narrative.

4.6
276 reviews
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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.
What 276 People Are Saying
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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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 7 days ago
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
63 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.

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
107 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!

s
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 4

In this amazing area, this just continually lets me down. The food is not impressive, basic at best for what we have become accustomed. Drinks are good. Overall, it's on the bottom of my list to go back to.

JB
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

First of all the food was great. Our dinner tarted off with the wait person dropping a wine glass which sent glass flying all over us and the table. We were reseated and they brought us new drinks. We were gracious, but pretty surprised that they didn’t go out of their way to comp a drink or a dessert. We were celebrating a birthday and they didn’t even come a dessert. We go to the bar quite often, but not sure we will dine there again.
Although the food was good, I just didn’t feel like they cared at all about to glass incident.

AK
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific waiter
Came back again
After. A very busy night and he actually remembered us

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

I went with my family to celebrate my 30th birthday. LOVED the short rib, and the ceviche was good. Our server was great. My only complaints are that it was loud (but manageable), and the orientation of our booth was such that we couldn’t all engage in a conversation.

CP
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

On paper, Narrative, has everything you want for a good date. Wine, local food, a cute setting. However it fell short in its execution. The wine list, and the wine, was nice. Unfortunately the food was not memorable.

RA
Cleveland
6 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food options and service! Would highly recommend.

c
Denver
77 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Every year we have breakfast in Cherry Creek before that annual arts festival. This year we decided to try something new..."narrative". We were underwhelmed from the time we arrived to the end of our meal. Need I say more? We won't be returning any time soon.

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

Our waiter, Brent, was great! The whole experience was wonderful.

RR
Denver
16 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

So-so. Had potential to be great. Cool decor but the service was below average and the food was interesting... and not in a good way. Too many strange flavors in one dish (scallops), and the shrimp and grits was very heavy. I’ll give it another chance as it seemed to have many of the elements of a great restaurant.

GT
Denver
22 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Narrative delivers as expected... excellent food / extensive wine list with many fine well-priced options / attentive service / nice atmosphere. Favorite Dining Companion and I had the Cuban ceviche / rib-eye / 48-hour short rib / crispy Brussels Sprouts and a very nice Grenache from A Tribute to Grace / Santa Barbara. Everything was great and we want to return for brunch and the rooftop bar scene. Complimentary valet parking included, so no hunting for parking in crowded Cherry Creek North.

L
Austria
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It's been our second time, and we're likely to come back again.

T
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Really great light and airy atmosphere for brunch. The service was pretty crummy though.

LS
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was great, waiter was, too. Only slip was putting soda water in our gin and tonics. Honest mistake.....

OT
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved the food. A little noisy

R
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing meal and service!

s
Denver
26 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

The chopped salad was MUCH better the last time we were there!!

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was amazing. The waitress we had was not super nice and friendly, but the food made up for her coldness.

NV
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and great food

PW
Denver
34 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Our food was absolutely delicious, as we all thoroughly enjoyed our 5 different main course dishes, and 3 different desserts. Main courses included the scallops, shrimp and grits, rib eye, rigatoni and sausage, and the short ribs. All 5 of us had the chance to taste each dish served and everyone agreed they were all outstanding.

It is very noisy in the restaurant and we did find it difficult at times to carry on conversations.

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