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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: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Reservations

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  • 80
    Excellent
  • 22
    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
Really good food- recommended

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Guz V
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Cuenca, Ecuador
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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Cuenca, Ecuador
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119 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

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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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 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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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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80 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 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 5 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 

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

Glad you came to Kalamazoo for your vacation and thanks for the great review. Please stop back some time. Terry Hagen More 

Kalamazoo, Michigan
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80 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 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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TheBravo1, Owner at Bravo! Restaurant & Cafe, responded to this review

The morel mushroom pizza is a favorite for a lot of our guests. Glad you enjoyed it. Kalamazoo and Morels, what a great combination. Terry Hagen More 

Kalamazoo, Michigan
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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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TheBravo1, Owner at Bravo! Restaurant & Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review. Please come in again. Terry Hagen 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 to $28
Cuisine: Italian, American

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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 to $28
  • Cuisine: Italian, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Doing business, Romantic
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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