A must in Calgary!
Two words: the Porterhouse! It was divine. I found this place online as a couple of us really wanted a good Alberta steak and we were not disappointed. One of my friends had a bone in rib chop that he really liked. The other had the char and said it was great as well. The corn fritters were amazing. We also tried the escargot and it was good, not quite as notable as the rest of the meal however. Our server, Shannon, was very knowledgable and fun. I can't wait to come back and try some of their offerings. Their sister restaurant next door, Big Fish, looks really good too!
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
I decided to take a very special person out to Open Range for our second first date, we hadn't seen each other in a year and a half. Everything was perfect, quite, ambiant, and romantic. Our server was attentive but not obtrusive in our evening. This is a wonderful place that we have made our own. Thank you for the wonderful dining experience.
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very happy with this find. Just needed to find a restaurant in a special area, and was quite delighted with my experience. Will definitely return.
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our evening at Open Range was perfect. The staff was friendly and accommodating. The food was interesting and includes western canadian dishes like Elk and Bison. Every dish we enjoyed was full of flavour. We left the resturant with a very satisfied feeling. Thank you Open Range!
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have eaten in several restaurants in the Calgary area and this is by far our favorite.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding Albertan Restaurant!
This is my favourite restaurant in Calgary. Although it appears to be a hole in the wall from the outside, it is very much worth trying. The food is excellent, service is always fantastic, and the restaurant is well designed. I of course prefer when their are only horse paintings on the walls.. but I will continue to strongly suggest that anyone looking for an unreal dining experience in Calgary check out Open Range.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a surprise place?
It surprisingly good once you step inside the place - food and service are great.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Pecan Pie
We had for dessert the pecan pie which was the best tha we have tasted. Otherwise the entrees were great along with appetizers. The escargots were delicious and unique.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of the Best Meals
Service was fantastic and the food was absolutely some of the best we've ever had. Portions are just right and unfortunately we had no room left for dessert which means we have to come back again!!!!
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food at this restaurant is consistently wonderful! I am always more than happy with my experience!
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had the special which was
We had the special which was an elk Wellington. It was fantastic.
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Unique menu, superb service
We wanted to entertain some visiting friends and this was the perfect place. The menu was something different from your usual Joey's or steakhouses. I had a rabbit stuffed with duck, with duck fries and veggies. Other choices include elk, bison and other game. While the selection was certainly unique, the quality and taste was just good, not superb. If the food was better, it would have been a 5 star rating. The service was excellent, not pushy or in-your-face. Prices were reasonable for what we received. Would recommend this place for special occasions.
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
I had a great time at Open Range - the service was excellent and we were not rushed through our dinner. Was given great menu suggestions by the server. Will definitely go again!
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful (and local)!
A romantic restaurant with outstanding food, locally sourced, great selection, good portion sizes, excellent service! Will go back for sure!!
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Last minute choice, but pleased!
Ambience was nice - the restaurant was quiet enough to talk and the music was the perfect volume. The waiter was attentive. The escargot appetizer was great, although I'm not sure how many escargot we actually received. Ask for extra bread to sop up the juices at the end because it really was tasty. My steakhouse caesar drink was VERY spicy - it burned the back of my throat. The porterhouse for two was a good deal - very tasty and the scalloped potatoes were awesome. The pecan pie was probably the best we've ever had, literally... so, try it!
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Bringing back the porterhouse
Ordered the 24oz porterhouse steak to share, best steak I have has so far! That's saying allot in calgary looking for a good cut of meat. The steak was cooked perfectly and went very well with the chimichuri
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great all round experience
Probably the best cooked meat I've ever had. I can't wait to go back. The service was excellent as well.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great night, we were the last
Great night, we were the last diners in and never felt rushed. I needed Gluten free food and that was no issue either. I can't wait to come back.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
A real treat!!
This was our second visit to Open Range. The food is wonderful, includes "wild" meat like bison, elk, deer, etc. All prepared and presented beautifully and creatively. Pride themselves on using local suppliers and products which is important to us. The server was attentive, but not intrusive. It was early on a Monday night, so the place was nearly empty. Offered us a complimentary glass of wine because it was our anniversary - which we refused - so dessert was on the house instead. A nice touch. My only complaint would be the old fashioned cowboy music playing. Not my taste but fits with the place.
