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Promenade Cafe and Wine
Promenade Cafe and Wine

Promenade Cafe and Wine Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.cafeandwine.com
  • Phone: (204) 233-7030
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 11:00am, Saturday - Sunday: 8:00am - 11:00am.
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 5:00pm. Sunday 11:00am - 2:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm.
    Late Night: Saturday and Sunday 9:00pm - Midnight
  • Payment Options: MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary French, French, Wine Bar
  • Executive Chef: Neil Higginson
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: We cater to all off site events as well as our banquet facility at Fort Gibraltar.
  • Private Party Contact: Shawn Brandson (204) 999-5827
  • Entertainment: Wine tasting exercises and live music on the weekends

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Provencher & Tache
  • Public Transit: We are central at the corner of Provencher and Tache.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Park in our private lot right at the front of the building.
A word from Promenade Cafe and Wine
It's starting to look like Paris on the Prairies, as Winnipeg's French Quarter undergoes a renaissance all of its own. Linked to the city by a quaint pedestrian bridge, the area known as Old St. Boniface is thriving as the center of franco-Manitoban culture. And looking out at the neighborhood's lamp-lit streets from Promenade Bistro, you'd be forgiven for momentarily imagining the Champs-Élysées.
In a streamlined room set off by a large bank of windows on the banks of the red river with views of the Provencher bridge and Canadian Human rights museum.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Diner Reviews
  • "Wife & I went for 25th anniversary. We both had the Peppercorn NY steak. We asked for med rare they both came at least medium. Corn on the cob was room temp and still had quite a bit of the silk on it. Mashed potatoes were blah. But we did not complain, it's rarely worth the effort unless the food is completely inedible & felt kinda sorry for the waitress as she was due in about 4 weeks. The waitress was polite & stopped by often to check on us and she did acknowledge our occasion (25th wedding ) I would have thought there would have been a complimentary glass of wine or a dessert. Over all definitely not worth the $100. Would not suggest it to a friend."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "Great choices, reasonable prices. Good atmosphere. Our waitress was ok - while we observed a waiter servicing two other tables that was outstanding."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "We enjoy Promenade because of the good food and great location. We have always been happy with our meals and the service. The only suggestion I could make and I have mentioned this in the past is - would it really break the bank to include a bun or baguette for those customers who order a salad, without it having to be a special order which is on the menu? C'mon - really?"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "It would be hard to find another quality restaurant in Winnipeg where you receive 4-courses+wine for < $100. We went for our anniversary, were given the most scenic table in the house, but no other consideration. A complimentary aperitif or cup of coffee would have been nice; even if the staff had told us happy anniversary. The preset meal was great; the food fantastic, at the price of a plat principal at another café. The dessert including a single mousse was a bit too small for two. We opted for a bottle over the wine pairing; the 2 oz pour per serving small for the price, 3 oz being more appropriate. The selection was nice (no low $ offerings, bottles starting in the $35 range). A house wine at a lower price would be a nice addition."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Great food and great service - dinner was so good we went back for breakfast the next day and it was just as good as dinner. The location is ideal - across from the river with terrific views to the new Human Rights Museum and the downtown skyline. Bison burger was terrific, caesar salad was great and the desserts (especially the maple sugar pie!) are terrific. The service was outstanding and the wines by the glass varied and excellent. A real keeper in Winnipeg!"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Loved it. Really enjoyed the fixed price dinner feature, a great creme brûlée and a tremendous Spanish wine."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "My spouse and I enjoyed some great food and wine at Promenade Cafe. Has nice ambience and view. Excellent service, pleasant, humorous and helpful. Definitely recommend Promenade and will go again. Bon appetit!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Based on previous reviews I attended Promenade for a family brunch. Very friendly and accomodating staff, items ordered by party were all visually appealing and delicious in flavours and textures. Some portions were large so very satisfying for the people with big appetites. The restaurant was full so noise level was up but not unpleasantly so. Overall a very good choice for brunch."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Our dinner was a special occasion, our waiter offered great service. Food arrived in good time, lovely Presentation and tasty. I really liked seeing several dishes with half and full portion choices. Yes I would come back."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "There were 9 people in our group and it was fantastic for a group get together. The breakfast was great. Everyone enjoyed the food and atmosphere. Service was very good."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Went there on May 14th with friends expecting to be seated in the dining room as I had made the reservation at least 2 weeks ahead of time. There was a private party in the dining room and we were stuck in a corner. The service was as bad as I have ever had as we sat for about 15-20 minutes before our waiter came to our table. The food was good but could not overcome the bad service and noise level where we could not hear one another."
