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OXBOW, Calgary, AB

OXBOW

4.7
4.7
331 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.

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2 people

9:30 p.m.


Booked 5 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Canadian

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sat 4:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (403) 670-7387

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Quinn Staple

  • Private party facilities

    Centrally located in the trendy Kensington district, Oxbow's stylish setting and unique space is the perfect location for private dinners, weddings, parties, corporate events and celebrations. Situated at Hotel Arts Kensington, offering additional accommodation options and other amenities.

  • Private party contact

    Nate Jokela: (877) 785-9447

  • Neighbourhood

    Kensington

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Experiences

  • Sunday Brunch in Kensington

    Multiple dates available
    It's brunch time in Kensington! Join us every Sunday for all of the brunch classics, but with a twist. From Lemon Ricotta pancakes to the fan-favourite Ribeye Burger, there is something here for everyone.

Offers

  • Half Price Wine Friday

    Multiple dates available
    Fri - 4:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
    Kick-off your weekend at Oxbow Restaurant with Wine Fridays. Join us every Friday* from 5:00pm to close for half-price bottles of wine. Choose your favourite bottle of wine up to $100! *some exclusions may apply

What 331 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Calgary / Southern Alberta

    Notable Wine List

  • Calgary / Southern Alberta

    Canadian

  • Calgary

    Best Service

  • Calgary

    Notable Wine List

  • Calgary

    Canadian

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food1service2ambience2
    Food was not good. Fish over cooked, risotto too spicey and overpowered the fish, steak was chewy and too fatty (even for a rib eye). We informed staff - they didn’t seem to care. Service lacked finesse. Didn’t wipe down the dirty table between courses. “Roughly” poured water (right up the brim). Place was dead. Now I know why.
  2. CL

    CatherineL

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Wonderful food and great service. We where greater with a glass of champagne to celebrate our anniversary. The chefs dinner and pairings was amazing. Great value and delicious!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a beautiful place. Atmosphere was calm and relaxing.
  4. F

    Foodforthought

    Calgary

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience4
    We went here for a birthday and had a terrible experience. We have been to Oxbow several times before and after this experience will not be planning to go back. The food was poorly executed in terms of taste and preparation and not worthy of the price. Mussels were over cooked to the point they were extremely shrunk and firm and we had to ask our waitress to bring out another order which was not promoted to us. Three of us had ordered the duck dish which were all extremely over seasoned to the point being not enjoyable. Also all three of the duck breasts were to come medium rare but were all medium well to well done. Also the halibut ordered was over done. Our waitress never checked up on us until we were over half done our meal. Also one of our wine glasses had lipstick on it which they provided a slight discount for but given the experience was a very underwhelming response. Overall a very disappointing experience on any night but even more so given we were celebrating two birthdays. Hope the quality gets back to what it used to be but until then won’t be visiting.
  5. CS

    CarolynS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely visit with family and Oxbow provided the perfect environment. May was friendly and helpful and I really appreciated her putting up with us. I highly recommend the Sunday Brunch, the food was delicious. I've never had taters taste so good.
  6. ML

    MLM2018

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous brunch menu. Excellent service. Highly recommend.
  7. F

    Foodlover

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    I had their chef menu. The food and the presentation were great. The service was friendly and great as well. Definitely will go back again.
  8. DP

    DorothyP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic lunch with Gerard Bertrand wines. Food was outstanding. Congrats to Chef Myles Perry and Chef Quinn Staple.
  9. MS

    MonicaS

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous, food and service. Great experience. Would recommend.
  10. WP

    WendyP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I would highly recommend Oxbow for Saturday brunch. The food is amazing, the atmosphere on the patio is wonderful and the staff are personable and professional!!
  11. t

    theleer

    Calgary

    51 reviews

    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I just wrote a novel and lost it. Suffice it to say delicious food, great patio, highly recommend this restaurant.
  12. B

    Brunchoutyyc

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful 3 course chef’s choice with wine pairings. All beautifully done!
  13. RL

    RyanL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a wonderful experience from the warm greeting through to the “see you again” Food was amazing!
  14. JB

    JBI52

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great service and food. M y wife had the Tourtiere, and I had the Carbonara - both worth going back for.
  15. G

    Gimmi

    Calgary

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Went to OXBOW for dinner with friends. I had extremely high hopes for this place but felt a slight letdown. The OXBOW Confit Duck wing was extremely rough. Just my opening that duck wings are not ideal for frying. It becomes too chew and gets stuck in between teeth. I was also disappointed that there was no chicken or veg option. The staff was extremely friendly. The ambient was great. Would love to come back and try a few other dishes.
  16. C

    Cori

    Calgary

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    In fairness to the kitchen, there was a retirement event going on in the private dining room. As a result, the lounge/dining room was left behind. Both our appetizers (vol au vent and duck legs) were both terribly overcooked. It was obvious from the taste that the kitchen cut off burnt parts of the pastry in the vol au vent. The duck was almost like jerky. The sablefish was done to perfection but the risotto was overcooked, and the rib eye steak was medium rare as wanted but served ice cold. The manager and our server were delightful and made accommodations for us with a bottle of wine we love, although it was like how many times can you hear 'sorry for the delay' to every table in the room.
  17. AT

