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The Fifth String

4.9
98 Reviews
$30 and under
Steakhouse
The 5th String is Chef Amos Watts''s neighborhood eatery located in the LO HI area of Denver, Colorado.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • 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
What 98 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined 17 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is unbelievably good!!! Have yet to have a bad dish, let alone a bad meal!!! The tomato bisque was comforting and delicious, chicken is out of this world flavorful and tender, homemade pastas and bread are such a treat

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vipCurt
Denver
16 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous fine dining experience in a casual setting! The food and service were impeccable.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The limited menu was disappointing, including the wine list. I was really looking forward to their entire menu. Prepping for another shut down is understandable just disappointed. Tasted great otherwise

RC
RachelC
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely stellar. The short ribs were amazingly tender, juicy and so flavorful! the mallow candle was so fun and creative- it had me eat a whole loaf of their housemade focaccia :)

Amazing service. Creative and delicious cocktails Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had such an amazing time.. if it wasn't for restaurant week i would have never tried so glad i did.

MM
vipMartinM
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

5th String was fine. Pleasant , not outstanding but fine. Drinks are very expensive.

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vipRedSoxFan
Denver
191 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

3rd time here and I have to say that this is becoming one of my favorite restaurants in Denver. Definitely should be on the 5280 Top 25 this year. Go here now! Restaurant week menu is amazing plus their wine list is top notch and the attention to service details are much appreciated!

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NicoleR
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and portions were appropriate. The service was excellent and everyone was spaced out to follow Covid guidelines. We will definitely come back!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Amazing service. Excited to return next time!

JH
JenniferH
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They've spoiled me with their restaurant week tasting menu (Nov 2020). FLAWLESS.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, went for Denver restaurant week special and we were pleasantly surprised. Lovely service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant on Denver! Oysters, Gnocchi and pierogis are amazing. Great staff too!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food and cocktails! The service was great too!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful service and food. The restaurant itself is also beautiful. I’d definitely recommend the fifth string to anyone looking for a fabulous dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best food in Denver. If someone has an opinion otherwise, please let me know the name of the restaurant. I’d love to try it!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service. Great wine!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took hubby to Fifth String because it was close to where we were staying and the menu looked good. This was our first time here. We were beautifully surprised by the food, service and atmosphere. The gnocchis were out of this world along with the carpaccio. We will be back!! Thank you for making hubby’s 50th dinner so wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The was absolutely amazing and the service was top notch!

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Blanch
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, menu, and ambience. Unparalleled quality of seasoning and presentation of dishes. We will certainly be heading back.

SF
vipSantaFe7
Denver
79 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can not say enough positive things about this new restaurant! From the moment we arrived up to the second we left, the well trained staff out performed any area restaurant that we frequent in the Highlands. The ambience feels warm and inviting. The drinks arrived swiftly and were delicious; my Manhattan was spot on! The bread that you dip in the (very clever) candle tallow is wonderful. Most in our party feasted on the scallop dish which was so good and done to perfection. Couple all that with servers who seriously make your visit an outstanding one. We had a terrific time at the 5th String, the only downside is that we live quite a distance away, because I would come to this delightful restaurant as often as I could. This is one fine neighborhood eatery!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff made the experience outstanding. Great food (limited menu, though) and fun drink options. They had “chalkboard” specials I wasn’t able to see... the menu system felt clunky. All in all, in COVID times, I’m grateful they were open and happy to support them.

PW
vipPollyW
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and creative preparation of small plates. Great staff.

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vipScottS
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner at The Fifth String was a wonderful experience. We appreciate Chef Amos's menu that has added more fresh menu items that are vegetable forward while keeping plenty of high quality protein and pasta options to complement the fine dining yet comfortable atmosphere.

Service was first rate! The cocktail selections and bar service was also great. Plenty of great cocktails and wines to complete a fine meal.

CH
vipCourtneyH
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great staff, great wine list. A perfect neighborhood place that also doubles as a destination for a date or creative experience.

