ERA Bistro

4.4
140 reviews
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  • Casual
  • Neighbourhood Gem
Contemporary and fresh with an emphasis on local, Fairtrade & sustainable ingredients. Located within the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. Admission to the museum is not required to dine.
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4.6
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p
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food and service here are stellar . Lots of choice of excellent dishes made with local ingredients. The atmosphere is warm and inviting. We always enjoy stopping here, even if we are not visiting the museum.

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BD
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was very tasty and staff were very friendly and accommodating.

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SN
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was awesome. I thoroughly enjoyed my meal The Monte Cristo sandwich was hot and good. Dessert was creme brûlée and it was a sweet delight.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Love the Bistro Burger but to upgrade the side salad to a small Caesar brought price to $19 so a bit pricey!

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ES
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a spectacular dinner on New Years Eve. The choices were exceptional, everything from the first course to the last. The staff were friendly, joyful and shared the workload well. We had a quiet meal as a couple and were not bothered by large groups nearby, as well as a child at one table with his parents. We enjoyed the atmosphere of the room as well.
We look forward to another New Years eve dinner next year.

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WT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

First visit. Wonderful experience and will definitely be back.

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D
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 3Food 1Service 4Ambience 4

It's a shame that they have such a small and unappetizing menu and terrible chef in this beautiful location. We brought an out-of-town guest lecturer here, thinking she should experience some of the CMHR during her visit. I knew that the bistro space is very cool-looking, too, having been there over a year ago. The lights were too bright this time, but the real disappointment was the food. The selection on the menu is limited, heavy, and not inherently consistent, and the execution of the meals was worse. The battered carrot fries were soppy with grease and the "jumbalaya" was vegetable free: potatoes on wheat berries with sausage -- so, carbs on carbs with some meat. Huh? Really disappointing. Why can't the bistro get one of the many great chefs that come from Red River College to shake things up?

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BH
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was outstanding. We went for Saturday brunch and had the burger and the croissant melt. I would highly recommend either. We also order a side of pancakes, which were huge and delicious. Great coffee, great service. Will definitely be back.

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LA
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

My friend and I were very happy to find this place! Definitely coming back!

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PS
Manitoba
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always love the food and the excellent service at ERA.

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RH
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We loved the place but more soundproofing might help. We will definitely be back.

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YH
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Was there for brunch and it was outstanding. The service, the food and the atmospere were fabulous.

I highly recommend this restaurant.

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J
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had an outstanding evening out at Era Bistro on the patio. Fabulous food, great live music and an attentive waitress!!!

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CJ
Manitoba
8 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Sitting in the patio is like an escape from the city within the city. Wonderful service :)

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PS
Manitoba
5 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food at ERA is always great and the service impeccable.

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OT
Manitoba
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2018
Overall 3Food 1Service 3Ambience 3

I was disappointed in the quality of the food-- summer salad was iceberg lettuce only, one boiled egg ( tasted old)... I wouldn't serve that at home .. the dressing was bland ... I have been to the bistro on 2 other occasions and found the breakfast to be better... in such a beautiful modern setting.. why wouldn't the manager demand exceptional quality food??

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SP
Manitoba
17 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a wonderful brunch for Mother's Day. The menu had something for everyone. The dishes were delicious and flavourful. Beautiful presentation. Great service and wonderful atmosphere. Beautiful location.

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i
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My daughters and I enjoyed our Mothers day Brunch very much. The Banana French toast was amazing. As was the omelette croissant I had. The staff were very friendly. I'll come again!

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FF
Manitoba
2 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 2Ambience 2

While not overwhelmingly busy and even though we had been advised of 2-hour seating, the service was slow. Our server was pleasant but certainly didn’t follow the two minutes or two bites guideline. The noise was excessive for the size and number of people in the space. The food was very good. Reasonable serving size and average cost. Lots of choices, family friendly.

