Everything from the upscale French Mediterranean dishes to the soft, elegant decor is executed with careful attention to detail at Mistral. Expect dishes like escargot with red wine and garlic butter, heirloom squash bisque served in a flaky pastry square, and half-roasted duck with wild mushroom risotto. The best-known dish is the roast rack of Colorado lamb, whose juices will implore you to suck the meat right off the bone. A special late-night menu on weekends offers a variety of thin-crust pizza and small plates, including the aforementioned escargot and squash bisque.
Here’s a little secret: Mistral is the go-to date night restaurant for pretty much every long-term couple in town. It might be the moody, evocative lighting, or the soaring ceilings, or the sophisticated decor that transports you to Provence. Or it could just be the seductive French-Mediterranean menu that gifts you both seared foie gras and grilled thin-crust pizzas or dover sole meuniere and housemade linguini with tomatoes.