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For 2
7:00 PM
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Booked 12 times today

Bravo Restaurant

1880 reviews
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$31 to $50
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  • Quiet Conversation
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Special Occasion
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.

Dining Style
Fine Dining
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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
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Phone number
(617) 369-3474
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Brian Flagg
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Cross street
Museum Road
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Parking details
Complimentary parking is available when you dine after 5 pm on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at Bravo.
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Public transit
MFA station on Huntington Avenue
Banquet, Bar Dining, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1880 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.1  based on recent ratings
Noise · Quiet
85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipLuv2dine (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined 2 days ago

Wonderful restaurant! Great visiting MFA but lunch was delicious! Scallops, crabcake and salmon recommended . Lovely ambience

2onthego (New England)
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

Went for Valentine's Day. The food was outstanding. We ordered entree and one appetizer from the specials, and one appetizer from the regular menu. The tahini squash appetizer was wonderful. The foie gras Torchon was also fantastic. We ordered the beef for two special, and it was phenomenal. (Enough for four meals; glad to take half home!) The only downside was our server. She was sweet, but had problems keeping things on track. We sat for a long time before she took our order, then a long time for bread, etc. (Total time for meal was two hours) She forgot to bring the spinach we ordered, but it was not on the bill. We weren't terribly upset as we were having a wonderful conversation, but the people around us were. (And we could tell other servers were doing better) She comped an appetizer as an apology for the slowness. We will definitely go again, but recommend that if you dine here, be prepared for a longer meal.

andy (New England)
3.0  Dined 4 days ago

Food and the atmosphere met our expectations. There were insufficient numbers of waitstaff. Service was painfully slow waiting for our appetizer and then our main course.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Lovely meal and nice and quiet. Food was especially good.

vips1010 (New England)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Very good meal and great service. Good selection of meals. Will definitely return.

vipHappyDiner (Miami)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

As usual, a delightful mid-day meal in the lovely setting of Boston’s MFA.

vipAntik (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

We were very pleased with the Japanese Special menu.
The only comment, ramen was a bit too salty.
Clams were fabulous and sweet potato was a combination of delicious umami and natural sweetness :)

ethics (New England)
3.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

The main virtue is the ambience. The restaurant is spacious, and the pleasant sounds of a piano and bass viol in one corner were relaxing. Service leaves much to be desired, and the food (Sunday brunch) is nothing to write home about. Recommended if you want quiet time before (or after) seeing an exhibit or a film.

warhol (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

Our brunch was wonderful. You have to order a two-course or three-course brunch. There is no ala carte. It was somewhat more expensive than we were expecting, however. The prices listed on OpenTable are out of date. I doubt we'll be going back because of the cost. Lovely food, though, and nice piano music during Sunday brunch.

vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Good food. Great ambience. Very quiet. Wait staff could have used some better training. She tried but no one probably trained her. Clueless on ingredients, what the food was on the menu, no idea what the drinks on the menu were. Besides that great attentiveness and friendliness.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Bravo is under-appreciated in my view. I chose to come here for a birthday dinner for two. Indeed, I cancelled a reservation at a newly popular and awarded restaurant in Cambridge because I realized we wouldn't want to sit at a big farm table with strangers on this occasion. Unlike so many trendy spots, Bravo is great for conversation. The food is excellent and thoughtful, although there should be more, and more appealing, vegetarian options, perhaps. And I would have chopped the herbs in the mignonette a little finer. The staff are warm, and neither intrusive nor affectedly jolly. The space is enjoyable, and surrounded by one of the world's great art collections, of course. Attached is a photo taken a little before dinner. Parking is free with validation from the restaurant.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  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

OpenTable Diner (New England)
3.0  Dined on January 3, 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.

PatD (New England)
4.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  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!

jackwrong (New England)
4.0  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

JF02461 (New England)
4.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on December 28, 2017

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

OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on December 27, 2017

Presentation is always beautiful!

fleecy (New England)
5.0  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.