Mizuna

4.6
2421 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.
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JW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We arrived 15 minutes prior to our reservation and the hostess went out of her way to
find a table for us. The service was exemplary, attentive, but not overbearing.
A short, but well thought out menu. Excellent wine list. We will go back.
Frank Bonnano does it right.

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EM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to celebrate our 41 Anniversary, they made it a wonderful experience...Thank you

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JA
Denver
18 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of our favorite restaurants. The only complaint is it's priced a bit high for the value. So it limits us to a much lower frequency.
The staff is great! They were spot on. Wouldn't change a thing.
And with parking being a nightmare in that part of town, having the valet is a necessity. They were really fast.

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AR
Denver
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The way food, service and wine should be. Mizuna never disappoints and always exceeds expectations.
A first class establishment with highly knowledgeable staff, extensive wine list and food at its best.
Talk about a professionally run long term institution in Denver- It is “the best”
Celebrating a birthday at Mizuna made for a very memorable eve with friends.

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TH
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had celebrated our 10th anniversary at Mizuna and had such a wonderful experience. We never stopped talking about it. But we always like to try a variety of restaurants, either ones that we had never frequented or new ones. So we finally made it back to Mizuna for our 23rd wedding anniversary and the experience was equally exceptional. A wonderful waitstaff, awesome food and wine, and all aspects enhanced by such an intimate, elegant atmosphere. Again truly memorable. -- Terry and Dawn Hackett

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ME
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We visited Mizuna for my wife's birthday and it could not have been better. From the pre-dinner coctails to the last sip of Espresso, we had a wonderful time. Our server was amazing as was the rest of the staff and it was easily the best dining experience (our food was ethereal) we have had in years. If you haven't been to Mizuna, you have been missing out...bigtime!

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F
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mizuna has not lost its touch. Impeccable service, outstanding seasonal dishes (as well as my longtime favorite, the lobster mac and cheese), and well-curated wine list. It is easy to forget our old favorites with each new shiny thing to hit the restaurant scene. We will be going back, and soon. Highly recommend the asparagus appetizer - a wonderful taste of spring.

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MB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fantastic, and waiter Zach was really pleasant. Would definitely recommended

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JO
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great. Very observertive.
Food was delicious and just the right amount.
Thankfully not too much on the plate, very European.
Overall very enjoyable.
Thank you

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A
Denver
19 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful, wonderful overall dining experience. A must place to go for a special night out. The food, service and selections were terrific.

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AB
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service, and an extensive wine list. Of course, the lobster mac&cheese is a must have staple for a visit to Mizuna. Our favorite eatery in Denver.

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JC
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great meal! Food is always superb.
Waiter was great. Very courteous.

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r
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous as always!

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O
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A truly outstanding dining experience, and some of the best service we've ever experienced! My sister and I landed in Denver after a truly terrible day of travel, and Mizuna took fabulous care of us, going so far as to keep the kitchen open late so we could get a full meal. The food was all amazing; unique, thoughtful dishes with unexpected ingredients, all cooked to perfection.

We loved it so much we came back before our trip to Denver was over, and experienced the same level of exemplary service, relaxing ambiance and truly memorable food. I would recommend Mizuna to anyone, whether you're only look for a good meal, or you're looking for a comprehensive dining experience!

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s
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Did the tasting menu with reserve wine pairings. Sat in wine room off main dining room at the 4-top in the corner. No better table - we were so happy. Food and wine did not disappoint at any point in the night! Also, portion size was spot on, in our opinion.

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S
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in Denver. Expensive and worth every penny!

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LD
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We tried the tasting menu this time and it was amazing. I’ve never had anything that I didn’t like at Mizuna. The staff is super knowledgeable and so nice!

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m
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing. Best steak in all of Denver.....and I have been to a lot of them. WOW>

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N
Dallas
108 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We're from TX and this is our go-to place in Denver. We always have the pre-fix with wine pairings. The food was and is always delicious. The wine pairing raised the bar of the meal. The service was wonderful, and quick. We enjoyed the 6 courses (full sized portions) and the dessert was to die for. They even sent us home a wonderful carrot cake in the box to take home in addition to the chocolate bon bon and dessert. Wow, quite an experience.

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CH
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service. Would highly recommend this restaurant for a nice evening out.

