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OXBOW, Calgary, AB

OXBOW

4.7
4.7
317 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Canadian

Oxbow is excited to welcome you back to sip & savour at one of the top restaurants in Calgary. Our patio, lounge and dining room are open with social distancing measures in place for your safe enjoyment.

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.

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Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Canadian

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sat 4:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (403) 670-7387

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Quinn Staple

  • Private party facilities

    Centrally located in the trendy Kensington district, Oxbow's stylish setting and unique space is the perfect location for private dinners, weddings, parties, corporate events and celebrations. Situated at Hotel Arts Kensington, offering additional accommodation options and other amenities.

  • Private party contact

    Nate Jokela: (877) 785-9447

  • Neighborhood

    Kensington

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Experiences

  • Sunday Brunch in Kensington

    Multiple dates available
    It's brunch time in Kensington! Join us every Sunday for all of the brunch classics, but with a twist. From Lemon Ricotta pancakes to the fan-favourite Ribeye Burger, there is something here for everyone.

Offers

  • Half Price Wine Friday

    Multiple dates available
    Fri - 4:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    Kick-off your weekend at Oxbow Restaurant with Wine Fridays. Join us every Friday* from 5:00pm to close for half-price bottles of wine. Choose your favourite bottle of wine up to $100! *some exclusions may apply

Menu

Main

  • Bacon & Egg Salad*CA$14.00

    crispy soft-boiled egg | roasted brussels sprouts | mushrooms | frisée | warm bacon dressing

    • Traditional BreakfastCA$16.00

      two eggs any style | bacon | sausage | seasoned hash brown potatoes | toast

      • Eggs Benedict - Back BaconCA$18.00

        back bacon | croissant | hollandaise | hash brown potatoes

        • OmeletCA$18.00

          ricotta & charred peas | hash brown potatoes

          • Baked Brie En BriocheCA$19.00

            prosciutto | preserves

            • Carbonara

              canestrini pasta | house cured guanciale | soft egg | parmesan | watercress

              • HalfCA$16.00
              • FullCA$24.00
            • Ribeye BurgerCA$26.00

              onion ring | taleggio | truffle aioli | russet potato wedges | smoked ketchup

              • Eggs Benedict - Smoked SalmonCA$18.00

                smoked salmon rillettes | croissant | hollandaise | hash brown potatoes

                • Lemon Ricotta PancakeCA$16.00

                  lemon curd | maple syrup

                  Beverages

                  • JuiceCA$4.00

                    • CoffeeCA$4.00

                      • Loose Leaf TeaCA$4.00

                        • CappuccinoCA$4.50

                          • LatteCA$4.50

                            • EspressoCA$4.00

                              • AmericanoCA$4.00

                                Last updated: March 23, 2022

                                What 317 people are saying

                                Overall ratings and reviews

                                Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                4.7
                                4.7 based on recent ratings
                                • 4.6Food
                                • 4.8Service
                                • 4.5Ambience
                                • 4.4Value

                                NoiseModerate

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                                • Calgary / Southern Alberta

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                                1. G

                                  Gimmi

                                  Calgary

                                  1 review

                                  4.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined 4 days ago

                                  overall4food3service4ambience3

                                  Went to OXBOW for dinner with friends. I had extremely high hopes for this place but felt a slight letdown. The OXBOW Confit Duck wing was extremely rough. Just my opening that duck wings are not ideal for frying. It becomes too chew and gets stuck in between teeth. I was also disappointed that there was no chicken or veg option. The staff was extremely friendly. The ambient was great. Would love to come back and try a few other dishes.

