Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant

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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.

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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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4.7
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4.7
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SM
Calgary
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

We were a party of 8 so we likely created a fair bit of the noise, but it was quite difficult to
hear each other talking.
The food was excellent, service fabulous.
This is our second annual Christmas brunch at Bow Valley and we will definitely do it again!

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for your great review. Being a heritage house comes with challenges like noise, we are sorry you found it difficult to hear but we are glad you had a fun evening overall. We are excited to hear we will see you again. Maybe next year you will considering trying out our John Glenn private dining room!

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OT
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was great, surprised I didn’t get a complimentary dessert for my birthday dinner.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded 2 days ago

We are happy to hear you enjoyed your meal. Happy Birthday! We hope to see you again soon.

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FD
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A lovely meal, great reception and service - a very pleasant evening. The relaxed, yet efficient staff members added to the overall enjoyment of the meal and experience. After a beautiful dinner, we were treated to a guided tour by Sarah. We were thrilled. She was charming, gracious and extremely knowledgeable of not only the house itself; but also the area in general. Thank you to everyone and special thanks to our Waiter, to Sarah and particularly, the Chef.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for your kind words, FerdinandD. We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience with us—and we agree, Sarah is truly a gem to have on our team! We count ourselves lucky for customers like you. We look forward to working with you again in the future!

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T
Calgary
39 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Another great Brunch at the Ranche!

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you Tony. Our Chef and his staff work hard to serve up amazing food. Glad to have you come and enjoy the restaurant.

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OT
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wow, just wow!

Amazing!

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for such amazing review.

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EJ
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience5

The only reason i rated it a 3 because of the food.. I am a foodie an i was terribly disappointed with my main course... Underwhelming. I must say service was good.. Ambience good... Very romantic setting.. Was a bit loud but we were told there was a large group. I will give a second chance in the summer for brunch.. But will pass on dinner. Plus we were celebrating a special occasion and apart from the well wishes there was nothing special done.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded 4 days ago

We’re sorry to hear you did not have a great experience. Thank you for letting us know about the disappointing food you received. It is our priority to ensure every patron leaves with a happy stomach and heart, so please contact us at 403-476-1310 to discuss the matter in more detail so we can take the appropriate steps to ensure this does not happen again. We would love to hear from you. Kind regards, Sarah Ruttan

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DD
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant is a nice restaurant to enjoy an evening out. The food was exceptional and the service was excellent. I was impressed that even though we had finished our meals, we were not pushed out of the restaurant, but allowed to relax and talk. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who is interested in having a wonderful meal and appreciating the talents of the chef and kitchen staff.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you DebbieD. Our staff love what they do and we are happy to hear our server made your experience so amazing. Its customers like you that make our job so great. We cant wait to have you back.

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JT
Calgary
14 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Yes, I would recommend Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant to a friend... and I have done so many times. The Ranche is a "place that counts", and I've hosted family dinners, birthday lunches and my daughter's wedding there over the past 17 years. I lived most of that time in Sundance and now reside in Bonavista, and The Ranche is a neighbourhood gem! Yesterday, in particular, seated by a window, the scenery was so beautiful with pristine snow on the boughs of the young evergreen trees in the yard and the sun glistening on the snow... that, topped off with a scrumptious 3-Course Feature Lunch Menu... what a way to spend an afternoon with a dear friend!.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded 4 days ago

Thanks for leaving us such a wonderful review JanaT. We are thrilled that you loved your experience; our staff will definitely be happy to read what you wrote. We put customer experience and satisfaction as our priority, and your review reaffirms the hard work we put in every day. So thanks for your kind words and we look forward to seeing you again.

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SC
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

I will go with pleasure on December
With my wife . The food was exceptional and the sevice was impeccable

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded 4 days ago

We are thrilled your experience with us was so amazing! We endeavor to go above and beyond to ensure our guests have a memorable experience. I am happy to hear our server took such wonderful care of you and made you feel so valued.

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a
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Good family dinner. Catered well to small kids. Service excellent and food very good. A little pricey for what you get but portions are larger so worth it if you like a little bigger portions.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on November 26, 2019

Thank you for your review asheahan. We try to accommodate all of our guests needs and we are happy to hear that your family had such a nice time. Hope to see you again soon.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Romantic ambiance with great music. Excellent food and service.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on November 26, 2019

We appreciate your wonderful comments. We strive to be one of the most romantic restaurants in Calgary. Having amazing musicians who join us every Thursday night helps. See you soon.

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SP
Calgary
26 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Once again our food was prepared and cooked to perfection and the service by Dana excellent.
We recommend the beet salad and foie gras, beef tenderloin and wild boar - but I believe anything you choose would be good.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on November 17, 2019

Thank you. Our staff love what they do and we are happy to hear Dana made your experience so amazing. Our Chef and his staff work hard to prepare unique delicious dishes. We cant wait to have you back.

