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Yellow Door Bistro

3.8
3.8
1058 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Contemporary European
A bright, airy space full of surprises, Yellow Door offers creative dishes in a whimsical, approachable style. Come for the culinary splendour. Stay for the unconventional charm.

Serving our weekday breakfast buffet, lunch, dinner and weekend brunch buffet, Yellow Door Bistro believes in elevating simple food with quality ingredients.

Come join us for the "Appiest" of Hours daily in Yellow Door between 4pm - 6pm and enjoy amazing food and drink specials!

FREE PARKING – Our guests receive complimentary self-parking at Hotel Arts in both above ground surface lot and heated underground parkade.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 12 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary European, Breakfast, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Hours of Operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:00 am–11:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 7:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (403) 206-9585

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Quinn Staple

  • Private party facilities

    The whimsical and creative design of Yellow Door Bistro creates an ideal setting for your next intimate gathering or lively bash. Group dining options available for a range of group sizes in semi-private spaces. Choose from set menus or work to create custom options.

  • Private party contact

    William Blennerhassett: (403) 206-9585

  • Neighbourhood

    Calgary

  • Cross Street

    1st Street SW

  • Parking Details

    Patrons of Yellow Door receive complimentary parking at Hotel Arts during their visit. This includes the surface and underground parking lots. Simply present your ticket stub and restaurant receipt to the Hotel Arts front desk after your meal.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Weekend Brunch Buffet 🥞

    $34.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    If breakfast is the most important meal of the day, then weekend brunch is certainly the most important meal of the week. We treat it with the respect and ceremony it deserves by crafting seasonal weekend buffet selections that’ll spark your curiosity and pull you back for more. Our Elevated Brunch Buffet is served Saturday & Sunday from 9am - 2pm. Our last seating time is 1pm. Adult – $34 | Children (12 and under) – $15 | Children 3 & under – Free (not including tax or gratuity)
  • Veuve Clicquot Paired NYE Dinner 🥂

    $190.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Dec 2 - Dec 31, 2022
    Champagne is the epitome of luxury, and Veuve Clicquot priors itself on excellence and the finest quality. Featuring Yellow Label to compliment our Yellow Door and an inventive and audacious pairing menu, ring in the New Year at Yellow Door Bistro with our 5-course paired Veuve Clicquot NYE dinner. By joining us, you can expect dishes such as a canape trio, Bison Carpaccio, Prawn & Cabbage Wrapped Salmon or Grilled Ribeye paired with Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame 2012 and of course an ooey-gooey warm chocolate cake paired with Veuve Clicquot Demi Sec. Visit our website to view our full pairing menu.

Offers

  • 'Appy' Hour

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - Sat - 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Join us everyday (yes, everyday) from 4-6pm for our 'Appy Hour' specials. Enjoy $6 glasses of house white and red wine (6oz) and $6 feature draught beer (20oz) PLUS $8 Cheese Flatbreads and $9 Mortadella and Fungi Flatbreads. YUM!

What 1,058 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.8
3.8 based on recent ratings
  • 3.8Food
  • 4Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Calgary

    Brunch

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  1. KM

    KeithM

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall1food4service2ambience1
    We took my elderly Mother for brunch expecting a very good meal based on a prior brunch experience. The highlight was to be Eggs Benedict. They ran out of them and it took at least 20-30 minutes to replenish them in the buffet line. Toast ordered shortly after we sat down also took 20-30 minutes. We will never return.
  2. RA

    RoxanneA

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience5
    Food was very lack lustre except the risotto with the pickerel was great. The fish was bland however. Numerous items unavailable. Restaurant was empty. No mocktail list. Great decor. Menu needs reinventing I think. (We ordered 3 appetizers, 3 mains and 2 desserts - sad really).
  3. A

    Alti

    Edmonton

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible meal. Four of us met for a quiet get together over dinner. All the appetizers, mains, and desserts were amazing. The service was attentive and not intrusive. We have nothing bad to say about the whole evening. There were a lot of empty tables, so hopefully Calgary realizes what an awesome place they have behind that big yellow door.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience4
    We were told that three appetizers weren’t available and two entrees. Most of which were ones we were looking at choosing. Disappointing.
  5. j

    jmacskis

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    I read online Yellow Door is a must try in Calgary. It looked really nice online and had a unique visual to it which is right up my wife's and my alley. We paired it by staying at the Hotel Arts which is connected to Yellow Door. Both were amazing and trendy. The food was delicious and we really enjoyed the atmosphere they have created as a whole venue (hotel/restaurant). Highly recommended!
  6. LD

