Last weekend my mom came to town and we went out to dinner at Borough, one of the hottest new restaurants in Minneapolis.
The first thing we loved about Borough was the space itself. It’s located in the Warehouse District of Minneapolis and while the old, exposed brick buildings make it easy to create a modern, yet cozy feel to a restaurant, the people at Borough obviously put effort into the decor. Better yet, we were lucky enough to get a table right by the huge window-lined front wall.
After we ordered our wine, we turned to our server for suggestions on the menu. The menu is divided into “First Course” “Second Course” and “Third Course” and we needed some suggestions on how to navigate the menu.
Our server talked very highly of the soup, which consisted of Champagne, Fingerling Potato Chips, Black Truffles, and Chives. He recommended that we both order a bowl, as he frequently gets sent back to the kitchen for another bowl after a table only orders one. We took his advice and both ordered a bowl. So glad we did. This soup is incredible. You see those black things on the side of the bowl? Yeah, those are truffles.
Also recommended was the fried cauliflower. I never would have thought cauliflower could be so delicious. In addition to fried cauliflower, there were fried chiles and fried oysters, with caper berries, parsley, and a creamy aioli to dip it all in. Delicious.
After our appetizers, we both ordered one of the Third Courses. My mom ordered the Skate, which is a meaty, mild fish. Borough serves their skate topped with a brown butter hollandaise, artichokes, and squid ink couscous. This dish was another winner. The only thing I wasn’t a fan of was the trout caviar served aside the skate. It was a bit too fishy-tasting for my liking.
For my entree, I ordered the Strip, which came with beets, potatoes, gorgonzola cheese and a truffle jus. I’m not usually one to order beef but I was drawn to the beets and truffle jus in the dish. Another amazing dish. The beef melted in my mouth, and went perfectly with the potatoes, beets, and creamy gorgonzola.
Somehow I forgot to take a picture of dessert, but we ordered the donuts, and they were the perfect ending to our amazing meal. The cinnamon sugar brioche donut holes were accompanied by chocolate dipped bacon, espresso mousse, and milk foam.
All in all, I would absolutely recommend Borough. We loved every part of our dining experience, from the decor, to our server, to (most of all!) our food.