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. Our Charlie's Lounge and Verandah are only available with a restaurant buy-out.



Sit down beside the massive fireplace in the Grand Salon room or enjoy the covered wrap-around verandah during warm weather. Enjoy lunch, dinner, cocktails or weekend brunch. Reservations are recommended.

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The exquisite ambiance of the Bow Valley Ranche’s tranquil setting is suited to any occasion, whether a celebratory family dinner, a romantic wedding or a special night out. Whatever your reason for coming to the Bow Valley Ranche, you will be enchanted by the elegant country atmosphere and dazzled

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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.7
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.3
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MK
Calgary
1 review
Dined 14 hours ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious beef tenderloin and a really great funny server!

CK
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a great experience, the food was amazing and the service was first class. All in such a lovely setting.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you so much for your kind words, ColleenK. We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience with us our staff will definitely be happy to read what you wrote! We count ourselves lucky for customers like you. We look forward to working with you again in the future!

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RN
Calgary
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food but our server was probably the best in the city

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for the incredible score.

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c
Calgary
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Another wonderful meal at the Ranche. Fantastic service and great food all in a cozy, warm heritage home. We'll be back again!

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded 3 days ago

We look forward to your return chriss. Thank you for the wonderful review.

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OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

From the moment to walk in, Bow Valley Ranche was such an amazing experience. The service and people here are outstanding, the 3 course Valentine’s Day dinner was incredible and the view was so pretty. We will be going back and would recommend going here.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded 4 days ago

thanks for leaving us such a wonderful review. We are thrilled that you loved your experience; our staff will definitely be happy to read what you wrote. We put customer experience and satisfaction as our priority, and your review reaffirms the hard work we put in every day. So thanks for your kind words and we look forward to seeing you again.

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PH
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I was very pleased with the waiter going above and beyond while serving us. My compliment to the chef/s

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded 4 days ago

We are thrilled your experience with us was so amazing! It’s not surprising that our server took such wonderful care of you and made you feel so valued. I will pass along your compliments to the Chef. We look forward to hosting you again soon for another fantastic dining event.

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R
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience2

Overpriced food for the taste. Not worth the money spent. Somewhere else cost half with way better food taste and selection. Location was good.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded 4 days ago

Hi Ricky, we are devastated to hear you had such a bad experience with us. We are usually known for our great service and attention to detail in everything that we do. But we completely understand that our reputation is not something we should hide behind. So, if you'd like, you could call me, Sarah Ruttan at 403-476-1310. We would love the chance to win you back.

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CG
Calgary
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Food was amazing, the atmosphere was beautiful but super loud with other diners.
The service was kind of just meh, nothing spectacular, our server did her job and was kind enough but seemed rushed, wasn't very attentive or personable. Waitied till our drinks we empty and sitting there for a bit before asking if we wanted another.
For a place those expensive and fancy, we just expected amazing service.
But overall would definitely go back for the food.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded 4 days ago

We always value guest feedback as it allows us to know what guests loved most about their visit with us, or how we can further elevate the overall guest experience. We regret to learn that our service was not up to its full potential. We will definitely be addressing this concern at our next meeting. The main room can be quite lively at times. We are happy to hear that you will be back and we look forward to hosting you again.

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L
Calgary
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful food. Lovely variety in the 4 courses but each one was done to perfection.

Very efficient and friendly staff.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded 4 days ago

Thanks for leaving us such a wonderful review. We are thrilled that you loved your experience.

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LB
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience3

The place and the service was amazing, but the food that night was not the greatest in my opinion the taste of everything was bland or just normal. It just didn’t live up to my expectations or to the hype of the place.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded 4 days ago

We’re sorry to hear you did not have a great experience. Thank you for letting us know about the disappointing food you received. It is our priority to ensure every patron leaves with a happy stomach and heart. I will be discussing this with our culinary team to try to make improvements. I hope you will give us another try in the future.

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SP
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing. We have been a couple of times and it's never a disappointment.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for giving us a perfect rating and for recommending our restaurant to others ShaunaP. We are very lucky to have a talented Chef and his incredible team here at The Bow Valley Ranche. Come back and see us soon.

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JE
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience1

This was our first time at the Ranche for Valentine's Day ,. .
We are regulars ,and have been over the past few years , through Past Christmas 's
And birthdays and other special events,we both absolutely love your restaurant and it's service and atmosphere.
Now.
With this past Valentine's ,I would have to say ,we were both some what disappointed , and will probably not rebook for another Event such as Valentine's Day ,at least not on February 14th ....
The meal was very rushed with each course .we never really enjoyed any part of it thoroughly ..as the server was at our table before any of the dishes were completed,before offering the next dish .
Next ,we both missed our tartare ,and oysters that we both love taking our time sharing together...at our own pace ...we did note that the menu was a set menu for this event ,but ....we were ok with that and prepared to give it a go ,but ...booo
And lastly ....you know a lovely touch to this event would have been maybe a violinist softly walking around playing ...for a more meaningful event ...???
Maybe flowers ...???
Some food for thought ...??
Anyway ,that's was our input ,hope it helps , and we both will be return customers ,but !
Not for events such as this ,on the dates set ...
I do realize that with the mass of people that come through for such an occasion ,it's very busy. ..
Anyway ,
That's our review ..thank you ...
Jane Elaschuk

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you very much Jane for taking the time to give us your feedback. We value all of our customers comments and take all suggestions very seriously. We are grateful to hear that you will be back and that you enjoy your time here on most occasions. Special dates such as Valentines Day we have so many guests that would like to dine here. We do usually try to have a set menu to allow for faster service however in this case it may have gone a little to quickly and I do apologize for that.

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JH
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service was perfect . We went for a Valentines dinner and loved the food , service and the atmosphere was great .

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded 4 days ago

We are elated to hear that you had such an incredible dining experience at our restaurant. We look forward to having you come back again.

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DH
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was good. Waiter spoke french to my wife knowing i didnt speak it. its 2020 i can be offended right?

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for the great review DylanH. I am sorry to hear about your server, we apologize and will be talking to our staff about it. We hope you will give us another chance in the future.

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L
Calgary
15 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic lunch. Thank you!

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded 4 days ago

I am happy to hear you enjoyed your lunch. We hope to see you again.

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S
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The music in the back ground was excellent, and relaxed. The ambience was wonderful, our server was extremely helpful the food superb. It was an orchestra of flavours. Enjoyed every moment.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded 4 days ago

Wow Sydney1, thank you for the incredible review. We love to hear from our guests about their wonderful experiences. We hope to see you back dining soon.

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KA
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing restaurant!! Thoroughly impressed with the size of table for two people!! We had so much space to spread out which created a nice intimate atmosphere, as we were far from the couple beside us. We got oysters and the duck confit for appetizers & the surf & turf and was more then enough food to split between me and my hubby. It was all super delicious, plus they were really good with my hubby's allergies. They had an awesome musician on Thursday night that made the volume level a little higher then normal, but still quiet enough to maintain conversation! Super extensive wine & cocktail list. Beyond impressed and will return for sure!

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you very much for your excellent review. Our culinary team works tirelessly to provide exceptional food. We are very lucky to have such a beautiful rustic venue too. There is live music every Thrusday nights here. Stay tuned for a new and exciting promotion coming soon,. We look forward to seeing you again.

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MF
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food as always - the surf and turf is our fav! Awesome to have live music as well!

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded 4 days ago

Happy to hear you had such a lovely evening MrsFroks. The Surf and Turf is my favorite too. Stay tuned for a new special coming soon!

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C
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Martin, our server, added greatly to our experience with his congeniality, experience, knowledge & sense of humour.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded 4 days ago

We are thrilled your experience with us was so amazing! We endeavor to go above and beyond to ensure our guests have a memorable experience. It’s not surprising that Martin took such wonderful care of you and made you feel so valued. We look forward to hosting you again soon for another fantastic dining event.

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a
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Delicious meal, artfully presented, a little cool by the window.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded 4 days ago

We are happy to hear you had a fantastic experience. The old windows in the house can be a little chilly sometimes. We do have blankets available for when you come back again.

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EO
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Now Valley Ranch is so beautiful. We had a great time!

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on February 11, 2020

Thank you Erin. It is so peaceful down here in Fish Creek Park. We are very lucky to have this beautiful house to work in. We will see you soon.

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NW
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

It was great, food was excellent. The only issue I had was trying to get my servers attention on more than one occasion. I would have given it a 5 star rating, if it weren’t for that factor.

Otherwise everything was excellent. One of the best places to eat in the city and will definitely be back again, and I appreciate and thank all the staff for the experience.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded 4 days ago

I am sorry to hear that your service was not up to our usual standards. Thank you for the great review about our food. Our culinary team works very hard to ensure quality and delicious food. We hope you will come back again to give us another chance to provide you with improved service.

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LP
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing server! Good food. Great evening!

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on February 10, 2020

Thank you for giving us a perfect rating and for recommending our restaurant to others. We are very lucky to have a talented Chef and his incredible team here at The Bow Valley Ranche. Come back and see us soon.

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S
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good food excellent service in a beautiful setting.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on February 7, 2020

Thank you for your lovely review Serenity!

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C
Calgary
25 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We brought family from Toronto for a pre-ski dinner. I had been to BVR for lunches only but dinner was spectacular, the food was unbelievable and the service just above and beyond, BVR will definitely be on our list of go to restaurants and it’s close to home. Thank you so much to Guillam ( sorry for ruining your name ) you made our evening memorable 🍷

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on February 4, 2020

Thanks for leaving us such a wonderful review Cutecook. We are thrilled that you loved your experience; our staff will definitely be happy to read what you wrote. Our staff works very hard to exceed expectations. So thanks for your kind words and we look forward to seeing you again.

