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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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.7
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.4
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ErikaR
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

My friend and I had the greatest time here. Food was absolutely spectacular and delicious. I want more of it. The staff was friendly, knowledgable, and quick with our orders. The whole restaurant is absolutely beautiful but the reason why I scored a four out of five stars is because I don’t like taxidermy. Otherwise, this restaurant is wonderful Both inside and out

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Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Loved the 3 course menu. Great food, value and portion

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TerryF
Calgary
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3Food5Service5Ambience2

The outside surroundings are beautiful. Sit on the patio if it's warm enough, or do your best to get a table right beside a window. We had a table in the middle of the restaurant with no easy view of the surroundings which was a bit disappointing. Aside from the view outside, there is nothing particularly special about the restaurant itself.

The food - haute cuisine - and beautiful to look at. Also very expensive for what you get. Although I enjoyed my lunch, I thought it a bit overpriced. You are paying for the presentation almost as much as the food itself.

Drinks - I had a virgin Pina Colada that looks fabulous but was tough to drink. The glass edge was coated with shredded coconut at least an inch below the rim. After every sip I had to wipe my mouth to remove the coconut that was left behind. I also needed a wet wipe to keep my hands clean as the glass was sticky from pineapple juice.

Overall it was a pleasant experience but not worth what I paid. Express Lunch (3 course), virgin colada , gst and 18% tip came to $42. Sitting at a window or on the patio may have changed my mind.

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simone
Palm Springs
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Overall a wonderful lunch experience. We ordered the chef’s menu and each course was artfully prepared and presented. The portion sizes were perfect for lunch and the September weather cooperated so we could dine outside.

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BonnirM
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service

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LindsieB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, attentive and friendly. Wonderful food and wine. Definitely recommend! Beautiful setting.

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vipPatriciaB
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

A lovely restaurant in a beautiful area of Calgary. The ambiance and character of the house is outstanding.

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DarleenB
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

Good food but not told kitchen closes at 2 pm on Sunday so with a 1:30 reservation wanted to bring appetizer and meal together.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent as always!

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donnap
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

The overall service and experience was wonderful, food excellent. Noise was a little loud at sometime. But we would comeback definitely.

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GailS
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love Bow Valley Ranch, Quality Food, Excellent service and a Beautiful Location .

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We celebrated our fiftieth wedding anniversary in the main dining room. I was relieved to see how far apart the tables were, as well as noticing that the fans and ventilation wete working well. Our waiter Mark, provided excellent service and made us both feel welcome and comfortable. The food was delicious and never disappoints us.

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Letdown
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience5

My wife and I have been hearing about the great food at Bow Valley Ranch for some time. We went out for Saturday afternoon brunch and the grounds are amazing.

I ordered the House Made Game Meat Burger. It was quite possibly the driest burger I have had in my life. I did not eat the burger.

I was waiting to discuss the burger and send it back but our waiter never made it around to check on us. I had finished my water and soda, my wife had finished her meal (she was happy).

Finally when the waiter came around, I told him about my dissatisfaction with the burger and he came back and asked if I wanted another coke for compensation. Not if he could get me something else? This is a first for me.

Pretty disappointing, we paid the bill and left.

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JossieK
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

I had a great time with my family. Would recommend and will come back again soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
11 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Nephew’s 14th bday

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DanM
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent meal as usual! We like the way they have set up the social distanting.

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vipLoveTheRanche
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always, a great experience. The meal was great and the staff were friendly without being intrusive. Excellent service. So happy you’re open again!

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for your kind words & the great score!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience2

Waiter didn’t stop with the pepper when asked and it was too spicy. Tarragon chicken had absolutely NO tarragon sauce/flavour at all. Other than that a basically an unremarkable experience. Less than I expected from BVR.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded 3 days ago

Good morning, Thank you for your feedback. My apologies that the meal was not to your satisfaction! I have forwarded your feedback to our team so that we can improve in the future. If there is anything else that you think we should be aware of, please reach out to: info@bvrrestaurant.co m

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Liza
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on September 11, 2020

Thank you!

