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James Avenue Pumphouse, Winnipeg, MB
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James Avenue Pumphouse

4.6
4.6
264 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 7 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    International, Comfort Food, Vegetarian / Vegan

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Mon–Thu 11:00 am–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (204) 560-5210

  • Payment options

    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

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What 264 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Winnipeg / Manitoba

    Best Ambiance

  • Winnipeg / Manitoba

    Healthy

  • Winnipeg / Manitoba

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • Winnipeg

    Best Ambiance

  • Winnipeg

    Healthy

  • Winnipeg

    Vegetarian-friendly

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  1. DE

    DinahE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The James Avenue Pumphouse offers a unique dining experience. We went for a girls day out and the food was great, the service was wonderful and it was very interesting dining in the centre of a piece of Winnipeg’s rich history. I will definitely be going back!
  2. ME

    MELANIE

    Manitoba

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time being here and I must say I will be back. The food was very good. I had the Dan Dan Noodles. The drinks were also very good and the happy hour menu is fantastic. I love that they were able to restore a little piece of history and turn in to something fun.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manitoba

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We got there and it was utter chaos. Parking in that area is a mess. I’ll agree it’s not the restaurants fault. It took us 40 minutes to find parking. The hostess told us that we have two hours max. That is also understandable on a Friday night. As soon as we sat down the fire alarm went off and for half an hour, nobody knew how to shut it off. even the firemen couldn’t figure out what to do. Meanwhile, in that ear piercing alarm noise, the server kept telling us that there’s nothing to worry about. There was a malfunction of the kitchen ventilation hood in the kitche, which caused the alarm to trip. 40 minutes into it. We were told the restaurant is closing down because there is a gas leak. So after spending an hour and a half we had to leave the restaurant with no food and no service.
  4. MB

    MartinB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious. Service excellent, lovely building and enjoyed looking around.
  5. NB

    NancyB

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We absolutely loved our experience at the Pumphouse. Can’t wait to go back!!!!!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was terrific!!
  7. KJ

    KenJH

    Ottawa

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Pumphouse is a great place for lunch. The food is excellent, and the service is excellent. It is a wonderful repurposing of an interesting historic building.
  8. DU

    DimpleU

    Manitoba

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Cool atmosphere, nice staff. Desserts were really good.
  9. MM

    MarissaM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The food is really great! I love the menu! First time there and I'll definitely be back!
  10. SE

    Stuffed2EyeBalls

    Manitoba

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The restaurant and bar was very busy. Service was prompt and food was better than expected.
  11. CW

    CindyW

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    French fries were cold but the manager gave us a fresh batch and took off 20%. Accommodated us nicely
  12. HC

    HungryCanuck

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, solid portions and a wonderful atmosphere. Out for a client meeting and the ambiance of the place was neat.
  13. JW

    JenniferW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing place to eat and visit. We had an early dinner and the happy hour specials were phenomenal! Can't wait to go back.
  14. CS

    ChadS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Great staff. Perfect place for a business lunch.
  15. SH

    StacyH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very cool place, was quite busy and yet we still had quick and attentive service. Food was great, slightly on the expensive side. Drinks were as incredible as they were expensive. A+, would recommend. Left a huge tip because they earned it. First time I've felt that way in ages. Book in advance, this place is hot!
  16. CC

    ChristinaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Definitely a fav place to go! The Dan Dan Thai is my fav! The decor is very cool and the pumps and history are cool!
  17. NB

    NolanB

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Beautiful heritage atmosphere- fun menu, great staff.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manitoba

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Very disappointed. Have been here 4 times now and yet again it comes down to the server. Either our server was new and untrained or didn’t want to be there. We were still eating and she wanted to settle our bill 3 times. She argued over discrepancy on our final bill and the manager had to get involved. It was unfortunately a very disappointing experience.
  19. T

