Open Range
Open Range

Open Range

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.open-range.ca/
  • Phone: 4032773408x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00 Pm - 10:00 Pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00 Pm - 11:00 Pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Wild Game
  • Executive Chef: Dwayne Ennest
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Gluten-free Menu, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Contact: Angela Carter 4032773408x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 11th Avenue NE
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Private parking lot directly behind the restaurant, as well as additional street parking along the neighboring streets. *Please note on our block of 11th Avenue NE the parking is PERMIT ONLY for the residents.
A word from Open Range
Open Range is a relaxed steakhouse and lounge serving Alberta beef, lamb and game in an easygoing southwest style.

Open Range has been a top three finalist in Where Magazine's "Where to Dine Awards" - 2009 & 2010 "Best Canadian Regional Dining", and 2011 "Best Alberta Beef."

We are a unique steakhouse for Calgary because we are chef owned and operated. Chef Dwayne Ennest' back-to-basics approach is about using seasonal ingredients from local farms, and preparing his creative dishes by hand from start to finish.

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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
Open Range reviews from OpenTable diners
119 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (74)neighborhood gem (69)fit for foodies (68)romantic (47)good for groups (35)notable wine list (32)hot spot (11)kid-friendly (4)late-night find (4)great for lunch (2)Show More
  • Last time I go!
    Critic
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Food came all at once despite request via server to have Chef stagger and serve as s/he saw best. So, 10 appetizers came all at once to Table for 2 and request made to at least keep food warm under heat light or use another one of the empty tables nearby. Server looks very upset, inconvienced and blamed us for ordering all at once. Foie gras pate was actually chicken liver pate. Food quality was mediocre; no creativity. At least server took off foie gras dish after noted. But great front door service by gentleman!
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food Was Very Good - Service Slow
    darth2dine
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I reserved this restaurant because I thought it looked like a special place to take my wife for our 16th wedding anniversary. We were seated right away, but waited about 15 minutes to get our drink order in. The server apologized, and said that they seated late reservations. The bread basket came just before our meal. Our meal came to the table and we were finished our plates before our server even asked how our meal was. We noted a few tables around us that were getting great service by the same server. They were having birthdays. The food was amazing, if not for that, I am not sure if we would go back again. It is a pricey restaurant for sub standard service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fabulous!!!
    Kristin
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Really an amazing restaurant. Great ambiance, friendly staff, amazing food! I can't wait to come back. Just love the owners!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Impressive First Visit
    AmplePortions
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I tried to book this restaurant for a work related gathering earlier in the week but they were already full. Took my wife for our anniversary dinner on Saturday. What a great choice. Casual cozy dining area with fire place. The staff are very friendly and the service was fast. My wife had the duck and I had the wild boar rack. Both were prepared to perfection. Wine list is extensive and we enjoyed a French Merlot for $32.Finished off the meal with desserts that were excellent. Homemade ice cream on mine. The art work on display is tasteful and has a definite western theme. Most pieces are available for sale. If I have one negative comment, there is no need for the TV in the dining room.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always a Pleasure
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We have been to Open Range several times over the last few years. Each time, it has been a great meal out. It's not a fast food joint, so don't expect to be in and out in a half hour. Each time we go, the food is amazing. The tenderloin is melt-in-your-mouth delightfulness. The staff there take pride in their work and have added that personal touch each time I've been. I also appreciate that they take allergies seriously. Portions are filling and the food manages to be high quality and well presented without losing a home-cooked meal feel. The only reason I would hesitate to recommend it is purely selfish, in that the more people who experience this place, the harder it may become to get reservations ;)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unique place
    WildAccountant
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Lots of local product including quality beef, chicken and pork, but also elk, bison and wild boar. The wild boar is spectacular. They just happened to run out of the elk special or I would have tried that. Menu goes from the common to very unique high quality game with really good preparation and taste. Found this through Open Table, and what a find! No chain restaurant here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • New favorite
    Dineomite
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We discovered this restaurant on Open Table. The food and presentation are excellent and the price reasonable. Service was just right, attentive but not over bearing. We never felt rushed and were able to enjoy a relaxing meal. The only slight problem is parking. With only about a fozen spots behind to cover 2 restaurants you may have to look at street parking but be careful as some is by permit only. Love this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous as always!
    CBar
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Love, love, love the Porterhouse. It is a great deal if you share. The scallop potatoes are the best. Even bought extra to take home. Next time we really need to open the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic spot
