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The 9th Door - Capitol Hill

4.3
4.3
165 Reviews
$30 and under
Tapas / Small Plates
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.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Tapas / Small Plates, Spanish

  • Hours of operation

    Monday: 5:00pm-9pm Tuesday: 5:00pm-9:30pm Wednesday: 5:00pm-10pm Thursday:5:00 pm-10pm Friday: 5:00pm-10:30pm Saturday: 5:30pm-10:30pm Sunday: 5:00-9:00

  • Phone number

    (303) 832-7027

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Central

  • Cross street

    9th Ave

  • Parking details

    Free parking in the garage. Street parking available also.

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 165 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.3
4.3 based on all time ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Adelaide

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant is incredible. The place is authentic from the paella to the decor and extremely tasty. Very friendly waitstaff and a relaxed vibe.
  3. MH

    MHCCC

    New England

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulious unique food flavors, loved it. Was prefect light eating and great service
  4. F

    Foodie

    Denver

    13 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2017

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    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.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was absolutely amazing!! Will definitely be back!
  6. W

    Will

    Philadelphia

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful meal, the food was outstanding the service was as well. We had fabulous cocktails and really enjoyed all the tapas choices we tried. We could not recommend this place more highly.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Quiet evening and wasn't very busy. The food was wonderful and would have a difficult time selecting one of the plates as the best. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for another wonderful restaurant to try.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and se vice. Plenty to choose from and nice to try many small plates. Prices were a bit high but happy hour is such a bargain, I plan to eat there twice more this week.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They had me at Tapas in general but the food was everything I exspected. Everything was fresh and wonderful. Thi is a can't miss experience.
  10. L

    Lojo79

    Denver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    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!
  11. AS

    ArmanS

    Denver

    36 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2017

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Phenomenal Tapas! Went here after visiting the Denver Art Museum, great service as well
  12. N

    Nobap4me

    Denver

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2017

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Excellent service. Unique offerings and tasty dishes. Interesting wine selection.
  13. SW

    ScottW

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great choice for Tapas and creative drinks and wine in this part of town. Their tapas are as good any most any I had living in Spain for a month.
  14. RR

    RebeckaR

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    This place has amazing food, great service, and a fantastic happy hour! We will definitely be back!
  15. PT

    PlinyTheElder

    Denver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 4, 2017

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    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.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 4, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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.
  17. MD

    MargDen

    Denver

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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.
  18. r

    rjw41x

    Denver

    22 reviews

    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2017

    overall3food5service3ambience3
    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.
  19. w

    will

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2017

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    We dined at the 9th door during restaurant week and found the food to be fabulous, the service attentive without being overbearing and a really great value.
  20. BD

    BDub

    Denver

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Last minute dinner option. Was easily accommodated. We had a very nice dinner part of their 5280 selections. Excellent service with Lydia. We had a fun casual night out. Thanks.
  21. e

    evelynw

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was wonderful and Spanish friends with us found the food delicious and authentic. Great tapas. Good everything. It's our new place to dine.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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
  23. AY

    AlisonY

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2017

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    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!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2017

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    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.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2017

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    Good food, but terrible mixed drinks. Order wine/beer from a bottle. Do not order the sangria or other cocktails.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The tapas here are amazing! We usually make a meal of them. Oh, and sangria. The atmosphere is warm, comfortable, and romantic. Highly recommended!
  27. CS

    CatherineS

    Denver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a great date night! The server was knowledgeable and genuine in his recommendations. We loved it and can't wait to go back.
  28. L

    Lindalu

    Denver

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    LOVED IT! Food was outstanding. Loved the small plates--and sharing so you get a bite of so many different tastes. Went for Restaurant Week--and will definitely go back again, and again.
  29. BD

    BradD

    New Mexico

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Enjoyed the ambiance and service. Food choices were varied and all 6 things we had were very good.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2017

    overall3food3service1ambience5
    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.
  31. S

    Scott

    Denver

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2017

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    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.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2017

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    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.
  33. b

    bobbi

    Denver

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2017

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Knowing this was a tapas place, we were not disappointed in the small portions. The staff made excellent recommendations. Was pricey but we knew this going in.
  34. KM

    KateM

    Denver

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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!!!
  35. H

    Hungrygal17

    Denver

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress was great! This is one of my favorite restaurants and am never disappointed when I'm in there
  36. CA

    ChristyA

    Denver

    22 reviews

    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2017

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    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.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Friendly staff w very attentive service. Great menu selection. Food is yummy. Expansive Spanish wine selection as you'd expect. Thumbs up for the margs too.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was fantastic. Service was superb. Food came out quickly and was hot and delicious. A great way to share food with friends. Highly recommend.
  39. CA

    CAL8

    Denver

    36 reviews

    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff gave 5 star service throughout the meal. The management was exceptionally accommodating as well. The food is amazing! Great experience for most occasions.

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The 9th Door - Capitol Hill is rated 4.3 stars by 165 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    9th Ave

  • Neighborhood

    Central

  • Hours of operation

    Monday: 5:00pm-9pm Tuesday: 5:00pm-9:30pm Wednesday: 5:00pm-10pm Thursday:5:00 pm-10pm Friday: 5:00pm-10:30pm Saturday: 5:30pm-10:30pm Sunday: 5:00-9:00

  • Cuisines

    Tapas / Small Plates, Spanish

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Free parking in the garage. Street parking available also.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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