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Borough Bar + Grill, Calgary, AB

Borough Bar + Grill

4.5
4.5
412 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
American
Murrieta’s Hospitality welcomes Borough Bar + Grill, inspired by the five boroughs of New York.

Borough Bar + Grill pays homage to the unique North American culinary tradition in a casual yet expressive space. The restaurant features a main dining room and lounge area with floating ceilings, intimate booths for a more private dining experience and a unique chef’s table for large parties.

The restaurant also includes a patisserie where guests are welcomed to grab sandwiches or a coffee for a walk through University District’s many parks and walkways.

1.5 -2 hours for each booking, please call if more time is needed.

Corporate chef Daniel Pizarro has developed a menu as diverse as the boroughs of New York.

Complete with retractable awning and fireplaces the south facing patio is the perfect spot to enjoy Calgary Summers.

All accessible from University Avenue with direct access to Central Commons Park, as well as convenient underground parking with immediate access from the plaza.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 23 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    American, Contemporary Canadian, Dining Bar
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–11:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–12:00 am Sat 10:00 am–12:00 am Sun 10:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (403) 210-0201
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Neighbourhood
    Calgary
  • Parking Details
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Cafe, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Gender Neutral Restroom, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

What 412 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Calgary

    American

412 Reviews
  1. PeggyH

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice new restaurant. It has an interesting menu with many gluten free options. We had a lot of people serving us and several people who just ask how everything was. We had the Rubin Sandwich , Beet Salad and the cheese omelet. Our food was good and their French fries are amazing.

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  2. IanM

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our server was prompt, helpful and friendly without being overly familiar. The mushroom appetizer was tasty, and everyone enjoyed their entrees (burger, salmon and short ribs). We appreciated that server told us once that wine was on sale for the night, but she made no attempt to push the product. It was an enjoyable meal and we'll be back.

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  3. NancyN

    Toronto

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and atmosphere. Nice wine list and comfortable booth and lovely views of the skating rink and lights. Nice menu options for vegan and veg too which I appreciate.

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  4. Y2015

    Calgary

    35 reviews

    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Second visit. Highlight was great service...and AMPLE/ACCESSIBLE parking. Food and wine was very good and good value for the price.

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  5. NicoleM

    Calgary

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I am so happy to have Borough in our neighbourhood. I love the rueben and the mushroom pizza and the gluten free crust is amazing. The servings are also a good size and I am currently enjoying my leftovers. Our server was very sweet and attentive although I'm sorry I don't remember her name. We will continue to come back and bring more friends and family. Thank you!

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  6. SherryC

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Second time at the Burough - great food and our server was excellent.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place for eats…. Service was fantastic… atmosphere was great. Will be back again

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  8. TomH

    Calgary

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, and fantastic food. Really enjoyed our evening out here.

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  9. Unknown

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    My mother was in town visiting for a ladies weekend. We had such a lovely dinner. Good wine and beautiful desserts were a highlight. We had 3 courses and wine for under $130. It was a pleasant surprise at the end of a lovely evening. Stunning ambiance and great service. We will be returning.

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  10. ColleenM

    Calgary

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Certainly not on par with Murrieta’s high standards.
    Borough Bar + GrillResponded on February 8, 2024
    Hi Colleen, Thank you for taking the time to review us. If you would like to reach out to me personally, I would like to get a little more information about your experience so I am able to give feedback to our team. Kindest regards, Lisa Kulyk General Manager

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  11. LynneF

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter, Lorne, gave us excellent recommendations and service.

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  12. Meish

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and ambiance is always so great at Borough. I love the Beet Salad as well as the Warm Pretzels and the Rigatoni. Unfortunately, we were brought our 11 month old and the host shared that they don’t carry high chairs, even though we were sitting in the restaurant. I’ve been coming here often since it’s been open but I know this will make it difficult to continue coming now that our young one can’t sit with us. Our server didn’t do a quality check, asked for refills and the manager was running a lot of our food. We often have a lot better service but yesterday, our experience was off. Hoping next time will be better and maybe they invest in some high chairs.

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  13. Jeanne

    Alabama

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    I had the prime rib sandwich and it was so good!! Definitely would order that again.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We were there early at 5:30pm ordered our meals, server came back later to state they were out of the cod dish, rather disappointing since there were very few people in the restaurant at the time….someone didn’t plan the menu properly. The food we did get and the service we received were very good though.

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  15. lindaj

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Chris was an attentive and thoughtful waiter. Andy was able to fulfill our request for a booth and moved us from our table before our food arrived. The food was so tasty and prepared to perfection. We were celebrating my friend’s birthday and she was well-celebrated in every way at the restaurant. Because I wear hearing aids it was a bit difficult to hear at times (everyone having a good time 😊)but this is my issue and not the restaurant.

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  16. KarenM

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service! Beautiful atmosphere and easy to find parking is a bonus!

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  17. StaceyR

    Calgary

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Had the crispy tofu: partner had the spaghetti: very delicious and decent portions. Atmosphere was lovely but the noise level could be slightly lower on the stereo speakers. Service was decent but seemed rushed. Overall 4/5!

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  18. JenniferN

    Calgary

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I met a friend for lunch and it was a great experience. The wait staff were very attentive and friendly. The food was very good and I will be craving the roasted brussels sprouts daily as they were so amazing!!! It was fairly quiet when we arrived at noon but it got busier during our stay. Overall a lovely lunch and I will be back.

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  19. RobW

    Calgary

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Hard to believe the meat in a Reuben could be overcooked, but it was.

