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About River Café

We are located in the middle of Prince's Island Park and we are accessed on foot via one of four bridges or causeways. Parking is available on street in the Eau Claire area, underground at Eau Claire Market for a flat fee of $5 on weekends and evenings, or across from Memorial Drive. We look forward to welcoming you soon. Should your plans change, please let us know.

Prince's Island Park
25 Prince's Island Park SW
Calgary, AB T2P 0R1
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Canadian, Wild Game

Hours of Operation:
Lunch & Dinner Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 10:00pm; Brunch & Dinner Saturday - Sunday: 10:00am - 10:00pm

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
CAN$31 to CAN$50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(403) 261-7670

Website:
http://www.river-cafe.com/

Catering:
Enjoy an exclusive cocktail party or dinner in your home presented and prepared by River Café. Our accomplished culinary team will prepare an exquisite menu tailored specifically to your event, executed by our professional service team. Experience a culinary journey presented with the elegance, beauty, and professional service of River Café. You and your guests relax and enjoy while we look after all of the details.

Parking Details:
Paid parking is available on the street during the day and no charge at night. Heated underground parking at Eau Claire Market for a $5 flat rate evenings and weekends.

Executive Chef:
Matthias Fong

Private Party Facilities:
or an intimate gathering of 8 guests or a stylish cocktail party reception of 250, we are pleased to cater to your every need. Private and semi-private events are available. Please contact our Event Manager for more information.

Private Party Contact:
Hannah Petkau: (403) 261-7670

Additional:
BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

River Café Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.7

value

3.9

Noise

Quiet

92% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (38)
Romantic (37)
Good for a Date (33)
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Scenic View (32)
Cozy (30)
Fit for Foodies (27)
Good for Anniversaries (25)
Creative Cuisine (25)
Local Ingredients (21)
Quiet Conversation (18)
Neighborhood Gem (17)
Good for Birthdays (17)
Great for Lunch (16)
Great for Brunch (15)
Waterfront (15)
Notable Wine List (14)
Seasonal (14)
Worth the Drive (14)
Authentic (13)
Casual (13)
Great for Outdoor Dining (13)
Sunday Lunch (12)
Healthy (11)
Tasting Menu (9)
Organic (9)
Business Meals (8)
Comfort Food (8)
Disabled Access (6)
Fun (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Afternoon Coffee (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
People Watching (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Quick Bite (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Great Beer (1)
Hot Spot (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Fantastic ambiance as always. My visit was for brunch and I love visiting when I'm with good company and searching for a great experience.

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 (Calgary)·Dined 4 days ago

Such an awesome place...the food was amazing and the service was really good. The setting is cozy and charming...we would recommend it for a special occasion :)

Tags: Cozy, Disabled Access, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Fun, Romantic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Calgary)·Dined 5 days ago

Was a great night with delicious food and drinks. The duck was awesome!

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 (Calgary)·Dined 6 days ago

Valentine's dinner was an eight course chef's tasting and was amazing.

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View
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 (Calgary)·Dined 7 days ago

As always, River Cafe is superb, especially for romantic occasions

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Casual, Disabled Access, Waterfront, Authentic, Seasonal, Great for Outdoor Dining, Organic, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Cozy, Scenic View, Romantic
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 (Calgary)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Exceptional, as always.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on February 10, 2018

What a great place to have a special occasion. Beautiful walk to a beautiful location. Food and drinks were great.

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Fun, Tasting Menu, Authentic, Cozy, Hot Spot, Romantic
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food4
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 (Calgary)·Dined on February 10, 2018

It was our first time there, never knew it existed. My wife and I completely enjoyed ourselves. The experience was awesome fro every perspective of service.

Tags: Romantic, Casual, Cozy, Waterfront, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Seasonal, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Scenic View, Comfort Food
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Really enjoyed the Lamb and cheesecake for dessert!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 9, 2018

The staff was gracious and the food was amazing! I had been in the summer before but I fully recommend it as a beautiful space in the winter...mini retreat in the city!

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Scenic View, Cozy, Organic, Disabled Access, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Authentic, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Best place ever! If you are in Calgary, please visit this ubique, beautiful and delicious place. Very Recommended...

