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BRABO Restaurant

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Lorien Hotel & Spa, 1600 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 (Harvard St)
+1 703-894-3440
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17:00 - 23:00
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Sun 11:00 - 14:00
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Stevensville, Maryland
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2014

Service and food were excellence and it was so nice to just walk into the restaurant without having to brave the chill.

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Thank Rhea C
Umer N, General Manager at BRABO Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Rhea, Thank so much for your kinds remarks. We will definitely share them with our staff. We look forward to seeing you soon. Best Regards, Umer N. More 

alexandria, virginia
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172 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2014

The brunch choices are all excellent. The Bloody Mary bar is a favorite! Everything we ordered was excellent. For a special outing you will be pleased. Dinner is also good but this is our favorite for brunch! The service is also excellent.

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Thank tikibartobe
Umer N, General Manager at BRABO Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We love to hear our guests say that Brabo is their favorite spot for Brunch. We’re glad you got that feeling. Next time for brunch try our Unlimited Mimosas. Look forward to seeing you soon. Regards, Umer N. More 

Alexandria, Virginia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2014

We chose to spend New Year's Eve with friends at the bar at Brabo. The bar is elegant and understated as well as comfortable and provided excellent ambiance for smart cocktails and superior food. Needless to say, this is not your typical restaurant bar. It is more like a 5 star dining and cocktail experience. The bar menu has a... More 

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Thank 2alexandriaguys
Umer N, General Manager at BRABO Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your kind words and thoughts. We’re really proud of the warm, intimate atmosphere we created and love that you noticed. We will make sure to share your remarks with not Kelly but with the rest of the team as well. We look forward to seeing you soon. Regards, Umer N. More 

Haymarket, Virginia
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27 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2014

This was our third year of participating in Brabo's New Year's Eve wine pairing dinner. It was a seven course meal that started with "happy hour" at 7:00 PM. Our group of six was promptly seated at 8:00. The waiter really new his stuff as he described the wine as it was paired with the respective course. Each person had... More 

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Thank Mark H
Umer N, General Manager at BRABO Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Mark; We are happy to hear that you and your friends enjoyed New Year's Dinner. I love that Brabo is now part of your New Year Eve's Tradition and we look forward to seeing you definitely at this NYE but I am sure before that as well. Thank you and Best regards, Umer N. More 

Danbury, Connecticut
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48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2013

This review is very long overdue but I'll make it relatively brief because [in short] this is my favorite date spot in Alexandria. In fact, Brabo's by Robert Wiedmaier is really 'THE Spot' on King Street. I started dining here about two years ago when I met another chef from DC by way of the Four Seasons who invited me... More 

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Thank TheNCGeechieGal
Umer N, General Manager at BRABO Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest; We’re thrilled you chose Brabo Restaurant and had a great time. Sending happy, shiny thoughts right back at you! We look forward to your visit in 2014, hopefully soon, and love to say hello in person. Best Regards, Umer N. More 

Jumpin' all over the world
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164 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2013

My husband and I went to Brabo to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The food was pretty good, the service was pretty good, but overall it just felt average. I think maybe we had overly lofty expectations, due to previous reviews. The biggest downfall was that it was very loud inside -- it was hard to talk with each other. I... More 

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Thank RachelinKabul
Umer N, General Manager at BRABO Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Rachel, Thank you so much for your feedback. I am glad that overall you did enjoy your experience but we were not able to WOW you. We continously work to improve our service and food and feedback from guests not only helps us but motivates us to do better. We hope that you will give us another chance and... More 

Stuart, Florida
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155 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2013

We had a fabulous dinner here. There were 4 of us and we needed 3 bills, which the waiter took care of for us which was great since so many restaurants won't (don't understand not accommodating the people paying your bills). The service was beyond great!! The food was absolutely delightful!! Not too much and not too little. Everyone at... More 

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Thank VSPBI
Umer N, General Manager at BRABO Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thanks so much for your kind remarks – they’ll be shared with our staff. We look forward to having you back soon. Best Regards and Happy New Year. Umer N More 

san diego
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2013

I was looking for a place to have dinner and found this place on King St. because it looked so nice inside. Sat at the bar. It is very nice, quiet with good lighting. The menu is very limited in my opinion -- I was looking for salad with a little protein and there's nothing. So I had 6 small... More 

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Umer N, General Manager at BRABO Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to give us feedback. We take feedback from our guests very seriously. It pains us to hear the not-so-good stuff, but it helps us learn and improve. It seems you did not enjoy your dining experience at Brabo, I can assure you that situation you encountered at our restaurant was... More 

Fairfax, Virginia
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2013

We took our son and his girlfriend to Old Town to show the area off a little and to enjoy a good dinner. Reviews and location made Brabo our choice for the evening. We don't regret our choices, and recognize that not all restaurants meet your expectations, but this place was mildly maddening. It is absolutely clear what they want... More 

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Umer N, General Manager at BRABO Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Frank, First of all thank you so much for taking the time to give us feedback about your recent dining experience at Brabo Restaurant. We take honest comments from our guests very seriously. It pains us to hear the not-so-good stuff, but it helps us learn and improve! It sounds like we really blew it. We are so sorry!... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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63 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2013 via mobile

Visited on Thanksgiving and enjoyed a very good Prefix Menu. All the traditional offerings were had as well as other excellent choice. Everyone was very pleased with everything. Very good cocktail list as well as an Excellent choice of wines.

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Thank Wjwar
Umer N, General Manager at BRABO Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear guest; We love to hear our guests say that they had a fabulous time at Brabo. Thank you so much for your kind remarks – they’ll be shared with our staff. Please let me know when you join us next, I look forward to meeting you and introducing myself in person. Best Regards, Umer More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 50
Cuisine
American, French, European, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
Monday
17:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 23:00
Thursday
17:00 - 23:00
Friday
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
17:00 - 23:00
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
Description
Named for a statue in Chef Wiedmaier father's hometown of Antwerp, Belgium, BRABO Restaurant is as legendary and longstanding as its namesake hero.

The award-winning talents of Chef Wiedmaier and designer Vicente Wolf harmonize for unforgettable dining at BRABO Restaurant. The comfortable dining room's stylish details like a custom hammered copper bar reflect our historic Old Town location, while private dining on the hotel's outdoor terraces offers extraordinary Old Town views. For private parties of up to ten, you can also reserve the restaurant's Chef's Table, where the chef and wine director visit the table and tailor food and wine pairings just for you. Or take advantage of the season's warm weather with a table in our outdoor dining area.

BRABO is dedicated to environmental and social responsibility. From developing supportive relationships with local Alexandria farmers and the surrounding Virginia community to recycling kitchen grease for bio-diesel fuel, we are committed to a greener future. BRABO's eco-friendly practices translate directly to the table with delicious results.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?