Bravo! Restaurant and Cafe

4.5
555 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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Contemporary American
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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
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Phone number
(269) 344-7700
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Shawn Hagen
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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.
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Private party contact
Terry Hagen: (269) 344-7700
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Winters
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Parking details
We offer ample free parking in our well lit easily accessible private lot.
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
What 555 People Are Saying
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service and warm atmosphere. Would highly recommend and will be back

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OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My Fiancé and I dined here the night I proposed. They were stellar in helping make this special night happen. I can’t say enough good things about our experience. Terry was more than generous!

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DC
Detroit
11 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a stop when going from Detroit to Chicago and back. Good for a small pizza of a complete meal.

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ST
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Went with spouse and mother (of a certain age) for simple birthday celebration. Service team was attentive
and respectful but not cloying. Food arrived in good timing; a "shared" entree was divided in advance and served appropriately. We all enjoyed the meals (chicken alfredo, canestrini with portobella mushrooms). The roasted brussels sprouts are a killer side dish. We get to Kzoo every now and again; Bravo will stay on the list to visit again.

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KK
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

We were terribly disappointed in the quality of the food at the Sunday brunch. We had heard good things about it, and it was not what we expected from BraVo. I have held many business events there and had good experiences with food and service. Our server did a good job but the food was mediocre at best. Not what we expected from BraVo. Pizzas were cold. Omlette was mediocre (& not many choices of ingredients). Desserts were small and tasteless. :(

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VL
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Delicious food. Good selection. Friendly staff. Good ambiance.

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OT
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Always love the food and service!

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SC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating our wedding anniversary at Bravo, as we do every year. We were married there, so it's our special occasion place. The food was wonderful as always, and our server very kindly brought us a baked Alaska on the house. It was a lovely evening.

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J
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Very average. Buffet is average.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a large group (10). They had a beautiful big table prepared for us in the back room with a fireplace. It was nicer than I had hoped for! The food was fantastic. The servings were on the smaller side, but then we were all able to enjoy dessert which we don't normally do. Our server was great too!

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JH
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was exemplary. Food was excellent. Had a quite booth in the corner. we were not rushed .

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CC
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

From out of town, friend suggested it as a meeting place as it was a mid way meeting point. I was aware that Sunday was a brunch only affair, but friend thought it was still a menu optional. To say it was overpriced is a bit under-stated. Very few options, a few breads, 3 types of cheese bites, 2 or 3 salads, and an omelet bar. This was brunch, not just breakfast, but no real lunch type options except for the salads. Several dessert choices, most tasted like they came from the grocery store pre-made dessert area, no exceptional taste, and the cream puffs tasted like the frozen variety you get in the frozen food section at Kroger's. Not impressed, and for $20 a plate just because you can have seconds? Of what? Not impressed. Service was okay, and apparently others like the place because there were several tables full and you had to make reservations. Won't miss my service as I was visiting from AZ, but the friend of mine is a Michigan native and she even told the staff she wouldn't be back.

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JA
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time for brunch, everything was awesome. The service was very friendly and helpful with questions. Very impressed with the food and atmosphere of the restaurant. I will be back and will tell all that will listen to me!

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h
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is our favorite restaurant for our special occasions

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SD
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

We can from out of town with reservations made weeks ago. The reviews were all quite good .We arrived promptly at 6:15 and the restaurant was quite empty. Appallingly, it took us over 2.5 hours to get appetizers to our table and our main courses only arrived after after making complaints . We had a group of hungry boys that naturally got restless waiting for their food for that long . This was unfair to them and the rest of Bravo's patrons. The manager never came once to address the tardiness in service. We had to seek him out to complain, and even when we expressed our dissatisfaction, he was very dismissive and unsympathetic. To be fair the food was decent, however one of our meals was not cooked thoroughly. It's important to note they were hosting a large party, however we arrived well before they did. Clearly they spent all their time catering to that party and we suffered for that . There are a lot of good reviews which led us to Bravo, but do yourself a favor and stay away . Maybe they treat their regular patrons well, but not strangers . Awful experience end to end .

