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Bravo Restaurant

4.3
1908 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
Perfect For:
  • Quiet Conversation
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
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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Cuisines
American
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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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Neighborhood
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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
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1908 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.2
service
4.5
ambience
3.7
value
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined 3 days ago

Excellent food but extremely slow service

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Wonderful mussels and scallops, the museum is such an added plus

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Wonderful 3 course food selection for brunch. Something for everyone. Steak, eggs, mussels, hash browns and infused pound cake. Great food preparation.

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

We went to Bravo to celebrate a birthday and then tour through the museum. Everything about the experience was great. The staff was attentive, but not overbearing. All of our starters and entrees were delicious. I had arranged to have a birthday cake made and they sang Happy Birthday as they delivered it. Kudos to the chef and waitstaff!

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Excellent food in a Spectacular location (Museum of Fine Arts Boston). Best restaurant in the neighborhood between Longwood Medical Area and Symphony Hall.A pleasant walk from either.

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4.0Dined on April 11, 2018

We dined at Bravo before a lecture by Ted Stebbins and Matthew Teitelbaum.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

I took my mother here for her 60th birthday. Perfect place to eat after wandering around the museum for a few hours. It IS incredibly expensive so be prepared for the big tab. The service and presentation was excellent, food was delicious, and waitstaff was attentive and efficient. The hostess even comped our parking ticket at the end of the night. Would recommend for special events or those who have the budget!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

My date and I LOVED it! And, then we got to walk around the museum until closing time at 10 p.m. on a Friday evening. A wonderful night!

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4.0Dined on April 4, 2018

The food was delicious, the room spacious and quiet, and the service wonderful.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Bravo is an quiet gem of a restaurant! Tucked away at the MFA....
Food is always exquisite....
Can’t wait for another visit !

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2.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Not worth the price

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

One of the plates had an item not cooked properly and the kitchen quickly dealt with the problem. They also sent 2 extra desserts to make up for the error. Staff was amazing!

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2.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Extremely disappointing. The appetizer salad was good, but the roast chicken was the consistency of shoe leather and had little taste. The scallops also were disappointing. Service was deficient as well. The server tried to take my husband's plate before he'd finished his meal. She also forgot to bring bread and then asked us if we wanted bread. She eventually brought it, but it consisted of bland and tough rolls. Won't go back.

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

My husband and I had Sunday brunch during our visit to MFA. We liked the atmosphere. The restaurant is nicely decorated, has good service, and we especially enjoyed live music. The food was good and well presented but not great. A bit pricey.

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3.0Dined on March 25, 2018

I have been for lunch and was much more impressed. The server we had was either serving too many tables or just having a really off day. The salad I got was elegant and yummy Bloody Mary, but my eggs Benedict was served on a non toasted English muffin and the cheesecake we ordered for desert was bland and boring.

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3.0Dined on March 23, 2018

I love Bravo for its location inside the MFA and its interior design, but I really wish it would improve its service and value.
Too frequently the staff seems harried and is absent for long periods of time, the food feels as if has been prepared in advance, and, at their price point, I expect more.

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3.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Good stop during your museum tour

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Food is always good. Very convenient to have a nice dinner or lunch here while visiting the MFA.

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4.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Great ambience and service... food is usually fantastic but last night my swordfish was not cooked.

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

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!

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Good but really expensive. Decor has corporate feel. Could use plants and more coor.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Outstanding!

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4.0Dined on February 23, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

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)

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3.0Dined on February 19, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on February 16, 2018

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

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on February 10, 2018

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

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4.0Dined 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 :)

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3.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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