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Reviewed January 8, 2024

Very disappointed. Haven’t been in a number of years & was really looking forward to an afternoon tea. The selection was ok. The turkey sandwich actually had pre sliced store bought turkey in it. Very poor. The tarts and cakes were ok, nothing special. Scones...were great. The room we were in was VERY cold and actually quite dirty. Staines on the wall and one of the paintings! Service was mediocre at best. We wanted to order a bottle of champagne & was told it “was no longer being offered”….what??…very odd. Overall really disappointed.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed December 24, 2023

We had a pre Christmas dinner with a small group of friends, and everything was perfect including the location in the park, the drinks, and the dinner itself. I would rate this among the best dinners we have had in all our travels, kudos to...the chef!More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed August 30, 2023

Very disappointed. Only had choice of 5 entries on the dinner menu. Halibut was way overpriced at $55. My friend and I were both celebrating our birthdays. Desert was terrible as every item wss made with Raspberry.. Not my favorite. And rhey charged ud $17....Nothing for our birthdays!More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed August 9, 2023

Great food, ambience and welcome. For a while the service was good, but it all fell apart after dessert. Even though he knew we were in a rush, our server took 20 minutes to produce our bill of well over $200 for three people. Meanwhile...a cappuccino arrived that had taken so long to serve I'd forgotten I'd ordered it. We had to leave so they transferred it into a takeaway cup BUT they failed to affix the lid properly. I took one sip and the entire contents spilled over one of best shirts. When our server finally showed up with our bill, he said the ONLY deduction he could make was deleting the coffee. That cost him a zero tip -- about $60. So, if something goes wrong, this place is awful.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed May 26, 2023

We called and made a reservation for this weekend with friends. I had a feeling and called to confirm the time. Of course they have no reservation and after calling again no they can’t fit me in. A lesson learned don’t call in and make...a reservation as the staff does not know how do this. A major disappointment. I will not be returning again .Question did they forget to add me or did they have someone more important. I will not be recommending you to anyone again.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed May 16, 2023

Unfortunately we found the food very disappointing. We came for Mother's Day dinner and ordered Cheese & Charcuterie as a starter, Hokkaido Scallops, Braised Lamb Shank and Roasted Chicken for our entrées. The only food that was good was the bread and butter. We won't...be back again and will not recommend to friend and family.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed May 13, 2023

The butternut squash soup was so good and the trout was delicious. But, it took much too long (40 minutes) to get it to our table! The green beans were hard and not cooked. A small dessert pot of a peach flavoured custard was ok.

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed March 27, 2023

Great traditional ranch meal, there was a wedding on during our meal so service seemed slower but understandable. Location is great for an walk before or after food.

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed December 9, 2022 via mobile

Some friends and I just had a wonderful pre Christmas lunch here. Firstly the location and building are one of the most beautiful in Calgary especially decorated for Christmas. The food was delicious, I had the tuna crudo and some east coast oysters..the tuna was...outstanding. Finally, I’d like to commend our wonderful server; Kayla!More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed November 26, 2022 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 November 9, 2022 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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Yes we have high chairs and a kids menu.
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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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