The Fifth String

4.8
453 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 a main dining room, bar room, and patio area.

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 453 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner.

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Shlomim
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place in Denver, no doubt.
I don't know how they do that but their seafood is fresh. The waitress did amazing job. I highly recommend this place.

KL
KristenL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience4

We were super impressed with this place! For our date nite we ordered one three course prix-fixe dinner and one half seafood tower with a cauliflower dish. Everything was top quality in terms of flavors and presentation. Highly recommend the Hamachi, Wagyu steak, and cauliflower dishes, and the chocolate toffee cake was divine!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Moms birthday and pulled out the stops to make it a special occasion for her. So happy with the Service and the food was exquisite. Don’t get me started on how excellent the drinks were. Overall you get what you pay for and this place exceeded my expectations.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service!

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WJason
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best 3 course meal I’ve ever had. Service was 10/10. Amazing, will dream about going back here.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All around amazing can't wait to go back!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food and cocktails. Hannah was our server and she was hands down the best ever!!!!

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EvanL
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely delightful! Service was very prompt and attentive. Price is high, but worth every penny.

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PeterW
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal food, great service, awesome ambiance!!

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NeilA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible service, well composed food and fantastic atmosphere!

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TmaninTenn
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience4

The menu seems to be hit or miss. The Hamachi Crudo was excellent, and the Steak Tartare was decent. The Agnolotti stuffed with aged cheddar was a mess of gooey greasy cheese and pasta and the Carbonara had so much cream in it that they should just call it an Alfredo instead. The deserts were unexceptional. The cocktail menu was fun. The service was top notch and I have no complaints there and the building itself is a great atmosphere. Unfortunately the misses outweighed the hits and it will probably be some time before I try here again.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was excellent.

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vipChris2272
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food was fair. Seafood tower was disappointing for the price. Service was very good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were so well taken care of. Welcomed like old friends. Every interaction was professional and kind. The food was incredible. Best dining experience I’ve ever had.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Was a wonderful experience. We thoroughly enjoyed our food and service

YM
YvonneM
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Excellent food. OK service. We were by a table that seemed like they were friends of a server or someone that worked there and they got A LOT of attention and sadly our table was passed by a lot without any service. It was our anniversary too. Sadly, the food was excellent, service ok. Not sure I would go back because of that.

MY
MitchY
Denver
18 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. The price is very high for the portion size.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome Food & Service. Highly recommend

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wildly impressed! Every dish was great. Service was fantastic. My new favorite neighborhood spot.

KH
KimH
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined here for the first time and loved it! Without a doubt the best dining experience we've had since moving to Denver 3 yrs ago. The Prix-Fix Menu was a wonderful value and offered great options. We also ordered the Tallow candle with fresh bread. Wow...we could have made an entire meal out of just that! Service was the perfect balance of attentiveness without "hovering", complementary sparkling water, it was memorable! We will definitely be back.

JL
JulieL
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend Fifth String. The food was amazing (the bread and tallow!! The short rib! The seafood broth!) The service was equally amazing! "Real", Fun, Informative, Kind ... Hanna! All!
We will be back!

EG
EveG
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful evening spent dining here. Staff is welcoming and sincere. Food choices were all unique and interesting. No matter what we selected, the flavors and combinations were all on point.

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Pete
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic meal and excellent service! One of my favorite places in Denver.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible service with a ton of attention.

KF
KristinF
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything was so delicious! A little rich, so pace yourself!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Everything was sooooo amazing! Felt like we got a great value for the quality of everything. Will go back for sure!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely incredible, if their is a better restaurant in the city. I haven't ound it. EVERYTHING was perfect.

KJ
KathleenJ
San Diego
27 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

I loved Fifth String when I went the first time. The experience was new and very inventive. So, I went again. The pandemic may make the desire to always want new creative things unrealistic, however I expected that this next visit. We went with the price fix menu which is a great deal. The dishes as starters are all wonderful and we have tasted them all. The main course offerings were a little off. I had the shrimp with red peas. I think it was supposed to be going be going in a Cajun direction. But there was something missing. I am not a pro but the dish needed something to pull the whole thing together. Shrimp were fresh and perfectly cooked the red peas yum but carrot and rice were bland and seemed unnecessary. My dining partner had the beef offering. Sadly, the beef was chewy and the dish needed a sauce.

I love the dessert offering and cannot speak to the entrees because I have not had them. This is a wonderful place with a creative crew so I leave my thoughts for them to “chew on” Give it a try and see what you think.

I think they are ready to think about how to keep customers coming back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great knowledgeable service and great food.

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PaulB
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best BRUNCH!! All Homemade breads>Excellent Bloody mix!

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vipScotty
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our server, Hannah, was top notch!!!! Terrific cocktails! And the best dishes were really delicious, with excellent quality ingredients and interesting flavors. A bit steep on the prices, but we’ll be back.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
10 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent mea and experience at the fifth string. We absolutely loved the inventive food and will be back!

LC
vipLujeanC
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating the engagement of our friends. The service and food was impeccable. Very impressed

DF
vipDenverFrank
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic fresh food innovative preparation and five star service!

JP
vipJamieP
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and staff.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants in Denver! A must try. The staff was so accommodating and attentive and the food was fantastic! Already looking forward to our return.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kristen and the rest of the staff were fantastic. The steak tartare was my favorites of the night but all the dishes were very balanced and flavorful.

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Lauren
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such an enjoyable experience. I loved that they had a prefix menu with a nice price point and lots of options to choose from. Staff was friendly too.

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vipAMBA
Pittsburgh
17 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We were celebrating a milestone anniversary and birthday, which we noted in our reservation, but there was no acknowledgment from our server. Not even a candle in our dessert. Also, the restaurant allows you to order a la carte from the prix fixe menu, but there are no prices listed for the individual items. Be prepared for sticker shock if you choose not to do the three course menu for $60 per person.

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 453 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.