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James Avenue Pumphouse, Winnipeg, MB

James Avenue Pumphouse

4.5
4.5
152 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 12 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    International, Comfort Food, Vegetarian / Vegan

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Mon–Thu 11:00 am–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (204) 560-5210

  • Payment Options

    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

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What 152 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Winnipeg / Manitoba

    Hot Spot

  • Winnipeg / Manitoba

    Late-Night Find

  • Winnipeg / Manitoba

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Winnipeg

    Hot Spot

  • Winnipeg

    Late-Night Find

  • Winnipeg

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. CD

    CrystalD

    Manitoba

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time here and it was lovely. We sat on the patio and enjoyed the evening. We were chatting a lot but never felt pressured or rushed to leave. Drinks were great. Food was plentiful and delicious.
  2. CK

    CodiK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    First time going to James avenue Pumphouse for our anniversary. It was lovely ☺️
  3. JA

    JudyApril

    Manitoba

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Restaurant with a view of the pump house is a great combination. Would have enjoyed the entire experience much more had the noise level made it almost impossible to communicate.
  4. DS

    DnSaKurz

    Manitoba

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    1st visit & definitely not my last. Food & atmosphere was excellent. Our server Patricia was awesome. Great recommendations on the food and she was so friendly, made us feel like regulars. My new go to spot before Goldeyes games.
  5. R

    Rolo

    Manitoba

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    A cool place to eat and after walk around . Parking maybe hard to find
  6. CA

    CindyA

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great dining experience for our whole family…my 88 year old Dad had a wonderful time as did our kids!
  7. D

    Debb

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service! Staff were very friendly and food came out really fast.
  8. JW

    JennyW

    Manitoba

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere - I used to work upstairs so it was nice to see the restaurant done. Great server! My food was just ok. But everyone has different taste buds. We will come back and try another menu item :)
  9. M

    Melanie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anjelica was an amazing server! Super attentive and made our experience awesome. Will come back again to see her!!
  10. MC

    MichelleC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful evening, delicious flavours with generous portions and good prices. Fun atmosphere. Highly recommend this Winnipeg gem!
  11. MS

    MelanieS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great. Was hard to choose just one plate. And great happy hour specials. We had a last minute reservation change and they were able to accommodate us with just a little shuffle.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manitoba

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had the chicken caprese salad - so good I’m still thinking about it :)
  13. AT

    AlexisT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and beautiful ambience. I would go back
  14. p

    panopticondo

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Had the mussels and fries. Portion size was good. Sauce was tasty, but not particularly spicy. Atmosphere was great. Excellent spot for lunch!
  15. KL

    KevinL

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    Very good food. Pizza was awesome, one of the best in Winnipeg. Thai was awesome. Service was a bit slow and not friendly, But overall was a fantastic dining experience.
  16. TV

    TwyllaV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    We have never had someone come to our table & ask if we will be leaving before 730p before -- we had friends in from Nebraska and we found it a little awkward. We walked to Old Market Square w them and didnt have dessert at the table bcuz it would have taken up more time --- thats all ... 204.2920049 Twylla / Ron
  17. PA

    PaulA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    The food was good but a little pricy for what it was. Unique ambience with the pump house an historic site. the service was good but cursory.
  18. s

    stosh007

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great as always
  19. KT

    KarenT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Everything was fine except for the noise level. Not the place for anyone with hearing difficulties which is sad because the saving the pumping station is wonderful, staff and food was great.
  20. MS

    MSMK

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second time here, service and food was wonderful once again!
  21. SC

    SteveC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Love the historic feel of the space. Great food and service!
  22. w

    wisesteward

    Manitoba

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Temperature of food could have been hotter but not cool enough for me to complain as I was with guests. Service was excellent and the ambiance will have me returning.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manitoba

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    We were so excited for this restaurant experience - food, service and location in this amazing historic building! But sadly, the noise level was out of conversation loud. It was very difficult to even focus on the menu and reading in your head - so so loud. We also were with relatives who have hearing loss and so wear devices and this proved very stressful for them.It is too bad as the location, restaurants concept and design is award winning and impressive. Other low factors - the service was mediocre - no good energy - in fact both the greeter and the waitress were sullen and the hostess was kind of out in space - but perhaps she was new? The manager was engaging as the hostess needed his help and the kitchen runner who served our food was very good. Another low point - 3of4 in our party ordered the mussels - and they were like warm and the curly fries undercooked. Naan cold. I ordered the Dan Dan Thai and the noodles were over cooked and mushy. The fried shrimp was over-battered. The meals tasted okay but the presentation and food temperature was terrible. Might be back fro drinks and an appt but won’t invite out friends for dinner. Not anytime soon.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manitoba

