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Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant

4.7
4.7
3434 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 20 times today
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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

    Bern Glatz

  • 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, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Calgary / Southern Alberta

    Canadian

  • Calgary

    Great for scenic views

  • Calgary

    Good for special occasions

  • Calgary

    Canadian

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  1. CP

    CathyP

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food5service3ambience4
    We were seated at an end table close to the stairs going down to the basement. What we didn’t realize was there was construction going on because of the flooded basement according to the staff. We should have been moved right away when they started sawing, hammering, pounding the walls,etc. they offered us to be moved only after complaining. In fact there was a lot of empty tables far from where we were placed.Also we were asked if we want our coffee topped to be warm, instead we were given a colder coffee from a pot. Overall not a very good experience. I have always liked to dine here but I don’t think this time we were seen equally with the other guests.
  2. RA

    RodneyA

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We visited BVRR on the recommendation from our friend and it didn't disappoint. Eggs Benny, Mushroom Roast, Rosemary Chicken, and French TOAST were all fabulous! The sauces where all superb, we'll be back. Thanks.
  3. SC

    SylvieC

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff was very welcoming, polite and friendly. My friend and I took the Lunch express, which was delicious. The roasted cauliflower soup was amazing. We were very happy with our experience and we both want to be back. Thank you very much.
  4. LS

    LisaS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    I believe the restaurant was understaffed as our waitress would leave us for long periods. But we could see she was run off her feet. We were seated by a very bright light and by the kitchen door even though there was an open table by the fireplace which the host said was open but we wouldnt like it b/c there was a baby that could make noise sitting close by. Overall, the food was delicious and quick to come out. We received 1 scallop (even though the menu and the waitress said there would be at least 2 maybe 3) for a whooping 11 dollars. Little disappointed on that. The location in the Valley is second to none and it is a beautiful, historic, majestic house turned restaurant that is so enchanting.
  5. AT

    AnitaT

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Yes, I’ve been coming here for years and never disappointed except for during Covid and our wedding Anniversary pickup on December 29, 2020. Where my husband got violently ill … he has gluten & dairy allergies. But, he honestly believes it was the the meat ..in the pork belly appetizer…. We love the ambience, staff and overall surroundings… Thank you Sarah and others who served us. It was a girls lunch long overdue and I know we were there for a long time … thank you for allowing us to have this time together. Cannot wait to return ♥️
  6. C

    Charli

    Calgary

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    LOVE the Brunch hot and cold drink menu and options ! The mushroom toast dish is a star dish and should not be overlooked. Amazing staff friendly, kind, sweet, giving
  7. LB

    LucyB

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food, service was amazing! Will definitely be back!!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat in a quiet side room right after the restaurant opened. Everyone was very friendly and the historical building is a charming setting. The food was delicious, try the pastry plate if you’re there for brunch. We’ll definitely be back!
  9. CV

    CesarV

    Mexico City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brunch for my wife in her birthday
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    An excellent dinner. The dishes were vibrant and interesting mix of flavours. The wine list was very good, it was welcome to see a good selection of half bottles of wine. The main room was rather noisy when full which made conversation difficult at times. Service was excellent and unrushed. Kayla was very personable, knew the menu very well and was a delight.
  11. NP

    NadiaP

    Calgary

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great server, great bartender and great food! The Amuse Bouche was a nice treat! We will be back! This was our first visit of many to come.
  12. E

    Evie

    Calgary

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Feels cozy with the fireplace and good food. It would have been nice if they had offered a comp as we were there for a birthday.
  13. TW

    TrevorW

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service. Food was excellent. Will go back again soon.
  14. D

    Dave

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An excellent venue to facilitate a personal celebration.
  15. JA

    JacksonA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The location is impressive, the venue is fantastic and the service was great.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  17. AW

    AmandaW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was outstanding. The waitresses and waiters went above and beyond. They were fast, polite and very professional. I would recommend this restaurant to everyone. I wish I remembered my waiter’s name, as he was the best waiter I have had in my 32 years of being alive (not over exaggerating in the slightest)
  18. EF

