Yellow Door Bistro

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CAN$30 and under
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Contemporary European
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 – Friday 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
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DW
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is the only restaurant in Calgary that we go for brunch. Food is always fresh, tasty and amazing. There’s different dishes every time we go so it’s never boring. Service is impeccable. Highly recommend.

Yellow Door Bistro
Responded 5 hours ago

Hi DebbieW, 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

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n
Calgary
35 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We went for the first time today and made a reservation for next month before even leaving the restaurant!!!

Everything is AMAZING & DELICIOUS!!!!

Yellow Door Bistro
Responded 6 hours ago

Hi nancy174, 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

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JC
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

I really hope this restaurant stays in business because the food is delicious (and is an excellent price too) but both times I’ve been here there aren’t many people; which is a real shame because it really is a gem. The service is great as well.
We needed to find a place at the last moment for dinner before going to the theatre. Even though we didn’t have a whole lot of time the server made sure we got our meals fast enough that we were able to enjoy a coffee (the latte and cappuccino were both very good both times I’ve been here, which is hard to find in Calgary) and the over the top amazing dessert! The Yellow Door Bistro is great for lunch and dinner and, even though I don’t drink, has a lengthy drink menu. Our group left very happy and full for the theatre.

Yellow Door Bistro
Responded 7 hours ago

Hi JacsC, 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

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A
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

My girlfriend loved it so that means I do too. Buffet for breakfast was good.

Yellow Door Bistro
Responded on October 3, 2019

Hi Austin, Thank you for your recent 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

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LR
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our favourite non-classical brunch in Calgary. There's nothing like it.

Yellow Door Bistro
Responded on October 3, 2019

Hi LindsayR, 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

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Singapore
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Service was great and the brunch buffet was excellent.

Yellow Door Bistro
Responded on October 3, 2019

Hi there, 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

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LT
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I booked the reservation and noted that it ws for our anniversary in hopes to be seated in a nice spot. We did get very nice seats and our waiter also brought us 2 complimentary glasses of prosecco to help celebrate. I was very happy with the whole experience.

Yellow Door Bistro
Responded on September 26, 2019

Hi LeanneT, 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

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MS
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very good service, excellent food, just right sizes and very tasty.

Yellow Door Bistro
Responded on September 26, 2019

Hi MirelaS, 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

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 5

We made a reservation for brunch and despite being on time we still had to wait around 20 mins to be seated. The server mentioned to us a few times that due to the long wait they would “buy a round of drinks” so we ordered drinks. When the bill came, the drinks were still on the bill. We mentioned it to the server and he removed only one drink from the bill.

The brunch buffet was only ok. We had all been previously and we all agreed that it wasn’t as good as when we had been in the past. Maybe it was an off day, not sure.

Not sure if I would return based on the experience.

Yellow Door Bistro
Responded on September 27, 2019

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to share your most recent experience at Yellow Door Bistro. I was saddened to read that our service and culinary offerings did not live up to your expectations on this occasion. I do hope this experience does not deter you from returning in the near future. If you would like to discuss your experience further please do not hesitate to reach out to me at wblennerhassett@hotelarts.ca Sincerely, William Blennerhassett GM YDB

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T
Norfolk
14 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Good atmosphere - pleasant reception and staff very knowledgable and helpful
Food was good but the asparagus and crab Caesar seemed to be a small dish and lacked the expected lettuce- but otherwise very good and lots of flavour - the green salad and feta was excellent. When next in Calgary would certainly go again

Yellow Door Bistro
Responded on September 26, 2019

Hi Thetravellers, Thank you for your recent 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

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MC
Calgary
57 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Overall a nice experience. The buffet food could be a little hotter but we enjoyed the variety of items for brunch.
We appreciated them validating our parking ticket. Hostess service could be improved.

S
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This place is amazing!

Yellow Door Bistro
Responded on September 17, 2019

Hi Smashing, 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

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OT
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great happy hour! The flatbreads were delicious. We also ordered the fries, which were tasty. The rest of the menu looked yummy too, so I’m sure we’ll be back! I appreciated that the beer menu featured local breweries. Cool decor and excellent service.

Yellow Door Bistro
Responded on September 17, 2019

Hi SamanthaA, 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

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C
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was the best dining experience that I have had in many, many years. The decor and ambiance was stellar. The waiter's knowledge and suggestions were point on. The food and wine was delicious. There were many options for my dietary needs (gluten and lactose intolerance). I felt 100% comfortable when the food arrived that they chef had taken the necessary steps to ensure the food was gluten and lactose free. When the dessert menu arrived I asked how I would go about getting a cab and the individual I spoke with went out of their way to secure us a cab, ensure that the cab waited for us and arranged for our quick bill payment. I will return to this venue, suggest it to friends and family and encourage everyone to dine here.

