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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 #22 of 2,925 Restaurants in Calgary
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $104
Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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
Calgary
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Imagine a memorable country inn food experience in the middle of a small island, downtown a cosmopolitan city. Yes that's right. Downtown Calgary. Take time to reserve or stroll over to the River Café and allow yourself to enjoy each select food item you choose. You are assured one unique culnar experience. You must try the chacuterie platter for two.... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 via mobile

The River Cafe is an elegant log building in the Prince's Island Park which makes you believe that you are on a high end ski trip and not in the middle of a bustling city. The menu is outstanding providing a range of incredible dishes using local ingredients. If you are in Calgary (except in January when it is closed),... More 

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Calgary
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123 reviews 123 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Very good food and very professional service. It was a rarity for us to take advantage of the BYOB--but we did and it was free on Sunday. Wow. Prices of cocktails very reasonable--another wow. It has been a while since we've been here--too long and will return in the near future!

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Calgary
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48 reviews 48 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Resting on one's laurels is never a good idea, regardless of how good the restaurant's location might be. Sadly, post-flood, this is what seems to have happened to the River Cafe. Once a true gem in Calgary's urban dining scene, with its on-river location providing the perfect backdrop to great food, the River Cafe clearly has lost its way. perhaps... More 

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Kungalv, Sweden
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39 reviews 39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Was her end of November. The atmosphere is really cosy with a lot of candles, an open fire and Christmas lights. The food was served with by professionals. Perfect service - not too much, but always there when needed. All of us were more than satisfied with both starters and main courses. Interesting menu, where all raw material is collection... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

It is great any season but I like the deck the best in the warm weather. It is our go to place. Only draw back is cannot park very close so can be a cold walk in the winter to it

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Calgary
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We loved the food, ambience and service at the River Cafe. It's such a special treat to dine here. We save it for special occasions and it never disappoints!

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Menu always changes with what is fresh and local, but I've had 2 out of 2 fantastic meals there. The staff are great, the vibe is relaxed. You can take kids there f they are the easy going type in a restaurant.Great place for couples.

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Montreal, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014 via mobile

I have been there a few times, for corporate events or with my family. It is so close to downtown, yet with feeling of remoteness along the river in the Park. Perfect for corpo dinners! Service is always very professional, there is a very good wine selection and food is fresh - and good. Why not a 5 stars then?... More 

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New York City, New York
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54 reviews 54 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

The atmosphere and food here are top notch. Had an excellent business lunch here. On a cold Calgary day there is nothing nicer than sitting next to the fire having good drinks and conversation with friends. Thank You!

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

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

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