narrative.

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$30 and under
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American
Winner of Cherry Creek Food & Wine’s 2018 People’s Choice award! Delivering a new topic of conversation and a place to hold that exchange. Narrative offers storied food & drink under the direction of award-winning Executive Chef Paul Nagan. An approachable, modern American menu features global flavors, shareable plates, and a daily robust happy hour! An upscale cocktail menu & wine library with over 700 bottles & 90 labels await your entrée selection. A welcome ambiance is highlighted by floor to ceiling windows which offer wonderful natural light & an open-air feeling. Two private and semi-private dining and event spaces await your next celebratory moment or business meeting for up to 18. Complimentary valet is included with your meal.
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Denver
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Dinner for two...shared two small plates and one entree and it was a perfect amount of food. The ceviche was my favorite. Lovely space but all the hard materials make for too much echo-y noise, though that's true of most restaurants these days.

PD
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience4

I went there for dinner because of all the great reviews on the food, maybe hit just wasn't suited for my tastebuds but I felt everything was a bit salty. the wine list was amazing and the servers was very knowledgeable, the service was amazing.

KZ
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great new place in Cherry Creek with delicious options.

BB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

SO good! Great decor inside, super classy but not over priced - food was delicious and service was great.

P
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just about the best meal ever. We took all the recommendations our waiter gave us and shared everything . So good.

JS
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

We really enjoyed our dinner. One issue we had was our drinks took over 20 minutes to get once we sat down, and our appetizer came before our drinks. Our waitress was very quick with us and didn't really answer the questions we had about the menu. The couple we were with were very annoyed and doubt they would recommend Narrative. It was a little rediculous and I definitely would not want her as our waitress again. And there were a lot of open tables, so it was not because they were that busy.

OT
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Breakfast is amazing and service is top-notch! Previously, I’d only been here for happy hour, but their breakfast was divine.

GB
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal at narrative. First and foremost, the service is friendly and personable. Very fun. Food was great. The burrata was delicious - my friend had scallops and I had Mac & cheese - so yummy. Dessert was great too.

Cute place, great service, good ambience. It’s a winner!

r
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience4

The food was good and were were lucky enough to get a great server. However, I specifically asked to not be seated next to the wait station. The rude hostess actually sat as at the closet table to the wait station and when I asked to be moved to one of the dozen other available tables she would not accommodate our request. For this reason I wouldn't return to recommend it to any friends.

OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Artichoke toast was amazing. Would like to see more brunch speciality drink options

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A birthday brunch with excellent food - server was efficient but could have been friendlier!

A
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great brunch and excellent and attentive server!

OT
Naples
11 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Four of us went to dinner and decided to really have a great dinning experience and enjoy each bite . We started with delicious craft cocktails ,fun appetizers to share followed by wonderful mains. Our waiter Christian couldn’t have been more helpful and really added to the fun of the experience. Great gluten-free options. The roasted beets salad and short ribs are not to be missed.

SA
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the staff to the service and food...fantastic!

NS
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and delicious food! Can't wait to go back!

OT
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome meal and great service! We will be back for
Sure!

K
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely LOVE this restaurant! Their staff is attentive, knowledgeable and personable. I have been there a handful of times and the food and service is always impeccable. This last time we celebrated a couple birthdays and they had champagne ready for us upon our arrival.

OT
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great breakfast, great service, wonderful food in a quiet setting where conversation is easy.

a
Denver
41 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful space great service and food.

LS
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food were excellent! The restaurant is a little loud, due to the bar area not being separate from the restaurant. Looking forward to returning for brunch and happy hour :)

MS
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great service! A bit bright and noisy. Comfy seats. Restrooms are a bit of a trek.

