Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant

4.7
2362 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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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mothers day

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IvyC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cozy and homey vibes!
It feels like home!
Food was oustanding, best tenderloin I ever had!
Server were so accomodating,
Ramesh was so nice and attentive through the entire dinner.
All employees were polite and friendly.
We got a complimentary home made bread and a starter which was really good.

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Chrissy
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I have always wanted go to the Bow Valley restaurant. This year my girls took me for Mother’s Day. Only it was Saturday we went. The food was amazing. Service was friendly and outstanding. The only thing was the cold and rain. But I loved it. We had a fantastic time. Thank you for helping make my Mother’s Day memorable.

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Dagmar
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic, we always like to come back. Staff is very friendly and food is amazing.

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EileenM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Although the weather did not cooperate, we had a wonderful Mother’s Day brunch!
Blankets and heater provided.
Food and Service were absolutely amazing!
Perhaps adding a breakfast option not involving eggs might be considered?
Highly recommend to all.

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AdlineS
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best dinner out - maybe ever. Food was amazing; we had the bison surf & turf. Wine suggestion and service excellent - and as requested, the sun came out

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Responded a day ago

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was wonderful.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded 4 days ago

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Spronovo
Calgary
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place for a wonderful dinner, the beef tartar was absolutely delicious. One of our favorite places to go.

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Karen
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down our favourite restaurant in Calgary to go! The food is delicious, the location is beautiful - both inside and outside, and our waiter Ramesh always makes it extra special for us every time we go....including a beautiful honouring of my elderly mother whom he escorted so she wouldn’t fall!

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded a day ago

Hi Karen, Thank you so much for your kind words and ongoing support. We look forward to hosting again soon!

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JoeC
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time to the restaurant. The meal was magnificent and we will definitely be back again.

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PatH
Calgary
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, very safe during Covid, excellent ambiance

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you Pat!

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FatimaW
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, awesome value, we went for the express lunch, it was absolutely delicious and the service amazing

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Responded 4 days ago

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SoooooooooL
Calgary
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I celebrated Children's day and Mother's day together before the lockdown. The food, ambience and service were all great and lovely.
My kids want to visit again.

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Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for the great feedback!

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JohnnyDoe
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a romantic dinner. The service is outstanding.

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Responded 6 days ago

Thank you!

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Shiningstar
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Had the steak and eggs again and it was great again. Tried the strawberry cashew dessert and it was quite good, velvetty with a nutty crust. The price was a little high but then so are cashews. The service staff are wonderful and balanced the tables very well. It was warmer this time on the patio as as its become a favourite, cannot wait for warmer weather to enjoy it more.

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Responded 6 days ago

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Kate
Ottawa
7 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Francis was our server and made the whole outdoor dining experience excellent. He was absolutely amazing in every way. He was attentive and brought out all courses in a well timed manner- we were not rushed and felt relaxed.

We felt that COVID protocols were strictly adhered to which is important for us while Calgary has the highest amount of cases in the pandemic.

The restaurant is beautiful in a serene setting of Fish Creek Park.

The food is ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!! Well prepared and interesting. There were many choices that would suit a variety of palates. We felt spoiled!

Thank you for the excellent dining experience. We will be returning soon.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded 6 days ago

Hi Kate, Thank you for your kind words! Much appreciated!

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Worb
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good. I thought the scallop dish was a little small. The oysters were fabulous ... could probably make a meal just ordering a bunch of them! The waiters were also very good. I would return.

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Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for your review!

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Fiona
Calgary
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was cold, -1, and could only dine on the patio under the covid restrictions, but waitress was super warm, and tried hard to keep customers warm!
Food as good as usual!
Scenery is beautiful even on a miserable day!
And the restaurant is clean and sanitized during the covid!
Thanks for everything!

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on April 27, 2021

Thanks Fiona for joining us despite the cooler weather! Happy to hear that everything was top notch!

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Shiningstar
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Booked patio seat at 10 am for brunch and chose steak and eggs. I was not disappointed. Eggs were perfect (no runny whites) was was the med rare steak. It was a great portion and they should bottle the sauce!. The potato coins were so tasty and if I speared one on my fork and added some egg, it was a perfect bite. The side of fruit was delicious. Although its April, I booked a patio seat because of covid. There are heaters in the ceiling and with my fleece sweater and coat on my legs, I felt comfortable to enjoy coffee and watched doggies on the pathways. My feet were slightly chilled so next time I will wear heavier socks or warm boot.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on April 27, 2021

Thank you for the great feedback!