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 (Calgary)·Dined on February 5, 2018

We enjoyed the beautifully thought out tasting menu on Monday night. Great atmosphere in there with the fire place on. The shining star was our service, sorry I forget your name, but great job!

Tags: Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for Groups
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 (Calgary)·Dined on February 2, 2018

The restaurant is beautiful and the staff were fantastic. I wasn't really impressed with their new menu (I had the turkey). For $45 per plate it didn't feel like the turkey was worth it. My husband had beef tenderloin though and thought it was fantastic.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Omaha)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Food was fantastic. Ambiance was lovely. The waitress was so personable. I want to go back in the summer!

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 (Edmonton)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Fantastic new menu. The best place to bring guests.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Love it there!!! Amazing food and service. Definitely be back!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 31, 2017

A spectacular evening for NYE. Good food, well paired wine and excellent service.

Tags: Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Cozy
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food4
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 31, 2017

NYE/birthday date. Food was extremely appetizing and tasty, service was top notch

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food5
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 31, 2017

My birthday!

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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Nice cozy place for a winter dinner. Love all of the fresh ingredients used in creative ways.

Tags: Romantic, Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (London)·Dined on December 30, 2017

An amazing place, meal and lovely waitress - excellent food, and incomparable coffee. It was a cold day and it was a perfect breakfast for my wife and I. Highly recommend

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Meal was great, kitchen was accomodating making me a bigger than average sized steak portion and service was great and everything was perfect

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Cozy
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 28, 2017

My husband and I enjoyed another wonderful evening a t the River Cafe!!
Excellent service, food and ambiance. It was a great place to be on a snowy, cold evening. Beautiful walk to and from the restaurant.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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food4
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Overall ambience was nice but was expecting more from the food and wine pairing. Wine lacked flavor and food was ok; was expecting more based on what I read in magazines. My husband and I tried the chef tasting menu and enjoyed 2 out of 6 courses.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Really enjoyed the the food and beautiful view would have enjoyed even more if it wasn't so fridge cold outside.
Smiles
The Nielsens

Tags: Cozy, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for a Date
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food5
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 27, 2017

This place never disappoints! The service is attentive, the food is amazing and ambiance is lovely.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Cozy, Seasonal, Romantic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Great but limited menu. Not very suitable for young kids. Lovely food and wine list.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 23, 2017

The beef tenderloin we ordered arrived at the table cool, like it had been sitting out for a while before it was delivered.

Tags: Disabled Access
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Awesome food and great story of the farm to plate. They even have a photo album showing all the producers and local business that are used to produce some the truly amazing dishes. Great atmosphere service and food highly recommend it to all.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Seasonal
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Such a beautiful restaurant!

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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Early Xmas dinner with my sweetheart 😊. Food and service were great!

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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 21, 2017

fantastic food in a beautiful winter setting. always a special treat to dine at the River Café!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 20, 2017

It was as very cold where we were sitting, not fun but as soon as we move next to the fire it was fab!

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food5
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Delightful place to spend an afternoon with valued clients. Service was impeccable. Food was OK but definitely wine list, ambiance and service were high points.

Tags: Scenic View
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food3
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Always a delight. It is my go to place in the summer to sit on the patio, people watch and enjoy outstanding food. In the colder months I love to sit near the fireplace but still have the ability to look out the window while enjoying outstanding food.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, People Watching, Authentic, Cozy, Romantic
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food5
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 18, 2017

There's a reason the River Café is a staple in Calgary. We had an outstanding meal with attentive service, and will certainly be returning. It's a beautiful setting at Christmas time.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Fantastic food in fantastic decor. You have to take a short walk into a park to get to it. Right by the river.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Organic, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Disabled Access, Waterfront, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Healthy, Afternoon Tea, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Romantic, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Great Beer, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients
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food5
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Impressive wine list! Beautiful and cozy atmosphere.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options
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food5
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Servers were great. Food portion sizes were extremely small

Tags: Seasonal
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 12, 2017

We had our Christmas luncheon there and it did not disappoint!! The setting was magical, the service excellent, knowledgeable and friendly. The food was spectacular and unique. It was a lovely afternoon.

Tags: Cozy, Organic, Fit for Foodies
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