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BRABO Restaurant

Lorien Hotel & Spa, 1600 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
+1 703-894-3440
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (21 reviews)
“mussels” (71 reviews)
“tasting menu” (21 reviews)
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Lorien Hotel & Spa, 1600 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
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Reviewed 2 days ago

BRABO in Old Town Alexandria, proved to be a delightful experience. Our supper club group of 10 had a private room which made for great conversation. Service was excellent as was the food. Recommend making reservations.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Crazzzzs
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been to Brabo’s a number of times.their food has been excellent as has their service. They have tended to be a bit pricey but worth the extra cost for very fine food and attentive and efficient service. Sadly, last night (New Year’s Eve...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank DonnaF1429
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had dinner here while staying at the Lorient - it was too cold to venture out the night I stayed here and did not regret the decision. The service was excellent and the food generally good. Had the roast chicken (nicely presented though a little...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank KhimLee
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been around a lot of restaurants in Old Town and picked this one for our one year anniversary after seeing all the reviews. Brabo's setting is very warm, romantic, and modern. Our waitress was fantastic and took great care of us. My date and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank DouglasCup
Reviewed 4 December 2018

The restaurant is cosy and a very lively place with a nice bar and good choice of drinks. Friendly staff. Unfortunatley the mussels ordered were not the traditional way we know and expected, not the Belgium/Dutch way. Also not cooked perfectly. My seabass was perfect.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Matthijs K
MeghanS932, Manager at BRABO Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Matthis Appreciate the review.Hope to see you again soon. Bon appetit!

Reviewed 4 December 2018 via mobile

One of the best Manhattans I’ve had, the cauliflower was supper! Then it goes down hill. If you want to tout and emulate Belgian mussels and frits then all in..... but this was Mussels with parsley and fast food French fries served with Dijon mustard...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank LostAgainAndHungry
MeghanS932, Manager at BRABO Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Appreciate your review. Hope to welcome you back again soon.

Reviewed 15 November 2018

Four of us went to Brabo Restaurant on our last evening in Alexandria. The atmosphere is fairly bland and there is so much more that they could do to create a more intimate experience of fine dining (candles, table linen for example). The service was...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Janet W
Reviewed 15 November 2018

Stayed at Kimpton Lorien Hotel & Spa for three days in October. Brabo restaurant/bar is attached to the hotel but enjoys a good deal of business from non-hotel guests. Food was great but the best part was bartender/craft cocktail connoisseur Rusty. You can tell this...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Pat H
Reviewed 10 November 2018

We hadn’t been here in a while and thought we would try it out again. We were among the first to arrive for a weekend dinner, so the place was near empty. We both had Braised Beef Bourguignon. It was excellent; beef was tender and...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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MeghanS932, Manager at BRABO Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 25 November 2018

Thanks for joining us! see you soon Bon appetit! Try the Baked Alaska next time you visit. C'est magnifique!

Reviewed 8 October 2018

This has become my go to place for brunch and an occasional happy hour over the past few years. The food and staff are truly exceptional. If you look at quality and consistency over a period of time, hands down this is the best restaurant...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank LegalRover
MeghanS932, Manager at BRABO Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 25 November 2018

Thanks for joining us! see you soon Bon appetit!

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30 October 2018|
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Response from Peter L | Reviewed this property |
I had dinner there, I do not owne it.... Ask them
12 November 2017|
Response from Marilyn S | Reviewed this property |
I suggest you contact BRABO. I do not have that answer to your question. I was just a guest. However, their food and service was AMAZING when I was there.
12 November 2017|
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Response from D C | Reviewed this property |
BRABO, 1600 King St., will be open from 12-8 pm. They will be serving a three-course menu for $70, with optional 4th course. BRABO Tasting Room is open for regular breakfast service and then... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 50
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, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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
With a traditional Belgian menu created from fresh seasonal ingredients, it's easy to see why Brabo is one of the best restaurants in Alexandria.
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