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River Cafe

) #10 of 3,048 Restaurants in Calgary $$$$ , , Vegetarian Friendly
25 Prince's Island Pk SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 0R1, Canada
+1 403-261-7670
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good28%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (82 reviews)
“red lentil” (12 reviews)
“wild game” (9 reviews)
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Canadian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
25 Prince's Island Pk SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 0R1, Canada
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311 - 320 of 796 reviews

Reviewed August 7, 2015

We went for my wife's birthday dinner. We got two appetizers, a meal each and a dessert each. All the food was delicious and what I would expect from a top notch restaurant. The meals are more expensive than restaurants of similar quality in Calgary,...More

Thank Kevin C
Reviewed August 4, 2015 via mobile

Went for a charcuterie board and a bottle of wine with my husband. The wine we ordered could not be located in the cellar, we were told after waiting over 20 minutes. Buy this time our food had arrived but we wanted to wait for...More

1  Thank lindsaylita
Reviewed August 2, 2015 via mobile

Came here for brunch on a beautiful summer morning. The patio is probably the most beautiful in town, just amazing. The service is good as well. However, even though all ingredients are high quality, the food was average at best. The Hollandaise sauce was delicious,...More

Thank Netti78
Reviewed July 30, 2015

We went for the early bird dinner, $29 pp for an appetizer and an entree. The lentil hummus appetizer was beyond my expectation, really good. My daughter and I had the wild boar loin entree: as with most pork, it was a little on the...More

Thank soonyk
Reviewed July 30, 2015

The first meal of our vacation was this one and it was a great way to start. Fine food and service with a terrific romantic atmosphere.

Thank Christine C
Reviewed July 29, 2015

We had completed a week of touring the Canadian Rockies and were on our way to fly out of Calgary. Fortunately we ventured beyond the airport because this restaurant was a real gem and was a great way to cap off a fabulous week. The...More

Thank NorCalifMom
Reviewed July 29, 2015

This is an elegant and beautiful restaurant....All the food is perfection....I was there last summer and it is the perfect place to eat outside in the garden...so beautiful and tranquil... We were there for a birthday...it was a lovely place to celebrate...

Thank sheenajungle
Reviewed July 24, 2015

Accidentally found the River Cafe during a walk along the Bow River. The first night we just stopped for drinks, but stayed for desert. Impressed, we returned the next night for dinner. The limited menu is REALLY appealing and a bit adventuresome. We had no...More

Thank Cigano-Gitano
Reviewed July 24, 2015

My husband and I sat at an outdoor table facing the river. The view of the river itself is slightly hidden by trees, flowers and shrubbery but it is like being in a wonderfully enclosed garden with glimpses of water through the greenery. There may...More

Thank andrearE6557MJ
Reviewed July 23, 2015

I hadn't been to River Cafe for a year until very recently. This beautiful restaurant has the best patio in town. Surrounded by an island park on the river, this dining experience makes for a lovely setting, especially on a mid-summer's evening. River Cafe's service...More

Thank albertacf
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Kevin M
Hi Kasey, Thank you very much for letting us know about your unfortunate experience at River Cafe. I am sorry to only be hearing about this now as I was not informed. Please contact me directly as we do take these situations very seriously, I would appreciate discussing this further. With regards, Kevin MacPhie General Manager-River Cafe
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
$31 - $104
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, 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 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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