Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant

4.7
2190 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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4.7
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4.7
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 hours ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Good brunch

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JanetP
Calgary
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service is top notch! We had a lovely parlour room all to ourselves right at the window, spectacular! We ordered the lobster bisque to start and had the Surf n turf as our main event, fabulous! The wine was also something I wanted to try but never had and it didn’t disappoint. I love the atmosphere at the ranch, we will be back!

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AlexF
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This continues to be a gem, summer or winter. We like the grounds and the décor/feel of the dining room. There are interesting side areas for instance when you go the the bathroom there is original art on the walls, or if you wander the gardens in the summer there is a herb and vegetable garden.

We love the food. A favourite is the Ranche's version of surf and turf which includes bread crumb encrusted bone marrow. Sounds weird but is delightful.

And the main waiter we had is a career waiter who teaches restaurant arts. Was very helpful and not overbearing.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded a day ago

Thank you Alex for the wonderful review! We look forward to hosting you again soon!

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CarolM
Calgary
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Brought my friend here for her 70th birthday. Everything was absolutely perfect. So many extra little touches that you don’t get elsewhere.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you so much Carol! It's our pleasure!

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JeffL
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Wonderful special event location. Christmas decorations were up, elegant setting and wonderful, attentive staff. The menu was very good and the wine list impressive.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you Jeff! We look forward to hosting you again soon!

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EvilShellfish
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Well received and taken care of. Beautiful spot and ambiance. Food was delicious.

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Responded 4 days ago

Thank you!

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jenzan
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

The Bow Valley Ranche was a very beautiful setting for an anniversary dinner. The ambience was warm and quiet besides the sounds of soft conversations from other fellow diners. The best part of our evening probably wasn't the delicious dessert or the wonderful complimentary bubbly, but the great table-side service we received from Derek who was both funny and delightful. Thank you for making us laugh and entertaining us!

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for the wonderful feedback!

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CathyH
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was very good, did not know that they did High Tea which we will coming back for.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on November 26, 2020

Thank you! We look forward to hosting you for tea soon!

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ChanelB
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We came for our anniversary 2 years in a row and we love it so much! Amazing food and amazing staff! We will be back next year :)

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on November 26, 2020

Thank you! Happy Anniversary!

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RyanS
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

We had an issue with the noise level of the table beside us. Derek was amazing in accommodating our request - couldn’t have asked for more from a waiter! He was great!

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on November 26, 2020

Hi Ryan, Thank you for your feedback and happy to hear that everything went well! Will be sure to pass on your feedback to Derek and the team!

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Birthdaygirl
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Some new, smaller dishes on the menu - delicious, tasty and so beautifully presented. Great value for money.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on November 26, 2020

Thank you!

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LARRY
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My daughter and I enjoyed the food and the quiet ambience. It was great!

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on November 26, 2020

Thank you!

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BillD
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My wife and I revisited for her birthday, as we had been previously, for her cousin's 40th. And our experience then was exceptional, so it was no surprise to receive an equivalent degree of ambiance, service, and fine meals! Expect to spend a few dollars, but we'll worth the cost. I would recommend this wonderful establishment to anyone!

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on November 24, 2020

Thank you for your kind words Bill! We look forward to hosting you again soon!

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Lovetoeat
Calgary
11 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing! The beet salad was incredible. Service was outstanding.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on November 20, 2020

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love the BVR!

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on November 20, 2020

Thank you so much!

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vippits
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Birthday dinner for our daughter was excellent. Our server Guillermo was attentive, knowledgeable and just very professional. Food was excellent, service was above and beyond. I love the room with the gorgeous fireplace.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on November 20, 2020

Thank you for the wonderful feedback! We look forward to hosting you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

Everything was brilliant until
They asked us if we wanted to look at desert menu and then left us sitting knowing what we wanted to order for over twenty minutes so when they finally came over we asked for our bill and left.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on November 20, 2020

Hello, Thank you for your feedback. Our apologies that service fell short near the end of the meal. If you are able, we would like to know a bit more about your reservation and who your server was so that we can improve in the future. An email can be sent to: info@bvrrestaurant.co m. Thank you!

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AnnH
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a fabulous time at The Bow Valley Ranche. The food was amazing and our server Francis was excellent
Can't wait for our next visit
Thank you so much

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on November 20, 2020

Thank you for your feedback! I will be sure to pass on your kind words to Francis and the rest of our team!

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PatriciaF
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall2Food4Service2Ambience2

I had hoped for intimate experience offered in smaller rooms but it was just one big open room. Building is a lot more interesting on the exterior than interior. Waiter was good but supporting staff all seemed new to food service. Meal was good but the evening was nothing special.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on November 20, 2020

Hi Patricia, Thank you for your feedback. Our apologies that the overall experience fell short of your expectations. Unfortunately due to COVID, we were short on servers that evening so only the main dining room was open for dining. We would love the opportunity to chat a bit more about your experience with the support staff and what we could've done to improve your visit overall. Please feel free to reach out to either Richard or Suzanne at 403-476-1310

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always amazing food and very professional service.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on November 20, 2020

Thank you for the great feedback!

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EdgarB
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We had made a request in our reservation (a small cake) to celebrate a birthdate. This request was not received by the restaurant and therefore ignored.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on November 20, 2020

Hi Edgar, Thanks for the review! Sometimes we miss these requests since Opentable does not alert us to when guests make notes. For future visits, please give us a call and we can take care of the request for you. Cake orders are required at least 1 week in advance.

