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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.
Kalamazoo, MI 49002
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
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
We offer ample free parking in our well lit easily accessible private lot.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 ! :))
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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