Mizuna

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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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Denver
17 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had appetizers and dessert at the bar as a late meal after arriving at airport. Wonderful food, nice and attentive people.

ZZ
Denver
32 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Restaurant was cold, but they remedied when I asked about it. Food was creative and tasty. Bread basket could have been fresher/warm, I've had better popovers. The fennel roll was unexpected and quite yummy though. And kudos for soft butter! My seared scallops was absolutely delicious and hubby's lobster Mac and cheese was a hit. The s'mores dessert would have been much better if the homemade marshmallow was warm and gooey versus solid/room temp. The chocolate, ice cream, and the caramel corn were very good in the s'mores dessert, but the overall note was just too sweet (and I love sweet).

SR
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

awesome service! fantastic yummy food! great service! huge selection of quality wine from all over the world!

MB
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience, had the duck and the Wellington and both were amazing. Perfect service, perfect wine pairing... But definitely on the pricey side!

OT
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came to Mizuna for our anniversary and had an amazing experience. Each staff member took the time to recognize the occasion and we were complimented a champagne toast and a greeting card upon arrival.
Our server, Zach was friendly and knowledgeable. After our first few questions/comments he immediately adapted to our preferences and jumped in with suggestions. Always checking to make sure everything was to our liking. The vibe was intimate and welcoming! Thank you, Zach!
On to the food...
We started with the Baked King Crab and the Foie Gras. The king crab was delicious accompanied by an artichoke dip. I made sure to take a few bites of just the crab as not to lose the flavor in the surroundings. Every bite was a hit.
The foie gras was seared to perfection served with figs and a fig Newton type cookie. This appetizer was my personal favorite.
For entrees, we ordered the beef Wellington and the veal piccata. The beef Wellington was a perfect medium rare and the Japanese sweet potato purée was sweet and tasty. Veal is not my meat so I didn’t personally try it but there was not a drop left. What seemed like a small portion of veal was perfectly filling and seemed to be the table favorite.
On to dessert, we ordered the s’mores. The consistency of the marshmallow was a little more grainy and dry than a traditional marshmallow but the burnt honey ice cream with it together was delicious! The black sesame caramel corn on the side was a bit sticky on your teeth, so I picked pieces with more of a drizzle and found those to be more enjoyable.
Drinks at the table included the aged old fashion, the men in black, and the headless horseman, which placed as follows:
1st Headless Horseman - perfect dessert beverage for fall! (We decided we’d be back for a bar seat and a few of these)
2nd Men in Black
3rd Aged Old Fashion
Overall, service was fantastic, portion sizes were good, food was tasty. Of course it comes with a price tag - feels like money well spent :)

J
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They’re menu was so good that the choice was impossible, so we got the tasting menu, which was fantastic. Ask for Carolyn, our server. She was excellent, with a great knowledge of each dish and helped us out on how to use the OpenTable rewards.

S
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious and they acknowledged my husband's birthday with a note card and some champagne prior to our meal. Very nice touches. Service was excellent.

DE
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every serving was excellent and a great dining experience.

SC
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant was highly recommended by a friend. Our dining experience, including all aspects was delightful!

B
Denver
116 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Special birthday treatment. Excellent wine selection by the bottle...somewhat limited by the glass. The Beef Wellington was a little underdone for medium-rare.

OT
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best restaurant in Denver! What more needs to be said.

D
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I will go back to Denver just to eat here. This is the perfect combination of fine dining with approachable and friendly service.

Trust that the tasting menu with delight and impress.

JB
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food, great service in a pleasant atmosphere.

EM
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful evening! I was celebrating the birthdays of three of my friends. The entire staff was welcoming, entertaining, and incredibly knowledgeable. Every dish was amazing in its creativity, presentation, and flavors. Thank you especially, to Tim for your guidance on the wine and to Pauley (sp) for making our evening so special!

JQ
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our 15 year anniversary and they made everything perfect. We do wish we had private seating but it wasn't too busy yet so it was enjoyable. They had an anniversary card on the table also which was very nice of them to do. Those little touches, mean alot. Thank you very everything and for being very professional.

W
Denver
131 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always the food was outstanding (maybe just a touch salty though). Personable and attentive service made the experience. It's been awhile since our last visit; we won't wait as long this time. Thanks!

JU
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The wine list was superb!
The lobster mac and Cheese was the best ever tasted!
The service was excellent!
All the main food /rolls were top notch-
Excellent taste/well plated/ ample amounts
Did not care for the Banana Foster dessert or the home made ice cream.
Ambiance was very nice- but too loud.