    ErnestoF

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Delicious NYE dinner. Cioppino was flavourful and the seafood was perfectly cooked. The crab salads were great. Main courses had great flavour. The steak, although the flavour was fabulous, was full of grizzle and tough sinew. Dessert was great, and we had also ordered a cheese board and it was excellent.
  19. JM

    JessicaM

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We attended for New Year’s Eve dinner. The food was amazing, the service was excellent, and the atmosphere was cozy. It was packed but didn’t feel too loud or chaotic.
  20. B

    Birthdaygirl

    Calgary

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous New Year's Eve meal at Bow Valley Ranche. Set menu offered lots of choice and great quality. Thank you 😊 💓
  21. C

    Chrystal

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came for New Years and it to say it was "fantastic ", is an understatement! The 4 course featured menu had something for all.... and the portions were larger than expected. We had a lovely New Years dinner here and will definitely be going back!
  22. DB

    DariuszB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great evening, food was excellent, service friendly and responsive. Will consider to visit again.
  23. JM

    JoanM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I really enjoyed the variety from which to choose. The food was delicious and the service courteous and swift. I had a great time. The decorations made it very festive and pleasant indeed.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as always. Prices are a little higher than the big chain quasi-luxury places, but lower than most high end restaurants and the quality/service exceeds either. Can’t beat the ambiance or service
  25. E

    Eatsoutoften

    Calgary

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the most AMAZING dinner at BVR. We have been several times over the years and yet this one will be one to remember. We had great service,. But the dishes we ordered were second to none. Typically we order steak when we go out, but I wanted something different this time. I ordered the grilled octopus and let me tell you, it was THE BEST DECISION EVER! It will be a dish that I remember forever. Following that I had the beet risotto, which was also UNREAL. My better half had the oysters and the scallop/shrimp dish, which were amazing! (Don’t get me wrong, the steak dishes at BVR are amazing too,. But this was something special). As always, an incredible experience; can’t wait to come back!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food and excellent service.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The ambiance, service, food and overall dining experience, was very lovely.
  28. JG

    JohnG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    The location and service was great! Presentation of the food was good overall cost verses the food was where ratings were low seafood was overcooked and scallops were few and not great quality
  29. LG

    LynnieG1

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We absolutely love BVR for dinner. The food is outstanding, as well as, the service, and the value. We find it very reasonably priced. My only suggestion is to make sure if it's a birthday celebration, not to forget. :)
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you - always wonderful, always special no matter the occasion. Mikala is a lovely server - shout out to her too!
  31. JC

    JohnC

    Calgary

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    The wooden chairs added to the ambiance but not to our comfort.
  32. JS

    JannS

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the ambience at BVR. Went for lunch and chose from the quick lunch menu. Braised short rib and the salmon were our mains and it was absolutely delicious, with the right portions. This place is always a hit!
  33. JM

    JMorhart

    Calgary

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Beautiful landmark of a restaurant in fish creek park. The ambience is elegant and filled with antiques. We took a tour upstairs to see if the room was truly haunted. It was colder but we didn’t see anything lol The service was incredible, we weren’t rushed and she gave great suggestions. The food was fantastic, my husband and friend said it was the best steak they ever had! And we eat a LOT of steak.
  34. RS

    RhonS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a beautiful Christmas Eve brunch with my kids. Will be returning soon.
  35. DM

    DanM

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Meal was fantastic and the service was excellent . the restaurant was pretty much full as well. This was our first time to the brunch and we will definitely be back for it again.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My first time at The Ranch, and it won’t be the last. Went for a birthday brunch, I had a pineapple mimosas-excellent! And mushroom toast-also excellent, the write up in the menu does not do this dish justice! Our server -excellent, described it as a “boujee dish”. Absolutely delicious!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Tasty food… excellent service
  38. LV

    LeslieV

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The atmosphere is beautiful and the food was all delicious, a wonderful place to share a special meal with family .
  39. GK

    GuestK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The beef tenderloin was fantastic. So tender and delicious. A charming place with a very special ambiance. Will definitely come here again.
  40. J

    Jackie

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A very enjoyable evening. Delicious food. Very pleasant and helpful staff. Will be going there again!

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Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 3434 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 20 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

    Bern Glatz

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, 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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