Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant

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1317 reviews
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
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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GF
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was delicious, in a really nice ambience. But I must say that the service was almost the best of all. Our server was very attentive, courteous and helpful; always with a smile and mild manner and a really positive energy.
Total recommendable.

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DN
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Will be back....amazing food and atmosphere! Service was outstanding!

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NL
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing place loved it!! Food was delicious I will definitely go again in the summer time

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DW
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Great atmosphere and good food, just limited choices if you are in to that.

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MF
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great dinner all around. Fantastic service (nice and relaxed pace), all courses were delicious. very nice setting.
Higher priced but not for what you are getting. Would go back in a minute

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d
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 5

We weren’t impressed with the food at all . For the price we expected way way more

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TF
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Absolutely perfect birthday dinner on every note, my only request was to have the music turned up slightly after the live music had ended, as the ambiance was almost too quiet. This did not, however, take away from the superb service and immaculate food we were served. Oysters were among the freshest I've ever had, especially being a west coaster in Calgary. Elk tartar was a pleasantly new experience and the surf and turf for two was a perfect finish without leaving too full. We're also considering Bow Valley Ranche as a possible wedding venue in the future! We definitely see ourselves revisiting again, and again.

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JE
Calgary
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant is the perfect combination of great food and service in a delightful ranch house setting. It is our first choice for taking guests out to dinner.

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KD
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We took advantage of the Taste of YYC menu. It was an incredible 5 course experience. The flavor pairings and sauces for each course were amazing. The duck was the best duck I have ever had. All the staff is very attentive and friendly, yet professional. The ambiance of the room adds another element to the entire dining experience.

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D
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Got married there.. still great place and gluten / celiac friendly.

Try and put couples that look to be on a date away from little screaming children and families that allow their kids to run around the tables.
I understand it can be difficult at times but the restaurant wasn't too busy. But overall I love this restaurant and food.

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The best. The food cocked very well and the service is exceptional

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DR
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We went for the recent fixed price menu which was outstanding. Only disappointment was a wine pairing was not included as indicated in the Facebook advertisement. We managed to find an excellent bottle of wine that went well with every course. and the cherry Manhattan to start was so yummy. Thanks to our great waiter for the suggestion and for taking care of gluten free options for one of our group.

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DS
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Big thanks to the full team both service and kitchen!
My girlfriend and I tried YYC experience 5 course meal. Our compliments for the snow crab risotto and panna cotta tiramisu! That was outstanding!
Great value, great vibe. I am definitely going to recommend it to my friends!

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c
Calgary
22 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Lovely setting with excellent ambiance, food was great as well. Combination of ingredients was very unique. Overall its an excellent restaurant for special occasions.

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OT
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was wonderful on all levels except the volume of the singer on Thur, March 7/19.
Really enjoyed his music but it should be at a level quiet enough to permit a table for two to converse without shouting. A common problem with Musicians. Our Server asked him to decrease the volume but we still had to raise our voices as did all of the neighboring tables. More suited to a Pub. His style was fine for the BV Ranch. 😊

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was fantastic!

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WH
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 1Ambience 5

Privacy breached when hostess asked to confirm another reservation in front of my guest that day!

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JR
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Took girlfriend for her birthday lunch. We had the 3 course meal quick lunch special. It was good and just perfect size. The service was really good and very friendly staff.
The only criticism I have was that I mentioned when I booked online that it was a birthday lunch. So I was hoping they would write happy birthday on the desert plate like they had done from the past. And since it was my girlfriends first time at the ranch I thought it would be a nice touch. But we didn’t get it.
But overall it was nice.

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P
Edmonton
8 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It's such a beautiful building inside and out, peaceful and warm. My favorite place to spend with a partner or a friend or a grandparent.

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J
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food and service was amazing. I don't have anything negative to say about it. I really enjoyed it and am excited to go back.

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MB
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our meal was unbelievably delicious. We had the YYC experience menu and I'd come back monthly for it. Each course was a delight to the senses! The sommelier, Arjan, was lovely and made our evening extra special.

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C
Calgary
13 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We always enjoy our brunches at Bow Valley Ranche. Great food, service and the
setting can't be beat! Our table had the Eggs Benedict and the Fried Chicken &
Waffle. Delicious.

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AW
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service and food were excellent!

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ES
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The setting, food and ambience was unrivalled! We love BVR. We've only ever been in winter but look forward to coming in summer!

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SC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Mother in law’s birthday.

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YT
Calgary
21 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Bow Valley Ranche is a wonderful place to go for a special occasion. It is a lovely, cozy heritage building located in Fish Creek Provincial Park. The service is always friendly and welcoming while still being efficient. The wait staff works as a well oiled machine to ensure all your needs are fufilled.

This dining experience had experience a tasting menu for the YYC Food and Drink Experience. It was five courses and was an excellent value to try many foods I would not have chosen had I picked off the menu. Each course was beautifully plated and tasted wonderful. It was an excellent value to try a variety of different options at this upscale restaurant.

Our waiter Cameron was excellent and very knowledgeable and enhanced our experience by educating us on some of the Ranche's menu items and I look forward to going back to try more items off the menu.

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MP
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

We chose the set menu and were vastly underwhelmed by the quality of the preparation. The risotto was amongst the worst I have eaten, and the seafood was over cooked and fishy. The service was wonderful however, and the ambiance is pretty special considering the location. However, if you’re after a culinary experience, consider other options.

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LB
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

On our visit to the Bow Valley Ranche restaurant we had an opportunity to enjoy a Chef's menus that was excellent. From the Beet Salad to the steak tataki to the Duck, it was all prepared beautifully. To top it all off... the service was outstanding and I would definitely recommend Dana as a server on your next visit!

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TT
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

What a beautiful setting with the roaring fire!
Our server Richard was excellent!
The food was wonderful and we had a 3 hour lunch!
Never felt rushed for one second!

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c
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were celebrating my birthday and had a fantastic meal. The food always has such a fantastic blend of flavours and the service staff was friendly and attentive. This is our favourite restaurant in Calgary!

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LL
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I have been here many times; on this occasion I brought a friend who had not been before and it was a delightful treat for her! In the snowy surrounings we felt like we were in the country! Food was great as usual.

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AF
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a small birthday gathering which was made special by fabulous food, impeccable service and great ambience! Even though our party included two young children (one the birthday boy) we were all made to feel very welcome. We will definitely come here again!

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HY
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, great service (Richard), great location. Five stars!

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BT
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The Bow Valley Ranche provided my partner and I with an enchanting evening; both luxurious and comfortable. Our server, Dana, was incredibly kind and professional, ensuring that every detail was met perfectly. The cocktails were outstanding; the Charcuterie was magnificent; the surf and turf was done in a way I have never experienced, and am hedging to bet will never be outdone; and the red velvet lava cake stunning and decadent.

It was a meal not to be forgotten. The building is gorgeous as well. Sharing a kiss after a meal like that one outside a beautifully lit historical building in a sweet little park lined with lights? I can’t recommend it enough.

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CW
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The live entertainment was far too much for all members of our party we could hardly hear the person sitting next to us and had no chance hearing the people sitting opposite.

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SJ
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

So very beautiful and quiet. Our table overlooking the garden and cliff view was stunning and calming. Great work meeting venue and exceptional service from Francis and the other staff. Food was lovely and well presented and I cannot recommend the Ranche more highly for a business lunch setting...though will happily return for social events in the evening too. *but nice and quiet for a week-day lunch. We ordered off the menu, but the week-day lunch 3 course special would be a terrific deal!!! 5 stars...wish I could give more!

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JG
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This place is amazing. I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a get away from the city within the city.

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JJ
Calgary
24 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had the valentines tasting menu with the wine pairings and it was delicious. The food and service at Bow Valley Ranche have been exceptional every time we have been there. It’s definitely a favourite for a special dinner out.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is our favorite restaurant :-) we will be back!

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JA
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Spectacular setting and atmosphere. Truly a treat to have this restaurant nestled in the city of Calgary. You feel as though you've been transported back in time to the home of one of Calgarys most elite families 100 years ago. We loved our dinner here. The food and service was very good as well. We will return for sure!

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