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“Ambient dining”
Review of Resto Gare

Resto Gare
Ranked #28 of 1,655 Restaurants in Winnipeg
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$24
Cuisines: French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Central St. Boniface
Description: Classic French Bistro in 1913 historic St Boniface Train Station. Owned by the same family since 1983. Service available in French or English.
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
480 reviews
365 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
“Ambient dining”
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Dining room was festively decorated for Christmas and the fire place was ablaze. Server, Matt was very attentive and our service was quick considering how busy the restaurant was. Warm bread slices and oil/balsamic were served with our Caesar salads. Salad wasn't as good as I remembered but it was okay. Big enough to share. Dinner specials offered more choices. The prime rib was cooked to specifications but was a bit chewy. Served atop mashed potatoes and with side vegetables, bright green broccolini and Harvard beets......good seasonal colours! The special steelhead trout fillet was large and nicely prepared over a Cajun rice and side vegetables. The seafood crepes were large and filled with plump shrimp and scallops. They were very rich but had a great flavour. The beets and broccolini gave the dish some needed colour. Wine list was adequate and the decanted wine hit the spot. All and all a lovely evening with friends.

Visited December 2016
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English first
Level 5 Contributor
88 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Fabulous Dinner!”
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Our group of former co-workers has been getting together for a Christmas dinner for over 30 years. This year we chose Resto Gare, as the last time we had dinner at the former La Vielle Gare was probably 20 years ago. We were not disappointed! Our meals were absolutely delicious. I shared the Seafood for 2 dinner with another friend and every mouthful was amazing. The wine was one we'd never tried before, but it was lovely. Our waiter was very attentive and helpful. Our entire experience was excellent.

  • Visited December 2016
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Winnipeg, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
79 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“RELIABLE CUISINE”
Reviewed 17 December 2016

We have been to Resto Gare many times over the years. It is always a nice experience. The food is high quality but not mind blowing and the service is good.

  • Visited December 2016
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Winnipeg, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
63 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Service was Excellent; Food Did Not Meet Expectations”
Reviewed 15 December 2016

The menu is varied and interesting. The wine was pleasant and worked with our meal. The special I had was disappointing. The fish was overcooked and the stuffing and sauce was too thick and strong for the delicate fish I had ordered. My other companions had varying experience, each ordering something different. The duck confit was apparently done very well. The service was excellent and considerate. Temperature control was a bit challenging in the "train" section: sometimes too hot, other times chilly.

  • Visited November 2016
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Steinbach, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Horrible service”
Reviewed 15 December 2016

We were a small group who went here for a work lunch. From start to finish was 2.5 hours and that did not include dessert. The waiter was pleasant, but the service was horrible. It seems that way in other reviews too. They need to have more staff on in peak times. Was over 45 minutes for our meals. They cut up the steak and put it on the salad. I've served in enough restaurants to know you NEVER put the hot on the cold. You then make the hot food cold.

We will not go back here. For the price it just wasn't worth it.

  • Visited December 2016
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