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
This is our favourite brunch spot in the city. We will often end up here on weekends.
Flood was very good and tasty. Portions were generous, and service was excellent, would def return.
Great service! Brunch was divine! Definitely going back :)
An excellent experience. Our server was very knowledgeable about the menu and made some excellent recommendations. We really enjoyed our lunch!
Hi Adam, Thanks for the review! Please let us know who your server was at firstname.lastname@example.org as we would like to recognize our staff members for their excellent work. We hope to see you again for lunch! - Big Fish & Open Range Team
The Monday Oyster deal is amazing. I recommend the east coast oysters.
Hi ZoeH, Thanks for the review! The Monday Oyster deal is always a customer favourite - who doesn't enjoy two for the price of one?! See you again! - Big Fish & Open Range Team
Food is always excellent along with the service.
Hi AngieO, Thanks for the review! Happy to hear the food and service is always excellent. We look forward to seeing you again!! - Big Fish & Open Range Team
One the best restaurants in Calgary
Hi Anonymous, Thanks for the review! WOW - that is one of the biggest compliments that we could receive. We appreciate your support of our small business. Until next time! - Big Fish & Open Range Team
Everything was so wonderful! My husband had the Cod and I had the walleye and both dishes were delicious! We’ll go back for sure!
The service was top level with excellent knowledge of the wines and food. The food was full of flavour and cooked just right.
Hi StevenP, Thanks for the review! We appreciate the shout out you gave our team for their knowledge on wine and food. The entire team works very hard to learn and understand the best pairings. They will be very happy to hear your kind words. Come back again! - Big Fish & Open Range Team
Great experience!! Amazing dishes. All fresh. Great portion size. Also lots of veggies with the main dishes. Great service. Highly recommend!
Hi Anonymous, Thanks for the review and recommendation! So pleased to see that you enjoyed your entire experience with us. Veggies are so underrated these days so we make sure that everyone has a healthy meal. See you again! - Big Fish & Open Range Team
Dinner for a friend’s birthday. Patio was very noisy. Servers were lovely. Some food was delicious (fish tacos) and some wasn’t as good. Overall I still rate it as 4stars.
Hi skiddly, Thanks for the review! Glad you overall enjoyed your experience with us. Please reach out to us at email@example.com, we would like to learn more about your food selection and what you found to be not as good. The information will help us improve our business. We hope to hear from you soon! - Big Fish & Open Range Team
Great location, good food and drinks.
Hi YYCcasualfoodie, Thanks for the review! Glad you enjoyed the food and drinks. Until next time! - Big Fish & Open Range Team
One of my favourite spots in Calgary for delicious seafood!
Hi Angie! Thanks for the review! Wow, we are so blessed that your recognize our small business as one of your favourite spots in Calgary. It means so much! Until next time! - Big Fish & Open Range Team
Good service and good food. Try the lamb and lobster burger- very tasty!
Hi Epidelite! Thanks for the review! You can't go wrong with the Lamb and Lobster Burger - definitely one of our most unique dishes. Come back again! - Big Fish & Open Range Team
Beautiful meal with fresh, tasty ingredients. This place has been around this long for a reason. Friendly, welcoming atmosphere and excellent food.
Hi SarahS! Thanks for the review and recommendation! Our survival through the COVID-19 lockdowns and our ability to stay open for all these years proves our commitment to quality food and service. It is also thanks to encouraging and supportive customers such as yourself that we are able to keep going! We look forward to your next visit with us! - Big Fish & Open Range Team
Wonderful dining experience. Food was delicious and beautiful, wait staff knowledgeable, courteous, and skilled. Will definitely be back. Often.
Hi Betsy! Thanks for the review! We appreciate your kind words. Our team is happy to know that we were able to provide you with a wonderful dining experience. See you at your next visit! - Big Fish & Open Range Team
pricey, but you get what you pay for. amazing service, a variety of wonderful food to try.
will always return
Hi nick0169! Thanks for the review! Our team will be very happy to know you enjoyed both the food and service. We look forward to seeing you again. - Big Fish & Open Range Team
Great food - no ac and it was a heatwave. Still recommend
Hi Rich! Thanks for the review and for choosing to support our small business! You'll be glad to know that we have taken measures to improve the air conditioning in the restaurant including two instant air chillers and a tall fan as well. We have also completed repairs with our existing air conditioning system. See you at your next visit! - Big Fish & Open Range Team
It was good place to eat. Location and it was nice and quiet.
Hi LemM! Thanks for the review! Glad you enjoyed the food and ambiance. We look forward to seeing you again. - Big Fish & Open Range Team
Great food as always, will been bringing the inlaws next time
Hi WilliamM! Thanks for the review! Our kitchen will be happy to hear you enjoyed the food. We look forward to seeing you and your inlaws at your next visit! - Big Fish & Open Range Team
Initial service was excellent then waiter never asked my husband if he wanted anything else to drink after his first order, like coffee or ?? I feel the make up of the bourbon pecan pie has changed. The taste was there but the pecans were whole or large chunks which made the texture chewy. I expected spring/summer veggies instead of turnip and peppers. Risotto was excellent as was the sour dough bread appetizer. I always enjoy the East Coast oysters and the sauces provided. We will be back but probably not as quickly as we would have in the past.
Hi SunnyDawn! Thanks for the review! We are glad that you enjoyed most of the food. We can assure you that the Maple Bourbon Pecan Pie recipe that you love has not changed but we have provided your feedback to our kitchen team regarding the chewy texture. In regards to the seasonal vegetables, we are currently transitioning into our spring/summer assortment that includes snap peas, baby carrots and green beans. We appreciate your constant support. See you again. - Big Fish & Open Range Team
So good - we'll be back soon. Thanks so much for a great night.
Hi TimO! Thanks for the review and for choosing to support our small business! See you at your next visit! - Big Fish & Open Range Team
Highly recommend. From appetizer to main to dessert —> all very good. Will be coming back again …
Hi Victoria! Thanks for the review! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed our dishes from beginning to end. We look forward to seeing you again. - Big Fish & Open Range Team
We lone Big Fish and Open Range! The service is always friendly and professional and the food is amazing! They have buy one get one free oysters on Mondays and it is a delight!
Hi KylaH, Thanks for the review! Our front and back of house teams appreciate the support. Oyster Mondays are always such a hit - you can't go wrong! See you again. - Big Fish & Open Range Team
Anytime at Big Fish is an occasion, especially living in Calgary where seafood centric menus are difficult to find and even harder to deliver on. Two for one, oyster Mondays is my favourite time to go and this outing was excellent. While it was +18ºC a couple days earlier it was only +2ºC this Monday and with current restrictions we sat on the patio. We Brough some blankets and a portable heater. The chill in the air, frankly, made the oysters that much more of an experience as they remained, well, chilled. Their patio has a lovely vibe especially later in spring when flower baskets in Calgary have a fighting chance at not being frozen. GO! Enjoy yourself on the patio. I had a terrific Monday there.
Hi SJCMANN, Thanks for the review and your support! Again, we hope you had a wonderful Happy Anniversary and great rest of your day! You will be pleased to know that we have finally received our outdoor heaters so you will no longer need to bring your portable heater. We appreciate your constant support of our small business. We look forward to having you join us again! - Big Fish & Open Range Team
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.
Hi LizB, Thanks for the review and your constant support! The kitchen team and Chelsea will be so happy to hear your wonderful compliments. See you again! - Big Fish & Open Range Team
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
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 4.7 stars by 1397 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.