Promenade Cafe and Wine

4.4
612 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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French / Canadian
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Scenic View
Winnipeg Restaurant-Promenade Café and Wine serves breakfast, lunch and dinner in the French Quarter overlooking Esplanade Riel and the Red River. Local, homemade comfort food and All Day Delicious!

French comfort food and local ingredients is the basis ever-changing seasonal menus. Our restaurant menu focuses on Winnipeg's local and French community in our restaurant menu.
The inspiration for the dishes range from local ingredients, tradition of the Francophone French Community of Winnipeg and comfort food preparations.
We are dedicated to utilizing local and regional products wherever possible in our dishes. The is nothing premade in our Winnipeg restaurant including all of our scratch made desserts. You will certainly see this reflected in the freshness and quality of our French cuisine.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
French / Canadian, French, Wine Bar
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Hours of Operation
Breakfast: Monday - Sunday: 8:00am - 11:00am
Saturday - Sunday: 8:00am - 11:30am
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 5:00pm
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(204) 233-7030
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Andre Desautel
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Private Party Contact
Shawn Brandson: (204) 999-5827
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Catering
We cater to all off site events as well as our banquet facility at Fort Gibraltar.
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Neighbourhood
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Cross Street
Provencher & Tache
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Parking Details
Park in our private lot right at the front of the building.
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Public Transit
We are central at the corner of Provencher and Tache.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 612 People Are Saying
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MM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It's always a great experience, but this time it was exceptional, which is good; I brought someone who has just moved back to Winnipeg and had never been to the restaurant before.

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TW
Manitoba
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

What a great place to highlight fantastic food, view and ambiance to a small group from across western Canada. Our waitress was knowledgeable, the food was plentiful and very tasty, and the French roast coffee was spectacular! All were impressed that I knew about this local gem.

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f
Manitoba
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Atmosphere was relaxed. Not overly busy for a Sunday afternoon. Breakfast was only served till noon so had to order from Lunch menu. Service was friendly and efficient. My house salad was fresh and the strawberry vinaigrette was delicious. My quiche was alright although the portion size could have been larger. Our server explained that the clubhouse on rye would have only two slices of bread instead of the usual three because of the irregular shaped slices. I don’t understand the logic behind this and it was a bit messy to eat as the filling slid around and fell out as a result. I’d recommend ordering multigrain when ordering the clubhouse. Fries were seasoned nicely, not overly salted.
Highly recommend.

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L
Manitoba
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great breakfast! Love the jam!

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MM
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The bison burger was extremely dry and too salty.
Our waitress was great and friendly.
Ambience is pleasant.

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D
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

The food was good however I made a reservation for 5 people a week in advance and I was being seated at a table for 4 and they wanted to put a chair at end and make it crowded. When I said I made a reservation for 5 the waitress just looked at me and said they were busy! I was not happy and said I made my reservation a week ago and they then pulled another table over. The service was not the prompt...we had to ask when I order was going to be taken and a few issues with one persons meal. Also when I walked in there were 3 waitresses behind the very tall counter and kept asking me what I said cause the counter was blocking. It would be nice if they came around the counter and greeted you at the door instead of asking more then a couple times what you were saying

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HS
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The atmosphere was nice. The food was very good. Excellent missed only because my partner’s pork was a little over cooked. Our dining experience was special as two from our group, both visiting from MTL QC, were able to be part of the French quarter experience of Wpg. They were very impressed with the ability & ease with which they could converse with the restaurant personnel in French & loved the food, in particular the (Manitoban) bison burger & « les moules »!

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f
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I absolutely LOVED dining here! Everything about the food was delicious! I can't wait to come back to try more of menu items!

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D
Manitoba
13 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

Dinner with family from Massachusetts! Service was terrible and the food was salty! A MUST NOT TRY!

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RD
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Brunch was fantastic! Great selection, loved the Mediterranean eggs!! Such a nice touch to have Cramptons jam on the brunch menu! Love the decor also, definitely will go back for brunch!

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DM
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Although everything I've had at Promenade has been fantastic, several of us had the Coq au Vin and were a little disappointed. It wasn't quite up to par.

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

Food was delicious, most notably was Gary our server, knowledgeable, very friendly , funny , made up a cocktail not on the menu was delicious , service impeccable!

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LG
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great location, food and service. Delicious food at every meal whether it be breakfast, lunch or dinner.

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C
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Server was patient with us despite our lack of knowledge of wines. View of museum and esplanade great. Limited by the weather.

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JS
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was exceptional ! Cannot wait to go back to try other things on the menu.

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NH
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Making reservations online was really easy and I loved having that option. Service was excellent, fast and friendly. The food was delicious, my only complaint is that you barely got anything on your plate for the price you pay. I could have gone to The Keg and paid the same amount but getting much more with my meal (and same quality taste). I would and probably will go again.

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RE
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best place for regular dining with an amazing view

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B
Manitoba
8 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We had some family in from Alberta and visited the Cafe for Sunday breakfast. I booked a reservation on OpenTable and our tables were ready when we got there. Our server was professional and very friendly. Our meals were all served together and everyone enjoyed what they had ordered. A wonderful dining experience.

