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Escoba Bistro and Wine Bar - CLOSED

624 8 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 1G4, Canada
(403) 474-4829
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“truffles” (3 reviews)
“duck” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Mediterranean, Wine Bar, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
624 8 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 1G4, Canada
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Reviews (127)
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1 - 10 of 124 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

Fantastic restaurant with excellent food, an amazing wine list and superb prices. Feature wine is $9 at lunch and there are half price appetizers from 3 until 7. Service is great.

Thank Vanessa P
Reviewed 6 August 2016

Amazing food, even better service. Great wine selection. Lunch offers wine by the glass and I have never been disappointed.

Thank Derrick71
Reviewed 17 July 2016

Nice restaurant close to my office. Loved the cheese sampler and good atmosphere. Quite busy with lunch rush and on St Patrick's Day too. Good service

Thank CindySaturday17
Reviewed 15 June 2016

A very nice quaint restaurant. right downtown Calgary. We had the rib-i steak, we all agreed the best steak ever. All the meals around us looked great and presented well. They also had a Half price bottle of wine special. Service was excellent.

Thank Bob1286
Reviewed 7 June 2016

My wife and I have been here several times and even hosted our Wedding reception at the restaurant. There were no complaints with the 100 meals served that night. Many mentioned it was their favourite meal at a wedding. We'll be back many times. The...More

Thank Erik C
Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

We had stopped here for a pre-dinner glass of wine....WOW is this place gorgeously designed inside. Really quaint, cozy and beautiful. Extensive wine list. Never had dinner but looked at the menu...it looked delicious, if we hadn't made dinner reservations already at another place I...More

Reviewed 1 June 2016

We had a wonderful lunch while enjoying the sunshine through the open windows at Escoba. The service was excellent - our waitress was knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. She made great recommendations for both food and wine. The soup and salad combo was delicious, and the...More

Thank kellysalmond
Laurel M, Manager at Escoba Bistro and Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2016

So pleased you enjoyed everything! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience!

Reviewed 9 May 2016

Escoba has been keeping it real for nearly 20 years, so I am always surprised if people say they haven't been there - I've known about it for at least 15 years. Was in Penny Lane, but is now just a half block down across...More

Thank circa78
darren h, Owner at Escoba Bistro and Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2016

...motivation enough to go another 20!

Reviewed 28 April 2016

Had dinner here while visiting Calgary. At first we were thinking that it may be just ok because of the initial appearance. The service, the food and after we settled into the comfy atmosphere the enviroment was all perfect.

Thank SpudmanCanada
Laurel M, Manager at Escoba Bistro and Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2016

Under promise and over deliver :) Thank you for posting your review! We hope to see you next time you're in town!

Reviewed 17 April 2016

We used to go to this restaurant quite regularly when it was located in Penny Lane, but once Penny Lane was knocked down, Escoba moved a bit further out of reach. Still downtown, but now across the street from The Globe. We took a shot...More

Thank Fine77Diner
Laurel M, Manager at Escoba Bistro and Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2016

We are so pleased to be back on your radar and excited to have you back! It's so lovely to have a great review as a pat on the back waiting for us on TripAdvisor. We will endeavor to keep our service standards at the...More

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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$25 - US$30
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 624 8 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 1G4, Canada
    (Between 5th and 6th Street on 8th Ave SW)
  • Public Transportation: We are located 1/2 block south of the 5th ave C-Train stop.
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: (403) 474-4829
  • E-mail
Mediterranean comfort food including duck, prime grade beef, Atlantic salmon, pastas, and homemade flatbreads. Every dish has a suggested wine pairing from our extensive cellar. Enjoy the warmth of our charmingly rustic wood, stucco, stone and wrought iron decor. Escoba seats up to 175 for dinner with the capacity to host up to 280 for specialized cocktail and appetizer functions.
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