narrative.

4.6
172 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
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.
What 172 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.6
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Newest
Filters
D
Denver
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Love the openness, stylish, modern yet comfy. Nice to be able to plus in your devices. Wines were tasty.

Report
Helpful
OT
Denver
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great, open space. Delicious food. Huge wine list. And the best warm cookies for dessert.

Report
Helpful
M
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Beautiful, pristine, friendly without being intrusive, and absolutely delicious! What a treat to enjoy such beautiful and flavor-packed preparations! Additionally, the sense of room... plenty of room to enjoy everything, without feeling crowded by too many tables. The light streaming into the room just added to the overall sense of well being and pleasure... we'll be back!

Report
Helpful
C
Salt Lake City
34 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Hostess was less than welcoming - felt like we were an imposition not guests. Otherwise it is a solid hotel restaurant.

Report
Helpful
MM
Memphis
52 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for Saturday brunch, had the best time! The food was amazing, we loved a burger, two different "toasts" (avocado and artichoke, both were excellent), chicken sausage, the bagels were delicious, bacon was yummy, a mimosa, a tequila bloody mary was amazing.... the service was perfect. I would absolutely tell a friend to go here, we made a great choice. Look forward to going back. (Only glitch was that we parked on the street, and had trouble making the meter take our credit card so we got a parking ticket. Bummer.)

Report
Helpful
TO
Denver
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Adjecent to a swanky Cherry Creek hotel, Narrative is quickly becoming one of my favorite spots. Great tasting and unique menu, fun bar scene and wonderful sommelier. Great for a date night or to have drinks with girlfriends. You can also meet some interesting out of towners.

Report
Helpful
w
Denver
25 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Atmosphere is fun but the food was mediocre, not bad, just not great. Everything seemed under seasoned. Drinks were really good!

Report
Helpful
EC
Denver
18 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

This was my first time at Narrative. Loved the food. Service was great. Will definitely return. Only things that kept this from being a 5-star review in my opinion were that my drink was not at all what I had asked for (even my receipt showed I had ordered correctly) and for all the GF options they had (this is why I picked Narrative), they didn’t have any GF desserts. Otherwise, they were great.

Report
Helpful
OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a great experience. The food and service was wonderful. We were seated at chefs table which made for a fun birthday celebration

Report
Helpful
LD
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The presentation of the dishes was artful and the flavors exceeded expectations. Brent's team saw to our every need. Our only objection was to the level of noise; we could not easily converse.

Report
Helpful
K
Denver
33 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

One of the best salads I’ve ever tasted, and just right to share for full lunch. The service was good but it took a long time to place and receive our food.

Report
Helpful
DS
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always delicious, fresh and they serve ample portions. Great for both lunch and dinner, but dinnertime the noose level is definitely louder.

Report
Helpful
A
Denver
18 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Service was very disappointing . We got better service at the bar during Sunday happy hour as opposed to dining at a table. Not sure if the 48 hr short ribs were really short ribs. It looked like slices of roast beef. Short ribs should melt in your mouth . And then we had to beg for our check . I suggest passing on this dining experience. Subpar to say the least .

Report
Helpful
SS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Loved the atmosphere and the food was fantastic. The brussel sprouts are ridiculously delicious!

Report
Helpful
HT
Denver
22 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

It's worth a visit to this new CC area restaurant. On the good side, the food is high quality and dishes are well-sized. One the less-than-good side, I've been there twice and noticed that the staff have a bit of an attitude that just feels a bit 'off'. Regardless, it's a decent new place to try.

Report
Helpful
W
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance and service

Inconsistent portion size from previous dining experience
Brussels sprouts way too salty

Report
Helpful
AL
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for lunch (or dinner!). Quiet enough for a business meeting, yet lively enough to be fun and interesting! Great food and service!

Report
Helpful
L
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yummy yummy food!!

