Big Fish and Open Range Calgary
Big Fish offers food such as a seafood chowder, smoked oyster sliders or chili-glazed frog legs that make for flavorful appetizers. Guests can feast on an entrée of pan-roasted walleye with wilted spinach, fish tacos topped with tomato-mango salsa or a lamb and lobster burger. An oyster bar as well as delicious house-made desserts are also available.
Open Range embodies the essence of our city; cutting edge, but comfortable and unpretentious. Open Range mixes modern with tradition, serving every cut you would expect but preparing them with interesting variations of flavours. We offer locally raised beef, elk, bison and game prepared in an easy going Southwestern style. We are one of Calgary's premier steakhouses with multiple awards and accolades.
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- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
roasted chilies, guacamole and oven dried tomato mango salsa
Wild Rose Ale Fish & Chips
beer battered with lemon caper mayo
Pistachio Crusted Arctic Char
with sundried olive truffle butter and sour cream chive mash
My son loved the duck!! My favourite is the lasagne, white sauce, shrimp and asparagus....how can you go wrong?? My daughter had lobster pot au foie and my husband had fish tacos, yum on both. Aps of chowder and mussels....I could order the "soup" the mussels come in and drink it from a cup it's soooo delicious. Staff always treats my 10 and 12 year very well! Thank you Big Fish!!
Hi ShaunaL, Thanks for the review! We love having your family in for a visit. We agree that the broth to the mussels is amazing - we often having customers request extra grilled bread to soak up every last drop! Stay safe and we look forward to having you all join us again! - Big Fish & Open Range Team
Big Fish and Open Range Menu selections are Great especially the Fresh oysters, Seafood platter and the Three course lunch menu. Dinner was Fantastic. Enjoyed the Mai tini, wine too. I was there March 22nd and twice in April 5 & 8 2021. Service was Awesome! Compliments and Thanks to the Chef and Chelsea.
Myself and my husband son and girlfriend had a love time food was amazing
Hi SharonK, Thanks for the review. We are glad you all had an amazing time! Come back again! - Big Fish & Open Range Team
Loved everything we ordered, especially the chowder with garlic bread! Very good value for your money and overall service and experience was great!
Hi QueenyH, Thanks for the review. The Chowder is such a great choice especially with the colder days Calgary has been having. We are pleased that you find our standards and quality worth the price. Come back again! - Big Fish & Open Range Team
One word describes this place.... incredible
Hi LeeS, Thank you for your review! We have one word to describe you... AMAZING! Looking forward to your next visit! Thanks, Big Fish & Open Range Team
Great food with excellent service.
Hi Anonymous, Thank you for your review! Our team will be happy to see your kind words. Come back again! Thanks, Big Fish & Open Range Team
Excellent food flavour. Great presentation. Paired well with beverage selection and served up with style.
Hi KevinN, Thanks for the review. We are glad you mentioned our beverage pairing selections. We took great care in ensuring that every beverage complemented our dishes. Look forward to having you come back! - Big Fish & Open Range Team
Just a perfect little restaurant, you know the seafood is fresh when the restaurant smells like ocean water. We came for oysters, drinks and a small appetizer and it was a perfect start to our night. Service was very friendly and attentive and food came out perfectly and on time.
Hi HungryHungarian, Thank you for your review! So pleased that you were able to have an enjoyable experience from the food to the service. We look forward to your next visit! Thanks, Big Fish & Open Range Team
Awsome service and food. We had great time there and lots of food on the plate
Hi MyriamB, Thank you for your review! It is always so heartwarming to know our customers have a great time at our small business. We look forward to your next visit! Thanks, Big Fish & Open Range Team
Great service and atmosphere. Although we all requested medium eggs, they were all very soft poached and it was a bit pricey for brunch. Otherwise it was really great.
Hi AngelaB, Thank you for your review! We will definitely let our team know about the eggs for our next Brunch service to improve our customer experience. Come again! Thanks, Big Fish & Open Range Team
Love it. Food was excellent. Service was fantastic!
Hi SarahA, Thank you for your review! Our teams will be pleased to know they were able to deliver excellent food and fantastic service. We hope you can join us again! Thanks, Big Fish & Open Range Team
Lovely family dinner! Ordered too much food, but it was all delicious! Frogs legs were a favourite, along with seafood charcuterie. Fish tacos & lamb/lobster burger delicious. Thanks to Cindy for terrific service!
