Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant

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1502 reviews
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  • Good for a Date
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The Bow Valley Ranche is 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. Today, the flavours and traditions of Alberta’s ranching heritage live on at the Bow Valley Ranche. Our Grand Salon holds approximately 110-120 guests. William Roper Hull and Senator Patrick Burns hold approximately 30-32 guests. Our John Glenn room, located in the upstairs, old master bedroom of the house, holds approximately 12 guests. Our Charlie's Lounge and Verandah are only available with a restaurant buy-out.



Sit down beside the massive fireplace in the Grand Salon room or enjoy the covered wrap-around verandah during warm weather. Enjoy lunch, dinner, cocktails or weekend brunch. Reservations are recommended.

Private Dining

The exquisite ambiance of the Bow Valley Ranche’s tranquil setting is suited to any occasion, whether a celebratory family dinner, a romantic wedding or a special night out. Whatever your reason for coming to the Bow Valley Ranche, you will be enchanted by the elegant country atmosphere and dazzled

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CW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really beautiful location with impeccable service and amazing food. Great for special occasions. Appreciated the fully stocked bar with my dads favorite cognac for our special occasion... can’t get that everywhere!

DC
Calgary
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

A terrific venue for any occasion. Sunday brunch in the summer on the veranda is our destination.

PJ
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome experience for me n my husband we actually need some time for each other and I must say it’s worth going here n enjoy your date night repeatedly here is worth,
I love to again n again 👍😊😊😊

OT
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very nice little restaurant. Perfect for social occasions. We went for our anniversary and loved it!

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, great service as always

AH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

excellent service, food and location, can't wait to return

JB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Experience was great from first walking up towards the original house to the service and food at the restaurant.
The scenery around the restaurant and between it and Annie's cafe was nice to walk around after your meal.
Couldn't ask for a better waiter. He was very knowledgeable about courses being served, to the wine and beer.
The price is comparable to going to the Keg or a different steak house.
We would definitely recommend this place to anyone.

j
Calgary
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My husband and I came here for our 5 year anniversary dinner. Our server Martin was very good. The food was literally the best food I have ever eaten in my life. I recommend this restaurant to everyone. My only wish is that it would be a little cheaper so that we could go more often.

LG
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a wonderful seat on the patio for our group of five. We all enjoyed our meals and very much appreciated being able to tailor our meal to dietary requirements. Everything was fresh and tasty and I would highly recommend the Bow Valley Ranch for a summer afternoon lunch.

LR
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Dinner was amazing, we ordered a mix of veggies for an appetizer, I had the chicken and my fiance had the pork, we were so impressed, everything tasted great, the atmosphere was incredible. Will come back for sure.

OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service was great, presentation also great. Coffee was so so ... otherwise highly recommend

RB
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

All the servers were very helpful, polite and friendly.

M
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My husband and I went for dinner for our anniversary and it was such a treat! It felt like we had left the city for the evening with the beautiful surroundings. The service was amazing, and the food was incredible! We got the bison and vegetable lasagna and we’re so satisfied with our meals! They even sent out a delicious mushroom ricotta bruschetta, compliments of the chef...so good! We will definitely be back for another special occasion.

OT
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Anniversary dinner was great!

LK
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Perfect service. Did not have to remind server for anything. And she was professional.

p
Denver
23 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

amazing ambiance, great service, fun wiaters, food was delicious.. we were there with four adults and 2 children and all were satisfied and full and happy. Sit outside...they will get you blankets... amazing.

OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food and wine pairing. Great ambience.

MM
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

We were pleased overall with our first outing to the Ranche. There was a wedding reception going on so it tended to be loud at times. However, our small/cozy dining room door was closed most of the time, made it possible to have good table conversation with friends. Order was taken timely & food came in good time. Food was delicious & well presented. However, our waiter seemed to have deserted us. Had to flag down another for more water. After meal, dishes were taken away & we again were deserted. We would have loved to have some coffee but by the time we 'flagged' down another waiter, we just wanted our bill. We would have liked to have some wine but your house wine prices were extremely high, would have cost just a bit less than 4 meals!
However, we will give it another try again sometime, as the ambiance & food was great & food prices are good for Seniors on a fixed income!

