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River Cafe

) #9 of 3,058 Restaurants in Calgary $$$$ , , 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 11 June 2016

We stopped here for a glass of wine on our first visit to this park. It is a lovely place nestled in the trees along a walkway. We sat on the outdoor deck and enjoyed a nice glass of wine. The prices on the menu...More

Thank Luv2Fly2Madrid3
Reviewed 8 June 2016

We dropped in for lunch -no booking-and were seated straight away. The service was great and the food was delicious. Best meal we have had in Calgary. Would definitely recommend this place, great location,quiet and the gardens are beautiful. A must when you are in...More

Thank Jill W
Reviewed 7 June 2016

We had such high hopes -- an exotic menu featuring regionally and locally sourced ingredients (from purveyors who employ "responsible stewardship of land and sea"), perfectly prepared and elegantly displayed for presentation. What a SHAME they stopped there. Why did they leave their waitstaff out...More

3  Thank JohnandGlo
Reviewed 1 June 2016

Restaurants come and go but the River Café is a Calgary institution and for good reason. The setting, the food, the service and the commitment to the best local ingredients possible make the River Café number one in my books (and I work as a...More

Thank Geoff L
Reviewed 1 June 2016

We were fortunate enough to get a table on the patio, surrounded by the beautiful Prince's Island park on a lovely spring day. The service was stellar, prompt and courteous, the food and wine were delicious and we will definitely be returning. Having the opportunity...More

Thank Krizo
Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

We celebrated a wedding here complete with outside service. Champagne and wonderful appetisers were passed around. The waiters were very attentive and knowledgable about the food choices. The entire staff were nice and fun. The restaurant itself is situated within a nice park. The food...More

Thank FrexicanJoseph
Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

A great spot for a special occasion. River Cafe offers secluded, relaxed fine dinning steps out of the downtown core. See if you can request a window seat as it provides great park views. We had the duck and the bison and it was delicious....More

Thank Marc D
Reviewed 28 May 2016

River café, located at Prince’s Island park, I have been here for my special occasion. Initially I thought of it might be a normal seafood restaurant but I was completely amazed with the ambiance of the restaurant. This has got a very antic look and...More

Thank Pranshu_Food_Lover
Reviewed 25 May 2016

The location is magical in every season. This is our restaurant for "special occasions". I spent there many birthdays which happen to be in the summer so I could enjoy their beautiful patio. Their menu is quite interesting, not the typical restaurant choices. So you...More

Thank Kaylight11
Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

Great setting with lovely walk through the park to get to it. Loved the decor and ambience- relaxed summer dining. Good food and service to match well worth a visit.

Thank Anderson17
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, View, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
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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