Borough

4.6
1552 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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.

Parlour seating is on a first come, first serve basis.
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Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We sat at the front of the house where everyone checked in. It was loud and bright and not the lovely evening I was hoping for. The salmon was good but not remarkable. Limited menu. And very pricey.

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Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Ive eaten there over the years and it seems to have declined. Servers are trying their best typically but not the most experienced. the green haired woman server seemed to rather not be there at all.

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RM
Des Moines
14 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Wonderful experience

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A
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome experience

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OT
Minneapolis
11 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great good and service

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New England
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing waiter... awesome meal. Smaller portions but very good

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AP
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great sunny spot for brunch! The drinks are delicious and the staff is great!

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JH
Minneapolis
27 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very interesting menu. Terrific server. A totally good experience!

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k
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went on Good Friday so it was fairly quiet. Food was fabulous! Very creative with flavors and presentation. Nice wine selection. Call out to our server Tess who was attentive, fun and non-invasive. Atmosphere great.

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PE
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Borough has been our go-to place for a high-quality dinner for special occasions or just when we want a high level of service, great food, and an elegant atmosphere. I've recommended it to friends in the past, but don't think I will in the future.

On Friday we went for a birthday celebration. The table was sticky and when we asked our server to have it wiped off she at first told us "the tables are just like that, it's the finish" -- I had to ask twice to get her to wipe it down (it was sticky, something had been spilled on it, it wasn't just that the varnish was tacky from the humidity). She brought my wine right away -- my dinner companion wasn't sure which wine he wanted and it took her over 15 minutes to check back in (I'd had my wine for over 10 minutes). The food was disappointing -- the ravioli were tough on the outside and grainy on the inside, my steak dish relied too heavily on salt for the flavor, and the turnips in my companion's dish were under-done. In the past, for birthdays, they've brought a little dessert with a candle, but the waitress didn't mention anything about the birthday and that was a bit disappointing.

Overall, we didn't have a *bad* time, but it was not the experience we were looking for, or the quality I expect at that price point.

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OT
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food as always. Good service.

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M
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good service. Nice menu with many choices. Excellent drink menu. Definitely will be back.

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MB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Went for my birthday while in town, with my wife who is celiac. The waiter knew (for the most part) which dishes would be safe for her, but had to go check on one and simply.....forgot. The rest of the service staff spent the evening trying to give my wife bread and sharing plates for dishes with pasta and bread, which expresses a lack of attention to details.

From the food standpoint, there were some high points, but for the most part the food felt unfocused. Too many useless elements on the plate, many of which were cooked improperly or incompletely, or dishes that were simply poorly conceived. Some Asian influences, some American, some Italian, and none of which really fit well together. Overall, a very disappointing experience.

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KB
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great dinner. Our server (Ed?) was wonderful and the food was amazing. We’ll definitely be returning.

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RM
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We stopped before the Guthrie for a light meal and were very pleased with the interesting dishes and service.

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KK
Minneapolis
14 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was wonderful and the menu was explained in great detail. The cocktails were very good. I appreciated the intimate atmosphere where we could have conversations with our friends and be able to hear each other. Highly recommend for date night!

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LI
Minneapolis
15 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was amazing. Food was fantastic - I’ve never been disappointed with a meal at Borough. It’s spendy but it’s worth it.

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BJ
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a free Saturday night and decided to hit Borough again. We love the ambiance of this restaurant and the large floor to ceiling windows showing the view of the busy street. Our server paced our meal so we had time between courses to enjoy our wine and we did not feel rushed. The dinner was excellent and we thoroughly enjoyed each of our three courses. (4 if you count dessert) Our server, John, was amazing and answered all of our questions. We would highly recommend Borough.

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OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely experience. Amazing staff unique food. Great for date night.

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RB
Minneapolis
20 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed our visit. The scallops were a favorite. Less so the Trout first and Ravioli second. There was too much competing for taste with the trout. The ravioli was just not memorable. But we love to go out to the north loop so no complaints.

Borough
Responded on April 4, 2019

Hi Ray, Thanks for your feedback! Sorry the trout and ravioli weren't the dishes for you, but glad you enjoyed the scallops! Hopefully, you come back and enjoy us again. Our menu is always rotating. Warm regards, Keely Nyquist, General Manager

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S
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

This was my third time here. The first two times were much better. This time, the service wasn’t anything special and the food was all a little too salty. While the food was fun and unique, the flavors didn’t balance quite right in most of the six dishes we purchased. For a $200 meal for two, I expected better.

