Hello Winnipeg, we are Mr. and Mrs. Restaurant. We’re passionate about food, but not about cooking. After growing tired of everyday chain restaurants, we began our search for the best hidden eateries the city has to offer. Ever wonder if that trendy new place is worth the money; or if that greasy burger joint lives up to all the hype? Just ask Mr. and Mrs. Restaurant!
Upon entering the Oakwood Café we were pleasantly surprised by how well the place is decorated and cared for, as it looks much more casual from the outside. We were greeted by friendly servers and quickly informed of their weeknight special (two entrees, two drinks and a shared dessert for $39.99). We took advantage of this special and are happy to note that unlike some “two can dine” specials, we were not limited to only a few options. Drink choices also include wine or beer!
It is worthwhile to mention that each section of their menu features at least two or three vegetarian options, even the burgers are all available with a veggie patty or salmon filet instead of beef. The Oakwood Café also offers gluten-free options wherever possible.
Once our meals arrived (steak and salmon and carbonara), the consensus at the table was: great value! They’re serving huge portions for reasonable prices, and are generous with side dishes. A choice of potato, seasonal vegetables, as well as a heaping pile asparagus accompanied the steak and salmon. This meal rivals what you’d find at a casual steak house, and it costs a fraction of the price. The Carbonara was filled with bacon and bell peppers; it was described by our server as being “hefty”, he was right. Our only complaint was that the entrees followed a little too soon after our soup and salads.
660 Osborne St.
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