About Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Calgary, AB T2J 6T5
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:
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dinner: Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Brunch: Saturday and Sunday: 10:30am - 2:00pm
Afternoon Tea: Saturday & Sunday: 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Dec 24-25: CLOSED
Dec 26: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Jan 1: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Jan 9-20: 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 have been going there for a long time ...
We have been going there for a long time an it was my favorite spot. Menu has changed and we had the surf and turf for 2 and the scallops were very fishy. We are disappointed as we took some friends with us after bragging about the place. Even the chef hors d'oeuvre was very ordinary.
very attentive service, wonderful meal - ...
very attentive service, wonderful meal - Chef's Table Sunday night was a great way to sample the kitchen magic. Great presentation, timing of plates was perfect, and the best warm bread selection. Lovely way to celebrate a special birthday in this historic building.
Superb dining experience! We were fortun ...
Superb dining experience!
We were fortunate to live on the ridge in Sundance overlooking The Ranche for 28 years, watched it's renovations, and eventually celebrated our daughter's wedding and reception there.
Our waiter was personable and professional, and added greatly to our dining experience.
Our meals (Angus Beef Tenderloin) were tender and cooked to our specifications, and the accompaniments were creative and delicious. Needless to say, the desserts were as pleasurable to the eye as they were to the palate.
This was one of our most memorable dining experiences, and we will return more often with more members of our family.
We were very impressed with our first vi ...
We were very impressed with our first visit to this restaurant. The wait staff were very friendly, helpful and attentive. Our food was beautifully plated, fresh and tasty. We had tenderloin which was the best we've ever tasted. The apple cake for dessert was delicious. The prices are a bit steep but for a special occasion it was worth every penny. highly recommended. Our only negative issue was the dark and very icy parking lot.
Generally a very special place in Calgar ...
Generally a very special place in Calgary. But... We chose to spent Christmas Eve in the Ranche and despite the snowy, cold weather it was an awesome place to go to... lights along the pathway, lights and loughs coming out of the restaurant ...it was almost magical.
Unfortunately food was a big disappointment. Although menu seem to be extensive, it wasn't well thought trough. Some dishes were way colder than they supposed to be, or very bland, and sauces rather distasteful. We were lucky that our waitress was extremely nice and tactful.
But will be looking for different place for next year New Year Eve.
My husband and I went to Bow Valley Ranc ...
My husband and I went to Bow Valley Ranche for the fixed menu New Years Eve dinner. Overall the food choices were excellent, the food was delicious and the wine pairings were great. We do however a few points which took away from our overall enjoyment:
-small table, under a bright light, perhaps normally a service side table? We asked to be moved when we arrived, but were told that wasn't possible due to their reservation system
-it was very noisy, difficult to hear each other even though we were near each other across the small table.
-we ordered Chateaubriand - the serving plates, vegetable, seafood were all warm/hot, but the meat itself was not, reater it was cool to the touch. Of the four pieces we received, the bottom ones were warmer, but the top two were cool/cold. We had ordered the meat medium rare and my husband ate them anyway.
-overall we felt rushed, the food and wine pairings did not always come out at the same time and there was little to no break between courses.
We will return to the Ranche as we think most of what we experienced was due to the fact that it was a busy New Year's Eve, however thought the restaurant might want to know so they can make note for the next time they have a full house.
We had an amazing server Martin. He let ...
We had an amazing server Martin. He let us stay late, provided us with entertainment throughout the night, and even took pictures for us. The experience was great and my date and I were both just as impressed with the decor and style of this place. This wine was delicious and complemented the food. They matched and being a first time guest, I felt very comfortable allowing myself to be treated nicely by the warm servers and hosts.
100% will come again!
Food was amazing and our server Martin w ...
Food was amazing and our server Martin went above and beyond to ensure we have a great night. He took the time to help us pair wines with our food and gave us great recommendations. Thanks again Martin!!
Took my girlfriend to the Bow Valley Ran ...
Took my girlfriend to the Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant for dinner last week and came away impressed. Great food, wine list was quite extensive and our server was very friendly and knowledgeable. Would definitely recommend to friends and family.
Fabulous every time we go! One of our f ...
Fabulous every time we go! One of our favourite spots whether we are on a date or with friends. The wait staff are all so welcoming and friendly and knowledgable. You can't beat the ambience .... cozy and warm in the winter or sitting outside and enjoying the park in the summer. The food is exceptional with beautiful flavour and just the right amount, and Arthur the sommelier knows exactly what to recommend. It is definitely worth the drive to go There!
Amazing atmosphere! Amazing food! Amazin ...
Amazing atmosphere! Amazing food! Amazing service!
The food was incredible and the servers were extremely helpful with making a selection. The wine list is an entire book. The fireplace adds a special aumbiance to the room.
It was my date's birthday and they put a special chocolate "happy birthday" on his dessert.
Would highly recommend.
Out first time here, we were celebrating ...
Out first time here, we were celebrating a new job and career move. AAA+++ all the way around . This place ambience and setting was absolutely charming. The food and service was world class. We can't wait to hold a bigger gathering so we can setup in one of the rooms upstairs. Absolutely perfect place to be. This ranks up there in my top three restaurants in Calgary
Dinner was excellent, but very expensive ...
Dinner was excellent, but very expensive. We had the surf and turf and were both very impressed with the bison but would have expected more 'turf', 3 clams, 2 shrimp and 1/4 filet of whitefish was very small. Dinner for 4 without wine was $460.
Fabulous! Bow Valley Ranche is a gem and ...
Fabulous! Bow Valley Ranche is a gem and I truly enjoy every visit I get to take here. We took friends from out of town here and they were just so impressed. Food is delicious, ambiance is perfect, service is outstanding. An incredibly warm restaurant that welcomes you so much that you won't want to leave!
Haven't been before but should have. Loc ...
Haven't been before but should have. Locale is superb, menu is varied, food was excellent. Very unique location - a bit out of the way but then that is what makes it special! I would go again in a heartbeat!
P.S. It was quite because we got there early and sat in the separate dining room not the main hall / area.
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