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Bravo Brasserie - Providence
Bravo Brasserie - Providence

Bravo Brasserie - Providence Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.BravoBrasserie.com
  • Email: info@bravobrasserie.com
  • Phone: (401) 490-5112
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Saturday: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM, Sunday: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM.
    Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM.
    Dinner: Monday: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM, Tuesday - Thursday: 3:00 PM - 11:00 PM, Friday - Saturday: 3:00 PM - 11:30 PM, Sunday: 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, French
  • Executive Chef: Raymond Scarpone
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We offer customized catering services to meet all of your needs. From outings, corporate lunches, to box lunches, from formal dinners to clam bakes, we cater the entire spectrum of affairs. Our services include: *Professional catering advice *Last minute orders *Rental of china, linen, silverware *Easy payment, corporate accounts, monthly invoices
  • Private Party Facilities: Located on the second floor of our Theater District restaurant. Host your next holiday party, rehearsal dinner, graduation luncheon, corporate function.... in our beautiful room overlooking downtown Providence! There is no charge for using our room or AV equipment. Voted "Best Private Room" by Rhode Island Monthly!
  • Private Party Contact: John Martone (401) 490-5112
  • Entertainment: Welcome to Rhode Island"s premiere murder mystery theater, Murder On Us. Now in our 19th season! You may remember us from our old location at the dearly departed Barnsider. We had a great run there and hope to have a the same luck at our new location, Bravo Brasserie in the heart of Providence's theater district! We have the same cast many of you had grown to love and you may even recognize some familiar faces behind the bar. The following should give you a good idea of the shows we offer, our menu, and the great night we have in store for you! Sincerely, John Thayer www.murderonus.com

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Washington Street
  • Public Transit: RIPTA Trolley and Bus Service.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Bravo is located in the heart of downtown Providence, there is amble street parking or you can use our complimentary valet service. If you have tickets to a show or event, you can leave your vehicle with us in our complimentary valet lot throughout the entire performance.
A word from Bravo Brasserie - Providence
Bravo Brasserie has a stylish atmosphere that is great for a nice sit-down lunch or dinner. In the evenings it has a cozy lounge that is perfect for a few drinks with friends. Bravo Brasserie is an elegant eatery located in the heart of Providence"s Theater District, two blocks from Kennedy Plaza. Bravo is a full service restaurant complete with excellent menus and a large selection of wines from regions around the world. Located on the second floor is an award-winning banquet facility for private functions. It has large picture windows overlooking the city and the Trinity Repertory Theater. Its a must see!Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Diner Reviews
  • "Really enjoyed this pre-theatre meal. Interesting menu, great service"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "The atmosphere is energetic -- and the open doors overlooking the cafe area and city scape is very enjoyable. However, the service was beyond disappointing. We were headed to a show and had a little over an hour for dinner. The service was beyond S-L-O-W. We had to ask to place beverage order. We had to stop and ask waiter to place our dinner order. We had to ask the hostess for butter. The waiter never came back to our table -- ever -- without our beckoning for his attention. It appeared that there were no other wait staff to serve the entire restaurant. By the time the food arrived, we had to eat quickly and leave. Getting the bill was another challenge. Food was OK but not worth the price, wait and experience."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Good pre-theatre stop, responsive staff. Good place to try something new."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "I was the one who chose Bravo, (to meet friends), and I must say I was dissapointed with our experience. In the past I have always loved the food and the atmosphere at Bravo, this time not so much. Our waiter was very odd, we were ignored for quite awhile. When I asked a passing waitress if we could get some water, (before we even knew who our waiter would be), she very directly said, "your waiter will be with you soon". He was not with us soon. I had my favorite dish, moles frites, it is always great, this time it lacked flavor and the fries were very dry and rather unappealing. My friends burger was over cooked but the other two meals seemed to be fine. I will not rush to go back unfortunately. This was not a busy evening for Bravo."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "Food and service are acceptable / average. My steak and frittes was fine. My wife's sole was just okay. On another visit I would be tempted to just go with burgers or lighter fare. If you are seeing a show at Trinity they will valet park your car and hold it for you while you have dinner and attend the show. When we came out of Trinity, they already had our car parked out front and ready to go. Service rating bumps up a notch just for that. There was nothing special about the menu that would bring us back UNLESS we were there for another show."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "My husband had a fabulous steak that was very tender and wonderfully flavorful served with a generous portion of yummy mashed potatoes. I enjoyed the Asparagus Ravioli over radicchio with a nice broth and topped with shrimp. A very unique dish that I really enjoyed. We splurged on desserts and enjoyed the Fried Ice Cream that was tasty but a little over the top with the addition of coconut. Our sweet tooths were happy though! Nice wine selection with many choices for all palates and pocketbooks! Try the Cigar Box Malbec, you won't be sorry!"
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "Food was good. Service was slow. This place has great charm and mondays are a great deal... coming back for sure!"
