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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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
1 review
Dined 21 hours 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.

LB
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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.

JE
Calgary
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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

L
Calgary
14 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic lunch. Thank you!

S
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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.

MF
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

C
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

a
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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

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 5 days ago

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.

LP
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing server! Good food. Great evening!

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded 6 days ago

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
4 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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K
Calgary
20 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience4

Lunch - food was good. Service was poor and unexpected as usually it is great. Coffee would only come to those around the perimeter of the restaurant , not the inside seated parts so constantly missing half the table. Coffee came long long long before anyone could bring cream. Ketchup came at the end of the meal. Salt and Pepper mid meal.

Mushroom toast was outstanding but we all got our meals at different times. Quiche tasted frozen previously. Food all came to wrong people so we are trading across table ourselves so was a bit frustrating.

We’ll be back as we usually love it but if we didn’t have memories it may be questionable. Service definitely needs work.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on January 8, 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. I am sorry to hear about the poor service you received and I have passed this along to the management team so we can investigate what went wrong that day. We are happy to hear you have had such great experiences with us and are willing to come back again. We look forward to seeing you soon.

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N
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went for our anniversary dinner to BVR Restaurant. The food was excellent, staff were friendly and had great menu suggestions. Looking forward to going back!

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on January 8, 2020

Happy Anniversary Nilly. Thank you for your kind words. Our staff love what they do. Can't wait to have you back again.

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s
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food. Great service. Staff new the details of the dishes. Love the ambience and history associated with the Ranche. Highly recemended

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on January 17, 2020

Thank you Sidney for recommending our restaurant to others. We are lucky to have such an amazing historical building to work in. We look forward to seeing you again.

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great. We will be back

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on January 16, 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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SK
Calgary
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience4

We normally come for brunch here. On new years day me and my husband came in for brunch. He ordered the eggs benedict and I ordered a mushroom toast with poached egg. Overall the food was good but the egg was overcooked. Both dishes did not have the runny yolk.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on January 8, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. Our goal is to have every guest leave with a happy experience and a full belly. We apologise for the over cooked eggs and I have passed this feedback onto our culinary team. We hope that you will give us another chance to wow you in the future.

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CS
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent everything! And beautiful, serene setting. What a gem in our city.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on January 7, 2020

We love to hear our guests feedback. Thank you so much for recommending our restaurants to others. We too love our location. Hope to see you again soon.

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NJ
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It very,pleasant. Really enjoyed the outing

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on January 8, 2020

We are elated to hear you enjoyed your experience here at the Ranche. We look forward to seeing you again.

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LG
Calgary
22 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

We went to Bow Valley for new years brunch as we have the past 4 years. Food was amazing as always. Service was really good. We were kinda forgotten about for a bit so w had no coffee or water but that was fixed quickly when I asked. Overall a wonderful experience as always. Keep up the good work!

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on January 8, 2020

Hi Linda, Thank you for taking the time to write us such a lovely review. We hope to see you again in the future.

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AD
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Only complaint was that the meal service was maybe a little too efficient; hardly had each course eaten and the next course arrived. In fact our main course arrived before we had even had our second course. So it seemed like we were being rushed even tho we had late dinner reservation and I doubt there would be another seating that evening. Overall, good dining experience.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on January 7, 2020

Hello AlkD. We are happy to hear your overall experience was great. We have addressed your concerns with our management team to ensure this doesn't happen again. We hope to see you back in the future.

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DB
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have been to the Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant several times over the years. Wonderful staff, great food, and surroundings. Highly recommend for New Years and throughout the year.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on January 7, 2020

Thank you DarenB for the wonderful review. We strive to provide an amazing experience for our guests and are elated to hear we hit the mark for you. See you again soon I hope.

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B
Calgary
14 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous meal New Year’s Eve. Great service and atmosphere. All tables full and lots of animated conversations around us but not so loud as to be annoying. Very enjoyable evening.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on January 8, 2020

Thanks for the awesome review, Barb! 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. Cheers!

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PM
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was superb and service was outstanding. No problem with parking as there is sufficient.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on January 29, 2020

Thank you PatM for such a wonderful review. Our staff work hard to provide exceptional service and it feels great when they get such a wonderful compliment. We look forward to your return.

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