Mizuna

4.7
2332 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary French
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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Neighborhood
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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
What 2332 People Are Saying
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MG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As transplants from New Orleans, we have been disappointed by other French cuisine in Denver for the most part. This place far exceeded our expectations. In our table of 4, we tried several dishes and all of them were excellent. The entrees were event better than the appetizers. We cannot wait to return and sit in the in room!

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J
Denver
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for our anniversary and were very pleased. The service was excellent as well as the food, and a great Manhattan! Highly recommended for a romantic night.

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KO
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Mizuna made our birthday celebration very special and intimate.

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CR
Denver
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food and outstanding service

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W
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 5

The service is very very good, the staff are super nice and pleasant to talk to and they’re great with the clientele, the food however is tasteless, absolutely no flavor in 4 options we ordered! Which I find very weird for a place upscale like that.

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KC
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

By far our favorite restaurant in town. The beef wellington is always perfect. The sea scallops were amazing. Service was attentive but not overdone.

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AC
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful time. The wife and myself both had the lobster Mac and cheese and the beef Wellington. Absolutely unforgettable!

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CR
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always!!

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CR
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic as always! Menu is constantly changing and Chef’s tasting is an experience everyone should try at least once! Staff is amazing and always the same so it creates a very personable experience upon each return!

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YG
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary! There was a card on out table wishing us a happy anniversary and everyone that served us wishes us a happy anniversary as well! Really helped to make the evening special

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Y
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic evening. Wonderful food. Great recommendations drinks and wine. Definitely one of the top restaurants in the State

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RS
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, outstanding meal. Overall one of best dining experiences I have had.

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AS
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great customer service, atmosphere, food and overall experience! I might be a bit biased on the experience because of the great company, but we truly both did enjoy our evening at Mizuna! Thank you, pretty Amanda and Mizuna!

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CR
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best in Denver for a romantic dinner!

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AC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super romantic, amazing food, great wines & excellent service!

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P
Denver
48 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal Job!
It had been a while since my previous visit enjoying the tasting menu, but tonight the flavors were all still on point and really fun presentations. Enjoyed the octopus and sausage appetizer, the duck entree and the pain perdue for dessert. Great wine list and creative take using French ingredients.

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Z
Denver
18 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The dinner was lovely as always. We always come for special occasions, sit at the same table and the food is always amazing. The staff is really terrific!

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J
Denver
23 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The service was very accommodating and friendly. The staff worked very well together. The food was outstanding. I thought the prices were a little high, acceptable for the quality of the meal. Valet parking takes care of the parking concerns for the area.

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OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thanks for making our anniversary very special.

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JS
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent, professional, friendly, unpretentious service. Fantastic menu and wine list. Best table side service ever. Will go back again and again.

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D
Denver
26 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Although still quite nice, this was dining experience was tepid. Not the wow factor in the service or food as in the past. A bit disappointing, given it was a special anniversary dinner.

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OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I would recommend the foie gras for starters and either the duck or Wellington. Both phenomenal choices!

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BW
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

A long time favorite but this meal and service was not good. Too bad. Plenty of good restaurants in Denver that aren’t nearly this expensive. They are not what they use to be

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AA
Denver
20 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mizuna never disappoints.
This time (we come here often and have decided this is the ONLY place we will come to for our once-a-month get together), my friend and I ordered the Chef’s Choice. Absolutely incredible! We shared a bottle of Sancerre, which was perfect for the lovely potato leek soup, pasta/mushroom/rabbit, and scallop tasters...so elegantly prepared...so deliciously consumed (if such a phrase exists).
Tim helped us with our red wine choices to drink with the best venison we have ever had! And to finish it all off: scrumptious, sticky toffee pudding. If you try to avoid eating bread, ask your server not to bring you any because you will not be able to resist the fabulous popovers! Tim and staff once again did not disappoint-see you all very soon!!!

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OT
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious beef Wellington. Tried the striped bass too and it was lovely

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SD
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderfully creative food experience. Pretty pricey but honestly worth it. Service was excellent and friendly. Comfortable and quiet.

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SD
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely blown away! The tasting menu was amazing and the wine pairing made a perfect night!

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WC
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed every minute of our time there. We were there for 3 hours sampling the chefs specials with the wine pairing. It was divine!