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "Went there for the Monday night dinner special (2x1). Two people get salad each, a entree each with two sides and a bottle of wine to share. The deal is $31.99. Based on my dining partners feedback, the cod and salmon was very good. The pork chop was dry. My steak was good, but I asked for medium rare and it came to the table....between medium and medium well. Still, it was juicy and tasty. Next time, I will ask for my steak to be prepared Rare."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "Bravo offers free valet parking for Trinity Square patrons, which is very nice since Trinity is directly across the street. The food was great, portions ample and the service was outstanding. Our waitress was a pure delight."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "The restaurant food was fine. We were headed to Trinity Rep for a play so this was very convenient. We valet parked, had dinner and picked up the car afterwards."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "Although the food has always been great, the service and atmosphere is lacking so it becomes an average place. Wine list is disappointing at best. The restaurant is beautiful but with such narrow aisles and tight spaces it is difficult to enjoy a nice meal."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Having never been to Trinity Rep, and with limited time, wanted a restaurant convenient to the theater. Bravo is right across the street. A Thursday night, steady (probably pre-theater) crowd and a lovely, friendly waitress began a nice evening. The food, while not inexpensive, was very good with good sized portions. Unbeknownst to me, Bravo offers free valet parking for show goers, as well as a buy one/get one free dessert with show tix! Next time... So, good food, service, location and ambiance."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Bravo is across the street from the Trinity Rep. Theater that we were attending. It was a perfect spot for a pre-play dinner. The server was attentive and inquired if we were going to the theater. The dinner was not rushed but we, and many others there, had ample time to get to our seats. We were impressed with the selection and quality of the food. Great spot."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "We like this restaurant because it is very convenient when we are attending Trinity or PPAC. The menu is fairly broad but not expansive. You can get a hamburger or a good steak. Meals come with a small loaf of bread served warm. The prices run from moderate to expensive. Portions are generous. We had salmon which was outstanding and tuna which was slightly overcooked, but still delicious. The service is always friendly and the waiters are very good about letting you substitute for a side you would prefer over what is on the menu, which we really appreciate. The downstairs is a little crowded and noisy, but fun. When available, the upstairs is a little quieter."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Great food, prompt service, enjoyed cheese plate, steaks were delicious, cajun pork chops moist and delicious flavors. We would definitely return. Very loud restaurant when full capacity, so if you are looking for quiet dining this would not be the restaurant."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "It's difficult to review this restaurant, since we did not know they were having a "Mystery Dinner" starting at 8 pm and our reservations were at 6 pm. Since we told them we were not going to a show/event that evening, we should have been seated downstairs. We tend to dine at a very relaxed pace when we go out and we were still dining when the restaurant had to start setting up the entire second floor room for their Mystery Dinner. Perhaps because they were so busy preparing for a large group of people that were all coming in at the same time, the kitchen was a little off their game, i.e. my half duck consisted of two legs, but no breast and my wife's beef wellington appetizer was well done. Forgivable, but unfortunate."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "I enjoy everything about this restaurant. The ambiance, menu choices, quality food and service. The place tends to empty out early as the theater goers tend to dine here before their play starts, so it quiets down by 7:45 - 8:00."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "Bravo is always a good choice- have been there when time is short- prior to a play- and they do a great job getting the meal timed correctly. I've also been on quiet summer weekends when it is a pleasure to take more time and enjoy the beautiful space and good food. Glad that old favorites remain on menu with some specials to vary the offerings. Special mention for Gabriel who helps make the dining/theater-going experience so pleasant by taking care of parking the car. Thanks, Gabriel- you're the best!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We wanted to go out to have a really nice meal to a place we had not been to. We looked up many places online and some were too formal, too trendy or too expensive. I had remembered hearing about Bravo Brasserie when it first opened and always wanted to try it. Well, we did- Bravo looks cool inside- it has the vibe of places like Globe or l'Express in Montreal. The service and food was just good- nothing to "wow" us at all. The seafood sampler app was okay, room temp and underwhelming. My steak was good but my wife's was dry. The greens in the side salad with the steak frites were not that fresh. We wanted to be impressed and $125 later (2 drinks each, appetizer,2 entrees tax and tip) we felt we could have done much better for that money."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "A reliably fast and pleasant spot for a dinner before a performance at Trinity Repertory company. It is usually busy, and a bit noisy, before the theater but the service is pleasant and good. A few favorites are the roast duck, sesame tuna and moules et frites."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Nice selection of wines by the glass. The seafood sampler was a great appetizer and just enough for two. We enjoyed our main course and would come here again when in Providence."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "we were there on valentines before going to the theatre and though busy our server was terriffic, I think her name was Christy but she deserves to be remembered. Y=The food was very good and large portions for a price fixe special. we had the steak au poive with mashed potato, and broccolli. Along with a ceaser salad and creme brulee. All for 31.00. Well worth it."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Five stars - great location, food and service was excellent. It was sure nice to get an adult sized beverage! Valet parking was also top notch."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "I would recommend this restaurant for its atmosphere, the great food and drinks, and the service. A great place to go before a play either at Trinity or at PPAC. They do not rush you and you feel as though you could stay as long as you want to. I enjoyed the experience very much and would definitely return."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Convenient for pre-theatre dinner - valet parking a major plus!!!"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "This was not as pleasant as usual. Was told that because I had made the reservations on line and had not requested a "table" they were going to seat us at a high top in the bar because that was all that was available.The gentleman who explained this implied I was stupid for not knowing that I had to specifically request a "table" when making dining reservations on line.Not all the tables in the dining room were occupied when we entered but I guess they were reserved for people who had not used Open Table.We have used Open Table at this restaurant several times over the past few months and had no problem but he kept emphasizing it was my incorrect use of "on line" that was the problem. My 84 year old husband was not happy at a high top."
