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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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Amazing staff and great food! would recommend it to anyone for a special treat! "
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "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 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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Go here often. Love the food, staff and the wine list is top notch!! Favourite in the city!!! "
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "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
  • "excellent food, wonderful atmosphere and entertaining waiter! thank you"
    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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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