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River Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
Northwest Calgary
Canadian, Gluten Free, Contemporary
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25 Prince's Island Park, Calgary, Alberta T2P 0R1, Canada
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Set in a park, the river below, the setting is wonderful, particularly on a good day. Food is professionally presented, well cooked but the portions are ludicrously large in that American way that now afflicts many good restaurants in Canada. Service was pressured but just about made it. A good choice for downtown Calgary.

Thank Wabamik
Thornbury, Ontario
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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had lunch with our 2 grand daughters 14 years old. We all enjoyed our meals very much. Not a huge menu but very nets ting. An excellent selection of wines from around the world

Thank rudy_lorabay
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had lunch on the patio with a burger and the trout as entrees for lunch. Both were really good. I would highly recommend this place for sunny summer days.

Thank Taren D
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Really lovely setting, both inside and out. Food was really good. A lot of interesting and unusual combinations on the menu which worked v well. Wild boar flatbread was good, as was pork and fish option.

Thank morrsarah
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

River cafe used to be one of my favourite places to go to. First time ever disappointed. Hummous delicious, waitress really nice. Husband's salmon had very bitter veggies which didn't go well with it and pickled beets would have complemented meal if they were sliced not whole. Meal took an hour after appies to arrive and my duck breast was... More 

Thank Pat P
Calgary, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Service was great exactly what you expect from a restaurant of this quality. The food was quite good but be prepared for the menuy, it's not to be cheap save this place for special location birthdays and anniversaries and you'll be happy you went. Although it doesn't seem like a place you bring kids we brought our two-year-old and four-year-old... More 

Thank Patsy S
Edmonton, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Had the opportunity to have lunch here with friends, it was excellent! The location is beautiful and only a short walk from the Eau Claire market area. Food was delicious and the service great.

Thank Tom R
Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

River cafe , Lovely relaxed atmosphere, pleasant surroundings. very good service. Red lentil hummus was really tasty.

Thank 135yorkshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I love each dining experience at River Cafe. The service is wonderful. The location is absolutely lovely. The food selections are wonderful. The presentation is just right but lets not forget the taste of the food. I enjoyed the chef's taster appetizer during lunch with my friend and found textures and wonderful layering of flavours that makes my mouth water... More 

Thank AcadianJo
Seattle, Washington
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a nice bit of park in the middle of the city. This restaurant had ambiance to spare. There was a spectacular early bird menu with very generous portions for an extremely reasonable price along with an optional wine paring. The pavlova for dessert was awesome.

Thank Allie D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$31 - $104
Canadian, Gluten Free, Contemporary
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, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings, Scenic view
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 Park, 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?