Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant

4.7
2808 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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EmiKate
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely views and a gorgeous area to walk around in, and the food and service were amazing. The building is lovely too!

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SueJ
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect in every way. We don’t love or need loud music so we asked to have the volume reduced and it was great after that. Not sure why piping in music is popular in eating spots these days. People need to talk with one another. Excellent all around. Loved our meals

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ArnieB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal, beautiful building. Service was outstanding

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PattiF
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The salmon was delicious - moist & full of flavour, served with brown lentils, puréed avacado and chorizo. The combination sounded odd to me but it was absolutely divine. My husband had the strip loin served with baby cooked onions, mushrooms, and potato “cake”. He loved it!

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JeffH
Calgary
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the perfect atmosphere for a first date. Very memorable. Thank you

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Natalie
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food in a beautiful setting. Went out for my husband’s birthday and he was so happy. I have not seen him eat that much food in a long time. Service was also spectacular and we were well cared for. It is expensive but I feel like the quality of food was worth it and the portion size is just enough.

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Corinne
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food! Great service
Wonderful first experience

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TLM1
Calgary
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Service great as usual. Salad and soup were very good. The braised short ribs fell short of our expectations. Dessert was great. It is a welcoming peaceful place to dine and the staff are extremely pleasant and polite.

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EllieJ
Calgary
14 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely lunch. I absolutely love the food and the service. I had the $30. lunch special. Every course was done to perfection. Elegant and relaxing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cadre magnifique, service exceptionnel (merci Deana!), nourriture savoureuse ! Au top!

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Diane
Calgary
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant. The food was amazing with great service. Lovely evening out.

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Carmen
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous viewing! Tantalizing tastes! Highly recommend this sensational dining out experience! We loved it so much we have decided to have our wedding reception here.

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Dtac
Calgary
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate here before the pandemic and this was our first return visit. Two years ago the food was fabulous and the meal we had tonight was fabulous and very memorable.

Our waiter, Guillaume, was first rate. He suggested the fresh oysters and he was right, excellent. The beetroot salad is very unique and not your typical salad starter. You gotta love beets (we do) and this was superb.

My wife had the scallops and pork belly; I had the salmon with chorizo. Those sound like odd combinations but they are perfect pairs. Now what makes these dishes spectacular are what they are served over. Whipped sweet potatoes base for the scallops and beluga lentils with saffron butter for the salmon. Unbelievably amazing. No words to describe them.

Apple bread pudding sounds okay but they use a brioche with a rum and raisin sorbet. OMG that was amazing.

In short, an absolute enjoyable evening in one truly beautiful setting. First rate service too. Wow!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
10 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alexis, was an awesome server, attentive and friendly.

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LindaB
Calgary
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a special night out. Food, service and ambiance was great. You won’t be disappointed.

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George
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What can I say that hasn't already been said? I have heard many stories from both my parents generation and my own that this was one of the premier spots to eat in Calgary.

I was so pleased to see I was right in choosing you. The Angus Striploin I had was truly the best steak I have ever had and that is coming from an experienced, born-in-alberta steak eater.

Ruth's Chris, Saltlik, and even Sky360 all of them are great; but everything at the Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant shines head and shoulders above all those establishments with grace.

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OreoD2
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Overall the experience was fantastic. The only feedback that I have is that I was disappointed with the number of scallops that I had.
There were only 4 scallops. For the price I expected more.
Other than that I was very satisfied.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

New Years Eve🎆

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great evening ringing in the new year

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LDSA
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing evening. Dana made the phenomenal dinner extra special with her warmth and humor. We loved it

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Arty
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed the New Years Eve menu which by far has been the best dinner to date at the Ranche.

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KristaB
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and exceptional staff. Always a great experience for a special occasion out.

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ASharp1
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! Best beef tenderloin ever. Too expensive for anything but a special occasion.

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Ollie
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience! We love the atmosphere

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len8here
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and atmosphere. We will definitely be back.

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NimK
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, ambience and service was great!

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Guavh
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Rey good service and outstanding food quality but a bit pricy.

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LucieM
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Awesome location and great atmosphere in a beautiful setting. Amazing art on the wall is available to purchase. Can't wait to go back!

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Barsazar
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

The place from the outside and in gives a romantic impression. However, the food was lacking flavor and dry. Moreover, we waited for the main dish more than an hour. For the prices we pay there it did not meet my significant other and my expectations. It was our anniversary and we were quite disappointed.

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NaomiK
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best time! Highly recommend! Excellent excellent service!! Our waitress was really the best! We are a funny energetic family and she fit right in with us! She was funny, knowledgeable, and extremely tentative. Took my family here for Xmas eve dinner and it was all perfect! We shared the muscles, a charcuterie board, beef tenderloin, and the braised lamb shank. Perfect family style meal! The wine list includes so many BC vineyard options. My mom loved one of the side that came with our main (the yam purée) and our server brought her another serving of it on the house! Honestly one of the very best experiences we’ve had in a long time. My only feedback would be that we were sad we didn’t get an opportunity to tell the management how impressed we were with them and their team! Can’t wait to come back!!! Amazing guest experience, beautiful location and atmosphere, and 5 star food!

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Katie
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It would be fun if your Brunch menu could extend into the week befits Christmas. My grandkids were disappointed as they were given the Brunch menu but couldn’t order from it. We loved the dessert! Salmon and pasta were not the best but the beef was great. Ambience was wonderful but being more spaced out(possible as restaurant was not busy) would have cut down on the noise.

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DonnaB
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Beautiful setting, tasty food with extras from the chef because we were celebrating our anniversary.
The staff we’re working hard but it seemed they may have been understaffed. With the noise level sometimes it was hard to hear our waiters voice behind his mask. We enjoyed our evening! Thank you!

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Samson127
Calgary
9 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Atmosphere excellent
Patrons well spaced
Service was excellent
Staff very accommodating, and pleasant
Entire meal was excellent
Just a lovely way to spend a couple hours away from the holiday mayhem
Will definitely book again !

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BarbF
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An absolute perfect spot to celebrate a Christmas lunch with my best friend. As always, the food was amazing (I had the short rib and she had the salmon) and the atmosphere and ambience was perfect for the season. We sat for 4 hours and were ever rushed or made to feel we needed to go. Love love love The Ranche

Merry Christmas & Will see you again in the New Year

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KariR
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch, lovely atmosphere and stellar service. Love Bow Valley Ranche. We enjoyed perfect eggs benedict and a generous servings of fruit, potatoes and bacon/sausage,

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AtulV
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Our server forgot to bring cutlery - we had to ask for it.

I got my hot water in a glass, rather than a cup.

When our dessert came out, no spoons.

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BlancheGirl
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing ambience, service and outstanding food

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and prompt service. Overall excellent fine dining experience.

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Dana
Calgary
13 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

For a special occasion, this is the place. Good food, good wine and great ambience if you like a bit of history with your meal.

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DianeM
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent waiter. Food was well presented with interesting ingredients. Will return in the summer for the patio!

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Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 2808 OpenTable diners.

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.