Brewery Bhavana

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Sanskrit for cultivating, the seed of Brewery Bhavana was born from within our community of makers and dreamers with a shared vision: to create community through our humble offerings.

Rooted in the historic Moore Square Park in downtown Raleigh, Brewery Bhavana is a gathering place celebrating communal beer experiences that exhibit the hand of the maker. Brewery, dim sum restaurant, flower shop, and bookstore, Bhavana is our love letter to a community that has given us so much.

We look forward to seeing you!
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JH
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We absolutely love this restaurant - the food is always amazing:)

OT
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I would have given service 5 stars except the restaurant doesn’t offer black table napkins. Petty I know, but if you’ve ever worn a black skirt or pants you know the white lint that’s left after you use a white napkin. I prefer not to have to use a lint brush after dining at a high end restaurant of Brewery Bhavana’s caliber.

IJ
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is such a special dining place. The food is so delicious and the service is great. This was my second time going but will go back again and again.

BU
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and beer!

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere, friendly and attentive staff, delicious beer and yummy food. I’m excited I was finally able to visit this place and plan to do it again soon!

JR
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the second time I have been here and it was just as amazing as the first! There are so many tasty items on the menu it’s hard to pick! Definitely suggested getting a few small plates and just 1/2 entrees depending on how many people you are. Well worth waiting the 4ish weeks you need to wait to get a reservation on the weekends!

SM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service! Love bringing out of town visitors here.

BH
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We went here for our engagement dinner. Service and food was amazing! They even gave us a flower and sparkling wine at the end of our meal. Highly recommend the Peking Duck! Well worth it! However it was a little dark for us in the restaurant.

SM
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I love everything about this establishment! The food is expensive, but the quality is there to justify it. Huge selection and variety of crafted beers. Service was EXCELLENT!!! Bar was crowded and everyone was vying for the bartenders attention. He made sure to acknowledge everyone and in time had everyone efficiently served. Also, we left our doggie bag and Craig chased us down the block to make sure we got it. LOVE THIS PLACE!!!

E
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious but most importantly, our server Savannah was excellent. She was patient with us as we took our time deciding. She had excellent suggestions, and she knew the menu front and back.

DL
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An delightful explosion of tastes and texture. Kenneth was first class as our server. Family from Vermont were pretty much blown away. Can't wait to go back.

OT
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great service and great food!

OT
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The hospitality and the ambience at Brewery Bhavana elevate an every day dining experience. We weren’t celebrating a special occasion but just being there made the day special. Thank you for another lovely meal!

OH
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere!!

EB
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down this place was phenomenal. The food was so excellent. I cannot stress enough that you should always get the pork/bone marrow small plate and the soup dumplings. Please just order them. The bone marrow was so decadent and rich and I could not get enough. I adored the soup dumplings as well. The broth that came pouring out once the dumpling was pierced was just exceptional. This was my best restaurant experience in quite some time. Fantastic and I will recommend this spot to anyone who will listen.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The ambiance is the best part of this place. Food was very good, a little on the pricey side for the portions.

OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff that were super personable and thoughtful. Food was everything we’ve heard and more. 10/10.

J
New England
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always. Absolutely LOVE this place. Asian food is not even my favorite type of food, but this is without a doubt one of my favorite restaurants ever. When you first go, it’s tough to decide what to get if your not overly familiar with Asian cuisine and flavors. Try new things is all I have to say. The dish I thought I like least is my absolute favorite; Shanghai mooncakes. GET THEM you will not be sorry. With that said I also love the general tso’s, green beans, noodles (with chicken 🤤) and others both those for me were all beyond exceptional. I had family in from out of town, some of whom can be picky eaters, they loved it all!
Thank you again a Bhavana for a delicious dinner. Are you again soon! 😊❤️🤤

OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was fantastic

GP
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great beer. A must visit in Raleigh.

OT
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my boyfriend here for his birthday and had the best time. Hands down my favorite restaurant with the most flavorful food & perfect service

SB
Raleigh
33 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently superior

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OT
Raleigh
10 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience5

Food was Amazing! As always. I am frequent diner, always have had great service but today Nikki (who may be new) was sub-par. Our order came before our drinks and she seemed slow on everything. Her lack of urgency was apparent, paired with her descriptions and delivery were not on point with ALL of my other experiences.

CD
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and overall experience. Will definitely return.

OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!! Food and ambiance are top notch.

K
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Brewery Bhavana was excellent. The food is consistently fantastic. The service was very attentive, and I always appreciate places that box the food for you. The beer is probably Raleigh’s best, and the seasonal IPA’s are a real nice touch. Also, if reservations aren’t available, you always can walk in at the bar, especially if you’re just one or two people. Definitely one of the Triangle’s best restaurants.

OT
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious! Highly recommended.

BM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unbelievable! We can not wait to go back and try other dishes.

CC
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Way too noisy and few food options. Lost some of its charm.

ND
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

The server was terrible! He seemed almost contemptuous of us and was pretty scarce. To quote, “I will be taking care of us.” Not you or y’all but us.
The Mongolian beef was so hot/spicy, no one at our table could eat it. So that was good and $$ wasted. We told the waiter and he just said, Sorry. No offer to do anything to fix it.
Not sure what all the hype is about. Pricey for what you get. Definitely crossing this off our list.

B
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service was outstanding. From the bartender giving multiple samples of beer for my date and walking it to our table when we discovered our table was ready, to the wonderful service from our friendly and knowledgeable server, to the writing on the takeout bag detailing what was in the bag and the date. I would come back again just for the service. Thanks so much!

AL
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great vibe and service was a 9.... waitress was a little tough to understand... kind of awkward but we got past that and had a fabulous time

SP
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is really hard to decide what I love the most about Brewery. I used to love the food best but now I think I love the beer more (if that is possible I know)
Then, of course, there is the wonderful jumble of fun people. Service is always full of kindness and consideration. I feel like I have grown with BB and knew it when there was just Bida. This is our go to place for all family celebrations

RC
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very unique and a MUST GO TO when in NC. The ambiance is great and the staff is friendly. Food is delicious! Recommend the duck egg rolls! Who knew you can go to a brewery, eat delicious food, quality service and still also shop for flowers, books, clothes and beer at the same time. Elegant and modern layout. Definitely 5 stars

OT
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was phenomenal. We went there specifically for the Peking Duck and it was cooked to perfection!! The service was amazing as well from the front door to the bar to the table!! Recommend to anyone for a wonderful date night!!

S
New Orleans
23 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, ambiance and service

OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beer and food are delicious

OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and delicious food!

j
Austin
9 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to Brewery Bhavana to celebrate birthdays w a group of friends. Food was amazing and our waiter gave us some extras to celebrate the occasion. Service was perfect and I love the decor and ambience. One of my favorite spots in Raleigh.

OT
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing!