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MARKET Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.marketcalgary.ca
  • Email: info@marketcalgary.ca
  • Phone: (403) 474-4414
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 5pm, Serving Brunch Saturday & Sunday

    Dinner: Sunday-Wednesday: 5pm-11pm, Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm-1:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Canadian
  • Executive Chef: Dave Bohati
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: MARKET is the perfect spot for small-large sized parties! Our General Manager and Executive Chef will work with each private party to ensure all your needs are met. MARKET has a chefs table which is perfect for large parties.

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from MARKET
Named #1 Best New Restaurant Calgary 2013- CBC, John Gilchrist and Nominated for Canada's Best New Restaurant 2013- enRoute Magazine

The idea of “Market Cuisine” stems from the French Canadian term “Cuisine du Marché,” which means cooking with fresh ingredients. At MARKET, our fresh ingredient philosophy starts in our kitchen, where we bake our own breads daily, cure our own meats, do our own butchering, make our own cheese, homemade sodas, and grow our own herbs, micro greens and select vegetables. MARKET is the first restaurant in Calgary to use an internal home garden, the Urban Cultivator, where we can grow more than 16 different varieties of heirloom seeds year round. We change our menu regularly so we can cook in harmony with the changing seasons and ensure the freshest and best tasting ingredients possible

Gluten free and vegetarian options available.

