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
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Start to finish, everything was excellent.

GD
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

MG
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great menu with lots of options for vegetarians and vegans.

OT
Denver
111 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

We dined on a Wednesday night. Good, lively crowd. Enjoyed the ham/cheddar croquettes appetizer, rigatoni w/sausage and shrimp/grits, bottle of white wine. We really like the menu and want to try more items! Service was good, a little slow near the end when we were ready for a box and check.

a
Denver
19 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came here to celebrate my boyfriend's birthday and everything was amazing. The Caesar Salad deviled eggs (sounds weird right?) were SO good! I had the mac and cheese gnocchi which was delish and my boyfriend had the 48 hour beef short rib which was tender and flavorful. Our service was fantastic and we loved the ambiance. Great restaurant in Cherry Creek. FYI no birthday desserts or anything like that.

A
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We went for lunch to celebrate a birthday, shared everything and loved it all.
The avocado grilled cheese, burrata and the cheesecake were outstanding.
Atmosphere is hip and fun!

JM
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent recommendations by an outstanding waiter and the food and drinks were wonderful

AL
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and drinks! We ate breakfast and dinner and everything was wonderful.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, good service and comfortable atmosphere

J
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've enjoyed brunch, lunch and Happy Hour and all are equally good.
Happy Hour has a great buzz and the food is yummy.
Lunch is not as high energy but atmosphere is great as are food and service.

l
Denver
41 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Second time at narrative. Have yet to eat dinner there but loved it so far for cocktails and brunch. Great atmosphere, menu and service. Looking forward to trying them for dinner.

KM
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As a vegetarian, I really enjoyed the options available. Our server helped us pick the best options and course out the meal. Felt relaxed and laid back in a sophisticated atmosphere. Delicious from start to dessert. Also had breakfast here twice while staying at the hotel and the blueberry crunch pancakes were heaven!

OT
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Food was overly salted. My salmon with artichoke and roasted tomatoes was a sodium bomb and the skin of the salmon was burnt. Extremely disappointed because I wanted to love narrative because of the fab ambience and vibe. The gnocchi Mac n cheese was delish but a little too generous on the salt again. I wish it had a more diverse gluten-free menu.

LK
Denver
17 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service!

SB
Denver
25 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

We had good food and great service but, as I said in my last review of narrative, it's so noisy in there it can be hard to talk. They are no wall coverings and no drapes to tamp down some of the noise. We met early (5:00 pm) as I thought it might not be as noisy and it wasn't - until about 5:45 pm when the noise level really ramped up.

If nothing else, a few cloth hangings would help but otherwise, there are other restaurants in the Cherry Creek area so we will skip this one for a while.

S
Denver
263 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Super spot for lunch!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place! We went on a Sunday evening and it was quiet , the service was great, and the food was tasty! Try the shrimp and grits... they were fabulous!

L
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was pretty dope, and the food was out of this world. but seems like it definitely caters towards a specific crowd, mostly. It is very sterile feeling.

R
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great and fantastic food and service. The ambiance is fantastic. Very modern.

MA
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service were great, but very noisy. Also, after the check was paid I asked for a half cup of milk to go and was brought a new check with $3 added. Very uncool!(it was removed after I objected)

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Waiter forgot to bring an appetizer, and the one he did bring came just after we got our entrees.

S
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great brunch!

G
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food! Get the shrimp and grits!

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New favorite place!!!

CI
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Cristian was an amazing server! Made great suggestions...we loved everything.

RR
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Had a fantastic time at this restaurant! Great decor and loved the book theme. I'm a vegetarian and loved all the veggie options. All the meat eaters at the table also loved their food. Service was a little slow, but knowledgeable and friendly. Will definitely be back!

a
Denver
65 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Introduced a good friend to Narrative for her birthday lunch. The food was delicious and I really appreciate the complimentary valet parking in crowded CC. Will come again soon.

D
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I spent a long time writing a long, positive review and Open Table encountered an error. So this one will be a quick summary: great, spacious room in the Jacquard Hotel. I dined alone but they gave me a table as it was fairly quiet in the restaurant - there is a lot of bar seating though. Very nice tableware for all food and drinks.

Service was fantastic. My server was just the right level of attentive for a solo dining experience and he made everything a breeze. I skipped appetizers and just ordered the Colorado Angus Ribeye. It was beautifully cooked to a rare-medium rare, on a bed of farro and broccolini. Everything was just full of flavor and very enjoyable.

I did also order sample two of their custom cocktails. Unfortunately, I can't recall what they were called and I can't seem to find their cocktail menu online. That said, I recall really enjoying both and they were also nicely presented.

Overall, was very pleased from start to finish and it is well worth the price.

A
Denver
21 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved this place! The food was excellent, the service was prompt and friendly, and the atmosphere was comfortable. We will definitely be back... and with friends in tow.

S
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

All of our salad dressings were extremely salty. The sauce on the Scottish salmon was overly buttery. This was not an exceptional experience, we probably won't go again.

MW
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best experience from Brandon the valet to the entire restaurant experience!

MW
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

EXCELLENT!! I am had amazing experience! Thank you!

SG
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great place for lunch. Upscale location, great service, validation for parking

OT
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

The service continues to get worse and worse. Waited 15 minutes for my husbands beer while a hive of staff circled around and we couldn’t get anyone to stop at our table and help us despite saying excuse me to two staff, raising our hand and having the manager look us in the eye and then walk away. It used to be one of our favorite new spots. The food isn’t as good as it has been as well. The burger was just okay when previously it has been delicious. Same for the artichoke toast.

SL
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Service was great. Happy hour was noisy. Salmon very good. The burger was close to rare not medium as I ordered.
Overall good.

OT
Denver
111 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

We dined on a Saturday night. It's a beautiful restaurant! We had the crab fritters, risotto with scallops, and beef short rib and the cheesecake. Enjoyed it all. My date was not super crazy about the risotto (too many peas but liked the scallops). I thought it tasted really good. Service was great until near the end when we had to flag down our waiter for our check. Other menu items sounded good so we do want to go back.

AS
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 2

The food was very good as was the service. The atmosphere leaves something to be desired. It is plain and loud. There are also huge TVs in the bar area; since it is all open you can see these from all the tables in the dining area. For me, this is better as a lunch restaurant than a nice dinner out.

EZ
Denver
45 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I could’ve eaten EVERYTHING on that menu!

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