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Bravo Bistro - Providence

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731 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Perfect For:
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
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!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation
Opening Times
Mon 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Tue–Thu 3:00 pm–11:00 pm
Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–11:30 pm
Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am–3:00 pm
Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm
Sun 3:00 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(401) 490-5112
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Raymond Scarpone
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Private party facilities
Located on the second floor of our Theater District restaurant.

Host your next holiday party, rehearsal dinner, graduation luncheon, corporate function.... in our beautiful room overlooking downtown Providence!

There is no charge for using our room or AV equipment. Voted "Best Private Room" by Rhode Island Monthly!
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Private party contact
John Martone: (401) 490-5112
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Catering
We offer customized catering services to meet all of your needs. From outings, corporate lunches, to box lunches, from formal dinners to clam bakes, we cater the entire spectrum of affairs.

Our services include:

*Professional catering advice

*Last minute orders

*Rental of china, linen, silverware

*Easy payment, corporate accounts, monthly invoices

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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Washington Street
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Parking details
Bravo is located in the heart of downtown Providence, there is amble street parking or you can use our complimentary valet service.
If you have tickets to a show or event, you can leave your vehicle with us in our complimentary valet lot throughout the entire performance.
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Public transit
RIPTA Trolley and Bus Service.
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Entertainment
Welcome to Rhode Island"s premiere murder mystery theater, Murder On Us. Now in our 19th season! You may remember us from our old location at the dearly departed Barnsider. We had a great run there and hope to have a the same luck at our new location, Bravo Bistro in the heart of Providence's theater district! We have the same cast many of you had grown to love and you may even recognize some familiar faces behind the bar. The following should give you a good idea of the shows we offer, our menu, and the great night we have in store for you!
Sincerely,
John Thayer
www.murderonus.com
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 731 People Are Saying
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4.5
service
4.2
ambience
4.2
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Our waitress did a great job getting us out in time for a Trinity pleay!

Food was good!

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Delicious food, great service

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1.0Dined 7 days ago

poor service, food was only barely warm when served

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

This was our first visit to Bravo but I’m sure we’ll return. The menu was very varied and we both enjoyed our (1) roast duck and (2) lobster pasta. Our wines were also very good. Service was very friendly and attentive. Of special note is the valet parking which you can use if also attending Trinity Rep or PPAC which are right close by.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

We love this restaurant when we go to the theater in Providence. Our favorite place to sit is at the bar. The food is consistently good. We love the duck. Perfectly prepared. A great neighborhood restaurant. Hope it doesn't change. Try it, you'll like it.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Chose this restaurant due to its proximity to the theater. Pleasantly surprised. Made birthday celebration for my son a memorable event. Looking forward to returning, just for a meal or when attending another show.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Be sure to make a reservation if going after Trinity. This week, first night of a new play, P. Bruins Game, Home Show at Convention Center, the place was packed, loud, even raucous at times. Two weeks ago we were the only patrons in the place by 10:00. Reserve to be sure.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

We had an amazing dinner. We overheard the people next to us raving about their meal too. The Sangria was delish. Definitely will go back.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Wonderful as always!

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

We have eaten here many times and it never fails to impress us. It was very busy because of the theatre goers. We had the fried lobster ravioli, very good. Two of us had the macaroni and cheese and one of us had the duck. The macaroni serving is more of a family style portion. My daughter gets it so she can have a few more meals out of it later in the week. I had the duck, it was great. It came with the best green beans I have ever had. Maureen was our server and she was very attentive. The tables are very close together so it is very easy to start a conversation with your neighbors but I couldn't hear what they were saying. Bravo holds our leftovers till after the theater, this is a great service. The Valet parking guy was really hustling to retrieve all of the cars.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

We enjoy this restaurant as a convenient place to get a bite before going to the theater. The food is always delicious and the service, right on target. It's our go-to spot!

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3.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Tables for two are just too small and too close together-Waitress placing something on table next to us and knocked over small candle which smashed splashing hot wax on my boot and
pant leg. She was quick to bring over a glass with ice water which didn't accomplish anything.

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3.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Remembered having the most delicious steak sandwich there years before and the mac & cheese was fantastic. The steak sandwich this time was made with steak tips and they were not tender. I do not remember it previously being steak tips but of a good steak sliced like a rib eye and sliced. The mac and cheese was not as creamy but had a grainy texture. Sad, I was so looking forward to this but I guess it's true when they say you can't go back. Our waitress was excellent though.

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Had rezervarions. Was seated promptly by courteous staff. Generous cocktail and delicious entree. Prompt service. Suggest reservations for Friday nights. Reasonable pricing. Good value restaurant.

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4.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Good as always although very tight seating, host was not overly friendly at entrance

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

After attending a performance at the Trinity Rep Theater across the street, we enjoyed a casual bistro style lunch. The Croque Monsieur sandwich was delicious with a béchamel sauce served on top, rich and unusual for this classic French sandwich. I rarely eat fries, loved these thin crispy ones. Casual, classic, fun.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Pre PPAC dinner was delicious!! Service was timely with a smile!!

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4.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Very friendly employees , Apps & meal was delicious. Our waitress couldn’t be more helpful & friendly.
I’ve always had a good meal here.
1. Claw slaw was good , too much poppy seed thou.
2. Potato’s with the onions & peppers did not have enough.

3. Bathrooms could be a little cleaner ! Your staff should always be checking it !!

4. I hope the kitchen was clean.

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4.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Very nice menu, excellent service. Great location for dinner before the theater, and our waitress was very attentive to our needs. Appetizers were delicious and entrees well prepared.

