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narrative., Denver, CO
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narrative.

4.6
4.6
942 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 44 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

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

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 942 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. LB

    LeslieB

    Denver

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

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

    Redwood

    Oklahoma City

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    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.
  3. C

    Chloe

    Denver

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

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

    Olive

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    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.
  5. KH

    KristenH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

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

    lcjlondon

    Denver

    42 reviews

    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Delicious Food! Thoughtful staff. A nice spot for a conversation. Very clean.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. AJ

    AnnJ

    Denver

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great
  13. 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.
  14. c

    chris

    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!!!
  15. 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.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    201 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    201 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).
  17. r

    randyd

    Denver

    78 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    78 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The narrative was a nice dining experience. The atmosphere is very comfortable. Food and service as great.
  18. 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.
  19. 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!!!.
  20. AV

    AVASELLI

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always an outstanding experience at Narrative! Consistently excellent!
  21. L

    Loverrrr

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Most went well— I would highly recommend getting a sun shade for the door, it was miserable to sit in direct sunlight for dinner. Also— stop spraying disinfectant near people eating. Spray the rag outside and then wipe. It was pretty gross.
  22. WW

    WilliamW

    Denver

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    The food was delicious. Service was inconsistent - they forgot 1 ordered item, iced tea was warm without ice, no bathroom in restaurant but only on second floor of the hotel and hot food served when I went to the bathroom so was cold when I returned!
  23. MA

    MrsAbe

    Denver

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The brunch is fantastic, something for everyone and always served beautifully. It has become our Denver brunch destination
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food Great service Great selection of alcohol Good price
  25. JJ

    JulieJ

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Calm, peaceful oasis... with excellent food, and warm, personable, professional service.
  26. JP

    JenniferP

    Houston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    The lighting was a stark. And the room was very loud.
  27. g

    giantslover209

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    the food was outstanding, the ambience was fun and the service was great! I highly recommend Narrative.
  28. MF

    MeredithF

    St. Louis

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service!
  29. JD

    JennyinDenver

    Denver

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had food and cocktails. Same great experience as last time.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous new menu and amazing food. Aaron is the best
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Tuscan Chicken was delicious, hamburger was mediocre
  32. N

    Nikki

    Denver

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food never disappoints ! Narrative is a must!
  33. C

    Claire

    Exclusive

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    food was good, and came out just as ordered. great atmosphere too!
  34. R

    Robert

    Key West

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    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.
  35. LM

    LynnM

    Denver

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    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!
  36. AB

    AngelaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    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.
  37. SB

    SueB

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 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!
  38. N

    Nikki

    Denver

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Allen was incredible and food never disappoints ! One of our favorites, we usually come here once a week !
  39. VH

    VirginiaH

    Denver

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 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.
  40. LH

    LeeH

    Denver

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Special Birthday Brunch at the Narrative, we were very special guests, great food and service. Always a fun time.

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 942 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 44 times today
Experiences are available.

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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