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Angela
Calgary
11 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had brunch at the restaurant on a Sunday afternoon. Food is delicious and presented so nicely. Love the feel of this old restaurant. Service from all staff is fantastic.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on September 11, 2020

Thank you Angela for your kind words!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Overall a good experience, would have been better except for the poor communications. Partially by mask wearing but also some employees English was substandard

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on September 11, 2020

Thank you for your feedback - I am sorry to hear that there was a lack of communication. To better understand what we can improve on, I would appreciate if you could elaborate on what happened on your last visit. My name is Suzanne and I can be reached at: 403-476-1310

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Mirland
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this place! Great service, nice setting and great food. Highly recommend!

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on September 11, 2020

Thank you!

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MarcG
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food in a great location with excellent service. We enjoyed this anniversary dinner!

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on September 11, 2020

Thank you for choosing us to celebrate your special occasion!

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BrianR
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The complete dinner experience from host to server was very satisfying. The ambience is highly recommended for a couples dinner evening experience.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on September 11, 2020

Thank you very much Brian for your kind words!

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DavidB
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great presentation and wonderful flavors! Servers were attentive without being intrusive. A great experience.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on September 11, 2020

Thank you David! Looking forward to hosting you all again soon!

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JLoewen
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food looked and tasted great. Good size portions. Service was great too, thanks Cole!!

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on September 11, 2020

Thank you! Will be sure to pass on your kind words to Cole and the rest of the team!

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Hotspur
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

An enjoyable setting for Brunch - meals were well prepared and the staff were attentive.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on September 11, 2020

Thank you for your kind words!

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StephanieH
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great location, beautiful old home, wonderful food, free parking. Cannot be beat! Doing a terrific job under difficult conditions due to Covid.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on September 11, 2020

Thank you Stephanie! We do our best during these tough times!

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DanaN
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A must-try brunch location in Calgary. A refreshing take on farm to table ingredients with great service.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on September 11, 2020

Thank you!

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KenW
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a fantastic evening. The meal was great as well as the service. We find it an amazing experience everything we go!

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on September 11, 2020

Thank you Ken for your kind words!

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vipIlcaT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a great experience. Very good customer service; made our day.
Food was great and price good.
We will be back!!

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on September 11, 2020

Thank you so much for your kind words!

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lizz
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place for our 10th Anniversary!

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on September 11, 2020

Thank you Lizz! Happy Anniversary again!

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Disappointed
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience3

$27 express menu. Can't be hungry to dine here-Chicken nicely cooked.BUT very tiny portions soup & Dessert(3 spoons full and it was gone). Easily less than one serving of vegetables-hard/tasteless.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on September 11, 2020

Good morning, Thank you for your feedback - I will pass this on to our staff and see how we can improve in the future.

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Anon
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Bow Valley Ranche is beautifully located and the grounds and building are beautiful. The food is of the highest quality and priced accordingly. Perhaps not a place to dine regularly but great for special occasions.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on September 9, 2020

Thank you Anon for your kind words!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
23 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Kevin was a delight! and the birthday truffles were a lovely treat! Thank you so much for a wonderful lunch!

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on September 4, 2020

Thank you for your kind words!

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DeeV
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a wonderful final thing to do before I leave. The place is lovely and the food beautifully fantastic.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on September 4, 2020

Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Anniversary dinner
We were married there 12 years ago !

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on September 1, 2020

Thank you! Happy Anniversary!

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DeanW
Hawaii
11 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A very nice restaurant for a special occasion. We attended for our anniversary and had a very enjoyable meal, especially considering everything that is going on currently involving Covid. The staff were excellent and attentive without being intrusive and the food was excellent. Overall a very nice experience, we will be back.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on September 1, 2020

Thank you Dean! Happy Anniversary again from all of us!

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Natalie
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My favourite place to go no matter the occasion! I have nothing but good things to say and highly recommend anyone going to this beautiful place!

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on September 1, 2020

Thank you Natalie for your kind words!

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PeterM
Calgary
18 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a lovely birthday brunch. The food the service were all exceptional. Thank you making Micheals birthday special.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on September 1, 2020

Thank you for your kind words! Happy belated Birthday Micheal!

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Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 2051 OpenTable diners.

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