About The 9th Door - Capitol Hill
Denver, CO 80203
On Spain's Costa del Sol, located between Malaga and Marbella, sits a quiet little mountain village called Mijas. During the summer of 1969, after having been made famous by James Michener's novel The Drifters, Mijas had become an expatriate community of writers and poets. On lazy afternoons, these expats would gather at their favorite bar - one without a name, recognizable only by the number nine that was carved into the door. Behind the 9th door, they would imbibe on the local wine and brandy and share the tapas of the house, trading stories and wooing the local women until the early hours of the morning.
Tapas / Small Plates, Spanish
Hours of Operation:
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Free parking in the garage. Street parking available also.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
The 9th Door - Capitol Hill Ratings and Reviews
We enjoyed our Valentines dinner at 9th ...
We enjoyed our Valentines dinner at 9th door. The special menu still had a great set of options. We really enjoyed most of the dishes and as with any Tapas restaurant sharing is half the fun. As much as we enjoyed the food and the great ambiance, the service was not very good. For 15 minutes after we were seated we did not see a server. After discussing some wine options the waitress offered a sample of one of the pricy bottles we were looking at. 15 minutes latter (more then 30 minutes after we arrived) she returned to let us know that it was only offered by the bottle and we could not try it... So why did you offer and why did it take so long to come back and let us know. So 35 minutes after we arrived we still had no drinks or food. We finally were able to place our order and then continue to wait. Another 10 or so minutes and our Tapas began to arrive. Still no wine. The bottle of wine did not show up until we had already eaten a couple of our Tapas. In my mind a huge service failure. Not sure if the Valentines night made for bad service or if the service is just bad. As much as we enjoyed the food we did not love the experience and will not be rushing back.
I highly recommend this restaurant. The ...
I highly recommend this restaurant. The staff are very friendly and efficient. A wide variety of tapas are creatively presented and are delicious. The atmosphere is welcoming and relaxed. This is a fun place for a memorable dining experience - for a couple of small group. Our waiter, John, is extremely professional and very knowledgeable about wine.
I really like 9th Door. I was glad to se ...
I really like 9th Door. I was glad to see that they improved their beer selection, not all of us can drink wine. Their tapas are always good, but a word of caution about some of the meat options: the craftsmanship can be a miss. The filet cut with the grain was thick and tough, the lamb chops were on the grill too long to be succulent and delicate. I wish that they came out of the kitchen looking like the pictures on yelp - the flavor was there, just not the juicy unctuousness that I craved.
Will I go back? Of course, I love their calamari, their patata's, the Serrano ham and pears. But if the meat tapas continue to lack the care of preparation, 9th door will be only for a quick bite and not the dinner that I would love them to be.
The 9th Door was spectacular! Love, lov ...
The 9th Door was spectacular! Love, love, love the food and ambience! Friends night out and we shared the filet, peppers, patatas, spaghetti squash, and figs. Topped it off with flan and creme brûlée. Cant pick a favorite-they were all fantastic!! Can't wait to return! Great place for friends or romantic dinner! Highly recommend!!!
What a fantastic find! This was my firs ...
What a fantastic find! This was my first time dining at The 9th Door and I can't say enough about how delicious and creative the food was. Tapas makes it easy to manage portions which were large enough to share. AND, Happy Hour from 5-6 with everything 50% off, you can't go wrong.
It was fine. Table server was helpful. D ...
It was fine. Table server was helpful. Decor was odd. Artichokes were excellent. Mushroom ball was not wow. Almonds and olives were a nice spices. Goat cheese balls were excellent. Pepper was yummy. The tortilla spans was very good. Spiced potatoes were good but not special. Avocado was unusual surprise. Desserts were a great ending-we had one each.
Enjoyed the tapas and drinks. Service wa ...
Enjoyed the tapas and drinks. Service was excellent. Kaitlin is as great a server as bartender. Only two suggestions. Music was quite loud making conversation difficult which is odd for an intimate layout. The other is quite a few items were not available due to delayed receipt of food supply's. This was a Saturday night so I thought there should have been more effort out into insuring menu item availability. Not a deterrent from returning, just disappointing not to share some favorite tapas with a friend who had never been before.
We've been to The 9th Door many times an ...
We've been to The 9th Door many times and it never disappoints. The service is always outstanding. The jamon iberico wrapped dates are crazy delicious! We also tried a daily special, salmon a la plancha that was perfectly prepared. This place has the best Spanish tapas in Denver.
First off, the service, food, and ambian ...
First off, the service, food, and ambiance are great in this place! The tapas came out quickly and the staff accommodated all of our needs. All of that being said, and fully understanding the tapas concept (I used to live in Spain), I think they are pretty stingy when it comes to portion size. For example, they have these delicious steak skewers for $14. I assumed 4 skewers would come on the plate, but they only served 2. When ordering for a group of 14, that meant that I had to spend just under $100 to give everyone one skewer. That just isn't worth it, especially considering the amount of additional tapas we needed to order just to get our guests full.
Fake Spanish tapas. Jamon iberico was in ...
Fake Spanish tapas. Jamon iberico was in fact a thicker slice of the jamon serrano and not the
pata negra jabugo !
We chose a marques de riscal that was so warm we asked the bar tender to chill it for 20 mn
So disappointing. Be aware
Hosted a professional networking happy h ...
Hosted a professional networking happy hour. Had a reservation for a table, but our group was having so much fun at the bar that we ended up staying in cocktail area. The manager, Jon, hostess, Brenda, and server, Matt, were very accommodating with our request and put on a great evening for my guests.
Really good food and our server was grea ...
Really good food and our server was great. John, the manage, took exceptional care of us after the restaurant owner canceled an existing reservation and closed the restaurant without much of a notice. Thanks, John!
Disappointed!! Came here for some after ...
Disappointed!! Came here for some after work happy hour. We did some research to find a place with good food and drink specials on open table and Yelp and we decided on this place. As we were sat, we were notified that they no longer offer food specials. We pulled up the open table menu that said otherwise and the server said she would talk to her manager. The server comes back to tell us that the manager and owner will NOT honor the prices listed on the open table menu, despite the fact that that is what brought us in to the restaurant. I was pretty surprised that the manager himself did not come back to deliver this information and to apologize for any inconvenience this caused. The food was average, nothing special. I definitely will not be returning.
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