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About Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant

The Bow Valley Ranche has two restaurants where people come and go in the Fish Creek Provincial Park's beautiful surroundings. 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. The Grand Salon seats about 125 guests.



Charlie's room, seats another 25 and there are private dining dining rooms available. Sit down beside the massive fireplace in the William Roper Hull room or enjoy the covered wrap-around verandah during warm weather. Enjoy lunch, dinner, cocktails or weekend brunch. Reservations are recommended.

15979 Bow Bottom Trail SE
Calgary, AB T2J 6T5
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Canadian

Hours of Operation:
Winter hours

Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Dinner: Friday - Saturday: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Brunch: Saturday and Sunday: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Afternoon Tea: Saturday & Sunday: 2:00 - 4:00 pm - Seasonal


Holiday Hours:

Dec 24-25: CLOSED

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
CAN$31 to CAN$50

Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(403) 476-1310

Website:
http://www.bowvalleyranche.com/restaurants.html

Parking Details:
Plenty of complimentary parking within the park and a few metres to the restaurant

Additional:
Banquet, Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.7

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

99% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (77)
Good for Anniversaries (66)
Romantic (62)
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Scenic View (56)
Good for a Date (53)
Worth the Drive (50)
Creative Cuisine (46)
Good for Birthdays (39)
Quiet Conversation (39)
Local Ingredients (34)
Great for Brunch (33)
Cozy (33)
Notable Wine List (32)
Great for Outdoor Dining (32)
Good for Groups (30)
Fit for Foodies (29)
Great for Lunch (27)
Neighborhood Gem (26)
Sunday Lunch (26)
Authentic (22)
Business Meals (21)
Healthy (18)
Afternoon Tea (15)
Seasonal (15)
Fun (14)
Casual (12)
Tasting Menu (8)
Afternoon Coffee (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Organic (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Live Music (3)
Hot Spot (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
People Watching (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Live Sports (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (Calgary)·Dined on September 21, 2017

We selected the Ranch as a tradition to celebrate our anniversary. Everything about this place is memorable. On the night that we were there, the waiter actually made the biggest positive impression on us for his sense of humor, his outstanding service, his impeccable sense of timing, and his remarkable ability to find a balance between being absent when we wanted to be alone and magically appearing when we required service. Of course, the food was brilliant, as always, and the drinks were amazing, though marked up too high in my opinion. I photograph the cocktail list because they're so delicious to replicate at home.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Late-night Find, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

We booked a supper evening occasion to celebrate my brother's birthday. The evening was enjoyable and the food was good. Something different and out of the ordinary, not what we usually do and it did not disappoint. Very good.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Authentic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

A delight after our visit to the Memorial Forest in hidden gem Fish Creek Park

Tags: Great for Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Scenic View, Cozy, Authentic, Casual, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

Excellent brunch! Great service and delicious food.

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Calgary)·Dined on September 17, 2017

We were out with friends. Great spot to eat great food and visit. We definitely weren't rushed and the setting is quite stunning. It was a little noisy in the room and with a wedding on lots of action and kids around the area but not in our section. The service and food was excellent.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

Overall it was a good experience. The location was lovely. The food was good quality. Did find the options were a bit limited. I had the French Toast which was quite good but perhaps I was expecting more from this kind of restaurant. Husband had the steak and said it was done perfectly. Food was quite pricey for what it was.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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food3
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

Staff were attentive and kept on top of our table of 8's needs. Food as always was enjoyable and interesting.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (Calgary)·Dined on September 16, 2017

A true special-occasion destination, well worth the drive. Atmosphere is great, you can hear your table mates talk, and most of all, the food is superb.

Tags: Good for a Date, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

Lovely rustic atmosphere, cozy fire, excellent food and service. We'll be back!

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Calgary)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Jazz night is now a regular evening for us. Live music is a nice touch. Martin was awsome as usual. Henry come over to chat which was very nice as well. They all make us feel very special. Thank you.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Calgary)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Visited this restaurant twice this year. First in June (on the balcony) for the occasion of our anniversary, and this week for my Wife's birthday. The ambiance, service and excellent meal made this the perfect place to celebrate. I hope to be back soon and give the Bow Valley Restaurant top marks.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on September 10, 2017

We were thankful for such quality beautiful inside and out place that did not have loud music and beautiful food

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch
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 (Puerto Vallarta)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Met out of town people for a business meeting. We were able to eat on the patio. Great food and ambience.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on September 3, 2017

What a wonderful dinner we had! The staff were warm and inviting. Our server was very attentive and made great suggestions on the menu. Everything was delicious. We were very happy with our dining experience, and we would definitely come back.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive
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food4
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 (Calgary)·Dined on September 3, 2017

A lovely brunch in a beautiful and historic building. There is an art garden just beside the Ranche which is worth a visit after your meal. The staff are friendly and attentive. They brought a birthday treat for my mother in law when they overheard us wishing her a happy birthday which was a very nice touch.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Calgary)·Dined on September 3, 2017

We were so pleased with the food, service and ambiance at Bow Valley Ranche. Very cozy and warm, we will most definitely be back!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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 (Calgary)·Dined on September 3, 2017

We had a lovely meal, the service was fabulous, and it was a great experience.

