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Brava Bistro

#105 of 2,816 Restaurants in Calgary
#112 of 3,071 Places to Eat in Calgary
Certificate of Excellence
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Mont royal
French, Fusion, Bistro
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723 17th Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T2S 0B6, Canada (7th Street)
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 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
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 68
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 21
    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
Delicious

My boss gave myself and another colleague gift cards to Brava so we thought we would try it out. Found out its closing at the end of the month. The whole evening was amazing. From making the reservation online, the wine, gnocchi, scallops, halibut, dessert. Everything was unbelievable. Service was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
leanne m
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Calgary, Canada
via mobile
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  • Families with children
  • Doing business
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English first
Calgary, Canada
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 via mobile

My boss gave myself and another colleague gift cards to Brava so we thought we would try it out. Found out its closing at the end of the month. The whole evening was amazing. From making the reservation online, the wine, gnocchi, scallops, halibut, dessert. Everything was unbelievable. Service was friendly and efficient. It was such a great night of... More 

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Montreal
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

I knew I had chosen the wrong restaurant for my special occasion the moment I saw the artwork (if such can be called art) for sale on the wall--"too avant-garde for me," and not enough class. The main meal (pork platter) was delicious, to be fair, but everything else from the mediocre dessert and cocktails to the crass waitress was... More 

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Canada
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79 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 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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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
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40 restaurant reviews
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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
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60 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 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
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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 restaurant reviews
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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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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
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85 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
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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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Additional Information about Brava Bistro

Address: 723 17th Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T2S 0B6, Canada
Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary>  > Mont royal
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
Average Prices: USD 13 - 26
Cuisine: French, Fusion, Bistro

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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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 13 - 26
  • Cuisine: French, Fusion, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Families with children, Doing business
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

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