The 9th Door - Downtown
The 9th Door - Downtown

The 9th Door - Downtown

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.the9thdoor.com/index_downtown.html
  • Phone: 3032922229x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner is served Monday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm, Friday 4:30pm-11:00pm, Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, and Sunday 5:00pm-9:00pm.
    Bar remains open until 1:30am Friday and Saturday.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 18th Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: 18th and Blake Street. We are located a few blocks from the Union Train Station.
A word from The 9th Door - Downtown
The 9th Door is the premier Spanish tapas bar and restaurant located in LoDo, the heart of Denver, Colorado.
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The 9th Door - Downtown reviews from OpenTable diners
113 reviews since July 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (80)romantic (54)special occasion (43)neighborhood gem (37)good for groups (30)notable wine list (28)hot spot (26)vibrant bar scene (24)late-night find (13)great for outdoor dining (4)great for lunch (3)kid-friendly (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    This was one of the best taps restaurants I have been. Every dish we ordered was excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, poor service
    Netty
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Loved the food here, really had some great dishes! But our service really brought this rating down a lot. Had to ask for bread several times, had a glass broken by another guest next to our table which was never cleaned up, and had to ask a couple times for a dish that didn't arrive. Hopefully just a one-off issue.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • through the roof overrated
    annemarie3004
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    I didn't feel this place lived up to expectations. Pricey tapas, minuscule portions, way overpriced for what it is, and first place I've been to that managed to completely botch a mojito. We should have left after the first appetizer.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great tapas
    JaneVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    The food choices are delicious and the variety made this a favorite dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect
    Courtney
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    I planned a surprise dinner party for a friend here. We had 15 people and they were so accomodating. The food is amazing, specifically the fried goat cheese balls. Our server was personable, even though this was his last weekend, the other staff were great too. I will definitely be returning and I definitely will reccomend them to every friend that visits Denver! Thank you guys for a great night!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Establishment!
    RBXDenver
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    With a good selection of small plates to share, there's something for everyone. Our waiter was attentive and courteous. It was a bit loud when the tables were packed, but that improved as the evening progressed. If I remember correctly, each small plate runs between $6-$14. That sounds reasonable, but can get a bit pricey when you are in a group and really hungry. For our part, with two people, we had 5 total plates and left satisfied (not stuffed). All in all, my wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our evening. I recommend you give it a try.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ninth Door doesn't disappoint
    JonC
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    My wife and I went for our anniversary and loved the ambience and decor! Additionally, the food is excellent with well thought out combinations. The staff is friendly and on top of things, and you are left to decide the pace of your meal. I will definitely be going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I'm jealous!
    sloDance
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    I wish I lived closer than 500 miles away so I could have this place on my regular rotation. Absolutely delicious, great knowledgeable server.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonerful experience
    BobW
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Great food, great service. We were seated promptly even though we arrived a few minutes early. The staff were all friendly and courteous. We ordered several items from the menu to share and taste. The Aguacate was delicious. My girlfriend was disappointed about the inability to substitute another type of dressing on the Ensalada de Camarones y Aguacate though. The Salmon special of the evening was also presented with some type of aioli garnish which was not listed in the item description. These are extremely minor observations though, and I am sure that we will return.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • FOOO
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Great food and service. We recommend this restaurant to friends and colleagues.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Only table there
    Luv2dance
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We had a 5:00 pm reservation and the place was dead. We arrived for happy hour and there were no other tables busy. One other couple came in around 5:45. There was no ambiance, the food was mediocre and the portions minuscule. We had to send the shrimp and avocado salad back because it had no flavor. The only memorable aspect of our visit was Jason's service. He is a runner/bus boy but should be head waiter in my opinion. His service was impeccable.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Second time was not the charm
    KatieVIP
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Our first time in your restaurant was amazing. Great food, great service. While this time the food was still fine, the service was sub par We felt we were intruding on his time. Embarrassing for us as we brought friends to whom we had raved about the place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love it!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    One of my favorite restaurants! Need to try the Queso de Cabra con Miel - Sooooo amazing! But love all their tapas!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ezum9
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    We love this place. Everything was great, as usual.
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome
    specialistn
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I had a great time with my girlfriend and her dad. The waiter had a pleasant sense of humor, the atmosphere was very relaxing, and food was outstanding. This is definitely a good place to come on a date night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The 9th Door is a 10
    Razz
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Great place for small plates to share with a menu that offers lots of creative variety. The menu is backed up with attentive and knowledgeable service! If you like tapas you can't go wrong with the 9th Door - Downtown.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OOH SO GOOD!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    The variety of tapas was wonderful, from the shrimp in avocado, the prosiutto wrapped date with warm cheese oozing out to the delightfully versatile Malbec with notes of cherry and chocolate. The crunchy risotto/cheese balls - yay! The beets were perfectly spiced and fortunately 2 of the guests didn't like beets - so more for me. The service was perfect - unobtrusive, there when needed and utterly pleasant and knowledgeable. I just couldn't help from ordering more as the variety was fun and all well prepared. Our first time to the restaurant from a friend's recommendation...... Possibly my new favorite spot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Best!
    KatieVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Now I understand why it was rated the best tapas restaurant in Denver. Everything was perfect! We took some friends here from out of town and they were awed!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Everything I tried was fabulous!! The fillet with blue cheese, pork skewer with yogurt dipping sauce, calabacitas were some of my favs.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service, good food
    Luv2dine
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    It was my first time here. My friend has significant food allergies. The kitchen and wait staff were very accommodating. We had six small plates, all excellent. Reasonable priced wine list, not too noisy. I will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • joyce
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The Denver restaurant week menu was delicious. We really enjoyed ourselves and the wait staff was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Tapa restaurant
    KF13
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    The food and service were wonderful . Would go back again, fantastic place
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overcooked scallops, great ambiance
    Somebody2004
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    I love the 9th door, but it was a disappointing date for Denver Restaurant week. Our first two courses came out quickly and back to back. It took at least half an hour for our waiter to come back to our table and he gave us tequila shots rather than asking us to order another drink. When the scallops finally came out, they were overcooked. The rest of the food, particularly the artichokes were great.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loved restaurant week menu!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    I went to the 9th Door LoDo for restaurant week and was extremely pleased with the food options, and my selections in particular. They made it easy for a vegetarian/pescatarian to enjoy the food, and the wine pairing deal ($15 for a half glass with each course) was fantastic. Perfect for a ladies night out!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun for Restaurnat week
    ErinH
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    We had a great time during our recent visit to the 9th door. We tried all sorts of food and wines that we may not have tried if we just came in during a non restaruant week.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Loved it!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    This was my first visit, my son had been there before. We took advantage of happy hour and tried several plates, and ordered refills on a few of them. Then we tried several hot tapas. The service was great, ambiance very hip...I will definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Loved it. Atmosphere was wonderful as well as the food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious Food
    NateVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    I would highly recommend going to the 9th Door. The Avocado tapas was excellent as we're many of the others we purchased during our visit. The service was great, the atmosphere was relaxed, and everybody in the restaurant was taking their time and enjoying the food and the company.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great tapas!
    Cgianel1VIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We went to this restaurant on whim and loved it! All of the tapas were delicious and were authentic! Our server was amazing and very attentive and helpful and the cocktails and wine lists had great options to choose from! Excellent ambiance!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delish...
    Haptrap
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    This is the food was awesome -- we didn't know what to order, so we just asked our waiter to bring out some of his favorites and he didn't disappoint. The mushroom croquette was especially delicious. Sangria was also awesome... dangerous drink though, it is like refreshing fruity magic, but with alcohol!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Will definitely return
    MsCAT515
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Great food and atmosphere. I will definitely return again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friday Night Dinner
    TuckVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Food excellent as always. Always our first stop when hitting LoDo for the evening. Love the sangria too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    BenjVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Many different small plate options, all of which were delicious. The service was wonderful and the decoration of the restaurant is beautiful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best accidental find EVER!
    AnnieFannie
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Still dreaming of the mojito We could not have been happier. Our server started right off with a pleasant smile a good joke and suggestions. We came at the end of happy hour so had some time to try out a few things before ordering of the regular menu. The flash fried avails and the artichokes. ..oh my gawd. The mussels were a big portion for 4 bucks. The pallet a was amazing. Good flavor. I can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a favorite in LoDo...
    ronpdenver
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We have been going to the 9th Door for a number of years, and it is our favorite Tapas place on the planet. Really great food, and our server was excellent and very knowledgeable. Jessica, if I recall correctly. Top shelf! Very together with regards to both wine ad food pairings... The bartenders know their stuff, and we have found some really nice wines (Argentinian Malbecs and Spanish wines) and Sherry's (of all things). The 9th Door is always tops on our list of recommended dining in Denver. Can't wait to visit again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • judi
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    this isn't our first visit. It is always a great choice for folks who like to try new things and share.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Euro Feel in Downtown Denver
    kathyVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Great for a date night or girl's night out. They are very good about spacing out your plates and the food is spectacular. Great drinks and a good wine list. Loud, so if you are trying to get to know someone don't go here. Excellent service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Girls Night Out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Perfect atmosphere for a celebration or girls night out. All of the tapas were amazing as well as the sangria! cheers!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love it!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    I love this place, great for a date, or any occasion. A lot of character, ambience, and, of course, great food and wine. Definitely a hot spot, not your usual Denver attraction, at least in LoDo. Mark
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday Celebration
    Rachel
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    The attention was very good and kind. We order several tapas to share among the four of us. They all were delicious. We were familiar with the concept of "Tapas" so we knew what to expect. The sangria and vino verde were refreshing. The ambiance was just perfect: some music and not too loud so you could hear each other talk. We went early during happy hour so the bill was not outstanding. I highly recommend The 9th Door. The dessert for the Birthday guest was on the house!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.