Big Fish and Open Range Calgary
Big Fish offers food such as a seafood chowder, smoked oyster sliders or chili-glazed frog legs that make for flavorful appetizers. Guests can feast on an entrée of pan-roasted walleye with wilted spinach, fish tacos topped with tomato-mango salsa or a lamb and lobster burger. An oyster bar as well as delicious house-made desserts are also available.
Open Range embodies the essence of our city; cutting edge, but comfortable and unpretentious. Open Range mixes modern with tradition, serving every cut you would expect but preparing them with interesting variations of flavours. We offer locally raised beef, elk, bison and game prepared in an easy going Southwestern style. We are one of Calgary's premier steakhouses with multiple awards and accol
Food is excellent, it’s our favourite special event restaurant. It’s pricey but worth it. Delicious!! Everything we’ve ordered has exceeded our expectations. Great service every time. Highly recommended!
Be here many times. Always comes back and love the Oyster Monday. My honey had the seafood omelet, and it is yummy as usual.
The best muscles ever. The broth is so good. You’ll want extra bread for dunking !!
Had high expectations based on other reviews. Was disappointed. Understaffed (COVID-related?) so very slow service (but pleasant), restaurant was very hot (AC not running) and the food (daily specials ceviche and arctic char) didn't warrant the prices that NoTable, Ten Foot Henry, The Nash and others higher end restaurant charge for much better tasting food.
Hi PJMfoodie, We are saddened to hear that we were unable to deliver to your expectations. We are looking into our staffing and service on the day you dined with us and will be working to make improvements. It does not reflect our best quality and standards. We are also aware of the AC issue and are currently working towards rectifying it. If you have any more feedback, please feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org! Thanks, -Big Fish & Open Range Team
Was very pleased with service and food met my expectations. Need to tighten up on sanitizing oyster sauce serving bottles. Server touched them when pointing them out and did not wipe after. I had to do myself. Sauces should actually be in single serve container of some kind not for open service.
Hi Willbegoingback, Thanks for your feedback and we appreciate the review. We have listened and are immediately looking into alternative options at this very moment. If you have any future recommendations on how we can improve our COVID procedures, please feel free to email us at email@example.com. - Big Fish & Open Range Team
We were very pleased with the quality and preparation of our food. Everything was excellent, the service was very prompt, atmosphere was relaxing and ame free parking. To top it off we felt it was good value for such a high quality meal.
Hi MichaelF, Thanks for the review. Glad to know our food and service was excellent! We look forward to seeing you again! - Big Fish & Open Range Team
Love this place I tried the seafood lasagna and it was outstanding. We also had the fish and chips and arctic char all were great. It was full on a social distance style. Only one server so she was busy.
She did well for most people coming within 5 minutes of each other.
Love this place!!
Hi Foodsnob, Thanks for your feedback and we appreciate the review. We love the seafood lasagna, fish and chips and arctic char too! Happy to hear the server was able to handle all customers. We look forward to your next visit! - Big Fish & Open Range Team
The food, as always was excellent! The server was very attentive but not annoying. The restaurant did a good job ensuring we felt ‘covid safe’. Can’t wait to go back!
Hi FelicksS, Thanks for leaving us a review. We are pleased to know you felt safe during this time. We look forward to seeing you again! - Big Fish & Open Range Team
Enjoyed all of the suggestions that our server Cindy gave us. Enjoyable evening.
Hi Anonymous, Thanks for the review! We will definitely let Cindy know that you enjoyed all of her suggestions. We look forward to serving you again. - Big Fish & Open Range Team
Overall very good. Felt like a classy restaurant. Had the clam chowder and frog legs for appies and they were excellent value. Had the Lobster and butter chicken, which was very good but felt slightly overpriced.
Hi Ty16, Thanks for your feedback and we appreciate the review. We are happy to hear your enjoyed all the food and ambiance. Looking forward to seeing you again! - Big Fish & Open Range Team
Great food and amazing service ! Would definitely go back
Hi MillerD, Thanks for visiting and for your review! Glad you enjoyed both the food and service. Can't wait to have you back again! - Big Fish & Open Range Team
We are at Big Fish, and the fish was fantastic. Artic char was suggested to us, and we had it, and it didn’t disappoint!
Excellent service as well
Hi MelissaB, Thanks for visiting and for your review! We are glad you enjoyed the Arctic Char - it is definitely our most popular item on the menu. Happy the service was excellent as well. We hope to see you again! - Big Fish & Open Range Team
Great food, mussels were excellent and service was great.
Hi wpgfood, We appreciate your feedback! We are happy you enjoyed both the food and service. Hope to see you again! - Big Fish & Open Range Team
Great food and incredible service! The only downside was it was incredibly hot in the restaurant. I would love to go again - it was wonderful.
