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The Merchant Kitchen, Winnipeg, MB

The Merchant Kitchen

4.4
4.4
1081 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Global, International
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.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 18 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • 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, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,081 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. M

    Matt

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good service as always, food was excellent never a complaint.
  2. MK

    MelK

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Cocktails were unique. Server was good. Food was ok. I liked the style of sharing diffrent dishes with our group.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Famous Chicken wasn’t as good as previous visits
  4. a

    ashtonh

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    Little to no service. It took 45 mins to just get a drink order in. And we never got asked if we wanted another, or how our food was. We received the wrong food order, but never were given the chance to tell them it was wrong.
  5. P

    Pauly

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The food was overpriced for what you get, compared to other places in Winnipeg. The $21 dollar calamari appetizer had literally 13 pieces of calamari, very small in size, and overdone. Overpriced, overdone, and low in volume. Not a way to start a meal.
  6. M

    Michelle

    Manitoba

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was amazing! There was a little mix up with our reservations, and they more than compensated for it. The hostess also made great recommendations with the dishes. The calamari though was not worth it. For $21, the portion was way too small; wouldn't order that again. Other than that, we'd come back to try other dishes.
  7. B

    Bren

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    One of our fave’s, but disappointing. Service felt non existent. Waited 15-20 mins before placing a drink order- then had to flag someone for another drink order. Had to ask for our chicken after finishing the 3 other side dishes delivered separately - no apologies? I’m hoping this is a one off, because the food is delicious.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    Our food all came out at different times. Portions were ridiculously small for the calamari dish.
  9. JE

    JoyceE

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Overall it was good, But I would like them to reconsider the calamari portion. We had about 15 pieces for $21 is not reasonable. Will not order that again.
  10. KC

    KellyCarlucci

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was the best!!!! We celebrated our Anniversary and although I can't remember her name, our server was knowledgable, courteous and fun!!!! She even bought us drinks to celebrate :) Great meal!!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good was amazing as always. One of our favourite places to go!
  12. BM

    BrianM

    Manitoba

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food and service were excellent! The steak was done perfectly and was very tender. The cake/peach desert is over the top good.
  13. BW

    BrittanyW

    Manitoba

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We chose to try Merchant Kitchen because we wanted to try the tacos. We had the pollo and carnitas- both very flavourful. We were pleasantly surprised with how great the yuca fries were with the aioli dip. The corn dip was incredible. Friendly service and we received our meal quick as we were ahead of the dinner rush. Would definitely recommend
  14. MV

    MattV

    Manitoba

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    We have been there before and enjoyed but Burger week was a complete fail. the Bun was ridiculously sweet and fell apart. The patty was bland as well. Our half order of Chicken arrived after we finished the meal. Made for good leftovers at least. Disappointed.
  15. PS

    PatS

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, delicious food and a convenient Winnipeg location.
  16. RF

    RachelF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I would have loved a few more vegetarian options on the menu, specifically ones that are higher in protein. Otherwise, the food was delicious, the service was excellent and the atmosphere was very nice (both on the outdoor patio as well as inside).
  17. JD

    JeremyD

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and great atmosphere! Food and drinks were delicious too!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Our waiter sort of forgot about us and someone else had to take our order
  19. K

    Kristis

    Manitoba

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    The service was amazing, food was delicious, but it is very hard to have a conversation with the person next to you because it is so loud in there. Would still recommend people to go there and I will be back.
  20. LL

    LivL

    Manitoba

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Ambience and decor was great. Server was amazing. Food was tasty and came out quickly. Only negative was the cleanliness of the washrooms and many stalls being out of toilet paper.
  21. DF

    DFreez

    Manitoba

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    Found the portions extremely small considering how much they cost. I left still feeling hungry after a $60 bill which didn’t include drinks because some a friend bought around. The food was tasty, but I’m not sure if I’d return.
  22. BS

    BrianS

    Manitoba

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food is constantly excellent and the bar knows how to make a drink 🥃 Our server Nicole was attentive along with everyone else; the all seemed to work well together. The was an error in our order which turned out to be a wonderful surprise: calamari appeared by mistake, but what a delicious ‘error’. We would recommend it!
  23. CS

    CatherineS

    Manitoba

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    Our waitress forgot to put our order in for Korean Chicken. She never came by to check on us. When I called the bartender over and asked we found out it would take a minimum of 15 minutes to prepare. By this time our friends had already finished their meals and we didn’t want to place the order. I had heard great things about the chicken so was really disappointed we didn’t get to try it.
  24. WF

    WpgFoodie

    Manitoba

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall3food1service2ambience2
    Food has slipped, waiter forgot that we needed drinks a few times, menu is limited and over priced for what is served.
  25. SB

    SheilaB

    Manitoba

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great meal, service was top notch. It was a busy pre concert evening, seemed to us that there was lots of staff we ( group of 7) were impressed all round. Thanks
  26. MT

    MandyT

    Manitoba

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Overall good experience, the cocktails were good as was the food and service but the outdoor metal stool seating and wobbly tables were not comfortable
  27. SO

    ScottO6336

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Large party, food was great, especially the Dan-Dan noodles.
  28. SP

    StephanieP

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It was recommended to us and well worth it! Dan Dan noodles had good spice and the Korean fried chicken was crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside. Friendly, prompt service.
  29. LG

    LynetteG

    Manitoba

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible food and even better service. Eileen is our favourite server every time we eat here.
  30. AL

    AmandaL

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic! Flank steak & Dan Dan noodles were outstanding!
  31. JB

    JB112

    Tahoe

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Food was great, service was too. We were there with a large party (14) and it went incredibly smoothly.
  32. BD

    BevD

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best food we’ve had since our return to eating out. So delicious we savoured every bite. Service was outstanding. Merchant Kitchen is our new favourite restaurant!

    The Merchant KitchenResponded on August 13, 2022Thanks so much for the review Bev! So happy to hear how much you enjoyed everything! Hope to see you again soon!

  33. CL

    CristinaL

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Great service. Dan Dan noodles to die for!

    The Merchant KitchenResponded on August 13, 2022Hi Cristina! Thank you very much for your review! We obviously love our Dan Dan noodles as well ha! Take care and hope to see you again soon!

  34. P

    Peter

    Manitoba

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Seriously overpriced very ordinary wines by the glass. Dishes could be described as “tasty”, but not outstanding in any way. Poor value in an extremely noisy environment, and we were there very early in the evening.
  35. CW

    CW1971

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great unique food in a fun atmosphere! Go with a group of friends so you can try more of the delicious menu items!!
  36. GG

    GGMS

    Manitoba

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Everything was excellent except the scallops. $35 for four extremely small scallops and an edible roasted radicchio. We felt really ripped off by this extremely expensive poor value entrée
  37. E

    Ernie

    Manitoba

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The food was terrific and it was a very enjoyable evening for a group of seven people.
  38. A

    Alainc55

    Manitoba

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff are great and food is excellent.
  39. CD

    ChristinaD

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first time visiting, we were impressed by the great service and the food! 🥳
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good place for sharing small plates.

    The Merchant KitchenResponded on July 15, 2022Thanks so much for the review! Hope to see you again soon and perhaps change those 4's to 5's! Take Care :)

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

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

The Merchant Kitchen is rated 4.4 stars by 1081 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
Google Map for The Merchant Kitchen

314 Donald St., Winnipeg, MB R3B 2B9

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

  • 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, 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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