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Steve's Place Family Dining
Ranked #853 of 1,757 Restaurants in Winnipeg
Cuisines: Canadian
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Reviewed March 23, 2016

Pleasant little bistro. Went with a group of coworkers for a goodbye lunch. Truly excellent service. I had the chicken skewer with pita which was good and the Greek salad was excellent but in total was 18$ with taxes which I thought was bit too much for lunch though I wasn't as interested in their lunch special that day though that was good value. Would definitely go back and try a couple of other dishes to compare.

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Thank SmartAlec2
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Reviewed February 20, 2015

A hidden Gem. Steve's a real person and often he's the one taking care of things behind the scenes.

Food is 5 star and the atmosphere is great.

Thank WPGLIFE
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Reviewed October 20, 2012

I was first introduced to Steve’s Bistro by reputation. A good friend raved about his lunches and special dinner parties. When I arrived at the location on west Portage Ave., I was surprised to find that it was at the end of the street where we lived when we were first married. The current manifestation is barely recognizable from its original state, as Steve’s Place has morphed from a burger stop to a cozy neighbourhood bistro that is beautifully appointed.

I had met Steve on a previous visit. He is welcoming and gregarious and passionate about the food that he offers his guest. I did not see him on this day, as we arrived considerably later than the bulk of the lunch crowd. But the food was just as good as on previous occasions, even without his presence.

My lunch date was a long time friend who I had just fetched from the airport. We both chose specials and hers was the Shrimp Caesar Salad. She asked our server about the garlic level and was told that it was not overly garlicky. She remarked that it was absolutely delicious, but garlicky it was as well. Even after chewing gum, she had to apologize when we were greeted by another friend.

I was tempted by the lemon and Dijon chicken special. The little strips of chicken appeared as if they were trimmed off larger breasts. This practice is not only a prudent manner to run your kitchen but offers the guest the most succulent offerings from the bird. They had been drenched in a hearty and grainy mustard and were beautifully complemented by the rice pilaf AND pita points. I find this practice of serving two carbs (but no veggies) is typical of Greek cuisine. I was not complaining because both sides were to my liking, but by the time my evening supper came along, I was craving something green.

I mentioned that I was dining with an old friend. We met in university and have remained connected through many of life’s joys and heartaches. We had traveled to Greece together decades previously and had some memorable tales of Greece’s national drink –ouzo. The special cocktail on this day was an unusual concoction of ouzo and lemonade. The taste took us back to our younger and carefree days and we knew that we had come to the right place.

For photos of our day, please see my blog post at: http://foodmusings.ca/restaurants/steves-bistro/

Thank Kathryne G
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Reviewed April 15, 2011

Looking, last minute, for a place to eat on a saturday evening, we decided to give Steve's Place, now renamed Steve's Bistro a try. Having been there before its transformation, we were pleasantly surprised at the upgrades to the decor and the menu. What caught us by surprise was the upgrade in prices as well, but didn't seem too out of line with comparable eateries I've been to. Because they are celebrating two years since the re-invention, they were offering a four course prix fixed menu for $35, which we opted for. It included warm pita wedges served with hummus, soup, which was a very good Hanoi hot and sour, the main was a 10 oz angus striploin steak cooked to a perfect med rare, accompanied by lemon roasted potatoes and a variety of grilled vegetables and the dessert consisting of a warm, dense, bread pudding with a carmel sauce served with vanilla ice cream. I must admit that everything was delicious, the portions were generous and the service was well paced and very friendly. The house wine, a Chilean Malbec was very good and reasonably priced. Overall, we were quite impressed and considered the quality and value well worth the price. I've been to much more expensive places and left less satisfied. I would definately go back to Steves again, but would make a reservation as they seated us on a busy night without one.

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Reviewed April 11, 2012
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