Denver >Food & Dining > The Corner Office Restaurant and Martini Bar Denver
1401 Curtis St., Denver, CO | Directions 8020239.745478 -104.997222
Neighborhoods: Northwest Denver, Central Business District, Central Business District (CBD)
Decent Pre-Theatre Fare – Great crab cakes, excellent martinis and a couple of interesting entrees before the symphony made this a good overall dining experience. The waiter was very sweet, and made good recommendations. More effort could be given towards the spicing of certain dishes, but the "almost there" flavor is forgiveable in the overall context.
Worst Dining Experience – I wanted to share my horrible experience with the Corner Office. This place used to be a fun spot where we'd go and enjoy brunch with their make-your-own bloody mary bar and bottemless mimosas. This has all ended now that I will never set foot in this place again. The ignorance and rudeness I encountered in my many attempts to reserve a spot for a large group for brunch is only the beginning of my complaints. Not only did I have to speak to every person in the restaurant, including the marketing and sales manager (for what reason, I still have no idea) to make the reservation, I was blatantly lied to several times about the reservation having been made. I caught at least 2 people in a lie about this and never ONCE was I apologized to. Instead, the marketing manager made up some lame excuse about the reservation books being "reconfigured" which insults my intelligence to assume I'd believe her because she used a big word. Secondly, our party was told it was "impossible" to split the checks (which we requested far in advance) since we were buying bottles of champagne. Last time I checked, restaurants usually LIKE when you spend money there, instead of discouraging it. Thirdly, the waitstaff took it upon themselves to add a tip on a credit card receipt for the same amount of the bill. This was rectified once the injured party called to complain, but certainly added insult to injury. In the end, all I can say is if you want to be talked to like an idiot, lied to, treatly horribly and stolen from, you'll love the Corner Office, if not, stay away.
What's with the staff?? – We tried out the Corner Office and were a little unsure of what it was suppose to be. Is it a bar? A martini lounge? A Hotel restaurant? A place where teenagers, or lookalike teenagers all hang out and pretend it's a job? Who appears to be the hostess looks like she just left band practice. There are some decent drinks, but watching the bartender is like watching a bad impression of Tom Cruise in 'Cocktail'. No sign of a manager unless she is blending in with the rest of the Dawson's Creek staff. Weird.
Disappointing – When the Corner Office first opened, we loved it. Great drinks, good food, hip atmosphere. And part of the appeal was that it's right in Denver's theater district, so one could expect drinks and food before and after attending a show in the Complex across the street. Unfortunately, when we went there this past Friday night, we were told that Corner Office no longer serves food after 10 p.m. This is a big mistake! The theater crowd needs to be able to eat after a show! We took our business elsewhere but I just wanted to say how disappointing it is to continue to have restaurants in this town shutting down their kitchens at 9 and 10 p.m., especially on weekends. You're losing business and it's doing nothing to help Denver's image as a city lacking in sophistication.
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