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narrative.

4.8
644 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 644 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.4
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Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipSheldonG
Raleigh
12 reviews
Dined a day ago
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 a day ago
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 2 days ago
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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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
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
57 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

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mtgrl
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Happening place with interesting menu and delicious food. I started with a Firefly cocktail which was beautiful to look at and a delight to drink. For dinner, we had the burrata caprese followed by 48 hr. shortribs. Will definitely go back.

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vipCoNative
Denver
19 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Food was decent and we enjoyed our waitress. Apparently our dishes though were delivered to the wrong table and we had to wait an extra 15-20min four ours to be remade, which we then were told our entire bill would be comped, but when the bill was delivered only the cheapest dish was removed.

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OpenTable Diner
Switzerland
5 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Unfortunately the food left much to be desired. I got the lobster pasta and the noodles were overcooked, and there were way too many tomatoes that took away from the lobster (minimal amount for the price) flavor. Service was slow as well.

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vipWOWGOOD
Los Angeles
47 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food - super waitstaff! Watermelon salad - yum! Great chicken Marsala - lobster corn dogs ... deviled egg Caesar ... and a way better than average wine selection. The white from Burgundy and a Tuscan red ... oh, and the chocolate lava cake. “Mary” ... was a super fun and pro wait person??! A+

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KBURLEIGH
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I went to Narrative for drinks and food yesterday evening. The staff was very attentive and even without asking lowered the umbrella for us outside because the sun was beating directly on us. I was very impressed with the food. The tuna poke was delicious. The ambience was sleek and modern and everyone was very friendly. I would definitely return. Thank you!

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unassociated
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Above all, the food was creative and simple. Everything was cooked beautifully. The technical skill of the kitchen was obvious. Sometimes, as happens with creative choices, a dish wasn't fully realized or was a bit too much (too many ingredients).

However, I will always choose to eat somewhere that will surprise and excite me over a place with perfectly considered but boring food.

narrative was definitely in the camp of surprises.

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Marty
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Very cool and eclectic atmosphere. Very efficient hostess and waitstaff. Great food presentation. Food was well prepared. We ate the Sunday Brunch

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

One server was amazingly helpful. The rest of the staff looked like they’d rather be sleeping (or were). $$$

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TracyS
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food wes sooooo yummy and our server was the BEST. We’ve had the pleasure of having her serve us several times and adore her.

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MatthewP
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The service was wonderful. It was very upscale and comfortable. The desert cheesecake I had was magnificent. The short ribs had really great flavor with a great spice level on them but I didn’t find the quality of the meat to be quite to the price level. It was tougher than it should be at this level.

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Phee
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Recently visited Narrative for breakfast/brunch with a family member. The place has a good vibe and service is friendly. Our waitress was busy and they seemed as if she may have been the only one on the floor, so it was difficult for her to be attentive. She was trying. We enjoyed our breakfast but my eggs were a bit too wet. I enjoyed the grapefruit juice. There was a gentleman who sat behind us and was talking on speaker phone for a while, until he got the picture and moved to the bar area. Didn't care for that. It's located downstairs from the attached hotel and is in a popular/hip area. I would come again.

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vipJanieO
Denver
171 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The food was great and I loved my salmon and Caesar salad. My friend love to Burger. I would say the only downside to narrative is the acoustics. It is very hard to hear people because of the high ceilings. It has a lot of buzz but don’t go there for an intimate conversation. The server was terrific.

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vipAnnC
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service!

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CadaC
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was inventive, well prepared and presented. Staff was friendly but a little short staffed at times. Didn’t affect the dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of my favorite restaurants in Colorado and maybe the best hotel restaurant I’ve been to recently

Satisfaction guaranteed

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ThompsonF
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Everything was very good, our waitress was exceptionally friendly and efficient. We will return.

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Tandy
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The reservation was at 5:30, we used the valet parking. The hostess was very friendly and seated us at a great table. I had heard that restaurants benefit from early customers, they have plenty of later reservations and it helps business.

This is the third time I have met friends at Narrative and they never disappoint.

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vipmicheleM
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lobster corn dogs fabulous ...so was everything!

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vipFoodie
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great fun waitress!

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ThomasM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious, I couldn’t have asked for better service

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AndresL
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff went above & beyond to manage my wife's request to sit outdoors. We were only group outside, but they were very attentive and ensured we were taken care of from heaters to umbrellas.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

We were seated late, our reservation was at 8:45pm and we were seated at 9pm. The server greeted us immediately by telling us that the kitchen was closing at 9pm! After that we were all super annoyed and it put a negative light on the rest of the meal since we were rushed!

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SaraM
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food and cocktail menus both showcase nice variety for diverse tastes. Brunch food and beverages were tasty and well prepared. Service was pleasant but very slow. Decor is stark and contemporary which is normally not my taste, but it was interesting and attractive.

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vipBecks47
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, excellent food!

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LivinglifeinColorado
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating our 33rd anniversary at the Jacquard hotel and some friends told us we had to eat at Narrative . Amazing!!! The food was so creative and delicious. We will definitely go back for another delicious meal

FAQs

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

narrative. is rated 4.8 stars by 644 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.