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Yellow Door Bistro

4.4
809 reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
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.


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

Support Yellow Door Bistro during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 809 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.4
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.2
Value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RatherBeSkiing
Calgary
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Food and service were very good at the Yellow Door Bistro for my first visit back since the beginning of COVID-19. The restaurant was extremely quiet so no issues with social distancing. Staff were positive, pleasant and helpful. The food chioces were quite good - particularly considering how difficult it must be to provide and deliver a full menu during these difficulty days. Hope others will come out to support Hotel Arts.

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FoodieFanatic
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Food is outstanding, and always is! Ambiance is lovely and there are great measures in place to ensure social distancing!

Our server was very sweet, and pleasant, but service was slow (especially considering we ordered the express lunch and there were very few people in the restaurant).

Overall, it was a fantastic lunch!

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RobinB
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

The Cubano Eggs Benedict was really excellent and we enjoyed the restaurant

Yellow Door Bistro
Responded 5 days ago

Hi RobinB, Thank you for reviewing your most recent experience at Yellow Door Bistro. I'm delighted that you had a pleasant dining experience with us! We hope to see you again soon. Regards, William Blennerhassett GM YDB

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MarthaR
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Delicious food and service was great, drinks are expensive and not the greatest

Yellow Door Bistro
Responded 5 days ago

Hi MarthaR, Thank you for reviewing your most recent experience at Yellow Door Bistro. We appreciate your feedback and we hope to see you again soon. Regards, William Blennerhassett GM YDB

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Renata
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience3

I really like the service and the environment. The food was not bad but it was also not great for the price. We ordered Eggs Benedict Mushroom. The bread was too hard and the taste of eggs was not very interesting. Coffee was pretty good.

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TravisS
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food! Great service! price was right!

Yellow Door Bistro
Responded on October 17, 2020

Hi TravisS, Thank you for reviewing your most recent experience at Yellow Door Bistro. I'm delighted that you had a pleasant dining experience with us and I'll be sure to pass on your feedback to our team! We hope to see you again soon. Regards, William Blennerhassett GM YDB

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PhoenixS
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service, and the food was to die for, very accompdating! I can't wait to try something else next time. Thanks so much!

Yellow Door Bistro
Responded on October 4, 2020

Hi PhoenixS, Thank you for reviewing your most recent experience at Yellow Door Bistro. I'm delighted that you had a pleasant dining experience with us and I'll be sure to pass on your feedback to our team! We hope to see you again soon. Regards, William Blennerhassett GM YDB

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Angel
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was amazing and delicious. The service we received was superb. It was my wife’s and I first anniversary and the Yellow Door gave us such a great experience. This is the place to go!

Yellow Door Bistro
Responded on October 1, 2020

Hi Angel, Thank you for sharing your recent experience at Yellow Door Bistro. It was a pleasure to have you both join us for your special occasion. We hope to welcome again in the near future! Regards, William Blennerhassett GM YDB

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall3Food1Service4Ambience4

Just about all the food was too salty, heavy on bread and a bit on a dry side, except for the pasta that was a bit too soft. The rest was good.

Yellow Door Bistro
Responded on October 1, 2020

Hi there, Thank you for reviewing your most recent experience at Yellow Door Bistro. I was disappointed to see that your dining experience was so underwhelming. I can assure you this experience was not a true reflection of the culinary offerings we aim to provide to our valued guests. If you would like to discuss your experience further, please do not hesitate to reach out to me at wblennerhassett@hotelarts.ca or on 403-206-9585 Sincerely, William Blennerhassett GM YDB

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Benprefontaine
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect, love the staff. The head chef Scott is awesome as always.

Yellow Door Bistro
Responded on September 29, 2020

Hi Ben, Thank you for sharing your most recent experience at Yellow Door Bistro! I'll be sure to share your feedback with our team. Thanks again and we hope to see you soon! Regards, William Blennerhassett GM YDB

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pickydiner
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

It was great to eat out again and to a place within walking distance. Overall a lovely dining experience.

