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The Velvet Glove - The Fairmont Winnipeg

4.5
197 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Canadian
Enjoy seasonal flavors showcasing Manitoban flare in Winnipeg's only Four Diamond CAA-AAA restaurant. The VG restaurant at the Fairmont Winnipeg offers a warm welcoming experience for all guests through our engaging service.

Chef Daniel Davyduke has created menus that you will remember for a life time, with locally sourced ingredients, seasonally inspired dishes, and a passion that can't be beat. The Velvet Glove also features one of Winnipeg's most sexy wine lists, with wines that you will not see in just any restaurant!

Experiences

  • Winter Wonderland High Tea

    CA$59.00 per person

    Jan 22 - Jan 30, 2022

    On the weekend of January 22, 23, 29 and 30th - please join us for our Winter Wonder Land High Tea! The credit card collection is for securing the seat. Actual payment will be done after the meal (+taxes and 18% gratuity) no charges will be done in the credit card. For reserving tables for kids - please indicate on the comment how many kids will be joining - please note that this will still prompt the full price for the adult in securing the seat but no charges will be done in the credit card. $33++ for children between 6 to 12 Free of charge for children below 5
  • Valentine's Day

    CA$119.00 per person

    Feb 11 - Feb 14, 2022

    Come enjoy a five course choice menu at Fairmont's Velvet Glove Restaurant., $119++ per person, additional wine pairings available. Open February 11th, 12th and 14th.
  • Valentine's High Tea

    CA$59.00 per person

    Feb 13, 2022 only

    One day only, February 13th - please join us for our Valentines High Tea, great idea for a date or for celebrating with friends! The credit card collection is for securing the seat. Actual payment will be done after the meal (+taxes and 18% gratuity) no charges will be done in the credit card. For reserving tables for kids - please indicate on the comment how many kids will be joining - please note that this will still prompt the full price for the adult in securing the seat but no charges will be done in the credit card. $33++ for children between 6 to 12 Free of charge for children below 5
What 197 people are saying
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WpgFoodie
Manitoba
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We attended the high tea and it was such a treat. Amazing service, ambiance was incredible, food was delicious, fun to try different teas. I would highly recommend.

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DebraA
Manitoba
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience5

We enjoyed the experience overall but were a bit disappointed in the food that was offered in the Winter Wonderland High Tea. I’m used to more of a traditional High Tea with cucumber and cream cheese bite size sandwiches. I don’t eat meat and all of the finger sandwiches had meat or fish in them. I guess I should have read the menu prior to booking. With that said, high end restaurants such as The Velvet Glove should offer a meatless alternative. When I asked for an alternative, I was offered a plain grilled cheese sandwich. The meal came to $250, which was not exactly good value for a grilled cheese sandwich and thumb sized scones! It was also not what I would have expected from dining at The Velvet Glove. The server was extremely kind and apologetic. She tried her best to speak to the chef, but this was certainly not in her realm of control. The room was beautiful, and we enjoyed our time socializing with each other, so the experience was not a total loss, but when you spend that much for High Tea, you would expect to be satisfied with the meal as well.

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Sherrylyn
Manitoba
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food not only for the adults, but kids as well. Our daughters enjoyed the food and experience. Would definitely do this again! Our server was knowledgeable and very kind!

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KSMJ
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Overall the high tea was a lively experience BUT in the reservation we noticed a sever seafood allergy, it was confirmed upon the arrival of our first guest and then when the guest of honour arrived the food was brought out WITH SEAFOOD! The food was replaced but this was very disappointing.

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Anna
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, great presentation and atmosphere, friendly staff.

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OpenTable Diner
Manitoba
4 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The high tea sandwiches could of been better.
Fancier, smaller- finger food, dainty size, not whole croissants, and buns.
Desserts were awesome!!
As were the tea biscuits!

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OpenTable Diner
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

No one asked if we needed refills on hot water and check was dropped off with the food. Got the sense that my daughter and I weren’t as welcome as other patrons at the tea. I was trying to start a tradition for my daughter and I as I have lovely memories of high tea with my mom and Christmas events at the fairmont as a child. Not sure if I would come again but Food was delicious and everything was decorated beautifully.

