Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant

4.7
1416 reviews
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
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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Calgary
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our favourite place to go for our birthdays

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

When I arrived, I was immediately impressed by what I saw. The structure was beautiful and the environment was serene & lovely.
We had a warm reception, which was followed by an amazing 3-course meal. I brought my boyfriend here for his birthday and the host was kind enough to bring out a “happy birthday” dessert afterwards. Overall it was an amazing experience and I will definitely be coming back!

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

I again had a wonderful experience at The Bow Valley Ranche. The food was outstanding. The chef even came out to say hello. She’s incredibly talented and clearly spends the time crafting the perfect dishes. Richard was warm and welcoming as ever and our server Dana was very knowledgeable about wine and pairing it with the food. She’s friendly and cares very much about her guests. She’s also a total babe. Hopefully I can return soon.

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KC
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

We’ve been here several times over the last few years. It’s always one of our favourite spots in Calgary. We have a little boy with severe food allergies. They always take extra care. As everything is sourced locally or made in house, they can tell us all the allergens.

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JT
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

It was good! Service was just okay! For the price it should hold much more elegance in serving and that wasn’t the case. The food was also just ok/good. Also, no salt on table and that was much needed to bring the flavours to fruition.

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M
Calgary
9 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful dinner with amazing service. Food was fabulous!

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PW
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We enjoy coming here for the excellent food and service. Highly recommendable to friends and relatives. Thank you for the great food and service 😁

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M
Calgary
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We went to Bow Valley Ranche for Father's Day brunch and really enjoyed it. The service is amazing - every staff member we encountered was friendly and helpful and went out of their way to make sure we had everything we needed. The restaurant is located in Fish Creek Provincial Park in a beautiful historical house (a great setting to bring out-of-town visitors or if you are interested in Alberta/Calgary history). The brunch menu had a lot of great options - it was hard to choose. We all agreed that the food was great with just one exception - the chicken and waffle would have been fantastic if they had not put ketchup on it. We're looking forward to going back in the near future!

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OT
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Father’s Day! We will absolutely be back in the future we had awesome service the best eggs Benedict I’ve ever had and overall a very enjoyable experience!

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Thank you for a fabulous Father’s Day celebration. We love Bow Valley Ranche!!! We will be back.

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M
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great meal, amazing setting and service. Love that they have a great wine selection too

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MS
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Was wonderful as always.
Thank you for making us feel so special .oh and the food was al always amazing.
Manuela

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food ; caring & genuinely friendly service combined w a great setting offered a magical evening for us . Thank I so very much .

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OT
Calgary
43 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

We had a lovely lunch on the patio. The food was great and the summer view is gorgeous.

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P
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Simply amazing! Martin, our server, was informative, kind and extremely entertaining! The food was incredible as well—each one of us in our party of five tried something different off the menu and the winning dish was definitely the pork duo, followed by the beef tenderloin. Desserts were fantastic as well. One of our top meals possibly ever! Will be back again!

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Didn’t expect so many loud children and dress code was a little too casual for what should be expected. The staff were great, the patrons could’ve made more of an effort.

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h
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

BVRR was a wonderful first time experience. The food flavours were amazing, with the perfect balance of spices. Nothing too salty! The service was great with no extended waits for any portion of the meal.
Thank you.

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S
Calgary
18 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The place was excellent for service and food quality. we were there for our 25 wedding anniversary and they made sure it was a great time.

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OG
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Dined outside for our anniversary dinner. Cam was awesome and food was 5 star. Compliments to the chef.

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Responded on June 4, 2019

Good afternoon, Thank-you for joining us recently and we are delighted to know that you and your party had an enjoyable dinner with us. We will pass this kind note along to Cam, Chef Jenny and the team as they will be happy to hear and we look forward to welcoming you back soon! Sincerely the Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant

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KG
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Only suggestion I might make is the french toast dish include savory to offset the sweetness of the dish. I love sweet but found the dish excessively sweet.

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CB
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience celebrating the wife's birthday, as it was a lovely warm evening and no smoky skies we ate on the verandah. We found the food to be delicious and our server was Sarah who was just excellent. The setting of this Historic building is lovely and was the icing on the cake as they say.

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Responded on June 4, 2019

Good afternoon Cyril, Thank-you for joining us recently and we are delighted to know that you and your party had an enjoyable lunch with us. We will pass this along to Sarah and the team as they will be happy to hear. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Sincerely the Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant

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B
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Although there were some couples arguing and talking very loud, the service was amazing, wait to receive my bill was a little long but my waiter was absolutely fantastic, super friendly and helpful. would absolutely recommend for a unique dining experience.

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VB
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My husband and I had an awesome experience at the Restaurant.

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Responded on June 4, 2019

Good afternoon Victoria, Thank-you for joining us recently and we are delighted to know that you and your husband had an enjoyable dinner with us. We will pass this along to the team as they will be happy to hear and we look forward to welcoming you back soon! Sincerely the Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant

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MG
Calgary
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This place holds a special spot in my heart. The food is always exceptional, the setting is unique among Calgary restaurants; nestled in the middle of Fish Creek. The service is always spot on for this type of upscale dining experience. We come back every year for our anniversary ( and more if we can fit it in!) and we're never disappointed. We were nervous a few years ago when the owners sold and moved to a different spot, but the place hasn't lost a step and if anything has continued to improve year after year.