J
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was excellent. The foie gras is a must!! The sommelier paired wines for every course for our party of four.

FD
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time In after recently moving 3 blocks away! Great find! Intimate, fabulous food, and wonderful service!!

n
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always wonderful! Zach is the best!

WG
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This has to be one of the best meals I've had in years. The service was impeccable and still very personable. The food was spot on. A very special experience.

n
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

OT
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious meal - halibut snd salmon were both great; our server paired wine for us with our main course that was perfect! You can not beat the top notch service here!

BB
Charlotte
36 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent place all around.

E
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fabulous meal and service! This is my new favorite Denver restaurant!

JC
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

The food was excellent, the service, while not bad, could have been a bit better. On the service, there were more than one occasion where we felt we had to wait longer than necessary or order. This started both with the drink orders, and also the dinner. Although the dinner order could have been because we were in no hurry to decide either. In terms of food, the cheese rolls were phenomenal as well as the profiterole, and the octopus/pasta appetizer. We also got the crab appetizer, which was good, but we both thought that it would be better if the sauce was slightly less sweet, and I thought the tuna overpowered the crab a bit. We did have a bit of a snafu with the lamb entree - everything was way over-salted, so we sent it back. I cannot say enough about this restaurant working to rectify the issue. First, they sent out another appetizer (tuna crudo - also excellent) on the house, and then a perfectly executed beef Wellington (our choice to replace the lamb), which might have been the single best entree I have had in years. For dessert, we had creme brûlée, which was pretty good although would suggest serving a compote and creme on the side rather than on top of the nice crispy brûlée.

JC
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An incredible experience. Imaginative, delightful good served with precision. Classy, not snobby. One of the best restaurants you'll never visit

CE
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food! Exceptional service! I surprised my partner with a meal here for her birthday, and it was a wonderful experience. We will be back.

DC
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family visiting from out of state

O
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Most incredible dining experience I’ve ever had in my life. Words could not do justice to the amazing atmosphere, service and food that I had. Thank you for a wonderful goodbye on my last night in Colorado

OT
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mizuna was everything we’d hoped for to celebrate our 15th anniversary. Every plate that came out was beautiful... the flavors were inventive and delicious. Every person that served us was thoughtful and knowledgeable. Mizuna was a beautiful experience from start to finish.

BZ
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Mizuna was the best return in Denver. Not anymore. The meal was just OK
They were not very friendly for gluten free. They did not have or know what was on the tasting menu an said there were no modifications for dietary restrictions. I will never go back.


We had

Tuna Tartar: Ok Boring , No spice

Caprese Salad: This was the best dish of the evening. Great tomatoes and cheese with a nice sauce.

Entrees:

Halibut: Dry and a bit overcooked. Good Sauce.

Lamb Chops: Disappointing, one was rare as ordered the other Medium Well, Favor was just OK. Very small

The prices are premium and I expected more.

The wine list is very expense, very few drinkable bottles under $200. Passed omg wine that evening.

I tried to upload pictures but not working on Open table.

e
Phoenix
52 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food. Excellent service. The food was prepared perfectly to order. Everything was super delicious. Great neighborhood gem.

IV
Las Vegas
60 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I were celebrating our 10th anniversary! Our server Jamie was super awesome and knowledgeable as was the sommelier that evening. We opted to skip the tasting menu and create our own. We started with the yellowtail sashimi which was delicious. The mussel Beurre Blanc sauce that goes over the top made it next level. We also had the arugula pasta with octopus and the caprese salad (the balsamic ice cream is to die for). We wrapped up our food coma with the halibut and beef Wellington. Both really good. The whole evening was wonderful!

AC
Denver
23 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Request the wine room! We had a fabulous meal and enjoyed the chef’s tasting menu. They accommodated our allergies beautifully. Great place.

N
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Have dined here multiple times and really enjoyed it. Had the tasting menu which we have done before and frankly was disappointed. I would have to rate the meal as average which is disappointing because we really like the place.

SB
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Service was excellent!! Starter was great. main of scallops and curry quinoa was way too over powered by the ginger. Dessert was fantastic. Great job

MM
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and service here are wonderful! I do wonder why there is no female wait staff? Is that intentional? It is a pricy place but worth the splurge!

F
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and wine!!!!

B
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary and all wait staff was aware and congratulated us and gave us dessert. We had the chef’s menu and each course was excellent

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