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“wonderful outside ambience and great small plate menu”
Review of Bravas

Bravas
Ranked #6 of 96 Restaurants in Healdsburg
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Spanish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Drinks, Late Night, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, 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
Forestville, California
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“wonderful outside ambience and great small plate menu”
Reviewed March 25, 2014

Bravas is the fifth of the stark's restaurants in Sonoma County with this one having a Spanish Tapas theme. There is a beautiful courtyard and bar in back which, with our California climate, is usable most days. The food was fresh and flavorful (like Willi's, Willi's Seafood, Starks's Steakhouse to name a few of the other Stark's restaurants) and the winelist is balanced between CA and Spain with lower price points but still high quality wines. The place has a young "vibe" which is also appealing. Try the Almond Gazpacho, the beet salad, and the chorizo, to name a few.

  • Visited March 2014
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Vancouver, Canada
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54 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Everything was Wondering”
Reviewed March 17, 2014 via mobile

I had never been to Healdsburg so I asked one of the locals for a restaurant recommendation and he quickly suggested Bravas. It was a warm day so we sat in the cozy outdoor courtyard. The waiter was helpful and attentive. The food was varied and delicious. Great wine to accompany lunch. We really enjoy sharing small plates and this place is ideal for that. My entire party loved it and we highly recommend it if you enjoy this type of restaurant.

Visited March 2014
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Oakland, California
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130 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Outstanding Spanish Small Plates at a good price”
Reviewed March 16, 2014

We had a Sunday lunch there, and it was exceptional. The menu was sizeable, and we had difficulty deciding. We ended up with a cold plate, gaspacho, a bocadillo, a warm plate, and calamari. Every single dish was exceptional. It was a lot of food, though, for two people, so we took some home (not a bad result, either). And the price was quite reasonable.
Small plates is a great format - you can build your meal many different ways - and they really do it well.

  • Visited March 2014
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Healdsburg, California
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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“Bravo Bravas!”
Reviewed March 4, 2014 via mobile

Another favorite for us in Healdsburg. The outside bar is the place to be! Excellent flavors in every dish!

Visited February 2014
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San Francisco
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Good food, terrible service”
Reviewed February 24, 2014

The food here is solid, but the overall experience was highly disappointing given the terrible service. It took an exceptionally long time for any of the wait staff to even acknowledge we were there (no water, etc). Once we ordered, two of our plates arrived before our drinks. Maybe it was an off night, but if you are considering Bravas consider Chalkboard instead. Better food and MUCH better service.

Visited February 2014
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