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About Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant

The Bow Valley Ranche has two restaurants where people come and go in the Fish Creek Provincial Park's beautiful surroundings. 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. The Grand Salon seats about 125 guests.



Charlie's room, seats another 25 and there are private dining dining rooms available. Sit down beside the massive fireplace in the William Roper Hull room or enjoy the covered wrap-around verandah during warm weather. Enjoy lunch, dinner, cocktails or weekend brunch. Reservations are recommended.

15979 Bow Bottom Trail SE
Calgary, AB T2J 6T5
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Canadian

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

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
CAN$31 to CAN$50

Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(403) 476-1310

Website:
http://www.bowvalleyranche.com/restaurants.html

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

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

$84 per person - 5 Course Menu - available this evening only (Wednesday, February 14th, 2018).

Options available for 4 of the courses. No other menus will be available this evening. 18% gratuity will be added to the bill. Reservations Required.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (59)
Romantic (49)
Good for Anniversaries (47)
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Good for Birthdays (42)
Worth the Drive (42)
Good for a Date (40)
Scenic View (38)
Creative Cuisine (34)
Great for Brunch (30)
Cozy (29)
Good for Groups (27)
Notable Wine List (26)
Local Ingredients (26)
Sunday Lunch (23)
Fit for Foodies (23)
Great for Lunch (21)
Neighborhood Gem (21)
Authentic (20)
Business Meals (20)
Quiet Conversation (20)
Afternoon Tea (18)
Seasonal (15)
Healthy (14)
Casual (13)
Fun (12)
Comfort Food (9)
Great for Outdoor Dining (9)
Tasting Menu (9)
Live Music (8)
Afternoon Coffee (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Organic (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Disabled Access (1)
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Paleo Friendly (1)
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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Food is always excellent, it was very busy so the service was a little off but still above par.

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·Dined on January 6, 2018

Everything was amazing.

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

It was a great experience and looking for more get together with friends. Food was great and as well as the ambience. 😍❤️👍🏽❤️
Great scenery outside the restaurant! ❤️

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Organic, Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Tea, Creative Cuisine
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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We love going to the Bow Valley. Food is good and the ambiance is great. Today we were disappointed with service and food.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Food is always excellent! Our go-to place for family dinners!

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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Amazing food and service as usual. We went there for New Years Day brunch. We both had the eggs Benedict. Love the food and always get the best service. Thank you and see you again soon

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Afternoon Tea, Comfort Food, Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Casual
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Bow Valley Ranch has been a favourite our family's for years. More so for celebratory dinners or holidays. We've hosted corporate dinners here too. Our youngest and oldest both have food allergies to different things (one to all nuts and the other is celiac). We always worry about them dining out but the front and back of house takes such good care. It really is like eating at home...but just better!

The setting is absolutely amazing (with Fish Creek Park as the back drop), the old heritage house is nostalgic and charming. The menu is creative and out right perfect (especially when paired with their recommended wines).

If this spot is just a little closer to home, it would be a regular dining location.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Kid-friendly
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Not a fun of the Steak. I have had better steak elsewhere for the same price, but everything else is great. Especially like the kale salad.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great ambiance and service. After dinner the server volunteered to do a family photo outside, which we thought was above-and-beyond the call of duty given the air temperature was minus 28C.

Tags: Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Always love going to the ranch haven’t had a bad meal yet!
We have been coming to the ranch for over 10yrs now

Tags: Scenic View, Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Casual, Live Music, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Amazing food, amazing setting, great Thurs nite Jazz....just a perfect evening. And kudos to Larae, our server who was also amazing!

Tags: Seasonal, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Live Music, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View
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·Dined on December 28, 2017

It was really cold out but we were able to sit close to the fireplace. The main dining room was warm and inviting and our waiter was great. As always, the food was fantastic! It was the perfect way to relax between Christmas and New Year's.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 22, 2017

It was great! Great place, great location, great food, relatively expensive but worth every penny

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·Dined on December 22, 2017

Such a great time we had, couldn’t be happier with the service and the food.

Tags: Romantic, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on December 21, 2017

Our expectations were quickly lessened once we looked at the prices of wine list and main course menu. The appetizers and entree’s we had we felt were ok, but did not meet the price levels asked. We were there on our 48th anniversary, which we indicated when we reserved, but no mention from the servers that they knew. I doubt we would be back here in the future.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 20, 2017

A lovely place to spend your lunch time with family or friends.

Tags: Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 17, 2017

I had been here four or five times already before the booking birthday brunch on December 17. I had loved the food and ambience previously. Especially I was satisfied with both the food and service on what was meant to be an extra special occasion. I think next time I definitely need to go back for another brunch with my friends.

Tags: Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Lovely brunch with a dear friend to celebrate her 65th birthday.
We shared the Mandarin Orange Souffle for dessert... it was scrumptious!
Our daughter had her wedding here 14 years ago, and every time we visit, it brings back wonderful memories!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

Wonderful restaurant, gorgeous building and decor. Options for vegan friend weren't much, and only 1 option for vegetarian, but it was good. If recommend this restaurant for meat eaters for sure.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Afternoon Tea
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·Dined on December 15, 2017

The food was delicious, the building is absolutely gorgeous and the service was very good. It was well worth the drive for a special treat.

