OXBOW

4.5
271 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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic and staff were great. It was our wedding anniversary and they took care of us. We started with the Ceaser Brussel Sprout Salad and Lobster Mushroom Caps and our mains were the Sable Fish and Beef Tenderloin. We finished with the Lemon Curd for dessert. All the dishes we very tasty and full of flavour. We dined on the outdoor patio and they had heaters and provided blankets to keep us cozy warm. My wife and I truly enjoyed our evening for our special occasion. Thanks Oxbow!

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Peter
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere emblematic of a boutique hotel. Very cozy dining room, bar and outdoor area. Wonderful location overlooking the Bow River with convenient parking across Memorial Drive. We look forward to returning (reservations are easy via Open Table).

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Murmil
Calgary
11 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful and unusual brunch choices - great server! - parking a bit of a problem

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Reasonable
Calgary
9 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful sunny day on patio for Sunday Brunch. Great service, food and value for money

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PeteB
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Wonderful experience. We were out with friends and it was a great environment for conversation over very good food that was well presented.

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Anonymous
Calgary
20 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent value, well presented meals.

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vipJackatehere
Calgary
24 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food

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vipSonjaL
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I had the chefs dinner which was good. The chicken seemed a little bit of pink in the middle, and the crème brûlée was not what I expected, quite runny rather than custardy.

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Willy
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and service

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Lovefood
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience at Oxbow Saturday night. The service was exceptional as was the menu.

3 of us went with the Chef's Choice which for $45 for 3 courses I thought it was great value for the quality of food. Likewise the added wine pairings were affordable and got me drinking wines I might not have ordered otherwise.

Everything was delicious but the confit duck wings and the crab cakes really stood out. I love a small well thought-out menu, and Oxbow delivered. We will be back!

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vipHeather
Calgary
17 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef made a special gluten free vegan meal for one of our guests and it was delicious. The service was outstanding and Chef came to the table to see how our meals were (perfect). The room was quiet and intimate. I'll definitely be back with other guests.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I are staying at the hotel, and had an amazing dinner here last night! Great food, staff, and overall experience!

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BigFan
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always

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MexLovers
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Brunch on the patio - made a reservation in advance but the only table available when we arrived was actually a fire pit which was awkwardly low for eating a real meal on.

Did get re-seated to a “real” table just as our food arrived, but don’t see the point of making an advance reservation if it doesn’t secure you a real table.

Otherwise food and service was good.

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GarryP
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food at the Oxbow is outstanding!! There were four of us and everyone loved what they had, from appetizers to desserts!

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viptheleer
Calgary
46 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal, attentive service, lovely patio, perfect birthday celebration!

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ElenaG
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

The brunch is not worth to come at all!

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CraigH
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tried the chef tasting menu with pairings. An excellent experience and would not hesitate to go back. Staff was awesome, great work by all

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SusanT
Calgary
31 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As an Adult party of 2 couples , we had a lovely evening on the patio. The food was very good. We enjoyed the lobster stuffed mushroom caps, the Pork Belly, the Halibut and the Duck wings. All were very good.

There is a little noise from Memorial Drive, but I quite enjoyed hearing it. I felt like I was on vacation in another city! You can also sit inside, which is nice a cozy.

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vipPJMfoodie
Calgary
117 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food in a cozy restaurant near downtown in Kensington. The service was extremely attentive and pleasant. We enjoyed seafood dishes which were prepared to our liking. Good wine list. We’ll be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice experience on the patio. Really good service and quiet ambience. Excellent food and really appreciated the staff. We had received some personal bad news while there and the staff treated us extra kindly and gave us extra time etc. Would highly recommend this little gem.

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NancyM
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Dining on or near a city street can be noisy at times but everything else was lovely.

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vipJillT
Calgary
15 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Oxbow is a nice brunchy place - service was attentive, and food came very quickly. The kitchen can be a bit noisy but I would consider this for another breakfast.

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Vick
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Nice place. We found the food quite salty though.

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TracyB
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful ambience, thoughtful service, amazing food! Will definitely return.

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DebraM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was la
Cling a bit on flavour but the service and ambience was great

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DaveE
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food, service was good. We will be back this place is a hidden gem in Kensington special thanks to Morgan!

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BigFan
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food never disappoints. The staff are amazing. The only negative is the street noise from the patio, but the view of the Bow River and lovely weather is worth it.

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PrincessShemina
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Honestly, one of the best restaurants I have been to, with a large group (11 people) The staff was amazing...especially Morgan! The food was outstanding. I would highly recommend Oxbow for a nice brunch. Looking forward to tiring their dinner menu.

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Shemina
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a group of 11 people who went for brunch on a Sunday afternoon. EVERYTHING from the moment each of us walked in, to the second we walked out, was amazing!

The lady who was our server (Morgan) was patient and explained things a number of times, because we couldn't stop talking to each other. She was right there when we needed to order another drink or coffee, but wasn't hovering over us to hurry up and leave. I can not thank her enough!

The ladies who were cleaning off the tables, we also very polite and friendly.

The cocktails and food were delicious! Portions were good. Flavours combinations were prefect. I can't wait to try their dinner menu!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for lovely brunch with privacy, Fairmont was the first choice but they don’t do Sunday brunch anymore (thankfully) or we wouldn’t have found this gem.

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DebraE
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was amazing. Compliments to the Chef(s)! I will be back.

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JulianaVM
Calgary
17 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We had the entire room to ourselves, it was nice, but the server seemed like she was in a rush or bad mood. Not friendly, short answers and serious.
Food was ok.
The halibut did not have much flavour. The Lobster mushrooms were really yummy. The drinks were awesome. The duck wings were tasty but there wasn’t much meat on them.

The manager was great. She treated us with a free Prosecco glass and was very friendly.

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WarrenB
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening dining on patio.

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CheriS
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely patio. Attentive server. Inventive and delicious food.

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Ella20
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Will come back again and highly recommend.

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NeilG
Calgary
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very nice evening. Pork belly was amazing as was the halibut. Crewmen brûlée was great. Cheesecake isn’t very sweet if you were expecting that. Patio. Is very nice and the sun just went around the corner at 5pm so you are in the shade then if you are wondering.

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vipSizzln
Calgary
30 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oxbow never disappoints. The Chef's Choice menu was a great choice once again.

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Anonymous
Calgary
20 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The Chef's Choice 3 course option was great value and excellent.

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Willy
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So comfortable, great food and outstanding customer service

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 4.5 stars by 271 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.