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5402 Portage Road, Kalamazoo, MI 49002 (Winters)
269-344-7700
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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 77
    Excellent
  • 18
    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
Outstanding

We came to Kalamazoo for a weekend getaway to take in the Airzoo, Gilmore car museum and the Kellogg Bird Sanctuary (all of which are first rate) and didn't expect to stumble across a gourmet dining experience. Everything was wonderful, from the warm bread to the (shared) Caesar salad, to the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
sandi213
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Libertyville, Illinois
via mobile
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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122 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Libertyville, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 via mobile

We came to Kalamazoo for a weekend getaway to take in the Airzoo, Gilmore car museum and the Kellogg Bird Sanctuary (all of which are first rate) and didn't expect to stumble across a gourmet dining experience. Everything was wonderful, from the warm bread to the (shared) Caesar salad, to the entrees (filet mignon for him, ravioli with sweet potato... More 

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

One of the best restaurants in Kalamazoo. Great staff! Creative kitchen and a very interesting menu. Wonderful menu items to choose from with matching beverage choices.

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Bravo serves first class meals with 5 star service. I appreciate the layout of the space to provide private small group gatherings. I highly recommend Bravo for both lunch and dinner for private meetings, date nights or just meeting up with family and friends.

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Paw Paw, Michigan
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Bravo is our go to place! Wonderful service, amazing food. We've had a rehearsal dinner, birthdays, Thanksgiving, numerous luncheons, moving away party - you name it and this is where we celebrate, or simply go to relax for a great meal. We love Bravo and you will too.

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Portage, Michigan
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We just tried this restaurant for the first time and had Sunday Brunch. It was great! Lots of cold and hot food choices and a great dessert selection for after your meal. My daughter is 6 1/2 and really enjoyed the food too. The waiter we had was attentive and we were greeted by two different people when we walked... More 

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Had long time friends visiting and we had to take them to Bravo's and Bravo's showed why we chose to go there. The food was great, enjoyed it, it was fairly quiet and a great atmosphere. Unlike some of the more expensive restaurants in town, you feel like like you get your money's worth for the food you eat. I... More 

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

Thanks for picking Bravo to entertain your guests. Please come back. Terry Hagen Owner / Manager Bravo! restaurant & cafe More 

Kalamazoo, MI
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Have been to Bravo for a couple dinners in the last month. Why twice? Because it's always good . . . no make that excellent! Live locally. Nice cocktails, great food, ambience is pleasurable, and our meals were everything we expected. Wait staff is attentive, courteous and prompt. Owners Terry & Shawn provide a most enjoyable evening experience. Terry welcomes... More 

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

Thanks for the great review. We appreciate your business. Terry Hagen Owner / Manager Bravo! restaurant & cafe More 

Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We only get to Kalamazoo once a year, but after finding Bravo! in 2014, we made a point of going back this past weekend. It was SO worth it! The atmosphere is relaxed and comfortable, and not so stuffy that you wouldn't take your well-behaved children. A very eclectic menu makes it possible for anyone to find something to order.... More 

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

WOW Karen thanks for coming back. Next year I will buy you dessert when you stop in. Thanks for the nice review. Terry Hagen Owner / Manager Bravo restaurant & cafe More 

Kalamazoo, Michigan
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Great food anytime. Attentive service with a classic atmosphere. Going to Bravo! with customers or for a family occasion is a predictable good time.

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

Thanks Dan. Please come back we appreciate your great review. Terry Hagen Owner / Manager Bravo! More 

Boise, Idaho
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

I was in Kalamazoo on business with two others. We went to Bravo the first night based on the recommendation of a local. This is probably one of the best places I've eaten. The first night was so good, we went back the next night. The atmosphere is very nice, but also comfortable. The meals we had included the whitefish,... More 

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

Thanks for the tremendous review. We appreciate your kind words. Hopefully your business dealings went well and you return to Kalamazoo. Terry Hagen Owner / Manager Bravo restaurant 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: Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Doing business, Romantic, Entertaining clients
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?