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River Cafe

#10 of 2,890 Restaurants in Calgary
Certificate of Excellence
Northwest Calgary
Canadian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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25 Prince's Island Pk SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 0R1, Canada
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Toronto, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

After readings some reviews and hearing good things about River cafe. My partner and I decided to give it a try while in town on business We were seated and quickly greeted by our server who explained the menu and let us know they were offering a tasting menu for 95 dollars with the option of wine for 35-40 dollars... More 

Thank Allison S
Sydney, Australia
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very nice interior, attractive surroundings being riverside and within an expansive park. Decent menu, pleasant staff.

Thank HalSydney
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114 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Imagine you are with The One, walking Princess Island, and you come across the River Cafe. I feel that the deal would be sealed. However, this is not the story. River has a wonderful profile; sustainability key in food sources, wonderful flavours that follow the seasons, knowledge staff, and 25 years in. We are not first dates (over 25 years... More 

Thank Simballa
Dunnville, Ontario
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48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Chef's Tasting Menu was ordered by our table of 3 and allowed us to eat some very interesting courses. For instance, we were served sturgeon and wild boar. Portions were small but we had plenty to eat with the 6 courses. Our server, David, quoted a price of about $30 each for the wine pairings. With each course, we... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

New Year's Eve special tasting menu and wine pairing made for the most memorable Eve I have ever experienced--the delightful setting, the food, the entire package.

Thank Lorraine O
Calgary, Canada
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40 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My partner & I attended the River Cafe for a quite Sunday evening dinner and ordered a starter to share and separate mains. After the skimpy starter, we waited 20 minutes for our main courses to arrive. They were well prepared and presented, but certainly on the light side. During the main course, the waiter did not stop by to... More 

Thank Emax0442
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love the river cafe. They rotate their menu quite often but it's always delish and interesting. I also love their atio in the summer for brunch. Location is beautiful as well right in Prince's Island. Great spot for annyversaries, corporate parties and weddings.

Thank Ariella C
Calgary, Canada
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Love the setting, the warmth and ambiance of the place; reminds me of a fishing lodge style of building and I thought the service was excellent. I'm not really much of a foodie but I have to say that I felt a bit disappointed by the two entrees we ordered. The wild boar was well-cooked but was unremarkable and the... More 

Thank petrox
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We shared a Fish and Game Board, Red Lentil Hummus and a salad. It was all delicious! Lovely atmosphere for a summer meal on the patio in the centre of Prince's Island Park.

Thank jlg97
Salinas, United States
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This Resturant was recommended by several people while we were in Calgary. Walked down from our hotel and into the park where the Resturant is located. Had a nice table by the window and waited and waited for our server. It was a Saturday so the place was semi busy, but not that busy. We ordered off the specials for... More 

Thank Laura K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$31 - $104
Canadian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Scenic view, Romantic
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: 403-261-7670

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?