Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant

4.7
2311 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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Starting May 9, 2021

Bow Valley Ranche invites you to the Mother's Day Picnic. Enjoy the ultimate outdoor dining experience at one of the best patios in Calgary. Our a la carte menu is available during dine-in service on our veranda and on our extended lawn patio or you can order our fine dining delivery service.

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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.8
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.4
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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April12
Calgary
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had the best meal we have had all year at BVR. The food was hot, fresh and delicious. There service was excellent and the ambience was lovely.

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KateC
Calgary
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

We had an amazing experience April 10! We celebrated our Parent's 50th Wedding Anniversary. It was cold and windy out! The staff did an amazing job supplying heaters and providing anything else they could. The food was great, amazing cocktails. We were the only table for most of the night- and not once did we ever feel pushed out, or rushed. Thank you so much for making the night a special one we won't soon forget!

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vipBirthdaygirl
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was excellent. Even though we had to follow Covid protocols and eat on the patio on a cold evening, the experience was excellent. We were quite warm thanks to an overhead heater, our food was perfect and service was excellent.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded 19 hours ago

Thank you for the kind words and choosing to celebrate with us! Happy Birthday again from all of us at BVR!

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DanB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very delicious food no doubt especially the lamb that I had was tender and tasty.

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VeraG
Calgary
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a delightful lunch on the patio at the restaurant. Really appreciated the heat lamp as it kept us very comfortable. Highly recommend The Ranche for fine dining!

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded 19 hours ago

Thank you for the review!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My sister’s birthday

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded 19 hours ago

Thank you for celebrating with us!

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PamelaB
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Such a beautiful place to visit, the food is always so delicious and the staff are so very professional! I highly recommend this place it has always been one of my favourite restaurant to visit.

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JimH
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The food was very good and the help the staff gave us in making our choice made the overall dinner well worth it.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Our Anniversary.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded 19 hours ago

Thank you, happy anniversary again!

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Michael
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful night out. First class service. Quality food. Diverse local menu.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded 19 hours ago

Thank you Michael!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Come here to celebrate birthday! The express lunch was delicious! Love the ambiance of this restaurant! Highly recommended!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic restaurant with good food and atmosphere in the middle of fish creek park.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded 19 hours ago

Thank you so much for your kind words!

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KimO
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

Very disappointed in the surf n turf. Very flavourful bison but not real tender. Also the amount of seafood especially was quite disappointing! For $100 you’d think there would be more food!

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded 19 hours ago

Hi Kim, Thank you for your feedback. Sorry to hear that the Surf & Turf for two was not up to your expectations. I've passed your feedback to your kitchen so they can improve for future visits.

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AlexF
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Every time we go we decide to try something else and every time we go for the Surf and Turf again. Absolutely delicious!

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded 19 hours ago

Thank you Alex for your ongoing support! It is a crowd favourite for a reason! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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HildaF
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Bow Valley Ranche was our first experience with fine dining in over a year.
We were excited to be dining out for Easter dinner & The Ranche did not disappoint!
H&S Foster

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Responded 19 hours ago

Thank you Hilda for the wonderful review!

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Jmco
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I went to Bow Valley Ranche for their Easter brunch special, as a treat to myself because COVID meant I wouldn't be gathering with family or friends. It was everything I hoped for as a break from reality - absolutely delicious food (the Croque Madam), exquisite service and lovely ambiance. With a window seat looking out over the grounds, a quiet room and the leisure to linger over my meal, it was the perfect way to celebrate the holiday.

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CharlieM
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a beautiful Easter Brunch at the Ranch, as always the food and service were outstanding. Thank you 🥂

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LindaG
Calgary
26 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went the Bow Valley to have Easter Brunch as we do every year plus other occasions. We both had the Eggs Benedict. They never disappoint! Everything was amazing. Food, service, staff. Thank you again for a wonderful experience

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on April 6, 2021

Thank you for your continued support Linda! So glad you enjoyed everything.

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Miriam
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a great experience, highly recommended. We enjoyed our Saturday brunch so much.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on April 5, 2021

Thank you!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience5

We ordered the tenderloin with fried egg, but our server brought the steak frites. We were in a hurry so we just ate it but it was disappointing. I find people don’t really listen to what is being said anymore.

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RichardC
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a very enjoyable experience. Food and ambience are excellent.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on April 5, 2021

Thank you for your kind words!

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ckl18
Calgary
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

The express lunch was great. Delicious and very generous portion. A nice lunch out.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on April 4, 2021

Thank you

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KSF6912
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had the express lunch menu. Everything was a good portion size and the taste was amazing. Our server was energetic and knowledgeable. They accommodated my drink order to reduce the sugar, and were considerate enough to rim my glass with lime, rather than sugar syrup. We will definitely be back.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on April 3, 2021

Thank you for the detailed review! We look forward to seeing you soon!

