The Market Bistro
Please note that reservation durations are limited to 1.5hrs due to limited capacity.
Please also 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 sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
- Contact tracing information collected
Artisan greens, fennel, orange, quinoa, herb vinaigrette, cherry tomatoes
French Onion Soup
Beef & red wine broth, caramelized onion, herb croutons, emmental cheese
Tomato & Pork Broth, house baked focaccia
It’s COVID and the Market Bistro has been open and closed on and off BUT the quality of the food and the service has been constantly excellent!
Thank you for the 5 star review! We're delighted that you thoroughly enjoyed the food and the service! We may be closed for dine-in at this time but we proudly offer takeout and delivery 7 days a week for you to enjoy at home, the next best thing! Hope to see you again soon.
One of the best we’ve experience for quality of ingredients, chef’s creativity, value for money and exceptional service. Well done!
Thank you for the great review! We're thrilled you admired the attention to detail our Chef brings to each dish and that enjoyed the service too. We look forward to hosting you again next time!
Best restaurant in Canmore ,super service Alvaro was super nice. Everything was top.
Thank you for the 5 star review! We're delighted you enjoyed the service and the food, see you again next time!
Beautiful restaurant with delicious food, good variety and reasonable prices. A rare find amidst the overabundance of pub food in Canmore.
Thank you for the 5 star review! We're delighted you found our "hidden gem!" and thoroughly enjoyed it, see you again soon!
Henry was a charismatic server with prompt and efficient service! We enjoyed our time at Market Bistro and will defiantly return!
Thank you for the 5 star review! We're delighted that Henry took such great care of you and that you enjoyed the food, we look forward to seeing you again soon!
We booked a spot on the patio expecting sunshine but our table was right against the wall in the shade. They moved our table over slightly so we were partially in the sun but our view was then staring at the wall instead of at the mountains. We were told they could move us when another table opened up, but instead sat walk ins at those tables. It took 25 minutes to get our drinks (two cans of beers). The food was good and our server was nice but we will not be coming back.
Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We sincerely apologise that your experience didn't meet your expectations. We'd love to have you visit again to rectify our mistakes, experience the prompt service that we are well known for and we'd also be more than willing to accommodate your choice of table. Please get in touch with us at email@example.com. In the meantime, we will take your comments to our team to improve our operations. Thanks again and have a great weekend!
Great service and amazing food
Thank you for the 5* review! We're so glad you enjoyed the food and the service - see you again next time for some more cocktails!
Nice bistro experience. Henry provided great service. He greeted us at the door by name, since he was watching for the reservations. So sweet. We are a family with teens, visiting Canmore for the weekend and enjoyed the varied and tasty menu options, the attentive service and pleasant ambience. Every meal was soooo good, and we adults enjoyed the wine by the glass - Pinot Noir and Rose was better than most restaurant’s By The Glass options.
Thank you for the great review! We're so glad you enjoyed the wine, the food and the service (we agree, Henry is great!) See you again next time!
Nice little spot with good food and a great menu of local craft beer.
Thank you for the 5 star review! We're delighted you enjoyed the food and our local beer list - see you again soon!
A great spot in Canmore. Gorgeous view, and delicious food. The wine store next door is also quite good as well.
Thank you for the great review! Our patio is definitely a great place to see the mountains from! Glad you enjoyed everything - see you next time!
Fabulous food and amazing service. I’ve consistently gone back to this restaurant for lunch and dinner every time I’m in Canmore. If you haven’t tried it yet, try the lemon pie, it is unlike any other.
Thank you for the 5 star review! We're delighted you thoroughly enjoyed everything and yes, that lemon pie is hard to beat! See you next time!
Excellent food and nice atmosphere. Thank you! We will be back.
Thank you for the 5 star review! We're so glad you enjoyed everything and we look forward to hosting you again soon!
Came here for a special Anniversary dinner… Service was fantastic, we were well attended to, but not at all in an annoying way. The food… oh MAN… I love their chef!! Best French onion soup of my life… incredible flavor! Roasted eggplant was delicious… Mushroom/chicken pappardelle and pesto/prawns pappardelle was fantastic! So much flavor! Excellent presentation all around! Finished with a crème brulee. Perfect culinary pleasure cruise! Thank you…we will be back!
Thank you for the wonderful review! We're delighted we could make your anniversary so memorable and that thoroughly enjoyed everything - we look forward to seeing you guys again when you're next down from Edmonton!
The food here is some of the best in the Bow Valley, and their patio area is a great space - especially right now. What else? Oh yes, really good service too. Very happy with our outdoor lunch here.
