Outstanding Chef 2014

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Canada's Top 50 Restaurants 2014

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An extraordinary dining experience is to embark on a journey. We have created a beautiful place in an extraordinary setting and have tended to the details that make you feel at home: staff who care, chefs who are passionate about quality and the regional seasonal ingredients that bring to your palate a taste of place.

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Each day during the summer season, additional tables become available when our patio is open.

please call the restaurant directly at 403 261-7670

as these weather permitting tables are not available for online reservations.


Ocean Wise Chef Collaborative Dinner

Enjoy an evening of exceptional culinary collaboration and thoughtful conversation in celebration of ten years of Ocean Wise. 
Hosts Sal Howell and Chef Andrew Winfield welcome Robert Clark, founding Chef partner of the Ocean Wise program as the keynote speaker for the evening. Hear from Robert on the most ocean-friendly, abundant, resilient and responsibly harvested seafood options available to chefs and consumers. In the kitchen, we welcome Calgary's top Ocean Wise Chefs:
Darren MacLean, Shokunin Izakaya
Daniel Norcott, Catch
Duncan Ly, Yellow Door
Jamie Harling & Paul Rogalski, Rouge
Eric Giesbrecht, Oyster Tribe

Picnic Baskets

Throughout the summer season we offer picnic baskets filled with seasonal specialties from our kitchen and bakery to be enjoyed in the romantic setting of Prince's Island Park.
Packaged with Okanagan fresh fruit, artisanal cheese, new potato salad, a selection of sandwiches and decadent sweets to finish. Menu details and order information HERE.  

1001 Restaurants You Must Experience Before You Die

book-photoWe are honoured and proud to share that River Café is featured in '1001 Restaurants You Must Experience Before You Die'!

"The adventurous cuisine on offer here complements the café's spectacular surroundings, drawing inspiration and indgredients from the surrounding landscape. An eclectic, seasonally changing menu relies on an ever-expanding network of farmers and producers."

Check it out, we are in great company in Canada and around the world.

Visit Our Sister Restaurant

A rotisserie in the park. We serve local, seasonal and sustainable food and want to connect more people more often to wholesome, delicious real food.

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Visit us in Central Memorial Park, in the Beltline district.