Yellow Door Bistro

4.5
843 reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Contemporary European
Due to current AHS restrictions, Yellow Door Bistro is temporarily closed. However, we invite you to join us on our poolside patio at Hotel Arts where we are serving breakfast, lunch & dinner!

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.






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
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 843 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.4
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.3
Value
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience4

Everything was good . Great food , good cocktails .

Unfortunately the service was below pair ( with only being 2 tables full in the pool area ) , our server was mia for a good part . Which left us with empty water glass and cocktails .

Will definitely go back as maybe it was just an off day

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vipjaysonh
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Poolside dining with the hockey game and the basketball game in the background! Doesn’t get any better

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MelodyC
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really enjoyed my time here. Service was outstanding! Food was wonderful.

Yellow Door Bistro
Responded 6 days ago

Hi MelodyC, Thank you for taking the time to share your most recent experience at Yellow Door Bistro. I'm delighted to see that you had a pleasant dining experience with us and our team will be delighted with your feedback. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Sincerely, William Blennerhassett GM YD

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great date night, service was fantastic as was the food, thank you!!

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BrianD
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very quite for a nice date, service staff was excellent and very knowledgeable about the menu. Helped with our decisions on menu choices. Overall very wonderful experience.

Yellow Door Bistro
Responded on April 4, 2021

Hi BrianD, Thank you for taking the time to share your most recent experience at Yellow Door Bistro. I'm delighted to see that you had a pleasant dining experience with us. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Sincerely, William Blennerhassett GM YDB

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IzabelaW
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

The food was fairly good but cold. I wish the plate would be warmer.

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Deaner
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best food, Best Staff. Always a treat to come and dine.

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cassier
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

The food was overly salted. The rest of the experience was great

Yellow Door Bistro
Responded on March 30, 2021

Hi cassier, Thanks for taking the time to share your most recent experience at Yellow Door Bistro. I was disappointed to see that our 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. Sincerely, William Blennerhassett GM YDB

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Not only is the atmosphere so cute and unique the people there were all so polite and helpful with the menu . We had the table chef course meal for brunch and what you get is worth what your paying! It’s a deal. The food was elegant, and amazing! Definitely recommend this place.

Yellow Door Bistro
Responded on March 16, 2021

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to share your most recent experience at Yellow Door Bistro. I'm delighted to see that you had a pleasant dining experience with us. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Sincerely, William Blennerhassett GM YDB

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JaniceW
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Fabulous food; kind and accommodating staff; we are constantly disappointed with restaurant food in this town and at Yellow Door Bistro we were not.

Yellow Door Bistro
Responded on March 16, 2021

Hi JaniceW, Thank you for taking the time to share your most recent experience at Yellow Door Bistro. I'm delighted to see that you had a pleasant dining experience with us and our team will be delighted to read your feedback. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Sincerely, William Blennerhassett GM YDB

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PamO
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

AH-MAZING!!!! First, the service! Our waiter was the best, friendly, funny, full of energy , just what you need during this time. Then the Food, omg..delicious , every single bite. Every sip of our cocktail , SPECTACULAR. We had someone with allergies and they were so accomodating, it made the person with allergies feel so happy and trusting. We really had the best night! Highly highly recommend.😊

Yellow Door Bistro
Responded on March 8, 2021

Hi PamO, Thank you for taking the time to share your most recent experience at Yellow Door Bistro. I'm delighted to see that you had a pleasant dining experience with us & I'll be sure to share your feedback with our team. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Thanks for your continued support! Sincerely, William Blennerhassett GM YDB

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LaurieN
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Will definitely go back. Had a wonderful meal and overall great experience.

Yellow Door Bistro
Responded on March 4, 2021

Hi LaurieN, Thank you for taking the time to share your most recent experience at Yellow Door Bistro. I'm delighted to see that you had a pleasant dining experience with us & I'll be sure to share your feedback with our team. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Sincerely, William Blennerhassett GM YDB

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ElizabethH
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a great meal by the pool in February! So nice to relax in the warm enclosed environment 😀

Yellow Door Bistro
Responded on March 4, 2021

Hi ElizabethH, Thank you for taking the time to share your most recent experience at our poolside patio. I'm delighted to see that you had a pleasant dining experience with us! We hope to welcome you back again soon. Sincerely, William Blennerhassett GM YDB

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were very well taken care of, even got a complementary glass of wine. The food and service were both excellent and we love the ambiance at the restaurant. We would recommend it to anyone wanting to have a relaxing evening out with a good meal for a great price.