Hi thegr8diva, Thank you for your review! There is nothing wrong with ordering a little too much food. Good food = good life! Cindy will be so happy to hear that she was able to provide terrific service. Please come again! Thanks, Big Fish & Open Range Team
Good food, good selection for both seafood and meat eaters. Service was excellent. We felt very comfortable eating here as far as Covid restrictions are concerned. There was ample distance between tables and sanitizing going on. As soon as the weather improves there will be an outdoor patio area.
Hi bettydee, Thanks for the review! We look forward to having you join us on the patio! See you soon! Thanks, Big Fish & Open Range Team
Amazing food, quality of seafood is always outstanding. Service staff is attentive, knowledgable & friendly.
Hi RichardN, Thank you for your review! Our team will be pleased to hear both the food and service were outstanding. We appreciate it. Please come again! Thanks, Big Fish & Open Range Team
I do not recall our server's name...but she was AMAZING!
We were celebrating a Wedding Anniversary and could not have asked for a better experience! Everything was perfect...atmosphere, thoughtfulness, attentiveness....perfect! Even other diners wished us a Happy Anniversary :)
Thank you for making this day so special for us!
Hi KateR, Thank you for your review! We looked into your booking and Chelsea was the name of your server. She will be so glad to hear your kind words. We are happy to always make any special occasion even more fantastic! We wish you many more Happy Anniversaries to come. It was our pleasure to serve such wonderful customers. We hope to see you again! Thanks, Big Fish & Open Range Team
This was our third or fourth visit. Excellent food. Nice place.
Hi ShannonC, Thank you for your review! We appreciate your constant support. It is loyal customers such as yourselves that are allowing us to make it through this pandemic. See you again! Thanks, Big Fish & Open Range Team
Food was really bad and service was just ok the attendant could not even suggest a signature dish
Hi ChanC Thank you for your feedback and will pass the info to our team. We apologize that the other guest at your table did not enjoy their Eggs Benedict with Crab. We did make every effort to try to accommodate and discount your meal the full price. Thanks, Big Fish & Open Range Team
I took my cousin for brunch and the food was both delicious and well priced. Ketchup, jam, and sourdough toast were all made in house! Great value for money.
Hi KaitlynS, Thank you for your review! We are happy to hear that you noticed that we make a lot of our ingredients in house when possible. We hope that your cousin also enjoyed their experience. See look forward to serving you both again! Thanks, Big Fish & Open Range Team
First time at this restaurant and we were really impressed. Very friendly staff and atmosphere and the seafood is amazing. Coming from a coastal town in the UK we know good seafood and Big Fish nailed it. This will be our new date night venue.
Hi GarethM, Thank you for your review! WOW! We are so honoured that you think we were able to nail our dishes. It is always great to hear when customers really loved their experience. We are excited to see you again for your next date night! Thanks, Big Fish & Open Range Team
Awesome meal and service. Have never had a bad experience here. Highly recommend.
Hi NickPN, Thank you for your review and recommendation! Great to know that you've never had a bad experience with us. If you ever have a bad experience with us, please let us know in the moment and we will do all that we can to make things better. We appreciate your support of our small business. See you again! Thanks, Big Fish & Open Range Team
We had the most amazing food last night at Big Fish and Open Range! The short ribs and tacos were so good! And the pecan pie for dessert was the best I’ve ever had!
The manager Andy was so hospitable and made sure we were well taken care of! I will be recommending to all of my friends and definitely be returning!
Hi KaylaB, Thank you for your review and recommendations! Andy will be so pleased to hear your lovely and kind words! We take pride in all of our dishes, especially the pecan pie - a perfect way to end your meal. See you next time! Thanks, Big Fish & Open Range Team
Always a great experience here! Will come back again and again...
Hi KarryS, Thank you for your review! We appreciate you always supporting us. See you again! Thanks, Big Fish & Open Range Team
One of our favourite bistros for many years! We love it there.
But for us, we go there for the Arctic char, and it has changed. The new “taste” just wasn’t to our liking and the veggies which are always crisp and fresh were a disappointment. Fish is no longer served on their delicious potatoes but on a rather harsh rice or maybe risotto concoction
That said, this is a treasure of a restaurant, and we will go again.
