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5402 Portage Road, Kalamazoo, MI 49002 (Winters)
269-344-7700
Today
11:30 am - 11:00 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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Good for:
Fine Dining
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 70
    Excellent
  • 17
    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
Most recent review
Always a treat

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Dan M
,
Kalamazoo, Michigan
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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114 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Kalamazoo, Michigan
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

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
57 reviews 57 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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 

Kalamazoo, Michigan
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Bravo' s has a wonderful Sunday brunch. Items range from fresh fruit, cheeses, variety of salads, pastries,stone oven pizza, omelet station, waffles, bacon, sausage, frittata, corn beef hash, Roast beef, potatoes, my favorite Bravo Chicken, fish, desserts. I would rate it the best brunch available in Kalamazoo. If you're planning on going there on Mother's Day you'll have to make... More 

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

Thanks. Our kitchen staff works hard to prepare all of that food. Glad you enjoyed it. Terry Hagen Owner / Manager Bravo! More 

Climax, Michigan
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Bravo! has a reputation for not only good service but quality food from an interesting and varied menu. From daily specials, to small plates, to full entrees, to pizza and sandwiches, everyone can find something they will enjoy. In addition to a fine selection of wine, they offer excellent cocktails and their own beers. We had a family gathering for... More 

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

Great I am glad you enjoyed your celebration. So kind. Thanks Terry Hagen and the entire staff More 

Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

We are en route from Toronto to Chicago, stopping over Kalamazoo, MI for the night, and looked for a nice meal last night. Tired and all, we did not want to venture too far into town. We drove around the locale and Bravo! caught our eyes. The bldg. was smallish in stature, but the parking lot was full. The restaurant... More 

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

Thanks for the great review. I hope you you stop on your return to Canada. I will post your comments for the staff and especially the kitchen. Thanks again Terry Hagen Owner / Manager More 

Marshall, MIchigan
Top Contributor
114 reviews 114 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

My husband and I went to Bravo! for a mid-week celebration of our anniversary. It was an excellent meal. The service was very good, and not so intrusive that we couldn't enjoy the occasion. I always recommend this place - and I'm amazed when more locals say they've never been there. The ingredients are fresh, well-seasoned and prepared with love.... More 

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

Thank you so much for the kind review. We appreciate the opportunity. More 

Kalamazoo
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

My husband and I have never had a bad meal at Bravo. A few years ago when the restaurant changed some of their menu items, my husband's favorite was removed from the menu. It is still not on the menu but they make it for him even today whenever he asks. I am not sure many restaurants would do that... More 

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

Thank you. I'm glad you chose Bravo! Our chef is great at making special meals for our guests Terry Hagen Owner / Manager More 

Louisville
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We had our wedding reception here. The staff made everything perfect down to the smallest detail. We have returned several times since, including for our anniversary and have never been disappointed. The food is excellent and there are always seasonal specials. The wine list is also outstanding. Be prepared to pay a few dollars, but it is well worth it.

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

Thank you. I'm so glad you chose Bravo! I love Kentucky and all its Bourbon. Terry Hagen Owner / Manager More 

Houston, Texas
Top Contributor
114 reviews 114 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
11 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 

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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: American, Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?