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“Worth a try, a wee bit pricey though.”
Review of Brava Bistro - CLOSED

Brava Bistro
Price range: US$13 - US$27
Cuisines: Fusion
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighbourhood: Mont royal
Cross street: 7th Street
Level 6 Contributor
231 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Worth a try, a wee bit pricey though.”
Reviewed 5 March 2014

Had a pretty good little meal here awhile back. I say little because that is what it was. I was expecting a little bit more umph from the salad and appy (flatbread) I ordered as a meal, but left with plenty of room to spare for a large frozen yogurt. I wish the portions were bigger because it was pretty good!

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank Andrea S
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  • English first
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English first
Level 5 Contributor
76 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Lobster Gnocchi...”
Reviewed 24 October 2013

That is all you need to know.....eat the lobster gnocchi. It literally melts in your mouth and is just ecstasy to eat. Had the lobster poutine and it too was good. The beef tenderloin was cooked properly and was very tender. Also shared in the mussels and the cheese plate. We have eaten here many times and never been disappointed. The service was fast and efficient and our server was very knowledgable. An enjoyable experience and we will return.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Michelle11796
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Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Not sure what all the hype is about...”
Reviewed 23 October 2013

We went here based on the reviews in Avenue magazine, which generally seems reliable. We recently went to Cassis and it was phenomenal. Brava, not so much:

1. Very slow. Numerous apologies about the delay but that gets a bit old and for a restaurant of this calibre, not what you would expect.

2. Food was just ok. Scallop appetizer was really tiny for the price and the lobster poutine while good had so little lobster in it, you had to really look to find any. Beef tenderloin was properly cooked, but presentation was blah.

3. Dark and loud with big tables. Its dark so you would think it would be intimate but its not due to the oversized tables, the loud music and the close proximity of the (too big) tables.

It's fine, but you can do way better in Calgary these days.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank bronzepony
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Palm Springs, California
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Disappointing”
Reviewed 18 September 2013

All three of us were disappointed with the food and service at this restaurant. The waiter had to be asked three times for water to dilute the coffee that was too strong. The entrees were disappointing - a tiny avocado and prawn salad, average mussels and a mediocre salad with the ahi tuna bagel.
The toilet paper roll was broken in the bathroom and the bathroom needs a facelift.
Mostly we were disappointed by the disinterested server.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank ringyding
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Regina, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
100 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Why haven't we eaten here before?”
Reviewed 9 September 2013

We went to Brava Bistro to celebrate with family. What a great experience. The food was excellent, good portion size, tasty and creative. The waiter was excellent, knew the wine list, could offer suggestions based on our food selections. Was there when needed. All in all a great evening.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank boone52
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