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River Cafe

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$$$$
Northwest Calgary
Canadian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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25 Prince's Island Pk SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 0R1, Canada
+1 403-261-7670
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11:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 22:00
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Calgary, Canada
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45 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2015

I went for lunch this week and was very impressed with the atmosphere in this little restaurant. I feel like I went on a vacation to the mountains and the food was delicious. I had the bison burger and was not disappointed at all. The prices are very reasonable but found the service a bit slow so not a great... More 

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Thank SandyAM2014
Singapore, Singapore
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55 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015 via mobile

River Cafe is a great place to have a sunday brunch or a romatic dinner Saturday night... I've been there already 5 times for brunch/dinner and i have to say it's quite exquisite! Although sometimes the service falls short...last time we went for brunch i got eggs benedict and my eggs were over cooked, I told the waitress and instead... More 

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Thank Francesca M
canada
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

i have found that this restaurant is consistently disappointing me . The food is described with style and effort but the end result for the price always seems to be less then inspiring. The organic nature of the food is a draw to many people, as is the setting, but Calgary is developing a more interesting restaurant scene and I... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2015

I come ever year for brunch in the spring/summer. There is just something about sitting outside on their patio and having brunch that you can't get from anywhere else in the city. The food is always fresh and the quality is always on point. The staff is always pleasant, price is a little on the high side, but it's a... More 

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Thank hatemonger
Calgary, Canada
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2015

I had a bad experience at this restaurant 4 years ago, mainly due to terrible service, but a generous gift card from a friend persuaded us to give The River Café another try. We are VERY glad we did! The service was a 100% turn around from our last visit, and the food was seriously good. We tried the potato... More 

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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2015

My Wife and I stopped in for dinner on Friday after work one August weekend. The weather was nice enough we could sit on the patio. We had great views of downtown while being in the middle of a beautiful urban park. We each had a couple drinks, shared the cheese plate to start, had an entrée (I had the... More 

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Thank Christopher M
Manchester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2015

Great location. Beautifully located place with a great patio .Food is so nice and well made . My favorite during the summer time :)

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Thank jutineink
Calgary, Canada
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219 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2015

This will probably be a Very mixed review. My boyfriend took me here for dinner for Valentine's Day 2015 because I had always wanted to go. He ended up getting a sort of last minute reservation which was convenient and we liked that. The location is pretty beautiful located right in the middle of Prince's Island Park. YES it is... More 

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152 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2015 via mobile

After a morning out and about along the Bow River biking, this place hit the spot. With its charming patio and delicious eggs Benedict's. It is not a place to get in and out quick, but defiantly easily enjoyed atmosphere and surroundings. People watching was at a premium with the nice warm temps along the river this Sunday!

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Thank gsoucy
Calgary, Canada
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134 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2015

Happy to go back again and see the improvements since the floods a few years back. The dining room is mountain / rustic beautiful, with room for large groups in a more secluded section, and a comfy willow bench sitting area in front of the fireplace. Lots of windows to enjoy a view of the park, and their outdoor patio... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$104
Cuisine
Canadian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, View
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
10:00 - 22:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?