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  20. Lynnielou

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server Miranda is outstanding. Very genuine. Had her as well on NyE. Customer service very important in any dining experience. Food was above par. Thx

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  21. BarbaraM

    Calgary

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Seems to be full of promise. This was a second visit. The first one was definitely better. Service was quite slow. Server was sweet, but not in any particular hurry for anything. I know everything is costly everywhere-but how can one justify a $25 glass of wine? For what’s basically house wine-with incredibly limited choice. Not everyone wants to have to buy a bottle. This makes it near impossible to have a cocktail to start and a glass of wine with dinner. Kinda limited menu. Ordered gnocchi, and it was both too much and not enough at the same time. Too much of the same thing. But not enough to call it a meal. It’s a beautiful space. Nice to see the bustling kitchen. But a few things miss the mark. Would want to recommend but would do so with some remarks.
    Borough Bar + GrillResponded on January 27, 2024
    Hi Barbara, Thank you for your feedback. We do have a glass pour of wine in every varietal (the $25 glass pour is a 9oz, which evens out to about a $70 bottle which is quite standard) Our glass pours start at $8 and go up from there. I will definitely pass your feedback on about the gnocchi to our chef. We do hope you return and hopefully we can show you a better experience. Kindest regards, Lisa Kulyk General Manager

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    My first time eating here. The food was cold and not good. The service was poor. The server had promised to check with the chef about something to do with allergies, then didn’t get back to me. I wasn’t served what I’d ordered. The server did not check on our table after the food was served nor were our water glasses refilled. I wonder if there’s a problem with management at this restaurant. I like the location and restaurant atmosphere so I hope the food and service improve. For now, I don’t plan to go back.
    Borough Bar + GrillResponded on January 27, 2024
    Hello, Thank you so much for your review. I would like to follow up with you as this is definitely not our normal review or standard by any means. Please reach out to me directly at gm-ud@boroughbar.ca so I may hopefully rectify your experience. Kindest regards, Lisa Kulyk General Manager

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  23. PriscillaK

    Calgary

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    This is the first time that myself and my family went to this restaurant. We were greeted and seated right away. The server was very polite and professional and was always close by in case we needed anything. The food arrived in a timely manner and everybody enjoyed their meals. I like that they sat us a few tables away from everyone so we were able to have a good conversation without being interrupted by too much noise. The ambiance of the restaurant was inviting and warm and we definitely will be going back soon!

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  24. CherylF

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    The food was terrific, but the service was not. Booth seating is cramped, and the dining room lacked ambience. The friends I was meeting were left standing for a long time waiting to be seated. Our server took my order without clarifying that I could not order brussels sprouts with an add-on steak from the appetizer section of the menu. Result? I got a full-size steak entree AND a large brussels sprouts appetizer, served together. When I pointed out that it would have been nice to know that those two things can't be ordered together she got snippy with me (!). Maybe the patio is worth it in the summer but, in the meantime, I'll go elsewhere.

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  25. RobertT

    Phoenix

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The eggs in my Eggs Benedict were away overdone - I.e. too hard. I ordered soft. Very dissatisfied.

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  26. Donny

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Amazing food and great value. Excellent server, and she kept up even on one of the busiest nights. Only thing is we had issues leaving the Parkade since doors were locked and we could not access our section of the parkade. 45 minutes later and with the help of two diligent firemen, we were out of that parking lot. Ironically we picked this restaurant because of the indoor parking.

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  27. SusanW

    Calgary

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice place to go in the new University District. On the pricey side, but good food and atmosphere.

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  28. JasonS

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good. Glad we went. Will definitely go again!

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  29. EllenF

    Calgary

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great neighborhood restaurant for happy hour and appetizers with friends

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  30. BillM

    Calgary

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding meal...... sharing lunch with family and friends makes for happy times. Thanks again

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  31. ErinD

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Second time enjoying this spot. The food is good, not as amazing as I last remembered but still worth returning for. Love the ambiance and location. went for a skate after dinner at the university district ice. nice little date night spot.

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  32. Lynnielou

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our server Amanda or Miranda was very attentive and personable and we loved her. We had the New Year’s Eve special and it was very good. The only problem we encountered was the heat and cold fluctuating out on the porch dining room. This made it uncomfortable at times. Very good recommendation and we told our friends how good it was.

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  33. KF12345

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    An hour between courses. Main was cold, bland. (No aux jus or horseradish for prime rib)

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent experience! Really enjoyed the environment, food was delicious, especially the Brussel sprouts! Will definitely come again. Great location.

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  35. MartaA

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, we went for brunch. We would have give it 5 , however the cook on the steak was very rare and the order was medium rare.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    For staters the service was impeccable. Couldn’t ask for more. My cod dish was cooked just the way I expect fish to be cooked. My wife had the Beet salad. She said it was delicious but for the generous serving of different types of beets a limitless more arugula would improve the dish. All in all it was a very enjoyable outing.

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  37. HolmesYounger

    Calgary

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a beautiful night great food, great staff, great atmosphere. Accommodating to my allergies.

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  38. disappointedx3

    Calgary

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall good meal with very pleasant service! My only complaint is that portions seemed to be much smaller than previous visits but I guess that is due to the cost of food these days!

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  39. OpenTable

    Calgary

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We spend Christmas dinner here. A new tradition has been discovered.

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  40. Oliver

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service, would definitely recommend. We also wanted to eat quickly and they were able to accommodate us.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Borough Bar + Grill offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (403) 210-0201.

Borough Bar + Grill is rated 4.5 stars by 412 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 23 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Borough Bar + Grill

4011 University Ave NW, Calgary, AB T3B 6K3

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood
    Calgary
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–11:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–12:00 am Sat 10:00 am–12:00 am Sun 10:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    American, Contemporary Canadian, Dining Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Cafe, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Gender Neutral Restroom, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
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