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The Fifth String, Denver, CO

The Fifth String

4.8
4.8
561 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

11:30 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 561 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. ST

    SaraT

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated our 1 month wedding anniversary here and it was FABULOUS! Head chef/owner Amos prepared the most amazing meal. The bread, the seafood tower, the entree and dessert were all top notch. The atmosphere was also perfect for a date night. Will be back when we return to town!
  2. L

    Lisa

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious, fine dining without being stuffy. Some elements of whimsy with the food which was really fun. We will be back.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was amazing!! We loved everything we ordered!! We just thought for the price, the portions were a little small.
  4. LM

    LeonM

    Denver

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It irritates me that this restaurant does not get the same press reviews as others of similar quality, Mercantile, Fruition, Tavernetta, Annette, etc. perhaps the ambiance is a little less than those mentioned but the food and service are every bit as good. The chef/ owner is extremely talented.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Very good experience for Father’s Day, the service was on point, multiple staff touched the table all night, waters were full, plates were prebussed etc.. our server was very knowledgeable and a sommelier. Food was very good, beef tallow candle is fun and delicious. Carpaccio, the cheese appetizer, oysters, scallops, meatballs with gnocchi and squid ink pasta were all very good, the only knock on points would be that the entrees were salty, not necessarily too salty but it maybe came close. Not cheap but for that level of service it was worth it.
  6. MC

    MCMC

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ah-mazing! Delicious, beautiful, creative and friendly. We had a great time and were super impressed!
  7. KB

    KimB

    Denver

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was very different and tasty! Service was great. Server was very knowledgeable and he was helpful in describing dishes. The scallops were great!
  8. JB

    JayneB

    Denver

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome cuisine and great people all around who always make you feel special. Thanks for working hard day after day to make all of us patrons happy!
  9. SB

    ShaynaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The scallops were amazing! The staff was super friendly and the outdoor seating was beautiful with the flowers they have planted outside
  10. FO

    FoodieOnTheRoad

    Charleston

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A complete experience from start to finish. Our server, Hannah, guided us through the menu, helping us to choose what we’d like according to what we said.
  11. MS

    MikeS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent! The tallow and bread is a must. The service was just as good as the food.
  12. SR

    SashaR

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding from the owner/host to the server Hannah, and every other staff member in between. The ambience was great, the food was amazing, and it was just an absolute gem! Our new go to in town!
  13. AC

    AmyCO

    Denver

    33 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    Crudo was fishy. Fried olives were over cooked. Chicken did not have crispy skin as promised and was overly salty. Risotto side was cold. Server was kind and had a great personality.
  14. R

    Rater1

    Denver

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Reliable & good food coupled with excellent service
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lauren was awesome! Great knowledge of the menu!! And the squid ink spaghetti was excellent.
  16. D

    Danke

    Denver

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first time there - birthday dinner. Bread and tallow candle was amazing! Saganaki also! My scallops were great, the gnocchi amazing, and the morels were awesome. Our waitress was really good - very informative and made the evening special!
  17. MR

    MarkR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Outstanding food Very creative, very tasty A regular for us when we want a special, unique and wonderful meal
  18. LT

    LeahT

    New Orleans

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The service here is outstanding and the food is great. Even my very particular husband was impressed with the service.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We brought our 2.5 yr old with three adults. I made sure to bring all the things to keep her entertained. The first thing they did was bring her a brand new hot wheels car in the package! Then they were soo engaging with her which made us feel like she was more than welcome there. Although our little one is a good eater and we avoid “kid food” whenever we can, they did offer us a great kids menu. The food, cocktails and experience was 10/10 and we can’t wait to go again! The chef even came to our table and chatted with us. This is just another of the many awesome places in this neighborhood that makes us soo happy to live here! If you haven’t been, you are missing out on an awesome dining experience no matter who accompanies you. Thank you Fifth String!
  20. t

    trieditafewtimes

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Service was fantastic, never had an empty water glass, though the waiter was quite pushy in getting us to order. Food was spectacular, everything from the oysters and maine lobster to the tallow candle bread service and the peking duck. The cocktails were delicious, had thought out flavors, all with a nice kick. While the food was great, it felt pricey for the quality, especially as it relates to the peking duck and maine lobster. The duck was good, but the skin wasn't crispy and the meat was dry in some instances. All of the house-made accoutrements were amazing (including the bao buns)! Just maybe didn't feel worth the $95 price tag. The lobster was delicious, but $25 for a handful of small pieces was a bit much. All in all, would recommend, but I'd skip the duck next time.
  21. p

    piglet

    Denver

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love the chef cooking here. Bold flavor. Never had a dish that we did not like. Introduce this restaurant to many of my friends and they all love it
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fifth string is one of our top favorite restaurants! We love the ambiance and Chef Amos is so talented and you can tell he truly love what he does and his staff loves him!
  23. F

    Foodguru2747

    Denver

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best restaurant in town. The gnocchi, steak tartare, morel mushrooms and Peking duck were out of this world. Heather was our server and she did a fantastic job. The general manager, Collin, was gracious and Amos and his wife Jessica made the whole experience delightful!
  24. MG

    MikeG

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service, excellent non-alcoholic cocktails, and the food is beyond compare! Highly recommend the tallow bread service and the oysters!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing food! Great service! Fun atmosphere.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Some of the best food and friendliest staff I’ve had in Denver
  27. LR

    LisaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great food and service, very flexible and fun staff
  28. CW

    ChristopherW

    Denver

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual, The Fifth String delivered a great experience. Amazing modern cuisine, great service, and an ambience that feels chic and cozy. Always one of my top choices.
  29. TB

    TimB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The service and food are wonderful. Bread service ($7), 2 entrees (we did not order their 3-course, fixed price menu) and 3 drinks topped $160. The entrees were slightly on the small side. They add a 4% "kitchen service" fee, which feels like a forced tip for the kitchen staff. Great food, very pricey.
  30. DJ

    DouglasJ

    Denver

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I've reviewed Fifth String in the past. Let me double down on those excellent reviews. Last night we took my college age daughter to dinner. We were looking for something "foodie" and delicious. We sat in the bar. She's too young to use her fake ID with dad. So the guys behind the bar whipped up an incredible fauxtail for her. The service and the attention to detail remain world class. We started with fried olives, shared beets, risotto, steak and morels. Yes, ordered too much. But wow was it fantastic and well worth it. Fifth String is now her fave, and it continues to be ours. Run, don't walk to Tejon Street and share a cocktail, glass of wine, incredible cuisine and time well spent with the folks you love. This is the place to do it. -Douglas
  31. j

    jmudj

    Denver

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    We wanted a romantic date night but a large party sat next to us that was very loud and distracting
  32. JF

    JenniferF

    Denver

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing! The crab and sea urchin pasta is to die for and our server, Hannah was fantastic!
  33. BK

    BoydK

    Denver

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome Chef, awesome food & awesome service!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food. Amazing staff!
  35. PS

    PaulS

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic, all around! The service, the food everything was wonderful.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lauren was great! The food was amazing.
  37. M

    Marg

    Denver

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love having Hannah as my server. She's amazing and hilarious!
  38. EF

    EmilyF

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    amazing food and cocktails great for groups. I always recommend the tallow bread the delicious fatty candle is amazing.
  39. SP

    SaturdayPatron

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It's not cheap, but it's the most exceptional meal you'll have in a long time. Everything was unique and delicious, and the server was knowledgable and enthusiastic. Great for a celebration.
  40. SF

    SunnyFood

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Superb quality and presentation of food! Excellent fine dining experience with their service.

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 561 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 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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