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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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Lorien Hotel & Spa, 1600 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
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Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

My friend and I both agreed that if you go to Alexandria and don't visit Bravo, you are missing out on a perfect meal. Upon arriving, I had a gin classic cocktail at the bar and was pleased with the balance of flavor. We had...More

Thank stinastee
Meghan S, Manager at BRABO Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2018

Thanks for the review. It read like a list of all my favorite things too! Bon appetit!

Reviewed 9 July 2018

We just had cocktails and they were EXCELLENT. You could tell the bartender was very knowledgeable about the ingredients and the history of the drinks, which was fun. But at $15-20 a piece, we didn't have many.

Thank Summer J
Meghan S, Owner at BRABO Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2018

Thanks Summer Join us for Happy 5-7pm daily for $7 cocktails! Bon appetit!

Reviewed 4 July 2018

Brabo used to be one of our favorites. We have been mostly out of town for the past year but went there with friends the other night. What a change. The waiter was so rude and arrogant that I thought he was joking (i.e. like...More

Thank Dick L
Reviewed 2 July 2018

It was my friend's birthday and we ordered the goat cheese and peach salad as an appetizer. The salad was large enough to share and it was delicious. I am going to try to replicate it at home. For the main course, we had spring...More

Thank Alka H
Meghan S, Manager at BRABO Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2018

Thank you so much for thinking of us for your special occasion! Source some great Virginian peaches for your salad at home and the tang in the dessert................lime zest! Bon appetit!

Reviewed 27 June 2018

I came in on a early Sunday evening and was pleased to see this restaurant was offering happy hour. I enjoyed a very good gin martini and the Cheese & Charcuterie plate. My dining companion had a steak and seemed to enjoy it. The restaurant...More

Thank Emerald-Diamond
Meghan S, Manager at BRABO Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2018

Thanks for enjoying our Happy Hour! We review the cocktails and the offer every month. Try the mussels next time....they are spectacular! Bon appetit!

Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

A large-ish business group, with a preset menu ... very delicious! Excellent baked monkfish in vegetable ratatouille. Cheese & charcuterie board as a starter was fantastic, and at the end ... a light, simple blood orange pavlova with berries. Took a look at the full...More

Thank Dave H
Meghan S, Manager at BRABO Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2018

Dave, many thanks for your kind words. We are pleased you and your guests had a good time. look forward to seeing you all again here soon. Bon appetit!

Reviewed 8 June 2018

We celebrated first year Anniversary for my son and daughter in law at Brabo last weekend. We really enjoyed it. Great food, nice atmosphere and great service. My hubby and I shared the rib steak for two in cast iron pan. It was delicious and...More

Thank jkuts
Reviewed 23 May 2018

well what a surprise when I decided to cross the water from Maryland ( I was staying at the MGM) and ended up on king street after walking by the torpedo factory. An artist from there told me if I wanted to get a great...More

Thank luckyfrench11
Meghan S, Manager at BRABO Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2018

Thank you so much for your kind words. We have some more seasonal dishes with our most recent Spring Menu launch, will hope you stop by again soon to sample. Bon appetit

Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

Went there with wife and grown daughter for Saturday evening before Mother’s Day. We left feeling terrible about experience—nearly-inedible food (the truth!) for a huge amount of money. Tasting menu $85 and not worth $30. Monkfish dish so salty my wife didn’t want it. I...More

1  Thank jimfield5625
Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

Comfortable seating, plenty of champagne and excellent food. The veal special was amazing and the service was also excellent.

Thank Rachel L
Meghan S, Manager at BRABO Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2018

Thanks Rachel. Glad you enjoyed the veal, a real favorite here! Look forward to welcoming you back soon.

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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, Romantic, Business meetings, Bar Scene
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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