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Deseo Bistro

696 Osborne Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 2B9, Canada
(204) 452-2561
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Ranked #9 of 1,339 Restaurants in Winnipeg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $50
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Rathgar Ave
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Winnipeg, Canada
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

I've been to Deseo twice now, and both times walked away very happy (and full) with the meal. I had the chimichurri steak the last time I was in - it was cooked to perfection, and very tasty. It's a quaint restaurant, cozy and not overly fancy - the focus is on the food and the service, where it should... More

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Winnipeg, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Found a great new restaurant at the suggestion of our daughter. Well, this place didn't disappoint. Waitress was great in explaining how the menu worked etc. Let us know the appropriate amount of plates to order, and when it arrived at the table, took the time to explain everything that was on the plate. Speaking of arriving, our food arrived... More

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11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

After reading the Trip Advisor reviews, my wife and I cancelled reservations to another Winnipeg restaurant and headed to Deseo. I'll keep this simple. Everything we tried was 'excellent' with a couple of dishes being a notch higher at 'ridiculous'. Crunch salad, octopus, and chicken were excellent. The gnocchi and goat cheese cake were ridiculous! We had to have seconds... More

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30 reviews 30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Went here for the very first time and I was very impressed. The waiter we had (cannot remember his name but had a flower tattoo on his hand) was amazing. He explain to us the the menu was made for sharing and provided a good explanation of the menu. Because the menu is made for sharing they recommend you order... More

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Morden, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I've been here twice, and everything I've tried has been so tasty. The chefs understand flavour and originality. The service is impeccable. If you find yourself in Winnipeg and have some extra funds, don't hesitate to eat at Deseo Bistro.

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Winnipeg, Manitoba
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Enjoyed dinner late last year to celebrate birthday, with dishes which included skirt steak, beet salad & truffle gnocchi as highights. Sunday breakfast is as good, with steak and egg for father's day a real treat. Not to be missed.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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63 reviews 63 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Located on Osborne in the old Vesuvios building, Deseo is a hidden gem. A stylish, relaxed atmosphere upstairs with comfortable decor. The chef is highly inventive with his dishes. We were there for lunch, and tried the beet salad and the crunch salad. Of course, we saved some room for dessert. We tried the flour less chocolate cake and the... More

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Flin Flon, Canada
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68 reviews 68 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

My girlfriend and I like coming to Winnipeg and enjoying their restaurants. On a recent trip, we came to Deseo Bistro at the last minute on our 2nd last night in the city. Already having visited our favourites and some new places, we were unsure what to expect. My girlfriend isn't a huge fan of meat, but the fried beef... More

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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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123 reviews 123 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014 via mobile

I had been here for lunch about a year ago but had never been for dinner. And I am so very glad that we finally gave it a try. The ambiance, the service, the menu, the presentation and the tastes were all so very good. The kitchen dealt with food allergies with diligence. Our server was most helpful with answering... More

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Montreal, Canada
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210 reviews 210 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

The neighbourhood and outside of this restaurant were not at all promising, but we ended up being very pleasantly surprised by our Sunday-evening dinner here. I was under the impression that Deseo Bistro offered a tasting menu, but this wasn't the case; instead, we selected 6 appetisers for sharing, with the guidance of our friendly, laid-back waiter. While all were... More

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Additional Information about Deseo Bistro

Address: 696 Osborne Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 2B9, Canada
Phone Number: (204) 452-2561
Location: Canada  >  Manitoba  >  Winnipeg
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
Cuisine: Contemporary

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