Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant

4.8
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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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ES
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's a great place to celebrate that special occasion.

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D
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Got married here and food was good still is. The bison tenderloin was excellent i.
It was our wedding anniversary

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DW
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved the food and service and the house is beautiful!! Had to give less than perfect only because it was difficult to have a conversation due to the noise level.

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T
Calgary
29 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

It was a great time. We arrived at 1030 and were promptly seated and attended to by multiple staff during the 90+ minutes we were dining. The service was excellent and the food superb. It was unfortunate for us that the restaurant became very loud about an hour into our stay (one of our party is very hard of hearing). We will definitely come again, just come earlier to miss the crowd at Saturday brunch. This place is a real treasure in our view.

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HT
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent attention to detail; wonderful sommelier!!

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VP
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

You must go there because of the 3 key factors for an outstanding dinner; Ambiance + Food quality + Table service so see all the rest will be an enjoyable extra . Can't Miss believe us.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our daughter’s birthday dinner was fabulous, from the service to the food...outstanding!

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SH
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was absolutely amazing! The service was the best I have ever experienced. I look forward to dining here again.

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JG
Calgary
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is a gem! Love the food and the location can’t be beat!

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Responded on April 10, 2019

Good Evening Janelle, Thank-you for joining us recently and we are delighted to know that you and your party had an enjoyable visit with us. We will pass this along to the team as they will be happy to hear and we look forward to welcoming you back soon! Sincerely the Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant

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ML
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dana was an excellent server, attentive without being overbearing. Took visitors from Alaska, they were impressed with the selection of wilder proteins and the overall history of the house. Never fails to impress out-of-town guests.

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Responded on April 10, 2019

Good Evening, Thank-you for joining us recently and we are delighted to know that you and your party had an enjoyable visit with us. We will pass this along to Dana and the rest of the team as they will be happy to hear. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Sincerely the Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant

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DB
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

As always the food, service and over feeling of being taken care of was our overall experience. One little glitch though. Through Open Table I requested different chairs, the more padded comfy ones but the restaurant staff did not see that request. Not sure how or why that did not get communicated.

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Responded on April 10, 2019

Good Evening Deb, Thank-you for joining us recently and we are delighted to know that you and your party had an enjoyable visit with us. We will pass this along to the team as they will be happy to hear and we look forward to welcoming you back soon! We will also be taking a look into our reservation system to discover how your message was lost in translation. Thank you for your feedback. Sincerely the Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant

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O
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was amazing, it was my boyfriend birthday and our server made sure he was treated very special. She was great ( I forget her name but she mentioned she was from Manitoba ) :) They reserved probably the best spot for us in the restaurant. I thank you all for making our evening very special.

we also loved the music and the lighting of the place... very romantic.

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Responded on April 10, 2019

Good Evening, Thank-you for joining us recently and we are delighted to know that you and your party had an enjoyable visit with us. We will pass this along to the team as they will be happy to hear and we look forward to welcoming you back soon! Sincerely the Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant

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RM
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall an awesome experience

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Responded on April 10, 2019

Good Evening Roy, Thank-you for joining us recently and we are delighted to know that you and your party had an enjoyable visit with us. We will pass this along to the team as they will be happy to hear and we look forward to welcoming you back soon! Sincerely the Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant

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D
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and amazing service. Lunch specials are very affordable and delicious.

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Responded on April 10, 2019

Good Evening, Thank-you for joining us recently and we are delighted to know that you and your party had an enjoyable visit with us. We will pass this along to the team as they will be happy to hear and we look forward to welcoming you back soon! Sincerely the Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant

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J
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, amazing service. We will definitely be returning.

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Responded on April 10, 2019

Good Evening James, Thank-you for joining us recently and we are delighted to know that you and your party had an enjoyable visit with us. We will pass this along to the team as they will be happy to hear and we look forward to welcoming you back soon! Sincerely the Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always!

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SD
Saskatoon
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a hidden gem. We took our parents here this weekend and they were blown away. I had the toasty mushroom and it was unbelievable ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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EP
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We had a wonderful time - the meal was excellent! The presentation and flavours of the “death by chocolate” dessert was exceptional. The service was rather slow, we had to wait a long time to order but we were not in a rush so it wasn’t too bad

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SW
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The service was excellent: friendly, helpful but not intrusive. The menu is varied but there was only one vegetarian item and the fish was not available. However there was enough for our surf and turf which was very, very good. Ambience is quite pleasant, set in a beautiful old ranch/farm house. However the main dining area is in a large hall, lots of wood and glass which made it a bit noisy. Nevertheless it was a very enjoyable meal and reasonably priced.

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GF
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious, in a really nice ambience. But I must say that the service was almost the best of all. Our server was very attentive, courteous and helpful; always with a smile and mild manner and a really positive energy.
Total recommendable.

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DN
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Will be back....amazing food and atmosphere! Service was outstanding!

