Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant

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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Scenic View
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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Calgary
15 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My husband and I had a memorable dinner with a friend. The food was excellent, our server was very attentive and the setting beautiful. Perfect for chatting and getting caught up with an old friend while enjoying our wine tasty food.

BP
Atlanta
24 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The ambiance is amazing, set near fish creek, overlooking a meadow, blue skies. We hat the eggs Benedict with Salmon, best we have ever eaten. The staff is very friendly and attentive, fabulous service. Truly a great experience. There is a parking lot near the Reastaurant. You can tour the site, there is a small museum, plus tons of walking paths.

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 5

Our recent visit to Bow Valley Ranche was a disappointment. The service was slow and sometimes nonexistent leaving us looking for a waiter. The waiters skill also seemed lacking spilling water on the table while filling our glasses.

The food was mediocre at best. Nothing was inspiring and some people decided not to finish their meal. The highlight was the steak which was cooked perfectly.

DH
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had our tenth wedding anniversary dinner there. Was perfect.

RM
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I would highly recommend this very nice restaurant with tons of character. The service as great and the food was very fresh and delicious to say the least. 5 Stars for sure!

DG
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

This was our first time dining at Bow Valley Ranche restaurant, and we were very impressed with the ambience of the dining room and the food quality and presentation. We were there on a music night, and the talented duo Nova Grooves provided excellent music that really matched the atmosphere. We will definitely return.

LC
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The day was beautiful to seat on the patio and enjoy the sunny warm day looking out the landscape, from the moment we arrive all the stuff was friendly and polite, our waiter was super nice, polite and on top of everything we needed it, we were celebrating my dear auntie's birthday, we got a delicious cream brolet with a candle, our waiter even sang to her, so lovely. the food was delicious, well presented, tasty and good quality. The wine was suggested my our waiter and his suggestion was perfect. We would love to come back with the rest of the family for sure.

DM
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was a great meal and atmosphere. We never felt rushed. Service was also excellent! Highly recommend it!

MB
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

Sable not great as was not cooked enough- was jelly like texture. Beef was excellent.

OT
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Great place. Food was great.

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

The meal and service we great

BC
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great meal, great service, beautiful setting!

w
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were looking for a special unique experience, and boy did we find it. Amazing ambiance, great service, extremely tasty meal at a lower than expected price. I don’t give many reviews but this experience needed to be shared.

B
Charlotte
60 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

First time here so not sure what to expect.
Overall, good food, service and facility.
Not gourmet but maybe best categorized as good Road House cuisine.
Good wine list with good selection of half bottles.

MC
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As always, an excellent experience. We got to sit outside.

L
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

We had a great time celebrating our fifth wedding anniversary at the Ranche! What a unique little restaurant tucked in the middle of a beautiful park! Make reservations around sunset and enjoy beautiful views across the marsh. Food did not disappoint! A little loud and sometimes service was a little slow due to a wedding reception on the other side of the restaurant, but our server was very kind and made great recommendations!

GP
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

Food was good. Service was very poor. Really liked the seating. Not crowded. There were two receptions with lots of guests in progress. This may have affected the service. Seemed to be a few staff running around trying to do all the work and others standing around holding down the carpets.

JR
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Very nice experience, will be back. The service was terrific right from the time we arrived. Just a very nice experience. Thank you.

DW
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A special meal in a very nice natural setting in an historic building. The food and service were first class. Highly recommend this restaurant for special occasions.

n
Calgary
20 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The reputation of the kitchen is good and we were not disappointed in the food flavour and quality. Good service first half of meal but forgotten once dessert was served. The evening was nice but not memorable. Major negative:
Exorbitant wine prices, no corkage option.

HT
Calgary
13 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

We celebrated our anniversary at the Ranche, and had a wonderful evening in this heritage house in a park setting. We were seated outside on the veranda, on a perfect summer evening, and enjoyed an amazing surf and turf. Perfectly cooked bison and vegetables, attentive service that didn’t interfere, all around a lovely evening.

S
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Great food, great service, was a little dark but overall best meal I've had put in a long time.

AR
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Our dinner was excellent. We would return for future occassion dinners.

NG
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I really like this place.
Good atmosphere, very friendly staff , amazing food. You can enjoy a nice view of the nature of Fish Creek Park.
I highly recommend this restaurant.

K
Calgary
17 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a fantastic time. The food and service were top-notch. If you can, try to sit outside, it is stunning.

JE
Puerto Vallarta
16 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Celebrated our 39th wedding anniversary here. Service was impeccable, food was excellent. Surprised us with a little dessert that said "congratulations"

YO
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Was here for our anniversary. Service was great and prompt. Great food. Our servers were wonderful and very professional with sense of humor.

MC
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great experience and service! Food was good with great value.

G
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We took friends from out of town that are foodies. They loved everything, the setting, ambiance, and most importantly the food and wine. We had oysters, mushroom soup, striploin steaks as well a peach vanilla tarts. We couldn’t pick our favorite dish as everything was so good

DM
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was fabulous.... would definitely recommend! This is my second time for lunch on the veranda this Summer.... hope to do it again!!!

AH
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Excellent food, service and value, beautiful space

B
Calgary
12 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Very pleasant as we sat outside. We would definitely go back

CW
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really beautiful location with impeccable service and amazing food. Great for special occasions. Appreciated the fully stocked bar with my dads favorite cognac for our special occasion... can’t get that everywhere!

DC
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

A terrific venue for any occasion. Sunday brunch in the summer on the veranda is our destination.

PJ
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome experience for me n my husband we actually need some time for each other and I must say it’s worth going here n enjoy your date night repeatedly here is worth,
I love to again n again 👍😊😊😊

OT
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very nice little restaurant. Perfect for social occasions. We went for our anniversary and loved it!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, great service as always

AH
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

excellent service, food and location, can't wait to return

JB
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Experience was great from first walking up towards the original house to the service and food at the restaurant.
The scenery around the restaurant and between it and Annie's cafe was nice to walk around after your meal.
Couldn't ask for a better waiter. He was very knowledgeable about courses being served, to the wine and beer.
The price is comparable to going to the Keg or a different steak house.
We would definitely recommend this place to anyone.

j
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My husband and I came here for our 5 year anniversary dinner. Our server Martin was very good. The food was literally the best food I have ever eaten in my life. I recommend this restaurant to everyone. My only wish is that it would be a little cheaper so that we could go more often.

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