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River Cafe

$$$$, , Vegetarian Friendly
25 Prince's Island Pk SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 0R1, Canada
+1 403-261-7670
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good27%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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Canadian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
25 Prince's Island Pk SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 0R1, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Had a fantastic dinner the atmosphere is great very quaint and unique and being on the island was quite romantic. The food was awesome very fresh and unique and excellent quality ingredients. The Bison tartare was yummy and the rainbow trout was great and Kohlrabi...More

Thank Graham S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great cafe, with lovely people in a splendid location. Gets busy because it is deservedly popular. Attracts a very good busker.

Thank Gregory-George C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Treated to dinner at River Cafe after a day of sightseeing in Calgary. Lovely setting and warm friendly service. Menu not large but something for all. Unlimited sparkling water was a treat. Started with lentil dip with breads. Ok but a little heavy and bland....More

Thank VicnJen67
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a great place and the food is really good. I liked the rustic decor and the setting. Definitely I return here with my family.

Thank Nataliya K
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This restaurant is situated in a really nice area overlooking the river in Calgary. The scenery is natural with trees and grass and has a quiet calm. The restaurant has a rustic cottage like feel which enhances the ambiance. Our waitress was good, explaining the...More

Thank Gino B
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This was our first time at River Cafe. Ambience was lovely with a great breeze running through the restaurant and the patio was stunning. Service was perfect and our server was relatable, humorous and prompt. The meals were beautifully plated. My guest had a perfectly...More

Thank Cgyguy30
Reviewed 5 days ago

The restaurant located at Princes Island, where you could walk from Eau Claire Mall. You could easily parking at the underground parking or using parking lot at Eau Claire Mall. Parking fees: $4 per hour for each 30 minutes for the first 3 hours, $10...More

Thank Namivan
Reviewed 5 days ago

In Calgary for one night and looking for something other than a steak restaurant, River Cafe was the perfect choice! The food was fantastic and Ethan was so knowledgeable regarding the menu, especially in regard to my need for gluten free. My dining partner had...More

Thank Catherine H
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Beautiful location, sit on the patio. Food was ok, service was excellent. I’ll probably go back and try some other dishes.

Thank eikles
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is in a wonderful location right on Prince's Island on the north side of downtown Calgary. The menu focuses on local ingredients, which is a special find. Food quality was excellent, although portions are on the small side. Expect to have to walk...More

Thank gordonkrahn
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Questions & Answers
Nancy B
October 17, 2017|
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Response from Camphouseone | Reviewed this property |
Hello, we owned a restaurant for thirty two years...would never give out a recipe otherwise why would our guests return? Enjoy every bite the next time you visit! Retired and loving it!!
Nancy B
October 14, 2017|
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Response from Jacob T | Reviewed this property |
I haven't tried the recipe yet. Apologies.
Kevin M
September 16, 2016|
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Response from notKHinC | Reviewed this property |
Hi Kevin I think this question / concern was misdirected. I am not Kasey, and my review of the River Cafe was 5 star - it was an excellent evening. Best regards, Kelly
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$9 - $33
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Scenic view, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25 Prince's Island Pk SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 0R1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary>  > Northwest Calgary
  • Neighborhood: Northwest Calgary
  • Phone Number: +1 403-261-7670
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An extraordinary dining experience is to embark on a journey. We have created a beautiful place in an extraordinary setting and have tended to the details that make you feel at home: staff who care, chefs who are passionate about quality and the regional seasonal ingredients that bring to your palate a taste of place.
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