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Bravo! Restaurant & Cafe

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5402 Portage Road, Kalamazoo, MI 49002 (Winters)
269-344-7700
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Today
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 82
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Still one of Kalamazoo's best values

During the years we lived in Kalamazoo a decade ago, Bravo was one of our favorite restaurants. A visit recently with friends proves that it's not lost a step. Friendly, efficient service and diverse menu. The Thursday night specials on pasta and speciality pizzas (half price for all) is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
Schmotterj
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Bethel, Connecticut
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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Bethel, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

During the years we lived in Kalamazoo a decade ago, Bravo was one of our favorite restaurants. A visit recently with friends proves that it's not lost a step. Friendly, efficient service and diverse menu. The Thursday night specials on pasta and speciality pizzas (half price for all) is difficult to beat. A great value! You don't get sophisticated pizza... More 

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Belleville
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

My husband and I were in Kalamazoo for the night and we walked from our hotel near the airport to Bravo! We had an excellent meal!

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Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States
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43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I was the lucky participant in a drug rep presentation and dinner. I was absolutely delicious! I had the pan seared fresh scallops with herb butter, asparagus with smoked corn risotto topped with crispy kale. I am quite a foodie and the scallops were perfectly seared and the execution of the dish was spot on. For dessert I chose the... More 

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

WOW Thanks for coming in. Our pastry chef Katie was thrilled that you liked her dessert. Thanks for the review More 

Cuenca, Ecuador
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127 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

I had a cold asparagus soup with a salad. Soup was delicious and the salad fresh and well presented. Dressing was not too garlicky. Place was very nice and staff very educated. They were always nice, pouring water, asking if everything was ok! Special recommendation for the chicken pesto pizza. One of the best pizzas I have ever had.

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

Great to hear. Our chefs work hard and are happy to hear the kind review. Terry Hagen Owner / Manager More 

Grand Rapids, Michigan
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Bravo has been one of the best restaurants in Michigan for many years, serving outstanding food in a great atmosphere. The menu is extensive, servers are knowledgeable and you will not find a bettter overall experience outside of Chicago or New York. Bravo is known for its brunch, which is great, but the full experience comes from the menu.

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

Thanks for the great review. I will post this for the staff to see. Thanks and please come back Terry Hagen Owner / Manager More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

You will most likely see one of the brothers -one is chef, one runs the front of the house- during your visit. The food is exceptional, the service is excellent. Their mushroom soup and delicious house salad with dried apricots is my favorite lunch. Be sure to try their Sunday Brunch is second to none.!

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

Thanks for the great review. Im glad you enjoyed the Mushroom soup. Here is the recipe if you want to make it at home. MUSHROOM SOUP 1 oz. Olive Oil 1 stalk Celery ( diced small ) 1/2 small Carrot ( diced small ) 1 pound Mushrooms ( sliced ) 2 tsp. Garlic ( minced ) 4 oz. White Wine... More 

Cincinnati
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81 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Beautiful restaurant with a cozy fireplace setting. If you want the more casual setting, there is a nice area farther back inside the bar area. There is definitely plenty area to please, no matter your taste. We have dinned in numerous areas around Battlecreek, and this by far has exceeded our expectations. They also have a Woodfired Pizza oven when... More 

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

Great review and your city of Cincinnati looked great for the All Star Weekend! More 

Richland, Michigan
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We sat outside, received fast and friendly service and felt it was a good value for the price. I love their ribs, fresh veggies and white chocolate mousse. They have a wide assortment of breakfast and lunch options on the buffet; omelet station, pastries, fresh fruit, pizzas, chicken, ribs, pasta, potatoes, and wide variety of desserts too.

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

Glad you enjoyed our Sunday brunch. Our Culinary Team works hard on creating all of that food. They appreciated your review. Terry Hagen More 

Cleveland, OH
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

After a very busy day at the Gilmore Car Museum in nearby Hickory Corners I was looking for a quiet restaurant near my hotel. Using previous Trip Advisor reviews I decided to try it. I was greeted by the staff who noticed I was soaked from driving a Model T Ford, and quickly escorted me to a table. I found... More 

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

WOW Thanks. We love the Gilmore Car Museum also. Glad you stopped in from Cleveland. Go Browns. Thanks More 

Titusville, Florida
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

I found Bravo! on a list of Kalamazoo brew pubs. Walking into the place I wondered if I had the wrong address. The decor looks more like a fine dining restaurant and the menu is upscale too. I had to ask for the beer list and it was wisked away after I ordered from it like the restaurant was ashamed... More 

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

Thanks for checking out our craft beers. Nick has created some great small batch beers and enjoyed your great comments. Come back again Terry Hagen More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5402 Portage Road, Kalamazoo, MI 49002
    (Winters)
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Kalamazoo County  >  Kalamazoo
  • Phone Number: 269-344-7700

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 28
  • Cuisine: Italian, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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