My wife and I have eaten in pretty much every high-end steakhouse in Winnipeg. This was our first trip to Hy's in their new location at Portage and Main, in the iconic Richardson Building. We went out for dinner on New Year's Eve, and there was a prix fixe menu which meant limited choices for $60/person.
There were 4 choices for appetizers - my wife had grilled prawns, which she said tasted excellent, but she admitted it would have been nice if there had been one or two more (since prawns are relatively cheap). I had the beef tenderloin morsels, which were prepared rare with a very nice Teryaki sauce. My appetizer was plenty big enough for one, and could have easily been shared by two. Next, my wife had the Caesar salad, which she said was outstanding. I tried the carrot ginger soup, which I have to say left me much surprised. It was excellent and the ginger was not overpowering at all; in fact, my wife commented that it kind of tasted like Veggie Korma (if you know Indian food).
For the entrees, there were again four choices, which included lamb and fish. I had the New York Strip, medium rare and perfectly prepared. My wife had the Filet Mignon, again medium rare, again perfect. Both were accompanied by a stuffed baked potato and asparagus spears. My wife commented that the potato was overdone and a bit dry; mine tasted fine but she pointed out that since we were at the first dinner seating, they shouldn't have been dry at all...
They brought out some small dishes of mango, lime, and strawberry sorbet, which was again excellent.
We also had a bottle of wine with dinner. I can't recall the name; it was a red zinfandel, "black"-something; it ran $50~. I liked it for it's lack of tannin and acidity; my wife felt it didn't have enough body. The wine selection was large and varied; inexpensive bottles start in the high $20 range, and ran up to the "Oh my God, how can they charge that for a bottle of wine/champagne?" range.
The room itself is very nice; tastefully decorated in black and red, with plenty or dark wood and brass trim. The lighting was dim and romantic. The room wasn't too loud at all, but there weren't many people there for the earliest seating. They also have private rooms downstairs for larger groups.
Worthy of note was our server, Andrew. He was EXCELLENT, attentive and friendly, offering advice but not intrusive, and willing to listen carefully to our dietary requests (allergy and diabetic). Had I the choice, I would be seated in his section every time. He deserved every cent of his tip.
Overall, an excellent experience. Would definitely return. Total cost was $225~ with the wine, all taxes in, and then a $40 tip for our waiter on top of that price.
Did I mention Andrew? He was amazing - first class waiter in every respect.
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