The Market Bistro

4.6
120 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 & 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
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 120 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.6
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.4
Value
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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PhilP
Calgary
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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.

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TracyS
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Great spot - we had to reserve early to get a table but definitely worth it! The meatballs were amazing. A definite must have dish!

The Market Bistro
Responded 3 days ago

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!

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MarlyB
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

The Market Bistro
Responded 5 days ago

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!

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Lmw123
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience2

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

The Market Bistro
Responded 5 days ago

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!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Very enjoyable evening. Good food, good service and nice setting. Will be back.

The Market Bistro
Responded on February 18, 2021

Thank you for your 5* review! We're delighted that you enjoyed the evening - see you next time!

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MikeM
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience1

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 .

The Market Bistro
Responded on February 18, 2021

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!

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Sophie
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We enjoyed our experience at The Market Bistro! Good food, nice staff and quiet ambiance.

The Market Bistro
Responded on February 18, 2021

Thank you for the great review! We look forward to having you join us again next time!

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TomB
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

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.

The Market Bistro
Responded on February 18, 2021

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!

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GeoffreyR
Edmonton
5 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!

The Market Bistro
Responded on February 18, 2021

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.

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999999
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

The Market Bistro
Responded on February 18, 2021

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!

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BrettR
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.
Local favourite!

The Market Bistro
Responded on February 18, 2021

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!

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TMP0
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

The Market Bistro
Responded on February 18, 2021

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!

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Natalia25
Edmonton
9 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Service was fantastic!
I wish the menu was a bit less confusing... wasn’t sure what is considered to be part of the ‘dinner’ vs ‘lunch’ menu. Also a bit pricey for what you get. But still a great local place to visit!

The Market Bistro
Responded on December 14, 2020

Thank you for your review! We have an all day menu apart from the sandwich section which finishes as 5pm as noted on the menu. On Wednesdays we have a 3 course Menu Du Jour for just $28 which is a great deal that may interest you once we're open for dine in again!

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TMP0
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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

The Market Bistro
Responded on December 14, 2020

Thank you for your 5* review! We're delighted you enjoyed the Menu Du Jour - see you next time!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

The Market Bistro
Responded on December 14, 2020

Thank you for your 5* review! We're so glad you enjoyed the Menu Du Jour, the Prawn Risotto is also one of our favourites - see you soon!

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CatherineM
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome staff, fresh good food, excellent lattes

The Market Bistro
Responded on December 14, 2020

Thank you for your 5* review! We're glad you thought so highly of our staff, the food and the coffee! See you soon!

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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
6 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
11 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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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 120 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.