The Market Bistro

4.6
245 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 245 People Are Saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.5
Service
4.2
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Moderate
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Husbandandwife
Calgary
18 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went here for first time ( on wife’s recommendation). Bistro had just opened for the day . Was greeted right away was told the daily specials. Server was very nice . Took our order and was served to us in a timely manner. Food was great, soup was very tasty. Overall a nice lunch experience

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RebeccaH
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We brought our baby and toddler and we were well accommodated. The food came fast and was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very nice people! Kind of a unique ‘hole in the wall’! We enjoyed our meal, & were complimented a free dessert as we were celebrating our anniversary! Great food & we tried quite a few things!

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LesleyE
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and delicious food. Made my girlfriends birthday a special event!

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RaymondR
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic meal. One ordered the Rissoto and the other the steak. We shared the plates as one meal! So good! The sauce for both plates was so good, I wish I had a bread at the end to get every last bit! The service was also excellent and attentive.

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KoenR
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect little gem!
The Staff was super accommodating, very quaint relaxed atmosphere. The menu was fun and had a very delightful spin on super everyday items as well as some unique selections that were very tasty and presented well. Would definitely recommend and visit again! Well done!

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vipTaraC
Edmonton
19 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was fantastic I would recommend the Pan Seared Flat Iron steak, excellent

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic meal in a fabulous place ! Will definitely come back !!! The food was above exceptional!!!

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SarahF
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great place for dinner! Servers very kind! Food was delicious! Went for my dad’s birthday and we got a free dessert! Awesome time :)

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RobertB
Naples
6 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Casual environment. Good food. Excellent service. I recommend.

RM
vipRobM
Calgary
22 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Really appreciate the chef adding more high quality Italian dishes to the menu. Try the Eggplant appi, Chicken Marsala, or any Risotto -- outstanding!

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DennisM
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience2

The food is well prepared and presented. As a bistro in the mountains the decor could create a much warmer feeling. It is quite plain and does not create an atmosphere of warmth and intimacy.

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path
Calgary
15 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Really enjoyed the food and the service. We’ll definitely return

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MaryH
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous service and food. A definite must on your visit to Canmore.

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vipLemonPie
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a delicious meal, great service and wonderful company

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ChelseaW
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Chicken Marsala was AMAZING! I was sad to not see the gnocchi listed but I found a new go to for sure! Thank you so much to everyone working Saturday Oct 9! Another lovely evening at our favorite place! Glad to be back!

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SharonB
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience2

We had an enjoyable time and were even able to visit with the staff at the end of the evening. Very reasonable corkage fee as well.

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Craig
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

The indoor restaurant ambience was lacking. In fact we almost left when we walked in. The kitchen is open right into the seating area and it was smoky, noisy and hot. The room was not decorated either. The outdoor patio looked very nice but too cold to be outside. The food made up for it, it was delicious and the service was outstanding.

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Singh
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food & Service were excellent, Every meal was prepared with fresh ingredients.

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vipJoepV
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Great food very tasteful good selection. Casual setting. Great place for every day dining or special occasion

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MelanieH
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

For the average price of a meal at one of the casual chains we had some of the best food I'd had in quite awhile. Everything was cooked to perfection (starters - French Onion Soup, Baguette with Rillettes, Prawns & mains - steak, duck, risotto). Dishes were well balanced and filling. It's a small space but I felt cozy not cramped. Wish I had saved room for dessert!

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MeganJ
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was absolutely delicious, and very attentive staff. You must try their cheese cake -- it is not too heavy, full of flavour, and I practically licked the plate.

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NEW167
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really nice patio, very attentive service and food was really really good. Bottles of wine very reaso ably priced. A bit out of the way from Canmore main but worth the trip.

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Chrisgblr
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
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 on September 17, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
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
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
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 on September 16, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

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

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teresas
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
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 on September 15, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

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

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Foodenjoyer1
Calgary
11 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
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.

MM
MarcM
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

went for my sons birthday with family and friends. service and food were great. and what a hidden gem away from the busy downtown.

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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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viptherealjessthor
Calgary
39 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

Cute little bistro in three sisters. Great for lunch and happy hours. Food is nothing outstanding but I’ve never had a bad meal here and always have a lovely time.

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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

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 4.6 stars by 245 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.