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Yellow Door Bistro

3.9
3.9
1045 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 our weekday breakfast buffet, lunch, dinner and weekend brunch buffet, Yellow Door Bistro believes in elevating simple food with quality ingredients.

Come join us for the "Appiest" of Hours daily in Yellow Door between 4pm - 6pm and enjoy amazing food and drink specials!

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

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary European, Breakfast, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 7:00 am–10:30 am Daily 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (403) 206-9585

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Quinn Staple

  • Private party facilities

    The whimsical and creative design of Yellow Door Bistro creates an ideal setting for your next intimate gathering or lively bash. Group dining options available for a range of group sizes in semi-private spaces. Choose from set menus or work to create custom options.

  • Private party contact

    William Blennerhassett: (403) 206-9585

  • Neighborhood

    Calgary

  • Cross street

    1st Street SW

  • Parking details

    Patrons of Yellow Door receive complimentary parking at Hotel Arts during their visit. This includes the surface and underground parking lots. Simply present your ticket stub and restaurant receipt to the Hotel Arts front desk after your meal.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Weekend Brunch Buffet 🥞

    CA$34.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    If breakfast is the most important meal of the day, then weekend brunch is certainly the most important meal of the week. We treat it with the respect and ceremony it deserves by crafting seasonal weekend buffet selections that’ll spark your curiosity and pull you back for more. Our Elevated Brunch Buffet is served Saturday & Sunday from 9am - 2pm. Our last seating time is 1pm. Adult – $34 | Children (12 and under) – $15 | Children 3 & under – Free (not including tax or gratuity)

Offers

  • 'Appy' Hour

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - Sat - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Join us everyday (yes, everyday) from 4-6pm for our 'Appy Hour' specials. Enjoy $6 glasses of house white and red wine (6oz) and $6 feature draught beer (20oz) PLUS $8 Cheese Flatbreads and $9 Mortadella and Fungi Flatbreads. YUM!

What 1,045 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.9
3.9 based on recent ratings
  • 3.8Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 3.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. C

    Cara

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    Not a lot of variety and the taste was kinda blah for the price you pay. We were disappointed.
  2. JM

    JeanM

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience5
    I have to say I was underwhelmed. The menu was exotic, but kind of missed out on what people might want to eat in Calgary. Example- no local produce, mains were pretty gourmet in that they were focused on the protein, but no sides. Brotta is not a side. 4 scallops on a scallop and Parma Rosa sauce was a bit stingy, 2 pieces of bread for 4 people also a bit stingy. Maybe ask who wants bread, then provide accordingly? One of my guests needed accommodation for a health issue and was not offered much. Part way through the meal our server was replaced without explanation until we asked. We enjoyed the first server's approach and how she was handling our meal. Everyone has a first day on the job, she was sweet and attentive, even if she had not yet memorized everything. So there is room for improvement. Wine list was pretty good, preparation was good. One plate of pasta came out cold, but not the other?! I think our server at the end of the night got the message, but do not blame the first server, most of what we did not enjoy was management's decision.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We chose the Yellow Door Bistro for a brunch to celebrate the end of a Bachelorette weekend and couldn’t have been happier with the restaurant! The Sunday brunch was perfect with something for everyone in our group. The food was fresh, the service was excellent, and the ambiance was perfect. Our waitress apologized profusely for the wait to get our coffees and we didn’t wait more than a few short minutes.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall4food2service3ambience3
    We went on a Sunday morning for breakfast, the OT app said that we could order from the menu or do the Brunch. It was Brunch only. Which was a little frustrating, I am not a fan of buffets. Overall the food was OK, not as good as I was expecting. I am sure that others had a better experience, I am just super picky.
  5. DS

    DonnaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Went for a birthday meal - surprised with sparkling wine on arrival & amazing Bon Bons for dessert. Over server Charm was fantastic, warm, attentive and very helpful. Had a great evening and would definitely recommend.
  6. UA

