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

Borough

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.boroughmpls.com/
  • Phone: 6123543135x
  • Hours of Operation:


    Sunday-Monday: 5pm to 12am
    Tuesday-Saturday: 5pm to 2am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Drew Yancey
  • 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 6123543135x
  • Special Events: 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.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
Borough reviews from OpenTable diners
268 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (227)special occasion (150)romantic (106)hot spot (102)neighborhood gem (91)great for outdoor dining (83)vibrant bar scene (49)notable wine list (36)good for groups (35)late-night find (31)scenic view (11)great for lunch (6)great for brunch (4)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Our wait staff was wonderful. Our only issue was the later it got the louder it got!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great Food, Not-so-great service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Maybe it was just because it was Restaurant Week, but the service was notably lacking. Bread didn't arrive until after we waited a while then asked for it, had to wait a while before ordering a second round of cocktails, etc. and it wasn't even that busy inside! To be honest though, the food was so good that it was still 100% worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant week
    Dave
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Any option on the menu will be fantastic. Restaurant week brought us in and it's a great way to sample lots of different items. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great dining a Borough!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Excellent food, well prepared and presented. Second visit (live in Dallas - but specifically returned with my wife due to how impressive my first visit had been)! Be sure to ask for Shawn - his explain action of the menu items is professional and extremely helpful. Will return next trip to Minneapolis.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good for a visit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    The Borough is a unique experience with its ambiance and location. The food was good, but the prices did not correlate with the portions. Restaurant week certainly helps with being able to try more than one set dish, but I would eat at Bar La Grassa before going back to Borough.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Is it just hype?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Nope - it really is that good. Four of us all ordered different items from the courses and shared amongst us. The chicken was the most disappointing but otherwise, all solid. For the foodie or person with an adventurous pallet - get the octopus and sweetbreads.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    suef
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    The menu is limited, the host staff was neither welcoming or service oriented. Our waiter Chris was great. Food was good but not memorable. If you are looking for a romantic dinner for two, make reservations elsewhere as the seating is tight and you easily heard the conversation at the nearby tables. Would not recommend this restaurant.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food and service were 5-star!
    AngelaC
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    You can't go wrong with this restaurant! Loved the ambiance and the food was outstanding! The staff, though, really set it apart. From the host to the bartender to the server, everyone was incredibly knowledgable, accommodating, personable, and just down-right nice!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The place is very nice, food is absolutely delicious. Glass of wine is served less than normal level.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • JazzyVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    One of the best restaurants I'm Minneapolis! Will return the next time I'm in the city!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always amazing!
    CRFoodie
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Can never go wrong with this fabulous restaurant. The incredibly unique and fantastic cocktails created by Jesse Held are worth the trip alone, they are always out of the world. Great comfortable atmosphere in Parlour, laid back, but hip. We always start out in the bar and make our way upstairs for the food which is always "on point" and served up by an incredible staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Food
    Nella39
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    We enjoyed a very special meal of different dishes that were uniquely prepared and delicious. These ranged from from pork belly and octopus to three different cuts of lamb on a single dish. We enjoyed this food in a very pleasant atmosphere. This was one of our a favorite dining experiences in the last couple of years!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Third Party
    dingdongcuckoo
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    This was the second time I dined at The Borough -- we had a 9:00 reservation and the restaurant was quieting down by the time we left at midnight. The food and service was terrific -- nice pace to the meal, never felt rushed, lots of good suggestions with food choices and wine. Our waiter was friendly and informative. Really nice evening! Well worth what we spent!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food was fine, service great
    closetfoodie
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Did not knock our socks off. The food was good but the service was great. It was loud and hard to have a chat without yelling. Maybe good for a large group not so much for a couple. Would like to try the outside seating next summer.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great dinner
    ServiceRules
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    The tables were very close together so it's tough to move around, but the decor was neat. The food was orginal, innovative and delicious.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner was outstanding!
    DateNiteDining
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    First time at Borough and we will definitely be back (provided that the woman sitting at the table next to us is NOT (really, I don't need to hear your entire medical history while I'm eating the sweetbreads which were delicious)). The service was prompt and knowledgeable. I enjoyed the latest cocktail with a donation to cancer research fund (a great tie-in, I can drink and still be socially conscious, works for me. I was drinking for charity). Food presentation was lovely.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Date night
    RonM
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    If you like to experiment with unique combinations of tastes, textures put together with artistic excellence you'll like The Borough. Steak Tartare was awesome. Our server (Clare) recommended a wine that turned out to be fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • enjoyable dinner
    joef
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    borough has a decent menu with interesting selections. we had an early reservation so it was not too busy. all dishes we had were good. the lamb was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A little light on execution
    Mkd628
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Great service and atmosphere. Menu was eclectic and intriguing. My wife and I shared 6 dishes. Unfortunately, all were served lukewarm. Sweetbreads were over cooked and not hot. Duck soup was superb. Pork belly was spot on. Octopus was done perfectly and sauce was perfect match. Salmon and oxtail was low point. Too many items on plate conflicting. Lamb 3 ways was well done. Again all brought down by sitting too long before serving. Was Thursday night and not real busy?
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • chef karl tomalla
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    a former neighbor and nice man. we enjoyed the creativity of the menu items. our waiter was professional and helpful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner with limited menu
    Ducky
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    This restaurant is really for people that want a foodies experience. The menu is really limited, not for the picky simple menu diner. All the dishes were a work of art , labor intensive , and excellent flavor. Service was very good and loved all the wonderful windows facing Washington ave.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Borough...always a fine choice
    Timmer
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    The folks at Borough know how to create and deliver a great dining experience. On this trip, I hosted two business colleagues - both were first-timers to Borough and both are sophisticated eaters/travelers. We all loved the dining experience, the atmosphere, the view from the huge windows, Katherine's excellent tableside knowledge of the dishes and matching wines/cocktails, the manager's (Keely) mid-meal check in, plenty of space to chat and relax, and a great value for the time we spent. If you haven't been, check out Borough. Right away.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • outstanding!
    lovemplsxoxo
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We had a wonderful dining experience - from the atmosphere, to the food, to the service...we will definitely be back and be recommending Borough to our friends! Thanks!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quite Obscure
    BirthdayGirl
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Food flavors didn't quite meld together. Service was Ok but then lacked attention after dinner. Overpriced. OK for a drink but saw others look at menu then leave. Not crowded and many open tables during prime time.
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  • loved borough
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Everything was so great. We ate outside which was lovely. The food was so tasty and interesting and the service was great too
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Another great find!
    xpditeVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Brought my wife here for our 24th anniversary. The food was amazing! The octopus and the Opah were some of the best dishes I've had in a long time. Our server explained all the nuances of each dish with great detail and passion and helped us craft the perfect 3 course dinning event! Enjoyed our meal outside on the deck! An excellent way to kick off another year!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Excellent evening for our 20th anniversary. Have suggested it to many friends. Great ourdoor bar.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Doing it small at Borough.
    ParkFoodie
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Great First and Second Courses and Entrees to share and sample. Servicer Chris H. was fabulous and gave great pairing suggestings of food and cocktails for food we tried. Need an open mind, since it is a mix of gastro-pub, game fair, and experimentation. Truly worth a go, and not for everyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too fancy for me!
    Run2Eat
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Great place, we sat on the patio. The service was also good. The food was pretty more than substantial, and some people would appreciate that. I prefer a big plate of food!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Borough was suggested to me by a doctor I work with. I was afraid I wouldn't be able to afford it because if that. I was quite surprised by everything. The food was experimental yet comforting. The chef did a great job of marrying world flavors and Midwestern ideas. The ambiance was exciting and fast paced, lots of people moving about but in a very casual way. I would definitely suggest Borough to others and we'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    My boyfriend and I had a lovely meal at Borough this weekend while we were visiting Minneapolis from Chicago. Our plane was delayed by 2 1/2 hours and I called the restaurant and they were able to push back our reservation for us even though the opentable website said there were no reservations until 9:30pm. The food was very good-we especially loved the beef tartar first course. The service was wonderful-there was a little wait for our cocktails to arrive at the table and they generously took them off our bill for us due to the delay. After dinner we went down for a couple of drinks at Parlour which is a happening scene-the music was great and the drinks were interesting and delicious. We had a great night! Thank you Borough and Parlour!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Modern Bistro in North Loop
    jcdmpls
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Perfectly suited to its architecture with large-paned windows, wide subway tiled walls, screaming high ceilings, and an outdoor patio on an old loading dock. Our server suggested as a couple for our first visit that we follow a 2-2-1 strategy which was perfect. The menu has modern takes on French, Asian, and Indian themes with wonderful results. First courses: Burrata- brilliant, Duck- pate too bland. Seconds: Steak- very delicious, Octopus- fantastic. Entree: Opah- really lovely and a nice light finish. We had no room for dessert. Four out of five stars for dishes. No wonder Borough is on the top list of Minneapolis restaurants and was in Bon Appetit's 2013 list. Stop by the Parlour Bar downstairs too, great vibe.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent
    Upextracold
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Server was outstanding, entertaining and fun without an attitude. Seating for two was a bit cozy and not so private. Great wine and bar menu, but intentionally missing some top shelf brands to be unique. Dinner menu was also limited, but all of our selections we were amazing. Will definitely go back and recommend to others.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LMR006
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Service was great and food was unique and delicious!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food terrible service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The food was amazing however the service was terrible. We asked for more water and extra bread when our food came and received them both when they were clearing our plates. We are not unusually fast eaters but that was just how slow the service was. It was ashame because the food was honestly the best food I have ever had. I would recommend it to a friend however the service was so poor I don't consider this one of my top Minneapolis dinner spots.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Worth the trip!
    TasteComesFirst
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    I travelled from Texas (and before that from Australia) and had read about about Borough and was keen for some good food. I was not disappointed. The duck pate was well presented and was combined with several elements including small cured duck breast slices (think prosciutto). The lightly battered chicken was excellent with the breast pieces incredibly tender and moist yet quite hot (as in straight from the pan, not from spices). My waitress was very pleasant and the restaurant itself is very well presented with both indoor and outdoor seating.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Incredible Food
    maltesa
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Outstanding meal. The Burrata was beautifully plated and absolutely delicious. But my favourite was the Sturgeon which was served with a corn broth / sauce and corn, tomato and chanterelle mushroom side. I would never have imagined combining these flavours would have been so delicious. And the corn broth was absolutely addictive. It could have been served as a soup which is likely why they also give you a soup spoon. We thought the octopus was OK but still good. Chocolate dessert was good. Only room for improvement is ambience. Indoor dining room was cold and outdoor patio music was too loud. But the outstanding inventive meal made up for this. Waitress was extremely helpful giving excellent detailed descriptions of menu choices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food by folks who care
    Sparky
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    My wife and I truly enjoyed the entire dining experience. All our menu choices were excellent and each was explained clearly by our wait person. A great place for a memorable meal with your spouse or a small group. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • toothy
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Food wasn't good, service was sub-par, drinks good. The marlin looked fancy and had foam and all the "gourmet" stuff, but fish wasn't fresh. Nothing was very good, even the butter served with the bread was too salty. Except the dessert, it was awesome, got the chocolate one.
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  • Outstanding Menu
    SORfoodie
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Loved everything we ordered - food and cocktails. Beef tartare first course was incredible. Then headed downstairs to Parlour for dessert and night cap. Great evening out!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.