Open Range - Calgary

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Steakhouse
Open Range - Calgary is a relaxed Calgary steakhouse serving Alberta beef, lamb and game in an easy going Southwest style. Located just North of downtown on Edmonton Trail with ample free parking. We are one of Calgary's premier steakhouses with multiple awards and accolades.
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Adelaide / SA
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Waiter was attentive
Duck was very good
Food portion was more then enough
Enjoyed our day after valentine's day meal

Open Range - Calgary
Responded 2 days ago

Hi, Thank you for the review! We hope you had a wonderful Valentine's Day and are pleased to hear your day after meal. We look forward to seeing you again! - Open Range Team

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CS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely perfect. The best porterhouse I've ever experienced. The service was very friendly without being intrusive. The portions were plenty large enough to fill you up. The only downside was a guest complaining about everything she possibly could and the service was very respectful to her regardless. This place is excellent.

A
Calgary
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First visit was Valentine’s Day. Was easy to find and plenty of street parking. My reservation did not come up but was seated right away. The tables are close together but was still comfortable. The ambiance was soothing and comfortable. The chairs could use a sprucing up though. And the ceiling. It took a bit of time to get our drinks but not overly. After that we had no service complaints. We started off with the mussels. Delicious. The broth was unique. My husband had the elk ribeye. The red pepper jelly sauce had a pleasant heat to it. The golden beets and other veggies were plentiful and tasty. His potato was overdone as the skin was tough. But the insides were flavorful. The elk was nummy. I had the tenderloin. I thought I had melt in your mouth steak before but this was melt in your mouth steak. So good. You should go. Open Range is worth it.

Open Range - Calgary
Responded 4 days ago

Hello Arlene, We are so pleased that you had a great experience with us! We appreciate your feedback as we will be undergoing renovations in May - we agree that the seating and ceilings need some touchups. We look forward to seeing you again and hearing more of your thoughts! Thanks, Open Range Team

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JS
Calgary
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Valentines special was great - fantastic flavors. my only slightly down comment was it would have been nice to have a non-seafood soup option. I personally loved it but my tablemate shouldn't eat seafood.

OT
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, great service

Open Range - Calgary
Responded 4 days ago

Hi, Thank you for your review! We look forward to seeing you again! -Open Range Team

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Husband’s birthday was lovely due to great service and fantastic food. Thanks for the berry pie to go! Great music and cocktails.

SK
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the food and the staff are great. We would certainly go more often but prices are a bit of a struggle some times. We used to go to the Date Night specials, but now we only go for special occasions.

Thank you for helping to make our anniversary more special.

PS
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As ever, the food, wines and service were fantastic.

SS
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Have not been there for awhile, but this has always been one of my favorite spots in Calgary, and as always it was just like I remembered it, food was good, ambience nice, especially by the fireplace and service was efficient and as always friendly.

GA
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We really enjoyed the game on the menu - my wife had the Wild Boar and I had the Bison Brisket and both were very tasty and well presented. I gave only 4 stars for service because even though the waiter was very friendly and warned us about not ordering too much food, he didn't have much to say about the wine list and some of his skills were a bit off, e.g. giving us back our knives from the appetizer. All in all, a nice quiet restaurant that served very good food and had a wine list that was very reasonable.

W
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice atmosphere, food and service. Well appointed. Quiet.

CD
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great place for a special occasion. The service was excellent.

BB
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a nice feeling when you open the front door!!! Food was great, service was wonderful, will go back thank you!!

GB
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. Good size portions. Excellent presentation 😊

d
Calgary
13 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nice atmosphere- music kept relatively low(would like a bit less old-style country with more current mixed w light jazz)
food done well

DC
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Usually a good bet but they let us down this time. 2 of the 3 beef orders were overcooked, one extremely (well done for a med rare). I will still go back because this place is normally really good but this was not a good experience this time around.

OT
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Overall our meal was good. We started with Rib Eye Tacos which were super tasty. We had the Porterhouse for 2. The sides tasted great, unfortunately the Porterhouse was dry and underwhelming. Rating could have 3.5 but given the options 4 it is.

P
Calgary
15 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Such a disappointment! Went to open range years ago and have been meaning to return ever since. However, from start to finish this time around was a negative experience. The server was indifferent at best and borderline rude. We both ordered large mains and a bottle of wine. The server scoffed at us for not ordering appetizers. The food came out quickly, perhaps too quickly, because my porterhouse steak was meant to be medium-rare and it was blue-rare. I could only eat around the edges. My friend ordered the daily special which boasted a crab stuffed steak. There was no crab to be found and very few vegetables to accompany the lack lustre protein. She also ordered the flourless cake which she described as unremarkable. When we asked to pack up our leftovers they plunked my steak in first, topped it with the scallop potatoes and squished in the asparagus all in the same box. I could not believe that an $85 meal would be so carelessly packaged. To add insult to injury there was actually grease all over the outside of the box as well. The server was so icy that neither one of us felt comfortable enough to comment on the undercooked steak and the other main sans crab. We were the only table for the first hour of our stay and we were ignored for the most part. Once the establishment began to fill we received even less attentive service, each order was delivered by a different staff member. I am left to ponder whether or not Open Range is under new management. They boast about their porterhouse on their website and as a proud Albertans I must proclaim that this was the worst steak I have ever had in this province!

