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O Bistro

#2 626 Main Street, Canmore, Alberta T1W 2B5, Canada
+1 403-678-3313
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Ranked #17 of 105 Restaurants in Canmore
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: French
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Calgary, Canada
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

O Bistro is easy to over look tucked beside a very busy pub but worth the stop. Good quality fresh food, my favorite are the seafood crepes. We stop by every time we are in town for lunch on the patio and its consistent, reliable, and never disappoints. staff is friendly, prices fair, and an enjoyable meal and experience everytime!

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Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, UK
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94 reviews 94 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We stopped for lunch and had a seat outside - there isn't much room, but Canmore is so beautiful you have to sit out! I had a salmon burger and my husband had the daily pasta - both where nicely presented and tasty. Reasonably price with good service. Great for lunch - would go back!

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San Francisco, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

This little bistro is a great find for tourists looking to sample local Canadian food. The décor and ambiance were typical of a bistro – understated and simple but nicely presented. The service was quick, attentive and helpful. The pricing was reasonable. Our chairs were a bit uncomfortable. We sat by the window so had a nice time watching folks... More

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Ollantaytambo, Peru
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71 reviews 71 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Stopped for late brekkie early lunch in Canmore on our way from Calgary to Fairmont - we are from Ontario. We both had the bison burger - incredible. Yummy red pepper sauce, the carmelized onions lended to the great taste!

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Melbourne, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

My wife enjoyed the surf and turf salad both times. Good food well presented and with good hospitable service. The O Bistro was recommended to me by a local. Well the they proved the adage, "eat where the locals eat"

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Richmond, Virginia
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48 reviews 48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We had never heard of Canmore before this trip. Our summer vacation was a drive from Winnipeg to Calgary, with a side trip to Lake Louise/Banff National Park. On our way to Banff we made a stop in Canmore and found it to be a lovely Rocky Mountain village filled with arts, crafts, lodging, and restaurants, akin to Vail or... More

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High River, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our meal at O Bistro. The food was beautifully presented and delicious. The servers were both polite and patient with us as we took our time with a drink before ordering. We sat on their makeshift patio on the sidewalk and it was lovely. Highly recommended.

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Princeton NJ
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

It looks like most people have a good experience here, but when things go wrong they really go wrong (and the staff adds insult to injury with rudeness). We waited forever, our food was not good and the guy was really, really rude to us. So, if you want to roll the dice, go for it, but I'll never go... More

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david d, Manager at O Bistro, responded to this review

Hello nbrbj, First of all thank you to take your time to write a review on our restaurant. I'm sorry about your experience at O'bistro I'm sorry that we run out of the cream of tomatoes for your wife and I had to give her a sample to tasted the new soup and she didn't like it, so she ask... More

Petersfield, United Kingdom
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142 reviews 142 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

There are plenty of places to eat in Canmore but we found this Bistro at the end of the Main street. The service was fantastic and the food even better. We enjoyed the 'special' of the day. I would highly recommend this for a great eat.

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david d, Manager at O Bistro, responded to this review

Hello Mike G, First of all thank you to take your time to write a great review on our restaurant. I'm very glad that you enjoyed the service and the special of the day. We work hard to always improve ourself and a great comments like yours give us the energies to continue. Again, thank you for your review and... More

West Texas
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I don't think the excellent mojito influenced me. The orange duck and basa fish were perfect. They wouldn't serve a dessert because it was too crumbly. The server was very pleasant. She certainly added to the quiet elegance of the small restaurant. Would go back in a heartbeat.

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david d, Manager at O Bistro, responded to this review

Hello Westtexan, First of all thank you to take your time to write a great review on our restaurant. I'm very glad that you enjoyed the mojito and the duck a l'orange as the basa.We work hard to always improve ourself and a great comments like yours give us the energies to continue. Again, thank you for your review and... More

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