Thank you for a great 5 star review! We're delighted you thought so highly of the food as well as the service, see you again soon!
The service was excellent and the food extraordinary. I submitted a special request for our arrival (via Open Table) and the staff were right onboard! What a perfect night.
Thank you for the 5 star review! We're delighted you had a perfect evening and that we were able to accommodate your request - we look forward to seeing you again soon!
Had a very enjoyable evening at Market Bistro. Service was attentive, food very good( all three courses), excellent wine selection and prices and very good overall value!
Thank you for the great 5 star review! We're so glad you had a great evening and enjoyed everything - we look forward to hosting you again soon!
Fantastic food & great service at a very reasonable price
Thank you for the 5 star review! We're delighted you thought so highly of the food as well as the service, see you next time!
Small intimate restaurant with excellent food and service.
Thank you for the 5 star review! We're delighted you thoroughly enjoyed the food as well as the service - see you again soon!
Food was great, service was terrible. No food checks, no offers for drink refills, we had appetizers, mains, dessert and coffee and we were notified that someone was waiting for our table, hinting it was time to go. I understand there is time limits to tables but having to take our coffee to go left a bad taste in my mouth to never go back here.
Thank you for your feedback, we apologise for the neglect of service and that you felt rushed to leave your table, it's understandable that this would cause discomfort. 1.5hrs is the usual time we estimate for 2 guests, however we're happy to accommodate for longer if needed, if communicated by phone or email prior to your reservation. We are very well known for our great service and relaxed atmosphere, we'd like to invite you back to experience this - please reach out via email to arrange this.
Great food, great people and great value and near where we live!
Thank you for the 5 star review! We're thrilled you enjoyed all aspects of the Bistro - see you again soon!
Great local place. The appies are our favorite. Tuna Crudo is to die for.
Thank you for the 5 star review! We're delighted you enjoyed a variety of the small plates, and we agree, the Tuna Crudo is hard to beat! We look forward to hosting you again soon to find a few more favourites!
We were in the back corner by the kitchen - did not like the location.
Thank you for the 4 star review and your feedback. We apologise that you did not like the location of your table, if you had voiced this at the time we would have happily moved you - let us know where you'd like to sit for your next reservation and we'll be more than happy to accommodate!
Extremely slow service. They told us soups sandwich’s and wraps weren’t available for lunch. Then the table beside us that ordered two minutes later got a wrap and a sandwich.
Food was bland, but we had just done a huge hike and needed to eat something.
Thank you for your feedback, we apologise that the service was slow but we're so glad we managed to squeeze your group in last minute, on the first warm day of the year. Your server explained that the reason the sandwiches were unavailable was due to the fact that we were waiting for our bread delivery after a busy lunch, the table after you ordered theirs just as we received the baguettes, which you were ok with whilst you were with us. Let us know if we missed any part of this communication?
What a great little restaurant! We visited here twice within the past month. We enjoyed the first experience so much that we had to come back. The quality of the food was high and the service was excellent.
On our second visit, I made an error with the booking but the staff moved some things around to accommodate our group. Our server, Henry, was very polite and we enjoyed chatting with him between visits to our table.
Thank you for your 5 star review! We're so glad that you enjoyed the food, Henry's service and that we've become a favourite new spot! See you next time!
Menu was certainly enticing but the delivery was lacking. Contemporary Canadian fair only insofar as the food was inoffensive and boring.
Thank you for your feedback, we apologise that your experience did not meet your expectations. However, your expectations were not going to be met if you were looking for Contemporary Canadian cuisine as we pride ourselves on European flavours with a mainly Italian Influence. Good luck on your culinary adventures!
Our favourite spot in Canmore! Staff are excellent, really go above and beyond. Happy hour and wine Wednesday’s an excellent value. Prawn appetizers very good as well as the sandwiches
Thank you for your 5 star review! We're so glad you enjoyed the food and thrilled you were so impressed with our staff, and we agree - they're great! See you next Wednesday!
The service and food were amazing!
I was a tad bit cold in the restaurant so I would add some more layers next time I go, but I would definitely return.
Thank you for the 5 star review! We're delighted you enjoyed your meal and the service - see you next time!
Friends 40th birthday. Food was outstanding!
Thank you for the 5 star review and for choosing The Market Bistro to celebrate at! We're delighted the food exceeded expectations - see you next time!