Tags: Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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·Dined on December 15, 2017

This was the 2nd time we have visited here and again, it didn't disappoint

Tags: Scenic View, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Casual, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on December 13, 2017

Easily one of the best experiences when it comes to dinning. The service was superb, Dana was very informative and made the experience at Bow Valley Ranche incredibly enjoyable. Francis, was very polite and always came by and topped up drinks whenever it was needed. The atmosphere was also fantastic. Lastly ofcourse the food was perfect. The beef tenderloin and duck as main courses were cooked to perfection. The appetizers were wonderfully put together, these included the oysters and Elk Tar Tar which were excellent to start with. We will be returning indefinitely to Bow Valley Ranche. The entire experience was perfect!

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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Went for the chefs menu as we had a couple of years ago. Asked for a table by the fire.. they had a group event so we were in a smaller room with, as the hostess said, a view of the fireplace.
Service seemed a bit rushed, like they wanted us out of there quickly.
Wasn't as good as we recall it when we first went. Recommend not going during the busy holiday season.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 10, 2017

We went for our anniversary dinner - a bad choice. Too much noise for various holiday celebrations. While the food was excellent, we didn't stay as long as we might have (for wine/dessert) because it was toooooo loud. We could barely hear ourselves talking. Happy to see the restaurant full of holiday celebration tables - not a good place for a couple on a special evening.

Tags: Fun, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 8, 2017

I love the Ranche because of its ambience, excellent service and delicious food. It’s a real treat!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 8, 2017

We went for Thursday night “Jazz Night”. Can’t say we heard jazz, but the guitar music was a nice backdrop for our evening. Our waiter, Cameron, was outstanding. He seemed to anticipate every need and want. Great service, excellent food and lovely ambiance. A perfect evening out.

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Live Music, Local Ingredients
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 5, 2017

The food, presentation and the character of the building excellent. Professional service ensured we had a most enjoyable lunch. Always look forward to dining at The Ranche.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Tea
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on December 5, 2017

We heard about this place through a friend and decided to come by for some lunch. It was definitely worth the drive! We were sat by the fireplace in the main dining room but I believe there were other side rooms available as well. It would be a good place to host a private function. We had the charcuterie to start (they called it the ploughman's platter) and my fiance ordered the striploin and I ordered the salmon. Both entrees were delicious and the service was professional and prompt.

We can't wait to come back and try out their dinner menu options; our server also mentioned that there's a chefs' tasting menu on Sundays! Highly recommend taking a trip out here, we're now considering hosting our wedding reception here!

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Another great meal with fantastic ambiance. Love the local flavours

Tags: Seasonal, Romantic, Good for a Date, People Watching, Business Meals, Authentic
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We went to celebrate a birthday. The wine list was incredible with excellent choices at all price points. The prawn appetizer was outstanding and the tenderloin and duck breast were cooked to perfection. The service was also excellent. The only drawback for this occasion was the overall noise level in the main dining area as the place was packed (which is also a attests to the quality)

We will definitely be returning.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great food great service . Great Christmas atmosphere. My grandson and I had a wonderful time together.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Kid-friendly, Afternoon Tea, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Romantic
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

I took me clients for a thank you Christmas occasion. The sever, food, and overall service was fantastic.

Tags: Seasonal, Special Occasion, Romantic, Business Meals
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We did not enjoy our meal as much as other times we have been there. My portion in particular was meager for the price.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Loved this restaurant! Very cozy
We had the surf and turf for two . Which was delicious , but could have been better . More steak for two people. The steak serving was too small for the price we paid. But delicious . Good servers here . And the live music was nice !

Tags: Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Romantic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

We have never had a disappointing experience at Bow Valley, whether we have gone for Brunch, High Tea, or Dinner. Beautiful place and the staff are beyond excellent.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Authentic, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Live Music, Sunday Lunch, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 29, 2017

The setting is gorgeous particularly around the holidays. Martin our server was top notch and the food exceeded the expectations of our entire party of five.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Tea, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 25, 2017

The ambience is very nice. The service was pretty good.

The menu is rather limited. I had the Atlantic cod. It came with a nice crispy edge but was a tad over done on the inside (still tasty). It was served atop a medley of creamed vegetables which IMHO did not compliment the cod. The sauce was bland. I ordered it because it was served with fingerling potatoes but there were just a couple of slices mixed in. The serving was pretty small especially compared to the other dish ordered I.e. Milk fed pork. The pork dish was very tasty and well presented. Creme brûlée very nice. When making the reservation we indicated a special occasion but it was not mentioned.

The location and ambience make this place special.

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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Food quality and flaovur is middle of the road. Wine list very expensive with only a few botles undr $100. Service is a little under average for a restaurant at this peice. Have been here 4 or 5 times since new ownership hoping it would get better becuse we love the venue, unfortunately it remains mediocure at best.

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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Amazing food and service. Worth every dollar. We will be coming back again

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Afternoon Tea, Romantic
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

The great food and service combined with the evening of live Jazz music was an outstanding way to relax with friends!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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