9/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, great service,
Great food, great service, great atmosphere. Highly recommended.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Will be back ....
First time at Open Range - the food was fantastic and the service was great
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Saturday Night's Alright
First time at this establishment, great experience overall. Servers needed to learn how to smile. Had the escargot for an appetizer, partner had the wild boar and I had the 24 oz porter house. Excellent presentation, use of spice and sauce and portion size . I would recommend this place for any occasion.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wedding anniversary night and we both decided on this restuarant. Delicious steak, chops, wine and amazing cheesecake.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great date night
We had a lovely meal with great food, and service. Steak, and ribs were a highlight, and the flourless chocolate cake delicious- it was my husband's birthday and he didn't even get a bite. The only disappointment was that my husband's birthday was not acknowledged. It was mentioned in the reservation notes, and mentioned to our server a few times. Its always nice to have someone say happy birthday, or here is a glass of Champaign or dessert on the house. We spend over $200 on the meal... We would go back for sure.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
great little gem
We found Open Table a couple of weeks ago, and this was our second visit, we find the atmosphere wonderful, the food is excellent, and the service as good as we can get in Calgary, the food is excellent value, we will go back again soon, enjoy the experience
9/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
I took a client who was here from Houston out to dinner. He specifically asked to have COW, so I figured that Open Range would be a good choice. I had never been there before. It was excellent actually. He commented that he would like to come back again next time he is Calgary.
I will definitely be back, you can count on that.
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Open Range just keeps on getting
Open Range just keeps on getting better.
Each time I dine with them the experience moves up a notch.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Don't hate da player, LOVE the Game
This restaurant is like walking into a cozy warm parlour. It has unique menu items , from game meat to quirky delicious cocktail desserts and an extensive (reasonable) wine list. The Dark and Stormy Float is particularly good. Our table loved the Bison flank steak and the Wild Boar rack with stuffed Pork belly. Our service was excellent; our waiter was friendly, timely and knowledgeable about each menu item. I will definitely be going back to continue sampling the variety of dishes Open Range offers.
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food and service was exceptional. I would recommend the restaurant to any of my friends and business associates.
The waitress that took care of us was relatively new but was extremely pleasant, informative and attentive.
Will definetly return.
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great restaurant with amazing food. A good place to have a meal and catch up with friends. Service was great. The only negative thing about the Open Range was parking. Not a lot of choices because the restaurant is in a neighborhood that requires permits for parking.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Cozy restaurant with good food
Overall we had a positive experience at the restaurant. The food was tasty except that my fish was overdone as par for the course in Calgary. Also typical of Calgary restaurants was the minimal level of service. Go to this restaurant for the varied menu and fine food but don't expect to be showered with service.
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
We loved it!!
All around the compliments were flying when we finished at the restaurant and went to my Son's for a visit. We all talked about the food, the great service and how much fun we had. I wished I knew the waiter's name because both my Mom and I felt he made our meal so much better with his excellent service.
For sure I would recommend !!
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
I'll be back again!
We went there for dinner and were very impressed. Our table was right next to the warm and inviting fireplace. The interiors are rustic, classy, warm and inviting. My beef tenderloin was melt-in -your mouth,and the pecan pie was incredible. It was expensive but well worth it. My friend had the arctic char and loved it as well. She has to be on a low salt diet and they were very accomodating. Our waiter was attentive and helpful, and the food was delivered at just the right amount of time between courses so you weren't rushed but not waiting either. I will definitely be back. I've also enjoyed Big Fish next door, you can't go wrong with either place.
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
We liked the ambiance as we
We liked the ambiance as we are rural people. The shared porterhouse steak was great. We enjoyed the scalloped potatoes. My elk rib was delicious and the currant sauce was superb. My husband's lamb shank was good but t0o many starch sides and not enough veggies. The wine recommended was excellent! The milkshake dessert was too gingery. The overall experience was 4/5.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Warm & Cozy...
What a Great place for a nice cozy dinner on a snowy night. The dimly lit, warm atmosphere, with the fire place glowing in the background was the perfect place to just relax and watch the snow falling outside. As usual, the meal and service were excellent! It's hard to find a nicer place for a really nice night out. I'll always recommend Open Range to friends and family.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
First time here and enjoyed very much...service and food was excellent!...I had the elk, while my wife had the venison tenderloin feature. Both dishes were spot on, tender, and tasty. Great neighborhood gem, will definitely be back.
