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The Blue Marble Restaurant and Lounge

4.1
4.1
85 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Tapas / Small Plates
Located in the lobby of The Grand Winnipeg Airport Hotel by Lakeview, the Blue Marble features a wonderful menu . contemporary small plates focusing on local ingredients in the restaurant and more traditional fare in the lounge, this menu utilizing locally grown and produced product from Manitoba is certain to impress.

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2 people

9:30 p.m.


Additional information

  • Neighbourhood

    St. James

  • Parking Details

    Airport main parkade, validation with purchase over $20

  • Public Transit

    City Bus Route 15 and 20

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 85 people are saying

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4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 3.6Ambience
  • 4Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    We wondered why it was easy to get a reservation on a Saturday night. Ordered 2 Caesers to drink and they were good. We started with the calamari and it was cooked fine but was very bland. My wife got the pork belly bowl and again very bland with little flavour. I ordered the steak, med. rare and it came out well done. No worries, they made another. I ate some of the fries and veggies and by the time the new steak came my wife was done with her meal and again the steak was well done. I let our server know and wondered why this could happen not once but twice because there was only 3 other tables in the restaurant and they were all done and eating dessert before our food came. Anyways, the server was very pleasant and understood our frustration and only charged us for our drinks and my wife’s supper. Never again. The manager would not even acknowledge us as I paid our bill.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manitoba

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Pleasant surprise after a rocky start. Parking is an adventure. Food was very good. Presentation lovely.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and ambiance. Awesome service.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome experience at the Blue Marble as always! When in Winnipeg, this is my go to restaurant!!!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manitoba

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thanks to Ryan (and Adam too) in providing excellent service as usual. We always enjoy our dining experiences here, the food is really great. Soups are always changing and definitely a must have, burger was very tasty and the tuna was excellent. Delighted to see some desserts are coming on board - carrot cake and lemon tart were two enjoyed on recent visits. Would be nice to have some rolls or something to have with the salad and or soup to start the dinner with. Look forward to the evolving menu. Keep up the great work!
  6. ML

    MavLex

    Manitoba

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience4
    The waitress was nice:) The drink menu is really large, good champagne last, The appetizers were the best things calamari and roasted brussels sprouts. Lamb chops were very dry and tasteless, the main courses need a little bit of work not very flavourful
  7. FF

    FussyFoodie

    Manitoba

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always excellent!
  8. RD

    ReDz

    Manitoba

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good was great. Would have liked more explanation about their menu as its not traditional and more seasonal. Their menu indicates small plates.. These are basically "lunch" size portitions. Once we got passed the menu the food, experience and such were good!
  9. s

    smoke19

    Palm Springs

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent. The service was very good. It got a bit noisy when a group sat behind us.
  10. U

    Unknown

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Not valued, service was not good at all. Will not coming back again
  11. GG

    GermanG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    It was a big surprise that an "Airport Hotel" have a great restaurant and outstanding service. The food was very good, full of flavor and perfectly cooked and served. The best of all was our server who happens to be the bartender, his name is Adam and he was absolutely fantastic... the same with the girl who came to our table with few things we asked and she was fantastic as well, but mostly of the time was Adam. For a moment you forget that you are at an airport hotel. Congratulations.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manitoba

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our food and the service was great 👍🏼
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manitoba

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall1food3service1ambience2
    I understand it was Valentine’s Day but our food took 1 hour and 20 mins to come a little long since there was just two of us. A quick apology and no offer of anything to make up for the wait.
  14. v

    viking

    Fargo

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Hidden gem close to the airport
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manitoba

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2020

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    The problem with Blue Marble is that it is incredibly hit or miss... One night it will be absolutely fantastic and the next... You're not even sure you're in the same place. They need to have consistency, then they'll be a great place to go.
  16. OO

    OneandOne

    Manitoba

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Our main course choices were great. Nice portions and very tasty for both the surf and turf and steak and potatoes. Disappointed in the beet salad. While the greens and dressing was tasty, the beets were tasteless.
  17. JB

    JacquesB

    Manitoba

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great food as always
  18. BL

    BrianLorna

    Manitoba

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2019

    overall3food4service5ambience2
    The food and service was good. But there was no one else in the restaurant.
  19. F

    Foodie

    Naples

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great, service was very good. Friendly staff
  20. CB

    CarolB

    Vancouver

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Always very quiet - a great secret at the Winnipeg airport. Good food
  21. MS

    MelissaS

    Manitoba

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Excellent and attentive service. Food was served in a reasonable amount of time. Had to pay extra for parking as they didn’t give me enough to cover the total amount.
  22. CM

    CharlaM

    Calgary

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We were in town for a family gathering and chose this restaurant because of the reviews and the location. When we arrived, it was quiet and then two larger fishing groups came in and it got louder. Still, we had a booth and the noise level was fine. We started with a couple of shareable plates: the quail and the duck. Both were delicious. We then ordered entrees. My husband had the fish and chips and I ordered the pork belly bowl. We were pleased with the meal and then shared a dessert of banana bread French toast. Overall, the meal was delicious. Our server was a little different but he was attentive and polite. We would definitely return next time we are in town.
  23. GG