Our meals at the Bistro have always been excellent. The change in ownership last year has maintained the same quality and service we have come to expect from a great restaurant. The price is slightly higher, but the product justifies the cost.
Thank you for the 5 star review! We're delighted you enjoyed the food and the service! See you next time!
Great spot - we had to reserve early to get a table but definitely worth it! The meatballs were amazing. A definite must have dish!
Thank you for the 5* review! We're thrilled that you loved the food (try the garlic prawns next time, another great appetizer!) See you soon!
We had an excellent experience here. We ate late in the evening and enjoyed a quiet environment. We found the food to be of great quality and fairly priced. The staff were personable.
Thank you for your 5 star review! We're delighted you enjoyed our intimate, cozy bistro and thought highly of the food as well as our staff - we look forward to seeing you again soon!
We like the Bistro (have been before) but the ventilation is terrible! Was smokey in the restaurant from food cooking and our clothes smelled of it for a long time afterwards. ie had to wash everything we were wearing, and air out our coats. Strange that they don’t have a better ventilation system. Other than that, food & service was good
Thank you for your feedback. We're glad you enjoyed the food and the service. We do apologise for the ventilation issue, it is something we are aware of and are actively addressing, with plans to have sufficient equipment installed as soon as possible. We look forward to hosting you again once this in effect so you can fully enjoy what the Bistro has to offer!
Very enjoyable evening. Good food, good service and nice setting. Will be back.
Thank you for your 5* review! We're delighted that you enjoyed the evening - see you next time!
Food would have been better if it was hot. Soup was great but entre was not warm, vegetables were cool on arrival. Meal went cold fast because the staff kept propping the door open with a rock, it was -17C outside. Our feet were flipping cold by the time we were done. We asked them to close the door shortly after we arrived at our table, but then another waitress opened it again, I assume the kitchen staff was hot, but patrons were cold. Also when we arrived, the waiter promptly told us we couldn’t be there more than 1 1/2 hr, which was ok, but it took an hour for us to get our entree. Not sure I would eat there again, as their menu wasn’t very diverse. Disappointed as we were expecting a more positive experience for Valentine’s Day .
Thanks for your feedback, we will take your comments and continue to work with our team to ensure the fantastic reputation that we're so well known for. We apologise that the ajar door caused discomfort, with our restaurant full and cooking in our open concept kitchen it sometimes gets steamy, an issue that we are actively addressing and resolving soon! Our menu reflects our brand of our friendly bistro: simplicity and wonderful flavours. We hope you give the Bistro another try again soon!
We enjoyed our experience at The Market Bistro! Good food, nice staff and quiet ambiance.
Thank you for the great review! We look forward to having you join us again next time!
It is a very nice out of the way place that caters to the locals as well as the weekender that escape to this part of Canmore on the weekends. They have a good variety of meal options. The lighting is a little too bright for an intimate ambience.
Thanks for the great review - we're definitely a hidden gem! The lights are adjustable so we will not hesitate to dim them if you ask, see you next time!
Unique little bistro serving great food in Canmore. Service was excellent, and when my wife showed interest in some of the condiments they had for sale our waitress brought out some samples with fresh cut baguette to try at no charge. The french onion soup, procuitto and arugula flatbread and the mushroom pasta were all excellent. This was our first time at the Market Bistro and it was a great way to start eating out again!
Thank you for your 5 star review! We're delighted you enjoyed the service, the food and the goodies you took home! We look forward to having you dine with us next time, see you soon.
The salmon entree was very delicious; a melt in your mouth experience. The flavours in the pollo penne were fantastic. The Bistro is a friendly relaxing place to eat. We will definitely be back again.
Wow! Thank you for the great review. So glad you enjoyed your meal as well as the ambience, we hope you find some more favourites next time!
We dine in and take out regularly in town. The food here is consistently outstanding, and the restaurant is beautifully uncomplicated.
Delicious French cuisine and wine that is our favourite in the bow valley, but won't break the bank.
Thank you for the 5* review! We're glad you enjoyed the laid back approach with great food that we're so well known for, see you soon!
Enjoyed it so much we were tempted to return the next evening. Addition of a fresh pasta dish is a treat. Sauces and seasoning for every dish we have tried have been wonderful. Flavourful and interesting but not overdone, a perfect balance.
Thank you for the 5* review! We're thrilled that you thoroughly enjoyed dinner with us and we look forward to having you next time to try some more dishes!
You can order delivery directly from The Market Bistro using the Order Online button. The Market Bistro also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (403) 675-3006.
The Market Bistro is rated 4.6 stars by 148 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.