The Fifth String

4.8
341 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 341 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The service was good, the food was pretty good but main menu includes only 3 entree selections. Seemed expensive for the overall experience. Acoustics are terrible - open floorplan, tables close together, hardwood, blank walls - so it’s very loud and your conversation is drowned out anytime another customer laughs.

CD
vipCarlaDenver
Denver
12 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’m so happy that this new restaurant is This good! Everything we enjoyed on our 3 course was excellent and we had the tallow candle bread service as well and enjoyed it. We can’t wait to return.

LN
vipLisaN
Denver
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Very expensive for small amt of food. The only good think was the beef tallow candle that you dipped hot bread in. We should have left after that. Very bad experience.

JS
JudyS
Denver
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We dined here for our 41st anniversary. It was wonderful. The food and service and ambiance were fantastic. Love the tallow candle with bread!
We would go here again but I would check to see if there were any parties planned. There was a group in the bar that was very loud. Not sure if it is that noisy every night but the hostess apologized and said it is not usually that noisy.
Inspire of that we would definitely go there again for special occasions or a date night!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience2

We booked a high top table for 2. There was a party that crashed the bar. Very loud and just standing around. Management was very hesitant to do anything about it even though they weren't buying drinks or eating. They ended up cutting a king Soopers cake and passing around plates. Very strange for the type of restaurant we booked. The server was great but the party was completely out of control. Management also did not comp anything on the bill or offer to move us tables. Multiple people left as the party was getting to loud to handle.

The food was great but the $300 price tag was not worth the atmosphere.

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vippiglet
Denver
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We tried almost all dishes. Love them all. Bold flavor

SH
SamanthaH
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food! The scallops were amazing and the short rib was beautifully done. Would recommend the lemon tart to everyone

OT
OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Expensive, small portions.
Very loud.

Beef fat candle was cool

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and the food was amazing!

BS
BenS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, but what made this truly great was our server Hannah- she was amazing!

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Terpsfan
Seattle
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, fresh and creative food. We ordered individual items off the prix fixe menu as well as the main menu and loved them all!

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vipHungry
London
6 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meal, service and cocktails were on point. Loved our anniversary dinner there.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Meh. Food was pretty good. The bread appetizer was the best. The scallops were great. Everything else was meh.

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vipFtblmom
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not only was the food amazing, the service was top notch. I know other restaurants are struggling to hire, but The Fifth String must be doing something right because it was some of the best service we’ve ever had. We couldn’t have had a better meal, and can’t wait to bring back friends.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been all around Denver and have yet to find a place that serves as quality of food, along with best in class service and ambiance. Highly recommend.

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Snax
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Arrived at 530, ordered quickly. first courses came super quick, second courses took awhile, by the final course it was 650 and our hunger wasn't really they anymore. Just sucks as we had 15-20 minutes in between courses.

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KristiS
Denver
21 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Creative food menu. Love the option of small bites, shared plates, coursed meals and ala carte from the coursed menu. Service was superb and that is the reason we will go back. They staff was attentive without being overwhelming and were knowledgeable not just about the menu, including wines, but also on the story of the restaurant and its sustainability efforts. We'll be going back.

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Shahla
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every course was delicious! The ambiance is relaxed yet beautiful and the service is great. Highly, highly recommend!

JB
vipJoanB
Denver
74 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Four of us had dinner together. We tried to order different dishes so that we could try as much as possible. We tasted each others dishes and in a couple of instances shared. Everything we ate was outstanding. Not one item disappointed.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hamachi crudo was outstanding

S
vipShannon
Denver
20 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Phenomenal food. Chef Amos is amazing. Servers Hannah and Chris are knowledgeable and fun. The food is fantastic. Drinks are tasty. Hamachi crudo is a standout. Saganaki is to die for! Oysters are fresh! Scallops and chicken were some of the best! Carpaccio is so awesome with capers and horseradish, the beef tallow candle bread service must not be missed! Great space and the crowd was fun. We have been 3 times in a month! Good job to the staff!!

MH
vipMyHappyPlace
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Had dinner at Fifth String for the first time last night, and it was wonderful. The food, cocktails, and wine were all delicious. Rather than just removing ingredients from a menu for our vegan diner, the chef suggested making something custom -- and it was the most delicious of all the dishes!

LK
vipLuckyK
New Orleans
13 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Food is so good

HO
vipHollyO
Denver
38 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous! Food was delicious. Our head server, Jordan, was the best. The entire staff was excellent.

CC
vipCCT4
Denver
36 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service for a 2nd straight visit. Creative and accommodating when the scallops were gone. Delicious! And great wine/ cocktails.

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RebeccaJ
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delicious 3 course meal. The tallow candle with bread is a must- try.

SP
SarahP
London
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Hannah, was outstanding! She was fun, knowledgable and attentive. I haven’t experienced this level of service for awhile and we all appreciated her very much. It was a wonderful evening! Great food, fantastic ambience and amazing service. Highly recommend!

LD
vipLDQ24
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

the flavors in every dish we tried (and there were 4 of us) were fantastic! Starting with the hamachi crudo, squash blossoms and the fried green tomatoes, each starter was fulsome, tasty and unique. the main dishes included the gnocchi with bacon and squash, the sea scallops with creamed corn, and the blue crab spaghetti. while all were very good, a special shout out to the sea scallops must be made. the flavors in each dish were over the top. Finally, the lemon tart for dessert was to die for! it had a hint of pistachio which gave it a distinct taste. if the weather cooperates, grab an outside table and you will have a truly memorable evening.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hannah (one of the waitstaff) is amazing, and so knowledgeable about pairing food and wine. We had the best experience. Ask for her!

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vipfoodie
Denver
185 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

One of the best restaurants we've been to in a long time. Fabulous wine list.

The 3 course prix-fix was great. Gazpacho, Wagyu Steak Carpaccio (could have been a bit thinner, gnocchi, wagyu agnolotti were fabulous. We took dessert home but would not recommend.

CM
CoMa
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Chicken was quite salty. Food was good not great..

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was easily one of the best meals that I have had inclusive of Michelin star restaurants. Every course was exceptional I enjoyed the bread and candle butter was amazing, carpaccio, and blue crab spaghetti was fantastic. Combined with great cocktails it was a truly spectacular evening.

MH
vipMileHighMom2
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service, food, and cocktails were wonderful. The staff surprised me with birthday wishes, a champagne toast, and a candle on my dessert. The chef made a special vegan entree for my daughter.

JS
vipJenS
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food (best oysters in town) and the tallow candle service is amazing. Highly recommend!

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maxk
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

probably one of the best 3 meals I've had in denver. amazing food, service and vibe. great cocktails too.

AO
vipAshleyO
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

what a beautiful restaurant and outdoor seating area with impeccable service. There pre fix menu was just outstanding and at an amazing value!

MR
vipMRoss
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great addition to Denver's food scene. The pasta was great and service was A+.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and really fun menu and atmosphere for a group

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful dining experience. Food was delicious, serious was great and warm, atmosphere buzzing and welcoming

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
18 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Fresh farm to table flavors presented in a creative way.

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 341 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.