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Bravo! Restaurant & Cafe

5402 Portage Road, Kalamazoo, MI 49002
269-344-7700
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Ranked #27 of 285 Restaurants in Kalamazoo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $12 - $28
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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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101 reviews from our community

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

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
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48 reviews 48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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113 reviews 113 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
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61 reviews 61 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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

Chicago, Illinois
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40 reviews 40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

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
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
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38 reviews 38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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

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