Yellow Door Bistro

4.4
663 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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Calgary
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

food and service very good; the wine list, not so much. we had a $200 gift certificate and the bill came to $160 but management would not allow the remaining $40 to be used for the tip nor give us a credit for the $40. Yet $200 in cash was used for the gift certificate. A bit of a rip-off and so we would not return.

JJ
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Love our waiter!!! Drinks were amazing, except pop tasted very flat, he checked it out, and was on top of it. However, something was still off so brought us a can of pop instead which was wonderful! Great atmosphere. French onion soup tasted like beef broth scraped off the bottom of a pot. Everything else was absolutely amazing though!!!

OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always a very lovely experience! Our service was wonderful, the food was very good, overall our favourite brunch spot.

CD
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The food was very good and the presentation was fantastic. My only complaint was that the fries were very spicy for my 8 year old granddaughter, and the waitress did not advise us of that beforehand. Other than that, Yellow Door is a terrific restaurant and I would highly recommend it to anyone.

Yellow Door Bistro
Responded 3 days ago

Hi CarolineD, Thank you for your recent review of Yellow Door Bistro! I'm glad you had a pleasant dining experience with us and we appreciate your feedback. We hope to welcome you back soon! Regards, William Blennerhassett GM YDB

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the 5 course meal, which for $60 per person was absolutely outstanding. I would also highly recommend the wine pairings!
We went for our anniversary and they treated us to complementary bubbles to kick off our celebration; we will definitely be back :)

Yellow Door Bistro
Responded on August 7, 2019

Hi there, Thank you for your awesome review of Yellow Door Bistro! I'm glad you had a pleasant dining experience with us. We hope to welcome you back soon! Regards, William Blennerhassett GM YDB

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OT
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was not too busy when we came on a Monday. We were seated and served right away. Johnny, our server, having learned it was our first time to dine there graciously walked us through the menu. We were happy with our food choices from appetizer to dessert. Some of our favourites were the Wild Mushroom Flatbread, Bucatini, Ribeye, and Cherry Torte. It was also really nice that even after we’ve settled the bill Johnny still kept refilling our drinks - much appreciated!

Yellow Door Bistro
Responded on August 7, 2019

Hi there, Thank you for your awesome review of Yellow Door Bistro! I'm glad you had a pleasant dining experience with us and I'll be sure to pass on your compliments to Johnny. We hope to welcome you back soon! Regards, William Blennerhassett GM YDB

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JG
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

There were four of us for a quiet afternoon of visiting. Two were heading back to Ontario so we only had a couple of hours. Restaurant convenient to airport after a quick tour of downtown Calgary. Missed the buffet but the luncheon menu was perfect for our us. Tasty and very nicely presented. Very good service from all the staff. Very enjoyable experience.

Yellow Door Bistro
Responded on August 10, 2019

Hi JacquieG, Thank you for your awesome review of Yellow Door Bistro! I'm glad you had a pleasant dining experience with us. We hope to welcome you back on your next visit to Calgary! Regards, William Blennerhassett GM YDB

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OT
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The service was great!

SM
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Have been to YDB a couple of other occasions and always impressed with the presentation of food at the buffet - in Nova and delicious! The service was good and ambiance comfortable and conducive to conversation.

Yellow Door Bistro
Responded on August 10, 2019

Hi SallyM, Thank you for your awesome review of Yellow Door Bistro! I'm glad you had a pleasant dining experience with us and I'll be sure to pass on your compliments to our culinary and service teams. We hope to welcome you back soon! Regards, William Blennerhassett GM YDB

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PM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Everyone at the table thoroughly enjoyed the food. We had the five course degustation. The value at $60 a head was excellent for the quality of the dishes. The only minor criticism was that the final duck dish was a little too generous for a degustation. Our wait person was personable and informative. Always ready to answer questions about the dishes.

Yellow Door Bistro
Responded on August 7, 2019

Hi PeterM, Thank you for your recent review of Yellow Door Bistro! I'm glad you had a pleasant dining experience with us and we appreciate your feedback! We hope to welcome you back soon! Regards, William Blennerhassett GM YDB

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As per usual, the entire experience was perfect! Compliments to the entire service staff for a fantastic dining experience. Top marks to the kitchen staff for an incredible meal as well. We’ve had the pleasure of dining at YDB a number of times, and every time the experience is like the first. Excellence!!

