OXBOW

4.6
245 reviews
CAN$30 and under
Canadian
Oxbow is excited to welcome you back to sip & savour at one of the top restaurants in Calgary. Our patio, lounge and dining room are open with social distancing measures in place for your safe enjoyment.

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.
What 245 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.8
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.4
Value
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100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DaveE
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food, service was good. We will be back this place is a hidden gem in Kensington special thanks to Morgan!

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BigFan
Calgary
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food never disappoints. The staff are amazing. The only negative is the street noise from the patio, but the view of the Bow River and lovely weather is worth it.

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SheminaJ
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Honestly, one of the best restaurants I have been to, with a large group (11 people) The staff was amazing...especially Morgan! The food was outstanding. I would highly recommend Oxbow for a nice brunch. Looking forward to tiring their dinner menu.

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JiwanS
Calgary
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a group of 11 people who went for brunch on a Sunday afternoon. EVERYTHING from the moment each of us walked in, to the second we walked out, was amazing!

The lady who was our server (Morgan) was patient and explained things a number of times, because we couldn't stop talking to each other. She was right there when we needed to order another drink or coffee, but wasn't hovering over us to hurry up and leave. I can not thank her enough!

The ladies who were cleaning off the tables, we also very polite and friendly.

The cocktails and food were delicious! Portions were good. Flavours combinations were prefect. I can't wait to try their dinner menu!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place for lovely brunch with privacy, Fairmont was the first choice but they don’t do Sunday brunch anymore (thankfully) or we wouldn’t have found this gem.

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DebraE
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was amazing. Compliments to the Chef(s)! I will be back.

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JulianaVM
Calgary
17 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

We had the entire room to ourselves, it was nice, but the server seemed like she was in a rush or bad mood. Not friendly, short answers and serious.
Food was ok.
The halibut did not have much flavour. The Lobster mushrooms were really yummy. The drinks were awesome. The duck wings were tasty but there wasn’t much meat on them.

The manager was great. She treated us with a free Prosecco glass and was very friendly.

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WarrenB
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful evening dining on patio.

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CheriS
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely patio. Attentive server. Inventive and delicious food.

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Ella20
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service! Will come back again and highly recommend.

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NeilG
Calgary
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Very nice evening. Pork belly was amazing as was the halibut. Crewmen brûlée was great. Cheesecake isn’t very sweet if you were expecting that. Patio. Is very nice and the sun just went around the corner at 5pm so you are in the shade then if you are wondering.

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vipSizzln
Calgary
30 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Oxbow never disappoints. The Chef's Choice menu was a great choice once again.

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Anonymous
Calgary
17 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

The Chef's Choice 3 course option was great value and excellent.

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vipWilly
Calgary
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

So comfortable, great food and outstanding customer service

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stephaniem
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a lovely evening with my husband. Molly who served us was exceptional. She went above and beyond to make sure we were comfortable and warm. It was truly a pleasure having her as our server.

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Lindsey
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was so good. We had the duck wings and the burgers. We had the desserts which werent the greatest but the drinks and the dinner were excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was very good and thank you May for taking care of us.

OXBOW
Responded on May 5, 2021

Thank you for the kind review. May will be thrilled about the mention! We look forward to having you at Oxbow again. Kind regards, Morgan Knapman

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LynahN
Calgary
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, cute chic patio, food quality was impeccable

OXBOW
Responded on May 5, 2021

Hello Lynah. Creating experiences such as yours, is why we come to work each day. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to host you. Kind regards, Morgan Knapman

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shlbilynn
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What an amazing patio tucked away in Kensington. Beautiful view of downtown, great service, amazing drinks and tasty food! Highly recommend for any warm summer evening date night or a special occasion.

OXBOW
Responded on May 5, 2021

Hello shlbilynn, we are so glad to hear you had a wonderful evening on our patio this past weekend. Thank you for the kind review, and we look forward to having you at Oxbow again. Kind regards, Morgan Knapman

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MissM
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

OXBOW
Responded on April 12, 2021

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.

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DaveE
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice location, quiet setting, fresh food and professional staff.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was very good. A quiet place to chat. Although it's a Hotel's restaurant, it stands for itself.

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pham
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is a great little gem in the heart of Kensington. Great ambience and the service was spot on. Highly recommended.

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MariannS
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome tasting food!
Wonderful service!
I will certainly return.

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vipNicoleC
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful meal! Do special girl my birthday!!! Thank you

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AmbroseG
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall3Food4Service5Ambience2

Birthday dinner. Didn’t expect to be in the lounge with TV on. Noisy wedding party in dining lounge. Some not wearing masks.

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JeffB
Calgary
11 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time in. Definitely not the last.

Great deal on Fridays if staying in the hotel...50%off bottles of wine.

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vipFraserA
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.
Cheers!

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CKels
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and food. We had a fantastic evening!

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vipFraserA
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Server was great! Food was fabulous!

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PapiS
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Food was really good however portion was a bit on the smaller side. It’s a small and quiet restaurant.

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Ducks
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

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.

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CalgaryFoodie
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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vipDelighted
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

Disappointing. Tried Oxbow yet again since Covid reopening tonight. Meal was small, two starches with no veggies except a spoonful of microgreens. Only three tables booked but wait staff was more interested in re-stocking than service to customers. As well, once our meal was complete the chef was having a beer with his pal where (we) the last table was sitting. Not professional nor enjoyable an experience. Will definitely be awhile before we eat here again, if ever.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Relaxing and loved sitting by the fireplace. Very intimate atmosphere.

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vipfoodie2
Calgary
25 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Love the ambiance ... and 1/2 price bottles of wine on Friday’s. Another amazing meal with the ones I love ... the most!

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Jullian
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!

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vipMWCalgary
Calgary
32 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

FAQs

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 245 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.