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The Frenchway

238 Lilac St Winnipeg, MB R3M 2S2, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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Ranked #408 of 1,318 restaurants in Winnipeg
Cuisines: Bakery, Coffee Shop, French
Most recent review
- Oct 23, 2013
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11 reviews from our community

45% Recommend
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English first
Winnipeg, MB
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62 reviews 62 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

I went to the Frenchway for lunch last Saturday with my wife and her sister. I had a Croque Monsieur which was a bit chewy and smothered in Bechamel sauce. The roast potatoes were wonderful, though. My wife had a spinach salad which she said was average and her sister had turkey curry soup which was mainly broth with only... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

I've given Frenchway a few chances and every time I go I leave feeling disappointed. I've been for breakfast, lunch and tea and I won't be going back. Breakfast- I had french toast (which was incredibly dry), my friend had the cafe breakfast (only place in Winnipeg that refuses to upgrade toast to a fruit cup, over cooked potatoes, tasteless... More

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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

I used to enjoy the ambience and warmth of the tiny little establishment on Academy. The Lilac location had neither of these characteristics. I dropped in for an afternoon dessert to a largely deserted room . The waitress said that they were out of this and this and maybe I should come to the counter to see what was available.... More

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upstate new york
20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

I love this place. Wonderful lunch platters, great breads and desserts, with the heartiness and flavor of good country french cooking.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

I have been here several times and the food here is always fresh and they use organic whenever possible. The salad I ordered had lots of berries and nuts and the bread with it was delicious. Their desserts are great. i especially like the butter tarts and the one with layers of flaky pastry filled with a custard type and... More

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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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72 reviews 72 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Went for brunch with my family on a Saturday around 10 and found the place very crowded. Managed to get a table and service came over quickly. Ordered the usual items such as crepes, eggs etc. and I got a chicken salad sandwich with excellent curry turkey soup. The entire bill with tax and tip came to $70 for 5.... More

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Cobourg, Canada
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85 reviews 85 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

This is a very pleasant neighbourhood joint and a good place to go for brunch on the weekend although it gets busy and you may have to wait. A fairly limited menu but one good option is a 'build your own' omelette which lets you choose three additional ingredients. Cheerful service. There is a range of breads to buy to... More

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Winnipeg, Canada
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31 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

I have eaten at the Lilac location (that's the only one left, right?) twice in the last couple of weeks, both time for breakfast, mostly because there is almost nowhere else to go in the area (except Stella's, which I think is just the worst ever). Anyways. It is an okay place overall. I had french toast on the first... More

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Winnipeg, Canada
17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2012 via mobile

Food was okay but I preferred the previous business (bread & circuses). Service was quite bad for us and even worse for the couple next to us who had to consistently ask just to have their order taken to even getting their bill. They were irate with good reason. In general I found the food way overpriced for the type... More

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132 reviews 132 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2011 via mobile

We only stopped in at this place because we couldn't get into a nearby restaurant but the super-friendly service and excellent french-style mains were great. Not the place to go if you're on a diet but worth a special treat.

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