The Velvet Glove - The Fairmont Winnipeg
The Velvet Glove - The Fairmont Winnipeg

The Velvet Glove - The Fairmont Winnipeg

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.velvetglovewinnipeg.com/
  • Phone: 2049856255
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 11:30am, Saturday - Sunday: 7:00am - 11:30pmLunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Global, International, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Timothy Palmer
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Would you like to take your dining experience at The Velvet Glove to your own venue of choice? If so, please inquire about our exciting catering offerings! Please call Grace Hicks at 957-6217 to arrange your off-site catering experience today!
  • Private Party Facilities: Are you looking to celebrate a birthday, anniversary or just have an evening with your closest family and friends in the beautiful Velvet Glove dining room? Perhaps your business is looking for the perfect venue for a company function. In either case, The Velvet Glove is easily adaptable into your venue of choice! No matter the size, from an intimate gathering to a large group of 60, we are here to meet your needs.
  • Private Party Contact: Hector Hurd, Restaurant Manager 2049856247

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Portage Avenue and Main Street
  • Public Transit: Located at the heart of the city, Portage and Main, most thoroughfare routes come within one city block of The Velvet Glove. Also, for your convenience, there is a Winnipeg Transit bus stop directly in-front of the hotel.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Guests dining at The Velvet Glove for dinner get the VIP treatment! Drive right up to the front doors of the hotel, hand your keys to one of our Bellmen and let us take care of the rest!
A word from The Velvet Glove - The Fairmont Winnipeg
Enjoy seasonal flavors showcasing Manitoban flare in Winnipeg’s only Four Diamond CAA-AAA restaurant. The Velvet Glove restaurant at The Fairmont Winnipeg offers a warm welcoming experience for all guests through our engaging service.
Restaurant Chef Timothy Palmer has created menus that you will remember for a life time, with locally sourced ingredients, seasonally inspired dishes and a passion that can't be beat. The Velvet Glove also features one of Winnipeg's best wine lists, with wines that you will not see in just any restaurant!
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The Velvet Glove - The Fairmont Winnipeg reviews from OpenTable diners
8 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.9
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelQuiet
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (6)romantic (4)notable wine list (3)fit for foodies (2)good for groups (2)great for lunch (2)late-night find (1)neighborhood gem (1)Show More
  • No choices in Winnipeg
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    I wanted a white cloth type of breakfast and the Fairmont was the only option, I called to book a table and was told they where full, so I went on Open Table and hey presto, I had a reservation. Come the morning of the event and the reservation didn't show up, but we still got a seat, and there was plenty of other empty seating. Service was slow.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very impressed
    Katy
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    We were greeted by name and referred by name throughout the evening. The service was old school and ironically that was refreshing. The food was perfectly prepared and beautifully presented. Overall a wonderful evening that left us wondering we hadn't been here for so long.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great treat
    missyt
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    My husband and I stayed at the Fairmont for our 10th wedding anniversary. We went to the Velvet Gove our first night there. There were only us and on other couple in the restaurant and it was so nice and quiet. The atmosphere was great, a little traditional but not in a bad way. The service was excellent. Not sure how it would be if it was busier but it was great none the less. The food was fantastic. Great "foodie" food. We both had beef tenderloin, it as cooked perfectly. We also were offered a complementary appetizer along with the ones we'd already orders. For us, this is a once a year treat as the prices are high, rightfully so, but not something we could afford on a regular basis. We would recommend this to friends. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 5 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.8
    • Food3.8
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 16 reviews are from the The Velvet Glove - The Fairmont Winnipeg reviews archive.
  • Rod is the best server!
    Lovethebrunch
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    We come here for brunch on special occasions, and Rod is always such a delight. Great food and spectacular service!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Monday night delicacy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    The food was prepared to perfection. This was truly the best meal I have had in quite a while. The service was excellent, friendly and informative. My only critique would be of the decor, flat and not very interesting. But this did not take away from the wonderful meal. Thank-you for a beautiful evening.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Occasion!!
    PeppermintPatty
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Our 45th anniversary dinner at the Velvet Glove on May 10 was just wonderful! Waiter Langdorino(sp?) was attentive, polite and very knowledgable about the menu. When asked for suggestions gave us good ones. He told us about the special which was any appetizer, any entree and any dessert available for a special price. We ordered this and had a spectacular dinner. The whole evening and 'Velvet Glove Experience' was great. The food tasted and looked too good to eat and was presented beautifully. We heartily recommend it and can't wait to return for another memorable evening and meal there.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely evening
    Mary
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    My husband and I, and friends went there to celebrate our anniversaries. The evening, from start to finish was absolutely lovely. The ambience, waiter, food were all fabulous. Very good value for the price. All four of us had different starters, mains and dessert. All four of us were very impressed with each course; beautifully presented. My steak was done to perfection. The portion sizes were generous . The wine list impressive.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent all around
    verysatisfiedcustomer
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    The service was excellent. Our server made us feel welcome and took good care of us. He recognized that we were there for a special occasion and was very attentive. The food was top quality - it tasted great and was visually very appealing. I will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasant Surprise
    valentine
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    If I go to the Fairmont's dining room, I expect to get something that's at least reasonably good for dinner. What I actually got was a rather exceptional dinner! Yes, the Velvet Glove did it up right for Valentine's Day. A half dozen courses, and each of them was simply fantastic. We both came away suitably impressed and quite grateful for a most memorable meal. The food could not have been much better. We were, in fact, very thrilled with our dinner, and that hardly ever happens. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Date Night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/2/2014
    Service was superb, food was delish, Place was empty as we went very early, but it was dining at it's finest, The girlfriend loved it, and we'll definitely go back to try more on the menu. Highly Recommended if you get the chance.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Warm atmosphere
    Sun2013
    Dined on 12/6/2013
    This restaurant is a real gem. Makes you feel like you are in a vintage home dining room. Love the wood trimming, comfy chairs and overall feel of this dining room. Just wish the lights were dimmed a little bit.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This restaurant always makes
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/29/2013
    This restaurant always makes one feel special. The ambiance and service is always first class. Our appetizers were excellent but unfortunately the main course was a disappointment. We both chose the cod which came with a lobster and lentil ragout. The fish,advertised as being encrusted with wild mushrooms was not and was rather tasteless. The lentils were mushy and the lobster chunks were chewy. Dessert was great and the wine recommended by our waiter was lovely.
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Happy
    Happy1
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    Great restaurant with a romantic feel and a great history. Always proud to be a Winnipeger when we dine there. Service is impeccable. Lezandro is the best server in the country. Always makes it a memorable experience. We always ask to be in his section.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Expecting more
    Winnipeger
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    Waiter pretentious, service slow, steak tough. Disappointing.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lousy service!
    littlemouse
    Dined on 10/7/2013
    The food was very good. The restaurant was not busy (four tables seated, including ours) and the waiter did not even pay attention to us! We constantly had to flag him down to ask to place our orders, ask for wine list, water, etc. he would disappear into the back for extended periods of time and never once apologized for the lousy service.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Friendly, attentive, efficient
    Aug17
    Dined on 8/17/2013
    Friendly, attentive, efficient service. The quality of the food was high. The presentations were pleasing to the eye as well as to the palate.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary
    Ben1
    Dined on 8/5/2013
    I took a chance on picking a resteraunt more or less at random for our 7 year anniversary. I'm glad I did. It was likely the best dining experience we have ever had. If I get a chance I will definitely be eating here again
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a great experience
    OpenMind
    Dined on 5/20/2013
    Been patronizing this place for years and it has always been a great experience. The food and portions were excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for an every day event
    Chefmatt
    Dined on 3/26/2013
    This food was an exsprience alone I asked for a chef table and it was a 5 course meal!! What a winner*****
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall