Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant

4.7
2125 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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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.7
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jenc
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

The beef selection we had was very salty perhaps because of the gravy.
Service was not as good as in the past maybe new people being trained?

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Tastey
Edmonton
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love coming to Bow Valley!, great everything. Beautiful and serene

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TerryS
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

50th birthday celebration for my brother. Dana took very good care of us attending to our every need and letting us dictate the pace of dining. Thank you for the King chair for the bday boy, and honoring the request of fire side. Thank you for the tour.

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ErinF
Calgary
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

We came here to celebrate my Husbands birthday. I had requested to be seated by the fireplace and they were very accommodating. Our server was there quickly to welcome us and provide us with dinner and drink menus. After placing our drink order he came back to take our food order. When the waiter returned with our drinks he brought us fresh baked bread and butter and it was not too long before our appetizers arrived. My husbands soup was nice and hot and my salad was amazing. We had a nice break between till our main course arrived. Our steaks were cooked to perfection and the vegetables were nicely cooked with still some crunch to them. For desert we shared the crème brûlée which was perfect as we were stuffed from before. We didn’t feel rushed once we were done we were able to just sit and visit with the others that had joined us for dinner that evening.
If I have only one thing to criticize would be the cost for drinks. I know this is not only at Bow Valley Ranch but many restaurants these days but I feel 15+$ for a cocktail or glass of wine is extremely high.
Overall great night was had and we will be returning in the future.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded 3 days ago

Hi Erin, Thank you for your detailed review! Happy to hear that overall everything was to your liking!

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LynnC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We took my dad to celebrate his 75th anniversary and it was amazing! They gave us a private room with an amazing view and were extremely attentive the entire evening. Thank you Ranche!

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you Lynn for your kind words! We hope to see you all here again soon!

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SusanS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our main server was delightful, water and coffee was kept refilled, food was unique and beautifully presented.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you Susan! I will be sure to pass on your kind words to our staff!

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HelenK
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely place for a special occasion or something a little more unique. The food and the service were outstanding. We will definitely return.

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Responded 4 days ago

Thank you Helen for your kind words!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service and food! So much choice for vegans and vegetarians

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Responded 4 days ago

Thank you!

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DonS
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

My first trip was a pleasant surprise, I will return. Excellent sea-food.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you Don! We look forward to seeing you again!

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NoelG
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thank you for an amazing meal. One thing we missed was your lemon tart. Can’t wait until it’s back on the dessert menu.

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Responded 4 days ago

Thank you Noel for your kind words!

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TomA
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful food, service, atmosphere. Enjoyed our visit immensely

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Responded 4 days ago

Thank you Tom!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our anniversary diner was amazing-
Awesome service-
Thank you

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you! Happy Anniversary again from all of us!

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tamag
Edmonton
15 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

It’s the first time my parents had had brunch there and we got an extra wide table so we could try and distance and the room has such high ceilings and we felt comfortable and pleased with the experience! We will be back!

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Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for your feedback!

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ChristineV
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Incredible location, wonderful server, phenomenal food and wine.

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Responded 5 days ago

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing! Our server was friendly, the food was amazing, and the ambiance was wonderful.

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Responded 6 days ago

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Dave
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food

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Responded 6 days ago

Thank you Dave!

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LauraP
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a great experience thank you.
The food was lovely.

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Responded 5 days ago

Thank you Laura!

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LindaQ
Calgary
11 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were celebrating a retirement and had a very wonderful experiences. Thank you

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for your feedback!

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PatriciaB
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and lunch time. The place is beautiful for special occasion

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Responded on October 21, 2020

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JocelynP
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very nice place, service is awesome and the ambience is great. Will go back again.

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Responded on October 21, 2020

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Birthdaygirl
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent choices on new menu. Fantastic service and great good as always!

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on October 21, 2020

Thank you very much!

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PaulaR
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

The food was outstanding. Staff was very friendly. Scenery very nice.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on October 21, 2020

Thank you Paula!

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Scarlet
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Celebrating our Anniversary at BVR was truly a pleasure! The staff, right from the front door, was pleasant and courteous; our waiter, Derek, was attentive but not intrusive; and the food...... was beautifully plated and absolutely delicious, from the appetizer, through our Beef Tenderloin main and perfectly topped off with the five-cheese plate for dessert. Thank you for a lovely evening - We will be back! p.s. I hear High Tea is worth a visit......

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on October 21, 2020

Hi Scarlet, Thank you so much for the great feedback! Happy Anniversary again from all of us!

