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narrative., Denver, CO

narrative.

4.4
4.4
1215 Reviews
$31 to $50
Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
Winner of Cherry Creek Food and Wine’s 2018 People’s Choice award and 2019's Best in Show! Delivering a new topic of conversation and a place to hold that exchange. Narrative offers storied food and drink under the direction of award-winning Executive Chef Aaron Whitcomb. An approachable, modern American menu features global flavors, shareable plates, and a daily robust happy hour! An upscale cocktail menu and wine library with over 1,500 bottles and 250+ labels await your entrée selection. A welcome ambiance is highlighted by floor to ceiling windows which offer wonderful natural light and an open-air feeling. Complimentary valet is included with your meal.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 35 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Fri 6:30 am–11:00 pm Sat, Sun 7:00 am–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (720) 571-8080
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Paul Nagan
  • Neighborhood
    Cherry Creek
  • Cross street
    2nd and Milwaukee
  • Parking details
    Free Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,215 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

1,215 Reviews
  1. kimberlyc

    Denver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Chicken in salad was undercooked. Waiter took it back and it was unreasonably long for new dish. At same time as sending salad back, I ordered another drink that also took forever. Restaurant was not busy at all. Waiter was apathetic at best. Still, food is great. Love the atmosphere. I think it was just him, maybe he had a bad morning.

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  2. Jackie

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time eating at Narrative after eyeing the food during past happy hours. Loved everything, particularly the steak tartare. Mackenzie, our waitress, was absolutely great. Will be back for more food and drinks.

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  3. KariA

    Houston

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Ambiance was very nice. However the food was mediocre, especially for how pricey it was.

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  4. DenverDiner

    Denver

    40 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    40 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    I really hate leaving a bad review because we love Narrative in general. Service was so bad tonight that I feel compelled to say something because I am hoping by mentioning it, the service will improve. We essentially had to go find our waitress to pay our bill after sitting and waiting for about half an hour. We saw that she wasn’t that busy so we don’t know why this happened. It was like she completely forgot we existed. Anyway, this has never happened before at Narrative. I loved my food (scallops) but my husband did not like his salmon (fishy). We are hoping this was an off night because we have rarely felt this neglected by waitstaff as tonight.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Awesome! We were taking a break and this was an awesome respite🧚‍♀️

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  6. ColleenR

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous birthday celebration! Food, service, ambiance were stellar. Thank you!!!

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  7. Frequenter

    Denver

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service by Allison was super. The place was busy and she kept up! My brother and I ordered a crab cake and the oysters for appetizers. Both very good. I ordered the scallops and they were delicious. The sword fish that my brother ordered was a bit dry he said. The restaurant has a lively pace and was fun The restrooms are pretty far away from the tables.

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  8. Coco

    Denver

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love this place so much! Their food is wonderful , but more than that their service is amazing. Mackenzie, has been our server many times, and consistently goes 100% above and beyond. A favorite in cherry creek!

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  9. AliciaT

    Denver

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing nice ambiance we will go back.

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  10. Erich

    Denver

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First class all the way. Great venue. Selection on menu were all fabulous.

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  11. Lauren

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I got the swordfish and it was to die for. Love the food combinations in their menu; very composed. Absolutely a must try!

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  12. JonG

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was very good. Little pricey. Wine by the bottle can be very pricey her. Atmosphere was great servers were great. Overall great experience. Crab cakes, braised short ribs and scallops were very good! Pork shoulder is a little sweet.

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  13. MichaelD

    Denver

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was over the top good! I never take photos of food but one of the dishes came out and it looked like a piece of art! The server was so knowledgable about the food and really helped us to determine what we would most like for the night. The noise level was a bit high but everything else made up for it. Perfect valentines night!

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    242 reviews

    3.0

    242 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    We had the wagyu tartare for a starter - fun presentation and it was really tasty. Not sure if a popover is the best vessel to eat it with but those were delicious. We enjoyed the salmon and short rib dishes and dessert we had the fruity pebble crusted cheesecake that was pretty good. Service weas slow though.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Don’t let the fact that it’s in a hotel fool you. The food and service were fantastic.

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  16. louisd

    Washington DC

    78 reviews

    4.0

    78 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    First time in nine months. We were regulars but Narrative got a new chef who was not on his game. Much better now. Tina tartare, crab cake and burger were really good. We will return

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  17. spishotti

    Cincinnati

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic! Our server for lunch on Thursday Feb 8 was one of the best servers I have experienced! He went above and beyond with his level of service. He is from Mexico City and just Washington truly amazing. Food was super awesome. My pal had Cuban I had salad. Perfect ambience! Bright clean cheerful awesomeness!!

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was great, but the service was disappointing. We had to ask to order our drinks, and didn’t receive our cocktails until 40 minutes after we sat down. Loved the vibe too!

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  19. DaniM

    Denver

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The experience was great! The food was very tasty! We were there on Sunday morning and loved then brunch menu! Our server got us a free dessert for the birthday we were celebrating! We did, however feel very rushed by the staff, they were checking in with us every 5 minutes about whether or not we were finished with our plates, and it felt like a little bit too much. We appreciated them being attentive but it was a little frustrating.

