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River Cafe

$$$$, , 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%
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Open Now
11:00 am - 10:00 pmAll 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 1 week ago

River Cafe is never disappointing, menu is good, service is excellent and the location is quiet. Suggest making reservations and checking when it is open.

Thank 79jim
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Title says it all, most staff here are fantastic, it’s mildly pretentious but the food is incredible. Definitely a must go

Thank Jon H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

GREAT for couples and dates . excellent service . check ahead for times and open days . great for teas and coffees . fine dining n expensive , but love the location .

Thank Gaucalgary
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent service wonderful romantic setting. Ask for a spot near the fireplace. Rustic cabin décor with a creative and varied menu. Not formal dinning but a wonderful relaxed atmosphere to share some special time with special people.

Thank TigermanCanada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went with a group of friends day after a full day at the Calgary Stamped (in July) , sat outside on their balcony, it was a sunny warm morning Was Asum

Thank Mike D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Multiple spring,summer, fall walking/cycling Island at the core ofCalgary's Plus 15 enclosed PLUS 15 SYSTEM and miles of pathways system, condo structures, and numerous high end restaurant facilities as well as Chinatown.

Thank 903ulrichh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This quaint, stunning tasty restaurant is the best in Calgary. From making a reservation to leaving it is truly a remarkable experience. The service is perfect and the food is absolutely delicious.

Thank clash_13
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While the title includes the word "Cafe", it is actually a fine dining restaurant so if you want to go somewhere simply for a cup of coffee, this is not the spot to do so and a quick glance at the menu will clarify this...More

Thank Stratified
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is on an island on the Bow River. Food is amazing. The walk to get to the restaurant is useful for casual business conversation. No parking or driving on the island. The menu is the reason for this restaurant. The venue/location is the...More

Thank John W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We highly recommend River Cafe as its food and atmosphere is absolutely amazing. You can't go wrong with its unique location: river, downtown Calgary, and Christmas lights! We had a unique experience and would come back in a heart beat!

Thank Anastasia C
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Questions & Answers
Nancy B
18 October 2017|
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Response from Camphouseone | Reviewed this property |
Hello, we owned a restaurant for thirty two years...would never give out a recipe otherwise why would our guests return? Enjoy every bite the next time you visit! Retired and loving it!!
Nancy B
15 October 2017|
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Response from FrenchNana | Reviewed this property |
Google: Readers Digest + ca + food + recipes + creamy wild rice pudding maple syrup
Kevin M
17 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
USD 31 - USD 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
Business meetings, View, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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