It was restaurant week, so apparently it was quite busy. It took about an hour between each course to get our food. We were ready to go home way before all of our food was served. We don't drink, therefore it was a long intermission between courses. I had about 7 cups of tea. We didn't care for the lamb meatballs or the steak. We didn't care for the seasonings or the way it was prepared. The beef seemed bland, covered in sauce; and the lamb just had a strange taste to us. Maybe that's just our palate, so no fault of yours, it just wasn't our preference. We did enjoy the salads and second course. Our waitress wasn't as personable as the cute blonde with black glasses. She was very cheerful and a pleasure, she actually made our deserts for us, as we were grateful, seeing as our server didn't take as much notice of us. We live in the neighborhood, but not sure if we'll be back anytime soon. This wasn't meant to offend, just to inform, I assume that you prefer honesty, if you send out a survey for review. Thanks!
The 9th Door Downtown was really enjoyable. The execution on all dishes was spot on. I've seen some complaints about portion size--but I respectfully disagree--their tapas/small plates were in line with pricing. The lamb chop/pops (3) were perfectly seasoned/cooked (med rare) and the creamy polenta--for $15-- very reasonable. My fiancé wanted to try the Romesco Toast with Serrano ham--which I was not initially enthusiastic about--but again--perfect execution. The toast was lightly charred and smelled of wood--the sauce and toppings made it a perfect bite. The Duck Confit, Fried Artichokes and Pork Ribs were all also excellent---definitely going back!
A very romantic atmosphere. The lighting and seating arrangement made this restaurant a wonderful place to have a date night. The food is a bit pricey for what you get, but the dishes are tasty. We ordered three tapas which was just enough for the two of us. Overall, a nice evening out, but I will not likely return.
Went here on Valentine’s Day and waited 2 hours after being seated for our first plate of 4. We ended up leaving (after 2 1/2 hours)with most of our food in to go boxes to catch the avs game we already missed 1hr of. For $200 we got 3 tiny plates of food and dessert to go. You would think a place like this would be better prepared for a Valentine’s Day meal. Long story short, not impressed and sad to spend $200 on something so worthless.
On word; Embezzlment. I took my wife here for Valentines day. The food was not enough to feed my 11 year old if she would have been there. The Main Course was described as a filet. It was brought out as two bite size pieces of steak with a piece of broccoli and some shredded carrots . The restaurant set up tables so close to each other that I could not get out to leave without moving the table. I paid $160 for $10 worth of food. We drank water. This was the worst dining experience we have ever had. I have never left a restaurant feeling like I was robbed until this experience. They took advantage of Valentine's day and made a ton of money advertising their meal as a four course dinner. I have eaten snacks bigger than all four courses. They should be charged with theft. We left and had to get a hamburger due to being so hungry. What a scam!!!
Great happy hour @ 9th Door. Loved the fried artichokes! Great cocktail/beer selection. Excellent service.
The service was amazing and the ambiance was great! However, our food was sub par. Lamb chops came out raw the first time and when we asked for them to be corrected they were burnt. The potato crisps were literally burnt to a crisp as well. With some kitchen help this place would top notch again. Used to frequent The 9th door a lot but seems the chef had changed and so has the food quality.
Awesome place for a date. Great food and wine, nice ambiance. You can easily have a conversation while enjoying the wonderful food. Wait staff is very knowledgeable.
Had a wonderful time.
The lamb chops and charcuterie/cheese plate were amazing the sangria was just right actually everything on the menu was amazing!
Food, service and environment were all amazing!!!! Shout out to dax our sever who was great!
Good Paella and great wine selection and sherried mushroom rice cake appetizer!
I was very disappointed. Had been here quite a few times before but menu has changed, they’ve stopped using authentic Spanish names for the food and portions are much smaller. I don’t know if I will go back. So sad
This tapas bar has excellent food. All the dishes taste different and they are very well made. It's a surprise gem in Denver
Way over priced. Bare bones service. Portions for all 4 courses were jokingly small. Dinner was too fast; a $200 dinner should not be over in less than 30 minutes. The butternut squash soup was delicious but literally only about 3 ounces. The three sea scallops served were sadly only 2-3x the size of bay scallops, but tasty. The servers and ambiance were nice, but you could tell the servers were almost tripping over each other near the tables and I over heard one poor server having to inform two guests that they were improperly sat in someone else’s reserved table and needed to be moved (that should fall to the host, not the server!). Also as a guest trying to enjoy service, I shouldn’t be privy to that. For the price of $75 pp I (we) expected better but we were good sports about it all. Improvements could include: complimentary house bread w/ OO & BV or the equivalent, price includes one drink per person and suggested pairings, price includes gratuity and don’t take so may reservations all at 7:15.
We went to this restaurant for mine and my sister's birthday. I was really interested to try a tapas place after some previous visits to Spain. The food here was great and there were some creative options. They also had a great wine list. However, the service was very mediocre and their cocktails were WAY overpriced for what they poured. I would give this place another try and hope for a better waitress, but I would do so for a light lunch instead of a full meal, since the plates are pretty pricey for the small portions.
