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Bravo Brasserie - Providence
Bravo Brasserie - Providence

Bravo Brasserie - Providence Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.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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Diner Reviews
  • "The salads are very good. The poached pear salad was my favorite -- great flavors and textures. The salade nicoise was good but not great. My dining partner thoroughly enjoyed the beet salad -- said it was a treat. Service was attentive and quick -- much appreciated, as I was attending a conference and had limited time for my meals."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "was LOADED with mayo and not much lobster...was very disappointing"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "But quiet on the inside. I made a reservation here not realizing it was the same night as the RI Pride parade. Oops! Traffic and parking was difficult in downtown, but once we got to the restaurant, it was quiet inside while all the excitement of the parade was right outside the windows. The food was absolutely excellent, we had the sesame & ginger salmon and pan-seared sea scallops. The shiraz was great and our server was attentive and friendly. Definitely recommend."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We were sadly disappointed on this Tuesday night when we ate at Bravo's. Usually the food is very good and this has been my husband's favorite NE Clam Chowder in RI. But, this night, it was not as good as in the past. Not only did the soup not live up to it's usual goodness, but also my beet salad was a bit flat and the Beef Bourguignon app had tough hunks of beef. The warm French bagette was still up to it's usual loveliness. I hope it was just an off night because we hate the idea of having to find a new place."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "We have been having pre-theater dinners at Bravo Brasserie for several years. Obviously, we LOVE it. The food is always wonderful and creative, the wines are lovely and the service is excellent. Couple that with free valet parking and being directly across the street from the theater and we've found perfection. Our group of 6 (occasionally 8) has never been late to a performance, had to walk a long distance for our cars in inclimate weather or paid for garage parking. We've occasionally gone to other area restaurants but feel most at home at Bravo."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "We have eaten at this restaurant a few times when going to the theatre. Menu is full of the staple things like burgers, pasta dishes etc. Had the steak sandwich for the first time and I was really tough."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Food is always good. The salads are great. Enough to share as a first course. Always like the scallops and the salmon. Excellent location for going to Trinity Rep. You can pick up your car from valet parking after the play."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "After several positive reviews, this is hard to write. Arriving for our Open Table reservation, we were offered a "choice" of a high-top in the bar or an outside table (temp in high 80s, main street, evening rush hour). The host stated that all on-line reservations were placed at the end of the reservations list, after phone reservations (and walk-ins) Food - the "Yellow Fin Tuna Tartar" ($12.95) was tough, and pieces of cartilage in the mix did not help. The "Sesame and Ginger Encrusted Salmon" ($22.95) showed no vestige of either sesame or ginger, although the small piece of fish was well prepared. The "Nicoise Salad" ($11.95) was a nice tossed salad, not a composed salad as tradition dictates. Have to put Bravo on "watch" list for now."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "great place for lunch before trinity. it is very conveniently located"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Across from Trinity Rep, Bravo Brasserie is excellent for a before-theater dinner or after-theater drink or dessert. Many choices on the menu, excellent wine-list, and wonderful desserts."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "I really liked bravo about 5 years ago. Now it's dirty and the menu is to big so I'm pretty sure it's not that fresh given how dead it was a a Saturday water fire night. We were never given the specials, pasta were over cooked and the scallops looked as if the seared them in the fryer...... The table was left very messy between courses and we kept having to ask for new flatware.for spending over $450 for 5 people I really would except better service and food."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "The food is outstanding, and the service is great! The tables are to close to each other, could use more space."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Returning for a visit to our previous home in Providence from our new home in Portland, OR would not be complete without a meal at one of our favorite dining spots, Bravo. We were greeted by our favorite server Maureen who remembered us and even how we preferred our Martini's. This visit was a heartwarming homecoming because of the staff, and a reminder what consistently good food is served. I had the Filet Mignon and my husband had his all-time favorite, Bravo's delicious Lobster Club Sandwich. We will always return to Bravo whenever we visit Providence."
