Yellow Door Bistro

4.5
607 reviews
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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. Happy Hour – Monday – Friday 4-6pm, $5 feature wine, beer and cocktail + 50% off flatbreads Lunchtime Happy Hour – Monday – Friday 11am-1pm, $5 feature wine and beer 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

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Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Mother's Day at Yellow Door Bistro | Sunday May, 12 | 9:00 am - 2:30 pm. Celebrate Mother's Day with Yellow Door Bistro's award winning brunch! Featuring favourites from our hot weekend brunch buffet alongside special items exclusive for Mother's Day.

Sunday, May 12, 2019

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Flames game

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Responded on April 15, 2019

Hi there, Thank you for your recent review of Yellow Door Bistro! We hope to see you again soon. Regards, William Blennerhassett GM YBD

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DJ
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best brunch ever. Poutine was amazing. Perfect desserts

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Responded on April 15, 2019

Hi DougJ, Thank you for your awesome review of Yellow Door Bistro! We hope to see you again soon. Regards, William Blennerhassett GM YBD

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JD
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, food and service. Will be back and will recommend to friends.

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Responded on April 15, 2019

Hi JeanetteD, Thank you for your awesome review of Yellow Door Bistro! We hope to see you again soon. Regards, William Blennerhassett GM YBD

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MW
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, great knowledgeable staff. Been there multiple times and have always had a great experience.

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Responded on April 13, 2019

Hi MjayW, Thank you for your awesome review of Yellow Door Bistro! We hope to see you again soon. Regards, William Blennerhassett GM YBD

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MH
Calgary
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice place. And nice food.

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Responded on April 13, 2019

Hi MaggieH, Thank you for your recent review of Yellow Door Bistro! We hope to see you again soon. Regards, William Blennerhassett GM YBD

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DP
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

what stands our the most for me was the wonderful service from our server. She was very sweet and attentive. Big kudos to William as well for arranging a special dessert for our table in celebration of our event.
The restaraunt was very trendy with nice decor.
The food was decent. There were some nice flavourful items but others were not very warm. I think it has to do with their serving dishes. As attractive as they are they don’t seem to keep the items warm enough and the lids are heavy. Making it awkward to serve yourself and not knowing what to do with the lid when there are others right behind you and you don’t know if they want that dish or not. Flip lids/ hot plates may be typical but I find them to be more user friendly.
I’m glad I went but not sure I’ll be back anytime soon.

Yellow Door Bistro
Responded on April 12, 2019

Hi Diana, Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience at Yellow Door Bistro. We appreciate your feedback and I will be discussing your concerns with our management team at our next meeting. If I can be of any assistance in the future please do not hesitate to reach out to me at wblennerhassett@hotelarts.ca Sincerely, William Blennerhassett GM YDB

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SM
Vancouver
14 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a lovely place! The food is delicious and well thought out portion sizes so you can try everything. They even had individual roasting dishes with potato wedges poutine topped with a poached egg. Loved it!

Yellow Door Bistro
Responded on April 3, 2019

Hi ShelleyM, Thank you for your awesome review of Yellow Door Bistro! We hope to see you again soon. Regards, William Blennerhassett GM YBD

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j
Edmonton
8 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Johnny was the most amazing server; he recommended the perfect wine pairing for our meal, and even rustled up some amazing Au jus for our lamb when we found it a bit in need of flavor. The tare tare was AMAZING; best in the city.

Yellow Door Bistro
Responded on March 30, 2019

Hi jennzo, Thank you for your awesome review of Yellow Door Bistro! I will be sure to pass on your compliments to Johnny! We hope to see you again soon. Regards, William Blennerhassett GM YBD

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EW
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

The course was decent, the staff and service was great.

Yellow Door Bistro
Responded on April 3, 2019

Hi TamiM, Thank you for your recent review of Yellow Door Bistro! I apologize if our culinary offerings did not live up to your expectations on this occasion. We hope to see you again soon. Regards, William Blennerhassett GM YBD

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F
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience and a delicious meal. The flatbread was flavorful with a light, crispy crust.

Yellow Door Bistro
Responded on April 3, 2019

Hi Foodie3026, Thank you for your awesome review of Yellow Door Bistro! We hope to see you again soon. Regards, William Blennerhassett GM YBD

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ML
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my nieces birthday. Our server went out of her way to make us feel welcomed and special.

Yellow Door Bistro
Responded on March 28, 2019

Hi McLinds, Thank you for your recent review of Yellow Door Bistro! We hope to see you again soon. Regards, William Blennerhassett GM YBD

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DR
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Went for the hockey night special. Price was right, food was served quickly and was good, parking for the duration of the game was free, and the saddle dome was a pleasant 10-15 minute walk away.
All in all a good experience.

Yellow Door Bistro
Responded on March 28, 2019

Hi DavidR, Thank you for your recent review of Yellow Door Bistro! We hope to see you again soon. Regards, William Blennerhassett GM YBD

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CD
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

This is my second Brunch at The Yellow Door and it was excellent. The chocolate soufflé pancakes with molten chocolate in the middle were decadent beyond belief! My friend had the vegetarian omelette which was also very good. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

Yellow Door Bistro
Responded on March 28, 2019

Hi CarolineD, Thank you for your recent review of Yellow Door Bistro! We hope to see you again soon. Regards, William Blennerhassett GM YBD

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R
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was amazing! Special attention was given to celebrate my birthday which I appreciate!!!

Thank you for making my birthday dinner memorable.

Yellow Door Bistro
Responded on March 28, 2019

Hi Robert, Thank you for your awesome review of Yellow Door Bistro! We hope to see you again soon. Regards, William Blennerhassett GM YBD

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BR
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was very impressed with everything about this restaurant for Sunday brunch. The decor, seating, food and we had a very personable server were all excellent. I would recommend and return myself!

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic atmosphere. Very accommodating (I have a 6 month old that accompanied us). The service was impeccable. The food was second to none, and the entire experience was perfect! It’s what we’ve come to expect, however their efforts and execution are always exemplary. Well done everyone!

Yellow Door Bistro
Responded on March 19, 2019

Hi there, Thank you for your awesome review of Yellow Door Bistro! We hope to see you again soon. Regards, William Blennerhassett GM YBD

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S
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So good! The food, the ambiance and the service were all five-star.

Yellow Door Bistro
Responded on March 16, 2019

Hi Samofgreengables, Thank you for your awesome review of Yellow Door Bistro! We hope to see you again soon. Regards, William Blennerhassett GM YBD

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JD
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great value. Loved the decor. Very excited to enjoy happy hour drink specials on a Friday.

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Responded on March 16, 2019

Hi there, Thank you for your awesome review of Yellow Door Bistro! We hope to see you again soon. Regards, William Blennerhassett GM YBD

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MG
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A friend and I had dinner here before the Flames game. They were every attentive to the time and made sure we were out the door in time to make it to the game. We were busy visiting and catching up, so it was nice someone was paying attention. Lol!
The food was delicious. We had the steak tartare to start and it was AMAZING! I had the salmon as my main and it was cooked to perfection! They do offer a flames game special...but I was happy with my order! I will be back!

Yellow Door Bistro
Responded on March 19, 2019

Hi MichelleG, Thank you for your awesome review of Yellow Door Bistro! We hope to see you again soon. Regards, William Blennerhassett GM YBD

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AG
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was very, the server was excellent, overall very good and will return and would recommend

Yellow Door Bistro
Responded on March 16, 2019

Hi AllanG, Thank you for your awesome review of Yellow Door Bistro! We hope to see you again soon. Regards, William Blennerhassett GM YBD

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ES
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I would suggest that servers pay attention more to the customers as there maybe a need. My co-worker that I took to there for lunch, part of her chicken in the burger was not fully cooked. i tried to wave the server down but no one was really paying attention. My co-worker just took out the uncooked portion of the chicken. Was her first time there and it did not make a good impression on her. She lives and works in Calgary, but i was visiting. The breakfast was great thus the reason i decided to taker here there for lunch.
My salad and soup was overall delicious. Thank you

Yellow Door Bistro
Responded on March 19, 2019

Hi ElizabethS Thank you for your awesome review of Yellow Door Bistro! I apologize if our service standards did not live up to your expectations on this occasion. I hope this does not deter you from visiting us again. If you would like to discuss this matter further please do not hesitate to reach out to me at wblennerhassett@hotelarts.ca Regards, William Blennerhassett GM YBD

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

This is one of my favorite brunch places in Calgary . Unfortunately this time around my experience wasn’t as good as it has been in the past . Food was cold, we also ordered from menu, it took forever to come. We had to physically find a server on the floor to come over after we had sat down for a good 15-20 mins. Although service and food weren’t the best this time around I still loved our server . She noticed the frustration and knew we were celebrating bdays so she brought us two glasses of mimosa and was very attentive after. The 4 stars is because of her.

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

None of my friends had previously been to Yellow Door so I thought that the YYC Food and Drink Experience would be a great intro for them. We all really enjoyed the food, the wine pairings went well with our meals and we were very happy with the portions and service. Each of my friends and myself all look forward to going back again soon.

Yellow Door Bistro
Responded on March 12, 2019

Hi there, Thank you for your awesome review of Yellow Door Bistro! We hope to see you again soon. Regards, William Blennerhassett GM YBD

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SK
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Their staff maintains high level of service. Brunch was quite delicious and filling. We go there for birthdays.

Yellow Door Bistro
Responded on March 12, 2019

Hi StephenK, Thank you for your recent review of Yellow Door Bistro! We hope to see you again soon. Regards, William Blennerhassett GM YBD

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WJ
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Been happy with dinner there in the past but brunch was mediocre. When we went at 11 most of the food had been picked over and was not refreshed before we had left

Yellow Door Bistro
Responded on March 12, 2019

Hi WendyJ, Thank you for your recent review of Yellow Door Bistro. I apologize if culinary offerings did not live up to your expectations on this occasion. If you would like to discuss the matter further please do not hesitate to reach out me at wblennerhassett@hotelarts.ca Regards, William Blennerhassett GM YDB

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DK
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love going to Yellow Door while in Calgary. It is our go to place for Breakfast/ Brunch. They do a great job catering to our food allergies too!

Yellow Door Bistro
Responded on March 12, 2019

Hi DianaK, Thank you for your awesome review of Yellow Door Bistro! We hope to see you again soon. Regards, William Blennerhassett GM YBD

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TO
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great meal at Yellow Door. Particularly pleased about half price wine! I noted that there was a Birthday with our party and they really applied a nice touch to the extras - our group raves about the experience. We will definitely be back!

Yellow Door Bistro
Responded on March 12, 2019

Hi TaraO, Thank you for your awesome review of Yellow Door Bistro! We hope to see you again soon. Regards, William Blennerhassett GM YBD

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M
Calgary
17 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

The only issue was our waitress didn’t tell us about the YYC dine out Calgary event. My husband had the Antipasta flatbread and really enjoyed it. I had the Confit Chicken Pappardelle, which had an overpowering pesto sauce. Would just ask for less Pesto. Ext time.

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RB
Calgary
28 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food with elevated service, we had a great evening! This is one of our favorites in Calgary.

Yellow Door Bistro
Responded on March 7, 2019

Hi there, Thank you for your awesome review of Yellow Door Bistro! We hope to see you again soon. Regards, William Blennerhassett GM YBD

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LH
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a set menu dinner through the YYC Food and Drink Festival, and the menu they presented for the event was spectacular and at an unbelievable price. Would highly recommend!

Yellow Door Bistro
Responded on March 7, 2019

Hi LisaH, Thank you for your awesome review of Yellow Door Bistro! We hope to see you again soon. Regards, William Blennerhassett GM YBD

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Wonderful food, wonderful service, wonderful experience.

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WS
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The hockey pre-game meal special really hit the spot ... good food, good value.

Yellow Door Bistro
Responded on March 7, 2019

Hi WayneS, Thank you for your recent review of Yellow Door Bistro! We hope to see you again soon. Regards,

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C
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 5

Came here for Flames game a month previous, service with Johnny was great. This go around the food wasn't very good and service was terrible. Hope for better service next time.

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r
Calgary
14 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We have been to yellow door a couple of times lately and I have to say the food is getting better.
The quality of presentation, flavours, and creativity are not typical of a hotel restaurant. We started with the beef tartar which was really really good. I had the seared scallop and prawn risotto which was also very nicely done. Friday nights are an especially good night to reserve as their entire wine list by the bottle is half price. You can get a really decent bottle for about $30 with the discount. I think this one of Calgary's hidden food gems. The music isn't too loud so you can still have a conversation without yelling across the table which is more typical than not in Calgary restaurants.

Yellow Door Bistro
Responded on March 4, 2019

Hi robertp, Thank you for your recent review of Yellow Door Bistro! We hope to see you again soon. Regards, William Blennerhassett GM YBD

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CD
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

I have enjoyed both brunch and dinner at The Yellow Door. The brunch is incredible. I found the dinner menu to be a bit limited but the food was very good. The service was also very good. The restaurant was very busy so would recommend making reservations.

Yellow Door Bistro
Responded on March 4, 2019

Hi CarolineD, Thank you for your recent review of Yellow Door Bistro! We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon. Regards, William Blennerhassett GM YBD

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SL
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Enjoyed the meal, but thought the shroom ramen was on the salty side. Would've liked a more sizeable salad. Strange having a napkin on the plate under the dessert - not sure what that's about. Could've used a bit more on the service side.

Yellow Door Bistro
Responded on March 1, 2019

Hi SupportLocal, Thank you for your recent review of Yellow Door Bistro! We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon. Regards, William Blennerhassett GM YBD

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w
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Really enjoyed the Express luncheon. Great value and superb, unique flavoring. Would just like slightly larger portion. Salad particularly small.

Yellow Door Bistro
Responded on March 1, 2019

Hi windowhound, Thank you for your recent review of Yellow Door Bistro! We hope to see you again soon. Regards, William Blennerhassett GM YBD

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j
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, service and value.......awesome.
Would highly recommend.

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Responded on February 26, 2019

Hi joyb, Thanks for your awesome review of Yellow Door Bistro! We hope to welcome you back soon. Regards, William Blennerhassett GM YDB

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S
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 1

Total zoo as an atmosphere for Sunday Brunch. They packed in way too many people which resulted in a late seating, slow service and a long wait for food. Won’t be back anytime soon.

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OI
London
9 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I loved that the Sunday brunch included traditional items, but also some unique recipes that were fun to try and really made the brunch special. There was a good variety from which to choose and everything I ate was delicious.

Yellow Door Bistro
Responded on February 26, 2019

Hi OutInCalagry, Thank you for your recent review of Yellow Door Bistro. We appreciate your feedback! Regards, William Blennerhassett GM YDB

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