About 529 Wellington
Experience the splendour of 529 Wellington, Winnipeg's Premier Steakhouse. The beautifully restored historic mansion offers intimate dining in 8 elegantly appointed rooms, as well as a beautiful 2-tiered riverside terrace for alfresco dining. 529 serves exclusively Prime Beef, the best available in Canada, as well as exotic fresh fish & seafood. The restaurant is also home of Manitoba's highest rated wine list, Wine Spectator Magazine's "Best of Award of Excellence". Please note: We are a two-storied building without an elevator. Please indicate if stairs are a difficulty for any guests.
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
CAN$51 and over
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
Catering available through WOW Hospitality. Call 204-942-1090 for more information.
Ample parking available on site.
Bus Routes #20 & #29 (which stop @ Academy & Wellington).
The #99 also stops along Wellington further East @ Kingsway.
Private Party Facilities:
Private party facilities for groups of 8-50 depending on availability.
Private Party Contact:
Jim Armstrong: 2044878325x
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
When hosting a private party, we can host a max. of 36 people in one of our rooms.
529 Wellington Ratings and Reviews
We went to 529 Wellington for an Anniver ...
We went to 529 Wellington for an Anniversary Dinner and it delivered everything we wanted. Let's be clear, this is an EXPENSIVE restaurant so you don't look for bargains - just quality. Everything was great - the service was friendly and prompt, the sommelier found us a fantastic wine in our price range that we would never have found for ourselves, the steaks were fantastic...
We felt special having our special dinner here, and we would love to go again - when we can afford to!
Had a lovely business dinner with two lo ...
Had a lovely business dinner with two long time clients. They were so impressed they joked how could I possibly beat this next year? ; )
I, personally, loved the Tuna Tartar appetizer, the Beefsteak Tomatoe Salad (thick sliced, firm but juicy tomatoe, sweet red onion, the best blue cheese & buttermilk dressing). The steaks are always superb at 529. I especially love the combos...a smaller cut paired with very tasty options.
If you are into beef, this is the place ...
If you are into beef, this is the place for you. The steaks are delicious as this is their forte. That said, if anyone in the group is into healthier dining, this is not your restaurant of choice as the food is tasty because it is loaded with butter, salt, and fat. With such a high-end menu, it would be great if they actually offered some inventive, different, and healthy options made appetizing through the use of herbs and spices. It was a lovely evening and the waiter incredibly engaging, however, I would not return because of the lack of creativity of the dishes. For me to pay $$$ for a meal, I want their to be some energy expended on the preparation and not just a hunk of meat grilled and plated.
We were there for our 5th year anniversa ...
We were there for our 5th year anniversary and that was our first time. The chef helped us out on the steak cuts. They're accomodating. The best part is, the chef gave is complementary dessert as anniversary present.
Looked forward to dinner for a special o ...
Looked forward to dinner for a special occasion. We were ignored for more than several minutes while the door person chatted with a staff member. It was off putting with no apology for the wait. We were seated in a comfortable room upstairs & the server was very professional & knowledgeable. The steaks were the best we've ever had. The lobster bisque soup was alright but not worth $16. Same goes for the other sides. They were adequate but very overpriced. However it was a special occasion & we were served complimentary port after dinner. Would go back.
529 Wellington, Great service but littl ...
Great service but little value considering the price.
Considering there was a newborn baby screaming the entire time of our meal and the drunken cursing loudmouth that sat directly behind me, not really the experience we had hoped for.
Obviously the drunken loudmouth was way over served his alcohol limit which is directly the fault of the waiter and management. This guys own mother had repeatedly asked him to lower his voice and stop swearing, not to mention.....
My other comment would question why a newborn baby be put in the middle of a busy dining room to scream and cry all night? I'm sure there are private rooms available....
The hypersensitivity of the politically correct has left us with no sense of what should have been done in both of these situations but again, the management would have to have been "on the ball", so to speak, to address the situation of the drunken cursing loudmouth and the crying baby.
Having worked in hospitality for more than 15 years doesn't make me the expert in any case but anyone with common sense and logic would have made some necessary movements to make the dining experience for the rest of the people an enjoyable one.
Again, I believe the hypersensitivity of the politically correct has removed any logic or common sense in situations like this because " we don't want to offend anybody (heaven forbid)" even though it's OK to ruin the night of the majority to appease a few people who can't or choose not control themselves because of their false sense of entitlement.
I will leave it as bad timing on our part and I'm sure this comment will go unanswered as this is common among large restaurant chains/companies like wow.
One thing that is for sure and very clear was that there was no "wow" in our experience.
Used to be my favourite steakhouse in to ...
