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About Bravo Restaurant

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.

465 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
American

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

Cross Street:
Museum Road

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(617) 369-3474

Website:
http://www.mfa.org/

Parking Details:
Complimentary parking is available when you dine after 5 pm on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at Bravo.

Public Transit:
MFA station on Huntington Avenue

Executive Chef:
Brian Flagg

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Bravo Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.1

ambience

4.4

value

3.8

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82% would recommend it to a friend

Quiet Conversation (35)
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Good for a Date (17)
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Fit for Foodies (14)
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Good for Groups (11)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Business Meals (9)
Healthy (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Seasonal (7)
Cozy (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Afternoon Tea (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Live Music (4)
Scenic View (4)
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Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Hot Spot (2)
People Watching (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Casual (1)
Comfort Food (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 13, 2018

We enjoyed a delicious lunch celebrating family birthdays and could not have selected a better place! Bravo offers friendly and professional service, outstanding food and a wonderful ambiance. Live music (piano and bass) was a lovely surprise.

Favorite dishes included the Winter Salad, Bravo Eggs Benedict and the Brownie Mousse. We will return for further exploration.

Newton MA

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Live Music, Healthy, Afternoon Tea, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Coffee
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Went for an anniversary dinner just before the big blizzard. Food was very tasty, servers were attentive. A little pricey, but a nice quiet spot to enjoy a meal after perusing the Museum of Fine Arts.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on January 3, 2018

A nice spot for post museum evening meal. Attentive waitstaff. Nicely prepared food, small menu. Drinks menu could be expanded with less expensive choices.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

We had the 2-course weekend brunch and it was delicious! Service was great and ambience is nice. I would definitely return!

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on December 29, 2017

My wife and I brought my 80 year old mother and our 25 year old daughter there for lunch during a holiday visit to the MFA. It was wonderful, and being able to make a reservation on OpenTable ensured we did not have to wait in line. Perfect repast for a long, wonderful day of art viewing

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Bravo is the nicest of the 3 places to eat at the MFA. The swordfish was very tasty and the coffee was good. The waiters were pleasant with a sense of humor. We dined at 6:30 on a Thursday and it was quiet enough for relaxed conversation after a few hours in the museum.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on December 28, 2017

somehow Open Table reported NO availability of tables when there was PLENTY of space.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Presentation is always beautiful!

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 (New England)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Bravo is our favorite restaurant in the city. The ambiance is so calming. I feel as if my blood pressure drops as I walk in the door. This is a jewel of a spot. The service is attentive without being overbearing, the menu is interesting. The day we were there there was live proformance on a piano and base, to add to the relaxing feeling.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Great service right before Christmas. Very accommodating for our 4 year old and really wonderful food!

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·Dined on December 18, 2017

I wish that organisations would use a double opt-in system for signing up for cheap like this.

That way they may get the people they are really after rather than some guy in Australia write g about a place he is never EVER going to visit! @#$@#$#

Tags: Vegan
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 (New England)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Went to Bravo for the convenience of Pre show dinner. Nice quiet atmosphere . The waitperson was pleasant and attentive. Now to the food, my guest had the Chicken dish which was wonderfully presented and tasty. I ordered the Barley Risotto with Duck Confit and shaved truffles. The dish was very tasty but where oh where was the Duck Confit??? I was very disappointed there were such minute pieces, I wasn't even sure it was duck!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Delicious fresh innovative offerings. Some menu offerings that match special exhibits.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Good well prepared food; quiet, lovely ambience; relaxing, perfect for quiet conversation.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Nice to have a restaurant that is quiet enough to have a conversation with others at your table without having to shout!

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 (New England)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Bravo is the absolutely perfect place to meet friends, to have quiet conversation, andto have a fantastic meal plus there are excellent vegetarian and vegan choices.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 7, 2017

I visited here regularly years ago and enjoyed it. There's a great view overlooking an internal courtyard at the MFA. Service used to be charming and knowledgeable, and the food used to be a lot of fun. Now ... it's gone way down.

I should not have made a reservation for only one person. First they tried to put me at a small round table in the lounge; finally I got a rectangular corner table with a sofa. There were a LOT of empty tables in the main restaurant, because of the hour. I believe this seating decision was house policy, not the host's. The host was actually very kind, offered cushions, etc. A courteous man ... but I guess policy is policy.

The food wasn't good. The dinner roll was old and tough. They said there was a butter knife on the table, but there was no butter knife; I asked for one, but they didn't bring it. The butternut appetizer was fine (but I am a sucker for winter squash in all its forms).

The Chilean cabernet was not good.

The entree was a beef steak ... why did I order that? ... I guess I thought it was likely to be a standard item. It was supposed to be a NY strip steak. After a pause, they brought me a beef steak of some kind, but not a NY strip steak. It was cut twice across the grain ... like a better-quality flank steak. I kept on cutting it that way and ate 2/3 of it. I don't think it's ethical to throw away meat, so I did not return it.

I know this all sounds grouchy, but I really used to love this restaurant. It's so convenient, too, when you visit the MFA. I wonder if the previous MFA administration badgered them to show a big profit, and this has not been reviewed yet.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Bravo is a great dining option. The food is good, the service is typically smooth and efficient, the waitstaff are friendly and helpful, the ambiance is comfortable. We particularly appreciate the fact that you can have a conversation and be heard!!!!! We come regularly, often combining a meal with friends with a visit to the museum itself, and recommend it to friends.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Have eaten there before and a good experience. This time food was bad - Swordfish not cooked - seems to have been a frozen piece barely thawed out.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 5, 2017

I love BRAVO..quiet
, tables far apart, great food.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on December 2, 2017

This was an annual get together -- for eight of us. The venue was lovely albeit expensive but we knew that going in. What we did not count on was the quality of the food which was awful. Several of us ordered Eggs Benedict -- these dishes were not hot and the eggs were runny -- the hollandaise sauce was not flavorful. The service was mediocre -- one person ordered soup for the first course and had to get up from the table to find someone to give her a spoon so she could eat her soup which was, by then, cold. Multiple times we requested that our water glasses be refilled.

