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Yellow Door Bistro

#54 of 2,946 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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37 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 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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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 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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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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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114 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Good things: tables are set apart so conversations over dinner are easy; the food is excellent, especially the chef's choice which in this case was a bison striploin that was excellent and accompanied by vegetables that were very well-prepared; the food is beautifully presented; menu was diverse One not-as-good thing: the service was good (a little inconsistent) but once the... More 

Thank CalgaryBuffalo
Lethbridge, Canada
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19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

We had dinner here while attending a conference and would highly recommend it to others. We tried the Chef's Choice three course meal with wine pairings and the food was excellent and the service was attentive without being obtrusive. It can be a little loud in the restaurant but overall it is a nice space with some interesting items including... More 

Thank Mark H

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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
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?