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The Market Bistro
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.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
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
New ownership but service was great.
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!
Great service and food and menu selection
Thank you for 5 stars! We're delighted you thought highly of our staff and our menus!
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!
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!
Good food ...quant little place ... awesome 👌
Will go again
Thank you for your review, we're so glad you loved the Bistro! See you again soon
Everyone was great.
Thank you for your 5 star review!
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!!
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!
One of the best outdoor patios in Bow Valley.llll
Our patio is definitely a great spot with an awesome view! Thank you for your review - see you again soon!
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.
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!
Very nice outdoor patio. Prompt service, making us feel comfortable during the Covid 19 pandemic.
Thank you for your review! We're glad we could make your dining experience so comfortable during these times!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
Great local place to sit and enjoy very good food!
Thank you for the great review!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Thank you for your 5 star review! We're so glad we're one of your favourite and regular spots. See you again soon!
Great place for dinner!
Thank you for your 5 star review!
Still our favourite place in Canmore.
Thank you for your 5 star review! See you soon!
Food was great, service was wonderful. A wonderful evening at the Market Bistro.
Thank you for your great review! We look forward to hosting you again soon.
We always enjoy ourselves each time we come to Market Bistro! And owner Anthony dropped by to say hello 😀
Thank you for your great review! We look forward to seeing you again soon!
Food, service and ambiance are impeccable!
Thank you for your 5* review! We're delighted you thought so highly of us!
Great wines and food! Service was very good. Our reservation was at 7pm so we ended up moving inside because it was getting chilly.
Wonderful atmosphere and food! Beautiful spot away from the busy part of Canmore! Good variety menu
Great mussels and soup du jour on top of great service.
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!
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!
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!
A well appreciated spot with fine food and a great team
Thank you for your review! We're so glad you enjoyed it
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 ! 😊
We're so glad you enjoyed your experience! We look forward to seeing you and your friends soon!
Always a great place for lunch or dinner! Local favorite!
Thank you for your great review! We look forward to hosting you again.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Had a lovely dinner on the patio recently. Food was delicious and staff very thoughtful, especially important during these times.
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!
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
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!
Fantastic food and value. The outside patio is in such a relaxing setting. Third time here in last 2 weeks.
Thank you for your great review! We're delighted you loved your meal on the patio, see you again soon!
Anniversary dinner. The meals were very good. We had the duck confit and the salmon salad. Their french onion soup is always the best.
Thank you for your review! We're delighted you enjoyed your dinner, the French onion soup is one of our favourites!
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.
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!
Was great, love the view and the staff were great. Picturesque, foot of the mountains
Thank you for your great review! We're delighted you thought highly of our staff, and yes, that view is hard to beat!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.