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Yellow Door Bistro

#58 of 2,961 Restaurants in Calgary
Certificate of Excellence
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Canadian, American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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119-12th Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta T2R 0G8, Canada
+1 403-206-9585
06:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 06:30 - 22:00
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176 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Always enjoy coming down to YDB before events at the Saddledome. Jan and the ubiquitous Fraser are always on hand to make your meal an enjoyable one and make you feel pampered. Last time I was there was for an Alberta Pork event that focused on local farms and Jan gave descriptions of "farm to fork" for each item. Would... More 

Thank Mahulu
Lloydminster, Canada
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288 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A well decorated place in the excellent boutique Hotel Arts. We were here for dessert. I had the dark chocolate tort which was just right - not too sweet or bitter

Thank Sandeepina
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175 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

We came down to breakfast here as we were staying at the hotel. Wow, very surprised with the brunch, it was huge! If I had been more hungry I definitely would have gone with that, great value for money. Instead I had the pulled short rib yorki eggs benny - again, very interesting and different, and super tasty! Also v... More 

Thank Muimu
Houston, Texas
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Outstanding restaurant - food, service, ambiance. Will definitely revisit on return trips to Calgary!

Thank Tammy R
Mississauga, Canada
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115 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Located in the Hotel Arts, the clientele of the Yellow Door Bistro would likely be mostly hotel patrons, however this restaurant is well worth a visit if you are looking for a different dining experience. Catching my eye on the menu was the beef tartar, an appetizer that is one of my favorites but very difficult to find. It did... More 

Thank Robert G
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53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Went here with three other people and we all chose to do the brunch buffet. While it seemed expensive, you get quite a lot of choice, with some really tasty options including a great grit-and-egg dish served in a mini Le Creuset. The choices are always changing too, I was told. Bonus: coffee and orange juice are included in the... More 

Thank Jonathan C
Calgary, Canada
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51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Ate here with my fiancée on Valentine's Day. They had a four course set menu ($60.00pp) with wine pairings ($20.00pp). All four course very done extremely well, all the seafood was cooked to perfection. Highly recommend it.

Thank Dbag23
Vancouver, Canada
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52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

What a lovely, bright spot for breakfast! Service was very fast but attentive, perfect for a quick breakfast before heading to work. My colleague and I both really enjoyed our food. I'm looking forward to trying the dinner menu during my next stay.

Thank Dilara L
Malvern, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

We ate here for breakfast a couple of times during our week long stay in Calgary. The menu was extensive and every dish we tried was tasty. The decor is clean and chic and the staff ultra friendly. The coffee is hot, strong and unlimited, just what we wanted!

Thank BarfleurB
Lethbridge, Canada
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Five course dinner with choice of turkey, beef or fish. Amuse bouche, salad, lobster bisque plus main & dessert. Amazing food & service. Felt very " pampered" . Can't say enough ! Delightful experience! Sign me up for Christmas 2017,

Thank JGR123

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Canadian, American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 119-12th Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta T2R 0G8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary
  • Phone Number: +1 403-206-9585

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?