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
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Enjoyed the Veal Scallopini special. New menu looks great. Service pleasant as always.
Excellent new food menu and the daily special (veal scallopini) was outstanding! Try the seafood risotto.
Awesome staff, fresh good food, excellent lattes
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.
Nice and cozy place. We both had the butter chicken which was good but not spectacular.
Went for lunch, food was fresh and very tasty! We will go for dinner soon.
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 !!!
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.
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.
Great and friendly service , highly recommend if you stopping at Canmore
Thank you for your 5 star review! We're delighted you thought so highly of our staff - see you next time!
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!
We will be back!
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!
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.
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.
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.
Thank you for your 5 star review! We're delighted you enjoyed everything and we're looking forward to hosting you again soon!
Our favorite Canmore restaurant. Never disappointed in the food or service. We will be back.
Thank you for your 5* review! We're so glad we're your favourite place to eat! See you next time!
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.
Thank you for your 5 star review! We're so glad it was just what you needed - see you next time!
The food was very good. I would definitely recommend!
Thank you for your 5 star review. We're delighted you enjoyed your meal!
Very good. Good local restaurant. Will go back again.
Thank you for your review! We hope your next visit is 5 stars!
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.
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!
Food was excellent. Service was great. Nice small restaurant. Very accommodating to the kids. Will return on our next visit to Canmore
Thank you for your 5 star review! We're so glad you enjoyed it - see you next time!
Amazing food, great service, loved everything about it.
Excellent food selection, pleasant helpful staff
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!
Food and service was excellent. We are fortunate to have such a great venue.
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!
Pleased with the lunch menu and very convenient in town!
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!
Amazing food, was slightly busy maybe one more server could have relieved some of the load.
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!
We really enjoyed the entire experience....Hayley is wonderful.
Thank you for your great review! We're delighted you enjoyed the food as well as the service - see you next time!
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
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!
New ownership but service was great.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.