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“Good but not Great” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Strings - CLOSED

Strings
Price range: $30 - $80
Cuisines: American, Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: City Park
Cross street: 17th
Description: Located in Denver's Uptown neighborhood, the newly redecorated Strings has long been one of Denver's hippest restaurants. Great service and delicious, artful food attracts a "colorful" crowd of visiting celebrities, politicians, and loyal locals. Popular and bustling with excitement, the dress code ranges from blue jeans to tuxedos in this casual but elegant atmosphere. The menu focuses on New American cuisine, with creative noodle dishes and fresh seafood, like the Cashew Crusted Seabass with saffron couscous & vanilla bean butter. Lunch and dinner specials change daily to match the season and the mood of the chef.
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Good but not Great”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2013

Strings is located in Uptown or some may call it City Park West, it is an interesting drive. I recommend the valet service since parking can be difficult in this city/residential area. The restaurant has a relaxed atmosphere and I would recommend seating on the main floor versus upstairs. Our server was attentive but not intrusive and really knew the menu.

We had the carpaccio for an appetizer and two nightly specials, the pasta carbonara and the bone-in rib eye, followed by crème brulee accompanied with a bottle of Malbec. The carpaccio was prepared tableside with raw onions, capers and a horseradish sauce, which was good but the combination made it difficult to taste the beef. The pasta carbonara was made with carmelized onions, which is not traditional and it overpowered the dish. Finally, the ribeye was served much rarer than what we ordered. Oddly, for a restaurant of this caliber the presentation of the dishes was average. The wine list is reasonably priced with a fair selection and the total for the meal was $138.

Overall, this is a great restaurant for a dinner conversation or a business meeting as the service is excellent. However, I would recommend ordering from the standard menu and avoiding the nightly specials, which could use some improvement.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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English first
Littleton, CO
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312 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
“Class Act”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2013

Interesting cocktails, reasonably priced wine list, good service and most important, great food. This has been a first class place for many years and remains so!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Doug W
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Loveland, Colorado
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99 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2013

Food is always fresh, presented beautifully and the menu changes frequently. I went to Strings when it first opened over 20 years ago and I am so happy it is still going strong.

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Thank Helen K
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Concord, New Hampshire
Level Contributor
23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Awesome New Year's Eve Dinner”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2013

I had dinner with family at String's Prix Fixe New Year's Eve dinner and it was lovely. The wait staff was attentive, helpful and friendly. We even brought our masks and were given our complimentary glasses of champagne. The restaurant was nicely decorated for New Year's Eve with festive black and silver balloons tied to chairs throughout the restaurant. Two of us had the salmon entree, which was delicious, and two family members had the lamb, which they raved about. Although the restaurant was full, it was not noisy and it maintained an intimate environment. The jazz trio that was playing in the main entrance was very entertaining and relaxing.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Thelma110
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Denver, Colorado
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41 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great place to be...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2013

Strings is and has been one place to visit when in Denver. There are very few items on the menu...but what they do they do very well. Excellent service with a touch of local Colorado Friendly which makes everyone feel at home.

Visited October 2012
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Thank Michael T
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