OT
Orange County
72 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We wanted an upscale dining experience without the dress code and dark gloomy space.. Narrative delivers on all levels! Our service was wonderful from the front desk to the final bill. The food was truly delicious and beautiful. My husband and I loved both of our entree's (Salmon and Short Ribs). Frankly I am sure everything on this menu is wonderful. We had breakfast the next day and it was equally wonderful.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We had fantastic experience. The staff are incredible, the food was very good but come for some fun - great cocktails!
We recommend you ask for Ashely

HW
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING! Such a beautiful restaurant. Our server was so attentive and friendly and the food did not disappoint. Absolutely delicious! We had the short rib and risotto and both were so so amazing. Would highly recommend to anyone!!!!

n
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall1food2service2ambience4

We made a reservation for 5:00 pm on OpenTable and actually showed up 10 minutes early. The restaurant was nearly empty, except for 6-7 patrons at the bar. The hostess checked us in and two us to a two-top table inside the restaurant right next to a wall, which was quite awkward since there were no other customers in the restaurant and plenty of two-tops available. We asked for a different table and were directed to yet another table right up against a side wall. So many two-tops wide open, but this was the one she assigned us. Then she proceeded to tell us that no other tables were available! So ridiculous -- the restaurant was virtually empty! We decided to eat at the bar instead. Bar service was good....cocktails were enjoyable but overpriced -- so much ice in a highball glass, the drink was finished in three sips. When the ham and cheese croquettes came out undercooked, the wonderful bartender apologized and took them off our bill.

L
Denver
49 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always constantly great, beautiful atmosphere and wonderful service....! Best items for lunch Grilled Cheese with salad, French fries and tomato soup, Tuna Salad, burrata, little gem Cesar with protein and chicken avocado chopped. Dinner favorites include; artichoke toast, burrata, risotto added scallops, scallop dish, burger, bricked chicken and ribeye.... not a fan of cauliflower steak. Drinks all good and just a gorgeous place to have a fantastic meal..... all details make a great experience.... Super friendly host and wait staff!

J
Denver
221 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

My husband and I came to dinner on Thurs nite and the service was excellent. My gnocchi Mac and cheese was excellent. My husband Ordered the rigatoni which wasn’t hot enough for his liking. We sent it back and they replaced it and all was good. However, the restaurant wasn’t happy and they comped his dish and then brought us cookies. This is a first class restaurant with staff that wants the customer to leave happy and to return. We will definitely return.

e
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kayla our server was great-- menu was fresh and exciting

JJ
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food was delicious and presented beautifully. We had dinner and breakfast and both were delicious. The service was fantastic, our servers were very attentive and made us feel welcome. We would definitely recommend for a night out for adults.

SS
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Too loud. Hard to have a conversation

GJ
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service at Narrative was outstanding. Food was exceptional. A very good wine list, a bit on the high side. Get the cookies for dessert.

TW
Denver
20 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great selection of salads. A little expensive for lunch but we were on a mini vacation!

s
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

it was so good. if you havent been, you should. thats all.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I had the asparagus risotto, it was soupy and not flavorful. Our guests had the cauliflower steak, it was so so. I had happy hour with friends and loved it. This was disappointing.

L
Denver
18 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic restaurant. Fresh food prepared with style. Everyone at the table loved their entrees. This is a new favorite.

DD
Denver
20 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

An unexpected delight with a bonus that there is valet parking in Cherry Creek. We enjoyed the half-price wine bottle offered on Sunday nights. Overall our food was really top-notch: the Scottish salmon was sublime - tender with a lovely crust. As other reviewer‘s have noted, the short ribs are tender and flavorful My husband enjoyed the scallops on a bed of risotto which was cooked perfectly, not heavy. Only the chicken was a bit dry but nonetheless flavorful. We also enjoyed the artichoke toast and the ceviche. We’ll be back!

BC
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to go for a celebration. Be sure to ask and ask again about vegan options if someone in your party has those restrictions. First response was fairly cold, but after asking again they had several options they came up with.

OT
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

I enjoyed the smoked salmon toast (with capers), a slightly burnt cinnamon roll with a little more liquidy icing than i am used to, however; I enjoyed it. The Cocktail “the best medicine” was tasty.

TR
Naples
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Start to finish, everything was excellent.

GD
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch was lovely. The service was very good and the food was delicious. The only drawback was that the restaurant was a bit chilly.