    Griffin
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Being a regular at Open Range it's a go to recommendation for me in the NE. The service is always top notch and I have never had a bad meal. Try the porterhouse for two and you'll have an amazing evening with that special someone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for Beef
    ethelVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    This restaurant is local to us. We take oversea guests who want to experience the Alberta Beef and they are never disappointed. I had Alberta lamb shank this time and it was superb. There are alternatives to beef if people are not beef eaters, in fact, the fish dishes looked quite tempting. Our server was very attentive without being overbearing. I would recommend this restaurant without hesitation, we have always eaten well.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unbelievable!
    Lovetoeat
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Coming from northern California's, we are a bit too snobby about food for our own good. This restuarant blew our minds! Never have I enjoyed a meal more. I think the chef is a genius!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a favourite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Particularly good service - was able to fit a group of 6 in on a Friday night. Cocktail feature was really interesting and the Porterhouse project was a big hit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Family dinner
    Ginn
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    As always the meal was fantastic and so was the service. Knowledgable staff and a relaxed environment made for a fantastic evening
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great
    foodlove
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We have been to open range several times, and it is always a pleasure. The food is excellent (especially the boar), and the service is always great. Would highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Open Range Review
    foodhunter
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Great food and awesome service, first time being there and the waitress was very informative on food favorites and recommendations for wine. We had the bison flank and beef tenderloin, along with the ribs and sourdough cheese stuffed bread as apps. Reasonably priced (cheaper compared to Vintage, Ceasers, Catch) and portions were perfect - food was filling and tasted real ( organic beets and potatoes alongside locally sourced products). The atmosphere was rustic with comfortable seating and a positive ambience which allowed good conversation. Would highly recommend Open Range for the best steakhouse in Calgary. Next time will be trying the elk and sturgeon steak!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Open range
    Macs
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Marrow bones are awesome, they stay true to butchers with Porter house steaks, wild boar chops and elk, to name but a few. Arctic char and sturgeon available. Not just a steak house. Sauces and glazes are delicious. Servers knowledgeable about wine pairings. Excellent date night spot for my wife and I.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice, meat friendly place
    Eatsgoodmeats
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Definitely a pleasent experience. Nice for LOCALly raised meat so also good for entertaining out of towners and business meetinga
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place
    PoutineDestroyer
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    I wanted to find a great steakhouse and I found it. Had the Porterhouse, tomato bisque, scalloped potatoes (awesome), and chocolate torte for dessert, all were some of the best I've ever had. Ambiance was...odd, old western music and hard to describe decor, but I really liked it and it worked. Servers were great and even went out of their way to spend time with some overly chatty customers. I would be back more often but it's pretty pricey (for us), but it's worth it depending on the occasion.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Goatcheese cheesecake
    Devon
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Im still thinking about it 48 hours later. My favorite restaurant in Calgary for years now. Never dissapointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • outstanding
    lrb30
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    What a cool and different restaurant. We all enjoyed every bite of our meals at open range and since we all shared we tried quite a few things on the menu. The steak porterhouse was amazing! I Highly recommend a visit to this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    Grahamcracker
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Elk steak was tough, no vegtables with the lamb and prices were very high for the quality of the food
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  • beautiful plates
    mmmfood
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Fantastic. Great food. Greg the server is very knowledgeable
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a find
    Newfie
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Would highly recommend. Great variety on menu. Items you don't normally find and price is great for what you get.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • good2go
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    The food here is outstanding and always spectacular great flavors, good wine, good price great service
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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  • My favourite restaurant
    luvtoeatgoodfood
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Everything is amazing at this restaurant. It really is my favorite restaurant in Calgary. The food is exceptional. Recommend this to everyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Date Night
    mpg1958
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We dine out very infrequently but Open Range was recently recommended to us. We were impressed by the nice selection of wines and beers available (although I ended up choosing a martini). The meals were wonderful - I seldom eat beef .... so when a craving for filet comes along .... it's critical that it be cooked to perfection .... as it was ! We always try to support a local establishment (as opposed to chain type restaurants). The ambience of Open Range was very enjoyable = quiet and intimate - just ideal for a date night !
