465 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115Neighborhood:
AmericanPrice: $31 to $50
- Dining Style: Fine Dining
- Website: http://www.mfa.org/
- Phone: (617) 369-3474
- 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
134 reviews since July 31, 2014
- Ambiance4.4Noise LevelModerate
special occasion (61)fit for foodies (56)great for lunch (50)great for brunch (32)romantic (26)good for groups (21)neighborhood gem (11)notable wine list (10)scenic view (8)great for outdoor dining (7)kid-friendly (2)late-night find (1)vibrant bar scene (1)hot spot (1)Show More
- Brunch after GoyaOpenTable Diner Since 2009Dined on 11/23/2014The ambiance was lovely, the food was very good, the wine list was very good and the piano player made the brunch delightful.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- great option when at MFAdonotneedanicknameVIPDined on 11/23/2014Was there for brunch this past Sunday after seeing Wyeth and Goya exhibits - very relaxing, very good food, and service. There was even a live light jazz duo. Too bad you have be in the museum to enjoy this restaurantSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- just ok!apuigVIPDined on 11/21/2014the only reason to go to this restaurant is if you are already at the MFA> the food was ok, the service SLOW, and the place is cold and austere. Again, just OK!Special Features:
- complimentary parking a major incentive;OpenTable Diner Since 2013Dined on 11/21/2014widely spaced tables, carpeting and upholstery allow a quiet dining experienceSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Food qualityWecveDined on 11/20/2014Given it is the high end restaurant at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, its location is perfect for the nights the museum is open. Service was excellent but the food quality left much to be desired. The duck main course had grit/sand in it and the veggie mushroom pasta was made with dried chanterelles that had not been softened/soaked in water therefor were hard and had the consistency of stale sundried tomatoes. The steak tartar was excellent, the salad blah. All in all a disappointment especially given its pricing; a real pity because it could so easily be a prime Boston eating establishment.Special Features:
- Great Evening at the MFAJARRDined on 11/20/2014Had a wonderful experience at Bravo, a great way to finish off a visit to the Museum of Fine Arts. Beautiful ambience, excellent food and very creative menu at reasonable prices given the high end environment. I look forward to going againSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- perfect for after-exhibit diningOpenTable Diner Since 2010Dined on 11/19/2014A friend and I had a late dinner here after going to the Museum. The atmosphere was quiet yet humming, which suited conversation well (we wanted to talk about the art). Our waitress was warm and attentive. I started with an excellent Hubbard squash soup. My friend had a fresh salad which she rated excellent. The main course I had--a cider prepared pork chop--was overdone but flavorful. She commented that her risotto was perhaps a little overspiced, but interesting. Overall a very pleasant experience with a little room for improvement. We would come back again (and have been here before).Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Lunch after Goya ExhibitscorpiogalDined on 11/19/2014This was my first time at Bravo and it was a very positive experience. We came after viewing the Goya Exhibit. The ambience was delightful, the food delicious and the service superb. Many thanks to our server Marisel for making us feel so pampered.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Dine among the ArtSticksDined on 11/19/2014I so enjoy lunch at Bravo for the quiet atmosphere, view of beautiful art, good service and good food. Recently I had the hearty and DELICIOUS cod and corn soup. YUMMY! Spent a leisurely 3 hours over lunch and never felt rushed -Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great experienceWHAMDined on 11/16/2014I am never disappointed when we go to Bravo. The food is great, the portion size is good, and the service is always above par. THe drink pour is very nice as well, overall a lovely time.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Service was attentive without being intrusiveOpenTable Diner Since 2010Dined on 11/14/2014Everything was great - only minor quibble was that we asked to share a dessert and they brought out two dishes.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Disappointing mealMuseumgoerVIPDined on 11/14/2014Very few vegetarian options. I had to order just side dishes. The ones I ordered (brussel sprouts and kale with quinoa) were tremendously over-salted. Side dishes were over-priced.
- Some good Some badjeanpmaDined on 11/10/2014My $21.00 hamburger was dry, over-cooked, cold and the roll was burnt too. My friends crab cakes were delicious, according to them.
- Food and artSkinnyfoodieDined on 11/8/2014The choices were creative, tying Spanish cuisine (because of the current Goya show) to an already excellent menu. Imaginative and well done. The coffee, on the other hand, was a disaster - bitter and undrinkable - as it is always is there.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Bravo for BravosimplesimonDined on 11/7/2014Delicious food in a very civilized atmosphere. A classy dining experience.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- OpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 11/7/2014I would like to suggest that you have more choices for Cappuccino i.e. Mocha. In addition parking charges should be waived or reduced for Volunteers who lovingly give much of their time to have the MFA be the outstanding Museum that it is.Special Features:
- Perfect for a calm and nice mealCaremeDined on 11/6/2014This is the rare restaurant in Boston with good food and service, comfortable seating and a low noise level. Lovely in the evening after a visit to the MFA
- Wrong wayMFAfanDined on 11/6/2014Been there numerous times-Seems to progressing the wrong direction:downhill. Not terrible, just not good like it once was.
- Lovely LunchHenryserDined on 11/5/2014Very nice selection of wines. The mussel appetizer and the lump crab cakes were absolutely delicious. Our server was friendly and personable. Overall a very special lunch.Special Features:
- Great food, horrible serviceSeafoodloverDined on 11/2/2014The soft music, cushy seating and relatively quiet room was wonderful, and the food at brunch was extremely good. However, the overall experience was marred by the worst service -- we had to continually flag down our server for water, set ups, orders, etc. For the prices they charge, the service really needs to come up a several notches for me to recommend it.Special Features:
- overall…pretty shakyScarlettVIPDined on 10/31/2014Almost empty on a Friday night….maybe 6-7 tables of people in a large, open space. Quiet and comfortable, but lacking atmosphere. Service sub-standard. At most restaurants, we both order 2 appetizers for dinner and one is ALWAYS served first, then the other as a main course. We thought we had made this clear, but all 4 appetizer dishes arrived simultaneously, which put us in the position of which to dish to eat cold. Since we both started with soup, we thought this an inexcusable error. My fried ravioli was crisp brown on the bottom, so you could pick it up with your fingers and eat like a canapé. Flavors of everything OK but the menu lacks simple grilled fish or chops..most dishes are sauced. Expensive, too. We won't be back.
- Excellent food in a quiet havenOnthetownDined on 10/31/2014It's not easy to find a quiet restaurant with excellent food, but this is one. Conversation can happen! Not enough people know about Bravo since it's embedded in the Museum of Fine Arts and lacks its own storefront.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- 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 lunchVivianneDined 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: