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Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant

15979 Bow Bottom Trail SE, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
+1 403-476-1310
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good26%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
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Canadian, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
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15979 Bow Bottom Trail SE, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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1 - 10 of 148 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been going to the Ranche for years the operator changed a coupled of years ago and it got even better. The food is great and I think is good value. If you are in from out of town it is worth the trek...More

Thank Randy M
greateventsgroup, Social Media Coordinator at Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi, Randy, we are so happy you liked our place, we are indeed blessed with such amazing soroundings.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Family celebrating Father's Day (4 adults, 2 children) wasn't as good as we hoped it would be. We were disappointed in the quality of the food: the Bennie was nothing special, nor was the stuffed French toast. Two of us had the House smoked salmon...More

Thank lawm
greateventsgroup, Social Media Coordinator at Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are really sorry to hear that. I am will pass this information to our chef so we can work harder to improve your experience.

Reviewed 1 week ago

The Ranche restaurant is located in a brick house built by one of the first business giants in Calgary and is a beautiful setting in among meadows and forests along the river. The gardens harken back to the 19th century. We went for Sunday Brunch...More

Thank Westerner222
greateventsgroup, Social Media Coordinator at Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your kind words, please return for a dinner, we assure you will love our patio even more at sunset:)

Reviewed 1 week ago

Brunch at noon on a hot day with a breeze, enjoying life on the veranda! Not our first visit and it was a great one again. Fantastic food: ahhhhh the taste of real butter in a real Hollandaise sauce! Perfectly poached eggs. Everything tasty and...More

Thank Brigitte L
greateventsgroup, Social Media Coordinator at Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you, Brigitte, hoping to see you back soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best place to enjoy an excellent dinner in Calgary. The patio view is amazing, especially during the peonies season. Highly recommend and it's family friendly.

Thank Marina S
greateventsgroup, Social Media Manager at Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful setting in a National Park wrap around veranda on a warm evening with a breeze. The Charcuterie was good nothing especially different or a stand out. Small portions of mustard and chutney. $28 Daily soup was very good however expensive $12 Day Catch was...More

Thank Andee S
greateventsgroup, Social Media Coordinator at Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi, Andee, thank you for your feedback. We will pass the information about the food portions to our Executive Chef. It's really a pity that your experience got spoiled and we are sorry for that. Usually, our patio is extremely quiet.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Bow Valley Ranche is a gorgeous old house-conversion - spectacular setting creates a great dining mood. Hostess was very welcoming and helpful. Menu was very limited and with an average price of $40+ for entrees, and TINY portions (the halibut filet measured 5" x...More

Thank GrittyMan
greateventsgroup, Social Media Coordinator at Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi, Thank you for taking your time to getting back with a valuable feedback. We will make sure to pass this information to both our chef and restaurant manager.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

5 of us attended recently and enjoyed a luncheon there. We were all very happy with our food and service. Our waiter Roberto, was very attentive and we enjoyed chatting to him.

Thank christed
BowValleyRanche, Public Relations Manager at Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you on behalf of Roberto and our entire team!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Table for 8 wasn't a problem this evening for the restaurant. Our waiter was both attentive but not overbearing. The rack of lamb was outstanding, done to perfection, while the chicken fingers (for a child) were very moist and tender. The surf and turf was,...More

Thank emandernie
BowValleyRanche, Public Relations Manager at Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your honest feedback:)

Reviewed 5 June 2017

We had Mother's Day brunch at BVR and really enjoyed the beautiful setting - both the historical home and Fish Creek Park surrounding us. The food was excellent - very fresh and well prepared. The service was a bit slow (I think we waited for...More

Thank onehappylittlelady
BowValleyRanche, Public Relations Manager at Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your kind words!

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sunlover090
31 July 2015|
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Response from PatmanCalgary | Reviewed this property |
The patio is actually an old fashioned veranda that wraps around 2 sides of the house. Hope that helps
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 34
Cuisine
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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
  • E-mail
Description
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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