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James Avenue Pumphouse, Winnipeg, MB

James Avenue Pumphouse

4.6
4.6
231 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 231 people are saying

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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
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. CT

    CorinneT

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

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

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

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

    DonB

    Manitoba

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

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

    Stefan

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    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!
  6. DZ

    DeannaZ

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Amazing all round! Our service was fantastic and fun.
  7. 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.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manitoba

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 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.
  9. 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.
  10. ML

    MeganL

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very friendly service, amazing food and just overall a cool concept for a restaurant. Will be returning!
  11. N

    Natchos

    Manitoba

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Neat decor with the pumps. Cold draft from the door came right to our table (we weren’t even in front of the door) so wondering if a curtain or something at the entrance would help before it starts to get really cold. Definitely energetic in terms of noise level which was ok for us on a Friday night. Food was good. Friendly service and some REALLY tasty drinks.
  12. TK

    TedK

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Good food and the service was excellent. Finding parking was a bit of a challenge that day.
  13. j

    josie

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Never got to the entrees - the appies were too good! Next time.
  14. BD

    BobD

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and service
  15. AM

    AlexMeraz

    Mexico City

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    James Avenue Pumphouse is one of our favourite spots in Winnipeg. The ambience is great, the decoration is top-notch, the servers are great, and the food is amazing. They have one of the best burgers in town, maybe the best one.
  16. KP

    KP1234

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, great food and great service. I will be going back!
  17. LR

    LoriR

    Manitoba

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very much enjoyed. Good variety of food choices, excellent service!
  18. JR

    JoanneR

    Manitoba

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    A neat place, food was good. Wine was not chilled and absolutely no accoustics so very noisy!!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manitoba

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    My partner and I were out to celebrate my house listing. Our server was pleasant and helpful.
  20. A

    Atasteofgus

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The food, service, decor, and location made this dining experience one of my favourites in the city. So much so that I took another group of friends there the following week and they had the same to say.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Had a nephew in from Phoenix to take in some Jets game. Went to the Pumphouse pre matinee game. Did not disappoint. Beautiful atmosphere, awesome service. Did not eat but food looked good. Have a son who is Winnipeg FD, so story hit home. Recommend!!!
  22. DM

    DanaM

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My 2nd time dining in and experience was always good. Servers were very nice and accommodating. Really loved the Salmon bowl and Ube cheesecake! Very tasty!
  23. B

    Bryant

    Manitoba

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience5
    Our party of 6 increased to 10. We had made two separate reservations on Open Table prior to arriving. Once we arrived , we asked if it was too much trouble to put our tables close together (the restaurant was wide open at 1:30). The hostess with red hair made us feel like we made her job more difficult. We patiently waited as the hostess walked away displaying her displeasure in our request. We quickly changed our minds and took the tables that were already prepared for our parties. We already felt unwelcomed. Our party quickly ate and left.
  24. J

    Jocelyn

    Manitoba

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    We both had the schnitzel sandwich, I had the regular and my husband had the memphis style. We both really enjoyed it. The food is tasty but the real star of the restaurant is the vintage pumphouse equipment, very cool.
  25. MK

    MargaretK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    was amazed with the decor, very interesting. Food was excellent, had the Beef Dip which was the best I ever had at a restaurant, They were very accommodating in removing a food item from the menu for one of the guest.
  26. SA

    SAMs

    Manitoba

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fantastic evening, great friends and food
  27. DB

    DonB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our whole experience was great. We were a table of 7 seniors and we enjoyed the food, service, ambience and historical and urban venue.
  28. SR

    SusanneR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The food was delicious and the server was very attentive and helpful. It did become quite noisy after a few large groups came in. The room is very large and does not absorb noise.
  29. f

    freshfoodie

    Manitoba

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience5
    Very disappointing as we’d been waiting awhile to come here. Service was horrible, server barely came to the table. I’m a waitress myself and you should be checking on your table within their first few bites … we ordered 1 dish which took almost 30 minutes to come out even when the 6 other tables in the restaurant were already halfway through their meals when we ordered. Food didn’t come correct and that could’ve been fixed if our server checked on us but minus bringing us water when we first sat down he didn’t return till we finished the dish. The manager was nice enough to discount it but overall very disappointed. I was looking forward to trying cocktails and other dishes but based off the issue for 1 dish we drank our waters and left. we’ve already agreed we won’t be coming back.
  30. ET

    EatnTrade

    New Orleans

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed our meal. Menu has a good variety. Our server, Angelica was great!
  31. LV

    LianaV

    Manitoba

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    It is a very different ambiance but excactly what you'd expect from its name. Food pricing is excellent, small menu makes for easy choices.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manitoba

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience4
    I have had The Perogy and Dan Dan Thai an embarrassing amount of times and they have always been excellent. Today not much was good, the pump is really neat. The perogy, Dan Dan noodles and shrimp were overcooked and mushy. The Dan Dan Thai was missing the Thai Basil, Gai Lan and Kapow Chili Oil and when I pointed this out their only suggestion was to charge extra for some chili oil. Our server never asked how we liked our food, probably because I had a whole plate of food barely touched leftover. We ordered curly fries, they sent straight. We didn't want them, didn't eat them and weren't charged. The person who dropped our food off forgot a beer we ordered and gave us one at no charge once reminded, that was appreciated. It was our annivesary, I didn't want to have to fight for another dish or refund. Everyone makes mistakes; it's how a business handles them that reflects their customer service. We did contact restaurant before leaving negative review, they never replied.
  33. KD

    KatieD

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was great - friendly and fast. Food was good and ambience wa good
  34. B

    Bree

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was good and came quick. Very loud in the evening so it was very hard to hold/focus on a conversation. Overall a very nice place.
  35. TR

    TaniaR

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service absolutely fantastic and food very yummy!
  36. EN

    ErikaN

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Friendly staff Great atmosphere Nice selection of food One of the party had a burger but it was too salty Team took that on board Will go back again
  37. VW

    ValerieW

    Manitoba

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The food was very tasty and included a vegetarian option for my companion. Service generally good. It was a bit noisy because of a loud customer at the next table. Wonderful to be able to view the old pumping station.
  38. N

    Ninisky

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    awesome service by Rhon.. i love the place... will definitely comeback here soon! me and hubby enjoyed our food,, as his bday gift to em.... :)
  39. RB

    RamonaB

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed the interesting atmosphere and food. It was a little difficult to find as the entrance is not obvious from the street
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manitoba

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friends 60th. Our server was delightful and pleasant. We remembered each other from my last visit. Food was tasty and hot. Can’t wait to come back.

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 231 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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