The Merchant Kitchen
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Smoked Jerk Chicken
shredded lettuce, pico de gallo, pickled red onion, southern buttermilk dressing
chipotle pepper, chicken, tomatoes, corn, tortillas, queso fresco, avocado, cilantro, lime
Green Chile Shrimp
bomba rice, saffron, pork belly, smoked lobster sauce
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.
Perfect for a quicker and delicious meal before theatre.
My friend and I shared the shrimp tacos, the pork tacos and the pistachio tart. Each was delicious with really fresh flavours. We definitely plan to go again.
Love it every time. My go-to place when friend(s) visit!
Delicious plates that are suitable for traditional dining or sharing.
Our group of 4 opted to share and Merchant Kitchen was very accommodating in adding an extra taco so we'd each have one to try (menu is for 3 tacos).
It was not a hockey night when we were there so nice and quiet which was great for catching up. Local beer on tap and some interesting cocktails to try, as well as wine and spirits.
Definitely a do-over, in our opinion...and with so many restaurants in Winnipeg to choose from, that says something!
Food, drinks and service were amazing! Every dish we ordered was delicious and the timing of the food coming out was perfect. Relaxing and not rushed. Cassie, the Manager, came by and spoke with us which was a nice touch. Thanks for a wonderful night. We will be back and would also highly recommend.
Great service and drinks were great! Like family style serving. The carnitas tacos has no flavor and for the quality of food I feel it was overpriced. Over $100 for two people was quite steep.
Very pleasant atmosphere and the food and service top notch!
We love merch! We come for the Dan-Dan noodles and stay for the drinks - we love coming as just a couple out for a date night or with our kids, who are obsessed with the noodles and KFC Chicken
Great food and Service!
A great dining experience on our first visit to this much talked about spot.
Awesome food and very good service. The Korean Chicken and the spicy noodle dish are both musts!
Great pistachio dessert ended off our meal.
Late reservation for Valentines Day so had to sit at the bar and it was very busy post Jets game (as to be expected) but the food and tasty cocktails more than made up for the less than ideal ambience for a late decision Vday outing!
We visit Winnipeg regularly. Every time we are in town, we eat at The Merchant Kitchen. Always delicious, always the best service.
Need more vegetarian options. Food was overpriced for quality
This is a place we go to every now and then, usually before a hockey game because of it's proximity to the MTS Centre. The service is always great and there are some go to items on the menu that are a must for us. There is a consistency here that's always welcoming. I would not hesitate to recommend this restaurant.
There were 7 of us for dinner for my daughters birthday - 5 of us had not been to the restaurant before.
We order a wide variety of times that were absolutely delicious. The Grilled Corn, Korean Chicken and Carnitas are to die for! I will definitely be a returning customer.
Birthday dinner with my wife before Jets loss.
Had a wonderful time! Max the host was great and Pam our server was amazing! Food was delicious and all of Pam’s recommendations were awesome. Definitely going back.
Great food and prompt service. Only complaint it was very loud.
The bartender was great. It wasn’t terribly busy at the bar, but he was alone and seemed able to manage the bar orders in addition to the drink orders from the restaurant.
He was very attentive, knowledgeable about the different beers on tap, and took time to make sure we were good.
We had an amazing early dinner and drinks before a Jets game. Excellent experience.
Such good food, awesome drinks, overall really happy we stopped here.
fantastic service, fantastic food as always! one of my very favorite places to dine!
I really enjoyed everything there!
The food was amazing as always. Love the Korean chicken! It gets a bit noisy when all tables are full but is a great atmosphere.
This is the best restaurant. Everything on the menu tastes amazing. The Korean fried chicken might just be the best thing I’ve ever tasted, and I’ve ate in a lot of high end restaurants. Crispy and flavourful. It’s very special and will satisfy all the taste buds on your tongue. The staff is always friendly and tentative. If you come before a Jets game they get you served quickly. Reserve in advance.
Love their food. Their picante margarita is lovely and makes me feel like I am somewhere much warmer than winnipeg in January.
- Yuca fries weren’t crispy — were either not fried for long enough or weren’t fried at the right temp
- Tempura was below average, veggies weren’t chosen and prepared properly
- Dan Dan Noodles were super spicy and were undercooked. The noodles were hard and weren’t boiled properly.
Service was good.
The Merchant Kitchen offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (204) 615-2278.
The Merchant Kitchen is rated 4.6 stars by 835 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.