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went there for our first year anniversary. The service and the food was amazing, we had the best evening. They accommodated us with champagne and house made chocolate. We felt very special. We will go back for sure!

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C
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service, though expensive. Good help with dietary restrictions and allowed to have a leisurely dinner with friends without being rushed. Very enjoyable.

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RC
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

I hadn't been to Mizuna in a couple of years but had a great previous experience and someone had given us a Bonanno Concepts gift card. My husband had never been and since he'd heard people raving he wanted to go. I pushed the lobster mac and cheese which had been really good before. He thought they used Kraft and was not impressed. The yellowfin tuna app was just ok. My duck was good. Not dry, and just good. I did not care for the matcha panna cotta, which was a strange contrast with the duck- just my personal taste. My husband had the veal and thought it was ok. My husband wanted to do the chef tasting but it required both of us to do it and I am on a low carb diet, and the waiter laughed at it even being a possibility. The waiter tried to upsell the wine by 2x when I pointed out which Pinot Noir I wanted from a region I like. When I wouldn't budge, he sent over the sommelier. The sommelier was phenomenal and didn't care about upselling, he just wanted me to have a wine I like. We were sitting too close to the people next to us and we in their conversation. This was not ideal for a dinner date. We declined dessert, and won't go back. If we spend over $250 for dinner, we better like it. We should've gone to Osteria Marco- guaranteed good meal and atmosphere there every time, and a much better value. We left disappointed and remorseful with how much we spent.

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B
Denver
104 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent as always, and they made it a very special occasion for my wife's birthday (a birthday cord on the table, a complimentary glass of champagne, and even a complimentary glass of Riesling to accompany the salad and soup course.)

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FD
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service is impeccable and the food is divine. I am a gluten-free diner, and it is always a great experience to dine there and be pampered.

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V
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We found Mizuna because of the reviews; we went to Mizuna because of the menu. The menu described creative food. It didn't disappoint.

First, the waiter brought us bread and butter. Not just any butter. He told right from the start it was a fatty European butter. My kind of place.

I happened to be on a date that evening with the most beautiful, engaging, and entertaining woman in the world, my wife, Lisa. We started the night with the foie pie. The crust was buttery and flaky. The foie ice cream was creamy and good, especially with the compressed apples and caramel sauce. When the wait staff came to pick up the plate, they asked what we thought. I said everything was good, but I didn't care for the pie filling. The waitress said, "I'm sorry," and picked up the plate.

Next, I had the duo of veal. Lisa ordered the beef wellington. The food arrived perfectly temped. The veal strip was served with smoked ricotta and was delicious, but it didn't compare to the veal cheeks over braised dandelion greens. My wife's wellington was very, very good. I want to say perfect, but she said, "Ours is a little more flavorful." I won't quibble. It was perfect.

Lisa got peach pie and ice cream for desert. She asked the waiter to box the pie to go and bring out the ice cream. He followed her directions to the T, without any hesitation. The ice cream was presented in a fun and fanciful way.

When the bill arrived, the foie pie was not charged. I didn't like the filling, but I liked everything else about the dish. The crust was exceptional. It was the reason we got the peach pie for desert. I appreciate the restaurant standing behind its food and not charging for the pie, but I'm not sure I could have done the same if the roles were reversed. I ate everything on the plate!

If I lived in the area, I would like to get to know the staff: the mixologist, the cooks, the chef. It is important to me to know who makes me dinner every night.

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MB
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mizuna was as terrific as ever. It had been a long time since our last visit, but the overall experience was as great as we remembered. Top quality ingredients prepared in an innovative way, served by friendly attentive staff.

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CS
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We dined at Mizuna for my husband’s birthday and it couldn’t have been more perfect. I noted a Birthday in our reservation, and so the cheerful hostess greeted us with a “Welcome and Happy Birthday” and there was a “Happy Birthday” card at the table. There were so many nice details. The hostess switched my white napkin for a black one since I was wearing a dark outfit and a small flute of sparkling rose was offered in celebration of the birthday. My husband has some food allergies and salty food does not agree with him and we were pleased to see the waiter reply to these considerations in a thoughtful and considerate manner. Our meals along with the bread basket (extraordinarily good) were all wonderful. We followed the waiter’s wine recommendation and we were delighted. By all accounts it was an excellent meal!

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RC
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2018
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
45 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
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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IM
Jackson Hole
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfection from beginning to delicious end!!

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J
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
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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