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River Cafe

#10 of 2,980 Restaurants in Calgary
Certificate of Excellence
Northwest Calgary
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25 Prince's Island Pk SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 0R1, Canada
+1 403-261-7670
11:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 22:00
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

For my brother's 25th birthday, the two of us wanted to eat somewhere that would be more than just a meal-- we wanted an experience. When we learned that River Cafe had a tasting menu, we thought a dinner here would be perfect. Our expectations were beyond exceeded! We started with cocktails that were wonderfully crafted and then moved into... More 

Thank Brit M
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I tried River Cafe for the first time this evening. The restaurant is in a lovely setting on Prince's Island. Although there is no parking with the restaurant itself, there are parking lots on Memorial/3rd St NW and in Eau Claire - approx. 5-10mins walk to the restaurant. The servers are knowledgeable about the dishes served, and... More 

1 Thank mounseyclaire
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful regional selections. I had the wild boar and it was excellent. There was a good wine list the service was engaged and professional. We had a wonderful evening. And a great evening the patio is a great place to have dinner.

Thank OWD1
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31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Always a treat for brunch! Young and old. Excellent variety of local dishes. The service is super by warm and friendly staff. Charming location

Thank Allan H
Toronto, ON
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is so fantastic for a lazy Sunday brunch. The patio is covered with a huge amount of umbrellas. And if that's booked, you can always sit inside where the breeze flows through the giant open windows. The menu is extensive and everything is delicious. They even have unsweetened iced tea!

Thank lnutting
Leicester, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On our last night of holiday together we walked along the river and called in the River Cafe for a drink and snack / treat. The haven of the cafe is wonderful. The staff were ever so helpful and welcoming and even though we didn't want a full meal we were made to feel welcome and no trouble to fit... More 

Thank ruthauton
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on a Friday night for a family function. On the positive side, the Price's Park surrounding is fantastic and the rustic interior of the restaurant is quaint but still in many ways romantic. It would be a good choice for a small wedding or special someone dinner. The parking is off site and about a ten minute walk away... More 

1 Thank TheresWaldo
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The riverside setting and views on the patio are unique and a delightful way to enjoy Princess Island and a downtown city view. Service is always :exceptional--and accommodating. Quality of food and beverage is excellent and consistent. However We did find the menu to be limited, particularly with the appetizers. Salads are a highlight. And wild meats their forte! Recommended.

Thank alan a
Victoria, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant has a lovely sunny patio looking over the river on Prince's Island. You access it through the Eau Claire district in downtown Calgary. The patio is on two levels which offers each table lovely views. There are ample umbrellas for those who do not want to be in the direct sun. The service was friendly and excellent. Do... More 

Thank SVict2004
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely to sit outside in the sunshine, restaurant inside looked very nice too. No problem to not have reservations, able to sit outside and enjoy the good weather. Service was a bit slow, interesting items on the menu to choose from. A bit pricey for lunch but the portion size was good. Our starter was the Fish & Game Board.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 31 - US$ 104
Canadian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, View
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?