Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant

4.7
2638 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
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.

Sit down beside the massive fireplace in the Grand Salon or enjoy the covered wrap-around veranda during warm weather. Enjoy lunch, dinner, cocktails or weekend brunch. Reservations are recommended. Please note that we do not take reservations for the patio.

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JoanW
1 review
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic. The service was excellent! We’ll be back again. Absolutely loved it! Great place to celebrate birthdays with a loved one.

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Dagmar
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant, service is always great and food amazing. We will miss it terrible, but unfortunately we heard that this restaurant made decision to discriminate unvaccinated people and go with vax passport.
That’s mean we are not welcome anymore.

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KaitC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was excellent. Service was ok. Ambience was very nice and the noise level not to bad.

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LauraP
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed our lunch. It was a beautiful Fall day. Sat out on the lovely patio. Food was fabulous so was the service. We love this place!

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DS67
Calgary
33 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

What a wonderful place to have a special dinner. We sat by a window overlooking the back garden. Our server was very attentive and pleasant as were the other staff ensuring our water was refilled, finished dishes were promptly cleared away, etc. The food was very good, We had the halibut and scallops for main dishes. The scallops were a bit salty but were cooked fine, the halibut was very tasty. Overall very good.

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Renlee
Calgary
25 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Beautiful restaurant!!!
We started with the beet salad, it was excellent.
Our main course was very mediocre.
Our server was lovely.

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BreanneG
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food5service4ambience4

The food and service were great, the building and location make it very romantic.
However, you are not fully able bodied this restaurant poses several barriers and challenges.
We brought our 4 month old in his stroller. The tables in the large dining hall were close together and it was challenging to get his stroller through and then once we found a spot for him in the stroller (too young for a high chair) we were asked to move it for fire reasons - this was annoying, since the room we were eating in didn't get very full. Our impression was that our options were to put our baby right on the floor or hold him the entire time.
My husband and I used two different washrooms, which were not on the main floor. The washroom I used did not have a place to change our baby. Entrance transitions were not smooth and would prove an addition barrier if you were able to get your assistive device up the few front stairs.
Lots of perks to eating here if you are able bodied. I was impressed with the kids menu, taste-quality-presentation of the food were excellent and level of service we received was timely and friendly. Disheartened by the barriers we faced having a stroller and a small baby.

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CherylM
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience1

Overall, Excellent!!! I will definitely come back to this restaurant.

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MichelleM
Calgary
9 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy to have another great experience! Bonus that was a beautiful day for us to enjoy the front deck. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a beautiful place to have lunch or supper, the food and service was spectacular, it is on the pricey side for lunch but we’ll worth it

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Grant
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time at BVR restaurant, relaxed and welcome venue, the food was fantastic and Guillaume's service at our table was superb (safe travels back to France :-)

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PatS
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a gem of a restaurant with amazing staff, great ambience and amazing food. I’d recommend it to anyone wanting to dine somewhere special.

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Steak
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Arrived at 7. Wasn’t overly busy but seemed that they were overwhelmed by the amount of patrons. Perhaps understaffed. Food was wonderful. Service was good. Would return.

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vipLola
Calgary
50 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bow Valley Ranche is always a great place to dine. The service is excellent and the food is terrific.

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AlexF
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, amazing service. Whats not to like.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great setting, wonderful staff and the food and craft cocktails are amazing. They weeabke to easily accommodate a gluten allergy. Definitely recommend this place, we'll be back.

