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“Over rated” 3 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 #25 of 290 Restaurants in Kalamazoo
Price range: $12 - $28
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
Lake Orion, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Over rated”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

This was a bit of a disappointment. I like to try new restaurants while away on business and good soup and salad sounded good to me. The wait staff were very attentive- my water was filled every time I took 2 drinks. The food was not worth the price. The bread was served cold and soft- I was expecting done warm crusty Italian bread. I ordered tomato basil soup which was very plain and one step up from Campbell's. My $10 dinner salad- with no meat- was just lettuce, cranberries, and a little goat cheese. It was fine but not great. I would not eat here again.

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TheBravo1, Owner at Bravo! Restaurant & Cafe, responded to this review, January 16, 2014
So sorry you where disappointed. We do make everything from scratch including the bread. I will check on our recipes and techniques.

Terry Hagen
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English first
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Bravo is a gem in Kalamazoo”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

The Hagen brothers have created in Bravo an amazing dining experience. From their ever changing gourmet menu to their amazing pizza absolutely nothing on their menu ever disappoints. I have been dining at Bravo for 15 years and can honestly say every visit has been a delight. I highly recommend the small plates menu and my husband recommends the pizza and micro brew beer!

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Chicago, Illinois
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Disappointing food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013 via mobile

Lovely restaurant, excellent service. However, the lasagna was short on meat and the whitefish, although bland as expected, lacked flavor.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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TheBravo1, Owner at Bravo! Restaurant & Cafe, responded to this review, January 16, 2014
We appreciate your business and coments. We will try harder.

Terry Hagen
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Portage, MI
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38 reviews 38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Dinner & Beverages Before a Show.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Needing a quick dinner before a show, we stopped at Bravo. Great choice. Paul our bartender greeted us with a smile and offered us the nightly specials. The Bravo brewed beers are tasty. We shared a pizza and the lobster ravioli, both were excellent. Even thought the restaurant was busy with pre Christmas diners, our food was served quickly. We will be back!

Visited December 2013
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TheBravo1, Owner at Bravo! Restaurant & Cafe, responded to this review, December 16, 2013
Thanks. Have a happy Holiday.

Terry Hagen
Owner / Manager
Bravo!
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Schoolcraft, Michigan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Excellent ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

Everything was spot on. Quick and great service and the food was phenomenal. Definitely one of my favorites in Kalamazoo. The price is worth it for a nice night out.

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TheBravo1, Owner at Bravo! Restaurant & Cafe, responded to this review, December 16, 2013
Thanks for the great revue.
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