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Responded on June 4, 2019

Good afternoon Michael, Thank-you for joining us recently and we are delighted to know that you and your party had an enjoyable dinner with us. We will pass this along to the team as they will be happy to hear and we look forward to welcoming you back soon! Sincerely the Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant

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K
Calgary
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We had such a lovely dinner. Our server was delightful and so accommodating for any special needs thank you!

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on June 4, 2019

Good afternoon, Thank-you for joining us recently and we are delighted to know that you and your party had an enjoyable dinner with us. We will pass this along to the team as they will be happy to hear and we look forward to welcoming you back soon! Sincerely the Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant

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JB
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Service could have been better. Had to wait a long time for our drinks.

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B
Calgary
11 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 5

We recently went to the Ranche to celebrate our anniversary. The Ranche is one of our favourite restaurants in the city. When the ownership changed a while back, we were worried. But we continued to have great meals and service.

Alas, our meal on our last visit was extremely disappointing. The food was not nearly as good as it has been. Flavours were not great and we did not enjoy our meals that much.

Execution was “off” and definitely not the caliber of food we were expecting. Hopefully this is a temporary blip. i would be very sad to lose this as a favourite.

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The setting was amazing, food even better and our hostess was very attentive.

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D
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I was there for a brunch for a bridal party. A group of all ages and there was something for everyone on the menu. Everything was made fresh and smelled & tasted incredible. When it was served to our group, a number of waiters came and served it all at the same time. Excellent presentation. Coffee was delicious. I don't use cream in my coffee so it is important for the taste to be good. The venue is beautiful - a wonderful old but well maintained building with a wrap-around veranda in a well-kept park. Very satisfied with this experience.

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Responded on May 28, 2019

Good afternoon, Thank-you for joining us recently and we are delighted to know that you and your bridal party had an enjoyable brunch with us. We will pass this along to the team as they will be happy to hear and we look forward to welcoming you back soon! Sincerely the Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant

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KT
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

There was a wedding taking place so it was quite loud. This did not affect the dining experience in the least. So enjoyable.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on May 28, 2019

Good afternoon Kelly, Thank-you for joining us recently and we are delighted to know that you and your party had an enjoyable dinner with us. We will pass this along to the team as they will be happy to hear and we look forward to welcoming you back soon! Sincerely the Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant

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BL
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely amazing meal with terrific service.

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Responded on May 25, 2019

Good afternoon Baxter, Thank-you for joining us recently and we are delighted to know that you and your party had an enjoyable dinner with us. We will pass this along to the team as they will be happy to hear and we look forward to welcoming you back soon! Sincerely the Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing atmosphere only outdone by the delicious dishes and fine wine! Service was impeccable and generous! Would recommend to everyone to eat here, was a perfect selection for our anniversary dinner!

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on May 25, 2019

Good afternoon, Thank-you for joining us recently and we are delighted to know that you and your party had an enjoyable anniversary dinner with us. We will pass this along to the team as they will be happy to hear and we look forward to welcoming you back soon! Sincerely the Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant

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CB
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Second time dining at the Ranche ---just as exceptional as the first visit. The staff is EXCELLENT!

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Responded on May 25, 2019

Good afternoon Carmen, Thank-you for joining us recently and we are delighted to know that you and your party had an enjoyable dinner with us. We will pass this along to the team as they will be happy to hear and we look forward to welcoming you back soon! Sincerely the Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant

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LV
Calgary
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

An excellent place to host a special event. The food is special and oh, so tasty.

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Responded on May 25, 2019

Good afternoon Lynn, Thank-you for joining us recently and we are delighted to know that you and your party had an enjoyable event with us. We will pass this along to the team as they will be happy to hear and we look forward to welcoming you back soon! Sincerely the Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant

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SB
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The setting is too beautiful for words, the food is even better, and the wildlife was fun for the kids!

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Responded on May 25, 2019

Good afternoon Sharry, Thank-you for joining us recently and we are delighted to know that you and your party had an enjoyable lunch with us. We will pass this along to the team as they will be happy to hear and we look forward to welcoming you back soon! Sincerely the Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant

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MS
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 2Ambience 1

Our experience was like sitting in a high school dining hall...the noise level was ridiculous. My husband and I could not even carryon a conversation, so disappointing as it was a very special occasion!
Food & drinks, sorry but nothing to write home about.
Service also was ok...we had so many different people ask for our order for drinks & food.

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S
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was amazing, and the service was excellent. The steak was melt-in-your-mouth tender, and dessert was a decadent treat that was just the right size. Rich, our waitperson was unobtrusive, but still amazingly helpful. He offered helpful suggestions when asked, and we had a nice chat after lunch about the baby owls on the grounds.

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Responded on May 25, 2019

Good afternoon Susan, Thank-you for joining us recently and we are delighted to know that you and your party had an enjoyable lunch with us. We will pass this along to the team as they will be happy to hear and we look forward to welcoming you back soon! Sincerely the Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant

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CK
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was amazing and the staff great! We had a reservation and were seated immediately at a nice table. Would definitely recommend going here!

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Responded on May 21, 2019

Good afternoon Carly, Thank-you for joining us recently and we are delighted to know that you and your party had an enjoyable dinner with us. We will pass this along to the team as they will be happy to hear and we look forward to welcoming you back soon! Sincerely the Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant

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TV
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 5Ambience 3

The brunch is a horrible menu and has no choice on other food. Should still be offered the lunch menu or at least some regular breakfast food. The brunch menu was limited and I would never return for it.

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LG
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

You’re paying .... and boy are you paying🤭 for the location - not the food which was mediocre at best. Big dining hall with a few antlers on the walls - not cozy

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