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River Cafe

#10 of 2,912 Restaurants in Calgary
Certificate of Excellence
Northwest Calgary
Canadian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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25 Prince's Island Park, Calgary, Alberta T2P 0R1, Canada
+1 403-261-7670
10:00 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 22:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My grandma and I came here for supper, and oh my goodness we were impressed! The food is expensive, but seriously it is worth the money. I had the salmon, there were so many flavors! Desert was also excellent! The service was quick and our waiter was friendly.

Thank takemetotgesea
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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49 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It is quite hard where to start, the place itself its amazing, their staff its great and the food its just delicious! If you consider yourself a Calgarian and you haven't tried then I guess that u're missing out!

Thank Oscar F
Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The River makes a real point of locavore and interesting tastes. Creative, different. Atmosphere is that of a N Canada fishing lodge, lovely inside in the winter and the summer-only patio is stunning. Right in the centre of nature in the centre of a biggish city. Expensive, but different enough that it must be tried every once in a while.

Thank GordonDH
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This cafe has the best location in the city I think. It's on Prince's Island, smack in the middle of the Bow River and surrounded by stunning park land. It's within easy walking distance to the downtown and Eau Claire area, and has a beautiful outdoor patio. Great place for brunch, excellent eggs benny and terrific homebaked goods. A real... More 

Thank Kimberly B
Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everytime we go to River Cafe we have fantastic food, friendly service, and a memorable celebration. It's our "go to" for birthdays and other times to have fun. Outside on the patio there are umbrellas and heaters both, inside, the muted sound of other diners - the ambience is warm and inviting. We are NEVER disappointed at River Cafe.

Thank Wendy K
Vancouver, Canada
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25 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in Calgary to welcome our newest family member...our grand daughter and it was arranged that we would have brunch at the River Cafe. It was a party of 9 including our few weeks old grand daughter. The decor was rustic but with all the modern conveniences including cloth napkins...always impressed when a restaurant has cloth napkins. Our server... More 

Thank Caribrice
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Eat here on a Tuesday night. One diner was late but there was never any pressure. Our order of oysters was taken out to enjoy as we waited. Great food for every course. Skipped desert but the chocolate truffles and coffee more than made up for it.

Thank Ross M
Pontarlier, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely place near Bow river, we had a fantastic sunday brunch, plus the waiters are very smiling and helpfull.

Thank mooonalexx
Calgary, Canada
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

J'y suis allée pour un déjeuner. The coffee is amazing and the food is really good (it's a bit expansive for the portion though). You will live quite an experience in this restaurant in the middle of a urban park. Will go again for sure.

Thank Qc_Ab
Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The fact that one must take a walk to arrive at the door of this restaurant on Prince's Island makes it somewhat special. It is charming and cozy. Our meal was good with the first course of a mushroom broth a particularly flavourful start to our meal. The smoked sturgeon which was my main course was beautifully prepared served with... More 

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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
US$31 - US$104
Canadian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, View
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25 Prince's Island Park, Calgary, Alberta T2P 0R1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary>  > Northwest Calgary
  • Neighbourhood: Northwest Calgary
  • Phone Number: +1 403-261-7670

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