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Escoba Bistro and Wine Bar
Mediterranean influenced cuisine paired with great wine and exceptional service. Located in the Calgary downtown core we are well accustomed to the hustle and bustle of the corporate lunch crowd and delight in the opportunity to serve our clientele both efficiently and consistently with our good old fashioned familiar Escoba ways. Our evenings are a bit more quiet and perfect for catching up with an old friend, getting a bite to eat before or after a movie, or even just an impromptu drink and bite with family... did we mention we also host private events for a variety of sizes? We hope to serve you soon!
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Contactless payment available
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
Good food and service.
Service was really good, and the food matched. A good experience.
Excellent service and delicious food and coffee!
It was a very rewarding experience, great atmosphere, delicious food and wonderful cheerful service. Highly recommend
Always fantastic at Escoba. Staff treats you like family, food is amazing. Best tenderloin steak in town.
One of our favourite restaurants, Escoba always wows. From unbelievable food (seasoned squid, tenderloin, and creme brûlée are outstanding), the the top not service, this is one of the best restaurants in the city. Quiet and moody for the perfect date night, we always ask to sit by the window. Can’t say enough good things.
It was great. Our waitress was stellar as well, & didn’t make us feel rushed at all.
Thank you so much for the great rating! We are excited that you enjoyed everything. We look forward to serving you soon.
Enjoyed one of my favorites Escoba salad with a bowl of soup. The wine of the day was excellent as well. In and out as quickly as I needed to be on a working lunch meetings.
Thanks Escoba. Keep well
Thanks Todd! We are excited you enjoyed yourself! We're looking forward to hosting you again.
Great food , service and loved the ambiance and that it was not loud, you could easily visit
We came for some snacks to start our evening.
We should have stayed for more than appetizers and deserts.
What we did have was very tasty and well presented.
We will be back for more.
We are so glad you enjoyed our appetizers and deserts Klaus! Thank you for the kind words and we look forward to serving you again soon!
We went there for my boyfriend's birthday, just the 2 of us. Best steak we've ever had. Server was awesome. Wine was great. We'll definitely be back.
Happy Birthday again! Thank you for joining us, and we're happy that his birthday celebration was a success! we're looking forward to serving you soon.
I hadn’t been for awhile. It was every bit as good as I remembered. Thank you for a wonderful evening!
Thank you for joining us for dinner! We are happy that your meal was up to your expectations, and we're looking forward to seeing you soon.
Amazing mussels with tomato sauce with creamy texture. Surf and turf with perfect medium rare rib eye steak and juicy scallops. Ask for the sunny tables completely open to sidewalk.
Thank you for the 5 star rating! We are thrilled to hear everyone enjoyed their meals. Thank you for joining us and we look forward to seeing you soon.
One of my favorite restaurants in DT Calgary. I have never had a bad meal. The salmon dish is my favourite.
Hi Blake, thank you for your kind comments! The Salmon is a house favorite, and we are happy to hear that you enjoyed. We're looking forward to seeing you soon.
C’est magnifique!!! Je veux que mon dernier repas soit d'Escoba!
Merci beaucoup pour la bonne note!
The service and food are always exceptional. I have been to Escoba a few times in the past few months and it is quickly becoming one of my favorite places to dine. Will definitely be back sooner rather than later.
Hi Sharon, thank you for your continued patronage! We appreciate you review! We hope to see you sooner then later too :)
The food and service is always superb at Escoba! The beef tenderloin was cooked perfectly and so tender. Every bite was delightful. The steps Escoba has taken to follow the physical distancing guidelines have been very well done without sacrificing the ambiance. I always highly recommend Escoba!
Hi Caitlin, we are so happy that you enjoyed the Tenderloin. We appreciate your understanding during the Covid normal. We are looking forward to the next time you are down!
Not the best quality food. A lot of ingredients reused across dishes. Had an amazing experience in previous years for the taste festivals so wanted to try the normal menu. Not amazing.
The food was amazing. Service was excellent. Portion size was not small. Overall a great experience. Will definitely return.
Hi Charlie, thank you for your comments! I am happy to hear that you found everything up to your expectation. We are looking forward to shaving you down again for lunch or dinner.
Fantastic and attentive service. Wonderful food...great portion sizes and presentation.
Thank you so much for the great rating! We are excited that you enjoyed everything. We're looking forward to severing you soon.
had an excellent dining experience at Escoba tonight
great food and service !!!
the staff were very friendly and very attentive
Thank you Alan! So happy you enjoyed yourselves! We very much appreciate you taking the time to fill out your OpenTable review and we look forward to seeing you soon!
Loved the food and the service, keep it up !
I would eat there again
Thank you for the lovely review, and for taking the time to share your rating! Hope to see you soon!
Always a fantastic dining experience, great tables for two beside the window.
Thank you so much for the great rating! We are excited that you enjoyed your dining experience. We're looking forward to severing you soon.
