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“Creative French Dishes”
Review of Mizuna

Mizuna
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Ranked #178 of 3,126 Restaurants in Denver
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$41 - US$80
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighbourhood: Capitol Hill
Cross street: Sherman
Transit: 8th & Grant
Description: Opened in April 2001, Mizuna showcases Frank Bonanno’s dedication to fresh, simple ingredients and seamless service. The menu changes monthly and features dishes that range from local game to peekytoe crab. The fare is imaginative and artistic, but pure, clean flavors render even the most exotic fare familiar. Rated by Zagat’s as one of the top restaurants not just in Colorado, but in the nation, Mizuna is ultimately an American-style restaurant heavy on French technique, influence and philosophy.
Reviewed 28 February 2014

Our group of seven was anticipating special French food and wine as we made the one-hour drive to the highly recommended Mizuna restaurant. As we entered the restaurant, our appetites were stimulated by seeing freshly baked bread loaves come from the oven. Our dinner reservation was early by French standards, and tables steadily filled during the next couple of hours. Our gracious waitress was completely familiar with menu listings and answered our questions in detail. Mizuna’s creative touches are evident in its interpretations of familiar and more unusual dishes. Most of us chose a glass of wine, an appetizer, an entrée and later, a dessert. Each of us selected different dimmer combinations. My wife had a crab salad appetizer, bacon-wrapped Monkfish entrée and a poached pear dessert. She found the taste equal to the exquisite appearance of each dish. The poached pear was as good as we’ve had in France. My appetizer casssouet with rabbit ballotine over the pork belly and white bean mixture was a flavorful variation on more typical cassoulets. My Red Snapper entrée was enhanced with rich accents of sauce and garnishes. My apple pie dessert was different and delicious, with apple slices, cheese-filled pastry and ice cream. The chefs all seemed enthusiastic and the wait staff was congenial and attentive. When each course came to the table, the server gave a detailed description of all the ingredients and how the dish was prepared. Fine food, excellent service and a comfortable setting made this a special evening.

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Thank Henry A
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Reviewed 3 December 2013

Pleasantly surprised, very nice restaurant, quality food although menu not as expansive as one would have thought.. but that in itself is not a bad thing. Service was excellent, efficient and knowledgeable about the offerings. At the higher end of price spectrum so do not head there expecting a cheap feed.

Thank David P
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Reviewed 13 November 2013

Went here to celebrate with another couple. The atmosphere is cozy. The service was impeccable. The menu changes monthly, lots of meat and fish choices. I am mostly vegetarian and the menu would have been difficult if I didn't eat fish. The fish was excellent and the lobster bisque was delicious! Portions are small with a lovely presentation. I am also gluten free and could have eaten all but two of the menu items. No gluten free bread though, they ought to add. Dessert was very limited if you can't eat gluten. We had a couple of drinks, apps, salads entrees and dessert and spent about $120 per person. Will definitely return!

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Thank AdventurousFamily6
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Reviewed 14 October 2013

I've been to 17 of the top 20 restaurants on this list (root Down - you are next!). Mizuna is tops! The chef's 5 course with wine pairings was excellent. Kelly, the sommelier, gave the most glorious descriptions and his pairings were spot on. Loved our cozy evening and fabulous meal.

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Thank AmyGraz
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Reviewed 29 September 2013 via mobile

Food and service were great however the menu is extremely limited with food choices. House made bread and salted butter were delicious. Appetizers and entrees seemed to cater more toward carnivores.

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Thank susie f
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