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Escoba Bistro and Wine Bar, Calgary, AB
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Escoba Bistro and Wine Bar

5.0
5
510 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Mediterranean

We are participating in the exemptions restriction program. To dine with us you will require Gov't ID AND Proof of valid vaccination OR proof of negative test within 72 hours (private not AHS test) OR proof of medical exemption.

The Mediterranean influenced cuisine paired with great wine and exceptional service. Located in the Calgary downtown core we are well accustomed to the hustle and bustle of the corporate lunch crowd and delight in the opportunity to serve our clientele both efficiently and consistently with our good old-fashioned familiar Escoba ways. Our evenings are a bit more quiet and perfect for catching up with an old friend, getting a bite to eat before or after a movie, or even just an impromptu drink and bite with family... did we mention we also host private events for a variety of sizes? We hope to serve you soon!

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Delivery

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Comfort Food

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch
    Tue–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm
    Dinner
    Tue–Thu 4:30 pm–8:30 pm
    Fri 4:30 pm–10:00 pm
    Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (403) 474-4828

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Brad O'Leary

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Escoba Bistro and Wine Bar can accommodate all of your special event needs.

  • Private party contact

    Laurel O'Leary: (403) 474-4828

  • Neighbourhood

    Downtown

  • Cross Street

    Equal distance from 8th AVE and 5th ST SW or 8th AVE and 6th ST SW

  • Parking Details

    Parking on the street is free after 6 pm but limited, please feel free to call us for details regarding options. There are public parkades at 5th ST and 9th AVE SW, 6th ST and 9th AVE SW, and also in the new Manulife building 707 5th ST SW with access in the alley which runs between 8th and 7th Avenue SW having entrances at both 6th and 5th ST.

  • Public Transit

    C-Train stop 6th ST or 4th ST

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Options, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

Menu

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What 510 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

5.0
5 based on recent ratings
  • 5Food
  • 5Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.8Value

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  1. r

    ruthm

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Thank you for VIP. It was special to me. The wait staff were energetic and excellent. Much success on your move! Appetizers, Main/wine/dessert selection (we all had separate items) that they recommended were superb. Enjoyed sending photos to Bonnie. I enjoyed your coming out to greet us. My family was very impressed. We would come back if it was possible. Thank you for the desserts - they were great, you rock! Cheers Rev Ruth

  2. MT

    MarkT

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing restaurant and is such a loss now they closed permanently.

  3. LB

    LindseyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    By far one of my favorite venues for ambiance, service and of course above all delicious FOOD! Escoba is a timeless experience with consistent service and a menu that will satisfy any craving. Highly recommend a visit before they close their doors permanently on Feb. 10th, 2022.

  4. KP

    KellyP

    Las Vegas

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love this restaurant, always have. Sorry to see it closing. Best of luck Brad & Laurel.

  5. D

    Dinger

    Calgary

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Quite possibly the best lunch venue downtown Calgary. Food and service is unmatched. So sad to see a gem like this go.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent as usual!

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful as always. Sad to see you go!

  8. DI

    DianeI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A truly memorable luncheon date. Ambience was very European, and the cork decor reminded me of my time in Portugal. Food was extraordinary: flavours,portions,temperatures could not be rivaled. Service was Exemplary! checking to see if everything was wonderful, great recommendations, and excellent manner with customers. Wish that you were still staying in Calgary!!

  9. E

    Earl

    Calgary

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We went to say goodbye to escoba. The food, drinks, and service were amazing. Going to miss you. Best of luck on your next endeavour.

  10. MC

    MarkC

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was Amazing!! We love this restaurant, everything/anything you order is so good !

  11. K

    Kimba24

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We heard this place was good and it was extremely good! Great service and superb food. Don’t hesitate to go here as you won’t be disappointed. Private and not loud so you can actually visit.

  12. AM

    AnitaM

    Edmonton

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food and service!!

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Dinner was perfect. The restaurant is beautiful and cozy. The food and the service were exceptional.

  14. S

    Scott

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always delicious food and amazing service! Such a gem :)

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic!

  16. B

    Brett

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First time to Escoba , love it! Food and service were outstanding!

  17. MI

    MIKEP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service, excellent food along with presentation all for a fair value.

