An extraordinary dining experience is to embark on a journey.


Seasonal Canadian Cuisine


One of Canada's
100 Most Scenic Restaurants

as voted by OpenTable Diners

River Café Picnic Baskets are now available. Plan your escape! Picnics are a taste of summer – your choice of sandwich (or salad) and an assortment of delicious local, sustainable snacks.

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The Perfect Gift – eGift Cards now available for purchase online. Instantly delivered to your recipient’s inbox. Redeemable at both River Café and Deane House.

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You’ll find us also at our partner restaurant, Deane House in Inglewood. Stop by for a meal, we would love to see you.

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Just A Walk In The Park

Located in the middle of Prince’s Island Park, in the heart of the city.

Most Eco Friendly Restaurant

Canada’s 100 Best, 2018
#42 – “Canadian cuisine at its finest, dishes that showcase local ingredients to their best, with the smallest possible carbon footprint.”
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Canada's Top 10

Wine Enthusiast, 2017
“Sal Howell sets the standard for fine and future dining in this increasingly hot wine and food city. Mature vintages come from a cellar that’s survived two floods in 26 years on Prince’s Island.”
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Canada's Greenest Restaurant

2019 LEAF Awards
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Best Award of Excellence

Wine Spectator
Annually since 2007
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Calgary's 20 Best

Avenue Magazine, 2019
“River Café has led the charge for using locally-sourced seasonal ingredients in Calgary for more than 20 years.”
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Seasonal Canadian Cuisine

Our culinary focus stems from a deep respect for the ingredients. We are dedicated to sourcing the best tasting local ingredients in season.  We connect directly with growers and producers at their farms, gardens and ranches, and carefully choose those purveyors who are responsible stewards of the land.

As leader and advocate for sustainable local farming, River Café is a true reflection of its surroundings using indigenous and local ingredients to create a seasonal, authentic Canadian cuisine.

Join Us for Lunch, Dinner, or Weekend Brunch

We are open all day, 7 days a week.

We look forward to serving you!