Escoba Bistro and Wine Bar
Tuesday - Thursday: 11 am to 8 pm
Friday: 11 am to 10 pm
Saturday: 5 pm to 10 pm
The food and ambiance were exceptional, and it was a treat to be seated near the window. It had an open-air feeling. I dined at Escoba frequently from 2007-2012 and was keen to be back.
Unfortunately our server that evening was indifferent and not suited to fine dining. Perhaps service is better on weekends.
Too much garlic in mushroom soup
But it was just fine!
An unknown place if you're not a regular since it is away from the 8th Ave pub areas. Take the extra walk for 2 blocks and enjoy a great wine selection with a fantastic menu all reasonably priced
The food selection is amazing. The staff is knowledgeable and caters to preferences. The location is just a walk away from all the congested traffic and crowds. I really enjoyed my time here with my friends. We tried practically all the appetizers and I had the steak which was the best thing on their menu. Will be going back whenever we can!
Entrees were delicious and reasonable portions! The appetizers were average and a bit overpriced. Would definitely recommend!
Great spot with great food. Service was very good. Enjoyed having lunch and some beers here.
Absolutely exceptional food, did not expect such good steak compared to other restaurants but would have been happy getting a piece of meat like this from Hy's or Ruth Chris.
Absolutely fantastic, if you like savoury and a ton of flavor, this is the spot... mind you, since the re-open, there really is nothing they have done that hasn't been exceptional!
Wonderful food, great menu, terrific staff
Food was great, nice presentation and tasty. Excellent service
Always an amazing meal every time I book this restaurant. Looking forward to my next visit
There were 5 of us for a business meal. We were able to discuss business without yelling at each other so that was great.
The food was good as always. I had the Ahi Tuna which was delicious but a bit salty.
2 others had salads and the others had chicken and scallops.
We also had the dessert sampling which was awesome.
Escoba is an awesome restaurant, with great food and a wonderful selection of wines. Great for Birthdays or just a casual night out. Love that they can cater to my Gluten Free Diet. Salmon on Shrimp Risotto is awesome! Staff is awesome.
We really enjoyed our supper at Escoba. The menu is not large and that is a good thing! Broad selection of wine choices to go with your meal. Service was excellent and food was great...
They have a tasting menu for appies and for Desserts which was great! We had the steak, Salmon and Paello and they were all fantastic, full of flavor. The steak does come with a sauce on it so if you don't like sauces then order on side.
Amazing staff with fantastic food and wonderful wine !!!
Server was very knowledgable when ordering a great wine for an amazing pasta dish!
Wonderful food. Our service was great! They surprised us with chocolate truffles for our anniversary without us saying a thing!
Good food, good wine - glad they're back in business.
Great lunch as always. Very happy to see Escoba back on the downtown dining scene.
Food was great and came quickly considering the size of our group (7). They were also quick to accommodate us by making extra space since we had late additions to the group.
So happy to discover that Escoba is back with a new menu and old favourites. The mushroom soup is still the best anywhere!
Rediscovered an old favourite! Great food, great wine list and experienced top notch servers. Really fun night! The Champagne bar is very close and a nice apres dinner venue. 5 stars🥂
Thought we would give this another try. Was our absolute fav back in the Penny Lane days for food and ambience. Won’t be back. It’s not even close to what it used to be
Great lunch with a few guys from work. Went right at noon and the place was packed. I was worried because I had a 1:00 meeting but even with no seats left in the house my food was out, I ate, and left by 12:45. I didn’t even ask them to rush it. Now that was impressive! Food was great and service great too. It was awesome to see everyone in their jerseys to show respect and support for the Humbolt Broncos tragedy. I’d recommend this place to anyone!
Love my Escoba!
Great ambience and service
Amazing as always!
What an amazing food experience, service experience and all around dining experience. Highly recommended.
The food and wine was fantastic last night!
I was disappointed with the atmosphere of the place though. The place definitely needs to be refreshed. I thought that since it had been “re-opened” it would have looked different and been updated...nope. I think they use 100 watt lightbulbs throughout the restaurant. No difficulty seeing our food...which tasted great.
This is a good place to go for a great meal, but just be forewarned...not much “atmosphere” there though.
This was fairly standard fare in a fairly standard restaurant. Limited lunch choices. Not outstanding but adequate for a business lunch.
The three-appetizer combo option is a good idea. For my main I had the beet salad with prawns and it was good. My friend had the tenderloin which was beautifully done. Next time I'll try the lamb and steak duo.
Great atmosphere, friendly staff and amazing food!
Great meal quick food
We had 3 courses and were not disappointed! The meatballs were our absolute favorite, but every course was amazing. Also they were great with out little guy and gave spectacular service. Highly recommend!
Food and service was excellent. Our server was friendly and quick. We will be back!
Great service. Lots of food and drink options for the whole group.
Great food and wine, exceptional and friendly service.
I always enjoyed the food and environment here, and was so very pleased to learn it has reopened.
A very great lunch. So nice to see the return of this restaurant!
Great place in downtown away from the core. Always delicious and consistent. Glad they are open again!!
As always a treat, will be back soon. Always enjoy the wine specials that are offered as a tasting for consideration, very nice touch. As well the recommendations by server for wine / food pairing.