Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant

4.7
2679 reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Canadian
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.

Sit down beside the massive fireplace in the Grand Salon or enjoy the covered wrap-around veranda during warm weather. Enjoy lunch, dinner, cocktails or weekend brunch. Reservations are recommended. Please note that we do not take reservations for the patio.
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Essenguru
Calgary
36 reviews
Dined 7 hours ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A wonderful place to dine for any occasion. Wonderful ambience!
The beet salad was outstanding and the service superb.

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Levi
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent experience overall
Not cheap but once in a while definitely worth it

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Peat
Calgary
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were able to sit in a room by ourselves, a party of five, to celebrate a 60th anniversary. Things could not have been better. Wonderful all around. Thanks!

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KathleenT
Calgary
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience3

This use to be my favourite restaurant in the south end of Calgary for the view the food and staff. I was there for lunch which was 2 hours. The food cold and tasted as if it was prepared the day before. I understand the challenges with Covid, finding staff is challanging and food costs increasing. However I will not be coming back or reccomending this restaurant.

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vipTilly
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

I ordered the Moroccan kind salmon and was disappointed. Tasted flat could have used more seasonings. The others in our group were very pleased with their meal. Seemed to take quite awhile for our order to arrive. Nonetheless we would come back.

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AnitaM
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Francis looked after my guest who is home from Mongolia and myself excellently. We spent a lot of time visiting over the delicious lunch express. Loved the patio with the overhead heater - we will soon be stuck indoors with our Calgary weather. We loved the ambiance of the Ranche House and the park.

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SueS
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food is amazing -taste and presentation does not disappoint. .

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Gregg
Calgary
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have ordered and enjoyed weekend brunch several times over the last year. This in person dining experience was exceptional. All of the dishes were tasty and very, very well presented. The new chef has set a very high standard and should be very proud of their staffs delivery of this dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1Food2Service3Ambience2

Our wedding last year there was exquisite and beyond words it was well managed and the staff put their hearts into our precious day last year but we went back to celebrate our one year anniversary and for $160 our vegetables were burnt excessive char. The meat was cooked like a teenager tried for the first time. They gave us bone marrow it looked like dog food on a bone. The Room was ice cold when we left we were trembling and huddled together. We asked for our wedding room and booked days before they never turned on heat until the moment we arrived and never heated at ALL over two hours and no apology. No fire place NADA. We ordered a cake out of nostalgia and it was so soggy we were just heart heavy. I recommend this business have respect for there clients precious memories and have a good management. I don’t believe we will ever go back it was sad to have this second experience we felt heart heavy to be treated like this and feed like this on our first anniversary. We gave a small tip and feel like fools for doing so because we should have gave nothing.

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SandraW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

The Staff made us feel at home as they always do. Isabel was an excellent server. My soup of the day and my endive salad were superb. Alas my 87 year old friend missed the pre-covid menu of salmon potatoes and veg....but the future is here and you have to endorse it. The ambiance was the best. Thank you for all the hard work which I know goes on behind the scenes

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Joanna
Calgary
16 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My best friend’s birthday. Really good food and services. Thank you.

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vipSharky
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent as usual

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SnowyL
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

It is good experience. We had good time. The only thing was lack of parking.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Dinner was fantastic as was our server!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Mark was fantastic! Food course timing was spot on. A FANTASTIC dinning experience.

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dobrown
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall2Food3Service5Ambience4

The service was excellent. Kayla took very good care of us - was attentive without being intrusive. Expected the evening to be high end from a price and quality standpoint - not in my case - the scallop entree was less than satisfactory. Five small scallops, two brussel sprouts and three pieces of pork belly on a tasteless yam puree did not measure up. However, my husband had the lamb shank and declared it the best he had ever eaten and lamb shank is a favourite. We will try another dining option for our next special occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was fabulous. The service food and drinks were outstanding

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MargaretT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

always have great service and excellent food at the restaurant. One of our very favorites.

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BAMBAM
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Francis was very polite and attentive to us. The food was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great experience and amazing menu

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

Service was good however server was far too busy. Had 2 appetizers (beet salad and Carpaccio) which were excellent, 2 Entrees, the Lamb sirloin was also excellent but the Seared Scallops were extremely disappointing (not fresh [smelled] and overcooked). While they did offer to replace, by the time the server was able to approach the table, the other entree was almost finished and replacement by that time wasn’t appropriate. It must be noted our previous visits have been excellent, including orders of the scallops.

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anonymous
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Granddaughter’s birthday

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PhilP
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place never disappoints, great food and excellent service!

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TrinityF
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The most amazing food and cocktails. We ordered appetizers as well so staff was extremely well as pacing our food as it came out. Unbelievable service and food. Absolutely amazing!

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DianeO
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was excellent including service, ambiance, food

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SandyS
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thank you for following the vaccine & masking requirements! A lovely birthday dinner with exceptional service, excellent food, great ambience and an overall special experience.

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ArdyB
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was a pleasant place to dine and can’t wait to return. Thank you

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KellyP
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Express lunch was fantastic. Love the salmon.

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TimD
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a great time. The service was excellent and they allowed to dine at the pace we wanted. The meals were very good.

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MathewR
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Each dish is plated beautifully and the food was amazing. Excellent place for a special occasion or a more upscale dinner

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KarenZ
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

The mussels and charcuterie appetizers were excellent but my halibut entre was extremely overdone and dry and my friend’s medium rare beef tenderloin was raw in the centre.

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JoleneS
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

THE BEST beef tenderloin I’ve ever had.
Everything was delicious.

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dianneA
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

I appreciate it the Covid restrictions and the friendliness of the staff. Thank you for a safe and lovely patio experience

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DonnaK
Calgary
16 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food, superb presentation, excellent service

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RichardB
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Brilliant afternoon at the Ranche. Staff were exceptional. Thank you!

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Murman
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Our visit to Bow Valley Ranch was OK. We had to wait 1 hour for the meal but were compensated with a 20% reduced bill, it worked out OK.

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SusanT
Calgary
31 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always, the staff at the Bow Valley Ranch have delivered another amazing dining experience. A friend and I went for lunch on Sept 28 and it was perfect. The food, the service, the ambiance - all 2nd to none. We also enjoyed a lovely drive and walk to the restaurant; enjoying the fall colors. I highly recommend Bow Valley Ranche for all of your lunch and dinner dining.

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Tyler
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing scenery, Great Service and the food was excellent. Our server went above and beyond & we will be back without a doubt.

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vipBVRFan
Calgary
11 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

Excellent food as usual. Noise level was high and the service was a little slow due to a wedding party and Sunday crowds, but the staff did a good job.

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vipZombieKiller
Edmonton
19 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Our meals were excellent.
Had to ask for coffee refill - EVERY coffee refill. Got two.
Food came, no quality check. Quality check when plates cleared.
Waited with no plates & empty cups for 30 minutes and our waitress surfaced and asked if we needed anything. She had forgotten to bring us our bill.

FAQs

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 2679 OpenTable diners.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://bvrrestaurant.com/product-category/gift-cards/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.