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AllysonD
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

So far the best fine dining experience I have had in Calgary. It is so romantic here I wish I could get married here. the food was incredible.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on November 19, 2020

Thank you Allyson! We look forward to hosting you again soon!

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MartinF
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great food. Good service.
A little expensive.......

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on November 16, 2020

Thank you Martin

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KrisW
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall2Food4Service2Ambience2

My mother fell on the step. She injury for her knee. Informed the staff and they offered to give her ice. Then the staff out a little note . Not impressed.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on November 19, 2020

Hi Kris, Thank you for taking the time to chat with me on the phone about your experience this past weekend. Again, our sincerest apologies that this incident put a damper on your first visit with us. As I mentioned, we will look into improving our signage so that guests can enter safely. If there is a chance for to come by again, please feel free to reach out!

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Carolinamonaco
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Its always a great place and great experience!! Love the food!

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on November 16, 2020

Thank you so much!

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HannahT
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Unreal. Ambience and food is amazing. So worth it.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on November 16, 2020

Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The waitress was amazing and the food was well prepared presented and delicious service was extremely quick but we weren’t rushed at all . Beautiful location as well will be back for sure

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on November 20, 2020

Thank you for the review!

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RebeccaY
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was the first time my Husband and I had been here.

We were celebrating our 11th Wedding Anniversary and we were really impressed with this restaurant. I enjoyed the fact that it was a historical building nestled in Fish Creek Park.

We would definitely come back to this restaurant. It had a very romantic setting.

Thank you for making our special day even more special!

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on November 16, 2020

Thank you Rebecca for your kind words! We look forward to hosting you again soon!

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HayleyD
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Our meal was delicious and it's always very nice going there for dinner. It's a really nice place, tucked away in the woods.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on November 18, 2020

Thank you Hayley for your review!

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RichardC
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful setting/ambiance. Food was first class and fairly priced.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on November 16, 2020

Thank you!

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vipLoveTheRanche
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience5

An excellent meal as always, but our server seemed to forget we were there. We waited over half an hour for our bill (after our “ Express Lunch”!) and finally had to ask another staff member to go get her. Apart from that it was very enjoyable.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on November 16, 2020

Thank you for your feedback! Our apologies on the delay near the end.

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Gigi
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a girls birthday get together. There were 5 of us our service, food and ambiance was really good. We’ll be going again soon.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on November 18, 2020

Thank you for the great feedback!

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vipBMT2013
Calgary
15 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Party of 3 out for a birthday celebration - the service was outstanding as was the food, particularly the duck confit. Special thanks to Dana for making our evening so special.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on November 16, 2020

Thank you for the great feedback! Happy belated birthday!

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BenW
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

A vegetarian pasta, over $20, at lunch is not very good value. IMHO

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on November 16, 2020

Hi Ben, Thank you for your feedback! I hope that the rest of your meal was enjoyable!

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MarkW
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Francis, our waiter, was outstanding as was the food.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on November 16, 2020

Thanks Mark! Will be sure to pass on your kind words to Francis and the team!

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Janet
Calgary
11 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The dining room is quite spacious with lots of room to "socially distance". It was a sunny day when we were there and the sun streamed right into the restaurant making us feel warm and cozy. We had the 3 course lunch special ($28) and enjoyed every bite of it.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on November 16, 2020

Thank you for leaving us a review!

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SEANE
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience2

Beautiful property and history, that the restaurant and decor and even food does not match.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on November 16, 2020

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We would love the opportunity to chat in more detail about your visit, what in particular you did not enjoy and how we can improve in the future. Please reach out to either Richard or Suzanne at 403-476-1310. Alternatively, you can send an email to events@bvrrestaurant.co m. I look forward to hearing back from you!

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10yrAnniversarydinner
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Now Valley Ranche restaurant is always a treat and nestled in such a great spot in the city. The staff went out of their way to make the visit special as we were celebrating my grandmothers 77th birthday. It was a brunch to remember.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on November 10, 2020

Thank you for choosing the Bow Valley Ranche to host such a milestone! We look forward to the next celebration!

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bunkie
Hawaii
10 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful anniversary dinner - from the complimentary bubbly to the dessert. Started with the special seafood chowder and duck confit, beef tenderloin (perfection) and the flavourful lamb shank, finishing sharing pumpkin spice creme brulee with a warm personalized anniversary message on the edge of the plate. Our server Dana was attentive without being obtrusive, wonderful wine pairing from the sommelier who decanted the wine for us- all the staff was friendly & informative. Highly recommend.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on November 10, 2020

Thank you for the wonderful, detailed review! We appreciate that you chose to dine with us and that it was an enjoyable experience. Happy anniversary again from all of us!

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vipLuv2eat
Calgary
26 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We came here for our anniversary because we always have a great experience every time we go. It was cold so were fortunate that the table by the fireplace was available. We ordered the surf and turf for 2 and it was delicious! Of course, we saved room for dessert and ordered the pumpkin spice creme brûlée. My husband doesn’t usually like pumpkin spice anything and even he enjoyed it.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on November 10, 2020

Thank you for your review! Happy Anniversary!

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Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 2190 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.