ERA Bistro

4.5
127 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Bistro
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Sunday Lunch
  • Local Ingredients
Contemporary and fresh with an emphasis on local, Fairtrade & sustainable ingredients. Located within the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. Admission to the museum is not required to dine.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Bistro, Canadian, Organic
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Hours of operation
Monday: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Brunch is served all day Saturdays and Sundays.

PLEASE NOTE: Our kitchen closes 30 minutes prior to closing time; Grab-n-Go items, beverages & desserts available until closing.
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Phone number
(204) 289-2190
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Kirk Hanson
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Neighborhood
Additional
Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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CJ
4.0Dined on June 20, 2018

Sitting in the patio is like an escape from the city within the city. Wonderful service :)

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PS
5.0Dined on June 5, 2018

The food at ERA is always great and the service impeccable.

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3.0Dined on May 29, 2018

I was disappointed in the quality of the food-- summer salad was iceberg lettuce only, one boiled egg ( tasted old)... I wouldn't serve that at home .. the dressing was bland ... I have been to the bistro on 2 other occasions and found the breakfast to be better... in such a beautiful modern setting.. why wouldn't the manager demand exceptional quality food??

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SP
5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We had a wonderful brunch for Mother's Day. The menu had something for everyone. The dishes were delicious and flavourful. Beautiful presentation. Great service and wonderful atmosphere. Beautiful location.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

My daughters and I enjoyed our Mothers day Brunch very much. The Banana French toast was amazing. As was the omelette croissant I had. The staff were very friendly. I'll come again!

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FF
4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

While not overwhelmingly busy and even though we had been advised of 2-hour seating, the service was slow. Our server was pleasant but certainly didn’t follow the two minutes or two bites guideline. The noise was excessive for the size and number of people in the space. The food was very good. Reasonable serving size and average cost. Lots of choices, family friendly.

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L
5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We had a lovely Mother’s Day brunch at the Bistro then made a day of touring the museum and gift store. The variety of brunch choices was more than adequate, the mimosas were delicious and desserts were lovely. We were lucky enough to have our own table for this special occasion although sitting at a communal table would be fun in other circumstances. I like the patio as well.

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K
5.0Dined on May 3, 2018

A very nice restaurant in the spectacular Canadian Museum of Human Rights.

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OT
5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Era bistro has my favorite eggs Benedict in the city. And amazing coffee. Service is great.

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QD
4.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Food was good, as we as the service.

My group was particularly impressed because a group of 25 came in without a reservation so the restaurant was very busy. Another member of the staff, in this case I believe it was the manager, stepped up to help out with making sure we were still seen to despite the chaos, it was appreciated.

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OT
4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Excellent and friendly service! Will definitely be back

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DK
5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Great service (thanks Brandi!!). Maybe this bistro can add some signage either outside the entrances or just inside for those of us who’ve never visited the museum before. I now know where it is and I’ll be back

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OT
4.0Dined on January 27, 2018

We had a fantastic family brunch in a beautiful setting. It is a wonderful restaurant in the most beautiful building and right in the heart of the Forks and the city.

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F
4.0Dined on January 3, 2018

Nice spot in a beautiful building. An eclectic menu with lots of vegan and vegetarian choices. Very interesting combinations, nice selection of appetizers, good salad choices. There a number of daily specials to choose from. Very limited wines by the glass, standard cocktails. A bit pricey but not bad value for the money.

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PS
5.0Dined on January 3, 2018

We as usual love the food and Brandi provided us with amazing service.

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OT
4.0Dined on December 21, 2017

Really nice meal, and better than what you generally expect at a museum restaurant!

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OT
4.0Dined on December 14, 2017

A very comfortable setting for an enjoyable lunch meeting. The server Evelyn made us feel very welcome.

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OT
5.0Dined on November 29, 2017

Great friendly service and the food,was very tasty. Desserts were creative.

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OT
5.0Dined on October 25, 2017

Food and service were excellent. Food was served very quickly.

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C
4.0Dined on October 4, 2017

the food was delicious, perfect for my business meeting. Even the price was affordable and we were able to have lunch and dessert in a short amount of time.

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OT
5.0Dined on September 13, 2017

Excellent local sourced ingredients, fantastic service, and a lovely airy open ambiance in the beautiful Canadian Museum For Human Rights. Can stop at the gift shop afterwards and or go to the museum exhibits. You don't have to pay to go into the museum to eat at Era or go to the gift shop. Museum is free on the first Wednesday of the month and that is the only night that Era is open for dinner in the evenings.

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CF
5.0Dined on August 13, 2017

Delicious variety of food!! Felt 5 star for sure for a much better price tag!!

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OT
4.0Dined on July 31, 2017

Ordered a dish that included a food item not listed on the menu that I should not be eating. It made up a large part of the dish but I ate everything that I'm allowed - which was very good. Mentioned my restriction to the waitress - she immediately offered me another dish or a comp dessert which I declined. She spoke to the manager and they compt my meal. My spouse ordered the daily pasta special and loved it! Next time I go back I'll have to ask more questions regarding my food limitations. The staff is very friendly and service was good.

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L
4.0Dined on July 25, 2017

We were two at lunch and as it was a quiet day at ERA had no trouble reserving one of the few tables for two by a window. Service was attentive without being intrusive. Several gluten-free options on the main menu and dessert menu. The ambience is nice but is an odd juxtaposition of upscale decor with almost cafeteria-style long-table seating (10 per side), as if it can't decide if it wants to be a bustling cafeteria or an upscale quiet place. Anyway, it was quiet at lunch on a Tuesday and allowed for easy conversation and an enjoyable meal (great salad selections).

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OT
2.0Dined on June 22, 2017

Sorry to say that due to many missteps from giving mis-matched language menus to incorrect beverage orders to burnt bacon on our salads this was not a great visit. To top it off most parking now close to the area is not free anymore so that will definitely have an impact to future visits to the Forks in general. Over-all we found it high priced and totally won't be back.

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OT
5.0Dined on June 19, 2017

I've been to ERA Bistro several times with family, friends or colleagues. We have always enjoyed the food, had great service and pleased with the prices. We'll keep coming back! :)

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AW
5.0Dined on June 15, 2017

Excellent special of scotch egg, trout main course, and cheesecake. A superb and very knowledgable waitress also. It was quiet and very enjoyable for an anniversary dinner

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OT
3.0Dined on May 17, 2017

Visually stunning. Service was attentive and friendly. I was disappointed with the limited menu for an evening meal.

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j
5.0Dined on May 17, 2017

As always.........great food, and great service! Carrot fries you ask?!?!?!? Seriously.......eat these and you will never go back to potatoes again!!!

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OT
5.0Dined on April 9, 2017

Atmosphere was great. Food was good but not great.

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OT
3.0Dined on March 29, 2017

A very pleasant restaurant. Great service, excellent table, wonderful location, highly enjoyable patio in warmer weather. A somewhat restrictive menu for light lunches. Extraordinarily noisy.

We love the museum and will return to ERA.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2017

I enjoyed our luncheon at Era, probably more than the first time I went. The waitress was friendly and accommodating. The food was very good. The carrot sticks are phenomenal!
We shared a small rich dessert, but it was the perfect size because we just wanted a small bite to share.

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GW
5.0Dined on January 22, 2017

Excellent service. Sunday brunch can be busy in Winnipeg but the ability to reserve a table ahead of time really influenced our decision to choose ERA. Delicious brunch options and great ambiance.

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OT
5.0Dined on December 30, 2016

Good food, nice place to eat

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CD
3.0Dined on December 26, 2016

Nice ambiance. Server was very friendly. Food was average. Pork shank was quite good, but the frittata was very dry, overcooked and bland. The bourbon and ginger cocktail was very refreshing, definitely would order that again.

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OT
4.0Dined on December 16, 2016

One of the 5 meals ordered by our group was not great, but otherwise it was very good food. The restaurant was a little noisy for the business type discussion at our table.

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OT
2.0Dined on December 14, 2016

We made reservations on open table for 7:15 on a Wednesday night. Got to the restaurant and sat down and server tells us kitchen closes at 7:30 so we need to place our orders soon. Then tells us restaurant closes at 8:00. I have 2 small children and rarely go out. Was extremely disappointed that I felt rushed the entire meal. Beets in beet salad were not cooked enough and didn't taste good. Carrot fries were good. Cocktails were average as was chicken sandwich that we shared. Went to Smith for dessert. Won't be returning to era anytime soon. Disappointed open table and era allowed us to make reservations so late. If I wanted only 45 minutes at a restaurant, I would've eaten elsewhere.

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OT
4.0Dined on November 16, 2016

Nice place to take a break during a visit to the Canadian Museum of Human Rights, for a snack or meal.

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AR
4.0Dined on November 16, 2016

Service was very good. Food was tasty but not hot enough, especially the soup. It would be a great place to entertain friends and family from out of town when visiting the Museum.

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OT
3.0Dined on November 1, 2016

I've been here on a few different occasions, and each time the food is decent for the prices. It's not outstanding, but it's enjoyable. Service has been decent, but not outstanding. Overall this place is "good". But I will most likely come back because it's reasonably priced, great setting, and can usually get a table.

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