Amazing service and wonderful cozy atmosphere. Lunch was delicious! Can’t wait to go back for dinner to try more dishes from the diverse menu and intriguing wine list.
Thank you for the wonderful review! We look forward to hosting you again!
Once again the team at Escoba out did themselves!! The amazing service and the incredible food was all my clients could talk about!! Great job Escoba and staff I will be back real soon!!!
Hi Todd, thank you for joining us! We are very happy that everything was to your expectation yet again! We're looking forward to your next visit.
Hi team at escoba. I'm glad you have reopened and navigating the new normal of restaurants. Your still my favorite place to grab dinner alone. The mussels and cheese toast was fantastic. I'll be back as soon as I can.
Hi Denise, thank you for joining us. We are happy you enjoyed everything! we`re looking forward to seeing you soon.
Enjoyed the complete dining experience; very personable staff, excellent food, great wine.
Hi Gerry, thank you again for joining us last week. We are happy that you had a lovely evening. We`re looking forward to seeing you soon. The Chablis is delicious!
We had another outstanding experience at Escoba! The service is impeccable and the food is always delicious! Even with a pared down menu for COVID-19 there were still lots of favourites to choose from. They've done an excellent job of spacing out the dining area for COVID-19. So happy they returned from their previous hiatus and have stayed open through our latest crisis. Will definitely return soon and bring friends!
My Word you know how to make us blush! - Thank you for joining us and thank you for the fantastic review! We truly appreciate you taking the time to share and we look forward to your next visit!!
Awesome meal and service, as per usual. Escoba never disappoints even during COVID times.
Hi Colleen, we are delighted that you enjoyed your meal with us. Thank you so much for your continued support!
Me and my girlfriend visited after reading some reviews online and Escoba exceeded expectation! We sat out on the nice little patio area at the front of the restaurant to make the most of the good weather. Our server was a young brunette lady (sorry I am bad with names) and her service was amazing, super personable and attentive throughout the dining experience. Food was amazing and came out in really good time! Would recommend to anyone looking for a great meal and ambience! We will definitely be returning! (Would highly recommend the shrimp/crab cakes!!!)
Hi Greg, we are excited that you enjoyed your experience with us on our new patio! Thank you for the compliments on the food, wine & service. We are looking forward to seeing you on your next visit.
Delicious food at reasonable prices and great service. Perfect spot for a quiet dinner.
Hi Morgan! Thank you for your review! We are delighted you enjoyed your dining experience. We are looking forward to seeing you on your next visit.
Always a favourite. Food and wine is always amazing. Such a great local spot.
Hi Erin! Thank you for your review. We're very happy you enjoyed the food and the wine! Look forward to seeing you on your next visit.
Pros - Awesome Mediterranean food. All dishes we had were great and yummy.
Cons - Not the bars fault but due to COVID and distancing, I can't say the place had any atmosphere at all.
Also due to COVID, when staff wears face masks it de-personalizes the experience along with making conversation very strained and sometimes understood due to muffled words.
Street noise, cars, bikes, drunks, homeless people pass by frequently, so not exactly a cozy spot.
Hi Paul! Thank you for your review. We're very happy you enjoyed the food! Look forward to seeing you when the pandemic is over and the regulations have been removed!
The service was outstanding and the COVID procedures are in place and work really well. The food is always premium. It was a fantastic meal
Thank you so much for joining us! Glad to be back at it and we look forward to seeing you on your next visit!!
I made mention to my waitress that the tenderloin steak I had was the best steak I have ever had. The vegetables were don’t perfectly and the gravy/glaze was absolutely delicious. Every bite was one to remember thank you Escoba and chef!!
Thanks for taking the time to share Todd! Look forward to seeing you on your next visit!
We really enjoyed our food and the service was excellent. We had the meatballs & crab cakes for appetizers and the tenderloin & salmon for the mains. Everything was absolutely delicious! They did a really nice job of making sure that the tables, etc were clean and spacing was appropriately social-distanced. Will definitely be back!
So happy you all enjoyed everything! We really appreciate you taking the time to share your review. See you soonish! :)
Food was amazing and so delicious.
The staff's attention to us having the best Escoba experience is very pleasing.
Our gratitude to them for giving us such a terrific night out.
Thank you for taking the time to join us and for writing your wonderful review! We look forward to seeing you on your next visit! Tchin Tchin!
A lot of menu items were sold out
So sorry to have disappointed you, we try to keep our menu as updated as possible and the only item we are aware of being out of stock was the Saturday Supper. If there is an incorrect copy of our menu listed online we'd love to know so we can prevent any further disappointment. Thank you for your feedback and we'll make sure to be better prepared on your next visit!
Escoba Bistro and Wine Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (403) 474-4828.
Escoba Bistro and Wine Bar is rated 4.8 stars by 386 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.