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River Cafe

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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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“red lentil” (12 reviews)
“bison” (41 reviews)
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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 4 weeks ago

We were most impressed with this little cafe in Prince Island Park. We had no booking, but were warmly welcomed and seated outside with a lovely view of the river. We both chose the top Alberta beef meal, which came beautifully presented and cooked to...More

Thank OpaMarnie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I attended the River Cafe for a nice anniversary dinner one evening. Thought it would be nice to try a different high end restaurant in Calgary and the River Cafe is always talked about in the office. Both my wife and I...More

Thank davidnicholsonshawca
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely atmosphere inside the cafe. Full of snow shoes, hide lampshade, old canoes as decor. The staff were attentive and friendly . Food was good and hot. Bit on the expensive side for brunch but would definately recommend a visit. Glad we had prebooked though

Thank Jennifer G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took a stroll in Prince's Island Park and went to this destination restaurant for a 4:00 late lunch meal. The decor is cool, fireplace cracking with a nice bar, and the food we got was excellent. Our waiter was fabulous. We had sparkling wine...More

Thank Richard P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Princes Island and the River Cafe were a little paradise for me. The temperature was very warm for mid-September and it was delightful to walk by the still, lush flower beds towards the River Cafe. Personally I loved the decor of this Restaurant. Warm, very...More

Thank France B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I joined a girlfriend for Sunday brunch by train. Nice walk through the park, watched the ducks. Food good, nice outdoor table. Clean washrooms, whole place had a buzz of happy clients. Server attentive with good suggestions. A thoroughly enjoyable moment....would go...More

Thank Camphouseone
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been here a couple times this summer and really enjoyed the environment. The restaurant as an earthy feel and is surrounded by trees and green. From the patio there is a nice view of the river and it is away from all traffic...More

Thank Jonathan H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The River Cafe is a wonderful Calgary location. Food was delicious, farm fresh, and beautiful. Service was lovely and the location divine. Was a perfect date night.

Thank Jennifer T
Reviewed 11 September 2017

I lived just across the Bow when I took a date here for dinner. I had the bison filet green beans and the freshest beets I have ever had. The River Cafe is a popular high end fine dining restaurant of just the freshest

Thank jebiv1
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

Dinner with friends on a Friday evening. The restaurant is right on the river and also has nice view of city sky line. Food was very good and fresh. The duck was very good but the squash entree was excellent!

Thank 4Collvers
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Nancy B
15 October 2017|
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Response from fussybob | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I don't have a recipe. I did not eat it at the restaurant, but judging from your interest, I should try it if I'm there again.
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, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Business meetings, 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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