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The Fifth String

4.8
280 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 280 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.8
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4.5
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Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a phenomenal experience, start to finish. Incredible hosting, drinks, food, and particularly excellent service. Welcome to LoHi - we love you!

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vipRyanA
Denver
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service was awesome, never wanted for anything. HANNAH is the best. We will return.

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JoyB
Denver
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impeccable experience. The Fifth String delivers a thoughtful approach across both food and drink that consistently produces gorgeous results. Planning to come here again and again.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! Staff was excellent! We will definitely be back!

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vipmbp94
Dallas
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing new restaurant in LoHi. Everything was top notch and we loved our waitress Hannah.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was too-notch, it was a really fun dining experience

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

There is a prix fixe menu for $60 per person and you can order ala carte but there’s no way to know how much the entrees are when ordered ala carte. Overall it was good though. They have a patio with misters which was nice on a hot evening. The bar is great. The restaurant area is industrial and a bit loud.

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EmilyC
Denver
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely outstanding. Food, value and service were unbelievable! I could not recommend this place enough

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bummer
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and drinks. I really enjoy the laid back environment with really creative food items.

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A4Eats
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner spot, fantastic food, great service. Good for people with allergies and food intolerances. Great for groups

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vippiglet
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant. W love bold favor food and Amos did a wonderful job here

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JohnD
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Heather is an excellent server! Both the Halibut and Waygu flank steak were above expectations. Will definitely stop again the next time we visit Denver.

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vipMaryW
Denver
21 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and presentation. Our waiter was great too. Nice patio space, some traffic noise but not bad.

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vipLaurenJ
Denver
36 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

TL;DL This place is great and we'll be back!
This place had been recommended by a couple friends, and I was in once I saw tallow candle, which naturally they were out of haha. Also why I need to go back.
We started with oysters, always delicious. We then got the ceviche and carpaccio. The ceviche melted in the mouth! SO good. The carpaccio was delicious, but the gouda was a bit strong for the delicate dish. I do love aged gouda, but it's a strong flavor. Less is more. This started to taste like a cheeseburger. Not that that's wrong, just not desired with my carpaccio.
We got the halibut and the katsu. I like salt. A lot. These poor dishes were so oversalted, we couldn't even have second bites of the katsu. The halibut was edible only due to the potato puree.
We then got the strawberry pie and triple cream cheese. The strawberry pie will be goals when strawberries are in season. We loved the gelatin - like portion without it being too gelatin-y, if that makes sense. It was amazing. Now the triple cream cheese threw us. It is listed as a third course, and not dessert, but listed with deserts. It did involve blueberries, so imagine our surprise when it was a garlicky, savory situation. Perhaps staff could just let people know it's savory. It would also be a good app option.
Anyway, staff was friendly enough. I feel that maybe there was some drama behind the scenes. So it goes, sadly, these days post pandemic.
Anyway, I had a life changing wine and I need the tallow candle, so I'll be back for sure!

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EricR
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, Jordan was great as our server.

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MileHigh
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience3

Wonderful food, but felt very rushed. Basically $300 fast food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience4

The pace was so slow!! 30 minutes before our drinks arrived and at one hour and 45 minutes still had not received our main course. Food was quite good but the service was terrible.

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Ann1
Denver
22 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Food was excellent - when it finally arrived. There was a 45-minute lag between the 1st course and second. The waiter was apologetic, saying Fifth String had been open for 2nd weekend since covid limits eased. The kitchen appeared to be working hard while the chef was BSing near the entrance. It was so loud we couldn’t hear the waiter detailing choices to others at our table.

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AlexW
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

The food was trying too hard to be fancy. Way too many garnishes and the dishes lacked flavor. Our waiter forgot about us and was not at our table for the last 30 minutes of dining. Other waiters had to run our check and clear our plates. The place is also horribly overpriced for what you get.

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JanellL
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our daughters graduation at the fifth string. It was an unforgettable evening! The service was outstanding and the food was excellent! We could not have asked for anything to make it better. They even decorated the greenhouse, where we ate, with graduation goodies. Wow!!!

