Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant

4.8
2396 reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Canadian
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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4.7
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Philipd
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food in the beautiful surroundings of Fish Creek Park.

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DebS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful brunch. Our server Paul was awesome. Cant wait to go back. Beautiful spot. A real treasure!

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HeatherW
Calgary
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A hidden gem in Calgary, beat patio for sure and awesome meal!

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Xiaotao
Calgary
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We go there every year on our anniversary and we love it!

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EllenK
Calgary
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Excellent food and service. Highly recommended and kudos to the chef.

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NanciE
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

It was a beautiful dinner!!!
The drinks, the meal and our server!!! Superb !!!!

No fault of the restaurant however missing the vibe of more tables and guests. We also noticed , no linens ....it seems to be consistent with all restaurants and that is something that brings a more Devine dining experience! We highly recommend this Restaurant!!!

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aalvi
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A fantastic place to celebrate any occasion. The food has always been consistently delicious, will come back again for sure.

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JeffH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great lunch. Great atmosphere. Very peaceful Great value for lunch. Great service.

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MarkE
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Very nice to return here again. Porch was open and was very quiet. Nice service and as always good food.

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DonG
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Due to Covid rules we were on the patio on a damp, chilly day.
However, despite the weather, we enjoyed the meal and the service provided by the staff.
A wonderful experience which we will repeat.

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CalgaryGeorge
Calgary
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

This is just a wonderful place to have dinner whether you are a Calgarian or a visitor. This gorgeous old ranch house sits right in Fish Creek Provincial Park so the surrounding area is filled with trees, prairie grasses and beautiful landscape. The food is exquisite and high quality and there is an excellent and broad wine list.

This is a restaurant for special occasions, romantic evenings or celebrations of any kind. It is a bit of a drive but there is lots of parking and if the weather is suitable it is a great place to eat outdoors on the very large deck.

Pricey!! Make sure that you go there with a good credit card, it is not inexpensive.

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DavidC
Calgary
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our dinner at the Ranche last night was great. We had to sit due to covid restrictions but it was warm enough. The staff offered us blankets as the evening progressed and temperatures started to drop. My wife had the tenderloin. It was cooked to perfection. I had the Halibut and it was also very good . The portions were big enough that we had no room for dessert.

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CurtisB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We celebrated our 25th Wedding Anniversary on June 8, 2021 during COVID restrictions. The attention to detail and staff interaction was exceptional. Ramesh was our server and he was fabulous! He made our experience very memorable and took the time to take photos of us while ensuring our every needs were met during our 2 hour dinner. The food was outstanding! We will definitely be going back to the Bow Valley Ranche. Thank you for making our 25th Wedding Anniversary so special.

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BrettN
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great express lunch. Food, service and surroundings always the best

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Date
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Great overall experience. Portion sizes quite small for the cost - but the food excellent. We did have to sit outside due to COVID restrictions, though. The heaters they had were only over the larger tables, and we were a party of 2 so didnt' qualify to seated under a heater. They did bring us blankets which was nice, but the evening was rather chilly.

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vipBirthdaygirl
Calgary
9 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love the new menu - lots a choice and very tasty. Wonderful place to celebrate an anniversary.

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vipChillyDiner
Calgary
10 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience1

Wonderful meal, but low marks for ambience due to the Covid restrictions requiring outside dining. The weather was very cold and wet, and our table had no heater, so by the end of the meal we were extremely cold and uncomfortable. Not BVR’s fault, but better heating arrangements would have made for a more enjoyable evening.

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vipSylviaF
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Shared the charcuterie, honey French toast and mushroom/spinach benny. And of course mimosas. Was a lovely birthday brunch.

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TamaraO
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

A lovely place to get a nice meal. The food was delicious and nice views of the property.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on June 7, 2021

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April12
Calgary
16 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a lovely meal in a cozy little nook of the veranda. The service from Ramesh was top notch and the food was outstanding!

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on June 7, 2021

Thank you for the great feedback!

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RobynP
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

great service, friendly host, such an amazing experience for first time being there. Great occasion and for sure worth going back again.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on June 7, 2021

Thank you for coming by!

