Yellow Door Bistro
Yellow Door Bistro has continued to surprise and delight guests since it opened its yellow door in 2013. With whimsical and creative design, this contemporized restaurant features bistro-style dishes with modern and seasonal twists. Serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunch, Yellow Door Bistro believes in elevating simple food with quality ingredients.
Happy Hour – Monday – Saturday 4-6pm, $5 feature wine, beer and cocktail + 50% off flatbreads
Lunchtime Happy Hour – Monday – Friday 11am-1pm, $5 feature wine and beer
Half Price Wine Friday – 50% off bottles of wine after 4pm
FREE PARKING – Our guests receive complimentary self-parking at Hotel Arts in both above ground surface lot and heated underground parkade
Featured special offers
Hotel Arts To-Go-Yellow Door Bistro / Raw Bar
Order our “Greatest Hits” Prix Fixe Dinners to enjoy in the comfort and safety of your home. Each week, Chef Quinn Staple will prepare his favourite dishes from our restaurants from over the years and prepare them for you for curbside pickup at Hotel Arts and then you can warm them up with our simple instructions to serve up a delicious dinner at home. Visit HotelArtstogo.ca for this week's menu - 3 Courses $35pp
crumbled blue / tomato / avocado / double smoked bacon / 5-minute egg / dill buttermilk dressing
gruyre mornay / dill pickled pearl onion / winter mushrooms / crispy potato
Food was delicious, service was fast and friendly!
Food was delicious, my entree was cold unfortunately, but they dealt with it quickly and gave us some drinks while we waited. Would definitely go back.
Food is terrific as is the service. Support local during these difficult times
Overall, the experience was average. We had a reservation for 12:45 in the afternoon. When we arrived there were 2 couples ahead of us and no one was waiting to greet at the front and took a while to check in.
We both ordered eggs Benedict, 1 soft and 1 medium. The eggs were not cooked to our specification and both a little over. My company was great and it was a decent experience. If I were to consider going back it would be on a hungrier day to try the buffet only.
Came for brunch and everything was delicious! Our waitress was very attentive and made sure we had everything we needed. We will definitely be back.
YYC Food and Drink Experience was a great opportunity for such a tasty meal! Went at lunch and tried both options (sandwich & squid ink spaghetti). What really stole the show was dessert. The mazipane stuffed banana bread was one of the best dessert to wrap up after such a delicious meal. Everything was beautifully plated and tasty!
Second time for lunch at the Yellow Door and ordered the special both times. Was not disappointed. Food was exceptional: hummus/cauliflower appy, brisquet, marzipan stuffed banana bread truly delicious. Quiet, comfortable atmosphere and interesting décor. Great place for eating, meeting friends or colleagues, visiting. We were all impressed and will be back!
Our server was wonderful and funny ! The food was really good and filling too!
Food is fresh, delicious and well presented.
Servers are amazing.
Highly recommended for a leisurely sunday brunch.
First, The waiter smelled like cigarettes. The table, chair and one of our plates were dirty when we were seated. The waiter helped for my friend’s wine selection very nicely but she couldn’t fine the one she liked after all the tasting.
Food was okay, but nothing was amazing. Feels like I can make them at home. The dessert (Grapefruits cake) was disgusting. I’m sorry but we couldn’t believe that was a chef’s desert of the day. We all left it after the first bite.
It was our first visit and we will never go back again. No wonder the restaurant was dead on Saturday night.
Outstanding food and value with taste of YYC
We certainly enjoyed the evening dinner. This is our 2nd visit and we will come again.
Excellent food and service
Nice evening with friends, food was great, nice waiter...overall a great evening!
We had reservation but to get anyone to seat 💺 us or approach us was awhile, I saw 4 staff members passing us by none had approached us to even say someone will be right with us. This happen twice with us already it the server we were assigned to was very attentive though after we had our table. Dessert could also be improved they should have more dessert selections and also it’s a brunch however we found more breakfast selection than lunch so maybe if they are offering brunch they should improve in putting more lunch selections like sandwich, meats and soup so the money we paid for would be worth the dine. ($26 per person)
They are very accommodating and when we didn’t have any reservations for brunch we still got a seat and enjoyed their hot brunch buffet! The staff are great, energetic and overall amazing! Food is great as well! Love the grilled ratatouille salad and little dessert table and their brunch cocktails! Will definitely go back!
We came here for dinner on Valentine's Day. They had a set 5 course menu for $75 each. Given there were 5 courses, we didn't expect them to be huge but they were pretty small.
1. Salmon croquettes.
These were really tasty but the size was tiny.
2. Beef carpaccio.
This was thinly shaved carpaccio, with a few tomatoes, and a few bits of toasted something like toasted pita bread. It was nice.
3. Lobster soup.
I think in our portion, there was about 4 pieces of fish and a small amount of broth.
4. For the mains, we had the salmon with green coconut curry and the striploin. Both were nice and the portion was reasonable.
5. Strawberry and white chocolate champagne cake.
This is probably the worst dessert that we've had at a restaurant. It was hideous and tasted cheap, as white chocolate typically does.
Overall, we weren't too impressed. Looking at reviews, it seems portions are normally a good size and that is not what we got. Perhaps more a brunch place than dinner.
We weren't a huge fan of the atmosphere either. The restaurant had a nice design but it very much felt like a "hotel restaurant."
We went for Valentines Day and had the five course meal organized for that night. All food was delicious and we had great service. Cost of the meal with drinks was a little pricey but we enjoyed our evening!
