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About The 9th Door - Capitol Hill
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.
Denver, CO 80203
Tapas / Small Plates, Spanish
Hours of Operation:
$30 and under
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
Great place! It was a little empty because of the holiday weekend, but the food, cocktails and service were fantastic. A few things were a little pricey for me, but would probably be more affordable to other diners. I would recommend giving this place a try.
The new menu sucks, the food was cold on arrival and not cooked to requested temps and took forever. Portions also seem even smaller than before. Our waitress was nice when she came around but for about 35 mins we thought she had forgotten about us all together.
It's fun to order a variety of dishes. They are prepared quickly so you can order a couple at a time and then just order more if you're still hungry. Each dish was delicious. There is a wide variety, so everyone can find something they will enjoy or that fits their diet. We went at 5pm on a Saturday and got Happy Hour prices - Fantastic!
Have gone to the Lodo 9th Door fairly often since 2010, and more recently to the Lincoln St. location.
Something has changed...admittedly this was the end of Denver Restaurant week but the waitress and hostess seemed a bit bewildered, yet snooty, didn't seem to have entered our Open Table reservation into the system (so couldn't find our 5:45 PM reservation, before the real evening pressures even started). Food was OK, but definitely not excellent as before. $80+ bottle of wine was mediocre, way overpriced for the quality. Overall a disappointing experience -- management seems to be poor and cooking not nearly as good as before.
We'll give them one more try, but we may be looking for a new 10th door.
My wife and i went to 9th Door during restaurant week. We love tapas style eating, and 9th Door does it right! If it's your first ti,me, they take time to explain how it works. They had a great selection of tapas, and their restaurant week menu was excellent as well. They have happy hour from 5:00-6:00 daily, with everything (tapas, wine, drinks, everything) half off. We'll definitely go back.
Restaurant sits right on Lincoln, so outdoor sitting is right on busy street, but indoor is great atmosphere.
We were treated so well by the entire staff. Although we had a reservation, we had to wait a little longer than typical so the the bartender comped the drink at the bar. The hostess kept reassuring us that we would be seated soon, even though we tried to assure her we were fine. The Restaurant Week menu gave us a great survey of the menu with good advice from the waiter. It was a birthday celebration or we probably would not have been out during Restaurant Week because we've had mediocre experiences in the past, but this restaurant changed our minds. Have already recommended it to friends based on our positive evening at the 9th Door Capitol Hill.
It was the last friday of restaurant week and the service and pace of food were very off. We have had a number of excellent experiences at the 9th Door - both locations. This visit wasn't great. 3 of 4 first courses arrived, but the 4th was nowhere to be found for over 10 minutes. Same deal with the main, 1 arrived, 3 did so 5+ minutes later.
Love the food. Great wine list for pairing. Service needs improvement when things get busy.
Great place! Food and ambiance were on point. Knowledgeable wait staff and excellent wine list. MAKE A RESERVATION! Tried to go without one and being a small location and popular it didn't work out that night but came back days later and it was so worth it! Will be visiting everytime i make my way to Denver
Fantastic and mostly authentic Spanish food. Dined with a Spaniard, who was pleasantly surprised to discover such good food from his native country right here in Denver. Though we had dined at 9th Door several times previously, we were thrilled to discover their happy hour menu is valid on Sundays. This may become our go-to place for Sunday nights!
Went for 5280. Food was great until we got the chicken dish. Rubbery and overcooked. Server told us it was because of the cut of the chicken and the crispy edges, but it was not crispy at all. Would have come back but it ended up being overpriced for the quality.
Having lived in Spain, the atmosphere was wonderful! Fun experience.
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 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 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, 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!!!
We always enjoy the 9th Door. This is the second time we've been to the Beauvillon location, and really love the curved booths. Short ribs were the special tapas for the evening, and they were tender and yummy. We always order the piquillo peppers and lamb lollipops. This time the lamb was slightly dry and seemed very small. However, the wrapped dates and the croquette were delicious.
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.
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