Pauline Bistro

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CAN$30 and under
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Sunday Lunch
French Bistro coming to St. Boniface, Fall 2019.
Breakfast | Brunch | Lunch | Coffee | Pastries

Like sunrise with a side of joie de vivre, Pauline takes every day and makes it great. Light and bright, our French-inspired neighbourhood bistro serves up breakfast and brunch with a sassy side of Parisian style.

Made from scratch, simplicity becomes simply delicious no matter whether you opt for hot and hearty, sweetly satisfying or next-level nourishing. So rise and shine – the best meal of the day is sunny side up at Pauline.
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4.2based on recent ratings
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JoanneS
Manitoba
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We were not happy with the coffee. I don't know if you changed the coffee blend you use or if it was just a bad batch, but none of the three of us enjoyed it. In the pat we liked the coffee. The breakfast was great. Service wonderful. Our server was great.

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Joseph
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Ambience is top notch, reminds you of a small cafe in Europe rather than Winnipeg. Food was great and our service was phenomenal.

Pauline Bistro
Responded a day ago

Thank you for the great review of Pauline Bistro and wonderful comments on our amazing service team! We hope to see you back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Manitoba
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service2ambience4

food was on the colder side and the service was a bit slow but the meal was good and it was a very cute restaurant

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Foodgirl5
Manitoba
12 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for a relaxed brunch and food is delicious! I had the St. Benny and husband had the St.B. Hash and would recommend both. Service was very good.

Pauline Bistro
Responded on September 15, 2020

Thank you for taking time to write a review for Pauline Bistro. So glad to read you enjoyed your brunch and service. We look forward to seeing you again!

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brittanyR
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service our server was so nice and funny, our food came out quick and tasted amazing I could it the Benny everyday!

Definitely my top breakfast place.

Pauline Bistro
Responded on September 15, 2020

Thank you for coming to dine with us at Pauline Bistro and for taking the time to share your experience! We're so delighted to be your top breakfast place, and we can't wait to see you again soon!

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MDouglas
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for either a special occasion or good breakfast!

Pauline Bistro
Responded on September 15, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to let us know! We really appreciate the recommendations and hope to see you back soon!

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StephanieH
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Adorable little place for breakfast and lunch. Everything I’ve tried so far is delicious!

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vipMarkP
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Extremely slow service was seated with menus and then waited over 15 minutes for coffee and our order to be taken and the restaurant was half empty. In fact a table that came in after had their order taken and food before us. It was like they couldn't figure out who was looking after our table we had 3 servers? it also took forever to clear the plates once we were done.
We have been their before and love restaurant and food, at that time they were packed with no service issues at all.
I would recommend this restaurant in future with a caution on the service.

Pauline Bistro
Responded on March 20, 2020

Hi Mark, Thank you for taking the time to let us know, I see your visit was the day before we closed our doors due to COVID-19. We were running a decreased schedule because of the out break which would have definitely caused less efficient service times. Thankfully you visited us on a time that we were not going through this as we hope to be back in that place soon. Thank you for the recommendations

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BrendaD
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an outstanding lunch on Friday. The waitress was the excellent and we had a fabulous time. The food was tasty and we’ll definitely return.

Pauline Bistro
Responded on March 20, 2020

Thanks for the great review and rating!

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peanut
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

I was disappointed with my meal. The service was ok but nothing special. I was expecting more...

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vipDavidE
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

The service was excellent but the food was salty.

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TaniyaB
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent! Our server was great, she checked in on us and was attentive. The food was wonderful and everything came out so quickly! Loved the atmosphere, the aesthetic, everything! Will happily return! :)

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JBD43
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Friends and I have sampled many items on the menu, on several occasions, and enjoyed them all: would have them again, definitely.

I always caution friends that the noise level can be high, especially if there are several large groups present. It's not always possible to know this in advance, but it doesn't hurt to ask if an earlier or later time would make a difference.

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asgreview
Manitoba
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Beautiful bistro.Food was ok.Atmosphere excellent.The Norwood did an excellent job

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Linda
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Tables are very close to each other. Way too close. Not very relaxing atmosphere because of this. It took almost 45 minutes to get the food after ordering. I noticed more than half of the waitresses had their hair down. Not very appealing in the food industry.

