Mizuna

4.8
2296 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary French
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  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
Mizuna resonates with quiet conversation. The linen-draped tables and soft yellow dining room perfectly highlight the cuisine, also simple, elegant, and understated. Chef/owner Frank Bonanno has created a special spot for food lovers here. At Mizuna, cooks are given free creative reign over a menu that changes monthly to emphasize pure, seasonal ingredients with clean flavors that make even the most exotic fare seem familiar. Ultimately, this is an American-style restaurant heavy on French technique, influence, and philosophy with flawless service and an eclectic assortment of international wines.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary French, Contemporary American, French American
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(303) 832-4778
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Frank Bonanno
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Catering
Why yes we do cater, please contact emily@mizunadenver.com
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Cross street
Sherman
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Parking details
Complimentary valet is available directly in front of the restaurant. Street parking is also available.
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Public transit
8th & Grant
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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RC
Denver
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great meal as always. The Beef Wellington was cooked perfectly and the recommended wine was unique and excellent.

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l
Denver
42 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Mizuna is my favorite restaurant for European food. It has different menus every season so I love going there. I am a 10 year customer and will continue to go there...

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Jackson Hole
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfection from beginning to delicious end!!

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J
Denver
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mizuna is a very special place. From the initial greeting until the farewell they carried off an exquisite culinary experience. Not to say they are nonchalant, but their confidence in their menu allows the servers to interact with us and make suggestions that we would not have arrived at by ourselves.

The food is simply outstanding! It is not a restaurant that we go to each week, we save this experience for a very special occasion. We have eaten at many of Frank’s restaurants, Mizuna is at the pinnacle, and has been for many years! A true Denver landmark.

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e
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

One of the worst dining experiences of my life. The waiters behavior was so strange. He had an attitude and a way about him almost as if he was annoyed. He convinced us to trust the chef and get the tasting menu without describing what was on the menu. We asked for clarification but he never gave specifics on dishes and said we would be in good hands so we went for it. My friend specifically said no shellfish and he said that would be accommodated. The third course was lobster pasta..... He obviously knew this from the start but said nothing. The first course was fois gras pie. Utterly disappointing, after seeing my face upon tasting the food my friend did not even want to try hers. This really set the tone for the rest of the meal. The remaining courses were uninspired, bland, poorly executed, improper temperatures, too many ingredients, I could go on and on. The waiter never asked us if we liked the food or if something was wrong even though we ate maybe one or two bites of each course. I felt the head chef was not present in the kitchen. I was so confused by the food and how bad it tasted. I will never eat here again and I will be advising everyone I know to avoid it as well. I have no idea how this place stays open and receives the positive reviews it has. Do not eat here. Go to Barolo instead, it’s stellar and half the price with a much more modern and classy atmosphere. They did comp our tasting menus in the end in an attempt to save face. I stand by my review despite that last ditch effort.

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t
Denver
63 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and chef's tasting menu! Would absolutely return for special occasion. Thx for the nice birthday recognition.

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N
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and service! We tried the chef's tasting menu and the ingredients were so fresh, plating beautiful and portion sizes just right. Our server did a great job describing the dishes to us upon arrival, paired wine perfectly with our meal and was very attentive during the entire dinner service. We will definitely be back again soon!

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M
Denver
45 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another wonderful time at my favorite restaurant Great food and service.

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B
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice place for an anniversary

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M
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best resturants I've ever been to. Doesn't look great from the outside, but once you step in, and try the food, you'll understand.

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CG
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service, wine list and tasting menu. Slightly pricy but worth it. We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner.

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C
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 2

Amateur service, uninformed wine Capt., poorly prepared food... when manager informed of disappointing food preparation his response was “oh, too bad, I’ll mention to chef”. Really!!!???

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CC
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful experience for dinner! It was our anniversary, and they wrote a little card that wished us a happy anniversary and have complimentary champagne. The rest of the experience was beautiful. Everyone we interacted with was kind, friendly and attentive. The food was delicious (you must have dessert). An all-around incredible experience that we’ll remember. We loved it, and we’ll definitely be back!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of the best tasting menus we've ever had! I told them it was our anniversary and they greeted us with champagne, a cute card, and chocolates to go!

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R
Denver
47 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were here Fri. Aug. 24 for our anniv, so splurged on the Chef's tasting menu + wine pairings. The food was incredible, the service impeccable. It is pricey, but worth it. I rarely give 5 ☆ but Mizuna deserves it!

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RH
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Cute building, nice vibe inside. We sat in the back room where the walls are lined with wine bottles. Unique dishes, well prepared, excellent service. Complimentary valet so you don’t have to worry about moving your car at the 2-hr mark. A little on the pricier side due to its location downtown. Recommended for special occasions.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I wish I had the words to express my experience but I don’t. Everything exceeded my expectations and I am honored to have been a guest. I cannot wait to come back again and have my taste buds explode.

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G
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Mizuna was an amazing experience. The portions were just right. The price was high, but well worth it. Staff was super friendly. As the only Hispanics in the restaurant, we did feel a bit uncomfortable with the stares we would get. Also some of the staff was looking at us like we're leaving without paying at the end of the night.

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d
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Innovative food. Great service. Expensive,but worth every penny!

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Denver
3 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of Denver's top restaurants. The Chef's Menu is always an enjoyable opportunity to experience exquisite food. The sommelier was extremely knowledgeable and provided great information about the wines we had with the meal. And for all who have forgotten what service should be, Mizuna reminds us.

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JR
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mizuna was every bit as good as when we first visited 10 years ago. We spent our anniversary there on Friday and nothing disappointed. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable and the food was delicious.

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O
Oklahoma City
33 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superlative staff from front to back of house. Observing our needs without intruding. Chef willing to make dish not currently on menu. Deft balance to libations. Wanted to come back 2 nights later, had reservations but family matter took precedence. Will return next time in Denver and tell foodie friends of this star quality. Thanks Mizuna!

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TS
Orange County
15 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Very nice restaurant! Food was exceptional and creative. Wine list was one of the best I've seen in Denver. Would go again. Wife and I both had the swordfish and it was exceptional!

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ML
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great menu, food was awesome as was the service! We will definitely be back

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T
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent. Did the chef's tasting with sommelier pairing and all was divine! Went to celebrate our 14-yr anniversary and was pleased with quality of food, drink and ambiance. Worth the money the meal cost!

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R
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cozy spot for a special occasion. Food was unexpectedly tasty. Would recommend.

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RL
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Service was impeccable, beef Wellington was dry we had to send lamb bach

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TV
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Food was good. Made note of vegetarian in party but they weren't prepared for a tasting menu request. Vegetarian Apps and Entree were slightly repetitive off the al a carte menu. Waiter seemed less than accommodating in tone when request for vegetarian tasting came in. Delicious Drinks.

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SB
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An absolute gem of a restaurant!! We loved it!!! The food was amazing!! Our waiter Woody was very attentive and his suggestions for wine were perfect!!

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DW
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was really good. Everything was cooked the right way not over or under but absolutely perfect. It's a very nice place so black dress and tie are very appropriate attire.

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DF
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This has always been one of my favorite restaurants. The service is outstanding, and the food is always so good no matter what you get. Highly recommend the Lobster Macaroni and Cheese. Great for a quiet night with friends or family.

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N
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Overall my friends and i were fully satisfied with the whole experience. I do however have one issue I would like to point out. I ordered the duck and it was good but not great, the breast was cooked perfectly but the thigh was way over cooked in my opinion. It was slightly tough and dry and I could not even stomach it so I left it on the plate and did not want to be rude or negative during my time there by making a complaint in front of my friends.

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W
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We celebrated my wife’s birthday here and it turned out to be a wonderful experience. The staff was welcoming even though we were early due to a summer storm. Our waiter was very attentive without being intrusive and they treated us to a nice birthday card and celebratory glass of bubbly. This is unfortunately not an everyday restaurant for us, but it’s a great place for very good food and service on special occasions.

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OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a birthday dinner there and our service was immaculate. Our server was. Extremely tentative. Overall amazon experience and will be celebrating our birthdays there from now on.

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SG
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The staff had an anniversary gift for us and even borrowed the perfect bottle of wine from their sister restaurant to create the perfect evening for us. The food was beyond incredible! The beef Wellington was something I wish I could recreate everyday!

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H
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I went here for the first time for a celebratory dinner and we were blown away. The service was amazing and Rocco our server was very attentive and knowledgeable about the menu, down to the cooking techniques. We started with the lobster mac and cheese (which my husband is still talking about a week later) and the escargot which was also very good. For our mains we got the beef Wellington (my personal favorite of the meal) and the seared scallops, which were both amazing. We ended with the sticky toffee pudding and couldn't have been happier with that choice. We will definitely go back!

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F
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is our second time at Mizuna and it was just as amazing as the first time. The service was fantastic and the food was creative, inspired and delicious! It is surprising that with the sheer number of diners and servers that it wasn't noisy - but it wasn't. What a delight! Compliments to the chef and his entire crew.

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ZM
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sat at the bar. Bartender was very friendly and helpful. Drinks and food were top notch. Highly recommended.

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RO
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Scallops were huge, beef wellington was perfect. Service was cordial and responsive.

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CB
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had high expectations of this restaurant based on the word of Anthony Bourdain. Let me say Mizuna exceeded all of them! Everything was perfect, my wife had the Beef Wellington and it was the most tender piece of beef I have ever tasted! I had the duck breast with port braised leg and thigh, also melt in your mouth tender! The cocktails we had with dinner were expertly crafted as well. Everything was perfectly seasoned. I also expected to pay much more for this exceptional experience of eating at a Michelin starred restaurant. This will the most highly recommended restaurant for me!

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