Boston >Food & Dining > Brave Restaurant
465 Huntington Ave (Museum of Fine Arts), Boston, MA | Directions 0211542.338524 -71.096679
Mon. - Sun. 11:30am - 3pm
Neighborhoods: Fenway, Fenway/Kenmore
A treat for your palate and your soul! – Imagine eating creative and delicious food, enjoying an elegant but unstuffy atmosphere, being able to hear your dinner companions while sitting within reach of some of the most cherished art treasures in the world! If you think this description sounds too good to be true, then you haven't dined at Bravo, in the Museum of Fine Arts. Bravo is the perfect place for both a romantic dinner or for a gathering of friends. or colleagues. The entire staff, from the waiters to the Director of Restaurants, find the perfect balance between answering your needs in a timely manner and giving you the privacy to enjoy the food and the decor. The menu, while relatively small, manages to always have a variety of options, that seem to reflect seasonal ingredients as well as major art exhibit themes. Each entree, whether chicken, fish, meat or vegetarian, is always simply prepared but with just the right spices or sauces and accompaniments. There are often special cocktails created to go hand in hand with the current shows. Bravo is not to be missed.
This restaurant is open only wed, thurs and Fri evenings so plan ahead – This is a superb restaurant although pricey. It is the kind of restaurant that is sophistocated and friendly all at the same time. The wait staff is very professional and helpful in making choices in the menu and extensive wine list. The piano player plays a tasty selection of songs but it does not intrude on your conversation. This is one of those rare restaurants where you can have a conversation. It is an ideal place for a romantic evening or a birthday celebration or just a nite out. The food is excellent and the menu is always varied. The decor is attractive and impressive. Good place to bring out of town guests or business colleagues.
Do make a reservation as this is also a popular restaurant especially if there is a major exhibition going on in the museum. signed Scotches
Great atmosphere, better food – I was visiting the MFA recently and came accross the Bravo Restaurant. I didn't even know that they had a restaurant in the MFA. I must say I found the dinner fabulous and the service to be among the best in Boston. The atmosphere was very cozy and my partner and I just sat back and enjoyed a wonderful evening.
It seems strange to find out after all of these years that there was a hidden gem among all the works of art....an it turned out to be the restaurant.
Bravo is a must visit! – First of all it is located inside the MFA so that makes it the perfect date place. Also the view of the courtyard from the tables is really romantic during dinner or week-end brunch. Bring your squeeze there and you are sure to get lucky - I always have!
The food is really, really good - especially for a musuem and the drinks are sensational. The service is outstanding and it feels really cool to be eating in a museum.
Sure it would be nice if parking was easier but if you search you find a space and they do have a lot and the T drops you off at the doorstep.
One a scale of 1 to 10 I'd give this place a 9.5. Enjoy!
A Real Find! – This gem is located INSIDE the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. I didn't even know that it was there until my girlfirend and I walked in. They've got a full bar, terrace dining, a GREAT wine list and live jazz every night that they're open. It's a sophisticated, condensed New American Menu with beautiful plates (not surprising in the museum, eh?). They've got cocktails themed to the exhibits currently in the museum and I found out that they serve a jazz brunch on Saturdays and Sundays. What we thought was the very tall and very friendly manager (he turned out to be the Director of Restaurants for the museum - he said that "working the floor" in the dining room is his favorite part of the job - WOW!) confided that Saturday is the brunch to go to since it is exactly the same as Sunday's but the crowds are not nearly as bad. It's only open for dinner on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays so it fills up fast - we were lucky because there wasn't a big exhibit but the Director told us that even that is no guarantee of seating without a reservation. This place is gonna catch on fast. I'm glad that I discovered it before the masses.
Classy museum restaurant boasts exemplary modern American fare, plus an evolving art exhibit. – The Scene
This second-floor restaurant earns its laudatory name by way of a stylish indoor seating area and an exceptionally eclectic menu. Lunchtime patrons are mostly museum visitors taking a well-deserved break, while dinner hours find area executives (and lovebirds) enjoying a live pianist and sampling the bar's specialty cocktails and adventurous wine list. The sharp, orange-red dining room, which features an ever-changing selection of paintings, is constantly patrolled by efficient servers.
For a limited menu--expect only four options per course--Bravo covers an impressive amount of culinary ground. Starters include delicious homemade soups (smoky lobster chowder with applewood bacon) and colorfully arranged sushi platters (fresher than what you'll find at most Japanese restaurants). Free-range chicken with pear and blue cheese is typical of reasonably priced entrees. For dessert, try the milk chocolate layer cake with creamsicle ice cream.
Great Food!! – I went there for the first time and found the food to be excellent. I had the crab cakes and my girlfriend had the lobster sandwich. Though a bit expensive, the quality was as good as any restaurant anywhere. I will definitley recommend going. Make sure to make reservations in advance!
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