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Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant

4.7
4.7
2971 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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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

Popular dishes

Menu

Lunch is available year-round, tuesday–friday @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Appetizers, Soups & Salads

  • Canadian East Coast Oysters (Min of 3)CA$3.80

    mignonette, lemon, fresh horseradish

    • Endive SaladCA$17.00

      citrus, pistachio dressing, cilantro

      • Albacore TunaCA$18.00

        aguachile, cilantro, man's organic cucumber, puffed wild rice, red onion

        • CharcuterieCA$29.00

          house pickles, fine cheeses

          • Beetroot SaladCA$16.00

            Sudo Farms beets, whipped feta, pistachio, dill

            • Soup du JourCA$12.00

              • Elk TartareCA$22.00

                horseradish cream, smoked salt

                Entrées

                • BVR BurgerCA$21.00

                  aged cheddar, smoked aioli, pickled onion served with fries or mixed greens; Vegan option available

                  • Pan Seared King SalmonCA$26.00

                    moroccan spice, saffron beurre blanc, beluga lentils, chorizo

                    • Pan Roasted Peri Peri ChickenCA$25.00

                      garlic hummus, pickled peppers, parsley, salsa verde

                      • Fried Chicken SandwichCA$22.00

                        spicy mayo, dill pickles, cabbage slaw

                        • Garganelli PomodoroCA$18.00

                          grana padano, basil oil

                          • Steak FritesCA$28.00

                            Alberta Striploin, pepperonata, frites, smoked aioli

                            Last updated: February 1, 2022

                            What 2,971 people are saying

                            Overall ratings and reviews

                            Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                            4.7
                            4.7 based on recent ratings
                            • 4.8Food
                            • 4.8Service
                            • 4.8Ambience
                            • 4.5Value

                            NoiseModerate

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                            1. VW

                              VickieW

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined 2 days ago

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Love Bow Valley Ranch. We were there for a 70th birthday. I have a gluten allergy and they were very accommodating. Our server knew exactly what I could and couldn’t have. The food was amazing. The mussels were very good. Big enough for the four of us. Highly recommend this place. It was nice to book online. Thank you

                            2. c

                              carols

                              Calgary

                              5 reviews

                              5.0

                              5 reviews

                              Dined 2 days ago

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              ++ in atmosphere, server was very professional, food above expectations

                            3. J

                              Jumpster

                              Calgary

                              33 reviews

                              5.0

                              33 reviews

                              Dined 3 days ago

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Food and Service were excellent. Will definitely come back again.

                            4. TG

                              TrapperG

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined 4 days ago

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Food was outstanding, the surf & turf for two was absolutely amazing! Loved the atmosphere and noise level made it an enjoyable dinner for both of us.

                            5. D

                              Discerning

                              Edmonton

                              3 reviews

                              vip
                              5.0

                              3 reviews

                              Dined 5 days ago

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Fantastic food and a beautiful location. The express lunch is a phenomenal value. Will be back again!

                            6. PM

                              PeterM

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined 6 days ago

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Great food-service and will recommend to friends and family

                            7. j

                              jenniferf

                              Calgary

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined 6 days ago

                              overall5food5service4ambience5

                              Servers should smile more less serious and be of good cheer

                            8. NI

                              NotImpressed

                              1 review

                              3.0

                              1 review

                              Dined 6 days ago

                              overall3food2service3ambience4

                              The restaurant has a nice, old school feeling. However, the two main dishes are so salty that I couldn't even finish my risotto. The amount of salt in that dish was probably more than the total salt intake in a week. So a big disappointment for me.

                            9. JR

                              JanetR

                              Calgary

                              9 reviews

                              vip
                              5.0

                              9 reviews

                              Dined 6 days ago

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              I always bring my friends and family at the The Ranche whenever they have a birthday or special celebration. It never disappoint the crews. The lunch express is always a hit. We’ll be back soon.

