Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant

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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.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was Canada Day brunch! Three generations , myself, daughter & Grand daughter had the most delicious brunch! The weather was beautiful, we dined outside...just lovely!

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GarrettG
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, excellent staff, great feeling room. Would recommend for a classy date night experience

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Dave
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We live nearby and were hoping to make this a regular outing, however we were sorely disappointed in the food. The halibut was over cooked and the strip loin was marbled and tough. Overall the flavour was fine, but definitely not worth the big sticker price. I doubt we’ll return with the selection of fantastic restaurants to choose from in Calgary.

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TheoP
Calgary
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was beyond amazing!!!
Isabella is exceptional at her job, the food was terrific. This was our first visit and we will definitely be back...sharing our experience with many friends.
Great job

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Responded 19 hours ago

Thank you Theo!

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SallyS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were celebrating our 45th wedding anniversary. The food was delicious. The staff were attentive but allowed us to take our time to enjoy each course. When we were too full for dessert our waitress brought us two melt-in-your-mouth chocolate truffles with a white chocolate ‘Happy Anniversary’ note....a very lovely ending to a special evening.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded 19 hours ago

Hi Sally, Thank you for the wonderful review and happy belated Anniversary!

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vipSP2017
Calgary
29 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual we had another amazing dining experience at Bow Valley Ranch. The service given by Dana was exemplary. It is always a pleasure to be served by her. Each dish looked appetizing and tasted wonderful, showing a great respect by the chef for each ingredient on the plate with the combination of flavours. We will look forward to our next visit.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded 19 hours ago

Thank you for the great feedback!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was amazing, and the service was incredible. Many thanks.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded 19 hours ago

Thank you for the perfect score! Come back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening; our server Derek made it amazing

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded 19 hours ago

Thank you!

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GeorgeL
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

It's our first time dining at this restaurant and we had a wonderful experience. The game meat burgers we ordered were so juicy and tender. The service was very good and we were particularly impressed by our server, "Mikayla". She's pleasant, attentive and personable. Mikayla definitely made our experience so much more enjoyable.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded 19 hours ago

Hi George, Thanks so much for the wonderful review. I will be sure to pass on your kind words to Mikayla and all our staff!

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vipcalvint
Calgary
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First rate !

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Responded 19 hours ago

Thank you Calvin!

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GaryP
Calgary
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food was great. Service was good. Restaurant has a great atmosphere and was not at noisy. No dress code.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded 19 hours ago

Thank you Gary! Looking forward to seeing you again soon!

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ReneM
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Great service and fun staff. The food was so tasty and the value is definitely there.

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Responded 19 hours ago

Thank you Rene for the perfect score!

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Steve
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing setting, great food and service. Definitely going back.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded 19 hours ago

Thank you Steve for the great score! We look forward to hosting again soon!

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CarolineB
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easy online booking for an anniversary lunch.
Pleasant, efficient and knowledgeable staff.
A varied menu and drink selection.
Excellent, tasty food.
Fifteen out of ten stars.
We’ll be back.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded 19 hours ago

Thank you for the great score! Looking forward to hosting you again soon!

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PattiM
Calgary
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was a beautiful way to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Friendly staff and amazing food.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded 19 hours ago

Thank you Patti! We look forward to hosting you again soon!

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Clinkdrew
Calgary
10 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Wonderful staff
Fantastic ambience
Historically abundant
Gorgeous garden

Delicious mixed drinks and tremendously large selection of wine. Tasty wine, even this old bourbon drinker can appreciate.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded 19 hours ago

Hi Clinkdrew, Thank you for your feedback. I would love to chat more about what we could have improved on! Please feel free to email me at: events@bvrrestaurant.co m Have a great day!

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Hotspur
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Well managed restaurant that has followed the Covid protocols.
Server was attentive.
Fixed price luncheon menu was good value.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded 19 hours ago

Thank you for the good score!

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MichelleH
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous meal at the Bow Valley Ranch. The entire experience was great. a beautiful restaurant with great food service. Had a fantastic evening. Thank you so much!

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded 19 hours ago

Thank you Michelle!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent and we felt welcomed

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded 19 hours ago

Thank you for the perfect score!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

We love this restaurant and have been here before. This time around, from the time we sat down to the time we started eating it took about an hour and a half. The service was wonderful but the kitchen was slow. The food was delicious but for the small amount of people dining alongside us, there shouldn’t have been a reason why the kitchen was so slow.
Other than that, it was a pleasant experience with delicious food.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded 19 hours ago

Hi Anonymous, Thank you for your honest review! We will do our best in the future!

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PanagiotaF
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

With the new Covid-19 guidelines, I believe Bow Valley Ranche to be more pleasant to dine in. The tables are spaced, signs are located discreetly but visible, and all staff are wearing masks and ensuring their safety and our own. The food was delicious, as always.

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Responded 7 days ago

Thank you for the great feedback!

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ckl18
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My meal was perfectly cooked. We went with the family, and we will absolutely return. I can't believe we have lived in Calgary so long without going here... I heard about it all the time.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you for the positive review! Looking forward to seeing you all here again!

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vipKalvinF
Calgary
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Always great service. Charcuterie was excellent, Florentine Chicken was fantastic and the Mousse was decadent. Very gluten free friendly as well.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on June 24, 2020

Thank you Kalvin! We look forward to seeing you here again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Father’s Day

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on June 24, 2020

Thank you!