Hi Shaunab, Thanks for the review! We apologize that the restaurant was too hot. We will follow up with the team as to how we can improve the dining experience especially on the hotter days. We hope that your dining experience at your next visit can be more comfortable. We can also try seating you on the patio if you prefer! We looking forward to serving you again. - Big Fish & Open Range Team
Been wanting to try this for a long time and definitely was not disappointed. We had the mussels as an appy, which were delicious
We shared the trout with crunchy polenta which was incredible and the artic char which was good but overcooked.
We also shared the lemon tart for dessert which was also incredible.
It was about $160 for 2 including a glass of wine each.
Will be back for sure support local!!!
Hi Foodsnob, Thanks for the review! We apologize that the Arctic Char was overcooked but we are glad the mussels, trout and dessert were delicious. We appreciate your support and look forward to serving you again! - Big Fish & Open Range Team
Great food and really enjoyed the Open Range menu on the Big Fish side when we dined.
Hi DianeM, We appreciate your review! We are glad to know that our options for both surf and turf have been a big hit! Looking forward to having you back again. - Big Fish & Open Range Team
Our server was very on top of things and we appreciated his sense of humour. The food was amazing, as usual. I have eaten at Big Fish several times and have never been disappointed with a meal. Shared the dip and then had the warm Niçoise salad for dinner while my friend enjoyed the pistachio crusted fish. Shared two amazing desserts: the pecan pie and the lemon shortbread dessert. All in all a wonderful evening. Thanks. Will be back!
Hi SuzieM, We appreciate the feedback! We are happy to hear you enjoyed the food and service. See you again soon! - Big Fish & Open Range Team
My husband and I are so happy you guys are back. We enjoyed our food especially the pecan pie! Our server is amazing as always.
Hi CarmelinaB, Thanks for the review! We are happy to have you back. We look forward to serving you again! - Big Fish & Open Range Team
Big Fish is the perfect place for a special occasion. They make you so welcome. Absolutely lovely service and incredible food
Hi MartyParty, Thanks for your review. We always strive to provide a welcoming experience with quality food. We look forward to your next visit! - Big Fish & Open Range Team
Great food! Great service. Will definitely go back.
Hi TeriT, We appreciate the feedback! We are happy to hear you enjoyed the food and service. See you again soon! - Big Fish & Open Range Team
We order from the meat menu short ribs and 7 oz beef tenderloin I asked for medium I got rare rare. The short ribs were ok but the sides were terrible. We sat on the patio it was quite loud from the traffic. We got it to go took an hr and 15 mins. Won’t be going back.
Hi Mandih, We apologize for the experience that you had. This does not sound like the quality and standards that we hold ourselves to. If you would like to discuss the matter further, please feel free to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org! We would appreciate being able to look into this matter further so we can follow up with the team working that day to ensure it does not happen again. Regards, Big Fish & Open Range Team
Great Father’s Day menu - made the choices easy for my dad. The food was fantastic and the service made the experience even better.
One guest was a vegetarian and even though they didn’t have any options on the menu, they offered beautiful and flavourful options for dinner.
Hi Kirsten, We are thankful for your review! We are glad to hear that your Dad had an enjoyable experience for Father's Day. It you haven't already been told by your server, we will make any adjustments to our menu for anyone with any dietary restrictions or preferences, including vegetarians. Just let us know and we will see what we can do! We look forward to seeing you again at future special occasions. - Big Fish & Open Range Team
Very tasty food, friendly and quick service. It was our first time going to this restaurant and we will definitely be back
Hi KaelaJ, Thanks for the review! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your first time at our restaurant. Always good to hear that we were able to provide good food with friendly and fast service. We can't wait you have you back. - Big Fish & Open Range Team
Fathers Day brunch. My father has very limited mobility and is fussy and the server was most accommodating with seating, food service, options, was a great day!!
Hi ShelleyS, So exciting to hear that you had a lovely experience on Father's Day! We are glad we were able to make accommodations for your Father's mobility. Thanks for your review. We look forward to your next visit! - Big Fish & Open Range Team
This has been a favourite spot of ours for years. We love the brunch line up and the service is always impeccable!
Hi RachelD, We are very appreciative of your review! Thank you for your constant support. We are lucky to have such wonderful customers such as yourself! We look forward to serving you again. - Big Fish Team
We had never been here before but will definitely return. It was a lovely evening out and everyone was very friendly and provided a great dining experience.
Hi Belle, So exciting to hear that you joined us for the first time and had a lovely experience! Thanks for your review. We look forward to your next visit! - Big Fish & Open Range Team
Food was amazing!! Would definitely recommend, dessert was also fantastic.
