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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” (19 reviews)
“mussels” (63 reviews)
“arctic char” (8 reviews)
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Lorien Hotel & Spa, 1600 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
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Reviewed 24 January 2015

We were looking for a place to have dinner while in the Old Town Alexandria area using TripAdvisor and noticed that this place was ranked (still is) #10 out of hundreds in Alexandria and it's really one of the only "real" restaurants in the top...More

Thank J E
Sean A, General Manager at BRABO Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2015

Thank you so much for your wonderfully detailed review. It's feedback like yours that helps us to get better. It's unfortunate that your shrimp comments appeared to fall on deaf ears. Let me say on behalf of our team that we're sorry you didn't enjoy...More

Reviewed 24 January 2015

A friend and I have been wanting t try BRABO for quite some time. Given that it's DC Restaurant Week, we thought - why not. Sadly, we were unimpressed. In addition to service being a little off - they took our food to the wrong...More

Thank CarlNova
Sean A, General Manager at BRABO Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2015

YIkes! Looks like you caught us on a bad day. I'm sorry to hear you didn't have the experience you were expecting. Please reach out to me directly the next time you plan on coming in and we will make sure you have an amazing...More

Reviewed 19 January 2015

We were staying at the Lorien and had brunch here on Sunday. What a beautiful restaurant - with immaculately set tables and professional, attentive staff. The food was delicious as well -starting with the hot baked cornbread! Wish we would have eaten dinner there on...More

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Sean A, General Manager at BRABO Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2015

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your brunch at Brabo. Hope that next time you're in town you'll be able to make it in for dinner. Please say hi if you do. Cheers, Sean

Reviewed 12 January 2015

Brabo was the highlight of our trip to Alexandria (Old Town) VA. The server was excellent finding the perfect balance of checking in and not disrupting us. They did not rush us and allowed for a very nice fine dining experience. The Wagyu beef special...More

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Sean A, General Manager at BRABO Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2015

Thank you for your wonderful review. It gives me great pleasure to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us. I hope you'll visit again next time you're in Old Town. Cheers, Sean

Reviewed 9 January 2015

This sleek less formal eatery next to the main restarant serves excellent fire roasted flat bread pizzas. The 5 cheese onion soup is to die for. The wine list is extensive and expensive. Seasonal beers are also offered, This is a great place to stop...More

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Sean A, General Manager at BRABO Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2015

Thanks for taking the time to write a review. We're happy to hear you enjoyed yourself. The 5 onion soup is one of our favorites! Hope to see you again soon! Sean

Reviewed 5 January 2015

Great service, upscale menu, and a great atmosphere, we went here for a big family dinner around Christmastime. The service was impeccable, and everything on the small menu was delicious. We went to the restaurant not the tasting rooms, so beware, they are different and...More

1  Thank Sarah E
Sean A, General Manager at BRABO Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2015

Thank you so much for the kind words. We're happy to hear you enjoyed your meal. Please say hello next time you're in. Cheers, Sean

Reviewed 31 December 2014

We stayed at the Lorien and although we didn't get a chance to have dinner at this award winning restaurant, we managed to make it for happy hour. So glad we did! the $5 glasses of wine they offer during happy hour are quite good...More

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Sean A, General Manager at BRABO Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2015

We do love our Happy Hour, so glad you did too! You'll have to come in and try our new cocktail menu, lots of fun things to enjoy!

Reviewed 27 December 2014

So this review is overdue ,thats why the menu choices I had might be outdated. I took my wife here for our 1st Marriage Anniversary Dinner & made the notes in the reservation system . The Charcuterie platter with duck egg was phenomenal . So...More

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Sean A, General Manager at BRABO Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2015

Happy Anniversary. We're ecstatic that we could help make such an important night special. Please say hi next time, you're in.-Sean

Reviewed 22 December 2014

We were in the bar area only. Very cramped; people kept bumping into those seated. Uncomfortable bar stool seating. After our initial order we had to go find the waitress each time we wanted a new drink and the check. Drinks were excellent.More

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Sean A, General Manager at BRABO Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2015

Thank you for your frank and honest review of your recent experience at Brabo. Reading reviews like this is painful, but important. We need to know when we've let people down, and how we can improve. Rest assured, your input is valuable to us, and...More

Reviewed 19 December 2014

We are in the habit of dining out for Thanksgiving since we live far from close family. Brabo did not disappoint! We enjoyed a fixed price menu with something to suit everyone's tastes - including a lovely take on the traditional Thanksgiving meal. We often...More

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Sean A, General Manager at BRABO Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2015

We're glad to hear you had a great time dining with us on Thanksgiving. It's a lot of pressure to get things right on such an important day and we're happy to hear we did it. Hope to see you again soon.-Sean

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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.
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dennisD584RM
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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
    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, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Monday
5:00 PM - 10:00 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
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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