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RebeccaK
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Had a great evening at the Ranche for our anniversary dinner. The tables were spread apart and everyone was following Covid protocols. The restaurant is lovely and the service was attentive. I love the atmosphere at the Ranche, the only downside is that because of the hardwood floors it can get fairly noisy.
That said, the food was delicious. A great restaurant for a special occasion or just to treat yourself. And during the day, there’s a very nice view of Fish Creek park.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on October 20, 2020

Thank you Rebecca for your feedback!

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Anna
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding service. Very nice ambience and food is definitely delicious. Surely will recommend.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on October 19, 2020

Thank you for the review!

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JudyJ
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My cousin and I both had the salmon and it was extremely tasty. I would recommend it to anyone.

We checked out the domes and, next year, will be coming back with four friends.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on October 19, 2020

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good food, wonderful service and great atmosphere! Always love stopping at The Ranche for lunch!

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on October 19, 2020

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ThomasL
Calgary
16 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Loved it. Would go again. Sorry we didnt discover it before.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on October 19, 2020

Thanks Thomas!

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KathrynM
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic birthday dinner for my son. He loved the mini creme brulee very unexpected.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on October 19, 2020

Thank you Kathryn!

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TroyW
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent all around! The staff were very nice and the food was delicious! Great menu and the atmosphere was great!

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on October 14, 2020

Thank you Troy for joining us on such a special occasion! We hope to see you back here again soon!

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MaureenG
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We had never tried Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant and simply went by reviews we found on line. It was our 4th wedding anniversary and normally we are away - COVID has changed how we celebrate. We were very happy we chose Bow Valley the food was fantastic. Large portions so we ended up having a full meal for take home as we went with the beet salad (excellent) the charcuterie (meats were really good, wasn't as keen on the mixed vegetable salad on the board and would have liked extra grainy mustard and a bit more cheese) Filet Mignon was incredible - big cut! (hence the meal the next day) cooked and seasoned perfectly! Dessert was also incredible. Our waiter and all the serving staff were impeccable in their service and their timing never interrupting always attentive when needed. All in all - a memorable anniversary! Thank you so much Bow Valley Ranche for making our special day so wonderful.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on October 15, 2020

Thank you Maureen for such a great review! Happy Anniversary again from all of us - I will be sure to pass on your feedback to Ramesh & the rest of our team.

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BillJ
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience2

We were disappointed in the overall experience. Perhaps a our expectations were greater than they should have been.

It’s unlikely we’ll return and we would not recommend the restaurant to others.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on October 19, 2020

Hi Bill, My apologies that things were not up to standard. We would love the opportunity to hear more about your visit and what we can do to improve for the future. You can reach either Richard or Suzanne at: 403-476-1310 or an email can be sent to events@bvrrestaurant.co m Thank you in advance for your time!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

We were very disappointed with the Thanksgiving special on Saturday. It was “stuffed” turkey with Brie and cranberry but there was no Brie and only 1 cranberry. The turkey tasted and looked very processed and it was 45.00. The service was amazing though!

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on October 19, 2020

Thank you for your feedback! I will let the kitchen know so they can improve for next time!

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vipWendyK
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious brunch at the Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant and a great atmosphere.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on October 14, 2020

Thank you Wendy!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

I was disappointed with the food- a bit salty and not cooked to my specifications. The house is beautiful. The music was too loud.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on October 14, 2020

Thank you for the information and my apologies that the meal was not up to standard. I would love a chance to know more about your visit and understand what went wrong! If you are able, please reach out to Suzanne or Richard at 403-476-1310

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tamag
Edmonton
16 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Every part of our brunch was excellent. Our eggs Benedicts and potatoes. Our daughters’ honey French toasts. All our drinks were delicious (hot chocolates and lattes). Excellent service! Really great experience and we will be back for brunch again soon. Thank you.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on October 14, 2020

Thank you for your feedback!

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CarolV
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing experience in every way would definitely recommend for a special occasion or just a really nice quiet brunch!

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on October 19, 2020

Thank you Carol!

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SusanT
Calgary
25 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

We enjoyed a lovely a lovely dinner, with another couple. As always, the service was excellent, as was the ambiance. My beef entree was 5 stars, however, the cod entrée was good, but not exceptional.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on October 14, 2020

Thank you Susan - I will be sure to pass on your kind words to our team!

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vipFsquared
Calgary
69 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Bow Valley Ranch is a great location and the food and overall service was excellent.
Great seasonal specials for Thanksgiving.
I would book this restaurant again.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on October 19, 2020

Thank you!

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LeeO
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Ranche in Fish Creek Park has long been a favorite place to meet friends and take out of town guests for lunch or brunch. On a bright, sunny day, in any season, the ambiance, great food and service make the outing uniquely Calgary.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on October 14, 2020

Thank you for your kind words!

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Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 2125 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.