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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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.7
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SH
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic as always, friendly staff and great food

GS
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

Nice place , older though floor boards moved this big waiter kept walking by the boards under my feet would move.
Service once you got meal wasn’t good never fallow up. Ask three people to fill our water all said ok but never came back.
Meal was tasty little too much oil for my liking.
My wife payed so I didn’t see Bill, she said the lowest tip was at 18%. Given the poor service told her she should have tipped 0.
As the food wasted bad we my still go again knowing not to seat where we were and waiter to stay away from.

SK
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Trout just delicious. Staff courteous. Beautiful setting.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on March 14, 2020

Thank you SylviaK! 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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BB
Calgary
9 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a lovely evening and a great meal! Our server was great & the live music was unexpected and very good.
Love the venue too!

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on March 14, 2020

Thank you Donna. Our staff love what they do and we are happy to hear our server made your experience so amazing. Its customers like you that make our job so great. We are launching a Surf & Turf date night special on March 26 and we hope to have you back on one of the Thursdays to celebrate our 5-year anniversary!

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DD
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Understated elegant dining experience. Food never disappoints and the serving staff know exactlythe right amount of attention to provide their guests.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on March 14, 2020

We are thrilled your experience with us was so amazing, DebraD! We endeavor to go above and beyond to ensure our guests have a memorable time. It’s not surprising that our server 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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TB
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Best duck I ever had.

MK
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience1

I will not be returning as the food was good but not worth the money. The serves was poor, coffee was not refilled when empty and when I asked they didn't have anymore. There was a spoon on the ground that a baby dropped that no one noticed the entire time I was there. No one came by to check if the food was alright.

The worst part was the noise it was SO loud. I could even hear the other person I was sitting with.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on March 11, 2020

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 we may have not performed to our full potential, MacKenzieM. You are right, it can be lively at the restaurant during this time of the year, especially on the weekend. We apologize if it affected your overall experience. We hope you will give us another chance to provide you with exceptional service!

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JT
Calgary
12 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had come to try the YYC Food and Drink Experience. The menu was amazing! Food was delicious and service was superb! We will definitely be coming back again in the future.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on March 11, 2020

Thanks for the awesome review, JadeT! We work hard to meet expectations like yours, and we’re happy to hear we hit the mark for you. Come back and see us soon to taste the dishes off our regular menu. Cheers!

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W
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of the best meals we have had in a long time, excellent choice of meat and a lovely variety of different veggies which were delicious. Dessert was heavenly. There was a large wine selection and the waiter was able to help us select a very good wine.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on March 11, 2020

We are delighted to hear that you had a wonderful time, Weliketodine! Our menu offers a great variety of meat dishes and we would not seize to impress you during your next dining experience. We cant wait to have you back.

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J
Calgary
14 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

our waitress was awesome, attentive when needed and providing options for wine pairings. Food was excellent, duck was perfect.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on March 11, 2020

We are thrilled your experience with us was so amazing, John! We endeavor to go above and beyond to ensure our guests have a memorable experience. I am happy to hear our server took such wonderful care of you and made you feel so valued.

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JN
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I took my daughters and granddaughter for lunch and we all thoroughly enjoyed the food and service and ambiance and we will tell all our friends about our very pleasant lunch experience I have already told quite a few friends already.we are hoping to go there again soon The best meal I have had in a restaurant for a very long time

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on March 11, 2020

Thank you very much for your excellent review, JoyN. Our culinary team works tirelessly to provide exceptional food. We count ourselves lucky for customers like you and we look forward to having you back soon!

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J
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Lunch was delicious, the room was lovely and we really enjoyed ourselves!

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on March 11, 2020

We appreciate you for taking the time to rate your lunch experience. We really hope you'll be back again so we can elevate those scores to 5 stars across the board.

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AA
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

You will get one of the most amazing experience!!!! We love it !!!!

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on March 11, 2020

Thank you for choosing our restaurant to celebrate your special occasion, AmelA! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed yourselves. Our culinary team works tirelessly to provide exceptional food. We are very lucky to have such a beautiful rustic venue too. Come back on a Thursday evening, we think you would love the ambiance during the acoustic night.

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JV
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Express Lunch is always a delight at a great price!

