Events & Parties

Special Events

Jazz At the Station

It took the heat a little while to get switched on this summer, but it sure is working now! What better way to enjoy a summer evening in Winnipeg than listening to the city’s finest jazz musicians on the beautiful Resto Gare patio? This August we have a fantastic lineup for “Jazz at the Station”, chock full of variety!

There are times on a hot summer night when you can close your eyes and easily picture yourself on a lush tropical beach. As a native of Rio de Janeiro Marco Castillo knows all about beaches like Ipanema and Copacabana. On August 1st Marco brings the authentic sound of Brazillian bossa nova to Resto Gare.

On the 8th we’ll feature the sultry and soulful vocals of Nadia Douglas. Nadia loves to flip through the pages of the Great American Songbook ….. it’s always a treat to see what gems she’ll come up with for our listening pleasure!

Our house band is back again on August 15th. The Brian Chipney Trio will provide its usual mix of jazz standards, ballads and blues, all delivered in swinging mainstream style. Brian’s soprano saxophone will be joined by Don Kissick on piano and Steve Hamilton on bass.

A special evening on the 22nd as saxophonist Greg Gatien visits us from Brandon. Since becoming the Dean of Brandon University’s Faculty of Music we don’t get to see Greg nearly as often in Winnipeg as we’d like. Greg spent time in his earlier years down in Boston and New York, played Carnegie Hall and worked with heavyweight jazz players like Benny Carter and Joe Henderson. You won’t want to miss this special evening of outstanding jazz!

We wrap up the August portion of “Jazz at the Station” on the 29th with trumpet player Darren Ritchie. Darren is a fabulous player and has been a featured soloist with the Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra. He studied music education at McGill University and at St. Francis Xavier University. When Darren isn’t on the bandstand performing he shares his passion for music with students at Winnipeg’s Dakota Collegiate, where he directs the Concert and Jazz ensembles.

August is going to be swinging at Resto Gare! The music starts at 6:30 each Thursday and goes through 8:30. We’ll be out on the patio every chance we get, but if that isn’t possible the music will move into the elegant Resto Gare dining room. Reservations aren’t required but they’re always a good idea! Call 204-237-7072 to make yours! Always plenty of free parking next to our Train Car. Join us every Thursday for great food and great music with Resto Gare’s “Jazz at the Station”!

August 1 – Marco Castillo
August 8 – Nadia Douglas
August 15 – Brian Chipney
August 22 – Greg Gatien
August 29 – Darren Ritchie

Private Parties

Resto Gare may be the ideal venue for your special function, group meeting, alumnae reunion, Christmas party, cocktail reception or social get-together.

Planning small intimate weddings is one of our specialties.

Various parts of the restaurant can be reserved for parties. Our train car holds 45, our dining room 90 and patio 49, but parties with special menus can be arranged for smaller groups. Your own printed menu can be offered to your guests with a choice of appetizers, salad course, entrees and desserts. We would also be happy to assist you in selecting wines for your dinner. For large events, the entire restaurant is available to be reserved any night of the week.

Go to the contact page for information on the many ways to contact us to discuss your function.