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About Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant

The Bow Valley Ranche has two restaurants where people come and go in the Fish Creek Provincial Park's beautiful surroundings. Located at the end of Bow Bottom Trail SE, in Fish Creek Provincial Park, just follow the signs for Bow Valley Ranche.



The Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant is the new fine dining facility located in the restored Ranche House. Their menu features a contemporary interpretation of Alberta regional cuisine. The Grand Salon seats about 125 guests.



Charlie's room, seats another 25 and there are private dining dining rooms available. Sit down beside the massive fireplace in the William Roper Hull room or enjoy the covered wrap-around verandah during warm weather. Enjoy lunch, dinner, cocktails or weekend brunch. Reservations are recommended.

Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Canadian

Hours of Operation:
Winter hours

Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Dinner: Friday - Saturday: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Brunch: Saturday and Sunday: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Afternoon Tea: Saturday & Sunday: 2:00 - 4:00 pm - Seasonal


Holiday Hours:

Dec 24-25: CLOSED

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
CAN$31 to CAN$50

Payment Options:
MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(403) 476-1310

Website:
http://www.bowvalleyranche.com/restaurants.html

Parking Details:
Plenty of complimentary parking within the park and a few metres to the restaurant

Additional:
Banquet, Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
Food

4.7

Service

4.6

Ambience

4.7

Value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

99% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (72)
Romance (61)
Good for Anniversaries (59)
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Good for a Date (51)
Worth the Drive (51)
Good for Birthdays (46)
Scenic View (46)
Creative Cuisine (44)
Cozy (35)
Local Ingredients (35)
Brunch (34)
Fit for Foodies (32)
Notable Wine List (31)
Group Bookings (30)
Quiet Conversation (29)
Sunday Lunch (29)
Lunch (25)
Business Meals (24)
Neighbourhood Gem (24)
Authentic (22)
Outdoor Eating (22)
Afternoon Tea (18)
Healthy (17)
Seasonal (17)
Fun (15)
Casual (14)
Tasting Menu (12)
Afternoon Coffee (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Live Music (6)
Pre/post-theatre (6)
Gluten-Free Options (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Child-Friendly (4)
Organic (4)
Disabled Access (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Late-Night Find (2)
Paleo-Friendly (2)
People Watching (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Live Sports (1)
Tapas (1)
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Food3
Ambience4
Service3
Value3

 
 (Calgary)·Dined 2 days ago

Went for the chefs menu as we had a couple of years ago. Asked for a table by the fire.. they had a group event so we were in a smaller room with, as the hostess said, a view of the fireplace.
Service seemed a bit rushed, like they wanted us out of there quickly.
Wasn't as good as we recall it when we first went. Recommend not going during the busy holiday season.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients
Food5
Ambience2
Service3
Value3

 
 (Toronto)·Dined 3 days ago

We went for our anniversary dinner - a bad choice. Too much noise for various holiday celebrations. While the food was excellent, we didn't stay as long as we might have (for wine/dessert) because it was toooooo loud. We could barely hear ourselves talking. Happy to see the restaurant full of holiday celebration tables - not a good place for a couple on a special evening.

Tags: Fun, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined 4 days ago

I love the Ranche because of its ambience, excellent service and delicious food. It’s a real treat!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

vip
 (Calgary)·Dined 5 days ago

We went for Thursday night “Jazz Night”. Can’t say we heard jazz, but the guitar music was a nice backdrop for our evening. Our waiter, Cameron, was outstanding. He seemed to anticipate every need and want. Great service, excellent food and lovely ambiance. A perfect evening out.

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Live Music, Local Ingredients
Food5
Ambience5
Service4
Value4

 
 (Calgary)·Dined on December 5, 2017

The food, presentation and the character of the building excellent. Professional service ensured we had a most enjoyable lunch. Always look forward to dining at The Ranche.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Tea
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Birmingham)·Dined on December 5, 2017

We heard about this place through a friend and decided to come by for some lunch. It was definitely worth the drive! We were sat by the fireplace in the main dining room but I believe there were other side rooms available as well. It would be a good place to host a private function. We had the charcuterie to start (they called it the ploughman's platter) and my fiance ordered the striploin and I ordered the salmon. Both entrees were delicious and the service was professional and prompt.