Yellow Door Bistro
Responded on March 4, 2021

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to share your most recent experience at Yellow Door Bistro. I'm delighted to see that you had a pleasant dining experience with us! We hope to welcome you back again soon. Sincerely, William Blennerhassett GM YDB

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BeauC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Ate pool side which was awesome to be able to get away from the cold. Coffee was served it paper disposable cups, I get no glass poolside but there are way better alternatives.

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TimC
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Amazing experience all around, good service, amazing food as always, and even the friends loved the experience.
Planning on visiting on a much more frequent basis.

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ChadY
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

GREAT! Food
Very friendly service
Overall great experience

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marynak
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely ambience, great food and service, reasonable pricing for the quality of experience. Perfect for a special occasion or casual get together. We will be back.

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Tess
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great space, very spacious. Good service.

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Alex
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a lovely Valentine's dinner at the Yellow Door. The food was delicious and we loved the fact that it was paired with a different type of wine for each course. We go to the Yellow Door at least once a year, and we always have a great experience.

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JodeM
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

This is a nice spot for a drink at the bar, or well prepared food at a quiet table. Very personable staff, saliva inducing menu, good drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Delicious Valentine’s menu and wine pairing. Our waiter, Daniel, was also amazing!

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vipSnoopy71
Calgary
14 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience3

In a word, disappointing. It took over ten minutes before a server greeted us and brought water. He was also scarcely around during the meal. The Valentine’s Day special that we chose featured undersized portions. A ‘prawn cocktail’ with two tiny shrimp? The surf and turf beef Wellington that I was supposed to receive was not as advertised, since somebody in the kitchen decided I should get the same gluten free meal as my husband (without consulting me). Apparently one scallop is an appropriate substitute for a lobster tail. I might add that the main course did not arrive until one hour and 40 minutes after being seated. The ‘chocolate fondue’ was a dish of melted chocolate with a few accompaniments. My husband received a foul tasting bowl of coconut sorbet, since other than the strawberries, he could not eat anything on the plate. After over two hours, we left hungry and disappointed.

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QuentinK
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always good and interesting food here. David the server was excellent.

Yellow Door Bistro
Responded on December 5, 2020

Hi QuentinK, Thank you so much for the awesome review! I'm glad you had a pleasant dining experience with us. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Sincerely, William Blennerhassett GM YDB

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NANCYL
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed a nice brunch with a few lady friends. It’s nice each guest can choose either buffet or a la cart. Nice quiet ambiance. Attentive service without feeling rushed.

Yellow Door Bistro
Responded on November 26, 2020

Hi NANCYL, Thank you so much for the awesome review! I'm glad you had a pleasant dining experience with us. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Sincerely, William Blennerhassett GM YDB

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MariaM
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

What a lovely way to spend the morning. Good friends, excellent food, and great service. Our server Gerrit was amazing and made the experience memorable. The food was plentiful and delicious.

Yellow Door Bistro
Responded on November 26, 2020

Hi MariaM, Thank you so much for the awesome review! I'm glad you had a pleasant dining experience with us. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Sincerely, William Blennerhassett GM YDB

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vipElisabethB
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was delicious and the atmosphere by the pool was wonderful!

Yellow Door Bistro
Responded on November 20, 2020

Hi ElisabethB, Thank you so much for the awesome review! I'm glad you had a pleasant dining experience with us. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Sincerely, William Blennerhassett GM YDB

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CalgsFoodie
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

LOVED this restaurant for both dinner and breakfast. Had the all inclusive urban resort package from Hotel Arts so had a 3 course meal with wine pairings for dinner and the breakfast buffet the next morning. First, amazing service - everyone was so attentive and friendly and really gave 5 star service. Next the food was TO DIE FOR. Beet burrata appie, pork belly with peanut sauce entree, and red velvet cake for dessert were all delicious. The wine pairings were lovely and they even comped us Prosecco because it was our anniversary. Breakfast buffet was high quality choices like salmon eggs benny, charcuterie, satay meatballs and delicious pastries. Will definitely come here again!

