OXBOW

4.6
228 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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Lindsey
Calgary
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was so good. We had the duck wings and the burgers. We had the desserts which werent the greatest but the drinks and the dinner were excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was very good and thank you May for taking care of us.

OXBOW
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for the kind review. May will be thrilled about the mention! We look forward to having you at Oxbow again. Kind regards, Morgan Knapman

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shlbilynn
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an amazing patio tucked away in Kensington. Beautiful view of downtown, great service, amazing drinks and tasty food! Highly recommend for any warm summer evening date night or a special occasion.

OXBOW
Responded 5 days ago

Hello shlbilynn, we are so glad to hear you had a wonderful evening on our patio this past weekend. Thank you for the kind review, and we look forward to having you at Oxbow again. Kind regards, Morgan Knapman

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MissM
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great. The best service I have ever had at any restaurant. The food was delicious. My steak was cooked perfect, and the duck wings were heavenly! Will be going again and again.

OXBOW
Responded on April 12, 2021

Hi MissM, we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience with us! We look forward to hosting you again soon. Kind regards, Morgan Knapman.

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DaveE
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice location, quiet setting, fresh food and professional staff.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very good. A quiet place to chat. Although it's a Hotel's restaurant, it stands for itself.

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pham
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great little gem in the heart of Kensington. Great ambience and the service was spot on. Highly recommended.

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MariannS
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome tasting food!
Wonderful service!
I will certainly return.

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vipNicoleC
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal! Do special girl my birthday!!! Thank you

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AmbroseG
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience2

Birthday dinner. Didn’t expect to be in the lounge with TV on. Noisy wedding party in dining lounge. Some not wearing masks.

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JeffB
Calgary
11 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time in. Definitely not the last.

Great deal on Fridays if staying in the hotel...50%off bottles of wine.

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vipFraserA
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My team hosted me to a spectacular dinner at Oxbow and were treated like VIPs. We dined in the lounge in two separate tables of 4 (due to COVID restrictions) and were spaces out appropriately. Our table enjoyed some appetizers to begin with with each of us raving about the flavours. The Brussels Sprout Caesar is epic and the Crushed Potatoes and Lobster Stuffed Mushroom Caps are fantastic.
For the main, I ordered the Brandt Lake Wagyu Tourtiere. It was off the charts in terms of deliciousness. The chef has created a “chimney” in the decadent Puff Pastry to pour the Sauce Diane into when he serves it up tableside. Hands down, this is the best tourtiere that I have ever eaten and I find myself craving it as I write this review.
I’ll definitely be back for a casual meal with my wife and would love to introduce more of my friends to the delicious offerings at Oxbow.
Well done Chef Myles Perry and your talented kitchen and front of house teams.
Cheers!

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CKels
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. We had a fantastic evening!

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vipFraserA
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oxbow serves up a terrific weekend brunch with a la carte options as well as an “elevated” Tabletop Brunch. Delicious options served up in their inviting restaurant or cozy lunch. In the summertime, they have a great patio overlooking the Bow River and Downtown Calgary.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was great! Food was fabulous!

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PapiS
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food was really good however portion was a bit on the smaller side. It’s a small and quiet restaurant.

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Ducks
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

The service and ambiance were fantastic. The choice and food items were diverse but not healthy. The flavor of the food was okay not great, especially for the price. The happy hour drink choices were great and nicely priced.

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CalgaryFoodie
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We enjoyed sharing the 4 course brunch as well as a salmon eggs benny. Portions were plenty and food was fresh, flavourful and rich. Not necessarily a bad thing but the 4 course meal was quite sweet-centered, would have been nice to see a bit more savoury there, so we were glad we also got benny to complement the sweet food. However the pastries served as part of the courses were some of the best I've ever had. Server was kind and restaurant felt safe, clean and not too busy. Would return.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic experience. Outstanding service and some of the best food I’ve ever had in a long time. Oxbow has a diverse menu with plenty of choices. I ordered the Beef duo and a side of duck wings which were on special. The beef was so tender and cooked to perfection, and the duck wings were incredibly flavourful. To finish it off, we enjoyed a nice dessert. Special thanks to Ivan and the whole team at Oxbow for making our experience an amazing one.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Relaxing and loved sitting by the fireplace. Very intimate atmosphere.

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vipfoodie2
Calgary
25 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Love the ambiance ... and 1/2 price bottles of wine on Friday’s. Another amazing meal with the ones I love ... the most!

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Jullian
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipMWCalgary
Calgary
32 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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MelissaC
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Food was good, drinks were great! Very friendly staff!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday brunch

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StephenC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was delicious. Ratatouille Ravioli was one of the most flavourful dishes I’ve had in recent memory.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary...we were offered prosecco to start the celebration

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vipEdMalcolm
Calgary
49 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice ambiance on the outdoor patio overlooking the river and downtown Calgary. Our server was very nice and the food was very good.

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WarrenB
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable evening in lounge.

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KeniaC
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall2food4service4ambience2

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.

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Francine
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, as always! We've been there before and will be back again!

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Anonymous
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food and a beautiful patio with a view. One of our favorite spots in the city

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badenr
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wasn’t really busy server was pretty friendly great experience! Highly recommend!

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ShannonP
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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!

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LouP
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Super disappointing. Very little options on the overpriced menu. The dining room was bare and plain. The chefs were not wearing masks.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant with great food!

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C0112
Calgary
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

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.

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 4.6 stars by 228 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.