Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant

4.7
2746 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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ABakos
Calgary
13 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Bow Valley Ranch never disappoints. The food is always amazing and the service is great. The lamb was delectable and the elk tartare was delicious (as always).

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GerryP
Calgary
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great atmosphere, great food and great friendly service!

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VickiM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our service was outstanding. Special requests honored easily. Waitress was awesome. Food was terrific. A special place for a special celebration. They did not disappoint. We will be back.

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CharleneW
Calgary
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a fantastic experience that I will repeat for sure!

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Sally
Calgary
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent meal in this wonderful historic building. Lots of space between tables, so we felt like we were really on our own. Food was unique and tasty. The steak was particularly tender. Servers were attentive but not bothersome. It was a family birthday dinner and they provided a lovely Happy Birthday icecream treat for the birthday girl. Very tastefully done. I would recommend this place for a special occasion.

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LornaG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Excellent service. Limited food selection, but all very well done. The setting in Fish Creek Park is beautiful.

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CurtisJ
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time at the restaurant. We went ti celebrate our anniversary. The food, service, and ambience all far exceeded our expectations. Will be going back on another special occasion for sure!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The environment was relaxed and comfortable, service allowed for nice choices and well spaced meals. Had a great time.

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LindaD
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of the best experiences we have ever had dining out. Everything was wonderful and the food outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Hello

We absolutely love dining a Bow Valley Restaurant.

It was my husband’s birthday and Dayna our server was outstanding. She really honed in on our needs and surpassed our expectations. Well done


Thank you for making my happy Husband’s birthday dinner extra special.

❤️❤️❤️

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Sandy
Naples
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Nice atmosphere. Somewhat limited menu but the food was excellent. Pricing not too bad.

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Joseph16832
Calgary
29 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Very nice Restaurant.. love the heritage

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DougM
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I had the opportunity to plan a nice date night for my wife and I last weekend. I chose a restaurant that neither of us had visited before with the dual purpose of having a nice dinner and exploring a venue for a potential anniversary celebration.
Our dinner was an excellent experience. The food was exquisite, the ambiance and energy in the room was warm and inviting, and our table by the French doors had a splendid view of the courtyard where receptions are held. I am keen to return in the summer when the landscape is in full bloom.
Our appetizers were very nice. My wife had Elk Tartare with tapioca crackers. I had Grilled Octopus which was tender and juicy. Our entrées were even better. My wife had the Peri Peri Chicken and I had the Lamb Shank. The chicken was moist and sufficiently spiced. I must say, I had no need of my knife except to cut up a few carrots. My fork was the only utensil I required since the meat was so super tender that it just fell off the bone.
Overall, our experience was excellent. It was one of the very best evenings we have shared this year. I plan to return there in the summer to enjoy their greenery views and more delicious food.

I highly recommend this restaurant for many occasions. They offer event planning for weddings etc. You can even book one of their elegant spaces for a smaller gathering or the whole house if you like.

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KarimB
Mobile
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

Very Good service, very friendly and professional staff.

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vipJennifer
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

We had a great time at the restaurant with our server, Tristan. His attention to detail made the experience memorable and we will be back for sure!

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Grethad
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

We had a great time visiting and enjoying the delicious food.

Only negative was that the waiters kept spilling water on our table (and it sprayed into my eye at one point) while refilling our water glasses.

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DianeJ
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Wonderful building, wonderful staff, wonderful atmosphere.

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vipGemmer
Calgary
24 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We heard so much about the Ranch restaurant and had to try it. Our meals were amazing. Tenderloin dinner was perfect. The Salmon was equally tasty. Not a big selection on the menu, definitely something for everyone. Will return soon.

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Serenity
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience4

I realize there is a staffing shortage, however, you still shouldn't have to constantly need to ask for things.

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dw48
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

After being seated by the hostess, there seemed to be confusion among the servers as to who was serving our table and we waited 20 minutes before a server came to our table. Afterwards, the service and food were their usual top drawer quality. The only drawback is the noise level in the main dining hall; tables of noisy diners make for difficult conversation with dining partners. If a table is available in one of the smaller rooms, request it.

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SheroleeH
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was delicious and our waiter Kevin was a amazing! Can’t wait to come again and try something different!

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Alfredo
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The greeting, service, food, attention, cleanliness, efficiency were all fabulous.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We had a good time at the restaurant. The atmosphere is romantic and very relaxing. The food is okay but not great. I think the food is something that should be changed. Other then that everything is great.

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waynec
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed her 74th birthday brunch at the Ranche.

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RyanB
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Went out for a birthday dinner date and the restaurant did a little extra for the desert, we really enjoyed our whole meal as everything was well seasoned and perfectly cooked. The service was real great as well and everyone made sure the meals was enjoyable.

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YYYY
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Used for a birthday dinner. Fantastic food and atmosphere. Definitely recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service is always exceptional. It's is expensive for the amount of food and drinks, but it is all prepared extremely well. For the occasional dining out experience it's well worth it!

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BonnieP
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

We were disappointed the potatoes were luke warm but the rest of our meal was very nice

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MikeR
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Extremely pricey and small servings, but excellent food. Our table was next to a very loud group unfortunately.

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Balfour
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The large dining room is a little noisy but we still enjoyed our experience. Had a nice window seat, comfy chairs and the architecture of the building is so beautiful.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic!

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GordonS
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

Very noisy and service this day very slow, had a burger that was over cooked.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was exquisite and flavourful served by well versed severs on both food and alcohol knowledge. Definitely a huge recommendation for foodies!

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Paty
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent meal and service. I thought the tables were a bit too close especially when a woman sat down near us with VERY strong perfume. I wish people would remember that many people are allergic to perfume.

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Lanthy
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Its been a great experience. Food is awesome, we love the taste of mussels with thai curry.. beetroot salad is so good. And of course our main dish which is surf and turf , just wish have more scallop though 😉. Staff are friendly. A very nice ambience, We definitely will try to come back on day time and try the dome event next time.

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Blackmyst73
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The entrees and dessert were amazing- cooked to perfection. Meat was incredibly tender. Charcuterie plate items were exceptional, and they made an effort to present cheeses we suggested. Vinaigrette salad was a bit bland- will probably go with the soup next time. Will definitely return !

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vipBirthdaygirl
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food - new menu which is very tasty. Fantastic service. Friendly, busy but not noisy. Great place for a family meal.

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LynneM
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We each had beef tenderloin as a birthday celebration for my husband. Even though I ordered mine Well Done it was tender and flavourful. The ambiance is worth the extra price for a special occasion and the service is 2nd to none.

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DebS
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great Brunch menu… such a lovely environment to dine in..

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Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 2746 OpenTable diners.

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.