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The Market Bistro

4.6
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82 Reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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European
At the Market Bistro we love fresh ingredients, authentic flavors, good wines, cooking up a storm, spending time with friends and family, a good laugh, the outdoors and meeting new people. We made the Market Bistro our home and welcome you to it to share a good meal. Our open kitchen concept will let you feel the full experience!

Please note if you have booked an outside table we cannot guarantee that we have availability inside if the weather changes. Please phone to restaurant in advance and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 82 people are saying
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Mountainbubbly
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Everything was absolutely perfect, except there was a fly that kept flying around our dishes :(. Take that fly out of the equation and the experience was a 12/10

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Excellent
Calgary
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

New ownership but service was great.

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DennisC
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

I had the 3 course chef special. The soup course was very good but the main course, tuna with couscous, was highly overspiced and completely overpowered the fish. The dessert included was supposed to be cheese cake but was a tiny glass bowl of creme caramel. My husband's caprese salad and mussels were both very good. Service was excellent!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food and menu selection

The Market Bistro
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for 5 stars! We're delighted you thought highly of our staff and our menus!

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vipDougFromCalgary
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New owners. Same awesome food, service and ambience, with the wonderful UnWined wine shop next door for your dinner wine selection.
We'll keep coming back!

The Market Bistro
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for your 5star review! We're so glad that Market Bistro continues to live up to your expectations, we will see you again soon!

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ErinW
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food ...quant little place ... awesome 👌
Will go again

The Market Bistro
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for your review, we're so glad you loved the Bistro! See you again soon

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Loveeatin
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone was great.

The Market Bistro
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for your 5 star review!

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TeresaA
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was there 5 years ago and remembered the great experience so we returned and find out there is a new owner, but he has maintained the same great service and food! So I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone that wants a great meal when they visit Canmore.Also the bartender is amazing!!

The Market Bistro
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for your 5 star review, we're so glad you thoroughly enjoyed your meal and the cocktails! We hope to see you again soon!

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KenH
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

One of the best outdoor patios in Bow Valley.llll

The Market Bistro
Responded 6 days ago

Our patio is definitely a great spot with an awesome view! Thank you for your review - see you again soon!

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Skabgg
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

We were rudely greeted by I’m assuming the manager, and rushed with our meals, my son wasn’t done his meal and they brought out his ice cream which was included with the kids meal. Waitress said “no rush” but we were rushed out of there and we are in no rush of ever going back.

The Market Bistro
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for your feedback, we apologise that the service was not up to scratch - this is definitely not typical of our Bistro, we would love to have you back again in the future to give you another experience worthy of 5 stars!

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Dillybar
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice outdoor patio. Prompt service, making us feel comfortable during the Covid 19 pandemic.

The Market Bistro
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for your review! We're glad we could make your dining experience so comfortable during these times!

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CoreyP
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was quite knowledgeable about the menu & made some recommendations for us. My wife went with the chef’s special and was thoroughly pleased with it! I had the duck confit, absolutely delicious too. We will definitely be returning there again in the near future for another awesome dining experience. And will recommend The Market Bistro to others.

The Market Bistro
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for your great review! We're delighted that you enjoyed your meal with us and we look forward to hosting you again soon!

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lauras
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Our waitress was new and did not know the menu at all or could speak in detail to how the food was prepared. The food itself fell flat. I wanted to be inspired but when my order came was disappointed. The French onion soup was a poor imitation of what can be a truly devine soup and the eggplant caponata was rubbery and oversalted. Restaurant is quite loud. Wont go back - there are better options in canmore.

The Market Bistro
Responded on September 12, 2020

Thank you for your feedback, we apologise that your experience didn't meet your expectations. We will take your comments and continue to work with our team and hope that you will give Market Bistro a second try in the future.

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KristenW
Edmonton
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A small but well put together menu. The restaurant is a beautiful little spot tucked away from the hustle of downtown Canmore. The food was incredible, and drinks were great as well. The only disappointment was dessert, but it didn't take away from the overall experience.