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OpenTable Diner
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nutcracker High

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DarleneP
Manitoba
5 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

There were no little sandwiches. One bagel, one croissant ant two buns. All of the breads were hard and cold. The filling were dry and not to my liking. The cone with jam and cream delicious. For $180 it is not worth it. Very disappointing.

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Alex
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, we had an excellent time! Looking forward to going back

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OpenTable Diner
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

A Sunday visit with my daughter to enjoy High Tea. The setting was lovely and we had a wonderful time catching up with one another. Will visit again.

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OpenTable Diner
Manitoba
4 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

High tea Winnie the Pooh

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OpenTable Diner
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate here for our 5 year anniversary and we had a great experience. we really appreciate the little touch of rose petals on our table. the staffs were very friendly and very attentive to our needs. when the server noticed that my fiance didn’t like the drink that he ordered, she gave us a drink on the house even when we insisted that we were okay with the drink. the food was very delicious. the dessert was really good too and we got it for free as well. Will definitely come back here again and recommend to other friends.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful place for our valentines breakfast ❤️

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tammym
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience4

The hostess returned and sat us at a lovely table, by the fireplace, and the first thing my husband said was, we haven't been here for a while I really like the ambiance in this room.
While sitting and wondering is any one was going to come to the table, a waiter passed and apologized and said he would be right with us. It was 15 min at least, and then we ordered a bottle of wine as we had our cocktail in the lounge. WE asked is the cauliflower on the menu was the same as the one in the lounge and were told yes, he thought so....please note the dinning room is empty except for a table of
5 and 2 its not BUSY.... OUR WAITER went by us numerous times apologizing
and finally I asked if we could at least have our wine while we wait, he brought it right away, then he camr back to clarify our order....WE ordered 1 rib eye to share and an order of cauliflower. Not hard to remember, compared to 5 different orders at one table ....I thought it strange so obviously our order was delayed while he ran back and forth with the table for 5.
I asked for ice water, got water tap warm, and bowl full of soggy black coloured cauliflower
we didn't eat, no salt and pepper, no rolls. offered had to ask a different waiter that passed our table.
When I mentioned the cauliflower he just replied oh that's how the chef makes it, I said they don't look very appetizing and are mushy as in overcooked.

No apologies just the bill ....I don't know what was going on in the kitchen but it was poor service, in the dinning room, I would have hated to be there at a busy time.

The waiter, needs to be versed in all aspects of your dinning menu, he only has to study VG only
and provide the correct information.

We were very disappointed, this was a special night at MTC and overnight at the Fairmont.

We feel the management needs to know this, in order to rectify.

Another issue needs to be mentioned but not enough space here.

Sincerely
Tamara MacIntosh
204-888-9298

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RickP
Manitoba
4 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and delicious food. Happy to recommend to other diners.

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vipkarl
Manitoba
15 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always! I love the seasonal changes on the menue!

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DebbieR
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fabulous experience - from valet parking to a wonderful birthday dessert prepared as a surprise ! Beautifully decorated for Christmas !

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OpenTable Diner
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was incredible. Food was good.

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OpenTable Diner
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great evening!!!

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WayneV
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall1food1service5ambience5

My Daughter and I both ordered the Thanksgiving Day special and instead of a real turkey we got a Butterball rolled turkey and the mashed potatoes were like water.
The people next to us complained about the same thing and may have been compensated.
For $176.00 for 2 people this was a rip off and when I got back to the office on Tuesday I was embarrassed to tell fellow staff members what I thought.
My Daughter is in Marketing and liver in Vancouver and came to visit and couldn't believe what we were served.
I frequent restaurants in the city every day at work and we probable could of got a better meal at a greasy spoon restaurant.
Yes I was shocked that it had a 5 star on the internet.
We have pictures of the meal and am wonder in if anyone from the Fairmount was going to contact me.

