Bravo Bistro - Providence

4.4
946 reviews
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Bravo Bistro has a stylish atmosphere that is great for a nice sit-down lunch or dinner. In the evenings it has a cozy lounge that is perfect for a few drinks with friends.
Bravo Bistro is an elegant eatery located in the heart of Providence"s Theater District, two blocks from Kennedy Plaza. Bravo is a full service restaurant complete with excellent menus and a large selection of wines from regions around the world.
Located on the second floor is an award-winning banquet facility for private functions. It has large picture windows overlooking the city and the Trinity Repertory Theater. Its a must see!
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C
New England
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Poor AC. Everyone was sweating. Tables are too close together. Very unfriendly bar tender.

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RK
New England
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 2

When we arrived at the restaurant, the host tried to sit us at a small high-top in the bar area. I have major back problems and asked if there was any way we could get a real table. Luckily, he was kind enough to make that happen. Back problems or not, I don’t feel that with a reservation we should have been seated in the bar area. While the service was excellent, their air conditioning was broken and the heat and humidity were unbearable. It was during the heatwave and close to 100 degrees outside. The host should have told us about the AC because in all honesty we probably would not have stayed. I ordered the gluten free chicken piccata and the chicken was clearly just sautéed in a pan (no cornstarch or gluten free flour coating) with sauce poured over it. It was tough and rubbery, and not the slightest bit enjoyable. By this point, I did not even tell our server - we just wanted to finish our meal and leave. My husband ordered the pork chop and said that it was just OK. I will say that the value of Restaurant Weeks was great, but the actual food left much to be desired. Our server was excellent and attentive. Unfortunately, this is not a restaurant we will choose to visit again.

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

It was awesome!

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 2

Our waitress was AMAZING! The staff were all friendly and the food was worth going back :)

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food! Super service and restaurant week menu was terrific! We were picking up our son from a summer program at Brown and we were so lucky to have found this gem.

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j
New England
30 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are regulars. We enjoy the atmosphere and food. Valet parking is great option. Gabe is so helpful.

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MC
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Good portions, average prices, a little dated, but great service.

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MF
New England
21 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Close to PPAC and Trinity - that’s a plus! Can get very loud because the theatre crowd arrives and departs at the same time but the food is great and there’s s lively atmosphere!

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MR
New England
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Attending theatre wish I could remember waitress name but she was fabulous

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GM
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service in a cozy atmosphere. Food was great.

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DN
New England
22 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Had a great dinner at Bravo Bistro before we headed over to PPAC for a play. The food, service and atmosphere were all excellent. Highly recommend.

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T
New England
8 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service are always good. Good value. Great for our PPAC nights

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SB
New England
6 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a great time at Bravo Bistro for Father’s Day! The food was yummy and the service was great. I tried mussels for the first time and they were delicious! Highly recommend!

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JL
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

2nd year in a row they messed up our reservation which we made way in advance, which started our visit off poorly. Waitstaff was fabulous on an incredibly busy night

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JM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

The restaurant was busy the evening of Saturday, June 15th due to Providence Pride. As a result service was very slow, but the server did her very best to accommodate us. Great location and the food was very good.

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RR
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Pride. And our anniversary

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HL
New England
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Always great food but the seating is VERY TIGHT. Great!

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OT
New England
16 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Enjoyed Brunch.

Poached pair salad with nicely cooked tuna. Presented well in Bibb lettuce.

Poached eggs were cooked perfectly.

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D
New England
17 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great friendly service and really good food. Their crusty baguette is worth eating bread!

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CM
New England
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

My guest and I arrived 30mins early...we were seated immediately. Requested tap water and bread. Not a great deal of time passed but it was enough time as we were the only patrons and were thirsty after walking there after a show. I walked to the bar and was poured water from a pitcher...asked if we could have bread delivered to our table and received a smile and assurance it was on the way. Our bread arrived with dinner...such a disappointment not having time to enjoy before our meal. I felt our server was always rushed to leave us and in no hurry to return. My first time eating here...no hurry to return as there are numerous establishments in the area to feast. Really the small things were over looked.

