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529 Wellington
529 Wellington

529 Wellington Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://529wellington.ca/
  • Email: 529@wowhospitality.com
  • Phone: (204) 487-8325
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Sunday Brunch: 10:30am - 2:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Fraser MacLeod
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Catering: Catering available through WOW Hospitality. Call 204-942-1090 for more information.
  • Private Party Facilities: Private party facilities for groups of 8-50 depending on availability.
  • Private Party Contact: Jim Armstrong (204) 487-8325

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Academy Road
  • Public Transit: Bus Routes #20 & #29 (which stop @ Academy & Wellington).
    The #99 also stops along Wellington further East @ Kingsway.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Ample parking available on site.
A word from 529 Wellington
Experience the splendour of 529 Wellington, Winnipeg's Premier Steakhouse. The beautifully restored historic mansion offers intimate dining in 8 elegantly appointed rooms, as well as a beautiful 2-tiered riverside terrace for alfresco dining. 529 serves exclusively Prime Beef, the best available in Canada, as well as exotic fresh fish & seafood. The restaurant is also home of Manitoba's highest rated wine list, Wine Spectator Magazine's "Best of Award of Excellence".Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Service was great. Food was way over priced. I've dined in many great restaurants. This is just my opinion."
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "We've started coming for drinks and dinner in the lounge; it's the perfect combination of the 529 dining experience with a slightly more relaxed atmosphere. The only thing better than the food is the service: attentive without being obsequious or intrusive. Looking forward to next time."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "My wife and I went out for her Birthday, we have a young one at home so going out is a rariety. We were looking to have a nice, relaxing, but fun evening and to be honest, felt a little out of place walking in there as it's not like we can afford to dine there too often. Our server, Marnie was unbelievably helpful with the menu, the wine, and at the end of it all when she brought our bill, she graciously stated that she sensed we were celebrating a special occassion so she took care of our dessert for us. A small gesture that went a long way! Everything else was top-notch!"
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "Great atmosphere, great historical house. Sadly, the fish offered that day came deep fried. Too heavy in my opinion but regardless, a great experience."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "The dining experience was pleasurable and the food was great. I would highly recommend this restaurant"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "From the food to the service to the ambience, dining at 529 was a great experience. My wife and I went for her birthday and thoroughly enjoyed our time there. Portions were large and flavourful. Jeff was outstanding in his service. Well done all the way 'round!!"
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "What a wonderful experience from start to finish. The tableside explanation of the cuts of beef before we ordered was very helpful in deciding what cut to order. The ambience was second to none. Service was excellent and the meal was exquisite. We are already planning when to return."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "A welcome greeting by the hostess & off to a great table in the main dining room. Tables are spaced nicely for guests at each to enjoy private conversation. Our server was friendly, knowledgeable & attentive to our needs. The rueben was hot & piled high...a substantial warm lunch on a cool day. The sautéed beef & mushroom dish with mashed potatoes was a good sized serving and delicious. The onion rings were tasty but could have been a little less greasy. All servers by their actions confirmed we were dining in a classy"
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "My wife and I are foodies and I had a craving for a great steak. Parking was great,greeting at the door excellent,seating upstairs very cosy,the waiter personable Steered to the porterhouse by our waiter altho I usually have the prime rib or rib steak. Onion rings were great,but A&W does the same Beefsteak tomatoe with blue cheese was a tasteless clump of mush Potatoes au gratin were fine and the tuna excellent My porterhouse was covered in a nice spice that hid the overcooking and multiple layers of sinew and gristle OUR WAITER PROPPED UP OUR TABLE BECAUSE IT SHOOK AS I SAWED THROUGH THE $56 STEAK! I'd have been embarassed to serve that road-kill to a guest of mine and ate only a fraction. The meal cost $220 for 2,never,ever,again"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Great restaurant but for the price I expect to be blown away... I did request a private room which they did deliver on which was great but the room was kinda worn down and the roof top painting look like it was done by kids haha. The food was great but comparable to the Gates(Gates is by far cheaper and offers what I find to be the same ambiance). Again for that price of $215 for 2 including tip I expect to be blown out of the water... P.s. A note to 529, don't have your young chiefs walking around drinkng straight from pitchers of water while we are waiting to get our jackets, ruins the atmosphere... And while my date goes to the bathroom she doesn't appreciate getting staired at like a piece of meat by the water boys...."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Beautiful atmosphere. The service was outstanding. The food was worth every penny. Overall an amazing experience."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Absolutely everything was wonderful. I am sad it is not close to my home because it is a gem. The food and service was fantastic. Totally worth every penny."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "This is THE premier steak house in Winnipeg. There is no comparison. Food and service are top notch."
