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.
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Dinner: Sunday 5:00 - 9:00
Brunch: Saturday and Sunday: 10:30am - 2:00pm
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 experienced outstanding service and e ...
We experienced outstanding service and enjoyed the special treatment on our anniversary. The food was consistently well prepared and delicious. We are definitely coming back and look forward to entertaining out of town guests and family members whenever possible at this fabulous place.
The staff here is very knowledgable, the ...
The staff here is very knowledgable, the service is quick and the food is delicious. Not to mention you couldn't ask for better scenery being in fish creek park. Definitely worth the price you pay but be prepared to spend.
This was my second visit to BVR for lunc ...
This was my second visit to BVR for lunch with girlfriends both times have been this time of year. Sat outside on the deck lovely venue, charming and very clean. Our server had a great sense of humour while remaining professional. I would love to go back for dinner with my husband before the snow flies 🍷
On Saturday some friends from away joine ...
On Saturday some friends from away joined us at the restaurant, they were in total amazement from the minute they walked up to the front gate, the landscape, the garden, the smoker, the house. it was all so beautiful, when we arrived the hostess was very curtious and helpful, after being seated by the beautiful fireplace our waiter arrived with drink drink requests and specials of the day, the drinks were very well timed and the waiter was very knowledgeable about the building, food and wine. when the food came out it was presented beautifully and tasted exceptional, our out of town guests repeated several times throughout the night what an amazing place this is tucked away in calgary. we will return and so will they. Thank you Bow valley Ranche
This was my wife's second time within th ...
This was my wife's second time within three days. The service is exceptional as was the Char and scallops. The scenery gives you the feel of being out of the city, as we observed Deer feeding along pathways. We will be returning soon
We were celebrating 3 birthdays for the ...
We were celebrating 3 birthdays for the 12th,13th & 14th.
The main room was taken up by a large wedding so we were in one of the smaller rooms.
Nice and intimated for the 6 of us enjoying a family dinner.
The table of 4 next to us was quite loud but O.K.
Good meal ,good service from our attentive waiter and sommelier deserving a 20% gratuity.
Second time we've been there. Service is ...
Second time we've been there. Service is very good. I ordered the porkchop, which I had the first time because it was so good. Disappointingly, this time the chop was very poorly done and a third of it was fat. it was still raw close to the bone. Must have been an off day in the kitchen because eveything else we've had there has been stellar. The waiter made good by striking the chop from the bill. We'll be back!
I had brunch with a friend here on Sund ...
I had brunch with a friend here on Sunday -Aug. 7th.
Jose was the best server I've encountered at The Ranche - efficient, engaging & knowledgable!
My friend & I had different variations of Eggs Benedict & both were delicious.
The Creme Brûlée for dessert was perfect & flavorful.
Wonderful location to stroll after a leisurely brunch.
The Ranche did not have my reservation i ...
The Ranche did not have my reservation in their system :-(
Thankfully they were still able to seat us but I would have been pretty frustrated if they were full.
The hostess checked a couple times and my reservation was not there even though I pulled up the Open Table confirmation that I had received on my phone.
what a great experience this is the th ...
what a great experience this is the third time we have been to the Ranche Restaurant, but the first for our friends. food was great as usual service was good waiters are always engaging and knowledgeable. manager and staff very friendly and welcoming. love this place
Have wanted to dine here for longer than ...
Have wanted to dine here for longer than I can remember. Recommend placing YOUR visit here further up your list of must try. Lovely food and thoughtful wines available served by attentive staff and wrapped in a beautiful setting.
Beautiful place to have our 30 th weddin ...
Beautiful place to have our 30 th wedding anniversary supper on the veranda. food was great, service was exceptional as the restaurant was not very busy on a Tuesday night.
The only distraction was the Pokemon hunters outside the gate, amusing only, not a major distraction.
there was a wedding at the time we were ...
there was a wedding at the time we were there so it got pretty loud at times, but we were in the room where our server did close the door and it was really nice. Awesome food, amazing service, amazing server. Just wish the Pokémon GO people wouldn't crowd around the restaurant, overall will definitely be coming again :)
Always such a treat dinning at the Ranch ...
Always such a treat dinning at the Ranch, service is excellent, food outstanding. the Tatare is the best we have ever had. The wine list is excellent and Arthur has suggested some great wines. Set in Fish Creek park makes for a superb view.
Excellent outdoor veranda Very polite at ...
Excellent outdoor veranda
Very polite attentive service
Baby romaine Caesar salad 10/10
Carrot soup 10/10
Scallops 8.5/10 rated by our guests
BC halibut beautifully pan seared and juicy Thank you. Black lentils beautiful - please a little less salt though 9/10
Tenderloin enjoyed v much by my husband 9/10
Raspberry Creme brûlée 10/10 - beautiful velvet smooth Creme brûlée with just the right amount of topping. Extremely well done. I would have preferred a little less sugar sweetness in the Creme brûlée but that is my preference not necessarily the perference. Thank thank you
Hidden gem! Nice ambiance. Fantastic fo ...
Hidden gem! Nice ambiance. Fantastic food! Service was professional, yet not pretentious. Extensive wine list with many excellent choices including a very good selection of BC wines. Comfortable setting. Eat in the well appointed dining room, or in the summer, outside on the covered veranda. Will go there again.
I have been numerous times before. This ...
I have been numerous times before. This time was okay. It wasn't amazing. I had the Halibut, and it was just okay. The fish itself was cooked perfectly, but too many overwhelming flavors mashed together just made it weird and off putting. Our water glasses were constantly filled which we like!! But the waiter was extremely pushy trying to up-sell with appetizers, drinks and desserts. The restaurant had a few larger groups, and it was extremely loud. I would suggest - when you have couples coming in for a romantic dinner. Seat them in one of the other smaller rooms (if not booked by private function) rather than in the main room. Or at least offer this. I probably won't go back unless it is for a wedding or some function.
We chose to go to the Ranche to celebrat ...
We chose to go to the Ranche to celebrate a few special occasions because we were taking some family photos in Fish Creek Park. It was originally chosen for the convenience, but I will definitely be going out of my way to go back again. The ambiance was wonderful for a family gathering and there are lots of things for children to look at and explore. The food was delicious and the portions were fair. Every server that interacted with us was friendly and professional. I was very impressed. THANK YOU!
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