This restaurant added safety precaution details

This includes info about cleaning, sanitizing, social distancing, and usage of personal protective equipment. Learn more.

Escoba Bistro and Wine Bar

4.8
icon/ic_reviewCreated with Sketch.
386 Reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
CAN$31 to CAN$50
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Mediterranean
RESERVATIONS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED WHILE WE NAVIGATE OUR RE-OPENING AS PART OF STAGE 2 OF ALBERTA'S RE-LAUNCH.
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!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 386 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.8
service
4.6
ambience
4.5
value
Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
Sort by
Filters
OT
OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food and service.

J
Jumpster
Calgary
30 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was really good, and the food matched. A good experience.

T
vipTerri
Calgary
18 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and delicious food and coffee!

N
Neen
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a very rewarding experience, great atmosphere, delicious food and wonderful cheerful service. Highly recommend

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fantastic at Escoba. Staff treats you like family, food is amazing. Best tenderloin steak in town.

MK
MeganK
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great. Our waitress was stellar as well, & didn’t make us feel rushed at all.
Love Escoba!

Escoba Bistro and Wine Bar
Responded on October 14, 2020

Thank you so much for the great rating! We are excited that you enjoyed everything. We look forward to serving you soon.

Report
GP
vipGlenP
Calgary
14 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

TH
vipToddH
Calgary
15 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

OUTSTANDING!!!!!

Escoba Bistro and Wine Bar
Responded on October 9, 2020

Thanks Todd! We are excited you enjoyed yourself! We're looking forward to hosting you again.

Report
J
Jane
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food , service and loved the ambiance and that it was not loud, you could easily visit

KV
KlausV
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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.

Escoba Bistro and Wine Bar
Responded on September 29, 2020

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!

Report
M
Martin
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

Escoba Bistro and Wine Bar
Responded on September 17, 2020

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.

Report
C
vipCanuckfoodies
Calgary
9 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I hadn’t been for awhile. It was every bit as good as I remembered. Thank you for a wonderful evening!

Escoba Bistro and Wine Bar
Responded on September 17, 2020

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.

Report
OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

Escoba Bistro and Wine Bar
Responded on September 17, 2020

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.

Report
b
blakew
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of my favorite restaurants in DT Calgary. I have never had a bad meal. The salmon dish is my favourite.

Escoba Bistro and Wine Bar
Responded on September 17, 2020

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.

Report
OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

C’est magnifique!!! Je veux que mon dernier repas soit d'Escoba!

Escoba Bistro and Wine Bar
Responded on September 29, 2020

Merci beaucoup pour la bonne note!

Report
S
Sharon
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

Escoba Bistro and Wine Bar
Responded on September 10, 2020

Hi Sharon, thank you for your continued patronage! We appreciate you review! We hope to see you sooner then later too :)

Report
CA
CaitlinA
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

Escoba Bistro and Wine Bar
Responded on September 10, 2020

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!

Report
J
Janchh
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

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.

C
vipCharlie
Calgary
10 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. Service was excellent. Portion size was not small. Overall a great experience. Will definitely return.

Escoba Bistro and Wine Bar
Responded on September 10, 2020

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.

Report
OT
OpenTable Diner
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic and attentive service. Wonderful food...great portion sizes and presentation.

Escoba Bistro and Wine Bar
Responded on August 27, 2020

Thank you so much for the great rating! We are excited that you enjoyed everything. We're looking forward to severing you soon.

Report
AN
vipAlanN
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

had an excellent dining experience at Escoba tonight
great food and service !!!
the staff were very friendly and very attentive

Escoba Bistro and Wine Bar
Responded on August 26, 2020

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!

Report
J
Julz
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food and the service, keep it up !

I would eat there again

Escoba Bistro and Wine Bar
Responded on August 27, 2020

Thank you for the lovely review, and for taking the time to share your rating! Hope to see you soon!

Report
TJ
TJJA
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fantastic dining experience, great tables for two beside the window.

Escoba Bistro and Wine Bar
Responded on September 29, 2020

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.

Report
OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
16 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

Escoba Bistro and Wine Bar
Responded on September 10, 2020

Thank you for the wonderful review! We look forward to hosting you again!

Report
TH
vipToddH
Calgary
15 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!!!

Escoba Bistro and Wine Bar
Responded on August 18, 2020

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.

Report
d
denisem
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

Escoba Bistro and Wine Bar
Responded on August 11, 2020

Hi Denise, thank you for joining us. We are happy you enjoyed everything! we`re looking forward to seeing you soon.

Report
GH
GerryH
Calgary
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the complete dining experience; very personable staff, excellent food, great wine.

Escoba Bistro and Wine Bar
Responded on August 11, 2020

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!

Report
OC
OrganizedChaos
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

Escoba Bistro and Wine Bar
Responded on August 26, 2020

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!!

Report
CL
vipColleenL
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome meal and service, as per usual. Escoba never disappoints even during COVID times.

Escoba Bistro and Wine Bar
Responded on August 11, 2020

Hi Colleen, we are delighted that you enjoyed your meal with us. Thank you so much for your continued support!

Report
GB
GregB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!!!)

Escoba Bistro and Wine Bar
Responded on July 23, 2020

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.

Report
MJ
MorganJ
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food at reasonable prices and great service. Perfect spot for a quiet dinner.

Escoba Bistro and Wine Bar
Responded on July 23, 2020

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.

Report
EV
ErinV
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a favourite. Food and wine is always amazing. Such a great local spot.

Escoba Bistro and Wine Bar
Responded on July 23, 2020

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.

Report
PD
PaulD
Calgary
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience2

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.

Escoba Bistro and Wine Bar
Responded on July 13, 2020

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!

Report
OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Escoba Bistro and Wine Bar
Responded on July 13, 2020

Thank you so much for joining us! Glad to be back at it and we look forward to seeing you on your next visit!!

Report
TH
vipToddH
Calgary
15 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!!

Escoba Bistro and Wine Bar
Responded on July 13, 2020

Thanks for taking the time to share Todd! Look forward to seeing you on your next visit!

Report
OT
OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

anniversary

p
vippldffc
Calgary
23 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

Escoba Bistro and Wine Bar
Responded on July 13, 2020

So happy you all enjoyed everything! We really appreciate you taking the time to share your review. See you soonish! :)

Report
VS
VictorS
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

Escoba Bistro and Wine Bar
Responded on July 13, 2020

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!

Report
OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

A lot of menu items were sold out

Escoba Bistro and Wine Bar
Responded on June 29, 2020

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!

Report

FAQs

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.