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

#33 of 3,003 Restaurants in Calgary
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Northwest Calgary
Contemporary
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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 225
    Excellent
  • 124
    Very good
  • 55
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 16
    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
incredible and decadent

This restaurant is very nice and quiet. I will definitely come her again. The food and service was great.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
bigoildog
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Grande Prairie, Canada
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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English first
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is incredible. It has a first-class menu, ambiance and well-trained staff. Wine list is good and appropriately it was decanted without my having to ask. While a little pricey, it represents excellent value.

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Calgary
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I was very disappointed. We paid $600.00 for dinner for 4 (2 bottle of wine too). They were not going to serve the red wine in wine glasses(small little white glasses). At 6:30 they were already out of a special. The internet menu did not match their menu and while the food was presented well, veggies were yummy and my... More 

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Grande Prairie, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

This restaurant is very nice and quiet. I will definitely come her again. The food and service was great.

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Edmonton, Canada
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We had a beautiful time at this restaurant. The service, Food and ambiance were fantastic. It is a ten minute walk to the restaurant but well worth it.

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Winnipeg, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Beautiful location - loved the walk. Delicious meal and great presentation of dishes. A tad overpriced as plates were not overly plentiful - but quality, taste was def there. Service was not the best however - food and drinks were somewhat dropped on our table rather than gently/kindly placed - was a bit taken aback for the type of upscale... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

As a business traveler, finding a romantic restaurant outside your town is rather a difficult job. I was directed to this restaurant by a helpful clerk at Westin Calgary. I was skeptical at first, as the restaurant seemed like hobbit house. Once entering the restaurant, we were surprised by busy staff and patrons. I knew I made the right choice... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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213 reviews 213 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Really nice food! We came as a group and the meal was set, but it was very good. The mixed greens salad was excellent, and the bison was outstanding. The desert was not bad (it was a meringue fruit dish). Some of my colleagues had the tuna albacore, which they enjoyed. Others found the duck to be a bit dry.... More 

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Calgary, AB
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 via mobile

River Cafe is situated by the Bow River and my husband and I worked up an appetite before dinner walking along the lovely pathways before we arrived at this lovely restaurant situated in a downtown park. Our table was not ready but we were early and they seated us by the fireplace where we warmed up with a couple of... More 

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Calgary, Canada
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This is a lovely place to go with if you want to indulge, not a cheap option, but nice for special occasion and lovely for brunch, a lovely setting in Calgary, We also booked a wine and food pairing evening it was really fun and everything was tasty. They have a good selection of wines and Canadian wines, which are... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

A friend and I went to The River Cafe for dinner and experienced the tasting menu they had on for big taste calgary as well as wine pairings. The food was really good, but we had unattentive service. It was a 6 course meal, and the 1st course came out on time. we then waited 1/2 hour before the server... 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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?