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R
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food was mediocre. Took a while to be seated even though we had reservations. Searing in the booth was uncomfortable.

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N
Grand Rapids
8 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food with a quiet ambiance! We will return for more!

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BN
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Our meal pleased the foodies as well as there-must-always-be-meat diners in our group. Excellent service and ambience. It was my birthday and my choice, so I was happy that everyone agreed to a return visit in the near future!

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service! Cozy setting in a nice booth in the bar area. Highly recommend.

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KZ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best Italian food in town and good selection of American standards.

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a
Phoenix
15 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Dined at Bravo many times. The food is consistent and the service better than average. Price points are good for the area. Our party was surprised by the seemingly heavy use of garlic in the entrees and two of us who had the petite tenderloin would have preferred a gravy that was far less salty. Overall a nice birthday meal and will return.

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KK
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been to Bravo many times for lunch and dinner over the years. This is the first time we tried it for Sunday brunch. We should have done this much sooner! The French toast was absolutely unbelievable. Other than the vegetarian lasagna, all of the food was excellent. Myself and those in my party ate way too much. There was a large selection of both breakfast and lunch choices. I would highly recommend brunch or any meal at Bravo.

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G
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was great. We were hoping for more secluded but this was not the place. It was rather noisy. Service was great!

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SR
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

The food was good; the price was very reasonable, but the food presentation and serving tables were poorly kept and very sloppy.

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RS
Grand Rapids
9 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Alaways good ,never a disappointment, great for date night

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R
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I visited for an early weeknight dinner. I had a reservation and was seated promptly. I had scallops and Cajun salmon from the regular menu with asparagus. Everything was excellent.

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JK
Grand Rapids
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great choice. Our server was great.... a seasoned pro...and very funny.
Food was delicious as always.

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P
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful meal and a surprise Baked Alaska to celebrate our Son-in law's birthday. The service was perfect. The server was there if needed, but not a bother. Our water glasses were kept full at all times. Everyone enjoyed their meal choice.

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JL
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Always good food in a friendly, warm atmosphere. The Sunday Brunch has a large selection, with many "lunch" items as well as waffles, omelets, fruit and breakfast meats. And delicious desserts. The only thing missing is their delicious mushroom soup, which I always get if I'm there for lunch or dinner.

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PJ
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The mushroom soup should be illegal. It's that addicting. Great service, great venue with as good a chef as there is in the greater area (maybe more). My one knock is the pricey liquor. That's not enough to offset the rest.

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J
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Dinner delicious Server friendly however slow and not very attentive. Clearing dishes bringing silverware. Pouring wine

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O
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

There are quieter tables. We prefer those. Also had daughters rehearsal dinner here in the private dining room and have had class reunions, family parties and group presentations here. Do not like tables in the middle of a room . As we get older it is harder to hear.

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KB
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Good food, excellent service. The one disappointment are the hot dishes, they are pretty uninspired. It would be nice to have more variety instead of always the same, and a bit more flavor rather than the bland offerings. Everything else is great, omelettes, salads, desserts, cheeses, just not the hot dishes. Luckily nobody leaves hungry, there are plenty of other good things to eat.

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BJ
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Bravo runs an amazing special on Thursday nights (about 6 months out of the year) where they have 1/2 price pizza, pasta, and beers they brew. It's an incredible value, and the servings are not smaller because of the sale. They have delicious brick oven pizza!

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LD
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had guests here from California and took them to bravo for a very lovely dinner question

As a matter of fact one of our guests owns restaurants in California and she was very impressed with Brabo

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NW
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food is always on point. I have never been disappointed!

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DF
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Love this place. Have never been disappointed. Great place for lunch meetings.

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had our reservation time mixed up and arrived 30 minutes before they opened . A manager insisted we come in and relax at the table until a server was ready ! Within 10 minutes a lovely young woman came with bread and water and was delightfully ready to serve us - before the restaurant was even open !!

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JB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bravo was great as usual Been there many times, many times. Always liked it.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner with family visiting from the East Coast. Never had a bad meal at Bravo’s. Food was great.

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