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  20. Spacekitten

    Denver

    26 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Our French fries were terrible. They were hard. The burgers (one black bean and two regular) was a 5 out of 10. The tuna tartare was okay. Everything was just meh. The server was nice and the sommelier was good. The greeter at the front seemed annoyed and not welcoming. It’s too bad because a good experience would make this a great go to in the area but we will not be back.

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  21. AdrD

    Denver

    53 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hotel restaurant that’s doing everything right but it’s not very creative as far as the menu goes for lunch. Just the basics like soup and salads. We did try the lobster corn dogs and they were edible but nothing fantastic. Caesar salad was acceptable.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great- one of the best omelets I’ve ever had!

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  23. BillK

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    We had breakfast at Narrative two consecutive mornings during our stay at The Jacquard. Not impressed. The first day in particular the service was poor, we had to keep asking for the same things over and over, the food was mostly cold, worst eggs benedict EVER (on a rock hard biscuit and essentially no breakfast meat). The second day we just ordered sides, which worked out better, the bacon was very good, as was the OJ. It’s a lovely setting, but overall we were not impressed with breakfast. Evening bar service, in the same restaurant, was excellent. We did not have lunch or dinner here.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved dining at narrative! We didn’t realize it was in a hotel, but the ambiance was nice and there was some live music playing. The food was amazing!!!! Highly recommend.

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  25. NatalieK

    Denver

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    I gave this place another chance since the last two times there didn’t impress me. Service was kinda slow, the waitress not super friendly, had to wait for coffee and orange juice for about 15-20 minutes. We had brunch there and didn’t really like the food.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    The person who checked me in didn’t credit OpenTable for the reservation. The waiter was inattentive and rude. it took 15 minutes just to get water for my guest. I ordered orange juice and was told they didn’t have any. However, they were using fresh squeezed juice for mimosas.  I was told they couldn’t do that for just regular orange juice.

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  27. Jmldenver

    Denver

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love the vibe and ambience of Narrative, and they are always super accommodating with my gluten free requests. The cocktails and food are consistently great.

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  28. Funfoodie7

    E. Tennessee

    222 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    222 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our second time dining at Narrative and wish we lived closer for more frequent visits. Loved everything about our experience, especially our server. That Cubano sandwich was great and so was the chopped salad. Thanks!

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dinner with a friend. The ambience is cool. I did enjoy the vibes. Service was kind and attentive and they kept our waters filled. We started with the meal with yummy mocktails. 10/10. The blood orange and rosemary drink was particularly yummy. Then we had the lobster corndogs. These were unacceptable. I do not know what they did to the lobster but the texture was totally off and they were way too salty. The sauce they a served with was nice however. Then we had the scallop dinner and though the food flavor were nice and the scallops were perfectly cooked, the whole dish was too salty. It was to the point of being inedible. This place can be truly great. They just need to lower the salt in the food.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Narrative is an incredible brunch spot in Cherry Creek! Our server, Mackenzie, delivered a top notch experience that will have us coming back again soon. The food was perfect, the ambiance is inviting and the service can’t be beat. Go check this place out as soon as possible!

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The meal was fire. The wine was fire. The service was fire. The DJ was aight

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  32. Gary

    Denver

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere for drinks and dinner. Good variety on menu. Food good but not great - details off (eg soggy Cesar salad, cauliflower drenched in salt, etc)

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  33. RandyA

    Denver

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience. Food and service were both excellent!

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  34. LindseyA

    Denver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    I haven't been here in a year...and it was terrible. It was lunch, and only two other tables, which they left and our table ended up being the only one...the service was SLOW...with us being the only table at one point...itwo hours to eat being everything came out in the slow increments. we couldn't even get 4 rolls brought to the table at the same time. we had two delivered...and two more came 20min later. the presention of the butternut squash soup was horrendous

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  35. CourtneyF

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My server, Mackenzie, took really good care of me. She recommended a fancy cocktail and delicious Poke. Everything was wonderful and I will definitely be back.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great birthday dinner! Very quiet, perfect for date night

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  37. DavidC

    Denver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Dinner menu looked promising. All the food overly salted and the service was poor.

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  38. JasonC

    Denver

    19 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    This place has gone down hill the food was awful and so was service will not be back

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful restaurant and the food was good and the appetizers amazing!

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  40. Margo

    Denver

    34 reviews

    1.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    New menu is awful - this was a very Gluten Free friendly menu - very few options now - everything we ordered was over salted and inedible. Big disappointment given we liked dining here - don’t think we will ever be going back.

    1 person found this helpful

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • 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
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

narrative. offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (720) 571-8080.

narrative. is rated 4.4 stars by 1215 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 35 times today
Google Map for narrative.

222 Milwaukee St, Denver, CO 80206

Additional information

  • Cross street
    2nd and Milwaukee
  • Neighborhood
    Cherry Creek
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Fri 6:30 am–11:00 pm Sat, Sun 7:00 am–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Free Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Paul Nagan
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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