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Borough
Borough
  • Address:
    730 Washington Ave N, Ste 114
    Minneapolis, MN 55401
    Neighborhood:
    Downtown / North Loop
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $31 to $50

Borough Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.boroughmpls.com
  • Phone: (612) 354-3135
  • Hours of Operation:

    Sunday-Monday: 5pm to 12am
    Tuesday-Saturday: 5pm to 2am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Tyler Shipton & Nick O'Leary
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: We have event options. Please contact us to discuss your next big event!
  • Private Party Contact: Keely Nyquist (612) 354-3135
  • Special Events & Promotions: Borough Block Party on August 10th! $5 entry fee. From noon to 7pm.

    Good food, drinks and live bands! Featuring:

    Solid Gold
    Sean Anonymous
    Black Market Brass
    Private Oates


Getting there

  • Cross Street: 8th Ave.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: There is off street parking and ramps nearby. We will be offering valet.
A word from Borough
Borough was created to represent the chefs point of view of simplicity. We are a casual eatery with an ever changing menu that focuses on simple ingredients that are seasonal and sourced locally. This ever changing menu allows our chefs to stay creative with the changing of the seasons and the food that is offered by foragers during them.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
Diner Reviews
  • "The food was memorable and we loved the presentation. The service was great and the waiter was very knowledgable about the menu and specific ingredients. We weren't there during a busy time so not sure of the noise level when it is full. We will return"
    Dined on 8/25/2014
  • "This is one of my favorites in the TC area! They simply know food. The chef has mastered the art of fusion and other modern day artistic expression without over doing it. The food bursts with perfect textures and flavors. Foodies will absolutely love this place!!! It’s laid back but also great for special occasions. They just have it right. BTW: The marlin crudo is a must, as is the octopus!"
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "Everything was good until I ate the sturgeon which tasted like I took a bite of lake Superior. The sides were too bland to cover it up. The server asked me how it was and I told him and he basically just walked away. I waited so long to eat here and was very disappointed with the menu choices. I knew sturgeon sounded too strange but thought them could pull it off. Guess I was wrong about one thing"
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "We really enjoyed the various courses wee tried. The ginger soup and borretta, pasta, and especially the dessert!"
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "My husband loves to mix everything together on his plate. This deconstructed plate meal was the best meal he's had! Great flavor! Amazing service."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "The next time we go I will concentrate on these, especially the octopus and the tartare. Those and their berry flavored gin and tonic are on my do again list."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Amazingly creative offerings, perfectly prepared. I would become a regular here if the service were better. Ordered drinks shortly after taking our seats, and the waiter came by three times to tell us he was going to get our drinks. Finally got our drinks more than 20 minutes after sitting down. He didn't even offer to take our dinner order until we had been there half an hour. We were actually looking forward to dessert, but by the time we had finished dinner we were out of time. Still, I would recommend, because the food is fantastic."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "Had dinner the other night at The Borough. Our waitperson was extremely knowledgeable about the menu and was able to offer suggestions to our group of 4. We ended up sharing many of the dishes since it was too hard to choose just one or two. Signature octopus dish is fantastic! Very creative menu with respect to both flavors and presentation. Will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "Amazing atmosphere....but the food is extremely expensive and a bit over the top in terms of presentation, etc. Delivering dishes that are artistic and gorgeous is great, but feeling satiated is always a good idea too!"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Glad we could get a table outside on a beautiful summer night. Enjoyed the block party also!"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "We had eaten there a few weeks prior and had excellent food. On our return, food was very mediocre, service very good, but i don't think we would rich back. We are all foodies."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "One of the few Minneapolis restaurants that lives up to its reviews. The food was outstanding. On a scale of Alma or Le Belle Vie. We will be back."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "Went there to have romantic Birthday dinner and it exceeded expectations. Great food, great service, and they didn't rush the portions. It was timed perfectly."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "One of the top 3 restaurant experiences since I have been in Minneapolis. The food was absolutely fantastic and the ambiance was great. We went on a Sunday night and had a whole section to ourselves, so it was a nice romantic dinner, undisturbed by other guests. The service was equally great, as were the drinks. I will definitely be back."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Had the strip steak, was very tough, not much flavor either. Prawn appetizer had a funny aftertaste. Wife liked the octopus and fish she had but overall we were underwhelmed by our experience, for $140 dinner we expect more."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "We were blow away by the presentation of the unique three-course dinner menu; colors, smells, tastes that surprised us for this location. Cocktails started us off for on a foodie journey that was only walking distance from the office. All three courses were amazingly diverse and as wonderfully delicious. Portions were perfect, with a variety of flavors and textures that left us wanting more; until desert pushed us over the edge. It was a fabulous experience all around - a real gem that is not easy to beat."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "I'm a huge foodie and was so excited to bring my date to Borough. I'd been there before and loved it. We went on a Tuesday night and it was very quiet. The crowd was on the older side. The food took forever which was so surprising since it wasn't busy. After a noticeably long time, the Mgr came over, apologized and said the food was prepared incorrectly and was being redone, which was what took so long. The problem was that they told us way too long into our wait (my date had left to reload our parking meter!). He was disappointed and I was finding myself trying to convince him this place was sure to please. The food was immaculate and delicious-AND they took care of our first cocktail and first course (the right thing to do)."