11/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great dining experience!!!
Our first time there and certainly will not be our last. Food was delicious and well presented. The service was outstanding and the server was very knowledgeable, didn't just know the menu but how every dish was prepared. A truly great dining experience!!!!
11/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
The Porterhouse Steak project will obviously be a success. The steak was excellent (the right proportion for a shared meal) and the family-style sides were great.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delicious alternative meats
Open Range was a fun treat. The meats there are ethically sourced, and there's a huge variety. The ambience was very nice, but the music would occasionally switch to a country hoedown tune, not what I'm in the mood for over dinner. The meal was delicious, the dessert doubly so.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Rustic, great service
I love Open Range. The food is always good and the service is the best. My one complaint about it is that I don't like eating in the bar side. I think, if I'm going to spend that much for a meal, I don't really want a TV behind me, or people loudly having drinks. I will specifically request the dining room next time. It didn't occur to me that I would make a reservation and end up in the bar, but I did make it the same day, so perhaps that is the problem. A small complaint considering how consistently good the food is and how wonderfully we were served.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Amazing every time, really!
I have dined at many restaurants in Calgary, choosing mainly places that source local, organic or free range, and high quality humanely raised meat (and vegetable) sources. Open Range has every time been a restaurant that I can count on to amaze my taste buds and inspire my own culinary explorations as the plates are presented beautifully and with perfect portions. It feels so nourishing and healthy to eat the food and I always feel at ease and well taken care of when I visit this place, from the greeting at the door to the service from a gentlemanly waiter. Yes, so I rate this 5 out of 5, and its my 'go to' restaurant when my partner and I feel like dining out. Thank you Open Range, you are AMAZING!
11/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good for the meat
Dinner for 4, of which one was a fish out of water (having the fish at what is a range-animal-focused restaurant). We had appetizers and then various beef & game mains. Good meat, wonderful scallops, interesting appetizers and attentive service. $290 with tip for four. Comfortable environment.
I'd go back.
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Lovely romantic dinner
Thoroughly enjoyed my birthday dinner. All the elements of a fine dining experience were excellent: food, service, wine, dessert. We are frequent diners at this restaurant, especially since we live in the neighborhood. I will continue to recommend your restaurant to others.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
This restaurant continues to impress with the quality of the food, pricing and outstanding service. As an expat living out of Canada this is one of our must visits when back home.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
The ambience of Open Range
The ambience of Open Range is perfect! Quiet, even when fully booked, romantic as well as fun. The managment and servers are well versed with the menu and ingredients of each dish. I have never been disappointed.
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, service slipping...
We were at Open Range for the 6-7th time. Food and the bar is consistently great as is the atmosphere. Service though has been slipping and the last two visits the server messed up my order or forgot items. Service was also very slow. Our server seemed to be tired, having a bad day. Maybe too many customers, not enough servers? Regardless, we'll be back...just gotta be patient.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Continues to be amazing
We are fairly regular at Open Range (every couple months). We had not been in a little while, and this was our best experience to date. We started with the Jalapeno fritters to start, and they were incredible. I had the lamb shank, and my wife had the chicken. Both dishes were presented well, and absolutely fantastic. This continues to be our favourite place to go in Calgary.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
First time, will come again !
Relatively small number of tables --neighborhood comfy/casual rustic meets downtown upscale menu.
Amazing number of menu and wine choices.
Sourdough bread sliced with heated cheese was pleasant surprise.
NY strip steak, bison flank, vegetables were excellent--tender, tasty.
Presentation was nicely done and portions were very good
--no food left for either of us and barely enough space to share a pecan pie with ice cream.
Service was knowledgeable, helpful, and relaxed about our extended friendly dinner as there was no one waiting.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great little secret
I hadn't heard of Open Range and maybe that's for a reason....people don't want to share the great secret :). We were celebrating a birthday and it was the perfect location and environment. The service was outstanding and the food was fantastic. Parking was a bit of an issue, but that is expected in a neighborhood restaurant. We will definitely go back.
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Must try the platter sampler appetizer. All the meats were excellent! Took a friend who was visiting from California...he was amazed at the quality of the food.
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM