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River Cafe

) #9 of 3,057 Restaurants in Calgary €€€€ , , Vegetarian Friendly
25 Prince's Island Pk SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 0R1, Canada
+1 403-261-7670
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good28%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (86 reviews)
“red lentil” (12 reviews)
“wild game” (9 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
Canadian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
25 Prince's Island Pk SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 0R1, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago

River Cafe has a pretty patio in the middle of an edible garden. Service is great. Wine and food menu also really good. Prices a bit steep, but again River Cafe is for people that have means and don't mind to pay for their special...More

1  Thank Vanessa P
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

When you've lived in Calgary off and on in your working career it's really rare to find a restaurant that meets that not in the city feeling. And that's what you get at River Cafe. My wife and I firstly enjoyed the short walk through...More

Thank Scott A
Reviewed 4 days ago

We go to River Cafe once in a while. Took relatives a few month ago. Went again last night just the two of us for a special occasion. This time we had the tasting menu. Every dish was absolutely subperb. The current chef does a...More

Thank bauwens
Reviewed 6 days ago

Service was excellent, attentive without being a distraction, All staff was courteous and respectful. They all knew the menu and were able to direct our food choices and accommodate for food sensitivities and offered suggestions for appetizers, main and dessert which could be enjoyed by...More

Thank Jane E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We found this place online because of a local theatre group performing in the park. This restaurant does picnic baskets and serves dinner. We contacted the restaurant and decided to eat in rather than do the picnic. We are so glad we did. Our meals...More

Thank Sue D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had lunch food was great, service excellent waitress very helpful, she gave us some tour tips and different places to dine while in Calgary.

Thank helen k
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've been here a bunch of times and for the most part the food has always been amazing. They change their menu which keeps it new and exciting but this last time I had a hard time deciding what I wanted because the menu wasn't...More

Thank coffeenut88
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The restaurant is furnished rurally. Somewhat noisy because of open kitchen and fast moving staff. In good weather a terrace awaits you with a view of the skyline out of a secluded garden setting. Cooking is fusion well understood short of the level of one...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic ambiance in park setting. Exceptional food and service. Upscale with prices to match and worth it. Don't leave without trying the bison burger! Who knew? Absolutely mouth-wateringly delicious.

Thank CatherineLAllin
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We searched for a nice place to celebrate our anniversary while visiting Calgary and decided on the River Cafe. My wife had the halibut and I decided to give the bison a try. We did a little sharing and both dishes were judged outstanding. We've...More

Thank Ray B
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Kevin M
16 September 2016|
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Response from notKHinC | Reviewed this property |
Hi Kevin I think this question / concern was misdirected. I am not Kasey, and my review of the River Cafe was 5 star - it was an excellent evening. Best regards, Kelly
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$104
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, View, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25 Prince's Island Pk SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 0R1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary>  > Northwest Calgary
  • Neighbourhood: Northwest Calgary
  • Phone Number: +1 403-261-7670
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