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The Fifth String

4.8
203 Reviews
$50 and over
Farm-to-table
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 203 people are saying
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99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AbigailR
Denver
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. The chef came around to introduce himself and see how we liked the food - love the personal touch!

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Anonymous
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat and hang for a romantic dinner

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing
The whole experience

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding and the service was awesome. Best meal we had in Denver

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Good food. Definitely do the prefix menu. All of the options are great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food atmosphere in service were excellent

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vipsterlisr
Denver
30 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a really lovely meal in one of their greenhouses. The food and cocktails were excellent, and service was very attentive. It was quite pricey to order a la carte, and the set menu is $55. Would love if they had prices on the a la carte menu online.

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vipMatthew
Denver
28 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fifth String never disappoints. Every dish is imaginative, unique, perfectly prepared and impeccably presented. They know how to mix a darn good cocktail too. If you have the opportunity, ask for Hannah -- she really brings the whole experience together. She's fun, knowledgeable, entertaining and she's great at adjusting the dishes to suit annoying food allergies (I'm gluten free). 5-stars all the time, every time.

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vipBrit
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal in one of the heated greenhouses. The ambiance was great and our waiter was very attentive. The prix fixe menu was a great way to try a little bit of everything. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our experience.

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SueP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waiter was outstanding and we loved the whole vibe. I would totally recommend it! Food was great.

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SamanthaH
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such good food and experience the in-laws are still talking about it! They insisted we had the leftovers the next night so they wouldn't miss out on it before they left town!

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NatashaB
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience for a nervous nelly like myself. The environment was warming and welcoming and the food was to die for. I highly recommend the Beef Carpaccio, Crab Spaghetti and the Gnocchi

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NataliaP
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience5

Great food amazing service however our main courses took almost two hours to arrive.

Our server was incredible and made up for it and when the food arrived it was divine. Only suggestion would be to work on timing as we didn’t get our meals till 9:30pm

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JeremyH
Shreveport
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great date night choice, would definitely recommend

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AngelaS
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Overall good 👍 Time limit was only drawback otherwise recommend 4.5

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JenniferR
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a great time in our little private heated greenhouse with fairy lights on top. Our group have all been vaccinated and it was wonderful to go out again and even thought they should keep the outside space as it was that fun.
Of course, the best part was the outstanding food. We loved the beef tallow candle /herb dip for bread I could eat that all night!

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vipsparkus
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Loved the outdoor greenhouse, bluetooth speaker for playing your own music, and heater for warmth. Service was very, very good. The crudo was delicious, mains were really good, and the brownie for dessert was good. The bar seems like they know what they're doing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a big birthday for my husband and this was the perfect place to elevate. We had Chris and he was attentive and helpful. Every bite of everything we ordered was amazing. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favorite restaurant in Denver!! The food is always so flavorful!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, service was EXCELLENT! Can’t wait to go back!

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Jadey
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent in every sense. We will be back for sure.

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viptefin
Denver
39 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great meal in a lovely private greenhouse space for 4. We had many ale carte dishes and could not decide on our favorite. Even the bread was amazing.

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vipAliceK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we ate was outstanding, the service was incredibly friendly and attentive, and we can't wait to go back! We had an outdoor greenhouse so felt very safe and comfortable, too.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Covid-friendly. Great cocktails and affordable wine selection.

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BradleyK
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

5th String was recommended by a friend who had never been there but kept hearing great things about the food. It was our first time going out and really treating ourselves since the pandemic. We arrived a few minutes before our reservation and the host said our table was available. She explained the rules given the covid restrictions and we were happy to understand them. The restaurant had a nice warmth with its mixed construction style of metals and wood. The open kitchen concept was done perfectly as the sounds of the kitchen didn’t spill over into the dining room, but you could see the cleanliness and employees hard at work.
We were seated and promptly greeted by our server Lawrence who guided us through the menu and helped in making cocktail selections. We my girlfriend had the Barrel Aged Boulevardier and I had the Dancing on the Ceiling. My cocktail was fantastic and unlike other mezcal cocktails I’ve had in the past. It had a refreshing green pepper and light spice flavor.
Lawrence pepped up quite a bit as he realized we are the kind of people who like to play people watching games and he indulged us in our fun.
I’m already being too wordy, so I won’t describe each dish. However, we did one prefix and then ordered ah la carte for a few other items we wanted to try. The Charcuterie board was a bit sparse, but everything on it was delightful. By far the best dish was the Pork Katsu. We had knives that we didn’t even need to use. The pork was crispy yet incredibly tender and the mild flavor of the Japanese curry was a nice accompaniment.
We each had a second cocktail and finished with the chocolate brownie. Lawrence also brought us an amazing Amaro to finish off the evening.
I absolutely recommend treating yourselves to The 5th String.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat in a green house, thought the food was DELICIOUS, had a lovely fun server and enjoyed the prefix menu.

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vipSethH
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service from Hanna, amazing food from the restaurant

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JakeG
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best meal I've had since I've been living in Denver the last few years. Everything we ordered was spectacular.

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RachelH
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Definitely get the tallow candle bread service! Also the one in prime short ribs. Both were exquisite! they have a prefix 3 course meal but you can also order all of it a la cart (which I think you should)!

Cocktails were a delight and the staff is very polite and professional!

The only thing that was “meh” was the dessert, it was good but not great like everything else was. I’d definitely come back for a girls night with friends because they have yummy looking starters.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants I've been to in Colorado

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reunited with 4 friends here last night. Food was outstanding, matched only by the amazing service. From host Jessica to our server Hannah, we were greeted with warmth and kindness, and amazing recommendations for our 5-way pre fixe meal (we tried everything and loved everything).

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Chanah
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have eaten here three times in two weeks! The food is incredible, the prices are very reasonable for the quality of the food and service, and the staff is great! I've had the same waiter each time and I'm impressed every single time. I highly recommend dining here. Five stars! *Arrive early to find parking.

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BrandonM
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is soooo good and the staff is great, very welcoming.

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Hudson
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We were a party of 4 and had the prix-fix menu so we all had a chance to try each other’s. Every single dish was outstanding.

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KateF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner and drinks! Loved the prefix options.

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TedR
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply brilliant! Great value for a very memorable and delicious meal. If you’ve never tasted Chef Amos Watts’ creations you are missing out. Every plate is well executed. The flavor profiles of each serving build on one another in very satisfying ways. Service was outstanding. Ambience of this place is homey yet upscale - very welcoming vibe that still feels like a special occasion. Their outdoor “greenhouses” for social distant meals are intimate and romantic featuring heaters and blankets and Bluetooth speakers. Fifth string should be on your list of dinners with your good friends or family ! Do it !

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vipKirstenH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was one of the best dining experiences I've had in Denver! My boyfriend and I did the 3 course fixe price menu and the food and service were both FABULOUS. Get the tarrow bread service to start! The Colorado wagyu picanha was AMAZING! Also easily the best service at any restaurant in Denver I've experienced. Will definitely be returning.

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TjadenC
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding. Just insanely good food, service, experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food in Denver I’ve had in a while

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vipDawn
Denver
17 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The cuisine is the best in the LoHi neighborhood! Chef Amos is brilliant, Manager Gene is the best there is, bartender Ben can mix up a serious cocktail and waiter Ale is very attentive. We had a really great meal and experience with our out of town friends at Fifth String!

FAQs

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

The Fifth String is rated 4.8 stars by 203 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.