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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SA
Denver
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the staff to the service and food...fantastic!

NS
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere and delicious food! Can't wait to go back!

OT
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Awesome meal and great service! We will be back for
Sure!

K
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I absolutely LOVE this restaurant! Their staff is attentive, knowledgeable and personable. I have been there a handful of times and the food and service is always impeccable. This last time we celebrated a couple birthdays and they had champagne ready for us upon our arrival.

OT
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great breakfast, great service, wonderful food in a quiet setting where conversation is easy.

a
Denver
37 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful space great service and food.

LS
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and food were excellent! The restaurant is a little loud, due to the bar area not being separate from the restaurant. Looking forward to returning for brunch and happy hour :)

MS
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Great service! A bit bright and noisy. Comfy seats. Restrooms are a bit of a trek.

OT
Orange County
72 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We wanted an upscale dining experience without the dress code and dark gloomy space.. Narrative delivers on all levels! Our service was wonderful from the front desk to the final bill. The food was truly delicious and beautiful. My husband and I loved both of our entree's (Salmon and Short Ribs). Frankly I am sure everything on this menu is wonderful. We had breakfast the next day and it was equally wonderful.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We had fantastic experience. The staff are incredible, the food was very good but come for some fun - great cocktails!
We recommend you ask for Ashely

HW
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AMAZING! Such a beautiful restaurant. Our server was so attentive and friendly and the food did not disappoint. Absolutely delicious! We had the short rib and risotto and both were so so amazing. Would highly recommend to anyone!!!!

n
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 4

We made a reservation for 5:00 pm on OpenTable and actually showed up 10 minutes early. The restaurant was nearly empty, except for 6-7 patrons at the bar. The hostess checked us in and two us to a two-top table inside the restaurant right next to a wall, which was quite awkward since there were no other customers in the restaurant and plenty of two-tops available. We asked for a different table and were directed to yet another table right up against a side wall. So many two-tops wide open, but this was the one she assigned us. Then she proceeded to tell us that no other tables were available! So ridiculous -- the restaurant was virtually empty! We decided to eat at the bar instead. Bar service was good....cocktails were enjoyable but overpriced -- so much ice in a highball glass, the drink was finished in three sips. When the ham and cheese croquettes came out undercooked, the wonderful bartender apologized and took them off our bill.

L
Denver
49 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always constantly great, beautiful atmosphere and wonderful service....! Best items for lunch Grilled Cheese with salad, French fries and tomato soup, Tuna Salad, burrata, little gem Cesar with protein and chicken avocado chopped. Dinner favorites include; artichoke toast, burrata, risotto added scallops, scallop dish, burger, bricked chicken and ribeye.... not a fan of cauliflower steak. Drinks all good and just a gorgeous place to have a fantastic meal..... all details make a great experience.... Super friendly host and wait staff!

J
Denver
221 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

My husband and I came to dinner on Thurs nite and the service was excellent. My gnocchi Mac and cheese was excellent. My husband Ordered the rigatoni which wasn’t hot enough for his liking. We sent it back and they replaced it and all was good. However, the restaurant wasn’t happy and they comped his dish and then brought us cookies. This is a first class restaurant with staff that wants the customer to leave happy and to return. We will definitely return.

e
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kayla our server was great-- menu was fresh and exciting

JJ
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our food was delicious and presented beautifully. We had dinner and breakfast and both were delicious. The service was fantastic, our servers were very attentive and made us feel welcome. We would definitely recommend for a night out for adults.

SS
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Too loud. Hard to have a conversation

GJ
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The service at Narrative was outstanding. Food was exceptional. A very good wine list, a bit on the high side. Get the cookies for dessert.

TW
Denver
20 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great selection of salads. A little expensive for lunch but we were on a mini vacation!

s
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

it was so good. if you havent been, you should. thats all.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I had the asparagus risotto, it was soupy and not flavorful. Our guests had the cauliflower steak, it was so so. I had happy hour with friends and loved it. This was disappointing.

L
Denver
18 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic restaurant. Fresh food prepared with style. Everyone at the table loved their entrees. This is a new favorite.

DD
Denver
20 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

An unexpected delight with a bonus that there is valet parking in Cherry Creek. We enjoyed the half-price wine bottle offered on Sunday nights. Overall our food was really top-notch: the Scottish salmon was sublime - tender with a lovely crust. As other reviewer‘s have noted, the short ribs are tender and flavorful My husband enjoyed the scallops on a bed of risotto which was cooked perfectly, not heavy. Only the chicken was a bit dry but nonetheless flavorful. We also enjoyed the artichoke toast and the ceviche. We’ll be back!

BC
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
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 on September 8, 2019
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
116 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.

AJ
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite spots

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
42 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
10 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!

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