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“Great drinks and tapas, fantastic service”

The Office Spiritorium
Ranked #40 of 196 Restaurants in Durango
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $15
Cuisines: American, Bar, Wine Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night
Description: Cleverly named The Office Spiritorium, this establishment is designed for those who wish to relax after work yet still spend a little more time at "The Office." Featuring an award wining wine list, specialty cocktails and outstanding appetizers and dinner fare.
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great drinks and tapas, fantastic service”
Reviewed September 14, 2013

Our server was very friendly and was full of recommendations. She even brought us menus from the other two restaurants attached to the bar. We had two tapas--adult candy and elk samosas--and both were delicious, not to mention the cocktails. I highly recommend it!

Visited August 2013
Thank Elizabeth S
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
Durango, Colorado
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Great service and drink specials”
Reviewed September 9, 2013

We love The Office. The atmosphere is so much fun, and the service is great. You also can't beat the drink specials they have each week. Would definitely reccomend!

Visited September 2013
Thank H Z
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dallas, Texas, United States
Level 6 Contributor
215 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
“Waiting for dinner”
Reviewed August 26, 2013

This place is an overflow spot for Mahogany grille. The drinks are good, (free pour). My wife and i usually have a martini or scotch waiting for our table. The service is prompt. I can't understand how some people have slow service. The service is always prompt. It has to be or they don'e make money. great quiet spot for drinks only or a way-station for dinner.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Jim M
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Denver, Colorado
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“More mediocrity at The Strater!”
Reviewed August 20, 2013

Durango has issues with bad service at eating and drinking establishments, and for a town that makes most of its revenue from tourism, that's a real problem. Why people put up with it is beyond me, but our experience at The Office is a case in point.

We were there around 9-9:30 on a Friday evening in August. The place was, *maybe,* moderately busy but certainly not swamped. We were seated and our server did arrive pretty quickly, took our order, and several minutes later we got our drinks. And that was the last we saw of our server until we flagged her down for the check. Never checked how we were doing, if the drinks were all right (They were not. My mojito was flat and super, super sweet), if we wanted anything else, NOTHING.

Bill arrived with an extra $20 of stuff we hadn't ordered. Tried to get server's attention for five minutes or more, gave up and went to the bar where there was more waiting, until the bartender got the server's attention and the bill was re-totalled.

The space is nice enough, if a little confined, and the seating is comfortable. If the service had been better and less passive-aggressive (you had to be there!), this review wouldn't be so harsh. But you get this kind of thing at a depressingly high percentage of Durango establishments (NOT all!), and it just wears you down and chases away all the goodwill you might have had, and people should be warned about what they might be in for.

We went to two of three Strater places this visit: the Mahogany Grill and The Office. We will not be going back to either, and our experience at those two places soured us on The Diamond Belle, the third Strater dining and drinking establishment.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank honu-rangi
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Phoenix, AZ
Level 6 Contributor
196 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
“Happy hour specials are great!”
Reviewed July 22, 2013

We came here a couple of times during our recent visit to Durango. The barmaids (in keeping with the theme of the place) were friendly, nice and attentive (and we are over 20 years old!) The Happy Hour Cosmos are smooth and definitely not watered down.

We scored a booth by the window both visits so not only enjoyed our drinks, but great people watching, too.

Wonderful ambience - beautifully decorated

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank SmallWonderAZ
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