The Market Bistro

4.6
107 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 107 people are saying
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TMP0
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Enjoyed the Veal Scallopini special. New menu looks great. Service pleasant as always.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent new food menu and the daily special (veal scallopini) was outstanding! Try the seafood risotto.

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CatherineM
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome staff, fresh good food, excellent lattes

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BillC
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The service was prompt and not hurried. The special cocktail was excellent. The charcuterie board needed a bit more bread but the portions were adequate. The prawn risotto was tasty, as were the salads. Dessert was excellent for taste but the espresso mousse needed to be more substantial.

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BarryH
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Nice and cozy place. We both had the butter chicken which was good but not spectacular.

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vipethel
Calgary
70 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went for lunch, food was fresh and very tasty! We will go for dinner soon.

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tracyn
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Awesome cafe with great food and service... the only thing that wasn't awesome, was being sat right by the front door so we found it very chilly with people coming and going ....Thank you !!!

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vipFoody
Calgary
20 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice little place. Truly a little neighborhood favorite. Most people looked like locals. Drinks were good. Two of us had the chefs special...3 courses. Soup was fabulous. Main was a seafood risotto and dessert was mango mousse. These were all exceptional. The other two ordered off the menu. Mushroom risotto...it was tasty but too salty. Fire roasted pulled pork pizza...it really had little to no flavor. Near the end I had a bite of my husband's pizza and felt a nice drizzle of chilli oil would have added just what it needed. We will go back for sure and try new menu items.

The Market Bistro
Responded on November 5, 2020

Thank you for your 5 star review! We're delighted you enjoyed our Menu Du Jour, we will take your comments about the flatbread and the risotto to our kitchen team to ensure your next visit is perfect! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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STEVENM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great and friendly service , highly recommend if you stopping at Canmore

The Market Bistro
Responded on November 5, 2020

Thank you for your 5 star review! We're delighted you thought so highly of our staff - see you next time!

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AlinaC
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The soup was very flavourful.
The risotto was perfect and they added mushrooms even though it was not included in the special.

The Happy Birthday writing on the plate was a special touch and we all ( including the staff) sang Happy Birthday to my sweet daughter Cristina.
You guys made the night so unique!
Thank you!
We will be back!

The Market Bistro
Responded on November 5, 2020

Thank you for your 5 star review! We're delighted we helped to make your celebration so special and that you enjoyed the food - see you next time!

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vipBrandrea
Edmonton
13 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Unfortunately a very rude large group came in and spoiled the ambience with loud foul language and walking all around with no regard for anyone in the restaurant. Otherwise the food and service was great. Pre-rude group the ambience was also lovely. The management could not apologize enough but....didn't stop them.

The Market Bistro
Responded on October 28, 2020

Thank you for your feedback. We're now implementing measures on how to deal with these situations as fortunately for us, its not something we've experienced much! We hope your next visit is thoroughly enjoyed from start to finish.

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Well
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great atmosphere, great service. Wine selection was reasonably priced, but outstanding. Overall, the kind of place we will be returning to for a slightly nicer than "plain casual" dining experience in Canmore.

The Market Bistro
Responded on October 28, 2020

Thank you for your 5 star review! We're delighted you enjoyed everything and we're looking forward to hosting you again soon!

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Tdecgood
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our favorite Canmore restaurant. Never disappointed in the food or service. We will be back.

The Market Bistro
Responded on October 28, 2020

Thank you for your 5* review! We're so glad we're your favourite place to eat! See you next time!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Niciose salad was excellent (again) and soup de jour potato leek just right on a cold day. 30 min Bike ride up from town at -13C.

The Market Bistro
Responded on October 28, 2020

Thank you for your 5 star review! We're so glad it was just what you needed - see you next time!

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AmandaP
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

The food was very good. I would definitely recommend!

The Market Bistro
Responded on October 28, 2020

Thank you for your 5 star review. We're delighted you enjoyed your meal!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very good. Good local restaurant. Will go back again.

The Market Bistro
Responded on October 28, 2020

Thank you for your review! We hope your next visit is 5 stars!

