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Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant

4.7
4.7
3248 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 19 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Canadian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Tue–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Afternoon Tea Sat, Sun 2:00 pm–4:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (403) 476-1310

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Antonio De Angelis

  • Private party facilities

    The exquisite ambiance of the Bow Valley Ranche’s tranquil setting is suited to any occasion, whether a celebratory family dinner, a romantic wedding or a special night out. Whatever your reason for coming to the Bow Valley Ranche, you will be enchanted by the elegant country atmosphere and dazzled

  • Private party contact

    Suzanne Ta: (844) 324-3834

  • Neighborhood

    Calgary

  • Parking details

    Plenty of complimentary parking within the park and a few meters to the restaurant

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Calgary / Southern Alberta

    Canadian

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  1. C

    Cath

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a lovely evening with family at the Ranche! Food was excellent with great service! The wedding next door added a fun vibe to our evening without being too loud!
  2. DM

    DaMW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food, incredible service. Will be back again.
  3. CM

    CliveM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great and the service was excellent,i would recommend the Bow Valley to anyone !
  4. MP

    MilicaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The place was amazing. All ambient and the atmosphere was great. We celebrated the birthday with a group of 8 ppl and all service team was lovely to deal with!
  5. GR

    GeorgeR

    Calgary

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Truly excellent Canadiana. Terrific food choices, well prepared. Excellent staff. Great suggestions. Memorable event for visitors. If anything for a suggestion, dessert menu could benefit from an example of Canadian content.
  6. GH

    GordonH

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    A very delightful lunch. The service was outstanding. A special thanks to Georgia.
  7. J

    Jchandler

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All I can say is from the moment we got there to the moment we left, AMAZING! Amazing food, amazing service, amazing atmosphere, amazing time! Highly recommend
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    So glad the food was outstanding. Was such slow service don’t know that I’d go back. Disappointing.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and food
  10. JS

    JackyS

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I was a little disappointed that it was only the Brunch menu, but everyone enjoyed the food. Staff was very attentive and my request for Prosecco was delivered to the table. It was excellent and I will go back to try the dinner menu.
  11. BK

    BrettK

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Warm water no ice served Had a martini but they ran out of olives if you can imagine Appy mussels was excellent Appy pork was greasy, cold and dried out Main course strip loin, although tasty was super tough and stringy disappointing Main course scallops was pretty good but cold Dessert we ordered a crème Carmel which was really bad watery not creamy Dessert two was pistachio cheese cake which was good We got a coffee which was cold. Also had a Spanish coffee which was cold as well Not a great experience
  12. SS

    ShayneS

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing amazing amazing. What a great "date night" experience. Thank you Bow Valley Ranche
  13. KH

    KeithH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Lovely restaurant with beautiful decor and friendly staff.
  14. JA

    JeremyA

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing!!! From beginning to end.
  15. HP

    HamiltonP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An excellent Restaurant, exceptional food and service. The Halibut was to die for.
  16. JZ

    JasonZ

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to celebrate an occasion at lunch. Good time
  17. K

    Kbert

    Calgary

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    A lovely meal out would have been nice to know that a wedding was going to he going on at the same time
  18. ML

    MarliseL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    What a wonderful experience! The views, the food, and the presentation! Amazing!! I definitely recommend this place to anyone, it’s one of a kind:) I took my boyfriend out for a nice dinner for his birthday and we were not disappointed. Thank you again for making the experience so great.
  19. WF

    WendelinF

    Calgary

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    I was surprised that the restaurant opened a few tables when they were also catering to a large wedding. The demands of the wedding made the service very very slow. The food was delicious when it did arrive but it was a disappointing evening with the noise and poor service. We will not rush to book again.
  20. JC

    JacsC

    Calgary

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Normally we have a wonderful time coming to the Ranche, however this was not one of those times. The food was still better than average and the whole house, in which the restaurant is situated, was still gorgeous, looking out on a pretty garden. However, issues began right away, starting with our seating. As it was my mother’s birthday and she has a particular spot in the large room that she likes to sit (so she can enjoy the large fireplace in the main hall), I had made a special request to be sat in that room. I had gone so far as to call and ensure we would be able to sit there. On the day we were brought into the first small room to the left of the entrance. When asked about this they said there was a wedding (which could be seen gathered out in the garden at that moment), which had reserved the main hall. I’m not sure why I wasn’t told about this since the wedding clearly was booked some time before my reservation.
  21. AK

    ArthurK

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The oysters and halibut were excellent and the fish not overdone. The large party of wedding guests were noisy but not obtrusive the side room where we were sitting. An enjoyable evening celebrating the birthdays of my wife and me.
  22. SH

