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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

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food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

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97% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (58)
Romantic (55)
Good for Anniversaries (50)
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Good for a Date (44)
Scenic View (38)
Good for Birthdays (37)
Worth the Drive (36)
Cozy (33)
Creative Cuisine (31)
Great for Brunch (27)
Fit for Foodies (27)
Local Ingredients (24)
Neighborhood Gem (23)
Good for Groups (23)
Notable Wine List (22)
Sunday Lunch (22)
Afternoon Tea (21)
Quiet Conversation (21)
Authentic (18)
Business Meals (16)
Great for Lunch (15)
Comfort Food (14)
Healthy (14)
Seasonal (13)
Casual (10)
Fun (10)
Tasting Menu (9)
Great for Outdoor Dining (8)
Afternoon Coffee (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Live Music (5)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Organic (3)
Late-night Find (2)
Great Beer (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Live Sports (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Great experience for the 4 family.

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·Dined 4 days ago

Still consider this to be one of our top choices for a special meal

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 (Edmonton)·Dined 4 days ago

Great Food, Great Service, Lovely Ambiance.
The dining experience was worth the Higher Prices.

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 (Calgary)·Dined 4 days ago

It was a celebration dinner for my Wife’s Birthday.
We were made to feel most welcome as soon as we arrived.
The service was excellent and the food was delicious.

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 (Calgary)·Dined 5 days ago

Great food and service. The steak is a must, it was amazing. This was our first time visiting and we will be regulars. Great food for the price.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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 (Calgary)·Dined 6 days ago

excellent service, great food. Jazz Thursday is a great time to come!

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 (Calgary)·Dined on February 14, 2018

We normally love this restaurant, however we were very disappointed with our Valentine’s Day date night experience. There was a 5-course meal that we chose our selections from, which seemed to deviate from The Ranche’s regular game-fare. We were happy with the choices though and had the tuna crudo, poached pear salad & borscht, baked brie

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 (Ecuador)·Dined on February 14, 2018

Food was regular, service terrific. It was a valentine's day dinner but way too expensive considering what you get

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 (Calgary)·Dined on February 14, 2018

Always a great time and the food is fantastic! The menu for Valentines was perfect! Can’t wait to go back. Thanks!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Cozy, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch
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 (Calgary)·Dined on February 13, 2018

We went the day before Valentine's Day, and were wowed by the location and scenery, the owl in the tree outside, the postcard-perfect image of the restaurant outside, and we hadn't even entered the restaurant yet! We chose the Valentine's sampler with wine pairing. All courses were amazing, but the initial appetizer was easily the best we've ever tasted, with tuna sushimi and a fruity vinaigrette that was absolutely perfect! Our waiter was fun, pleasant, and very attentive. Will be going back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (Calgary)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Great ambiance, food, service and location for a romantic evening with your loved one.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Calgary)·Dined on February 11, 2018

The food, service and ambiance are fantastic! We went for my mother-in-law's birthday and had a great experience. The staff was super friendly and welcoming as they sat us at a long table (there was 7 of us) in front of the grand fireplace. There is nothing better then sitting by the fireplace on a cold winter's night enjoying a delicious meal prepared by the extremely talented Chefs. Our server kept us entertained and laughing all night with perfectly timed jokes. Not only was she hilarious, she recommended a great wine that went with everyone's meal. Also the kitchen is fantastic at accommodating food allergies. We have the 3 big allergies (nuts, dairy and gluten) and all we had to do was mention these to our server and everything came out of the kitchen perfectly. They must be magic in the kitchen because I don't know how they can make everything so tasty without dairy/butter and they even have a dessert that is dairy free which isn't sorbet or fruit. They really made us feel special and even put a chocolate plaque saying happy birthday on my mother-in-law's dessert. Everyone was so happy with what they ordered! We definitely did not leave hungry, the portions and quality are very generous for the price. The menu has great local ingredients and is so fitting for the restaurants beautiful location in Fish Creek Park. We could not be happier with our experience and I would recommend everyone try this gem. We will definitely be going back!

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Afternoon Tea, Worth the Drive, Gluten Free Options, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients
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 (Calgary)·Dined on February 11, 2018

We have visited restaurant twice and enjoyed it very much. In a world of haste and fast food it is really nice to enjoy a meal in old fashioned ambience.

