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James Avenue Pumphouse, Winnipeg, MB

James Avenue Pumphouse

4.5
4.5
181 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

7:30 p.m.


Booked 8 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 181 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
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Winnipeg / Manitoba

    Best Ambience

  • Winnipeg / Manitoba

    Hot Spot

  • Winnipeg / Manitoba

    Late-Night Find

  • Winnipeg / Manitoba

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Winnipeg

    Best Ambience

  • Winnipeg

    Hot Spot

  • Winnipeg

    Late-Night Find

  • Winnipeg

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. JH

    JamesH

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food2service4ambience4
    Had the chicken chow mein Noodles were not fresh and the chicken was sinewy Would not order again
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was worth the wait … Great food, service and experience!!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience and atmosphere 👍
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manitoba

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Birthday! The servers seemed bored and the supervisors strutted round with a greater than thou attitude. The hostess was rude and pretty superfluous. The food was average and overpriced . They didn’t acknowledge a birthday and we’re much too laid back. There is casual and there is we don’t care we get 18% minimum tip and will get to you whenever…! It was a business special occasion. The person who celebrated her birthday was happy. We will share our thoughts and won’t be back.
  5. A

    Alice

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is the second time we were there. Food was great, server was friendly and attentive. There was a slight issue with the gluten-free meal and the cost was halved. Excellent customer service!
  6. MS

    MattS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was great, food came to the table fast and tasted great. Nice little restaurant, will definitely go back
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was wonderful. Beautiful presentation. Manager came by twice to make sure everything was good which was impressive. We ordered the ube cheesecake after our meal and it was outstanding! And of course, the view of the water equipment was very cool. Loved the explanation of it all in the drink menu. Super cool place! Only bad thing was how loud it was because of the high metal ceiling. Our server said they would be installing sound proofing soon.
  8. S

    Smileigh

    Naples

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    50th College Reunion
  9. JB

    JamesB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Our group of 12 was a walk in, arriving a little earlier than most others. Staff happily accommodated us and did a fine job serving everyone.
  10. B

    Bella

    Manitoba

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Gorgeous building and great vibe. Can’t wait to go back.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great experience. Burger and ham fries were fantastic and the Sangria is outstanding! Cool atmosphere, appreciated the history of the building in the menu.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manitoba

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food2service5ambience5
    First dish I order was disappointing , waiter told the manager and he came gave me another dish . He discounted my meal and came to find out if I was happy with my other meal . Great service
  13. MA

    MairoA

    Manitoba

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Food comparable and atmosphere comparable to Brown's Social House.
  14. DK

    DKWID

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Service was fantastic and the food was once again very good. Fish a little overcooked but the Mussel dish and Burger week offers were excellent.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manitoba

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came on a work lunch for burger week. We were all very happy with the food and service.
  16. AG

    AudreyG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere. Great service. The food was delicious.
  17. CC

    ChristineC

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great vibe and engaging atmosphere. A menu that will please foodies and hipsters. Worth the effort to get a reservation!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manitoba

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Impressive. Loved this location. Our server was very friendly and helpful. The food was amazing.
  19. A

    Alice

    Manitoba

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent. Service was friendly and efficient. Surroundings were impressive. A bit noisy because of the glass walls. Overall, a wonderful experience. We plan to go back again.
  20. J

    Jojo

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Great service. Quite loud inside but got to sit in the patio which was fine!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manitoba

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience4
    We went out for dinner 2 weeks ago and caught the last 15 min of happy hour. The place was super busy but we ended up getting a table. Tried the Coco mango drink and margarita and they were awesome! My bf had the new England IPA and loved it. He had the Dan Dan noodles, loved it but was missing a veggie, so basically just a bowl of noodles. I had the mussels, curly fries and naan. Loved the mussels but there were 6 empty ones, fries sucked. Atmosphere was hopping and fun. We returned 2 weeks later, reserved at 5:00 thinking we had time to enjoy 1 hr of happy hour. Got there and the server advised they got rid of happy hour recently. This was a total disappointment! We noticed the atmosphere wasn’t the same, not the lively, fun time we had last time and not so busy. I think they ruined a good thing and it would have been nice to know they got rid of the happy hr as that is why I booked at that time. Paid full price $14 for drinks. Ordered the coco mango and margarita and they were not the same. Didn’t like the way the drinks were made this time, maybe different bartender. I struggled to drink the margarita. Tried the salmon bowl and it was dry and bland, too much rice. BF ordered the Dan Dan noodles and this time it actually came with a veg, broccoli. I have a reservation in a couple of months with friends for my birthday, hoping this time around we don’t go home dissatisfied.
  22. KA

    KathrynA

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful experience. The food was amazing but the noise level was high. We had to yell to hear each other.
  23. m

    meaganm

    Manitoba

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great, fun and inviting space. Delicious food and cool venue!
  24. BG

    BillG44

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    best hamburger i have ever had, we will come back. a little pricy for lunch!
  25. DS

    DnSaKurz

    Manitoba

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second visit and another great time. Food & Service was excellent.
  26. F

    Foodie

    Manitoba

    11 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience5
    A lot of the food was cold. We sent back 2 plates of Poutine, which took 30 minutes to return. Some cold food was just kept by us. They still charged for the two poutines and very little apologies.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manitoba

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Our first visit to the James Avenue Pumphouse and it was awesome. Our server was excellent. She was friendly and very knowledgeable about the menu. We tried a couple of the signature cocktails which were delicious but a little overpriced. We shared 4 small plates which were all unique and delicious. We couldn’t finished it all and had to take the left overs home. Which were yummy snack the day after. This will be a regular stop for us!
  28. J

    Jackie

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dined outside with friends on the patio … fantastic service, the vegetarian menu was so extensive and delicious and the vibe was very welcoming. Will come again!
  29. D

    Dutchy

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best cauliflower bites we've ever had! Really cool atmosphere, plan to go back again soon!
  30. CD

    CrystalD

    Manitoba

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    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.
  31. CK

    CodiK

    Calgary

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

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

    JudyApril

    Manitoba

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    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.
  33. DS

    DnSaKurz

    Manitoba

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 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.
  34. R

    Rolo

    Manitoba

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    A cool place to eat and after walk around . Parking maybe hard to find
  35. 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!
  36. D

    Debb

    Manitoba

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

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

    JennyW

    Manitoba

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 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 :)
  38. M

    Melanie

    Manitoba

    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!!
  39. MC

    MichelleC

    Manitoba

    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!
  40. MS

    MelanieS

    Manitoba

    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.

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 181 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 p.m.


Booked 8 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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