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About Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
The Bow Valley Ranche has two restaurants where people come and go in the Fish Creek Provincial Park's beautiful surroundings. Located at the end of Bow Bottom Trail SE, in Fish Creek Provincial Park, just follow the signs for Bow Valley Ranche.
The Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant is the new fine dining facility located in the restored Ranche House. Their menu features a contemporary interpretation of Alberta regional cuisine. The Grand Salon seats about 125 guests.
Charlie's room, seats another 25 and there are private dining dining rooms available. Sit down beside the massive fireplace in the William Roper Hull room or enjoy the covered wrap-around verandah during warm weather. Enjoy lunch, dinner, cocktails or weekend brunch. Reservations are recommended.
Calgary, AB T2J 6T5
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dinner: Friday - Saturday: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Brunch: Saturday and Sunday: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Afternoon Tea: Saturday & Sunday: 2:00 - 4:00 pm - Seasonal
Dec 24-25: CLOSED
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Plenty of complimentary parking within the park and a few metres to the restaurant
Banquet, Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch
Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
We enjoyed lunch at the Bow Valley Ranche, all four of us enjoyed our meals. I had a house salad, it was tasty but not enough to fill me up, I wasn't asked which size I wanted and it ended up being the smaller size. The others at the table had chicken, trout and the tuna burger; they all enjoyed the meal. While our server was pleasant, once the restaurant got a bit busier she neglected us. It took some time to have our plates cleared away and to get the bill. Also the fellow who filled our water glasses spilled water on the table and didn't acknowledge it so we wiped it up ourselves. The atmosphere is wonderful and for that reason we will likely return.
This time was a family birthday meal. Always impressing with all aspects of the experience. Martin is such a friendly, professional and polite host that we look forward to seeing him there. He always has a smile and takes the time to invite us outside for the most spectacular family photo's. These are priceless memories. Slight adjustments to the menu is no problem so each one of us could find exactly what we wanted. A home within a house - thank-you!
I was impressed with the food. It was unique cuisine and had many options no matter what your dietary restrictions are. The service was exceptional and the atmosphere nice and quiet. Their wine choices were plenty. The location of the restaurant is beautiful. Would definitely recommend!
Took our Saskatchewan friends to show them that Calgary was more than cement & asphalt! We picked a great night for weather and they were very impressed with the heritage, the open art gallery next door and the provincial park .....well, not to forget they loved the food!!
All four of us had an excellent meal
Salad was presented in a very interesting fashion.
For mains I had beef Tenderloin and my wife the Halibut special, they were fabulous.
The Creme Brule was excellent
Our waiter Cameron was the Best.
A pricey restaurant but excellent food and setting.
The view is outstanding. Bow Valley Ranche is situated in a 100 years old heritage building in Fish Creek Park which makes it one of a kind experience when paired with fine dining and an excellent wine selection. The servers were nice and friendly and the attention to detail is what makes this place truly special. I cannot say enough about the passion fruit dessert.
We popped in one Sunday(in May) for Brunch with our family when we were out for a hike in Fish Creek and decided to have brunch there. The food, service and staff were absolutely amazing! My husband and I (from Edmonton) were back down in Calgary for our daughter-in-law and grandson's birthdays this past weekend and decided to book brunch again for a wee celebration. Thoroughly enjoyed the food, service and friendly staff! Highly recommend this lovely restaurant in it's beautiful setting! Look forward to our next visit.
This was our first visit to the Ranche restaurant since it changed hands. The occasion was our Wedding anniversary. We sat on the deck overlooking the park. Truly a Country in the City setting. Every aspect of our evening was superb. The hostess and our waitress were first rate and added to the enjoyment of the occasion. The food, incredible and exceeded all expectations. Amazing variety on the menu. We hope to be back to experience them all. We had the surf and turf with Bison, a variety of seafood and 2 wonderful sauces. I am not prone to superlatives when it comes to writing a review, but cannot say enough about this wonderful place. To cap it all off, I had my 2nd hummingbird sighting as one stopped on the flowering bush right beside us.
Hats off to this fine dining establishment.
Excellent! Sitting on the veranda was so beautiful and relaxed. You feel like you have left the city. So much better than the fine dining restaurants in the Calgary Core that are so noisy with no ambiance. The house is beautiful, the food creative and exceptional, and the staff friendly, attentive and wonderful! In my opinion the best fine dining option in Calgary!
I had a business dinner at the Bow Valley and I have to say it was outstanding. Everything was perfect - the service was on time, the food was delicious (you have to try their surf and turf), the wine list was impressive and the patio was cozy and quiet with a scenic view to Fish Creek Park and beautiful peonies in bloom. I will definitely come back for a weekend brunch with my family.
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