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Went for our anniversary and we were not disappointed!! Our waiter, Derek was fantastic and made an already special evening even better. Was worth the expense and would highly recommend.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on November 20, 2019

Happy Anniversary! We are so happy we got to enjoy it with you. Derek is truly an asset to our team and we look forward to your return.

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BJ
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always the food, service and ambience was wonderful. Thank you. I highly recommend going there. Afterwards take a stroll in Fish Creek Park. Can't get any better!

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on November 20, 2019

We are lucky to have such an incredible location. Thank you for the wonderful review. We look forward to seeing you soon.

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I
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The chef and server are awesome.
I’ll be there next year for sure.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on November 17, 2019

Thank you for giving us a perfect rating and for recommending our restaurant to other diners. Are staff works very hard to exceed guest expectations and I am happy to hear all the hard work is paying off. We look forward to seeing you in the New Year!

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J
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Arjan was awesome!!! So accommodating and respectful. Would totally go again!

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on November 20, 2019

Thank you Juggy. We hope to see you again soon.

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OT
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Martin was outstanding. He selected our courses and did a great job pairing these with different wines. He has a great sense of humour too! Well done Martin!

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on November 17, 2019

Thank you so much for your kind words. We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience with us—and we agree, Martin is truly a gem to have on our team! We look forward to seeing you again in the future!

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RC
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

This was our second time at Bow Valley Ranche. Ambience excellent however food quality no longer in line with prices.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on November 20, 2019

We love impressing our guests, RCooper72, and we’re sorry to see that we fell short of winning you over on your recent dining experience. We wish we knew more details so that we could work to address your specific concerns, and we hope you’ll give us another chance to further impress you! Please give me a call at 403-476-1310 ask for Sarah Ruttan.

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JB
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food. Great location and ambiance! Favourite restaurant in all 4 seasons.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on November 17, 2019

Thank you James B for your excellent review. We agree the seasons are so beautiful here in the Park. Come back and see us soon.

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RG
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a wonderful evening at the Bow Valley Ranche. Derek, Richard and Charlie, the staff who took care of us were outstanding and made us feel very welcome throughout the meal. Thanks to everyone for memorable time.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on November 13, 2019

Thank you for giving us a perfect rating and for recommending our restaurant to others. We are very lucky to have such a talented team here at The Bow Valley Ranche. Come back and see us soon RoryG.

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L
Calgary
14 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

I think this restaurant is very overpriced for what you receive.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on November 13, 2019

Hi Lori, Our team appreciates guest feedback and we thank you for sharing your review. I am sorry we fell short of your expectations. I would love the opportunity to talk with you about your experience. You can call me at 403-476-1310. My name is Sarah and I am one of the Event Coordinator.

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s
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was outstanding. A bit pricey though.
Waiter and staff were courteous and outstanding. Our waiter added a great touch by waiting for us outside and offered to take a picture for us Nd wished my husband Happy Birthday. Very sweet

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on November 13, 2019

We are thrilled your experience with us was so amazing! Our prices are a direct reflection of the top quality ingredients we use in every dish. We endeavour to go above and beyond to ensure our guests have a memorable experience. I am happy to hear our server took such wonderful care of you and made you feel so valued.

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DJ
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We enjoyed an excellent brunch which was made even better by the lovely personality of our server . She was delightful ! Will be coming back in late December .

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on November 8, 2019

Thank you Donna. Our staff love what they do and we are happy to hear our server made your experience so amazing. Its customers like you that make our job so great. We cant wait to have you back.

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NH
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Never disappointed with this restaurant. New menu is great too

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on November 5, 2019

Thanks for the awesome review, Nadine! We work hard to meet expectations like yours, and we’re happy to hear we hit the mark for you. Come back and see us soon. Cheers!

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Anniversary

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on November 4, 2019

Happy Anniversary! Thank you for spending it with us all here at The Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant.

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d
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Was very good food wise but the server was not very helpful and was very awkward.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on November 4, 2019

Our team appreciates guest feedback and reviews and we thank you for sharing yours. We pride ourselves on providing everything our guests need to enjoy a delicious and enjoyable dining experience. We take all guest feedback seriously and will be looking into this matter further. We hope you will give us another chance to impress you.

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n
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

A fire in the fireplace could have improved a cool day.
Why is the background music not background?

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on November 4, 2019

We always value guest feedback as it allows us to know what guests loved most about their visit with us, or how we can further elevate the overall guest experience. We regret to learn that we did not meet your expectations. I have forwarded your feedback to our General Manager. We hope you will give us another chance to enhance your dining experience with us.

