465 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115Neighborhood:
AmericanPrice: $31 to $50
- Dining Style: Fine Dining
- Website: http://www.mfa.org/
- Phone: 6173693474x
- Hours of Operation:
Monday & Tuesday Lunch: 11:30AM - 3PM
Wednesday - Friday Lunch: 11:30AM - 3PM, Dinner: 5:30 - 8PM
Saturday Brunch: 11:30 - 3PM
Sunday Brunch: 11:30 - 3PM
- Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,MasterCard,Visa
- Cuisine: American
- Executive Chef: Timothy Partridge
- Dress Code: Business Casual
- Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
- Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
A word from Bravo Restaurant
Nestled among the grand masters of art and design in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the variety of dining venues from Restaurant Associates stir the senses. Seasonally inspired menus, and artfully prepared cuisine are marked with an emphasis on sustainable, and local ingredients. Award-winning wine list and casual-contemporary atmosphere. All MFA Members receive a 15% discount off food. Seasonally Inspired, Artfully Prepared.Continued
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Bravo Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
93 reviews since July 2, 2014
- Ambiance4.4Noise LevelQuiet
special occasion (39)fit for foodies (38)great for lunch (32)romantic (22)great for brunch (21)good for groups (15)great for outdoor dining (10)neighborhood gem (8)notable wine list (6)scenic view (2)kid-friendly (2)late-night find (1)Show More
- Will go back for the atmosphereBostalianDined on 10/24/2014The food was pretty good and the portion size was small which I like. I ordered my dinner with no added salt and my husband did not. His dinner was so salty. I tried one asparagus and the salt was very over powering. Sometimes I think cooks just dip into the salt and sprinkle haphazardly. My Bronzino fish was very fresh.Special Features:
- Great ambiance for business lunchOpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 10/24/2014Although the food was inspired and the ambiance very chic, we felt the service was so-so. The waitress seemed bent on pushing a certain wine that wasn't on the menu. She brought a sip over for us to taste, but we found it tasted watered down and decided on another bottle of wine instead. This seemed to tick her off, and we felt her disappointment throughout the rest of the meal.Special Features:
- Good spot for quiet conversationMainerDined on 10/21/2014You have to pay for entry to the museum to get to dine there. The atmosphere is quiet, tables well-spaced, making it a good meeting place with friends. The lunch menu was disappointing and the food was ordinary. The main course came before the first course was finished. But the servers were pleasant and attentive. In short, the setting was better than the meal. We have had dinner there in the past, and the menu was better then.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Off their gameMerlinDined on 10/20/2014The waitpersons seemed like busboys newly promoted. They were slow and confused, and they did not bring the food I ordered. I asked for well done, but they brought me meat that was pink and medium. The previous time the waitperson was professional, and the gnocchi were the best I have ever had. They need to maintain quality and offer more variety of dishes. I have used this restaurant for quiet lunches many times before, and will again, but tell them to fix their problems. I am an Associate Member of the Museum.Special Features:
- alyoopDined on 10/17/2014It was a good end to a museum visit. what made it not firmly good was that one diners dinner order was not properly filled so she had to eat basically after everyone else.I would recommend this to a friend.
- EZ viewingnonameDined on 10/16/2014Excellent restaurant. Great for "after art viewing" discussions.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- harrynDined on 10/16/2014Wife and I went for dinner. Weren't very hungry after a large lunch. Each of us had two appetizersI would recommend this to a friend.
