Strings at 1700 Humboldt Street, Denver, Colorado serves New American Cuisine, which is a new twist on old favorites. The restaurant has just been remodeled and they are very considerate when it comes to a dress code. If you feel like wearing jeans, it is perfectly all right with them. The atmosphere is relaxed, friendly and casual, a great place for a family meal. Do make reservations though. Strings is considered to be one of the best restaurants in Denver and it can be very crowded. The number for reservations is 303.831.7310 They are open Monday-Friday,11:00 am-10:00 pm, Saturday, 5:00 pm-10:30 pm and Sunday, 5:00 pm-9:00 pm
The menu at Strings is not constant. It changes for various reasons – the availability of fresh ingredients and what the chef decides on, so you can have a unique dining experience every time you come to Strings. But we will take a look at the menu the way it is today so you can get an idea of the style of cooking as well as the prices.
The menus, all of them, are very extensive, so you will have plenty to choose from. For lunch you can start off with Ahi Tuna Tartar served with avocado, crispy wonton chips and lemon-ginger vinaigrette for $13.00, MouCo which is creamery camembert with comb honey, strawberry and crostini for $9.00 or Rock & Roll Shrimp with roasted lemon and spicy butter for $13.00. Next comes the salads, where you can choose from Rosso Bruno Tomato, Cucumber Gelee, Red Pepper Puree, Olive Oil for $8.00, Romaine Hearts, Parmesan, Focaccia Croutons with Caesar Dressing for $8.50 or Mizuna which is Smoked Trout, Pink Grapefruit with a Honey Pomegranate Vinaigrette for $8.50. If you are in the mood for pasta, some of you choices may be Penne Bagutta with Chicken, Mushrooms, Broccoli topped with Spicy Tomato Cream for $14.00, Chilled Lobster, Cavatappi, Chayote Squash, Toasted Almond, and Mascarpone Cheese for $17.00 or Orecchiette, Summer Vegetables, Herb Butter, Haystack Mountain Chevre for $13.00. Entrees has items like Ground New York Burger topped with Gruyere, Mushroom and served with House-made French Fries for $9.00, Cashew Crusted Sea Bass served with Saffron Couscous and Vanilla Bean Cream for $25.00 or Chicken Salad Sandwich with Basil Pesto and Fresh Mozzarella for $15.00.
For dinner, you can start with something like Seared Foie Gras with Fresh Figs, Black Tea Syrup and Basil Crackers for $15.00, Strings Crab Cakes with Seven Fruit Chutney, Cranberry Ketchup and Curry Oil for $13.00 or Beef Carpaccio with Dijon Mayonnaise, Parmesan, Capers and Red Onions for $10.00. For a salad, you could choose from Mixed Organic Greens, Cucumber, Radish and Tomato with a Champagne Vinaigrette for $6.50 or Red & Yellow Beets with Black Pepper Crème Fraiche, Watercress and Orange for $8.50. For pasta, Chili Braised Pork, Pappardelle Noodles, English Peas & Tendrils for $16.00, Capellini Rustica with Mozzarella, Basil, Tomatoes and Red Chili Flakes for $14.50 or Chilled Lobster, Cavatappi, Chayote Squash, Toasted Almond, Mascarpone Cheese for $18.00. And the entrees – Redbird Chicken & The Egg with Wilted Arugula, Fingerling Potatoes and BBQ Spices for $20.00, Roasted Pork Loin with King Oyster Mushrooms, Asparagus and Roasted Garlic for $21.00 or Colorado Striped Bass with Bulb Onion, Edamame, Chorizo qne Clam Sauce for $25.00
If you have room for desert, you can choose from Lemon Pudding Cake for $7,00, Liquid Center Chocolate Cake for $7.00 or Homemade Ice Cream and Sorbet for $7.00, among others.
The Kids have their own menu as well with items like Spaghetti and Tomato Sauce or a Grilled Cheese.