We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 2,909 Calgary Restaurants

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

25 Prince's Island Park, Calgary, Alberta T2P 0R1, Canada (Northwest Calgary)
403-261-7670
Website
Menu
Improve this listing
Reserve with OpenTable
Ranked #30 of 2,909 Restaurants in Calgary
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $104
Cuisines: Contemporary
Neighborhood: Northwest Calgary
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
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
Write a Review

390 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    199
    109
    51
    17
    14
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

This was my first visit to River Cafe, and I was not at all disappointed! It was a cozy atmosphere, with the wood fireplace burning. Our service was very attentive - exceptional really! The food was absolutely delicious! Was a great evening!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Calgary, Canada
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

It's been under renovations the last time I tried to go there due to the flood. It's nice along the river.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

I thoroughly enjoy eating at The River Cafe, although it is pricy and I can't do it that often. The staff are absolutely wonderful and have engaged in tactful spurts of pleasant small talk. They're also really knowledgable about the food. The food selections are creative, seasonal and fresh. The menu changes fairly often and the new offerings have always... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Calgary, Canada
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This is a popular place. We had a hard time getting a reservation, so we had to settle on a Sunday reservation. Which turned out was a good thing. We had brought our own wine, and on Sunday's they wave the corking fee. Which we were thrilled to hear. Our server was very nice, and helpful. The food was fantastic,... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Calgary, Canada
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

my favorite time is to go on a nice summer day and sit on the patio but the warm atmosphere inside in the winter with the smell of burning wood and great food is also very pleasant. Great food, local produce, out of the ordinary menu... Very good restaurant in Calgary... Walk on Prince's island afterward to digest :)

Was this review helpful? Yes
Canada
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

What a nice setting. Only a few hundred yards from Calgary's office towers and traffic you find your self in a nice, relaxing setting right by the Bow. Trees, river, birds, flowers and a little heaven in a downtown area. To complement this exceptionally convenient and pleasant setting the food is good and the service next to excellent - at... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Calgary, Canada
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

A birthday, "push the boat out" meal on a Sunday evening. Pleasant surroundings and lively atmosphere for a celebration dinner. The restaurant was far too hot and you could smell the cooking odours from the grill station. The dining chairs are very uncomfortable after a couple of hours. We had an attentive and efficient waiter. Ordered cold starters for 5... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
edmonton
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Unique restaurant in an awesome setting in the middle of Prince's Island Park in downtown Calgary. Went for dinner in the summer and was able to sit out on the patio to enjoy a glass of wine and an excellent dinner. I would like to go back in the winter to enjoy the stone fireplace. They try and used all... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Calgary, Canada
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

I hadn't been to the River Cafe for a few years, partly because it's a bit out of the way and partly because it's pricey. But three of us had lunch there the other day and it was a most pleasant experience. The restaurant was fairly full when we arrived and were seated; it became clear within a few minutes... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
calgary
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Mu husband and I dined there for New Year's Eve. The atmosphere is very pleasant and mildly quiet which is also essential to enjoying a meal. New year's Eve set menu was spectacular, very savoury and tasty. Service was prompt. We definitely would dine there again to celebrate New Year's Eve.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed River Cafe (The Restaurant on Prince's Island Park) also viewed

 
Calgary, Alberta
 

Been to River Cafe (The Restaurant on Prince's Island Park)? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

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
Average Prices: USD 31 - 104
Cuisine: Contemporary

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Things to do Nearby

Enlarge Map