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#2 626 Main Street, Canmore, Alberta T1W 2B5, Canada
+1 403-678-3313
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Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine

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  • 71
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Comfortable ambiance

We had dinner here for the first time during a recent trip to Canmore. It was the first heavy snowfall of the season, so it was like a warm hug to enter this cozy restaurant. Our server was prompt and attentive. Our wine came expediently after we had ordered and was delicious. Although I agree that... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 14, 2014
LizInTheNorth
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Edmonton, Canada
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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147 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Sorry to hear about this gem closing. It was a small cozy restaurant with an eclectic menu that always changed. People will miss this place and I hope the new owner has a great chef to equally impress!

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Canmore, Alberta, Canada
Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

This was a fabulous little restaurant with top notch food and service...however it has been sold. Rumor among the locals is that it will open in May with a totally different design and focus. So something to look forward to but O Bistro will be missed! Stay tuned.

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Edmonton, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

We had dinner here for the first time during a recent trip to Canmore. It was the first heavy snowfall of the season, so it was like a warm hug to enter this cozy restaurant. Our server was prompt and attentive. Our wine came expediently after we had ordered and was delicious. Although I agree that the wait for the... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Had brunch here with my girlfriend. Server was nice. Nothing actually wrong my food, but it wasn't spectacular. My girlfriend had the Belgium waffles(with berry something sauce) which sounded amazing but were a little disappointing. She saw the cook removing it from the freezer which to me is a unacceptable given the price. To be fair we did order breakfast... More 

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Lancashire, United Kingdom
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143 reviews 143 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Breakfast-ed in Cranbrook, at OBistro. The server was welcoming and took our order, then went onto her mobile phone. a long wait ensued before coffees came, then she was back on the phone. Very long wait and were just about to leave when our breakfast arrived. No tip for that girl !! Can I suggest attending a customer awareness course,... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

The food was excellent. Smoked salmon scrambled eggs, roasted potatoes, bacon & fresh fruit. The service was friendly. The wait was reasonable to prepare such fresh delicious food. Will definitely return.

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Rossendale, United Kingdom
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91 reviews 91 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014 via mobile

We went in for breakfast, the staff were welcoming and took our order. Coffees arived, long wait, coffees refilled, staff on mobile for long time after 20 mins the breakfast arrived but without the juice. It was only yoghurt fruit and toast. Sorry but we will not be returning. Poor service.

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Pecos, New Mexico
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74 reviews 74 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

This was a spur-of-the moment lunch stop for us, but we "reclined and dined"! O Bistro is a great place to have a deliciously prepared and artfully served French meal complete with an enticing choice of wine. We had a perfect French Bordeaux that we tracked down in a local liquor store so we could take three bottles home. Tables... More 

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lethbridge
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

I would've preferred to contact the restaurant manager/executive chef directly regarding this, but the website doesn't seem to be functioning. We dined on Sunday Sept 21 (brunch) and were beyond disappointed with our experience. Not only was the service extremely slow, but the omelettes we ordered were completely flavorless. Definitely not worth the money. Servers didn't engage or seem interested... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We went as a group of six for breakfast here before leaving Canmore. The server was slow to greet us, but we're happy we didn't bail. They made classic dishes but elevated them a little. I have the apple and brie crepe. Yum! My only complains is the the servings could have been a touch bigger, especially for the men,... More 

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

Hello Missconduct14, 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 food and we will work on the size. 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: #2 626 Main Street, Canmore, Alberta T1W 2B5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Canadian Rockies  >  Kananaskis Country  >  Canmore
  • Phone Number: +1 403-678-3313

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine

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