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "My husbank really enjoyed his steak frite. It was done as he liked it and he was surprised that it was a whole piece of steak. My son had the sole and thought it was delicious. However, I was very disappointed with my pan seared scallop. The scallops were not seared very well and they were sitting right on top of the mashed potatoes which sat on top of and completely covered the spinach. I don't enjoy the fact that my every mouthful tasted mashed potatoes. If you like mashed potatoes with every bite, this is your dish. Otherwise, choose another entree."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "Enjoyed Bravo with a group of friends before a show at PPAC. Super convenient, reasonable prices, great food and extensive wine list!"
    Dined on 1/12/2014
  • "As a last minute choice we decided to go to Bravo Brasserie before the theater. Outstanding service and food and the best creme brulee I've ever had"
    Dined on 1/12/2014
  • "It's always a pleasure to have the opportunity to eat at Bravo - the food is consistently very good, the ambience very European café - and the portions very generous for the price. Service is efficient but friendly and the location is convenient to both Trinity Rep and PPAC. We have met friends here and also come alone. The atmosphere can be quiet or boisterous but is never too noisy to hear your dining companions. One of our Providence favorites."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "Great food, great service, cozy French Brasserie ambience, but more comfortable. Perfect location before a show."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "After a long day and long drive to Providence we needed an option in the downtown area. A quick review of the menu online showed a variety of options from soup and salad to full meals and enough choices for the 2 vegetarians in our group. There was not a large crowd but those there were rather noisy making conversaiton difficult at first but our server was prompt in taking a drink order and bringing a delicious loaf of hot bread and that took the edge off. Our table ordered a range from a huge bowl of clam chowder to very nicely sized pasta dishes and hamburger with crisp thin fies. While we didn't plan on dessert we were glad we took our server's advice to look at the menu and had an excellent carrot cake and variety of fruit sorbets."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "We usually go to Bravo on our way to PC basketball games.Our last experience was disappointing.At the time we dine there are usually few people there, but the restaurant was crowded due to basketball game and a play at PPAC.We had reservations so they did have a table for us but we had to sit upstairs in the function room.Service was extremely slow. We told the waiter we were going to the game.We ordered sandwiches which took about 1/2 hour to come.My husband's hamburger was overcooked and my steak sandwich was tough and gristly it was pretty much inedible.We never saw the waiter until my husband got up to find him to ask for the check.We were late for the game.I hope this was an aberration not change in management as we have enjoyed Bravo."
    Dined on 1/8/2014
  • "Went to Bravo as part of our PPAC evening with our two daughters. Food was great. Close to the show. Service was pleasant and friendly. Atmosphere was attractive, eclectic and well appointed. It was nice to have the parking assistance."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Great special on Mondays... will return... great steak and love the refreshing yummy salad."
    Dined on 12/30/2013
  • "We had 4 for dinner with tickets at PPAC. We arrived early for our reservation but were seated immediately which was great. The service was fast and food were excellent and the staff was very friendly. Nice ambience and perfect location."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "Service was very slow. They seemed to have one server and one bartender for the entire restaurant on a busy day. One dish had to be sent back because it wasn't correct, then we waited almost 45 minutes after completing our meal to get the check and pay. Lucky we had the time."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "Just had apps and desert. The waiter needs to learn the menue. He gave us the wrong desert and just said I rang in the correct one he was slow in resolving the issue"
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "We ate here before attending a show at Providence Performing Arts. It was a short walk from the parking garage and theater. The menu was good-sized and diverse, and the food well-prepared...good pub food plus salads and small entrees for lunch. a little heavy on the fries...it seemed like they used them to make the plate looked packed, which wasn't really necessary, and made it hard to eat the rest. Also, they had one waitress and one bartender on duty and the place was packed. They did well, but were rushing around a bit too much and that made the meal feel a bit hectic. Do make reservations, though (we did). We saw people get turned away who had limited time to find something else before the 2 and a half hour matinee."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "This was our first time visiting. We were with a group of four, including my 11 year old daughter. We all loved everything we ordered! The menu had a little something for everyone and the price was right. We have been talking about it all weekend and we can't wait to go back. My daughter who is quite the little foodie thought it was great."
    Dined on 12/27/2013