The Blue Marble Restaurant and Lounge

4.4
53 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Tapas / Small Plates
Located in the lobby of The Grand Winnipeg Airport Hotel by Lakeview, the Blue Marble features a wonderful menu . contemporary small plates focusing on local ingredients in the restaurant and more traditional fare in the lounge, this menu utilizing locally grown and produced product from Manitoba is certain to impress.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Tapas / Small Plates, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 5:00pm

Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(204) 594-1967
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Jamie Pastorin
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
Airport main parkade, validation with purchase over $20
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Public transit
City Bus Route 15 and 20
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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WM
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great staff. Validate your parking. Maybe include parking instructions or how to best access because it was difficult for someone not familiar with location.

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TM
Fargo
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Waited an hour for food, unexpected staffing issues had backed up the kitchen. Food was amazing however! My wife had the fish and chips, and I had the Lobster Mac & Cheese. Our server/baretender was attentive to our needs. Will be stopping again.

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MS
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always enjoy eating here

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JW
Tampa
37 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Staying at hotel nearby and found this restaurant via OpenTable.

Started with a Greek salad. It was not quite what I expected in that it had no lettuce, only cucumber, tomato, olives, red onion, peppers and feta. But the dressing was delicious and the salad was quite enjoyable.

Followed that up with an entree of chicken breast stuffed with bacon jam with a roasted red pepper veloute. It was slightly overseasoned but not in a bad way, and quite tasty. The fingerling potatoes that accompanied were good (served almost too hot!) and the mixed vegetables were a little undercooked.

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SM
Manitoba
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Menu is quite varied. All three of us had the fish and chips which was very good. The crust on the fish was cooked just the right amount, as were the fries. Server was very pleasant and attentive. We were given the choice of dining in the bar or restaurant and we chose the latter.

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Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Amazing food, extremely slow service but there was only one server on a Saturday night! Very reasonable prices. Would definitely come back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Waiter was pleasant and attentive. Could of been more informative about wine and cocktail menu. Music was nice and low.

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DS
Fargo
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 1

So I felt as if this was a bit of a bait and switch. It is at the airport and attached to a hotel. So I didn't do my homework and that is on me. Not a fun warm place. It is a airport joint. My small plates I ordered were good but uninspiring. Same for my wife's meal. My kids liked theirs but they are kids. And finally not enough staff....slow slow slow.

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OT
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot at the Winnipeg airport

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AK
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I went there expecting to have wine with the course meal. like the last time we went for valentines. but there was no wine included at all. cheap skates

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BL
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

our meal was pretty good, the presentation was beautiful. the service was good except we felt rushed at dessert as when he brought us dessert he also brought the bill, with the credit card machine to process while we were still eating. usually the bill is left and server departs and comes back later for it, that was the only issue. overall besides the bill incident we thoughly enjoyed everything! thanks

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SD
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

First time there. Food was great. Nice looking restaurant. A bit hard to find. Needs more advertising around the airport about this hidden gem. Would be a great place to eat pre or post flight but never knew about it tucked away.

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m
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

It was very quiet at lunch on a Tuesday. We had a very good lunch and a long chat in the comfortable booth.

Perhaps one problem is the lack of direct handicapped access. Both of us have handicapped passes for our cars, and we were able to get a spot in the airport parkade, and then use the elevator to get to the street. However, then we had to walk (yes, we both can still walk, altho with issues) to the hotel outside. I had called to see if there was any valet parking for the hotel or restaurant and was told there wasn't. This was a surprise, but we proceeded anyway, and it was doable, but not preferred.

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d
Manitoba
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We went to have a family dinner as my sister had a flight out just after that. The location is good for business and travelers in between flights or staying at one of the hotels. Very clean and the serving personnel were very friendly and attentive; though we were the only people there at first. My only disappointment was that my soy was just tepid and not hot. Otherwise I would recommend to others.

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J
Manitoba
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful dinner. Rodrigo was a fabulous waiter and the food was very good and wonderfully presented. I cannot say enough wonderful adjectives. We will definitely come back and have already referred people to enjoy your great restaurant.

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We found this to be a surprisingly delightful spot. Will definitely dine here again. Quiet atmosphere which was relaxing. Superb service. Amazingly delicious menu!

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P
Manitoba
2 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great place for dinner with friends,
Our food & service was excellent with great atmosphere. We will definitely be back.

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A
Manitoba
4 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I invited a group of work friends from other parts of the country based on a recommendation from a friend. We were all so happy with the meal, the beer, the wine and with Rodrigo our server. What a lovely evening.

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OT
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was awesome!! Our waiter Ricardo was great!! Will be back again.

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OT
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience!
We tried a few Small Plates (Tapas) and it was a great decision. Every dish so very carefully balanced and beautiful.
The Chef is very profesional and you can feel how much love he puts in the food.
Loved the tuna with avocado, the sushi pork, the beet salad, dumplings, lamb and deserts.
Don't think twice where to go, just book here.

