Mizuna

4.6
2357 reviews
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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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JL
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing night for my gf's 21st bday, did the wine pairing 6 course meal. Highly recommend Mizuna to all my friends and family

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PA
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delightful cozy evening. Not crowded on a Wednesday which contributed to the quiet and intimacy. Creative cuisine, unusual pairings

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great wine, great service! We had the lobster Mac and cheese, Mizuna salad, scallops, and beef Wellington. The cocktails were tasty and the sommelier made a delicious wine suggestion for dinner! It was all fantastic!

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MM
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed a Saturday evening dinner for a lovely birthday celebration! The staff was wonderful and greeted us with a complimentary glass of sparkling wine to begin an evening of wonderful ambience and amazing delicious food!

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E
Denver
46 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

I have been several time an Mizuna has always been great but this time I was not impressed with any of the dishes, even the lobster Mac was off. The food was lacking, not sure what the idea of the chef was to put so much fishy caviar on top of scallops, you lost the sweetness of the scallops, overwhelming, and they were over cooked. Veg Dish under cooked and lacking depth. Salmon with the charred almonds I didn’t like at all even the salmon was over cooked, I’m not sure if Chef Frank is around any more to watch his Resturant but I hope it gets back to its core that made me fall in love with it in the first place.

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IF
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

To celebrate NYE, my husband and I chose Mizuna for our dining pleasure. Pleasure it was!

With icy roads and traffic, it was apparent we were going to be 5-10 minutes late for our 9 pm reservation. I called Mizuna to let them know. When no one answered right away I hung up and was surprised someone called me back inquiring of my call. I was told not to worry, be safe and they looked forward to serving us when we arrived! Unbelievable courtesy!

We were 10 minutes late so had to wait a bit for our table. Not surprising as everyone appeared to be enjoying themselves and reluctant to leave. Once escorted to our table, our server Zak introduced himself and explained our menu choices. We opted to each order differently so we could try everything.

Each dish was to die for! I've never had veal sweetbreads. I found out just how tasty those crunchy bits are! The Mizuna Salade was very fresh and light. The pasta dishes-Mushroom & Brie Agnolotti and the House Made Capellini with braised kangaroo were nicely favored, cooked perfectly.

I'm a big scallop fan. The Seared Sea Scallop with the foie gras demi glace did not disappoint. Especially outstanding was the Skuna Bay Salmon with chestnut puree.

For our meat course, we chose the Dry-Aged Beef Tenderloin and the Trio of Pheasant. The Beef Tenderloin was meltingly delicious! As a hunter's daughter, I know pheasant can easily be ruined. Not at Mizuna! It was moist, tender, creatively seasoned and presented.

By dessert I was full but the Sticky Toffee Pudding and the New York Goat Cheesecake were well worth feeling stuffed.

The sommelier, Tim, was very knowledgeable, explaining the wine pairings for each of our dishes. Each of the wines complemented the accompanying dish. I now have a list of new favorites.

The staff was courteous and attentive from the gal who called me back to the valet attendant who pointed out the sidewalk heater for me.

Perfect NYE dinner! I won't wait until New Year's Eve to return!

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GA
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 5

The New Year's Eve, five-course, pris fixe dinner was a disaster. We were seated forty minutes after our scheduled reservation, showing poor house management. The maitre d'hotel was as inept as he was arrogant. The bar area, small as it is, was full of New Year's Eve revelers waiting to be seated, constantly being jostled by bustling waitstaff trying to thread their way through. There were long delays between courses. Every course arrived cold. As a result, the cold, fried sweetbreads were insipid. The pasta course of kangaroo and capelleni was both cold and overcooked. The glazed salmon for the fish course was perfectly cooked, but cold. The pheasant was fine, but cold. The date cake under a scoop of ice cream was old-year-passing stale. On a night when the temperature outside was below 10 degrees, the kitchen was not well-served by being next to the front door with no thermal barrier. Truly a disappointing dining experience.

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OT
Denver
137 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We went for NYE. The downside was that we waited a long time to be seated, and to complete our meal. The upsides are: the food was AMAZING! TRANSCENDENT! FANTASTIC! PERIOD. And the chef made accommodations for my gluten-free friend. All told, it was a wonderful experience. We would do it again!

