Frank Bonanno on Denver Dining, His Restaurant Empire and French 75

Jul 31, 2017 428

Few people have had more of an impact on Denver’s current dining scene than Frank Bonanno. The New Jersey native and his wife, Jacqueline, own and operate ten establishments in this city.

MizunaLucaBones and Vesper Loungein Capitol Hill; Osteria Marco, the Green RussellRussell’s Smokehouse and Wednesday’s Pie in Larimer Square; Salt & Grinder in Highland; and, as of July 17, French 75 downtown. Many of those restaurants filled empty niches in the Mile High landscape when they opened: Mizuna brought us French-style fine dining, Green Russell was the city’s first real cocktail bar, and Bones was one of the forebears of ramen culture here.

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