Yellow Door Bistro
Responded on November 15, 2020

Hi CalgsFoodie, Thank you so much for the awesome review! Our team will be delighted to hear your kind words. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Sincerely, William Blennerhassett GM YDB

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NdotA
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Yellow door as always does not disappoint. It’s been a while since I have had the express lunch. Made me wonder why I don’t come more often for lunch. I like the fact that the lunch menu is a surprise at least it was to me who came on a Monday afternoon but also the fact that you just know that whatever it is, it would be great. Came with a guest and he left loving the place and raving about the food.

Yellow Door Bistro
Responded on November 10, 2020

Hi NdotA, Thank you so much for the awesome review! I'm glad you had a pleasant dining experience with us. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Sincerely, William Blennerhassett GM YDB

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JulieF
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always good ambiance and good value for your features menu at lunch time!

Yellow Door Bistro
Responded on November 6, 2020

Hi JulieF, Thank you so much for the awesome review! Our team will be delighted to hear your kind words. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Sincerely, William Blennerhassett GM YDB

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KTZS
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Overall good experience. Very slow night so we had a nice cozy booth. Service was friendly and fast. Food was good, wasn't a huge fan of the calamari salad, way too much cream sauce which overpowered it. French onion soup was delicious although not sure its worth the $16 price point. The duck on the chefs three-course menu was amazing!

Yellow Door Bistro
Responded on November 6, 2020

Hi KTZS, Thank you for taking the time to share your most recent experience at Yellow Door! We appreciate your feedback and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Sincerely, William Blennerhassett GM YDB

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vipTobyT
Calgary
26 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent Service! The brunch buffet is amazing. High quality and very YUMMY!!!

Yellow Door Bistro
Responded on November 3, 2020

Hi TobyT, Thank you so much for the awesome review! Our team will be delighted to hear your kind words. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Sincerely, William Blennerhassett GM YDB

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RachelleH
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food and our waitress was phenomenal! Knew what we needed before we needed it. Super cool decor too.

Yellow Door Bistro
Responded on November 3, 2020

Hi RachelleH, Thank you so much for the awesome review! We appreciate your kind words. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Sincerely, William Blennerhassett GM YDB

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Dinnerdate
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Yellow door bistro kept popping up with great reviews so we snapped up a reso. All covid protocols were respected and even the horse at the door was wearing a mask! It’s a fairly modern vibe and was a little on the loud side even though there were only a few tables so if you are looking for quiet romance, this might not be 1st choice. With that said, our server was outstanding, it was 1/2 price bottle of wine night and the food was absolutely outstanding. Hubby had the flank steak (can’t remember the menu name) with onion, jalapeño jam and he wanted to order a second it was so good. My Pork with peanut sauce and jasmine rice was also top shelf. The flavours were absolutely amazing. We also had desert which was excellent. All the way around we were happy with the evening. Only miss was that the reso was for my birthday and there was no mention, no “special table” just an outstanding meal - just a little sparkler or thanks for spending your birthday with us would have been the cherry on top.

Yellow Door Bistro
Responded on November 3, 2020

Hi Dinnerdate, Thank you so much for the awesome review! Our team will be delighted to hear your kind words. I must apologize for not acknowledging your birthday as I know you have many restaurants to choose from these days. I do hope you choose to celebrate with us again. Sincerely, William Blennerhassett GM YDB

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RatherBeSkiing
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
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.

Yellow Door Bistro
Responded on November 3, 2020

Hi there, Thank you so much for the awesome review! We appreciate your kind words. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Sincerely, William Blennerhassett GM YDB

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FoodieFanatic
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
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 on October 24, 2020

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 on October 24, 2020

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
2 reviews
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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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 4.5 stars by 843 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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