    GarryG

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our dining experience at The Blue Marble was outstanding. Our thanks to our excellent waiter "Brett" for his attentive and pleasant service. We wish we lived in Winnipeg so that we could come often to this restaurant.
  24. GD

    GrahamD

    Montreal

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2019

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Surprisingly good for an airport hotel restaurant.
  25. GB

    GarryB

    Manitoba

    23 reviews

    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Second time here and very much enjoyed. The fish and chips were amazing.
  26. S

    Shyanne

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful experience at The Blue Marble! The Beef Short Rib was melt-in-your-mouth, no-fork-required and our Antipasto Platter was delicious as well. Well-crafted drinks and an amazing selection. Great service. Would have preferred not to be in the corner nearest the front desk (very bright, a fair amount of guest traffic), but overall a good atmosphere. Will go again.
  27. FH

    FredH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Whilst staying overnight at the Winnipeg airport hotel, I walked past the Blue Marble and later found its website and looked at various portals' ratings for that eatery. It looked great, so I booked for four of us. (Turns out very few people eat at 5:30 PM, so we didn't have to book first.) The service was fast and courteous, and the menu quite varied. The small plate pickerel dinner was FAB, the presentation and the taste put it over the top! Although one beer was 'flat' on pouring, it was quickly replaced and a good time was had by all. This is great value for the money.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    First time there. Great food & service. So nice to have a great restaurant attached to the hotel. Usually those hotel restaurants aren’t so good but this was lovely! If staying at the Grand hotel Blue Marble must be a stop for dinner and it’s worth the trip out that way even if you live in Winnipeg. Lovely!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manitoba

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Parking is a bit confusing... I'm still not sure the best way to get there. Possibly park in the terminal parkade? Food was really good, service was really good and it was a nice quiet atmosphere
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manitoba

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time at The Blue Marble and overall it was AMAZING! We dine out frequently and we like to try new places especially on special occasions. Definitely no regrets choosing to come to The Blue Marble today. Hands down, it was the best Valentine’s Day dining experience we’ve had from beginning to end! The food was spectacular from presentation to taste and we are definitely coming back (no special occasion required).
  31. RB

    RussellB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2019

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great food at a reasonable price, will definitely be going back.
  32. R

    Ron1111111111111111111111

    Manitoba

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great staff I have never been disappointed, if you are a wine lover you will be happy, great selection
  33. m

    misha

    Manitoba

    32 reviews

    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    excellent wine list. great bison spring rolls, good pickerel. brett a great server. coukd be more forthcoming with the water service. Could have more intimate seating. it is not busy, needs more advertisement as it has great food!!
  34. DH

    DavidH

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Brett B our waiter was amazing. Very knowledgeable and entertaining.
  35. WM

    WendyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great staff. Validate your parking. Maybe include parking instructions or how to best access because it was difficult for someone not familiar with location.
  36. TM

    TrotM

    Fargo

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2018

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Waited an hour for food, unexpected staffing issues had backed up the kitchen. Food was amazing however! My wife had the fish and chips, and I had the Lobster Mac & Cheese. Our server/baretender was attentive to our needs. Will be stopping again.
  37. MS

    MileS

    Vancouver

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always enjoy eating here
  38. JW

    JWLnGLL

    Tampa

    57 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Staying at hotel nearby and found this restaurant via OpenTable. Started with a Greek salad. It was not quite what I expected in that it had no lettuce, only cucumber, tomato, olives, red onion, peppers and feta. But the dressing was delicious and the salad was quite enjoyable. Followed that up with an entree of chicken breast stuffed with bacon jam with a roasted red pepper veloute. It was slightly overseasoned but not in a bad way, and quite tasty. The fingerling potatoes that accompanied were good (served almost too hot!) and the mixed vegetables were a little undercooked.
  39. SM

    ScottM

    Manitoba

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Menu is quite varied. All three of us had the fish and chips which was very good. The crust on the fish was cooked just the right amount, as were the fries. Server was very pleasant and attentive. We were given the choice of dining in the bar or restaurant and we chose the latter.
  40. V

    Visitor204

    Hawaii

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2018

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Amazing food, extremely slow service but there was only one server on a Saturday night! Very reasonable prices. Would definitely come back.

FAQs

The Blue Marble Restaurant and Lounge offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (204) 594-1967.

The Blue Marble Restaurant and Lounge is rated 4.1 stars by 85 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 p.m.


Google Map for The Blue Marble Restaurant and Lounge

1979 Wellington Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3H 1H5

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood

    St. James

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Tapas / Small Plates, Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Airport main parkade, validation with purchase over $20

  • Public Transit

    City Bus Route 15 and 20

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Jamie Pastorin

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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