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MF
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding dining experience. The wild boar chops were superb paired with the cab franc.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on November 8, 2019

Thank you for giving us a perfect rating and for recommending our restaurant to others. The Boar Chops are delicious. We are very lucky to have a talented Chef and his incredible team here at The Bow Valley Ranche. Come back and see us soon.

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OT
Palm Springs
9 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Everything was lovely. Great waitress, terrific food and awesome service. Love this restaurant!

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on October 31, 2019

Thank you for the amazing review! I am happy to hear such great feedback about our wonderful staff and restaurant. I hope to see you again soon.

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B
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience1

From the wonderful table to the excellent service provided we thoroughly enjoyed today’s birthday brunch!

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on October 30, 2019

Happy Belated Birthday! Thank you so much for the glowing review. We look forward to having you back with us again.

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EV
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

Hadd the oysters and they were great, our wives had the tenderloin and it was done perfectly and the sauce was good but could have had a bit more on the pmate. Creme brulee as well was great. Us guys had the specual , haddock and my vegtables were half done but mostly, it was so boring. Really, it was just steamed. No spices or sauce or anything. It just sat there.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on October 30, 2019

Our team appreciates guest feedback and reviews, EricV, and we thank you for sharing yours. We pride ourselves on providing everything our guests need to enjoy a relaxing and enjoyable experience here at The Ranche. We will definitely be taking a look at how we can improve upon the concerns you mentioned above. We hope you’ll consider visiting us again, and we’re confident you’ll be pleasantly surprised.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Gorgeous ambiance and setting. Good food, excellent service. Overall beautiful experience

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on October 30, 2019

Thank you for your review. We love to hear feedback from our guests.

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BH
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Have never been disappointed here. Ideal setting for any special occasion, or a business lunch.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on October 25, 2019

Thank you BobH for sharing your positive experience with us! We look forward to seeing you again at The Bow Valley Ranche!!

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PT
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall4Food5Service1Ambience3

Outstanding food quality and innovative menu, marred by slow speed of service. Would recommend going, but at a quieter time than late brunch on a bust Sunday!

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on October 24, 2019

Thank you Paul for your kind words about our food and new menu! I am sorry about the slow service and we are working to ensure that wont happen in your future visits! Kind regards, Sarah.

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DW
Hawaii
10 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Birthday party for my Mum. Meal and restaurant was very good. I bevel our waiter was Derek and he was very good attentive without being intrusive. Overall a very special evening.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on October 24, 2019

Thank you so much for your kind words, DeanW. We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us—and we agree, Derek is truly a gem to have on our team! We count ourselves lucky for customers like you. We look forward to serving you again in the future!

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LE
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

Eggs were cold on the bennies. Had to hail down servers several
Times. Second visit where servers were not around. Didn’t get coffee served until 20 minutes in. Ordered specialty coffees to enjoy before our meals. Meals were out first. Specially coffee came out in middle of meal. Either before or after. Not during. Servers were never around to get the messages to. Food runners bang out food before server even offers coffee or water.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on October 24, 2019

Thank you for the review Lauren, we always value guest feedback as it allows us to know what guests loved most about their visit with us, or how we can further elevate the overall guest experience. We regret to learn that we fell short of meeting your expectations and we sincerely apologise. If you are open to doing so, I invite you to call me at 403-476-1310 so I can learn more details of your experience . I thank you again and look forward to speaking with you soon. Warm Regards, Sarah

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OT
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

There were several dishes that were great such as their aged cheddar soup, duck confit, duck entree. Unfortunately the boar was very tough and slightly overcooked, beer saladwas not liked by another party and foie gras seemed to be low quality. Service was a bit slow bit the waiter was helpful. Quite loud inside. Will give another chance for sure though.

RT
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Couldn’t have been better! From the moment we walked in everything was top notch! Service was excellent and the food was delicious. They had a good selection of drinks, main course and deserts. We will definitely be back.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on October 24, 2019

Thank you Rose! We are delighted to hear of your wonderful time here at at The Ranche! We love providing excellent service to awesome patrons like you! Come back soon.

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NM
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely the best restaurant experience We have had in the 9 years we have been in Canada. Absolute class. The food was amazing g and out waiter was top class. Cannot wait to go back.

EL
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience2

The food and ambience were nice overall but our server was terrible. He ignored us and delayed the service of our wine, main course and bill. There was only 8 other tables so I am unclear why we were ignored or that the service was so slow? I would think that a company that is owned by a major Calgary catering and event company would understand the importance of customer service and kindness overall especially with the cost being high and termed as fine dining experience. We will not be returning. Save your money and go to a place you know you will be treated well.