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River Cafe

#47 of 2,836 Restaurants in Calgary
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Northwest Calgary
Contemporary, Canadian
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25 Prince's Island Park, Calgary, Alberta T2P 0R1, Canada
403-261-7670
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 256
    Excellent
  • 145
    Very good
  • 69
    Average
  • 20
    Poor
  • 19
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Perfect setting for dinner

Gorgeous setting for a dinner celebration or special night out. Definitely a splurge but well worth it.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
spartacat24
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Calgary, Canada
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Eau Claire
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

River Cafe Hausa nice rustic Canadian atmosphere. It is set on the Bow River on Prince island park so park somewhere in the Eau Claire Market area and walk over the bridge onto the island. Outdoor seating is available. Our late lunch was very good with extra touches of edible flowers in the salad.

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Calgary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Had a wonderful birthday/date night dinner on the patio after a walk around the Princes Island. This place always came through for us when we wanted a special dinner with a great atmosphere and were ok with splurging on it as it's going to cost you.

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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Gorgeous setting for a dinner celebration or special night out. Definitely a splurge but well worth it.

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Ontario
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We were 3 women there for a business dinner. Service was impeccable, friendly and helpful without being cloying or pesky. We each had 2 appetizers, gorgeous presentation and a symphony for the tastebuds. A sommelier made a fantastic wine suggestion, exactly what we were looking for but wouldn't have found ourselves. Finished off with dessert and coffee. We sat outside... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Excellent dish, we ordered early dinner menu. We are very satisfied with the meal, it's a good price set menu, portion on the smaller side..

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New Haven, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

The location and ambience of this place is really nice, the staff are friendly and professional. However, as a vegetarian, I only had one choice on the menu. That's normally fine, but the 'summer squash gratin' was not in any way a gratin. It was 1 courgette, sliced in half, and topped with breadcrumbs. The garnishing was nice, but really... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015 via mobile

Incredible food, reasonable prices absolutely stunning location, in my eyes a Calgary staple, love this place

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

We went for my wife's birthday dinner. We got two appetizers, a meal each and a dessert each. All the food was delicious and what I would expect from a top notch restaurant. The meals are more expensive than restaurants of similar quality in Calgary, and all three times that I have been here I have still been hungry at... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Went for a charcuterie board and a bottle of wine with my husband. The wine we ordered could not be located in the cellar, we were told after waiting over 20 minutes. Buy this time our food had arrived but we wanted to wait for the wine. We ordered a different bottle, and the same thing happened!! Not once did... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Came here for brunch on a beautiful summer morning. The patio is probably the most beautiful in town, just amazing. The service is good as well. However, even though all ingredients are high quality, the food was average at best. The Hollandaise sauce was delicious, but everything else was mediocre. I had way better breakfasts at other restaurants in town... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 25 Prince's Island Park, Calgary, Alberta T2P 0R1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary>  > Northwest Calgary
  • Neighborhood: Northwest Calgary
  • Phone Number: 403-261-7670

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 104
  • Cuisine: Contemporary, Canadian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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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?