                                2. C

                                  Cori

                                  Calgary

                                  8 reviews

                                  4.0

                                  8 reviews

                                  Dined 5 days ago

                                  overall4food3service5ambience4

                                  In fairness to the kitchen, there was a retirement event going on in the private dining room. As a result, the lounge/dining room was left behind. Both our appetizers (vol au vent and duck legs) were both terribly overcooked. It was obvious from the taste that the kitchen cut off burnt parts of the pastry in the vol au vent. The duck was almost like jerky. The sablefish was done to perfection but the risotto was overcooked, and the rib eye steak was medium rare as wanted but served ice cold. The manager and our server were delightful and made accommodations for us with a bottle of wine we love, although it was like how many times can you hear 'sorry for the delay' to every table in the room.

                                3. AT

                                  AngelineT

                                  Calgary

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on May 8, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Mother’s Day brunch was busy with young families so noisier than usual. From the moment you walk in, you can’t help but notice the artsy ambiance. The hostess was friendly and helpful and offered to check in my coat when seating me. The waitress is knowledgeable about the menu and helpful with substitutes. She has a great sense of humour and excellent at her job. The food was excellent and someone was always ready to fill our glass with water or cup of coffee.

                                4. AD

                                  AnnieD

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on May 7, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Wonderful, quality food, attentive service, lovely ambience on the patio.

                                5. SC

                                  SidC

                                  1 review

                                  4.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on May 6, 2022

                                  overall4food4service5ambience4

                                  A great spot to unwind and enjoy a nice meal with friends.

                                6. AE

                                  AbigailE

                                  Calgary

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on May 5, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Excellent service, wonderful food, a great 20th anniversary

                                7. A

                                  Anonymous

                                  Calgary

                                  22 reviews

                                  vip
                                  4.0

                                  22 reviews

                                  Dined on May 1, 2022

                                  overall4food5service4ambience4

                                  Excellent food. The 3 course daily Chef's Choice is excellent value. It was great to see the restaurant full once more.

                                8. JL

                                  JessieL

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on April 24, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Amazing high end food. The staff and chef go above and beyond to make your night great. Thank you Brett for doing such a good job.

                                9. TB

                                  TraceyB

                                  Calgary

                                  2 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  2 reviews

                                  Dined on April 24, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  We had a lovely meal at Oxbow last night. Our server Brett was on the ball. He explained everything thoroughly and in great detail. Our first visit and we will be back. Food was delicious. We were even asked if the lighting was ok? How’s that for services? Thanks for a great evening!

                                10. TK

                                  TKS824

                                  Calgary

                                  28 reviews

                                  vip
                                  5.0

                                  28 reviews

                                  Dined on April 24, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  This was our first experience with Oxbow but it won’t be our last! The food was very good. I had the Tourtiere with a crust that was cooked to perfection. My wife opted for the Baked Brie appetizer and a small salad. Excellent service without hovering. Great value

                                11. LB

                                  LindsayB

                                  Calgary

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on April 16, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                  Very lovely helpful attentive staff. We had Chef’s choice and it was absolutely delicious. All in all would definitely go again.

                                12. m

                                  maddyb

                                  Calgary

                                  5 reviews

                                  vip
                                  5.0

                                  5 reviews

                                  Dined on April 9, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Amazing dinner. their three course with wine pairing is unbeatable.

                                13. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  Palm Springs

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on April 9, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  It’s was a bustling Friday night also being the first night to open up the patio and the team at Oxbow rocked it! The service was fantastic, thank you Morgan for being so amazing in your role. You offer, attentiveness, a gracious and sincere presence with a whim of fun and friendliness. The food was so great! Chef Myles and his team are true artisans of their craft and continue to surprise creating delectable eats and savoury treats! I can’t wait to see how your travels abroad inspires you!

                                14. j

                                  jeang

                                  Calgary

                                  2 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  2 reviews

                                  Dined on April 9, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  We went on a Friday night and it was half price bottle of wine ( under $100 ) So that was a great start. The place was full and you could feel the energy in the room, my date and I decided to start with an order of the duck wings ( zesty with pineapple )then go with the 3 course dinner for $45 and it was amazing. Foie gras mousse with salad frisé to start and beef short ribs covered with dried Gouda ( I think ) with mashed potatoes and honey caramel carrots. The chef surprised us with a white chocolate covered orange cheesecake that was out of this world. Our server was amazing and always around when needed. Overall an incredible experience . Will definitely be back.

