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Bravo! Restaurant & Cafe

5402 Portage Road, Kalamazoo, MI 49002
269-344-7700
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Ranked #29 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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Portage, Michigan
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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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Houston, Texas
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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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Chicago, Illinois
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39 reviews 39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

I have been coming to bravo since I was a child, and have always loved the food and the experience. Their Sunday brunch is always delicious with a huge selection. Most recently my family hosted a baby shower for me here and the staff went above and beyond to make sure the event went smoothly and everyone was well taken... More

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

Thanks for the great review. Let me know if you would like the recipe for the White Chocolate Mousse Terry Hagen Owner / Manager More

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

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

What a great review. Thanks so much for coming in. Next time you are in Kalamazoo let me know Terry Hagen Owner / Manager Bravo! restaurant & cafe More

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

Thanks for the great review. We appreciate your business More

Kalamazoo
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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

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