    UptonAli

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Staying in Hotel Arts and booked dinner in the Yellow Door. We opted for the Chef’s 3 course menu which was delicious and good value. A fresh salmon starter, followed by a duck and artichoke risotto ending with a very tasty lemon meringue tart with raspberry. We also had a very pleasant and helpful server.
  7. RF

    RaquelF

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food selection and quality. Nice atmosphere and great decorations.
  8. MH

    MarrianneH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great selection and great choices at the Brunch buffet
  9. KT

    KateT

    Edmonton

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Service was good. Food was good, but like any buffet, it wasn't as "fresh" as it could be.
  10. HD

    HenryD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This was a breakfast to celebrate our anniversary and the whole experience was wonderful. I really enjoy The Yellow Door as it is classy and a good place for a conversation.
  11. CG

    CoreyG

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    One of the best brunch buffets in the city. Very impressive selection at a moderately reasonable price.
  12. DN

    DustinN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service, food, and cocktails were excellent. We will be back for sure.
  13. S

    Simone

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    We booked based on the website menu and reviews. However when we arrived we were informed no regular menu- buffet only. We chose to give it a try. Food was awful. Esp for price. Powdered eggs. Watery oats. Greasy sausage. Very disappointed.
  14. SS

    StevenS

    Calgary

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Did the Weekend Brunch after staying in the Hotel Arts. A very nice looking spot with a bunch of artsy character, we had a very good brunch before heading out. An assortment of items, ranging to start from coldcuts and other cured meats and cheeses, to hashbrowns and scrambled eggs, to omelets, eggs benny, and chinese 5 spice rice, with bacon, sausage, and few other items I didn't get to try as I was stuffed after my second pass. The selection was great. On top of it all, there was the desert cart with macaroons, dessert parfait, and a selection of custards, flans, and other delights. That put me over the edge and i was overstuffed. More expensive than some available breakfasts in the area, but it was nice to treat ourselves to this.
  15. CW

    ChrisW

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service from Jean and overall just a really enjoyable experience for reasonable prices.
  16. Y

    Yamaman

    Calgary

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience3
    Way overpriced for what you get. The selection was very limited and nothing stood out as being particularly novel or well made. With so few brunch places taking weekend reservations, it feels like YDB is just trying to cash in.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall2food3service5ambience5
    Food was good and the staff was very friendly however the value for the brunch buffet at $34 was way too much. You do not get what you pay for in my opinion. If they are charging that much I was expecting it he food to blow my mind when really it was just average or slightly above average.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time at this restaurant and we were pleasantly surprised with the food and service. We ordered the 3 course chef's table special and really enjoyed it. Vaishnav explained all the dishes he made and took great care of us as well. The presentation and taste were amazing. Our server was also very polite and attentive.
  19. LF

    LucF

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Our server was great! I forget his name... matt maybe? a somewhat common name for sure haha. He was awesome
  20. NM

    NaomiM

    Calgary

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We went here for our anniversary. The server brought us each a glass of champagne to start. A real treat! We ate the chef’s menu which was exquisite. Beautiful flavours throughout each course, and including the amazing homemade sourdough bread and sundries tomato butter starter. The incredible scallion, the smoked strip loin with fennel purée, ending with a key lime tart...simply divine. Highly recommend. The restaurant was quiet so I wonder if people know about this gem and it’s incredible chef? I highly recommend!!!
  21. R

    Robyne

    Calgary

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was a great place to hold a bacheloette party. Food was amazing!
  22. JK

    JessK

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had an amazing dinner, the chefs 3 course meal was delicious, we didn’t love the desert but our waitress was sweet enough to package us up an alternative dessert to go! Highly recommend if you’re downtown!
  23. PM

    PhilM

    Calgary

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience4
    Service was not great, had to ask for coffee refills etc. Food was good, however selection was limited. Overall not great value for the price.
  24. G

    Gt1988

    Edmonton

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience4
    The portions were beyond tiny. We had the beef tenderloin for our main course. It was $49 but I think it was maybe 3 ounces. There’s were four pieces of asparagus and four ravioli. The ravioli was unpleasant tasting. Over we just would not come back. We felt for the prices the food was sub par. I ate here a few times before and enjoyed it. I’m not sure why you’ve changed it so much.
  25. NG

