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Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant

15979 Bow Bottom Trail SE, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
+1 403-476-1310
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good25%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (16 reviews)
“veal cheeks” (2 reviews)
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Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
15979 Bow Bottom Trail SE, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The house of extraordinary cattle business man, William Roper Hunt, he was the first "rancher" too integrate management process in cattle handling, irrigation methods, grassland and top quality meat. This beautiful house is now a restaurant in the mist of a national park (I do...More

Thank valentemrs
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Martin was our waiter and made the great food that much more enjoyable. I had the veal cheeks and no knife was required! Melt in your mouth heaven! I will be back.

Thank Jan M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dining in an historic ranch house in itself is special. The service and food were first rate. The sturgeon and lamb rack entrees were done to perfection. Service was not rushed allowing us to enjoy our meal and the dining room. Being set in Fish...More

Thank James M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Service was very good, our food arrived quickly and was very tasty. The coffee was delicious. The atmosphere inside the restaurant was very warm and inviting. Would love to go back next summer to eat outside on the porch. very nice menu with lots of...More

Thank Donna7275
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Very good enjoyable location surrounded by a big park Good for walking biking.The food exellent they serving brunch ás well,service very Good inside atmosfere it is unic

Thank John R
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

Wow!!! So impressed tonight with our dinner and service. I am a Calgary resident and have been to many up scale restaurants over the years. And by far the food and service was the best I've had in a long time. We ordered oysters and...More

Thank Cabolover101
Reviewed 1 September 2017

The Ranche has been around a long time as a very high-end restaurant at the south end of Calgary in Fish Creek Park. The family went there for celebratory meal which can briefly be described as excellent but expensive. Four of us had dinner in...More

Thank Macle
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

My wife and I went for our anniversary supper and found the food very good and the server very attentive. It was nice to sit outside and look at the park.

Thank Phillip B
Reviewed 25 August 2017

Lovely ambiance with cocktails and appetizers served outside on the patio! Live music for pre-dinner atmosphere. The Harvest dinner was primarily from their own garden production---- beet and various lettuce and tomato salads---excellent coleslaw! Mains included steak--shrimp wraps--chicken kabobs--baby potatoes-- and a wonderful melody of...More

Thank alan a
Reviewed 9 August 2017

We had booked a table for 8 on Aug 2 @ 8:00 PM, a fairly late reservation. I had arrived later than my guests but we were greeted promptly and friendly. Our servers name was Martin and checked on us regularly. He even offered to...More

Thank Lyndsey H
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30 July 2015|
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Response from PatmanCalgary | Reviewed this property |
The patio is actually an old fashioned veranda that wraps around 2 sides of the house. Hope that helps
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 34
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15979 Bow Bottom Trail SE, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary
  • Phone Number: +1 403-476-1310
  • E-mail
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, constructed 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.
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