Mizuna

4.9
2257 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary French
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  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Fit for Foodies
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
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Special events & promotions
Please contact liza@mizunadenver.com
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Gift Card
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 2257 People Are Saying
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RO
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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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DD
Denver
26 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mizuna never fails to be one of the most top-notch restaurants in Denver. Service is immaculate, the food is always next to perfect, and it's always a very enjoyable experience.

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JL
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, the food was creative and delicious. The setting is very comfortable and quiet, great for conversations. Staff is attentive without being intrusive, our waiter Woody was outstanding. We had a wonderful quiet celebration with close friends.

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OT
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything on the menu was amazing! Chef Shawn Waters is one of the best chefs in Colorado. Everything we had was flawless. We will eat here again and very often. Mizuna is one of Denver’s best restaurants

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

Great as always! Ever time I have went it has been an amazing experience

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EG
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was great. Our waitress made my wife's 60th birthday shading. The food was delicious and the plating was beautiful. Loved every minute of our date. Thank you.

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

I took my husband for our six year anniversary here. We usually don’t have the best times or results picking restaurants but this hands-down was the best. The staff was amazing the food was amazing and I just made for a really great evening I’ll together. Thank you to everyone at MizunaFor the great night

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CC
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The most amazing french food experience in the US!

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AE
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An amazing restaurant. The pheasant is perfection and the wine selection is amazing. The service is probably the best you will find in Denver. The back room is great for intimate dinners while the front part lively but not so much that you can't hear a conversation. I've been a reoccurring guest for a while and will continue to be.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 3ambience 5

For getting the chef menu and wanting to spend a nice dining experience with Mizuna, I was disappointed in the overall experience. My cocktail had a sticky substance on the bottom of the glass and would lift the entire table cloth up everytime I took a drink. Secondly, we let them know of a food allergy and they still brought out a dish with the ingredient incorporated. Lucky I caught that it was in there before we ate any of it. Very unhappy with this experience, especially ordering the chef tasting corse. Should be much better service for the price. There way of making it up to us was giving us 2 donuts. How nice (sarcasm)

None of the experience was due to the waiter/waitresses we had. They were great.

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KB
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the wine pairing dinner, and the food and wine both exceeded our expectations. The ambiance is classy.

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JK
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was one of the best dining experiences we have had. The waiter was super courteous, friendly, and knowledgeable.

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OT
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Service is superb. Heather is always great.

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RC
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mizuna is consistently Excellent from the service to the food to the drinks. It is a real treat!

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s
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was honestly the most perfect meal we ever had. Phenomenal food and service.

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BS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had the chef tasting menu with the reserve wine pairing for my 30th birthday. (I am a Dietitian who loves food for reference). It was wonderful. Creative dishes with passionate flavor combinations. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable and the Sommelier was very informative. We dined in the wine room which was very romantic. I would highly recommend.

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d
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated my partner’s birthday there this weekend. Food and service was incredible. Can’t wait to return!

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A
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great for special occasions or just to treat yo'self to a nice dinner. Very friendly and helpful staff. - they brought us a champagne toast as we were celebrating our anniversary. I had particular items I wanted to try, so I did not do the tasting menu, but will try that next time. Beef tartare and halibut were highlights. The lobster in the lobster mac and cheese would have been exceptional on its own - which elevated a dish that can usually rely more on the cheese and butter. Will be going back!

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Denver
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We hadn’t been to Mizuna for 5 years although we used to go often. We are both happy to have seen that it’s now as wonderful as it had been in the past. Beautifully balanced dishes and wine list is great as well.

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CR
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

exceptional, world-class amazing experience . The finest foods prepared to perfection, with impecable service. Just outstanding.

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Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They added such great touches for our anniversary dinner!! I can see that it could get crowded, but they didn't cram us next to another small table- appreciated! The Somm was amazing, service & teamwork was spot on.

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t
Denver
33 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mizuna is by far one of the best restaurants in Denver. Waitress Heather is knowledgeable of all menus items, efficient but times the selections perfectly. While it is not cheap it is worth every penny!

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c
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my first time at this restaurant. I loved the atmosphere, the service and the food. I would definitely go back. It was comfortable, easy to visit with my friend and enjoy the evening.

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g
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server, Heather, was amazing, as was the entire meal. Wine recommendations from the sommelier were right on target, and with respect for our budget, as well. These out of town besties visit at least once or twice per year and Mizuna is at the top of their list for restaurants. We would take home a bathtub of Lobster Mac & Cheese if we could! With all of Denver’s growth, it’s nice to see a fantastic restaurant like Mizuna consistently deliver the best in food and service—and deserve the loyalty and praise it deserves from its guests.

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N
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

In Denver for a few nights. Celebrating 26th Anniversary.

Service was great and the food was wonderful.

Very enjoyable evening.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal food, amazing service! The “caramel apple” with foie gras mousse is to die for!

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PH
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food and very good service, which was nicely paced.

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EA
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, service and atmosphere are incredible. My favorite restaurant in Denver.

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GM
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mizuna is our favorite restaurant in Denver. We have been coming there for more than decade for special occasions like our wedding anniversary . The staff is great, the food is wonderful and a great bargain for the price. They have a great wine list and their personnel are great at matching wine with food. The staff is well trained and attentive, without making you feel at all rushed. It is small and intimate without feeling crowded. Every time we go there we feel welcomed and can't wait to do it again. Awesome experience.

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JA
Denver
16 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food - especially the fois gras. Really expensive. We eat here twice a year.

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OT
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Scallops great, foie app great.

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RB
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Googled “best chef owned restaurants” and Mizunaived up to that challenge. Service was exceptional and we were treated to the chefs choice 6 course meal. Fabulous from the escargot appetizer to pasta w rabbit to the entrees of scallops and veal cutlets. My first time here and brought my daughter for a special night . Now a must to bring my wife back to share this treat. Thanks to all that made out night special.

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TF
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing food! We were both gluten free and our server and the chefs were more than accommodating! The escargot was my boyfriends favorite and I absolutely loved the duck two ways he had for his main course! The Pot de Creme was also awesome for dinner. We went for a birthday and received complimentary glasses of champagne which was a great touch. Would go again in a heartbeat!

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b
Chicago
46 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Setvice was great. Food was good overall but my entree was too salty. The waiter noticed I left most of my food so he comped it which was very thoughtful. Desserts & appetizers were outstanding.

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DS
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mizuna has exceptional food and friendly staff and a great ambience. We will definitely return!

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AA
Denver
18 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous as usual. I had the octopus appetizer and I can’t recommend it enough just superb and then for dinner I had the pheasant which was a delight. For dessert I had the strawberry rhubarb and it was scrumptious. My friend had the escargot appetizer which was definitely a switch from the norm so if you’re brave it was tasty but nothing like an escargot bathing in garlic; this had a lovely hollandaise sauce and the snails were very nice I did try it. My friend had scallops which were fabulous as well but she passed on dessert. Every meal we have had here has been iabsolutely fabulous zero complaints perfect staff wonderful anbiance; we are going to make it there once a month as I live outside of Denver.

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LP
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was exceptional, our server was Roco also exceptional. The lobster MAC and cheese is delicious. If you are a Manhattan fan get the aged Manhattan very good

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M
Denver
42 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another fantastic night at the best restaurant in Denver!! The staff is always amazing. From the great personal attention to the great food, Mizuna gives us the best dining experience. Thanks

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B
Denver
40 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite restaurant in Colorado! As always excellent, friendly, non pretentious service and outstanding cuisine from start to finish!!

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