The Merchant Kitchen
Korean Fried Chicken
3 lb local chicken, cut into 10 pieces, brined & fried, with garlic chile sauce, soy syrup
Thai Fried Rice
brown rice, thai basil, garlic, prawns, thai chilies, red pepper, egg
south american rub, cilantro, scallion, lime
Great restaurant and atmosphere. Food is outstanding. Highly recommend!
We had high expectations based on recommendations from friends and past diners.
I had made a reservation and when we arrived the hostess wasn't sure we would be allowed to dine because we were from outside of Winnipeg (2 hours, inside Manitoba) based on Covid restrictions.
We did get seated, drinks were slow and underwhelming.
We tried the spring rolls, roasted corn, thai fried rice, pickerel cheek tacos and fried chicken. The only thing I was happy to pay for was the roasted corn.
Service was awkward and the least attentive I've had in recent memory.
I would skip Merchant Kitchen as a dinner choice and go to a different downtown Winnipeg establishment that is sure to please!
Everything about this place is excellent! Service is spot on and the food is delicious. If you want a menu that is not boring with the "same old" then this is the place.
It was to celebrate an anniversary and I called ahead to ask for champagne upon arrival. The staff did a great job of following through on that and we had a great evening.
Great experience, waiter stopped coming to our table after we ate, we would have wanted more beverages , but they were no where to be found
Food is always amazing and cocktails were delish
Everything was great!
Very nice. Good staff. Good atmosphere. Good food.
The food was really amazing! I think we have only gone here for drinks in the past and enjoyed the atmosphere. This is a great place to meet with friends - the food is unique and super tasty!
The signature Korean chicken was quite unremarkable
The food that was available was good but the service was not.
Great food and service.
First dinner out since COVID. Customers were well spaced and all staff masked.
Because of the new restrictions, we were seated at the bar (not usually my preference). The bartender/server was fantastic! She gave excellent recommendations and descriptions, was attentive, despite managing the bar alone for the restaurant as well as serving several couples at the bar their full meals.
The food was fantastic (as always). The CAB steak was amazing! Can't wait for another excuse to go back!
We thoroughly enjoyed every item we received. The food is so good and the waitress was amazing. Thank you! It was a wonderful way to celebrate my daughters birthday.
A friend’s birthday.
Food was ok... not great for the price and wasn’t enough for all of us (despite following the server’s recommendations)
We definitely won’t go back!
Super disappointing for a special evening out!
Food was very good. It was nice getting a few share plates and being able to try different things. The waiter had good recommendations also. The only thing was they originally had our spot at the bar but thankfully they had an opening at a table
Food was amazing, service was excellent, ambience great!!
Excellent food, as per usual, shareable came out quickly and were of excellent quality. Our server was not seen often but I am also not sure how many other tables she had and the restaurant was fairly busy. Any other time I have been service has not been an issue.
Long time customer of the Merchant Kitchen family. The 2020 Le Burger Week experience may be the best dining experience we have had at Merchant!
Went for Le Burger week.... best burger so far!!!! Well done TMK Team
We went for burger week. Their burger was amazing! Once we were there we had to have the corn and fried chicken which are our favorite as well. Our server was friendly and the service was great. I would definitely go back.
My data and I had a difficult time hearing each other. I also didn't see the point of playing movies on the screens, I get if a sports game was on.
Always a great experience!
Our server was amazing! Food came out quick and was delicious!
Our server was very new, and did an awesome job! 👏🏻👏🏻
Very friendly, attentive & caring.
The new pear salad is OUTSTANDING!
Fabulous ingredients & dressing. 😋
Dan Dan noodles, corn, yucca fries~ ALL delicious as ALWAYS!
The food was fantastic and we had a wonderful time. I would highly recommend the Merchant Kitchen.
The food was great and portions were great. The presentation of dishes excellent.
Had a good experience there. I would go there again.
Always my choice to celebrate my birthday with my family.
Our first experience at the Merchant Kitchen which was recommended by my son JP was pretty awesome. The chicken was amazing and so were the pork tacos. I would highly recommend this restaurant to any newcomers to Winnipeg. My only request would be to bring in more choices of Cabernet Sauvignon.
If you have never been you should!!! One of my favorites!
Attentive and consistent service from staff. Food was well prepared and innovative recipes. Only negative was noise level, which was high, which made conversation with co workers challenging at our table, at window. Would return, but look for a table further from speakers and bar.
The food is delicious although the portion size is somewhat small for some dishes given the price.Delicious food though and cocktails
The food was good, especially the Korean fried chicken. There were very few customers there because of Covid-19. It affected the energy of the room.
Great food great service
Food and service was fine but the noise level was RIDICULOUS!!!! No body could hear the person next to them let alone someone across the table and the louder people yelled the louder the music got. ... I can't imagine under what circumstances this "atmosphere" would be desirable. Every one of the six people at our table commented on the noise level and no one would return.
Took Out of town clients out for the first time. They loved it
Love this place! Food was unbelievable as usual. Great place to go before the Jets game........and after!
Merchant Kitchen never disappoints!! Food and service was great as always!!
Booked a reservation for two which was easy and seamless. The table were we initially seated at was next to a large loud group. The table was dirty so I requested another one. The food was ok and service was fine. I found the menu to be quite limited and it seemed more like a lunch menu than a full dinner concept. The noise level was very high. Probably fine for a group of work colleagues to meet and go out. Not a destination for couples or a date in my opinion due to the high volume. I was expecting a restaurant and it had more of a nightclub atmosphere. Walked past an alcohol fueled domestic incident on the sidewalk in front of the restaurant, which was unpleasant.
The Merchant Kitchen offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (204) 615-2278.
The Merchant Kitchen is rated 4.7 stars by 863 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.