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
Smoked Jerk Chicken
shredded lettuce, pico de gallo, pickled red onion, southern buttermilk dressing
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.
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!
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 852 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.