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James Avenue Pumphouse, Winnipeg, MB

James Avenue Pumphouse

4.6
4.6
594 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 36 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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 594 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
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Winnipeg / Manitoba

    Innovative

  • Winnipeg / Manitoba

    Gluten-free-friendly

  • Winnipeg / Manitoba

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Winnipeg / Manitoba

    Healthy

  • Winnipeg / Manitoba

    Hot spot

  • Winnipeg / Manitoba

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • Winnipeg / Manitoba

    Most Booked

  • Winnipeg

    Innovative

  • Winnipeg

    Gluten-free-friendly

  • Winnipeg

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Winnipeg

    Healthy

  • Winnipeg

    Hot spot

  • Winnipeg

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • Winnipeg

    Most Booked

594 Reviews
  1. RobS

    Manitoba

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

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

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  2. KatherineD

    Manitoba

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    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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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Manitoba

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    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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  4. ColletteL

    Manitoba

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    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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  5. JeffM

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was very nice and staff were pleasant. We had a real nice time. Thank you.

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  6. BobS

    Saskatoon

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We were excited and happy to have an evening out. We sat near the bar and saw the martini being prepared. Great martini but no time to enjoy as the food came at the same time and that was a little irritating. The server was attentive. A lot of activity and that was great to watch!! Loved thinking about the people we saw and what their day had been!! A little romantic on the part of my wife!! Now we know what to expect at the Pump House. Well suited for a group of friends who have a Friday evening to engage in fun!!

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  7. AlMcM

    Manitoba

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Really enjoyed a quick dinner, excellent food and service.

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  8. HeatherD

    Manitoba

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was average. Made reservation for 5 people, felt like we were squished in a table for 4. Seems like quality has deteriorated since they opened.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We took our daughter to the pumphouse for her 21st birthday. Her words “dinner was amazing and the food was absolutely delicious”! The food and drinks were great and the waitresses were very attentive. We did not have to wait long for our meals and ate way too much! We will be back again soon!

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  10. Business

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Plates were massive, so good food value for what you get. Ambiance was great my client really thought it was cool. Service was on point-what more can you ask for. Worth the visit.

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  11. DianneA

    Manitoba

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good fish and chips with sweet potato fries need cole slaw on menu

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  12. Riss

    Manitoba

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We got there early enough to have a great table with a view of the pumps. Our server Allison was quick, gave awesome recommendations and the food was excellent!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Manitoba

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A nice restaurant with a very cool venue. Great Ambience, Excellent Service !

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  14. LaraD

    Manitoba

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great environment. Interesting concept for a restaurant. Excellent service, and food was amazing.

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  15. Anon

    Manitoba

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service were amazing, and I love seeing the old pump house I wish I could go play around in there 😂 things are a bit pricey though!

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  16. nightout

    Manitoba

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    It was good experience. Service could have been improved and a little more quick.

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  17. TeeS

    Manitoba

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I've been there a number of times and always enjoy the atmosphere and the food is great!

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  18. EmmW

    Manitoba

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The best thing about this restaurant is the venue. Everything else, including the quality of the food we were served, leaves a lot to be desired. Our reservation was early (4:30 pm) and despite the restaurant being virtually empty when we arrived, the two of us were seated at a table near the. kitchen, away from the view of the window to the pump house equipment. I asked if we could be moved to one of the empty tables adjacent to the window and at first the waiter said no, but then said he could squeeze us into one of those tables. By the time we left, there were still lots of empty tables so I don't know what that was about. Our food was also subpar. My sandwich was fine, but my partner's pasta with breaded chicken (a February feature) was bad. The chicken was overcooked bordering burnt, and the pasta was bland with an acidic tomato sauce. I would have sent it back if we hadn't had a time constraint. For the price you pay, there are definitely better options for a meal in the exchange. The restaurant itself is beautiful, though, so it might just be a happy hour drinks spot for me going forward.

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  19. JessicaB

    Manitoba

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a fabulous place, the only issue we really had is there is no menu for NON-ALCOHOLIC drinks

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  20. DarrellH

    Manitoba

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    It is a wonderful location to capture the history of the building in Winnipeg. They offer a great number of choices for people with varying food requirements. Everyone can feel comfortable. The tables by the old machinery are best!

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  21. MSWinnipeg

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Good menu, good food, service a bit slow. Would go back.

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  22. AronL

    Manitoba

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was excellent, the food was delicious, but maybe a bit bland I need more salt. Great ambience, but very loud. Overall a good experience.

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  23. KarH

    Manitoba

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food...great service...fun atmosphere as usual!

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  24. HansS

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first experience was great! We will definitely return.

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  25. Nytro

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, friendly. Checked two times to see if we were satisfied. Food came out at a perfect pace, was very warm and a good portion. Love the atmosphere and the history of the building.

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  26. Bosoms

    Manitoba

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food is good and price is in line with similiar restaurants and service was good.. Only complaint is ordered side of curly fries and they brought regular fries and didn't say why; they were good though and a generous portion. Would go there again.

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  27. MarkE

    Manitoba

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was fantastic, would definitely eat there again. Not sure if the server was new to serving or not but was not very attentive. Did not return to table to get wines refilled or new orders of beers...oh well.

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  28. LauraC

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    So unbelievably fantastic. Food, service, ambiance. I wish I lived in Winnipeg!!! You can bet that I will tell everyone I know to try it out.

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  29. MichelleM

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Pesto Cauliflower and the Perogy appetizer were delicious.

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  30. Huxley

    Manitoba

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Neat place to eat. The old pumphouse itself provides a cool ambience. Decent menu selections, but would like more options. Probably a "one time only" visit for my wife and I. Nothing negative, just not our thing. Food and service was great, but it did start to get quite loud near the end of our dinner as more guests came in.

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  31. Alice

    Manitoba

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We've always been pleased with the excellent food, ambience and wonderful staff who always ensure that our dietary needs are looked after. On our last visit, we had an early lunch, so it was quite quiet.

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  32. GuyG

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service, food, and ambience. We were warned about excessive noise levels but it wasn’t bad at all! We look forward to returning!

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Entrees were very flavorful and unique. All were excellent!

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  34. DeborahR

    Manitoba

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    I had wine & my daughter had a margarita after ordering a beer that they were out of. Drinks were good. Also served water right away which I appreciated. I had a chicken peanut salad. The first piece of chicken I cut into was full of gristle. The rest was okay. Peanut pieces were in the salad but otherwise no taste of peanut. The salad had cilantro. I’m not crazy about that but the dish was okay. My daughter had fish & chips. She said it was okay. Overall the food was just okay, service was good & ambiance was very good.

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  35. JoanneR

    Manitoba

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fish was very good!! Substituted the house salad for the fries and it was also very good.

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  36. DeanH

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food here is outstandingly good and unique. A lot of care went into making sure the everything fits together with the early 1900's. From the tables, to the chairs, to the margarita glass, the lights, serving cabinets and the old pumphouse machinery itself. It all fits. Lots to talk about and experience. My wife and I shared the meals like a Tapas because each one had offered a special taste experience.

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  37. Razor

    Manitoba

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere, lots going on and great energy. I went for my wife's birthday and wasn't disappointed.

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  38. JocelyneH

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food and service. Never disappointed dining here.

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  39. Heyfood1234456789

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Place. A Must Visit. Food was delicious and service was exceptional.

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  40. Emmapawprints

    Manitoba

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love this restaurant...very unique dining experience with the interior glass windows overlooking the old pumphouse..food is amazing & the cocktails are even better. Service is always efficient & friendly.

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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 4.6 stars by 594 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 36 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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