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Velvet Glove Restaurant

2 Lombard Pl | Fairmont Winnipeg Hotel, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0Y3, Canada
+1 204-985-6255
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Overview
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (6 reviews)
“wild boar” (4 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (2 reviews)
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Canadian, International, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
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2 Lombard Pl | Fairmont Winnipeg Hotel, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0Y3, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

For some reason I was not expecting fine dining, but was pleasantly surprised with a mushroom soup that was packed full of a variety of mushrooms in a tasty chowder. I felt bad about not finishing it, but there was a butter chicken to follow,...More

Thank Don R
Drew F, General Manager at Velvet Glove Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave your review. It is always a pleasure when we are able to exceed our guests expectations. We look forward to welcoming you back for many meals to come. Kind regards, Drew Fisher General Manager

Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

Amazing! Can't say enough about the new Chef!!! He is innovate and personable. Blue cheese powder? Come on, really?!? Definitely a memorable dinning experience. The entire table of 8 strangers could not stop raving about it. We have dinned here on several occasions both à...More

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Drew F, General Manager at Velvet Glove Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2017

Thank you not only for attending our recent Craft Beer Dinner, but for taking the time to leave your glowing review! We are indeed very fortunate to have such an exceptional, talented, innovative, and personable ambassador leading our culinary team in Chef Tim Palmer, and...More

Reviewed 8 November 2017

This was an odd experience. My family of four went here for Mother's Day brunch. It started out wonderfully; we were greeted, shown to our table, told how to get to the buffet, and were offered tea or coffee. This is where the service halted....More

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Drew F, General Manager at Velvet Glove Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2017

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback on your Mother's Day Brunch experience. I would like to sincerely apologize for the negative service experience you encountered. Please rest assured that these are not the service standards to which we attest. We...More

Reviewed 16 October 2017

Another great evening, excellent food, staff is attentive and friendly, great place to entertain clientsMore

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Drew F, General Manager at Velvet Glove Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2017

Thank you for taking the time to leave your review. We were delighted to hear that you enjoyed another great evening in our VG Restaurant. We are indeed very fortunate to have such exceptional and talented ambassadors on our team, and I am delighted you...More

Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

My thanks to the hotel for having us back. Our recent experience in July showed the food experience to be very good but the service to be off a little. My GF and I had the opportunity to revisit the Velvet Glove in October for...More

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Drew F, General Manager at Velvet Glove Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2017

Thank you not only for giving us a second chance, but for taking the time to leave your review. We are indeed very fortunate to have such exceptional and talented ambassadors on our team, and I am delighted you were able to experience their signature...More

Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

I love to start my day with an excellent breakfast. A good breakfast will do but an excellent one guarantees that I will have a great day. And the mushroom, avocado and goat cheese omelet that I had at VG, in their wonderful dining room,...More

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Drew F, General Manager at Velvet Glove Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

Thank you for taking the time to leave your glowing review! They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day - so we do our utmost to ensure that it is great - and I am delighted that as a result, you...More

Reviewed 16 September 2017

Decided to send my parents to the VG for a special anniversary and the staff (EJ) helped plan their meal and experience. The experience was unforgettable - delicious food, first class service, beautiful setting. They received champagne and a customized dessert. The staff went above...More

Thank Joshua J
Drew F, General Manager at Velvet Glove Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2017

Thank you not only for entrusting us with such a special occasion, but for taking the time to leave your review. We are indeed very fortunate to have such exceptional and talented ambassadors on our team, especially in EJ, and I am delighted you were...More

Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

The Velvet Glove Dining Room in The Fairmont Winnipeg has had it's ups and downs over the last twenty five odd years, as have most large chain hotel dining rooms. I have dined here during it's nadir, as well as most recently at what I...More

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Drew F, General Manager at Velvet Glove Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2017

Thank you for taking the time to leave your glowing review of the renowned VG Restaurant! We are indeed very fortunate to have such an exceptional, talented, and creative ambassador leading our culinary team in Chef Palmer, and I am delighted you have had your...More

Reviewed 3 September 2017

This was our first dining experience at the Velvet Glove and dinner reservations were made at this restaurant only because we had received a Gift Card. In all honesty, we were less than enthused planning this event due to the fact that we wanted to...More

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Drew F, General Manager at Velvet Glove Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2017

Thank you for leaving your glowing review. We pride ourselves on our attention to detail and being able to turn moments into memories for our guests, and it sounds like we hit our mark during your recent visit. We are indeed very fortunate to have...More

Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Stayed at the Fairmont for one night for work so went to the Velvet Glove early for breakfast. It was very pretty - all dark hardwood, well spaced tables and plush seating. Service was very attentive yet non-obtrusive, which is common across all Fairmonts. I...More

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Drew F, General Manager at Velvet Glove Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2017

Thank you for taking the time to leave your review. I was delighted to hear that you were able to enjoy our VG Restaurant during your recent stay. I will be sure to share your comments with our Culinary Team, as I know this feedback...More

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Response from monetwinnipegcanada | Reviewed this property |
The dress code is “casual chic “, meaning a jacket and shirt, but no tie. Designer jeans would be just fine, but no cut offs, torn jeans, or tank tops....so you’ll be just fine.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Cuisine
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Monday
6:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Tuesday
6:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Wednesday
6:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Thursday
6:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Friday
6:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Lombard Pl | Fairmont Winnipeg Hotel, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0Y3, Canada
    (Portage Avenue and Main Street)
  • Public Transportation: Located at the heart of the city, Portage and Main, most thoroughfare routes come within one city block of The Velvet Glove. Also, for your convenience, there is a Winnipeg Transit bus stop directly in-front of the hotel.
  • Location: Canada  >  Manitoba  >  Winnipeg>  > Downtown Winnipeg
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown Winnipeg
  • Phone Number: +1 204-985-6255
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