El Five

Photography: ©Adam Larkey | Full-Service Restaurant | Denver, CO

COMPLETION DATE
March 2017
SIZE
3,000 SF
150 seats
ARCHITECT
BOSS Architecture
Denver, CO
 
MISC
Exhibition Kitchen​
 
AWARDS
Denver Eater's 2017
Design of the Year
WEBSITE
El Five Denver

Up on the fifth floor in the LoHi neighborhood sits the fifth installment of Justin Cucci’s famed restaurants which dot the city of Denver. The playful menu features typical Spanish fare— tapas, gazpacho, paella— interwoven with other established flavors from the Mediterranean. Greece, Turkey, Istanbul, and others are represented through creations such as matzah ball soup dumplings, shawarma spiced lamb ribs and ‘Diablos’ a dish with lamb merguez sausage, serrano ham and piquillo peppered feta fondue. Complimenting the blended menu, small plates and shared style of dining create a unique culinary experience.

 

The eclectic open dining room is grounded by dark tables and chairs, then elevated by natural light thanks to the floor to ceiling windows—acutely framing both the Denver skyline and the Rocky Mountains. A built-in centerpiece of the restaurant, the exposed finishing kitchen is where you’ll spot staff slicing piles of jamón ibérico, shaking-up group cocktails and smearing hummus.

PUBLICATIONS

Denver Eater, El Five Isn't "Pretty" - But It Will Take Your Breath Away, February 13, 2018
Restaurant Development & Design, El Five Is A Vibrant Feast for the Senses, November/December 2017 
 
Modern in Denver, A Refined Disruption, Fall 2017
 
Eater Denver, Sneak Peek into El Five, the Newest LoHi Tapas Destination, April 26, 2017
303 Magazine, First Look - Justin Cucci's Mediterranean Tapas Bar Opening Spring 2017, October 21, 2016