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CraigD
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time going, definitely won't be the lasy. Went gor brunch and had eggs Benedict. Very good.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on April 1, 2021

Thank you!

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ManurlaS
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always everthing was amazing from food to service .

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on March 30, 2021

Thank you!

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TravisH
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great night for a birthday celebration. Thank you to the server - she was great.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on March 30, 2021

Thank you Travis!

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Sydney
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It’s was a relaxing yet efficient meal. Felt very safe. They even went above and beyond in wishing me Happy Birthday in chocolate on my desert. Very wonderful experience.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on March 30, 2021

Thank you for choosing to celebrate with us!

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GolaraZ
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our experience was extraordinary, food was great, service was excellent, and the ambiance was lovely
We are definitely going back

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on March 30, 2021

Thank you for the great review!

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HansK
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Staffs are very kind and professional. Food is generally good.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on March 30, 2021

Thank you

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COSCH
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience4

Two of our five dishes were good. Had to send one back - halibut was way too salty. The two desserts were not great - pastry tasted stale, apples were mealy and the ‘cake’ was not cake. Not worth the price.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on March 30, 2021

Thank you for your review and I am sorry to hear that the food was not up to standard. I have forwarded feedback to our staff so that we can improve for future visits. If possible, we would love an opportunity to invite you back and make it right! Please reach out to Suzanne at 403-476-1310

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SherryM
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Quaint atmosphere. Staff were attentive and helpful with recommendations of drink, appetizer, and meals. All courses were delicious and plated beautifully. Ingredients were fresh and the tastes complimented each other. I would highly recommend for a nice date night or special occasion.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on March 30, 2021

Thank you Sherry for the detailed review and support!

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JimF
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience2

Overpowering smell of fish at entry; service slow; not seated in main area

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on March 30, 2021

Hi Jim, Unfortunately with COVID precautions, we have limited seating in the main dining room. Fortunately, we have two beautiful side rooms to seat additional guests. My apologies but I took a look at your reservation and it does not look like you requested to be seated in any area in particular. I would love an opportunity to chat further about your overall experience and understand the score you gave us. I can be reached at 403-476-1310. Thank you for your time. -Suzanne | Events Coordinator

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SandraQ
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It' been a while since any restaurant has rally wowed me, but The Bow Valley Ranch did just that. The service prompt but not intrusive. The food began with a complimentary and utterly delicious amuse bouche and bread course, but that was only the beginning of the experience, from the appetizers through to desert the presentation and attention to detail was outstanding, truly a feast for the eyes, but the icing on the cake was the beautiful flavor combinations that left us in awe. If you haven't had the pleasure to experience the Bow Valley Ranch, take the time to experience this dinner delight, I'm sure you won't be disappointed.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on March 30, 2021

Thank you Sandra for the fantastic review! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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GeraldR
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I chose this restaurant because of the historical location. The atmosphere is very pleasant and spacious with turn of the century charm included. The service is among the best I’ve received - top tier. The food is very very good also. And no, I’m not a paid to say nice things.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on March 30, 2021

Thank you Gerald for your kind words! We consider ourselves lucky to be in a such a beautiful location.

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Jenn
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Such a wonderful place to dine in with friends and family. Recently held a small baby shower and staffs were very helpful and collaborative. Our mom to be was very happy with services and food that the restaurant has provided to her and will definitely be one of unforgettable memories. One thing to commend on food is that seafood chowder was a bit salty. Other than, foods were amazing as always.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on March 26, 2021

Thank you Jenn for your feedback!

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MichaelM
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

The crushed or flaked salt should be used conservatively on salads. I think the chefs are not aware of how powerful this type of salt is on food.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on March 23, 2021

Thank you, I will be sure to pass on your feedback to our kitchen team!

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RamiroG
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service,outstanding staff,very warm welcome...just awesome.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on March 23, 2021

Thank you for the great feedback!

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KathleenM
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went for brunch - it’s so adorable and great atmosphere. Also - the food is amazing. We went for the atmosphere and were totally blown away by the food. They must have a pastry chef on staff because the baking and breads were the freshest I have ever had! So wonderful, everything was amazing. ☺️

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on March 26, 2021

Thank you Kathleen for the wonderful feedback!

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Rumeel
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Date night couple should be seated in quite areas.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on March 23, 2021

Hi Rumeel, Thank you for your feedback!

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Jeffy
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Food and ambience were terrific. Pace of service was relaxed which made for a good experience.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on March 22, 2021

Thank you Jeff - we look forward to hosting you again soon!

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Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 2311 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.