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Covid-19 What To Expect When You Dine with Us
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Was there to celebrate a birthday. Terrific sashimi and tartare - you will not find any better ones in town. Only that the server messed up the order, three times, brought dishes in then quickly took them away. Not perfect, but not detrimental either. Highly recommended.
The atmosphere is amazing and the service was great. Food was very good, but not a place I would need to visit for a second time.
My husband and I booked a table for our anniversary there on a Friday night. We got 15 min late, however i notified the restaurant via their text confirmation service.
Once we arrived one of their male host had taken us to one of the worst table in the restaurant and tells us "Happy Anniversary, Enjoy!" Obviously, I thought initially it was a joke, however once i asked him if there was another table in the restaurant, he very rudely indicated "you guys were late so we gave your table away!".
I felt like he put us in the corner of shame. This happened while the restaurant had multiple empty tables.
He let us sit there for 2 minutes and then returned to us saying that he found a table for us.
I guess to put it in that way. My husband and I have traveled the world and have been late to restaurants in the past and no one has ever treated us this way, but at Braven I believe they may have a false perception of self inflated ego that they are too cool for people to arrive late (but notifying them).
I hope someone monitors these reviews and they have a talk to their hosts on how to diplomatically behave in these type of situations instead of being passive aggressive. In the meantime I will make sure that our friends in the city do not waste they time and energy at Braven( there are better restaurants in the city to enjoy a weekend night)
Our server nick gave us 5 star service from time we sat to the time were done
A bit pricey and louder music which made it hard to hear waitresses especially because of masks.
Food was tasty especially loved the cornbread with maple butter. Would not recommend the crab cake. Fish plates and steak were good. Our server was sweet but seemed new to serving. Atmosphere was a bit dismal, could see into the kitchen, not the cooking but unattractive area plus the noise from the kitchen was distracting. The decor seemed cold and bare. Prices are high.
Amazing restaurant with the best seafood in the city. Ambience is very intimate and service is impeccable.
For a high level hotel dining room ......Loved the food. Service was great. Did not enjoy the party music level
Requested the music to be turned down three times.
Service was great, cocktails were delicious. The design and feel of the restaurant i
Steak was way overpriced for the cut and the carrots lacked flavour. The price of the meal definitely did not reflect the quality of food served.
Fantastic food and great atmosphere. This place was amazing, from the drinks to the dessert!
Well deserved praise for hospitality and ambiance, enjoyed our evening and dinner. Very good service.
Very nice. However also very noisy.
Food. Mushroom soup was very good, seafood cake was on the bland side. Main dishes were great ( steak and black cod) Dessert (fried cheesecake had a flour taste).
Service was Ok. Waitress seemed very rushed
Music was too loud for a fine dining
I would have to go again and have a better experience before I would recommend.
Nice meal ,while my wife's salmon was under cooked ,once it was brought to attention of serving staff it was dealt with quickly ,nice atmosphere and food was wonderful after little hiccup was sorted
Excellent food and service! Very nicely setup for social distancing as well.
Great job Braven! Glad you’re open again...
The quality of food here is fantastic and service very good. The filet was superb but could have been hotter. Shrimp dish excellent.
The food was very good, although one steak was as little under done (blue rare, not medium). Service was good but sporadic. Overall a very good meal, but very pricey as well.
Amazing service, great food. Will definitely be returning
Amazing experience, great food, value and service!
It was overall great experience food was great and we enjoyed the dinner ... we r planning to go again ... thx
Nick was a great server, we would definitely ask for him again.
Melissia was fantastic as our waitress. Was knowledgeable about food and drinks. Food and drinks were enjoyed by all. The signature cocktails were great and not badly priced.
Clay was great!! Thank you we will be back!!
My husband and I went as part of the Downtown Dining Week experience. It was lovely!
The staff is very professional and their timing was perfect. The set menu was very nice. The pot-stickers were amazing! Just wished there had have been more. :) The roasted cauliflower was beautiful - it actually looked like a roasted chicken until it was actually placed in front of you. And we finished off with the carrot cake....yummy! It too was a little on the small size, but...left you wanting to go back.
I would recommend this place to any size group. They seem to separate the different groups nicely. Example: couples in a quieter zone, and then larger groups were over to the sides of the restaurant. Kudos for recognizing and respecting the difference!
My boyfriend and I celebrated our five year anniversary at Braven and we had an absolutely wonderful experience. From the moment we arrived to the moment we left, the staff were extremely friendly and made us feel so welcome. We enjoyed two fantastic cocktails, the steak tartare and seafood tagliatelle. For dessert we had the cheesecake and sticky toffee pudding. Our food was unreal and we enjoyed every bite. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for an exquisite dining experience. We are planning to make Braven a regular haunt, as the food, the atmosphere and the service are all incredible.
High class atmosphere, has a good presence. Service was well provided. The beef tartare was great and set expectations for the rest of the meal. The rest of meal while good was lacking in distinctiveness. The vibe here is good, but this isn't a place I would come for specifically food.
This was my first time at Braven and it did not disappoint. We were greeted warmly and shown to our table where we received quick service. We were interested in the Downtown Dining week menu and were given both menus to look at. We chose the two course meal. The Habitant soup was hot and delicious. Our second course was the Ahi Tuna Caesar salad and the tuna was done to perfection. Our server was excellent and made sure we were happy with our experience. I will be back.
Such a great meal to kick off Downtown Dining Week!
It is a nice restaurant, however 'energetic' as noise level is an understatement! Food is very good but expensive.
I have already recommended this restaurant to a bunch of people. Everything from the drinks to the server was outstanding.
Beautiful decor and the food was very good. Our waiter Trevor was very professional and took care of us as we were celebrating my husband's birthday! The noise level is on the higher energetic side but otherwise a great place for a celebration!
My wife and mother liked there short ribs but the potatoes where not good. My prime rib and potato was not good at all. But our waitress was very good.
We very much enjoyed our evening at Braven. We had wanted to try this restaurant for some time. The girls loved the braised short ribs and the prime rib was very good. Will definitely go again.
Amazing service. Nick our server was a remarkable host who made sure every request for our anniversary was met. The food was well done. The Artichoke dip could go as a side with a regular dish. The flat iron steak I ordered was cooked perfect and the mashed potatoes were some of the best.
Brought out 3 out of 5 of our dinner guest’s dishes and forgot to make the other 2. So we had to wait to eat until the other 2 dishes were brought out. By that time, my pasta dish was lukewarm. Our server was not very apologetic about the mix up. Food was overpriced for what it was. My seafood pasta dish was very skimpy on the seafood and my friend’s calamari was too salty. It wasn’t my first off experience with braven. I thought I’d give them another chance but it has been consistently disappointing the last too times :(
Spectacular place. The food, service, and ambience were all top notch. Great spot for a high quality pregame dining experience when out for an Oilers or Oil Kings game.
I must be getting older! lol We had a 7pm reservation and the place was about 40% full. By 8pm the place was packed and lively.
We where in the middle of the room and surrounded by large tables and the noise level was very loud and had to talk.
The food and service was fantastic.
Prices was to be expected as you are in a JW Marriot but the food was fresh and hot and the portions filled me up and I like big meals.
We would definitely go back next time we are in town!
Went out for my boyfriends birthday & it was beyond our expectations!
Braven is rated 4.3 stars by 297 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.