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Dagmar
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic time in your restaurant. Food was excellent with outstanding service.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on April 27, 2021

Thank you for the great review!

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juli
Calgary
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very interesting experience dining outside in April. food was delicious.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on April 27, 2021

Thank you!

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KevinR
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary dinner was great
A little chilly having to eat outside in the evening. Staff was very accommodating finding us an extra heater. The complimentary chocolate soufflé was delicious. Great place.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on April 27, 2021

Thank you Kevin for braving the weather and celebrating with us!

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Queenmar
Edmonton
6 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Underwhelming! Although it is during Covid & weather was not great. Still expected more from the food & atmosphere. Patio heaters were not that helpful and patio was nothing special. Price was high for an average experience.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on April 21, 2021

Sorry to hear that overall your experience was underwhelming. It would be helpful if we could have more information in regards to what was underwhelming about our food so that we can improve in the future! If you are able, please reach out to Suzanne at 403-476-1310 Thank you and hopefully we get an opportunity to improve our score!

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Bennylover
Calgary
13 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great pleasure. Breakfast on the patio with the snow coming down was beautiful. Nothing like BVR.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on April 19, 2021

Thank you for toughing out the weather with us!

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VanessaK
Calgary
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an amazing spot for an anniversary dinner! The food, cocktails, and service was all outstanding. I still can't get over the salted caramel pot de crème!! We cannot wait to return again :)

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on April 21, 2021

Thank you for celebrating with us! Happy Anniversary!

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LynL
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Perfect patio - sheltered and protected. Great food.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on April 21, 2021

Thank you Lyn!

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AlexR
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really wonderful experience, would recommend......

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on April 19, 2021

Thank you!

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AnitaM
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Wonderful evening. And a gorgeous setting.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on April 19, 2021

Thank you so much!

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April12
Calgary
16 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best meal we have had all year at BVR. The food was hot, fresh and delicious. There service was excellent and the ambience was lovely.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on April 13, 2021

Thank you for your kind words!

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KateC
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We had an amazing experience April 10! We celebrated our Parent's 50th Wedding Anniversary. It was cold and windy out! The staff did an amazing job supplying heaters and providing anything else they could. The food was great, amazing cocktails. We were the only table for most of the night- and not once did we ever feel pushed out, or rushed. Thank you so much for making the night a special one we won't soon forget!

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on April 13, 2021

Thank you Kate for the compliments and kind words!

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vipBirthdaygirl
Calgary
9 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Even though we had to follow Covid protocols and eat on the patio on a cold evening, the experience was excellent. We were quite warm thanks to an overhead heater, our food was perfect and service was excellent.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on April 13, 2021

Thank you for the kind words and choosing to celebrate with us! Happy Birthday again from all of us at BVR!

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DanB
Calgary
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very delicious food no doubt especially the lamb that I had was tender and tasty.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on April 13, 2021

Thank you!

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VeraG
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delightful lunch on the patio at the restaurant. Really appreciated the heat lamp as it kept us very comfortable. Highly recommend The Ranche for fine dining!

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on April 13, 2021

Thank you for the review!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My sister’s birthday

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on April 13, 2021

Thank you for celebrating with us!

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PamelaB
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a beautiful place to visit, the food is always so delicious and the staff are so very professional! I highly recommend this place it has always been one of my favourite restaurant to visit.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on April 13, 2021

Thank you for the great feedback!

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JimH
Calgary
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was very good and the help the staff gave us in making our choice made the overall dinner well worth it.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on April 13, 2021

Thank you Jim!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Our Anniversary.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on April 13, 2021

Thank you, happy anniversary again!

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Michael
Calgary
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful night out. First class service. Quality food. Diverse local menu.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on April 13, 2021

Thank you Michael!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Come here to celebrate birthday! The express lunch was delicious! Love the ambiance of this restaurant! Highly recommended!

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on April 13, 2021

Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic restaurant with good food and atmosphere in the middle of fish creek park.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on April 13, 2021

Thank you so much for your kind words!

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Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 2362 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.