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narrative.

4.8
541 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 541 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BryceA
New England
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible service, food was amazing (recommend deviled eggs and steak frites). We absolutely loved it. Cheesecake for dessert was possibly the best cheesecake I’ve had

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. The best food in Cherry Creek.

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EvanW
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very impressed and will visit again. Really great food, good cocktails. Great atmosphere and service.

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vipjimjimmy
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great cookies! Great cocktails! Steak frites was good not great

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines anniversary dinner! Had a special premade menu. Everything was fantastic, we got free champagne for our anniversary, and the ambiance was amazing. Perfect date night spot, or even for drinks with friends. Fancy and nice without feeling like you’re out of place.

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vipBeverley
Denver
84 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to narrative as part of our Valentine’s Day weekend. Everything was perfect! The deviled eggs were really tasty, as was the burrata appetizer. My husbands as their and grits, and if he could have licked the bowl and not have looked like a lunatic, he would have. My salmon was perfect, too. The drinks and service was memorable. We’ll be back!

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Ginger
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience1

We were within 15 minutes of our reservation. He was rude upon seating us. He looked at his watch and sughed and said, "We did have you down for 5:45. There's this table (in the foyer of the hotel, they called it the library...super loud and drafty) or a table in the back." We took one look at the table in the foyer and said we'd take the one in back whatever that meant. Well it was in its own room away from everything and felt like a closet. It was awful. No water refills. It was overall not a good experience especially for what we spent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Narrative is a fun spot in cherry creek, with excellent cocktails and fun apps. Hit up the happy hour after a day of shopping.

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JanikaW
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience here.

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vipHungry
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience4

We were seated on the patio and essentially had a tough time getting service the entire time. Otherwise, was great! Not sure if I’d go back unless I can be assured I sit inside.

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vipArneH
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place to get treated with great service and outstanding food.

JM
vipJenniferM
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great experience at Narrative. The staff really took great care of us. Our favorite is the artichoke toast. We'll definitely be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My experience was very positive. My waitress, Mary, was excellent! Made some really good referrals and I enjoyed every course. I will definitely go back again when I return to Denver.

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Emily
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience for my boyfriend's 30th! They brought us champagne to toast, all the food was delicious, and our server was friendly and fun!

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DenverWoman
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Written during "Dining in the Time of Corona."
The place was quiet, and probably a lot of that was due to the 25% occupancy level mandated by the state. This was on Jan 29, the very first day of the "reopening" since indoor dining was cancelled. The food was excellent, the wine was also. Looked around at what others ordered, and all of it looked worthwhile ordering.
The waitstaff was SUPERB.
All-in-all, a wonderful experience.

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JaclynS
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Awesome layout! We’ll definitely be back!

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vipsophiem
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was perfect for our monthly date night. Service was phenomenal. Food fantastic everything was so good!
We’ll back!

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KaylaR
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun wine bar, staff is super friendly. The food is amazing, highly recommend the lobster corn dogs and seared scallops!

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vipBrandonW
Tampa
16 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Tim was amazing. Made the whole experience great.

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JeanA
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Love this place. Great menu, so many good and moderately healthy choices.
Service is always good as well. So glad they reopened. Back soon for sure.

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CathyO
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every visit to Narrative is excellent. They’ve handled the continued changes so well. Thank you for staying open and for appreciating your customers!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply the best!! Amazing food & incredible staff!!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about narrative is phenomenal! Food, ambiance, service and cocktails!!

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vipDenverFoodie
Denver
17 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server was excellent! We were seated in a back room, and although we prefer the main dining room we know that COVID is making everyone adapt! Despite being separated from the main dining room, our server was as attentive as possible having to manage two different spaces. The food was excellent as always!

narrative.
Responded on November 12, 2020

Thank you so much for being so understanding about our attempt to wade the rocky waters of COVID-19 restrictions and regulations. We want to be able to serve the most amount of guests that are kind enough to give us their business during these strange and difficult times. We couldn't be happier that you enjoyed every aspect of your time with us, that is ultimately always our goal! We hope to see you again in the future and look forward to the opportunity to serve you again!

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RichS
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is not your usual hotel restaurant! They get how to produce an exceptional but not stuffy dining experience. Food, service, and covid precautions were each delivered with care and personal attention to make the meal the best it could be! Go!

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KristinL
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful food, atmosphere, and service. The fried green tomatoes were divine. They even brought out bubbles on the house for our anniversary. Highly recommend!

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vipDarianC
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outside seating was very nice! Food delicious

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DeniseD
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Had a great experience until the manager asked us to leave as they had a reservation...very awkward considering we had just ordered a bottle of wine. They kept hovering around our table...very uncomfortable.

It was great until that moment...won't go back.

narrative.
Responded on November 12, 2020

We are sorry to hear that the new policy of allowed time at the tables was not well received. When we seat tables we also hand out a COIVD-19 policy sheet stating time allowed at the tables. A majority of the restaurants in the city are also doing this in order to allow more guests to enjoy the dining out experience and for the restaurant to be able to serve more guests due to the restriction of 25% capacity inside restaurants. COVID-19 hit restaurants hard and we're doing our best.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great place and staff

Really made me feel special on my birthday :)

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vipAnnL
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it - again! One of our favorites. Server was exceptional as always. Blueberry crunch pancakes are delicious each time we brunch at Narrative. Dined at this restaurant for brunch and dinner regularly since we tried it last year at Thanksgiving. Meals are always delicious, servers always friendly and provide outstanding dining experience, atmosphere is relaxing and welcoming.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Brunch seems to be hit or miss. Today was a miss. The bread on the BLTA was burned. (See-black) The side of bacon was deep fried so over done it was practically crumbling to dust. Note to management, if you think serving bacon that is deep fried is “good”, ask your self how many times you do it that way at home. Never. Breakfast taco advertise chorizo, it was MIA. The salsa tasted like a jarred cheap tomato sauce. The “crispy potatoes” also suffered the same death in deep fryer as the bacon. Place in need of a chef, badly.

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vipCodyP
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for brunch. Go here often and haven't had a bad breakfast.

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vipStephanieF
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went for happy hour mid afternoon with girlfriends in from out of town. It was a delightful experience with fabulous service and reasonable prices. Don’t miss the lobster corn dogs

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NickoleM
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time and really loved the full length window view outside. Quaint and comfortable, very modern and clean. Service from host to server was excellent, polished and had great recommendations. Nice for a lunch catch-up, business gathering with a nice wine selection available.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We were put in a back meeting room with 5 tables, alone, and the server came by maybe 3 times total.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. The food is absolutely amazing and hits the spot every time. I highly recommend narrative if you are in Denver!

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vipMamaG
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was wonderful and service was superior ❤️

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food with great presentation, pleasant atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I are in Denver for a short trip away and celebrated her Birthday at Narrative. It was one of the better meals I have had in a long time considering value, flavor/taste, presentation, and service. I would highly recommend Narrative. Also, in looking at yelp Narrative ranks 2nd only to Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar, but I can confidently say that Narrative’s Jacq Burger was better than any Sad Daddy’s Burger. This place deserves more critical acclaim and top spot on yelp for the area!!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and friendly staff. Food was great specifically corn dogs. Good wine too.

FAQs

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

narrative. is rated 4.8 stars by 541 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.