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Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant

4.7
4.7
3042 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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7:00 PM


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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
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Calgary / Southern Alberta

    Canadian

  • Calgary

    Scenic View

  • Calgary

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  1. AD

    AmandaaD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Server was great overall, but was slow to bring the bill.
  2. JJ

    JudyJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Could not complain about anything from the moment we walked in till we left. Service was very good, food was tasty and the perfect amount. We had the express lunch. We will be back hopefully soon.
  3. CF

    CharleneF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was excellent - friendly and attentive without being obtrusive. They accommodated the allergies in our party with no problem. Our seat on the porch was lovely.
  4. d

    dungbeetle

    Calgary

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nestled as it is in Fish Creek Park, this Restaurant probably has the most beautiful location of any in Calgary. The renovated William Roper Ranch house is spectacular and extremely popular for special events - Indeed, the last time I was here was for a birthday celebration. There were several such events this time but this restaurant understands how to manage events without interfering with the regular dining venue. I had the roast lamb and my wife, the halibut - both were absolutely perfectly cooked and presented. The service was casual, friendly and attentive. There is an extensive wine list with many decent, reasonably priced options. Full marks!
  5. GW

    GloriaW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    This restaurant was fantastic. We loved the whole set up and beautiful outside scenery. We were celebrating my wife’s 60th birthday. Food was great and service was great. It might of been a little pricy but was very delicious and filling. I would definitely recommend this place to others if they are looking for a fancy place to dine out.
  6. B

    Breno

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Looking for something special and with some old world charm in a park setting... this is where to go.
  7. BN

    BNgdn

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Beautiful setting. Helpful servers. Food good but not spectacular (english muffins under eggs bennie needed extreme pressure to cut, for 3 different guests of varying ages). French toast okay but not divine. Hot chocolate not on menu but offered; don't bother--just warm, not a rich flavour.
  8. MI

    MIcheryl

    Seattle

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Everything here was above excellent except the noisy patrons who had too much to drink. This is a fine dining restaurant, not a sports bar. It was a shame to mar the experience of so many others with the loud drunken behavior of a few. Staff moved diners around to help minimize the disruption as best they could.
  9. HS

    HappySenior

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely location, great atmosphere, outstanding service and great food. It was a memorable night and a great place to enjoy one's birthday.
  10. MW

    MariaW

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great as always. Superb food and service. Will definitely be back.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant as a belated anniversary celebration and it was absolutely awesome!! The scenery is beautiful and the history around the property is very interesting. The service was superb. The young woman who welcomed us (Kiana I think) was very friendly and made sure to pass along the reason for our visit so that our server (Marc) knew and those who prepared our food. Marc was a wonderful server, so polite and professional and made great recommendations. The food was excellent and everything was beautifully presented. Perfect portion sizes. We both had steak and they were cooked to perfection. For dessert the Crème Brûlée was the best my wife had ever tried and the Pistachio cheesecake was the best surprise for someone like me who normally avoids pistachio. I’d go back just for that!! The desserts were nicely personalized with ‘Happy Anniversary’. Wonderful experience from start to finish. We will be back for sure!
  12. HC

    HeatherC

    Atlantic Canada

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lovely setting and perfect for my daughter's 30th birthday. 🥳
  13. NV

    NataliaVita

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Beautiful setting, wonderful food and appropriate portion sizes for the lunch. The only downside is on a beautiful day we were situated inside due to all spots on the porch were taken. We did make a reservation a few days in advance and were quite disappointed that had to sit inside as outside spots were given away to walk ins. Makes you wonder if reservation really makes any difference. Really spoiled the impression and will think twice next time when booking, if ... might just try our luck
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a very enjoyable lunch . Sat on patio, fresh air with a hint of lilac scent. Very pleasant!
  15. MA

    MaryAnnE

    Calgary

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience4
    Food was excellent but service was very very slow. Had express lunch but in restaurant for over 2 hours even though restaurant was not very busy
  16. NS

    NancyS

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our Server was really pleasant and so excellent, her name was Kayla. Our meals were incredibly delicious. She also sent over a Sommelier when we weren't sure what wine to have with our meal and he recommended the perfect wine to go with our seafood. It was the best food experience we have all had in a very very long time and can't wait to come back. Wonderful ambience and gorgeous location. Thank you :)
  17. LT

    LTMom

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall2food5service2ambience5
    We always love BVRR, the food is excellent coupled with ambiance and scenery is exceptional. However on this day it took an 1.5 hours for our entrees and not a single acknowledgement on the wait.
  18. KK

    KhalK

    Calgary

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We really enjoyed the service and quality of the food.
  19. JM

    JanetM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing food and service. Would definitely go back
  20. KC

