Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant

4.7
2349 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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Starting May 9, 2021

Bow Valley Ranche invites you to the Mother's Day Picnic. Enjoy the ultimate outdoor dining experience at one of the best patios in Calgary. Our a la carte menu is available during dine-in service on our veranda and on our extended lawn patio or you can order our fine dining delivery service.

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JohnnyDoe
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Shiningstar
Portland
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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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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.

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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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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
2 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
15 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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KimO
Calgary
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Very disappointed in the surf n turf. Very flavourful bison but not real tender. Also the amount of seafood especially was quite disappointing! For $100 you’d think there would be more food!

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on April 13, 2021

Hi Kim, Thank you for your feedback. Sorry to hear that the Surf & Turf for two was not up to your expectations. I've passed your feedback to your kitchen so they can improve for future visits.

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AlexF
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time we go we decide to try something else and every time we go for the Surf and Turf again. Absolutely delicious!

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on April 13, 2021

Thank you Alex for your ongoing support! It is a crowd favourite for a reason! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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HildaF
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Bow Valley Ranche was our first experience with fine dining in over a year.
We were excited to be dining out for Easter dinner & The Ranche did not disappoint!
H&S Foster

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on April 13, 2021

Thank you Hilda for the wonderful review!

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Jmco
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went to Bow Valley Ranche for their Easter brunch special, as a treat to myself because COVID meant I wouldn't be gathering with family or friends. It was everything I hoped for as a break from reality - absolutely delicious food (the Croque Madam), exquisite service and lovely ambiance. With a window seat looking out over the grounds, a quiet room and the leisure to linger over my meal, it was the perfect way to celebrate the holiday.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on April 6, 2021

Thank you for the wonderful feedback! So glad we could make it a memorable one!

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CharlieM
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a beautiful Easter Brunch at the Ranch, as always the food and service were outstanding. Thank you 🥂

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on April 6, 2021

Thank you for joining us!

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LindaG
Calgary
26 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went the Bow Valley to have Easter Brunch as we do every year plus other occasions. We both had the Eggs Benedict. They never disappoint! Everything was amazing. Food, service, staff. Thank you again for a wonderful experience

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on April 6, 2021

Thank you for your continued support Linda! So glad you enjoyed everything.

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Miriam
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience, highly recommended. We enjoyed our Saturday brunch so much.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on April 5, 2021

Thank you!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

We ordered the tenderloin with fried egg, but our server brought the steak frites. We were in a hurry so we just ate it but it was disappointing. I find people don’t really listen to what is being said anymore.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on April 5, 2021

Thank you for your feedback! We do not have a tenderloin steak on our lunch menu. We do have a club sandwich with beef striploin and a fried egg, is that the lunch entrée you are referring to? Regardless, our apologies for not clarifying your order and we'll be looking into the situation. If there is an opportunity to discuss further, please call Suzanne at 403-476-1310

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RichardC
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a very enjoyable experience. Food and ambience are excellent.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on April 5, 2021

Thank you for your kind words!

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ckl18
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The express lunch was great. Delicious and very generous portion. A nice lunch out.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on April 4, 2021

Thank you

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KSF6912
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the express lunch menu. Everything was a good portion size and the taste was amazing. Our server was energetic and knowledgeable. They accommodated my drink order to reduce the sugar, and were considerate enough to rim my glass with lime, rather than sugar syrup. We will definitely be back.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on April 3, 2021

Thank you for the detailed review! We look forward to seeing you soon!

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CraigD
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time going, definitely won't be the lasy. Went gor brunch and had eggs Benedict. Very good.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on April 1, 2021

Thank you!

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ManurlaS
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always everthing was amazing from food to service .

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on March 30, 2021

Thank you!

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Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 2349 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.