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Thu, 5/24
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Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant

4.6
963 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Canadian
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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.
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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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
What 963 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.2
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

The Ranche is in a class of its own. Fortunately, someone had the brilliant idea that combining exquisite world class fine dining with the original homestead culture of Alberta, and Calgary in particular, would work. One of the primary reasons my wife and I had our wedding at the Ranche 14 years ago was because it oozed authentic REAL Alberta. My wife and I very much look forward to the 3-4 times a year that we return for another amazing meal steeped in excellence.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

The environment is so good and the server is so nice to let me tie my puppy outside the fence. We hade brunch. Food is ok.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Great food, great service and wonderful atmosphere. Went for brunch on Sunday and thoroughly enjoyed everything! Will be back.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Awesome staff. Been there a few times and it’s always a treat!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

The Bow Valley Ranche is consistently delicious meals with quality ingredients. Brunch is amazing and the menu has something for everyone. One of our favourite restaurants in Calgary and definitely the best in the south east area.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

It was our 39th wedding anniversary and the food and service was outstanding. What a lovely spot to sit and relax and enjoy some different cuisine. If it wasn't so windy that evening, we would of loved to dine outside. Truly a wonderful evening. Thank you.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

The food was outstanding. Our 90 year old Mother commented that it was the best food she had ever had in a restaurant. The service was excellent - attentive but not overwhelming. We had not been to the Ranche in sometime and we were pleasantly surprised at the variety on the menu and the reasonable prices.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

The food and atmosphere were marvellous for our large group but it is not the place to lunch if you are on a timeline. It took 3 hours for our group of 12 to seat and eat despite the restaurant being almost completely empty.

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

We enjoyed a lovely birthday lunch on the verandah-it was a gorgeous day-lovely music playing.We tasted a few wines before selecting. Lunch was great.A very enjoyable summer lunch experience.Excellent server.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

My sister and I took our Mom out for Mother's Day Brunch, and also for her 75th Birthday. We had a lovely light light and excellent service! I went home and told my family about it, and stated we will need to go back together for a special occasion (we live in NW so it is a little far for everyday). Thank you!

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

The food was really bad, but the ambience really made up for it

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Absolutely beautiful food, scenery and service - highly recommend!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We went here for Mother’s day brunch, it was truly stupendous! The food was delectable and the service was really quick. Would highly recommend this hidden gem

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

This was our first time trying brunch and it was excellent! Food was very good. Staff treat us very well. Handled our food allergy exceptionally well. We were so pleased and we will definitely try brunch there again!

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Owesome!
Best meat and side vegetables!
The price tells the quality.
I love the food.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

This really is one of the best restaurants in the area. The service was exceptional and the food was amazing. The prices are higher than average, but this restaurant is much higher than average. We will be back for sure.

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

The waiter was fantastic along with the amuse-bouche that came out prior to the meal. That’s where our positive experience stopped. The tenderloin came out brown straight through with a cut down the middle and a plate so hot you can burn yourself on. Ordering a medium rare I sent it back. A second came out minutes later exactly the same as the first. The third again was well done (all with cuts down the centre). The fourth was medium rare and came with an ignorant manager telling me to cut it in front of her and in a condescending tone suggesting she can bring it back to be cooked more. If it wasn’t for the waiter we would have left but felt bad for him. My wife’s halibut was dry with no sauce so quite bland as well. We did order the cheese plate to finish as we were both so hungry and that was fantastic. We had a bad experience years ago but thought we’d give it another shot and this just proved we were right with our previous assessment. For the price go somewhere else. Anywhere else. Aside from being in Fish Creek there is nothing good about this restaurant...except the apologetic waiter who took a Caesar off my large tab to compensate for sending a tenderloin back 3 times.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Mothers Day. Love the menu, food and how well the staff work together. It's always a pleasure to visit this restaurant. My husband had the eggs Benedict, me and my Mom had the French toast. Shout out to our server but forgot her name. An overall wonderful experience.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

An absolutely magical restaurant. Took friends for the 1st time....they absolutely loved it💓💓. We will both be back again and again👍👍

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4.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Mothers day

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Decided to take a friend here for her 50th. The food and service were top notch. Definitely would recommend this restaurant for any occasion. Spacing between dishes was nicely done. The servers were attentive, but allowed for enough space for 4 friends to catch-up.. definitely a finer art that some servers lack.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

It was great the service was awesome and the food was delicious

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

We have been to Ranche many times in the past but our most recent visit was by far the best experience so far. Service was excellent, food was both well presented and tasty, and the ambiance so nice. We sat on the patio, making it extra enjoyable on one of those rare warm nights in Calgary.

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Food quality and service are always exceptional. The live music added a nice touch.

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4.0Dined on May 4, 2018

We went for the Thursday evening JAZZ night and thoroughly enjoyed the atmosphere, the food and the service! We will recommend and be back!

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4.0Dined on May 3, 2018

My friend and I had a lovely lunch. The food was great and was really enhanced, sitting by the window and looking out to the Park. Will definitely come again.

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4.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Our server was simultaneously professional and relaxed; I appreciate this. Food was seasonal, exceptional and the right amount - not too much, not too little! Served in a very timely manner.

There was a large table of a young family near us - the children were very loud. I am fine with young children eating at fine establishments, I simply wish the parents would set some standards and expectations around dining out. We were outside so weren’t too impacted but still there was a noticeable clamour. I think inside, some of the rooms are small and more intimate.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

In our group of 8 only 3 had been to the ranch before, our friends thought it was elegant and rustic, and the food was outstanding. We were celebrating 2 birthdays and a suprize engagement so we weren’t the quietest diners ever, and I felt a bit bad for the other guests having to listen to all our laughter but it was all taken in stride. Our server Cameron was so friendly and accommodating as we played ‘switch seats’ so everyone could mingle throughout the night. Made his evening a tad more challenging no doubt!

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Went here for brunch - good was great and service was attentive. Awesome location and great place to sit and enjoy some sun on the patio.

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3.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Ordered the surf and turf. Atmosphere was very nice. Was not offered wine pairing. Live music was in the background, he was phenomenal. Had the baked Brie as well.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Beautiful venue, definitely thinking about it as a wedding location for the future. Great service and food. Very accommodating of allergies.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

A very nice restaurant.. Even though it's pricey, it's worth!! Highly recommended!

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Went with people that had not been there before and was quite a delightful experience. I had only been for weddings so was kind of a new experience for myself as well ;) The lamb, duck and veal cheeks and Creme brûlée were very delicious dishes. I’d definitely recommend them. The service was also amazing. I will be back to try the surf n turf and carrot cake :)

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

If you want a wonderful dining experience visit this place. Atmosphere was wonderful and staff very attentive. Food.....oh what can one say..... excellent.
Will be returning this summer if we get summer lol for sure.

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Our server Erica was wonderful! Went for wine and light supper, so only had a few starters. The prawns were unbelievably good and charcuterie board was a nice accompaniment to our wine. Lovely evening

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

The new owners have done a great job of keeping the ambience without the arrogance that was there. Great job and great food.

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Had a great lunch with the girlfriend..loved the atmosphere and service! Lovely restaurant in a beautiful setting!!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Went to the bow valley ranch restaurant for our 1 year wedding anniversary. Everything tasted delicious, was my first time trying lamb and I loved it. The staff are great, very helpful.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Great service and setting. Priced a bit high for a menu predominantly consisting of assorted meat and potatoes

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3.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Salad was excellent

Main Meat and fish were very good.

Veggies were way over cooked and blah.

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