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narrative., Denver, CO
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narrative.

4.7
4.7
963 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 entrĂ©e 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 36 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 963 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

Noise ‱ Moderate

Loved For

  • Denver

    Great for Brunch

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  1. N

    Nikki

    Denver

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

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

    vanessav

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Baja California Sur

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    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.
  4. A

    Aermay

    Denver

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and absolutely delicious eats!
  5. 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.
  6. KW

    KevinW

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service
  7. o

    okintx

    Houston

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

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

    LeeH

    Denver

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    48 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    48 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.
  10. 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
  11. F

    Foodie1955

    Denver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a fabulous meal. Everything we had was delicious I loved the fried green tomatoes. We also had the angel hair pasta with lobster, chicken avocado salad and the chicken. I can’t wait to.go back. The service was excellent.
  12. GD

    GinaD

    Denver

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very enjoyable evening
  13. K

    Kkpc

    Denver

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    They should take care of the flies, There were too many flies around our table which made it not a pleasant experience and makes you wonder how many in the kitchen!
  14. N

    Nikki

    Denver

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is always to die for! Mary was so nice! We love Narrative! Thanks!!
  15. F

    Food

    Cleveland

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very nice place. Food was good but pricey.
  16. VS

    VeggieSam

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was quick and friendly, menu was fantastic (I'm even a vegetarian, and there were plenty of options) and the food was incredible. Such a fun place.
  17. DE

    DenaE

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Fantastic service, the best mimosa I've had in years and great (fun!) menu.
  18. W

    Willie

    Denver

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Must be a different chef as my favorite dish looked totally different and dampened my expectations
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Second time there and the Narrative continues to have an indoor fly/mosquito problem. For a higher restaurant I expect this not to be an issue
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tim was amazing. He was very attentive and kind. He helped me find a wine i really enjoyed and suggested a great meal for my brother who just got braces on.
  21. LB

    LeslieB

    Denver

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, ambiance, service and company!!!
  22. R

    Redwood

    Oklahoma City

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Excellent food, cool atmosphere. They almost got overwhelmed with a ton of people coming in for brunch at the same time but they handled it well.
  23. C

    Chloe

    Denver

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food- great service! We will definitely go back soon!
  24. O

    Olive

    Orange County

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience2
    Went for a casual brunch and the food does not disappoint. However, service is absolutely terrible. First, let me explain the good. Impossible burger is 10/10 fantastic. Egg White Scramble is good, but a bit oily and very heavy on the stomach. The sweet hostess took the time to clear a table for us as we requested outside (no busser had cleared any tables and left them all dirty). Now, the BAD. It took about 10 minutes for someone to come to our table to bring plates and utensils. Then another 10 minutes for someone to take our order. We were forgotten about throughout the entirety of the meal. In addition, there was no communication between the staff as someone different each time came to the table to ask us the same questions about ordering/our meal/etc. All in all, would I come back again based on my overall experience of the food and service? No. It was that bad. I will only do take away from narrative. from now on. You’ve been warned.
  25. KH

    KristenH

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food, kind service. Will surely return again soon.
  26. l

    lcjlondon

    Denver

    44 reviews

    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Delicious Food! Thoughtful staff. A nice spot for a conversation. Very clean.
  27. SP

    ShannonP

    Denver

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Wish the happy hour lasted past 5! The food was very good. Service was average. When I arrived, I only had 15 minutes until happy hour was over and had to ask to see a server after I had sat there for 10 minutes. However, once he did show up the service was ok.
  28. T

    Thommo

    Denver

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    The food (fried green tomatoes, chicken avocado chop salad and tuna poke) were excellent. Our waiter provided us with attentive service. Our only issue was the level of noise, specifically the music volume, that intruded upon our table conversations. Overall, I would recommend the restaurant.
  29. JH

    JessicaH

    Denver

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Service was lacking. Food took forever. When we had waited 15 minutes just to get water, the manager seemed annoyed when we asked for a server.
  30. BH

    BlaineH

    Denver

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Fun vibe and eclectic decor. Great date night location.
  31. KD

    KristyD

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Can’t wait to go back to try more from the menu. Excellent wine selection. Food was delish. Waiter was so helpful navigating the menu for the first time. Perfect date night.
  32. AJ

    AnnJ

    Denver

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great
  33. SL

    SkyLJ

    Denver

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Only thing I would change is the upsale of the food item. They really should say there is a charge to a food item and not let us assume its included. But other then that fantastic overall.
  34. b

    brit

    Denver

    8 reviews

    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience4
    The server had a really bad attitude and couldn’t care less . Very disappointing; The avocado sandwich did not mention that it was covered with a Chipotle hot sauce. My dish was re-done but of course it delayed the lunch with my friend. I also asked for a soda and the waiter said that only Pepsi products were available. I eventually chose a Pellegrini . Not a good experience at all!!!
  35. N

    Norma80206

    Denver

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Egg tacos were delicious and potatoes crispy! A hit. Met a friend not seen in awhile and noise level was quiet - did not have to shout. Restaurant was about 2/3 full. Service very good.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    203 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    203 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    We dined on a busy Saturday night. We enjoyed the lobster corndogs, but not the smoked pepper honey that came with it. The tuscan chicken and short rib were good. service slipped near the end when we waited a long time for our check and got the wrong one. also the server brought the wrong bottle of wine, luckily I was paying attention and caught it before she opened it (it was 2x the price).
  37. r

    randyd

    Denver

    79 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    79 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The narrative was a nice dining experience. The atmosphere is very comfortable. Food and service as great.
  38. JR

    JillR

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was exceptional starting with the valet through the end of the meal.
  39. D

    Daisy

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The ambiance is super modern and reminds me of places I used to go to when I lived in Manhattan. The food hit the spot and presentation was great...even down to the serveware! I took someone there for a special breakfast and the service was impeccable. Joey was our server, and we give them 5+ stars!!!.
  40. AV

    AVASELLI

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always an outstanding experience at Narrative! Consistently excellent!

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 4.7 stars by 963 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 36 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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