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River Cafe (The Restaurant on Prince's Island Park)

#30 of 2,778 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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Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 233
    Excellent
  • 128
    Very good
  • 57
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 18
    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
Beautiful location

Stayed at the beautiful Sheraton Eau Claire across the river and decided to have a splurge dinner. The location is stunning and the restaurant itself had a lovely ambience. The washrooms were very clean and had been decorated as nicely as the restaurant itself. We chose to sit outside and had a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
Margaret K
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Edmonton, Canada
via mobile
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
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455 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Edmonton, Canada
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

Stayed at the beautiful Sheraton Eau Claire across the river and decided to have a splurge dinner. The location is stunning and the restaurant itself had a lovely ambience. The washrooms were very clean and had been decorated as nicely as the restaurant itself. We chose to sit outside and had a beautiful view of the Bow River. Magnificent!! The... More 

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Victoria, Canada
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

I have had good meals here before so maybe it was on off night. The restaurant was busy but not packed. It took our group of 4 close to three hours. Probably this was partly due to our waiter as others (inside) came after and left before us. We had one shared appetizer and only a main so not that... More 

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Calgary, Canada
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Love returning to River Cafe and so glad all is well after the devastating 2013 flood. It is a favorite with our out-of-country guests and we were happy to return. The dinner menu with the wild boar and sturgeon was outstanding; the wait staff helpful and efficient and the whole experience was as good as we've always had.

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Calgary, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Well I went there for a snack in the middle of the day. It was a quick bite to eat but I found the food to be really good there. It was very pricey and the quantities are not huge but not tiny either. The entire experience was good but I found that they treated us a little poorer as... More 

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Calgary, Canada
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I think just because someone does not order wine there should be good service and food just the same.Was not impressed with the lunch menu and the seating was cramped and noisy.not good for a couple wanting a break in the middle of the park.sad

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Calgary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Had a wonderful Mother's Day brunch. It was warm enough to sit on the patio which was great. the food and service were excellent. My husband brought my favourite champagne and because it was Sunday, there was no corkage fee! I have been to the River Café many times and have never been disappointed, but Sunday brunch is definitely my... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Very friendly staff, great location if you don't mind a short walk, Food is amazing and great place for a date. Located on Princes Island, you can go for a nice long peaceful walk after lunch or dinner

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Expensive but worth every penny. I have been there at least 20 times and loved it everytime. Best tenderloin in the city without comparison.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Beautifully presented, delicious Canadian-focused menu. We went on a rainy day and the smell of the wood burning in the fireplace was the perfect addition to the log cabin feel.

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High River, Canada
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

If you find yourself close to Prince's Island Park, Calgary anytime from late May onward, I highly recommend this wonderful, wonderful venue. I've only ever been there for lunch, but it is 'dreamy' sensational. Love the walk from close-by parking with a leisurely stroll from downtown Calgary, across a bridge fording the Bow River. Enjoy the natural ambience, ducks, geese,... 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: Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business, Large groups, 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?