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  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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About
Tucked away in the Three Sisters community our airy bistro has big windows, an open kitchen, a sunny and quiet patio and a cheerful atmosphere. Cuisine is, comforting, simple, flavourful, prepared with passion and always delicious. Our menu consists of a mixture of traditional French and Italian dishes. To complement your meal, have a look at the wine list: one of the most extensive and affordable wine list in Canmore or find a new favourite on our seasonal cocktail menu! Consult our Facebook or Instagram page for daily specials and our website for live music and special events!
PRICE RANGE
US$7 - US$28
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
CUISINES
European, Fusion
FEATURES
Takeout, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great visit. Great food and wonderful service. Thank you Richie for always looking after us. Never had a bad meal here. Today had the special of lamb shank. The meat just fell off the bone was so delicious followed by lemon pie. Great job team

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing service and food again. Richu served us. She is always so welcoming and friendly all of the staff are lovely. We ordered lamb shank and pan fried steak. Both were delicious. We have eaten here about 20 times and have never had a bad...meal or experience. Thank you to the whole team. Give them a try you won’t be disappointed.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Market Bistro, Owner at The Market Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the 5 star review! We're delighted to know you enjoy our food and service every time you visit. We'll see you again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We discovered this restaurant on our last trip to Canmore. According to the locals, apparently it has changed hands recently. We thoroughly enjoyed our dinners here - so much so that we came 3 times in 3 consecutive weeks! We even brought others, and they...too enjoyed themselves. The atmosphere is very relaxed and casual. I like that it’s open-concept and you can see the kitchen and action. The staff is wonderful - friendly and competent. Thank-you to Richu who remembered us and greeted us warmly. The Caesar salad had great flavour (nicely presented too). The spaghetti carbonara (my all-time favourite dish) was made perfectly - I got it twice! Note that the pizzas (we had the margarita) has a thicker crust. The mushroom pappardele and gnocchi gorgonzola were both amazing. Others dishes we tried - flat-iron steak, chicken marsala and the rib special - drew raving reviews. Also, the gluten-free chocolate was surprisingly delicious. This is definitely on our Favourites List!More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Market Bistro, Owner at The Market Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the 5 star review! We're thrilled that you thoroughly enjoyed the food and service given by Richa. We're so glad to know that we're on your list of favorites. We look forward to serving you again soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I’m half Italian so I’m very picky when it comes to pasta. However, this place has my hearth with the best Carbonara I’ve eaten so far here in Alberta ❤️ Highly recommend their hot chocolate too!

Date of visit: November 2022
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Market Bistro, Owner at The Market Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Wow! Thank you for the 5-star review. It's great to hear that you enjoyed the Carbonara. We agree that our pasta is hard to beat! See you next time.

Reviewed October 15, 2022 via mobile

You have to check this restaurant out - seriously AMAZING FOOD We are visiting Canmore for my friends work function and were looking for a restaurant that served pasta - well found them online and saw that they serve Risotto - so ordered takeout on...Friday night - OMG - walked into the restaurant and the aroma was awesome. Took the food back to the hotel, popped open the lid and staring at me was 4 huge prawns - in the dish was delicious chunks of salmon - it was hands down the best risotto I have ever had - my friend had the mushroom risotto and said she could eat two of them - can we say DELICIOUS Now it’s Saturday and we are deciding where to go for dinner and we both said - let’s do the Market again - this time we sat in and had our second UNBELIEVABLE meal Tonight was another prawn pasta dish for me and a gnocchi dish for my friend - again AMAZING and the service was top notch by our server Richa who made our dining experience unforgettable Well Done Market - Well Done 👏👏👏More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Market Bistro, Owner at The Market Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded October 18, 2022

Thank you so much, Melissa, for the wonderful review! It's a pleasure to hear that you enjoyed our food so much and that you decided to come back and try it again. Richa took excellent care of you and made your night unforgettable. We look...More

Reviewed October 14, 2022 via mobile

Love this bistro! First time here, great service and happy hour prices. $5 wine and the best Funghi truffle flatbread I have ever had. I might go again tomorrow for another one!

Date of visit: October 2022
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Market Bistro, Owner at The Market Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded October 19, 2022

Thank you for the 5 star review! We're delighted you enjoyed the food and service. See you next time.

