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The Merchant Kitchen, Winnipeg, MB

The Merchant Kitchen

4.6
4.6
1322 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Global, International
  • Great for creative cocktails
  • Lively
  • Good for special occasions
EXCITING. FLAVOURFUL. SHARED.

The Merchant Kitchen is an idea conceptualized by travel and adventure. Honouring the traditional ingredients, flavours, and techniques of Asia and Latin America, while incorporating the freshest local ingredients possible is our mantra.

Exploring cities and towns along the equator, tasting their food carts, and visiting the local markets have allowed us to bring that to the table an experience that enables guests to escape routine and enjoy flavours with friends and family.


Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 10 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Global, International, Latin American, Asian
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Wed 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu–Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (204) 615-2278
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Jesse Friesen
  • Catering
    We offer full catering at The Alt Hotel located beside us at 310 Donald Street. We also offer off-site catering upon request.
  • Private party facilities
    We offer a top-tier, private dining room experience with access to a state of the art high definition projection screen for presentations or special events.
  • Neighbourhood
    Exchange District
  • Cross Street
    Portage Avenue
  • Parking Details
    There is an attached parkade with a secure, heated, and covered walkway - direct access to The Merchant Kitchen. Street parking is also an option. There are also additional parkades on surrounding streets.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,322 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Winnipeg / Manitoba

    Best Food

  • Winnipeg / Manitoba

    Innovative

  • Winnipeg / Manitoba

    Good for groups

  • Winnipeg / Manitoba

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Winnipeg / Manitoba

    Hot spot

  • Winnipeg / Manitoba

    Lively

  • Winnipeg

    Best Food

  • Winnipeg

    Innovative

  • Winnipeg

    Good for groups

  • Winnipeg

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Winnipeg

    Hot spot

  • Winnipeg

    Lively

1,322 Reviews
  1. BrianS

    Manitoba

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our server Cole was excellent. They were attentive, helpful with suggestions, and simply a professional.

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  2. Craig

    Manitoba

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and drinks are amazing. I want to try more dishes but love the Dan Dan too much to pass it up!

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  3. Catt

    Manitoba

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I've never had a bad experience at The Merchant Kitchen. The staff have always been incredible, the food delicious, and the cocktails outstanding!! I always make sure to make a reservation here when I'm in the city.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Manitoba

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Restaurant was very loud, to the point I was having a hard time hearing people across the table from me (and we weren’t in the main open section). Some of the food took a lot longer than even our waitress thought and she kept apologizing for it. Left hungry though as portions were smaller than expected, especially given it’s marketed as a family style share. Also not as many options as I remember there being from past visits

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  5. lotsofboys

    Manitoba

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this place ! Great service, happy vibe, wonderful food

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding service. Came for a birthday and had a memorable experience. Will certainly return.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a gem! Food was outstanding. I travel quite often and this is definitely at the top of my list. Will definitely visit again.

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  8. Meja11

    Calgary

    13 reviews

    2.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food wasn’t great. Wouldn’t go back. Oily and too sweet.

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  9. CamG

    Manitoba

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fun place to go for dinner. Very interesting menu with spicy goodness.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Manitoba

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Unfortunately we didn’t have a great experience. When we finally received service the server didn’t say hello or welcome us at all. Instead we got a “what do you want to drink”. The drinks came very slowly. The food was absolutely amazing but our conversations were difficult because the noise in the restaurant was deafening. The booth we sat at made some of our guests quite uncomfortable as they tried to squeeze themselves in to the right space between the table and the booth. I’ll certainly order take out but I won’t be back in person.

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FAQs

The Merchant Kitchen offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (204) 615-2278.

The Merchant Kitchen is rated 4.6 stars by 1322 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 10 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Merchant Kitchen

314 Donald St., Winnipeg, MB R3B 2B9

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Portage Avenue
  • Neighbourhood
    Exchange District
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Wed 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu–Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Global, International, Latin American, Asian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    There is an attached parkade with a secure, heated, and covered walkway - direct access to The Merchant Kitchen. Street parking is also an option. There are also additional parkades on surrounding streets.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Jesse Friesen
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (204) 615-2278
  • Catering
    We offer full catering at The Alt Hotel located beside us at 310 Donald Street. We also offer off-site catering upon request.
  • Private party facilities
    We offer a top-tier, private dining room experience with access to a state of the art high definition projection screen for presentations or special events.
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