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Very good service. My food was ok. I liked the slaw more than my chicken wrap sandwich but I think it is me. I try not to have chicken in restaurants because I make chicken at home. So I think it is me and not the sandwich. I prefer to eat fish when I am out so a fish sandwich is usually my choice but there was no fish on the menu. My friends liked their meals.

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

We often stop in after Trinity. Foods good, served late, often the actors come over to wind down

Tonight was really off. They had a ore play crowd but very few after. End of run, I suppose.

At any rate, I had a baked Cod that came with summer squash and rice. Nothing fancy but a great Friday meal before Easter. Nice wines by the glass.

Very quiet, intimate meal in a place usually overflowing at that time.

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2.0Dined on February 22, 2018

I patronized due to seeing GF items on menu. After I specifically requested a meal that was GF, it was brought out and it wasn't GF and had to send it back. This kinda ruined my dining experience.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Our service was amazing, the food was delicious, and the ambiance was great!

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Before a show at Trinity Repertory (right across the street) the only place is Bravo. Food is always consistently great and the valet parking is a plus too! If you are lucky enough to have Kristen as your server, your experience will be truly perfect! She is highly efficient courteous, and hard working.

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

I'm a regular- Bravo is a favorite..menu doesn't change a lot, but always find something tasty . They do a great job getting Trinity theater-goers in and out in time for the play.

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Went before going to Trinity Rep show. Tables are very close together and gets loud when crowded. Our waitress was very good and food came out with only short wait.
Serving size was large for the meatloaf my son had. My open face steak sandwich was good but a lot of garlic flavor,
Cheesecake for dessert was great
Prices are reasonable but dinner for 2 was $92

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3.0Dined on February 17, 2018

We decided to go to Bravo's since we were going to Trinity Rep. Theater. I had just okay meals there in the past but we didn't want to fight the traffic going to another restaurant. I ordered the fillet and it came with lyonnaise potatoes, asparagus, and béarnaise sauce. When I got my food, it was lukewarm and the béarnaise sauce was cold. My friend asked the waiter if it should be hot and he said they served it room temperature. I'm glad I asked for it on the side.
It was awful. Needless to say, I did not enjoy my meal. For $32, I expect my meal to be hot and the dish should be hot as well. They are very pricy for what you get and I won't be going back for a while. Lunch is okay for a sandwich. The scallops are worth the money.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

My wife and I were pleasantly surprised to find such a charming place during our business travel to Providence. The waitress was engaging and professional. The food was wonderful and the atmosphere and decor inviting.
A great place for “dinner for two”..!

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4.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Food was good but we ordered small plates. I always like the mussels but my husband did not like his seafood sampler. Lobster bisque was strange with chewy strips of Lobster?? floating on top of the bisque. A bit pricey for what we ate. Dessert was good.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

A nice place to dine before Trinity! It was bustling, but we felt we were well taken care of by Katie. Awesome mussels Dijon.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Looking at the menu, we wanted to order more than we could possibly eat, so we decided on shared plates. Every dish was brilliantly executed. Every plate looked and tasted great. We ran out of space in our stomachs before we ran out of time. So, we left for the Trinity Rep across the street, watched the play, and then came back after to finish up our meal w/ a massive bowl of giant mussels (Moules Fritte) and a glass of wine. This place is great for dining before going to the theater b/c 1) it's right across the street 2) they have valet parking and will hold your car until after the show and 3) the food is great. My recommendation is to come back for dessert after the show to avoid the crowd all waiting for the valet to get their cars at the same time. After the show there's plenty of seating, service is quick and when you leave to get your car it'll probably be parked right at the curb already!

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

Great place for dinner before Trinity performances

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

Very good brunch. Delicious food. Old school waitress that never wrote down our order. That is usually a really good or really bad sign. She nailed the order & was so on the money. Great authentic ambience. Fantastic value. Good wine list. Worth the visit again when we visit Providence. PS: I've been in the wine biz in NY for 30 years, so I would say we have high standards...

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1.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Overall a very disappointing dinner. The restaurant was packed and the noise level was very high making conversation difficult. The service was good which was surprising but the food was just mediocre. Overall I would not recommend

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3.0Dined on February 10, 2018

We have usually dined at Bravo prior to seeing a play at Trinity Rep. We are season subscribers. This time we had made the dinner reservation over a week earlier through Open Table. On arriving, we were forced to eat in the bar. The hostess was rude and insisted open table had booked us even though there were no tables. This could not be true. We stayed, but the evening was less than fun. I am doubtful we will return.

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1.0Dined on February 9, 2018

The service last Friday night 2/9/18 was awful. Reservations at 7:15. I had to ask for a server after sitting with my party of 4 for 15 minutes.
The bottom line is the fact that we did not get our dinner until 8:45. We told our server we had a show at 9:00. I could not eat my dinner because it was so late. I could not take it with me because of the show. I wasted $200.00 . Food is always good as I’ve been at Bravo (3) other times. There was no manager available to complain too.
I left extremely upset. KU6EGL KU6EGL

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

We see a lot of shows at the PPAC and we always eat at Bravo. It has become our favorite restaurant. We love the staff and we love the food. It is always good and the variety is excellent.

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5.0Dined on February 8, 2018

Valet makes it extremely convenient. Great food and awesome service. Food and wine selection was great. Highly recommend.

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4.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Food was excellent, especially dessert. We used a Groupon which was basically like using a discount. Pricey, but food and service is excellent. If there's an event upstairs, seating can be limited and it's a little extra noisy downstairs, especially if you're near the door.

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4.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Food excellent. Salads yummy. Wasn’t greeted when we came in. Had to get their attention to just be acknowledge after arriving for a few minutes.

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