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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
  • Email: info@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

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. Our restaurant will be a casual eatery which is set to highlight an ever changing menu that focuses on simple materials which mainly consist of locally sourced & seasonal ingredients. 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
  • "My boyfriend and I tried Borough for the first time last weekend and had a great experience. Our server was outstanding! She was very knowledgeable of both the food and drink menu, she was attentive and went above and beyond to make our fist experience a great one. I also loved the atmosphere and decor. I'll definitely be back and would recommend Borough to friends and family."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "We enjoyed our meals and I liked the overall aesthetic of the covered warehouse space. There are a couple of larger groups near us and it was so loud as to be almost impossible to have a conversation. Our server was good although had some difficulty hitting the right spot between knowing we weren't in a hurry and not seeing him for 10-15 minutes. I think the larger tables and fewer staff than needed contributed to this. All in all, a good evening and I would return again. If noise levels are again as loud, I probably would not return after that since I prefer being able to covers with others attached my table."
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "great atmosphere, the service from the bartenders and chefs was fantastic.Similarities to travail but a very different setting.small bite dishes well crafted with some unique flavors. I would definitely recommend!"
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "Absolutely terrific. Everything we had, both food and drinks, was excellent."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Enjoyed the food, atmosphere, and service. Flavors galore in each dish. Terrific food!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "The menu at borough is delicious. The menu is updated regularly so if you're a foodie, this is a place for you."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We came here to celebrate a friend's engagement. The server was great, food was great, and we did linger a long time and were not rushed out of our table. There is a certain spice we did not like, and they went above and beyond making sure that we enjoyed our dishes. I would highly recommend it."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Food was great and service but much too noisie can hardly have a conversation so we would not recommend it if you want a quest intimate place to dine"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Atmosphere was great. Great presentation and flavorful food. Staff was efficient and pleasant. Lobster and duck were superb. Pasta and passion fruit desert were not as impressive. Wine pairing was average. Had the more robust Pinot. Overall, a wonderful experience and enjoyed a fun and romantic evening. Thank you."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Everything about Borough was fantastic. The menu is short, but has select gems on it. The meal was delicious, as was the service. Definitely a place to go!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "The octupus and pork belly was amazing. The craft drinks in the Parlor are truly unique and delicious! We will definitely return!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "My wife and I try to make it a practice to try a good food place every weekend and for some reason we hadn't yet tried Borough. Wow! have we been missing out. Super cool space, busy, but not crazy like Travail, and the service was outstanding. We had the Octopus, beets, Himachi, Fluke and Duck - all were amazing. I can't remember the last time I ordered duck, but the waiter talked me into it and I would order it again. We highly recommend."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "My wife and I visited Borough for the first time on our 'date night' and we were very pleased with all aspects of the night. Menu is a quite a bit outside our normal food zone but we enjoyed Hamachi, Chicken Fried Quail, Chorizo and Duck. Tables are quite close to each other so we felt a bit snuggled next to the tables on either side of us. Probably better to get a booth or 4-top as they are positioned for better conversation."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Food was delicious and interesting. Dynamic wait staff."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Our overall experience was good. We all thought the first and second course offerings were better than the main course."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "First time at the restaurant, great service and staff was very attentive to getting us out to the theater on time. Interesting presentations, good flavors, lobster dish was a disappointment."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "This was our first time at Burrough & I think we'd be willing to go back but would do our ordering a bit differently. We enjoyed the first courses very much but were disappointed in our 3rd/main course. Also we ordered the octopus based on the waiter's recommendation and were a bit disappointed - didn't think it was anything special."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Very limited menu, but did find something we all liked. Nice presentation. Rowdy group of ladies in, so it was very noisy, and not too full really. Will try the lower level next time!"
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "What a great dinning experience. Great food excellent customer service. Will highly recommend to friends and co workers Great time"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Conducted gret meeting over great dinner. Very professional staff."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "Had a great dinner here during Restaurant Week. Nice selections for each course, and we enjoyed sharing everything. They offered wine pairings, always appreciated. Highly recommend trying their cocktails."
