MARKET
MARKET

MARKET

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.marketcalgary.ca/
  • Phone: 4034744414x
  • 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 groups!

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: There is a private Impark lot that is privately owned. Payment required.
A word from MARKET
Top 50 Best Restaurants Canada 2014 (#47)- Vacay Canada, Named #1 Best New Restaurant Calgary 2013- CBC, John Gilchrist and Nominated for Canada's Best New Restaurant (Top 34) 2013- enRoute Magazine

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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerCanadian
MARKET reviews from OpenTable diners
187 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (139)special occasion (83)hot spot (66)neighborhood gem (64)good for groups (56)great for outdoor dining (46)great for lunch (44)romantic (39)notable wine list (21)great for brunch (12)late-night find (12)vibrant bar scene (11)kid-friendly (7)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Hot spot
    LisaLouVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The hot spot of the moment. Food was pretty good but not original. Tables were really close together which made for some awkward communication. Every table was full and the noise level at times very high that you couldn't hear across your own table. Service was fast and food was great. Would go back but ask for a different table not along the outside wall.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place for dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The menu was a bit meat centric but I was totally ok with that. Everything we had tasted great. I won't go here too often because of the price but it is somewhere I will recommend for a nice dinner out. Modern and neat ambience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Market review
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    The room is bright and modern, and the food presentation was refreshingly different. However, it was slightly spoiled by the serving pace which was too fast, with courses arriving before we had finished the previous ones.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Good!
    Disappointing
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    stopped in for lunch, service was great. food was very tasty. mushroom tart and fried chicken sandwich very nice.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Experience
    jcreels
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The food was great and service even better. It is a tad over priced, but worth it. It is very loud though, since the tables are so close.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Market
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The experience and the meal were super. I would go again.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • AllisonC
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I chose to take my husband to Marlet for his birthday dinner after having an amazing meal at Model Milk. market did not dissappointment. We had an amazing meal with great service. We really appreciated our servers thoughts and advice when we were choosing our wines. She also made our meal extra special by comping our dessert and bringing my husbands dessert out with a little birthday candle. It was truly a great evening! We will be back soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • meh
    Tony
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Had dinner here. The service was slow but everyone was really nice. The food was lackluster. I really expected more from all the hype. My dad was upset they wasted good popcorn on his pork tenderloin. Maybe we're low class but I think we are just not full of ourselves.
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  • Great food
    wjbeauch
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    The food was great, the place was lively and packed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!
    Candy
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Was sooo excited to try out the Market and let me tell you I did not leave disappointed. The service was unreal and the food and champagne was excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Last Minute Find
    JOLES2
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Can count on this wonderful place to have a very tasty dinner when we were in need of an early, last minute decision to eat out. Would recommend it to everyone. Server was very friendly and helpful and the food was excellent, as always.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • lovely time sitting in the patio
    MoMo
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    We like their outdoor dinning option. It's so nice to sit outside at noon. Drink list is good.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Thank you Market
    Missiongal
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The menu is fantastic. The food is rustic and elegant, super tasty anD fresh. Bravo. A wonderful, relaxing evening spent people watching, sipping inspired cocktails, and enjoying this beautiful room.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    goodfoodputsmeinagoodmood
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The food at this restaurant was amazing, I would definitely recommend trying it out!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always fantastic
    MCanadaVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    This is the place to enjoy REAL food! You have to try the pork dishes they offer. Specially the pork belly. Never fails to please. I hope they never take this item off the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    emon