    LesleyD

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    We were so disappointed in our date night at the highly anticipated Yellow Door. I'd been tempted by Ads on Social Media and made a reservation. Unfortunately the food did not live up to the hype advertised. My husband received the wrong fish order. We waited another 15 min to receive the correct order. My Gnocci was cold by then and his dish was blend and unappetizing. My plate seemed over cooked. His fish was underdone and pink in the middle. We will not return and also not recommend this restaurant to other patrons.
  7. GR

    GeorgeR

    Calgary

    20 reviews

    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    While the server and service were great, the food was below expectations. Foie gras appetizer was not available, the fish risotto was a little too fishy and seriously, a flatbread that was a pizza for $22?
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was good
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience4
    I actually learned about this on Tik Tok for a good brunch spot! A friend and I decided to give it a try, and we were pretty disappointed with the buffet and we weren’t given an option for the menu
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Pre hockey game dinner. Food isn’t as good as it used to be
  11. RO

    RuthO

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    We were seated at a dirty table that hadn't been cleared or cleaned, The waitress didn't even notice and filled "my" glass, that already had water. Had to tell her that it seemed as if it was the previous customer's. She took the glass and left everything else. We had to ask her to clean the table for us, and then to take all the other plates and cutlery as it had probably been used. The food wasn't that great, nothing special, juice was bottled, not fresh. Coffee was OK.
  12. SF

    StacyannF

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    Our server was incredibly inattentive. The table wasn’t properly set and she didn’t notice that we were missing utensils. It took asking a couple times before she brought them over. I asked twice for milk for my coffee and it never came. I gave up and just drank it black. The buffet was lacking breakfast staples like pancakes/toast but had turkey and scalloped potatoes for some odd reason. It was a truly disappointing experience for my birthday.
  13. JR

    JohnR

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience3
    Breakfast buffet was expensive and food quality was awful. Presentation made it look appealing but food was cold, nothing could be described as delicious let alone tasty. Really a let down.
  14. JK

    JK88

    Calgary

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    I have been coming here for brunch for years, and recently it has seen a sharp decline in all aspects. Most disappointing is the food options and quality. The food was unremarkable for the price that you pay, and there are significantly fewer desserts. The service fell far short of expectations, as our dirty dishes sat on our table for so long that we had to stack them on top of each other to make room for our new plates. I waited 10 minutes for a refill on my orange juice and was not offered more water. I would understand if it was busy, but more than half the restaurant was empty. I have always recommended this restaurant to others, as I've had great memories here. My husband and I ate here the night that we got engaged. I'm afraid that i can no longer recommend this restaurant. I always felt the brunch buffet was worth the $35, but the value has dropped so much that it now feels too high a price.
  15. BC

    BrettC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Good was really good and the atmosphere was great! Would highly recommend. Value for the whole experience was completely reasonable.
  16. AM

    AndrewM

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Service was lacking. Was not overly busy but maybe a new server? Did not get wine until we were finished our main course. Definitely different than the last time we went.
  17. e

    eadaoinc

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 4, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Food was very very salty and almost inedible. Service was super slow. It took 45min from order to service.
  18. C

    Cara

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    Not a lot of variety and the taste was kinda blah for the price you pay. We were disappointed.
  19. JM

    JeanM

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience5
    I have to say I was underwhelmed. The menu was exotic, but kind of missed out on what people might want to eat in Calgary. Example- no local produce, mains were pretty gourmet in that they were focused on the protein, but no sides. Brotta is not a side. 4 scallops on a scallop and Parma Rosa sauce was a bit stingy, 2 pieces of bread for 4 people also a bit stingy. Maybe ask who wants bread, then provide accordingly? One of my guests needed accommodation for a health issue and was not offered much. Part way through the meal our server was replaced without explanation until we asked. We enjoyed the first server's approach and how she was handling our meal. Everyone has a first day on the job, she was sweet and attentive, even if she had not yet memorized everything. So there is room for improvement. Wine list was pretty good, preparation was good. One plate of pasta came out cold, but not the other?! I think our server at the end of the night got the message, but do not blame the first server, most of what we did not enjoy was management's decision.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We chose the Yellow Door Bistro for a brunch to celebrate the end of a Bachelorette weekend and couldn’t have been happier with the restaurant! The Sunday brunch was perfect with something for everyone in our group. The food was fresh, the service was excellent, and the ambiance was perfect. Our waitress apologized profusely for the wait to get our coffees and we didn’t wait more than a few short minutes.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall4food2service3ambience3
    We went on a Sunday morning for breakfast, the OT app said that we could order from the menu or do the Brunch. It was Brunch only. Which was a little frustrating, I am not a fan of buffets. Overall the food was OK, not as good as I was expecting. I am sure that others had a better experience, I am just super picky.
  22. DS

    DonnaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Went for a birthday meal - surprised with sparkling wine on arrival & amazing Bon Bons for dessert. Over server Charm was fantastic, warm, attentive and very helpful. Had a great evening and would definitely recommend.
  23. UA

