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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, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 42
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 13
    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
Most recent review
What happened to this place???

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... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed February 9, 2015
WPGLIFE
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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116 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • French first
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English first
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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
32 reviews 32 reviews
23 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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2 reviews
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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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 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
34 helpful votes 34 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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
Top Contributor
224 reviews 224 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
160 helpful votes 160 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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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: Romance, Local cuisine

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?