Last year we went to Scampo - which was so much better and less expensive.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 2, 2017

After multiple meals at Bravo, the food, service, and ambiance make it always worth a return.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Healthy, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 30, 2017

The food was so creative - there was a Japanese menu to go with the Japanese exhibit in the museum. It was delicious, fresh and beautiful. This is a quiet place, with beautiful surroundings in the midst of amazing art. Can't recommend it enough.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Perfectly cooked medium rare steak 👌

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Always nice food and ambience!

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 (New England)·Dined on November 24, 2017

The MFA now makes it very difficult to get to the restaurant if you just want to go for a meal. You can get a pass to get to the restaurant for free but you still have to stand in the ticket line to get it. 2 people in our party were late as they had to wait in line for the free pass on a busy Saturday. The meal is expensive for a nice but not phenomenal experience. My scallops were $25, which came with four small scallops. No leftovers for any of the plates. They automatically add in 20% service fee for parties over 5. We paid $300 for lunch for 6 people - then add in another $25/ticket for walking around museum and it makes for an expensive afternoon. Skip the restaurant and just enjoy the museum.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Food was great, but even with small menu they were out of some options. Last couple of times I have been to Bravo the service was excrutiating. NOT because the wait staff was sub par, rather they have appeared to be severely understaffed.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 17, 2017

An ideal way to end a visit to the MFA. Food is creative and Ultra delicious. Easily conducive to conversation with friends. My only complaint is the small size of the scallop entree, five small scallops.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on November 17, 2017

I should’ve walked out the minute the maître d’ just pointed me towards my table and didn’t budge from his stand. No he had no cast or boot to indicate broken bones. The food was just as dry as the service was tedious. Note! Go to the MFA to enjoy the heart not to eat food!

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 (New England)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Great to combine with a Museum of Fine arts visit. Excellent for conversation and good for privacy. Reservations ok. The food offered through a limited choice menu is above average and the prices as well. Fo young children better to use the Shapiro courtyard restaurant downstairs.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on November 17, 2017

My favorite feature of the Bravo dinner was the spacious layout and comfortable seats. It is nice to have a quiet dinner without feeling crowded; the cushions and carpeting were a most welcome touch after walking through galleries for a few hours. The contemporary, oversized painting hanging on the wall opposite the restaurant provided an exciting visual in the distance.
My entree was the special of the day: nicely cooked braised lamb over tiny lentils. Just delicious.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on November 16, 2017

We enjoyed the most welcoming hostess, and a delightful, knowledgeable waiter who both added to our enjoyment.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 15, 2017

THE KITCHEN WAS EXTRAORDINARILY SLOW , WHICH DELAYED US SIGNIFICANTLY. OUR SERVER WAS VERY ATTENTIVE, AND KEPT APOLOGIZING FOR THE DELAY. CONSIDERING THAT WE WERE ONE TABLE OUT OF FOUR IN THE RESTAURANT FOR OVER AN HOUR, IT WOULD BE HARD TO IMAGINE WHY THE KITCHEN TOOK 50 MINUTES TO PREPARE 4 LUNCHES!

Tags: Disabled Access
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Special setting. Good food. Use the validated parking, as on street parking is residential and restricted after 6pm, even at meters. $100 fine.

Tags: Seasonal, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Afternoon Tea
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Service was very bad - the waitress forgot about our table. We had to remind her to bring the wine we ordered. Then our food did not arrive until we called it to the manager's attention. When I dine at the very nice restaurant in a Museum I expect to have excellent service so that I can continue to view the exhibits.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Amazing, creative food and excellent service. Lovely spacious, quiet room - we could actually carry on a conversation without shouting or being overheard! We highly recommend Bravo for a special occasion - or just a delicious dinner.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2017

After eating here several times, the menu has become stale, and aspects not very good at all. The most recent meal featured overly salty and chewy clams.

The real problem with this place is the service-very clumsy and has not improved over the past year. Cocktails brought AFTER main courses arrive, water not refilled, a coffee saucer places on the table, the cup of coffee following my minutes later, spilling as it was carried by the handle. this is basic stuff and needs to be addressed for an expensive meal.

The location and ambiance is the only reason I recommend this spot. Such a shame as the first time we ate here, about a year ago, it was excellent. We spoke with the young chef and it seemed this would be an internist place to drop in again. Three meals later, and I say we only stop in for a drink at the bar.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Food was good, but took nearly an hour to arrive. We arrived slightly before our 6 pm reservation, ordered pretty quickly, but the food didn't arrive until nearly 7 pm.

We were with a 6 year old who started melting down a bit, due to the wait.

It was a pretty early reservation and the restaurant wasn't particularly busy, so why it took so long is a mystery.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 3, 2017

This is my favorite place. I am always happy it’s so quiet and peaceful.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 2, 2017

A very nice seasonal menu and good wine options.Everyone had a great meal. The service was very good and not rushed. It was fairly quiet so we could enjoy the conversation with our friends.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Disabled Access, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation
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