Great visit to MFA, relaxing area, quiet, away from crowded weekend throngs, two teenage boys enjoyed the food and dining with their grandparents who could hear and see. We all found the food to be excellent as well as the service.
Food is always good. Very convenient to have a nice dinner or lunch here while visiting the MFA.
Great ambience and service... food is usually fantastic but last night my swordfish was not cooked.
The food here is high quality to match the art! Martinis perfectly made; cold oysters perfectly shucked; the sauce for the mussels rich & creamy & swordfish entree was good sized & tasty. Server was knowledgeable & friendly & prompt. Great experience waiting out Storm Riley!
Good but really expensive. Decor has corporate feel. Could use plants and more coor.
The recorded background music was a bit annoying. I've been there in the past when a pianist was performing. It added considerably to the experience. Waiter was outstanding. Enjoyed the desert plate's being decorated to read, in chocolate, "Happy Birthday." Also appreciated the seating' complying with my request for a romantic setting. All in all, very nice place I will look forward to dining at again.
Bravo is a wonderful hideaway from the bustling museum crowd. The food and service are always great. Highly recommend this oasis in the the MFA.
I forgot how much I love this restaurant - we all did - we cleaned our plates from start to finish! The fact that it's in one of my favorite museums is just the icing on the cake (which reminds me - the dessert I had was the best I've had in a very long time)
We waited over 45 minutes for mediocre food. It's too bad...it's a wonderful space, quiet, comfortable, but the food should be better. And there should be salad options for lunch.
Perfect place to relax after (or during) taking in the MFA. Food was good, live piano and bass were enjoyable . We snuck brunch in right in the middle of our Museum tour. Perfect place to relax with a cocktail and reenergize for the second half of our visit. Pricey, but since we only make it to the MFA once or twice a year, well worth it.
Bravo is quiet, elegant and on the Saturday we went there was a two piece jazz ensemble with a wonderful repertoire. The food was delicious and the service was a good combination of solicitous but not intrusive. This is as good choice even if you are not planning a museum visit.
Wonderful restaurant! Great visiting MFA but lunch was delicious! Scallops, crabcake and salmon recommended . Lovely ambience
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.
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.
Lovely meal and nice and quiet. Food was especially good.
Very good meal and great service. Good selection of meals. Will definitely return.
As usual, a delightful mid-day meal in the lovely setting of Boston’s MFA.
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 :)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A nice spot for post museum evening meal. Attentive waitstaff. Nicely prepared food, small menu. Drinks menu could be expanded with less expensive choices.
We had the 2-course weekend brunch and it was delicious! Service was great and ambience is nice. I would definitely return!
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
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.
somehow Open Table reported NO availability of tables when there was PLENTY of space.
Presentation is always beautiful!
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.
Great service right before Christmas. Very accommodating for our 4 year old and really wonderful food!
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!
Delicious fresh innovative offerings. Some menu offerings that match special exhibits.
Good well prepared food; quiet, lovely ambience; relaxing, perfect for quiet conversation.
Nice to have a restaurant that is quiet enough to have a conversation with others at your table without having to shout!
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.
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.
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.