BRAVA by Brad Kilgore at the Arsht Center

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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.
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vipKbfoodie
Miami
16 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tremendous option before attending a performance- I wish it were opened at all times!... will have to go to other BK restaurants!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We dined here because of the proximity to the theater. Brava tries to present itself as an upscale eatery with the classic tiny, overpriced dishes prepared by famous “ artist” chefs. Sadly, it falls far short. The food was good, not great. The portions were absolutely miniscule. The prices were clearly the opposite. I can state as fact that I will NEVER eat here again when attending a show.

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SunburstGal
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very convenient with great staff; food was excellent! Menu is limited and very pricey - would only go before an event on-site.

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vipFLP10
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The menu was limited, creative and the end results were exceptional. Every dish was outstanding.
The environment was calm and beautiful.
A constructive comment... the staff are not as sophisticated as the environment. Very helpful, kind, but without the same class as the restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall2food5service3ambience3

They or OpenTable lost our reservation so we had to sit at the bar. The food & food service were excellent. The restaurant comped us drinks, but the loss of the reservation is unforgivable.

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CherylynB
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Every single thing we had was delicious! The Alter egg is a must have.. one was enough to share for an appetizer. Prices were reasonable given quality of the food. A 20% gratuity is automatically added, which is not my favorite thing as it takes away the incentive for the server. Service was good (not excellent). The short rib wellington, cobia, and lamb Osso Bucco were delicious. The only frustration was we had an early reservation (515pm) and 8pm show tickets. FYI- the valet we pre-paid $30 for was closed until 6pm. We were late for dinner despite getting there by 5pm and had to drive around the block 20 times. The restaurant should be aware of this and inform their guests when confirming reservation. They didn't have a clue, which was somewhat surprising.

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viplitchdiner
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

The room is unattractive and a bit gloomy, service a bit disorganized, food had some high points, but my fish was overcooked and my appetizer sauce had way too much vinegar. Seemed like the famous chef was not paying attention! If it wasn’t in the Arsht Center I don’t think it would do well.

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MarkM
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and great service by Lilliana. Highly recommended

JM
JackM
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice dining experience. Look at the itemized boil before signing the credit card slip.
Be aware a 20% gratuity is added,automatically, but does not inform you on the credit card slip.

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vipvicki
Miami
39 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal. Food was awesome. The short rib Wellington is always great.

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vipPenenden
New England
63 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service. Ideal for a meal if you are attending an event at the Arsht Center. We had one issue with one main course but the staff took care of it immediately.

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ArthurF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our waitress, Lilly was very attentive and knew the menu thoroughly.

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vipDavidB
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was exquisite and the service could not have been more spot on!

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vipMitch
Miami
24 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The lamp shank and the seafood entries were outstanding. Perfect spot before theatre to dine. Leave two hours so you don't rush.

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vipLindaS
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food is always excellent but desperately needs to change menu more often.

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vipSkip
Miami
17 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall3food1service3ambience3

The dishes were over-prepared, meaning too artistic to the point of not tasty. The lamb shank had a peculiar smell and taste and the beef wellington appeared that the beef was fried. Simple cooking would have been much more appreciated.

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JoanneS
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

I was very disappointed. They were very disorganized. The service was slow and the food was sub-par.

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vipHannah
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall3food2service1ambience4

I’ve eaten at this restaurant multi times, enjoying a wonderful meal w great service. Unfortunately this time, it was semi disastrous disappointment. . We walked into a semi empty restaurant because it was still early, even for this pre show dinner. It took almost 20 minutes to get our bread basket & put in our dinner selection. After an added 1 hr 10 minutes, we still hadn’t been served our apps. Our waiter rudely told us, the restaurant was now busy, we’ll get our food when we get our food. Instead of the leisurely 2 hrs 15 minute pre show dinner, we were looking at 45 minutes to showtime. We wanted cancel our appetizers. The waiter (again) rudely told us we couldn’t because he’d submitted it. Everyone seated around us, who’d came after us, were not only served their meals, but were now enjoying desserts & coffee. The manager, olivia kiddom,stepping in. She was very apologetic & immediately brought us our main course. She also comped our main course. This wasn’t necessary but was appreciated. Unfortunately, we couldn’t enjoy our food. There wasn’t enough time to eat, shuffle through standard theatre security, get to our orchestra seats just as the curtain was going up. We were in the restaurant a total of 2 hrs 20 minutes, leaving without eating & hungry That night our dinner consisted of sharing a kitkat bar during intermission. I again, want to commend olivia for stepping in & trying to make things right. Too bad, there wasnt enough time before the show to eat or enjoy. Dr Alper