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JR
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came i for the first time from Regency Plaza. Our "server" Maureen is outstanding and welcomed me as a neighbor as well as a patron. I will come back over and over again!

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PM
New England
5 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is always delicious!

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J
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Wasn't charged for a drink I ordered and ended up disliking.

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AA
New England
5 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Perfect place to go before a show at PPAC or Trinity Theaters. We will definitely go again!

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N
New England
9 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

First time for everything. Always have the mussels but was very disappointed as they were a little fishy and without flavor.
Maybe just an off night

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JG
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant! Everyone was very friendly, the restaurant wasn't crowed, and the food was delicious. Great place to go for a graduation dinner.

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DW
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The waitress was really excellent- very bubbly and knew her stuff.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best service I’ve had in Providence, food was terrific. We had a group of 6 on commencement weekend and we were fortunate to find a table. Portions were large, appetizers filled us up, wished we had room for dessert.

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MG
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

We love the $33 Monday special for two which includes a bottle of wine, salad and main course. It is an emjoyable and affordable night out and we enjoy pairing it with a performance at Trinity when we can. Our server was new but very attentive as was the valet parking attendant - in the pouring rain. We plan on becoming regulars as the food and wine is quite good.

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t
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

The service was terrible. We did not get a drink order taken until at least 20 minutes after se sat down. I asked for a hot beverage after I ate my dinner and never received it. It was, however, on my tab. Server did not come and check on our meals or to see if we needed anything. Will not return. Disappointed!

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m
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We were greeted promptly at arrival and our table was waiting for us, and we had a large party tab. The service was fantastic and our waitress was fun and efficient. The food was very flavorful and everything came out in a timely fashion. Would definitely go back

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NL
New England
5 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Our first experience at Bravo was exemplary. Our server,Joe P. was helpful and pleasant. We will definitely be back

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LD
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We were there for what we thought would be a Sunday brunch with a 2pm reservation. Turns out they stop serving the brunch menu at 2pm which was very disappointing - particularly because it was Mother's Day. We asked about accessing the brunch menu (having sat down right at 2pm) and they would not accommodate our request.

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EK
New England
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed Mother's Day brunch with delicious food, Carmelized banana French Toast, great service and very reasonable prices. Looking forward to our next visit.

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RG
New England
39 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

My chicken sandwich was extremely dry, by the others in my party thought their food was fine. Everything can’t be awesome all the time.

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R
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have a subscription at Trinity Rep. so the location is convenient. We have tried other restaurants nearby, but always return to Bravo because the menu offers variety whether you want a full meal or a light meal, service is good, and the food is always good.

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D
New England
6 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Bravo is a smaller restaurant that has a menu that fits many tastes. The food was great.

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d
New England
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love the convenience of this restaurant to Trinity Rep theater and always eat here before the show. We are season subscribers so this takes us right through the year and when we go to Water Fire we also come to this restaurant. I have always had excellent service, food, and value. Highly recommend.

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d
New England
13 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

My family and I have been to Bravo about 5 times in this past year when we attend a theater in Providence. We really like this place, and wish that we could love it because some things are so great but then some things aren’t. The food overall is always delicious, innovative and portions just right. Recently we ca,e twice for brunch and my sons steak was well done despite requesting medium rare and my fries were soggy. Knowing how fantastic their fries are normally, I sent them back and they were returned more crispy and cooked. However, our servers on both recent occasions were just so NOT happy, cheerful or pleasant. It was such a bad vibe! When we dine out and drop $100 on a meal we want to feel relaxed and happy...not like we are imposing on the servers time. The valet cam also at times be a little surly. One night I sat at the bar and enjoyed the cheerful personality of the female bartender (can’t remember her name). Bravo has so much potential and is in such a hot spot, great ambience and food...please just hire people who understand the hospitality business!

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AM
Bristol
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

perfect for a night at Trinity. Loved the staff. Timely serving of food and bringing of tab. One likes to stay at this lovely place until curtain time at the theatre.

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