                            10. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              Calgary

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on May 9, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              We had a lovely dinner here. The Angus striploin is so good, everything we got tasted so good and food were cooked to perfection. Staff were friendly and non-rushed. Highly recommend!

                            11. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on May 9, 2022

                              overall5food4service5ambience4

                              Excellent food and service

                            12. RL

                              RichardL

                              Montreal

                              15 reviews

                              vip
                              4.0

                              15 reviews

                              Dined on May 9, 2022

                              overall4food4service4ambience4

                              We were there for Mother's Day dinner. The two steaks were very good. The third plate, the scallops with the pork belly was 50-50. The scallops were amazing but the pork belly was hard and dry. Overall, the ranch is a bit of a hidden gem in Calgary. The main dining room has a lot of style and it's great to work off dinner with a walk in the park afterwards. The service was very good as well. We will be back.

                            13. PR

                              PeterR

                              Calgary

                              3 reviews

                              5.0

                              3 reviews

                              Dined on May 9, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                              menue is not too large - makes it easy to decide. good combination of food. very tasty and complimenting the pallet

                            14. DB

                              DanaB

                              Calgary

                              1 review

                              4.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on May 9, 2022

                              overall4food4service3ambience4

                              Pretty good experience. The service was good for a mid priced restaurant, but underwhelming for this restaurant.

                            15. DB

                              DaveB

                              Calgary

                              10 reviews

                              vip
                              5.0

                              10 reviews

                              Dined on May 8, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Large, generous high quality portions. I had the salmon benedict while my wife had the french toast. Both were incredible and best in class when compared to other examples we have had.

                            16. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              Vancouver

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on May 8, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Amazing location, food and service. The prices are great for the taste and portion of meal. The waitress was amazing, and everything from the kids French toast to the steak and eggs…. Wow, just amazing.

                            17. MC

                              MariaC

                              Las Vegas

                              3 reviews

                              5.0

                              3 reviews

                              Dined on May 6, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Great experience and good value for the lunch. I will be back for sure again

                            18. AS

                              AelieS

                              Orlando

                              4 reviews

                              4.0

                              4 reviews

                              Dined on May 5, 2022

                              overall4food4service4ambience4

                              Very impressed with our first visit to Bow Valley Ranch! The only disappointment was the dessert. The bread pudding lacked the caramel it promised and wasn't sweet enough. Otherwise the main menu was impressive and hard to choose from! The octopus was probably the best I've had and the portions were generous for a high end restaurant. We will definitely be back and hope for better dessert options.

                            19. GM

                              GeoffM

                              1 review

                              1.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on May 4, 2022

                              overall1food5service5ambience4

                              The food and service was excellent The management did not however honor our gift certificate Will talk to a lawyer

                            20. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              Palm Springs

                              4 reviews

                              5.0

                              4 reviews

                              Dined on May 2, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Very friendly service and excellent menu

                            21. DM

                              DonnaM

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on May 1, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              We were at The Ranche to celebrate a milestone birthday. It did not disappoint. The setting is beautiful, the servers attentive (without being overbearing) and the food was exceptional! The seafood was fresh. The mussels were the best I’ve had (even compared to the east Coast) and the bison….just…WOW!!!!!!! Need a special place to celebrate a special occasion? THIS IS IT! Looking for a place to enjoy lunch or brunch with friends? THIS IS IT. Wanting to escape the city without leaving the city? THIS IS IT.

                            22. MR

                              MichelleR

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on May 1, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Wonderful service and atmosphere and the French toast was absolutely delicious!!!

                            23. GB

                              GabiB

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on May 1, 2022

                              overall5food4service5ambience5

                              A very pleasant experience, with excellent service and very good food !

                            24. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              Calgary

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on May 1, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Great food, service and atmosphere

                            25. MB

                              MatthewB

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on April 30, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Absolutely amazing experience not with the food and service!!