                                15. G

                                  Geoff

                                  San Francisco

                                  60 reviews

                                  vip
                                  5.0

                                  60 reviews

                                  Dined on April 3, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Oxbow is one of the two best restaurants in Kensington!!! Totally different ambiance and flavours but excellent food and great service! 5 stars!

                                16. OT

                                  OTWag

                                  San Diego

                                  11 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  11 reviews

                                  Dined on April 2, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Hidden Gem. Great spot and really really good food and service

                                17. KR

                                  KathyR

                                  Calgary

                                  4 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  4 reviews

                                  Dined on March 27, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Oxbow was the perfect spot to have Brunch with old friends. Fantastic Eggs Benedict with Mimosas!

                                18. LM

                                  LiamM

                                  Calgary

                                  3 reviews

                                  4.0

                                  3 reviews

                                  Dined on March 19, 2022

                                  overall4food4service5ambience4

                                  Very good and great service. Will be back for future dining experiences.

                                19. CR

                                  ColR

                                  Calgary

                                  4 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  4 reviews

                                  Dined on March 19, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Food was delicious. It was quiet but we were there quite early. Would definitely recommend.

                                20. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  Calgary

                                  7 reviews

                                  vip
                                  4.0

                                  7 reviews

                                  Dined on March 3, 2022

                                  overall4food2service4ambience4

                                  In each of our main courses the food was over cooked. My sable fish was a very small portion and cooked to be dry and at a cost of $37.00 this was disappointing. The Rosti on the steak dinner was close to burnt and the pork schnitzel was also over cooked.

                                21. EE

                                  EmilyE

                                  Calgary

                                  3 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  3 reviews

                                  Dined on February 19, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Amazing service. The tenderloin was great. We did the chefs choice 3 course and it was a great value.

                                22. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on February 15, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                  I went there for Valentine's, and it was great. Fixed menu and very accommodating. The service was excellent, very respectful, polite and friendly. Very well-run place, with good music, good people! Recommend if your looking for a great location just outside of downtown!

                                23. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  Calgary

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on February 15, 2022

                                  overall5food4service5ambience4

                                  Service was amazing. Thank you Morgan!

                                24. L

                                  Luke

                                  1 review

                                  3.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on February 14, 2022

                                  overall3food2service4ambience3

                                  Not a terrible restaurant however it was not anything special. The service was quite good and the food was around average.

                                25. f

                                  foodiegoodie

                                  Calgary

                                  10 reviews

                                  vip
                                  4.0

                                  10 reviews

                                  Dined on February 12, 2022

                                  overall4food5service5ambience3

                                  Everything was fabulous - just wish there wasn’t a TV on. It made a fine dining experience a bit too “pub” like

                                26. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  Detroit

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on February 6, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                  On vacation and was a great experience would recommend it to anyone wanting a five star experience.

                                27. B

                                  Barbara

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on February 5, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience3

                                  Everything was marvelous altho I found the dining room quite loud. The food, wine, service, decor were fabulous.

                                28. B

                                  Banny

                                  Calgary

                                  3 reviews

                                  4.0

                                  3 reviews

                                  Dined on January 9, 2022

                                  overall4food4service5ambience4

                                  nice spot for brunch. Little pricey for what we received.

                                29. B

                                  carolineB

                                  Calgary

                                  1 review

                                  vip
                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on January 9, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Our server was excellent.

                                30. DS

                                  DarrylS

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on January 1, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Amazing service came from Edmonton for New Year’s and it was a most memorable time

                                31. DD

                                  DiningDebbie

                                  Vancouver

                                  3 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  3 reviews

                                  Dined on January 1, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience3

                                  NYE 5 course dinner was lovely

                                32. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  Calgary

                                  12 reviews

                                  vip
                                  4.0

                                  12 reviews

                                  Dined on December 25, 2021

                                  overall4food3service5ambience5

                                  Love the ambiance and service. The food this time missed the mark unfortunately. Bison roast was too rare... Almost raw. Duck wings were ok but surprisingly missing a bit of flavor. The salad tasted good but had so much dressing it was almost soggy. The desserts were good though.

