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Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant

#58 of 2,973 Restaurants in Calgary
Certificate of Excellence
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15979 Bow Bottom Trail SE, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
+1 403-476-1310
10:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Tue - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 22:00
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Calgary, Canada
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93 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The food at Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant was exceptional.The location is unique and we enjoyed the atmosphere .We had the Elk Tartare to start and it was literally melt in your mouth heavenly. We followed up with their Surf and Turf which was also a real treat. The meat was very good but we were especially impressed with the seafood.... More 

Thank Jim R
Calgary, Canada
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Ploughman's Platter, Gull Valley Farm Caprese Salad,Chicken Breast,Passion Fruit Coconut Macaron, and the Strawberry Rhubarb Clafoutis are excellent dishes. Sizeable portions (great for sharing) along with great service within a beautiful historic building.

Thank myclg
Calgary, Canada
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Chose this restaurant for a birthday lunch with my mom and sister, and we all loved it! The restaurant in the old ranch house was superb. Wonderful decor (enjoyed a cozy seat by the fireplace on a slightly rainy day), Service was exceptional, and the food was terrific (all 3)! I chose a soup and salad and both were so... More 

Thank Cathy H
Calgary, Canada
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Let me start off by saying that a year ago the experience at Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant was very good overall. But last tonight's dinner and service sadly disappointed, especially the service. My lamb entrée was extremely fatty! My husband had the beef tenderloin and he was happy with his choice. However, we were disappointed with the Charcuterie choice that... More 

Thank leslie b
Calgary, Canada
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382 reviews
230 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We had loved the previous restaurant at this location so thought we would try out this one. The location is still beautiful in Fish creek park. Great wine selection by the glass that they poured at the table. Some truly good roses. The tiger prawns were good but the steak was absolutely outstanding. The pork belly did not quite measure... More 

Thank bennybear
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70 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Slow and indifferent service. Friendly but inattentive and slow. Soup and the charcuterie plate was awesome. Mains good. Chocolate souffle was very good. Would visit again just for the charcuterie plate.

Thank TeG85
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent service, fresh fruit, great atmosphere, and afterwards we all took a stroll in fish creek park. Excellent Sunday outting.

Thank Dawn L
Ajijic, Mexico
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53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This could be a jewel. Set in a park, an historic mansion but unfortunately the outcome was so much less. The highs were the amuse bouche and appetiser of seared foie gras. Unfortunately the mains were a complete letdown. The meat and fish were over cookedThe accompanying sauces were bland and insipid. The roasted vegetables arrived cold. Add to this... More 

Thank Gilles B
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the restaurant for a romantic dinner! Everything was fine! Beautiful cosy Interior, excellent location in a park away from the city! Very sophisticated, delicious food, friendly and helpful staff! In the warmer months, you can have a great time on the terrace. Recommend for a romantic dinner, family events and to meet with friends!

Thank Julia K
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29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We very much enjoyed this establishment. The food was delicious. We all tried something we hadn't experienced before. The service was fantastic. Our waitress (Dayna) was the best. Of course, we will go back.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$32
Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15979 Bow Bottom Trail SE, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary
  • Phone Number: +1 403-476-1310
The Bow Valley Ranche is a magnificent historical landmark tucked into a corner of Fish Creek Provincial Park, only a short drive from Calgary's downtown. Our intimate dining rooms highlight the elegant architecture of the site's original ranch house, constructed in 1896.

The exquisite ambiance of the Bow Valley Ranche's tranquil setting is suited to any occasion, whether a celebratory family dinner, a romantic wedding or a special night out. Whatever your reason for coming to the Bow Valley Ranche, you will be enchanted by the elegant country atmosphere and dazzled by the fresh, locally-sourced Canadian cuisine.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?