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narrative.

4.7
682 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 682 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.6
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4.3
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Noise · Moderate
91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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FiverV
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating our anniversary. We were met by the host who wish us a happy anniversary and a card was waiting on our table. Ate four courses and all were superb but be aware the portions are large thru all courses. Standouts - watermelon salad A+++, chocolate chip cookies A++++++. All staff were also superb. Will be back again.

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vipBoarderman
Denver
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience4

I have had some very nice dinners at Narrative, but brunch was a very big disappointment. Poor service and tremendously oversalted food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food was average. We waited 25 mins for our server to greet us. Seemed like an aberration as service improved once our server realized he was responsible for our table. Ordered a very nice bottle of champagne, and was served to us in huge red wine glasses, just silly. Restrooms are outside the restaurant quite a jaunt upstairs.

So many better places to go in Cherry Creek North.

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vipFlorence
Denver
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Food and service are not as good as they used to be, pre-pandemic.

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Jenn
Denver
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for our anniversary dinner and everything was wonderful. The service was exceptional, with the staff being extremely attentive. The food was fabulous. The watermelon salad was delicious and refreshing for a hot summer night. The mushroom bolognese was also very good.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food! Great service. Delicious and diverse menu. Perfect for a week night or weekend date.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! A nice variety on the menu and there was gluten free bread.

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Mike
Denver
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Good, limited menu with something for everyone. Cocktails were good too.

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FlyTheCorp
Denver
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Nicholas, was fantastic! The food was incredible, the atmosphere a great blend of vibrant and elegant. We will visit this restaurant again.

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vipCherryCreekGeek
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience4

The skirt steak could have been re-named "Florsheim Steak." It was tough and tasteless.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely time dining at Narrative. Our waitstaff was amazing, we appreciated the complimentary beverages, and the food was delicious. We will be back!

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AnastasiaV
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Overall, the place was pretty awesome, especially, in the case of breakfast/brunch option with a family or friends.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
159 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

We were early for our reservation and were sat right away. Server was slow to get to our table, ordered a cocktail, bar service was slow, waited for cocktails and ordered an appetizer, waited a ridiculously long time and finally had to flag down our server to ask what the problem was. Meanwhile the table next to us ordered the same appetizer AFTER us and got it FAST! Perhaps they delivered it to the wrong table? we told our server this and she didn't care at all. I said, should we just cancel it or keep waiting? She quickly took our side plates away, so I guess that meant it was cancelled?? I don't think she ever rang it in. We ordered a bottle of wine and again, had to flag her down so we could order dinner. She said, oh, since you canceled the appetizer I didn't think you were eating. Really?? You think we made a reservation to order one appetizer and drink a $75 bottle of wine? Why are we holding onto our dinner menus then? We ordered our meals and waited even more. finally they arrived. Disappointing service all around. We've been in the past and were happy.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal

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JohnW
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always great I just think they are a little understaffed which is not surprising at the present time.

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Mark
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

very good service and ambiance. A bit loud but the energy was good and not overwhelming

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Loved the food! Too bright inside though!

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moba
Charlotte
9 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

We drove from Charlotte NC to Denver, CO to visit family, I was hopeful for my experience at “Narrative” because of the good reviews on OpenTable, but we were let down by the unfriendly, and poor service of the wait staff. 1st waitress /hostess (Tarki) and 2nd Waitress/bar tender (Heather).

The Food was fine, and the place is nice, but the service left a lot to be desired.

bottom line, we were ignored by the staff and treated as if we were a bother, while the staff catered to every whim of the blond hair blue eye customers at the 4 other tables that were occupied at the resturant...

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CeciliaH
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was great. Service was slow, like even to take our drink order. Finally a manager came over. We asked for a double shot drink and our server seemed very put off by this request.

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vipterri
Denver
44 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Good food, but small, pricey menu with few vegetarian options. We went for breakfast and their menu was for brunch, so only a few breakfast items along with lunch items. My husband and I each had the cage free egg breakfast and substituted fruit for bacon, and we shared the watermelon salad. All of it was tasty and the servers seemed to work together to clear tables and pour coffee.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing time

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely experience! Food was delicious and just the right sized portions!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food in a great setting. Knowledgeable staff, wonderful service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
24 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Nicholas, was so helpful and made some amazing recommendations for delicious drinks and desserts. We didn’t feel rushed and enjoyed every minute of our stay.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great place. Very loud inside. Our server was awesome!

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BarbaraK
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

So loud we couldn’t hear the people we were with. Drink pours were very chintzy. Food was average. The lobster corn dogs were good! And we had a very nice waier.

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vipDuaneC
Denver
25 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent. Lively place, modern and vibrant.

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Jamie
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Absolutely delicious. Highly recommend. We will go back again!

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WilliamE
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding food, from the Lobster Corndogs to the seafood main courses we had, everything was remarkably good.

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vipleeb
Denver
26 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food3service2ambience4

Go here for excellent cocktails and the unique lobster corn dogs. The rest of the food was uninspired. Steak frite was average snd a bit chewy. Brussels sprouts too sweet. Artichoke toast was just that.The service was indifferent and slow.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fantastic service, made for a special evening

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vipMichelleB
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great meal, unique and delicious options. Amazing deviled eggs. Yep, deviled eggs. Excellent cocktails. Nice casual.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my favorite all time restaurants. The food is always incredible, the ambiance is very cool and the service is always tremendous.

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vipMary
Denver
21 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Server didn’t check on us during the meal and we had to ask the manager for the check. We saw her once when we were leaving.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Overpriced breakfast & terrible service.

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vipLaraB
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing brunch! I've been to Narrative multiple times but never for brunch - and so glad I discovered it. The food was excellent, the service was fantastic, the drinks were delicious, and overall we had a great time! I'll definitely be back. Thanks Narrative! (PS - drink after on the rooftop at Kisbee was great too - even with the pouring rain)

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vipTayAsbanks
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great service and food, but very loud.

JP
vipJulieP
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is amazing, great atmosphere and top notch service. The bathrooms are far, be prepared for a hike : )

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vipSheldonG
Raleigh
15 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent service. Friendly, professional staff. Somewhat small but interesting, varied menu. Fun place. Young vibe. Quite loud, though. Recognized our guests’ birthdays.

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vipEdzoocator
Denver
33 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We went for brunch and everything was very good. Our server Keleigh was excellent - she did not hover, but was cognizant of when we needed refills of tea and water, and the food was very good. This was my second visit to Narrative, and I definitely recommend Narrative for any occasion that calls for a great meal.

FAQs

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

narrative. is rated 4.7 stars by 682 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.