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narrative.

4.8
521 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
What 521 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.7
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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
5 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipDenverFoodie
Denver
15 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
9 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
2 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
8 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.

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vipJosh
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service, cocktails, and dessert! Best cocktails menu I’ve seen this year in Denver, tried three different drinks and none disappointed. The bread pudding was fantastic and Andrew was a phenomenal server / bartender!

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vipSuperfritzi
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Narrative for our anniversary. The good was exceptional, the wine list expansive. Service was fantastic!

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SunFun
Memphis/West TN
7 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Perfect location to meet for a date. Clean well spaced for Covid. Wine menu is a little confusing. I will visit again.

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Marque
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant in the lobby of the Jacquard Hotel in Cherry Creek North, if you arrive a little early of your reservation, they will direct you to the rooftop of the hotel for drinks, with a great view of DT Denver. Food is excellent, service is great, and drinks are very tasty.

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vipDaveG
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. The lobster corn dogs were out of this world. As an adult, its what I wish my childhood "lobster and hush puppy" experience would have been. Offbeat and yet nostalgic somehow. And the rest of the menu was stellar as well.

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vipbebop
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous complementary sparkling wine!

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vipMcBoaden
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food, huge portions. Service was great and server knowledgeable about wine. It’s in a hotel so just expect that. Big screen about bar. Bathrooms are in the hotel.

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KariW
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a beautiful restaurant with an eclectic menu. I was happy that there were several options for both meat and vegetarian eaters. Our waitress was very attentive without being annoying. We will be back. The food quality, ambiance, and service were all a solid 10 out of 10! Our party felt well taken care of.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We were disappointed that there were t more items ( like waffles) on menu
My husbands birthday and he wanted a few more choices- but it all tasted fine

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viprandyd
Denver
33 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time here, very classy and hip. Food was great and serve was good. Give it a try.

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vipBobH
Tucson
12 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lots of interesting options on the menu. Our choices were to start with fried green tomatoes and short rib and salmon entrees. All were perfectly done with tasty and varied sides. Every person we interacted with was nice, helpful and very pleasant. Definitely worth another trip!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

In town to visit daughter at DU.

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MatthewSR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The decor, food, and wine list is fantastic and the service was just superb!

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vipKaylee
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing! Highly recommend! We loved everything we ordered.. both food and drinks!

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vipBenjaminH
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lobster Corndogs & Burrata Caprese were oustanding! Pan Seared Scallops & 48 Hour Short Ribs were equally as tasty. Such a terrific night out!

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vipNYTimesReviewer
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Steak was cold.

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vipFoodie
Denver
44 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic dinner, service and atmosphere. The food was amazing and our team dinner was made extra special as a result of great service, overall a wonderful experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great space for brunch. Food was awesome. Great wine list and the service was exceptional

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BassantM
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service! Mahdy, our server was amazing. We ordered the pan seared salmon and the Tuscan chicken, both were extremely delicious, tender and perfectly cooked. Will definitely visit again.

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SteveS
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service1ambience5

Kitchen was slow service was very good despite that

FAQs

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

narrative. is rated 4.8 stars by 521 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.