Bravo! Restaurant and Cafe

4.6
641 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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.
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CS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Loved our waiter, he was there when we needed him but did not hover. Lasagna was a disappointment. It was short and missing layers, almost as if it had been nuked. Tuna was awesome. Salads were average, at best. But we loved that we got to linger without being harassed. It was a family reunion for cousins who only meet every five years or so, so we appreciated the quiet, pleasant dining room.

OT
Grand Rapids
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The shrimp and mushroom risotto was out of this world!

JT
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friends went next night after I told them about it.

TE
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Good place

AD
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 5

Food was great. Service was unacceptably slow. Our server had too many tables. Wait staff nice but not well trained.

WV
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a favorite!

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waitress was amazing. Ambiance was great and the food was excellent!! Would definitely go and again and i recommend this to anyone looking for a great brunch!

OT
Detroit
13 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bravo is one of the best restaurants in the Portage/Kalamazoo area. Food always excellent. Sunday brunch fun & plentiful. Staff well versed in how to handle anything you need. Best mushroom soup around. Check it out!

DN
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were visiting from Indiana. Bravo came up in my google search. It was close to our hotel. We enjoyed dinner very much.

RH
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice atmosphere and excellent service. The food was good and the prices were reasonable. The mushroom soup was excellent. The lobster, shrimp ravioli was slightly UNDER coiked. Desserts were worth waiting for. Will return!

R
Palm Springs
7 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

New arrangement for the buffet pizza not good idea...cold pizza not appetizing. Looking forward to new menu. Didn't care for the'blueberry' beer...way too tart. Jake our waiter was GREAT!

LY
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome staff, delicious entrées, made the Birthday Girl feel very special with a baked Alaska!

CV
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My family has gone to Sunday Brunch at Bravo! for a couple of celebrations within the past year. Both times, the food and service have been excellent!

NV
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

EXCELLENT food! One friend seemed disappointed that she could not order individual pizza on Thursday, however, as Bravo doesn't make individual pizzas when they have the buffet. She is handicapped and uses an electric scooter, so would not be able to go to pizza buffet very easily. She ordered something else, however, and was really happy. We didn't get asked if we wanted more coffee or wine or beer however, but flagged down another waiter and he brought more coffee. Otherwise, the waitress was very good. I will return for sure! I really love Bravo.

GP
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always enjoy Bravo--delicious food, soothing atmosphere. It's kind of expensive so I don't go frequently, but am happy to savor their food whenever the occasion arises. This time I tried the Brussels sprouts appetizer and it was wonderful! I have tried Brussels sprouts at many restaurants: these are the best. My friend with whom I was dining agreed, and when I took the leftovers home for my husband to try, he agreed too. I thought their mushroom soup was my favorite item, but now it's a tie.

G
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner. The host asked us if we wanted to be in the cafe which is quieter. We appreciated this. There was some great live music in the dining room but we opted for quiet since we are friends who live In different places and don’t see each other often.

MA
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always quality food with great service. Can't beat the 1/2 of Thursday deals.

TM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

The food was awful. See my TripAdvisor review for details. I wonder if the owners have ever tasted their food? And if they would be satisfied to pay for it? I felt cheated and slightly nauseated after eating at Bravo!

BP
Grand Rapids
13 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Bravo was recommended by a customer and they were spot on!
From entrance to exit, everything was awesome.
Our server BROOKE, was an absolute delight. I'd recommend keeping her around!!

There were three of us sand each one had a different dish so we all sampled each others food.
Your Chef(s) obviously know what they are doing!

We shall return and will highly recommend to our foodie friends.

MH
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite places to dine. We dine there somewhat regularly.

N
Naples
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Do not go on Thursday night if you want Pizza. They offer a discounted pizza bar and you get what you pay for......discounted pizza. THEY DO NOT ALLOW YOU TO ORDER PIZZA FROM THEIR MENU EVEN IF you say you will pay full price. We were all very disappointed with our experience at Bravo’s on Thursday night. We are regular patrons of Bravos but this experience will make us reconsider where we go next time with all the other great offerings in Kalamazoo. Side note....our waitress was very good and tried her best to make our experience as positive as she could.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience.

JK
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Was next to noisey table. When bill arrived, we were billed for all adults when we actually had one senior and one child. After the Mimosa, we had to ask for a drink, server didn't ask if we'd like coffee or something else to drink.

O
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Expected it to be busier on a Saturday evening, but we had an enjoyable, not rushed dining experience. Service was attentive and good, though one diner's salad was delivered to the wrong person in our group and a replacement was quickly summoned!

AF
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good experience with great food and beer.

AD
Grand Rapids
3 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

So many people rave about the brunch. Although we were aware the brunch ended at 2, neither of us expected the condition of the buffet. I”m not big on buffet’s anyway, but let’s try and keep the buffet line appealing? So messy....

B
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best pasta in town, can’t beat their specials. Awesome service as always.

SD
Denver
37 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always excellent and service impeccable.

BB
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food. Dessert was very good. Service was very attentive. Another enjoyable dining experience.

LW
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Super clean and nice restaurant. Manager was extremely apologetic as it was taking a bit for our table to become available. Great staff, and great food. Extremely friendly waiters and great atmosphere. Would recommend to a friend or family member.

WN
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They were very busy but we never had to wait for anything. Very good service , food was out quickly and we never were without a drink !

MD
Detroit
9 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent food, great service, it was really nice. The only problem was that the hosts seated all customers in the same 40 square feet (so it seemed) of the restaurant. There were plenty of tables all over the place, but I think they were conserving on distance for the waiters to walk between tables. As a result, we (I am hard of hearing and wear hearing aids) could not hear our table's conversation for all the people enjoying themselves (like I said, great food and service) at a thousand decibels. That was the only problem we had, and I am most happy about the dinner itself, steak was perfect, so were the lamb chops and the vegetarian dish that folks at our table ordered. Ty was our waiter, he did a very attentive and professional job.

JO
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I treated my sister to brunch, as it was her birthday. We enjoyed ourselves very much! I would have rather been seated, however, in a booth, so that we could enjoy more privacy. Instead, we were seated just several inches from another pair of diners, which, given our purpose, seemed rather uncomfortable. I also noted that the dining room was not yet very full (as we had made a 10:30 reservation, for right when the restaurant opened for the day), and were not given an option as to our seating. I guess I wondered why we were crammed into a corner into such close quarters as other diners, when it seemed there were ample open seats around the room.

Otherwise, we enjoyed the "feast" as we have several times before, more often with our entire families present. Everyone has always enjoyed the quality and choice of the food items. Thank you for your time!

LL
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely evening at Bravo. The food was excellent and our server was attentive and knowledgeable.

SS
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I was told to make the reservation on Open Table. I did so and when I showed up, there was no reservation in my name. They said it was Open Table's (app) fault.

RS
Grand Rapids
24 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Always good food quiet. Really great beer selection

A
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great night,took our family to celebrate our son's graduation. Food was delicious,service was great, we had a great time!

DK
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waiter Paul was A-1 ... I and my guests had a great birthday celebration dinner. The Beacon Club pales by comparison... and we have been very long time members there.
Bravo is my favorite restaurant in town.

MP
Cleveland
14 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great venue for an excellent meal with wonderful service!

MB
Western NC
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Table was ready to go at reservation time. Food was good. Waitress was attentive. Overall positive experience. Thursday night pasta/pizza deal was an unexpected bonus!

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