Yellow Door Bistro

4.1
893 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 breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunch, Yellow Door Bistro believes in elevating simple food with quality ingredients.

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

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 893 People Are Saying
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4.1based on recent ratings
4.1
Food
3.9
Service
4.3
Ambience
3.9
Value
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LilyC
Calgary
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience1

I was disappointed that the reservation that I made for a table at Yellow Door Bistro ended up with me dining in the pool area. The hostess admonished me and advised me to make sure I specify and book for Yellow Door Bistro, which I did and I even showed her my reservation to which she just shrugged it off and still proceeded to seat me at a table in the pool area. Making reservations means one would like to dine in the establishment one makes the reservation at, not a completely different area that is not part of the restaurant. I did ask to see the manager and they never showed up to rectify or inquire about the problem. With that said, the pool staff is very attentive and kind. Having to move back and forth between the restaurant and the pool made me feel like I was segregated and sitting at the kid's table. So next time you book an appointment, phone them - do not use this Open Table service because it will misplace you somewhere else - to reserve a table and (and like the hostess said) "Make sure you're booking for a table at Yellow Door Bistro".

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DanielG
Calgary
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

You have to try this place on a Flames game night. Their special is tremendous value for your money and sooo tasty. On top of that, you are walking distance from the Saddledome !

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vipnorth59lite
Calgary
36 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience3

Server had not been properly trained. The food was good but overpriced.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience4

Worst eggs Benedict. Flavorless and mushy. Couldn’t finish them.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Server Jean was outstanding

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OT1975
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

Food took to long to get to our table which was fine I guess because once it did arrive it was tasty. Maybe the delay just ment that they were taking their time to prepare a good tasting meal. I would go back to yellow door.

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FoodieGal
Calgary
17 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Yellow Door offers an amazing menu, beautiful cocktail list and the service was outstanding. I'll definitely return and I highly recommend going!

Yellow Door Bistro
Responded on November 20, 2021

Hi FoodieGal, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback! I'm delighted to see that you had an enjoyable experience with us at Yellow Door Bistro. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future!! Regards, William Blennerhassett GM YDB

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BrieanaM
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Great buffet, the fritters were to die for 😊 Service was slow, but they were friendly.

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LoganC
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service - staff was friendly................

Yellow Door Bistro
Responded on November 20, 2021

Hi LoganC, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback! I'm delighted to see that you had an enjoyable experience with us at Yellow Door Bistro. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future!! Regards, William Blennerhassett GM YDB

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience2

Service was terrible. Food was good.

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MichelleG
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience5

Overall we had a great time. There was a group (6) of us that haven’t seen each other in a long time. This was a great spot to meet up because the volume was great to hear everyone!
Unfortunately our service was sloooow. It took at least 20 minutes after settling in for our server to take our drink order. We probably waited another 10-15 mins to get our drink.
We ordered a bottle of wine when we ordered our meals and the main course came out (we had starters) before our wine arrived at the table.
A couple of the ladies ordered the three course, which was amazing! But no one came to see if the others wanted dessert or coffees.
Honestly, the food was exceptional and would make me consider going back. But we would have drank more, and spent more if the service was better.

Yellow Door Bistro
Responded on November 20, 2021

Hi MichelleG, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback on your most recent visit to Yellow Door Bistro. I was disappointed to see that our service offerings did not live up to your expectations 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 Sincerely, William Blennerhassett YDB GM

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JulieC
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thanks for the London Fog ! It was an amazing breakfast thanks to you.

Yellow Door Bistro
Responded on November 20, 2021

Hi JulieC, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback! I'm delighted to see that you had an enjoyable experience with us at Yellow Door Bistro. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future!! Regards, William Blennerhassett GM YDB

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NamikoH
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was top tier. The staff are well aware of menu options and the overall experience was a great one.

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JohnS
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome food!

Yellow Door Bistro
Responded on November 9, 2021

Hi JohnS, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback! I'm delighted to see that you had an enjoyable experience with us at Yellow Door Bistro. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future!! Regards, William Blennerhassett GM YDB

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BettyW
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We like the breakfast buffet. Will come back soon.

Yellow Door Bistro
Responded on November 9, 2021

Hi BettyW, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback! I'm delighted to see that you had an enjoyable experience with us at Yellow Door Bistro. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future!! Regards, William Blennerhassett GM YDB

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GInoV
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience3

It was my worst restaurant experience in Calgary, my guest and I will never 👎 go back. The need a new chef with a good knowledge of real food.
The service was good and also they have a good selection of wine!
The food was a real disaster!

Yellow Door Bistro
Responded on November 7, 2021

Hi GlnoV, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback on your most recent visit to Yellow Door Bistro. I was disappointed to see that our culinary offerings did not live up to your expectations 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 am curious to know what dishes you had so I can share your feedback with our Chef. Sincerely, William Blennerhassett YDB GM

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sb13
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and drinks were absolutely amazing. Atmosphere and service were also top notch. Definitely recommend.

Yellow Door Bistro
Responded on November 9, 2021

Hi sb13, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback! I'm delighted to see that you had an enjoyable experience with us at Yellow Door Bistro. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future!! Regards, William Blennerhassett GM YDB

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Amber
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved the creativity of the ambience and the food!

Yellow Door Bistro
Responded on November 7, 2021

Hi Amber, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback! I'm delighted to see that you had an enjoyable experience with us at Yellow Door Bistro. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future!! Regards, William Blennerhassett GM YDB

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FredolR
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was amazing, our server was the best! The food was just out of this world, absolutely amazing definitely will be coming back in the near future!!!