The Market Bistro
Responded on September 12, 2020

Thank you for your 5 star review! We're delighted you enjoyed our quiet setting, and thought highly of the food and drinks. We apologise that the dessert was not to your liking, hopefully you'll find a dessert on our menu that you'll love on your next visit!

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happycustomer
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great local place to sit and enjoy very good food!

The Market Bistro
Responded on September 12, 2020

Thank you for the great review!

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Kelly
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience1

This was one of the worst dining experiences ever. Terrible food, small portions, high cost, and seated far away from the actual restaurant outdoors. Note the "famous lemon pie" is actually full of sliced lemon peels. Our throats were burning. We wished we had just gone to A&W for a teen burger.

The Market Bistro
Responded on September 12, 2020

Thank you for your feedback, we sincerely apologise that the food was not to your liking. We will take take your comments and continue to work with our team to ensure that we're delivering the delicious food and quality service that we are so well known for.

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Ber930
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall2food4service3ambience4

Good food but very overpriced for the quantity. We paid $27 for a salad listed under "mains" that was a little more than a starter size. The food came out quickly, however the service, while good, was very slow. There were 5 or 6 people working and we had dirty dishes in front of us for quite some time. Maybe better for a wine and appetizer night rather than dinner.

The Market Bistro
Responded on September 12, 2020

Thank you for your feedback. We have taken your comments and looked into our Niçoise Salad and accommodated some changes, as for the service we are working with our team to ensure we deliver the fast, efficient and quality service that we're so well known for.

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GregY
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Market Bistro is always the charm. The weather was perfect for enjoying the late summer afternoon outside. Always a pleasure to see Anthony. It's our neighborhood place.....what can I say

The Market Bistro
Responded on September 9, 2020

Thank you for your 5 star review! We're so glad we're one of your favourite and regular spots. See you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great place for dinner!

The Market Bistro
Responded on September 9, 2020

Thank you for your 5 star review!

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C3trevor
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still our favourite place in Canmore.

The Market Bistro
Responded on September 9, 2020

Thank you for your 5 star review! See you soon!

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Loveeatin
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, service was wonderful. A wonderful evening at the Market Bistro.

The Market Bistro
Responded on September 9, 2020

Thank you for your great review! We look forward to hosting you again soon.

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KathyB
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy ourselves each time we come to Market Bistro! And owner Anthony dropped by to say hello 😀

The Market Bistro
Responded on September 9, 2020

Thank you for your great review! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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vipSandraL
Calgary
10 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service and ambiance are impeccable!

The Market Bistro
Responded on September 9, 2020

Thank you for your 5* review! We're delighted you thought so highly of us!

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KateH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great wines and food! Service was very good. Our reservation was at 7pm so we ended up moving inside because it was getting chilly.

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ValerieK
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere and food! Beautiful spot away from the busy part of Canmore! Good variety menu

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Alan
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great mussels and soup du jour on top of great service.

The Market Bistro
Responded on August 17, 2020

Thank you for your 5 star review! The mussels are definitely one of our favourites and we're so glad you thought highly of our staff, see you next time!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our serving was amazing from start to finish. Our food which was 5 different dishes were perfect. I was especially impressed with the mussels!!! Will definitely be returning and recommending to our friends!

The Market Bistro
Responded on August 10, 2020

Thank you for the great review! We're delighted you were impressed with the food and the great service, we look forward to hosting you again soon!

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GregY
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

A well appreciated spot with fine food and a great team

The Market Bistro
Responded on August 7, 2020

Thank you for your review! We're so glad you enjoyed it

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DonaldG
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I will come back at your restaurant with friends because my wife and l we loved the experience! Good food , relax ambiance , friendly waitress and to a reasonable price ! 😊

The Market Bistro
Responded on August 7, 2020

We're so glad you enjoyed your experience! We look forward to seeing you and your friends soon!

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Shandra
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place for lunch or dinner! Local favorite!

The Market Bistro
Responded on August 7, 2020

Thank you for your great review! We look forward to hosting you again.

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Sunshine
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the Market Bistro. It's our go-to place to eat when we're in Canmore. Anthony, Val and their team are amazing. The food is always fantastic. The service is second to none. We are also frequent visitors to their wine and spirits shop UnWined.