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Aventura
Miami
48 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

we felt very indulged at Brava...the decor, the service were delightful...we felt that we were in a special place. The menu was light in terms of number of items, but very interesting yet well priced. We will certainly return pre-show for another fun night out.

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CarlaS
Birmingham
6 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Before orchestra show!
Really good food! Very fresh

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience3

The food was delicious but the service was inefficient.

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vipRichard
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We ate at Brava following the show at the Arsht.
The restaurant was empty.
The choice limited.
The food was good and different.
The price high.
Why was the restaurant empty?

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A very positive experience. Cocktails were awesome!

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MikeM
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Brad runs the best restaurants in Miami bar none. Brava and Alter atre my favorites for inovative dinning. Try the "BUN" you eill love it.

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mia305
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This on-site fine dining restaurant is so convenient ahead of an Arsht show, and the food and service were excellent. The staff are very attentive and friendly and will keep you on time for your show. We really enjoyed the Alter Egg and the Panna Cotta dessert . I was hoping to reprise the Chowder from a couple years prior, but they keep their menu fresh and it's always innovative, beautiful, and flavorful.

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vipEllen
Miami
35 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The sevice was outstanding and the food was great. Unique and very good.

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RaulH
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Los tortellini al brodo excelentes. Los short ribs wellington bueno aunque la racion es muy grande, tal vez para compartir.

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vipProfMike
Miami
20 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was expertly prepared with a flair of creativity. My wife had red drum and I chose lamb shank. Both were an outstanding mixture of palate pleasing tastes. Our server was attentive and made sure we got to our show at the Arsht on time.

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vipJanetteF
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and atmosphere is always amazing

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vipKiritg
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I didn’t appreciate that 20% tips already added and they have line says Tips not additional tips and below recommend suggestions.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I enjoy BRAVA every time I dine there. The food is always excellent -- with one exception. The short rib Wellington was exceptionally salty and much less enjoyable than it could have been. Everything else was great. Especially the eggplant dish.

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vipBilly
Miami
21 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were going to a show at the Arsht Center so we decided to try Brava. It was the perfect choice. Excellent service, great cocktails, and outstanding food. Can’t wait to go back, show or not.

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PatriciaS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience overall, I would highly recommend it before going to a function at the Arsht Center!

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vipDashley
Miami
16 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

i ordered the lamb shank/ossobuco style...lovely plate but arrived cold-ish. i advised wait-staff who whisked my plate away and shortly returned with a completely fresh plate which was delicious. very nicely and appropriately handled. what was outstanding was the dessert....spicy toffee cake...a deconstructed version of the english classic...that caramel sauce was sublime.
i would definitely return despite the chill plate

BRAVA by Brad Kilgore at the Arsht Center
Responded on November 23, 2019

Hi Dashley, Thank you for the awesome 5 Star review and for allowing us the opportunity to make right our error. I look forward to your return, please ask for me when you return. Sincerely Greg E Stewart

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vipJackE
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Sophisticated food in a quiet setting. Attentive service. Convenient for the theater.

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vipLania249
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Too fancy for me

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JackM
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

The service was slow even though it was stated that we were attending the Fiddler On The Roof. As a result of the slow service and presentation of the check we missed the beginning of the performance. I am pleased that the restaurant was busy, but, attention to the time should be a matter of importance during the service when you are attending the theatre.

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vipBeatrizT
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Excellent food. Very original take on some classics. Service was overall good as well.

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vipgregh
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

If it wasn’t the only restaurant in the Arscht, this place would not survive. Wait staff ignores you. Food is good but not special like they try to make it out to be and definitely you are paying for the fact that you are dining at the Arscht.

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CharmynK
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. Perfect if going to a show.

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