BRAVA by Brad Kilgore at the Arsht Center

3.9
50 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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Experience an Italian-based, a-la-carte menu crafted by James Beard award finalist Chef Brad Kilgore. Recognized as one of the “10 Hottest Restaurants in Miami” by ZAGAT.com and located inside the Arsht Center, BRAVA By Brad Kilgore is the perfect setting for a complete night out including dinner and a show. Chef Kilgore’s accolades include being recognized as one of 2016’s “Best New Chefs in America” by Food & Wine magazine and Best Chefs America.

BRAVA By Brad Kilgore’s pastry chef & wife, Soraya Kilgore, completes the menu with her delectable, desserts that won a spot on “Miami’s Ten Most Artistic Dishes” by Miami New Times.

Located on the second floor of the Adrienne Arsht Center’s Ziff Ballet Opera House, BRAVA By Brad Kilgore offers scheduled seatings on performance days. OpenTable’s availability is subject to change. Please visit www.arshtcenter.org/BRAVA for an up-to-date seating schedule.

All seatings are open to the general public, tickets are not required for dining.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–8:00 pm
Sun 4:00 pm–7:00 pm
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Phone number
(786) 468-2365
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Brad Kilgore
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Catering
Have chef Brad Kilgore and his award winning culinary team cater your next event both onsite and offsite. Contact us today.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
2nd Ave & 13th Street
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Parking details
Valet and Street parking is available at the Adrienne Arsht Center.
Validation for valet on show nights is $10 for diners after 8pm.
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Public transit
Located within walking distance from the Omni Terminal Downtown
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Special events & promotions
Events, Weddings, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, Graduations, Birthdays, Anniversaries or any other special occasion you may have in mind.

The Terrace can accommodate up to 150 with a view of downtown Miami and the Plaza.

Inside seating at the restaurant can be reserved for up to 100ppl.

Contact: robert_delarosa@comcastspectacor.com
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Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Sun 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Tue 7:00PM - 8:00PM
Fri - Sat 7:00PM - 8:00PM

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

We had dinner at Brava before a show at the Arsht. The food and service were outstanding. We both want to come back for dinner even if we aren’t going to a show. This restaurant is a gem.

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2.0Dined on July 21, 2018

As an event planner and luxury travel advisor I eat at alot of good restaurants and knowing how good Chef Kilgore's cuisine is at Alter I was incredibly disappointed by the shoddy service and mediocre meal I sort of had. My dad and I arrived to a very empty restaurant at 640pm for a bite prior to a 8pm show. We ordered appetizers and entrees at 650pm and at 720pm we still did not have our appetizers. Thereafter when I asked the host where our food might be it finally appeared. Our appetizers of eggplant parmesan tarlet and a lamb dish were tasty and well-presented. After that it was downhill. At 745 - 15 minutes prior to the show we still did not receive dinner. When my branzino finally arrived at 750 it was dry and unappealing on appearance. It simply wasnt good. Given the entree was served so last minute there was no opportunity to eat anything else or even order dessert. While the waiter did not charge for the fish and offered us a cocktail on the house there wasnt enough time to consume any beverages. My father had peekytoe crab risotto which was mushy and liquidy and not appealing. At 756 we were still waiting for our check and I finally had to frantically run after the waiter to receive it and even when it was presented there was no pen to sign the check. He never came over to check on us throughout our ordeal and told us he was a bartender and that the owner had deliberately cut staff for Saturday night given they weren't expecting many people. SUMMARY- As someone in hospitality there are better places to eat. What's unfortunate is I do business with Adrienne Arsht center and it was really appalling and not a place I would recommend to my clients.

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

Excellent service and food. You are a short walk from my home. So I will return.

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3.0Dined on May 18, 2018

The sea bass, bread appetizer, and coffee were great but I can't say the same for the pasta, risotto, and deconstructed tiramisu. Our waitress was distant but the support staff was good. Overall, I would not recommend. The only true value was its location.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Fantastic, original...

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1.0Dined on May 4, 2018

The food was tasteless and incredibly overpriced

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4.0Dined on May 2, 2018

Food was generally, tho not consistently, extremely good (pasta dishes over salted and unimpressive). Service was very friendly but woefully slow (problem as we had show to go to, so had to skip desert). Ambience great, spacious, comfortable and not noisy

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1.0Dined on April 28, 2018

The food was salty and the veal was tough.

