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narrative., Denver, CO
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narrative.

4.6
4.6
994 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 Aaron Whitcomb. 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 1,500 bottles and 250+ 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 49 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Cocktail Bar, Wine Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:00 am–10:30 am Brunch Sat, Sun 8:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 10:45 am–1:30 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 2:30 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (720) 571-8080

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Paul Nagan

  • Neighborhood

    Cherry Creek

  • Cross street

    2nd and Milwaukee

  • Parking details

    Free Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 994 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Denver

    Great for brunch

  • Denver

    American

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  1. LM

    LexM

    Denver

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food, extensive wine list, nice atmosphere, very good service!
  2. PC

    PaulC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came to the Narrative to celebrate our anniversary and enjoyed a truly delightful meal. Our server, Dawson, was very knowledgeable and extremely polite. At his suggestion, we had the lobster corn dogs (amazing) for an appetizer, lobster angel hair pasta, and shrimp and grits as our entrees, and the pumpkin creme brulee for dessert. Dawson recommended a wonderful wine for my wife and a delicious cocktail for me, both of which paired beautifully with our meal. 10/10 will return again.
  3. s

    shellyk

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We stayed at the hotel for 6 days and went to Narrative for breakfast, lunch and cocktails several times during our stay. The food was exceptional and the wait staff was the most friendly group of people. Thank you for making our stay enjoyable.
  4. TB

    TylerB

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fixie dinner for thanksgiving was most excellent. Butternut squash soup was thick and creamy, main course was everything you’d want for a thanksgiving meal, and the desserts were phenomenal.
  5. A

    Allison

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Went for Thanksgiving this year after an amazing experience last year. They called to confirm our reservation many times. I asked if they would have additional things outside of the Prix Fixe menu specifically the lobster corn dogs and was assured they would. Arrived to find this was not the case. Service was not attentive and slow. Overall not worth the price.
  6. CP

    ClareP

    New York Area

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional thanksgiving dinner and fabulous service from our waitress.
  7. RA

    RoseanneA

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a delicious dinner and really enjoyed the atmosphere...a great place to meet up with friends and share a good meal.
  8. JW

    JeffW

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal and service. Lobster corn dogs were a treat and recommended. As were the scallops and chicken entrees. Only complaint, and this is a recurring experience of ours with reservations made through OpenTable, is we are taken to the worst table location in the restaurant even though it was an early reservation and there were many open tables. Our request to be moved to a much nicer table was accommodated.
  9. S

    Savvylady

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience2
    Certain dishes are very good. Other dishes were left almost untouched by nearby diners. Too noisy with a sports bar set of tv’s by the bar which is in the high ceilings and hard floor dining area. It has no charm or sense of place. Waiter was great, service was good and the complimentary valet most helpful in overcrowded Cherry Creek area.
  10. MB

    MarcinB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Highly recommend for all aspects! Loved the food and staff, will be coming back again!!!
  11. S

    Steph

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had so much fun! The food was excellent and the service was incredible!! Our server suggested a red wine to me and I LOVED it!!
  12. MM

    MarisaM

    Denver

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    My husband and I had a lovely dinner here on a Sunday evening. Delicious food, attentive service and pleasant ambiance.
  13. d

    dond

    Denver

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unique menu and great food. Especially the fried green tomatoes, Loved the coffee
  14. RP

    RichP

    Denver

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    What a pleasant surprise. Loved everything we had!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall1food2service4ambience4
    NOT GOING BACK … we used to come every few weeks. unfortunately when we ordered dinner, the steak and sides came out cold .. we told our waitress (who was great) and she had her manager bring it back out “reheated” for us. it was the same temp. the manager told us this is how they serve their food and this is their “process” of making this dish. she argued with us that the food WAS hot … ridiculous. the table next to us was baffled. not a good experience. really disappointed in this management approach.
  16. FL

    FrazerL

    Denver

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious and creative menu with great skills in adjusting for diner food sensitivities while still maintaining the excellence of the taste and presentation. Wait staff were also exceptional.
  17. AW

    AllisonW

    Denver

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and I love seeing multiple vegetarian options! Loved this place - great for a romantic date or for drinks with a friend. Nice ambiance and kind staff. Highly recommend!
  18. Z

    Zach

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food -- must try the lobster corn dogs and bruschetta!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely all around experience.
  20. A

    Alleycat

    South Dakota

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    When in Denver we always stay at the Jaquard hotel & eat at Narrative a few times while staying there, located in the hotel lobby , it’s visually stunning, the staff are always friendly and attentive, the cocktails are the bomb & the food is delicious, looking forward to returning soon
  21. C