J
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very good experience. From the host to the server, excellent service. Food are fantastic! Will come again.

r
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food & service. Our 2nd time there and we will be back!

OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Party of four & all our dishes were excellent.

OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our waiter was fantastic, dinner and wine was amazing! Great first date spot :)

JD
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our meal was outstanding! We enjoyed the service, ambiance, and of course the for was excellent! This is a lovely dining experience

HT
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome restaurant with excellent food and service! Not to noisy so you can have a decent conversation within a cosy yet sofisticated feeling converted ranch/home. Beautiful scenery with fish Creek right there as well! Great location! Only complaint is a bit more variety on the menu with some cheaper pricing points..

L
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 1Ambience 4

Excellent food. Servers cleared plates and asked about dessert while one person at our table was still eating their dinner.

OT
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Ok, but no nearby parking availability

YT
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Nice. We have very good dinner.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I had a great birthday there. Amazing food and great service! Thanks so much.

c
Calgary
17 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

We had a lovely lunch on the verandah.It was cool but blankets were provided.We had a great server-
Francis.We had the 3 course lunch special for $27.00. I was disappointed that they had taken the salmon
off of this special so I had the shrimp sandwich, butternut squash soup and peach tart. The soup and dessert were delicious. My friends had the chicken with potatoes and really enjoyed it. I was disappointed with my shrimp sandwich. It was a white ciabatta bun with a shrimp on top and lots of mayo. Thats it.It was served with a side salad. Next time I visit-i will not be ordering the 3 course lunch special. I will be ordering salmon.

N
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Looking for your guaranteed “go to” place where you know the food, service and atmosphere will be great? The Ranche is that place. Whether the weather is great and you can sit on one of the most beautiful verandas in Calgary or it’s not, and you sit inside the extremely comfortable dining room, you will not be disappointed. My only reservation about this recommendation? We want to keep this a bit of a secret so we are assured of a reservation next time ;)
Well done Ranche!

OT
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service, very accommodating for our requests, friendly and professional

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

The location is quite lovely and the architecture and interior of the restaurant make the dining very special. For the quality of food, I thought that the prices were reasonable -- not overly priced given the calibre of the place.

BT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This place was fantastic. Excellent food and service. But, by far, the best is the ambiance. What a beautiful restored home surrounded by art work and Fish Creek Park.

DG
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

The server was attentive, helpful and had a sense of humor. We discussed the menu and with her help, we chose the perfect meal which was delicious. The watermelon salad had the most wonderful flavors. Unfortunately, we asked for a table outside. We were sitting next to the railing and when the wind picked up, we were really chilly. The blanket helped some. Other than that, it was wonderful. We will be back. After all, it is in our backyard since our home overlooks Fish Creek.

CM
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Setting beautiful; food delicious. It was a lovely night and look forward to coming again

JG
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Food was excellent dollar value was moderate to high the wait staff was very attentive would return to this restaurant

IW
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Previously I had been to this location for lunch. Upon arriving we were seated promptly and in a location that suited us well. Seating was quite comfortable for our group of 6 (easy to get up from the table when we needed to). The waiter was impeccably dressed and very accommodating. Anything he didn't know, he soon returned with the answer. One of our group has siliac. Our drinks of choice were served efficiently. Everything we ordered was available even though this was a 6:45 p.m. reservation. Amount of food was great and outstanding quality and presentation was also wonderful. The desserts were to die for and those of us who felt we were too full to enjoy one were given the opportunity to share a little from those who did order dessert. This is a beautiful location in a natural historic setting and the weather cooperated to give us this intimate fine-dining experience I had wanted for my son's 50th birthday celebration. Thank you s-o very much.

OT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Overall food and ambience are excellent. If service is a bit more timely during entire meal, it will be even better.

BR
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

We party of 5 enjoyed our meal very much. The service was fine although a bit spotty at times (busy I guess). Overall, we had a fun meal.

AK
Calgary
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We had an enjoyable meal with our grandchildren. Thank you for the pleasant ambience.

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