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Bistro 7 1/4

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725 Osborne Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
204-777-2525
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 43
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Resting on Laurels

This used to be our favourite place to eat, especially on a busy night sitting at the chef's table. The last few time though, the service has been awful. Food took forever and servers were more interested in checking their phones behind the bar than taking care of us. I even emailed the... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
Brent V
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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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119 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

This used to be our favourite place to eat, especially on a busy night sitting at the chef's table. The last few time though, the service has been awful. Food took forever and servers were more interested in checking their phones behind the bar than taking care of us. I even emailed the restaurant about it but got no response.... More 

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Manitoba
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Dark and romantic. Decent service but very long waits between courses. Food was good, but not outstanding. Nice to try but not amazing.

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Calgary
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48 reviews 48 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Whenever I need a really great meal, this is one of my go to places. French fusion has been popular for so long and this is kne place that does it very well. Every dish here is a winner but, if you only can get one thing, get a dish of mussels. No disappointments here.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

It's really too bad. This restaurant used to be a staple for us but it has completely changed. Maybe it's under new management or something but a lot has gone down hill. We used to always order the mussels but the last 2 times we've had them they were not fresh and had a bad seafood taste. Parking also sucks... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Not sure why people rave about this restaurant. It's terrible. Service is so-so, food is trying really hard to be special - but it's just not. Skip it, go across the street to Deseo and have a good meal instead.

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Calgary, Canada
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61 reviews 61 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

The food at this restaurant is a real treat. The lunch and dinner menus provide plenty of options. Try the short rib sandwich. It is so good you'll want seconds. Also a good selection of local draft beers. Live music on select night(s). It does get busy here, so plan ahead.

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 725 Osborne Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Manitoba  >  Winnipeg
  • Phone Number: 204-777-2525

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 16
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic

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