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Bravo! Restaurant and Cafe
Bravo! Restaurant and Cafe

Bravo! Restaurant and Cafe Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://bravokalamazoo.com
  • Phone: (269) 344-7700
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 5:00pm;
    Brunch: Sunday: 10:30am - 2:00pm;
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Shawn Hagen
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Groups as small as eight or as large as sixty five. Our private banquet rooms offer the same atmosphere and service as our main dining room.
  • Private Party Contact: Terry Hagen (269) 344-7700

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Winters
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: We offer ample free parking in our well lit easily accessible private lot.
A word from Bravo! Restaurant and Cafe
Bravo! specializes in fresh, Tuscan inspired cuisine prepared by award winning chef/owner Shawn Hagen. Guests are welcomed to our comfortable fine dining atmosphere by maitre d'/owner Terry Hagen and the exceptional service staff. Since its opening in 1987, Bravo! has been recognized for its unique food, comprehensive wine list, private dining offerings, handcrafted beer and personalized service. Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
Diner Reviews
  • "Start with wonderful service, great wine and cocktails, add a wonderful selection of delicious salads/soups and entrees, and end with incredible desserts and coffee-all makes for a tremendous dining experience for us as locals and our out of town friends used to fine dining in Chicago. They were suitably impressed!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Bravo! has always been one of our favorite restaurants in the Kalamazoo area. This evening was no exception as w enjoyed a relaxing meal with friends. Every food ordered was well prepared. The burrata salad was magnificent and exceptional."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "I've been to Bravo many times for dinner and lunch, but yesterday was the first time I had visited for brunch. It was absolutely sensational -- incredible variety and every item was delectable. And a free mimosa, too? A dream come true."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Having heard rave reviews from friends for years, our expectations were perhaps excessively high, leading us to feel that the food was good but not outstanding in flavor and quality. Its abundance and variety were great, it must be confessed, but my wife and I felt that my (and her) own tilapia done at home was superior to yours; her cinnamon rolls are considerably better than yours; the quality of the beef served at Sunday brunches we have had with friends at Wyndham without question beats your beef. In conclusion, we thought the buffet was good, but less impressive than we had expected."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "I go here for brunch now and then. The food is always good as well as hot. Selection right up there with the best of Sunday brunches."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Excellent service. Wonderful food and great ambiance. It was a perfect place to celebrate our anniversary. Thank you to the staff and chefs for making it a memorable night."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Bravo has been a favorite of ours for many years. Many family anniversaries, graduations, retirements and birthdays have been celebrated at Bravo over our 25 year life in Portage. The food is always so good and they have a good choice of wines."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "We went to Bravo! after my son's graduation. The whole family loved the food. The gnocchi and duck breast were special favorites. The only thing we didn't find exceptional was the crab cake. Otherwise, the meal was perfect! Our server was great and gave good service in spite of being busy with prom groups. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "One of the few local places I am aware of that serves brunch. Great opportunity to catch up with family over a leisurely sunday brunch. "
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "Our family enjoyed celebrating my Dad's 86th birthday with a Bravo Brunch! I appreciated the online reservation service! I wrote Monday and everything was ready for our party of 13 when we arrived Sunday. I'd forgotten they had a fire place, so it was a special treat to have a table by the fire! We were greeted by a beautiful garden of bright yellow Daffodils as we entered the parking lot and friendly faces greeted us and helped us with the door. They easily handled our large group with all age levels. Our service was attentive and friendly. Their food was delicious and included a wide variety of selections! I have fond memories of a lovely rehearsal lunch at Bravo's 5 1/2 years earlier for our daughter and her fiance, now husband. "
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "Loved this venue for a special night of Jazz from the WMU Jazz Orchestra. Limited menu was just okay, hostess was confused the night before on when the doors opened to the public, but the music was great. Planning on another night of Funk soon."
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "I've only eaten here once before and was pleased to see the food quality remained high and service was exceptional. I was surprised that they were not busy even though it was graduation weekend for WMU. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "The food was a major disappointment. Very high priced for what you received. The Prime rib was very fatty, my wife and son had to cut around the fat everywhere on the cuts they received. The Lobster Ravioli has only small pieces of lobster but was very expensive. We came here after reading reviews and were expecting more. Our reservation was for lunch after my son's college graduation. The white fish was good though this could not make up for the price we paid for below average food at premium prices."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "I live in California now, but I always come back to Bravo! when I am in Kalamazoo. I love the food, but am also a fan of their beer, which they brew themselves and is available only at the restaurant."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Bravo was chosen for our very rare get together with some Canada team mates. The food was wonderful, and the atmosphere was very relaxing, and conducive to visiting while we ate. I would highly recommend Bravo to others. It's a must try!"
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "We both had seafood dishes (salmon and white fish). The salmon had a spicy seasoning, but not overpowering. Portions were a nice size not too much, although my wife needed a 'people bag.' Service was polite and attentive. Good wine list. We tried a French red blend that was full bodied, dry and was added to our list for tasting again. Good overall experience and would recommend for a special occasion or a romantic evening."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "A great restaurant -- i ALWAYS DINE HERE WHEN i WANT TO IMPRESS CLIENTS!"