Used to be my favourite steakhouse in town. Ordered a filet medium well and received a very tough and undercooked piece of meat(wasn't filet),inedible! Did not want to make a scene so I discreetly informed my server. My wife was kind enough to share her steak with me so I told them I did not want to wait for a new one. We ordered a dessert to share and were told it was on the house. However when the bill came they charged us for the steak that was completely inedible. Unacceptable behaviour for a fine dining restaurant. I guess they can have the money for the steak as I will never be returning. Good luck.
We enjoyed the food very much. Portions ...
We enjoyed the food very much. Portions were generous & the service was very accommodating & friendly. We have reservations made for this week again & hope to try out the patio. Oh, did I mention the wine menu - wow!!
The atmosphere is fabulous, service good ...
The atmosphere is fabulous, service good +, but the food was mediocre and over priced. We started with Lobster Bisque which was excellent. My main course was a selection of 3 by 4oz pieces of fish (salmon, ling cod and black cod) which were fine. However my partner ordered 12 oz of prime rib which was not that great. part of it was cook just right (medium) while part was raw and unedible and there was only 6 oz of meat, the rest was fat. We understand that prime rib is fatty but this was excessive. The side dishes were pureed sweet potatoes with maple syrup and walnuts which tasted good but seemed like a soap they were so whipped and a spoon would have been appropriate to eat. The second side was broccoli with a bernais sauce. The broccoli was almost cold although the texture was medium like it was cooked at some time. We finished up coffee that we sent back because it was thin and tasted like tea.
My boyfriend and I visited 529 for a dat ...
My boyfriend and I visited 529 for a date on a Friday evening, place filled up after we got there at 6pm. Food was expensive but high quality. Main dishes are small while the sides are huge. Ambiance of the place was like no other. Nice place for a special occasion or date or family birthday party. This restaurant is a once a year restaurant for us since we're students!
Our party of 2 went for lunch to celebra ...
Our party of 2 went for lunch to celebrate an Anniversary. We sat on the patio which was beautiful in spite of a cool and windy day. Our waiter seemed a little inexperienced but was pleasant. The food was lovely and we had a lovely time. We didn't feel rushed
My only issue with the evening was with ...
My only issue with the evening was with the steak I ordered, the Porterhouse. One half was perfect just the way I like a steak. The other half was very tough and chewy. A little disappointing for the price.
Everything else was perfect. An enjoyable dining experience.
We have dined many times at 529 over the ...
We have dined many times at 529 over the years and I have to say that this was our least enjoyable experience. My husband LOVES the french onion soup that you serve, however, this time it was mediocre - not piping hot as it normally is served.
Our waiter wasn't the most "friendly" that we have had there either - perhaps he was having an "off" day.
All in all, for the price that was charged, we were disappointed this time around.
My friend and I were celebrating our bir ...
My friend and I were celebrating our birthdays on August 16. It was our first time at 529 and we had a wonderful time. Our server and sommelier, Chris, was approachable and quite knowledgeable about the food, wine and building's history. He made us feel special and welcomed. Thank you to him and the chef for a delicious and enjoyable evening!!
Not my first time dining there, but it's ...
Not my first time dining there, but it's like it gets better and better every time. I had requested the most private spot available and they definitely delivered. The food was plentiful and fantastic. The french onion soup, potatoes au gratin, and rib eye with marrow sauce are definitely highlights. A perfect top off was the trio of ice cream.
Above all, our service was impeccable. Friendly without being cheesy, formal without being snobby, and observant without hovering. We loved it.
Thank you for making our anniversary a special one. We will definitely be back.
Thank you very much to Carl for getting ...
Thank you very much to Carl for getting me a table on the patio! It was my mom's 80th birthday so I wanted it to be special. I requested the outdoor table at the last minute and Carl came through. It was very much appreciated! The service is excellent with friendly and attentive waiters. Thank you!
I took my children out for a family get ...
I took my children out for a family get together as they come in every year--we had a fine meal with drinks and great conversation. The service was superb and very attentive. The steaks were well prepared and the specialty of black cod was amazing.
I have nothing further to say other than to say that I will be using 529 somewhat more often. As a matter of fact my son and I are going back tonight for a steak. this fills the fifty word review. Thank you for asking.
We went to 529 on a recent trip home to ...
We went to 529 on a recent trip home to Winnipeg. Our family used to go there for special occasions such as birthdays, anniversaries and such. I have very fond memories of the place it used to be and so my expectations were high. Every time we have been back since leaving the city in 2009, our experience has been worse at this restaurant. I phoned to inform the hostess we would be late and I believe her reply was "yah-ok" followed by silence. We were not greeted at the door. I ordered the Yorkshire with roast beef appetizer and it was cold, hard and greasy. Next time I will definitely go elsewhere as there are so many better options in Winnipeg.
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