    Dined on 11/14/2013
  • "Every dish was fabulous and the onion rings are not to be missed."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "Everything was amazing but when we told waiter our asparagus was rock hard he just kinda walked away"
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "We really enjoyed our evening. The staff were friendly & attentive. We were there for my nieces 19th birthday; she opted for the 22oz Porterhouse which amazingly she ate in full. My hubby had the cowboy steak & I really enjoyed the lamb. I opt for lamb often when we go out but this has always been the best place to have the lamb. The spinach salad, sweet potato mash & sautéed spinach were all very good. Both my husband & niece found their caesar salads were very garlicky. We took home desert & the waiter was kind enough to package it with all the extras and gave us tips on serving it. After each having one alcohol beverage, salads, 2 sides for the table, entree each & 2 deserts it was $300 before tip which is expensive for Winnipeg dining."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "The atmosphere was quiet and romantic which my husband and I really appreciate. The service was amazing and very personal. The food was excellent and we both left feeling very satisfied with the savory tastes of our cesear salad and prime rib which both were 2dine4. Would recommend this restaurant and will also return ourselves to enjoy another lovely evening! Thanks to your great service and ambiance atmosphere!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "The service was fantastic !! The steaks were cooked too perfection . My wife and I came down to celebrate her birthday and I was hesitant to bring our 10 year old daughter with us . Took the chance and brought her along hoping that it wouldn't be a bother to the staff and other guests ..... My concerns were answered very fast . The server was very pleasent and treated us all equally, which left an overwhelming impression on ALL OF US.... We will be back very soon ."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "It was our first time dining at 529, and it was our Anniversary dinner so we wanted it to be special. I was a little overwhelmed at first, thinking I should order off the wine list or I should order some high end steak, but really, the server there just wants to give you an enjoyable eating experience, so don't be afraid to order what you like. And get the dessert, it was definitely the best part."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "For those times when the two of you want to slip away for a marvellous meal and the ability to hear each other talk, 529 is the restaurant for you. Wonderful ambience, excellent wine selection and spectacular food. The price point for a evening at 529 is high. Nevertheless, well worth the money. Enjiy"
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "We received just the kind of service one would want at a high-end restaurant. Which began with a preview of all the cuts of beef very well explained by our server without snobbishness but more importantly without that chatty casual "I'm your best friend" kind of service North American restaurants have. He was knowledgeable about wine and could rely on him completely to bring us a bottle to suit our needs in taste and price. It was perfect. When my daughter and I left the table to visit the ladies' room I am not sure where we threw our serviettes, but when we returned they were neatly folded over the arms of our respective chairs. I know for a fact my husband did not do this so it must have been our server."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "Ambience was nice & service was good. The location & facility were beautiful. Waiter was lovely and provided a wonderful meat tutorial of the various cuts. Bread came & was very tasty. We ordered the prime rib as my girlfriend was just there for a travel event and raved about it. It was served and was not the same as she had and not good. 40% grisly fat, and it was hard to cut through the actual meat. When we finally had a bite it was rather tough & tasteless. I ate 1/2 and my girlfriend had a couple of bites. Asparagus was rather stringy and hollandaise was thin and bland. Figured desert would be great. Lava cake looked great and tasted good but part of it was dried out and hard, we did not finish it. Overall we were very disappointed."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "529 delivered exactly what was anticipated. Highly priced (over priced in some cases - boiled spinach is not worth $10), but high quality. Go there expecting to pay and it is exactly what you expect. Bonus, Beef Wellington and muscles were available. My date thought both were amazing."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The food was good the ambience not enjoyable. Too loud couldn't hear my partners conversation if it wasn't the acoustics must of been where we seated. When we go out we expect a better situation then in a fast food place with such a noise level. Lesson learned so we won't return -when we are spending this amount we expect better. A terrible experience please note I am not hard of hearing.what a shame since the meal was good but the ambiance horrible."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "I mostly order seafood specials--while nothing is ever spectacular, the dishes are always well prepared. The burger is also fantastic and can be ordered as desired rather than be cooked to death (i.e. well done). I do find the fries to be disappointing--I wish they'd make them crisper by double frying. And the onion rings can be a little greasy, but they look very impressive!"
