Promenade Cafe and Wine
Promenade Cafe and Wine

Promenade Cafe and Wine

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.cafeandwine.com/
  • Phone: 2042337030
  • 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: Wine Bar, French, Contemporary French
  • 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 2049995827
  • 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 WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
Promenade Cafe and Wine reviews from OpenTable diners
32 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.3
    Service4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (20)special occasion (19)scenic view (18)great for lunch (17)fit for foodies (15)notable wine list (13)great for brunch (12)good for groups (11)romantic (9)kid-friendly (4)great for outdoor dining (2)vibrant bar scene (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • A pleasant surprise!
    Anon
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    We had chosen this restaurant to suprise a coworker for her birthday lunch. We had heard that the food was delicious but we were definitely not expecting what we received. The service was outstanding, our waiter went above and beyond to help surprise our coworker and made sure that all our needs were tended to as well as carefully explained the specialities of the restaurant and answered all our questions. The food was delicious, the dessert was to die for! The overall experience was a huge hit for my coworkers and I. Definitely would recommend it to people looking for delicious food and a great dining experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OK but...
    f00dcritic
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Decided to try the Promenade Cafe on a Thursday evening. I have to say that for the amount we paid for diner my wife and I were far from impressed. The downtown view from our table was scenic but the ambiance was a disappointment; dull and quite blah, expecting the room to be a bit more romantic i.e. candles, white table cloths etc. . The meal was OK and the service was good. Keep away from any dish with mussels and if you enjoy bread with a meal be prepared to pay. Ordered the peppercorn steak which was passable(had some flavor but chewy). The only part of the meal that we enjoyed were the salads; the mixed salad and mushroom salad were quite nice. Tried to use AM EX but no luck! To many strikes.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food; service lacking a bit
    udontmakefriendswithsalad
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    The food is great but they need another server during lunch time - our waitress was covering the entire restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Mmmmmmmm
    ConcertGoer
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    I definitely would return to try more dishes. Service was well-timed and very friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Poor food
    Losta100
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food
    1Luncher
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Great choices, reasonable prices. Good atmosphere. Our waitress was ok - while we observed a waiter servicing two other tables that was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A nice place to go
    wantbread
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    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?
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romantic dinner for 2+wine for<$100
    USofAExPat
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unexpected Surprise
    JHG1VIP
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • PegCityDiner
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    Loved it. Really enjoyed the fixed price dinner feature, a great creme brûlée and a tremendous Spanish wine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bon appetit!
    Falco79AD
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Friendly Brunch Choice
    NCdiners
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special occasion diner
    Specialoccasionsdiner
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • group get-together
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 18 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 20, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service3.8
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 197 reviews are from the Promenade Cafe and Wine reviews archive.
  • Promendade Review
    Eatingout
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mother's Day Brunch
    Beth7925
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mothers Day
    HappyJellyBean
    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 !
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    Never disappoints-great place to meet friends-great food and casual atmosphere
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful evening.
    Oskie
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this restaurant
    bestmusselsinwpg
    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.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Turn on the lights.
    Boomer
    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?
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • No reservation - hashbrowns ?able
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A birthday lunch
    Ieatdessert1st
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, special occasion, Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • French Quarter
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Love the French Atmosphere and at the same time the bi-lingual service. Has a "European" air about it!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    MeEl
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We've been there many times
    Lorrie
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Local and Real Chef and Service!
    Anniversay
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice relaxed atmosphere -everyone
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/1/2014
    nice relaxed atmosphere -everyone enjoyed their lunch -great soup-great quiche
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food with a View
    WinnipegWiner
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Salt no more...
    Clicker
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • eating out Winnipeg
    diningout
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not as good as our first visit
    loveswine
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Undiscovered little gem
    Sukijune
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    This charming little restaurant is a true gem. Both the food and the service are always Wonderful ! One of my favorite places
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of a few restaurants in
    Vitamiini
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Service not great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, notable wine list, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food for Chimo
    Chimo
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always the best
    neighbourhoodgems
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cold Winter's Dinner
    Beamer
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Memorable dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic