Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant

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1280 reviews
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  • Good for a Date
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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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SJ
Calgary
1 review
Dined a day ago
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 5 days ago
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
22 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

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JA
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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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N
Calgary
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Such a memorial experience. Will definitely be coming back!

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

Was a fantastic evening

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

Great food. Lovely setting.

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AW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love the spot. We love going to the BVR. Love the location love the flavors. Just a great spot.

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OT
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We are not big eaters orded main course and one dessert. My cod was a bit dry, however potatoes were to die for. Dessert tasted amazing too. Very cute place for special event. Not cheap, however not too expensive. Good night overall.

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JT
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Very good! Lovely place. We will return for brunch:)👍🏻👍🏻

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JM
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My wife and I had the Valentine's Day menu. The food and service were beyond excellent. It was intimate, romantic and a overall amazing experience.

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OT
Calgary
11 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Valentines Day date

Amazing meal, beautiful space, top notch service!

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MF
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our server was awesome and the food was amazing as always. Love this restaurant!

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PW
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful spot to escape to, with lovely food and impeccable service. For a few hours, it honestly felt like we were out of town! Hubby and I enjoyed soup and an entree each, and we were very pleased with the quality, and portion size, opting out of dessert because we were stuffed. Wine list was extensive...you will find just about anything you’re looking for! Highly recommend.

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JS
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Was an excellent evening, perfect for an early Valentines Day date night.

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JB
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing place, we were the loudest ones there :P ..

Fire was amazing, walking outside with the snow and the gas powered lights, amazing!

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HM
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a lovely experience at the Bow Valley Ranche. The atmosphere was beautiful and welcoming. We loved the variety of the menu and the service was excellent. Would definitely recommend.

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Every thing was great, prompt service and food cooked to perfection. Next time I might order off of the children’s menu, the food our kids ordered looked amazing and the boy didn’t ask to put ketchup on it... nice work BVRR

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PB
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Went for high tea was very nice. Highly recommend it.

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome as usual!

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R
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our waiter Cameron was exceptional! Extremely attentive and friendly, gave great recommendations, and made our special night even better! The food was excellent and reasonably priced given how upscale the restaurant is. On top of that the house is beautiful, the ambience is perfect, and Cameron even gave us a tour after the meal. Overall went above and beyond our expectations!

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OT
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My favorite place! Awesome everything!

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JF
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 5

I FOUND THE MENU A LITTLE TOO RESTRICTIVE FOR MY TASTE, I WOULD PREFER A FEW MORE OPTIONS PARTICULARLY IN THE PRICE RANGE OF RANCHE'S OFFERINGS.

EVERYONE AT THE TABLE SEEMED SATISFIED ALTHOUGH THE SERVICE WAS GENUINELY SLOW, ESPECIALLY NOTICEABLE AS THERE WERE MAYBE ONLY 4 OTHER TABLES OCCUPIED IN THE RESTAURANT.

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EH
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

I came in for Sunday brunch to celebrate my birthday with some friends. Our server, Dana, was wonderful. She was very personable and attentive, and was nice enough to split all of our bills at the end.

We were put in our own little room for the seven of us, which really made the meal special and intimate.

Thank you again!

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MH
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent food, great service, warm and inviting on a cold day. The only downside was that we were seated at a table in the middle of the restaurant that felt like we were in the way, even though there were plenty of empty tables along the outside of the room. Despite that, we were able to enjoy an outstanding meal with friendly and efficient service. Definitely save room for dessert!

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Denver
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As always, we had an amazing experience, best steak in Calgary!

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DM
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place to celebrate a special occasion. The setting is perfect for a romantic night out.

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ST
Calgary
19 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As expected, BVRR was the perfect choice for a mid winter distraction. Tucked away in Fish Creek Park, you forget you're still in the city.

Our foursome enjoyed a variety of unique and delicious selections: tuna and shrimp club house sandwich, veggie burger (it looks like a rare meat burger), Atlantic salmon with a faro risotto and the 3 course lunch special (soup, salmon filet plus a mini creme brûlée).

We were seated at a window table at the back, providing a toasty front row viewing of the wildlife enjoying the fresh snow on a very crisp day.

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I
Calgary
36 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and service. Great for a special occasion

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ES
Calgary
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Definitely recommended to eat here. Their lunch special is a great value

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OT
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

We were there for our anniversary. It was our first time dining here. The food was absolutely amazing. Our waiter was very friendly and sociable. There was a mix up with an order which he corrected but we found it took a little more time that expected to get drinks and refills. We would certainly come back and recommend to others!

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JT
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

We have been to the Bow Valley Ranche numerous times and have not been disappointed; however, our visit this time was extremely disappointing. Our waitress forgot our drink order as well as my husband's appetizer order. All four of us ordered the Surf and Turf as our main course and the bison steak was very dry. The bone marrow was very overcooked and dry as well. For the prices we paid, we definitely do not feel we had good value.

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HH
Calgary
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We went on a Christmas gift card. We will now come back to explore different menus in different seasons.

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L
Calgary
9 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing lunch celebrating my friend’s birthday. Going back in the next couple of months to celebrate mine. They provide many gf options. Truly enjoyed our lunch

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Every thing was very good!! We were there for brunch and enjoyed our meals. French toast was exceptional! Server was good but not that attentive for fine dining. We will definitely be back for dinner. The only recommendation is to
Add some noise dampening material to the ceiling and or floor as it was very noisy in the main hall.

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DB
Calgary
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Isabelle our server was very attentive and accommodating to our requests. The meals were made and served in a very timely fashion and coffee and water served endlessly. Lots of choices on the menu however I would ask that the menu be a bit clearer if certain dishes are gluten free.
Would definitely go again and would definitely recommend it to friends and family.

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a
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Food was solid but nothing exceptional. Whipped / Mashed potato was over salted but a minor issue. Service was very good.

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LS
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Came in for brunch. I love the atmosphere.. food was great and server was helpful.

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LS
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

This was the perfect brunch spot to introduce our out of town guests to what makes CXalgary so special.

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