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OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 2

Super expensive and the food was less than mediocre. It was upsetting to go to this supposedly fine dining restaurant on New Year’s Eve and to have such an unsatisfying food experience at the highest prices in town. If you’re going to charge $$$ you should be serving outstanding food. Did the foie gras come from a old can of pate? Was that gravy on spaghetti noodles? Were the $15 white shaved truffles from the land of tastelessness? Could the sticky toffee be any more dried out? Such a disappointment.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Went to Mizuna for NYE 2018 and was seriously disappointed. First, our waiter seemed slightly annoyed when we had to ask him to go over the menu for us. Almost as if we were supposed to know all of the dishes without his help. The drinks were great but I thought the food was so-so, especially for the price! Everything that came out was cold to warm and none of it really blew my socks off. I expected more as I love Bonanno restaurants and have been to many others. Considering what you get for what you pay, or at least the night I went, I will not return to Mizuna.

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EM
Denver
41 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service and wine. Lovely meal in a classic Denver restaurant.

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E
London
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Dessert The date trio was a bit dry and the tables could have been a bit wider. Otherwise enjoyed our special occasion dinner. The service was great.

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CM
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Creative and delicious cuisines combined with extremely friendly and attentive staff made for a one of a kind evening!

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WG
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had the chef's tasting menu with the sommelier wine pairing. Outstanding and creative food with outstanding wine pairing.

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N
Denver
386 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

This is tough to write. Mizuna has been one of our favorites, top-5 easily, for years. Tonight, however, was a miss. Concerned that Bonanno Concepts is stretched too thin with Dairy Block and even French 75 in the past year. For this particular meal, the menu itself began as a disappointment. With several great game-oriented restaurants in town (Buckhorn Exchange and The Fort), I don't come to a top French restaurant to see everything from Ostrich to Venison on the menu. Add-in other not-so-PC its like Veal or Foie Gras and the choices were limited. Those others, incidentally, serve significantly larger portions and at lower price-points. My entree was cold and had to be sent back and owing to small portions, my partner was done before mine returned. Several empty tables, during the busiest month of the year tells me that my criticism might have been noticed by others too. Service was great, professional and friendly but for this price-point, it had far too many problems (I'd detail more but this is already too long). To be sure, we'll give it another chance and hopefully this will have been just an "off" night and not the new normal. Start with the menu.

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AR
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

we have enjoyed mizuna for years....the food is very gourmet...great wine list...a real variance on the prices....by that i mean one can spend a lot or one can get a resonable priced wine that is unique ..the staff is very courteous...very knowledgable....and very HIP....the space is classic old denver...'cap' hill...cozy...if you will...the food is truly hand crafted because the kitchen is basically next to the dining room...you can watch your food being prepared!!!! ...the menu is not huge...which is good...because every dish that leaves the kitchen is perfect...a real denver gem...jim and adrienne......

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KD
Denver
42 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a delightful experience! Food is delicious and wait staff knowledgeable and friendly. A lovely atmosphere to celebrate any occasion.

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WR
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

it was my birthday and i had a wonderful night. the food was great and the service was excellent. thank you very much

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OT
Denver
138 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Some may define a "Special Occasion" restaurant as a place you go to for special occasions. Mizuna is a "Special Occasion" restaurant because every meal there is a special occasion, whether you are celebrating a milestone, or just celebrating the amazing food at this restaurant. We had the chef's tasting menu, and it was utterly extraordinary: fois gras in pastry, escargot in pesto and cheese and marscapone, rigatoni with lamb and amazing sauce, seared scallop from the gods, and transcendent venison, with homemade toffee cake/gelato to die for. Every single bite was a gastronomic discovery. This place rivals the multiple Michelin starred restaurants we have dined in, all over France and elsewhere, for cuisine, service and ambiance. Truly the finest dining establishment in Denver, for so many years.

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F
Denver
44 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Impeccable service, amazing food, and a warm, cozy atmosphere make Mizuna truly a special restaurant! Lobster Mac and cheese and Beef Wellington are fabulous!

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DD
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful restaurant! Superb service and the food was outstanding. I highly recommend Mizuna’s to everyone.

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RD
Denver
32 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I wonderful dinner -- the Beef Wellington was superb

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S
Tampa
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Hostess was great!
Our waiter was most helpful and courteous. However, he didn't fill my tea again. Also, my decaf coffee was cool.
Nice touch with the Birthday complimentary Champagne!
The Black Cod was fabulous! Overall a nice restaurant.

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SB
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A fabulous evening. Food excellent. Service great and did not not feel hurried.

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

We eat all over the world at fine dining establishments that are world renowned. This is in our top 3 favorite restaurants in the world. A true 5 star experience

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MG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
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 on November 18, 2018
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 on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Mizuna made our birthday celebration very special and intimate.

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CR
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food and outstanding service

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W
New York Area
4 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
4 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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