Hi Anonymous, Thank you for your review! We appreciate your feedback. If you would like our delicious potatoes, feel free to let us know. We are always happy to make any requested changes or substitutions to our menu items whenever asked. We look forward to having you back again! Thanks, Big Fish & Open Range Team
Food was amazing! We had the Arctic char from Big Fish and the wild boar pork chop from Open Range and they were both intensely flavourful and moist! (Sorry people who hate that word). Service was lovely. We will be going back for sure
Hi SteffaniH, Thank you for your review, we loved it and thought your word choice was excellent! You can't go wrong with our Arctic Char and Wild Boar Chop. We hope to see you again! Thanks, Big Fish & Open Range Team
We really liked Big Fish and will be back. My partner and I both loved the mussels. I liked the Arctic Char but she found the walleye to be a bit bland. Still very fresh and good, though. Desserts were a little underwhelming, but that’s not why went there and won’t deter us from going back. Servers were friendly and attentive.
Hi Narnies, Thank you for your review! Our mussels are definitely to die for! Good to hear you enjoyed the Arctic Char and we will follow up on our team for the seasoning on the Walleye. Happy you found everything to be fresh. Our servers will be glad to know you enjoyed the service as well. Until next time! Thanks, Big Fish & Open Range Team
We just discovered this place in December (the last day before COVID shutdown) and absolutely loved it! This was our second experience and plan to return again and again to work our way through the menu. It's hard to choose from the great options and the cocktails are delicious.
Hi GeerDad, Thank you for your review! That's such a great idea to try and work your way through our menu. Try switching back and forth between our seafood vs meat menus! You also can't go wrong with a delicious cocktail. We look forward to serving you again! We appreciate your support of our small business. Thanks, Big Fish & Open Range Team
Big fish was awesome as always. Their brunch is a delicious pleasure. Their seating arrangement for covid distancing was lovely and felt very safe. Always an enjoyable experience.
Hi Anonymous, Thank you for your review! We don't get enough reviews regarding our Brunch so we are glad you were able to join us. With so many Brunch options in the area, we are able to provide a very comfortable, cozy and enjoyable experience. We appreciate that you noticed our COVID standards. See you again! Thanks, Big Fish & Open Range Team
Really loved all the menu options and both of our meals were absolutely delicious. Thanks for a great night.
Hi Anonymous, Thank you for your review! Happy that you loved all of our menu options. We would like to believe that there is a little something for everyone. It was our pleasure to give you such a great night! See you again! Thanks, Big Fish & Open Range Team
They kitchen has to improve their skills a bit. Don’t put a bunch of allspice on the calamari. Some of the dishes didn’t seem as fresh.
Hi MaxA, Thank you for your feedback and we will pass on your comments to our kitchen team. We apologize that you felt that the calamari had too much spice - we can definitely accommodate next time by letting your server know. We are disappointed that you felt some dishes didn't seem fresh as we take great care in our standards and quality by checking our inventory daily. We hope you can come back and give us another chance. Thanks, Big Fish & Open Range Team
Great food and service. Bright, welcoming decor. Would highly recommend to anyone, as the menu is extensive.
Hi DonC, Thanks for the review and recommendation! We are glad you felt comfortable and welcome. We always aim to create a friendly environment for all that visit us. Come again! Thanks, Big Fish & Open Range Team
Well earned dinner out after waiting for this opening. Dinner was fantastic, safe and distanced. The food was delicious: Atlantic char, lamb shank and cod all exceptional with delectable accompaniments. A great mixture now that open range and big fish are together. Something for everyone. We had a wonderful evening.
Hi Csidegirl, Thank you for your review! We agree that there is something for everyone now that we have combined both restaurant concepts. We are glad that we were able to deliver you a wonderful evening! Look forward to your next visit! Thanks, Big Fish & Open Range Team
Very high quality seafood meal. The wine choice recommended by the staff was perfect and affordable. A lovely date night!
Hi Cebee, Thank you for your review! So glad you mentioned our wine pairings - it is definitely not utilized enough. Pleased that we are able to deliver high quality seafood. See you again! Thanks, Big Fish & Open Range Team
Big Fish is always a wonderful place to dine. Great food and great ambience!