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ClaoSan
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

The food offer for Father’s brunch day was not the menu display on the web page. I did not like the food overall looks like something was missing.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on June 24, 2020

Hi ClaoSan, Thank you for your feedback - so sorry to hear that things were not up to standard on Father's Day. I would love to speak with you further about your experience and what we can do to improve for next time. My name is Suzanne and I can be reached at: 403-476-1310

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LoveGreatFood
Calgary
14 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! What else can one say? The Bow Valley Ranche is back, and better than ever!
The location is undeniably unbeatable, sitting in the heart of Fish Creek Park. The service was impeccable, friendly and attentive without being overbearing. And none of that annoying "how are the first few bites tasting"! (Who started that nonsense anyway). But, on to the food. Oh, the food! They've had some staffing changes, including a new head chef and the difference is distinctly noticeable! They have seriously "upped their game".
We recently had brunch there for Father's Day and were not disappointed. From the salad (we all had the Trio of Tomato Salad), which was very fresh and obviously NOT prepared in advance, to the entrees (my wife had the Spinach and Mushroom Eggs Benedict, my son and I had the Striploin), which were outstanding, to the wonderful deserts (Limoncello Dome and Poached Pineapple Carpaccio), everything was top notch!
Since they reopened about 3 weeks ago, they have apparently been fully booked, so reservations are definitely recommended. Although running at only 50% capacity, due to the current situation, we didn't feel it felt overly empty, but obviously not crowded either. Given that this was our first restaurant visit since the pandemic broke out, we weren't sure what to expect, but the staff are very respectful in the wearing of masks while serving and it didn't feel strange.
All in all, and outstanding experience and we will most certainly be back! Kudos to the serving and kitchen staff!

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on June 24, 2020

Thank you so much for the wonderful feedback! I will be sure to pass on your kind words to all our staff. We look forward to hosting your family again soon! Take care.

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KarenP
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

As usual, we very much enjoyed out Brunch this past Fathers’ day. We were seated indoors ( our preference ) and the service was very good. Our meal was enjoyable and the ambience is always outstanding!!

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on June 24, 2020

Thank you for your review Karen!

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Kcalcan
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome dinner celebrating our daughter’s high school grad. Delicious food, great cocktails and attentive service. Thank you!

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on June 24, 2020

Thank you for leaving us a great review! Congratulations to your daughter on such an important milestone!

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2dineisdivine
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food little disappointed in the ambience in celebrating our 50 th anniversary

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on June 24, 2020

Thank you for your feedback!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing diner and service! Abeyance was exactly what I wanted for a special birthday diner!

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on June 24, 2020

Thank you for the great review!

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KarrieG
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time dining here. The food was so delicious. Both my husband and I really enjoyed the flavours. We ate outside and enjoyed the view. It was a perfect date night. We will definitely be returning again.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on June 24, 2020

Thank you for the great review!

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Emma
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely experience! The food was delicious and the scenery was absolutely stunning

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on June 24, 2020

Thank you Emma! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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BritsAbroad
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service was top notch. We had a late seating in a quiet room with a window view and it was just lovely. Beef tenderloin was amazing!

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on June 22, 2020

Thank you so much for your kind words! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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vipSunshine
Calgary
48 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was exceptional. Dana was attentive as were the other staff. Our Stella Artois beer arrived warm but Dana was quick to offer alternatives.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on June 24, 2020

Thank you for your kind words - I will be sure to let Dana and the team know!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Outstanding ambiance and location. However, the food is feeling quite lazy ie the same presentation and accompaniments (more or less) for each plate that came out from the kitchen. Used to be at BVR each main was unique in presentation and flavour and made the best use of seasonal fare. Can’t say that was the case for our last 2 outings at BVR. Disappointed in this and it will influence our decision to rush back for another dinner out at the Ranche.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on June 23, 2020

Hi Anonymous, Thank you for feedback! We are currently running with a reduced menu and are focused on how to reduce food waste since we are not operating at full dining capacity yet. At our next menu meeting, we will be sure to discuss how to elevate our dishes. Thank you again and take care!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu. Steak was perfect. Service was outstanding.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on June 22, 2020

Thank you for the great review!

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SheldonK
Calgary
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very appealing ambiance. Friendly staff and delicious meal. We will definitely return to Bow Valley Ranch to dine again!

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on June 22, 2020

Thank you Sheldon! We look forward to hosting you again soon!

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Berta
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it, been here several times and the service, food, and atmosphere is ALWAYS outstanding.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on June 22, 2020

Thank you for the great score!

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RandyK
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Thank you Guilluime for a great evening, your service was perfect!
Randy

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on June 22, 2020

Thank you Randy for the great score! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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JeffM
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

The food and overall experience are not justified for the price. Beet salad and octopus carpaccio were good. Surf and turf for the main was a bad choice. The seafood was no where near properly cooked, roasted veggies were lame, and the Bison was simply adequate. Maybe would have ben more acceptable for half the price. Did not meet expectations. Lot's of other options that will provide a much better experience for less.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on June 22, 2020

Hi Jeff, Thank you for your feedback. Sorry to hear that things were not up to standard that night. Please feel free to reach out if you would like to discuss the particulars of your visit and how we can improve for next time! events@bvrrestaurant.co m. Hopefully we'll get another chance to get it right, thank you!

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