  18. HG

    HeatherG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food, friendly staff, awesome atmosphere and great value! Will definitely be back!

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was amazing food as usual. This was my husband and my 3rd time at the restaurant and our friends first time.

  20. M

    Munchkin

    Calgary

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    The mushroom soup is devine! Surf and turf was excellent. The salmon was perfectly cooked to specifications. However both dinners were served with an uninspiring array of vegetables.

  21. BN

    BrandonN

    Calgary

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Server was excellent, appreciate his humour and service.

  22. C

    Craig

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 1, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and friendly staff. A repeat experience for sure.

  23. S

    Salmonlover

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The staff are great and the food is always excellent. My go to place to with a client, they are never disappointed.

  24. N

    Needabreakfromcooking

    Calgary

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Food was good, wine was good, service was excellent!

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Amazing food

  26. KM

    KarenM

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The good was on point and it was nice not to feel rushed. The wait staff was attentive but not smothering. The food was delicious! Crab cakes totally rocked. The muscles….ask for extra bread to get the sauce off the bottom of the plate. The ambiance was gentle and totally relaxed. One of the best meals I have had out this fall.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My husband and I used to frequent Escoba pre-covid but it had been a good two years or more since we had been - and it was as amazing as we remembered. The food here is incredible and the service is second to none. We would go here again and again and again!!

  28. DT

    DiannaT

    Calgary

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was fantastic! One of the best meals I have had in a very long time.

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place to meet for business.

  30. GP

    GreggP

    Calgary

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent from start to finish. Great service, terrific food as always and came out quickly. Very timely service from our waiter throughout

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service..Excellent food!

  32. PG

    PaulG

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and great service. I will definitely be back for Pizza!

  33. RL

    RandyL

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Very attentive service, great food, wine, and ambiance!

  34. DM

    DerrickM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is in the top three restaurants in downtown Calgary. Pick an item off the menu and you will not go wrong - it is all great. Laurel and the staff are amazing hosts and provide the best service.

  35. D

    Disappointed

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    A wonderful meal and good service. Why do I have to add more characters. That is stupid.

  36. AM

    AmberM

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding as always. The food and service were both amazing.

  37. LN

    LisaN

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Escoba's has always been our favorite place. The food is fantastic and the ambiance is lovely. The staff are friendly and attentive. Highly recommend this restaurant.

  38. G

    Geoff

    San Francisco

    61 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent dinner, start to finish!

  39. TH

    ToddH

    Calgary

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Once again an experience to remember. My client was a first timer and wants to eat there everyday now. The greeting was amazing the service was amazing and the food was the best steak ever!!! Thank you again Escoba you are incredible!!!

  40. JM

    JeffM

    Calgary

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great atmosphere, great food and awesome service. Felt safe with the COVID protocols in place. Good quiet space for a business lunch

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Escoba Bistro and Wine Bar using the Order Online button. Escoba Bistro and Wine Bar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (403) 474-4828.

Escoba Bistro and Wine Bar is rated 5 stars by 510 OpenTable diners.

Not available on OpenTable

Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network.

If you like, we'll notify you by email if this restaurant joins.


Is this your restaurant?
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Order delivery or takeout

Takeout from OpenTableNew

This restaurant is currently not taking orders. Check back soon.

View takeout menu

Delivery

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Equal distance from 8th AVE and 5th ST SW or 8th AVE and 6th ST SW

  • Neighbourhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch
    Tue–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm
    Dinner
    Tue–Thu 4:30 pm–8:30 pm
    Fri 4:30 pm–10:00 pm
    Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Comfort Food

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Parking Details

    Parking on the street is free after 6 pm but limited, please feel free to call us for details regarding options. There are public parkades at 5th ST and 9th AVE SW, 6th ST and 9th AVE SW, and also in the new Manulife building 707 5th ST SW with access in the alley which runs between 8th and 7th Avenue SW having entrances at both 6th and 5th ST.

  • Public Transit

    C-Train stop 6th ST or 4th ST

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Brad O'Leary

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Options, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

  • Phone number

    (403) 474-4828

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Escoba Bistro and Wine Bar can accommodate all of your special event needs.

  • Private party contact

    Laurel O'Leary: (403) 474-4828

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