Yellow Door Bistro
Responded on July 29, 2019

Hi there, Thank you for your awesome review of Yellow Door Bistro! I'll be sure to pass on your compliments to our team. We hope to welcome you back soon! Regards, William Blennerhassett GM YDB

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m
Las Vegas
42 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good execution of quality food; room for improvement of the French onion soup broth base; it was ashamed that the table behind us lack of public etiquette - broadcasting their conversations that we couldn't really enjoyed our quiet lunch.

Yellow Door Bistro
Responded on July 29, 2019

Hi mclas2015, Thank you for your recent review of Yellow Door Bistro! I appreciate your feeedback. We hope to welcome you back soon. Regards, William Blennerhassett GM YDB

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yummy food, great service!

Yellow Door Bistro
Responded on July 29, 2019

Hi there, Thank you for your awesome review of Yellow Door Bistro! I'll be sure to pass on your compliments to our team. We hope to welcome you back soon! Regards, William Blennerhassett GM YDB

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VB
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Rich fabulous tastes reasonable price. We each had a good sized appetizer plate Wine for each of us and shared the scrumptious Orange cheesecake $60

I will go back.

Yellow Door Bistro
Responded on July 25, 2019

Hi VictorB, Thank you for your awesome review of Yellow Door Bistro! I'm glad you had a pleasant dining experience with us. We hope to welcome you back soon. Regards, William Blennerhassett GM YDB

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M
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

My partner and I had the 5 course prix fixe with regular wine pairing. Five course included pasta, seafood, fish, beef, and dessert course paired with a mixed of sparkling white and full bodied red wines. We really enjoyed the food, which was creative, flavourful, and surprising. Wine pairings were good for the most part, and service was good, however initially did not explain the pairings, we had to ask a couple times. Love the atmosphere of the place. My partner and I enjoyed discussing some of the whimsical decor.
When I called I was told that "each course" had a drink included and I assumed that included a drink with dessert. We were offered a choice of dessert coffees. They were not included in the prix fixe and no mention of it was made when the menus were handed to us. It seemed a shady money grab considering we had already spent a fair amount on the prix fixe and wine pairing. A damper on an otherwise highly enjoyable and satiating evening.

Yellow Door Bistro
Responded on July 22, 2019

Hi Michy, Thanks for sharing your recent experience at Yellow Door Bistro. I'm glad I had the opportunity to speak with you earlier today and rectify the oversight on your bill. I do hope this incident does not deter you from visiting us again. If you would like to dine at Yellow Door Bistro in the near future please do not hesitate to reach out to me at wblennerhassett@hotelarts.ca and I would be delighted to make a reservation for you! Sincerely, William Blennerhassett GM YDB

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JG
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

The Express lunch menu wasn't balanced at all, the soup tasted good but having French fries, fried potatos and fried shrimps in the same dish is not a good combination from my point of view.
Nice service and atmosphere.

OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Love the brunch buffet. Always a great selection. If the panna cotta is available, make sure you have one.

C
Calgary
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had breakfast poolside on Sunday morning. Menu has the usual breakfast options with a couple of extras. Food was good. Service was good. Will return.

Yellow Door Bistro
Responded on July 19, 2019

Hi Coco, Thank you for your awesome review of Yellow Door Bistro & Hotel Arts Poolside! I'll be sure to pass on your compliments to our team. We hope to welcome you back soon. Regards, William Blennerhassett GM YDB

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OT
Calgary
9 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was the highlight of lunch today. We were so well taken care of with lovely staff.
Will be back for sure

Yellow Door Bistro
Responded on July 11, 2019

Hi there, Thank you for your awesome review of Yellow Door Bistro! I'll be sure to pass on your compliments to our team. We hope to welcome you back soon. Regards, William Blennerhassett GM YDB

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F
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite restaurant experiences in Calgary! The service is attentive, knowledgable and personalized and the food is delicious (our server recommended the Asparagus & Crab cesar salad and it was a highlight of the meal). Whenever I am asked for a recommendation for a dining experience in Calgary I recommend Yellow Door!

Yellow Door Bistro
Responded on July 8, 2019

Hi Foodie3026, Thank you for your awesome review of Yellow Door Bistro! I'll be sure to pass on your compliments to our team. We hope to welcome you back soon. Regards, William Blennerhassett GM YDB

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CW
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Food and ambiance was good. Service was not so great, did not ask if we wanted more to drink and after the initial how is everything when we got our food did not see her again and had to request the check.