We had a great dinner here. The service was excellent and all of the small plates we shared were delicious. We loved the cozy private booth.
I love this place! Food is always amazing. Great to go with a group so you can sample many different tapas. Servers are great! Really enjoy their spanish gin & tonic.
I have had their entrees a few times and find them a little underwhelming, however tapas and drinks are perfection and fun!
Good selection of tapas. Loved the chicken and garbanzos.
9th Door used to be one of my favorite Denver restaurants. It has really gone down hill. The food is just OK. The recipes have changed for everyone of my favorite dishes, if they weren't removed from the menu completely. It seems I'm not the only one who's disappointed in the decline because the restaurant was empty. I won't be returning.
Great spot for tapas!
We all ordered paella - seafood, the chicken, and the vegie. We all thought our different types were delicious. The suggested wine worked out very nice. We sat in a booth which made our dinner seem very private and quiet.
We would recommend and go back!
Another great experience at the 9th Door. Loved nearly all of the dishes we tried. Our favorite was the stuffed piquillo peppers. Our least favorite was the shrimp with chorizo and grits; the chorizo used on this dish was far too tough and thick to be paired with the delicate shrimp and grits. Overall, a delicious meal with great service.
My wife and I have gone twice, and while it’s not our all time favorite, you could never regret spending an evening here.
Good experience but one item we had I was not very impressed. Expensive item and it was not very good. I have had much better lamb shank
At other restaurants and it was not nearly as expensive . Server was very attentive. Nice table
And ambiance. We spent a boatload I was hoping they would take off the lamb shank after I mentioned it was not very good but alas they did not
It seems that the menu is not as extensive as it used to be, and not quite as interesting. Still it's very enjoyable, nice ambiance, and a good date spot. I would like to see a few more reasonably priced wine glass selections as well.
Awesome service, great food. I wish the tapas had a portion for four people. Perfect if you’re going with three !
It's always a delight to come to the 9th Door! I always enjoy the food and the experience. It's been a while since I've been there, but it's still top notch. My only complaint is that the waiter new nothing about the wine list, so it would have been helpful to have a little more explanation for the blends.
We were very excited to try to the tapas and heard good things from other reviews & friends of ours. We went for dinner with some friends and ordered a few tapas and a paella. We weren't completely impressed with the food for the price. We decided the ninth door is much better suited for happy hour rather than a full dinner. Definitely would recommend for happy hour!
I love this place. Not very crowded. Great value. Best place in Denver for a first drink or first date.
Fabulous tapas and a good wine list. Ambiance was relaxing
The tapas came out incredibly fast (almost too fast - at least pretend it's made to order). All the food tasted good, though two items weren't temperature appropriate (the goat cheese balls were cold in the center, despite being fried, and the beef medallions, mashed potatoes and asparagus spears were ALL lukewarm and had clearly been forgotten for awhile before they came out). I tried three different glasses of wine (don't judge) none notable, all mediocre for the price. The service was efficient, if not overly friendly. The ambiance was fun, lots of red throughout. We had a nice time, I'd go back, but only to sit at the bar at happy hour vs at a table for a dinner date.
Food was decent, but the flavor was lacking. Would recommend the pear rolls, the sealed scallops and the chocolate mousse.
The shrimp and grits were okay, but the grits were too runny with an excessive amount of oil. The steak medallions were burnt on the outside, but delicious once you cut off the charred pieces. The mashed potatoes had quarter sized peices of onions which was disappointing.
All in all the service was great and the drinks were strong. Would try again.
9th Door was good, as always, but am really missing their old menu items and the variety they used to have! (especially the Spanish meatballs and fried avocado!)
Tasty food and good service. Enjoy a changing menu with lot of fun options to choose from. It was quite for a Thursday night but very enjoyable.
Very tasty food ..portions for the price are to small . Service was good . I thought it was to pricey and probably won't return .
Fantastic! We were celebrating a Birthday, but I could eat here weekly. Great fun! Great service! Great food!
First time coming to the 9th door... very nice atmosphere.. It was dinner date with old friends.. playing catch up.. And they also loved the place .. and the wait staff was very professional.. And kudos for the bartender to the strawberry mojito ❤️❤️
Very strange. We were told entirely under new ownership and everything would be changing a couple of days later. But everything on the menu now was sub par.
Disappointed in our meal. The staff was friendly and the location was nice but that doesn’t make up for poor quality food and mediocre sangria. The chili with goat cheese was bland, the dates were dry, the pork ribs were also dry and seemed smothered in sauce to cover it up. Worst of all was the paella. The rice was burned at the bottom and undercooked on top, while the clams and mussels were fresh - the chicken, sausage, and shrimp seemed reheated and dried out. Would never visit again.
The food really tasted great! There’s just not much of it. Petite bites. If they would add 30% more it would make it a decent value.
The restaurant is a very nice place and the service was excellent. They also make good drinks - but expensive.