We can't wait to come back and try out their dinner menu options; our server also mentioned that there's a chefs' tasting menu on Sundays! Highly recommend taking a trip out here, we're now considering hosting our wedding reception here!

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List
Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Calgary)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Another great meal with fantastic ambiance. Love the local flavours

Tags: Seasonal, Romantic, Good for a Date, People Watching, Business Meals, Authentic
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
 (Calgary)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We went to celebrate a birthday. The wine list was incredible with excellent choices at all price points. The prawn appetizer was outstanding and the tenderloin and duck breast were cooked to perfection. The service was also excellent. The only drawback for this occasion was the overall noise level in the main dining area as the place was packed (which is also a attests to the quality)

We will definitely be returning.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great food great service . Great Christmas atmosphere. My grandson and I had a wonderful time together.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Kid-friendly, Afternoon Tea, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Romantic
Food5
Ambience3
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on December 2, 2017

I took me clients for a thank you Christmas occasion. The sever, food, and overall service was fantastic.

Tags: Seasonal, Special Occasion, Romantic, Business Meals
Food3
Ambience3
Service2
Value3

 
 (Calgary)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We did not enjoy our meal as much as other times we have been there. My portion in particular was meager for the price.

Tags: Special Occasion
Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value3

 
 (Calgary)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Loved this restaurant! Very cozy
We had the surf and turf for two . Which was delicious , but could have been better . More steak for two people. The steak serving was too small for the price we paid. But delicious . Good servers here . And the live music was nice !

Tags: Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Romantic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on December 1, 2017

We have never had a disappointing experience at Bow Valley, whether we have gone for Brunch, High Tea, or Dinner. Beautiful place and the staff are beyond excellent.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Authentic, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Live Music, Sunday Lunch, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on November 29, 2017

The setting is gorgeous particularly around the holidays. Martin our server was top notch and the food exceeded the expectations of our entire party of five.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Tea, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
Food3
Ambience4
Service4
Value3

 
 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 25, 2017

The ambience is very nice. The service was pretty good.

The menu is rather limited. I had the Atlantic cod. It came with a nice crispy edge but was a tad over done on the inside (still tasty). It was served atop a medley of creamed vegetables which IMHO did not compliment the cod. The sauce was bland. I ordered it because it was served with fingerling potatoes but there were just a couple of slices mixed in. The serving was pretty small especially compared to the other dish ordered I.e. Milk fed pork. The pork dish was very tasty and well presented. Creme brûlée very nice. When making the reservation we indicated a special occasion but it was not mentioned.

The location and ambience make this place special.

Food2
Ambience4
Service3

vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Food quality and flaovur is middle of the road. Wine list very expensive with only a few botles undr $100. Service is a little under average for a restaurant at this peice. Have been here 4 or 5 times since new ownership hoping it would get better becuse we love the venue, unfortunately it remains mediocure at best.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on November 25, 2017

Amazing food and service. Worth every dollar. We will be coming back again

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Afternoon Tea, Romantic
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on November 24, 2017

The great food and service combined with the evening of live Jazz music was an outstanding way to relax with friends!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on November 22, 2017

This little diamond nestled in Fish Creek Park feels as though you've just left the city as you drive into this public park. After parking your car, you walk down the lantern lit pathway to get to the restaurant. The interior is warm, welcoming and takes you back in time as though you are about to enjoy a home cooked meal at the Ranche, but instead you will be delving into an experience of pleasure for the palette. The staff ensure you have a memorable experience. I highly recommend this restaurant for a fine dining experience and look forward to returning.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Organic, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on November 19, 2017

Celebrated our daughter's 30th Birthday with brunch. The service was top notch and efficient. The food was delicious. The house and location was full of character and history. It was our first time here and we will be back!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Afternoon Tea, Cozy, Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Calgary)·Dined on November 18, 2017

best restaurant ever great food, great services and a wonderful atmosphere , your chef that night made my supper fantastic as I diabetic I really enjoyed my food for the first time and a very long time. I will be back many thanks for a great night with friends.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Fun, Sunday Lunch
Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (Calgary)·Dined on November 18, 2017

The place is gorgeous and very warm. We had a birthday dinner here. Dish was good but not perfect. Beef tenderloin I asked medium was over cooked so it didn't taste that juicy. Lamb was good. Cod was ok and veal was great actually. The appetizer -Oysters were beautiful. We all like them.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value3

 
 (Calgary)·Dined on November 17, 2017

beautifully decorated inside. loved the ambience. great service. we went for Jazz evening and sadly was only on for about an hour and a half.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Cozy
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on November 12, 2017

Bow Valley Ranche always has a delicious variety of menu options, fantastic wine and fun cocktails!

