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“Excellent in every way” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bravas

Bravas
Ranked #7 of 95 Restaurants in Healdsburg
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Spanish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Brunch, Late Night, Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: North
Description: Bravas brings the flair and flavors of Spain to wine country. The menu features tapas and seasonal dishes served a la plancha-all with chef Mark Stark's signature twist. Bravas introduces Sonoma County's first "Ham and Cheese Bar," serving Spanish and local cheeses, Tortilla Espanola, and Iberico ham, sliced paper thin to order by a "Hamboner." Bravas offers a selection of local and Spanish wines, sangria and Spain-inspired cocktails. Dine indoors or out. Happy Hour: Monday to Thursday from 3 pm to 5 pm
Healdsburg, California
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7 reviews
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“Excellent in every way”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2012

Great staff (Ryan was our fabulous waiter), lovely patio, amazing food (all 10 dishes), attentive staff, incredible experience overall. The food was paced appropriately, excellent wine choices, happy employees. What's not to like?

  • Visited December 2012
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Healdsburg, California
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great new spot”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2012

We stopped in for lunch not long after they opened. Very cute outdoor area with tables, heaters and cute outdoor bar areas with TV's (husband likes to watch football :))
Great small bites, beet salad, mini sausages, pardon peppers.... Yum! Didn't try cocktails but looking forward to next time....

Visited November 2012
Helpful?
Thank Lmeisner
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Forestville, California
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39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2012

Four of us Sonoma County foodies decided we'd like to try this new restaurant. We love "Willi's Seafood Bar" so we were hoping that we would have a new favorite in Healdsburg. Nice place, good staff, but all of the food was disappointing, although the presentation of each plate was beautiful. Each portion seemed small for the price. The tuna belly salad was interesting but only one of us could find or taste tuna. The roasted red beets was the best of what we ordered. We are adventuresome so we tried the crispy pig ears - way to salty and sort of greasy, not a hit with any of us. Our other choices weren't remarkable enough to make further comment.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank jeanne d
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San Rafael, California
2 reviews
“Reviewing new restaurant for guests at Bella Villa Messina”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2012

Harold and Jerry, the owners Bella Villa Messina, an exceptional B&B in Healdsburg, like to review new restaurants in town before recommending them to their guests. Mom and I stay with Harold and Jerry often so Mom offered to treat us for dinner, off we went! Bravas Bar De Tapas, a small plate concept is FABULOUS! Our waiter Luis informed us that once the order was placed the food would come quickly...Well...be advised!!! order one dish per person then WAIT, enjoy, then order again as the food arrives in rapid succession! That said THE EXPERIENCE WAS OUTSTANDING!!! We ordered a total of 13 dishes for 5 people 3 of which we ordered twice the: a) Dungeness Crab Fideua, b) the Monterey Calamari, salsa verde, lemon c) Skirt steak, red onion marmalade, valdeon cheese. Harold and Jerry, Mom and I highly recommend Bravas Bar de Tapas. Enjoy!

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank dana c
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Portland
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122 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Love the back patio!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2012

We had dinner on the heated and covered back patio. The rain was pouring down, but we were very comfortable. Our server took good care of us and suggested the ham and cheese plates that were delicious, as were the gin cocktails! A very fun place.

Visited December 2012
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Thank tougo
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