Reviewed October 13, 2022

Looked this up as a last minute dinner place in Canmore and was pleasantly surprised. Had the following dishes: Soup of day - I think it was a ginger carrot soup - it was really delicious not overly gingerly just enough for warmth Signature meatballs...- was delicious and well balanced not overly heavy Funghi flatbread - kind of heavy but enjoyable. I like the goat cheese with mushroom combination Duck breast special - the sauce and seasoning were good but the duck was a little overcooked for our liking. We ended up letting the waiter know at the end of the meal and he took a large chunk off of the dish off the bill and let us know the kitchen can redo it next time so it was very appreciated they addressed it Prawn risotto - it looked like it was going to be extremely salty and heavy but it was actually really good Really good service as wellMore

Date of visit: September 2022
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Market Bistro, Owner at The Market Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the 5 star review! It is our pleasure to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed the food and service. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed October 9, 2022

We read good reviews about this place and visiting Canmore, we though we should try it too since we love Italian food. Awesome food and service! Richu who served us was very polite and always with a smile on her face!

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed October 7, 2022

Visited in the spring of 2022 and were extremely pleased with the food. Our campsite was just down the road and we were really happy that we had a great restaurant nearby. We visited again in the fall and found that the restaurant had changed...and not for better. We had the Tuna Crudo as an appetizer, but the tuna was terribly overcooked. My wife had the risotto that she had enjoyed so much in the spring, but she found it had no flavour - something was obviously missing. This restaurant won't survive long if they don't maintain their standards. We will be trying out some of Canmore's other restaurants before we go back to Market Bistro.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 26, 2022

Dined this past weekend with a friend from Edmonton, I live in Canmore. I've been many times for lunch, dinners and just drinks. We ordered our food which was fine - my meal was slightly cool - however it's the circumstances of the staff which...is disappointing. There were two people having a disagreement (staff) outside in which we were in earshot - most of the staff speak other languages but it was not hard to tell that things were not going smooth. Sitting outside we saw that there was a staff table in the open with purses and other personal items dropped over a chair that was inside. Then we look inside and discovered many staff members grazing and eating over (leftovers or dessert) each was helping themselves in our view. In a restaurant business this is forbidden and unacceptable to management, I would hate to see this gem lose it's zest by staff member and food items on the menu.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 25, 2022 via mobile

Truly amazing and delicious food. The drinks selection is good enough to pick anything what can satisfy your mood. All those aspects are combined with calm, friendly atmosphere and taking care of customers staff. Highly recommend restaurant for a nice date .

Date of visit: September 2022
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Market Bistro, Owner at The Market Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded September 26, 2022

Wow! Thank you for the wonderful review. We're glad you enjoyed the food and drinks, as well as our friendly staff's service. See you next time.

Reviewed September 24, 2022

The chicken was terrible (gently saying), salmon with prawns (2…) was not more than okay and prices….. 35$ each small dish…. We won’t come back again.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Market Bistro, Owner at The Market Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded September 26, 2022

Thank you for your feedback. We apologize that your experience did not meet your expectations. We will pass this comments to the kitchen team to ensure that we're providing the quality of food we're so well known for. We use quality ingredients and the dishes...More

Reviewed September 17, 2022 via mobile

So pleased we found this place! We ended up going back the next night as well as we loved it so much! The food was delicious, great menu with lots of variety and daily specials and our server Richa was lovely!

Date of visit: September 2022
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Market Bistro, Owner at The Market Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded September 26, 2022

Thank you Natalie for the great review! We're so glad to hear that you came twice to try our amazing food and that Richa provided you with excellent service. We look forward to hosting you again soon.

Reviewed September 14, 2022 via mobile

Great patio and cheese board was large and tasty. $5 Wine special too. Appears to be a family run place and they were friendly and accommodating. Would definitely recommend.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Market Bistro, Owner at The Market Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded September 26, 2022

Thank you for the 5* review! We are happy to hear you enjoyed the food, particularly the cheeseboard and the wine specials. We're glad you enjoyed our patio with its lovely view. See you next time.

Reviewed September 7, 2022 via mobile

Located in the Dyrgras Gate neighborhood in Canmore. This was a great neighborhood restaurant. My wife needs gluten free options and they had many to choose from. The Duck Confit and the Salmon & Prawns were both cooked perfectly. We only had one "complaint" :...the music was loud and our server had a heavy accent. The combination of the two made it hard to understand and communicate with her.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Market Bistro, Owner at The Market Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded September 26, 2022

Thank you Steve for the 5 star review! We're glad you enjoyed the food especially the Duck and Salmon and Prawns. We appreciate your feedback. We will take it into consideration. Thank you and see you again soon.

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THE MARKET BISTRO, Canmore - Updated 2022 Restaurant Reviews, Menu, Prices, & Reservations - Tripadvisor

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Yes, The Market Bistro offers takeaway services.

Yes, The Market Bistro offers delivery services.

Yes, The Market Bistro is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

The Market Bistro is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5