Yellow Door Bistro
Responded on September 29, 2020

Hi pickydiner, Thank you for reviewing your most recent experience at Yellow Door Bistro. I'm delighted that you had a pleasant dining experience with us and we hope to see you again soon. Regards, William Blennerhassett GM YDB

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and wine selection. We enjoyed the service and recommendations were appreciated.

Yellow Door Bistro
Responded on September 26, 2020

Hi there, Thank you for reviewing your most recent experience at Yellow Door Bistro. I'm delighted that you had a pleasant dining experience with us and we hope to see you again soon. Regards, William Blennerhassett GM YDB

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a great experience here last night for our anniversary. The staff was knowledgeable on the food and drinks and very professional. The food was amazing right down to the sourdough bread they brought us before our main dish. Everything was plated very elegantly. The restaurant feel
overall was amazing. Their colour scheme and their decor for table settings and everything was great, pops of colour and cool seating for their tables.

I’m pretty sure I’m going to host my birthday there next summer because the setup and feel of the restaurant was just so nice. Hats off to the chef and our sever we had a wonderful time ! I
100 % recommend dinning here for any occasion!

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KatieH
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Their 3 course menu is always changing and always amazing. Great value. Great wine recommendations. Great service. Great everything.

Yellow Door Bistro
Responded on September 26, 2020

Hi KatieH, Thank you for reviewing your most recent experience at Yellow Door Bistro. I'm delighted that you had a pleasant dining experience with us and we hope to see you again soon. Regards, William Blennerhassett GM YDB

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Kevind
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was incredible. Tried the table top buffet and it was a lot of food. Service was also amazing

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StevenM
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Enjoyed the decor of the restaurant and the service was excellent. I had the Grilled Spiced Ribeye. The steak itself was excellent but with in sitting on a sauce and than the pepper garnish on top it overwhelmed the steak, plus there was another sauce on the potato. My Wife had the Halibut, which she enjoyed but again there were to many things going on with this dish as well. Nice Wine list and a good selection of by the glass wines. We had Breakfast here as well and that was excellent, pancakes are awesome. Pool side we tried the Wings, great, twice fried fries, good, Baby Shrimp BLT, nice presentation and good, and Szechuan pickle brined fried chicken, very good. The sourdough flatbreads look good, will try next time for sure.

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HelenG
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Excellent food served well. Fabulous wine as well.

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PattiM
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Breakfast was delicious. Atmosphere was very relaxed and seating was comfortable. After eating we were able to continue our experience by enjoying a beverage beside the pool in the sunshine. Felt like we had actually gotten away for the day and the pineapple mojito was absolutely amazing.

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Azarenka2011
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, like really I'm not sure how these guys aren't more well known! They have a top three of all time beef tartares, a ribeye to drool over and serve old-fashioneds with these beautiful brandied cherries. So good. Beautiful food, excellent service, stylish atmosphere. Some tasty.

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Monica
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Friday nights feature half price wines by the bottle, which is a great way to unwind with a friend after a long work week. The bistro serves a Cobb salad that is really delicious, and it was easy to social distance properly and enjoy our meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I spent my birthday there and it was such a nice experience. Awesome staff and food. Would recommend!

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KatieH
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Server (Danny?) Was amazing! The food was incredible. Such a great meal for an awesome price!

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Benprefontaine
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience3

I want to start by saying the server Corey was absolutely fantastic! My girlfriend and I came in for our 2 year anniversary unfortunately when we ended up moving outside our server Sheena was not good at all, when ordering I asked her to please check if the duck pasta has any dairy products as I am anaphylactic allergic to dairy. She assured me there was no dairy. 15 mins later my food shows up with parmesan cheese in the sauce... lucky I noticed the faint white powder before eating it. Obviously this was pretty annoying as this would have sent me to the hospital thus ruining our evening. I had a lot of hope for this restaurant as I have heard good things. Unfortunately the service provided was very poor.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Server was awesome made great recommendations for food .