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TylerS
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife, my sister and I brought my parents to VG for their 50th Anniversary dinner (we had previously taken a Caribbean cruise to celebrate, but on the official day of their anniversary I wanted to treat them to dinner). I made a note on my OpenTable reservation that thre dinner was for a 50th celebration. Upon our arrival we were seated at a round table (perfect for 5 people) decorated with scattered yellow rose petals - a very nice touch. We were then served a complimentary flute of champagne - absolutely lovely. After a delicious milk bun appetizer, followed by an incredible meal with THE BEST rib-eye steak I have ever eaten, we were then offered a complimentary dessert to share, a fantastic cake loaf. It's these touches that made an anniversary dinner extra special, and it's for this reason we will definitely be back and have already recommended VG to friends and family. It couldn't have been a better decision to choose this restaurant to celebrate a special night with my family.

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Winnipegger
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience4

I was very dissappointed in our dining experience. We ordered 3 appetizers, 4 mains and a vegetable. Every dish seemed under seasoned and flat. It did not taste bad but it by no means impressed. The appetizer portions are extremely small, however the main dishes were a great size. Our server was very good but the food coming out from the kitchen was extremely slow and in fact the vegetable we ordered came when everyone was already done or 3/4 through their meal. I really wanted to love it but I wouldn't go back.

JM
JackM
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a lovely evening! Wonderful food and excellent service. Highly recommend the Velvet Glove!
The Milk Buns melt in your mouth!

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Gordzilla
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere. Serving staff was friendly. One of the nicer upscale restaurants in the city.

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Gramela
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our anniversary at the Velvet Glove and everything was fantastic! The food was delicious and beautifully plated (highly recommend the pork belly) and the servings were very generous. Our waiter, Cam, was absolutely fantastic, and found the answer to any question we asked him. To top off the wonderful experience, we were given complimentary bubbly and dessert in honour of our anniversary! My husband and I had an amazing night out away from the kids, and we can’t wait to go back!

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Justpassingthru
Manitoba
16 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it. We were celebrating a special occasion and the staff made us feel so special. Had the salmon and the ribeye, both were exceptional. Such a great evening.

BK
vipBeckyK
Manitoba
32 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding EVERYTHING!
It was my daughter’s 26th Bday lunch....and we had always heard that the burgers were great at Velvet Glove...but they actually were outstanding!! Our server was fabulous, friendly & attentive...we sampled a few other items besides the very tasty Bothwell Truffle cheese burger....we had the cauliflower fritters, buttermilk chicken...and creme brûlée of course for the bday dessert....everything was fabulous! 🎉👏🏻
Thank you to everyone there for making our experience so memorable 🙏🏻👏🏻

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OpenTable Diner
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been to the restaurant several times in the last few months and each time I have been very impressed with both the food and the service. I have tried several items from the breakfast and also the new brunch menu. The dishes are inventive, tasty and I appreciate that the chef is using local ingredients. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a great dining experience!

I also recently came for a dinner meal to celebrate my wedding anniversary and both my husband and myself cannot say enough about the evening. The staff made sure to seat us in a great location and went above and beyond to make sure we had a special night. The food was amazing and we enjoyed each and every dish that we ate.

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jmcharl1
Manitoba
8 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were excellent.
It seems they have new chairs since I last visited. I found them less than comfortable unfortunately. . . Stylish though.
The chairs aside I very much enjoyed my breakfast 🙂

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OpenTable Diner
Manitoba
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

We arrived at 7:15 pm to a virtually empty restaurant. It remained that way until we left a 10:30 pm. In spit of the lack of customers, we found that it took an interminable amount of time to receive each portion of our meal. I understand leisurely dining, but three and a half hours is ridiculous. In addition, I had prearranged with the hotel to have the chef present a special 50th anniversary gift to my wife under a sterling silver server as if it were her dessert. Likely due to the fact that the meal had taken so long, the gift was presented by our waitress with the dessert, under a shabby kitchen warming cover. The chef probably had gone home. It really spoiled the effect that I had worked hard to set up. The food was good, but not up to the standard I have come to expect from the Velvet Glove.

