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.
We ate at Escoba during the Big Taste event. We had heard of the restaurant, but had never been before. This was a great chance to try it. We found the three selections to be very appealing and different from each other. We each enjoyed our choices- beef and salmon- and would be willing to go back again. The presentation was very nice and the service was great.
Excellent dining experience! Owner is amazing and gets to know her customers. We will return!
Very happy to see Escoba back on the scene. If you enjoyed it before they closed, you will certainly enjoy it now.
The food was excellent and great wine. The servers were a little overwhelmed and they took a while to come around. Plan on a lunch taking about an hour and fifteen minutes.
So glad that you're back Escoba! I missed you dearly.
We were seated promptly. The service was attentive.
We each had a taste of the featured wine and ordered a bottle.
The appetizer platter was very tasty - love the spring rolls.
I had the soup & salad which was very plentiful. The corn chowder soup was creamy, warm and filling on a cold day. The Escoba salad had light dressing.
Our waters were refilled regularly. We were offered dessert and coffee but were too full for either.
This was a business meal and the waitress was respectful and allowed us to finish our conversation before we ordered.
It's good to see this downtown restaurant up and running again. Escoba has been a downtown favourite for a long time, and we were glad to see that certain key personnel decided to open this venue again
Good lunch specials, reasonably priced, and a decent daily wine selection brought for a taste to the table, Sometimes it saves the time taken to go through a wine list.
High quality food. Prompt high calibre service & convenient location. Can get you in and out in an hour, even while enjoying a glass of wine or two with lunch.
That was the best dinner i’ve had in a long time. Appy, main and dessert were all excellent!!
Excellent food. The lamb and beef combo zapped all of my taste buds and had a significant wow to it. The wine pairing recommended suited the dish very nicely. The coconut lime and chocolate truffles for dessert were absolutely amazing...
The reopening of Escobar was happily received. Missed the great food and ambiance . They are always doing something just a little different with the menu.
My lunch partner said her salad was amazing. My prime rib was cooked to my likings. The sauce although very tasty could have been less salty.
Amazing food and atmosphere. Melt in your mouth steak. Delicious wine.
Arrived right at 4:30 and the place was completely empty except for one other table of three people. The host welcomed us nicely then brought us into the restaurant where he decided it would be best to seat us at arms length from the table of three. It was Valentine’s Day and I was there with my man and we we placed RIGHT next to the only other guests in the entire restaurant which has three sitting rooms... I couldn’t believe it. After a bit of arguing they moved us... 2 tables away!
Food and waiter were great though. Felt a bit outdated in there also.
The quality and taste of the food is consistent and always delicious. The service is always prompt and friendly. When people ask me to recommend a place for lunch or dinner, Escoba is always top of mind. Fantastic restaurant!
One of my favorite's for entertaining clients! Food and service are exceptional and the vibe is always warm and welcoming. I highly recommend!
It’s tough to get out with two little kids but what a great choice with Escoba. First I couldn’t decide what appetizer bc there were so many great choices.. the carpaccio was hands down the best I’ve ever had. The PEI mussels were so fresh and the sauce had so much flavour.
Mains, we went with the ahi tuna fresh from Hawaii and the fillet. Both were exceptional but the veggies and potatoes were so well done.
My wife is a Sommelier and was very impressed with the selection of wines. She went with the Malbec blend and really liked it.
Laurel the manager was great to deal and the chef Brad was out talking to customers asking if everything was good.
Highly recommend Escoba for a date and a group function.
Looking forward to going back.
Having never been to Escoba, but needing a place to gather before a show at the Globe, we chose the venue for it's proximity to the theatre. What a find. Small, intimate but relaxed and cozy. The staff were friendly and open and really knew the menu - food and drink. There are great wines to choose from and, for those of us less familiar with wine - great suggestions to be had from the wait staff. The food was exceptional and I highly recommend the truffles for dessert. I have celiac's disease and there was no problem finding pleasing gluten free options. The pasta dishes can be made with gluten free pasta, for a small fee. We will definitely be returning.
Terrific lunch and terrific service. Loved Escoba before, may be even better since the re-opening if that is possible...
Great service. I had the lamb duo and my girlfriend had the tenderloin. In hindsight the tenderloin was better, but both were still amazing.
Escoba never disappoints! I am so happy they re-opened last Fall as the food and people are exceptional. Chef Brad and his staff have brought back many of the old favorites plus some new deliciousness to the menu. I suggest the Lamb and Beef, the Tenderloin, the Salmon and any of the appetizers!!
Very affordable and great value!
The pastas are always fantastic, the salmon was done perfectly. The featured wines are always chosen well.
We all had good meals and our server was excellent. The wine selection is great and desserts and appetizers rounded out our night. Thanks for a great night!
Our food was not good. Three different dishes and all had to be sent back. They replaced our dishes, but even round two was disappointing. We didn’t say anything the second time because we just figured this must be their standard. I remember eating at Escoba years ago and really enjoying it. Not sure what happened in the mean time but I was disappointed! The room is cool and I would go back, but only for wine or cocktails.
Glad to see they’re back! Love the salads with chicken or salmon. My “go to” again.
Excellent food and service.. Sometimes it is a little too loud.
Will definitely return.
Excellent food and terrific service.
Blair and Carly were phenomenal! We had a member of our party with a garlic allergy and they bent over backwards to accommodate her. Carly was a wonderfully personable server, we had lots of fun with her. She made solid recommendations about food and wine and was perfectly attentive. Thank you very much for making our late Christmas get-together a very special evening!
Love Escoba! So happy to see them back, and just as delicious! A small menu with incredibly well thought out dishes. Always a flavourful meal and always a lovely ambiance.
We’ve eaten here multiple times and always enjoy the experience. Food is great, service is excellent, and it’s just a great restaurant. Continues to be one of our favourites in the city, hands down.
Excellent food and service in a quiet little location.