KP
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

This was our first time eating at this restaurant. The service is amazing, I had the Sturgeon and it was unbelievable, so delicious. My son had the Bison burger with yam fries and he really enjoyed it. My daughter had the Grilled sirloin tacos and she said they were they best she has ever had. My husband as it was for his 40th birthday celebration tried the 26oz Porterhouse. Unfortunately he did not enjoy it and was quite disappointed in the cut, it was quite tough and had a lot of sinue throughout that his steak knife was unable to cut through. He does love his steak and enjoys a really marbled steak but this just was not it. This restaurant is amazing in the ambiance and service, the food is extremely good. Must go again.

TW
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! Loved the Wild Boar and bread pudding. We'll be back for sure.

D
Calgary
9 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Open Range is one of my go-to restaurants and took a friend there on the last day of November. My friend devoured her pistachio-encrusted Arctic char, and I loved the mussels in white wine as an appetizer. Unfortunately, a medical condition prevented me from eating more than a few bites of my chicken entree, but by dessert time, I was able to enjoy the delicate Maple Bourbon Pecan pie while my guest raved over her three scoops of chocolate ice cream.

My friend was accompanied by her service dog and perhaps that was why we were seated near the door, but every time the door opened, the cold air came rushing in and I soon had no choice but to slip into my winter jacket as the cold became so distracting it was difficult to think of anything else. Other tables were available, and other guests were intrigued by my friend's Giant Schnauzer who of course was perfectly behaved, but there we were. We didn't linger long because of the proximity to the door and the night air.

AN
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I would have liked my food a little hotter, it was a little on the cold side. Other than that, good was great, service was excellent

OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Company Christmas party

C
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was very good as was the meal. I was dining with friends and we hadn’t seen each in a while. So, it was nice to have a conversation without having to shout or strain to hear over noise. It was a lovely quiet and cozy setting.

s
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience! The food was excellent, good sized portions, and the service wonderful. Great place for a date night.

CR
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Been to Open Range about 5 times. It is always good food. Try the porterhouse or the rib steak for a great steak.

CF
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favourite restaurant in Calgary!!!! Every time I visit from Ottawa, I make my way to open range! Service is incredible, ingredients thoughtful and intentional and still feels like a home cooked meal!

SL
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always excellent service. We often eat at the adjoining restaurant Big Fish. The waitress we have had there come over to say ‘hi’ when she recognized my 8 year old daughter. The staff are always kind to my kids and the food is yummy. I would definitely recommend if you are looking for a nice night out.

B
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent service, lovely atmosphere. We shared the porterhouse meal, the meat had good flavor but was pretty tough. The scalloped potatoes were delicious and the asparagus was a bit underdone. We shared the pecan pie and ice cream and it had too much sugar for our taste.

OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent meal with fantastic service

JZ
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing experience! As usual!

OT
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always
Delicious and the best service!

c
Calgary
21 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We had not visited Open Range in over one year, but we were very happy with everything . Anytime we have visited this restaurant we have never been disappointed . Just to mention our appetizer we shared were the mussels and they were excellent including the broth . In all we were very happy with service, food and the ambience . Thank you !

NL
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and amazing service! We never had an empty glass and the server was very attentive to our needs. Food was perfectly timed between our appetizer and our main courses.

OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Server forgot our appetizer, our main course showed up and that was it. Restaurant closes at 10pm, the server walked up and told us they were closed, and it was only 9:30, while we were midconversation. No last call, no warning they are closing soon, just said they’re closed. Which, they aren’t until 10pm. So still another 30 minutes. I remember going here years ago, having a much better experience. Steak was great, veggies were lame just steamed broccoli basically, for $45 for that plate of food... Not worth it. If you want a proper steak and good service, go to Vintage.

OT
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. Service was exceptional. Man this place is great.

A
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Went with a group of friends for the food, loved a place that served wild game. Drank wine and had a great night

OT
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server was exceptional

LB
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Food and friendly service, was seated promptly, was given nice direction on the menu and followed there recommendation for dessert, which finished the meal wonderfully

LH
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We always return because we know they’re happy to cater to families. The food is really tasty! Salad is amazing, wings are great! The wine selection could probably use a little work. The selection a bit overwhelming with no selections from South America unfortunately. The dessert menu could probably use an update. Overall though we are happy with the quality and service!

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