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Bistro 7 1/4

725 Osborne Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
204-777-2525
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Ranked #277 of 1,337 restaurants in Winnipeg
Price range: $14 - $18
Cuisines: French
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Dish: 72 Hour short rib(s). Although flavourful, it took no more than five bites to finish the single rib on my plate. After 45 minutes waiting for appetizers, and another 50 after that waiting for the "main course," I bee-lined it for a drive-through on way home. I would not recommend Bistro 7 1/4 unless you can carve several hours... More

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Winnipeg, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

There appears to have been a change in ownership and the previous chef is no longer there as we were told. We they have there cannot handle the number of dishes that available previously. Their famous mussels that were available are no longer on the menu. Last year we were there and they lost our reservations and had to go... More

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La Salle
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Finally made our way to this restaurant for a friends birthday and we were hoping to celebrate. We all came hungry, .....we all left rather unsatisfied. The mussels for the appetizer were great, but we were there to eat. We also had ordered a number of "large plates" to share amongst our group as well. To say the least, I'm... More

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Winnipeg
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

I made my second visit to this restaurant and they are consistent. Consistently disappointing. Once again I was served a plate of artistically arranged small pieces of meat. And nothing else. This time I ordered the lamb meatballs and for $16 I got three tiny meatballs on a plate. No vegatables, no potatoes, nothing else at all. This is a... More

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Winnipeg, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We really enjoy going to Bistro for a fix of mussels... best I've had. Killer menu with fantastic choices in all things meat. Cocktails are fantastic and the desserts are the best. The only reason I'm docking one mark is the ventilation system in the open kitchen is a little weak... cloths always smell like they've been in a kitchen... More

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Toronto, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

A busy spot, for good reason. It just doubled in size! Uncommon mains, like breast of duck, excellent lesser known wines, great service, easy parking on neighbourhood streets nearby. Pricey, but worth it. What else could I ask for?

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Winnipeg, Canada
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98 reviews 98 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Bistro 7 1/4 quickly became a favorite of mine when I moved back to Winnipeg 2 years ago. However, the last two visits have been a bit disappointing and it may be awhile before I give them another chance since Winnipeg has so many other amazing places to choose from. The disappointment has more to do with the service then... More

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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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55 reviews 55 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

The Foodies came here back in December, but I'm just reviewing this place now because Bistro 7 1/4 left a very bad taste in my mouth (pun intended)! First of all, we were seated in the back which was so dark that we couldn't read the one-page menu, so I had to bring out my mini flashlight! Those who were... More

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 via mobile

GREAT MENU AND SERVICE. The four of us from Ottawa shared tastings of the short-rib onion soup, chicken livers with pork belly and caramelized onion, seared scallops-Wow, squid on spicy lentils and Pernod moules-frites. Every dish was delicious, just the squid could have been improved by grilling as opposed to pan seared. Thought about having the 25oz steak at the... More

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Winnipeg, Manitoba
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Title says it all. We've come to Bistro 7 1/4 quite a few times. They're a French/French fusion restaurant & the food is very good. A lot of other reviews complain about pricing/portion sizes & I can't completely disagree with them. However, the mussels & fries are very reasonable & are one of my favorites!

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