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.

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Columbus
1 review
Dined 17 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic meal and great service to go with it. Would highly recommend for a date or a nice night out.

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San Diego
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best places in Raleigh or anywhere to eat.

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LC
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Food wasn't as good as the first two times I came here. Dumplings were sub-par and not hot. Our waiter took a while to bring half of our beers. He was not very helpful in recommending food at all. The dining experience overall just wasn't up to how much the meal is worth.

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J
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We really enjoyed the atmosphere, food, and service. We would definitely eat there again.

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AC
Raleigh
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food here always impresses. We enjoyed a date night out with another couple and share 4 small plates, 3 of the little something larger and the green beans. It was certainly enough food and great variety. Our favorite has to be the Sweet Soy Chicken and you've got to order the Crab Fried Rice as the presentation is so fun! You really cannot go wrong with your meal or food choices.

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

The best food. Ingredients clearly treated with care.We ordered tons to share and it was a joyous marathon and I wish I was still eating. Great service as always.

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RP
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Heard the dinning was phenomenal and it exceeded expectations. I didn’t anticipate how delicious the brews would be. The citrus IPA is immediately one of my favorites. I’ll be back to fill my growler. Great place for small group of couples or friends to share options.

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Richmond
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful staff that were warm, professional, and paid attention to detail. Beautiful restaurant and awesome food! Strongly recommend the bone marrow and Peking duck.

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RR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

So good, we will definitely be back! Can't wait to try other things on the menu.

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Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Since getting a reservation at night to fit our schedule was difficult, we decided to go at lunch. Overall it was good but my expectations were much more. Food was good, not memorable. Once it got busy, wait staff wasn’t as attentive with water refills and we had to ask for the check.

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S
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Maybe our expectation were too high based on reviews but unfortunately Brewery Bhavana did not live up to all the hype. The food was good but not great. On the plus side was the service which was pleasant and attentive but not intrusive. Another plus is the menu which offers many selections not found elsewhere in Raleigh. Its too bad that those offerings weren't executed better. We're ambivalent about whether we would recommend this restaurant to family and friends which, I guess, means that ultimately we wouldn't make such a recommendation.

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OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food!

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OC
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

this place is AMAZING!!! You have better luck getting a resvation during lunch. I will definitely be coming back!

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K
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 5

Me an my date we're highly disappointed. As a Raleigh native who's actively checking out the food scene in Raleigh I was excited to see why this place stayed booked and busy. Well I still don't know why.. maybe the appearance and flowers? It's def not the food. The food we had wasn't any better than the Chinese food you get at triangle townecenter mall. The lomein was bland and the fried rice was a joke... SMH.. I will never ever be back. I'll continue to go to Crawford and son, seaboard, sitti, beasleys, bida Manda, Oro, Raleigh rye, Raleigh times, Cortez, southern charred, and more..

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Wilmington
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and drinks were excellent! Cool space. Very enjoyable, would come back

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Portland
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved this unique restaurant. Perfect so we’ll be back.

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SB
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve been to here about 6 times and each time it continues to exceed expectations. I love the mix of small and large plates and the flavors are fantastic. The book store is a great addition and have found some new favorites on my way in or out.

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Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our time was amazing!

Our service was superb—treated so well! The food was delicious, the ambiance was so romantic and the staff was great!

We will definitely be back!

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1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time there, was probably one of the best restaurants in North Carolina I have ever been to.

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A
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I give it a 10! Food and drinks excellent! Our waitress was awesome too!!!!

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Raleigh
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was very good.

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AR
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brewery Bhavana is one of the best restaurants I have visited in the US , yes!! in the whole US ,and I say this coz this place is just magnificent. Great beer, beautiful ambiance and some mind blowing food. The menu is short but full of choices for vegetarians and non vegetarians. It has the perfect mix of veg , seafood, meat and fusion Asian cuisine. Chicken dumplings , chicken bao and Nasi goreng (crab fried rice ) is highly recommended. The service is impeccable. Perfect dim lights and distant soothing music makes the whole experience wonderful. The Bar area is lively and a little noisy since its the most crowded place of the restaurant. The background library full of books from all around the world and in house plants for sale makes the waiting for table experience delightful. The only disadvantage is that you will have to book a table at-least 3 to 4 days in advance or its difficult to find a place there on a short notice. But I do guarantee this small hassle is worth it. Happy Dining People!!

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SB
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was worth the time it took to get a reservation. Amazing!

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JK
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Love this restaurant.
The food was a little salty though and all the sauces tasted the same.

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L
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our second time eating here. We love the setting, our waitress was wonderful and the food was awesome. We will be back and highly recommend it to our friends!

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r
Raleigh
17 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

No complaints! The food is amazing! The beers are even better! This is a mandatory restaurant stop in Raleigh.

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1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great location for a first date. Plenty of things to do to stay busy & entertained upon entering & waiting to be seated. Service was stellar & the waiters & waitresses were all very kind & all looked mega trendy.

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Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was awesome! We’d been looking for Dim Sum since we tried it in Seattle, and this is the place. The beer and entrees were also excellent, and the location is very pretty. Our server gave us lots of helpful tips. We’ll definitely be back.

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Raleigh
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service are always amazing. Thank you.

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Raleigh
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, one of the absolute best places to eat in the area. Get the scallion pancakes!

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LD
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

A great space with delicious food that does not disappoint. The scallion pancakes are a must-eat!

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Raleigh
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday lunch, wonderful food, wonderful service.

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Raleigh
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful lunch - excellent server.

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Detroit
9 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The restaurant was better than I had expected. The food was excellent and the beers very good. We had the spring rolls, stuffed buns, and general tao's chicken. All have their unique twist. We will go back to try some of the other dishes.

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CD
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, service, and atmosphere were all fantastic! We are never disappointed with Brewery Bhavana. We were lucky to get a reservation, as the restaurant is very popular!

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Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always tasty food with awesome beers

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B
Raleigh
10 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tessa was our waitress. She was polite, responsive and overall excellent server.

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AD
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal food! And the whole concept (restaurant, brewery, bookstore, and flower shop) is ingenious. Our waitress was incredible...very personable and knowledgeable about the menu and beer selection. Raleigh is fortunate to have a restaurant of this caliber.

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JG
New England
6 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience all around!

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ES
Raleigh
16 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fabulous lunch at Brewery Bhavana - got a number of the small plate dishes to share and then shared a large plate. The pork bao buns and soup dumplings are amazing. We ended up doing a second order of both. And for the large plate we shared the blue crab fried rice. If you like crab, you must get this dish. It's so yummy and something they should never take off the menu! I didn't have beer, being pregnant, but the mocktail I got was delicious and my husband and mother-in-law both enjoyed their tripels.

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