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L
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a lovely Mother’s Day brunch at the Bistro then made a day of touring the museum and gift store. The variety of brunch choices was more than adequate, the mimosas were delicious and desserts were lovely. We were lucky enough to have our own table for this special occasion although sitting at a communal table would be fun in other circumstances. I like the patio as well.

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K
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A very nice restaurant in the spectacular Canadian Museum of Human Rights.

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OT
Manitoba
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Era bistro has my favorite eggs Benedict in the city. And amazing coffee. Service is great.

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QD
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Food was good, as we as the service.

My group was particularly impressed because a group of 25 came in without a reservation so the restaurant was very busy. Another member of the staff, in this case I believe it was the manager, stepped up to help out with making sure we were still seen to despite the chaos, it was appreciated.

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DS
Manitoba
9 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent and friendly service! Will definitely be back

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DK
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great service (thanks Brandi!!). Maybe this bistro can add some signage either outside the entrances or just inside for those of us who’ve never visited the museum before. I now know where it is and I’ll be back

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OT
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We had a fantastic family brunch in a beautiful setting. It is a wonderful restaurant in the most beautiful building and right in the heart of the Forks and the city.

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F
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Nice spot in a beautiful building. An eclectic menu with lots of vegan and vegetarian choices. Very interesting combinations, nice selection of appetizers, good salad choices. There a number of daily specials to choose from. Very limited wines by the glass, standard cocktails. A bit pricey but not bad value for the money.

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PS
Manitoba
5 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We as usual love the food and Brandi provided us with amazing service.

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Palm Springs
60 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Really nice meal, and better than what you generally expect at a museum restaurant!

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JE
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

A very comfortable setting for an enjoyable lunch meeting. The server Evelyn made us feel very welcome.

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OT
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2017
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great friendly service and the food,was very tasty. Desserts were creative.

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OT
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food and service were excellent. Food was served very quickly.

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C
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

the food was delicious, perfect for my business meeting. Even the price was affordable and we were able to have lunch and dessert in a short amount of time.

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OT
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2017
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent local sourced ingredients, fantastic service, and a lovely airy open ambiance in the beautiful Canadian Museum For Human Rights. Can stop at the gift shop afterwards and or go to the museum exhibits. You don't have to pay to go into the museum to eat at Era or go to the gift shop. Museum is free on the first Wednesday of the month and that is the only night that Era is open for dinner in the evenings.

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CF
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious variety of food!! Felt 5 star for sure for a much better price tag!!

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OT
Manitoba
4 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2017
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Ordered a dish that included a food item not listed on the menu that I should not be eating. It made up a large part of the dish but I ate everything that I'm allowed - which was very good. Mentioned my restriction to the waitress - she immediately offered me another dish or a comp dessert which I declined. She spoke to the manager and they compt my meal. My spouse ordered the daily pasta special and loved it! Next time I go back I'll have to ask more questions regarding my food limitations. The staff is very friendly and service was good.

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L
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2017
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

We were two at lunch and as it was a quiet day at ERA had no trouble reserving one of the few tables for two by a window. Service was attentive without being intrusive. Several gluten-free options on the main menu and dessert menu. The ambience is nice but is an odd juxtaposition of upscale decor with almost cafeteria-style long-table seating (10 per side), as if it can't decide if it wants to be a bustling cafeteria or an upscale quiet place. Anyway, it was quiet at lunch on a Tuesday and allowed for easy conversation and an enjoyable meal (great salad selections).

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BC
Manitoba
4 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2017
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

Sorry to say that due to many missteps from giving mis-matched language menus to incorrect beverage orders to burnt bacon on our salads this was not a great visit. To top it off most parking now close to the area is not free anymore so that will definitely have an impact to future visits to the Forks in general. Over-all we found it high priced and totally won't be back.

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OT
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I've been to ERA Bistro several times with family, friends or colleagues. We have always enjoyed the food, had great service and pleased with the prices. We'll keep coming back! :)

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AW
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent special of scotch egg, trout main course, and cheesecake. A superb and very knowledgable waitress also. It was quiet and very enjoyable for an anniversary dinner

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