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“A True Gem”

Bravo! Restaurant & Cafe
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Ranked #6 of 341 Restaurants in Kalamazoo
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $35
Cuisines: American, Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Winters
Description: Fine dining locally owned restaurant. Chef owned. Italian & American cuisine.
Petoskey, Michigan
Level 6 Contributor
147 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“A True Gem”
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.

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Cleveland OH
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Everything You Want When You Dine Out!”
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.

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Thank JohnRonFood
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Denver, CO
Level 6 Contributor
121 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Great food, but service disappointing”
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.

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Thank miss_utility
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Augusta, MI
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great Sunday Brunch”
Reviewed August 16, 2009

We just came back from celebrating a birthday at Bravo! during its Sunday brunch. The dishes offered were a cut above most brunch buffets in the area. In particular, we liked the pizza, the roast beef, the thick-cut bacon and the melt-in-the-mouth Belgian waffles with strawberry topping that was a true strawberry "sauce" rather than that unfortunate dyed red corn starch-laden "goop" that is so often offered elsewhere. Our server was great! She even offered to take group photos for us plus no one rushed us when we lingered a bit past the brunch service time. As we exited, we passed a very disappointed family who had arrived too late, but the owner was arranging to fix something for the family to take "to go". If there were problems with service as some reviews have mentioned, then they have been corrected BIG TIME!

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Michigan
Level 6 Contributor
182 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
“One of the best in the area”
Reviewed August 13, 2009

Bravo is always on par with the best food in the area. The service has always been excellent and food well prepared. Can't say I've ever had a bad meal here in the dozens of times I've eaten at Bravo. The brunch is superb and pizza is fantastic.

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Thank dpuck1998
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