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James Avenue Pumphouse, Winnipeg, MB

James Avenue Pumphouse

4.7
4.7
658 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
International
Welcome to James Avenue Pumphouse

Awarded Best New Restaurant 2021 by Ciao! Magazine!

Come visit us and experience a diverse menu offering from our very own Executive Chef, Mark Merano.

Complimenting the historical setting and relaxed ambiance is a menu that draws both on Manitoba culinary traditions and globally inspired comfort food. Pair it with our smart cocktail list, and your night is complete!

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 18 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    International, Comfort Food, Vegetarian / Vegan
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–12:00 am Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (204) 560-5210
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Mark Merano
  • Neighbourhood
    Winnipeg
  • Parking Details
    Free Street Parking after 5pm
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

What 658 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Winnipeg / Manitoba

    Innovative

  • Winnipeg / Manitoba

    Gluten-free-friendly

  • Winnipeg / Manitoba

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Winnipeg / Manitoba

    Healthy

  • Winnipeg / Manitoba

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • Winnipeg / Manitoba

    Most Booked

  • Winnipeg

    Innovative

  • Winnipeg

    Gluten-free-friendly

  • Winnipeg

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Winnipeg

    Healthy

  • Winnipeg

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • Winnipeg

    Most Booked

658 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Manitoba

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exciting atmosphere, quick service, and a nice place to go for dinner. Food is great, it would be nice to have more menu options.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lots of great food options, reasonable price for a nicer restaurant, fun atmosphere

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Manitoba

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the building and architecture. Menu was a bit different but a nice mix of different cuisines. Drinks were a bit slow and we had to ask for a waitress a few times to get more water and drinks. It is quite loud in there when it’s busy, however we still enjoyed our time there.

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  4. JaredS

    Manitoba

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had the large perogie and a few pints. Neither of them disappointed. Service was great.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Every time we come here it’s always exceptional. The service is fast and all the servers are amazing. Now let me tell you about the food. So many amazing options especially on the vegan menu. The food comes out fast and is always hot. The whole atmosphere is cozy and is a cool experience as soon as you walk in. We will keep coming back and back. This is our favourite place to eat!

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  6. LaurieC

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this restaurant! Fab vegetarian and vegan options!!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the historic features in a warm inviting ambience with many windows letting in natural light. The menu offered many interesting options at good value. Staff were helpful and friendly.

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  8. LisaA

    Manitoba

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Drinks and mussels are too expensive. Kale salad and chicken tacos were great and good value for the price. Very loud, makes it difficult to talk.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A great dinner experience. Love the historical venue with all the wheels and gears of the old pumphouse on display. Staff were friendly and attentive. We ordered the feature enchiladas: they were among the best we have ever had. The feature peach and tequila cocktail was also delicious. Highly recommend a visit!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First visit to the pumphouse before attending event at Concert hall. Had reservations, and seated promptly. Great setting, and lively, fun crowd. Excellent server who made a number of great suggestions and our food was served quickly, and our choices were hot and flavorful. Would definitely return again!

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  11. Bluba

    Manitoba

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service, tasty food and good portion size.

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  12. TraceyP

    Manitoba

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was average. Ambiance is great, although noisy. Server was very attentive and helpful.

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  13. AnatE

    Manitoba

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful vegan options. Delicious food and good service.

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  14. Amber

    Manitoba

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for an early Mother’s Day supper. Food was excellent and the ambience was very cool. Lots to look at and the history of the building is a great conversation starter. Service was great and my mom got a small plant and a card as a gift from the restaurant! Will for sure be returning sometime soon!

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Manitoba

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Our server was not very helpful and he really did not seem too interested to be there or to assist patrons. When we ordered our dessert and it came undercooked, we sent it back. Our server seemed very unimpressed.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was spectacular I ordered the Taco Del Pollo. Being able to see the pump station was very interesting. I went on a Saturday and the parking lot right across the street is available for parking. At the meter you can scan the QR code and pay for parking. I would highly recommend this restaurant it's another great gem in our city.

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  17. TylerP

    Manitoba

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Booked a reservation through open table and had it confirmed to show up and the restaurant not to have it and try to put us at a high top bar table. We went across the street to a much better restaurant Cibo.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had my GFs birthday here because of their great vegan menu options, loved the experience would come back 10/10

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fast service, great food, good vegan options - would like a vegan dessert without peanut though

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  20. SandyB

    Manitoba

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere Good food value especially between 2-5 Good friendly service

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was above and beyond what can be expected for a $30 plate. I had the Cod and my friend the Salmon bowl. Both were roughly the same cost at $29ish each. The pairing of flavours on both dishes was exquisite. Service was really good as well and speedy to the table after order. Just enough time to enjoy a quick conversation before the meal arrived. Was nice to be in such a pleasant atmosphere where it was quiet enough to still enjoy one another’s company. Would recommend to anyone I know asking for a place to dine. I will be back again.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Manitoba

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    I have been at James Street Pumphouse a few times now and it is very loud. Even when there is barely anyone in the restaurant. Have you considered adding something to diminish the sound bouncing off the ceiling?