    Tripletmom

    Manitoba

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our party of 5 thoroughly enjoyed our meals. Sample was the smashed burger, the braised beef dip, the California club and the fish and chips. All meals were served promptly, nicely presented on the plate and nice and hot. The decor was beautiful, a lot of historic water pumps that we had a great view from our table. Our waitress was very helpful and attentive. Wonderful meals and reasonably priced. Would highly recommend James Avenue Pumphouse Restaurant as a great place to eat.
  20. BS

    BSmith

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, service and atmosphere were great. Menu very diverse and tasty. Had a wonderful time, will go again and highly recommend.
  21. P

    Patrick

    Manitoba

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Second time here. First was much better. Did not have Corona nor the cauliflower appetizer. Disappointed as I recommended to go there from the rest of the party that came.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manitoba

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Good was fantastic. Waitress seemed a little distracted/busy and took a while to take our order/bring the bill. Otherwise great experience and would definitely go back
  23. WC

    WilliamC

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Went here for lunch with the family. Not a lot of people were there when we arrived so it was quiet but got busier as more ppl came for lunch. Server was attentive and friendly. Food was excellent. We will definitely be back.
  24. N

    Nancy

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall3food1service3ambience4
    I did not care of the Dan Dan Thai dish. I added chicken which was overcooked and dried out. The dish consisted mainly of noodles with very little sauce, so it was rather bland. Noodles are cheap so I was disappointed in basically eating bland noodles. Broccoli was ok. I would recommend a different dish, maybe the burger.
  25. KM

    KimM

    Manitoba

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a good time and great food. Never disappointed
  26. KM

    KarenM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    All good—except—very noisy-hard to visit—could anything be done to reduce loud sounds and voices!! Cloth on ceiling?!
  27. AC

    AngelaC

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    I love this restaurant and the food but it is very noisy.
  28. EE

    EssEss

    Manitoba

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    No reservations available a week out except for early. Restaurant was half empty at 5:15 pm. Was even emptier by the time we left at 7 pm. Not sure why no reservations were available for later. Greeted with little enthusiasm. Seated and then promptly and coldly told we had a two hour time limit. Waiter was nice and appropriately attentive. The food was mediocre. Not a ton of flavour. Cool space featuring the old pumps but not really sure what the fuss is all about with this place.
  29. NL

    NathalieL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time. Our server, Shay, was fantastic. We shared the perogy, the braised beef tacos and the medi flatbread. Everything was incredible. Will definitely be back.
  30. JF

    JacquieF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So many things on the menu that I wanted to try. Had the tzatziki chicken skewers platter - amazing.
  31. CT

    CorinneT

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time here and absolutely loved everything… food, service, ambience. We will definitely be back and recommend this to others 😄
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere and service was top notch.
  33. DB

    DonB

    Manitoba

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An amazing experience. Great room. Great food. Great service. Will go back again and again.
  34. S

    Stefan

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food, fantastic beef tacos and a great historic venue!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My partner and myself celebrated our 5th anniversary here. Both our mocktails (Blood Orange Fizz & Classic Ceasar) were amazing, and so was our food. We'll definitely be back!
  36. DZ

    DeannaZ

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Amazing all round! Our service was fantastic and fun.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manitoba

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Third time here. The server was not knowledgeable about menu which resulted in a lower score. Other than that I had a great time. Will return again.
  38. J

    Jean

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We very much enjoyed seeing the old pump machinery. The food and service was excellent.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manitoba

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience3
    The food is overpriced, poorly plated, the waitress was lovely, very polite. I have been to the restaurant before and it’s no better now. Never again😡also the noise is awful.
  40. M

    Maureen1234

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My guests loved it - thought it was ‘high end’. The food was better than when it first opened. Excellent service.

FAQs

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

James Avenue Pumphouse is rated 4.6 stars by 264 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 7 times today
Google Map for James Avenue Pumphouse

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

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Winnipeg

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Mon–Thu 11:00 am–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    International, Comfort Food, Vegetarian / Vegan

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Free Street Parking after 5pm

  • Payment options

    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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