DD
DowntownDiner
Manitoba
14 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday brunch is not to be missed! The prices are totally affordable, there's something for everyone on the menu and the Caesar Cart is such a fun treat. I can't say enough good things about it.

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Faye
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had communicated with Daniel a couple weeks before our arrival regarding dietary restrictions and found him to me most accommodating. I looked forward to thanking him personally but he was not on shift that night. There will be more opportunities. Our celebratory dinner was fantastic! After being seated, our server, Joanna, gave me a couple options and I chose the lamb Sirloin with capers and roasted tomatoes, which Gee in the kitchen cooked to perfection and I thoroughly enjoyed! My husband said his salmon on creamed spinach was also delicious and cooked to his liking. Dessert, complimentary for the occasion, was shared Crème brûlée and finished the meal off nicely. Our package included breakfast the next morning and our server - Rob or Roy (sorry can’t recall), said we could have anything from the menu, including orange juice and coffee. The Healthy Start (poached eggs on avocado naan bread with roasted tomato and basil salad) was my choice. The bowl it was served in was a bit awkward to eat out of but that didn’t stop me from enjoying every last bite. My husband’s choice was the the Side by Each, which he said also hit the spot.

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RichardP
Manitoba
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Hi
My wife and my first time to the restaurant. I always wanted to try it because we heard it had a great history for interesting food. We tried the salmon tartar for an appetizer and we both thought is was a bit bland and skimpy. Interesting wafer at the bottom that overpowered the salmon and felt it was not worth the $17.
My wife had the Salmon and thought it was just OK . Not offensive but not Wow. I had the Bouillabaisse(my first time, I like to try new things). Tasted like three pieces of fish with small potatoes in salty water. It didn't look particularly tough to prepare but who knows. Personally, I would take it off the menu and replace with a vegan or vegetarian dish as my wife would likely have chosed that instead.
Bread was super good and so was the hummus that came with it.
Service was great. I gave a 20% tip that I hope mostly went to the server, she was very nice.
Would like to come back because your space is great and close to the theatres, but not with the menu you have.
Sorry :(

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AnnaK
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my boyfriend here for his birthday and we had a table in a private area. It was very romantic. Our server was great, food was amazing, and the place is beautiful! Would definitely recommend!

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EricK
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always!
I would highly recommend The Velvet Glove restaurant for your next discreet, quiet, comfortable, fine dining experience. We asked for a quiet area for 6 and they were able to accommodate us, no problem.
It will continue to be our 'go to' place for power breakfasts. Give it a try, you will be happy you did.

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vipSmokyguy
Manitoba
57 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We had brunch at the velvet glove. The food was excellent. Each brunch dish was well presented and tasted excellent. The Caesar brunch cart is an added benefit! Our waiter was friendly, but he had too many tables to oversee and thus, service was slow. Overall it was great and we will definitely return for brunch.

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Kelly
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience5

I wanted so much so like VG for their brunch as their menu looked great online. We went the weekend of festival and the fairmount was organizing a bus tour so I imagine our timing wan't great for our reservation although the restaurant wasn't terribly busy by the time we arrived but it took 40 minutes for our breakfast to arrive. Our server was very nice, but was taking care of too many tables so wasn't checking in on us and what was most frustrating was that they has another server go around with the caesar cart to try and upsell patrons instead of having him just help out with taking care of customers who requested a few times for refills.
I had the omelette with the salad and the salad was served in teeny soup bowl, omelette was fine but not worth the price of the meal. My husband and I ended up having to go for lunch a two hours later as we were still so hungry from brunch. Sorry guys, I don't typically leave negative reviews but I was really unimpressed yesterday.

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JenG
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely fine dining experience, from the moment we were seated until the moment we left.

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Allan
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service is excellent
Food is fantastic
Top notch fine dining experience

FAQs

The Velvet Glove - The Fairmont Winnipeg offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (204) 957-1350.

The Velvet Glove - The Fairmont Winnipeg is rated 4.5 stars by 197 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.