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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 August 2016

The River Cafe is an attractive restaurant set in a great setting. Unfortunately, the service was a bit slow, taking nearly 45 minutes for us to be served once we placed our order. The food was quite good, but the wait really detracted from an...More

Thank ZippyGreen
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

My grandma and I came here for supper, and oh my goodness we were impressed! The food is expensive, but seriously it is worth the money. I had the salmon, there were so many flavors! Desert was also excellent! The service was quick and our...More

Thank takemetotgesea
Reviewed 28 July 2016

I want to start off by saying I need to right a wrong. I wanted to come on and write a review because I've thoroughly enjoyed my several experiences at this restaurant. But as I was reading through I saw a very rude and incorrect...More

2  Thank MB19651234
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

The setting here is amazing!! The patio us beautiful, the decor is quaint and the people are welcoming. This place is not good for gluten free vegans, but they serve drinks which are vegan! Just having drink interested patio is worth a visit. If you...More

Thank Jennifer K
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Do yourself a favour and take someone you like or love to this great spot. Great location, terrific service and the food was delicious. The only thing better was the ambiance down by the Bow River

Thank Rod F
Reviewed 26 July 2016

We were in luck and picked a beautiful summer evening. Not so sure to have it compete with the Folk Music festival which surrounded us. The noise level was acceptable, and we enjoyed some musical entertainment form a group of restaurant guests(probably also from the...More

Thank Miami42
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Their 'cook' did certainly not write nor read the menu. The 'Duck Mousse 19' came as a greasy loaf, not foamy at all. The 'Hog Wild Boar Loin 43' was simply a piece of pork loin with its grease still attached. The 'Juniper Smoked Duck...More

3  Thank longtravel09
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

I was on a company trip in Calgary during July and decided to give this place a try. In total, I visited River Cafe three times in July and I have to say that the food and service is great. Unfortunately the hostess "Kate" made...More

3  Thank Zylonite
Reviewed 24 July 2016

We were taken here by our very generous friends as a treat on our visit to Calgary. Beautiful surroundings, delicious and fragrant food and exquisite wines..Absolutely delightful. A wonderful memory was made.

Thank LFoodie1
Reviewed 24 July 2016

I wanted to say one in a million but that may be a bit much. However this place is like no other in the city.....a restaurant on an island. I had the pleasure to go to a nighttime winter wedding there years ago and it...More

Thank Blair S
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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, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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