dined at 295 York quite a number of times, and every time has been a great experience. In my opinion, they have the best steak in the city.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Start to Opening Night
    MT00230
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    A fabulous meal and a great way to kick off opening night of the Jets home schedule. Food was excellent (specials were very creative), quick and friendly service. If it only came with a Jets victory...... :-) Thank you for a great dining experience!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just okay
    Justpassingthru
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We found out when we got there that 295 York seems to want to brand itself as a steak house, which doesn't interest us. Menu is fairly limited so should be able to do other menu items well. We had the schnitzel (thick, greasy, chewy) and the ling cod (flavorless, greasy). Sides are extra so there wasn't even a carrot on the plate for balance. Won't go back. Just not good enough for the prices they are charging.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A tale of two lambs
    notsheepish
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    I ordered the lamb duo and was initially disappointed by the size of the rack of lamb. It was definitely tasty and cooked as I had ordered, but a small portion. Fortunately, the lamb roti made up for the shortcomings of the rack. The roti was superb and our waiter advised that it can actually be added to any other entre. Next time, I will order a filet mignon with lamb roti for a turf and turf combo that will be outstanding and satisfying on all fronts.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • wordpurrfect
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    It was a lovely evening for our group on the occasion of my father's 80th birthday!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • They sat us in a hallway
    Kman
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    They sat us in what appeared to be a hallway right next to glassware storage and the wine locker. Not wine cellar, wine locker. The food was good but not outstanding as the bill would make you want to believe. Service was fine. We would normally have refused a bad table like that but this was so amazingly ridiculous that we were stunned and said nothing. We went as a family of 4 with a teen ager, grandma and man and wife. Maybe our group didn't fit into their "demographic". Felt like a welfare case staring at a wall segregated from the "in crowd". But no mercy on the bill. Embarrassed to go back!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding food at 295 York
    JoKushman
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Food was exceptional, only place I've been to so far can actually make Creme Brulee right! Also, my husband said it was the best Filet Mignon he has ever had. I had the Seafood trio, which was great but found the lemon flavour in the risotto a little too overpowering.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Super Steak
    foodluver
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Appetizers were good. Majority of our group enjoyed an extremely tender and delicious steak, encrusted blue cheese, while two others had seafood options which also were delicious. Our server was very helpful with the wine choices, as well as make the entire dining experience very enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A hidden gem
    Curly
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    I don't think anybody driving by would even notice there's a restaurant here, but once inside it's a fabulous experience. Service, flavours, and presentation were all excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Vegan Friendly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Thank you to Alan and his team for giving us a Wow experience. I had asked to have a wow vegan meal for our anniversary and 295 delivered. Will be back!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awesome Food & Staff
    Maximus
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    This is our favorite restaurant in Winnipeg. We have been going since it first opened as The Lobby and the food is excellent and since taken over from WOW Hospitality thankfully has not changed or gone down. The servers are the best, friendly, caring staff we have encountered. They know us very well and always remember our favorites or give great recommendations. Wow is very lucky to have them in the front of the house as they enhance the experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AMCFWW
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The restaurant was extremely loud - to the point I had to lean into the table to have a conversation with my wife. The waiter mixed up our appetizer order. I had the seafood trio - it was ok, but not great. My wife had the 10 oz filet mignon, which was very good. For the price of the meal, I was somewhat disappointed. We decided to go somewhere else for dessert.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent!
    kellerz
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Excellent setting. Excellent atmosphere. Great experience. Food portions are reasonable as well as the prices. Will definitely return for a fabulous evening!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous Experience
    willbeback
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    This was our first visit to 295 York and we will definitely be back. We had tickets to the Alan Jackson concert at the MTS Centre so were in for an early dinner at 5 PM. The food and service were excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really enjoyed it!
    Carmsway
    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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 40 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 201 reviews are from the 295 York (fka: The Lobby on York) reviews archive.
  • 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.