    AngelineT

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mother’s Day brunch was busy with young families so noisier than usual. From the moment you walk in, you can’t help but notice the artsy ambiance. The hostess was friendly and helpful and offered to check in my coat when seating me. The waitress is knowledgeable about the menu and helpful with substitutes. She has a great sense of humour and excellent at her job. The food was excellent and someone was always ready to fill our glass with water or cup of coffee.
  18. AD

    AnnieD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful, quality food, attentive service, lovely ambience on the patio.
  19. SC

    SidC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    A great spot to unwind and enjoy a nice meal with friends.
  20. AE

    AbigailE

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, wonderful food, a great 20th anniversary
  21. A

    Anonymous

    Calgary

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Excellent food. The 3 course daily Chef's Choice is excellent value. It was great to see the restaurant full once more.
  22. JL

    JessieL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing high end food. The staff and chef go above and beyond to make your night great. Thank you Brett for doing such a good job.
  23. TB

    TraceyB

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely meal at Oxbow last night. Our server Brett was on the ball. He explained everything thoroughly and in great detail. Our first visit and we will be back. Food was delicious. We were even asked if the lighting was ok? How’s that for services? Thanks for a great evening!
  24. TK

    TKS824

    Calgary

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first experience with Oxbow but it won’t be our last! The food was very good. I had the Tourtiere with a crust that was cooked to perfection. My wife opted for the Baked Brie appetizer and a small salad. Excellent service without hovering. Great value
  25. LB

    LindsayB

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very lovely helpful attentive staff. We had Chef’s choice and it was absolutely delicious. All in all would definitely go again.
  26. m

    maddyb

    Calgary

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing dinner. their three course with wine pairing is unbeatable.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s was a bustling Friday night also being the first night to open up the patio and the team at Oxbow rocked it! The service was fantastic, thank you Morgan for being so amazing in your role. You offer, attentiveness, a gracious and sincere presence with a whim of fun and friendliness. The food was so great! Chef Myles and his team are true artisans of their craft and continue to surprise creating delectable eats and savoury treats! I can’t wait to see how your travels abroad inspires you!
  28. j

    jeang

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went on a Friday night and it was half price bottle of wine ( under $100 ) So that was a great start. The place was full and you could feel the energy in the room, my date and I decided to start with an order of the duck wings ( zesty with pineapple )then go with the 3 course dinner for $45 and it was amazing. Foie gras mousse with salad frisé to start and beef short ribs covered with dried Gouda ( I think ) with mashed potatoes and honey caramel carrots. The chef surprised us with a white chocolate covered orange cheesecake that was out of this world. Our server was amazing and always around when needed. Overall an incredible experience . Will definitely be back.
  29. G

    Geoff

    San Francisco

    62 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Oxbow is one of the two best restaurants in Kensington!!! Totally different ambiance and flavours but excellent food and great service! 5 stars!
  30. OT

    OTWag

    San Diego

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hidden Gem. Great spot and really really good food and service
  31. KR

    KathyR

    Calgary

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Oxbow was the perfect spot to have Brunch with old friends. Fantastic Eggs Benedict with Mimosas!
  32. LM

    LiamM

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very good and great service. Will be back for future dining experiences.
  33. CR

    ColR

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious. It was quiet but we were there quite early. Would definitely recommend.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2022

    overall4food2service4ambience4
    In each of our main courses the food was over cooked. My sable fish was a very small portion and cooked to be dry and at a cost of $37.00 this was disappointing. The Rosti on the steak dinner was close to burnt and the pork schnitzel was also over cooked.
  35. EE

    EmilyE

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service. The tenderloin was great. We did the chefs choice 3 course and it was a great value.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I went there for Valentine's, and it was great. Fixed menu and very accommodating. The service was excellent, very respectful, polite and friendly. Very well-run place, with good music, good people! Recommend if your looking for a great location just outside of downtown!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Service was amazing. Thank you Morgan!
  38. L

    Luke

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Not a terrible restaurant however it was not anything special. The service was quite good and the food was around average.
  39. f

    foodiegoodie

    Calgary

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Everything was fabulous - just wish there wasn’t a TV on. It made a fine dining experience a bit too “pub” like
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    On vacation and was a great experience would recommend it to anyone wanting a five star experience.

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 4.7 stars by 331 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 p.m.


Booked 5 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for OXBOW

1126 Memorial Dr NW Calgary, AB T2N 3E3

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood

    Kensington

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sat 4:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Canadian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Quinn Staple

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

  • Phone number

    (403) 670-7387

  • Private party facilities

    Centrally located in the trendy Kensington district, Oxbow's stylish setting and unique space is the perfect location for private dinners, weddings, parties, corporate events and celebrations. Situated at Hotel Arts Kensington, offering additional accommodation options and other amenities.

  • Private party contact

    Nate Jokela: (877) 785-9447

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