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "The food and ambience are excellent with a beautiful view out onto the river. We were a party of 4 and had eggs benedict, an omelet, scrambled eggs and a clubhouse - real ham, fresh eggs, pan fried potatoes and home fries...all excellent. The server wasn't in a great mood and came off a bit unfriendly and we had to park a street away as the parking lot was full up, but it was a nice morning for a walk and we weren't going to allow a cranky server to spoil our meal. We'd definitely go back again. Great spot!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "I booked online and it was great!! My mom truly enjoyed her food & visit there. Best managed restaurant I've seen. Excellent !"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Never disappoints-great place to meet friends-great food and casual atmosphere"
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "Excellent meal -I had the salmon and my wife had the pork tenderloin - both done to perfection. Do you list the fixed priced meal on your website. It was the same menu the last three times we came. The food on your menu is superb. Would like to changes once in awhile, Lacks seafood except for the mussels, which are simply delicious, particularly the sauce. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Been here many times and the food is always consistently delicious! They have the best mussels & frites in Winnipeg. Honestly, you need to try them! I had the 100 mile chicken (which is my favourite on the menu and I'm not even a fan of chicken, it's just that I have a gluten sensitivity which they cater to wonderfully, since everything is made in the restaurant so they know what's in the food). My husband had the lamb shank (another one of my favourites). I also highly recommend the duck & my husband loves the gnocchi. This restaurant never disappoints."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "We had a wonderful dining experience. What was not wonderful was not being able to see the face of the person sitting opposite who was sitting with her back to the windows. Clearly, the rear tables need more illumination. How about candles?"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "I got to the restaurant and my reservation was not there - despite receiving a confirmation. I know my reservation went through to Open Table because they asked me to do this review. My experience once seated: The hash browns were more like boiled potatoes - they were barely fried and almost mashed. I also had 2 slices of bacon that were stuck together and a good half of both that were stuck together were almost raw! I have been here many times before and have noticed that over the last 6 months or so, each time I visit there is something not up to standards. It remains on my list for a few reasons: Really good coffee Supports Local Food - farmers, etc. Good Location Open Table"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "I took a friend out for her birthday. We enjoyed the house wine. The server was sweet and helpful. We both had coq au vin, and we were pleased with the ample servings. When I first saw the mashed potatoes, I thought, "Oh cripes, these are instant mashed!" However, they were very tasty. The chicken dish could have been a bit spicier, but it was moist and very tender. We tried two desserts and liked them both a great deal, and we are pretty fussy about desserts. We were not rushed and were able to enjoy a leisurely lunch and visit. We would certainly come again."
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "Love the French Atmosphere and at the same time the bi-lingual service. Has a "European" air about it!"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Three adults and a child of 12 years had dinner at the Promenade Cafe. The waiters were attentive to our needs, but not fulsome. The gnocchi, salmon with berry sauce and the calamari were delicious. The waiter's suggested wine was super and the view of the Red River, the Provencher Bridge and the Museum for Human Rights was beautiful. Dinner, with a bottle of wine split 3 ways, no dessert, cost around $35.00, tax included."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "We were lucky to have won a 4 course dinner with wine pairings. Everything that was ordered for us - the pate, champions crostini, beef with shrimp and creme Brûlée was fantastic. The owner Shawn came over the explain the pairings and was extremely knowledgeable and engaging. We will definitely go back! Bonus - it has one of the most beautiful views of the city."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We've been there many times before and had no complaints. We brought first-time guests and they loved the place and location, and the service was perfect."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "We have eaten breakfast here many times and had lunch. This was our first time having dinner. We had the set menu and it was excellent and good value for our money. We chose to come here for our anniversary as they have a real chef, sourcing local food with a creative menu. It did not disappoint. Very professional service and a wine menu that had a large range and didn't break the budget!"