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Responded on April 4, 2019

Hi Shelby, Thank you for your feedback. I'm sorry to hear the dishes weren't to your liking and I will certainly pass this along to our kitchen. I hope you try us again! Warm regards, Keely Nyquist, General Manager

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CM
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Certainly a great meal. Drinks were a little slow coming out but only if I’m being really nitpicky!

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SP
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place never disappoints. They always ave something on the menu that is absolutely intriguing. Staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. Menu updates seasonally so always something new to try

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RB
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food and service. A little spendy but that's neither here nor there.

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e
Minneapolis
16 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Food is a little too pretentious. I hate when they have to explain to me what I’m eating

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JH
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fun bar at Parlour downstairs and great food upstairs at Borough.

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CW
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal. Better than Spoon and Stable 😀

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MT
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great dinner! It bothers me when higher-end restaurants either rush you through your visit or send you out the door wondering what's next. Borough refuses to adhere to either of these standards. Relaxed atmosphere where we never felt rushed, entrees (Scallops/Flat Iron Steak) and starter (Tartare) were delicious and well portioned, and service was excellent and attentive. Thanks for a great night!

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PR
Minneapolis
21 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated my husbands 50th with friends at Borough and absolutely LOVED it!! Every single item of food I put into my mouth was outstanding. The beef tartar, lamb balls, salmon, burrata for starters...mmmm! I had the scallops with a red wine risotto for my main entree and I could not have picked a better meal. The flavors of the scallops, risotto and vegetable & cheese garnish were stellar together. I cannot wait for our next opportunity to eat at Borough. Seriously, so good!
I only wish the waitress would've taken MY credit card to pay the bill instead of all the cards from the jerks I brought along for the night. LOL!!

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CD
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Recommend they put more healthy options on the menu.

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b
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great meal! The food is always stellar and the cocktails are fabulous! It’s a noisy restaurant but the food, service, drinks make up for that in a big way.

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OT
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our first time dining there and we absolutely loved it. We LOVED the octopus, the burrata, the salmon and the beef. Every dish was prepared in a very unique and delicious way, so different from every other place we’ve eaten at. The service was wonderful too and everyone was very kind and knowledgeable.

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MF
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The pork belly is incredible and every entree is amazing. The wine list is well chosen and the wait staff is quite knowledgeable about them, they'll help you make a great choice.

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WD
Minneapolis
11 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

Any time we needed service we needed to find our server. I think they may be understaffed for a restaurant of their caliber! You expect better service for the price.

Borough
Responded on February 26, 2019

Hi Wendy, Thanks for your feedback. We actually were understaffed on Friday evening due to sicknesses (which of course you can't have at a restaurant). Mix that with everyone going to the Elton John concert at the same time, it was a perfect storm. I truly apologize for your experience. This is not our normal standard level of service and we dropped the ball for you. I hope you try us again! Please let me know if you do as I'd love to make it up to you. Keely, General Manager

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Soooooooooo good!

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OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and great vibes

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LH
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been to Borough for a variety of occasions and it never disappoints. The food has amazing flavors and fun twists with a knowledgeable staff to help make things more approachable if you’re hesitant about something new.
My preferred way of dining at Borough is to order a few of the First and Second options so I can try everything.
I recommend this spot to everyone looking for something a little more upscale.

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MQ
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 3

We eat at quite a few trending restaurants and this one trends down.

Borough
Responded on February 18, 2019

Hi Mathew, Thank you for your review. I would very much appreciate more information about what went wrong. Any additional details would help us as it obviously looks like we didn't meet your expectations. Thank you for your help with this! Keely, General Manager

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K
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valentine’s Day dinner was delicious! The food was prompt, but not rushed. Everything was delicious!! Worth every penny.

Borough
Responded on February 18, 2019

Wonderful, Kelsey! So happy to hear and thanks for visiting us on such a fun, special day! Keely, General Manager

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BW
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed all of the dishes we tried. Our server was incredibly knowledgable about the menu and very personable. Overall, an excellent experience.

Borough
Responded on February 18, 2019

Thank you, Bill! Appreciate your kind words! If you have a chance, I'd love to hear more about the 2 rating on value. Any additional information on that would be very helpful to us. Thanks again! Keely, General Manager

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