Yellow Door Bistro

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765 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Contemporary European
Effective Sunday March 22, Yellow Door Bistro will be closed indefinitely while we anxiously wait out the Corona Virus and monitor the ongoing response to this evolving public health situation.





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
What 765 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.4
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4.4
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C
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious, service was fast and friendly!

KS
Calgary
16 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

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.

RA
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food is terrific as is the service. Support local during these difficult times

OT
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience4

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.

K
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

m
Calgary
10 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!

BG
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!
BG

L
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server was wonderful and funny ! The food was really good and filling too!

RP
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Food is fresh, delicious and well presented.
Servers are amazing.
Highly recommended for a leisurely sunday brunch.

J
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience3

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.

C
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding food and value with taste of YYC

MP
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

We certainly enjoyed the evening dinner. This is our 2nd visit and we will come again.

OT
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service

OT
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Nice evening with friends, food was great, nice waiter...overall a great evening!

DA
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience5

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)

OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!

k
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

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."

TS
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

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!

JF
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Always a good ambiance and food for my business meetings in Calgary!
J.F.

L
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

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.

MG
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was excellent, the food was delicious and the presentation was great! That horse is weird, though.

TA
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

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!

PT
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience3

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.

n
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!

KB
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall4Food5Service1Ambience5

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.

AK
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

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.

AT
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

TD
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Every single thing about our experience at The Yellow Door Bistro was outstanding!!! Thank you!!!!-💛

OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome evening!

T
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

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.

DD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

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.

o
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful restaurant. Excellent service. Yummy food with fresh ingredients.

Yellow Door Bistro
Responded on January 25, 2020

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

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JO
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

RW
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

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.

AT
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience5

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.

Yellow Door Bistro
Responded on January 2, 2020

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 wblennerhassett@hotelarts.ca. I do hope this experience does not deter you from visiting us again. Regards, William Blennerhassett GM YD

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S
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great service by JR!

Yellow Door Bistro
Responded on January 2, 2020

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

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e
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Amazing food for brunch, we really enjoyed our meal.

Yellow Door Bistro
Responded on January 2, 2020

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 wblennerhassett@hotelarts.ca. I do hope this experience does not deter you from visiting us again. Regards, William Blennerhassett GM YDB

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RM
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The savory brunch offerings were delicious. Good cup of coffee

Yellow Door Bistro
Responded on January 2, 2020

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

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OT
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food and service!

Yellow Door Bistro
Responded on January 2, 2020

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

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OT
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

It was really nice. The food was really good and definitely a brunch spot

Yellow Door Bistro
Responded on January 2, 2020

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

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