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L
Calgary
23 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Birthday celebration.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on February 4, 2020

Happy Birthday! Thank you for choosing our restaurant for your special occasion. We hope to see you again soon.

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RA
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our first experience dining here and enjoyed every aspect. Food was great, service excellent and I would highly recommend this restaurant.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on February 4, 2020

We really enjoy hearing about such great experiences like this. Thank you for taking time to write us such an excellent review. We look forward to having you back again soon.

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I had the beef tenderloin and every bite was delicious.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on February 4, 2020

Thank you. Our Chef and his staff work hard to serve up amazing food. Glad to have you come and enjoy the restaurant.

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AG
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3Food1Service4Ambience5

My family enjoys brunch at Bow Valley regularly. Usually the entire experience is great, from service to food. Unfortunately during our last visit the food was subpar. Almost tasteless and it got cold rather quickly. A portion of my meal was even omitted from my plate. The service was good but the food was way off the mark for us this time.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on February 6, 2020

Hello AnnG. Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your recent visit. I am sorry you had such a disappointing experience. I would love the chance to connect with you and hear more about what happened. We never want our guests leaving unhappy. If you would like you can give me a call at 403-476-1310 unfortunately Open table does not allow me to put my email address. My name is Sarah Ruttan.

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JS
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Family Birthday’s

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on February 4, 2020

Thank you for the great scores JimS. Hopefully next time when you dine with us we will be able to hit 5 stars across the board!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience3

Poor service and loud ambiance. Those two factors did not align with our 400.00 bill. For that level of dining, I would argue for impeccable and personable service. Further, if being sold as a ‘romantic’ restaurant, it felt more like a pub when at its full capacity.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on February 4, 2020

We love impressing our guests and we’re sorry to see that we fell short of winning you over on your recent visit. We wish we knew more details so that we could work to address your specific concerns, and we hope you’ll give us another chance to further impress you! If you are willing to elaborate on what you have said I would love to gather more details so we can ensure this does not happen again. Please feel free to contact me at 403-476-1310 my name is Sarah Ruttan.

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OT
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A wonderful quiet Sunday date night. We had a wonderful server “Isabelle” who was extremely friendly and definitely aided in an already incredible dining experience. We chose the chefs tasting menu and were blown away by the amazing dishes. We left with full stomachs and eager to return. The beef tenderloin was the most perfect cut, cooked to perfection, and literally melted in our mouths. We will absolutely return to try more dishes. Love the atmosphere and the decor.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on January 27, 2020

We are thrilled your experience with us was so amazing! We endeavour to go above and beyond to ensure our guests have a memorable experience. It’s not surprising that Isabelle took such wonderful care of you and made you feel so valued. We look forward to hosting you again soon for another fantastic dining event.

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PT
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent brunch, and really good service with attention to detail.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on January 28, 2020

We are always happy to hear our staff is taking care of our guests so well. Our culinary team works hard to turn out the best food possible. Thank you for taking the time to let others know. We look forward to having you back soon.

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D
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

Delicious food with incredible staff. Francis was very attentive, considerate, and accommodating. Wonderful experience - thank you!!

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on January 28, 2020

Thank you Darrell. Our Chef and his staff work hard to serve up amazing food. We think Francis is pretty great too.Glad to have you come and enjoy the restaurant.

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B
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Just a wonderful experience.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on January 27, 2020

We are excited to hear you had a wonderful experience. We hope to see you again soon.

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KL
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had our wedding and every anniversary there, such a good experience with the food and services. I will definitely recommend this restaurant to my friends.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on January 28, 2020

Thanks for the awesome review, Katherine L! We work hard to meet expectations like yours, and we’re happy to hear we hit the mark for you. We love to celebrate these milestones with our clients. Come back and see us soon. Cheers!

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My husband and I took his parents for brunch- it was fabulous!

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on February 4, 2020

Thank you for such a lovely review. We are happy to hear you had such a great time. we hope to see you back soon.

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OT
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Brunch here is consistently exquisite. Had the eggs Benedict with smoked salmon this time. Delightful!

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on January 27, 2020

We are elated to hear you enjoyed your experience here at the Ranche. I love the eggs Benedict with our house smoked salmon, yummy! We look forward to seeing you again.

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LR
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service was spectacular! It was the perfect place to celebrate our anniversary.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on January 27, 2020

Thank you for leaving us such a wonderful review. We are thrilled that you loved your experience; our staff will definitely be happy to read what you wrote. Happy Anniversary.

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I requested Bow Valley Ranche to surprise my wife, and walah, they did not only surprised my wife but including myself.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on January 27, 2020

Thank you so much for your kind words. We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience with us. We are happy to hear you had such a great surprise. we look forward to having you dine with us again soon.

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