Tags: Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Healthy, Good for a Date, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Authentic
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 (Calgary)·Dined on February 9, 2018

The food and the service was great, the only drawback is the pricing. Other restaurants in the city have equal or better quality food at a cheaper price.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Calgary)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Romantic place for a date. The food and service is top knotch.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Calgary)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Food is very tasty and beautifully presented. Good selection of food. Exceptional and very friendly service that knows how to make you feel special. Our waiter knew about any item from menu and made the recommendations. He also helped us to choose good wine. We enjoyed our dinner a lot and wish that prices are little bit better so we can come more often.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Afternoon Tea
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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Always an amazing experience. The food was incredible and the service was outstanding.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Afternoon Tea
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 (Calgary)·Dined on February 2, 2018

I booked a dinner for 2 for my husband’s birthday but I was very disappointed with the service and server was little rude to us. The food was not at all worth the price. We ordered lamb and steak dinner, both were very dry and we had cold soup. If you are paying $200 for 2 ppl, I expect a high end service. We’ll never go back again.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Everything was amazing. Service from Martin was exceptional, we had a TravelZoo and he treated us very well, explained the food perfectly. We did not feel rushed. Love this place!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 24, 2018

The ambiance at Bow Valley Ranche is just lovely as it gets you into a country feeling while still being in the city. All four of us are foodies and we were very pleased with the food -tasty and creatively presented. Our birthday request was tastefully managed with a 'Happy Birthday' message written on chocolate and presented with dessert. And then the waiter came outside with us as we were leaving and took photos of us with our phones with the Ranche building in the background. It was a wonderful experience all round!

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch
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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Excellent food, excellent service and most importantly, wonderful ambiance. We had a beautiful evening and will surely return, but it's not cheap at about $80\ppl with wine and dessert.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Wonderful location, excellent staff, food fit for a king, cozy ambience.

Greeted in a genuine manner, appropriate wait between appetizers and the beautifully presented main course. Servers attentive without being obtrusive... The setting in Fish Creek park on a winter's night was magical.
A top notch staff is evident from the moment we arrived until we left.

Looking forward to summer meals on the verhanda

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Afternoon Tea, Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Afternoon tea was awesome
The only thing needed is definitely more cream and jam for the scones
The little creams and jam are only really enough for one scone if that

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Tea, Romantic
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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Delicious food, charming ambience and great service! A little loud, due to a 'loud talker' at the next table - no big deal. We mentioned to our server that everything was great except for the side potato, which desperately needed salt and flavour - and she brought us two ports on the house, which wasn't necessary but was appreciated. This restaurant continues to impress after several years.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 19, 2018

I have been wanting to try this restaurant for a very long time. I was very sad to say the food was very disappointing. For a high-end restaurant, I found the dishes to be quite amateur. I was expecting highly complex dishes with attention to detail but I received something that I would expect someone new to cooking to produce. The service we received was good, but also somewhat lacking in attention to detail.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on January 18, 2018

The latest on many visits to a great restaurant.
I don’t get to go here as often as I used to anymore, since my work has taken me to far away places.
But whenever I return to Canada, and visit Calgary it is on the top of my list of places to visit
My wife and I have both enjoyed this since our very first date night almost five years ago.
As I’ve been getting older, what I eat has become significantly more important, so I decided to go a little lighter this time.
I had the ratatouille, and it was delightful.
Who knew Bow Valley Ranche was more than just meat???

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Disabled Access, Good for Groups, Afternoon Coffee, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Afternoon Tea
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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Amazing night! Thanks everyone :)

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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Food is always excellent, it was very busy so the service was a little off but still above par.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Everything was amazing.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 1, 2018

It was a great experience and looking for more get together with friends. Food was great and as well as the ambience. 😍❤️👍🏽❤️
Great scenery outside the restaurant! ❤️

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Organic, Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Tea, Creative Cuisine
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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We love going to the Bow Valley. Food is good and the ambiance is great. Today we were disappointed with service and food.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Food is always excellent! Our go-to place for family dinners!

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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Amazing food and service as usual. We went there for New Years Day brunch. We both had the eggs Benedict. Love the food and always get the best service. Thank you and see you again soon

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Afternoon Tea, Comfort Food, Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Casual
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Bow Valley Ranch has been a favourite our family's for years. More so for celebratory dinners or holidays. We've hosted corporate dinners here too. Our youngest and oldest both have food allergies to different things (one to all nuts and the other is celiac). We always worry about them dining out but the front and back of house takes such good care. It really is like eating at home...but just better!

The setting is absolutely amazing (with Fish Creek Park as the back drop), the old heritage house is nostalgic and charming. The menu is creative and out right perfect (especially when paired with their recommended wines).

If this spot is just a little closer to home, it would be a regular dining location.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Kid-friendly
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Not a fun of the Steak. I have had better steak elsewhere for the same price, but everything else is great. Especially like the kale salad.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Great ambiance and service. After dinner the server volunteered to do a family photo outside, which we thought was above-and-beyond the call of duty given the air temperature was minus 28C.

Tags: Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Always love going to the ranch haven’t had a bad meal yet!
We have been coming to the ranch for over 10yrs now

Tags: Scenic View, Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Casual, Live Music, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Amazing food, amazing setting, great Thurs nite Jazz....just a perfect evening. And kudos to Larae, our server who was also amazing!

Tags: Seasonal, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Live Music, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 27, 2017

It was really cold out but we were able to sit close to the fireplace. The main dining room was warm and inviting and our waiter was great. As always, the food was fantastic! It was the perfect way to relax between Christmas and New Year's.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 21, 2017

It was great! Great place, great location, great food, relatively expensive but worth every penny

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