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GN
Manitoba
9 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and good for travelling out at Winnipeg International

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BK
Manitoba
24 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first visit- Fabulous service, great food, wonderful wine list & a fun trip to the beauty custom made wine cellar. Would highly recommend coming here, we'll definitely be back soon!!! Thank you

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TP
Manitoba
4 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Our fourth of fifth time here. Each time has been excellent. Interesting food, well prepared, very tasty. It is a quiet place at dinner time (often busier after 9 in the Lounge area). The wine list is very good a reasonably priced (I think they get their wine from De Nardi). Nice booths. We often stay at the Grand when some of us are taking the plane out the next morning and this makes the evening better every time.

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KH
Manitoba
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyable Christmas Eve dinner - great way to officially start the Holiday. Thank-you!

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OT
Manitoba
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2016
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service and good food!

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OT
Manitoba
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

fantastic dining place

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GV
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Six of us had a family (all adults) birthday celebration on a Friday night, not too many people in the restaurant which was a nice bonus for us. The variety and quality of the food we ordered was fantastic. We had a mix of entrees and small plates and everyone was impressed. Service was fabulous. Airport location is a little less than ideal for locals but worth the trip.

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LD
Manitoba
3 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Dinner was pretty good.

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l
Manitoba
8 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Disappointed in food quality but will give it a second try as may have been an off night

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OT
Manitoba
7 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Our first visit to this restaurant was amazing... The second time, they had replaced the chef and the food suffered. This time, our third experience was once again amazing due to yet another change in chefs. We were very pleased and will be back.

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MQ
Manitoba
7 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2016
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

we always find the some of the food are way too salty for us , especially the soup, two times in a row, we have to sent it back !

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OT
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2015
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 2

Dont rush, its just OK. Nothing special No need to rush to this place.

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OT
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2015
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

excellent food - well worth the trip down to the airport

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p
Manitoba
3 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2015
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Peace our waitress was amazing. She timed the meal so tapas and entree would be delivered at the time we wanted. Food was exceptional . I asked questions about ingredients so I could try at home and she talked to the chef to get all the information. A relaxing evening with great food. It is challenging to find great help in the food industry and they are very lucky to have found such a gem. In Peace.

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T
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2015
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Quiet place on a Friday nite with attentive waiter and excellent food. We had tapas, plus some other lamb items as sampled wine and local beer. All good and worth going back

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H
Manitoba
4 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2015
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

Tried this location on a recommendation, and wasn't very impressed. We will give it a shot again, because there were a variety of factors working against the restaurant - 1) it was pretty empty (granted, it was a Wednesday night). Because it was empty, the noise transfer from the lobby of the hotel was terrible - shriekey girls on vacation, etc. 2) The food took a really long time - longer than it ought to have, considering the fact that there were only 4 other people in the restaurant at the time. 3) Perhaps because it was empty, the service was pretty lame - the servers weren't very aware of their impact on the diners, and loudly cleared the tables for the breakfast service the next morning, clanking glasses and plates without regard to the fact that it was really impacting my ability to enjoy the food. 4) A TON of walk by traffic form guests, gawking through the windows to look at my date and I. 5) Chocolate creme brulee. It tasted like chocolate pudding and all the things that are delicious about creme brulee were gone due to the chocolate taste.

So, we'll give it a try on a busier night, hopefully the servers will be on their game, and the food will arrive more promptly. Or, possibly, we'll just go for breakfast. All in all, it was a pretty disappointing evening, we were definitely expecting something special and Blue Marble didn't deliver.

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d
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2015
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

although off the beaten path, and a bit of a challenge figuring out where to park, Blue Marble was a very pleasant surprise especially for an airport hotel restaurant.

Food was very well done, excellent flavour combinations and an impressive wine list too

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A
Manitoba
6 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2015
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Tried The Blue Marble after reading some reviews. This place has great potential if it can work through some of the kinks. The menu has tremendous variety. My dining companion and I began with the calamari, which was just delicious with two accompanying garnishes of very thinly sliced cucumber and cantaloupe. The portion was quite small for the price, however.
We ordered three dishes from the wonderful tapas menu - pork tenderloin medallions, pickerel and oxtail ravioli. All three were beautifully presented and very tasty, however only the pickerel arrived hot. The other two dishes tasted lovely but we're barely room temperature. When we mentioned this to our waiter, he stated that "some dishes aren't meant to be served hot". I clarified that I meant temperature, not spiciness, but he still appeared to disagree. Foods such as pork tenderloin aren't meant to be served lukewarm, plain and simple.
With more sophisticated, knowledgeable and attentive serving staff, this restaurant can shine. I hope it does so, as this chef creates some truly pleasing fare.

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MG
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Discovered this restaurant on opentable and so glad I did. I love trying new places and this one will forusure be one I remommend. We ordered the calamari (very tender.... and the lemon type sauce it comes with was great). The duck on the tapas menu was cooked perfectly.....and the lentils that came with it was a perfect pairing. And last we had the beef tartare, which came out in a very generous serving size....could have been served with a little more chips but still a great dish.

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B
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We ate here once before and the food both times was great. The service the first time we were here was not good but this time things have improved greatly. We were in on New Years Eve and thought it might be a couple of hours of delays again. Not So! Service was very speedy, our waiter Alex was very efficient, the food both times has been great ( we had 4 items off the Tapas menu) and I would highly recommend this place.

The only drawback is parking, you have to park at the airport and then try to find a way in to the restaurant, but they validate so go check it out.

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