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narrative., Denver, CO
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narrative.

4.6
4.6
908 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 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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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

  • Area

    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

Experiences

  • Experience the First Growths of Bordeaux

    Multiple dates available
    Experience some of the worlds most prestigious wines! We are offering the following for purchase individually by the ounce or as a flight option, 2001 Chateau Haut-Brion, 2008 Chateau Lafite-Rothschild, 2009 Chateau Margaux, 2009 Chateau Latour, 2012 Chateau Mouton-Rothschild. -By the ounce pricing ranges from $65-$152 -1oz flight of each wine $350 -2oz flight of each wine $615

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What 908 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
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. R

    Robert

    Key West

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    the noise level was high due to the hockey team on TV. My wife said it was the best salmon she has ever had & I can attest, after 52 years, she has had a lot of salmon.

  2. LM

    LynnM

    Denver

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Sat at the bar . Came in for the best Brussels sprouts on the planet. Of course also ate dinner and shared a bottle of wine. Bartenders fabulous- attentive but didn’t butt in. We love this place!

  3. AB

    AngelaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    I had the breakfast tacos. They were very good. The potatoes were small bites of pure crunchiness. My friend had the pancakes and they looked so good.

  4. SB

    SueB

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a great meal. Started with a drink at rooftop bar then moved down to restaurant. The service was amazing and food was delicious, can’t wait to go back!

  5. N

    Nikki

    Denver

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Allen was incredible and food never disappoints ! One of our favorites, we usually come here once a week !

  6. VH

    VirginiaH

    Denver

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 14 June 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience2

    Fantastic food, terrible service. Our waitress looked visibly annoyed we didn't order cocktails/wine and had to be flagged down a few times because she was ignoring our table. They kept changing the lighting during our meal, which was strange.

  7. LH

    LeeH

    Denver

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Special Birthday Brunch at the Narrative, we were very special guests, great food and service. Always a fun time.

  8. WP

    WarrenP

    Denver

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always good food and great service. I had Salmon which was excellent. The valet parking is really convenient in Cherry Creek. Always a pleasure.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Met 2 friends for an early dinner. By 7pm on a Sunday, Narrative had a fairly full dining room. Our server was a delight. We were a little surprised by the super casual attire of the hostess, but alas CO is flexible. The restroom continues to be too far away.

  10. l

    luv2eat

    Denver

    48 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Tasty food, nice surroundings and first class service

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    The food was great and the restaurant environment was really nice. Only complaint is that the waiter tried to rush us through our meal, which made our experience feel a bit stressful.

  12. AG

    AlexG

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 1 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing brunch and cocktails! Service was also superb

  13. N

    Nikki

    Denver

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on 30 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food as always!

  14. g

    george

    Phoenix

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall5food4service3ambience3

    All was a nice experience

  15. P

    Phoodie

    Denver

    25 reviews

    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Love Narrative. Nice creative sort of Southern influenced menu, but also some Asian influence. Our party of four shared the fried green tomatoes, wild mushroom toast, and tuna poke appetizers. All delicious. Three of us had the Skuna Bay Salmon, and the fourth had the chicken avocado salad. Again, excellent. Service was attentive. Only criticism is that it is pretty pricey for a fairly casual restaurant. With food, drinks (we did have cocktails and a bottle of moderately priced wine) and tip the tab for four was over $400.

  16. FD

    FatDaddy

    Denver

    636 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    636 reviews

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    We always enjoy the valet, room, food and service. Lobster corn dogs A+.

  17. b

    bubs

    Denver

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on 12 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great unpretentious food and service Prices reasonable but on high side but it is Cherry Creek Love the parking

  18. KK

    KatieK

    Denver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Great food! Great atmosphere for a nice day and Mother’s Day!

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing all around!

  20. C

    Cmmbrat

    Denver

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience2

    Our first time to this restaurant- and will be our last. We (2 people) were seated beside a wall. On the other side was a table of 6 people. As their wine and martini glasses were refilled, their volume went up. We could barely hear each other. We had asked when we sat down if we could be reseated but were told by the hostess that the several empty 2 tops across the room were being held to be combined later. This did not happen during the 60 minutes we were there. We rushed thru our dinner to leave the extremely noisy immediate environment. The food was okay, not outstanding. We had a great server who seemed empathic to our discomfort. She was the only good aspect to the evening. No repeat business from us.

  21. JE

    JoanneE

    Denver

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Just a nice place for 2 when you need a night out.