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • All around gem!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We took our parents here after a play and thoroughly enjoyed the local artists' displays, and the "local" menu's variety - the ribs starter and pecan pie are a must-try. Great wine list, great food - we will be back. Parking is limited so plan to park a block or 2 away.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place for lunch or dinner
    fivefingers68VIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We come to this place regularly, there are two sides of it, and we love both of them - big fish and open range. Great menu, friendly staff and wonderful environment!!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Surprising little find!
    Ruthie
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    We had been given a gift certificate to "Open Range" and had no idea what to expect. What a fun surprise! Loved the decor and the service was awesome! A little on the pricey side but everyone's meal was excellent. Would recommend for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • amazing service, good portions
    kideatz
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    I found the food to be pretty good and the server was very knowledgeable in all the foods we had questions about.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Timer
    FirstTimer
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Would definitely come again. Food was very good. Goat cheesecake is a definite must.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The best from the pasture
    JimcrescentheightsVIP
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Open Range is always great. The food is pretty heavy for summer, but it's so delicious you won't mind at all. The service is friendly and attentive without being annoying. The variety of meats served is outstanding, and the appetizers never fail to please.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Lovely local ingredients prepared wonderfully. Fantastic service and a few interesting cocktails.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Open Range
    TheMouth
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    We had great service to start, our waiter was very knowledgeable. The casual country themed decor was great with beautiful furniture, and great paintings hanging all around, a very nice atmosphere to enjoy food with friends/family. My prime rib arrived perfectly prepared at medium rare with a side of fresh horseradish which was fantastic, and the fresh veggies they use are just amazing. I also had the goat cheese cheesecake, which was a nice treat. Next time, I'm gonna bring some wine drinkers because their wine list is very extensive and well thought out. Some people may have an issue with the price, but I checked Open Range against The Keg, and you would pay almost exactly the same there but not get near the quality of food or service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awesome Restaurant
    ThisDudeLikesFood
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    I ate here the other day. We ordered the prime rib from the Stampede menu. There is a lot of flavour going on with this dish. I do it no justice in trying to describe it, but I can say that it was interesting/unique, and I mean that in the best possible way. I reserve 5 star ratings for places that truly excite/surprise me, and very very few places manage that (I can't even think of one in Calgary). The four stars I give could easily be someone else's five. Really, this is a very good restaurant. It's quaint, well staffed, and there are some nice paintings on the walls to look at. Would be an awesome date spot for a romantic night.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overpriced
    Rocky
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    My guests were very happy with their dinners but I was less so. My lamb shank was dark brown and it tasted burned. My mashed potatoes were purple, made with purple potatoes...perhaps not a good choice. On the other hand, one of my guests chose the porterhouse steak and he said it was cooked perfectly. The one who chose the New York steak said it was very tender and cooked the way he had asked. Also, I don't think we should have to pay for bread and it should be brought to the table automatically, not ordered.
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  • Great food amazing service
    slaner69
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Shannon was our server and made our experience amazing! The food and drinks were worth every penny. My wife had the Duck and it was so delicious. I had the Porterhouse project so delicious. I recommend Open Range to anyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    Trev
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Have had many meals here - all great. Hope last time (June 28th) was just a blip on the radar. Beef tenderloins X 2 arrived with a burnt and bitter crust and were cooked medium to medium well but were ordered medium rare. On both plates the mushroom ragout held very few mushrooms and what was presented was inedible - too tough to cut through. One steak was sent back but after 10 minutes the new one arrived well done. Elk medallions were tasty but one had too much sinew to eat. One dish (the bison burger) was, as usual , great but yam fries were too soggy to eat. Although our server was apologetic and adjusted the bill there's no excusing the kitchen for this poor quality. We plan to return as previous meals were consistent and delicious.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cowboy up!
    butterlover
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Service, food quality and variety, and fabulous drinks makes this place one of our favourites, especially when we are entertaining out-of-towners. We consistently leave full and happy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Crazy slow service.
    Supssass
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Slow service no matter what. Busy or not, always slow. Food takes way too long to come out, and service is just too slow in general.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet