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Yellow Door Bistro

3.9
3.9
1096 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary European, Breakfast, Bistro

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 6:30 am–11:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 6:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 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)
  • Valentine's Day 💛✨

    CA$105.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Jan 4 - Feb 14, 2023
    Toast to someone special with our Valentine’s Day dinner menu. Our team has prepared an exceptional four-course Valentine's Day menu with optional wine pairings.

Offers

  • 'Appy' Hour

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM,Wed - 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 1,096 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
  • 3.9Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Calgary / Southern Alberta

    Great for brunch

  • Calgary

    Great for brunch

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall2food2service5ambience4
    Not worth the price. Just another breakfast restaurant attached to a hotel that serves food barely better than factory food. Decent service though.
  2. GS

    GittaS

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the moment we walked in until we left everyone made us feel so special Dinner was spectacular!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Great food and relaxing atmosphere for brunch
  4. SG

    SGPy

    Calgary

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    We booked under the "Experience " Tab on the App. I'd say they really weren't even ready for us as a booked reservation. We were the only ones in the restaurant at 8:30 and the experience buffet didn't open until 9. When new tables arrived they placed directly beside us even though the restaurant was never completely full. Felt like they were trying to keep 2/3's of the restaurant unused and clean. Food was good, slightly cold, not as much variety as expected for priced experience. Will be awhile before thinking of repeating but better than most breakfasts that we have for options in deep SE suburbia.
  5. r

    robr

    Calgary

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall2food2service4ambience1
    Insanely noisy, service was great but the noise from several tables of people was unpleasant
  6. GS

    GittaS

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff always makes you feel like family! Always a fun night out!!!
  7. JS

    JohnS

    Calgary

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome as usual!
  8. JS

    JillS

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food was excellent. Service good and great ambiance. Would recommend for sure
  9. d

    dougz

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A really good brunch. I would recommend the Yellow Door to anyone. Will definitely be going back again.
  10. TC

    TroyC

    Calgary

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The server and kitchen worked with us to cater to specific dietary needs. Tenderloin tartar was excellent, as was the Duck main. Each dish (4 in total) was well prepared, and despite the modification to a couple of the dishes, flavourful.
  11. A

    Anggelinas

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Yellow Door’s unique brunch remains one of the best in the City. It is not completely COVID recovered but certainly on its way. A gem and my favourite.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    Limited lunch menu
  13. F

    Freya

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Had a nice birthday dinner for my boyfriend. The service was professional and the food was delicious. My boyfriend's duck dish was great. The rest of our table had the vegan dumplings and they were delicious but only came with 2 dumplings per plate at a high price. We enjoyed how quiet the restaurant was with nice decor and jazz music.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a very classy place witha great ambience . Buffet was value for money . Had a good range and food was tasty . Great service
  15. n

    nk1976

    Calgary

    19 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience5
    I normally have a good experience. But the service wasn’t great.
  16. s

    sogood

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    For that price there should actually be lobster in the Mac and cheese, not just a tiny tail. But the service was great and the other dishes were delicious, thank you!
  17. PP

    PhilipP

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    Would not recommend and definitely won't return. Made a reservation for Christmas for 5 of us over a month prior. The only time we could get in was 8pm which was fine. Staff called twice to confirm the reso and to let us know there was a 2 hour max because of Christmas, which I was totally fine with. Upon being sat, was informed by our server that they were shutting down the buffet in 15 minutes. $85 a person and told we only had 15 minutes to get food?!? what kind of service is this?, especially on Christmas. Absolutely ridiculous. Didn't even have time to order a pre-drink or a bottle of wine because we were so rushed to hurry and get food and eat. Desserts were cleaned out and they shut off the chocolate fondue so all it was, was a giant bowl of hard chocolate. The server felt bad and brought us dessert from the regular menu. Spent $613 only to be rushed to get out within an hour as they closed at 9. Wrote an email to the manager and not even a single response back. Don't waste your time or your money on this place.
  18. SF

    ShannonF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a fantastic experience, from atmosphere to the food, to the weird yet beautiful furniture. It was my mother's first time in almost 35 years of not cooking christmas dinner and my only want was for her to feel like it was worth it, and it absolutely was!! My only request is to offer more non alcoholic drink options, I would have liked to have drank something nice whilst my mother sipped fancy cocktails.
  19. JM

    JoanM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We were looking for a Christmas buffet, and The Yellow Door fit our needs perfectly.
  20. KE

    KateE

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience4
    Attended the Christmas dinner buffet with my mom who is slightly disabled, I got her food for her from the buffet first and then went to serve myself after. The man serving the prime rib gave me a really nasty look when I came back to fill my own plate after I got hers and made a comment about me getting seconds. It was really not nice; I had even mentioned to him the first time that I was filling my mom's plate and would be back. He clearly was not listening when I was there the first time. I would not buy $85.00 Christmas "buffet" tickets again over his look and remark. Our waiter was lovely, and the food was good though.
  21. RS

    RitaS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Rather unique but delicious with some items not usual to a brunch buffet. Also some international dishes such as fried rice, stollen and a tender wonderful sirloin roast . There was some sort of turkey dish in individual casserole dishes which looked dry and unappealing There was quite a good selection of alcoholic beverages with great wintery names as well as juice and coffee. Charming server kept coffee replenished
  22. CM

    ChristineM

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was absolutely divine and the decor and ambience was dazzling. The staff were top notch. We had the most wonderful time and will make this an annual event in addition to other special dates. We were all so excited to attend the brunch and were not disappointed whatsoever! Thank you
  23. IB

    IleanaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Exquisit Food. Very nice place. The best I went in Calgary
  24. B

    Birdie

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Christmas Eve dinner - ordered the Chef’s special and it was excellent. Service and wine were lovely. It’s a little pricey, but the food and experience is worth the price.
  25. s

    sarah

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had such a wonderful time on Christmas Eve with the family. The service was exceptional, the food was delicious and we had the perfect table. Couldn’t have been better!
  26. GC

    GermaineC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A lovely experience, friendly staff and delicious food.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and service
  28. GC

    GCRR

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Food is great! I love this place for their buffet breakfast. However coffee that was served to us was cold but immediately gave us a new one when we told our server. We requested to be seated somewhere else but they said the table we wanted was reserved but there was no one came and used the table 😔
  29. SM

    StanM

    Calgary

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience1
    Have eaten here before and found the food and service exceptional. This time around not so much. Food was mediocre at best and service was not to the standard I have grown accustomed to here.
  30. AW

    AmberW

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The chicken and yam dish was very flavourful. I enjoyed the underground free parking.
  31. HU

    HeidiU

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Delicious variety of food, artistic decor, great atmosphere, and friendly staff.
  32. GB

    GenevieveB

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    We had an early reservation as we had plans for the Christmas lights at the zoo later. We went all out with appetizers, cocktails and mains. Our food was served lukewarm, and the manager told us it was because it was plated on cold dishes. I even placed some of my duck on another plate for the server to actually touch it to see how cold it was. They did take my duck back and re-sear however, all of our main dishes at the table were cold and the meal was not enjoyable. On top of it the manager argued me that she had seen the food come straight off the grill onto our plates. I felt that our food should’ve simply immediately been taking back and re-done and served hot on proper hot dishes if that was the case. It was odd the reaction and response from management. I’m usually very hesitant about negative reviews especially now; I understand how difficult it is with staffing and I probably wouldn’t have left this review if we had been treated professionally is what it says by the management.
  33. AA

    AlexARK

    Calgary

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    Outstanding service and the cocktail as well as prosecco were delish. Great food presentation, but did not live up to the flavors. The food really needs to impove on several levels considering the prices. The chicken dish was good. We would go back and recommend for the cocktails!
  34. p

    philpostro

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience3
    Food was very good but took a very long time to come even though the restaurant was virtually empty at the time. The food also didn't come out at once.
  35. RG

    RGutierrez

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are so spoiled anytime we come in! Thanks to everyone...
  36. DP

    DebbieP

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was excellent as was the food, I was surprised the regular breakfast menu was not available as it previously was. I would have preferred to have a choice of the menu or buffet.
  37. AO

    AllanO

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere server was fabulous and the food was excellent
  38. KM

    KeithM

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall1food4service2ambience1
    We took my elderly Mother for brunch expecting a very good meal based on a prior brunch experience. The highlight was to be Eggs Benedict. They ran out of them and it took at least 20-30 minutes to replenish them in the buffet line. Toast ordered shortly after we sat down also took 20-30 minutes. We will never return.
  39. RA

    RoxanneA

    Las Vegas

    8 reviews

    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience5
    Food was very lack lustre except the risotto with the pickerel was great. The fish was bland however. Numerous items unavailable. Restaurant was empty. No mocktail list. Great decor. Menu needs reinventing I think. (We ordered 3 appetizers, 3 mains and 2 desserts - sad really).
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    There was a baby shower set up in the middle of the restaurant. The food was terrible, they are not set up for brunch. Food was just in pots with no warming. Once the people showed for the shower there wAs not enough food and it was noisey and the other patrons were rude and loud.

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 1096 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 7 times today
Experiences are available.
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

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 6:30 am–11:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 6:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary European, Breakfast, Bistro

  • 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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