The Market Bistro
Responded on August 7, 2020

Thank you for your fantastic review! We're delighted that you think so highly of our food and our team, we will see you again soon!

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vipSandraL
Calgary
10 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening on the patio- felt very safe (social distancing adhered to - tables placed apart, very knowledge and professional servers wearing masks). Food, cocktails, wine and servers were all great which made for a perfect and safe evening out.

The Market Bistro
Responded on August 7, 2020

Thank you for your great review! We're so glad we made your experience during these times as comfortable as possible, we look forward to hosting you again soon.

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SharonB
Calgary
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had a lovely dinner on the patio recently. Food was delicious and staff very thoughtful, especially important during these times.

The Market Bistro
Responded on August 7, 2020

Thank you for your review! We're glad you enjoyed your meal and that our staff made you feel at ease, see you again soon!

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IanH
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

THeir 3 course dinner at $28 is great value and always offers some interesting choices that you might not order off an a la carte menu. In Wednesdays, the house wine is $5 a glass which you cannot beat as the quality of the wine is pretty good. The service is always wonderful and the owner, Anthony is always present ensuring everything runs smoothly

The Market Bistro
Responded on August 7, 2020

Thank you for your great review, the Bistro is definitely the place to be on a Wednesday with two great deals on! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and value. The outside patio is in such a relaxing setting. Third time here in last 2 weeks.

The Market Bistro
Responded on August 7, 2020

Thank you for your great review! We're delighted you loved your meal on the patio, see you again soon!

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RichardL
Calgary
17 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Anniversary dinner. The meals were very good. We had the duck confit and the salmon salad. Their french onion soup is always the best.

The Market Bistro
Responded on July 23, 2020

Thank you for your review! We're delighted you enjoyed your dinner, the French onion soup is one of our favourites!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
21 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been to the Market many times. Service and food is always very good. Often have his daily 3-course special which has never disappointed.

The Market Bistro
Responded on July 23, 2020

Thank you for your great review! We're so glad you thought highly of the service as well as the ever-changing Menu Du Jour - we look forward to hosting you again soon!

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RobertN
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was great, love the view and the staff were great. Picturesque, foot of the mountains

The Market Bistro
Responded on July 23, 2020

Thank you for your great review! We're delighted you thought highly of our staff, and yes, that view is hard to beat!

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Local
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Have loved this restaurant previously, but on this night it was packed. We waited 1 1/2 hour for our meal, with no apology. We saw tables that came in after us getting their food before us. The food, which we have always liked, was not at it's usual quality. Cold too. I could have made this at home myself (I love cooking) and it would have been better. Sad.
I like to have a place to go where I can get something special.

The Market Bistro
Responded on July 23, 2020

Thank you for your feedback, we’re very sorry that your experience didn’t meet you expectations. We apologise for the wait times and the lack of attentiveness; we will take your comments and work with our team. We were short staffed on this occasion but are working to get strategies in place to ensure your next experience up to your standards and our Menu Du Jour is ever changing so if the last wasn’t to your liking we will have completely different options on your next visit!

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MarshaJ
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

This has been one of my favorite places to come over the years and I wanted to go to a place that was outside as in these times as I feel better being outdoors with spacing. It has the most idyllic setting, cozy and beautiful surrounded by plants and trees. and no loud music. A perfect place to come for our anniversary. I have food sensitivities and other dietary issues so I can only eat a few things and the thing I had my heart set on a certain dish which unfortunately was already sold out so very disappointed. I had to settle for something that I did not really want but which would fit my dietary issues. A little disappointing for the occasion. However the setting felt safe and the ambience good.

The Market Bistro
Responded on July 23, 2020

Thank you for your feedback, our patio definitely offers a great setting whilst still adhering to social distancing rules. We apologise that we were out of your favourite dish - it must have been a favourite for many others too! We will take you comments to our kitchen team and ensure we have enough of everything for your next visit.

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FAQs

The Market Bistro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (403) 675-3006.

The Market Bistro is rated 4.6 stars by 82 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.