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Bravo! Restaurant & Cafe

5402 Portage Road, Kalamazoo, MI 49002
269-344-7700
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Ranked #27 of 286 Restaurants in Kalamazoo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $12 - $28
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
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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Houston, Texas
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Bravo does nothing cutting edge or innovative. What they do is prepare basic Italian food very well, serve it in a warm, pleasant setting, and provide exceptional service. Fresh, high quality ingredients well-prepared, ensure an enjoyable meal. Add to that the friendly, helpful and efficient service make and you have a really nice dining experience.

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

Thanks so much for the kind review. Please let me know next time you come in. Terry Hagen Owner / Manager Bravo! More

Kalamazoo
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We went there for our anniversary this year and it was so nice to have such a pleasant atmosphere for a nice, quiet dinner with no screaming children. Our meals were excellent and our server was excellent as well. It is a fine dining restaurant and the perfect place to go for that special occasion.

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

Thanks Margie. We appreciate your business. Thanks for coming in Terry Hagen Owner / Manager Bravo! More

Portage, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

My wife and I went to bravo for our anniversary dinner the other night, The service was excellent and the food was out of this world. I had the stuffed pork chop, and it was melt in your mouth good and by far the best I have ever had. I especially loved the cream of mushroom soup and would love... More

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

Happy Anniversary and thanks so much for dining with us. Its our Bravo anniversary also this month. Thanks Terry Hagen More

Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I thought the bread, italian vegetable soup, and the scallops on corn rissoto were all very good. Good atmosphere.

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

Thanks so much we appreciate the kind note. Terry Hagen Owner / Manager Bravo! More

Chicago, Illinois
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262 reviews 262 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Ambiance and service were very good; we found the food to be a bit mediocre. We both ordered a fish dish that was reportedly the most popular dish they serve, but we found it to be disappointing - the fish was fishy tasting and dish overall was heavy in terms of sauce and accompaniments. Nice wine and beer selection. Overall... More

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

Thanks for stopping in. We appreciate the review. Hope you come back and try the whitefish again. Terry Hagen Owner / Manager More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Quite a disappointment. Group of 8 and none of our dishes were close to real Italian food. I ordered the "special" which was breaded white fish and what I got was a breaded filet floating in oil with a really terrible risotto. I do not consider myself to be extremely picky, but I left half of my food in the... More

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

Sorry you were disappointed in your dinner. We work hard on getting fresh ingredients and fish daily. I hope you still enjoyed your Michigan visit. Terry Hagen Bravo! More

Portage, Michigan
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 via mobile

Our youngest granddaughter turned 16 so grandpa and I took her out to dinner. She wanted to go someplace "fancy" so I chose Bravo. The food (lasagna, chicken Alfredo, fish and chips) was excellent, service was good, and it was just a really nice evening. We would definitely go back!

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

Thanks Sherry and happy birthday to your grand daughter. We appreciate your nice comments. Terry Hagen More

Hartsville, South Carolina
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127 reviews 127 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I was so pleasantly surprised! This place is wonderful. I had the Lake Superior white fish which was excellent. The waiters are too notch and vey attentive. Bravo is a great choice for local fare.

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

Thanks so much. We appreciate your visit and the nice comments. Please come back. Terry Hagen Owner / Manager More

Portage, Michigan
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73 reviews 73 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Bravo is clearly the best fine restaurant in the Kalamazoo area. When I want to impress someone with a fine meal, I take them here. It can easily compete with the best restaurants anywhere. The food is excellent and unique, the service is outstanding. It is also pricey (for Kalamazoo anyway) but compared to Chicago or New York City, it... More

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

Thanks. We appreciate the opportunity to serve you and your guests. What a nice review. Thank You Terry Hagen Owner / Manager More

Houston, Texas
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

While the menu at first look didn't appear that interesting -- there's nothing innovative here -- all of the dishes that we ordered were perfectly prepared and the serving sizes were generous. The ingredients were all very fresh and of the highest quality. Service couldn't have been better. Definitely one of the best restaurants in which we have eaten in... More

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

Thanks Dave. We appreciate the great review. Hope you enjoyed our great Michigan weather when yo came up. Thanks Terry Hagen Owner / Manager More

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Additional Information about Bravo! Restaurant & Cafe

Address: 5402 Portage Road, Kalamazoo, MI 49002
Phone Number: 269-344-7700
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Kalamazoo County  >  Kalamazoo
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
Average Prices: USD 12 - 28
Cuisine: American, Italian

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