Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant

4.6
1137 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Canadian
The Bow Valley Ranche is located at the end of Bow Bottom Trail SE, in Fish Creek Provincial Park, just follow the signs for Bow Valley Ranche.



The Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant is the new fine dining facility located in the restored Ranche House. Their menu features a contemporary interpretation of Alberta regional cuisine. Today, the flavours and traditions of Alberta’s ranching heritage live on at the Bow Valley Ranche. Our Grand Salon holds approximately 110-120 guests. William Roper Hull and Senator Patrick Burns hold approximately 30-32 guests. Our John Glenn room, located in the upstairs, old master bedroom of the house, holds approximately 12 guests. Our Charlie's Lounge and Verandah are only available with a restaurant buy-out.



Sit down beside the massive fireplace in the Grand Salon room or enjoy the covered wrap-around verandah during warm weather. Enjoy lunch, dinner, cocktails or weekend brunch. Reservations are recommended.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Canadian
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Hours of operation
Winter hours

Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Dinner: Friday - Saturday: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Brunch: Saturday and Sunday: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Afternoon Tea: Saturday & Sunday: 2:00 - 4:00 pm - Seasonal


Holiday Hours:

Dec 24-25: CLOSED
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Phone number
(403) 476-1310
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Payment options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Parking details
Plenty of complimentary parking within the park and a few metres to the restaurant
Additional
Banquet, Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch
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IW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

10 out of 10 except that the live music was a little loud such that it was difficult to hold a conversation with our other fellow guests.

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B
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

I ordered the salmon and had to send it back twice to be cooked thoroughly. The waiter told me after the second time, they usually serve it slightly undercooked, but this was raw in the middle. Sending it back once would be bad enough, but to send it back twice is too much. I am not usually a complainer and will pretty much eat anything put in front of me, but could not eat the raw salmon. I also felt the salad was a little salty and did comment to the waiter. my friends enjoyed their chicken, but also felt the salad was over salted.

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LC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

A friend and I were out to celebrate her birthday lunch. The service was impeccable and the Express Lunch excellent. We then were able to sit and visit without feeling rushed. A great afternoon.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome and unique experience!!

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AM
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Great food and atmosphere! Would definitely come back!

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J
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible location and amazing ambiance. This is truly a unique dinning experience and a piece of Calgary history. The food is spot on!

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SR
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best option for Aniversary celebration and romantic dinner

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c
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We took our parents to the Ranche for their 50th wedding anniversary. Everyone enjoyed their meal and the service was fantastic. It was a very special occasion and I couldn’t imagine celebrating it anywhere else.

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JT
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Get your palate ready for a rollercoaster ride of flavours and textures! Try at least one appetizer, any appetizer, and ask the server for a pairing suggestion. You drove all the way there, so start it off right. You’re welcome.

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AB
Calgary
18 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went there for a business lunch and tried their $25 three-course express lunch. Great value and impeccable taste.

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R
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really great tasting menu. Nice location, great food, Great service

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KB
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I took my husband for his 70th birthday and we thoroughly enjoyed the evening. Our server was wonderful and attentive and the ambiance was a delight. The food was excellent, especially the beet salad. We had a wonderful evening.

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CT
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There were four of us that went to the Bow Valkey Ranche for dinner on Saturday evening. The service was very good, attentive but not intrusive as we conversed. There is a good wine list and everyone enjoyed their food. Some people had appetizers, the mains were good size portions and they were cooked to perfection. The seasonal pumpkin cheese was enjoyed by a few in our party. Overall a great place to go for a special occasion - or really any occasion.

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KH
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Beautiful setting and very relaxing along with excellent food and great service! Who could ask for more!

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LR
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

Unfortunately, after seeing that you serve Foie gras we will never be back or recommend your restaurant. If it hadn't been that it was my Mom's 90 th birthday and a bit upsetting to her had we all gotten up and left we did stay for brunch.

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B
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An absolute gem, the staff are exceptional and we found them tentative and a pleasure to converse with.

The elegance of the meal was one of which shall be a night to remember for all of us that were there.

We sampled much on the menu and the kitchen staff did more then simply deliver. The duck was fantastic and prepared beautifully, the Elk tartar was mouth wateringly delightful. My wife was very impressed by the cut of wagyu and prepared to perfection.

An incredible night out and would recommend to any who appreciate an all around experience of pleasure.