Hi MaryB, Thank you for your review! We definitely take pride in ensuring that we provide a consistent experience every time someone visits our small business. We appreciate your constant support! Come again! Thanks, Big Fish & Open Range Team
Winnipeg walleye was delicious and sides were spectacular. Service was prompt, efficient, polite and great recommendations. Pecan pie for dessert was yummy. So wonderful to be in a restaurant and enjoying well made, well plated and well served food. Covid protocols easy and felt very safe. 3 menus were a little overwhelming but the servers recommendations helped.
Hi Recommended, Thank you for your review! Pleased to hear that you had a wonderful and safe time with us. The menus can definitely be overwhelming but we are glad our servers were able to give you some guidance. Until next time! Thanks, Big Fish & Open Range Team
The Arctic char is fantastic! You can taste how all the ingredients are fresh and of the best quality.
Service was on point!
Ambiance was cozy and homey; a great spot for date night.
Happy to have found this gem so close to home
Hi DavidG, Thank you for your review! The Arctic Char is our best seller so we are glad that we did not disappoint you. Happy to hear your enjoyed the experience with us. Until next time! Thanks, Big Fish & Open Range Team
Calgary’s Jewel! Excellent dinner, atmosphere & service as usual! Big Fish staff never disappoint. The oysters were fresh and delicious, the drinks are always outstanding, food was the best in the city! We recommend absolutely everything on both menus. We make sure to visit every trip to YYC!
Hi RhianonYQR, Thank you for your review and recommendation! We appreciate that you give us a visit every trip you have to YYC. We are glad that we are always able to give you the best experience possible. The staff will be so happy to see this review! See you at your next visit! Thanks, Big Fish & Open Range Team
First impressions was good. Great service, delicious food. However, right after we got our starters a waitress came to us and said we should hurry to order mains since we are very short on time. It’s a Valentine day for the RESTAURANT, we should understand and leave fast. Our table was already booked for somebody else, who was coming shortly.
I was shocked, the evening was destroyed, there was not even a glance of understanding in the eyes of the waitress. She just wanted her tips from us, and from others coming after. The more people, the better.
Yes, we got a discount from the manager, but the evening was destroyed. It is not that kind of a restaurant you go in order to get a discount.
Hi Anonymous, We are apologize for your experience and understand how you may have felt. After reviewing our cameras and speaking to the team, we would like to explain. According to our facts, your table was nearing the 2 hours per table time limit that we enforce. It is also stipulated on our site under reservations. We did not mean to ruin your evening but simply wanted to be fair to all other parties waiting. We hope you can find some understanding. Thanks, Big Fish & Open Range Team
It was a nice quiet night for my wife’s birthday and we left full and happy.
Hi Anonymous, Thank you for your review! Happy Birthday once again to your lovely wife. Best wishes for many more to come! We look forward to serving you again! Thanks, Big Fish & Open Range Team
Fantastic seafood chowder! The fish was extremely tasty! Lots of selection on the menu! Highly recommended.
Hi MichelM, Thank you for your review and recommendation! You can't go wrong with the Seafood Chowder - great for the current weather. We look forward to serving you again! Thanks, Big Fish & Open Range Team
This was our second visit to Open Range as we were impressed the first time. Finding a parking spot right in front was a good omen. We were right on time for our reservation so taken directly to our table. With the recent melding of Open Range and Big Fish there were 2 menus to choose from plus a set Valentine’s Day menu. We opted for standard rye and ginger and a gin caesar. Both delivered promptly. The oysters for appies were delish but a dash of fresh horseradish would have elevated those. After much consideration I had the elk ribeye cooked rare with extra veggies instead of a starch. Husband had the wild boar chop. The servings were the perfect size. We each tasted the others and both were very well seasoned. The elk with a little heat and the chop with a little sweet. I’d recommend either one. Ending the dinner with the pecan pie and fluffy ganache and some ice wine topped us up both up nicely. With the tip it was a $230 night but an excellent way to celebrate and worth every penny. The service was prompt, friendly and unobtrusive. Well done Open Range.
Hi Arlene, Thank you for your review! We are so happy to have you come back and join us again! You are totally right about the heat from the Elk and the sweetness from the Chop. The Pecan Pie is the perfect way to finish your meal. Glad to know we delivered a swift and prompt service to both you and your husband. See you next time! Thanks, Big Fish & Open Range Team
Big Fish and Open Range Calgary offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (403) 277-3403.
Big Fish and Open Range Calgary is rated 4.6 stars by 1375 OpenTable diners.
Big Fish and Open Range Calgary does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://bigfishrestaurant.ca/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.