                                33. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  Edmonton

                                  1 review

                                  vip
                                  1.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on December 25, 2021

                                  overall1food1service1ambience1

                                  Unusual ambience in the “lounge”, which felt more like a living room in a retirement home. Service was friendly but verged on overbearing. Ordered highballs, which were as expected, and a smoked salmon appetizer, which was unexpectedly mayonnaise-heavy and accompanied by greens that were wilted and turning bad. 2.5/5. Unlikely to return.

                                34. 2

                                  202112

                                  London

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on December 23, 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Connected to the hotel Nice location with nice food

                                35. NS

                                  NinaS

                                  Calgary

                                  1 review

                                  4.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on December 18, 2021

                                  overall4food4service5ambience4

                                  Overall it was a great experience, the service was on point and wonderful. The food was a small portion for the price compared to Vintage, Hy’s , Charbar, they all have 30$ chicken entrees but much larger portions and the Rosti potatoes were overcook and too dry. The wine and champagne were great though!

                                36. CV

                                  CesarV

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on December 2, 2021

                                  overall5food4service5ambience5

                                  Steak was hard to eat. Other food was great and enjoyable.

                                37. K

                                  Kayla

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on November 28, 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Service was excellent. The food was fresh and creative

                                38. W

                                  Wheretonext

                                  Calgary

                                  9 reviews

                                  3.0

                                  9 reviews

                                  Dined on November 21, 2021

                                  overall3food3service3ambience3

                                  Cocktails were good, food was alright but not exceptional. The duck confit wings were drumsticks and ok but tasted like barbecued. The tourtiere was the best food item. My pork schnitzel was so hard and over cooked I could barely cut it with a steak knife. The gnocchi and wild mushrooms were good. Servers were friendly but seriously capering about like in a diner. Not what I would expect from this type of restaurant.

                                39. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  Calgary

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on November 20, 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  We had such a good experience here. The food was amazing - you have to try the brie. The smoked salmon & chips was also incredible. Basically everything we tried was amazing. Plus great service, you can’t go wrong!

                                40. b

                                  bmarie

                                  Vancouver

                                  160 reviews

                                  vip
                                  5.0

                                  160 reviews

                                  Dined on November 14, 2021

                                  overall5food5service4ambience5

                                  A delightful place for brunch. The ambiance was lovely and service was good. The food was excellent - lemon ricotta pancakes with a side of sausages. There were several other choices on the menu that I would also like to try on a future visit. I would highly recommend.

                                FAQs

                                OXBOW does offer delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes. OXBOW also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (403) 670-7387.

                                OXBOW is rated 4.7 stars by 317 OpenTable diners.

                                Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                                Experiences are available.
                                Google Map for OXBOW

                                1126 Memorial Dr NW Calgary, AB T2N 3E3

                                Additional information

                                • Neighborhood

                                  Kensington

                                • Hours of operation

                                  Brunch Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sat 4:00 pm–8:30 pm

                                • Cuisines

                                  Canadian

                                • Dining style

                                  Casual Dining

                                • Dress code

                                  Smart Casual

                                • Parking details

                                  None

                                • Payment options

                                  AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

                                • Executive chef

                                  Quinn Staple

                                • Additional

                                  Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

                                • Phone number

                                  (403) 670-7387

                                • Private party facilities

                                  Centrally located in the trendy Kensington district, Oxbow's stylish setting and unique space is the perfect location for private dinners, weddings, parties, corporate events and celebrations. Situated at Hotel Arts Kensington, offering additional accommodation options and other amenities.

                                • Private party contact

                                  Nate Jokela: (877) 785-9447

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