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Brava Bistro

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Mont royal
Fusion, Bistro
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723 17th Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T2S 0B6, Canada (7th Street)
403-228-1854
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thu - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Families with children
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 67
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Absolutely excellent

From the easy reservation, greeting at the door ("may we hang up your coat"), multi-change of cutlery, numerous replacements of ice water with lemon, table refreshing between courses.....it was all extremely well done. We shared the Salt Spring mussels - lots for two - yummy (maybe a wee bit too... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 17, 2015
carrie808
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Canada
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Families with children
  • Entertaining clients
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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132 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Canada
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

From the easy reservation, greeting at the door ("may we hang up your coat"), multi-change of cutlery, numerous replacements of ice water with lemon, table refreshing between courses.....it was all extremely well done. We shared the Salt Spring mussels - lots for two - yummy (maybe a wee bit too salty? perhaps from the delicious fries that came on top?).... More 

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

The food is ALWAYS good here. ALWAYS. The service is amazing. I usually come here for a sweet date with my sweetheart for some wine and delicious gingerbread cake dessert (which wasn't on the menu when we were there last week). Last week I went with my girlfriends and we shared a cheese (sheep and goat for me) plate and... More 

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Calgary, Canada
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

One of the best meals I've had in Calgary in the 3 years I've lived here. Roasted mushroom and barley risotto is amazing, as is the lobster poutine. We also hard the herbed gnocchi to start which was delightful. This place has a fantastic atmosphere for a date or for dinner with friends. Service was wonderful - I was starting... More 

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bravabistro, Owner at Brava Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you Coley. I appreciate the time you made to post your complimentary review of our bistro. Would you ask for me next time you visit? I would enjoy the opportunity to thank you in person. Dewey More 

Calgary, Canada
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Ventured out in the cold and snow to have a beautiful meal at Brava as it has been a while since I was last there. The restaurant was quiet for a Monday in minus 20 weather and we were early so we had a choice of seats. The service from Sara was outstanding! The food - lobster poutine, scallops, beef... More 

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Calgary, Canada
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

My kids booked us a table for our wedding anniversary. Absolutely fantastic food and a great atmosphere. The pork plate is to die for.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Had a late lunch on a Tuesday with a friend from out of town to show her the lobster poutine which is definitely the crown jewel of this place. We sat for more than 10 minutes before being greeted by our server which is highly unacceptable especially when there were only 4 other tables being occupied at the time. After... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

My husband and I visited Brava Bistro for our anniversary. We had heard good things and read many fantastic reviews online, so we decided to check it out for ourselves! We were NOT disappointed. When we arrived at the restaurant, they were exceptionally warm and welcoming, seating us and offering to take our coats. Our server paid very close attention... More 

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Calgary, Canada
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

They can accomodate large group with reservation! Small menu but ecerybody can find something to enjoy. Scallops appetizzer were popular on our table that night and the bacon pasta . Awesome service with Jared who make it special by learning all of our name ! Thank you Braca. From the outside it looktiny and not so fancy but inside: wow!... More 

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Top Contributor
126 reviews 126 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Visited this restaurant a couple nights ago on a date and had a wonderful experience. We split an excellent flavourful bottle of Sangiovese then lingered over the Scallops on a bed of spaghetti squash, goat cheese, and chorizo. AMAZING. We then shared a farmstead salad (Brava's version of a Caesar salad) that was perfectly dressed along with some bread with... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We dine out a lot. I used to visit Brava more often but in the past few years have been exploring some of the new and interesting restaurants opening in the city. What I am finding is that the 'new, cool' places could care less about my business and their service reflects it. How refreshing it was to visit Brava... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 723 17th Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T2S 0B6, Canada
    (7th Street)
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary>  > Mont royal
  • Neighborhood: Mont royal
  • Phone Number: 403-228-1854

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 14 - 28
  • Cuisine: Fusion, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Families with children, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?