Executive Chef- Dave Bohati

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Diner Reviews
  • "Service and food was excellent. Our table was delayed even though we had a reservation but we were offered a complimentary drink while we waited. The only downside was the noise - extremely loud and then music playing overtop of the din. Otherwise our server was wonderful and the food was delicious."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "A friend and I had an excellent lunch at Market. The food was creative and very yummy. Service was friendly, helpful with just the right amount of attentiveness. Wine list was a good choice of local and imported. The decor was interesting and minimalist at the same time. I particularly liked that they have paid attention to keeping the ambient noise down. Paying attention to the details that matter - well done."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Been to Market a few times now and the outstanding food and service appears to also be normal and not just an outlier. Hit one of the first days of the year on the patio, and it's hard to beat their very good food with a equally good wine list in the sun of 17th Ave. Have to dig into their beer list next time."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Recommended by a friend. The service was awesome with great detail given to the menu item when ordered and very attentive wait staff. The food was amazing - especially the duck tacos!"
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "I went with a friend for her birthday dinner and everything was incredible. Our server was super knowledgeable and attentive (Marc), and the food was delicious. We had the mussels (which is not something either of us would normally gravitate towards but they came recommended) - and wow, the flavour! Chorizo sausage and tomato... we were drinking the broth with our spoons and soaking it up with the fresh sourdough bread - we just could not get enough. We also had the duck taco's which are not at all like your traditional taco, and definitely worth a try. I am looking forward to returning here again because there were several other dishes on the menu I'm anxious to try. It was a lovely evening! Thanks."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "We were treated to some music from the highly talented performers Jocelyn and Lisa. The service and food was exceptional, add the soulful tunes and this makes for a memorable evening."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "The food was amazing. Our party of 3 had 3 different meals and we all felt we would come back to order what we had over again. Our waitress was charming and full of life. We will be back over and over and over. Price point was stellar"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "First time there, really good food, very good service (great dinner recommendation). I would recommend to friends....and go again!"
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Outstanding! We had the duck tacos, bison steak and pork tenderloin. Can't stop raving about it!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "We wanted to go to Market for awhile because it has gotten such good reviews. The food and wine were delicious, though the portion sizes may have been a little on the small side. The hostess was welcoming and promptly sat us at our table. The server did a great job of explaining menu items as well as suggesting a wine pairing. The tables are quite close together, which we knew before deciding to go to this restaurant. If you are wanting a more intimate and private dining experience, then this restaurant may not be for you: the neighboring tables can surely overhear your conversation. The décor was cool and the restaurant had great ambiance overall. We would go back."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Market was an excellent choice for our anniversary. Fairly hip room, it had a great vibe and felt like there was lots of energy. The food was excellent. Mussels appetizer was large and very tasty. Chicken dish was done perfectly, large portion and great combination of accompaniment veggies. the dessert was just average, but nothing wrong with it. only potential drawback was a fairly limited menu with no obvious vegetarian option."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We had dinner tonight at Market and I'm sorry to say, it did not live up to the hype. I've read quite a few reviews that position it as fresh, creative, local and interesting. Eh, not really. The food was very middle of the road and IMHO, kind of over-priced. I fully buy in to local, fresh and organic but I didn't 't find this to be the "freshest" of restaurants, nor the most flavorful. Our experience was extremely noisy (I could barely talk to my husband) and our waitress wasn't great. I found the wait for drinks and food to be excessively long and punctuated by fairly annoying (eeeeee!!!!) people around us that we could hear better than each other. All in all, not really any experience I plan to go out of my way for again."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Market did not disappoint - again. Still one of my faves and I will definitely be back."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "One of the best all round meals I've ever had, from cocktails to dessert. Simply wonderful."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Simply amazing through and through. Food somehow just keeps getting better and better each time. Love it!"
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "I had been to Market for dinner but never lunch. The 3 course menu they are running consistenetly is incredible value!! I only ate half my lunch and had lunch the next day and both meals had incredible taste!!! I could not believe how great the entire meal was from appy- dessert. The lamb burger (gluten free) goes down as one of the most memorable burgers I've eaten around the world....well done Market team as always a true treat to indulge in!"
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Excellent service only foreshadowed by excellent food! The Hostess, expo's, and our server made this experience one to remember. The Chef's presentation was art on a plate. We started with the muscles and sausage, accompanied by sour dough bread made in house, amazing, and a healthy portion. Followed by the Bison steak with bacon jam, and applewood smoked mashed potatoes, need I say more? out of control. Halibut cooked to perfection with a perfectly executed caramelized crust, with a plethora of greens, fiddleheads, accompanied by a creative hummus. The meal was topped off dessert that was a cardamum cream, with toffee and pear sorbet. ridiculous. I want to give the chef and kitchen staff props! No aspects of dining experience were ignored!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Food was the bomb. Entertainment for the night of March 16 2014 was GREAT! Amazing out of town experience. Thanks!"
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Market is very hip & fun. You can draw on the washroom stalls. Market has spectacular service. The server was very friendly. I came during the Big Taste event. All soft drinks are made in house. Iced tea was excellent, was home brewed & not overly sweet, just perfect. For appetizers I had a kale Caesar salad. Loved it. It was simple but very tasty. It had bacon, and perfectly baked Parmesan chips. Main I had fish & chips. The fish was Halibut. Very fresh. The batter was light & fish was very moist. Fries came with home made ketchup. Beautiful spices. Probably the best fish & chips I have had in YYC. Dessert = apple turn over. Was light & ended my meal perfectly. Great meal, excellent service & fun decor!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Went to Market for the Big Taste. Can't wait to come back and order of the regular menu. Service was great!"