    SteenH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, food and atmosphere would highly recommend!!
  23. L

    Lilfoodie

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Food was delicious, and came out quickly once ordered. Service was slow to take our order, and to provide us with our bill at the end (we actually went in to pay because it was taking so long). Other tables seemed to be served within reasonable timeframe, so maybe it was just our server.
  24. JM

    JamesM

    Calgary

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience4
    My wife and I returned to the Ranche to celebrate our anniversary. A fitting place to celebrate as we were married there some years ago. Unfortunately, the experience left much to be desired. The service was appalling, the food was cold and if a chef is going to cook steak sous vide, please at least let us come within 10 feet of the grill. My wife had the scallops and spent the night running to the bathroom. Our love affair with the Ranche is over.
  25. m

    marcieh

    Calgary

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Birthday dinner
  26. YV

    YuliaV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love the Bow Valley Ranch, wonderful and very unique place. Sarah was our server yesterday. She was amazing! Attentive, nice, picked up our mood and was fun but not overwhelming.
  27. M

    Mirland

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, ambience and food, as usual! We will be back for sure!
  28. DA

    DAyvr

    Vancouver

    49 reviews

    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food are both impeccable. Beautiful historic building. Delicious soup, main and dessert. The tuna appetizer is my least favourite dish. A must for Calgary visit.
  29. MM

    MaryM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Both the braised ribs and salmon on the special were delicious. The staff were very friendly and attentive.
  30. MS

    MarkS

    Edmonton

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Enjoyed our evening very much - the food was very well prepared and tasty Was a bit cold initially sitting over a register but you kindly moved us so thanks for that
  31. R

    Rono

    Calgary

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Went there FYI or an anniversary dinner as I knew we would not be disappointed. Dinner was fantastic and the service too notch .
  32. BM

    BobM

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed every aspect of our first visit to Bow Valley Ranche and look forward to going back for another great experience on our next visit to Calgary.
  33. S

    Steve

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    My wife and I love to dine at the Bow Valley Ranche and, while our most recent lunch experience was okay, it was significantly inferior to prior dining experiences. We had the express lunch (short rib and salmon) and while it's three courses, it took two hours from entering to leaving the restaurant; for me, a two hour lunch is not "express". The meat and fish were hot on each dish, however, the vegetables were barely warm. The dessert (brownie) was very underwhelming and dry. Overall, it was disappointing and the food and service were nowhere close to prior dining experiences, unfortunately.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    This is my favourite restaurant Today the lunch was very good with a couple of things: Owen the server was almost unfriendly, stoic, no smile. Maybe he’s new and uncomfortable. He also never asked if I wanted another glass of wine - which is fine but I usually get asked that. Note to chef - the salmon doesn’t need finishing salt!
  35. p

    pattys

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Beautiful setting for a special occasion meal. Delicious!
  36. SM

    ShellyM

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always lovely at the Ranch - great food, service and surroundings. Thank you
  37. MP

    MarkP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food in an amazing setting (we sat outside). Super friendly service we received.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    The service and attentiveness of the staff was excellent as usual. The food while decent was only that, decent. I’d love to see an updated menu and a few new appetizers and mains to select from. The oysters were the smallest I have ever seen.
  39. EC

    EdCAB

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Finally a post Covid experience that was memorable with good menu choices and excellent service.
  40. D

    Doug

    Exclusive

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Excellent experience again. Great view from table 64 by a set of French doors. The food is always amazing. One dish was medium well instead of medium rare. Otherwise fantastic dishes. Beef carpaccio and elk tartare were both delicious appetizers. I had a Bison strip loin and my wife had beef tenderloin. Fantastic. Dessert was de-constructed tiramisu. All in all an awesome experience!!

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Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 3248 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 19 times today
Google Map for Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant

15979 Bow Bottom Trail SE, Calgary, AB T2J 6T5

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Calgary

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Tue–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Afternoon Tea Sat, Sun 2:00 pm–4:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Canadian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Plenty of complimentary parking within the park and a few meters to the restaurant

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Antonio De Angelis

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (403) 476-1310

  • Private party facilities

    The exquisite ambiance of the Bow Valley Ranche’s tranquil setting is suited to any occasion, whether a celebratory family dinner, a romantic wedding or a special night out. Whatever your reason for coming to the Bow Valley Ranche, you will be enchanted by the elegant country atmosphere and dazzled

  • Private party contact

    Suzanne Ta: (844) 324-3834

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