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About Bravo! Restaurant and Cafe

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.

5402 Portage Rd
Kalamazoo, MI 49002
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:


Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 5:00pm;
Brunch: Sunday: 10:30am - 2:00pm;
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Winters

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(269) 344-7700

Website:
http://bravokalamazoo.com/

Parking Details:
We offer ample free parking in our well lit easily accessible private lot.

Executive Chef:
Shawn Hagen

Private Party Facilities:
Groups as small as eight or as large as sixty five. Our private banquet rooms offer the same atmosphere and service as our main dining room.

Private Party Contact:
Terry Hagen: (269) 344-7700

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Bravo! Restaurant and Cafe Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.4

Noise

Quiet

96% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (26)
Good for Anniversaries (24)
Good for a Date (21)
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Quiet Conversation (20)
Great for Brunch (19)
Good for Birthdays (16)
Creative Cuisine (15)
Good for Groups (14)
Great for Lunch (13)
Romantic (13)
Business Meals (12)
Fit for Foodies (12)
Worth the Drive (12)
Cozy (12)
Pre/post Theatre (11)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Comfort Food (8)
Authentic (7)
Casual (5)
Healthy (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Fun (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Great Beer (3)
Seasonal (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
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Spicy (1)
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Excellent selection of breakfast and luncheon entrees at Sunday Brunch. Excellent service providing drinks and refills. A very pleasant experience as we celebrated a grand daughters Birthday.

Tags: Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Celebrated a 25th wedding anniversary with family. Sunday brunch is our favorite and selection and variety is great. Everything from breakfast selections including fantastic custom made omelets, waffles with fruit topping, variety of rolls etc. Everything else, in addition to breakfast, included beef, fish, pork and chicken. Our waitress was very attentive and pleasant. And the desserts were yummy. Price is great. Can’t wait to go again.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Had excellant service and were able to order something other than what was on the lunch menu. Steak was outstanding. We’ll be back :))

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Romantic
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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We decided to go to the Brunch on Sun the 26h of Nov, as it was our 46th Wedding Ann and we hadn't been to Bravo for years. Easy to make a reservation this time and the food and service was great. Surprisingly reasonable cost. We'll be sure to go again the the future.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Romantic
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

great food and excellent service. everything was terrific, can't wait to go again!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 24, 2017

So nice to have a dining experience that clicked on "all cylinders". Server (Anna1) was fantastic. Both attentive and accurate. Mushroom soup was delicious as usual. Duck was tasty and well prepared. Surf and Turf was also very good. We will definitely return.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Quick Bite, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Bravo's Sunday brunch is still one of the best around. They've held the line on pricing for years now, and the value is still substantial. They've made some changes recently which aren't the greatest--muffins and the like replaced with some kind of pull-apart monkey bread analog, and the fruit is no longer individual slices but rather one big bowl of chunks--but the value is still more than sound for what you'll pay. The restaurant itself is beautiful, with a constantly-burning fireplace as the room's centerpiece. Your view of it, of course, may vary. A recent change featured cucumber slices in the water, which turns out to be a lot tastier than you may expect and turns even city water into an experience. I tend to prefer lime in the water, but cucumber worked quite well.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 8, 2017

The food is excellent, especially the mushroom soup. Creamy with loads of mushrooms. Service, and more specifically bartender Angie was fantastic.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 6, 2017

As it has been for 30 years a prime example of a Genuine local gift

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Loved that we could make reservations through Open Table for a large group on relatively short notice. Excellent food- everyone ate something different and everyone satisfied at the end of the meal. Couldn't resist sharing several of the desserts- again delicious! Definitely worth driving across town to get there.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Fun, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Food was awesome, just the right portion size, service was excellent

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Had Sunday brunch. Nothing stood out as a must have again. Not a huge selection by any means. I guess I was expecting more for the $.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Bravo’s brunch is always the best. It’s a great place to relax and have great conversation.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

The cost of the food was not as good as it should have been for the price, it was only mediocre. Our water glasses were constantly being refilled, so much that we felt we were drowning. Unfortunately, our waitress was not as attentive. She was not available to wait on us when we needed anything, refill on coffee, dessert menu, etc. One of our party asked for the dessert menu when we first sat down but we never did get it until we asked TWO more times at the end of our meal! And it was not because the place was busy, there were only two or three other tables occupied. Will probably never go back unless I am forced.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 29, 2017

It’s a real treat to go to their Sunday Brunch.
We also have Thanksgiving reservations for the first time this year & looking forward to the meal.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Awesome food, best brunch, wood fire oven. Prices are right.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great FOOD again and again

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

We had a great dinner prior to seeing a show at Miller auditorium. They were very accommodating with altering entrees to meet our vegetarian requests. We were very pleased.

Tags: Bar Seating, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Their whitefish and wild mushroom risotto are both outstanding.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 12, 2017

My wife and I went there for our Anniversary. We are from out of town and picked this restaurant from previous reviews. This is by far the best food we have eaten. I had the Surf and Turf, The steak melted in my mouth along with the great flavor from the Lobster tail. My wife had the special Mac and Cheese. She stated this was the best she had ever had bar none. Just the correct amount of cheese and flavor. Would highly recommend going to tis restaurant. I know we will next time we are in the area.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on October 12, 2017

BRAVO? Never disappoints. Everything is top notch. Great atmosphere, staff and food!