- antonioDined on 10/15/2014Bravo is inside the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Excellent food and a QUIET!!! atmosphere makes for a relaxing meal. Four of us had lunch there and talked for 3 hours. Lunch with tip cost $180. Bravo is not a cheap date.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Sunday LunchTKRIDined on 10/12/2014We make it a point to visit Bravo on each trip to the Museum of Fine Arts. Notables on our most recent trip were an albacore appetizer, a tender and flavorful skirt steak, and a creamy pumpkin cheesecake. Add the inventive cocktail menu, great wine list and typically attentive service and you have a great break from the galleries.Special Features:
- For a museum restaurant - excellentAcademicDined on 10/10/2014For a restaurant that's inside a museum, it's excellent. And after dinner, on your way to the museum exit, you can stroll through gallery 255 with its splendid collection of French Impressionists. Where else can you do that?Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- 14juilletDined on 10/10/2014A very comfortable, spacious and quiet place with a small menu of quality inside a great and diverse art collection.I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great eveningroloruDined on 10/9/2014Out of town guest visited the Museum of Fine Arts in the daytime and commented on the attractive restaurant. Brought her there for dinner and what a gem it is! Yummy food presented beautifully,had new Fall menu, loved the Bronzini, someone else had the "best steak in a long time," squash soup could do without the slightly sour pancetta (?) bits, try #502 pinot noir, wonderful service, perfect quiet ambience for conversation, a totally first-rate experience. Besides parking is easy for a Boston restaurant location and the Museum if open late enough to accommodate a tour and dinner. Bravo to you, Bravo!!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Masterpiece within the MFATopNotch10VIPDined on 10/9/2014There are no signs outside the MFA to let you know that one of the finest eating experiences resides inside. The room is beautifully appointed. The menu on Thursday lunch this week featured amazing crab cakes and salmon with the most wonderful puree of yam, roasted Brussels sprouts and nuts. A wine from Spain completed a truly great experience. You can actually hear the conversation at your table without shouting - a rare treat indeed.Special Features:
- Engaging venueChivasDined on 10/7/2014The ambiance and menu truly complement Bravo's location at the MFA. What a delight to segue from those marvellous gallerys to a well served and well prepared dining experience! Just perfect.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Quiet InterludeFoodie4sureVIPDined on 10/5/2014Delicious Sunday brunch with just enough spice and interest to the dishes. Lovely live music did not interrupt conversation, even with someone with hearing deficiency. Elegant surrounfings.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Saturday brunchdinesoutwith5Dined on 10/4/2014Very nice selection but the 2 required choices came to a great deal of food. Service was friendly but very slow considering the restaurant was not full at all. We had to flag our waiter a number of times and it was quite difficult to get his attention. He apologized but when the second request for wine came almost 20 minutes later, we were quite discomfited. One would hope this is not a common occurrence. We don't visit the MFA often, being from out of state, but I might hesitate going to Bravo again. I would only recommend it to friends with this advise.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- OpenTable Diner Since 2007Dined on 9/25/2014We had a delicious lunch with friends and the atmosphere and quiet was wonderful. Our waitress was very helpful and pleasant.Special Features:
- Fine dining experience at MFAOnlythebestDined on 9/25/2014My husband and I invited another couple to Bravo's for lunch and it was such an enjoyable time. The atmosphere is very classy. We were not rushed, our waiter was very professional and the food was excellent. Although it is pricey, the dining experience is worth it.Special Features:
- longtime favoriteLeBonqDined on 9/21/2014Consistently one of the most enjoyable dining experiences in Boston. Bravo has the right balance of elegance and a relaxed atmosphere for Sunday brunch, romantic dinner, or anything in between. The piano/bass duo at brunch adds a pleasant musical background.Special Features:
- Bravo - appropriately named!Aubie1969Dined on 9/12/2014Visiting Boston and met an old friend here for dinner. I had one of the most tender and perfectly prepared filets I've ever had, and my wife had the pasta dish and loved it. We also had a 2004 Justin Cabernet that was excellent. The Museum of Fine Art is a fantastic place and you can peruse the museum after your meal if you eat early enough. Highly recommended!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Reservations...MkellerDined on 9/9/2014Why have a phone for reservations if no one answers it? Not everyone has internet access.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Relax and EnjoyPaPaVIPDined on 9/5/2014The Museum has so much to see...Bravo is quiet gentle place to contemplate the Art you have seen or plan to see! The food is excellent, as well as the service and the quite serene architecture of the restaurant.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Our FavoriteDining3Dined on 8/28/2014Excellent food and wine, quiet, allowing for conversation. Lots to discuss after viewing interesting exhibits at the MFA. Also, the chef prepared me a special and delicious vegan option!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Relaxing Repast at MFABlondieVIPDined on 8/27/2014Limited menu but excellent food. Comfortable, relaxing decor and service. Discounts for members are a plus. We plan to go again.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- exceeded expectationsOpenTable Diner Since 2013Dined on 8/23/2014We wanted to spend an afternoon at the museum and thought brunch before sounded nice. I was delighted with the whole experience, from the food down to the jazz on piano and bass. We will be doing this again.