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    We visited Market for a celebration dinner and were not disappointed. The service was extremely polite and helpful and the food was wonderful!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • yummy, but unsatisfying
    monkeyingaround
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We were able to make a last minute reservation, which was nice, but qhen we were seated (as a table of 2) we were sat right beside an incredibly noisy table. Strange considering there were many empty tables around the restaurant. Service was good, but slow. Our 2 appetizers came out in a good time, but our entrees took quite a while. So long in fact that they gave us a third free appy to tide us over until our meal arrived. But then our meals came BEFORE the app to tide us over did. Food quality was high though, when we finally got it. We tried 3 apps, 2 entrees and 1 dessert. All were yummy. For the drinks, our server recommended the non alcoholic grapefruit soda. Definitely a best seller there! Great choice.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • TJeffery
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Our son was celebrating a birthday and it was our anniversary, he suggested "his favorite" place, Market. My husband and I were plensantly surprised. All three of us enjoyed our meal and the service was wonderful. We will add it to our "favorite" list as well. Thank you for making our celebration of 28 years memorable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dependably fantastic
    Barryw710VIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Unique world class food. As good as anything in Calgary. Favorite go-to place. Prices are very reasonable for quality of food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Despite a previous positive experience our recent experience with Market was disappointing. The appetizer was good but the entrée special (Lamb Duo) was almost inedible. Both my wife's and my leg of lamb was undercooked and tough. We should have sent the entrees back rather than ask for the sharper knives that were provided. Although the staff responded well, expressing their apologies and crediting us for half of one entrée, we were still disappointed that this would occur. After all of that, we had to send the bill back to be corrected as we were charged for a drink we didn't have.Overall, a greater attention to detail (especially in the kitchen) could have prevented our disappointing experience.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fresh and Flavourful
    Mumof3boyz
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Spent our anniversary at the market. Our server was swift and knowledgeable. Water cups were kept full and I drank a lot of water. We had the mussels & pork to start. There was a depth to the flavours. My husband had the salmon along with the mushroom tortellini. It was well cooked and the tortellini was very rich and delicious. I had the duck tacos which I would recommend highly. The flavours again had a lot if depth. We tried their in house made sodas...delicious! The dessert we tried was the donuts and again fresh and fabulous. The server treated us to some chocolates in honour of our anniversary...the passion fruit one is a must have.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy Food
    Choosey
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The food was tasty, interesting, fun. When we eat out, we like to have things that we don't have at home. Market met that expectation. Sadly, too expensive for us to dine there more than occasionally.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!!
    muffineats
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Loved it! From the adorable decor, to the eclectic mix of servers, Market is that perfect mix of upscale casual. We started with one of their specials, the lamb tartar, and it was bursting with flavor and had a perfect amount of heat. Our waiter reccomended the Shellfish and Pork Belly for two and wow, one of the best plates of food I have had the pleasure of dismantling. Every component on the board fit together beautifully, and the massive piece of pork belly just melted in our mouths. Highly reccomended!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • All good!
    Marlon
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Perfect lunch! Went seafood shared the salt springs mussels, the best ! Dining companion doesn't eat pork so skipped that in the mussels But by the comments of 3 servers that was a bad choice. One even mentioned perhaps leave that guy at home next time. Good fun an now one must go back for the sausage, made in house. Fish/Salmon tacos delicious washed down with a Pinot. Tuna salad looked pretty darn good. Finish things off with gluten free apricot something something & espresso
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great first experience
    Foodgeek
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Was visiting Calgary and took a friend to try Market on the recommendation of a friend (chef in Vancouver who had heard good things). Decor is interesting, dairy country farm meets modern, gives it a funky/hip vibe. Service was great, included in description of menu/specials some of the details of the sourcing of ingredients. Server was knowledgeable. We had two specials (goose and halibut) and both were excellently prepared. Most definitely would return when I'm back in town.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Stellar.
