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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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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good28%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (93 reviews)
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Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Canadian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
25 Prince's Island Pk SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 0R1, Canada
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1 - 10 of 873 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Brilliant restaurant nestled in park. Great menu for brunch capturing fresh produce presented exquisitely. Staff are welcoming and friendly without being intrusive, fantastic service. The eggs Benedict with the fish cakes as a side was mouth watering and perfect for Sunday brunch. Great views loads...More

Thank mansfial
Reviewed 6 days ago

A terrific restaurant. Good menu (try the lamb) - quality wine list - excellent servers - pleasant ambiance.

Thank brianmQ71VN
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to River cafe for a romantic birthday dinner. Fortunately the weather was warm enough that we were able to sit at a table outside. The sun was just setting, and the patio heaters really made it cozy. Our server was informative when it...More

Thank Dominique L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Let me start by saying - we had a great time at the River Café. The location is beautiful, restaurant has great ambience and the service was solid. The disappointing factor was the food, which should be the main attraction when going for dinner. There...More

Thank jjhrtraveler
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been to the River Cafe a number of times over the past 10 years. The park setting is unbeatable and this is the best patio in summer. My husband and I recently went out for dinner with another couple for a celebration. The menu...More

Thank LooknGlass
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was Oct 27th and not busy at all. The ambiance is fantastic. We had a great table. Our food was very good. They make an interesting house ice tea, berry flavored. I liked it but prefer traditional black with 🍋. I would like to...More

Thank mlmst23
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've been in Calgary 2 & half years, lived next to Prince's Island Park and kept meaning to visit the well-loved River Cafe but just never made it. After a wonderful Saturday morning Fall stroll in the Park we visited the Cafe. We were not...More

1  Thank Simon B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant has a pleasant atmosphere both outside and inside. Please be advise you need to walk around 200meters from where you get off the cab. It is a nice bucolic walk crossing a bridge above a river. Food was delicious. Food taste confirms they...More

Thank Nelson N
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

Nice setting, the staff are really attentive, and there's a really nice feel about the restaurant, but sorry to say I was left feeling a little underwhelmed with the food. It was alright but I have had better for less, sorry. Almost trying to hard,...More

Thank philh67
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

You can always count on the River Cafe to make any special event even better. We attended for a department lunch. But I have also had birthday and anniversary dinners here. The service and food are always exceptional. Menu choices are interesting. You will not...More

Thank AstroHiker
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Nancy B
18 October 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
15 October 2017|
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Response from FrenchNana | Reviewed this property |
Google: Readers Digest + ca + food + recipes + creamy wild rice pudding maple syrup
Kevin M
17 September 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
US$31 - US$104
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, View, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, 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
  • Neighbourhood: Northwest Calgary
  • Phone Number: +1 403-261-7670
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