Tags: Seasonal, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Afternoon Tea, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Calgary)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We love the bow valley ranch, we have been coming here for 10 years now, we have bought our family and friends to the ranch and everyone loves it. Never had a bad meal.

Tags: Cozy, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Healthy, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Calgary)·Dined on November 11, 2017

I absolutely love going to The Bow Valley Ranch!!! Have had the best time, food & created amazing memories every time I go! :)

Tags: Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Fun, Scenic View, Great for Brunch
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Calgary)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great food and atmosphere , always love coming here

Tags: Romantic
Food5
Ambience4
Service4
Value5

 
 (Calgary)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Restaurant is in a beautiful setting. We went for dinner and have to say the food was excellent. Great flavours. The wine list is extensive. Friendly staff and good service. In the future we are interested to check out weekend brunch and jazz nights. Thanks to staff for making our evening a nice experience!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on November 4, 2017

We have been to the restaurant three times so far and thoroughly enjoy the unique dishes and ambiance! We tend to go on special occasions as we feel your restaurant is unique! Thankyou!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Thursday night is date night and the music is much appreciated. Martin always makes makes our evening extra special. A wonderful experience and evening.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
·Dined on November 2, 2017

Ladies lunch, just 2 good friends. Lots of good conversation enjoyed with good wine & delicious food. Pleasantly greeted and treated by staff. Ambience perfect to feel cozy, especially once fireplace was turned on. Love the garden view, even on a snowy day. Background music was just that; we could hear ourselves with normal voices. We look forward to coming back.

Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value3

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Attended Brunch for our daughter's birthday. Good food and a lovely ambience with old world charm. Our server was excellent.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Brunch, Casual
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Calgary)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Great food. Amazing service. Will be back again.

Food2
Ambience4
Service4
Value2

 
 (Calgary)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Late to seat us, hard to access wine menu
Took over an hour to get our entrees, food was average at best. our waiter Cameron was great definitely the save if the evening. Probably wouldn’t go back, there are lots of fabulous restaurants in Calgary and as much as I wanted this to be one, it wasn’t

Food5
Ambience2
Service5
Value5

 
 (Calgary)·Dined on October 22, 2017

The food was excellent and the service from Cameron was engaging, friendly and professional. George, the sommelier, provided enjoyable wine recommendations for our meal. We greatly the ambiance of our dinner for the first 45 minutes as we could have a quiet and private conversation and relish in each other's company seated near the fireplace for our anniversary. However, then a table of 5 very loud, unaware individuals were seated near us and the fine private dining experience soon changed to a loud pub atmosphere where we could no longer hear each other across the table. Unfortunate that such a table could change the dining experience so dramatically.

Tags: Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Notable Wine List
Food5
Ambience5
Service4
Value5

 
 (Calgary)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Service was great even though it was busy. New menu was very tasty. Will be back again.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Calgary)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Great afternoon spent with friends. Our server Cameron was just the right amount of fun but still professional. Made concessions for our vegan friend. We will definitely return and willl definitely recommend to friends.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Fun, Afternoon Tea, Scenic View
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on October 19, 2017

We both commented that it would be lovely to have been there ten days to 2 weeks ago when the leaves were at their best and sundown was a little earlier -- but everything else was truly delightful

Tags: Cozy, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Calgary)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Wonderful atmosphere; great service; friendly greetings, outstanding food!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Authentic, Organic, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Casual
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Calgary)·Dined on October 15, 2017

We had Sunday brunch to celebrate my adult daughters birthday. The service was awesome and despite a wedding taking place creating some extra noise and confusion, the meal and service were awesome

Tags: Local Ingredients, Cozy, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine

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