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TG
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely enjoyed ourselves. Awesome meals. Our waiter was quite the comedian and very personable. Excellent service!!

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A
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

Food was cooked, but no real flavor added. Brussel sprout was a cooked brussel sprout...carrot was a soft cooked carrot. It was bland. Cooked right...just needs seasoning and flavors.

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ST
Edmonton
9 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Fantastic Smoked Trout Eggs Benedict. Cooked perfectly with a lovely runny yolk, go to this place just for that. Latte was a bit thin, service is good, I would like to try it for dinner on my next visit to The Peg. This place is a hidden gem.

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b
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Fantastic breakfast. Had the eggs sausage and potato. Have been there for dinner in the past, also great experience. Eat here each time thru Winnipeg.

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B
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place to have a delicious breakfast. The food is outstanding. The service is top notch. Beautiful quiet little place by the river.

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OT
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

The lamb shank is superbly prepared and the waitress is very considerate when I mentioned not very into the Blue cheese. The waitress consulted with the cook and offered goat cheese instead, very good combination. Soup of the day is loaded bacon potato soup. Well worth CAD $40. Unfortunately, didn’t realize that no bread/baguette before the main course served with the soup.

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TP
Manitoba
4 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Lovely meal. Well made, traditional food. We had a nice quiet table by ourselves. Nice variety on the menu.

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KE
Jacksonville
15 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Mussels were great! Seafood Gnocchi was amazing with fresh seafood and dill. Lamb shank was also good but I would choose the Gnocchi over it.

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AM
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food is always excellent here. The desserts are not to be missed!

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KV
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Unfortunate that it closes so early on Friday night.

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JF
Montreal
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 3Ambience 1

Very disappointed. We dined with an abundance of flies buzzing around our table. The interior of the restaurante has not been taken care of, with dirty walls and plaster broken off the wall.
I couldn't wait to get out of there as I felt like the restaurant was very dirty.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great variety on the menu. Everything was so fresh

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome, would come back

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RS
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2018
Overall 3Food 1Service 4Ambience 4

One of our meals ( tourtierre) was inedible. Mgmt agreed and took it off the bill. Two other strikes were that we ordered a ricard but were given a Pernod ( they are different) and it wasn’t served correctly ( with no short glass and ice water.) Also had to pay for a baguette that isn’t sourced locally. It comes from Quebec but is baked fresh. Would rather had bread from Winnipeg. Staff and ambience were good though so I can’t trash them

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IC
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We really enjoyed our dinner! Excellent menu.., very pleased. Our waitress was excellent, awesome service.

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GG
Manitoba
5 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As usual Promenade did not disappoint. I had friends in from out of town and they thoroughly enjoyed the meal, ambiance and excellent service we received. They were visiting from a fairly large Ontario city and were swept away by the quality of Winnipeg dining, especially Promenade, which was their favourite. I have been many times and each time has been a consistently excellent quality and quantity of food. The Bison Tourtiere is magnificent and one of my favourites, don't miss it.

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AR
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We really enjoyed our evening. It was a special birthday for a friend. The food was delicious and lots to choose from. The service was exceptional. Unfortunately, the street they are located on is under construction, but getting there is doable and worth it.

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BG
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

I ordered a house salad and mussels. The mussels were excellent but the salad had no
taste of the strawberry vinagrette at all...only ate 1/3 of it. Suggest that you use a different
or more significant tasting dressing on this dish. Waited quite a while for the bill and finally went to the front to pay as we were in a hurry to get to the Museum on time.

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DD
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Always excellent and such lovely place.
Every time we are in winnipeg we have a great meal
see you next time 🥂

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SM
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Beautiful neighbourhood location with reasonably priced menu and interesting wine list. Very understanding staff when our party showed up late after my graduation ceremony went longer than anticipated!

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PZ
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had an early dinner to celebrate my brother’s upcoming move to the west coast. The food was without exception, delicious and the service was expert, attentive and friendly. Would highly recommend this restaurant .

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L
Manitoba
8 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 3Food 5Service 1Ambience 3

Our experience was frustrating. We had a 7pm reservation and were seated immediately. After being seated, we were immediately asked our drink order. We asked for a couple minutes to look at the wine menu. It took 20 minutes for the server to return. She took my wife’s order, and then walked away without taking mine. At no point in the rest of the meal was I ever offered or asked for a drink order and was left drinking water. We were asked for our food order after having been there for 45 minutes. We ordered the pate appetizer. My wife ordered the coq au vin, I ordered the seafood gnocchi and french onion soup. It took another 30 minutes to get the appetizer and we were only given a half order and the baguettes were not included. When we asked for the baguettes the server made a big production that we should already have them and when being convinced we were given 4 small slices.

I was never given my soup.

Our food on the other hand was delicious. I would return for the food however I hope the staff is trained on how to manage tables and basic serving etiquette. We saw other tables being treated excellently so I feel like we just got a bad server or she was having an off day today.

I’ll try the restaurant again as the food was fabulous.

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