Yellow Door Bistro
Responded on July 11, 2019

Hi CorinneW, Thank you for your recent review of Yellow Door Bistro. I was disappointed to read that our service offerings did not live up to your expectation on this occasion. If you would like to discuss your experience further please do not hesitate to reach out to me at wblennerhassett@hotelarts.ca Sincerely, William Blennerhassett GM YDB

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RG
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Great ambience and decor!
Food selection was good however, lacked at the attention to replacing empty food trays when we arrived.
Staff was good to start you off however, was very poor in table maintenance and clearing of plates being it a buffet brunch. At one point had a stack of plates at the end of the table and still waited for someone to clear off the stack of plates.
Some servers seemed overwhelmed with the volume and was not very personable.

Yellow Door Bistro
Responded on July 8, 2019

Hi David Kudla, Thank you for your recent review of Yellow Door Bistro. I was disappointed to see that our service offerings did not live up to your expectation on this occasion. I would love the opportunity to discuss your experience further in hopes to improve our offerings. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me at wblennerhassett@hotelarts.ca Sincerely,

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

When I first walked in I was worried that they wouldn’t be a child friendly restaurant. The decor is very modern, lovely and expensive looking (all their food is kept warm in Le Creuset cast iron enameled dishes) However, the hostess quickly made us feel welcomed and assured us that everyone is welcome and we would soon see other families pouring in from the hotel. The food was amazing. Not necessarily anything I would have ever order off the menu ( Thai basil bread pudding and some kind of orange infused ricotta crepe YUM). The service was outstanding. Not once did I need to ask for a coffee top up and dishes were cleared promptly. I will definitely be going back next time we are in town.

Yellow Door Bistro
Responded on July 2, 2019

Hi there, Thank you for your awesome review of Yellow Door Bistro! We're glad you had a pleasant experience with us! We hope to welcome you back in the near future. Regards, William Blennerhassett GM YDB

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JA
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing service! Our server was so bubbly and helpful

Yellow Door Bistro
Responded on June 26, 2019

Hi JenniferA, Thank you for your awesome review of Yellow Door Bistro! I'm glad you had an enjoyable experience with us and we hope to welcome you back in the near future. Regards, William Blennerhassett GM YDB

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JK
Calgary
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We like the ambience here, service is amazing and food is on point. Great spot for a special occasion or date night!

Yellow Door Bistro
Responded on June 24, 2019

Hi JessicaK, Thank you for your recent review of Yellow Door Bistro! I'm glad you had an enjoyable experience with us and we hope to welcome you back in the near future. Regards, William Blennerhassett GM YDB

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J
Calgary
28 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The four of us enjoyed all aspects of our experience, appetizers through dessert. Service was great, too.

Yellow Door Bistro
Responded on June 22, 2019

Hi Jumpster, Thank you for your recent review of Yellow Door Bistro! I'm delighted you had a pleasant experience with us. We look forward to hosting you again in the near future. Regards, William Blennerhassett GM YBD

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M
Calgary
10 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for fathers day dinner at Yellow Door with our 4 kids. We did an early dinner so the place was fairly quiet. The seating was good and we got a crescent-shaped table in the corner for ourselves. The service was very good and the food impeccable! They also offered to make a child friendly cheese pizza/flat bread for our little one. And all of us loved it! We and the kids loved our meal. And we Will be coming back!

Yellow Door Bistro
Responded on June 22, 2019

Hi Mariam, Thank you for your awesome review of Yellow Door Bistro! I'm delighted you had a pleasant experience with us. We look forward to hosting you again in the near future. Regards, William Blennerhassett GM YBD

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KB
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The food was good, but nothing exceptional. The food was not replaces timely: we had to scrape the dishes to get potatoes... The desert was not replenished timely either... The dishes just set empty for 15 mins at least...

Yellow Door Bistro
Responded on June 22, 2019

Hi KseniaB, Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience at Yellow door Bistro. We appreciate your feedback and I have addressed your concerns with our culinary team. I do hope this experience 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 Sincerely, William Blennerhassett GM YDB

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Brunch for four on Father's Day. We all chose to order from the A La Carte menu (as opposed to buffet), service was slow but when the food arrived it was hot and delicious.