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Manitoba

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    There are no questions about the interior, food and price at all. Everything was at a high level. The most disappointing thing was that when I ordered a table online and when we arrived at the restaurant, I indicated that we are celebrating my wife's birthday and asked to write "Happy Birthday" on at least one plate. This request was not fulfilled. Therefore, the general picture was spoiled by the fact that you can come to this restaurant just to eat and talk, but not to celebrate something.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food came out very quickly after ordering and was fantastic. Braised Beef Tacos with Birrira Dip was a 10/10. Sweet potato fries were a very generous portion. Tropic like its hot cocktail was a sweet and flavourful drink.

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  25. JordanR

    Manitoba

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere! Fantastic service as always

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  26. GV78

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time going for dinner. The food was amazing (giant perogie = ❤️) and the service was great. Will definitely be back!

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  27. JoanneS

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent experience, great service, good and ambiance! Will definitely return!

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Manitoba

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    2 of us went for lunch, great service and server. I ordered the chicken schnitzel sandwich, Nashville style, I will go back just for that sandwich. 5 plus rating.

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  29. CharlotteM

    Manitoba

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ambiance was nice Food was delicious Service was great

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    The food was very generously portioned and the service was efficient, friendly and excellent. Unfortunately the chairs were hard and the noise level was intense so it would not be a place for a date. The building itself had a ton of character. The menu was a bit limited and everything we ordered had dill and/or pickled onions. Those seem to be the chef’s go-to ingredients. I don’t think I would eat in the restaurant again but I would come back to get a dessert for take out. The brownie on the menu sounded really great.

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  31. JulieD

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place and atmosphere. Love the drink selection and this was my 7th time there and everytime I order something new and am never disappointed. Amazing staff!

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Manitoba

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Took someone who had never been there before for the double double hamburger and they absolutely loved it and agreed with me. It’s the best one in the city.

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  33. AnatE

    Manitoba

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Excellent vegan options. Everything I tried was delicious.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Manitoba

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything we had tasted good but I feel like the food was not necessarily worth the price we paid for it. You know, the Dan Dan noodles were very yummy but $9 (plus tax) for 4 Prawns isn’t really worth it to me. We also got the Braised Beef Sandwich and to my surprised there were a few tough bite of meat but the flavour was of the meat was killer! And the Birria dip for the Sandwich was Stellar, it was slightly thick and had onions in it. I could have drank that! I will also say, the chilli oil is AMAZING, they need to bottle and sell it because it’s that good. So much flavour! So the food tasted good but You’re definitely paying more for the atmosphere in my opinion. I would love to go back and try some more of their unique menu options to get more of a feel for their food but that was just my initial experience and thoughts.

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  35. KelKimG

    Manitoba

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent environment for a business or casual meal.

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  36. HansenH

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was fantastic, the food amazing and the ambience very intriguing.

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  37. RedR

    Toronto

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. We were early and they accommodated us without issue. Wonderful service and happily return. The atmosphere and old pump station view was quite the experience.

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  38. Donna

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All of our food was excellent: The Perogie, The Dan Dan, the Beat Salad. The Service was perfect: timely, considerate, efficient, and very friendly. Good drink menu as well. We will definitely be back!

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Manitoba

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent experience all around. Our server was awesome. The food was delicious.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The place was beautiful, our server was terrific and the food was sumptuous. The only issue was that it was difficult for us to hear each other as my mother is in her 80s. She absolutely loved the food, though, and we loved the menu in general. It was so nice to see a smaller menu with such a wide range of flavours which still catered to a variety of tastes and preferences. We will definitely return, although it will likely be without my Mom.

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FAQs

James Avenue Pumphouse offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (204) 560-5210.

James Avenue Pumphouse is rated 4.7 stars by 658 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 18 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for James Avenue Pumphouse

Unit 2-109 James Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3B 0N6

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood
    Winnipeg
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–12:00 am Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    International, Comfort Food, Vegetarian / Vegan
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    Free Street Parking after 5pm
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Mark Merano
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
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