Harman's Cafe is unique and delightful in ways more than one. Absolutely family friendly, this quaint restaurant takes pride in their authentic, Ethiopian food which is cooked to perfection and served in humongous portions. Start your day with their Inqulal Sandwich, a combination of eggs and beef or the Inqulal Firfir which is a spicy take on classic scrambled eggs. Pancakes and french toasts are available for the little ones. The lunch menu is filled with delectable Ethiopian dishes like Misir which is a herb-infused stew and the Souf Fietfiet, a flavored, sunflower juice. Meat lovers are sure to enjoy Harman's Cafe's meat combo. Do not leave without trying their special Ethiopian coffee.
Baraka Pita Bakery & Mediterranean Deli is a great place to grab a quick bite on the go or drop in for some scrumptious Middle Eastern delicacies. Their baklava comes highly recommended along with their varied panini sandwiches. You can watch your pita bread cooking in their special wood-fire oven. The simple but cozy setup makes this place perfect for a family meal.
East India Company is an Indian restaurant that boasts curries suited to your palate. Located in the downtown core next to the Winnipeg Convention Centre, this space, frequented by professionals and anyone from the Indian subcontinent, provides the best Indian food in the city. The menu is wonderfully varied with house specialties as well as regular fare. If you are new to this ethnic cuisine, an excellent buffet is frequently available with a plethora of options. The service is excellent and the environment is sophisticated.
If you're looking to grab a quick bite, and are craving Mexican cuisine in particular, then Burrito Del Rio Taqueria is for you. Their menu is one that manages to satisfy even some of the most critical connoisseurs of Mexican food. Keeping with their name, the burritos are some of the most popular items on the menu, but the quesadillas and tacos manage to find favor with patrons as well. Inexpensive food served in large portions makes this restaurant highly popular.
After a long day of sightseeing, Prairie Ink is just the right spot to relax with a cup of coffee and something sweet. Overlooking the busy streets of the city, this cafe has a warm and welcoming interior. As you step foot inside, you are sure to notice the eclectic patronage and the amicable staff attending to them. Engulfed in aromas of freshly-baked goodies, especially cakes, pastries, tarts, pies and macrons, this place is a heaven for those with a sweet tooth. The display beckons you with its creative contents such that you are coaxed to pick up more than a handful of delights. There are many savory items in place to bring you out of your sweet coma, in addition to beverages. They also have a full bar.
Established in 1984 by the Bekios family, Maxime's Restaurant & Lounge prides itself on time-tested recipes and continuing patronage. Maxime's promises a stellar evening of refined food, with Mediterranean and continental classics, included among which are steaks, seafood and pastas. The ambiance spells old-world charm, with plush red velvet seating and tables topped with white tablecloths, while the service is consistently impeccable. This fine-dining classic in Winnipeg also added a classy lounge to its elegant establishment in 2003, where it serves wines, house selections and cocktails.
This is a Winnipeg institution that has catered to red meat cravings for several decades. Located in the city center, Hy's has been a traditional haunt for business people and for those looking for a romantic atmosphere that includes elegant leather chairs and candlelight. The service, professional and friendly, has an excellent knowledge of the cuisine on offer. As good as the service and decor is, it is the steak that keeps clientele coming back. Succulent, high quality beef is the specialty of the house, prepared in whichever way your palate prefers.
White Star Diner is a modern diner which is known for its made-from-scratch sandwiches, burgers, poutine and much more. You can try out their specials for a delicious but budget meal, or go for one of their hearty burgers with some soup and a side of fries. Their milkshakes are also highly recommended. The quaint red and white building with a large signboard catches the eye immediately and the small but cozy interior is perfect for a family meal.
Blufish Japanese Restaurant is a good place to go when you're craving some tasty sushi in Downtown Winnipeg. The Asian eatery is located on Bannatyne Avenue, next door to Restaurant Hermanos. The elegant restaurant features dark-wood furniture, dim lighting and a decor that's highlighted by the Asian penchant for minimalism. On offer here is a wide array of fresh, delectable and absolutely addictive sushi, sashimi and maki offerings. The use of fine, fresh seafood and ingredients is evident in highly-recommended signatures like caterpillar roll, Cajun seared salmon sashimi and Rainbow Roll. You can pair these wonderous preparations with something from their impressive bar menu as well - try the lychee martini - you wont be disappointed!
Smoke's Poutinerie is known for its hand-cut golden fries, that are uniquely seasoned, the traditional gravies and cheese curds. Mainly serving chicken, beef and pork, it also offers interesting options for vegetarians patrons. Wash down the meal with Ginger Ale or a Diet Coke. For those who wish to enjoy the offering of Smoke's Poutinerie at the next special occasion or event can get them to cater at the venue itself.
If you are in the mood for some dim sum, Noodle Express is the place to be. The restaurant serves an array of small, medium and large plates of dim sums. From classic stuffing like shrimp and pork to exotic ones including scallops, the variety of dim sum platters are quite amazing. The restaurant also serves classic Asian dishes like sticky rice, BBQ Duck Noodles, Soya Sauce Chicken fried rice and Green Onion Pan Cakes. For a wholesome Asian meal with the family, this restaurant hits the mark.
At Boston Pizza, what you will find is not just pizzas, but also burgers, pastas, sandwiches and a host of other fast food items. As far as the pizzas are concerned, you could go for some BP originals like Pulled Pork and the Boston Royal. The burger options include some tasty ones for vegetarians. The kids can enjoy their special menu which includes Chicken Fingers and Pizza Pinwheels.