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Seasonal Canadian Cuisine


Reopening in May

The team is out foraging for inspiration and researching new flavours. Catch you in May!

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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.


Canada’s 100 Best, 2018
“THE MAGICAL SETTING on Prince’s Island Park sets this restaurant apart. So does its 27-year-long commitment to an all-Canadian cuisine forged from local ingredients.”
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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.

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We are open all day, 7 days a week.

We look forward to serving you!