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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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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 6 days ago

This is the only establishment on Prince's Island, which makes it an essential stop on a leisure visit. In addition to the rustic indoor setting there is also an outdoor seating area next to the Bow River, which is definitely recommended on a sunny day....More

1  Thank Reine L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Never have I had a bad experience here. Consistently great food and service, a unique location and atmosphere. A real gem in the center of the city.

Thank hbjbs
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Brilliant restaurant nestled in park. Great menu for brunch capturing fresh produce presented exquisitely. Staff are welcoming and friendly without being intrusive, fantastic service. The eggs Benedict with the fish cakes as a side was mouth watering and perfect for Sunday brunch. Great views loads...More

Thank mansfial
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A terrific restaurant. Good menu (try the lamb) - quality wine list - excellent servers - pleasant ambiance.

Thank brianmQ71VN
Reviewed 3 November 2017

We went to River cafe for a romantic birthday dinner. Fortunately the weather was warm enough that we were able to sit at a table outside. The sun was just setting, and the patio heaters really made it cozy. Our server was informative when it...More

Thank Dominique L
Reviewed 2 November 2017

Let me start by saying - we had a great time at the River Café. The location is beautiful, restaurant has great ambience and the service was solid. The disappointing factor was the food, which should be the main attraction when going for dinner. There...More

Thank jjhrtraveler
Reviewed 1 November 2017

I've been to the River Cafe a number of times over the past 10 years. The park setting is unbeatable and this is the best patio in summer. My husband and I recently went out for dinner with another couple for a celebration. The menu...More

1  Thank LooknGlass
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

It was Oct 27th and not busy at all. The ambiance is fantastic. We had a great table. Our food was very good. They make an interesting house ice tea, berry flavored. I liked it but prefer traditional black with 🍋. I would like to...More

Thank mlmst23
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

I've been in Calgary 2 & half years, lived next to Prince's Island Park and kept meaning to visit the well-loved River Cafe but just never made it. After a wonderful Saturday morning Fall stroll in the Park we visited the Cafe. We were not...More

1  Thank Simon B
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

The restaurant has a pleasant atmosphere both outside and inside. Please be advise you need to walk around 200meters from where you get off the cab. It is a nice bucolic walk crossing a bridge above a river. Food was delicious. Food taste confirms they...More

Thank Nelson N
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Nancy B
17 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
14 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
16 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
US$31 - US$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
View, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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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