Food, and service was great
The service was excellent
It was not busy and it was nice and quiet
Nice night out without kids
My only suggestion would be to have a few more options on the groupon menu
Been working in exchange downtown but was intimidated to have lunch here. Glad i tried, it's awesome. Reception expected my arrival, server was super nice. The complimentary bread and butter is awesome too. Would have preferred the bread to be warm though but nonetheless, everything was great! Will come back soon!
Great place to celebrate a birthday, or any special event. Very tasty food with good attention to dietary restrictions, and a friendly and helpful staff.
Wonderful dining experience. The food was outstanding and the service was very very very good. Couldn’t ask for more.
Whereas our experience at VG was very good, there were some oddities that we saw that may not be conducive to a vibrant venue for mingling. It could be more lively, more activity with more ambience but the professional staff did make up for the light cover.
Fantastic meal !! Our waiter was very friendly and efficient...We will definitely be back.
New Year's Eve - VG's FANTASTIC!!! Set menu for NYE. The chef put together an outstanding menu from start to finish. Also did the wine pairing - well worth it. Would have liked to have a little bit of knowledge on the wine pairing. Will definitely be back again - before NYE
An excellent 4 course meal. We enjoyed the wine pairing. Service great an enjoyable Christmas dinner
Food did not taste great. Felt as if the chef was trying too hard with complicated meals consisting of weird ingredients that didn’t really come together and provide a great taste.
Christmas dinner out with two very special wonderful friends. Rod was our waiter and made the evening absolutely fabulous in every way!
We come annually for a year end celebration lunch for my executive committee. Food and wine were top notch as always. And the bread basket is first class.
All of the meals were tasty and perfectly done but the wild boar was exceptional!!
We did not know what to expect but were pleasantly surprised. The food was excellent, portions generous, and the service excellent. We will definitely return!
Beautiful decor, relaxing evening with some incredible food choices. One of the top restaurants in Winnipeg.
Disappointed in the food. Also our birthday celebration was never acknowledged even though we requested cake.
Velvet Glove is a real insider's tip! Outstanding quality and service for reasonable pricing.
Our server has been there for over 20 years - robert I think..was amazing!! Attentive, kind and what a smile.
Generally we love the VG but Friday night was simply not what we expected . Service was slow and un attentive.
Food was ok but not great .
Just a little disappointing and not what we expected
The ingredients were fresh and of high quality. I took my adult children out for a morning breakfast while travelling and they were very impressed with your steak and eggs and my eggs benedict was lovely with fresh salmon and rye bread. The music was also very peaceful and really set the tone for the rest of the day. Thanks!
Excellent service, ambiance and spectacular food! I've been to VG many times and never disappointed! Looking forward to next time.
We had a very enjoyable dinner. The service was excellent . We were very impressed with the variety of vegetables and how well the were prepared .
My husband and I were celebrating our 5th anniversary.
I ordered the lamb sirloin, and he had the aged rib eye.
We didn't order an appetizer. However we received a bread basket with butter & hummus, and the amuse boucher (which was bison tataki).
My husband who isn't really a fancy food guy, really enjoyed the bison. As did I. In a little tomato, absolutely delicious.
When our meals came, they were beautiful. Absolutely delicious & good portion sizes! Everything tasted phenomenal!
We ordered the deconstructed cheesecake for dessert. It was delicious & they surprised us by writing happy anniversary around the plate in chocolate.
Our server was soft spoken, polite, and absolutely one of the most welcoming servers I've ever experienced. Not once did I feel rushed, or made to wait, or anything but absolutely content to be at the velvet glove taken care of by him.
I would go again & again!
I enjoy the quiet ambiance in a very cozy and comfortable setting. The service is excellent and the staff is always very attentive and engaged. The food has always been excellent with ample portions and the prices are very reasonable for what you`re getting. First class dining!!
We had a lovely anniversary dinner. The service was great, the atmosphere was super, and the food was great!
The food was quite disappointing. Husband liked the amuse Bouche of salmon tartare, but I don't eat fish so I got 3 cherry tomatoes. Cesar salad is much better with romaine than kale. The chowder was good. The boar chop was only okay...and the sweet potato purée was just too sweet. There was nothing to temper it. The brined chicken tasted a little odd and was dry. There were way too many bitter greens on my plate. Just overall a bit disappointing. The best thing about the meal was the desserts.
The Velvet Glove never disappoints, it is ALWAYS a fantastic meal!