    KelC

    Calgary

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Located in a historical home, the restaurant is very pretty. If weather permits, enjoy dinner and the scenery on the outdoor verandah. It's the perfect sport for a non-rushed meal. Personally this is one of my favorite spots to dine in Calgary for brunch or dinner. The cocktail menu is also great! They take such care of every guest (even the one with food allergies!). Mikayla was so great! Thank you again!!
  21. SS

    SarahS

    Calgary

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful brunch with top notch service, delicious food and a beautiful setting. It was our 4th visit and this restaurant never disappoints.
  22. F

    Fitzy

    Calgary

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Been many times, but this was not the best experience. It wasn't bad, but didn't feel worth what we paid for. When we arrived the (clearly very new) hostess took us to our requested table but forgot to bring us a cocktail or wine list. We sat there for 10 mins before someone offered us water. A couple minutes afterwards our server showed up. All in all, it was 25 mins since we arrived before we got our first cocktail. The service did pick up considerably after that, so maybe we just caught them in the middle of a break. The menu has gotten a little stale, and while we have favorites on there something new would've been nice. The appetizers were pretty good. We had muscles and pork belly. The muscles were excellent, but the pork belly was overcooked and was foreshadowing the rest of the evening. We ordered lamb and halibut for entrees, both are excellent dishes... unfortunately both were also overcooked. We shared the pistachio cheesecake for dessert which was alright, but became fantastic paired with the mango ice cream. All in all this is still a great place to eat, and the location is unparalleled in the city. However a menu refresh is is probably needed.
  23. S

    Sheldon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to Bow Valley Ranch for our 26th anniversary with our family and it did not disappoint. The setting was spectacular and the food was incredible. The service was top notch. We would definitely recommend it to others.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food incredible service will definitely be back
  25. c

    calgarycowgirl100

    Calgary

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    This lunch was to celebrate the birthdays of my two friends. We sat outside on the patio. The food was very delicious. We really enjoyed it. My only complaint is that they served us our soup before our drinks arrived. That was a bit disappointing. Other than that we really enjoyed our lunch
  26. W

    Wonderful

    Calgary

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and wine is top notch, the location is absolutely beautiful
  27. SA

    SamanthaA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    I hope more selection for foods. Service was an excellent. I will give her 5 stars ⭐️. This was our first time to celebrate early Father’s Day.
  28. DC

    DebbieC

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service is excellent set in a beautiful place
  29. M

    Marion

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    The restaurant is charming and the location in Fish Creek Park magical, creating an expectation of dining excellence. While neither food nor service was offensive, the food was merely acceptable and the service perfunctory. "Next time", we will put together a knock-out picnic lunch.
  30. EB

    EB62

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding brunch with exceptional service. We will go back.
  31. BC

    BrittanyC

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, beautiful atmosphere and friendly staff. Mocktails were lacking and over iced but not a big deal I would just skip them next time. We will definitely return. Only down side is the main enterance to the building is not accessible at all. Perhaps there is a ramp somewhere but it was not obvious and you would require staff assistance.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience5
    Family anniversary. The service was lovely. The actual meal disappointing especially considering the cost. I have a reservation here in a couple weeks and based on that food experience will make a decision about ever coming again.
  33. DE

    DavidE

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A beautiful setting in an isolated park, away from the city, in a lovely old house with character and ambience.
  34. AA

    AllisonA

    Tampa

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    The waiter was pretty bad. Very inattentive. It seems like this place is just riding on coattails of former glory. Things are falling into disrepair especially noticed in the bathroom. You can do better.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Marc was a very attentive server and the food was delicious. We sat on the patio and it was peaceful and romantic.
  36. LG

    LoveGreatFood

    Calgary

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    After a long absence, thanks to COVID, we returned to the Bow Valley Ranch. We were NOT disappointed! The setting, in Fish Creek Park, is nothing short of spectacular. Our server was friendly and attentive. The food was outstanding. I had the tenderloin, my wife had the halibut. Both were cooked perfectly. We have nothing but good things to say. Thanks, BVR!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Dined on the veranda the scenery was remarkable bit was a perfect day to sit outside Food has exceeded our expectation!!
  38. FJ

    FrankJ

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a lovely evening with our adult children. Service was excellent as was the food. Very professional staff but also friendly ...a hard balance to achieve. One of our family's favourite venues to celebrate!!!
  39. BB

    BethB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Waiter tried to take plates that still had food on them and we were eating. I hate that! I know he was bored as not too busy but please let us finish. And try not to over pour wine .. you do have to drive to get there. I real think you should try updating the washrooms, kinda ruins everything else so beautiful abs then you go down to the stinky old bathrooms ugh ! Food was outstanding! Would come again.
  40. DC

    DonnaC

    Vancouver

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for our daughter’s grad and everything about the e experience far exceeded our expectations!!

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Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 3042 OpenTable diners.

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

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 23 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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