Yellow Door Bistro
Responded on September 12, 2019

Hi Colleen, 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 share your feedback with our team. We hope to welcome you back soon! Regards, William Blennerhassett GM YDB

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R
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

A Sunday brunch experience that was outstanding bar the tough crust on the bagels ( steak knives, maybe ??) in our benedicts and the annoying issue of our waitress, Morgan's, appearance with the bill prior to any request and the words, " I hope you don't mind me leaving this on your table, there is no rush, take your time."
The coffee stopped being topped up at this point.
This was a first date experience for me, if I come back, I will ask for another, more amicable server. My tip did show my disapproval, I'm sorry guys. RL.

Yellow Door Bistro
Responded on September 12, 2019

Hi Robel63, Thank you for your recent review of Yellow Door Bistro! I'm glad you had a pleasant dining experience with us however I must apologize for the abruptness of being presented your bill. I will use your feedback as a coaching opportunity with our service team. I do hope this experience does not deter you from visiting us again. Sincerely, William Blennerhassett GM YDB

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LM
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As soon as we walked in the door our experience was amazing. We arrived about 15 minutes early and were seated outside but the pool and fire to enjoy a complimentary coffee. We were promptly seated at our reservation time and our server JR was amazing. He met and exceeded all of our needs (we were a high maintenance table). The food was delicious we will definitely be returning to try all the menus. A++ experience all around!

Yellow Door Bistro
Responded on September 12, 2019

Hi LMtax, 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 share your feedback with JR. We hope to welcome you back soon! Regards, William Blennerhassett GM YDB

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K
Calgary
17 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love YELLOW DOOR! It’s consistent and never disappoints 😊

Yellow Door Bistro
Responded on September 12, 2019

Hi Kate, 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 share your feedback with our team. We hope to welcome you back soon! Regards, William Blennerhassett GM YDB

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CD
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Brunch buffet was somewhat cold. Service was fantastic which made up for the buffet.

Yellow Door Bistro
Responded on September 12, 2019

Hi CherryID, Thank you for your recent review of Yellow Door Bistro! I'm glad you had a pleasant dining experience with us however I must apologize for the quality of our culinary offerings. I will be sure to follow up with our culinary team in hope to improve our offerings to our valued guests. We hope to welcome you back soon! Regards, William Blennerhassett GM YDB

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MM
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We came for dinner before a show, the service was excellent, and the ability to have your parking validated for the night while you are out was a definite value add!

Yellow Door Bistro
Responded on September 6, 2019

Hi MindyM, 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 share your feedback with our team. Anytime guests dine in Yellow Door Bistro or Raw Bar before a show or hockey game we will always validate parking!! We hope to welcome you back soon! Regards, William Blennerhassett GM YDB

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DL
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

the kitchen is very accommodating allergies, even when busy. the waitresses one and all are fantastic human beings that really care about their jobs. the time and effort they put in really shows. yellow door is a special gem in calgary that really high lights all that is good about the calgary brunch scene with none of the downside you experience at other establishments.

Yellow Door Bistro
Responded on September 5, 2019

Hi DarrinL, 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 share your feedback with our team. We hope to welcome you back soon! Regards, William Blennerhassett GM YDB

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JI
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The place is awesome and the service is excellent. We will come back here and hope food choices will still be great variety. Keep it up guys!!!

Yellow Door Bistro
Responded on September 3, 2019

Hi Johnl, 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 share your feedback with our team. We hope to welcome you back soon! Regards, William Blennerhassett GM YDB

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MB
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Long weekend and pride weekend, there should have more staff that morning, service was slow.

Yellow Door Bistro
Responded on September 3, 2019

Hi MaudeB, Thank you for sharing your most recent experience at Yellow Door Bistro. I'm sorry to see that our service standards did not live up to your expectations on this occasion. I do hope this experience does not deter you from returning in the near future. If you would like to discuss your experience further, please do not hesitate to reach out to me at wblennerhassett@hotelarts.ca Sincerely, William Blennerhassett GM YDB

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S
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Probably the best service I have encountered in the city of Calgary in a very very long time. They made my birthday breakfast one to remember.

Yellow Door Bistro
Responded on September 3, 2019

Hi Shae, 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

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LB
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

I am celiac and had a wonderful experience at Yellow Door Bistro. The Hen Pate with Mortadella Mousse was amazing and I was pleased that the Chef's let us have this s a starter without ordering the rest of the tasting menu. I had the Halibut for dinner and it was outstanding!! It was a very delicious well balanced dish. My husband had the Beef Tenderloin and he said it was exceptional as well. Our waiter, Johnnie, was fantastic and was great at explaining the menu and taking my dietary issues into consideration. It was delightful and we will definitely be back.

Yellow Door Bistro
Responded on August 31, 2019

Hi LauraB, 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 our team. We hope to welcome you back soon! Regards, William Blennerhassett GM YDB

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L
Calgary
12 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant with an amazing menu. Staff were friendly, personable, and very attentive. Food was absolutely delicious and the perfect amount. Will definitely eat here again and highly recommend for a beautiful date night or birthday dinner.

