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BRABO Restaurant

Lorien Hotel & Spa, 1600 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
+1 703-894-3440
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Overview
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“mussels” (58 reviews)
“arctic char” (7 reviews)
“tasting menu” (18 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
American, French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€€€
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Lorien Hotel & Spa, 1600 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
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Reviewed 18 May 2014

Fantastic meal, great service, nice wine selection and overall wonderful experience! Brabo had a very nice menu selection and had no issue putting together something special for my wife who decided to order off menu. Everything was top notch!More

Thank Dan S
Matty F, Manager at BRABO Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2014

Dan, I'm so happy that you enjoyed your meal at Brabo. Our chefs are always happy to accommodate all sorts of special requests, and I'm glad we could take care of your wife's "off the menu" dish. Please come back and see us again sometime...More

Reviewed 17 May 2014

Service was good.. Food was great.. The bar staff was very knowledgable ... It's understated but very good

Thank Ditjr
Matty F, Manager at BRABO Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2014

Ditjr, Thanks for the kind words regarding your recent visit to Brabo! I'm glad you enjoyed the food and our knowledgeable service. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Cheers, Matty

Reviewed 13 May 2014

Started really strong with great, attentive service. Then my drink was wrong. And really weird! Then my dad's drink was wrong but the bar fixed it. My wine was underpoured since it was the end of the bottle but then another full glass was poured,...More

Thank goodyrachel
Matty F, Manager at BRABO Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2014

goodyrachel, We appreciate the detailed and honest feedback regarding your recent visit to Brabo. I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal, but it sounds like we let you down a little bit in regards to service. We take our service and hospitality very...More

Reviewed 8 May 2014

This restaurant is close to the Hilton and the food is excellent as well as the service. The booths all face the street with great views of King Street traffic. We had Brabo American Breakfast and House Cured Salmon, both were delicious and fresh. The...More

Thank Miviw
Matty F, Manager at BRABO Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2014

Hi! Thanks so much for the kind and detailed review of your breakfast at Brabo Tasting Room...I'm so glad you found us and that you enjoyed your meal so thoroughly! We look forward to seeing you again the next time your in town. Cheers, Matty

Reviewed 6 May 2014

I don't normally focus on service when I am dining at a restaurant - sorry to all you hardworking servers and busboys out there, but I'm more about the food (quality, quantity, value) and ambiance (decor, cleanliness, noise levels). When the service is exceptionally good...More

Thank ZipZipZippy
Matty F, Manager at BRABO Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2014

ZipZipZippy, I'm sorry your experience at Brabo did not live up to your expectations. We pride ourselves on great service, terrific food, and tremendous hospitality. It seems we let you down, and for that I'm very sorry. I hope you'll give us another chance sometime...More

Reviewed 30 April 2014

This review is of the bar only - for those of you who like a good cocktail. We stopped in for a nightcap on a trip to see family and friends. The restaurant looked intriguing and we will likely go for dinner on a return...More

Thank B M
Matty F, Manager at BRABO Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2014

B M, We do love our Chartreuse...we were featuring it in a couple cocktails this spring. Sounds like you had a good time, but I'm sorry you felt the bartenders were "disinterested" in you despite their prompt service. We strive for a better presentation than...More

Reviewed 27 April 2014

We did the tasting menu for four with my parentw, who had brought a couple of special bottles of wine which were accommodated for a reasonable corkage fee while I decided to try the chef/sommelier pairing. The bison first course was incredibly flavorful, and the...More

1  Thank kokonutzFT
Matty F, Manager at BRABO Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2014

Hi, Thank you so much for the kind and detailed review of your experience at Brabo! It sounds like you enjoyed the food very much. Our very talented Sommelier, Matthew Carroll, often avoids the "obvious" pairing in favor of choosing something a little more unique...More

Reviewed 27 April 2014

I took my husband here for his birthday and we had a wonderful time. The service was very good -- helpful but not intrusive. I wish I could remember the name of our waiter, who knowledge of the menu helped us make our decisions. Matthew,...More

Thank Patricia D
Matty F, Manager at BRABO Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2014

Patricia, I'm so glad you and your husband enjoyed his birthday dinner at Brabo! I believe your server this past Saturday evening was Greg. I'll pass along your compliments to both him and to Matthew, our Sommelier. We look forward to helping you celebrate another...More

Reviewed 21 April 2014

We don't normally eat at hotel restaurants but we were thrilled with Brabo. Wonderful relaxed service and tremendous food. We enjoyed the halibut and the sweetbreads particularly on the new spring menu. And when the wine we ordered from the wine list was out of...More

Thank Peter A
Matty F, Manager at BRABO Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2014

Peter, Thank you so much for the kind words about your recent visit to Brabo! I love that Halibut dish, and I'm so glad you enjoyed it as well. We look forward to seeing you next time you get back to Alexandria! Cheers, Matty

Reviewed 15 April 2014

If you love mussels - you will not want to miss these! Great cocktails, delicious food and great service. The dinning room is very pretty - and it does not get to loud in there - good place for a conversation.

Thank Shamus01
Matty F, Manager at BRABO Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2014

Just a quick note to say "Thanks!" for the nice review of Brabo. I'm so glad you enjoyed the mussels and cocktails and were able to have a nice, relaxing conversation. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Cheers, Matty

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$5 - US$50
Meals
Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lorien Hotel & Spa, 1600 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
    (Harvard St)
  • Public Transportation: Metro one block, free trolley
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria
  • Phone Number: +1 703-894-3440
  • E-mail
Description
Named for a statue in of Antwerp, Belgium, BRABO Restaurant is as legendary and longstanding as its namesake hero.

The award-winning talents of Chef Sebastien Rondier create unforgettable dining at BRABO Restaurant. The comfortable dining room's stylish details like a custom hammered copper bar reflect our historic Old Town location, topped off with an oversized antique map above the bar. The Brasserie up front features a lively atmosphere and hearty portions accompanied by a comprehensive cocktail list. Tucked away in the Formal Dining Room guests enjoy a leisurely paced meal of several courses in a Tasting Menu format.

BRABO is dedicated to relationships with local farms and passionate artisans and is proud to feature local and regional products. Check in with one of our teammates for great recommendations of what to see and do around town- they love to share!
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