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "An hour to get order of short ribs . People came to our table at least 3 times to apologies. One would think they would buy you a drink or comp a appetizer. But just kept saying how sorry they were. Will probably give in one more chance. Also seemed are server changed at least 3 times in the 2 hours we were there. Wasn't that busy for how bad service was."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Hip warehouse atmosphere, innovative small plates (grilled chunky octopus, anyone?!) easily shared, lip-smacking cocktails, outstanding waitstaff...plus a classy lounge, Parlour, downstairs to enjoy before or after dining. What's not to love? Borough is our new fav (after 112 our forever #1)"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Each time we eat at Borough it is amazing! We are vegetarians and they almost always have something in each section of the menu for us. When they don't, they have altered a dish for us. The food is fantastic and the service is great! During our last visit, I wanted a fun cocktail without alcohol (as I am pregnant) and the bartender made up a delicious drink immediately."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Unless you are very budget conscious - you will not be disappointed. I would rank this above Butcher and the Boar and other like restaurants. The menu is separated by course, however you are able to choose one dish from each of the three or select one or more dishes from each. The portions are larger than small plates, but not what I would call big by any means. All the food was absolutely delicious and delivered perfectly on time. I would also recommend getting there 45 min early and trying a drink or two in the Parlour lounge downstairs. Very cool bar."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Took advantage of the $30 three-course dinners and left satisfied. Solid place. Usually easy to find a metered parking spot along Washington. Really nice space inside. Good service."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "Cuisine was good but a bit precious. However the atmosphere was the real downside. It felt like going to a TGIFridays - decor is stripped down warehouse that was loud to the point of utter obnoxiousness (note this was on a Saturday night - it may be much quieter other days of the week). There were four of us together and it was so loud, we couldn't hear the person sitting diagonal from us. It felt out of sync with the cuisine and the kind of people who tend to be willing to pay (through the nose, I might add) for same. People who want to eat cuisine this fancy will go to La Belle Vie (for example) and get even better than this for the same money, but also get a much more reasonable environment in which to enjoy it - even on a Saturday."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Simply outstanding, one of the best experiences I have had dining out. Wonderfully complex and balanced dishes that were full of unique and exciting flavors. The tartar and octopus were insanely good. Service as above par and the trip downstairs for an after dinner drink capped off an amazing time. Simply outstanding, one of the best experiences I have had dining out...Oh, I already said that..well it was that good."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Everything was great! We started off with the octopus...always delicious. The duck and the chicken were cooked perfectly. Had a fantastic time with our very pleasant server. Will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "This was the first time I had dined at this establishment but certainly not my last. The server Clare was extremely professional and very knowledgeable. I highly recommend the beef tartare which was one of the finest I have ever had. The octopus was also great as was the quail and short ribs. Unfortunately I didn't have dessert but I have no doubt it would have been excellent. A must for dining enthusiasts!"
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "Had a great time at Borough for Restaurant Week! Very flexible with making a reservation and great food! One piece of feedback - the entrees were not equivalent in volume/heartyness - the fish-eaters at our table left hungry!"
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "Some friends and I went to Borough during restaurant week in Minneapolis and it was great! We were seated promptly, and even had the larger high top table in the corner by the kitchen and bar. Our waiter was fantastic! He had a great sense of humor, checked in on us and made excellent recommendations. What to try: a drink from Parlour - the drinks are good and strong, creative for sure! The pork belly. you won't regret it!"
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "Went for Restaurant week, since I've heard such great things. I wasn't impressed with any of the items I sampled."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Food had great flavors but the portions were ridiculously small!"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "We participated in Restaurant Week. The menu was limited and the portions small. Every other restaurant we dined at offered at least 3 choices in each menu section. The food was good but nothing exceptional. We also ordered the octopus (which my son and husband loved) and the cheese plate- small portion but tasty. We wanted to try some of their signature items which were not options on the Restaurant Week menu. Our wait staff was friendly and reasonably attentive- again not the best we have had. It's unlikely we'll be back."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "This would be considered fit for foodies if there is actual food on your plate. Getting an appetizer of two tiny tortellini in some broth would not be considered a normal size to anyone. We eat everywhere we are total foodies. That food was good not fantastic. We have no problem spending money on food but my husband got the hamachi "full size" appetizer for $14 and got three slices wafer sized slices the size and thickness of a carnival ticket. Tasted good but my husband pretty much exclaimed that he need to go home and eat."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "We dined with Borough during restaurant week...they had a prix fixe menu with few, but perfect options. The food was fantastic and unique. And, each course was spaced perfectly. I'd say we certainly didn't feel uncomfortably stuffed when we left, but we did feel satisfied. We will dine with Borough again and will recommend to others."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Truly great cocktails at parlor and borough. Enjoy the ambience. Have eaten here twice- second time for restaurant week. Overall inventive food and attentive service - portions too small for restaurant week."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Great presentation of food, fantastic flavors, creative plates. A fun and fancy dining experience."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "Great experience aside from the service. From the bartender who served us while waiting for our table to the server, everyone felt rather unattentive. Very professional when they did finally serve us, but perhaps all were just stretched too thin in their responsabilities to patrons..."
    Dined on 2/26/2014