it was a generally quiet afternoon. I had taken a young woman for her birthday to the Museum for a tour and lunch after. She really enjoyed their burger and the chocolate mouse dessert. I had the steel-head trout. I found the salad stringy and hard to manage in a restaurant setting but overall everything we had was good. The staff were thoughtful and not intrusive.
Carrot fries are my only complaint - deep fried carrots - no place for these on such a healthy menu
Nice place for an outside venue to listen to good music by the Doug Edmond band , beers were good ( lake of the Woods blond) chicken club average along with the hamburger considered the menus is small and not really my cup of tea , if you come for the ambience and beer or wine it’s great
I Made a reservation for 12:15, thought it would be best to reserve a table since the restaurant is located in the HRM, and figured it would be very busy.
When we arrived at the restaurant, the inside had only had 3 guests,. I had reservations for the patio, there too, there were only 3 guests, it was very quiet.
We were seated promptly and requested a table with an umbrella. The hostess was very nice and cleared the table right away and seated us.
This is where the restaurant fails at service. We sat there for about 20 minutes, debating whether or not we should get up and leave. When our server arrived, I asked if she had forgotten about us, she replied that she was trying to balance the inside patrons with the patio patrons of the restaurant. There was only 3 tables inside, plus another server on duty! When our meals arrived, it was another 20 minutes before we were checked on to see if everything was alright and to top up the coffee. The servers were polite and friendly but lack the operational skills required for the restaurant.
Beautiful day to sit outside. Professional and pleasant service, good food!
Nice ambiance and the food was very tastey. We like the open kitchen concept. The prices are quite reasonable - we were tgere for brunch. The waitress was very friendly and helpful. It was quite busy in the restaurant when we were there with a couple of large parties. Also a bit loud as there were some busy children in there at the time but happy voices so it added to the pleasant atmosphere. I would recommend it and definately return.
I enjoyed my time on the patio with a friend. As a vegetarian who cannot tolerate garlic, I found few food choices. I lucked out in that you happened to have tofu, which you apparently don't usually carry. The tofu was okay, not very tasty. I appreciated that I was able to get a source of protein, and not just a salad. I think a place like ERA should offer more for the vegetarian.
My friend had the salmon and found it very tasty.
Our server was excellent (sorry don't remember her name).
The menu left so much to be desired. The pairing of sausages with pickerel cheeks and grains sounded very unappealing, we didn't order it. The one dish we wanted Salmon Trout, it was listed on the menu and we ordered it. The server came back and said it wasn't available. Why not say that before we order it? What else would we like so we quickly had to chose whereas in hindsight we should have just settled with the Vietnamese spring rolls (which were very good) and our wine and left. But it was our anniversary dinner so we chose (1) Pork Souvlaki with arugula - no Greek would eat arugula with that! (2) Butter chickpeas with added Shrimp. Another mistake because shrimp and butter curry sauce do not work. Chicken, yes. The shrimp were flabby and tasted underdone. All in all a very disappointing dinner. Surely ERA could do much better with just some great tasting local dishes and forget about being trendy. It didn't work for us.
We always enjoy coming to this wonderful place for lunch. The food is great, ambience is terrific; we simply love being here.
Great place, friendly service.
Noise level is a bit loud for my liking but it won’t stop me from returning.
Loved the food, the atmosphere and the service. The staff made use feel really special especially my mom. We took her to Era's for mothers day. The price wasn't overly expensive for brunch. Totally worth it to give her a special day.
We thought we were getting brunch since our reservation was for 10am. We were able to order from the lunch menu though. I had the whitefish po’ boy and was a bit disappointed. The fish was over fried and needed seasoning. I ordered (because the server said they were fantastic) the carrot fries and I was very disappointed. The batter was way too thick and needed seasoning. My guests had a Caesar salad and the vermicelli salad which they said was good. Coffee was good. Server was very friendly and efficient.
Great service and great food. We like to come here for a nice meal even when we're not visiting the museum.
The soup and salad required a little more seasoning.
We had brunch and visited the museum
Nice atmosphere, good food. Nice to be in a space that is quiet enough for conversation.
Only critique - we had to wait a few minutes before we were greeted at the door.
I loved the open concept and the food presentation was amazing as well as very tasty!
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.
Food was very tasty and staff were very friendly and accommodating.
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.
Love the Bistro Burger but to upgrade the side salad to a small Caesar brought price to $19 so a bit pricey!
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.
First visit. Wonderful experience and will definitely be back.
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?
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.
My friend and I were very happy to find this place! Definitely coming back!
Always love the food and the excellent service at ERA.
We loved the place but more soundproofing might help. We will definitely be back.
Was there for brunch and it was outstanding. The service, the food and the atmospere were fabulous.
I highly recommend this restaurant.
Had an outstanding evening out at Era Bistro on the patio. Fabulous food, great live music and an attentive waitress!!!
Sitting in the patio is like an escape from the city within the city. Wonderful service :)
The food at ERA is always great and the service impeccable.
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??
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.
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!
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.
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.
A very nice restaurant in the spectacular Canadian Museum of Human Rights.
Era bistro has my favorite eggs Benedict in the city. And amazing coffee. Service is great.
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.