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narrative.

4.7
744 Reviews
$30 and under
American
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 Paul Nagan. 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 700 bottles and 90 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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
What 744 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Denver
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Narrative did a fantastic job for our dinner. A fire alarm went off mid-meal, totally out of their control. Had to leave for about 15 mins, so of course our entrees got cold. Once we returned the waiter told us they would replace our meals, they comped the entrees and threw in a dessert. Perfectly handled by management!
On top of that, the short ribs were excellent…very tender. And my wife really enjoyed the scallops she ordered. Loved the bits of chorizo included.
Our waiter, Dawson, was relatively new but did a very nice job, was super pleasant and worked to make up for the disrupted dinner.
Nice job Narrative…we will for sure return!

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vipASZ83
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, delicious cocktails

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SusanN
Denver
22 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Wait staff should wear black pants or skirt. Jeans do not seem appropriate & look sloppy. Waitress had hard time managing tables but understand they are short staffed but others received food and help before us

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vipDrFood
West Palm Beach
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very nice experience. For appetizers, we had the Lobster Corn dog and Fried Green Tomatoes. Both excellent. We both had Hanger Steak for our entree. Very tasty. The Sriracha Brussels Sprouts were outstanding. Our server was personable and suggestive when asked what to order, as well as providing good service. All in all a very enjoyable experience. I recommend Narrative, and would definitely go back.

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VladimirD
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. Everything was fresh and crisp.

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LynnH
Denver
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food2service4ambience4

disappointing entrees, appetizers were good

overpriced

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vipLesley
Denver
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, good wine, outstanding service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was top notch and such a cute aesthetic, I got several mentions on my Instagram story about how cute it was.

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vipWildcheetah
Denver
32 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the quiet dining room with quick and efficient service.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family dinner during a college visit

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bubs
Denver
23 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food was very good and our server was friendly and efficient

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vipMikeL
Detroit
15 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great ambiance. Great experience!!

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vipjmdmtb
Denver
34 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Interesting plates, well presented, with great service.

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WalterB
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I normally would not provide a review, but this place earned a very positive review. We were there for Sunday brunch and had a unique Bloody Mary, which was tasty. The Italian donuts were awesome and worth a trip for breakfast. The eggs Benedict were on point as well as the Blueberry oatmeal pancakes. Service was attentive and pleasant. Without question, as a foodie, I would go back in a New York minute.

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vipBlinking
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great server and great food selection. Dined there my first night in town and had to go back again. So many wonderful menu items to try1

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IanB
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Amazing menu and staff

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vipWildcheetah
Denver
33 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun place to hang out. Good was pretty good too :)

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vipJanet
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful place for brunch. Yummy Bloody Mary and food was excellent.

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NicoleD
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Overall a great restaurant. The food was great, the wine list was impressive and the service was excellent. Everyone enjoyed their evening and will certainly be returning.

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vipBeav
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Despite being under staffed the service was fantastic!
We loved the ambiance and environment.
The shortrib and flat iron steak were average especially at the prices.

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vipLisaW
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Worst service we have ever had. On a positive note, we told the manager and he gave us a big discount.

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vipArielleD
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Impossible burger!

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vipDiscerningdiner
Tampa
108 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Tables were set too close to one another. We dined late and we’re sat next to a 4 top that had been there a long time with too much to drink. We found the food good but not exceptional.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My waiter was truly the best. Down to earth, understand the menu and had an amazing take on each dish. He was one of a kind! Food was excellent!!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service! The portions are perfect and it was seriously one of the best dining experiences I’ve ever had.

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vipBGain
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Alex, was amazing!! Food and drinks were great!

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vipKellyD
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The vibe was great. Our server, she was wonderful. It was our first time here and the food selection for breakfast/lunch was very good. We started with the Fresh filled donut holes (5) they were delicious. I had a coffee, my daughter had a latte and my other daughter had hibiscus pomegranate lemonade and I had OJ. I ordered the omelet, it was served w country potatoes and one slice of bread with a tomato slice and arugula on top. I split this with my one daughter. My other daughter ordered the spinach and feta egg dish, same sides as well. The total for this bill without tip was 85.00. Steep for breakfast. Although we loved everything about it,we won’t be returning for breakfast maybe just cocktails at the bar in the early evening.

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Lindsay
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yummy food and excellent service. Great spot for lunch!

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vipFoodie
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was our anniversary, which I noted when I made the reservation on open table. The minute I gave our name when we checked in, the waitstaff wished us a very happy anniversary. It was a wonderful start to a terrific dinner. The service was exceptional. For me, that is a large part of my enjoyment of a meal and the staff far exceeded my expectations. The food was delicious although my entrée of the Tuscan chicken was pretty dry. I’m sure if I had said something, amends would’ve been made, but it wasn’t a big enough deal to do that. Overall, a wonderful experience and we would definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, great food

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Above and beyond! Absolutely incredible!!! We cannot say enough great things about it!

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vipFoodie
Denver
20 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was excellent, had some lovely wine. The cookies were amazing. My mushroom Bolognese was a bit too heavily salted for my taste and made it hard to finish, admittedly I don’t cook with much salt, but everything was excellent.

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KimE
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Food was very good. Service was slow. Ambiance feels like a hotel lobby.

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COnative
Denver
19 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We went to narrative for brunch and although the hotel/morning guest vibe made it feel a bit quiet, I don't think it should discourage anyone from giving this restaurant their attention.

The star was certainly the fried green tomatoes as an appetizer, but our main dishes in the smoked salmon toast and breakfast tacos were great as well.

I think the restaurant could benefit from breaking the "hotel" feel by offering some more creative brunch additions (which is standard at most of the good brunch venues in Denver) like bottomless mimosas, an actual brunch cocktail menu, and jazzing up the energy a bit with even little bit of music/sound.

It felt a little too much like a library and not a fun modern concept which is the perception I got before booking on OpenTable.

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vipBRENDAS
Denver
27 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service at Narrative were excellent. We had an attentive but not overbearing waiter. We took his advice on a starter and main dish and both were excellent. The kitchen did a very nice job of splitting the entree for my husband and I to share.

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MinneapolisMatt
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great people! Excellent service. Fantastic food. Menu is a little bit limited but other than that it was wonderful.

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NancyA
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our avocado chicken salad was delicious, green goddess dressing and a very sweet creamy goat cheese made it divine. The tuna poke and watermelon salad were likewise enjoyed. Great restaurant, a little pricey for us.

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PamP
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved this place. Staff is great, food was outstanding.

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vipJennyinDenver
Denver
24 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was great, friendly. I was really impressed with the food (good vegetarian options) and the cocktails were good.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food2service3ambience5

Menu is very limited and breakfast oriented. No true lunch options

FAQs

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

narrative. is rated 4.7 stars by 744 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.