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vipDaregirl
Denver
16 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The drinks and the meal were fantastic. We got the family short rib and it was delicious and all the sides that came with it were great. Can’t wait to go back.

RS
vipRedSoxFan
Denver
191 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One the best dining experiences we have had in Denver either pre COVID or during. Menu is creative. The bread service is off the charts plus that bone in short rib is one of Denver’s best plates. Go here!! Edward and the team created great memories on a snowy night. Thank you!!

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vipDenver
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Fifth String is one best dining experience I’ve had. The food is delicious, balanced and well thought. The service is incredible. From the hostess to the bartender to the servers and the folks bussing the tables - every single person was kind, attentive and friendly. Will recommend again and again.

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AndrewF
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants in all of Denver! Great quality meat and vegetables!

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Kobe
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good. So, so good. highly recommend as everything I’ve had to date has been fantastic. Wine list is dangerous but wonderful.

DS
DanS
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding, from the oysters we had for appetizers to the short ribs--which were delicious and Fred Flintstone in size!-- and served well. Although we were dining outside, there was a heater near our table to keep things warm.

DJ
vipDouglasJ
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place. We used to go here when it was under previous management/name and it was a fave. I was broken hearted to see that it had majorly closed. But wow, the new team has done a great job reviving the space. First, its the service. The staff and bartenders are great. Be sure to try the Joan of Arc and ask the story behind the drink. Worth the trip right there. Ambiance is relaxed - Mile High with a Southern accent. The food is amazing, and you can tell that a lot of care goes into making it right. Beet salad. Bacon wrapped pork loin. I could go on, but you should try it yourself. Outside is my second favorite place to sit - after the bar. But any seat in the house is going to treat you right. Support this local gem. See you there.

DH
vipDavidH
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We sat outside and had a wonderful time. The food was excellent and the service was impeccable. The fried eggplant is one the best side dishes we've ever had! I highly recommend The Fifth String to anyone looking for a great night out.

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vipleslwc
Western NC
65 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the most amazing experience at The 5th String. WHAT an incredible dining experience. We enjoyed being able to see the kitchen from our seats. The drinks were on point, the appetizer was amazing and the main course could not have been better.
We each enjoyed a glass of champagne, we had the Heirloom Tomato Appetizer, the steak entree, and for my entree I ordered two other appetizers: Saganaki and a few of the Country Ham Croquettes.
I HIGHLY recommend the Country Ham Croquettes. One of the best bites of food I've eaten recently. The waiter was a jewel as well. He was very attentive and friendly.
One of the best culinary experiences I've had. I'll definitely eat at The 5th String.

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vipMatthew
Denver
27 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It wasn't our first visit and it won't be our last -- this night we just stopped in for cocktails and dessert. And it was outstanding as usual. Do yourself a favor, sit in Hannah's section and order a Smith & Cross old fashioned.

KW
vipKaitlinW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best meal I have had in a long time. A great new addition to Denver! Food was excellent with good service and good value. Can't wait to come back.

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vipSagigirl
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food and drinks were delicious. We had the family dinner of short ribs and it was easily the most well-made short ribs we've ever had. Our server was very nice and tried her best to keep us posted on our food. The only thing negative was that the food took a long time to arrive. We understood that the family dinner would take longer than normal since it's stated on the menu, but even the dessert took a while to arrive.
Otherwise, this restaurant serves great food.

J
vipJusder
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! I can't wait to get back there! The drinks (Old fashioneds and Manhattans) were amazing as well. The outdoor seating was perfect and the reclaimed wood decor fit my tastes perfectly :)

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Greeted warmly by Gene and seated promptly at a nice table for four outside. Ollie was our waiter. Great knowledge of the menu and recommendations of what plates work well together for taste and quantity of food.

Quality of food was outstanding. Obvious that every dish is made from scratch every time.

Prices fair. Will be my new go-to place!

SA
StaceyA
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent quality with lots of flavors, worth the money

RC
RichardC
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and Amazing staff! This place is a treat for those who truly value what it takes to create such extraordinary dishes.

FAQs

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

The Fifth String is rated 4.9 stars by 98 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.