Report
Helpful
S
Denver
93 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Fabulous meal! Once we found the restaurant (didn't realize it was in the lobby of the new Jaquard hotel in Cherry Creek) we had the most fabulous Brussels sprouts side dish (that we shared.) The sprouts were beautifully sauteed with a bit of char and they were tangy and sweet and just a wee bit spicy! YUM!! the caesar salad was also wonderful and the gnocchi mac and cheese with peas, mushrooms, and truffle sauce...OMG!!! :)
Service was great too.
We'll be back for sure!!

Report
Helpful
C
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

So nice to have a beautiful restaurant option in Cherry Creek where you can get a proper breakfast early in the morning for a business meeting.

Report
Helpful
LB
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The experience was great. The food was exceptional and the service was very professional! We had the baby gem Caesar Salad with Salmon and the Cauliflower Steak. Both were prepared to perfection and we enjoyed our whole experience from start to finish. Thank you for a great meal!

Report
Helpful
B
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fun atmosphere. Chic and casual. Nice menu.

Report
Helpful
MD
Denver
36 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Narrative is a great addition to Cherry Creek. Great food, attentive service, fair price. This was our first meal, but we've done happy hour a few times. The place is still buzzingly new so reservations are recommended.

Report
Helpful
OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Our service was mediocre at best and very few table touches or refilling of beverages. It was clear our server does not enjoy her job and took no pride in her level of service. The food was just ok. Your burger needs some refinement and has a weird array of flavors including buffalo sauce flavored crispy onions that did not pair well with this burger. I was happy that the burger came with great fries and a salad. The chicken avocado salad was very good as well as the Poke.

Report
Helpful
A
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Salmon came out under cooked by the time a server came over my guest was almost finished with his dinner by the time they re-cooked it!

Report
Helpful
OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Enjoy it for breakfast.

Report
Helpful
F
Denver
45 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday brunch with my mom and sister was delightful. Excellent service, the meal was amazing. We will definitely be back

Report
Helpful
MB
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience!

Report
Helpful
OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

No music & no vibe. Lighting needs to be addressed. New restaurant that needs to be more of a “scene” instead of “safe”

Report
Helpful
a
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food; great service. The bar area is loud but the back dining space was fantastic. Would go back again and would highly recommend.

Report
Helpful
J
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

There was a raucous party of a dozen or more people at the bar, and the host wanted to seat us at the closest possible table to them, because I had requested a round table and that was where it was. BUT, the noise level would have made our entire evening untenable. I insisted on another table, which was accommodated.

The kitchen ran out of the announced special (scallops) before our order for three servings was placed. This was Sat., March 9.

The caesar salad was salty; no bread was served until requested.

Report
Helpful
LB
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Service is typically hit or miss and food is normally great. This was a total hit and miss visit, but will give it another shot.

Report
Helpful
t
Denver
79 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

Dinner with a table of four. Our server wasn't very timely. I got the brick chicken and it wasn't very appealingly plated; just nestled in way more cannelini beans than needed. Beautiful place, pleasant hostess, but I won't go return.

Report
Helpful
M
New York Area
68 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food and service was good. The chicken dish was a little weird...I think trying to hard with this. Cocktails are creative and not too sweet. Service was excellent.

Report
Helpful
ES
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Very noisy, hard to have a conversation. $17 burger was marginal

Report
Helpful
VS
Denver
20 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Nice spot for a lunch with friends or happy hour. Conveniently located inside the boutique hotel. Valet parking is available but make sure you talk to the “drivers” as they seem not to care when they pull a luxury car. Pleasant interior design; food menu is okay, nothing special. Salads are generous portions. Little overpriced though. Restrooms are located on a second floor of the hotel. Similar to the Departure and/or Modern Italian close by.

Report
Helpful
OT
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and exemplary service.

Report
Helpful
OT
Denver
73 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We’ve been here 3xs since their opening. The food has been consistently good, service hasn’t always kept pace with the food.
Great happy hour with 1/2 price wines by the glass: even many premium blends.

Report
Helpful
OT
Denver
20 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Food was so-so. Coffee refills were hard to come by. Restroom was an astonishingly long way away.

Report
Helpful
JT
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great spot, a little loud but besides that everything was amazing. Get the gnocchi, best I've ever had.

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
5