At Oxbow, we want you to indulge in the art of good food. We choose to play with our menu, bending traditional cuisine, letting you appreciate dining as it was meant to be... honestly uncomplicated. So stay for a little, stay for a while. Our in-hotel setting inside Hotel Arts Kensington inspires delightfully unexpected experiences, shared in both new and familiar company.
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The service was great. The best service I have ever had at any restaurant. The food was delicious. My steak was cooked perfect, and the duck wings were heavenly! Will be going again and again.
Hi MissM, we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience with us! We look forward to hosting you again soon. Kind regards, Morgan Knapman.
Nice location, quiet setting, fresh food and professional staff.
The food was very good. A quiet place to chat. Although it's a Hotel's restaurant, it stands for itself.
This is a great little gem in the heart of Kensington. Great ambience and the service was spot on. Highly recommended.
Awesome tasting food!
I will certainly return.
Wonderful meal! Do special girl my birthday!!! Thank you
Birthday dinner. Didn’t expect to be in the lounge with TV on. Noisy wedding party in dining lounge. Some not wearing masks.
First time in. Definitely not the last.
Great deal on Fridays if staying in the hotel...50%off bottles of wine.
My team hosted me to a spectacular dinner at Oxbow and were treated like VIPs. We dined in the lounge in two separate tables of 4 (due to COVID restrictions) and were spaces out appropriately. Our table enjoyed some appetizers to begin with with each of us raving about the flavours. The Brussels Sprout Caesar is epic and the Crushed Potatoes and Lobster Stuffed Mushroom Caps are fantastic.
For the main, I ordered the Brandt Lake Wagyu Tourtiere. It was off the charts in terms of deliciousness. The chef has created a “chimney” in the decadent Puff Pastry to pour the Sauce Diane into when he serves it up tableside. Hands down, this is the best tourtiere that I have ever eaten and I find myself craving it as I write this review.
I’ll definitely be back for a casual meal with my wife and would love to introduce more of my friends to the delicious offerings at Oxbow.
Well done Chef Myles Perry and your talented kitchen and front of house teams.
Great service and food. We had a fantastic evening!
Oxbow serves up a terrific weekend brunch with a la carte options as well as an “elevated” Tabletop Brunch. Delicious options served up in their inviting restaurant or cozy lunch. In the summertime, they have a great patio overlooking the Bow River and Downtown Calgary.
Server was great! Food was fabulous!
Food was really good however portion was a bit on the smaller side. It’s a small and quiet restaurant.
The service and ambiance were fantastic. The choice and food items were diverse but not healthy. The flavor of the food was okay not great, especially for the price. The happy hour drink choices were great and nicely priced.
We enjoyed sharing the 4 course brunch as well as a salmon eggs benny. Portions were plenty and food was fresh, flavourful and rich. Not necessarily a bad thing but the 4 course meal was quite sweet-centered, would have been nice to see a bit more savoury there, so we were glad we also got benny to complement the sweet food. However the pastries served as part of the courses were some of the best I've ever had. Server was kind and restaurant felt safe, clean and not too busy. Would return.
We had a fantastic experience. Outstanding service and some of the best food I’ve ever had in a long time. Oxbow has a diverse menu with plenty of choices. I ordered the Beef duo and a side of duck wings which were on special. The beef was so tender and cooked to perfection, and the duck wings were incredibly flavourful. To finish it off, we enjoyed a nice dessert. Special thanks to Ivan and the whole team at Oxbow for making our experience an amazing one.
Relaxing and loved sitting by the fireplace. Very intimate atmosphere.
Love the ambiance ... and 1/2 price bottles of wine on Friday’s. Another amazing meal with the ones I love ... the most!
Food was amazing and the ambiance is lovely. The service was also great! I had the lobster and the scallops and prawns - was very delicious. Will come back!
I rarely would give a full 5 stars, but this place deserves it. During COVID, it presented a safe environment. Service was excellent. Melissa took great care of us. She had great suggestions. It’s great to get someone dares to recommend and listens. Food was great. All of it. Our party tasted the onion soup, Cesar salads and duck wings. The last one especially good. Steak was delicious and perfectly cooked. Same for the chicken and salmon. Good wine. We’ll return.
We had the brunch set that has the English breakfast style starter tower also comes with an entrée - egg benedit today. everything is wonderful and service is excellent. definitely going back. Make sure you going a little ealier because these are limited everyday.
Food was good, drinks were great! Very friendly staff!
Food was delicious. Ratatouille Ravioli was one of the most flavourful dishes I’ve had in recent memory.
Anniversary...we were offered prosecco to start the celebration
Very nice ambiance on the outdoor patio overlooking the river and downtown Calgary. Our server was very nice and the food was very good.
Very enjoyable evening in lounge.
They had no bartender for Brunch, and their online menu had other items that their actual menu did not include. And this was why we were going.
Great food, as always! We've been there before and will be back again!
Incredible food and a beautiful patio with a view. One of our favorite spots in the city
Another great and memorable evening was had, this is why it's my go-to. You're treated like royalty and accommodated to the fullest extent.
Wasn’t really busy server was pretty friendly great experience! Highly recommend!
Molly was a great server very accommodating. Maybe would just ask less to order our main. Great dinner we will def come back on fridays!
This was our second time and it did not disappoint. The ceviche scallops were amazing. One of us had the steak and the other had the Thai chicken, and both were amazing. This is possibly the most underrated restaurant in Calgary. Nice setting. Service was excellent. Limited menu, but great choices. Love it!
Super disappointing. Very little options on the overpriced menu. The dining room was bare and plain. The chefs were not wearing masks.
Great restaurant with great food!
We sat on the patio for Fathers Day brunch. It was smoking hot but the staff offered to open the canopy to create more shade which was greatly appreciated.
The brunch menu is very limited but the food is exceptional. We waited quite a while for our food but the staff did acknowledge and apologize for the wait. We were enjoying our visit so it didn't much bother us.
Would go back for a date night or family dinner as I'd love to try their dinner menu.
Amazing. We really enjoyed the food and service.
You come here for the food.
It is exceptionally good. And well priced.
The service is...Calgary normal.
Young, transient, not really into this for a career, not very knowledgeable about the menu. I miss dearly a higher culinary standard than that tolerated by Calgarians (dreams of Montreal, San Fransisco, etc).
The ambience is pretty lousy. The dining room is just this barren darm wood panelled box of a place. Playing ridiculous energetic pop music during dinner...who lacks the sensibility to do stuff like that.
Despite all this, I'll go back regularly at the lounge or the patio.
Delicious, rich, beautifully presented food. And warm but Covid-respectful service. We will definitely be back to enjoy the patio space next time!
OXBOW does offer delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes. OXBOW also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (403) 670-7387.
OXBOW is rated 4.6 stars by 225 OpenTable diners.
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.