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "Service was fantastic, food was awesome... Sizes are huge! Very enjoyable and far more reasonably priced than I had been lead to believe. New favorite restaurant. Best steak in Winnipeg by far."
    Dined on 1/27/2014
  • "Enjoyed our special anniversary dinner! The steaks were outstanding!"
    Dined on 2/2/2014
  • "One of our steak is a little burnt. There were two group of ppl talk laugh really loud. Everything else very good."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "The experience was pretty good, but the area we were in was far too quiet and you were easily able to hear other patrons speaking. It was uncomfortable as you could not have a conversation without others hearing you and did not make for an intimate experience. The food was good, but definitely not worth the price. I had a good experience, but will likely not be returning."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "There are better restaurants in Winnipeg for less money. Service was painfully slow, trying to be a sophisticated pace. Shrimp cocktail was delicious but better be at $7 per shrimp. Caesar salad was no better than other quality restaurants. Tenderloin was just good not great. Better prime rib at Rae and Jerry's. Wild mushrooms were very good. Other sides just good.."
    Dined on 1/12/2014
  • "It was a perfect evening filled with a romantic ambience, outstanding service, and excellent food."
    Dined on 1/1/2014
  • "I was at 529 for dinner of New Years Eve. The restaurant was decorated beautifully for the holiday season. Overall I would say the restaurant has wonderful atmosphere but the food, allthough very good, is overpriced. It is probably one of the best steaks in Winnipeg but if you have travelled outside of Winnipeg at all, you would likely have had a better steak for a lower price."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "It was a great first experience, awesome service and a grade A meal. Would definitely go again."
    Dined on 1/1/2014
  • "The food was fantastic, the sides were delicious, the atmosphere was great. Our sever was excellent, even though they were run off their feet on New Year's Eve. Beautifully decorated for the Christmas season. It's just unfortunate that is is so cold in there. I guess some rooms are warmer and quieter than others, but we were seated in the first room to the right as you walk in, opposite the lounge. Between all the traffic and cold air, it felt like we were seated in the foyer. Avoid that room in the winter!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "I love the relaxed feel of this place - like a comfortable dining room in a friends home. Service was well-timed and friendly, The food was excellent. We have had excellent food every time we have eaten at the restaurant."
    Dined on 12/26/2013
  • "Every morsel of food was a celebration to our taste buds! We have never experienced food like this before. Amazing and worth every dollar. We will be back!! Beautiful space. Thank you!!"
    Dined on 12/22/2013
  • "The prime rib melted in your mouth the snap peas were crisp and sweet and wild mushrooms were very tasty! For dessert we had the creme brûlée with ginger snap and it was divine! The food was all cooked to perfection and our waiter ensured we were well looked after ! Our glasses were never empty. The staff's presence was perfect , they knew when to check on us and when not to. The restaurant itself is a beautiful old house well maintained and very elegant. The prices are in the higher end but very well worth every dime! It is a very special place and I will be back to celebrate more occasions! Thank you to all the staff we had a wonderful evening!"
    Dined on 12/19/2013
  • "Realizing that with the christmas season upon us the restaurant could get very busy, our group of 4 took the early lunch sitting of 11:30 am this past Thursday, Dec. 19th. Our lunch arrived approx. 2 hours later at 1:20 pm! One person in our group had to do take-out to arrive at an appt. on time. This is a first class restaurant so one would think they would better organized for seasonal gatherings where it would be busier than usual. Love the place but would not recommend lunch especially at this time of year if you have time constraints."
    Dined on 12/19/2013
  • "I have been at 529 many times, but this was a disappointment this time because of the cold room. When you are spending top dollar for the food and service it falls well short when you are placed in a room where you have to leave your outer jacket on in order to stay warm. It really was a disappointment."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "Always a fabulous meal and the service you could ask for!"
    Dined on 12/9/2013