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "Made last minute reservations for 8:30 after the theater crowd had cleared out. A shared delicious Caesar salad was still a huge portion for each of us. My wife's ½ roasted chicken and my duck a l'orange with a grand Marnier glaze were excellent. The place is large, unpretentious, and had a typical French brasserie menu. They have a solid wine list from which we chose a very flavorful and satisfying Côtes du Rhone. I understand that the pre-theater hour can be elbow to elbow. Timing is everything."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "Since we had tickets for Trinity, we decided to give Bravo another try. We have never been particularly fond of the restaurant, but since they have valet parking and their proximity to the theater is great, we tried it again. The server was good, friendly enough, but was very busy! The food was bland at best. The menu hasn't changed in years, and for that food a bit pricey. We definitely crossed this restaurant off the list. Spend a little more and walk not even a block and to go Gracie's!!!"
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "We had our MD brunch /lunch at Bravo 's. Of all the other restaurants I looked at we chose Bravo once again. The menu selection was good and reasonable. The location is convenient for us. Our waitress was wonderful. Thank you!!! Bravo."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We went there on Mother's Day, my husband, mother in law and myself. My husband had prime rib and he said his meal was very good. But my mother in law and myself had the asparagus mushroom ravioli with shrimp and it was disappointing. It came in a broth which was weird. The service was not good. We waited quite a while before the waitress came over. I also noticed everyone had bread on their table but we did not get any. Probably a good thing anyway. Another thing I noticed was they were handing out carnations to all the woman for MD, we did not get one. Not that I really cared but I guess it just irritated me because of the whole experience. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Went here before a show at PPAC. Easy walk to the theater. Service was great and the food was delicious! Will definitely go back if I'm in the area again. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Very enjoyable dining experience before going to the theater. The wait staff was exceptional and the menu had something for everyone. We had a wonderful time."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "We went to the Brasserie after returning from France a few months earlier and had a thirst for more of what we had in France. The Bravo Brasserie did not disappoint. It was the charming and romantic setting that we had grown to love in Paris. Although the food was different than there it was incredibly delicious and well presented. The wait staff was great and I felt very comfortable and unrushed. It was a perfect place to go have a special Birthday and relive the whole relaxed French experience. I will definitely return again"
    Dined on 5/12/2013
  • "Great location across from the theater, everything was fine but nothing stood out as exceptional. "
    Dined on 5/25/2013
  • "We had a wonderful meal with a great atmosphere. We arrived early as the show at PPAC was quicker than we expected, and Bravo was able to accommodate our early arrival and seated us promptly with no issue. "
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "First time here. The steak tips were awesome! Also enjoyed my martini! The tables are a little cramped so that's why I went with 4 stars instead of 5. Overall it was great and I would definitely eat here again!"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Party of 5 all agreed Food was good . The service not so much. Our particular server was quite low and non attentive to our table. All agreed will give another try in future. Partnership with Trinity for free parking was a pleasant surprise as was Valet parking "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Seven os us met before the theater. It was extremely crowded and we had limited time. We got served promptly, our waitress was great and everyone enjoyed their food. Definitely would go again!"
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "This corner spot was a great start to a night at the theater. Everyone was very energetic, welcoming and looking to please. Our Waitress Kristen(?sp) was especially friendly, helpful and accommodating. Great selections for appetizer, dinners and drinks too. My Date ordered the Veal and was not thrilled, but fortunately the portions are so plentiful, she and i both filled up on my steak... Neither had room to try the desserts.. Highly recommend. "
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "Always like to go to Bravo- so easy to park car (well, Gabriel parks the car); have a nice dinner, see the play and head home. Enough variety in the menu to keep us regulars returning. thank you, Gabriel, for taking care of us as well. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "I have dinner at Bravo at least once a month. The food is consistently great and the service is superb. They are happy to accommodate any allergies or changes. The menu doesn't change much but it is very varied and it takes a year for me to order the same meal. From valet parking, to the wait and bar staff they all make you feel like family."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Food was great, service was very good as well. Enjoyed the setting, was expecially pleased that we were able to sit in a group of 4 and talk easily and not have to have a problem conversing. We went on a holiday day, so menu was more limited, but it's also a great place to grab a burger before going to the theatre. Plan on frequenting more often, sometimes forget about it. Liked how the chef was willing to split the salads without it being an issue. Great selection of salads as well."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "This restaurant is very close to both PPAC and Trinity Rep. Trinity Rep is directly across the street. We've been there twice before going to a PPAC production. The 6-7pm crowd are a lot of theater goers. The staff knows this and orders are taken quickly and delivered quickly. Our salads were very good and the Mussels Bravo were outstanding. My husband had the lamp chop and it was good too. Very reasonable for the two of us with a nice bottle of wine. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "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