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About Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
The Bow Valley Ranche has two restaurants where people come and go in the Fish Creek Provincial Park's beautiful surroundings. 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. The Grand Salon seats about 125 guests.
Charlie's room, seats another 25 and there are private dining dining rooms available. Sit down beside the massive fireplace in the William Roper Hull room or enjoy the covered wrap-around verandah during warm weather. Enjoy lunch, dinner, cocktails or weekend brunch. Reservations are recommended.
Hours of Operation:
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
Dec 24-25: CLOSED
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Plenty of complimentary parking within the park and a few metres to the restaurant
Banquet, Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch
Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
Went for the chefs menu as we had a couple of years ago. Asked for a table by the fire.. they had a group event so we were in a smaller room with, as the hostess said, a view of the fireplace.
Service seemed a bit rushed, like they wanted us out of there quickly.
Wasn't as good as we recall it when we first went. Recommend not going during the busy holiday season.
We went for our anniversary dinner - a bad choice. Too much noise for various holiday celebrations. While the food was excellent, we didn't stay as long as we might have (for wine/dessert) because it was toooooo loud. We could barely hear ourselves talking. Happy to see the restaurant full of holiday celebration tables - not a good place for a couple on a special evening.
I love the Ranche because of its ambience, excellent service and delicious food. It’s a real treat!
We went for Thursday night “Jazz Night”. Can’t say we heard jazz, but the guitar music was a nice backdrop for our evening. Our waiter, Cameron, was outstanding. He seemed to anticipate every need and want. Great service, excellent food and lovely ambiance. A perfect evening out.
The food, presentation and the character of the building excellent. Professional service ensured we had a most enjoyable lunch. Always look forward to dining at The Ranche.
We heard about this place through a friend and decided to come by for some lunch. It was definitely worth the drive! We were sat by the fireplace in the main dining room but I believe there were other side rooms available as well. It would be a good place to host a private function. We had the charcuterie to start (they called it the ploughman's platter) and my fiance ordered the striploin and I ordered the salmon. Both entrees were delicious and the service was professional and prompt.
We can't wait to come back and try out their dinner menu options; our server also mentioned that there's a chefs' tasting menu on Sundays! Highly recommend taking a trip out here, we're now considering hosting our wedding reception here!
Another great meal with fantastic ambiance. Love the local flavours
We went to celebrate a birthday. The wine list was incredible with excellent choices at all price points. The prawn appetizer was outstanding and the tenderloin and duck breast were cooked to perfection. The service was also excellent. The only drawback for this occasion was the overall noise level in the main dining area as the place was packed (which is also a attests to the quality)
We will definitely be returning.
Great food great service . Great Christmas atmosphere. My grandson and I had a wonderful time together.
I took me clients for a thank you Christmas occasion. The sever, food, and overall service was fantastic.
We did not enjoy our meal as much as other times we have been there. My portion in particular was meager for the price.
Loved this restaurant! Very cozy
We had the surf and turf for two . Which was delicious , but could have been better . More steak for two people. The steak serving was too small for the price we paid. But delicious . Good servers here . And the live music was nice !
We have never had a disappointing experience at Bow Valley, whether we have gone for Brunch, High Tea, or Dinner. Beautiful place and the staff are beyond excellent.
The setting is gorgeous particularly around the holidays. Martin our server was top notch and the food exceeded the expectations of our entire party of five.
The ambience is very nice. The service was pretty good.
The menu is rather limited. I had the Atlantic cod. It came with a nice crispy edge but was a tad over done on the inside (still tasty). It was served atop a medley of creamed vegetables which IMHO did not compliment the cod. The sauce was bland. I ordered it because it was served with fingerling potatoes but there were just a couple of slices mixed in. The serving was pretty small especially compared to the other dish ordered I.e. Milk fed pork. The pork dish was very tasty and well presented. Creme brûlée very nice. When making the reservation we indicated a special occasion but it was not mentioned.
The location and ambience make this place special.
Food quality and flaovur is middle of the road. Wine list very expensive with only a few botles undr $100. Service is a little under average for a restaurant at this peice. Have been here 4 or 5 times since new ownership hoping it would get better becuse we love the venue, unfortunately it remains mediocure at best.
