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Bravo! Restaurant & Cafe

5402 Portage Road, Kalamazoo, MI 49002
269-344-7700
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Ranked #32 of 284 restaurants in Kalamazoo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $12 - $28
Cuisines: American, Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Winters
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Fort Wayne, Indiana
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

The last weekend in June I drove up to Kalamazoo Michigan to hang out with my husband in the evening while he attended a refresher course on being a general aviation flight instructor. He surprised me by taking me to dinner at Bravo. What a great evening we enjoyed. We sat outside on the patio under there huge market umbrellas.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We enjoyed an excellent meal with long time friends. The atmosphere allowed for conversation and the spacing of tables were such that we were not on top of other people. The food was well prepared. The flavors and textures worked well together and it was obvious this was a professional effort.

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Kalamazoo
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014 via mobile

One of our favorite Kalamazoo restaurants for special occasions. We dined here recently for a 48th anniversary. Service was exceptional as always. We split the house special salad which was perfect for both of us. My wife had the pasta special with scallops and I had the angel hair pasta with artichoke hearts and shrimp. Both were perfectly prepared. Pricey... More

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TheBravo1, Owner at Bravo! Restaurant & Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for stopping in and the great review. Let me know the next time your in. Terry Hagen Owner / Manager Bravo! More

Portage
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014 via mobile

My experience at Bravo! Restaurant & Cafe was one to remember. The food was of excellent quality and the service was impeccable.

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TheBravo1, Owner at Bravo! Restaurant & Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for the review. Our Mushroom soup has been popular for years. Call us if you would like the recipe. More

Cleveland OH
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

I don't write many reviews but I had to repeat how much we enjoy going to Bravo. No it is not part of the chain restaurant with the same name, it is much better. I have been to the chain and they do a very nice job with the food and service, but in Kalamazoo it is fresh and creative.... More

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TheBravo1, General Manager at Bravo! Restaurant & Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks JohnRon. Stop back. Go Browns! More

Newhall, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

I was at Bravo to attend a private dinner. Stopped at the bar going in and instead of a cocktail, tried the beer. It was great. The server allowed us to sample a few of the brews as we made our choices. I liked the Smokey the Beer.It was great and generally I don't drink much beer. As for the... More

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TheBravo1, Owner at Bravo! Restaurant & Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for the review. Next time your in from CA try the regular menu. Terry Hagen More

Kalamazoo, Michigan
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18 reviews 18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

If you're looking for the Bravo! chain from other areas like Lansing, Dearborn, and Rochester, this is not it! The name and font should be changed to reflect this so customers like myself don't arrive to expect the same chain. It would be like going to a pizza hut and finding that they serve burgers. The Menu is completely different... More

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TheBravo1, Owner at Bravo! Restaurant & Cafe, responded to this review

William I appreciate your stopping in and sorry for the confusion. We are an independent restaurant that has been open for over 26 years. We have had a few guests lately that have also been confused by the similarity and I will look into our options. Thank you Terry Hagen More

denver
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Good spot, especially by Kalamazoo standards, which can be surprisingly disappointing. I've only eaten here twice. The first time, the white chocolate mousse dessert tasted like refrigerator coolant and the service (I ate at the bar) was pretty flat and not particularly friendly. Maybe he had a bad day. The second time, fairly recently, we dined at a table in... More

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TheBravo1, Owner at Bravo! Restaurant & Cafe, responded to this review

Thumbs up to you. Thanks. Terry Hagen Owner / Manager More

Kalamazoo, MI
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I always enjoy my meals at Bravo! The service is always great. The staff is friendly. Sunday brunch is amazing!

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TheBravo1, Owner at Bravo! Restaurant & Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for choosing Bravo! We love guests like you. More

Kalamazoo, Michigan
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 via mobile

This is another great non chain restaurant in town. It was a nice atmosphere and somewhat on the fancy side. The Kobe beef burger served at lunch is the best burger I have ever eaten also the sweet potato chips that they serve with it are amazing. Highly recommend for lunch to get the burger.

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TheBravo1, Owner at Bravo! Restaurant & Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks. Appreciate your kind words and thanks for the review. More

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