At Oxbow, we want you to indulge in the art of good food. We choose to play with our menu, bending traditional cuisine, letting you appreciate dining as it was meant to be... honestly uncomplicated. So stay for a little, stay for a while. Our in-hotel setting inside Hotel Arts Kensington inspires delightfully unexpected experiences, shared in both new and familiar company.
Relaxing and loved sitting by the fireplace. Very intimate atmosphere.
Love the ambiance ... and 1/2 price bottles of wine on Friday’s. Another amazing meal with the ones I love ... the most!
Food was amazing and the ambiance is lovely. The service was also great! I had the lobster and the scallops and prawns - was very delicious. Will come back!
I rarely would give a full 5 stars, but this place deserves it. During COVID, it presented a safe environment. Service was excellent. Melissa took great care of us. She had great suggestions. It’s great to get someone dares to recommend and listens. Food was great. All of it. Our party tasted the onion soup, Cesar salads and duck wings. The last one especially good. Steak was delicious and perfectly cooked. Same for the chicken and salmon. Good wine. We’ll return.
We had the brunch set that has the English breakfast style starter tower also comes with an entrée - egg benedit today. everything is wonderful and service is excellent. definitely going back. Make sure you going a little ealier because these are limited everyday.
Food was good, drinks were great! Very friendly staff!
Food was delicious. Ratatouille Ravioli was one of the most flavourful dishes I’ve had in recent memory.
Anniversary...we were offered prosecco to start the celebration
Very nice ambiance on the outdoor patio overlooking the river and downtown Calgary. Our server was very nice and the food was very good.
Very enjoyable evening in lounge.
They had no bartender for Brunch, and their online menu had other items that their actual menu did not include. And this was why we were going.
Great food, as always! We've been there before and will be back again!
Incredible food and a beautiful patio with a view. One of our favorite spots in the city
Another great and memorable evening was had, this is why it's my go-to. You're treated like royalty and accommodated to the fullest extent.
Wasn’t really busy server was pretty friendly great experience! Highly recommend!
Molly was a great server very accommodating. Maybe would just ask less to order our main. Great dinner we will def come back on fridays!
This was our second time and it did not disappoint. The ceviche scallops were amazing. One of us had the steak and the other had the Thai chicken, and both were amazing. This is possibly the most underrated restaurant in Calgary. Nice setting. Service was excellent. Limited menu, but great choices. Love it!
Super disappointing. Very little options on the overpriced menu. The dining room was bare and plain. The chefs were not wearing masks.
Great restaurant with great food!
We sat on the patio for Fathers Day brunch. It was smoking hot but the staff offered to open the canopy to create more shade which was greatly appreciated.
The brunch menu is very limited but the food is exceptional. We waited quite a while for our food but the staff did acknowledge and apologize for the wait. We were enjoying our visit so it didn't much bother us.
Would go back for a date night or family dinner as I'd love to try their dinner menu.
Amazing. We really enjoyed the food and service.
You come here for the food.
It is exceptionally good. And well priced.
The service is...Calgary normal.
Young, transient, not really into this for a career, not very knowledgeable about the menu. I miss dearly a higher culinary standard than that tolerated by Calgarians (dreams of Montreal, San Fransisco, etc).
The ambience is pretty lousy. The dining room is just this barren darm wood panelled box of a place. Playing ridiculous energetic pop music during dinner...who lacks the sensibility to do stuff like that.
Despite all this, I'll go back regularly at the lounge or the patio.
Delicious, rich, beautifully presented food. And warm but Covid-respectful service. We will definitely be back to enjoy the patio space next time!
Great night with friends and the food was fantastic!!
We were delighted with Oxbow, cheerful staff, exceptional food...hats off to Chef Myles, his food and presentation were top notch. I had the lamb shank shepherds pie and it surpassed expectations... my wife enjoying the seared salmon on green pea risotto and again, excellent. Covid precautions were in place, seating was well spaced and we felt entirely comfortable. We're coming back to enjoy the nicest patio in Calgary, right across the Bow River on Memorial.
I had the French onion soups and beef short rib. I could not taste any foie gras in the French onion soup. The beef short rib was overcooked. It was also lacking flavour and it was really dry.
There was only one server and she was amazing. At first I thought service was slow, but once I realized I was in a full dining room and she was by herself, it was actually very impressive. Food was great. Good portion sizes and not crazy expensive.
Food was pretty good. Food was extremely slow, and the dining room was quite noisy
The service was great, very noisy hard to have a conversation unless you talk over people around you. We did the yyc menu the French onion soup was very good, the beef short ribs were very tough, desert was very good. We would consider going back but it’ll be a while.
Oxbow is a gem.
Excellent, knowledgeable, attentive but not overbearing front of house staff who provide a warm and welcoming service that doesn’t step over the line of familiarity. It is no nice to find serving staff who understand the difference between a patron and a friend!
The kitchen staff is talented and inspired. The food is GOOD! I seldom come out of a calgary restaurant feeling like the food has met my expectation. I am more often underwhelmed then satisfied. Not so with oxbow. What comes out of this kitchen is the best of a cosmopolitan vision.
From the Asian inspired Duck Wings to the Greek influenced Lamb Shepard pie, the offering is solid and worth every penny. For the gluten intolerant, there are a number of possibilities. While being creative, the menu does not fall into the trap of easy trends.
If this isn’t enough to get you there, Friday night is 1/2 price on wine under 125$! Cheap and cheery Friday night!
The brunch buffet is also a great value!
Good restaurant. Fantastic food. Even better server. Thanks Jenna!!
Lovely place for dinner. We really enjoyed the food and service.
Food was excellent as was the service. Would definitely recommend! Also worth noting they accommodated a toddler and had high chairs available.
We’ve been to and enjoyed this restaurant before, but this time it was disappointing. The service was slow, and our server wasn’t very attentive. My main course (lamb shepherds pie) was way overcooked, almost like it had been forgotten at the back of the oven.
It will be a while before we revisit, if at all.
The food was delicious, but we had to stop and pickup fast food afterwards as the meal portions are very small.
We went to Oxbow after seeing a show at the Jubilee, and were offered the theatre menu, which three of us chose. The food was fantastic! We started with the bread bowl/dip, and when you can eat the entire bowl without it getting tough and chewy, that's a good bread bowl! I had the burger, which was perfect. The three of them had the beet risotto as a side to their salmon/chicken, which was amazing. And the dessert! We had the cheesecake and the creme brulee, both of which were perfect (and I'm a creme brulee snob). It was our first time, but certainly not our last. May was our server, and she was lovely. Thank you for a great dinner!
Nice, quiet intimate setting. Food was outstanding and not overly priced.
Food was amazing as usual as was the service from Jenna!
Awesome! Jenna our server was very helpful, witty and funny. Totally enjoyed her! Food was delicious!
OXBOW is rated 4.4 stars by 209 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.