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "What an excellent restaurant! The food was beautiful, unique and absolutely delectable."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "The only reason why I gave them 2 stars for ambience was because they had an episode of fruit flies when I visited. The food and service were outstanding with a free dessert due to the situation. I will give them a second chance."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "Everything was very good. We went there after a play at the Guthrie so it was late, 11 pm. Even so, the food was great, the service attentive. It was a fun evening. Especially since we could sit outside and watch the people coming and going in the area. It was restaurant week so they had a prix fixe menu which was great. Innovative and fun."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "The menu was very nice. Would have liked one more 2nd course offering. We ordered the fish- excellent! The chanterelles melted in our mouths. The radish dessert was superb! Looking forward to the Borough block Party..."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "We had a fabulous time. The food, service, and ambiance was perfect! Will absolutely be going back."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Went to Borough finally for restaurant week. Menu for restaurant week was not my taste so we ordered off the regular menu. The food was beautiful but not quite as yummy as it could've been. Was a little warm in there. Also was by the windows that open very wide but they were shut and there were some gnats flying around. I liked it but not as well as I thought I would."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "We took advantage of the Restaurant Week deal to sample this fairly pricey establishment. Speciality cocktails were excellent, although small for the price. The food, at every point, involved unique combinations of flavors that wouldn't seem to work, but did. Perfectly. Think Radish for desert, which my wife found quite splendid. Or dehydrated olive oil. Portions were modest, so if you want to leave the table groaning and loosening your best, maybe not the best choice. Quality made up for quantity. But what made the meal was the server who understood the menu and gave an articulate, detailed description of each dish as it was served. Five stars were well earned."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Summer RW. They very nicely accommodated vegetarians by allowing him to sub off the regular menu (zucchini steak""). The soup was excellent, very tasty and well constructed. The burrata is to die for. The Sturgeon was cooked just right and done in a broth/sauce with the perfect combo of extras. Even sopping up the leftover sauce with a piece of bread was good. The chicken was done to perfection and again the extras and construction of the dish was delicious. The radish dessert radiated "summer" (but don't eat the radish strip garnishes). Borough is always creative, always tasty - we've never been disappointed. The Octopus is marinated for days and is to die for. The pork belly is excellent. Service was great (thanks Clare)."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Inventive menu with enough choices to please a larger group. Highly recommend the burrata salad, octopus, and chicken entree. Great cocktails."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Great first experience! Unique flavors and combinations that really was delightfully tasty!"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Service was slow but probably due to restaurant week, although it was not very crowded. "Summery" dishes."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "We had a great meal, both sampling the restaurant week menu, as well as a few of the tines off the main venue. Our server Rosie was terrific, and everything we tasted was delicious, and unique. We will be back."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Best meal ever. period. Compliments to the chef, and staff."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "I was here with a group of 6 for Restaurant Week. The food was outstanding. What amazed us was the foods you wouldn't think of as being phenomenal were! My husband has the carrot soup, and it was a perfect balance of sweet with ginger, and the radish broth dessert was the perfect summer dish. Thank you Borough for making our night."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "I went here with my boyfriend for restaurant week. There were 2 items to choose from in each category (appetizer, mean course, and desert) so we each got one. The flavors were great; the chef knows how to combine everything just right. The portions were perfect and I left stuffed!"
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Food was delicious, server was very knowledgeable about menu and was able to answer our questions."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "The food was good and presentation was superb however we felt rushed. it seemed like the restaurant week meals were "pre-made" and rushed out to our table. In fact, we had our appetizers served before our drinks arrived at the table. The main course and desert was rushed out to us also. We were never even offered a second round of drinks and we had to catch our waiter to ask for a glass of wine with dinner."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "The food had interesting preparation and was delicious."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Great food presentation, small portions. Very expensive for casual environment"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Great find in Minneapolis that even wowed the folks from the big city! Doing it right!"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "The food was very interesting and excellent. The octopus is remarkable. Beef tartare was also good. The sturgeon was excellent. Nice wine list too. Definitely an excellent, casual, foodie restaurant."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Still underwhelmed. Food is consistently okay, nothing more."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "My fiance and I ate here before walking to Acme Comedy club for their 8pm show. If we would have know how terrible the comedy show was going to be, we would have stayed and enjoyed more of the fantastic food, very cool vibe, and terrific service. The menu is limited but I would encourage diners to try something different. We shared three dishes and a dessert and all were fantastic. I would suggest sharing - not because the portions are huge but simply for the chance to try even more items. Even with my mild head cold, the tastes came through beautifully. Additionally, our server was just the right amount of attentive while allowing us to enjoy our grub in peace. I can't wait to come back when my senses are at full capacity!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014