The Market Bistro

4.5
219 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 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • 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
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 219 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.4
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Moderate
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Chrisgblr
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent food, professional service and food was served quickly. Nice presentations, salmon and prawns were cooked/grilled to perfection and the tuna and mussels as appetizers were excellent.

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PierreL
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Enjoyed coming back to the Bistro. Good salad Nicoise and Mushroom flat bread.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Always good. Was nice to see it busy during these times. Think that they need a new fan in the kitchen.

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TDWest22
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food and service. It’s better if you can get a table off in the corner as it is a small busy restaurant. Also it will be quieter

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JD11
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

really nice food, great service and overall enjoyable casual night.

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teresas
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience3

Fantastic dinner. The Beef carpaccio was awesome and make sure to get the duck rillettes with the baguette. We had the shrimp Risotto and flat iron steak- both were delicious!

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MardellT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was delicious and served in a great timeline. The staff were very good.

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Foodenjoyer1
Calgary
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

We were able to get a reservation easily and we were extremely well taken care of. Pleasant, small, restaurant in a beautiful spot in the mountains in Canmore. Extremely attentive attentive service. Excellent food. Tomato, bocconcini salad to share - very tasty. Prawn risotto was delicious. My spouse had mushroom and chicken pasta that was also wonderful. Lots of gluten - free options for me. White wine and non-alcoholic beer enjoyed by both of us.
Gluten-free delightful vanilla creme caramel for dessert and coffee. All very reasonably priced.
Wonderful experience. Definitely will return. Unfortunate covid shutdown again.. So difficult for all and scary for all and hard times for restaurants.

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gregm
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Understanding there is a shortage of employees in the restaurant industry the service and food was terrific and the employees were grateful for our patience.

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Local
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Small local restaurant in the Three Sisters neighbourhood of Canmore, with a nice cozy patio, and serving tasty French and Italian cuisine. Great menu for dinner. Good wine menu. Family run. Off of the tourist track. They also do take out.

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traceyo
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food! The lemon pie in particular was fantastic!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service! Will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Excellent Marsala chicken and Truffle mushroom flatbread

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JessicaV
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We made a reservation and had a table right away. The menu will please everybody. We had very good service from begging to end.

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CanadianLadies
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall3Food2Service1Ambience4

Place was great, food was ok and service wasn’t great. Had a lot of expectation with the way it presents itself online but didn’t live up to its expectations

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TerryG
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

This was my third visit, all excellent. The consistency is unusual and a true sigh of professionals. I chose the Duck Confit and it was outstanding, my mouth is still watering. A most enjoyable experience

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KelliW
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Very nice patio with beautiful views. We can vouch that the salmon and shrimp as well as the chicken Marsala where delicious. Had a very enjoyable evening here.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Saskatoon
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and Jeet provided outstanding service, will definitely return!

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chzzhd
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere, nice selection and very tasty food. Definitely recommend while visiting Canmore.

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YvonneH
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Beautiful to sit outside viewing the mountains. We arrived just as sun setting, but still warm enough for supper. The noise was quiet on the patio, which we chose to sit outside. Music crazy loud inside!
Service was excellent snd meal was fun

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ArleneB
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

The food was outstanding and we were seated promptly. They were realtively busy on the patio so some requests took longer than I would expect to address. Overall it was a lovely dinner!

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Trini
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The staff is really friendly and nice the food is great

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was delicious. The staff were accommodating and friendly. We asked to move outside and they were happy to do so. We will definitely be dining here again when we are on vacation.

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MarilynJ
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved it. Nice little gem away from downtown. Big patio on nice weather days.

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Roscoe
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A hidden gem in Three Sisters, al fresco on a quiet patio with an extensive menu and wine list is a perfect evening!

Congratulations on an outstanding venue with creative menu options. A favorite go -to hide away.

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vipMarkH
Calgary
30 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We sat outside. Great weather, great view and great food. We would highly recommend The Market Bistro.

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OpenTable Diner
Saskatoon
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Dinner was delicious - prawn risotto. Service excellent also. Perhaps a little noisy with the open area where there was a lot of dishwashing noise etc. Unfortunately it was chilly otherwise would have dined on the patio which is lovely.

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vipErinT
Edmonton
11 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful patio, great food and service. A very enjoyable evening !

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KHyyc
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We enjoyed a very good dinner here. Pappadelle Pasta was excellent as was the flank steak. Only disappointment was the French onion soup. We shared the Creme Brulee for dessert which was very nice. Meal and wine was also reasonably priced for Canmore! Definitely will be back.

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Iheartfood
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience1

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Brandi
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall2Food4Service2Ambience1

We had a reservation at 5:15pm for an outside table the Bistro only had one customer seated in the courtyard patio area and yet They placed us out the very front of the building way down by the Pharmacy. Most times we were forgotten about. Being so far away we couldn’t even hear the music. My husband glass of wine came and you could tell the bottle had been open for a number of days. The food flavor was good however the steak was cold in the center. By that point my husband and I felt that the experience was already ruined to bother complaining.

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michelH
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was excellent, especially the sauces. The flavours were great.

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LizL
Calgary
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a wonderful meal on the patio. A perfect evening

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
9 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very good. We come here often. Nice setting, good service and very good food.

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JimS
Phoenix
14 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

All went well- lovely evening of food and wine on their spectacular patio with the Three Sisters view!

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Jans
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The most amazing food we ate on our entire trip in Canmore. Definitely coming back and recommending to all my friends and family that travel to Canmore

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

I booked The Market Bistro as a “fancy dinner” for a girls weekend, and left incredibly disappointed. My friend and I arrived on time for our 7pm reservation time, and were seated around the corner outside (not on the main patio) where there was only a few tables and no music. We waited about 10 minutes for water and menus, and promptly asked for the cheese board appetizer to start us off. After waiting 35 minutes with no update on when our appetizer would be out, I kindly approached the manager and asked him to cancel our order as the wait times were just too long. He looked visibly upset and taken back, but offered no “it’ll be right out” or an apology.

Absolutely would not recommend this restaurant to anyone, especially if you’re looking quality customer service. While I didn’t try the food, I would not wait around 30+ minutes anywhere for a simple cheese board.

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Susan
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good menu, good service.
It great to support a local business!

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Good times. Patio is kid friendly. Smaller but solid menu. Risotto, pasta, seafood and salads were all good. We would go back

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Anonymous
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best patio dinner, food and service were excellent, pollo penne was the best pasta I ever had

FAQs

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 4.5 stars by 219 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.