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on March 11, 2020

Thank you for sharing your positive experience with us! We look forward to seeing you again at The Bow Valley Ranche!!

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CA
Raleigh
23 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food, service, location was fabulous as always. I had a guest who attended for her first time and was equally impressed.
Mark was our server and he did an amazing job. Thank you to everyone who made the evening so enjoyable.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on March 11, 2020

Thanks for leaving us such a wonderful review, CAC2! We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience with us—and we agree, Mark is truly a gem to have on our team! We count ourselves lucky for customers like you. We look forward to having you back soon!

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K
Calgary
10 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Good food, great wine pairings and service.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on March 11, 2020

We are thrilled that your experience with us was so amazing, Kitty! We would love the opportunity to impress you again. We hope you will be back to visit us soon.

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RC
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Had nice table next to windows with very comfortable chairs. Dana, our server, was very professional, knowledgeable and friendly - a great asset to the restaurant. The meals were excellent with fresh ingredients and presented nicely.
Had a great 2 hour lunch with my wife.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on March 3, 2020

Thank you so much for your kind words, RonC. We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience with us—and we agree, Dana is truly a gem to have on our team! Our culinary team is working hard to provide creative seasonal dishes, to ensure the freshness of all the ingredients. We count ourselves lucky for customers like you. We look forward to having you back!

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B
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had the YYC set menu for $65 - amazing food! Delicious pate, tasty soup, delicious pasta, duck and veggies were wonderful. Dessert was the best!

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on March 3, 2020

Thank you for such a wonderful review! We hope to have you back soon!

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YT
Calgary
28 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We have been to the Bow Valley Ranch Restaurant a few times and this time we went for the YYC Food and Drink Experience. It was very nice to try the five courses and my husband and I really enjoyed the variety and trying food we wouldn't normally order. The Duck was the star but every course was lovely. The service is always excellent at Bow Valley Ranch. The restaurant is very cozy however it was a full restaurant and the noise level made it difficult to hear at times.
We are looking forward to going back and we already know we want to try the Surf and Turf for Two. Bow Valley Ranch is a something everyone should treat themselves it never disappoints.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on March 3, 2020

Thank you for the kind words YubbyTubby! We are happy that you enjoyed the different variety of food and we hope that we will get a chance to impress you with the dishes off our regular menu. The duck is on it too! The restaurant most certainly gets vibrant, especially during this time of the year. I apologize on our end if the excitement in the room caused any disturbance to you and your company. Stay tuned for our upcoming Surf and Turf date night!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Bridal party get together

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on March 2, 2020

Thank you for the amazing review. We loved having your group. Hope to see you again soon.

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CM
Calgary
14 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

Sadly, third time here - the definition of hope over experience.
Badly trained weekend servers, waiting 20 minutes for milk with my coffee (by which time the coffee was of course cold) and very non-descript food.
Such a nice setting, but yet again, let down by disinterested and inexperienced staff and ho-hum food.
If we hadn't been using a kind gift voucher, we wouldn't have gone.
It is also a hugely noisy dining room, the acoustics are awful - so difficult to have a conversation - avoid for weekend brunch if you're wanting to chat.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on March 2, 2020

We’re sorry to hear you did not have a great experience ClaireM. Thank you for letting us know about the disappointing food and service you received. It is our priority to ensure every patron leaves with a happy stomach and heart. We will be addressing these issues at our next management meeting to ensure it does not happen again. Hopefully we will see you back again in the future.

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PS
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always The Ranche was phenomenal. It has great ambience, fantastic food and great service. It’s the perfect place to enjoy the afternoon or evening.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on February 29, 2020

Thank you PatS for your glowing review. We are always happy to hear such positive feedback.

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L
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant has the ambience of a bygone time when people would gather together for skillfully prepared & presented food, excellent service and an opportunity for true conversation.

Derek our server represented the Ranche Restaurant beautifully; he had all the qualities a guest could wish when dining out.

I ordered a glass of bold red wine (from Sage Black Valley) and a beef steak. Every vegetable on my plate was fresh, skillfully cooked, and delicious.
My medium rare steak was perfectly seasoned. Best of all, there were no chewy bits to be discarded, only beef that I cut through easily and relished every flavourful bite.