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service, great meal, amazing atmosphere! 👌🏼

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RB
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Have severe food allergies.. Asked for my food choice to be served certain way.. Twice it was served to the table incorrectly. Ended up just having a bowl of fruit upon the Ast. Managers insistence. My other 3 guests food was served properly and enjoyed by all. I am a chef and understand mixups.. twice at one service .. I am unsure If I will return.. It was our 1st time and I wanted to go there since arrival to Calgary in 2013.

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Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice place. Good service. A little loud. Traditional meat/potato style food.

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SW
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing dinner! Our waiter, Cameron was pleasant and made recommendations. We had the surf and turf for 2 💞 We will definately return and recommend to our friends.

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C
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was very warm and friendly as well as knowledgeable about the food and wine. It was a wonderful evening and the venue was perfect! The was so delicious that we licked our plates clean!

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M
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice Food, always love the Egg Benedict there. Very Comfortable interior setting, sweet and nice staff, good to spend a relaxing time there.

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C
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

My Wife and I have enjoyed going here for our anniversary off and on since 2007. It remains one the best Romantic and enjoyable restaurants in Calgary for us.

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C
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Truly was a great experience. Fantastic evening with fantastic food.

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R
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 5

The service was poor. One of our group did not receive his food with the rest of us. Apparently his plate was given to another table and as result he had to wait which took forever. The ranche is a really nice spot but honestly this is the third time I have been and there always seems to be an issue with the service. Perhaps I am just cursed and should just stay away!

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H
Calgary
11 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Unfortunately yesterday was a bit disappointing as the service was not as good as it usually is, also the noise
level was very loud and hard to visit. We also waited for a long time before our meals were served. Thank you

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JO
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my wife to bow valley ranche restaurant for our 8 years wedding anniversary and it was an awesome experience. Martin and the entire team were friendly, courteous, and genuinely interested in serving us. Great place for dining. I will recommend this place without hesitation.

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CM
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

This was the second time I tried this restaurant. The setting is lovely, but yet again, this place is let down by weirdly second-rate service. Yet again, served the wrong dishes to table, lacklustre apology, aloof interaction from staff, taking forever to place an order (35 minutes after being seated, and the place was less than 1/4 full). These staff really need some serious training in putting the customer first, rather than their own ease of doing the job with minimal effort. Paying attention to simple things like picking up the right food from the kitchen would be a start!
And after specially requesting an outdoor table on a glorious day, as I had out of town visitors, arriving to an inside table. When I questioned it, no grace with an apology (and no real reason, other than they couldn't be bothered to set it up) and I was summarily dismissed. Poor show. This place could be so much better!

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JH
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They go above and beyond to ensure you have a spectacular night!

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SK
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing dinner yet again! Always impressed with all aspects of the Ranche.

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SM
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was by far the most beautiful meal and exceptional dining experience I have ever had. What a great way for my wife and I to celebrate our first anniversary! Arjan had wonderful insight into the wine selections and provided world-class service and care. It is clear that the chef and their colleagues pour love into the food they prepare. We had the Elk Tartare, then the Lamb and Wagyu, finishing with some Death By Chocolate; incredible at every moment. The kitchen prepared a customized, edible note with our dessert, and the entire staff signed a card for us. We felt like royalty. Amazing.

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A
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Overall, I think it was an excellent experience. The only thing I would have liked different was consistency in service. Almost the entire time we were eating, no one came to ask for coffee. I had to ask the server, when they were taking our neighbors' order, for a coffee refill. Other than that, the food was sumptuous and the server was very professional and helpful in making recommendations. I'd go there again.

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MR
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best steak ive ever had in my life. The service was impeccable and incredible night overall.

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LR
Calgary
23 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very good!

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G
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favourite spot. Martin always makes it special.

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SL
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bow Valley Ranch is wonderful for a relaxing and pleasant lunch or dinner! We love it!

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BW
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dining, kind, friendly service, well cared for historical building.

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GB
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Celebrated our anniversary here with Sunday brunch. Our table was perfectly set up beside a window, overlooking the front garden, and our food was very delicious.
It is an open room so it did get a little noisy, otherwise a beautiful setting.

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IA
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always but a bit noisy in the main dining room.

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L
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was a bit loud that night we went due to a wedding in the main dining room but otherwise it was fantastic and we plan to attend again in the near future. The food was amazing.

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