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James Avenue Pumphouse, Winnipeg, MB

James Avenue Pumphouse

4.7
4.7
632 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
International
Welcome to James Avenue Pumphouse

Awarded Best New Restaurant 2021 by Ciao! Magazine!

Come visit us and experience a diverse menu offering from our very own Executive Chef, Mark Merano.

Complimenting the historical setting and relaxed ambiance is a menu that draws both on Manitoba culinary traditions and globally inspired comfort food. Pair it with our smart cocktail list, and your night is complete!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 32 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    International, Comfort Food, Vegetarian / Vegan
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–12:00 am Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (204) 560-5210
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Mark Merano
  • Neighborhood
    Winnipeg
  • Parking details
    Free Street Parking after 5pm
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

What 632 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Winnipeg / Manitoba

    Innovative

  • Winnipeg / Manitoba

    Gluten-free-friendly

  • Winnipeg / Manitoba

    Healthy

  • Winnipeg / Manitoba

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • Winnipeg / Manitoba

    Most Booked

  • Winnipeg

    Innovative

  • Winnipeg

    Gluten-free-friendly

  • Winnipeg

    Healthy

  • Winnipeg

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • Winnipeg

    Most Booked

632 Reviews
  1. JoanneS

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent experience, great service, good and ambiance! Will definitely return!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Manitoba

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    2 of us went for lunch, great service and server. I ordered the chicken schnitzel sandwich, Nashville style, I will go back just for that sandwich. 5 plus rating.

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  3. CharlotteM

    Manitoba

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ambiance was nice Food was delicious Service was great

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    The food was very generously portioned and the service was efficient, friendly and excellent. Unfortunately the chairs were hard and the noise level was intense so it would not be a place for a date. The building itself had a ton of character. The menu was a bit limited and everything we ordered had dill and/or pickled onions. Those seem to be the chef’s go-to ingredients. I don’t think I would eat in the restaurant again but I would come back to get a dessert for take out. The brownie on the menu sounded really great.

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  5. JulieD

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place and atmosphere. Love the drink selection and this was my 7th time there and everytime I order something new and am never disappointed. Amazing staff!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Manitoba

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Took someone who had never been there before for the double double hamburger and they absolutely loved it and agreed with me. It’s the best one in the city.

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  7. AnatE

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Excellent vegan options. Everything I tried was delicious.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Manitoba

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything we had tasted good but I feel like the food was not necessarily worth the price we paid for it. You know, the Dan Dan noodles were very yummy but $9 (plus tax) for 4 Prawns isn’t really worth it to me. We also got the Braised Beef Sandwich and to my surprised there were a few tough bite of meat but the flavour was of the meat was killer! And the Birria dip for the Sandwich was Stellar, it was slightly thick and had onions in it. I could have drank that! I will also say, the chilli oil is AMAZING, they need to bottle and sell it because it’s that good. So much flavour! So the food tasted good but You’re definitely paying more for the atmosphere in my opinion. I would love to go back and try some more of their unique menu options to get more of a feel for their food but that was just my initial experience and thoughts.

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  9. KelKimG

    Manitoba

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent environment for a business or casual meal.

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  10. HansenH

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was fantastic, the food amazing and the ambience very intriguing.

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  11. RedR

    Toronto

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. We were early and they accommodated us without issue. Wonderful service and happily return. The atmosphere and old pump station view was quite the experience.

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  12. Donna

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All of our food was excellent: The Perogie, The Dan Dan, the Beat Salad. The Service was perfect: timely, considerate, efficient, and very friendly. Good drink menu as well. We will definitely be back!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Manitoba

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent experience all around. Our server was awesome. The food was delicious.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The place was beautiful, our server was terrific and the food was sumptuous. The only issue was that it was difficult for us to hear each other as my mother is in her 80s. She absolutely loved the food, though, and we loved the menu in general. It was so nice to see a smaller menu with such a wide range of flavours which still catered to a variety of tastes and preferences. We will definitely return, although it will likely be without my Mom.

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  15. JoDaFr

    Manitoba

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food good service nice place. Couple more tvs would be nice. Great chicken snitzel

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  16. GwenA

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food--lots of choice for vegans and delicious! Unique setting. Not noisy but we were there for early supper.

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  17. thatsnowblues

    Manitoba

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    the 3 of us shared the smashburger, the tacos pollo and the bao buns with curly fries and "snow cheese" which was amazing. all from the happy hour menu. i have been told it can get noisy busy but on a sunday at 5pm it was perfect. first visit, will return

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  18. Navrangs

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    My visit to James Avenue Pumphouse was nothing short of delightful. From the moment we stepped in, we were enveloped in a warm, inviting ambience that set the tone for the evening. We quickly got our table as we made reservations beforehand. The menu was a culinary delight, offering a diverse range of dishes that catered to various palates. The service was impeccable. Overall, we had a wonderful experience. Thank you to the whole team.

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  19. tlynn

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was great service, great food, great ambiance!

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the atmosphere of this place especially with the historical piece that’s preserved within the building, as you have a clear view of Winnipeg’s old water system used to put out fires during the 1900s. Also, the food and service is excellent! I recommend the XL perogy.

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  21. rene

    Manitoba

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the Cauliflower starter, which was very good, although not as hot as I would have liked. My friend had fish and chips, no complaints. I had the sizzling chow mein. I would not order that dish again, too many noodles, not enough vegetables, however lots of chicken. Flavour was lack Lustre. We shared a very nice reasonably priced bottle of Chardonnay.

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  22. WendyP

    Manitoba

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    It was our first time experience. It was interesting - we went with someone who is hard of hearing so the noise level in a hollow high ceiling wood and stone room was extra loud but we managed. Food was delish and love the bar set up. Great concept for keeping an old building functioning and historical intrigue going.

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  23. JGReviews

    Manitoba

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was good; on par with similar restaurants. The space was beautiful. Service was average. Washrooms were clean. Wasn't very busy but still a good vibe.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was soo good. Have been a while since I ate a chicken so tender. All items were of highest quality and the food was ready in no time. Very nice place to dine 👌🏻.

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  25. TGJR

    Manitoba

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Surrounded by history. Attentive service. Enjoyed the food. Fresh flavours. Fun vibe. Great night!

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  26. gr8expectations

    Manitoba

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our server was fantastic and made sure to be responsive. The double burger had char grilled flavour and was delicious. The chair mein is good to share

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We ordered the fish and chips, beef dip, and Pollo tacos. All was very tasty. Service was excellent.

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  28. MoniQ

    Manitoba

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were happy to finally visit the pump house, have been unsuccessful with reservations for over a year. Loved the atmosphere and the specialty drink “Crimson and clover”. Generous amount of food with the souvlaki, altho the chicken had the smallest portion. Ron was a great server and we appreciated his recommendations. In and out in 90 minutes, would have liked to think about dessert, but next time!

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Manitoba

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was my second time at the Pump House and my husbands first. It was super great for a Friday dinner date. The food was amazing, drinks were great, and the atmosphere was lively. Will definitely be back!

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  30. DamienStar1

    Manitoba

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I have been several tines now and I really love the place. The food is great, good portions presentation a d good value. The service is always friendly and professional. I do have one suggestion though. Please offer or provide condiments appropriate for the client order at the table. Each time I've been, Ive had to ask, and wait. Thanks.

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  31. Cass

    Manitoba

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere and food. Great drinks and Service!

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  32. ShelleyS

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    good setting, good food, friendly staff. Beer value was pricey. Had to flag down our server to settle the bill. Overall happy experience.

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  33. wisesteward

    Manitoba

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent meals (the mussels are not to be missed) and top off with an outstanding chocolate peanut desert. Outstanding service and suggestions by Ron.

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  34. KiraK

    Manitoba

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience, beautiful restaurant. I would go back. Love seeing the pumphouse

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Manitoba

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Server was great, loved the cocktail menu. Food menu had a good variety of items, braised beef sandwich was delicious.

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  36. MattS

    Manitoba

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Get place the try. Had a few apps and bowl to share and all was great. The prawns were a little lacking, but other than that food was great. The noise level was very high though. It was a bit hard to hold a conversation. With all that said I will for sure be going back to try more of the delicious menu.

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  37. RobS

    Manitoba

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food and service was excellent. Great atmosphere.

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  38. KatherineD

    Manitoba

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Interesting place. Overlooking the old pumphouse while eating was certainly a unique experience. The food was great, but I'm not sure I liked being charged so much for a side dish. Servers were attentive at the beginning, but as the crowd rolled in, I felt forgotten for a bit. Might need to go back another time to see what happens.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Manitoba

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Too expensive for what you get. Cool atmosphere but poor value for what you pay for.

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  40. ColletteL

    Manitoba

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Realy cool place. Food was great. Relaxing atmosphere. Will go again.

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FAQs

James Avenue Pumphouse offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (204) 560-5210.

James Avenue Pumphouse is rated 4.7 stars by 632 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 32 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for James Avenue Pumphouse

Unit 2-109 James Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3B 0N6

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Winnipeg
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–12:00 am Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    International, Comfort Food, Vegetarian / Vegan
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Free Street Parking after 5pm
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Mark Merano
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
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