529 Wellington
529 Wellington

529 Wellington

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://529wellington.ca/
  • Phone: 2044878325
  • 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 2044878325x

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".
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
529 Wellington reviews from OpenTable diners
133 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (111)notable wine list (76)romantic (71)fit for foodies (41)great for lunch (37)good for groups (32)neighborhood gem (28)scenic view (21)great for outdoor dining (20)hot spot (9)great for brunch (8)late-night find (5)vibrant bar scene (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Chose 529 for a very special occasion. I relocated from Fraserwood to Winnipeg in August and started high school September, 1957. I met two girls on my street with whom I walked to school and we've been friends for 57 years. I dubbed this my "57/57" event, choosing 529 as the place to make this memory. It did not disappoint.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good food
    foodie
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Food was good, steak was perfectly cooked, had the mashed potatoes with my steak, they could've used some garlic or seasoning. Overall good meal, good service but was a little noisy and food not quite in line with what you'd expect for a meal out in that price range.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    GaryandJill
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Our first time at 529 and we thoroughly enjoyed the ambience, food and service. This was our 4th wedding anniversary and our visit was perfect. Steaks were done perfect as we ordered them. A bit pricey but we knew this going in. We will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing
    Ebrown
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    The food and service at 529 was amazing. A step above the rest. Our server Chris M was helpful, knowledgeable and friendly. Our food was cooked to perfection.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Incredible Food and service
    OU812
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    I brought my wife and 3 ds to 529 for my wife's Birthday, the ambience, the food, the service were fantastic, even the kids stayed on the very best dining behavior and enjoyed all the dishes; it was a great experience for any special occasion or small get together.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lunch on the patio
    bajagirl
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    An outdoor lunch setting more beautiful than this place is hard to find in Winnipeg. The food and service also is excellent and the wine list amazing. Highly recommend for any special lunch or when you just want to sit amongst beauty and enjoy the view and food. The pickerel fish and chips was excellent. The blueberry bread pudding is delicious and easily feeds 2.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful celebratory meal
    KBWpgdiner
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Celebrated a milestone birthday at 529 Wellington. Outstanding experience. Perfect service in a wonderful historic room setting. The porterhouse was superb. Loved the maple walnut sweet potato mash! Thanks for a memorable night.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food, crowded room
    Bluejp4
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Food was amazing. Seating was very crowded, tables extremely close together, not very personable for dining.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Alig
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Food was great. The only thing was the tequila shrimps that we all felt were a little under cooked
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lived up to high standards
    Curly
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We went to 529 for a special birthday celebration. Ordered French onion, tuna tartare, Caesar salads and all were delicious. Mains were a 16 oz. New York for me and the filet/prawn combo for my wife. The steaks were spot on. Sides were the only low point, Chet's potatoes were fine but the featured Manitoba wild mushrooms really lacked flavour. Not a big enough deal to send them back but I love mushrooms and these disappointed me. Overall a very good dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Celebration
    meeshy
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    My friend and I were here to celebrate her birthday. Neither of us had been to 529 before. We both enjoyed our evening and would recommend 529 for celebrations.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch
    TubaTuba
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The Daily Burger was great!!! The Turkey sandwiches were quite bland - disappointing. The desserts were fabulous! The room that we were seated in is far too quiet...you cannot have a private conversation without other tables hearing every word and we could not help but hear every word spoken at the tables next to us. I probably would not return for lunch again...the dinner menu is much better!
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  • Unique ambiance & location
    GinThePin
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    I've been here for both lunch and dinner on several occasions. I have always enjoyed the food and the service. The food is "real", not fluffy and pretentious, and well-portioned, excellent meats and beautifully presented for the most part. Food gets a 4 only because I had a small spinach side salad with my lunch entree ... it it was tasty, but without any eye appeal: there was Gorgonzola and candied walnuts but these at the bottom of the plate. What I saw was a small, sad plate of plain shiny spinach leaves. A pretty small beef, as the rest was great and everyone enjoyed the experience. Another huge PLUS is the parking right out front
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • never disappointed here
    Borntobake
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    I have dined here frequently and always enjoy the quality food and excellent service provided here
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mouthwatering mushrooms and more
    CochraneFoodies
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    From Manitoba mushrooms to melt-in-your-mouth Alberta beef, every bite was a delight. However it was the waitstaff that made the meal sing. Beautiful wine recommendations, attentive smiles and thoughtful extras provided by those who served and schooled us made our amazing food a tremendous event...we will always remember our 10th @ 529!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious lunch
    Ihearteatingout
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Had a great lunch at a reasonable price. Lots to choose from on lunch menu and prices are very comparable with other less lovely restaurants. You can order more expensively but our choices were so affordable and delicious plus the service was impeccable. Can't wait to go again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food, Needs some Spic & Span
    529firstime
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We went for lunch. food was good. service was good. We sat by the wall, which could use a good leaning. lots of spatter on the walls. the coats and pants the waiters wear are bleached out and one size does not fit all. You have this thin waiter serving you in an oversized jacket that looks more yellow than white. Came of as fake fancy.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Steak House
    SEScott
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    This is a classic steak house which prides itself serving only Canada Grade A beef. What I liked was the offering of a 6 oz filet as many steak houses offer way too much steak for one person to consume. The 6oz tenderloin was exceptional, cooked perfectly with a nice wild mushroom side dish. Good selection of wine. It is expensive as each item is individually priced, so for a special occasion for those meat lovers a good place to go in Winnipeg. Service was very good as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 529 Wellington
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    This is a great way to try out the restaurant. Lunches are much more affordable. Ask to sit on the patio and you can have a nice view of the river. They have many beautiful perennials to admire while you enjoy your lunch. Our waiter was efficient and knowledgeable of the food and wine.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great time
    Frank
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Everything was fantastic. Our server was great and the food was fantastic. I would recommend 529 to my friends. I will defiantly be back.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappoints
    AnniversaryCouple
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We've chosen 529 for out wedding anniversary place to go. This was our fourth visit and it was perfect, as always. It's pricy, but worth it, so as long as we can afford it, we plan to keep going! If you get a chance - go!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    We just decided to go out for a quiet supper and by booking at five PM, our expectations were well satisfied. The waiter was outstanding with close attention and pleasant attention to our needs. The meal was outstanding and my decision to try veal was a good experience indeed. This followed great appetizers and the waiter was there when we needed him. It was indeed nice to have the extra attention by our booking early as when we were leaving the restaurant got increasingly busy. My partners Margarita was very well done as well and my diet coke was superb. There was no need for desert as we were well satiated by the time we finished our appetizers and salad and main course. All in all, a pleasant dinning experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Excellent evening! Sat on patio for first time. Enjoyed very much!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Temperature
    ContentButFrozen
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    While the dinner was exquisite, my husband and i were seated next to a window with a floor vent right beside us. It was a very warm, summer evening and i was wearing a dress with sandals. The air blowing out of the vent was extremely cold. I asked the waiter if he could possibly cover up the vent, which he did! With a folded table cloth. It didn't seem to help much. I had to use my shawl to cover my legs which also didn't help a great deal. The meal was difficult to enjoy because of the cold air. My legs were frozen and aching by the end of dinner. Please consider those of us who are not well endowed with insulation. A fleece blanket would have been lovely!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Occasion Birthday Lunch
    Twinsnightout
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    We came for a Birthday Lunch. It was amazing lovely atmosphere, friendly waiters and interesting menu with a lot of choices. We both had the onion soup which was delicious. I had the ruben sandwich absolute the best ever, She had the hamburger it was so good she had to force herself not to eat it all so she could take a "bite" home for her husband. Great place to come for any meal.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Kinderchipmunk
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    It's my first time going at 529. Been in few fine dining restaurants but 529 is the best in town. It's perfect for romantic dining or group dinners. Service is amazing and our server is very courteous and friendly. Food is great. Definitely going back in this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food & Service
    petedr2
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Great food with the best waiter (Roger) my wife and I have ever experienced.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistent
    Jimbits
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    It was our 8th or 9th time at 529 and it never disappoints. Everything was great and tasted as it should have. Will be back for more.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A quality establishment
    WinnipegFoodFan
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    My friends and I went for a business celebration. This was not our first visit, and it will not be our last. We enjoyed the gamut: appetizers, wine, steaks, and dessert . As usual, the food was delicious and our waiter was professional and helpful. The à la carte options were lovely. We particularly enjoyed the ribs and the tuna tartare. Other than a small glitch when the wrong ice cream was delivered, we all really enjoyed the meal. This is a place where we will go again. True, it is not inexpensive to eat there, but you are paying for quality. They are also open for lunch, and that is a decent option as the pricing is a little easier on the pocketbook.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Beautiful location on patio for lunch. Wonderful landscaping and right on the river. Food and service...excellent as always. First time out with new grandchild. Perfect lunch and afternoon.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Food was fantastic, waiter was great totally a fun evening
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Perfect Patio
    PatioPatron
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    529 is always a favorite of mine for patio dining. Gorgeous greenery, flowers and a lovely river view. Love the xxl umbrella. The home made Corned Beef on the Reuben melts in your mouth and if you're ordering the sweet potato fries, you'll have enough to share with a table of four!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Night To Remember
    Toria43
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    It was my friends 60th birthday and she wanted to celebrate very quietly. The restaurant is of course beautiful with the historic décor. We were greeted by a very friendly lady and taken to our table. Which was a quiet corner table, just what I had asked for. The flowers that I had ordered for the table, were right there. Our Server was top notch. Friendly. Informative. Attentive. Food of course was perfection. The chef at this restaurant is top notch. Everything that came out was wonderful. Flavorful. Beautifully prepared. Dessert was delectable. The evening was total perfection. I Thank 529 for making this night a night to remember for my friend!!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good place to dine
    opentotryingnewthings
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    We went there recently for lunch. The service was attentive and our meal was very tasty. The portion size for the amount charged is a little small however and would not recommend this restaurant to anyone on a budget as it is very pricy, my lunch for 2 people without wine or alcoholic beverages was just under $100! nothing fancy was ordered per se either. In all it is nice if you are going for a business lunch or a special dinner for 2. It would be very expensive to host a large family for dinner there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    Elroywpg
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Food was good as we celebrated a milestone birthday
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Observations
    eddie
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Both waiter/waitress did not identify the night's "specials". My tenderloin/crab was ok....the steak not cooked properly -asked for medium-rare+, steak was cooked medium+. My wife's prime rib was awesome.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary diner!
    Bela
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    It was my first visit at this restaurant. I liked the atmosphere, the food was amazing. I was disappointed though because even though I mentioned on my reservations that it's our wedding anniversary, there was no acknowledgement of it all. I was hoping that maybe the table would look a bit different, or staff will acknowledge it or something of that sort. But was absolutely nothing! In overall, the food didn't disappoint us!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Diamonds for dessert.
    Newfie
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    This trip to 529 was the best yet. The food was great as always, amazing service and I followed up our meal by asking my girlfriend to be my wife. The others in the room clapped and said congratulations as the waiter appeared with 2 glasses of champaign. Great experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Enjoyable
    Luvit
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Our server was wonderful! Very informative and friendly. The steak was done to perfection. We love the atmosphere. We are never disappointed when we come! It is always a Great dining experience. Thanks for the wonderful evening!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Enjoyed the food. Not the seats
    Tbhtbh
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    I booked a resevation there on July 1. Glad it was opened on holiday. The service was ok. Steaks was the best so far . But they put us on a small room filled with two another stranger's tables. It made the atmostphere very uncomfortable and everyone seems to tried to keeps it down because we were too close to each other. Didnt like the seats
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.