Coffee was freshly brewed & delicious. Desserts must be ordered!!

This visit was my second. My friends, who live in Radium and visit Calgary often, and I have decided we would always meet at the Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant to delight in the ambience, food and excellent service it offers to their guests!

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on February 29, 2020

Wow Linda! Thank you, we are absolutely flattered by your review. Derek is an incredible asset to our team. All of our servers work very hard to create a great atmosphere and superb service. The Chef and his culinary team work equally hard to supply fresh unique and tasty dishes. We are elated to hear all of our hard work is paying off. We are exited to have you and your friends back again and again. We look forward to your next visit.

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KW
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The experience was amazing. Thank you

We will definitely be back - loved everything about the meal and service

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on February 25, 2020

We are elated to hear you had such an amazing experience. Thank you for the incredible review. We look forward to your return.

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KE
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great Branch for my wife's birthday. Excellent food and good volume and very friendly service.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on February 24, 2020

Thank you for the great review. We are happy to hear you had such a wonderful time.

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KH
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We were super pleased with our overall experience. Derek was absolutely amazing, super fun and very professional. The younger servers (brining around water, etc) presented themselves in a very confident and professional manner as well. Clearly they invest time into training their staff and everyone working there is committed to a positive customer experience. We will gladly return!

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on February 25, 2020

Thank you for your kind words KurtisH. 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 Derrick 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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PP
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My entire family loved the experience. A little noisy though, but the room was packed. Wonderful restaurant.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on February 24, 2020

Hello Peter, thank you for the kind review. Our main dining room can become very lively at times especially when guests are having a good time. Happy to hear you had such a wonderful time.

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D
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3Food4Service5Ambience5

Lovely atmosphere and excellent food. The volume of noise was way too high for good conversation. You shouldn't have to repeat yourself 3 times to be heard. All of us agreed to try another location next time.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on February 25, 2020

Thank you for the feedback Deets, We have been looking into sound reduction options for our venue. Being a heritage property has its challenges. We are delighted to here the food and service were on point. Hopefully you will be joining us soon when the weather becomes nicer on the veranda.

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ST
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3Food4Service5Ambience2

We have been to The Ranche several times and it has never been as noisy as this last Saturday. We could hardly hear each other across the table. Also, one of the things my husband was looking forward to was the bison steak which he’s had several times and was very disappointed that there was no (wild) meat on the menu. We will be checking the menu before we decide to come again.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on February 24, 2020

Hello Sharon, I am sorry to hear that your experience was less than satisfactory. The room does become very lively when it is full of guests. I am sorry to hear that you were not able to get the bison from our menu we must have sold out as we do have it on our dinner menu along with wild boar and elk tartare. Our menus are all available on our web site for you to look at before you arrive. We hope you are willing to come back and give us another chance.

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

The server Dana was absolutely fantastic!!!!!!!! She could not have possibly been any better.

Cocktails were great, appetizers were wonderful, Wine &sommelier were/was great, main out of this world, 50/50 on dessert. Soufflé perfect, mousse could have been better if made in house and was lighter & fluffier.

Really all in all 4.85/5.0

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on February 24, 2020

Thank you so much for your kind words. We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience with us—and we agree, Dana is truly a gem to have on our team! We are so happy to hear your experience was so amazing aside from the dessert. I will pass on your feedback to our pastry Chef who makes all of our desserts. We look forward to working with you again in the future!

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DO
Calgary
36 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is just such a great restaurant and never disappoints. This was just a simple date night....no special occasion and made our evening very enjoyable! The food is always new with bold new flavors. The wine list is good although I would like to see more international wines. Also the service is very efficient. And the ambience is like no other!

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on February 24, 2020

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. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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MK
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious beef tenderloin and a really great funny server!

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on February 24, 2020

Thank you for recommending our restaurant to other diners MelissaK. We can not wait to see you again.

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CK
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
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 on February 20, 2020

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 on February 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on February 20, 2020

Thank you for the incredible score.

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c
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
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 on February 19, 2020

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

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
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 on February 18, 2020

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 on February 15, 2020
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 on February 18, 2020

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 on February 15, 2020
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 on February 18, 2020

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 on February 15, 2020
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 on February 18, 2020

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 on February 15, 2020
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 on February 18, 2020

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

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