Tags: Casual, Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View
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·Dined on September 3, 2017

The taste and presentation of the food was outstanding

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 2, 2017

This is a beautiful restaurant - inside and out - in such a peaceful park setting. And yet is in the city - a little gem. The food is exceptional and always well presented.
We have never been disappointed by meals that have been prepared. And we have been blessed by professional service. We would not hesitate to recommend it to others for special events or just an enjoyable meal with family or friends.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on September 2, 2017

Fantasic setting -- superb service - wonderful food. What more could you want?

Tags: Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Romantic
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 (Calgary)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Excellent meal, excellent service, excellent restaurant

Tags: Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Fun
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·Dined on August 31, 2017

Excellent. We'll be back.

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·Dined on August 29, 2017

We were informed that our lunch order got forgotten as there was a larger group in the restaurant. Our waiter apologized for the delay which we greatly appreciated. When the food did arrive it was excellent and we were served crème brulee for dessert on the house. Our waiter did an outstanding job in explaining the situation and letting us know about the delay. It was a very nice touch to receive a very tasty dessert for our patience.
We will be returning again.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Great for Lunch, Scenic View
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food5
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·Dined on August 28, 2017

Very nice view and decent food
Lamb chop was very nicely done, however the medium rare sirloin is abit too stiff to our liking.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Cozy, Special Occasion
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·Dined on August 28, 2017

What a lovely experience at the Bow Valley Ranche... the atmosphere was relaxing and sophisticated. The staff was incredible and dinner divine.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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 (Calgary)·Dined on August 27, 2017

We had a lovely get-together of AB and BC family over a superb dinner at Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant. This restaurant never disappoints. Service and food are consistently very high quality.

Tags: Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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·Dined on August 27, 2017

It was our first visit to Bow valley Ranche. We had been given a gift card to go. I didn't realize there was such a great little gem hidden away so close by us. The Staff were great From when we first arrived until we left. Food and location was awesome. We will definitely go back and highly recommend it

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Afternoon Coffee, Good for a Date
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 (Calgary)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Over all our dinner was amazing. I was just a little annoyed about not being informed of a large wedding happening. When we first arrived we had to work our way through a maze of wedding guests to get inside. Once we were at our table everything just went uphill. Great food, great wine, great service. I will definitely be back!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Cozy
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food5
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 (Calgary)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Delicious food with a beautiful view and rustic charm. Highly recommended the elk tartar and surf and turf platter for two! Will be back!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on August 25, 2017

Went for a small baby shower lunch. (4ppl) the place itself is beautiful. The patio is so nice in the summer. The service we received was very slow. Reservation was 12.30....we didn't get our food until 1.40. Disappointing service all around...but hopefully just a one off.

Tags: Casual, Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Authentic
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 (Calgary)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Excellent food and service. A good laces to go when celebrating Aaron special occasion.

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·Dined on August 23, 2017

My wife's birthday dinner at the Bow Valley Ranch Restaurant on August 22nd was our first time there, even though my wife grew up in Calgary, and played in those fields as a child and I have been in Calgary since 1983. We also have always lived in the south. Well it was worth the wait. The only thing that we regret is that we had not discovered this experience earlier. The ambience was great. The location was perfect. The service was excellent. The wine was exquisite. The food was fantastic. Its a quiet country resort experience in the middle of a city. Its definitely not a low cost affair worth every penny. Thank you to all. Great service, Great Location, Great Food. We will be back and will likely plan future Company events there, as well.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Afternoon Tea, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation
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 (Calgary)·Dined on August 21, 2017

My wife and I enjoyed a wonderful evening, great food, good service. We tried sitting out on the deck, but the cool wind came and we retreated indoors. Dinner was presented exquisitely, loved the flavors and local veggies ( which the chef picks some of them from the garden onsite ). We will be back for the food and ambience. Thanks for a memorable date night.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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·Dined on August 21, 2017

My husband and I ate here on our honeymoon and had an awesome experience. Our waiter even offered to take a photo of us in front of the restaurant after our meal! I definitely recommend this restaurant for any special occasion or fancy date night.

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on August 20, 2017

Meal was perfect. The kids were able to play outside between meal courses. Great for pictures after dinner.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Lots of history in a beautiful natural setting. Staff are more than happy to share stories of the resident spirits and local wildlife.

Tags: Scenic View, Romantic, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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 (Calgary)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Great service, great food and just a beautiful restaurant

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·Dined on August 20, 2017

Great Evening. Service was fantastic, food was exceptional. We have dined several times here, inside can be a little noisy but we choose the patio as it was a great evening and it was well worth it.
Cost is what is to be expected from a boutique-ie restaurant but as the food was So delicious it was well worth it.

Could use a little more music outside (and inside to cover the noise) as well as some room treatments (accoustic panels) inside would help a lot.

A great evening. Thank you.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Calgary)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Great dining experience in the heart of Fish Creek Park. We took our friends for an evening on the patio and everything was fine. Martin is an exceptional server. He is fun and helpful. We shared a few appetizers and they were delicious. The lamb was tender The wine list was great and our server was very knowledgeable. And we could not say enough about the unique atmosphere on that porch patio. A truly special place for Calgary.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Calgary)·Dined on August 19, 2017

The dinner my wife and I had was incredible as well as our table looked into the back gardens with nice breeze coming in. The whole experience was amazing, I would highly recommend this restaurant!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Afternoon Tea, Happy Hour, Fun, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View
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