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narrative.

4.7
669 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 669 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.6
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal

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JohnW
Denver
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Loved the food! Too bright inside though!

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moba
Charlotte
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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
6 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.

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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.

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vipMrsSchMorgan
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yummy brunch options. Great service.

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JohnD
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Fun place to eat. Not crowded or hurried. Pleasant service.

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EmilyF
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Where to start! First of all, Mary was amazing. She took such great care of our party. She had great recommendations for food and wine. Secondly, LOBSTER CORNDOGS. Are you kidding me? These were amazing and I immediately sent pictures to my entire contact list. Will 100% return.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Excellent service. Our waitperson was superb — friendly, efficient and managed allergies and special orders with aplomb. When two of our side dishes came out a few minutes later than the main course (which was no problem for us), she insisted on removing the charge from the bill, over our protestations. In Cherry Creek the hotel valet parking service is reason enough to frequent narrative. But the food is enjoyable and the waitstaff devoted to assuring a happy experience.
My only complaint: due to an allergy, I wish garlic was an optional ingredient in more dishes, rather than pre-mixed.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My son and I had a wonderful experience for our first visit! So happy to have found Narrative!

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SheilaH
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner! Wonderful drinks! Amazing server and awesome assistant to server! This is a wonderful restaurant with a great atmosphere!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We loved our time here. The food was excellent, the servers were very busy with big sections so we understood the wait occasionally but she was excellent.

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Ellie
Denver
60 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time at Narrative. I love the way it’s decorated, like you’re sitting in your home library. The menu is wonderful. There are many things I would like to try. My salad with salmon on it was delicious. The service was great. I would definitely go back.

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vipEdzoocator
Denver
34 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Narrative is located in the Jacquard Hotel, and the decor is lovely. The tables were well spaced, but the noise level is very high due to the high ceilings. The food and cocktails were very good, and the wine list is impressive. The service and timing were also very good. Will definitely try Narrative again

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vipJamieVan
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Great service and beautiful restaurant!

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MATTHEWS
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Italian Donuts and the shrimp and grits were amazing, we absolutely love Narrative and the J hotel.

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vipSuzie
Denver
19 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and a wonderful server will be back

FAQs

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

narrative. is rated 4.7 stars by 669 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.