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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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "The menu was special- lots of interesting combinations and flavors."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "I had to mark down the service because our cocktails took a long time to come, and our wine wasn't brought to the table until we flagged someone down after our entrees were brought out. And the busboy whipped my plate away while my dinner partner was still eating - a big no no for any restaurant! However, the waitress was very good and made good recommendations. (Although bra straps showing is unappetizing!)"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "No question Borough is a restaurant deserving of accolades for their unusual fare and marvelous bartending creations. Their companion Parlour spot downstairs, however, was pretty tacky! The waitress was very rushed and brusque. When we ordered a "Challenge Accepted" she asked if we had ever tasted Fernet Branca; implying that if we didn't like it, she'd be inconvenienced/penalized should she have to take it back. We also ordered some bacon flavored popcorn and chocolate dessert after the awesome meal upstairs at the Borough. The food here was delivered without any service- no napkins or utensils; disconnected. Our waitress said she'd bring us " a setup" as soon as she could!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "My husband and I dined together early on a Saturday evening. We had a great waiter - very attentive and good about making suggestions. Our meals were fantastic but the menu is pretty small. I am not sure how often I would ever dine here."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Since it opened, Borough has been one of our favorites--outstanding food and helpful service. It fell flat on July 3. Our server's recommendations were poor and the food was mediocre at best. The opah was WAY overcooked and dry. The Paloma cocktail was "weak" and uninteresting. And, prices have gone up for this declining experience. We were VERY disappointing and are unlikely to be back soon. It was that disappointing. (Could the second team have been on duty that night--before July 4th?)"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Sat outside on the former loading dock on a wonderful summer evening. Service was a little curt to start with but really warmed up as the evening wore on. The food...top notch. Been to a lot of good Mpls restaurants, and my (and my wife's) meal was on par or better with any of them. This is a serious foodie restaurant, but not snobby at all. Each course was top notch, and the waiter was fantastic in answering questions and making recommendations. The wine list is okay, but the beer list is extensive and thoughtful. The bill was not ugly. Do yourself a favor...go. You will not be disappointed."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "The food at Borough is excellent -- inventive, complex, and locally based - and is worth a visit from local and visiting foodies alike. There were short moments where my amazing cocktail and water glass ran dry, but the staff was otherwise attentive, clearly excited about the menu, and helpful."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Went to Borough to celebrate my birthday. The food and drinks were creative and flavorful. The combinations on paper seemed weird and that they wouldn't combine but were delicious and fun. Service was wonderful and every suggestion was spot on. I have been recommending Borough to everyone!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "We loved the food and atmosphere at Borough. The dishes were inventive and flavorful and you could hear to talk. Loved it!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Chris was outstanding! Food was outstanding! We were not sure what to expect but left extremely happy."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "This was our first experience dining at Borough but it won't be our last. Although the seating was not as private as we would have liked, the food was amazing and the service was fabulous. Not only was the staff attentive, but they were also unobtrusive. Half the time I didn't even notice that my water glass had been refilled. Our waiter was friendly and knowledgeable and offered great food selections. Definitely a positive first visit!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Great food! Special place to go. Octopus is 2die4!!!!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "The menu is engineered to make every dish amazing. Best restaurant in the north loop for foodie's. The cocktail menu is superb as well. Recommended for dates and especially."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "We went here just over a year ago and walked out due to awful cocktails, super slow wait staff on a NON-busy night, AND they didn't know their wine. ONE YEAR LATER - we just LOVED our dining experience!! We decided to try one more time, plus we got a $10 off coupon. Clare, our waitress, was caring and super knowledgeable. The same cocktails we ordered were excellent! This time we actually got to taste their food, and another WOWER. I had the mixed greens, sweet breads and strip (ALL delicious!!), while my BF had the ginger soup, pork belly and halibut (also fantastic). We HAVE to go back to try other dishes. :)"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "We have been trying to get to Burough for months now and we finally were lucky enough to go this week. We sat outside as it was beautiful out but the interior looked really nice so we will need to go back again. First off we have a great server Anthony who truly made this a great experience. He was attentive (never overly so), funny, helpful and I can't say enough great things about him. Since we had never been there before we had him recommend what to order (and drink) and everything from wine, different courses and dessert were amazing. I could go on and on about how great our meal was but the stand outs for me were the octopus (who knew), the halibut and that apricot dessert. What a great birthday night. We will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Food and service was good. Patio is near Washington so not best patio dining.. noisy and dirty. Overall would eat there again just not outside.."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "The servers are expected to handle too many tables for this kind of restaurant. With various courses and the detail to be explained, it just takes too long. We waited a very long time for the server to come back to our table after our drinks to explain the menu and take our initial order (our drinks were long gone by that point and we were just sitting there). It was a three hour dining that should have taken two - they would turn the tables faster. Food presentation was amazing as always there, but the halibut I ordered was just average."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "The best creative fusion food in the cities! Borough has the unique ability to expertly combine multi-ethnic flavors in a Minnesota pleasing way."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Really enjoyed our dinner at Borough. We sat on the outdoor patio, which is under a nice overhang in case it rains (which it didn't). The service was excellent. Our server had many great recommendations including a bottle of wine that paired perfectly with what we were eating AND was priced in the mid to low range of other bottles on the menu. The Carrot, Shrimp, Ginger, Curry Granola, Yogurt, Basil soup was very, very delicious and the Pork Belly second course was incredibly tasty. The Halibut entree was cooked perfectly and plenty for two to share, which we did. We will definitely return and recommend Borough to our friends that enjoy eating out."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Food was so incredibly good. The carrot soup poured over granola and honey yogurt. Are you kidding me? The crunch of the granola was to die for. We also did Beef Tartare, Tuna and the asparagus. ALL was amazing. I can't say enough good things about the food."
    Dined on 6/14/2014