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SB
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Cameron was an excellent waiter. Most of our group really enjoyed their meals. One person in the group mostly eats chicken, and doesn’t eat beef or fish so was hard pressed to make a choice. She finally settled on the pork chop and said it was good. Only real negative is the noise level because it’s so open.

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NL
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing place loved it!! Food was delicious I will definitely go again in the summer time

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DW
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great atmosphere and good food, just limited choices if you are in to that.

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MF
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner all around. Fantastic service (nice and relaxed pace), all courses were delicious. very nice setting.
Higher priced but not for what you are getting. Would go back in a minute

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d
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

We weren’t impressed with the food at all . For the price we expected way way more

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TF
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Absolutely perfect birthday dinner on every note, my only request was to have the music turned up slightly after the live music had ended, as the ambiance was almost too quiet. This did not, however, take away from the superb service and immaculate food we were served. Oysters were among the freshest I've ever had, especially being a west coaster in Calgary. Elk tartar was a pleasantly new experience and the surf and turf for two was a perfect finish without leaving too full. We're also considering Bow Valley Ranche as a possible wedding venue in the future! We definitely see ourselves revisiting again, and again.

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Responded on March 15, 2019

Good Afternoon, Thank-you for joining us recently and we are delighted to know that you and your party had an enjoyable visit with us. We will pass this along to the team as they will be happy to hear and we look forward to welcoming you back soon! Our event package is available on our website if you had any questions regarding a possible wedding here! Sincerely the Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant

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JE
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant is the perfect combination of great food and service in a delightful ranch house setting. It is our first choice for taking guests out to dinner.

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Responded on March 15, 2019

Good Afternoon John, Thank-you for joining us recently and we are delighted to know that you and your party had an enjoyable visit with us. We will pass this along to the team as they will be happy to hear and we look forward to welcoming you back soon! Sincerely the Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant

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KD
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We took advantage of the Taste of YYC menu. It was an incredible 5 course experience. The flavor pairings and sauces for each course were amazing. The duck was the best duck I have ever had. All the staff is very attentive and friendly, yet professional. The ambiance of the room adds another element to the entire dining experience.

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D
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Got married there.. still great place and gluten / celiac friendly.

Try and put couples that look to be on a date away from little screaming children and families that allow their kids to run around the tables.
I understand it can be difficult at times but the restaurant wasn't too busy. But overall I love this restaurant and food.

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best. The food cocked very well and the service is exceptional

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DR
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for the recent fixed price menu which was outstanding. Only disappointment was a wine pairing was not included as indicated in the Facebook advertisement. We managed to find an excellent bottle of wine that went well with every course. and the cherry Manhattan to start was so yummy. Thanks to our great waiter for the suggestion and for taking care of gluten free options for one of our group.

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DS
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Big thanks to the full team both service and kitchen!
My girlfriend and I tried YYC experience 5 course meal. Our compliments for the snow crab risotto and panna cotta tiramisu! That was outstanding!
Great value, great vibe. I am definitely going to recommend it to my friends!

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c
Calgary
22 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Lovely setting with excellent ambiance, food was great as well. Combination of ingredients was very unique. Overall its an excellent restaurant for special occasions.

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Responded on March 15, 2019

Good Afternoon, Thank-you for joining us recently and we are delighted to know that you and your party had an enjoyable visit with us. We will pass this along to the team as they will be happy to hear and we look forward to welcoming you back soon! Sincerely the Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant

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OT
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was wonderful on all levels except the volume of the singer on Thur, March 7/19.
Really enjoyed his music but it should be at a level quiet enough to permit a table for two to converse without shouting. A common problem with Musicians. Our Server asked him to decrease the volume but we still had to raise our voices as did all of the neighboring tables. More suited to a Pub. His style was fine for the BV Ranch. 😊

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was fantastic!

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WH
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 5

Privacy breached when hostess asked to confirm another reservation in front of my guest that day!

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JR
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Took girlfriend for her birthday lunch. We had the 3 course meal quick lunch special. It was good and just perfect size. The service was really good and very friendly staff.
The only criticism I have was that I mentioned when I booked online that it was a birthday lunch. So I was hoping they would write happy birthday on the desert plate like they had done from the past. And since it was my girlfriends first time at the ranch I thought it would be a nice touch. But we didn’t get it.
But overall it was nice.

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P
Edmonton
9 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's such a beautiful building inside and out, peaceful and warm. My favorite place to spend with a partner or a friend or a grandparent.

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J
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was amazing. I don't have anything negative to say about it. I really enjoyed it and am excited to go back.

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Responded on March 8, 2019

Good Evening Jeff, Thank-you for joining us recently and we are delighted to know that you and your party had an enjoyable visit with us. We will pass this along to the team as they will be happy to hear and we look forward to welcoming you back soon! Sincerely the Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant

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