Yellow Door Bistro
Responded on November 7, 2021

Hi FredoIR, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback! I'm delighted to see that you had an enjoyable experience with us at Yellow Door Bistro and I'll be sure to pass on your compliments to our team. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future!! Regards, William Blennerhassett GM YDB

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vipOpenTable Diner
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

This is a great restaurant. Hours are short though.

Yellow Door Bistro
Responded on November 2, 2021

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback! I'm delighted to see that you had an enjoyable experience with us at Yellow Door Bistro. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future!! Regards, William Blennerhassett GM YDB

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TMarieD
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience3

We had a server named Thom that made us feel rushed. He forgot our utensils, he took away my drink without asking. Although he offered to make a new one, the overall experience was not what we expected from this restaurant. Especially given the quality it advertises and it’s connection to the hotel. The food was not very good and did not reflect the price. The overall experience was disappointing.

Yellow Door Bistro
Responded on November 2, 2021

Hi TMarieD, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. I was disappointed to see that our culinary & service standards did not live up to your expectations on this occasion. I can assure you I have addressed you concerns with your server. 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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Coco
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything about this place is amazing. Food, service and environment is exactly as advertised. Our waitress Meagan has the perfect balance of professional and humorous.

Yellow Door Bistro
Responded on November 2, 2021

Hi Coco, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. I'm delighted to see that you had an enjoyable experience with us at Yellow Door Bistro. Meagan will be delighted to read you review! We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future!! Regards, William Blennerhassett GM YDB

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Erin
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We had the best server ever! So fun!

Yellow Door Bistro
Responded on November 2, 2021

Hi Erin, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback! I'm delighted to see that you had an enjoyable experience with us at Yellow Door Bistro. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future!! Regards, William Blennerhassett GM YDB

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Birthdaygirl
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect spot for a birthday dinner. Perks! Free parking. Were very accommodating with rsvp numbers.

Yellow Door Bistro
Responded on November 2, 2021

Hi Birthdaygirl, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback! I'm delighted to see that you had an enjoyable experience with us at Yellow Door Bistro. Don't forget we also offer our guests free parking when attending any Flames games!! We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future!! Regards, William Blennerhassett GM YDB

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JayFF
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time here and was quite impressed overall. Food was great and well portioned. Service was impeccable. Very likely to return would love to try the breakfasts.

Yellow Door Bistro
Responded on November 2, 2021

Hi JayFF, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback! I'm delighted to see that you had an enjoyable experience with us at Yellow Door Bistro. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future!! Regards, William Blennerhassett GM YDB

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LeahU
Oxford
10 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

The character, art and food of this place was outstanding. Service was lacking - but I think that’s a Covid problem. Great brunch, very much enjoyed

Yellow Door Bistro
Responded on October 29, 2021

Hi LeahU, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback! I was disappointed 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. Regards, William Blennerhassett GM YDB

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KirstenY
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience3

We did the three course chefs meal with wine pairings. Our ribs were dry. The appy was not good. And the dessert was not appetizing

Yellow Door Bistro
Responded on October 29, 2021

Hi KristenY, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. I was disappointed to see that our culinary & service standards did not live up to your expectations on this occasion. I can assure you I have addressed you concerns with both our FOH & BOH teams. 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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Bille
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Variety of food selections at Brunch, including for vegetarians! Great service and ambience

Yellow Door Bistro
Responded on October 19, 2021

Hi Bille, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback! I'm delighted to see that you had an enjoyable experience with us at Yellow Door Bistro. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future!! Regards, William Blennerhassett GM YDB

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KarynK
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was fabulous, great service, very clean and safe

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foodie88
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience3

Honestly I won't be coming back. Brunch a la carte prices were okay, but super low value. Buffet was mediocre and way over priced. Service (like everywhere right now) was quite poor. They have mini coffee cups and only come by to fill them every 30minutes.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

Food wasn’t really good and not enough for choice
Over priced for the options for brunch

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LoubnaD
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent restaurant ! Aspargus risotto, falafel and burrata are just amazing!

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nk1976
Calgary
11 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

It was good. But felt rushed.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Danny’s attention to detail and customer service style made our brunch out a memorable experience. The cubano Benny was delicious!

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Samh
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience4

This is my third time here and the service has been the same each time - very slow. Food is outstanding though.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Food was great. But thin staffing probably due to COVID

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OpenTable Diner
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

Food is hit or miss with a couple of great ideas

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KimberlyB
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Food was excellent. Server was very friendly. It was my husband's birthday and they treated him to a birthday champagne toast and dessert. Very nice touch.

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TimC
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Been here a few times, one of our top favs, sadly though, of the times we’ve visited, this one seemed to have missed the mark a little:
- Chefs menu was basically from their regular menu (falafel appy, lamb main & chocolate Budino dessert) with smaller portions, but no points lost there because it came out to $30 instead of $45
- Server seemed newer, did not know if lamb came with any sauce or not, but did go check with kitchen
- I had the lamb rib appy & pork belly, both were just slightly above mediocre, which came as a surprise cause all their food we’ve had previously were pretty outstanding

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall2Food1Service1Ambience4

Very disappointed, the brunch buffet was over priced, the food had been sitting out too long so it was stale and overall unremarkable. As great as the ambiance is, the food quality has declined over the years and not worth it.

FAQs

Yellow Door Bistro does offer delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes. Yellow Door Bistro also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (403) 206-9585.

Yellow Door Bistro is rated 4.1 stars by 893 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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