Hi CassieB, Thanks for the review and recommendation! Glad you enjoyed your dessert. See you again! - Big Fish Team
The water had an ant in it so the first impression was a little off. Service was substandard. The food was good.
Hi, We apologize for the ant in your water. We appreciate your feedback and will work towards improving our service. Glad you enjoyed the food. We hope to see you again and provide better service. Thanks, Big Fish Team
waitress kept joining our private conversation. fantastic food! great service! definitely will come again! loved everything!
Hi louisdollars, We apologize if the waitress joining your private conversation caused any inconvenience. We might be a little too eager with being back in business and having social interactions again. We will follow up with our wait team. Thank for the review. We are glad you enjoyed the food and service. Looking forward to having you again! - Big Fish Team
Outstanding food and service.
Hi AngelaD, We appreciate your review! We are glad to hear you enjoyed your food and service. Hope to see you again! - Big Fish Team
Best kept secret in Calgary. Food is unique, interesting and never disappoints. I’ve been going here for years and it has always been consistently excellent. Their brunch is equally as delicious and shouldn’t be missed.
Hi Chooch75, Thanks for your kind words! We are so happy and privileged to have such loyal customers such as yourself supporting us throughout the years. Without customers like you, we would not have been able to make it this long. We look forward to your next visit! - Big Fish Team
Calamari excellent, as were the mussels. Very nice Arctic Char.
Hi Iggy, Thank you for your review! Happy to know that you enjoyed three of our most popular dishes. See you soon! - Big Fish Team
Great food and amazing service! Our server was professional and knowledgeable and did not rush us at all throughout our meal. It was a wonderful dining experience
Hi Mango, Thanks for the review! We are happy to hear that our server did a wonderful job! Please let us know their name in the future so that we can properly recognize them. See you again! - Big Fish Team
Big Fish offered a ton of it's sister restaurant's food, which was fantastic. We loved the entrees, however the cocktails and appetizers were lacking just a little bit. Overall, we enjoyed our time on the patio and the service that was given.
Hi DateNightCouple, Thanks for the review! We appreciate all the feedback. We are happy to hear you enjoyed the menu options available from our sister restaurant Open Range. We will definitely look into our cocktails and appetizers to ensure they give the best experience possible. We hope to see you again! - Big Fish Team
Wonderful food ..great people...music perfect...always a pleasure
Hi GailA, Thanks for the review and recommendation. We are glad you had a great time with us and we look forward to seeing you again. - Big Fish Team
We were very impressed with the protocol of the restaurant as the industry reopens after the Alberta government allowed restaurants to get back to normal.
Both the meal and the service were very good.
Hi SweetPea, Thanks for the review! We are glad to know that our customers are satisfied with our safety procedures. Keeping both our team and customers safe is a top priority. We look forward to having you back again. - Big Fish Team
They seemed to handle the restrictions required for Covid 19 without impacting the dining experience. All precautions were observed. Excellent food, service and ambiance.
Hello TomandBarb, Thanks for visiting! We appreciate your wonderful review. We take all precautions when it comes to the safety of both our staff and customers. Come back soon! - Big Fish Team
We love this restaurant. It’s a bit pricey but offers great food and great service. They are always very kind to my 9 and 11 year old.
Hi ShaunaL, We are so glad that you and your kids enjoyed your time with us! Many on our team are very family oriented and have children of their own. We think of how we would like our own children to be treated. We look forward to seeing you again! Thanks, Big Fish Team
I booked in for the first day of opening June 1st for a Birthday. It was my first time here and I was looking for a seafood restaurant.
Positives- The service was amazing, very friendly and all adjustments in place for social distancing. The food was great, very good size portions and priced very farily considering there aren't many options in Calgary for fresh seafood selections.
Negatives- no acknowledgement of the fact we booked specifically for a birthday. The ceasar came without the smoked fish (main reason I had ordered the drink intially just to try) restaurant in my opinion could be updated for decor but I also enjoyed the relaxed casual feel.
Overall- I'll be back for sure and would absolutely recommend this restaurant. The food is awesome and pricing very fair
Hi TimothyL, Thank you for your review. We apologize that we did not acknowledge you for your birthday! We will definitely follow up with the team on the proper procedures when it comes to all special occasions. We look forward to seeing you again! - Big Fish Team
Great service, atmosphere & the meals were fantastic. Definitely be back.
Hi Kfal, Thanks for the review! We are glad you enjoyed your experience. We look forward to seeing you back again! - Big Fish Team
Big Fish and Open Range Calgary is rated 4.5 stars by 1263 OpenTable diners.
Big Fish and Open Range Calgary does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://bigfishrestaurant.ca/gift-cards.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.