    Alpha
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    I loved everything about this place ever since a friend recommended it to me. The food, oh boy, they use local, fresh, seasonal foods, they always seem to amaze me with the different sensational dishes they serve. I have come here on more than one occasion... And I want to always come back. I tell everyone I know, and anyone new to Calgary... They must go here. It's something you just need to experience, my words will not give it the justice it deserves.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Put Goose on the Menu!
    doncommando
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    My family had a lovely time at MARKET. After seeing the Munchies episode on VICE, I made the executive decision of booking a week in advance (whenever I call days earlier, it gets booked solid). The wait was worth it. Notable things to order: Pork belly and seafood platter, and the roasted goose that was their special that night. Most memorable dishes I've had in Calgary. The dessert isn't something to skip out either. Doughnuts were fantastic. :) I'd definitely go back for more.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My new fav!
    cjaneeat
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The food was absolutely fantastic. The appetizers were original and delicious, and the main course was out of this world! I'm so glad we finally made it to Market, which I've named my favourite restaurant in Calgary.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversity Supper
    happy28th
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We cam early on Friday (long weekend) and we were still able to get a table on the patio. Food was great. I had the special (leg of Lamb) and my partner had the Angus beef. Our server explained what was on our plate and how it was prepared
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Look no further ...
    ensotrev
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    ... You've officially found what you're looking for. The ambiance and hospitality of this place are friendly and welcoming instead of stern and pretentious like a lot of other fine dining spots I have been too. The food is some of the best I've had in this city! The price is amazing, you definitely get your value, and you're always going to leave full. There isn't one thing I can recommend over the other on the menu as everything has so much flavor and hard work put into it, and every bite has it's own different place I heaven.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • delicious
    farrah
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    loved the small plates and had an outstanding long island ice tea with house cola - thought it was all fantastic! will return
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Limited menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Found the menu very limited in selections. Only a small handful of items to choose from.
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  • Pricey but very fresh!
    foodISjoy
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    The ambiance is casual but clean and sophisticated (fresh, again?). Attentive service. The food was very tasty (best salad I've had in years...could it have been the nut soil?). I would definitely recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unexpected Surprise Birthday Bonus
    GratefulWaterwalkerVIP
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Roommate took me out to dinner for my actual birthday after having a most brutal day prior. Was only planning for something quick and was not in much of a celebrating mode. Yet, was pleasantly overcome by the amazing feast which the meal turned out to become. Our server complemented and supplemented our meal with not only a scrumptious salad, but also surprised us with delectable dessert. To say the least, it was most amazing unexpected gracious gift to receive for one who does love her food and was not planning on partake in much. Thank you to Melissa and the rest of the staff at Market! It was a night where the food was outstanding, service well orchestrated and company a blessing, ending up to be a most fantastic evening overall.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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  • Exceptional kitchen and service
    RussC
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    My wife and I went to Market for our anniversary and had a wonderful meal. The food was fresh with vibrant flavors joined in unexpected and delightful combinations. The service was top notch, with the staff making us feel special during our celebration. They were warm and friendly, without being too present or intrusive. Market deserves all the praise it has been receiving in the media and is a wonderful addition to the Calgary food scene.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food great atmosphere
    Foodie
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Upon reading some reviews we were a little unsure of how good the food would be we were pleasantly surprised it was great Would highly recommend this restaurant We had the lamb special that night and loved it the meatballs were so tasty and the salmon was cooked perfectly will be back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    The pork belly and seafood platter was amazing!!! Will definitely be back for seconds!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • patio...
    jewels
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Sat on the patio. The interior is absolutely beautiful but the patio is something to be desired. Overall good service and great food, though I would like to see a better decor transition from inside to outside and not be heckled by the homeless while I eat
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meh - overrated
    FoodieLover
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    The homemade burger buns are delicious ... but the burger itself was tasteless and unfortunately the bun was soggy; my sister-in-law's salmon meal was overly salty; my brother asked to substitute the parm fries with his burger and was charged an extra $8, so he paid $31 for his soggy burger. My niece ordered the vegetarian gnocchi, which she really enjoyed and said was spectacular. I also ordered a beet salad which I enjoyed. Overall though, we were disappointed, and wouldn't choose to come back here or recommend it to others.
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  • Outstanding!
    AmberVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    One of the best meals I've had in a long time. Our server Mark was passionate about serving. We shared everything we ordered - appetizers (2 were the night's special) and 1 main along with a dessert and a bottle of wine and everything was great! Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate