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The Fifth String, Denver, CO

The Fifth String

4.7
4.7
700 Reviews
$50 and over
Farm-to-table
The 5th String is Chef Amos Watts' neighborhood eatery located in the LO HI area of Denver, Colorado. A fun vibrant atmosphere featuring the main dining room, bar room, and patio area.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 27 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Farm-to-table, Seafood, Vegetarian

  • Hours of operation

    Happy Hour Tue–Sun 3:00 pm–5:30 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (720) 420-0622

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Amos Watts

  • Catering

    Coming Soon

  • Private party facilities

    Coming Soon

  • Private party contact

    Jessica Smith: (720) 517-2040

  • Neighborhood

    Highlands

  • Cross street

    West 32nd Ave and N Tejon St

  • Parking details

    Free parking located to the north of the restaurant after 5 pm. There is also ample free street parking in the area.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Valentines Day 3 Course Prix Fixe

    $100.00 per person

    Feb 14, 2023 only
    We will be offering a three course tasting menu that Chef Amos has specially prepared for your Valentines day dinner. At the bar, we will offer these items a la carte.

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What 700 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Denver / Colorado

    Farm-to-table

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came here for bunch. The food was beyond amazing. Every bite was better than before. They are newly opened for bunch. I think this was only their 4th weekend of serving brunch. The owner came over and had a nice conversation with us. He even let us take a mini bottle of his homemade hot sauce. We ordered the basic breakfast, waffle, and donut of the day.
  2. JA

    JenniferA

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything is always so great at Fifth String. Our server Hannah is the bomb and we love visiting her!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolute AMAZING!
  4. C

    Carol

    Denver

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food options were interesting and what we ended up choosing was very good. Waitress was excellent with lots of advice on what would work best for our dietary needs and provided great discussions about dishes we were considering. Service was outstanding. Definitely will return.
  5. EK

    ErinK83

    New York Area

    74 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great dinner, great service. Didn’t love the shortrib entree but can’t win them all. Overall such a wonderful dining experience.
  6. A

    Anonymous

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing. Very unique in flavor as well as the way it was served. Service was incredible -- personable, prompt, very knowledgeable. Will definitely return.
  7. t

    txpeach

    Houston

    50 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    This was spur of the moment on a Sunday, and so they only had a brunch menu that was very basic—eggs, sausage, waffles, avocado toast. It was pleasant though and it wasn’t crowded or loud which was nice. I was a little disappointed with the offerings, but they were well presented and prepared. They did slightly overcook our extra order of poached eggs otherwise, all good. Our waitress was nice. She was new and was learning, but tried to field our questions, and she didn’t remove our plates until we both had finished. (A pet peeve of mine.) I would return for dinner next time to get a different experience and food. We thought the prices for the breakfast menu were rather steep considering that most of the dishes were egg based and pretty standard fare. (Yes, I’m aware of the egg shortage) but it seemed a little over the top. I would still return, for a different experience and meal.
  8. C

    Carlos

    Denver

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    My wife and I were looking for brunch and found this place via OpenTable. The food was really good. My wife had the quiche and I had the fried cheese omelet. Both were excellent and my Bloody Mary was delicious. Service was attentive and cordial. All good. My only reservation, however, was with the fact that they add an automatic 6% Service Fee to "keep the best kitchen staff possible" (or words to that effect). I don't know if this is a vestige from the COVID years or a new trend, but I, for one, don't like it (and the note to let them know if I want them to remove the charge doesn't help). The food should be priced so that it includes what is necessary to run a restaurant properly. My two cents.
  9. MS

    MikeS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the better meals I've had in the past year. Get the chicken or the sparerib. And don't miss the tallow candle.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you are looking for a wonderful dining experience and exceptional cuisine and service, Chef Amos and his lovely Wife have got it going on!! Thoughtful, interesting, and well executed dishes prepared and delivered by an extremely well trained staff. Fun and beautiful ambience as well as a interesting cocktail and mocktail list. Well curated wine list is more than adequate. Can’t wait to go again.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fifth string is hands down the best restaurant in Denver. The dining experience is exceptional and the food is world class. Everything on the menu, and I mean everything, is thoughtful and delicious. From the tallow candle and house made bread to the Saganaki cheese lit on fire at the table that pairs perfectly with the house made preserves. The menu might seem too small but it all becomes clear once your entrees are delivered. Everything about these dishes just work. Honestly, restaurants like these make life so special and my partner and I are so grateful to have one so close to our home. ALSO new addition from this weekend - the espresso martini with tequila (on their cocktail menu) is the best thing I have ever had?! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!
  12. C