    NathalieG

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    All the pastries were gummish, as caracteristic of day before pastries. Other pastries, like fruit flavored mousse bites felt very ondustrial, by their artificial fruit taste. Little eggs cocotte, served in beautiful Le Creuset mini Dutch ovens, were topping an unidentifiable porridge, mucous, unsalted and quiet horrid. No bread available for the cheese or charcuterie, you had to ask everytime in order to receive 4 little triangled toasts. Won't be coming back as it was disappointing and not value for money
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went there to celebrate my best friends birthday. The experience was phenomenal from beginning to the end. Our server Jean was also amazing. He made the experience so smooth and enjoyable. He recommended a few items on the menu, which we ordered and were incredible. Overall, I would return here, the experience and the food were absolutely amazing.
  27. MM

    MichelleM

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience1
    The buffet food was lukewarm, had been sitting out and was soggy. It was not worth the high cost. I did enjoy it when I ordered a la carte to the room.
  28. F

    Foodluva

    Calgary

    10 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience1
    Half of the restaurant was empty and we were seated at a dirty table and had to request it be cleaned. We asked for brunch cocktails and they said they didn’t have any. We checked their menu online and found the menu and ordered from there. It took a long time to get our drinks, but service improved after that. It took about thirty minutes to get our bill and half of our order was missed; which took a while to get fixed. Buffet was good, not great.
  29. AG

    AndrewG

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, excellent service and good value. Do it again!
  30. j

    justlove2eatout

    Toronto

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wow very good place all three of us were very happy with our choices.
  31. D

    Disappointed

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience3
    Slow food, inconsistent service, forced gratuity for poor service, couldn't even get the birthday cake out on time
  32. JA

    JannetteA

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    The items looked like they should be awesome and many were tasty - but most of the hot items were lukewarm or even cold. Was really looking forward to the pork belly tacos but the pork belly was super overcooked and dry and very little of it in there. However, they were very gracious about adjusting the bill as a result of the cold food and the service was great. The ambiance is nice but noisy and I would try it again, but was a bit disappointed for the price.
  33. S

    Samie

    Calgary

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Everything was just okay. I had been here previously and it was a lot better over all. We did the brunch buffet, but it wasn’t great and it wasn’t bad. Would I go back for the brunch buffet? Not likely.
  34. JC

    JosephC

    Italy

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience3
    The food was terrible For the price. Dry and inedible. Too raw in some cases. Lots of dirty dishes.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Express lunch was AMAZING
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience2
    Went there for Father’s Day. The food was terrible. We were the 3rd sitting. No pastries left. For was cold. Desserts was very poor and hardly any selection. Very disappointed. The service was great though. I’m sad to say I won’t be going back again. Wish I had read other reviews before I went.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent selection of hot brunch items at the buffet!
  38. ST

    SusanT

    Calgary

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Tasty brunch buffet! Really enjoyed the beef brisket sliders and chicken waffles.
  39. F

    Foodielicious

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    It was a great experience overall and the food was good. It was a very nice place.
  40. J

    Julie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Worth returning too. Loved our server. The food was very satisfying. The space was lovely and the music just loud enough. Cheers.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Yellow Door Bistro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (403) 206-9585.

Yellow Door Bistro is rated 3.9 stars by 1045 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Yellow Door Bistro

119-12th Avenue SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0G8

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    1st Street SW

  • Neighborhood

    Calgary

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 7:00 am–10:30 am Daily 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary European, Breakfast, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Patrons of Yellow Door receive complimentary parking at Hotel Arts during their visit. This includes the surface and underground parking lots. Simply present your ticket stub and restaurant receipt to the Hotel Arts front desk after your meal.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Quinn Staple

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (403) 206-9585

  • Private party facilities

    The whimsical and creative design of Yellow Door Bistro creates an ideal setting for your next intimate gathering or lively bash. Group dining options available for a range of group sizes in semi-private spaces. Choose from set menus or work to create custom options.

  • Private party contact

    William Blennerhassett: (403) 206-9585

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