Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant

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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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PatriciaB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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JocelynP
Calgary
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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Birthdaygirl
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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PaulaR
Calgary
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

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

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RebeccaK
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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.

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Responded 17 hours ago

Thank you Rebecca for your feedback!

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Anna
Calgary
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for the review!

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JudyJ
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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.

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Responded 2 days ago

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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Responded 2 days ago

Thank you!

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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 2 days ago

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 2 days ago

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!

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Responded 7 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 2 days ago

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 2 days ago

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 7 days ago

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 7 days ago

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
15 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 7 days ago

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 2 days ago

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 7 days ago

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 2 days ago

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 7 days ago

Thank you for your kind words!

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LoriR
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Ranch is always terrific! We had their express lunch and it was fantastic! The portions were satisfying and the dessert was just the right size. Definitely recommend for any occasion.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you so much for your kind words!

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NancyS
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience5

The express lunch menu was delicious. The portions were just the right size and cooked to perfection.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded 7 days ago

Hi Nancy, thank you for your feedback! I will be sure to pass this on to our staff!

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MikeB
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The overall experience was beyond expectations. Food 100%. Service 100%. Atmosphere 100%. You simply could not have a more rewarding restaurant experience than the Ranche. 3 adults and one child, couple drinks each for the adults. Bill with tip was just under $500. Worth it? OH YA!
Special call-out to our server Dana. She made the xperience extra special.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you Mike for the fabulous review! So glad Dana made your night- will be sure to pass on your kind words to our team!

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ChrisS
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

Overall, it was below expectations based on previous reviews.

We ordered the oysters and unfortunately they came out luke warm and not cold. The surf and turf bone marrow was all bread crumb, little to no marrow.
The elk tartare was served with French baguette and not the advertised bannock.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded 7 days ago

Hi Chris, Thank you for your feedback. I will be sure to pass your comments to our team to review. My apologies that your visit was not up to standard. If you are willing to come back and try us again - please notify Richard, our General Manager, so that we can set it up for you!

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JohnG
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

$92 for breakfast. Way to expensive. Will not be back here anytime soon.
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Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on October 7, 2020

Hi John, Thank you for your feedback! Our pricing is comparable to similar restaurants in Calgary and offers good value. We regret that this was not your impression and offer our apologies!

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BradH
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Excellent meal while celebrating a birthday. Good service and nice atmosphere. Would recommend.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on October 7, 2020

Thank you Brad!

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Leila
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect in every way. Weather was sunny and warm and we had a great seat on the porch. The service was friendly and someone was always available. The French toast was the best I have ever had and the portion was generous. My husband’s eggs Benedict had lots of wild mushrooms with it and the side of fruit was really fresh. One of my favourite restaurants in Calgary.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on October 6, 2020

Thank you so much for your detailed review Leila! So glad to hear that everything was perfect and we look forward to hosting you again soon!

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CozyBecky
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We went here for dinner for my Birthday. We were seated outside on the veranda to the left of the front door. I was a little apprehensive of this because I though it would be a lot of traffic and not very private but it turn out to be the opposite of that. It was a nice table to be seated at. We had a 5 pm reservation and the weather was warm and we enjoyed being outside. I ordered the Lobster Bisque, Roasted Alberta Beef Tenderloin Rossini Style and coffee and Pink Lady Apple Tarte Tatin with rum raisin ice cream for dessert. My husband ordered the Lobster Bisque, the Halibut Special and shared my dessert. I found the Lobster Bisque a bit salty for my taste and it was very quickly replaced with Truffle Burrata & Artichoke Salad, which was delicious! My husband enjoyed the Lobster Bisque. We both enjoyed the rest of our meal immensely. The Beef Tenderloin was so juicy and tender I probably could have cut it with a butter knife. My husbands Halibut was also delicious. The Apple Tarte Tatin was delicious and the house made Rum Raisin Ice Cream was to die for!! I also want to note that our server, Dana, remember we had told her it was my Birthday Dinner and Happy Birthday was written on my dessert plate. I was impressed with this thoughtfullness.
Our server, Dana, did an excellent job!! Ayden served our dessert and coffee and he was such a pleasure and we enjoyed speaking with him.
This was not our first visit to the Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant and definitely will not be our last. See you all soon!

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on October 6, 2020

Thank you so much for your kind words and detailed review! Happy Birthday again from all of us and I will be sure to pass on your compliments to Dana, Ayden and our whole team!

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DennisS
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We had a great time and the service was outstanding

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on October 7, 2020

Thank you Dennis for your kind words!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lunch express menu is great value for your money. Will be back soon.

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Anita
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic experience and food was outstanding .
Such a gorgeous setting

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on October 7, 2020

Thank you Anita! We hope you can join us again soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and spectacular service!

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on October 2, 2020

Thank you!

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DebbieK
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our meals were outstanding and the service impeccable. My husband and I both had seafood (the seafood special, which was Arctic char, and the scallops & prawn dinner on the menu) and our server asked if we would like help to select wine. The wine he chose for us was perfectly paired for our food. The dessert was beautifully presented and delicious!

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on October 2, 2020

Thank you Debbie for the great feedback! Hope to see you again soon!

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Hotspur
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

An excellent evening out with four family members, service was outstanding and all four main courses met our expectations - Charcuterie board was well presented and was ideal while deciding on the main course and enjoying the restaurant's surroundings.

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MarkV
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great dinner, the food is amazing and the staff are very attentive.

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MHHC
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service and food were outstanding, as usual. The little extra touches to acknowledge our anniversary were very much appreciated! The new fall menu fits perfectly with the changing weather. If you have room, order the dark chocolate coffee mousse or pumpkin spice crème brûlée for dessert. Both were to die for!

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on October 7, 2020

Thank you so much for your kind words!

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Sophie
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience5

The food was great. However the service was average. Although the server was polite, I had asked for a drink that did not come, and my husband was not offered another drink either.

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CarolineH
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Lovely surroundings, excellent service and very tasty food. I would recommend the wild game burger.

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LouiseG
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Gorgeous day to be on the porch and enjoy the Ranche! Food delicious, presentation beautiful and Kevin our server was exceptional!!

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on September 30, 2020

Thank you Louise! I will pass on your kind words to Kevin and the rest of our team!

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Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 2106 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.