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3.0Dined on April 25, 2018

Convenient for the theater
Quiet comfortable
Limited menu selections , mostly heavy
Waiter dry pleasant , but service was slow and because it was pre theater not attentive
Prices are ok for the type of restaurant , but the food is just ok

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

A perfect meal before the ballet with delicious inventions by Brad Kilgore, who deserves all of the awards. I loved everything about it. The service, the presentation. Amazing!

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3.0Dined on April 13, 2018

I fear that creativity has overwhelmed taste. Our food looked great and tasted mediocre. It had been our choice to eat at Brava before Ziff and Knight events, but we're rethinking that now.

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1.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Honestly the Arsht Center needs to stick to providing entertainment and not try to offer fine dinning. The food quality doesn’t justify $38 entrees and the deserts like the strawberry or chocolate tarts for $11 is a joke! The service was horrible no one bothered to even fill your water or checked up on you throughout the meal. A 20% service tip is included on your check so there is no incentive for the server to make sure you are taken care of. Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me. NEVER AGAIN!

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

I have dined here on a few occasions. The food is always exceptionally good. The service however, is always exceptionally slow. The wait staff does not work well together & the service is slow.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

It was amazing. Staff was excellent. Food was delicious. Highly recommend the branzino.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

I didn't check in at the hostess booth and sat at the bar. I got a did not appear notice from "Open Table". My fault. I apologize. The drinks were great with excellent service.

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1.0Dined on March 8, 2018

My wife's seafood risotto was very good. My pasta came out about the size of a softball and was so stuck together that you practically could not pull it apart. I returned the glob. I was offered a substitute but as everything takes so long at Brava I told my wife to eat her meal and not wait for me. I enjoyed my glass of over priced Malbec. We were given a free dessert of our choice and my wife who is a chocoholic put down her spoon after two bites. I did not take anything complimentary or otherwise as I was so turned off. This was our third and last visit. Previously I just thought that the food was okay but not worth the price.
In the future we will eat before going to the theater.

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

We were very early to theatre and decided to splurge on dinner at Brava. The server was excellent, very attentive. There were not a lot of choices on the menu, maybe 5 starters and 5 entrees. The choices were inventive and interesting but the portions were very small for the price. We did enjoy the meal though.

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

Beautiful setting.... dark cozy large bar.
Good drinks and delightful bartender.
Food was nicely presented and creative but most important it was delicious!
This restaurant was a find!!

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2.0Dined on February 10, 2018

We were very disappointed by the quality of the food. The wait staff seemed quite confused making several mistakes and prices were quite high for what we were served.

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3.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Overpriced and mediocre food. Service was polite but unprofessional. Not likely to return.

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3.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Reservation was ready on arrival even though we were a little late.
Order process was fine, server was very good.
But our silverware was remeoved after the appetizers, tghe main course was delieverred without anyone bothering to give is new silverware to EAT WITH.
After a few minutes, we flagged someone down to get us utensils so we could eat...and the main course were luke warm by then.
Main courses were very nicely prepared and tasted great.
We ordered coffee and were given a complimentary dessert.
But the desert came long before our coffee arrived.
Throughgout the meal a busboy kept asking if he could take our bread dishes off the table, even though were still eating and hadn't finished...as if there was an organized effort to get us out for the next seating. We felt rushed and it was NOT appreciated. The place was not even 1/2 full so there was no reason to rush us out.
It was as if your staff has never eaten out at a decent place and they expected us to be treated like we were.
They desperately need a course in hospitality and dining in a real restaurant that doesn't feature ordering off a drive up screen and driving off never to be seen or heard from again.

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2.0Dined on January 13, 2018

THe food was below par.
THe menu has changed and is very limited

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5.0Dined on December 26, 2017

Had boxing day dinner at Brava and was well cared for. The food was presented like art and tasted amazing. Can't wait to come back again.

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3.0Dined on December 3, 2017

Brava needs to change it’s menu or offer specials to add variety. If you attend the Arsht center on a regular basis, the same food options gets old. Main courses are OK, desert (apple tart) was poor. Also a reminder in general to Miami Restaurants that do not serve their wines at the right temperature, Pinot Noirs should be served around 58F not 75F. Cabs should be around 62F etc...

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5.0Dined on December 3, 2017

This restaurant is open only before shows at the Arscht center in Miami and is a wonderful option. Delicious food (we've been there 3 times), high end sophisticated decor, overall a great experience, and a way to make going to a theater or music event at the center an all-around wonderful evening.

