The Corner Office’s new makeover has it looking and tasting fresh.
If you loved it before, don’t worry — the Denver Performing Arts Complex-adjacent restaurant didn’t get a total overhaul. It has always had a retro feel to it and the menu has always leaned toward Asian cuisine, but the changes have made the mod space a lot more inviting and the menu, well, simply new.
Most notably, the room beyond the bar has been converted into the Corner Office’s main dining room (as opposed to the first room on the right when you walk in the door). Where there was once B-list seating, there are now some of the best tables in the house.
The front room is now a lounge area with some seriously comfortable-looking chairs. And you can see the wall of clocks survived the revamp.
As for the menu, executive chef Rich Byers said he kept some of the “winners” from the old menu, but thought it was overall a little casual.
“I’m trying to push the bar a little bit,” he said.
Take a look:
Gyoza, samosa chaat and devils on horseback
The gyoza (front, and my personal favorite) are pork dumplings with unagi kewpie mayo, sweet soy and pickled cucumber. The samosa chaat (left) are potato dumplings with cilantro chutney and chole masala. The devils on horseback are made with smoked bacon, medjool dates, roquefort, romesco and watercress.
There’s one under all that, I promise. They’re made with jumbo lump crab, remoulade and seasonal succotash.
Served bubbling hot with marinated steak, 62-degree egg, sambal and bok choy. Mildly spicy and very tasty.
Yes, that’s exactly as described.
Oh, and I got a cocktail
The Corner Office version of the paloma is made with Altos Reposado tequila, Del Maguey Vida mezcal, grapefruit, lime, charred serrano and grapefruit IPA.
That mezcal and charred serrano is key. It’s way smokier than your average paloma.
The Corner Office had its official grand reopening last night, so get after it now. Lunch is 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday and dinner is 3 to 11 p.m. daily.