    Cheri

    Las Vegas

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Our server was great - just the right amount of attention and never left us waiting. The hostess was somewhat unhelpful - our reservation had been inadvertently changed online earlier in the day from 3 - 2......we're not sure how that happened except perhaps it automatically defaulted to 2 when we changed the time. Either way - when we checked in and needed a table for 3.....she kept blankly repeating with no interest to try to find a solution except sitting us at the community table because of whatever the faux paux was......it says your reservation was changed this afternoon. It says your reservation was changed this afternoon. It says your reservation was changed this afternoon. We ended up being sat at the community table which is essentially in front of the front door and main traffic pattern in and out of the restaurant, which wasn't ideal, but at least she did sit us after continued conversation that we indeed, needed a place for 3. She was our only slightly less than positive experience at the restaurant
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Awful server
  23. CM

    ChimeneM

    Denver

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Narrative has such potential to be one of the great restaurants in town. The menu is diverse and hard to choose from but not overwhelming w choices— A+ there. Service was pretty slow last night and they could have simply been understaffed but it took about 30 minutes for our appetizer to come out. But when it came — grilled Thai shrimp— it was amazing. My burger was really tasty but medium well instead of medium rare. Cookies-as well, really tasty but not warm. So it’s just needing a couple of tweaks to be incredible.
  24. EB

    ElisabethB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We had a great dinner. Waiter and staff were friendly, attentive and really nice! Food was great!
  25. D

    Denverdave

    Naples

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great food, great service, nice decor. Tiana provided terrific service and was knowledgeable about the wines.
  26. D

    Dependable

    West Palm Beach

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    seated promptly at reservation time, breakfast menu has sufficient options for most and the atmosphere was lively.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great experience!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience5
    The service and atmosphere were excellent but the food was disappointing. We ordered Lobster angel hair and 48 Hour Beef Short Rib. It had no flavor, very plain. Based on the reviews and the cost I had another expectation.
  29. RG

    ReallyGoodAgain

    Denver

    76 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    76 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Delicious! Each dish we shared was wonderful. The Brussel Sprouts, the Arugula Salad, the Tuscan Chicken, Scallops and Tofu Bowl. Would highly recommend Narrative!

    narrative.Responded on October 7, 2022Thank you for the review, always great to hear which dishes you loved! We hope to see you back soon!

  30. JR

    JRay

    Denver

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    I've been coming to Narrative on occasion since it opened, and have never been disappointed. Interesting cocktails, amazing food.

    narrative.Responded on October 7, 2022Thank you JRay! We are launching our new fall cocktails today, hope to see you back soon!

  31. N

    Nikki

    Denver

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Narrative. is always incredible!!! Our neighbor favorite 😍

    narrative.Responded on October 7, 2022Thank you Nikki! We have the best neighbors, look forward to seeing you again soon!

  32. v

    vanessav

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were excellent!... it is pricey, but it was amazing!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baja California Sur

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    The place is nice. We were some of their las customers since we arrived close to 9 PM. Our waiter was attentive but did not check on us as often as like. Their menu is small. I tried the friend green tomatoes, the tuna poke and the lobster corndogs. My wife had the bbq tofu bowl. The food is ok. Not impressive but with flavor. Presentation is ok too.

    narrative.Responded on October 7, 2022Thank you for the review. The service that you experienced while dining with us is definitely not up to our standards and I apologize that we didn't provide the level of service that all of our guests deserve. Your feedback on the food is helpful, and will be addressed with our staff to continue to improve. We hope that you'll give dining with us a second chance so we can show you a true Narrative experience.

  34. A

    Aermay

    Denver

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and absolutely delicious eats!

    narrative.Responded on October 7, 2022Thank you Aermay, we hope to see you again soon!

  35. JB

    JoeB

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    From appetizers to deserts I got the impression of quality preparation and presentation. The dishes felt special and tasty as reported by all 4 diners of our party. The price was very reasonable. The service was simple and efficient. We were able to carry out a conversation despite a background noise just a tad too loud for my taste. Overall our dinner was very enjoyable, and a fantastic value.

    narrative.Responded on October 7, 2022Thank you for your kind words Joe, we are thrilled you enjoyed dining with us and hope to see you all again soon!

  36. KW

    KevinW

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service

    narrative.Responded on October 7, 2022Thank you Kevin, we look forward to welcoming you back!

  37. o

    okintx

    Houston

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came for the vintage wine tastings, and fell in love with the food and staff!
  38. LH

    LeeH

    Denver

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been coming to Brunch often, having the granola blueberry pancakes, always delicious, our favorite.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    50 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great food and services. Decor could use a little color and life - fairly sterile and white colors. More color/life would better match the creativity of the food.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We enjoyed our meal at narrative during our visit to Denver. Easy parking, friendly service and tasty food

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • 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

FAQs

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

narrative. is rated 4.6 stars by 994 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 49 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for narrative.

222 Milwaukee St, Denver, CO 80206

Additional information

  • Cross street

    2nd and Milwaukee

  • Neighborhood

    Cherry Creek

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:00 am–10:30 am Brunch Sat, Sun 8:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 10:45 am–1:30 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 2:30 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Cocktail Bar, Wine Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Free Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Paul Nagan

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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