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Downtown Dining                         RI Local Magazine 
                      By: Frank Chrupcala                                            September 2013 

          An elegant eatery in Providence's resurgent theater district, Bravo Brasserie always leaves guests hungry for an encore.
         Owner and General Manager Fred Goodwin classifies his restaurant and lounge, a popular scene for dinner and drinks before a show, as "an American bistro with French influences."
        Goodwin has dramatically improved Bravo since taking over in 2008, taking on the task of pulling the now-flourishing restaurant out of bankruptcy.
         "I took it as a personal challenge," Goodwin said. "I believed in this staff and myself. We organized the structure of the business,  revamped the menu and created a professional, fully functioning restaurant."
         Flipping the script on the  traditionally harsh, volatile restaurant industry, Bravo has emerged from its struggles to become one of the creative capital's premier dining  destinations. Goodwin credits his experienced staff and the performance of his talented chef, Johnson & Wales graduate Raymond Scarpone, for the turnaround. "This staff knows the business and knows how to serve people," Goodwin said. "They are talented and organized with an eye for detail. The service, food quality and presentation is  always very consistent."
        Scarpone has been with Goodwin at Bravo since 2008. The Massachusetts native has worked to craft a menu to satisfy any guest's appetite. From charbroiled steaks and burgers to fresh local produce and seafood, quality is the emphasis of his kitchen.

"Our menu is very diverse - we have something for every mood and every taste."

       Thanks to its cuisine and service, Bravo has played a pivotal part in the theater district's renaissance. With consistently tremendous business on event nights at the Providence Performing Arts Center, the Dunkin' Donuts Center, the Rhode Island Convention Center and other venues, Bravo has embraced its starring role in Providence.
     "The entire district has undergone a revival," Goodwin said. "It's totally changed - Bravo included. We have done a lot of work on our building, both the interior and exterior. It is totally different from what it was when we got here."
      Convenient both in location and service, particularly on event nights, Bravo offers complimentary valet parking, valid from arrival through the completion of the show or event the guest is attending.
      In addition to the full-service restaurant and lounge, Bravo's upstairs banquet room is a perfect place for a private party. With large windows overlooking the city, the luxurious space regularly hosts rehearsal dinners, graduation events, corporate functions and birthday and holiday parties. A minimum of 25 guests is required and seating for up to 80 is available, with standing room for 125. There are no room or equipment rental fees.
      Serving lunch Wed.-Fri., dinner daily and brunch on week-ends, Bravo is located at 123 Empire St., across from Trinity Rep in downtown Providence. For more information, call 401-490-5112, visit or find them on Facebook.
About Us

Bravo has a stylish atmosphere that is great for a casual sit-down brunch or dinner. In the evenings it has a cozy lounge that is perfect for a few drinks with friends. Bravo is an elegant eatery located in the heart of Providences Theater District, two blocks from Kennedy Plaza. Bravo is a full service restaurant complete with diverse menus and a large selection of wines from regions around the world. Located on the second floor is an award-winning banquet facility for private functions. It has large picture windows overlooking the city and the Trinity Repertory Theater. Its a must see!

Common Questions:

Q: I'm going to dinner at your restaurant, where should I park?

A: We have Complimentary Valet Parking that starts at 5pm. If you are going to a show in the city you are more than welcome to leave the car for the duration of your show as well!

Q: Do you have a Gluten Free Menu?

A: Yes! If you look up our regular Dinner Menu you will see a "GF" symbol next to the options that we provide as gluten free.

Q: How much does it cost to rent your banquet space?

A: There is no charge to use our banquet space! In our Banquet Facility tab you will find links to our Banquet Package Information which will list the requirements for renting our space. If you have any questions please call the office (401) 490-5112 or email us at

Q: Are you in walking distance from the theater?

A: We are located directly across the street from the Trinity Rep Theater and we are a couple blocks from the PPAC, Civic Center & Dunkin Donuts Center. All four buildings are within walking distance from Bravo Bristro.

Q: What is the Murder Mystery Dinner Theater?

A: Murder on Us is a dinner theater that plays here at Bravo Bistro most weekends.All tickets are $55.00 and include a four course dinner, the show, tax & tip.  All shows are held in our upstairs banquet space. More information can be found in the Murder on Us Tab located on the left.

Q:What is your Monday Night Special?

A: Every Monday we serve a dinner for two with a bottle of wine for only $33.95!

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