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vipFitnessforfood
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience2

Reservations were for 8, we arrived 5 min late with the walk from the car park. Table was not ready upon arrival. Waited to be seated approx another 5 mins. Was pleased to be seated at a comfortable table as many are just standard hard wood chairs this wouldn’t have been enjoyable. Waiter took exceptionally long to attend to our table upon our arrival. Wine requested also was out of stock unfortunate, took way to long to be told and find an alternative. I was not served my Drink until 8:47 pm, mentioned previously we arrived at 805. From this point on the food was brought out quickly, almost to much so however. Spacing between the appetizer and entree was back to back with no time to enjoy a break and prepare for the next course. Overall Food was excellent but the pace of service made me feel extremely rushed while eating. Wait staff friendly but seemed overwhelmed. Large party in front room made the night exceptionally loud which was not what I was hoping for. Overall experience was just ok and likely won’t return with so many other options. Best part was the walk in the park at night after.

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slc224
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Waiter => very good and knowledgeable. Food Server (ladies) not so great.. instead of placing dish down smoothly.. they were abrupt side.
other than that.. all ben great.

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Jericade
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Very relaxed and friendly setting. Good service and excellent food.

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disapointede
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience4

a written review of our evening was sent under an email to the restraunt

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Fishotokd
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Superb, especially our waiter ( name
Escapes me ,he was excellen.
20 years ago we got married at the
Ranche , we decided very short notice
To go back. Was all class then, has not changed.

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Maloffstrano
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was helpful, not overworked with tables so could lavish us with time to chat. The food was 100% awesome. Terrific oysters. Awesome food.

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LanceB
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience! The scenic setting and elegant style were great. The service and food were fantastic and I will be back.

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April
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best experience!!! I will come for more dining dates. I went with family and i was amazed by the beautiful location,
The ambiance is best!

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SusanS
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always love BVR. The food is outstanding and the environment is unsurpassed in Calgary!

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AngelaM1
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a lovely evening and we had delicious food and drinks on the veranda . The garden around the restaurant is stunning. We’ve been there many times and fully enjoy it every time .

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DaleR
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely location for a quiet, tasty lunch. Enjoyed it.

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Lien
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect for our 32nd Anniversary! Thank you

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PatM
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Atmosphere is great, very quiet and relaxing!! Beautiful ambiance!! Great serve, my husband had th beef tenderloin and he said it was the most tenderloin he had ever had!! I had the scallops, cooked just perfectly and very generous portion. Will definitely go back. The service was superb as well!!

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Liam
Calgary
15 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wife and I had a wonderful anniversary lunch. Food was great and staff were accommodating for my wife's dairy allergy.

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LesleyP
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful experience dining here. Friendly helpful service and the food is second to none. Our go to for birthday celebrations.

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DusankaG
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food & service! Pleasant place to spend time in Fish Creek!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Managed to move to a table outside and it was lovely, eating inside on a hot day is not advised

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MLou
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A friend and I enjoyed the Express Lunch when we went to the Bow Valley Ranche yesterday. We were able to sit outside on the verandah. It was a beautiful day. The service was excellent. Our starter of potato and roasted garlic soup was creamy and flavourful. The main course of grilled salmon in a lemon beurre blanc sauce was delicious. The dessert of panna cotta was rich and smooth-set perfectly. Since we were celebrating my friend’s birthday, she was given a complementary chocolate truffle!
We both enjoyed our lunch immensely and are looking forward to going there again.

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SarahL
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. As always. I will be dreaming of eating those moules frites for days.

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EdTown
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Chef was amazing in accommodating food allergies/ limitations.

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ZoraL
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

It was a lovely day for lunch with my granddaughter and I..
Last day before Grade 10 started at a beautiful spot!

The outside table was perfect. All of our meal was delicious..

The staff was pleasant but seemed quite rushed..
Short handed?

But I live just up the hill and will return in any case..
Beautiful restaurant and yummy food.

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JulieS
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Bow Valley Ranche. It is my favourite dining experience ever. Food, service, environment is second to none! Thank you Ranche. I am a loyal patron forever.

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DaveP
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great service, and a beautiful location in which to dine.

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dw48
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top drawer food and service in a wonderful venue.

FAQs

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 2638 OpenTable diners.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://bvrrestaurant.com/product-category/gift-cards/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.