I would recommend Bistro 7 1/4 and Mise. Both are on Osborne St., so they're pretty centrally located. Mise in particular is on the edge of the Osborne Village and is also right by the fairly lively Corydon Village, so you can enjoy the nightlife after dinner if that's your kind of thing.
Bistro 7 1/4
725 Osborne St, Winnipeg, MB R3L, CA
222 Osborne St, Winnipeg, MB R3L, CA
Oh I see someone has kindly reposted this here! Thank you moderators or whoever did this before I was smart enough to figure it out myself!!
ihate & puck, price is no object, and we don't have a car but can cab it most places (unless it's going to be a $40 ride or anything). We're just stopping over one night and staying at the airport (catching a 5am flight north the next day) so we understand we'll have to cab most places.
Mise looked good, and I will check out Bistro 7 1/4 as well. Would you recommend one over the other? In terms of food, I'm kind of spoiled for ethnic food in Toronto, so I'd be really excited to eat anything that uses local ingredients/specialties. Thank you so much for your help...
Your post is actually here http://www.chowhound.com/topics/535265
I would choose Mise over Bistro 7 1/4. I haven't been to Mise, but I've been to Bistro a few times. It's loud, and while the food is generally good, only the mussels have been good enough to make me return. Everything else I've had has been hit and miss.
But of the places I recommended in your topic, I'd choose Provence Bistro, but that's probably a $40 cab ride from the airport. The food is good, and the setting is beautiful.
Mise is closer than Provence, but Fusion Grill is even closer. I haven't been there in a couple of years, but I've never had anything bad there. If you finish early enough, you can even pick up some pastries at Cafe Kohler for your breakfast the next day!