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommend it absolutely delicious
  25. D

    Delter

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great experience. AC was not working but the service from Allison made up for it. Food was good and we will recommend and will come back.
  26. GJ

    GJGourmand

    Los Angeles

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The manager was accommodating of our special request, the food was well-prepared and creative, and the ambience was truly unique.
  27. S

    Sherri1

    Manitoba

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    This was just OK. The food was OK, service was OK, and it was a very noisy space. Glad to experience it, but not sure I would go back
  28. DJ

    DJO4

    Exclusive

    51 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Love the James Avenue Pumphouse, the design is fantastic. The menu has so many delicious options. We decided to try the Detroit style pizza. It was good but not our favourite menu item. Service was average, may have been an off day there, usually more attentive.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    It was very loud inside. Hard to have a conversation across a dinner table. But everything else was good!
  30. LB

    LoriB

    Manitoba

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing appies and cocktails. Very accommodating with vegan options.
  31. SV

    StaceyV

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Good ambience however our food was overcooked by a large margin (burnt taco shells, overcooked schnitzel, crispy noodles that should have been soft and mushy vegetables).
  32. P

    Patricia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great place to hang out! Noise level was pretty high during lunch hour while maybe only half of the tables were occupied. We loved the food and the portions and looking forward to trying the rest of the menu next time!
  33. KP

    KPDee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was highly recommended by friends and did not disappoint at all! Beautiful space and amazing dinner. We had the glazed salmon bowl and the 1lb mussels and fries. Both so delicious! The red chili coconut sauce on the mussels was brilliant. Wish they would have served it with a more robust bread than the Flatbread ot came with to soak up all the sauce. We were there on margarita night and they were excellent. We will absolutely return to the other dishes. It was a little loud, as there are no soft surfaces to absorb sound, but we went earlier in the night so it wasn't overly loud. We'll be back!
  34. H

    Happydiner

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Comfortable, beautiful, and excellent food. It was lovely. I will return.
  35. LG

    LynnG

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We had a great lunch. My lunch date had the chicken club sandwich and he said it was one of the best sandwiches he ever ate! I had the Dan dan noodles with panko breaded shrimp added on. It was delicious and although it states on the menu it’s hot, it just had a warm heat. I would say a 2 pepper hot rating. I think the burger/sandwiches should come with a side and charge a bit more instead of a la carte pricing. $6 for a side of curly fries I could see for bar food but a bit excessive as an add on to a sandwich for a meal. I was pleasantly surprised with all the vegetarian/ gluten free options, nice to see. Our server was professional and efficient but did not engage us on a more personal nature. Be careful when outside when entering/leaving from James street. There is a step down that could be missed. Love the Winnipeg history in the restaurant. We will be back.
  36. KC

    KenzieC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    one of my fav restaurants. great food and drinks. great service every time. very fast and polite. one of the most interesting spots in town.
  37. IK

    IrisK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Overall first experience good. The lighting and uniqueness of the pump house was impressive. Service very friendly and accommodating. Chicken souvlaki was over cooked, barely warm and a very tiny portion for a dish featured on their “big plates” menu. I would go back and hope to find better luck with another dish on their varied menu.
  38. BB

    BtlBaly

    Manitoba

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience2
    We received a gift card to eat here and if not for that we would have left when we came through the door. The noise level was ridiculous, and the place wasn't anywhere near full. We we unable to have a conversation or even understand the server. Service was very good but I feel very sorry for the staff who have to work through that racket. I did wander around the place to see if there was a quieter corner and one of the staff said there "are none". The food we had, prawn appetizer, fish and chips, and the souvlaki platter were excellent. Hot and seasoned well. Drinks were OK, wine by the glass available. If the noise level was tolerable we certainly would eat here again.
  39. s

    shirleyc

    Manitoba

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Very, very noisy. We had to shoot to be heard. Wine very expensive. Food was good as was the service.
  40. J

    Jodi

    Manitoba

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Great first visit. Super server and food was awesome. What a cool building. Only comment I’d have is the noise level. It was difficult to have a conversation but the high ceilings and choice of finishings in the pump house lent itself to more of a “ bar” feel. We were celebrating a family birthday so needed a bit of both worlds. Overall pleased.

FAQs

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

James Avenue Pumphouse is rated 4.5 stars by 152 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 12 times today
Google Map for James Avenue Pumphouse

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

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood

    Winnipeg

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Mon–Thu 11:00 am–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    International, Comfort Food, Vegetarian / Vegan

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Parking Details

    Free Street Parking after 5pm

  • Payment Options

    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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