Very good food and service!
Amazing!! First time there for mothers day brunch and ill be going back for sure!! Service was amazing!! Food was amazing!! I definitely recommend :)
Great Mother's Day brunch for the second year in a row. Lots of choices, including kid-friendly options.
It has been many years since I last dined at Velvet Glove. We were here this time for the Mother's Day Brunch. Compared to another Winnipeg downtown hotel brunch, there were probably fewer options, but the quality and flavour of what was available was much higher. Of note were the house-cured gravlax, the roast beef, and the crepes at the flambe station, but everything we tried was delicious. We were also gifted with bath salts made by the staff at the hotel - a lovely gesture which was never replicated during our many brunches at the other famous city hotel brunch.
We're planning to return for the brunch next year, but will return earlier for another meal!
Visited VG for Mother's Day brunch. It was amazing and in comparison to other brunches in the city and around the world, this sticks out as my favorite.
The food was delicious with a great variety of food and flavours. There was also a mimosa station at the bar with a few different types, they were all well thought out with fun garnishes.
The buffet was great because they didn't overcrowd the reservations. They also placed different stations around the restaurant in different rooms, so people were never bunching up or standing in line for food.
The service was the best. Super friendly waiters, chefs and bartenders. They all appeared to be enjoying what they were doing and were welcoming, positive and attentive. Reservations were easy and confirm a day prior over the phone along with details about the brunch, which was appreciated.
As it was Mother's Day, they made it extra special by having gifts for the moms as well as photo station to have your photo taken with your mom or group and emailed to you.
Wow, I will be back at every opportunity!
I took an uncle out to brunch on the last time slot available. We got there and the restaurant had a sign up that it was closed for a private function.
The hotel had all breakfast/brunch customers in the lounge area. It wasn't quite the atmosphere of the restaurant, but the server and kitchen were perfect. The food made up for what the lounge lacked :-)
In the end my uncle thoroughly enjoyed his brunch. Thank you to the staff for taking good care of us in less than ideal conditions.
A beautiful room with excellent food and excellent service. It was the perfect pre-concert place for an early dinner. Highly recommended in Winnipeg.
This was my fourth visit in the span of 35 years. The restaurant used to be a bit smaller with a touch of interior design and flare. The seating, tables, linen and flatware have all the accents of a high end restaurant. I found the walls to be bare and lacking coziness. It almost appears as they are tearing down and closing. The menu was interesting, however it lacked some home grown elements (Manitoba) such as pickerel, bison, wild-rice and such. Manitoba is known for growing "pulses" yet there was no evidence of them being present in the various dishes. The Wine List was found to be lacking. Coffee was served luke-warm and not to Standard for freshness. They also need to feature "fruit" elements and desserts (e.g. fruit tarts, fruit tortes)
Mind blowing menu! Seven course delight! Always a pleasure and always happy! Impeccable service by Stephane. Thanks for making the dining experience fabulous.
Was not told there was a set menu. Three of us do not like duck, very disappointing . Will not go back.
This was the 2nd New Year's Eve we dined here (the 1st being 4 years ago). The service, from the moment the doormen took our car, to when we finished eating, was impeccable. The atmosphere felt like we had gone back to another era. It was mesmerising to watch servers glide among the tables, attending to the people dining without interfering with their meals and conversations. A fireplace in the middle back wall gave a glow over the old world ambiance.
Four years ago we had a lovely evening from 8pm until midnight without ever feeling like we we being rushed out for the next set of diners. If anything we wondered why there weren't more people. This year it was much more energetic but still in a quiet way. At least 2/3s of the tables were full but we never had an issue with feeling crowded, nor rushed.
The food was a delight to the eyes and the tastebuds. The only minor issue was a fixed New Year's Eve menu. It was very well done but if you were not a fan of the menu there were no alternatives. This obviously a good way to ensure consistency with the food but make sure you are happy with the menu. We didn't realize this when we went but we adapted to the situation :-)
Finally, if you have the option for wine pairing you should do it. It was an enjoyable complement to the food that removed the worry of picking the right wine for the whole meal.
This was not inexpensive outing, and we naively went thinking the whole menu was available. However, in the end I was more than content with the evening and how it unfolded. Thank you Fairmont for a wonderful restaurant and a wonderful New Year's Eve.
Outstanding, much better than the Christmas dinner last year, easily up to par with the Christmas dinner two years ago which we really enjoyed.