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 8, 2017

I was disappointed with the quality of the food. It was okay but not memorable. It was typical buffet fare. I have dined at Bravo on numerous occasions and the food and experience has always been outstanding. This was my first time for their brunch service and I was expecting more.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Always a great experience at Bravo for their Sunday brunch. And to make the day more perfect, we had the assistance of Patrick to take care of us. Thanks to all at Bravo. You are why we are repeat diners!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Brunch was wonderful. A good variety of food and it all tasted great!

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on October 6, 2017

We brought in some New friends of ours. Their first time to the restaurant. We absolutely love Bravo’s and talked them up to our friends. BraVo’s went above and beyond to make us feel comfortable, Lindsay was very Knowledgeable with her Whiskey/Bourbons , our guest didn’t have to wait to “check with the bartender” like some places. Our dirty martini’s were spot on! Our guests enjoyed their Lobster Ravioli & Calamari , and then Salmon and Duck. He said this is his new favorite place for duck. He’s searched everywhere. Chef Cody knocked it out of the park with the Scallop Special! And Chef Joe was kind enough to bring them out and say hi and took excellent care of us! Joe also brought out an amazing ribeye for us! Host/hostess were very friendly ! Natasha was very attentive with clearing plates and make sure our water was filled. Also took some time to chat to get to know us better. We and our guests LOVE LOVE LOVED EVERYTHING!! We will obviously be back , but our new guests will now be more frequent guests ! :))

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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Bravo! provides consistently excellent cuisine in a charming setting. Highlights are their wood-fired pizzas, their mushroom soup, their in-house brewed craft beers, they're pasta dishes....the list goes on....never had a disappointing meal there.

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·Dined on October 4, 2017

I had never been here, but had always heard it was good. We decided to try it for a birthday celebration. Service was outstanding and the food was delicious. I had the scallop special with risotto. The only thing I'd question was the value. Three scallops (and the risotto) for $28? These were standard size 1 to 1 1/2 inch scallops, not giant ones. That seems a little on the meager side. Don't expect monster portions, but again, 3 seemed like not enough for the price when everything else is ala carte. My husband had lasagna which was also delicious, and better proportioned. I'd definitely go there again, but would not order that dish the second time around.

Tags: Great Beer, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Our waiter was excellent! Told the restaurant in the reservation notes that we were celebrating our 2-year anniversary, and also requested fireside seating if available. The hostess greeted us with a happy anniversary and we got seated by the fireplace!

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

I and my wife go there to celebrate our first year anniversary. We love the restaurant and everything along with it. People there are very friendly and professional. We had a great time and be sure that we will recommendate this wonderful place to our friends.
Thanks again

Tags: Fun, Great for Lunch
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on September 22, 2017

We had a large group, was given a secluded table so all could hear each other. Food was fantastic, service outstanding.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Had a great dinner of chicken Marsala- delicious. The food is always good here. The staff are friendly, helpful, and efficient. Great place to dine.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (Charleston)·Dined on September 11, 2017

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·Dined on September 8, 2017

Delicous, fun and relaxing. Wait staff excellent. One of our favorites.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Fun, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on September 6, 2017

First class service, food prep, presentation, taste and ambience. Very well run establishment. Hats off to the chef.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Both of us ordered pasta, and we both thought it was among the best ever. Mine was the ravioli, which I like to order because it gives the chef a chance to show what he can do. I have never experienced "al dente"-textured ravioli. That was amazing. To say nothing of the creative
contents and spicy sauce--a very nice surprise.

Tags: Authentic, Spicy
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 27, 2017

The cedar plank salmon dish is not to miss. The cranberry, goat cheese and lettuce salad was delicious. The atmosphere was very romantic for visitors like us as well as for locals.
Thank you for putting this restaurant on Open Table!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Romantic
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·Dined on August 26, 2017

Husband and I went for our anniversary. Our waitress was very friendly and the service was nice. Resturaunt wasn't very full for a Saturday night. It was us and 3 other tables. Our food came out and my husband's dish had a long hair on top of it, but they very promptly took it back and brought new food out and removed the food from our bill. It tasted delicious though had very small portions for the price. There's nothing specific I can put my finger on but, for some reason both my husband and I wished we had gone somewhere else.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (Naples)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Fantastic dinner and service.

Never dissappointed

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on August 22, 2017

We were celebrating our anniversary and they made us feel cozy and comfortable. We had great service from Kirsten and crew. The Mushroom Soup was outstanding! Entrees arrived on schedule and were great as well.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great Beer, Quick Bite, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Seasonal
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·Dined on August 21, 2017

Wonderful restaurant and owner, who offered us glasses to see the eclipse! Unique experience, caring owner, superbly done specials and return for some of us to favorites that the restaurant has the good sense to keep on the menu. We were a group reuniting after some years, and we were never rushed - just the opposite, we were welcomed.

Tags: Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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