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Guest
Manitoba
4 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The coffee was phenomenal and it is the cutest spot.

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VirginiaM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great smoked salmon/egg rosti. Nice waitress. Will return.

Pauline Bistro
Responded on February 17, 2020

Thanks for the great review and feedback, hope to see you back soon!

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DianeM
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, service and ambiance. Unfortunately a little too loud. Otherwise a great experience.

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Prairiegal
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Recommended by a friend and I wasn’t disappointed! Pleased to see Vegan and gluten sensitive options. My meal (smoked salmon and rosti) was delicious and the person I was with enjoyed the burger and fries. I really have no complaints other than perhaps limited tea selection (no mint!). Since it was my first visit I will reserve giving out 5 stars until I have sampled more menu items.

Pauline Bistro
Responded on January 24, 2020

Thanks for the review Prairiegal, we will definitely look into getting some mint tea on the list, hope to see you back soon!

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MegD
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

It was good, but a few suggestions. Need to add more taste to the hash browns, coffee was a bit burnt tasting, and eggs overdone. Would go back and give it another shot though.

Pauline Bistro
Responded on January 24, 2020

Thank you for the review and suggestions, we will definitely aim to do better here. Hope to see you back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good experience. The soup was amazing and the server was able to talk to the chef and pass along what ingredients were used to make it. Smokey turkey and Parmesan

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Souli
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food was actually very good, except for the fries. They were dry and hard and tasteless. Fries need some grease/oil/ fat to make them edible and flavorful. But the rest of the food was delicious.

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CarmenT
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The food was pretty good! I ordered the Parisian omelette - a little too salty. I also ordered a juice that I never got. The server was helpful and attentive though. Atmosphere is so cute!

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TrishC
Manitoba
5 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my 5th visit to Pauline and it remains a really great place !! The setting is lovely, the food is delicious, and the staff are very kind, welcoming, and accomplished. I will keep coming back !

Pauline Bistro
Responded on January 13, 2020

Thank you for the consistently taking the time to share your positive experiences, we so appreciate you:)

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Foodislife
Manitoba
4 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience4

I was super excited to try Pauline's with my friends on Saturday morning.. But it seems it's more hype than anything else. The coffee was not good and kept getting cold fast (please get mugs that keep the coffee warmer for longer), I ordered the avocado tartine with a side house salad. The salad was literally a plate full of greens with maybe 4 cucumbers and a few radishes....one of the worst salads I've had at a restaurant. The Avocado tartine was pretty bland....the bread was the best part of the entire meal. We also felt rushed out after we ate our meal because supposedly there was another reservation that wanted our table....which is strange because by 1:25pm there was plenty of empty tables around us. Overall it's over hyped, and a bit pricey. Stella's is way better when it comes to brunch and the best bang for your buck.

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MaeS
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the veggie burger!! Delicious!! My friend loved her soup!!!

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TrishC
Manitoba
6 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my 4th visit to Pauline. It has been consistently excellent ! Lovely ambiance, excellent food, friendly and efficient service. Am coming back again, very soon !

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OpenTable Diner
Manitoba
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I didn’t know what to expect as this was our first time dining at Paulines. The ambiance and food were unreal. Our experience reminded us of restaurants we visited in Scotland and London, England. Nothing is comparable in Winnipeg.

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yum123
Manitoba
4 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Ordered an omlette. It was supposed to have cheese and asparagus in it. I was told they ran out of asparagus and was asked if they could add more tomato. Fine. They must of forgot the gruyere cheese however, or had run out of it as well. Undetectable in sight and taste.

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NicoleO
Manitoba
5 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience5

I had read the mixed reviews, but was hoping to be pleasantly surprised. While the restaurant itself is very lovely, with comfortable seating and decor straight of Pinterest, it did not make up for the food. I had the eggs Benedict with chewy flavourless “bacon” and hard poached eggs. Very dry and probably the worst eggs Benedict I’ve had in my life. My husband’s pancakes were burnt and my mother in laws sausage was raw in the middle. The server wasn’t overly friendly but service wasn’t slow as mentioned in previous reviews (likely because there were only three other tables). The hostess was lovely though.
As I said, I honestly didn’t think it would be that bad, but it really was disappointing. If the food and service matched the level of the decor, they would have a winner on their hands. Too bad. Will not return or recommend.

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vipSmokyguy
Manitoba
57 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

We were served promptly and Friendly. However, our reservation was subsequently cancelled and had to contact open table to make sure I got my points and make a review. Found it pricey for lunch. Every add on was extra..$4.00 for bacon on a hamburger, plus $2.00 for gravy (which was cold). So a $16.00 hamburger and fries now cost $22.00. Soup was luke warm. Avocado turine had hardly any avocado. Coffee was very good,but we were charged for refills and were not advised...not impressed. Definitely will not return.

Pauline Bistro
Responded on January 3, 2020

Hi Smokyguy, Thank you for taking the time to let us know of your experience, I am sorry to hear we missed the mark on more than one thing here. I would really like the opportunity to make this right for you as you should not have been charged for refills on coffee, not to mention everything else. When time permits please contact me, Sincerely Melissa

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PattiM
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1food2service2ambience1

Reservation made a few days in advance, arrived on time, and had to wait over 10 minutes for table to be prepared, then had to wait for cutlery. Food was mediocre at best, especially considering the price.

Pauline Bistro
Responded on January 3, 2020

Hi PattiM, Thank you for taking the time to let us know, I am sorry the food was not up to par for your visit. We did get quite busy on new years eve day and had a few people staying a little longer than expected for their reservation time. Sorry that this impacted things so poorly for you. Hope to see you back on maybe not quite such a busy day, Sincerely, Melissa

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OpenTable Diner
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The vibe is great, feels very European/Parisian almost...
best hollandaise i’ve had
Hashbrowns were not great. Deep fried and too large, leaving them under cooked inside, dried out, and under seasoned.
Everything else was excellent. I love the little touches like the copper coffee spoon, the cloth napkins are perfect, and having water at the table was great.
Will def recommend and come back

Pauline Bistro
Responded on January 3, 2020

Thank you for the kind words and recommendation, we really appreciate the feedback on the hash browns and have shared with our culinary teams. They are working hard to improve these details so hopefully everything can be excellent next time.

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JessicaA
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful newly renovated decor. Happy helpful servers with a smile. Food was fine but wasn’t at the same level as the ambiance.

Pauline Bistro
Responded on January 4, 2020

Thank you for the great review and great feed back, hope to see you back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

New brunch spot. Love the whole interior design of the place and has good vibe. However, the food is decent and the portions are small. I ordered a bacon eggs Benedict and they literally gave me this one tiny piece of bacon..

Pauline Bistro
Responded on January 13, 2020

Thanks for sending the feedback, glad you are enjoying the new space. We will definitely discus the bacon shortage with our team, not enough bacon on a Benedict is a crime. We hope to see you back soon with more bacon!

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BeverleyP
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed lunch at Pauline. All three of us were pleased with the food and service. I would definitely go back again for brunch or lunch.

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OpenTable Diner
Montana
8 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Had been once before. First visit was good. But second visit very disappointing. Despite the service being good, food was marginal at best! The smoked meet sandwich brioche was dripping in grease. And the meet was terribly salty. Overly so. And the fries were greasy and soggy.
All in all will definately not rush back!

Pauline Bistro
Responded on January 4, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to let us know, I am sorry we let you down the second time, we are definitely taking all feedback constructively to improve ourselves for your next visit. Hope to see you back soon!

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LindaY
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall2food5service4ambience3

Found the restaurant to loud and noisy. It was very difficult to talk and listen across the table. Won't go back.

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MeganD
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Wonderful ambiance, great service and yummy food. The mushroom veggie patty is amazing. We will be going back for sure!

Pauline Bistro
Responded on January 4, 2020

Thank you for the great review and recommendation, hope to see you back soon!

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TrishC
Manitoba
6 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my fourth visit to Pauline Bistro, and it continues to be fantastic ! Going back again two weeks from now !

Pauline Bistro
Responded on December 24, 2019

Thank you for consistently taking the time to provide positive feedback and kind words. I am glad we have been fantastic for all your visits. We look forward to seeing you back in a couple of weeks. Thank you

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Pauline Bistro is rated 4.2 stars by 81 OpenTable diners.

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