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gettingandspending
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Spur of the moment, late Thanksgiving Sunday afternoon we decided to eat at Market Bistro. I love the salmon salad there, but I was tempted by the Thanksgiving special since there was no turkey in our family get-together. Then again, holiday specials can be a huge disappointment. But I went for it, and what a lovely surprise. Delicious butternut squash/pumpkin soup, tender turkey with yummy dressing, brussels, roasted yams and perfect mashed potatoes with a hint of leek, and of course, cranberry sauce. There was enough for two meals: I had the leftovers for lunch the next day. Dessert was traditional: the pumpkin pie filling was good, but the pastry was a bit raw.

The Market Bistro
Responded on October 12, 2020

Thank you for your 5 star review! We're so glad you chose to come and try our Thanksgiving specials and that you were thoroughly impressed, our new Chef has a lot more in store to look forward to! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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drps
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Service was great. Nice small restaurant. Very accommodating to the kids. Will return on our next visit to Canmore

The Market Bistro
Responded on October 28, 2020

Thank you for your 5 star review! We're so glad you enjoyed it - see you next time!

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ElenaC
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great service, loved everything about it.

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MarjS
Edmonton
9 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food selection, pleasant helpful staff

The Market Bistro
Responded on October 12, 2020

Thank you for you 5 star review! We're so glad you enjoyed your meal and thought so highly of our staff, we look forward to hosting you again soon!

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MardellT
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food and service was excellent. We are fortunate to have such a great venue.

The Market Bistro
Responded on October 12, 2020

Thank you for your review! We're so glad you enjoyed your meal and appreciated our great staff, we hope your next visit is 5 stars!

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Canmorebridgegals
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Pleased with the lunch menu and very convenient in town!

The Market Bistro
Responded on October 12, 2020

Thank you for your review! We're so glad you enjoyed the lunch menu, it sure is a great spot that's easily accessible when driving through, see you next time!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Amazing food, was slightly busy maybe one more server could have relieved some of the load.

The Market Bistro
Responded on September 30, 2020

Thank you for your 5 star review! We're so glad you enjoyed the food! The weather and the unpredictable business levels due to Covid definitely keeps us on our toes, we hope your next visit feels more relaxed. We're a great quiet spot for lunch too!

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vipBradC
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We really enjoyed the entire experience....Hayley is wonderful.

The Market Bistro
Responded on September 30, 2020

Thank you for your great review! We're delighted you enjoyed the food as well as the service - see you next time!

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Mountainbubbly
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
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

The Market Bistro
Responded on September 30, 2020

Thank you for your review! We're so glad that you enjoyed everything during you meal. We apologise for that pesky fly! This time of year in Canmore when it is cold outside and warm inside, it is a common issue. We've now introduced measures to get rid of them, so we hope your next visit is worthy of a 5 star review!

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Excellent
Calgary
12 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

New ownership but service was great.

The Market Bistro
Responded on September 30, 2020

Thank you for the review! We're delighted you enjoyed everything, especially the service and thank you for supporting us through the change of ownership, there are exciting improvements to come!

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vipDonO
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great intimate friendly service; really nice menu selection although not hugely extensive; everything on the menu appealed to me. I would like to see a fresh salad on the menu, but that's all. Nice wine list. A nice treasure of a bistro in the Three Sisters village part of town.

The Market Bistro
Responded on September 30, 2020

Thanks for your 5 star review! We're so glad you enjoyed the menu choices as well as the service. We offer two great salads for both lunch and dinner the Niçoise and the Salmon Salad which are sure favourites! We hope you enjoy them on your next visit!

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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!

The Market Bistro
Responded on September 30, 2020

Thank you for your feedback, we're delighted you enjoyed the service and we apologise that the Tuna and dessert were not to your liking - had this been mentioned to your server we would've eagerly changed both of these dishes for you to ensure you had a great meal. We hope to see you again soon to try some other dishes on our menu!

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vipDonO
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food and menu selection

The Market Bistro
Responded on September 20, 2020

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 on September 20, 2020

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 on September 20, 2020

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 on September 20, 2020

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 on September 20, 2020

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 on September 20, 2020

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 on September 20, 2020

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 on September 20, 2020

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 on September 20, 2020

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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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 107 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.