Yellow Door Bistro
Responded on June 22, 2019

Hi there, Thank you for your recent review of Yellow Door Bistro. We appreciate your feedback and will use this in hopes to improve our offerings in the future. Sincerely, William Blennerhassett GM YDB

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N
Calgary
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service. Our seating was directly across from the entrance, which is not as pleasant as the other locations within the restaurant. I would recommend requesting a different area if you are making a reservation.

Yellow Door Bistro
Responded on June 22, 2019

Hi Notacritic, Thank you for your recent review of Yellow Door Bistro. I'm glad you had an enjoyable experience with us. Please do not hesitate to request a different seating area on your next visit! Sincerely, William Blennerhassett GM YDB

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Y
Calgary
28 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Great brunch buffet, service is a bit spotty but I think that's because of the buffet setup, sometimes food isnt available, sometimes hard to track someone down for coffee, but our server was pleasant when she did come around, always a favorite for a celebration brunch for us

Yellow Door Bistro
Responded on June 22, 2019

Hi Yumzs, Thank you for your recent review of Yellow Door Bistro. We appreciate your feedback and will use this as a coaching opportunity with our staff in hopes to improve our offerings in the future. Sincerely, William Blennerhassett GM YDB

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EL
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had an excellent experience at Yellow Door Bistro. The food was very tasty and unique. Our server had an terrific sense of humour and was very attentive. The room was quiet which made conversation a pleasure. I would definitely go again.

Yellow Door Bistro
Responded on June 15, 2019

Hi ElaineL, Thank you for your awesome review of Yellow Door Bistro! I'm delighted you had a pleasant experience with us. We look forward to hosting you again in the near future. Regards, William Blennerhassett GM YBD

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OT
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great evening out

Yellow Door Bistro
Responded on June 11, 2019

Hi there, Thank you for your awesome review of Yellow Door Bistro! I'm delighted you had a pleasant experience with us. We look forward to hosting you again in the near future. Regards, William Blennerhassett GM YBD

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LG
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience for my wife’s birthday! Had a great time

Yellow Door Bistro
Responded on June 11, 2019

Hi LuisG, Thank you for your awesome review of Yellow Door Bistro! I'm delighted you had a pleasant experience with us. We look forward to hosting you again in the near future. Regards, William Blennerhassett GM YBD

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S
Calgary
27 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was good, but the downside about the brunch buffet is that food a lot of times food isn’t filled in a timely manner causing you to go back once or twice to the buffet to see if it’s filled. When it’s busy, they would run out of desserts which leaves the least desirable desserts left. So if you want to go, go really early to ensure you get the most of it.

Yellow Door Bistro
Responded on June 13, 2019

Hi Samuel, Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience at Yellow door Bistro. We appreciate your feedback and I have addressed your concerns with our culinary team. I do hope this experience 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 Sincerely, William Blennerhassett GM YDB

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h
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal service and delightful food.

Yellow Door Bistro
Responded on June 1, 2019

Hi hungry4more, Thank you for your awesome review of Yellow Door Bistro! I'm delighted you had a pleasant experience with us. We look forward to hosting you again in the near future. Regards, William Blennerhassett GM YBD

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OT
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was unique and amazing! The place was packed but we could all still hear each other talk. We were very happy with our experience.

Yellow Door Bistro
Responded on May 29, 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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CM
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The chef's selection was so delicious, creative and affordable for both the 3 course and 5 course. Our server Cory was fantastic. They even brought a glass of free bubbly for each of us to celebrate our anniversary. What a great evening! Thanks so much

Yellow Door Bistro
Responded on June 4, 2019

Hi CaitlynM, Thank you for your awesome review of Yellow Door Bistro! I'm delighted you had a memorable experience with us and I will be sure to pass on your compliments to Corey! We look forward to hosting you again in the near future. Regards, William Blennerhassett GM YBD

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MB
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience for my wife’s birthday. The ribeye is to die for. Half price wine was always a lovely touch.

Yellow Door Bistro
Responded on May 28, 2019

Hi MatthewB, Thank you for your awesome review of Yellow Door Bistro! I'm delighted you and your wife had a memorable experience. We hope to see you again soon. Regards, William Blennerhassett GM YBD

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JJ
Edmonton
12 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Really original and tasty brunch in a fun location.

Yellow Door Bistro
Responded on May 24, 2019

Hi JJGD, 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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