Yellow Door Bistro

4.5
820 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

Offers

  • Happy Hour

    Multiple dates available

    Mon - Fri 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Join us for Happy Hour Monday to Thursday! $6 glasses of house wine, $6 bottles of beer, and $5 12oz draught. Available either in Yellow Door Bistro or Poolside.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized 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 820 people are saying
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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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
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!

KH
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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DrMR
Vancouver
3 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

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 820 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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