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

25 Prince's Island Park, Calgary, Alberta T2P 0R1, Canada (Northwest Calgary)
403-261-7670
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Ranked #25 of 2,898 Restaurants in Calgary
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $104
Cuisines: Contemporary
Neighborhood: Northwest Calgary
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
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English first
Houston, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

We are currently visiting Calgary and wanted to eat at this charming place. My husband had eaten there before on a business trip and was quite impressed. It is indeed a beautiful location on the island with lovely views and a quiet, comfortable atmosphere. The service is friendly and good. We had dinner here on Friday evening and the waiter... More

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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168 reviews 168 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Walked round Prince's Island Park on a late, lazy summer afternoon and stopped here for a beer and a juice. Extremely attractive outdoor setting. Pleasant service.

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Calgary, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

Three generations of our family enjoyed the Thanksgiving brunch on a glorious autumn day. The duck special was excellent (it is not a regular item on the menu). Our daughter is a vegetarian and found a number of choices that worked for her. We made sure to leave plenty of time to walk to the restaurant as we had grandma... More

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Calgary, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 NEW

I've been going to River Cafe for years and, sadly, will not be returning after our most recent experience. Terrible, terrible service. We were there celebrating my elderly mother's birthday and were taken to a table outside. My mother tripped and fell on the stairs, hitting her face/head. Not one person from the restaurant came to our aid. After our... More

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Calgary, Canada
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53 reviews 53 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

My lunch at the River Cafe exceeded my expectations. It was a beautiful fall day and we were able to sit at a corner table on the patio admiring the fall colours in the trees. Our service was very good. I had the duck and it is safe to say that it was the best tasting duck I have ever... More

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Calgary, Canada
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55 reviews 55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Have to say after a few years hiatus eating here, we tried the brunch for Easter and all three of our dishes were disappointing. The chairs were also so poorly constructed that if felt like it was going to break. The breakfast used to be awesome many years ago but the food was blah, flavourless and the menu uninspiring. That... More

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Calgary, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We chose River Café for our special anniversary and were not disappointed. We were seated in a corner table outside and enjoyed the warm evening. When it became cooler outside they turned on the overhead heaters. We had a lovely salad appetizer, halibut entrees and a beautiful fresh fruit dessert to cap off a wonderful evening. Service was excellent -... More

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Calgary, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Great food, much of it is local when in season, great staff. You can eat out on the patio in good weather. Best atmosphere that I have experienced.

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Calgary, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I have eaten at this restaurant twice, and each time it was a disappointment. The last time I ate here it was to celebrate a friend's birthday. The food was good until we got to the dessert. Unfortunately, my friend could not eat any of her dessert, as it was hard as a rock. My friend asked the dessert to... More

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Calgary, Alberta
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Went there for dinner with a guest from Britain and the food although it sounded excellent by description was a let down. The portion sizes are very small to start. We ordered a couple of appetizers and one was "octopus" and we literally had a hard time finding what was the octopus. The entrees were equally disappointing. I had the... More

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Address: 25 Prince's Island Park, Calgary, Alberta T2P 0R1, Canada
Phone Number: 403-261-7670
Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary>  > Northwest Calgary
Average Prices: USD 31 - 104
Cuisine: Contemporary

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