Next Door | Fort Collins
A lovely experience having a late lunch at the Next Door. I was missing the chic ambiance of the Kitchen, but suffice to say the new upgrades are nice as well. The new seating however is wood and no cushions. The food is a nice mix of sports bar-ish offerings, upscale wine, beer and cocktail list with local offerings.
I will miss the Kitchen, but hopefully Next Door will stay on our list too.
Since we were there for a "soft opening" we were presented a set menu of 3 entree items (for 3 people) + an appetizer and 2 drinks each. All the food was quite good even tho the entrees were probably not things any of us would have ordered on our own. All were tasty, generous portions, well prepared w/quality ingredients. Service was excellent. Our only real complaint - and it's a pretty big one - is that the music was DEAFening. That restaurant has rough acoustics anyway just with a lot of people in it, add repetitive dance music (since when is that appropriate for a restaurant?) with the volume level set on STUN, not only can you not hear your friends at the table but you can't wait to get out of the restaurant. I hope they fix that.
Went to Next Door for during the soft opening. Many of the people from The Kitchen have segued to Next Door, so the service was very good. Menu was fairly extensive . During the soft opening the choices were limited. We sampled the beet appetizer, the beef-mushroom burger and veggie tacos. All were well plated and were very good. Disappointed that The Kitchen closed with a more formal menu, but Next Door appears to have the same high standards with a different, lower price point menu. Beer and wine selections, while limited, were good. Next Door needs to expand its cocktail offerings though as mixed drinks were limited.
Food was wonderful, staff was welcoming and attentive. We really enjoyed the new set up. Grateful for the opportunity to participate in the soft opening. Hope the Next Door concept works well for you all there in Fort Collins. We will be back for sure.
Soft opening but regardless, very worth trying again. My wait staff was awesome‼️‼️
The new menu options are excellent and the food we had was very well prepared and tasty. The wait staff and management were attentive, friendly, and professional. We will be back!
Food was good. Service was excellent. I hope this restaurant makes it in this space.
Greeters at the door were warm and friendly.
I loved the cucumber gimlet, and the rose wine. The French fries w/ curry aioli were great, as was the salmon, however the Greek salad had a little too much dressing on it.
Server, Reyes, has a nice smile, and he was patient and friendly.
Nothwithstanding that the food was free, it was excellent. Well prepared, interesting, and very tasty. Portions were good. Service was outstanding, our waitperson went to great lengths to ensure that we were well satisfied. Bottom line: I'm coming back. Lots of interesting things on the menu. It will be a good value in a great downtown location. I'm thinking that we will be "regulars." See you soon!
Excellent in all aspects highly recommend this restaurant
We had a meal at Next Door the first night they were open. Everything from our appetizers to main entree to the dessert were so flavorful and delicious. We sat outside on the patio which was beautiful. Our waiter was very responsive and personable. We were all so impressed with our meals and the overall dining experience. We will definately be returning soon and will recommend this restaurant to our friends and family for sure!
We were super excited when we arrived and took a look at the menu! This is an AFFORDABLE, local restaurant with options for just about everyone including kids and vegans! We have been looking for a place like this in Fort Collins since we moved here 10 years ago, and now we have it! We expect that it will probably stay busy, but we will try to arrive early and go as much as we can!
We appreciated the opportunity to do the soft opening with Next Door. Our food was served cold (it was suppose to be warm at the least preferable hot, no water was offered, no refills on ice tea, coke was served in bottle no glass, no ice, server didn't know menu, no one came by including the server to ask how our food was? crazy? we were on patio and the speaker w/music was so loud we couldn't visit, hostess was irritated there was just two to seat, it goes on and on
The service was excellent and the server, Lauren, was very helpful and attentive without being overly so (not intrusive). The outdoor patio was noisy, but that is kind of expected on a saturday afternoon.
When we were first seated the music was way too loud so I asked that it be turned down and the manager did so - greatly appreciated!!!
Small criticism, but important - the napkins (brown paper) were way too flimsy - please upgrade or get cloth napkins.
We had a good time and we will return!
New restaurant so some hiccups anticipated. Wine by glass not cold and too pricey if we’d been paying. Hamburger too rare(we weren't asked our preference) and cold-sent back. Smashers were Great! Music was too loud and too fast-felt rushed. We love having you as neighbor.
During a soft opening event the food we were served was tasty and well-prepared. There were numerous items on the menu that looked interesting to us. Our server was personable and enthusiastic, yet overall service needed a little more polish. Our food came out of the kitchen very promptly. My wife really enjoyed her lime rickey non-alcoholic drink.
Loved the food, great service. Would come back and recomend to friends and family.
Food was good. They make a good burger.
The music was way too loud. very distracting and uncomfortable.