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HK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

20 years wedding anniversary

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A
Montreal
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

the service was very friendly and very professional...food came out timely and was uniformly
excellent. expensive but worth the price

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TO
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was good. Service and staff were excellent. Breading on green tomatoes was too heavy and to thick.

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BR
Washington DC
42 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our second visit to this wonderful place. Woody was our excellent server. Ryan, once again, chose the perfect wine that matched all our meals. The phesant, scallops, and triple lamb dish were knockouts. We were disappointed with the Ono fish dish and, after a second try the meal was taken off the check. Definitely one of the best restaurants i a have been to.

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G
Denver
128 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Run, don't walk to have the asparagus with truffles! TDF!

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C
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a great meal, beef Wellington and Ono. Flavor and quality great. Wine Master Ryan Graber was spot on.... Chefs did not look like they were enjoying their experience though ...I thanked them and clapped my hands as a thanks as I left , barely a smile !!! Lighten up chefs .

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AL
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The service, the presentation and quality of our meal was exceptional. Which is always the case.
Mizuna is our special event restaurant and they always meet their very high standards....

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LK
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Very disappointing dinner everyone’s main course arrived cold. I don’t know what happened in the kitchen because there was plenty of time in-between courses . The scallops didn’t have the great cooked crust, cold in the middle, pheasant was succulent but cold, dish overall wasn’t too special. Waiter felt terrible about it and tried offered to recook or heat. They re-cooked my mother’s fish. I felt very sad my favorite restaurant was declining. Where’s frank? I use to see he and his wife going in between the restaurants. We’d been regulars at mizuna for many years since they opened always enjoyed their outstanding food, ambiance, friendly staff. The last 5 or so we haven’t been dining there regularly with all the new restaurants opening in Denver but we occasionally checked to dine for our favorite meals. This time I took my mother to celebrate her visit to Denver.

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S
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Best Mizuna ever.

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OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was exceptional. Wine selections are impressive.

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RB
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, the platting, and the service was excellent. They also had a great wine list and helped with the pairings.

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BA
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best spots in all of Denver!

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OT
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The evening was brilliant. From the moment we sat down until the last bite we had at dessert. The staff was attentive and the food was amazing and I had one of the best crème brûlée’s of my entire life. The caramelization on top was perfect not too thick just thin enough to where it would crack and be crunchy in your mouth, but the Brulé was incredible, creamy not overly sweet it had this butteriness to it, it was just absolutely the most delectable thing I had put in my mouth in 20 years.

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g
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

In the past, Mizuna has been one of my all-time favorite places to eat at. The service was impeccable, the food was amazing, and the ambiance was classy but not stilted. I'm not sure if this was just an off night but I definitely left disappointed this time.

The menu has changed since I have last eaten here. We started with the lobster mac & cheese. In the past, this was amazing. This time it was just okay. Next, we had the snails. I am a big fan of snails but have to say that this was one of the most bland preparations I have had. And finally for the main course we had the turbot. The fish was bland and smelled fishy. The sides were lackluster and nothing to get excited about.

And finally, the service was good but not at the stellar level I have expected from Mizuna. I would love to give this place another shot because in the past it has been so great. But considering how many new restaurant choices there are not it may be some time before I head back.

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CR
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing GREAT food! Will be going back! Yes Yes YES

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LH
Portland
9 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

I wasn’t blown away by the food. Foi gras was good but the venison wasn’t prepared as flavorfully as I would have liked and the accompaniments didn’t do it any favors.

The service was average, a bit slow, and watching the waiters constantly pop their heads from the front of the restaurant into the back room where we were seated, was a little distracting. They could use some work on being unobtrusive.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had high expectations and they were met! Service was warm and excellent. Timing was perfect. Even valet was superb. Food was exciting and well executed. Great night. (Wahoo and Scallops)

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ST
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The service was extraordinary and that alone made for a wonderful evening. The food was also very good, but snice the Chefs at Mizuna definitely bring the flavor to every dish, be aware that some can clash. Next time, I'll talk with the staff more about selections just like with the Sommelier about wine pairings. Atmosphere is near perfection with just enough ambient noise to lend a degree of privacy to a conversation. About the only negative is the tight seating, I was bumped into many times during the meal. All in all, a great place to spend an evening, I'll definitely go back.

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TF
Denver
22 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

One of our favorite places, the Lobster Mac & Cheese still reins supreme

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CM
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time here. Great food, atmosphere, and service.

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