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Deseo Bistro

696 Osborne Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 2B9, Canada
(204) 452-2561
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Ranked #7 of 1,335 restaurants in Winnipeg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $50
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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97% Recommend
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English first
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Cranberry Portage, Manitoba, Canada
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40 reviews 40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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110 reviews 110 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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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188 reviews 188 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
126 helpful votes 126 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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Winnipeg, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Every dish my husband and I shared with our friends was amazing. My new favorite restaurant in Winnipeg. Will be coming back soon.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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80 reviews 80 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

I met a friend for some appetizers and a few drinks. As with my previous few visits to Deseo Bistro the service was excellent and the food was great! We shared the mussels and an interesting egg plant/lentil dish. Both dishes were amazing! I love this place and it is definitely one of my favorites in Winnipeg!

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Kenora, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Order a selection of tapas from the 'Small Bites' side of the menu and share. Or order a salad and an entree from the 'Big Bites' list and go your own way. Original, tasty food and staff that know how to serve well. Daily specials in each category so the menu doesn't get old. My favourite was the mushroom brioche... More

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Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014 via mobile

This is a great Winnipeg restaurant that serves delicious and out of the ordinary. My husband and I shared the Crunchy Salad which lived up to it's name and was a delicious choice. We also shared the raw tuna appetizer that was a symphony on my taste buds. The main meal was the short ribs and we fought on who... More

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46 reviews 46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Winnipeg has a lot of restaurants, but not very many that could rival places in Chicago, Montreal etc.. This place does in a heart beat. It is cozy, visually interesting, but most importantly the food/ drinks & service are spectacular. Since November I've been trying to go to this restaurant at least once a month. Each time our servers have... More

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