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River Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
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
11:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 22:00
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London, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Nestling by the river in the park, this is a perfect hangout for lunch dinner, or a brunch or just a cup of tea! The menu is varied and the food fresh, innovatively prepared and simply delicious. The atmosphere is relaxed and modern take on almost an old fashioned ski-lodge. Prices are reasonable.

Thank WendyW1610
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Restaurants still haven't figured out that women these days, unlike the 50's, are seen in public without their husbands and even more shockingly make their own money. Given the high rating this particular restaurant appears to have garnered, one may have hoped for a more progressive mindset. On a weeknight in the city, there are likely many business people (including... More 

3 Thank finedineCanada
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35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We recently dined at River Cafe for a family celebration, along with 10 other family members, and were treated royally! Our server was attentive, professional, and discreet, in that he was there to fill water glasses and meet our needs, and yet allowed us a leisurely dinner and chance to relax with great food and wine! Due to the large... More 

1 Thank Travel B
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4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I stopped by the River Café for a quick bite tonight. Being on a business trip, I was by myself. It is a 5 minute walk on a delightful path from Sheraton Suites Eau Claire. I ordered the red lentil hummus which comes with some very tasty garlic pita bread. It was definitely enough for one person. It was very... More 

Thank Serra E
washington dc
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495 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 260 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our first dinner in Canada was in a restored and adapted parks department building of log, stone and glass on Prince's Island on the Bow River. It wasn't exactly the Northwest Territories, but it did suggest The Great Outdoors. Pleasant and imaginative ambiance, assisted by a genteel Canadian folk music festival in the field next door. Interesting menu of locally... More 

Thank mrsagf
Calgary, Canada
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was here years ago and it has really been bugging me to go back. It's not easy to get to as you cant park there or at least couldn't in the 90's when I went but it was worth it. If you are in that area do it! :) !! it was a real treat. If I remember correctly... More 

2 Thank Fribble717
Houston, Texas
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113 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was very quiet at River Cafe on a Sunday night in February, but there was super talent in the kitchen! The Heritage Salad (mostly greens) was the best salad I've had in several days of expensive eating - so fresh so delicious so so so GOOD - and the lamb was also extraordinary. Eat here and be happy.

1 Thank Susan M
Calgary, Canada
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

We had a lovely dinner at the restaurant on Valentine's day. It was a set multi-course tasting menu. The service was excellent and friendly. The food was very good - Our only 'quibbles' were with the meat courses. The duck was tough and chewy, as was the lamb. In the case of the lamb, we wondered if the butchering was... More 

1 Thank Pamela L
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

It was perfect. Geat food. Great locale. Friendly staff. Lovely to take out of town folk. Can dress casual if out for a stroll.

1 Thank ruthcarolh
Calgary, Canada
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47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

The setting along the river is wonderful, especially on a nice summer day, food and service excellent. Try the cherry pizza, amazing!

1 Thank Kanng17

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 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, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Groups, Local cuisine, View, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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 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?