    UptonAli

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Staying in Hotel Arts and booked dinner in the Yellow Door. We opted for the Chef’s 3 course menu which was delicious and good value. A fresh salmon starter, followed by a duck and artichoke risotto ending with a very tasty lemon meringue tart with raspberry. We also had a very pleasant and helpful server.
  24. RF

    RaquelF

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food selection and quality. Nice atmosphere and great decorations.
  25. MH

    MarrianneH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great selection and great choices at the Brunch buffet
  26. KT

    KateT

    Edmonton

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Service was good. Food was good, but like any buffet, it wasn't as "fresh" as it could be.
  27. HD

    HenryD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This was a breakfast to celebrate our anniversary and the whole experience was wonderful. I really enjoy The Yellow Door as it is classy and a good place for a conversation.
  28. CG

    CoreyG

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    One of the best brunch buffets in the city. Very impressive selection at a moderately reasonable price.
  29. DN

    DustinN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service, food, and cocktails were excellent. We will be back for sure.
  30. S

    Simone

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    We booked based on the website menu and reviews. However when we arrived we were informed no regular menu- buffet only. We chose to give it a try. Food was awful. Esp for price. Powdered eggs. Watery oats. Greasy sausage. Very disappointed.
  31. SS

    StevenS

    Calgary

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Did the Weekend Brunch after staying in the Hotel Arts. A very nice looking spot with a bunch of artsy character, we had a very good brunch before heading out. An assortment of items, ranging to start from coldcuts and other cured meats and cheeses, to hashbrowns and scrambled eggs, to omelets, eggs benny, and chinese 5 spice rice, with bacon, sausage, and few other items I didn't get to try as I was stuffed after my second pass. The selection was great. On top of it all, there was the desert cart with macaroons, dessert parfait, and a selection of custards, flans, and other delights. That put me over the edge and i was overstuffed. More expensive than some available breakfasts in the area, but it was nice to treat ourselves to this.
  32. CW

    ChrisW

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service from Jean and overall just a really enjoyable experience for reasonable prices.
  33. Y

    Yamaman

    Calgary

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience3
    Way overpriced for what you get. The selection was very limited and nothing stood out as being particularly novel or well made. With so few brunch places taking weekend reservations, it feels like YDB is just trying to cash in.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall2food3service5ambience5
    Food was good and the staff was very friendly however the value for the brunch buffet at $34 was way too much. You do not get what you pay for in my opinion. If they are charging that much I was expecting it he food to blow my mind when really it was just average or slightly above average.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time at this restaurant and we were pleasantly surprised with the food and service. We ordered the 3 course chef's table special and really enjoyed it. Vaishnav explained all the dishes he made and took great care of us as well. The presentation and taste were amazing. Our server was also very polite and attentive.
  36. LF

    LucF

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Our server was great! I forget his name... matt maybe? a somewhat common name for sure haha. He was awesome
  37. NM

    NaomiM

    Calgary

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We went here for our anniversary. The server brought us each a glass of champagne to start. A real treat! We ate the chef’s menu which was exquisite. Beautiful flavours throughout each course, and including the amazing homemade sourdough bread and sundries tomato butter starter. The incredible scallion, the smoked strip loin with fennel purée, ending with a key lime tart...simply divine. Highly recommend. The restaurant was quiet so I wonder if people know about this gem and it’s incredible chef? I highly recommend!!!
  38. R

    Robyne

    Calgary

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was a great place to hold a bacheloette party. Food was amazing!
  39. JK

    JessK

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had an amazing dinner, the chefs 3 course meal was delicious, we didn’t love the desert but our waitress was sweet enough to package us up an alternative dessert to go! Highly recommend if you’re downtown!
  40. PM

    PhilM

    Calgary

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience4
    Service was not great, had to ask for coffee refills etc. Food was good, however selection was limited. Overall not great value for the price.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Yellow Door Bistro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (403) 206-9585.

Yellow Door Bistro is rated 3.8 stars by 1058 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 12 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Yellow Door Bistro

119-12th Avenue SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0G8

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    1st Street SW

  • Neighbourhood

    Calgary

  • Hours of Operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:00 am–11:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 7:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary European, Breakfast, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Patrons of Yellow Door receive complimentary parking at Hotel Arts during their visit. This includes the surface and underground parking lots. Simply present your ticket stub and restaurant receipt to the Hotel Arts front desk after your meal.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Quinn Staple

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (403) 206-9585

  • Private party facilities

    The whimsical and creative design of Yellow Door Bistro creates an ideal setting for your next intimate gathering or lively bash. Group dining options available for a range of group sizes in semi-private spaces. Choose from set menus or work to create custom options.

  • Private party contact

    William Blennerhassett: (403) 206-9585

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