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“Very good food with a french flair - a bit overlooked due to location” 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 #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
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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72 reviews 72 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Very good food with a french flair - a bit overlooked due to location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2010

This restaurant is near the airport which is good if we fly out of Kalamazoo but can be overlooked if people dine out downtown.
The food choices are good and the food is always very good. The mushroom soup is awesome. The wine list is pretty good and has choices in many price ranges.
We tend to like to sit in a booth in the area by the bar as opposed to the main dining area. The service is pretty consistent and good; a few times it felt a bit slow but acceptable.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
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“Extremely overpriced, small portions of...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2010

Extremely overpriced, small portions of average tasting food.

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Petoskey, Michigan
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48 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“A True Gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2010

I have had the pleasure of dining many times at Bravo and have never been disappointed. Entrees are well seasosned and the food is always freshly prepared. The menu is varied and special orders and requests are readily accepted. The menu is changed frequently to reflect fresh availability and appropriate time of year. I have never received bad service and have been treated with the utmost professionalism. I highly recommend the restaurant. It is a true gem in the area.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cleveland OH
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5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Everything You Want When You Dine Out!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2009

This is a great find, just a half mile off I-94 in Michigan! This is a real deal restaurant. Staff was very professional but very friendly and every bite of food rocked with flavor. It is not part of a chain and has been around for 22 years. The wine list was great, but tried a sample of the in house made beer and have become a big fan. They only make small batches of high quality ales in the kitchen that are worth checking out. The "Chefs Ale" was an amber ale the was a 10. Also tried a "Morel Mushroom Porter" that blew me away.
I think you will love it.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Denver, CO
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42 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 47 cities Reviews in 47 cities
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
“Great food, but service disappointing”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2009

We visitid here last year and I recalled a great dinner with excellent service. This year the food was still great, but the service was disappointing. We dined on a Monday night and there were several open tables as the hostess led us to a cramped 2-top butted up to the wall of a storage area. She didn't seem to be aware this was an uncomfortable location and the very last table to assign in a half empty dining room. We requested & were readily given the adjacent empty 2-top.
We had a server in training who did an OK job.....but miscommunication between her and the lead waiter led to no desert without a reminder it was included with our pre-fixe dinner.
A request for one regular coffee and one decaf coffee to the trainer yielded only the regular coffee delivered by the trainee while the decaf was forgotten due to miscommunication.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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