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "nice relaxed atmosphere -everyone enjoyed their lunch -great soup-great quiche"
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "We visit Promenade Bistro fairly often, especially after the theatre. We are never disappointed. Soups are excellent, bread is very good and salmon dishes are particularly good."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "the French Onion and the Potato Leek soup of the day were both guilty of way too much salt. Spoiled both of these items. The Beef bourginion was also oversalted and did not have very much in the way of beef in the dish. My 100 Mile Chicken was tender and moist but lacked flavor. The Duck seemed to be the best dish of the evening. For a Friday evening was not very busy. Wondering if the food quality had something to do with it. Definitely not as good as we remembered from past visits."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "I visit Winnipeg regularly and have a few restaurants on my list. This was one of them and I was not disappointed. I will however continue with my list before returning."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "On our first visit the food and services was very good. However, on our second visit the food was cold and the service slow but friendly. On our first visit the restaurant was only half full while on our the second it was a full house. Not sure if good food and service is only provided when the restaurant is not busy. When we voiced concerns over the cold food the server said they could warm the meals or we could have one free dessert and our coffee at half price. As we had already waited close to an hour for our food this was not an option for our table of eight. After again expressing our concerns with our food the server once again had to go back to the kitchen and she then advised they would pay for the coffee."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "This charming little restaurant is a true gem. Both the food and the service are always Wonderful ! One of my favorite places"
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "One of a few restaurants in wpg that has window curtains which is an important detail for creating warm atmosphere. Great food and service with Belgian french accent:) Not too big, not too small, just perfect for a romantic saturday night."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "I have been several times and the service has not been attentive or even slightly friendly. That's too bad cause we enjoy the resataurant. The Greek salad was inferior however the quesidillas were good. Breakfast was the best but was disappointed in general the last time I visited."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "The food and everything was very good. I had the beef bourgoyine (or something like this) and if this was a Wendy's restaurant I would ask where is the rest of the beef. This is not a complaint but I thought there were too many vegetable compared to the amount of the beef. I like beef but not to beef."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "I love introducing new people to this restaurant they are always so amazed by the food and wish they had been sooner. I have some business lunch associates that now request this restaurant when ever we are meeting."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Everyone enjoyed thier meal....only thing was.....by the time my husband ordered, it was assumed he would be having the 1/2 order of salmon but would have preferred the whole ....wasn't asked ( the rest of the table was having the 1/2 order). As well, a couple of us were sharing a bottle of white...and our server assumed we all would share, and one of us would have preferred to order a glass of red...but wasn't asked if they would like somethime themselves. Our server was very pleasant, and the space itself was very nice. Next time we'll try to come a little later, and get a space in the front room where the music is. Thanks for a lovely evening."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We had a party of 15. The service was slow and we waited a long time for our food to arrive. The appetizers should have been brought out when others had salad but came just before the entrées were served. The room was too dark to read the menu and we all needed to use the flash lights from our cell phones to see the menu. The food was excellent. I liked the option of ordering half sizes with all menu items. I also liked the wine pairing they suggested on the menu for your choice of entrées. Bread and butter are extra but well worth it. The garlic butter is wonderful and the bread is crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. I would recommend the pork medallions in the brandy sauce as well as the French Onion soup."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "This my third time to this restaurant. Food and service have always been very good. Would definitely recommend this restaurant to friends and family"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Nice atmosphere, delicious food and wine, good service. I had a memorable time with my friends."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Ive been here many times and almost every time the food has been exceptional. I also enjoy the ambiance and the great view of the river, the bridge and Human Rights Museum!"
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "Food and service where both above standards. Would recommend Promenade Cafe highly to family and friends. Very diverse menu at reasonable prices."
    Dined on 2/21/2014