BRAVA by Brad Kilgore at the Arsht Center
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.
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Sun 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Tue 7:00PM - 8:00PM
Fri - Sat 7:00PM - 8:00PM
We sat for 20 minutes before being asked about our drinks. The waitress was sooo slow, that we ended up having to keep asking for our drinks, our food and our check when we had not received our main course yet. This restaurant if they want a good review or a return visit should reimburse all of for this experience. We arrived with plenty of time, but due to an inferior waitress we had to leave without finishing to make the show. Then pay $200????? Never again. I also brought 4 others with me, who feel the same.
Beautiful venue and some very good food, especially the duck confit appetizer and the chocolate torte desert. But a problem was that 3 of the 5 entree choices were already sold out at 6:30 p.m. They included dishes we had wanted. Not good planning on the restaurant's part. Another negative was the noise level which could have been better if there hadn't been background music.
Great food and restaurant to relax and be with friends before a performance.
The staff are attentive and will get you to your theater on time.
Delicious food; terrific wait staff; quite pricey. Very convenient for pre-theater dinner.
It was very pricey. They serve very little quantity. Food and service was excellent.
We had an event at 8pm so got there early and waited an hour for our food.?
Ordered at 6:30 and at 7:40 I had to seek out the waitress to ask where is our meal. ‘We have an 8pm Show.’ She sent the manager David over who told us we would not be getting our food. When asked why his response was he cannot get it to us for the show.’s start. We (table of 4; 2 from Pennsylvania) insisted on having a meal and determined we would be late for the show.
He suggested we go to the concession stand that ‘they had sandwiches.’ How insulting!!’
We stated that we wanted our meal and he said ‘I will take care of the check.’
When we received our meal we also received a check. I called him over and suggested he be a man of his word for the first tonight.
David is in over his head and Mr. Kilgore has made a colossal error at what should be a mark of standard in Miami.
Lesson learned and we shall find what will fully represent the elevated attitude and atmosphere of basic, courteous, and respectful handling of patrons.
The short rib wellington was so amazing I have not been able to stop talking about it and can't wait to go back for it again! This restaurant is in the Adrienne Arsht Center and I had concert tickets there that night but I would go back for that wellington even if i didn't have an event at the Arsht!
It makes sense if you want a decent and conveniently located meal before a performance. But the food was not spectacular and very over-priced. There are so many better restaurants for the money. They even charge for bread....its considered an appetizer.
Survives on a captive audience. If it were not for the ability to avoid the show traffic by parking early and having dinner at the Arscht, this restaurant would be forced to improve to compete.
Food is presented well, but uninspired. Anyone familiar with the Chesapeake realizes their crab cake is filler with less crab. Sea bass was good but for their costs, just not worthwhile except as noted above, it’s nice to beat the show traffic.
It’s too bad they don’t improve the menu. Could really make it a special night
I was disappointed to be denied reservation at the time I requested a table. I had asked for a table at six and was told everything was booked. After four calls I finally got a table with Open Table. It was upsetting to see about six free empty tables at the time we arrived. Not good!!
Amazing food. Black Forest Cake was amazing.
Excellent food and fabulously presented. Good service. Just very hard to find and nobody to guide you (go early). Portions a little on the (too) small side for what you pay. Great place to go before your performance. Ask for a table with bench, they are in the center of the room, larger and more confortable than the tiny table in the corner we got:)
We were going to a concert. It’s convenient & good food. I hope they keep changing the menu for theater dining
Very convenient for those attending a show at the Arsht. However, service was very slow even though the place was not crowded. Portions were adequate for one person, but very small if one wanted to share. Menu is short and pricey.
It is a gourmet restaurant that has high quality food, that is beautifully presented and excellent service. There is real attention paid to detail. The dinner portions were small, which we expected. Overall, was a fine dining experience.
Wonderful evening of great food and entertainment.
We went there again before an opera performance. The starter foie gras canoli were to greesy to eat. The crab cake was good, the black forrest dessert also too heavy, especially before a performance. My daughter missed veggies with her duck, my husband was also not very happy with his plate.
The employees need a training. Some do not know on which side to put knive and fork. One waitress filled to much rose wine in the glasses so it was luke warm after a while.
We still dream of the halibutt with potatoes on top which was outstanding, but unfortunatly no longer on the menu.
The food and service were very good
The restaurant had a musty , Mildew smell
Which was “ off putting” and tainted the experience
They have to clean this up
Excellent food and service. Beautiful decor. Very convenient to theater going. We really enjoyed it.
Had reservations for 6pm Friday 8/31. Received two reminder to me on time. The experience might have been better if it were not for the fact that Brava was not open that evening. Was told this is a problem with open table and I should call direct in the future
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.
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.
Excellent service and food. You are a short walk from my home. So I will return.
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.
Best surprise-never tried and finally did before a show at Arsht-this restaurant has it ALL together! Will be going before shows from now on!
The food was tasteless and incredibly overpriced
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
The food was salty and the veal was tough.
Convenient for the theater
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
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!
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.
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!
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.
It was amazing. Staff was excellent. Food was delicious. Highly recommend the branzino.
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.
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.
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.
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!!