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“Very Good Food!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Bravo! Restaurant & Cafe

Bravo! Restaurant & Cafe
5402 Portage Road, Kalamazoo, MI 49002
269-344-7700
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Ranked #11 of 296 Restaurants in Kalamazoo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $12 - $28
Cuisines: Italian, American
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Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Entertaining clients, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Winters
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Very Good Food!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

The food is very good (I had wood-fire pizza), the service is top notch and they make their own beer (good, but not great). Definitely worth a stop!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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TheBravo1, Owner at Bravo! Restaurant & Cafe, responded to this review, July 17, 2013
Thanks so much! Please stop back as we appreciate your business.
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English first
Granger, Indiana
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147 reviews 147 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 63 cities Reviews in 63 cities
190 helpful votes 190 helpful votes
“OUTSTANDING!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

Our server, Jessica, started us with a bottle of Three Wine 'petite Shiraz which was wonderful. We ordered an appetizer, goat cheese. One in our party is on a gluten-free diet, so we asked about a substitution, maybe veggies, for the bread that came with the cheese dish. Jessica asked and the manager suggested corn chips in addition to the bread pieces. The goat cheese was in a tomato based sauce and very good, like mozzarella. We ordered dinner with 2 of us getting the Bold tenderloin. It had 3 pieces of 3-4 oz beef tenderloins, andouille sausage, and au gratin potatoes. So tender and delicious. We both took home one tenderloin and mine was excellent even warmed up. Our group also ordered the whitefish which was served with asparagus and the sea food trio. Interesting side note, Jessica knew of our gluten-free diet and immediately suggested the breading on a crab cake could be removed. A nice, thoughtful touch on her part. Prices are not cheat, but the quality is worth it. BOLD is a small restaurant, so make reservations.
There were 2 parties with children, but I don't recall seeing any children's menu. Not really a place for kids,but whatever they don't eat will be great the next day.
Not a fancy place inside, great view of some farm land out a large window. Bar looked interesting and was packed.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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TheBravo1, Owner at Bravo! Restaurant & Cafe, responded to this review, November 13, 2013
Thanks for the great review. We appreciate your business.

Terry Hagen
Owner / Manager
Bravo!
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maryland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“beware”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

Wanted to replace vegs and pasta for a side of small dinner salad. as told it wold cost me $5.00 extra. So lets add that up ---entree $26 plus salad $5.00 == $31.00 for pork chops and a small dinner salad RIP_OFF

  • Visited June 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Lawton, Michigan, United States
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“Never Disappoints”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

Bravo ranks with the top restaurants of Kalamazoo and has been for many years. I have never had an item that wasn't excellent. My 10 year old grandson tried a new appetizer and told the waiter to "Give my compliments to the chef"!

Visited April 2013
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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Save room for dessert!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

The food is all very good, the bar our favorite place to eat there. The house brewed beers are a nice addition to an already special place, but if you don't have room for dessert after your meal, take something home for later. Their pastry chef is phenomenal.

Visited January 2013
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