Bravo Restaurant

4.2
2006 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American

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About

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-wining wine list and casual-contemporary atmosphere. All MFA Members receive a 15% discount off food. Seasonally Inspired, Artfully Prepared.
Please note: As a member, you can enjoy 15% off at any of the Museum’s dining locations. Our diverse dining venues offer artfully prepared dishes for all tastes and budgets, with seasonal local menus.

Please note: Bravo will close for renovations starting on November 1, 2018 and will re-open featuring a new menu and décor in late winter of 2019.

Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
American
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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
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Phone number
(617) 369-3474
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Brian Flagg
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Museum Road
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Parking details
Complimentary parking is available when you dine after 5 pm on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at Bravo.
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Public transit
MFA station on Huntington Avenue
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 2006 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.2
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4.1
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4.5
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3.5
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Noise · Quiet
91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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C
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The flavor of the food was very good but we like our eggs a little better done. The waiter should have asked how we like our eggs runny, medium or well done. The food was served on warm plates and the coffee was hot. The restaurant is quiet and spread out. It was wonderful to be able to hear your table mates and not hear another table's conversation. One course was enough for me so I would prefer the option to have one course instead of two or three. I would recommend it for a special occasion.

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BP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We were extremely disappointed woth the service. The food was very expensive, stingy portions, and not good value.

We were then urged to leave so that they could prepare for a private party.

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J
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We loved our lunch. Thee Japanese eggplant waa especially delicious.

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OT
Denver
30 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Very Nice dinner at the Boston Museum of art. I can’t complain about seeing van Goghs quotethe ravine“ and then having a wonderful dinner. I had swordfish and my wife scallops both which were delicious. The corn bread appetizer was also quite good

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KY
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal in a lovely setting. Private. Healthy.

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AG
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my mom to the MFA for her birthday and Saturday brunch at Bravo. She said it was the best omelette she had ever had. I also enjoyed my meal of the chicken thigh with potato salad.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a great meal.

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New England
53 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

The food was very good and the atmosphere was lovely, but the service was terribly slow. We had tickets to an exhibit elsewhere in the museum and we thought we had left plenty of time (an hour and forty five minutes) but we had to ask the server to hurry things up so we could make it on time. We just did.

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J
New England
6 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Dinner at Bravo is a superb way to end a visit to the Museum of Fine Arts. It's a lovely atmosphere with tolerable noise level and a reliable menu.

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n
New England
6 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Quiet and attractive space with attentive service. Food was interesting and food we selected was quite good, especially the swordfish.

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A
New England
46 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 4

Fabulous food, great service, but very limited food options, they need to offer some lighter fare options

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M
New England
34 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We enjoy going to Bravo following a visit to the MFA. We like the food and the ambiance. We also enjoy taking out of town visitors for lunch or dinner following a visit to the museum.

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BM
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great waiters. Very quiet place. Comfortable seating. QUIET!!!!

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L
New England
15 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 3ambience 5

Ambiance is fantastic, the food could be better. Mix of French, American and middle Eastern it seems, but mixed up too much. Salad had unfortunately some sand in it. Service was good.

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BB
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Sunday brunch with music. Never disappoints on the food

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e
New England
53 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

We've been to Bravo four or five times, always in connection with an MFA event. The service continues to be poor and the food mediocre. What recommends it is the spaciousness and pleasant ambience. On Sundays there is a piano/bass duo for quiet background music.

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s
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best in Boston and That is saying a lot!

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D
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quiet restaurant in the Museum of fine arts. I really enjoyed the low key atmosphere.

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K
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Have eaten at bravo dozens of times. It’s a lovely and quiet setting with nice staff . But the food, especially this last time, was mediocre at best . It’s more expensive than downstairs atrium cafe - which has far better food.

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R
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Love the setting. Food was solid. Service left much to be desired. Manager yelling to waitress in the dining room... felt in-fine dining.

