Made Me Happy
The bright, cheerful, upbeat decor made me happy on a sodden day! Food was very interesting; fun to have a new spin on old favourites like a clubhouse. Will definitely go back.
6/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Creative and Delicious
Came here for dinner with my family; the food was absolutely delicious. I recommend the gazpacho in particular. Ambiance was beautiful and the decor is elegantly quirky. The service was attentive. Overall, a great experience!
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
I had an amazing dinner with a group of friends at Yellow Door last week. I have to say both the food and the service exceeded our expectations. We all commented on how fantastic the service is here, and I loved both my app and entree. Wine was great, and we found it very affordable! We are definitely coming back.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
From beginning to end, wonderful experience. Staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. Food is great, with some innovative touches. Decor is fun and fresh. Would definitely recommend this restaurant and will be back!
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Welcome Neighborhood Addition!
This week was my 4th visit to Yellow Door Bistro since it opened. I have been for a date night with my husband, brought out of town friends, met up with a long lost friend for a reunion dinner and did brunch with the ladies. Every visit has exceeded my expectations for both the attentive service and the amazing food. I love the wine list, with great by the glass offerings and the menu is surprising and interesting and delicious! I can't wait to go back. The Yellow Door will be a mid week dining spot as well as a special occasion venue for me. See you again soon!
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Overall not a bad restaurant
Three of us decided to stop for dinner here as one of us was attending a course at the Hotel Arts. The ambiance is a bit eclectic. Bright yellow door (makes sense), a big horse lamp in the entrance and large egg shaped chairs at tables. Most of the music played was modern/jazz - not too loud. To start, I had the caramelized sea scallops - cooked beautifully and the raisin/caper puree was a different touch. The table shared the twice cooked fries, and enjoyed the saffron aioli. For my main, I had a perfectly cooked apricot glazed chicken breast on minted red quinoa - the part I didn't like about this dish was the spiced yogurt - they spiced it with cumin which overpowered the delicate flavour of the apricot.
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful first experience!
As a first time luncheon diner at Yellow Door, I was delighted with the experience. Our waiter, Willam was pleasant and friendly without being intrusive, the food was different and good and the decor was bright, fresh and inviting. I will definately be back and since Willam told me about the weeknd brunches, I think that will be my next experience.
7/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place. For a city loaded with restaurants, it is definitely one of the best!!!
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
We enjoyed an amazing Wedding Anniversary at the Yellow Door, made possible by the staff that provided a number of surprises, the ambiance, and culinary excellence. The service was great and we were provided a very memorable and delightful evening.
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Finally decided to try Yellow Door and had a great meal. We started with Beef Tartare which was excellent followed by the Seafood Bouillabaisse and the Saddle of Lamb which we finished off with the Lemon Curd tart. We were not disappointed - totally enjoyed our meal! Decor is quirky - chairs are a complete mix with some looking like they are from a children's play set - others are like the shape of half an egg! But there are normal chairs as well. Worth the visit - we will definatly go back!
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
I love this place...the food is amazing, the service is excellent and the atmosphere is perfect. I love the brunch!!!!! it is soo cute and oh so tasty. If you go you have to try the duck-egg hash, it’s to die for!!!!!!! I just recently had my day-of-wedding brunch at Yellow Door and they were so sweet they even provided me with a mimosa to calm my nerves...gratis of course!
I almost didn’t want to write a review for selfish reasons because I want to keep this place a secret!!!!!!!
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Chose this spot for my birthday celebration. The food was spectacular.
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food, service and ambience was outstanding. Really made it a memorable evening for everyone! I will definitely return soon and impressed my out of town guest! Keep up the good work and service!
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
The experience was excellent.
The experience was excellent. What I found annoying and may keep me from going back were the 3 emails and the phone call reminding me I had a resevation. I am busy and don't have time to respond to or even read that many reminders.
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Yellow Door offers a very
Yellow Door offers a very nice brunch a la carte or buffet. The food has been good every time and I think their eggs benny are super. Nice decor, attentive staff, wonderful atmosphere. As well, I find it to be classy and not noisy!
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
I took my best friend here for the buffet brunch- let me just say one thing: YUM! Service & atmosphere fantastic! I definitely will be back
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Yellow Door was terrific!
We took some friends to Yellow Door Bistro before heading off to a concert. We made notes in our OpenTable reservation about our time constraints which the server reiterated once we were seated. Despite the fact that it was a busy night, our server was able to get our drinks and food orders in a timely manner and we finished our meal (including a special birthday dessert treat they brought out to us) with time to spare before we had to leave for the concert.
Food, service, ambience were all top notch. We sat in a comfortable booth overlooking the bar and a life-size horse lamp.
We tried the Lamb Ragu Agnolotti, Wild Mushroom Flatbread, Seafood Linguini and Apricot Glazed Chicken Breast with Red Quinoa Salad. Everything was fantastic.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
A very satisfying dining experience
A very satisfying dining experience ; thank you Art Ziebart
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great lunch at Yellow Door Bistro
I popped in for a business lunch last week at Yellow Door Bistro. Loved the diverse menu, the bright and inviting space, and the prompt and knowledgeable service. I only wish that our agenda allowed us to research the iPad menus a bit more for their great wine and beverage list.
I tried the Dungeness Crab Salad with Charred Grapefruit and added the Sous Vide Chicken Breast. It was delicious.
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
I was worried when I made the reservation because it was last minute and all the places I wanted to take my boyfriend for his birthday were booked for weeks and this place had lots of availability.
Then when we walked up it was nearly empty and we were way over dressed. I immediately lowered my standards.
However when the server came to tell us about the specials he placed an ipad on the table that was an interactive wine list and my hopes rose again. He was so attentive and informative.
And then the food came. Absolutely everything we ate was exceptional. Beef tartare, duck confit, goat cheese gnocchi, tederloine steak. We left so happy, and we are hard to please! Would definitely go again and have reccomended it to many already.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have food sensitivities
I have food sensitivities and Yellow Door is very accommodating. They have gluten free bread and pizza crusts that are delicious, and they were very helpful with helping me pick appropriate meals that were made with both gluten and dairy free modifications. I have been here a few times and each time it is excellent. Fantastic eclectic decor as well!
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
We really enjoyed this bistro. Nice decor and seating. The service was top notch. The food was excellent and we highly recommend.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love this place
The design of this place alone is worth going to see. The brunch was delicious. Everything on the brunch buffet was tasty and well-done. The quality was definitely there. I love the originality of the place and will find another occasion to return here for sure.
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lively, Sophisticated Downtown Vibe
We had a fun evening! Great ambience, good food. The ONLY thing I would say is that we had fairly slow service - we waited a bit too long for first our drinks then our food - which was fine with us as we were catching up with another couple, but had we been on our way to something it would have been a problem. The wait staff seemed quite involved with a large party enjoying what looked to be a special event.
The décor is quirky and fantastic, and the music was just the right volume as to be energetic & ambient without being annoying.
Everyone enjoyed their meals, steaks were a big hit, and the vegetarian enjoyed an interesting gnocci dish, everybody enjoyed their drinks and wine, but no Grey Goose for the martini!?
Definitely a new fave.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
The brunch spread was delightful, will definitely go back because the chef does things a little differently every time.
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tried a new place and really liked
We had been looking forward to trying this new Calgary restaurant and it didn't disapoint. My lamb dish was excellent. The bison entree was good but not exceptional. Ive definitely had better cassoulet although the portion of duck was generous. The app pate lacked flavour
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
High quality fine dining experience
The service was amazing but the food was mediocre in comparison. I had ordered the lamb which came with lasagna but the pasta was unfortunately hard and undercooked.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
always good small menu
Menu is small but the food is always good. have never been disappointed . The decor is modern with some great fun art work. Can be a bit cold in appearance.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Awesome Food and Ambience
The restaurant is beautiful and energetic and welcoming. The food is delicious and with good size portions, especially the mains. If they have chocolate ganache stuffed with creme brulee, get it. It is amazing, like an upscale Twix bar. Cobb salad is refreshing and not the usual dry egg yolk with cheeses. The egg is cooked so that when you break it open, the yolk spills over and mixes with a light cream sauce. My favourite is the hanger steak with frites. The steak is so tender and cooked to your preference. The fries are decadent, crispy, well seasoned, and there's an addicting sauce on the bottom, no idea what it is, but it's what I describe as food crack. Too boot, the prices are very reasonable.
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
really pleasantly surprised. novel, eclectic décor. delicious food. excellent service and good value. will definitely come again as a couple, or small group.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food & Service
The Sunday brunch is amazing. I've been there twice and for $22 you just can't beat it. Highly, highly recommend to everyone!
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing Calgary seafood!
I went to Big Fish this weekend with my boyfriend for date night. I would not say we are foodies, but we certainly appreciate a good meal and that is what we got. Food was AMAZING, server was helpful, friendly and available without being pushy. The space itself was not very busy but the adjoining resturant was quite full. As a result our food was a little slow to come out (they share a kitchen) but it was nothing to fuss over and we weren't in a hurry. The meal was a bit pricey (about 170) but that included a bottle of wine and the portions are beyond generous. Overall a great experience!
10/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Artistic flare with great food
The Yellow Door offers both sparking and still water at no extra charge. We loved the artistic flare of the furniture and the wall art but felt the few uncomfortable wooden kitchen chairs should be left in the kitchen. We both found the temperature on the cool side and I did not warm up enough to remove my coat, but we were sitting in the window. The food and breads were fantastic! They have a great chef - so nice to have good gluten free food and a chef flexible and knowledgable enough to modify the meal to make it safe for those of us with gluten issues.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food very well presented and
Food very well presented and extremely flavourful. Will be back again soon
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
A pleasant surprise
I was pleasantly surprised by the caliber and quality of the food and service. They have a nice brunch menu and will definitely visit again.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was not our first time to Yellow Door Bistro. We love it. The menu offers something for everyone and the food is delicious and the service is great. They are attentive and helpful. There was a group of four of us and everyone thoroughly enjoyed their food and drinks.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Second Visit to Yellow Door
This was my second visit to Yellow Door and I wasn't disappointed! The menu options are great and delicious - love the decor! We will definately come again!
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
We had a great meal here and would come again. They have corkage which was a bit steep at $35 but at least they have it. They had a few vegetarian choices and were happy to come up with more and omit the meat in any dish which was quite good for Calgary.
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
Well prepared everything
Purely by coincidence e ended up at Yellow Door twice in one week once for brunch and once for dinner. Both visits were fantastic. The service strikes the best balance of friendly and functional, the menu had numerous interesting choices and all dishes were prepared perfectly. Definitely planning to stop by a few more times in the near future.
A nice touch on Flames' game nights is their special menu, priced right and served quick.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
I enjoyed my dinner at Yellow
I enjoyed my dinner at Yellow Door - the service was excellent and the choice of wines by the glass also excellent. The salad was tasty and fresh, with not too much dressing; the scallop app was very good. I thought the tartare was a little over-spiced, and could have used more egg yolk. The dessert was only OK - excellent sorbet, but a mediocre chocolate thing. Breakfast next day was only moderately successful.
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
One of my favourites
I have been to the Yellow Door several times and it has been a great experience each time. The ambiance is great, as is the service. The most recent visit involved some food customization and they accommodated in a sensitive and responsive way.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fabulous place! I highly recommend
I have been here at least 4 times, and everytime I come I am so impressed with the staff and the food. The quality and presentation of the food is simply amazing and the wine/beer selection is top notch. I highly recommend this place for any occasion!
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Came here for brunch with my stepsister after purchasing my wedding dress. She ordered the salmon eggs benedict and I opted for the buffet. We both thoroughly enjoyed our meals. The service was really good, always had a full cup of coffee and the ambiance was great - very cool decor. We made a reservation but we didn't need it. I can't believe how quiet it was on a Saturday - most brunch spots in Calgary are lined up out the door. Would definitely recommend!
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
The whole experience was quite
The whole experience was quite enjoyable. Staff was very attentive and friendly. Food was delicious and unique. Prices for apps and mains were reasonable for the quality and presentation. Great wine list presented on a IPad which was a nice touch. Would go back anytime the occasion call for a nice dinner experience.
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Went for a birthday celebration
It was the first time my wife and I dined at Yellow Door and the food and ambience was very good. Plenty of selection including local selections of food as well as a very strong wine and cocktail menu. At points the service was overbearing, but some people like to be wined and dined where my wife and I enjoy each other's company and that's about it.
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Better than expected
The best meal that we have had in a very long time, will be coming back when we are in Calgary in the future. Excellent service from start to finish and the Lamb chops and duck were to die for. Would say a definite place to visit if you ever have a chance.
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great For Lunch!
We have previously been to the Yellow Door for dinner. There is just as much care and attention to lunch as there is for dinner! We have yet to be disappointed at the Yellow Door! Another job well done!
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
celebrated our son's birthday, we all had a delightful time
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food and service were amazing. The food is definitely on the expensive side but it was definitely worth it!
The decor is really eclectic and interesting. Overall it was a great experience, there were four of us and we all enjoyed our meals. Would definitely go back!
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
It was our first time. We were so impressed with the brunch menu, service and the overall experience. We will be back again and again. Already booked for the Flames special.
11/30/2013 4:00:00 PM