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vipBethH
Denver
31 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Can't say enough good things about Fifth String. We dined here on May 23rd to celebrate our wedding anniversary and were not disappointed. First I have to say that our server Hannah is hands down THE BEST! I have been in Denver for 2 years now and she is the first server that knocked my socks off. Her passion for food and wine and her impeccable service are 2nd to none. I had the scallops ceviche and the english pea risotto and both were fresh and delicious. I also highly recommend the Albarino if you are looking for a nice patio wine to go along with these light summery dishes. My husband had the oysters and the short ribs and loved them both. We will definitely be back again soon!

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Edward
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the Best dining experiences in Denver! food was outstanding, staff was beyond amazing! We'll be back again and again

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JonC
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The Fifth String was a great find in the city! Great ambience and very much a foodie spot. Drinks were made with care and crafted well! Expect a wait (definitely a long wait) for the food but know that the plating and flavor profiles are very much worth waiting for!

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KenB
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious prix fix. Everything on the menu was great. Must try the tallow candle bread service!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Love the vibes here and food was bomb

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DenverFoodie30
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my husband here for his birthday dinner. Wow!! Everything on the pre fixe menu was wonderful. We had the beef carpaccio, asparagus, mushroom gnocchi, and halibut. The strawberry pie and chocolate cake were terrific and cocktails were superb. Excellent service, so attentive and you can tell the wait staff works as a team. Love this place and cant wait to go back!!

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vipGoodeater9
Denver
18 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time in this wonderful restaurant, late dining was great. The food was prepared fresh the non alcoholic drink options were delicious. Had the chicken and my friend the halibut 3 course fixed meal. Waitress was knowledgeable and very helpful. Will be back for sure!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the most wonderful time at the Fifth String! The staff are so wonderful and the food is even better!! Don’t miss the tater tots as simple as they sound!

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PearlS
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the service to the food & drinks, this restaurant is spectacular! The bartenders and servers all had amazing recs, not that you could go wrong with anything on their menu. Hot girl summer drink: strawberry fields forever. Must eat: short ribs. Also, don't sleep on their tallow candle bread service.

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Chris
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would recommend this restaurant to anyone with a desire for upscale dining. The service and the quality of food was hands down the best in Denver! I don't know how there was an Open table in the place! The staff was absolutely incredible and took care of me in my wife on our anniversary like we were part of the family.

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amandaj
Omaha
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great experience!!! They just do it right!!!

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Jaymie
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We reserved one of the greenhouses for a birthday and couldn't have been happier with our experience. The food was phenomenal. We selected a few starters and did the prix fix menu. Each course was delicious, creative, and interesting. I highly recommend visiting this fantastic restaurant. We will be going back.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Fifth String was an AMAZING experience! We went there to celebrate a good friend’s birthday, and we were treated to complimentary glasses of bubbly. So good. Lawrence was our server, and he was incredible!! Very patient and accommodating with our questions regarding the pre-fixe menu. The other staff members we met there were also amazing!! Waters were never empty, and they wiped down the table top between courses. The pre fixe menu is a MUST if you want to see what the chefs in the kitchen are capable of. Everything was so memorable!!! Especially notable dishes were the fried olives, potatoes and raclwtte, wagyu carpaccio, scallop ceviche, pork katsu, squid ink pasta, and mushroom gnocchi. But you cannot go wrong with any of it!

The drinks were great too. I wish I could remember the names of them but each one we got were super yummy. I can’t praise this place enough!!

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

The big problem is that everything, everything, was soo over salted. It just wasn’t good food for fine dining prices. Everything else was pleasant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and wonderful service!!

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BradS
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food presentation, quality, and excellent service from Hannah. Will definitely be back!

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DerekJ
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food. Took my wife for her birthday, everything we ordered was delicious and the price was very reasonable. We will be back!

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KatieS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals I have had in Denver - well balanced and beautifully presented

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Wolfman
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food with friendly, knowledgeable staff. Highly recommended all around.

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vipMileHighFoodie
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The staff were incredibly accommodating and friendly. We really enjoyed our time at Fifth String. It was a special dinner for my Mother who was visiting. The food was delicious. This place is fine-dining, Denver-style - comfortable yet refined.

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 280 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.