  22. L

    Lois

    Denver

    44 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on 4 May 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5

    Went early for lunch & restaurant was quiet with upscale understated decor - beautiful. But, jacquard omelet was cold, filling was bunched in the middle, and anemic looking. Sent back and got the same so guess this is their version of an omelet? (Loved the little pots of jam served with it.) Menu for impossible burger said "greens" accompany it, which turned out to be argula on the side and on the burger. My partner retches at the sight of it when asked for replacement, got rusty old salad greens. (Since many don't like arugula, suggest listing it on menu or maybe they just ran out of the good greens?) Also, refills on hot water for tea and coffee not offered. My friends love this place and they have good taste so we're going to assume it was just a bad day in the kitchen and will try again.

  23. MK

    MonaK

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great ambiance. Great menu. The drink menu is fabulous. From cocktails to spirits to wine it is the largest selection I have ever seen. Leave yourself an extra 10 minutes to peruse thru this thoroughly. Nice laid back casual yet elegant atmosphere.

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4

    Good experience

  25. CM

    CitynMtnGirl

    Denver

    21 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5

    Having been too narrative many times and always got an excellent food, I was very disappointed in my breakfast. I ordered a bowl of granola with fruit. The granola consisted of literally nothing else but oats and maybe three almonds and I got maybe eight fresh blueberry his giant bowl of oats. That’s not what granola should be there was no dried fruit there’s no nuts or seeds and I was almost no fresh fruit despite the fact it’s being served with fresh Fruit. Also the service was very distant. It was very difficult to get our server attention throughout the meal

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food & Great Servince

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    I felt like the cocktails were a bit overpriced but otherwise I left very satisfied. We had the bruschetta, seared scallops, and molten chocolate cake with coffee ice cream. I would definitely order everything again. Service was great!

  28. Z

    Zaight

    Denver

    13 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience1

    One of many mostly forgettable dining experiences in Denver. Trying to cater to a hip crowd but it felt like the staff was playing dress up. Not a great dining room- found myself staring at a dull wall the entire evening. The fried green tomatoes were great, yet not enough to make a return trip likely.

  29. B

    Brad

    Denver

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 24 April 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Service was excellent! Food was 4 star good. Parking was easy. Would go again.

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    8 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience1

    I chose this restaurant based on a non-alcoholic selection shown on the menu. They were out of all non-alcoholic drinks so I was forced to stick with water. The atmosphere and service wasn’t good enough to rate any higher. The biggest letdown was the book mural on the wall. Would have been better if it was real. Not going back.

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience3

    My partner and I had date night (sans kiddo) for the first time in a while and we heard good things about this place. One good thing I can say about our meal is that the stuff they didn’t actually cook (the wine and salad) was great. The lobster corn dog was oily and the accompanying sauces didn’t make sense. The mushroom toast was served on bread that wasn’t actually toasted and so heavily sauced that we couldn’t taste the mushrooms. The salmon was good but it sat on a bed of “fried” rice that was not fried but just dosed in soy sauce. I dunno maybe the chef was making fun of us. The only other good thing I can say about our meal is at least we didn’t have a second entree.

  32. SM

    ScottM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Birthday dinner

  33. JM

    JMack

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was very tasty and the staff accommodated special requests. Our waitperson was on their game and very attentive. I would definitely recommend Narrative for a business or personal breakfast.

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I was worried the menu was too small, but everything we ordered was 10/10 delicious! No need for more. And great happy hour specials. We will definitely be back.

  35. l

    lovegoodfood

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service was great, food choices were excellent.

  36. MD

    MisterD

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was absolute!

  37. k

    kathyw

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was great as well as the service. The chef has a way of adding a delicious twist to some common dishes.

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was absolutely amazing! And the staff was super friendly

  39. AB

    AngelaB

    Denver

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 15 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    What a little gem with a powerful wine list! Server was a level II som and provided good direction during the wine selection process. Enjoyed burrata caprese, fried green tomatoes, caesar salad, tuscan grilled chicken, sriraha soy brussels sprouts. Oh, and french fries! The brussels were a bit too sweet for me, but overall great experience.

  40. BJ

    BeckyJ

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 14 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was delicious and service was unbeatable! Alex was our server..he was attentive, witty and had excellent food recommendations. We ordered the scallops, hanger steak, and salmon…all delicious! One of our new favorite spots….we will be back!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff 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 908 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

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Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Takeout from OpenTableNew

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Google Map for narrative.

222 Milwaukee St Denver, CO 80206

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    2nd and Milwaukee

  • Area

    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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