Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant

4.6
1170 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Canadian
Top tags:
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Romance
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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Canadian
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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
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Phone number
(403) 476-1310
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Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Neighbourhood
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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

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

Outstanding experience, outstanding service (we had Cameron as our waiter - wonderful gentleman) and unbelievable food! We will definitely be back - perhaps weekly!

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

The Ranche is our favourite Calgary restaurant. The food and service is always predictably excellent. We take our out of town visitors here, and have celebrated graduations, birthdays, anniversaries, and date nights here. We love it!

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

Enjoyed a fantastic meal for our anniversary. Service was paced well for us as we were enjoying a rare night out - did not feel rushed, time between courses allowed us to savour & digest. The butternut squash voulet was fantastic, as was the beef tenderloin & vegetable Wellington. All delicious! Save room for dessert - the Death by Chocolate is to die for!!! The main dining room was louder than we would have liked so we had to talk at full volume to hear one another but it was just a full house that evening so there wasn’t anything that could have been done about it. We will definitely be back!

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a
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

we have been to Bow Valley Ranch many times and for many occasions beautiful place great food and wonderful atmosphere great service just an all around great place to go and eat and enjoy

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TG
Calgary
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful evening out! Hadn’t been in a few years but glad we rediscovered it.

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

We brought our Mother in for Afternoon Tea. It was phenomenal. We we're very happy with the meal and my Mother was very impressed! Thank you for helping make her day so special. 😃

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B
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food, wonderful service and great atmosphere - even on a cold Tuesday evening.

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s
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

I liked everything about the night except the ending where the waiter did not seem to appreciate the $20 tip I left. I consider $20 a decent amount and should be greeted with appreciation. If servers think people are going to be happy drinking wine inflated 300% above value and then expected to tip on top of that they are sadly mistaken.

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DK
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great Services and Food. I will come back again for sure.

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RW
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beside my wife's cooking, this was the best food we've tasted in a long, long time. It made us go "Oh my goodness," roll our eyes, and laugh out loud. Beautiful presentation. Staff was attentive and friendly, but very professional. Atmosphere was accepting. I would have felt comfortable in jeans or a suit.

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C
London
12 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Great brunch. Lots of different choices to make everyone happy! We all had
Eggs Benedict ...traditional, spinach, etc. Excellent. Service was very good.
Can't beat the atmosphere.

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was wonderful! We were celebrating our 2nd Anniversary and the restaurant surprised us with a special dessert. The whole experience was wonderful!

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food. Great service. Fairly expensive.

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A
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing experience at The Ranche. Staff were amazing, service was incredible and food was outstanding! Would highly recommend this place.

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ST
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Simply amazing. Delicious food options and fantastic mimosas ;)

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and service , nice atmosphere

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LN
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was delicious from the salad to the surf and turf for two. Tried bone marrow for the first time, so yummy and dessert was exquisite.

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LM
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This place has been on my list to eat at for a long time. I finally made it with family that were in town visiting. Everyone was initially impressed with the visual of the place as we walked up to the restaurant. It’s so beautiful! Everything from then one was top notch. The service, food, and ambience were wonderful. Our waiter, Cameron, was excellent. And he loved telling us about the history of the house. He even took us on a tour of the upstairs rooms after dinner, as we were one of the last tables there. We were even lucky enough to have an experience with the resident ghost, Charlie! We will be back again!!!

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OT
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love this place & the staff!

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C
Calgary
19 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic value for the $25 express lunch. Delicious food and good service

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were well taken care of. Food was fantastic, the wine pairings for our 4 course meal were excellent. We will definitely be returning with friend so they can enjoy the wonderful food and ambience. A great venue with fantastic service and exceptional food.
Thank you again for making our anniversary celebration a memorable one.

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DO
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 2Food 1Service 4Ambience 5

We ordered mimosa which were excellent. The meal was lacking my husband had the game burger which came with an egg on top the was just barely cooked and leaked all over making this impossible to eat. When he asked for another napkin the lady left and he had to take one off another table. When he complained to the waitress about the burger and the egg being so messy she laughed at him. Not a good wY to end a meal

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TB
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Amazing evening. Food was incredible our waiter very nice as well. I would definitely recommend to anyone!

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JF
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Definetly one of the best fine dining restaurants we’ve encountered. Love the food and the amazing service the staff gives. My wife and I appreciate a fine night and thanks to Martin who did an outstanding job serving us, and took a wonderful picture of us with the house.

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D
Calgary
9 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a great meal and ambience at The Ranche. Martin served us and is an expert in his field.

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LD
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic experience! Excellent gourmet food in a casually elegant atmosphere. A must see restaurant situated in a gorgeously restored historical home nestled in the middle of fish creek park.

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GG
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The dining experience our family enjoyed at Bow Valley Ranche was top notch. We wanted to celebrate a family occasion at a memorable location so we searched online and quickly found this fine restaurant. It far exceeded all our expectations.

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CM
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our first time there. The food was outstanding and our server Cameron was a wonderful ambassador. Definitely a do-over!!!

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t
Edmonton
11 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing in every way - our server was funny, friendly, knowledgeable and extremely accommodating. The food was exceptional. My friend has never been and she was very impressed at the whole experience. We will be back!

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MT
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Professional waiters and service staff. Food preparation was par none. Ambiance was 10 out of 10. This may be the best hidden secret of Calgary. I will continue to make the historic journey into the past. To my favorite restaurant in Calgary.

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E
Calgary
20 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

I throughly enjoy everything about this restaurant. It’s a dining experience unmatched in Calgary. From the history of the building to the amazing menu, great wine and amazing staff, we always enjoy going to Bow Valley Ranch. Just amazing.

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TH
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Server and service was great. Food outstanding. Great spot!

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IW
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

10 out of 10 except that the live music was a little loud such that it was difficult to hold a conversation with our other fellow guests.

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B
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

I ordered the salmon and had to send it back twice to be cooked thoroughly. The waiter told me after the second time, they usually serve it slightly undercooked, but this was raw in the middle. Sending it back once would be bad enough, but to send it back twice is too much. I am not usually a complainer and will pretty much eat anything put in front of me, but could not eat the raw salmon. I also felt the salad was a little salty and did comment to the waiter. my friends enjoyed their chicken, but also felt the salad was over salted.

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LC
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

A friend and I were out to celebrate her birthday lunch. The service was impeccable and the Express Lunch excellent. We then were able to sit and visit without feeling rushed. A great afternoon.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome and unique experience!!

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AM
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Great food and atmosphere! Would definitely come back!

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

Couple mishaps on service but otherwise good!

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J
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Incredible location and amazing ambiance. This is truly a unique dinning experience and a piece of Calgary history. The food is spot on!

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SR
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The best option for Aniversary celebration and romantic dinner

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