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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 7 October 2018 via mobile

The blue cheese mussels are to die for. The French touch in the bread, the Burgundy wine, other specialties in the menu are a nice change to US traditionals. The set up is also quite nice. A real treat in Old Town.

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Philippe O
Reviewed 2 October 2018

The food here ranges from decent to exceptional depending on your view of certain cuts of various animals. The vegetables and other sides tend to often outshine the main dish. Awesome selection of Wines (at awesomely inflated prices). The Happy Hour selection are a great...More

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank hanskennedy30
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

Met friends over wine and z selection of appetizers. Very nice atmosphere with great service. The food is wonderful. Expect to pay full freight.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Dealer06
MeghanS932, Manager at BRABO Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2018

Thanks for the review! Come and try the Tasting Room just next door. Small plates, mussels and tarts. Bon appetit!

Reviewed 16 September 2018

We actually have a favorite waiter - Maria. Last night I had mussels and have had them several times. Always a winner. We also shared a radish board - very good. Maria is a very professional waiter and gives good recommendations for wines, food You...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank Jeff30226
MeghanS932, Manager at BRABO Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2018

Thanks for the review! Maria is most definitely our favorite too! Bon appetit!

Reviewed 12 September 2018

Decide beforehand whether you want to go to the more casual Brabo Brasserie or to the more formal dining rooms (2). The primarily French menu is the same but the atmosphere is quite different. The Brasserie is smaller and the tables close to the bar....More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank cfuller603
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

I met a colleague for dinner here. He had mussels and panna cotta. It was perfectly prepared. I tried the hummus as well as a shrimp tart. Both of my selections were quite good. The ambience is impressive and the service very competent. I will...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Eurotraveler110
Meghan S, Manager at BRABO Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2018

Thanks for your review. Sounds like you found our Tasting Room. Look forward to welcoming you back soon Bon appetit!

Reviewed 20 August 2018

We went here for supper during restaurant week and were eating on the early side as we were headed out to a concert. The drinks were creative (blackberry sour was a delicious summer treat) and food was good-- we had the restaurant week menu and...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank davisellu
MeghanS932, Manager at BRABO Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2018

Appreciate your kind words! Hope to see you here again soon. Bon appetit!

Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

Wandered in around 10PM on a Saturday night looking for a quick cocktail before retiring. Over the next hour I was treated to a fabulous smorgasbord of stunning libations. The House style is focused on the flavour of the drinks, not their alcohol content. Drinks...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank Ian M
MeghanS932, Manager at BRABO Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2018

Thanks Ian Good to meet a fellow Englishman who appreciates a good cocktail! See when you are next over the pond! Iain

Reviewed 18 August 2018

Very disappointed this evening! We waited 45 minutes for our dinner and watched folks who arrived after us receive their dinner before us. When we alerted our waiter he apologized (although we continued to wait), but there were three levels of others folks who came...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank DeborahC191
Reviewed 14 August 2018

This restaurant on the top of King Street is close to the Metro Station and certainly the best place at that end of the iconic street through Old Town. Brabo suggests Belgian heritage and so does the menu. Now surprise I tried the Mussels and...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Peter L
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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
Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
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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