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Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant

15979 Bow Bottom Trail SE, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
+1 403-476-1310
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good24%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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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 yesterday

We recently dined here for my husbands birthday, it was booked completely at random by our children based on previous reviews. We were not sure what to expect but the ranche did not disappoint. The house itself and grounds were lovely but the food and...More

Thank Yankies42
Reviewed yesterday

Fabulous! I have gone to BVR for dinner a few times, but this was my first time for lunch. What an oversight on my part!!! I went with 2 other friends and all three of us loved it. Service was excellent, as was the meal,...More

Thank Calberta
Reviewed 1 week ago

Like all #1 restaurants in the world they have world class chefs and that goes for Bow Valley Ranch. People always ask what the best, Steak, Fish, Pasta and all I say is if you are going to a Steak House pick the stake and...More

1  Thank Sandy H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to the restaurant for lunch once as a group of four and once as a twosome. Both parties has food allergies and in both cases the substitutions were well received and enjoyable. The food was fresh and appealing and the staff were attentive. There...More

Thank Marcia B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We recently dined here for the first time for our anniversary. We anticipated a more upscale, intimate dining experience but while the setting and house were beautiful, and the food and service were good, the atmosphere was not what we thought it would be. We...More

Thank Brian H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We used to eat here often but its been a few years and so glad we came back for lunch My husband had braised beef and I had salmon and risotta - both delicious no room for their very tempting desserts. Sat outside as it...More

Thank karlowsj
Reviewed 10 June 2018

The service was excellent. I tried a new wine - Okanagan Poplar Grove Pinot Gris that was also excellent. Husband had the Rhinestone Cowboy Big Rock ale and enjoyed. He had the Birch & Cider Glazed BBQ Chicken with sea salt roasted potatoes and char...More

Thank AuroaB
Reviewed 1 June 2018

A true jewel in south Calgary. The house of the Burns family, retrofitted and expanded into a truly opulent restaurant that maintains a homey feel at the same time. Started with the charcuterie, which was a good selection of cured and dried meats (eg. elk...More

Thank Eugene M
Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

Bow Valley Ranche never disappoints. Lovely location in Fish Creek park at the end of bow bottom drive ... when you think you are lost in the woods, you are almost there. Historic building with “Lucky” the bison guarding the fireplace. Food is excellent, service...More

Thank ChrisB2030
Reviewed 22 May 2018

We visited the Ranche Restaurant over the May long weekend. This is a very cozy dining establishment, make sure you have a reservation as it is usually very busy. We were greeted by the hostess and got a nice table by the window. They have...More

1  Thank chuchichef43
greateventsgroup, Public Relations Manager at Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2018

Thank you so much for your kind words! We really love making our customers happy.

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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$8 - US$34
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, View, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
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, built 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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