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great location but overcooked meatValentinaDined on 8/22/2014Bravo's location is amazing and the ambiance, while not superlative, is very nice nonetheless. I felt that the menu was a bit overpriced given the quality of the food. My husband and I ordered a salad, two meat entrees and shared a dessert. The salad was sizable and tasty. However, the two meat entrees (crispy duck and filet mignon) were both overcooked - we ordered them medium rare and we got instead medium well, almost well done. Both entrees were about $28 each. The sides that accompanied both dishes were tasty, but could not make up for the excessive cooking of the meats. Had we not been waiting for the entrees for what felt like a long time, we would have sent the dishes back. The honey cheesecake was a good dessert to share.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Back to an old friendCrossenDined on 8/22/2014We live a good hour away from the Museum of Fine Arts, so we don't get there very often. When we do, we almost invariably schedule the visit to include lunch at Bravo; hence we do consider it an "old friend." It is pricey -- it's easy to spend $75 per person for lunch, including a glass of wine an a generous tip -- but as I said, we don't get there every day, and the wonderfully quiet, relaxed experiences available there are, to us, worth it.Special Features:
- Bravo is very goodOpenTable Diner Since 2013Dined on 8/21/2014This restaurant is a gem on its own merit and as part of MFA is superb. Reminded me of the Modern in MOMASpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Fine dininog at the MFAfoodasartDined on 8/20/2014The menu is superb with excellent well prepared selections, Creatviity and presentations are a visual delight. The ambience fits in well with the MFA. The service outstanding and thoughful.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- No bravo for BravoArtloverDined on 8/20/2014Of all the restaurants at the Museum of Fine Arts Bravo is the most expensive and least appealing. The menus is limited, portions small and quality just ok. Two wines on the menu were not available. Service was unexceptional. We were looking for a 1:00 reservation but that was unavailable even though the restaurant was only about one third full at 1:00. I had brought out of town guests to the museum for a special occasion and wanted an exceptional lunch experience. This wasn't it. I've had far better meals in the cafeteria. The single plus was not having to wait in line.
- Gem within a GemTopNotch10VIPDined on 8/14/2014Tucked inside the Museum of Fine Arts is a truly wonderful restaurant. Beautifully designed, spacious with gracious service, this dining room is well worth the effort it takes to stop by the MFA. Guided by the creative hand of Tim Partridge, the food options are all tempting. At yesterday's lunch on the terrace overlooking an interior courtyard, the lobster salad and crab cakes were top notch. A well chosen wine listing adds to the pleasure. Deserts are not overdone - that is, everything is not chocolate like in most places -- but I always get the cookie plate!Special Features:
- reunionOpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 8/10/2014This is a great spot to meet with out of town family and friends you haven't seen for a long time. Great reunion spot. Can talk easily in quiet atmosphere, then go see fabulous exhibits.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Quiet evening450painterDined on 8/7/2014Great spot after walking through the museum. Very comfortable and quiet. Food excellent although abut expensive. Service was very slow in the beginning but got better.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Fantastic food!!!!!FoodieDined on 8/6/2014Everything about BRAVO was wonderful! The food was truly delicious. Service was fantastic too. Highly recommend it!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Beautiful meal.DeeDeeDiVIPDined on 8/6/2014Beautifully presented, delicious food in a guiet, sophisticated, adult setting where you can actually carry on a conversation. Nice service tops it off.Special Features:
- Fine Art And Fine CuisineJazzyFoodieDined on 7/31/2014Bravo at the MFA is one of the best dining experiences to be had anywhere in Boston. The food was excellent and the service was courteous and prompt. Although several other diners were present at dinnertime, it was quiet and pleasant. I felt the servings were generous and the prices very reasonable for Boston. My roast lamb was outstanding, and my friends loved the bass and the trout as well. We had no trouble at all making a last minute reservation, and it was worth the effort to get there early, and explore the MFA beforehand. If you are a member of the MFA, you will receive a 15 percent discount on your meal as well. This makes a great dining experience even better. Bravo is one of the best places to dine in Boston, and is recommended.Special Features:
- Great restaurant!Foodie199Dined on 7/26/2014My wife and I were visiting the MFA, and we had lunch at Bravo. What an outstanding restaurant! The service throughout was professional but friendly, the food was fresh, wonderfully done, and very tasty! There was a jazz duo (piano and stand-up bass) playing throughout our meal that was incredible and added just the right ambiance to a relaxing meal. We never felt rushed, and from appetizer thru dessert the food was excellent. Very highly recommended!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- OpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 7/20/2014Bravo has interesting brunch options with live jazz. Perfect for our family special occasion gathering.Special Features:
- CJobVIPDined on 7/20/2014Great food and service in a delightful surrounding. Trio playing soft music was a perfect background for a wonderful brunch.Special Features:
- Good restaurant at the MFAAKDLVIPDined on 7/18/2014Bravo is a very convenient restaurant if you are at the MFA for other reasons. We had dinner before a movie and it was so nice to just have to walk downstairs after dinner. The food is good, not exceptional. The ambiance indoors is a little strange - tables very far apart, very bright, people walking by going to and from whatever exhibit they were seeing. We wouldn't go there just for dinner. Nevertheless, if we are at the MFA around dinner time, we would go again.