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5.0Dined on November 18, 2017

Convenient location (within Arsht Center), and highly accomodating staff. Food was outstanding, though advisable to call ahead to see what's on the menu in case you have dietary limitations.

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1.0Dined on November 5, 2017

The menu on online was not the menu presented to me at the restaurant. I had few choices that appealed to me there. For example they featured tile fish on the menu - a tasteless fish loaded with mercury. The main side dish for all dishes seemed to be potato’s. I finally chose a filet mignon that was small and tasteless. The service people were attentive and did their best but what can you do when what you deliver to the table had no eye appeal and tasted second rate? Stay far away.

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2.0Dined on November 5, 2017

Very expensive restaurant for the quality and amount of food it serves.
Ordinary service. First and last time and I do not recommend it.

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5.0Dined on October 28, 2017

Open only when there's a show/concert. We went before one and had a delicious leisurely dinner.

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2017

We arrived almost at their closing time (near 9:00pm) but service was outstanding. Food was impeccable, the restaurant should really look into opening for more than pre-theater dining because everything was superb!
We reserved for the Miami Spice, they call beforehand letting us know that they had opted out of Miami Spice, we decided to try the restaurant as it was one we wanted to try for a while now and they were kind enough to respected in their best way possible the Miami Spice deal by offering, with no necessity because everything was outstanding, dessert on the house!

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4.0Dined on July 22, 2017

I had made a reservation and when we arrived only about half the tables were full. We were sat next to two other tables in extremely close proximity. I asked if we could move to a table that was a little more private and was told originally we couldn't be moved because it's too difficult for the servers. (The table was right next to the bar where the servers had to go to get the drink orders anyway) finally we were allowed to move. The server we had kept saying a will be with you in two minutes, when in reality the wine sommelier ended up taken care of us. The original server was horrible. Actually spoke to us while he back was turned and he was at the bar getting other tables orders. He also was Stomping and running around, yelling "CORNER"loud enough for the whole restaurant to hear when going in the back of the house. It was really a shame. The food was amazing, great flavor and presentation and I love the design of the restaurant. I am not sure I would go back due to the horrible service.

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2017

Our waiter Nathaniel was amazing. The food was great as well.

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2017

I enjoyed the salmon and eggplant appetizers, homemade focaccia and butter...Yum! I also enjoyed the truffled artichokes, they hit the spot! My guest did not enjoy the strawberry grouper. It was very tough and stringy, not how fish should be prepared. The presentation was pretty though. And the succotash was very fresh. Bottom line I would go back.

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1.0Dined on June 25, 2017

We had to cancel our dinner as the show was starting and we had been waiting an hour

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1.0Dined on June 25, 2017

I went to the restaurant to celebrate my best friend's birthday. We had a 5:45 p.m. reservation and tickets to see Diana Ross at 7:30 in the theater located in the very same building. Never did I expect to wait over an hour for the main course (steak) to be served. We had no time for dessert-even though I called the restaurant the arrange for a special dessert and to have happy birthday sung to her. The sad part is that the food was incredibly good---the service however was incredibly bad--in fact, I think it may have been the worse service I ever had. I complained to the manager--who was receiving complaints left and right-apparently the restaurant was understaffed that evening. My waitress was lovely but she was taking care of far too many tables at once. So even though I had a reservation for a time so much earlier than the concert that evening--we had to rush into the theater and find our seats in the dark since the show had already started. No matter how wonderful the food was--I will not be returning to this restaurant.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2017

The food was simply delicious. The clam chowder was amazing as well as the chicken and the salmon. Did not like the Caesar salad as it was too citrusy. The goat cheese dessert was superb. Great waiter. The only downfall was the time it took for someone to come to the table and the too much time between the appetizers and the entree which made us anxious to make it late to the show. Other than that it's a great dining experience.

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5.0Dined on April 23, 2017

The food was perfect!!! The service by miacheal matched it even more so! Look forward to returning😍

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3.0Dined on April 9, 2017

We went for dinner before performance at Arscht beginning at 7- we were seated by 5:30. We left at 6:50 without desert or coffee. Totally unacceptable !

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2017

Heaven on Earth! The staff was warm and the food was amazing!

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3.0Dined on February 25, 2017

The very limited menu for pre theatre dull and uninspired. They could do better. The entrees seemed pre-cooked for rapid service pre theatre. Seemed more like banquet food that cooked to order.

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