Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant

4.6
1200 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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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. Our Charlie's Lounge and Verandah are only available with a restaurant buy-out.



Sit down beside the massive fireplace in the Grand Salon room or enjoy the covered wrap-around verandah during warm weather. Enjoy lunch, dinner, cocktails or weekend brunch. Reservations are recommended.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Canadian
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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
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Phone number
(403) 476-1310
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Payment options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Neighborhood
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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

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

New Year's Eve Menu - $89 per person 5 course menu. An 18% gratuity will be added to the bill. Each reservation will have a 2 hour window seating. A pre-authorization will be required at time of final confirmation (week prior to) for the amount of $89 per person.

Monday, December 31, 2018

What 1200 People Are Saying
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KS
Calgary
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

This is an excellent restaurant set in a heritage building on the edge of Fish Creek Park. The food is well prepared and the serving staff are friendly and professional. The wine list is extensive and the food is priced on the high side but not as high as you might expect for such a unique building and location.

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Just meeting a girlfriend for lunch, had never tried BVR Restaurant and always wanted to. Ambiance was beautiful but it was terribly loud as unfortunately there was a long table beside us with a lot of people at it making it very hard to hear the server or converse. We both had a burger and salad. Burger was excellent but the salad was meh. Could not ascertain if there was a salad dressing in it or not but was told it was a vinaigrette. Our server was excellent and attentive young man. Loved the art on the walls. I will come again but Iwould hope you would put large parties either in a separate room or against a wall instead of in the middle of the dining room.

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SM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Highly recommend this restaurant fantastic food and outstanding service!

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N
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service including great knowledge of wine by the Maitre D'. The tasting menu was well laid out with perfect sized portions. A bit noisy, but understandable due to the Christmas season. Looking forward to a return visit!

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LL
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is not our first time to Bow Valley Ranche - so you get the picture - we keep coming back! Why? Well on the Brunch side of things - the Steak and Eggs is the best in town. Also they are accommodating, my stepson wanted to try the Short Rib combined with an Eggs Benny - and the kitchen obliged - not only that - the extra charge was most reasonable. The ambiance is lovely - in winter the snow sets the scene so beautifully, but other times of the year also have much charm in the surroundings. Without a long drive, you feel like you have gone right out into the country. Thank you to the staff for another lovely meal.

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NG
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Their butternut squash soup was to die for! I got the duck breast and my boyfriend got the lamb. Both dishes were beyond delicious! The service staff was wonderful.
We came for my boyfriends birthday and the dessert we ordered had a little “happy birthday” chocolate in it.
I would definitely recommend this place to anyone and I will definitely return for more scrumptious meals.

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F
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent place for gatherings. My friends and I had an amazing time and experience. Will definitely be going again soon❤️

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MR
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was outstanding, food very good and the location is totally awesome.

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TG
Calgary
13 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great evening once again! Food was outstanding, music was great and our waiter Cameron was superb! Very entertaining evening with all.

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g
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Beautiful ambience and delicious food. This is our first choice always for a nice girls lunch

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m
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had anniversary lunch here, service was great. Lots of parking space. Great surroundings, where we walked after lunch. Staff were very friendly. Cost was very reasonable. We had lunchtime special, which was exceptional quality and very reasonably priced(included free coffee).

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C
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

The food was outstanding. We found, however, the noise level was incredibly high and distracting, even though the area in which we were dining was not full. I would not call the noise level 'energetic' as described but absolutely overwhelming at times. The first waiter with whom we were seated, Rich, was outstanding. Unfortunately, when we asked if we could move due to the noise level, (we were sitting beside a large group) Rich was no longer our server. Unfortunate. The second waiter was not nearly as professional, appearing as if in a hurry, short of time and insincere. The timing of the meal was off as well. In all honesty, this restaurant has been a real draw for me, but I don't think I will go back based on our experience. My two friends were also taken aback by the noise level and the behaviour of the waiter. Sad. A great place in so many ways.

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OT
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Reliably excellent food and service in a fantastic setting.

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SH
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely excellent. Outstanding service and food.

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KH
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great experience. The staff was amazing the food was unbelievable and the atmosphere was beyond expectations.

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VC
Calgary
21 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Bow Valley Ranche is spectacular in winter. You immerse into another world. The restored interior kept adds a lot to the experience, but what sets it apart is the holiday decor and the music. The food was spectacular, particularly their elk tartare specialty. Great service.

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LC
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food! Amazing service! A majestic setting for just about any occasion! Loved it. Thank you. Will be back for sure. Loved the Christmas decor. Really out did themselves 😊

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MF
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful food as always. Some music in the background would have been good.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food and service

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VC
Calgary
21 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fantastic time at the Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant. The staff is very professional and the ambience is so special to get you in the festive spirit. Not enough words for the food. Thank you!

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's awsome!

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SS
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

great location and ambience, not great value for money.

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OT
Calgary
10 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always so elegant.

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D
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely place to have a relaxing lunch. Music was very soothing to the sole.

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OT
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service, and atmosphere. We will be back!

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DC
Calgary
9 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unreal food and service!! Will absolutely go back

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food were great as usual. The surf & turf for two is well worth the price for quality and good portions.

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MZ
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a fantastic date, Yes on the expensive side but is well worth it.

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JK
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dining experience. Lovely environment and setting.

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RP
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding experience, outstanding service (we had Cameron as our waiter - wonderful gentleman) and unbelievable food! We will definitely be back - perhaps weekly!

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GG
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed a fantastic meal for our anniversary. Service was paced well for us as we were enjoying a rare night out - did not feel rushed, time between courses allowed us to savour & digest. The butternut squash voulet was fantastic, as was the beef tenderloin & vegetable Wellington. All delicious! Save room for dessert - the Death by Chocolate is to die for!!! The main dining room was louder than we would have liked so we had to talk at full volume to hear one another but it was just a full house that evening so there wasn’t anything that could have been done about it. We will definitely be back!

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EM
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Ranche is our favourite Calgary restaurant. The food and service is always predictably excellent. We take our out of town visitors here, and have celebrated graduations, birthdays, anniversaries, and date nights here. We love it!

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a
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

we have been to Bow Valley Ranch many times and for many occasions beautiful place great food and wonderful atmosphere great service just an all around great place to go and eat and enjoy

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TG
Calgary
14 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful evening out! Hadn’t been in a few years but glad we rediscovered it.

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TB
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We brought our Mother in for Afternoon Tea. It was phenomenal. We we're very happy with the meal and my Mother was very impressed! Thank you for helping make her day so special. 😃

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B
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, wonderful service and great atmosphere - even on a cold Tuesday evening.

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s
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 5

I liked everything about the night except the ending where the waiter did not seem to appreciate the $20 tip I left. I consider $20 a decent amount and should be greeted with appreciation. If servers think people are going to be happy drinking wine inflated 300% above value and then expected to tip on top of that they are sadly mistaken.

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DK
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Services and Food. I will come back again for sure.

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RW
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beside my wife's cooking, this was the best food we've tasted in a long, long time. It made us go "Oh my goodness," roll our eyes, and laugh out loud. Beautiful presentation. Staff was attentive and friendly, but very professional. Atmosphere was accepting. I would have felt comfortable in jeans or a suit.

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C
Calgary
13 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great brunch. Lots of different choices to make everyone happy! We all had
Eggs Benedict ...traditional, spinach, etc. Excellent. Service was very good.
Can't beat the atmosphere.

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