Amazing food and service. Worth every dollar. We will be coming back again
The great food and service combined with the evening of live Jazz music was an outstanding way to relax with friends!
This little diamond nestled in Fish Creek Park feels as though you've just left the city as you drive into this public park. After parking your car, you walk down the lantern lit pathway to get to the restaurant. The interior is warm, welcoming and takes you back in time as though you are about to enjoy a home cooked meal at the Ranche, but instead you will be delving into an experience of pleasure for the palette. The staff ensure you have a memorable experience. I highly recommend this restaurant for a fine dining experience and look forward to returning.
Celebrated our daughter's 30th Birthday with brunch. The service was top notch and efficient. The food was delicious. The house and location was full of character and history. It was our first time here and we will be back!
best restaurant ever great food, great services and a wonderful atmosphere , your chef that night made my supper fantastic as I diabetic I really enjoyed my food for the first time and a very long time. I will be back many thanks for a great night with friends.
The place is gorgeous and very warm. We had a birthday dinner here. Dish was good but not perfect. Beef tenderloin I asked medium was over cooked so it didn't taste that juicy. Lamb was good. Cod was ok and veal was great actually. The appetizer -Oysters were beautiful. We all like them.
beautifully decorated inside. loved the ambience. great service. we went for Jazz evening and sadly was only on for about an hour and a half.
Bow Valley Ranche always has a delicious variety of menu options, fantastic wine and fun cocktails!
We love the bow valley ranch, we have been coming here for 10 years now, we have bought our family and friends to the ranch and everyone loves it. Never had a bad meal.
I absolutely love going to The Bow Valley Ranch!!! Have had the best time, food & created amazing memories every time I go! :)
Great food and atmosphere , always love coming here
Restaurant is in a beautiful setting. We went for dinner and have to say the food was excellent. Great flavours. The wine list is extensive. Friendly staff and good service. In the future we are interested to check out weekend brunch and jazz nights. Thanks to staff for making our evening a nice experience!
We have been to the restaurant three times so far and thoroughly enjoy the unique dishes and ambiance! We tend to go on special occasions as we feel your restaurant is unique! Thankyou!
Thursday night is date night and the music is much appreciated. Martin always makes makes our evening extra special. A wonderful experience and evening.
Ladies lunch, just 2 good friends. Lots of good conversation enjoyed with good wine & delicious food. Pleasantly greeted and treated by staff. Ambience perfect to feel cozy, especially once fireplace was turned on. Love the garden view, even on a snowy day. Background music was just that; we could hear ourselves with normal voices. We look forward to coming back.
Attended Brunch for our daughter's birthday. Good food and a lovely ambience with old world charm. Our server was excellent.
Great food. Amazing service. Will be back again.
Late to seat us, hard to access wine menu
Took over an hour to get our entrees, food was average at best. our waiter Cameron was great definitely the save if the evening. Probably wouldn’t go back, there are lots of fabulous restaurants in Calgary and as much as I wanted this to be one, it wasn’t
The food was excellent and the service from Cameron was engaging, friendly and professional. George, the sommelier, provided enjoyable wine recommendations for our meal. We greatly the ambiance of our dinner for the first 45 minutes as we could have a quiet and private conversation and relish in each other's company seated near the fireplace for our anniversary. However, then a table of 5 very loud, unaware individuals were seated near us and the fine private dining experience soon changed to a loud pub atmosphere where we could no longer hear each other across the table. Unfortunate that such a table could change the dining experience so dramatically.
Service was great even though it was busy. New menu was very tasty. Will be back again.
Great afternoon spent with friends. Our server Cameron was just the right amount of fun but still professional. Made concessions for our vegan friend. We will definitely return and willl definitely recommend to friends.
We both commented that it would be lovely to have been there ten days to 2 weeks ago when the leaves were at their best and sundown was a little earlier -- but everything else was truly delightful
Wonderful atmosphere; great service; friendly greetings, outstanding food!
We had Sunday brunch to celebrate my adult daughters birthday. The service was awesome and despite a wedding taking place creating some extra noise and confusion, the meal and service were awesome
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