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VeraK
Calgary
10 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Update August 15: I had a lovely experience with my family today at brunch. The restaurant treated us incredibly well and made the experience so comfortable. The food was delicious, and everyone made sure that we were well taken care of- we really appreciated all of the special touches, and it felt like home!

I was so disappointed to go and not have an excellent time here. I have been a devout attender of the yellow door brunch, which I have always found to be excellent! Understandably, things had to change with covid 19, so rather than the buffet, which I loved, they had a “table service”. The table service cost much more, for a very small amount of food with no selection. It was a set menu, and despite a suggestion that there would be an “assortment” of sweet and savory options, there was really a small amount of tiny tasting items, apart from the main course, which was very rich, and good, but not to everyone’s liking. It’s so unfortunate that one of my favourite places to eat has been impacted so much by the coronavirus, but I think they could’ve done better to re-create their beautiful brunch experience on the table top.

*Update: recently, the restaurant reached out, which was a wonderful gesture. I will definitely be trying again with Yellow Door, And I hope that the experience is like the “good old days”

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience3

Our server was good, but the food took an hour and twenty minutes to get to our table. They did compensate by giving us drinks and dessert for free of charge.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
11 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Enjoyed our brunch...did a great job of maintaining space between tables and Keeping things clean given Covid.

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MaryR
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Outstanding service and focused attention to covid limitations. Was impressed how team managed a group who were very much not social distancing at a birthday bash (they were incredibly loud and drunk and did kindof kill the ambiance) by approaching them about max number at the table etc. The food remains divine and truly outstanding and attentive server with great recommendations.

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CarlyF
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great restaurant and great service. Would go again

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Nick
Calgary
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Excellent meal and impeccable service. Very attentive server as I was toasting a happy birthday and at the end of the meal the kitchen sent out some homemade truffles for my fiance. Superman hearing. Was a great staycation at the hotel.

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NM12
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2020
Overall3Food1Service4Ambience4

Food quality was disappointing.

Service and atmosphere were very good.

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vipYYCDiner
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Lovely space with excellent food and great service! They have lots of safety practices in place and it is so great to support local!

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JohnM
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Very Enjoyable meal. Unfair time to Judge otherwise with limited seating's

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vipLamLang
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

One of our favourite restaurants. Always great service & food!

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GeraldW
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Everything about the experience was exceptional.
The quality and diversity of flavours was perfect.
First class service.

Yellow Door Bistro
Responded on June 18, 2020

Hi GeraldW, Thank you for your awesome recent 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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Massp
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding service & food. Always enjoy eating here.

Yellow Door Bistro
Responded on June 16, 2020

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

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Sam1
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Day 1 post COVID Lockdown.
Great measures in place.

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MichaelC
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Always fun to hang out by the pool can’t wait till it opens up!

Yellow Door Bistro
Responded on June 14, 2020

Hi Michael, Thank you for your recent review of Yellow Door Bistro and Hotel Arts Poolside. We hope to welcome you back soon! Regards, William Blennerhassett GM YDB

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Vanessa
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thank you for the free parking and for the tip of later hours.

The ambiance is wonderful. I appreciate hand sanitizer available throughout and the machine is unique instead of a bottle.

The furniture and furnishings are so inviting.

I have had a few meetings here and every time it’s been a new wonderful experience.

I have enjoyed the Shredded Chicken Cobb Salad, Szechuan Pickle Brined Fried Chicken, Twice Cooked Fries and Poolside Nachos at Poolside which was heaven. Thank you to the Chefs for the delicious meals.

Kaitlynn, Morgan and Chad were fantastic servers!

See you again and always.

Yellow Door Bistro
Responded on June 14, 2020

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

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SuzanneFexa
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Yellow Door is always an amazing experience. We went in to experience the iconic Brunch at Yellow Door and were so pleased to see how they modified and accommodated their guests with covid 19 updates and safety protocols. We had a course brunch which was SO fun and it came with an incredible amount of beautiful food which is always made with love and passion.

FAQs

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 809 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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