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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/
  • 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.
  • 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) 896-7275
  • 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: 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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Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "We enjoyed the food and service . My only comment is that the decor is rather bland and looks like it needs freshening up."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Supper was fine . Salad was over dressed and steak was under cooked. Service was great and awesome bar service."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "The side dishes were unique and enjoyable. Each had it's own distinct flavor but also went well together."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Great place for a girls' night out -- a meal tapas style paired with fine drinks."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Great food...great service and not just from our waiter and a great night! Thanks"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "A comfortable restaurant that didn't feel claustrophobic or crowded. Excellent food and lots to choose from. Service was appropriately attentive."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "Amazing staff and great food! would recommend it to anyone for a special treat! "
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "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. "
    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."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "We enjoyed a lovely dinner. Notable: Seafood trio, Steak, Calamari, Elderflower Peartini."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "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 !!!!!"
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "Go here often. Love the food, staff and the wine list is top notch!! Favourite in the city!!! "
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "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. "
    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."
    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!"
    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!"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I went there for his birthday and had an amazing time, I would highly recommend it!"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "excellent food, wonderful atmosphere and entertaining waiter! thank you"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "I had a lovely time for lunch there on April 23, 2014. The staff was very pleasant and the food was excellent!"
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "The food was absolutely divine. Three of us arrived for lunch and we were greeted by friendly staff and seated immediately. Water was served (delightfully lemon-flavoured) and the service was excellent. The dining room is funky and fun, in a round shape, with retro-type hangings providing a bit of privacy. Delicious bread was served with butter (flavoured with olive oil and parsley). We each ordered something different - my friend said the medium rare steak on her steak salad was the best she ever had. And my tempura-battered pickerel was perfect. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "We had 5 people in our group. 4 diners had steak while I had the lamb duo. All guests enjoyed their meal and I thought the rack of lamb combined with the lamb roti was exquisite. The best part of this experience was our waiter 'Carl' who was extremely professional and enhanced our dining experience. The only negative was that the raw oysters from the Atlantic were smaller than what I'm normally accustomed to and was missing horseradish. Overall, I have no issues recommending this restaurant and we will definitely come back here again."
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "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