Bravo Restaurant
Bravo Restaurant

Bravo Restaurant

  • 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

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Museum Road
  • Public Transit: MFA station on Huntington Avenue
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Complimentary parking is available when you dine after 5 pm on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at Bravo.
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.

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Bravo Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
87 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelQuiet
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (38)special occasion (36)great for lunch (30)great for brunch (22)romantic (21)good for groups (13)great for outdoor dining (10)notable wine list (7)neighborhood gem (7)scenic view (3)kid-friendly (2)late-night find (1)Show More
  • alyoop
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    It 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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • EZ viewing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Excellent restaurant. Great for "after art viewing" discussions.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Wife and I went for dinner. Weren't very hungry after a large lunch. Each of us had two appetizers
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • antonio
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Bravo 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:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday Lunch
    TKRI
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    We 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:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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  • For a museum restaurant - excellent
    Academic
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    For 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:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 14juillet
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    A very comfortable, spacious and quiet place with a small menu of quality inside a great and diverse art collection.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great evening
    roloru
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Out 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:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Masterpiece within the MFA
    TopNotch10VIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    There 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:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Engaging venue
    Chivas
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    The 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:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quiet Interlude
    Foodie4sureVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Delicious 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:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Saturday brunch
    dinesoutwith5
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Very 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:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    We had a delicious lunch with friends and the atmosphere and quiet was wonderful. Our waitress was very helpful and pleasant.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fine dining experience at MFA
    Onlythebest
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    My 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:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • longtime favorite
    LeBonq
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Consistently 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:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Bravo - appropriately named!
    Aubie1969
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Visiting 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:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reservations...
    Mkeller
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Why have a phone for reservations if no one answers it? Not everyone has internet access.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Relax and Enjoy
    PaPaVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The 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:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our Favorite
    Dining3
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Excellent 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:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Relaxing Repast at MFA
    BlondieVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Limited menu but excellent food. Comfortable, relaxing decor and service. Discounts for members are a plus. We plan to go again.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • exceeded expectations
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We 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:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great location but overcooked meat
    Valentina
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Bravo'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.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Back to an old friend
    Crossen
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We 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.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • Bravo is very good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    This restaurant is a gem on its own merit and as part of MFA is superb. Reminded me of the Modern in MOMA
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fine dininog at the MFA
    foodasart
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    The 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.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • No bravo for Bravo
    Artlover
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Of 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.
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  • Gem within a Gem
    TopNotch10VIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Tucked 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:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • reunion
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    This 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:
    great for brunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quiet evening
    450painter
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Great 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.
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    special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic food!!!!!
    Foodie
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Everything about BRAVO was wonderful! The food was truly delicious. Service was fantastic too. Highly recommend it!
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    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful meal.
    DeeDeeDiVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Beautifully presented, delicious food in a guiet, sophisticated, adult setting where you can actually carry on a conversation. Nice service tops it off.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fine Art And Fine Cuisine
    JazzyFoodie
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Bravo 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.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • Great restaurant!
    Foodie199
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    My 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:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Bravo has interesting brunch options with live jazz. Perfect for our family special occasion gathering.
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    great for brunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • CJobVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Great food and service in a delightful surrounding. Trio playing soft music was a perfect background for a wonderful brunch.
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    great for brunch, good for groups
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  • Good restaurant at the MFA
    AKDLVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Bravo 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.
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  • Very nice food
    Michael
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Our food was very tasty and well prepared. Striped bass was particularly good and lobster/pasta dish quite nicely seasoned although the lobster was a bit overcooked.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Keep it secret
    Samek
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    One of Boston's most civilized food places. The art inspired public surprisingly converses on normal voice levels. This helps to enjoy the fine food and amiable service.
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    great for brunch, romantic, great for lunch
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  • Undiscovered gem
    emeesee
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    We met friends for dinner before the Roxbury International Film Festival. The restaurant was perfect! Great, attentive service. Something for everyone on the menu. Lovely cocktails. The meal was a little pricey but I was able to get a discount using my MFA membership and park for free because I patronized the restaurant! Bravo is physically beautiful and serene. I loved that we didn't have to wait for a table. It was not crowded. It's an undiscovered gem. We really enjoyed ourselves and plan to return again.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Susie
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Bravo is excellent due to their presentations and excellent service.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 47 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 1263 reviews are from the Bravo Restaurant reviews archive.