    Cassie

    Denver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Wish they had a more variety of main entrees. Back staff took better care of us then server. Back service was outstanding; always had clean plates, water service, food brought out. Server was very scarce; would have had second drink but took server too long to come back to check on us, we decided to not have drink skip dessert and go somewhere else for a drink
  13. HE

    HilaryE

    Denver

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hands down THE BEST meal and experience we have had - ever - in Denver! Natalie was our server and she was attentive, made incredible recommendations, made us feel truly welcome. The food was ridiculously good! We had the cultured butter and bread, sweet and sour mushrooms, my husband had the 1/2 chicken and says it is the best dish he has ever eaten; I had the delicate squash - trike decadent! The cocktails were inspiring, interesting, unique, and all around amazing! Dessert. Get dessert. You will be blown away! Amos creates pure magic! Made a reservation for our next date night - as we were still in the middle of this meal! We cannot wait to go back!!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely farm to table dining experience in Denver. Every bite and sip of our meals was savory and the staff was so warm. We will return! ☺️
  15. C

    Chantel

    Denver

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a great date night spot! The Tallow candle bread was so delicious so highly recommend. The best steak I’ve had in Denver as well. I ordered the 6 oz center cut filet and it was perfection. We loved everything about our experience there and will definitely be back.
  16. T

    Taissa

    Hawaii

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    I came here as a recommendation from a friend and I was not disappointed. The food and drinks were amazing!
  17. RK

    RachelK

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food! I got the chicken dish with matzo balls and it was delicious! Service was prompt and friendly. Great atmosphere for a date.
  18. PK

    PandK

    Denver

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Fifth String was fantastic. We had the freshly baked bread with the dipping candle, the best ever. I had the chicken and it was the best chicken I have had. The tempura mushrooms was very good too Our server was personable and we never waited for anything. We will back.
  19. PS

    PaulS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Not your typical food, great flavors, fun presentation and great service. Even the drinks are unique and top notch. We spent two hours enjoying every course, interacting with the staff and good conversation. A great evening.
  20. MG

    MikeG

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything here--food, wine, cocktails--is amazing. But you absolutely have to try the beef tallow bread service. So unique and delicious!
  21. B

    angelaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hannah was the best server we've had in a long time. Great food and service, highly recommended.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner was amazing. Great meal, excellent wine list and the cocktails were also on point. Will definitely be back to enjoy this great restaurant.
  23. RJ

    RJMcSpliff

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great experience all around. Fantastic food and service. Not cheap but the food is really special.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved the restaurant ambience and food! Can’t wait to visit again! Z
  25. MM

    MariaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They made our anniversary experience very special. Service was great, attention to detail, food was phenomenal, atmosphere great as well.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We can’t thank Natalie enough for the exceptional service. She was an excellent server and she’s a sommelier! She gave so much information when we had questions on food, cocktails, wine pairings, etc. Her pairing of wine for our dinner was great and she gave us complimentary champagne toasts for my birthday guest. The wagyu carpaccio was delicious and a rather good portion. We also enjoyed the filet and presentation. Hamachi was a small portion but food is honestly still great, and for it being farm to table, the prices reflect it but the food is well thought out and desserts were delicious! I would come back here and request Natalie again. Thank you so much for making the evening so special, the restaurant is lucky to have you.
  27. JH

    JHan

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was amazing as usual! The service was awesome and the food was beyond delicious. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  28. SL

    SilviaL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    I wanted to like it but the chef’s recommendation, which I went with, was ok. Had bigger expectations and left unfulfilled. The oysters and the tallow candle were my highlights.
  29. C

    Callmelate

    Palm Springs

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food and service was outstanding but prices for entrees, wine, and cocktails were exceptionally high.
  30. TB

    TimB

    Denver

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall2food4service4ambience4
    We live in Denver seasonally, but as we live only a few blocks from The Fifth String we always find ourselves here. It used to be a relatively expensive restaurant with food that was reliably very good and sometimes excellent. Well, the food is still very good but the price point has moved from expensive to abusive. The drinks are almost laughably miniscule. Appetizers average around $22. The chicken entree is $49. That's right, chicken. And a piece of beef will set you back anywhere from $64 to $139. And, call me old fashioned, but if I am paying over $100 per person for dinner I would like to see the hostess and the wait staff dressed somewhat better than the staff in a local beer joint. Perhaps we should not have been too surprised the restaurant was only 30-40% full on a Saturday night at 8:00 pm. By 9 pm the place was dead and the kitchen staff were cleaning up.
  31. GG

    GillianG

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Must have the tallow bread service! The hamachi crudo was exceptional. Chose the salmon for entree, and though delicious, was so over-garnished with tempura as to detract from the lovely piece of fish.
  32. BM

    BlakeM

    Denver

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday! Wonderful as always all around.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service and meal. Arrived half an hour early and we sat at the bar. Asked about espresso martinis and got recommended one with tequila and some other modified components, was the best martini I've ever had in my life. Got our table a little early and got the half seafood tower with the tallow candle bread. Haven't felt that alive since my last near death experience. Next, that wagyu filet comes out perfectly timed with Saganaki and my gf and I didn't speak for a good five minutes because we were just making gutteral noises every time we took a bite. I'm sure it was not helping the guests experience around us. Then that sneaky sob of a server drops the dessert list in front of my girlfriend and the butter cake was ordered. I could have just eaten the palisade peach jam and lemon curd and considered it a complete dish, but then ohhh, what's that? The most perfectly moist cake, with ice cream? Like just get me a body bag at this point. Besides Chef Watts trying to throw his elbows into me every time I walked by the table he knew guests at, it was a great dinner. The guy just has those marbled slabs for arms and I didn't wanna involuntary return the meal if he popped me in the gut. Guess that added to the experience though, and I have no complaints.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, outstanding service, great ambiance, substantial drink selection.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience2
    Menus was very limited and unimpressive. That had a nice steak option but we were not interested in steak. 14$ for bread service was ridiculous . Servers were too attentive even though it was a very busy nigh for them. Ambiance was ok. Noise level above average. I understand inflation for dining out but this was a big disappointment on every level.
  36. J

    Jantoree

    Denver

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience3
    We arrived for our reservation very early (30 minutes), coming directly from another occasion. There were a number of open tables but they directed us to the bar. The cocktails were wonderful & we enjoyed the wagyu bread flight while waiting. The bar area was absolutely freezing! It was a chilly night but the restaurant is just not laid out in a way to keep the bar warm. They led us to our table at EXACTLY the time of our reservation, despite the fact that same table had been available the entire time. Waitress was fantastic, and the food delicious. Unfortunately, I got quite ill later that night (& I don’t have any sensitivities to foods); my husband did not have the same problem. Very mixed feelings about this restaurant.
  37. LB

    LoriB

    Denver

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is expertly crafted and presentation is lovely. We had the squash appetizer and the Green Chile sausage and Goat Cheese Ravioli. It was a treat. Our server, Heather, was very attentive and provided great service. We will definitely return.
  38. ST

    SantiagoT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excelente service an food. We will be back soon. It is different worth the price
  39. KB

    KenB

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing dinner! Tallow candle a must! Amazing dinner top to bottom.
  40. J

    Jarred

    Denver

    52 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Good but expensive for what they’re offering

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

The Fifth String offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (720) 420-0622.

The Fifth String is rated 4.7 stars by 700 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 27 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for The Fifth String

3316 Tejon Street, Denver, CO 80211

Additional information

  • Cross street

    West 32nd Ave and N Tejon St

  • Neighborhood

    Highlands

  • Hours of operation

    Happy Hour Tue–Sun 3:00 pm–5:30 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Farm-to-table, Seafood, Vegetarian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Free parking located to the north of the restaurant after 5 pm. There is also ample free street parking in the area.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Amos Watts

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (720) 420-0622

  • Catering

    Coming Soon

  • Private party facilities

    Coming Soon

  • Private party contact

    Jessica Smith: (720) 517-2040

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