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The Fifth String, Denver, CO

The Fifth String

4.8
4.8
607 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 the main dining room, bar room, and patio area.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Farm-to-table, Seafood, Vegetarian

  • Hours of operation

    Thu–Sat 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Dinner Wed 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (720) 420-0622

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Amos Watts

  • Catering

    Coming Soon

  • Private party facilities

    Coming Soon

  • Private party contact

    Jessica Smith: (720) 517-2040

  • Neighborhood

    Highlands

  • Cross street

    West 32nd Ave and N Tejon St

  • Parking details

    Free parking located to the north of the restaurant after 5 pm. There is also ample free street parking in the area.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 607 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Denver

    Best Service

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  1. BF

    BelindaF

    New York Area

    73 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    73 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, excellent service and a beautiful patio. The seafood tower is a must have, the taper bread was something new for us so of course we had to try it and really enjoyed it. The tomato salad and scallops were delicious. In fact everything was very, very good. I highly recommend and we will be back soon
  2. G

    Girlsnightout

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is fantastic and the wait staff very friendly and helpful. Be sure to save room for the butter cake. It’s exceptional!
  3. S

    Seabass

    Houston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Good ambiance and service, but the food left a lot to be desired.
  4. S

    Spunkybrunette54

    Las Vegas

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service here is incredible. Very accommodating to a special occasion! Food was amazing and with a smaller menu you can really feel the passion they put into every plate. Highly recommend.
  5. TJ

    TrevorJ

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service!
  6. p

    piglet

    Denver

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love the food here. Very tasty and strong favor and different than other restaurants. Yummie
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing!!! Best food!
  8. CR

    ChrisR

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    first time there, will be back. A great spot in the Highlands
  9. BC

    BrettC

    Austin

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is amazing. That is all you need to know
  10. DW

    DebbieW

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This has become our new favorite place! The service is always amazing and the food is in the top 3 we have had in Denver. Took three new friends there and they all were amazed and LOVED IT!
  11. L

    Lozena64

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was exquisite and the service was just the right amount of interaction and delivery. It was our party's first visit and we would highly recommend 5th String to friends. Beautiful!
  12. IM

    InwithMoss

    Denver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is our FAVORITE FUN FOOD restaurant in the Denver area. Excellent food, fantastic service; we love Kristen👍And a great location. We are always treated like royalty. Highly recommend !
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    WOW! This place was incredible. The Wagyu steak was incredible. I’m on an elimination diet and Hannah and the chef(s) went out of their way to accommodate me. I can’t say enough good things about the quality of service, food, and atmosphere. This is now one of my staple places!
  14. ED

    ElenD

    Denver

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A really interesting menu executed perfectly! Our dinner was excellent, the tallow candle bread service is memorable and delicious. The butter mushrooms were fantastic and both the gnocchi and the steak were excellent. It is pricy but worth it. I would absolutely return again.
  15. D

    Daniel

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Do not miss this place. Yes, you should eat here instead of the other restaurants nearby that are most definitely not as good.
  16. M

    Michie

    Denver

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great first experience. Loved the table near the bar but still a dining table. Loved the tallow bread service. Fried green tomatoes excellent
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is incredible! I highly recommend the tallow candle bread service and the scallops. Absolutely delicious.
  18. HL

    HankL

    Denver

    8 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience4
    Food was lackluster at best, the chicken by itself tasted good, though it was ordinary chicken, crispy skin, salt pepper. The risotto that accompanied it was awful, the worst risotto I’ve ever had, tasted terrible and was served luke warm at best. Our servicer was wonderful. This restaurant must have had a very bad day for the reviews I read expressed excellence. Not our experience in the food/cocktail dept. If you go, hope you have a better food experience.
  19. ED

    EmilyD

    Denver

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing wine list and professional service. Will go again!
  20. AN

    AdriennN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice staff, outstanding food, great atmosphere
  21. JB

    JayneB

    Denver

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the food and the people who make it happen at Fifth String! A favorite spot for eating at the bar and sampling the latest menu offerings from Chef Amos! Never disappoints.
  22. L

    Lala

    Denver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ate the patio and even tho it was 100 outside, the misters and shade made it very enjoyable. Every staff member was attentive, Natalie was great, portions are plentiful so pace yourself! Gift from our daughter and son-in-law. We will be back!
  23. AH

    AdrianH

    Denver

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It was a very hot Sunday evening and things were quiet. Food was fantastic, service attentive and timely. Didn’t feel rushed or ignored. Well worth the visit and we’ll do it again soon.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing place to dine out! Creative food! So impressed!
  25. IF

    IanF

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent dinner for 2. We sat outside and had an amazing time.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Loved it here! Service was top notch. Food was unique and well done. The cocktails were really good too. I had the blood orange crush it was perfectly smoky and delicious.
  27. w

    whineandfood

    Denver

    32 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Excellent service and nice atmosphere. Our cocktails were great. The food was good, but was very expensive for how good it was. I had the scallops, as did a friend, and it was very good, but not outstanding. My husband said the rib eye was average - too salty and not any special in flavor. The mushroom dish and the tallow bread service were the winners of the evening. Again, a good meal, but we wouldn't go back unless they drop the cost by 50%.
  28. h

    hatepretense

    London

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Absolutely beautiful rustic and modern space. The walls are covered in these beautiful strips of what looks like repurposed wood. Brown, grey, white tones. Just gorgeous. Great seating options. High tops in the “bar side” then in a separate space several tables and booths. But it’s the service that makes this place worth the high prices. From start to finish, we were well attended to, not pushy, not pretentious, just people who seemed genuinely excited to share in the experience. Food was creative and perfectly presented. I had the gnocchi which was a little sweet for me, but it was served with meatballs that were absolute perfection. My husband had the scallops. Perfectly cooked and served on a bed of something with corn. Yummy. And the chicken! Call Ike’s to perfection; served with salad and risotto. The risotto was a meal in itself. Clever cocktail menu, and full bar. Not pretentious. Little pricey though.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We went for our anniversary - they were sure to make it special!! Hannah is probably the best server we’ve ever had. Incredible service. Great ambiance and the food was really good. Felt relatively over priced and food took quite a while to come out. But otherwise tasted amazing, loved the local touches! Would absolutely recommend!
  30. SB

    StacyB

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Will be back! Don’t miss out on the oysters. Delish.
  31. SN

    SueN

    Denver

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lauren was great and the food was top notch
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Fifth String is one of, if not the best, restaurants in Denver. Everything is top quality food, cocktails, and service are all impeccable.
  33. AC

    AnaCVentilari

    London

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Li am part of Denver foodies, a Facebook group, who shares their experience in decorrente restaurants. Since I am slayed willing to try different restaurants in the Denver area, I put this one in my bucket list. What a wonderful surprise! I drank the summer strawberry sangria, and it was the perfect choice for a hot day in Colorado. We also chose the gallon candle bread. The bread was fantastic and I even brought one back home with me. I ate the gnocchi and my boyfriend ordered the NY strip steak. Both were wonderful, but I still liked mine better. As dessert, we had the lavender sorbet and crumble also delicious. And to just complete a wonderful meal, the service was impeccable! I will definitely go back there!
  34. KD

    KellyD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice place and location. Foo was excellent. Could use a few more beer choices
  35. S

    Sarah

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a nice spot for dinner if you're in the mood for something unique and a little more upscale. For appetizers, we ordered the tallow bread service, fried green tomatoes, and carpaccio. Each appetizer had a ton of flavor. I would recommend all of them, but the tallow bread service was one of the most unique appetizers I've had in a while. Overall, the service was great. Everyone we interacted with was very polite and professional.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Dinner! Service was spot on, food was exceptional as usual. Love this restaurant and will be back often.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Amazing food overall. The carpaccio was so unique, and all the apps looked great. Entrees were good but the steak was oversalted and gnocchi was mushy. Service was great.
  38. J

    Jamie

    Houston

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and service! Our waitress Natalie gave good suggestions and helps in making our experience better
  39. CC

    CarolynC

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow what a surprise!. This restaurant was fantastic, The "mushrooms" dish was heavenly ! We took recommendations form the staff and everything was absolute delish. Highly recommend - Carolyn
  40. TP

    TeriP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our food was fabulous. We started with the fried green tomatoes, which were so good, we ordered them again! The gnocchi and the scallops entrees were delicious. We sat at a high top in the bar area, which had a great summer atmosphere with the open entryway. The service was very attentive. We will be back!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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

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 607 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Google Map for The Fifth String

3316 Tejon Street, Denver, CO 80211

Additional information

  • Cross street

    West 32nd Ave and N Tejon St

  • Neighborhood

    Highlands

  • Hours of operation

    Thu–Sat 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Dinner Wed 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Farm-to-table, Seafood, Vegetarian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Free parking located to the north of the restaurant after 5 pm. There is also ample free street parking in the area.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Amos Watts

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (720) 420-0622

  • Catering

    Coming Soon

  • Private party facilities

    Coming Soon

  • Private party contact

    Jessica Smith: (720) 517-2040

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