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Had never been there before, went specifically to hear the live band as my girlfriend and I are fans. Too many people talking in an enclosed space, couldn't enjoy the music. Food was fantastic though."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Great food! Staff could be a tad more friendly. Overall it's pretty good!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "We came on it 10th anniversary and we're not disappointed. Servings were generous yet taste was never sacrificed."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Food was amazing! Chef personally delivered food to my 5 year old daughter (they made her a grilled cheese and fries). Service was wonderful. Will be back!"
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "We had a wonderful meal at Market. The look & feel are great, wonderful service and a yummy, if slightly limited, menu. The only real quibble is value for money. A $23 burger is pretty hard to swallow. With so much competition on 17th Ave it's hard to recommend unreservedly when the likes of Farm, Una and Brave, to name but a few, offer such strong competition."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "This was only my second time at MARKET and the service from the minute I walked in the door was lacking. The food was very quite good and the waitress was quite nice although it took over 30 minutes for me to finally tell her that we would like to order now."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "In retrospect I should have said something at the table, but I didn't want to make a big deal in front of my group. The burger was so salty I could not taste any meat flavour. I chose the bison burger because I actually eat a lot of venison and wanted something different. Way too much salt though. My friend also had the bison burger and she thought so too, although she thought it was a bit too pink inside. I liked the pinkness, but not the saltiness. Fries were also extremely salty, so overall I felt a bit off the rest if the afternoon. Sorry, just needed to mention it."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "Great food, great service friendly people, just a little too noisy to take your girlfriend on a nice date"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "I had the chance to experience MARKET late on a Saturday evening with a small group of friends and it was awesome! Our server was great and told us that he was the one who crafted the wine list, so naturally I asked for a recommendation and he surprised our group with a great glass of white wine to start the dining experience. We had the duck tacos, meatballs and Autumn tart to start, all of which were all tasty appetizers. My entree was the Bison steak, which was cooked to a good medium rare and I definitely recommend it if you like gamier meats! And for dessert we had the donuts, which were amazing! They tasted like giant cream puffs because of how fresh they were made, simply delicious! Definitely will have to go back again!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "MARKET is my new favorite resturant! But it is also everyone else's too! Make a reservation in advance and you won't be disappointed. The food tastes fresh and the servers are very knowledgable. The menu always changes so it's fun to try new things everytime you go. The only thing I found it kind of loud when we first arrived. The noise travelled in the large open dining room."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "I didn't find the menu to offer much choice and I wasn't really impressed with the kale salad or fried chicken. I wouldn't return to the restaurant. I did however think our waitress was very friendly and attentive."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "Our first experience with Market was excellent. The food was exceptional. We enjoyed the pork tenderloin main course and the pork rillette appetizer. Our waiter was excellent, very knowledgeable about the menu and was willing to ask the chef about preparation of particular dishes. Unfortunately the sound level was brutal and it detracted from the overall experience.."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Made a reservation via opentable. Upon arrival, our reservation wasn't ready, which was fine since we were a few mins early. We waited in the front area awkwardly since there's no place to really stand/sit so we felt like we were in the way. They made room for us at a temporary table in which we were going to have a drink at while we waited but were only there for few mins before being shuffled off to our actual table. The space is nice but somewhat awkward because everyone is seated so close together that it lacks any privacy. We literally could hear conversations at the tables on both sides of us. Our server was great, attentive, and knowledgable of the wine and dinner menu so it made for easy ordering and the food was excelllent as well."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Excellent menu and beautifully served food. This is a favourite restaurant. The person I was with had not been there and she raved aout the kale salad."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Market's a great place to enjoy good food and a great atmosphere; the Bison burger and steak are to live for!"
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "Farm fresh and friendly country style hospitality."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "I had been looking forward to trying this new spot for lunch. Loved the interiors. Light and airy, modern. Pleasant server, good service. Not to happy with the meal. Lettuce core should not be in the salad. Would have liked a more interesting bun for my bison burger. NO CAPPUCCINO maker! What's up with that."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "We went for a Valentine's dinner Feb 16. This is not a place to come for a romantic dinner. We were at a tiny table in the middle of the restaurant with another table right beside us, leaving it very difficult to have a private conversation. The menu was different from the menu online so the item my husband was excited about ordering, was not available. I has the Seafood Angolotti which had only 5 small pcs of ravioli, 2 scallops and a few muscles/clams. Not filling and not worth the price. My husband ordered the bison and it was tough. Our waitress Kaitlyn/Kathryn (?) was sweet and let the kitchen know and we were given a couple chocolates for dessert but overall the experience was disappointing and not worth the $."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Recently we have been disappointed with many nights out BUT this was a really big exception FANTASTIC"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "She was passionate and sold the menu. The burger was so delish as was my custom cocktail. This is the second time I have dined for a special occasion at Market and it will not be the last."
    Dined on 2/16/2014