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Great food and flexibility to add one more person to our big group. Great service as well."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "We have dined at Bravo many times and have always had a good experience! Service is always attentive and the meals well prepared. The wine selection is good and covers Michigan regional as well as California wines. Mushroom soup is notably excellent."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "My husband and I are parents to 4 kids and were able to squeeze a date night in around his work schedule. We chose this restaurant based on internet reviews and were NOT disappointed. We started with cocktails (unique and delicious) and the artichoke mousse (fabulous texture, gorgeous plating, served inside a raw red onion). He had a roasted red pepper pasta with chicken and was thrilled. I had the chicken marsala with roasted corn risotto. the chicken was very good, but the risotto stole that plate. it was fabulous, and im not even a corn person. After such a gorgeous meal, we were both too full for dessert. I plan on saving room next time, as their dessert menu was impressive as well"
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "As with our previous visits, the food was outstanding as well as the service. We've always enjoyed our dining here and it will continue to be one of our go to spots."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "We dined Saturday evening, party of 6. Food was great. Service was excellent!!! One of our party has food allergies. She gave the chef a note indicating what she could not eat and asked him to prepare whatever he thought would work. She was thrilled! Kudos to your Chef/Staff!! Thanks again!"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Have only experienced the restaurant once. Not adequate for a critique. However, I did enjoy my first visit. Enjoyed the thinly sliced and crispy sweet potato chips, the mushroom soup was delicious, and the yellow-fin tuna sandwich was great but overcooked for rare."
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "Don't bother heading out here for beer week. Their $16 beer flight appetizer is an outrageous joke. You get a half of a slider, one cracker with smoked whitefish dip, a brie sandwich no bigger than a quarter, and one jumbo beer battered shrimp. It was hard to focus on the beer while i was laughing at the ridiculous manner of serving it up with this plate of bites and charging a very un-special price. It was a very weird experience, one i wouldn't want to repeat. Not to mention that you are in their cafeteria style dining area with families and grandparents. I'm not sure who they are trying to catering to, but it is not beer enthusiasts..."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "We have dined at Bravo's numerous times and have always found it delightful. The food and service is always outstanding and attentive. This particular visit was a real joy since we had a quiet corner ( the last visit, we were entertained with a party table next to us and the atmosphere took away from our evening). Let me note: this was a very uncommon experience usually. We definitely keep Bravo's on our short list of places to go."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "dinner for 8. Not one complaint about anything from anyone. Heard the craft beers were not the best but my guests who know craft beers were very pleased with their selections."
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "Always happy service and excellent food. Was fun with a gingerbread house contest one could vote on."
    Dined on 12/19/2013
  • "BRAVO was most accommodating to our small group of six and we enjoyed every minute!"
    Dined on 12/19/2013
  • "Took my wife there for her birthday. The risotto balls were delicious, though a little pricey for $12 when you only get 5. I had the plank salmon with blue crab risotto and scallops and it was amazing. My wife had a pasta dish with pancetta that she nor I thought was very good. For dessert we had the tiramisu and white chocolate mousse with raspberry sauce. Both were delicious. On a side note, this place has the BEST brunch in town."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "Very good food, pleasant service. Very good site-brewed beers (APA and outmeal stout)"
    Dined on 12/3/2013
  • "I recently moved back to Kalamazoo after 14 years. Bravo was my favorite restaurant then and is once again. The quality is superb and always delicious. The atmosphere is warm and friendly as well."
    Dined on 11/21/2013
  • "I met a group of friends there for dinner. The seasonal feature dishes are excellent as well as the usual items on the menu. The server took good care of our large group. The fire place in the dining room provides a cozy atmosphere on a cold evening."
    Dined on 11/13/2013
  • "Had a delicious meal with great service great. It was comfortable, not too loud, nice soft lighting and fireplace. Their sweet potato goat cheese ravioli was great, as was their scallops, house salad and the two kinds of pizza we tried. I'll definitely go back again soon."
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "We loved the Artichoke Mousse!! Service was very good. I would give about a 4 rating as I thought some of the Italian dishes were a little bland and could have used a little more seasoning."
    Dined on 10/26/2013
  • "The Win Schuler restaurants of Michigan, especially the mother store in Marshall were very much a part of my college days at WMU in Kalamazoo. Sixty years later, returning to campus for a theater opening, I went to BRAVO on the recommendation of the desk clerk at my hotel and was blown away. The place is beautiful, retaining much of what was once the Kalamazoo Win Schuler's. That alone guaranteed some degree of success. Then came the staff, directly from central casting and so professional, followed by the food, surpassing expectations. My two guests were as pleased as I."
    Dined on 10/25/2013
  • "It had been 10 years since I had been there, when my sister was a waitress. I was pretty young then and not nearly as much off a foodie, but always loved it. As I grew older I had heard great things throughout the years and decided to take my fiance out for her birthday there. Was impressed with everything about it. From the wait staff, their recommendations, the food, the drink, and I wrote aged to have a nice romantic table and they had a wonderful seat next to the fireplace waiting for us. Very excited to go back."
    Dined on 10/24/2013
  • "The food is outstanding! I had the whitefish from Lake Superior - a Michigan specialty."
    Dined on 10/20/2013
  • "Bravo is so much fun! We loved being there, enjoyed our meals and the pleasant ambiance. We also loved our waiter--Larry! Best waiter ever!"
    Dined on 10/11/2013
  • "We reserved a table for 2 for a nice romantic dinner. The hostess seated us at a busy table next to the kitchen when there were more private booths available. When asked if there were reservations for the booths she said no and we asked to be seated at a booth. She obliged with an a poor attitude. We were dressed well and polite but will not make a reservation at this restaurant again."
    Dined on 10/9/2013
  • "My lunch partner and I both ordered the beer battered whitefish for lunch and were each served two pieces. We could barely find any fish in one piece and the second piece was only slightly better. The sweet potato chips and the dessert (zabaglione) were very good."
    Dined on 10/2/2013