Always a good ambiance and food for my business meetings in Calgary!
The brunch was quite tasty and some very lovely flavours. The fritters were to die for. The server we had was incredible, I think his name was KJ or something very close to that. The only thing I didn’t like was the seating. There was three of us side by side so it was hard to have a conversation. And it was quite cramped. Won’t stop us from going again though. Hopefully sooner than later.
The service was excellent, the food was delicious and the presentation was great! That horse is weird, though.
We went for brunch on a Sunday morning. Two people in our party ate the brunch and two ate off the menu. Food was ok. Buffet food wasn’t as great as we would have hoped. But still nice. The macaroons were stale and hard, Chicken had very little flavor, noodle bowl wasn’t edible and truly the buffet wasn’t worth the money in our opinion. But still the menu offerings were delicious and perfect brunch foods. Great environment and fun decor. The service was impeccable!
There was another large table for a BD, noise level was very high. Our service was very slow.
I order the chicken sandwich. French fries were barely warm.
Noisy. Restaurants need to figure out how to entertain boomers as they are hard of hearing. Otherwise they won’t be chosen a second time!
We chose a table poolside, at Yellow Door Bistro for our Sunday morning brunch - poolside boasted a chill, relaxed vibe for a Sunday morning. The food was delicious, timely and reasonably priced.
The only complaint would be the service. As a table of just two, we didn't feel we received the same quality of service larger tables received - we waited 20 minutes for coffee, while a larger table of 8 or so were having their coffee refreshed after their meal was completed. Even when coffee came, it did not come with cream or sugar, so that lead to more waiting and cold coffee.
Food was good. Service was decent/as expected. Also, I’m not sure how this happened but I was charged on the wrong card. I inserted my credit card and fed in all the details but I was charged on my debit card. That card did not even leave my wallet - I am certain of that. The only thing I can think of is that it must have picked up on the debit card’s tap feature but I don’t know why it would do that if my credit card was already inserted. This is a mild annoyance but I would fix the payment terminal if I were the restaurant management as there is room for fraud or error here.
Best brunch in Calgary! Dessert sushi was unexpected but delicious. And the beef sliders were super tasty (they should go on the regular menu!) We will definitely be back
Every single thing about our experience at The Yellow Door Bistro was outstanding!!! Thank you!!!!-💛
We enjoyed our meals very much. Both entries were delicious. And the atmosphere was top notch. The service however did not match the quality of food and environment. Our server was not friendly, seemed to be going through the motions with no desire to engage other than do the bare minimum. With such great food, this restaurant could truly shine and stand out if they had staff to match.
We were a group of 11 and had our own sectioned off room. Service was wonderful. Everyone of the 11 people enjoyed their meal. Would definitely return.
Beautiful restaurant. Excellent service. Yummy food with fresh ingredients.
Hi outwithfriends, Thank you for your awesome review of Yellow Door Bistro! I'm glad you had a pleasant dining experience with us. We hope to welcome you back soon! Regards, William Blennerhassett GM YDB
We always like coming here for special occasions. This time was no exception. My only complaint was the portion sizes of our entrées was not large enough to resolve our hunger, left us with a feeling of wanting more. My fiancé and I, had to have another entree following dinner otherwise we would have gone to bed hungry.
I would definitely go back again, but next time I will save up for the 5 course meal instead of settling for the 3 course.
Service was excellent and food was good. The only drawback was that a few of us had meals that could have been hotter. Overall a good experience.
I felt like the service at yellow door was amazing and the interiors are very modern and interesting. I did not enjoy the food. I had the gnocchi and I did not find that it was worth the price.
Hi AllisonT, Thank you for your recent review of Yellow Door Bistro! I was disappointed to see that our culinary offerings did not live up to your expectation on this occasion. If you would like to discuss your experience further please do not hesitate to reach out to me at email@example.com. I do hope this experience does not deter you from visiting us again. Regards, William Blennerhassett GM YD
Great service by JR!
Hi Steve141, Thank you for your awesome review of Yellow Door Bistro! I'm glad you had a pleasant dining experience with us and I'll be sure to pass on your compliments to JR! We hope to welcome you back soon! Regards, William Blennerhassett GM YDB
Amazing food for brunch, we really enjoyed our meal.
Hi evilprincess, Thank you for your recent review of Yellow Door Bistro! I was disappointed to see that our culinary & service standards did not live up to your expectation on this occasion. If you would like to discuss your experience further please do not hesitate to reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I do hope this experience does not deter you from visiting us again. Regards, William Blennerhassett GM YDB
The savory brunch offerings were delicious. Good cup of coffee
Hi RhondaM, Thank you for your recent review of Yellow Door Bistro! I'm glad you had a pleasant dining experience with us and we appreciate your feedback. We hope to welcome you back soon! Regards, William Blennerhassett GM YDB
Fantastic food and service!
Hi there, Thank you for your awesome review of Yellow Door Bistro! I'm glad you had a pleasant dining experience with us and we appreciate your feedback. We hope to welcome you back soon! Regards, William Blennerhassett GM YDB
It was really nice. The food was really good and definitely a brunch spot
Hi there, Thank you for your recent review of Yellow Door Bistro! I'm glad you had a pleasant dining experience with us and we appreciate your feedback. We hope to welcome you back soon! Regards, William Blennerhassett GM YDB
Yellow Door Bistro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (403) 206-9585.
Yellow Door Bistro is rated 4.4 stars by 765 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.