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OT
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic brunch, excellent service that didn’t bother us until we needed it and we had a leisurely meal - totally European style.

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JW
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and a great experience, just a bit pricey.

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BF
New England
16 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Terrific meal after visiting the MFA exhibits... A very nice ambience... excellent service, and delicious meal with good selection of innovative dishes.

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D
New England
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

For the price, the food must be outstanding. The food was average. Not flavorful or memorable.

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A
New England
29 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great warm rolls. Roasted beet salad was excellent. Grilled broccoli rabe was way too over-spiced; there's no need to add more intensity to an already intensely flavored veg. Squid-ink pasta was similarly over-flavored. More subtlety, please!

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SP
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Had dinner before attending an event at the MFA. Ate at the bar. The bartender/server was very personable. I had the Artic Char, it was delicious!

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C
New England
43 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

The menu offered a number of unusual choices. The food was attractive and generally good. The Plantain Fritters were oily and overcooked. The Cacio E Pepe Cavatelli was very good, once you got past the odd color of the cavatelli. I guess it was spinach. The real problem with Bravo is the service. The wait staff all seem to be in low gear. You constantly have to try and get their attention. Wine came after the first course was served, even though we could see the bar and it was not busy. They cleared the first course and took the silverware. They then brought the main course, but we had to ask for silverware. They asked if we wanted more rolls, we said yes. When they didn't come we flagged down the server and reminded about the bread. One roll was delivered! I would have rated Bravo higher if they had more attentive wait staff.

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S
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Go to Bravo for lunch or dinner, not the overpriced Brunch with small quantities and a forced 2 or 3 course prix fix.

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GK
New England
25 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The food was very good and it’s a nice spot for a relaxing break from the museum. Our waiter started out fine and then as the meal went on, he was MIA. Dessert took awhile to arrive and we had to ask for the check three times. Eventually most of our group left because it took so long and left the payor behind.

It’s a nice restaurant for a special meal but given the other choices in the MFA, it won’t always be our first choice.

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r
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was professional and helpful, the ambience perfect, the food delicious. Absolutely nothing with which to find fault....

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A
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and wine. The eggplant is to die for and the chicken was excellent too. Great wine list and great service.

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GM
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We fave dined here many times and still one of our favorites. The food and service were excellent,.
It is a little more expensive that the other restaurants at the museum, but worth the splurge.

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a
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

we out of towners were there once before and enjoyed enough to make it a destination from our cruise. Friendly professional service ad great food.
Added attraction is a tour of the museum, but would go for the restaurant alone.

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PP
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

We loved the beautiful and quiet atmosphere and the wait staff, to a person, were all exceptional. We both had fish, the mussels and a shrimp dish, which were disappointing-the fish were tired, did not taste fresh, and for the price it was both a surprise and a letdown. I would like to come again because the room and the atmosphere are wonderful, but not so sure about the quality of the food.

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g
New England
48 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We've eaten here at corporate events and find it a nicely upscale place for dining while visiting the MFA. Both the salmon and crab cakes were tastily and beautifully presented, the blackberry cocktail refreshingly seasonal. As to price, with most museum restaurants, food and drink are a dollar or two above local restaurant prices. It is a lovely experience to take a relaxed time out during visiting the galleries in such a large museum. Fresh blossoms on each table, white tablecloths, a glass enclosed quiet location.

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SC
New England
8 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Lovely setting. Great for conversation. Food was tasty but portions are for one...don't try to share or you'll leave hungry. Servers are very sweet, but slow.

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RH
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Small interesting plates beautifully presented.

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DC
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Have been there twice in the last month to "treat" a friend and relative, and have been very pleased with the menu offerings, the quality and presentation of the food, the care and attention of the service, and the overall ambience.

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OB
New England
20 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dining before or after visit to the art galleries at the MFA

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M
New England
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friend and I used this spot for a business meeting and had a fantastic lunch. I had the salmon that was tasty and cooked well. She had the eggplant that she thoroughly enjoyed as well.

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