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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, built 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.
PRICE RANGE
US$7 - US$33
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
Canadian
FEATURES
Gift Cards Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
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All reviews brunch surf and turf beef tenderloin fresh oysters chocolate mousse eggs benedict salad potatoes fish creek park our waiter express lunch anniversary dinner service was excellent beautiful restaurant food and wine never disappoints
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have eaten there several times. The Sunday brunch and dinner were fabulous, service was excellent and ambience is outstanding. One of our favorite must visit locations.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A friend treated me to afternoon tea here. We were placed next to a table of 18 woman having a baby shower; yes, we were yelling at each other to be heard. Were moved pleasantly by staff when asked; however, we were moved beside a...family of 10 who were also very loud. I don’t understand why these large groups were not served in the many small rooms off the dining room. The food was adequate (not worth $49/person.) but service was excellent. I cannot recommend this restaurant to anyone who hopes to be able to have a meaningful conversation with their dining companions.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed July 26, 2022 via mobile

We had our Anniversary dinner at Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant. Food are great-tasting, huge portions, price - worth it! Kayla was our Server, and with the help of Liam and David, they made sure we enjoyed our meal and provided what we need. We ordered...Salmon Chowder Soup, Salt Spring Mussels, Roasted Pork Belly and Surf & Turf which for us was the best version of Surf & Turf! No more room for dessert but to our surprise, the Team served us a Complimentary dark chocolate dessert with a greeting for our Anniversary! After dinner, we also enjoyed a walk around the area with some cool pieces of arts! Lovely evening indeed!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 30, 2022

Came here mid-week to celebrate an old colleagues retirement. I had never been here it is a little trek to the deep south in Fish Creek. It is nestled in a beautiful area with lots of trails and even a visitor center. We had a...large party of 15 or so and since we had reservations were seated promptly. The decor was amazing. Service was a tad slow at time but when the food came it was delicious. I had the express lunch and chose salad, beef tenderloin, and chocolate mousse. Staff were friendly. Prices were a bit expensive. I recommend this for maybe a business lunch or anniversary. Although they accommodate large parties they struggled a bit to keep up. All in all we enjoyed ourselves.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 19, 2022

Four of us had dinner here - we like to come here at least once a year and enjoy the setting and the ambience and of course the food! Food was exquisite as were the cocktails and the wines. Excellent service too.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 15, 2022

Tonight my boyfriend and I decided to head out to treat ourselves for dinner and we were so happy with our choice! I wish I could remember our servers name as she was quite honestly one of the best we have ever had! The flavour...combos were amazing and the portion sizes for the price were absolutely perfect! We left extremely happy and will be returning to try their other menus!More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed March 18, 2022 via mobile

My husband and I visited today for lunch. The food and the ambiance was great but the service was appalling. We were seated at our reserved table and given waiter , eventually a waitress appeared 20 minutes later we then ordered wine again a 15-20...minute wait to which we made a comment to our server she did agree the wait was long. Then ordered our lunch my husband’s soup came out again another long wait that we had to say had they fortgotten about the rest of our meal which I must say was excellent . Then to paying the bill we were overcharged 30 dollars to which we pointed out. Our son had given us a gift card which we were using so we were more aware, the female server did not even apologize but stated if you are using a gift card (which was on our phone in an email with code) we should print it out as it makes it easier for the staff!!!! Really should you not be trying to make your customers happy. I can honesly say that I am annoyed at giving that server a tip she did nothing to make our lunch enjoyable. I will be letting my family know no more gift cards for Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed February 12, 2022

We attended one of the special event evenings where the theme was Indian food. From the moment we were seated and throughout the evening the service was excellent with staff always appearing at the right moment. Each course was served with a wine pairing and...prior to each course and wine being served there was a short description provided by one of the service partners. all the food was absolutely excellent! I hadn't been to this restaurant for many years and was extremely pleased. I will definitely be going back.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed January 19, 2022 via mobile

We ate here before the pandemic and this was our first return visit. Two years ago the food was fabulous and the meal we had tonight was fabulous and very memorable. Our waiter, Guillaume, was first rate. He suggested the fresh oysters and he was...right, excellent. The beetroot salad is very unique and not your typical salad starter. You gotta love beets (we do) and this was superb. My wife had the scallops and pork belly; I had the salmon with chorizo. Those sound like odd combinations but they are perfect pairs. Now what makes these dishes spectacular are what they are served over. Whipped sweet potatoes base for the scallops and beluga lentils with saffron butter for the salmon. Unbelievably amazing. No words to describe them. Apple bread pudding sounds okay but they use a brioche with a rum and raisin sorbet. OMG that was amazing. In short, an absolute enjoyable evening in one truly beautiful setting. First rate service too. Wow!More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed January 18, 2022 via mobile

This place never disappoints! This was only our second visit, but we will make this a yearly dining experience for sure. Amazing atmosphere. The service is second to none. Food and wine were quite special.

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed December 3, 2021

We (6) of us went for lunch. The decor was lovely. The service was good. We ordered the 3 course express lunch. The braised beef was good. There was 1 spoon of potatoes, 1 piece of cauliflower and 1 brussel sprout (cut in 2 pieces)....There was enough food to feed a child, or perhaps an older person. The cost was $28. Needless to say, some of us left hungry. I was so disappointed. I will not return.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed August 21, 2021

We had dinner at the Ranche on July 17. The halibut was very dry and bland. Definitely not fresh. I have also contacted the management

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed August 8, 2021

Moules & Frites were finger-licking Yellowfin Tuna Crudo, exquisite balanced flavours and hands down the best dish we tried Seared Scallops were very good. Beef Tenderloin was good but unfortunately, I had one of the best tenderloins I've ever tried at the Vermillion Room at...the Fairmont Banff Springs just the week before. Vegan Glutenfree strawberry cheesecake was expectedly disappointing The Icecream sandwich was very good if you like sweets. We sat outside on the north side by the flowers, very tranquil compared to the east side which you can hear a wedding happening on that side. Indoors was loud as to be expected in any indoor restaurant. Overall was a very pleasant evening and it met all our expectations.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed July 27, 2021 via mobile

I normally would say I love this place. Went for breakfast this past weekend and talk about being sick afterwards - all three of us. Common thing ate was the eggs benedict breakfast. So hollandaise sauce or the eggs or the fruit cup that was...served with the breakfast was off. Still felt the effects of the breakfast into the next morning. Loved that the waiting staff were masked up and that there was plenty of seating on the patio. Unfortunately volunteers were having coffee in their lawn area out back and they spilled over onto the patio. Some sitting on back steps and some of their children were at times standing right beside us. Had to involve management as there is no point of the waiting staff to be masked up and then having stranger's unmasked children standing up beside you at your table. Would I go back anytime soon? Hmmm. The quality of what they are about was lacking this day and the price paid to be ill for nearly 24 hours was a huge disappointment. I did call the restaraunt to let them know we were ill due to something amiss in their kitchen this day. Hoping others diners fared better.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed July 24, 2021 via mobile

Excellent service snd our server, Baillie was great! We loved the express lunch menu. We had roasted cauliflower soup, beef shank, and a mini dessert. Very good value. The ambiance was peaceful. Great location within Fish Creek Provincial park.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Yes we have high chairs and a kids menu.
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Response from Fidgetgrl | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they are fairly large with one big room & several smaller ones. I'm sure you won't have a problem but you might want to call & even make a reservation just to be sure. They are very helpful & accommodating.
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Smart casual, I wore trousers and smart blouse, husband wore a shirt but no tie
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5