Yellow Door Bistro
Responded on August 24, 2019

Hi Luniana, 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 our team. We hope to welcome you back soon! Regards, William Blennerhassett GM YDB

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OT
Calgary
16 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We have wanted to try this restaurant out for a while and finally did. Ambiance was great, service was wonderful and the food was good. Our waiter was very experienced and knowledgeable about the menu for drinks and dinner. I was very impressed.

PN
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 1Ambience 5

Excellent food and unique choices for Sunday brunch. Service was bad. It took quite a while for dirty plates to be cleared. Waited on 2 separate occasions for plates to be restocked. No spoons anywhere for the dessert.

t
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

food and service very good; the wine list, not so much. we had a $200 gift certificate and the bill came to $160 but management would not allow the remaining $40 to be used for the tip nor give us a credit for the $40. Yet $200 in cash was used for the gift certificate. A bit of a rip-off and so we would not return.

JJ
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Love our waiter!!! Drinks were amazing, except pop tasted very flat, he checked it out, and was on top of it. However, something was still off so brought us a can of pop instead which was wonderful! Great atmosphere. French onion soup tasted like beef broth scraped off the bottom of a pot. Everything else was absolutely amazing though!!!

Yellow Door Bistro
Responded on August 22, 2019

Hi JennaJ, 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

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OT
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Always a very lovely experience! Our service was wonderful, the food was very good, overall our favourite brunch spot.

CD
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

The food was very good and the presentation was fantastic. My only complaint was that the fries were very spicy for my 8 year old granddaughter, and the waitress did not advise us of that beforehand. Other than that, Yellow Door is a terrific restaurant and I would highly recommend it to anyone.

Yellow Door Bistro
Responded on August 16, 2019

Hi CarolineD, 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

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had the 5 course meal, which for $60 per person was absolutely outstanding. I would also highly recommend the wine pairings!
We went for our anniversary and they treated us to complementary bubbles to kick off our celebration; we will definitely be back :)

Yellow Door Bistro
Responded on August 7, 2019

Hi there, 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

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OT
Calgary
9 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was not too busy when we came on a Monday. We were seated and served right away. Johnny, our server, having learned it was our first time to dine there graciously walked us through the menu. We were happy with our food choices from appetizer to dessert. Some of our favourites were the Wild Mushroom Flatbread, Bucatini, Ribeye, and Cherry Torte. It was also really nice that even after we’ve settled the bill Johnny still kept refilling our drinks - much appreciated!

Yellow Door Bistro
Responded on August 7, 2019

Hi there, 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 Johnny. We hope to welcome you back soon! Regards, William Blennerhassett GM YDB

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JG
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

There were four of us for a quiet afternoon of visiting. Two were heading back to Ontario so we only had a couple of hours. Restaurant convenient to airport after a quick tour of downtown Calgary. Missed the buffet but the luncheon menu was perfect for our us. Tasty and very nicely presented. Very good service from all the staff. Very enjoyable experience.

Yellow Door Bistro
Responded on August 10, 2019

Hi JacquieG, 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 on your next visit to Calgary! Regards, William Blennerhassett GM YDB

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OT
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The service was great!

SM
Calgary
10 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Have been to YDB a couple of other occasions and always impressed with the presentation of food at the buffet - in Nova and delicious! The service was good and ambiance comfortable and conducive to conversation.

Yellow Door Bistro
Responded on August 10, 2019

Hi SallyM, 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 our culinary and service teams. We hope to welcome you back soon! Regards, William Blennerhassett GM YDB

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PM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Everyone at the table thoroughly enjoyed the food. We had the five course degustation. The value at $60 a head was excellent for the quality of the dishes. The only minor criticism was that the final duck dish was a little too generous for a degustation. Our wait person was personable and informative. Always ready to answer questions about the dishes.

Yellow Door Bistro
Responded on August 7, 2019

Hi PeterM, 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

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As per usual, the entire experience was perfect! Compliments to the entire service staff for a fantastic dining experience. Top marks to the kitchen staff for an incredible meal as well. We’ve had the pleasure of dining at YDB a number of times, and every time the experience is like the first. Excellence!!

Yellow Door Bistro
Responded on July 29, 2019

Hi there, Thank you for your awesome review of Yellow Door Bistro! I'll be sure to pass on your compliments to our team. We hope to welcome you back soon! Regards, William Blennerhassett GM YDB

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m
Las Vegas
46 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Good execution of quality food; room for improvement of the French onion soup broth base; it was ashamed that the table behind us lack of public etiquette - broadcasting their conversations that we couldn't really enjoyed our quiet lunch.

Yellow Door Bistro
Responded on July 29, 2019

Hi mclas2015, Thank you for your recent review of Yellow Door Bistro! I appreciate your feeedback. We hope to welcome you back soon. Regards, William Blennerhassett GM YDB

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Yummy food, great service!

Yellow Door Bistro
Responded on July 29, 2019

Hi there, Thank you for your awesome review of Yellow Door Bistro! I'll be sure to pass on your compliments to our team. We hope to welcome you back soon! Regards, William Blennerhassett GM YDB

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