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RyanV
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was amazing as always! Enjoyed dinner on the veranda, watching the storm pass by!

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on June 7, 2021

Thanks so much for the perfect score!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We are never disappointed when we visit bow valley. Always fresh, creative, unique and delicious. 5 stars all day long.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on June 7, 2021

Thank you for continuing to support us!

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Shabadubba
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic rewtaraunt. Staff was very friendly and accommodating.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on June 7, 2021

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vipMilestones
Calgary
51 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

From the welcoming staff, the majestic restaurant to the scrumptious food, it was a delight to dine on the porch listening to the birds while the wind whistled through the trees and lush greenery.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on June 7, 2021

Thank you for your feedback!

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NickiH
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a nice treat for an afternoon lunch - perfect setting and food perfection!

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on June 7, 2021

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ShelleyR
Calgary
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4Food3Service2Ambience5

I usually have dinner but went for my mother's birthday lunch. Not as good as the dinner experience....food, service etc.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on June 7, 2021

Hi Shelley, Sorry to hear that lunch wasn't as spectacular as dinner. If you are able to elaborate on food & service points that we can improve on, that would be appreciated. please give Richard or Suzanne a call at: 403-476-1310. Thank you!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall3Food4Service5Ambience3

The originally tried to seat us at the back of the building. There were only two tables set up and it felt very awkward. Having made a reservation so far in advance I expected to be seated on the patio.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on June 7, 2021

Thank you for your feedback. We take reservations one month in advance and are automatically assigned to a table. The back landing by Charlie's Lounge is also part of our patio. The only addition was the umbrellas to ensure that guests would be comfortable. Our apologies if this location was not up to standard. We hope there will be opportunity in the future to improve our score on ambience and value!

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Steve
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

The venue, food and service is always exceptional. The setting in Fish Creek Park is one of the best in Calgary, in my opinion.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on June 7, 2021

Thank you Steve!

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TheresaB
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went to this amazing restaurant after 2 days of being open. It was out 10th wedding anniversary and worth waiting for in every way!! Looove the food and ambiance. Service is impeccable as well!

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on June 7, 2021

Thank you so much for celebrating with us!

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Varuni
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were there for the very first time to celebrate a B’day. The service, food everything was just amazing....

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on June 7, 2021

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Mothers day

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IvyC
Calgary
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Cozy and homey vibes!
It feels like home!
Food was oustanding, best tenderloin I ever had!
Server were so accomodating,
Ramesh was so nice and attentive through the entire dinner.
All employees were polite and friendly.
We got a complimentary home made bread and a starter which was really good.

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Chrissy
Calgary
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

I have always wanted go to the Bow Valley restaurant. This year my girls took me for Mother’s Day. Only it was Saturday we went. The food was amazing. Service was friendly and outstanding. The only thing was the cold and rain. But I loved it. We had a fantastic time. Thank you for helping make my Mother’s Day memorable.

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EileenM
Calgary
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Although the weather did not cooperate, we had a wonderful Mother’s Day brunch!
Blankets and heater provided.
Food and Service were absolutely amazing!
Perhaps adding a breakfast option not involving eggs might be considered?
Highly recommend to all.

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Dagmar
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was fantastic, we always like to come back. Staff is very friendly and food is amazing.

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AdlineS
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best dinner out - maybe ever. Food was amazing; we had the bison surf & turf. Wine suggestion and service excellent - and as requested, the sun came out

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on May 12, 2021

Thank you for the great feedback!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

It was wonderful.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on May 9, 2021

Thank you!

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vipSpronovo
Calgary
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great place for a wonderful dinner, the beef tartar was absolutely delicious. One of our favorite places to go.

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Karen
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Hands down our favourite restaurant in Calgary to go! The food is delicious, the location is beautiful - both inside and outside, and our waiter Ramesh always makes it extra special for us every time we go....including a beautiful honouring of my elderly mother whom he escorted so she wouldn’t fall!

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Responded on May 12, 2021

Hi Karen, Thank you so much for your kind words and ongoing support. We look forward to hosting again soon!

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Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 2396 OpenTable diners.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://bvrrestaurant.com/product-category/gift-cards/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.