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Escoba Bistro and Wine Bar

624 8 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 1G4, Canada
+1 403-474-4829
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Overview
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“salad” (12 reviews)
“steak” (7 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Mediterranean, Wine Bar, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
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LOCATION
624 8 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 1G4, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although not knowing what the restaurant looked like before the renos, we can say they did an outstanding job - the place looks like a classic restaurant you would find in Italy or anywhere in Europe. We were there by chance for lunch on a...More

Thank emandernie
Laurel M, Owner at Escoba Bistro and Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to share! We Finally managed to get our account active again! Look forward to seeing you both again soon!!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In Downtown Calgary a recently refurbished restaurant A group of us had an excellent dinner Good quality and value for money

Thank Talented49
Laurel M, Owner at Escoba Bistro and Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Glad to hear you enjoyed your trip to Escoba! Many thanks for sharing your comments!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fantastic restaurant with excellent food, an amazing wine list and superb prices. Feature wine is $9 at lunch and there are half price appetizers from 3 until 7. Service is great.

Thank Vanessa P
Laurel M, Owner at Escoba Bistro and Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Cheers Vanessa! Thanks for sharing!

Reviewed 6 August 2016

Amazing food, even better service. Great wine selection. Lunch offers wine by the glass and I have never been disappointed.

Thank Derrick71
Laurel M, Owner at Escoba Bistro and Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Just wanted to let you know we've re-opened! :)

Reviewed 17 July 2016

Nice restaurant close to my office. Loved the cheese sampler and good atmosphere. Quite busy with lunch rush and on St Patrick's Day too. Good service

Thank CindySaturday17
Reviewed 15 June 2016

A very nice quaint restaurant. right downtown Calgary. We had the rib-i steak, we all agreed the best steak ever. All the meals around us looked great and presented well. They also had a Half price bottle of wine special. Service was excellent.

Thank Bob1286
Reviewed 7 June 2016

My wife and I have been here several times and even hosted our Wedding reception at the restaurant. There were no complaints with the 100 meals served that night. Many mentioned it was their favourite meal at a wedding. We'll be back many times. The...More

Thank Erik C
Laurel M, Owner at Escoba Bistro and Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hey team Cline! Wanted to share that we're re-opened!

Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

We had stopped here for a pre-dinner glass of wine....WOW is this place gorgeously designed inside. Really quaint, cozy and beautiful. Extensive wine list. Never had dinner but looked at the menu...it looked delicious, if we hadn't made dinner reservations already at another place I...More

Thank TRAVEL_LOVER96
Reviewed 2 June 2016

We had a wonderful lunch while enjoying the sunshine through the open windows at Escoba. The service was excellent - our waitress was knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. She made great recommendations for both food and wine. The soup and salad combo was delicious, and the...More

Thank kellysalmond
Laurel M, Manager at Escoba Bistro and Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2016

So pleased you enjoyed everything! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience!

Reviewed 9 May 2016

Escoba has been keeping it real for nearly 20 years, so I am always surprised if people say they haven't been there - I've known about it for at least 15 years. Was in Penny Lane, but is now just a half block down across...More

Thank circa78
darren h, Owner at Escoba Bistro and Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2016

...motivation enough to go another 20!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 24 - USD 29
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Takeout, Private Dining, Television, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 624 8 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 1G4, Canada
    (Between 5th and 6th Street on 8th Ave SW)
  • Public Transportation: We are located 1/2 block south of the 5th ave C-Train stop.
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 403-474-4829
  • E-mail
Description
Mediterranean comfort food including duck, prime grade beef, Atlantic salmon, pastas, and homemade flatbreads. Every dish has a suggested wine pairing from our extensive cellar. Enjoy the warmth of our charmingly rustic wood, stucco, stone and wrought iron decor. Escoba seats up to 175 for dinner with the capacity to host up to 280 for specialized cocktail and appetizer functions.
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