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narrative., Denver, CO
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narrative.

4.6
4.6
1046 Reviews
$30 and under
Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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

10:00 PM


Booked 45 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 7:00 am–9:00 pm Sat, Sun 8:00 am–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 1,046 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. K

    Kate

    Denver

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service. Good location. Not too loud. Food excellent
  2. E

    Ellie

    Denver

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very nice. Food was good, type on the menu description is too small to see in the dim light. Used to be bigger. Server was very pleasant and helpful.
  3. EQ

    EddieQ

    Denver

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you to the staff at Narrative for going above and beyond last night to make our Date Night a huge success. Every aspect of the night was great.
  4. R

    Rosi

    Denver

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday Brunch
  5. TL

    ToddL

    Denver

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall3food3service5ambience1
    It's too loud..my second experience here and my main takeaway is the noise level makes it unpleasant to hold a regular conversation. You have to shout across the table. The food is well prepared but very expensive. My wife had scallops. 3 small scallops without any substantial accompaniment for $37. There are better, more enjoyable dining options in Denver
  6. DE

    DaveE

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    I’d like to give a more thorough review, but unfortunately we only were able to eat the appetizer from our meal due to insanely slow service. We were seated at 5:50, orders were placed by 6:05 and then we waited and waited. When we asked about the arrival of the appetizer, it appeared at 6:50. The server was apologetic and offered to comp a free dessert. I explained that there is no way we would have time since we needed to leave by 7:15. We then asked about timing of the entree, two entrees that we did not order showed up at 7:05. The manager explained that they “f-ed up”. We left, still hungry to our event. The appetizer, mushroom toast, was good. Flavors could have been a bit stronger. I was hopeful for this restaurant, but unfortunately they won’t be getting a second shot.
  7. DT

    DougT

    Denver

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Terrific service and outstanding food. A little noisy. The complimentary valet parking is a very nice lagniappe!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My first time there and the service was amazing! The server was helpful with suggestions and made the experience welcoming. The atmosphere and food was out of this world! Definitely recommending to my friends and bringing those coming from out of town for a visit.
  9. K

    Kdines

    Denver

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place, food and drinks!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Nice small restaurant. Different and tasty breakfast combos. Loved their coffee. Service was fantastic
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    9 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    The service was disorganized and inattentive, the bar couldn’t make a bloody mary, and the food service was fair at best, lacking condiments and flavor.
  12. AN

    AshNewt17

    Oklahoma City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday dinner for friends.
  13. HH

    HappyHeart18

    Denver

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    I had lunch with a friend. The ambience and service was great.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall2food2service5ambience3
    Wonderful waiter and excellent service. However, food was absolutely over salted- I mean everything. Entrees were edible, but nothing special, and for four of us, the total was $390. Way over priced for quality (we only had two glasses of wine total, and no dessert, so not the main price of our bill.) Far better restaurants, especially for that price. Disappointed.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brunch was great.
  16. R

    Robert

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Very disappointing. All the food was served cold. Not worth the money. Skip this restaurant
  17. JD

    JennyinDenver

    Denver

    31 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Service is great. Any Denver restaurant that ensures water glasses are full is a bonus. Food and cocktails are good but quite pricey.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good ! Pricy but worth it and not outrageous for Chrerry Creek.
  19. CG

    CarrieG

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very enjoyable meal! My bursts appetizer was delicious and the scallop entree is one of the best I’ve ever had. We will come back!
  20. JS

    JoeSchmall

    Denver

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Excellent Bruch at Narrative on N Y day. Service and food were excellent and delivered promptly. The noise level is pretty high although it was crowded
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    New Years Day
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    New Year’s Eve
  24. SG

    SandyG

    Denver

    98 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    98 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    New Years Eve, great vibe, casual, not too noisy, great staff, food perfect as always. Try the lobster corn dogs:) Fun menu, wines by glass well chosen. Luv this place
  25. AJ

    AandJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Appreciated the ambiance, service and food. One of the nicest dining experiences we’ve had in quite some time in Denver.
  26. p

    professionaldiners

    Denver

    37 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We always enjoy eating at Narrative, great service and good food.
  27. JV

    JoyV

    Phoenix

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Friendly hostess; creative and delicious menu items; great service; wonderful drinks. I'll definitely be back!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We went to Narrative to celebrate a birthday and to celebrate being together. A menu to satisfy everyone, a good drinks and wine list, professional service, not noisy. My only suggestion is to add some mocktails. One of us was taking medication for a cold, therefore no alcohol. The server had one made up , which was a great gesture, but even a short list would be helpful.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambiance. Simple but well presented menu. Big volume space, plenty of room. Good cocktail!
  30. NS

    NikiS

    New England

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Was disappointed. My omelette came out less than warn, no one checked on us once food was delivered to the table. Our server seemed to have plenty of time to talk to the patrons at the table next to us, but didn't return to our table until it was time to drop the bill. We had to ask another server for refreshes on our coffee. Just a blah experience on what was supposed to be a birthday celebration brunch for my husband.
  31. M

    Michael

    Denver

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We enjoy going here. Consistently good food and service. Appreciate not so noisy so you can enjoy each other as your eating.
  32. AB

    AngelaB

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    The bartenders were upset about being there on Christmas. Did not even offer us the Christmas menu or the man next to us. Did not feel welcome at all.
  33. MH

    MaggieH

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had reservations for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. The food was excellent. The staff was quick and responsive. Enjoyed every minute.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, lovely ambiance, and great service!! A great experience for our Christmas brunch!
  35. JM

    JaneneM

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    This was a pretty dinner place with good service. Lobster corn dogs were yummy. Overall, though, prices seemed a little high for the value.
  36. C

    Carol

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    We went to Narrative for a special Christmas Eve dinner. Service was marginal. Forgot to bring one of our dishes. The young lady who brought our meals didn’t know who ordered what and didn’t speak English. Very expensive for not much food. It is a beautiful restaurant.
  37. L

    Laura

    Denver

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chef Anthony is AMAZING!!!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Overpriced hotel food. Nice ambience.
  39. N

    Nikki

    Denver

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love everything and everyone at Narrative. ! Such a great spot!! Salmon, Ahi Tartare and Chicken are always to die for!
  40. s

    scottm

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We love Narrative, food, wine, service, ambiance, but as a cook, I think the scallops need to be seared a little more to bring out the flavor.

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 1046 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 45 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

    Mon–Fri 7:00 am–9:00 pm Sat, Sun 8:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • 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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