                            26. NO

                              NORMG

                              Calgary

                              13 reviews

                              vip
                              5.0

                              13 reviews

                              Dined on April 30, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Need to do something about the noise .. very loud

                            27. RG

                              RichardG

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on April 30, 2022

                              overall5food4service5ambience5

                              A great dinner, service and ambience! I always look forward to a visit to BVR!

                            28. JL

                              JaniceL

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on April 29, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Beautiful surroundings, great staff, wonderful food.

                            29. KC

                              KimC

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on April 29, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              A very unique place for dining. Very nice ambiance with excellent service. Highly recommended.

                            30. D

                              Daisy

                              Calgary

                              35 reviews

                              vip
                              4.0

                              35 reviews

                              Dined on April 29, 2022

                              overall4food4service3ambience4

                              Service was very harried (it was busy even though a Thursday night). As a consequence it took a long time to order and to get our drinks. The scallop dish was lovely and so was the filet. The decaf coffee was on the cool side but I didn’t complain. It was clear the service staff were doing the best they could.

                            31. M

                              Mihai

                              1 review

                              1.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on April 27, 2022

                              overall1food2service2ambience2

                              Waited too long for the server and too long for the food. The Elk tartar was super salted and did not came with toast, but with this oily, fried, humongous expandable type chip. The two pieces of asparagus with the peri peri chicken were burnt. The dressing for roasted peppers, that came with the steak, had so much vinegar, that the steak tasted like vinegar and the vinegar smell was so strong that you could not smell anything else. The gentleman serving the water, was not asking for permission and he would pour water across you, when you were in the middle of your bite, and it spilled water on the table a couple of times. For the amount of money that we paid for this lunch, it was not worth it. Beautiful restaurant, beautiful location.

                            32. TJ

                              TerJas

                              1 review

                              4.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on April 27, 2022

                              overall4food4service4ambience5

                              It's a good place with excellent service and the food is high quality. It has a limited menu but appropriate for a quality dining experience

                            33. F

                              Fish

                              Calgary

                              21 reviews

                              vip
                              4.0

                              21 reviews

                              Dined on April 27, 2022

                              overall4food5service5ambience5

                              The service was outstanding and they acknowledged that it was our anniversary and put special notes on our dessert. Food was excellent although a bit pricey.

                            34. LP

                              LesleyP

                              Calgary

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on April 26, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              It was so nice to be in a restaurant with impeccable service and amazing food. The striploin was so well prepared. I look forward to having my dinners here.

                            35. MC

                              MaryC

                              Palm Springs

                              10 reviews

                              5.0

                              10 reviews

                              Dined on April 26, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Lunch on the porch with amazing views, wonderful service and some of the best food in Calgary. A true Calgary experience that should not be missed. Great spot to take visitors, never fails to impress.

                            36. B

                              Bruce

                              Edmonton

                              3 reviews

                              5.0

                              3 reviews

                              Dined on April 24, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Our server was wonderful and very informative on food and beverage choice

                            37. R

                              Rose

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on April 24, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              We just loved the brunch especially the mushroom toast! Glad our server recommended this dish and let us know about the eggs on top! Always have a great dinning experience at Bow Valley!

                            38. f

                              foodlover

                              Calgary

                              9 reviews

                              vip
                              4.0

                              9 reviews

                              Dined on April 24, 2022

                              overall4food4service4ambience4

                              It was very enjoyable. Food was excellent. It was unfortunately pretty noisy. It was a beautiful day so very busy. The parking is a problem though with many cars in lot people walking the paths. There is no designated restaurant parking.

                            39. TW

                              TWH11

                              Calgary

                              4 reviews

                              5.0

                              4 reviews

                              Dined on April 24, 2022

                              overall5food5service4ambience5

                              It was a nice evening out. Food was great and the location is lovely.

                            40. c

                              cschuh

                              Calgary

                              11 reviews

                              vip
                              5.0

                              11 reviews

                              Dined on April 24, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Perfectly lovely. Nice ambiance. Great food. Spectacular service. Will come again.

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                            Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 2971 OpenTable diners.

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                            Booked 26 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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