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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)
American, French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lorien Hotel & Spa, 1600 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
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Reviewed 29 May 2017

My business partner and I did not have reservations so we sat at the bar. The bartenders were very attentive and the service was super. The food was out of this world, and we also decided to get dessert, which was absolutely delish!

Thank Marilyn S
Management response:Responded 2 June 2017

Hello Marilyn, I am happy to hear that your dinner at the bar was so positive! Come back to see us again soon. Cheers, Philip

Reviewed 27 May 2017

well I could not wait to write this review, I am traveling quite a bit lately and try as many restaurants I can. I went to Brabo couple days ago and found a real gem, the French style cuisine is refined, simple and easy to...More

Thank dave11amend
Management response:Responded 2 June 2017

Hello Dave, Thank you for sharing such kind words about your experience. We look forward to your next visit, and be sure to try that Duck on the Spring menu! Cheers, Philip

Reviewed 24 May 2017

It is a nice place to have dinner. The food tasted good, but the price is a little higher than expected for the portion received. Example the Marinated Yellow Fin Tuna appetizer had only 4 pieces for $24.00? The tuna did not taste good --...More

Thank Phantastic4u
Management response:Responded 2 June 2017

Hello, I am glad that you had a good time dining with us. I appreciate the feedback; we are always looking to improve, and I will share your concerns with the team. I do hope you come back soon so we can take good care...More

Reviewed 23 May 2017

We ate here on our last day in the area before heading to the airport. My husband and I both had the American Breakfast, him with bacon, which he asked to be extra crispy, and me with sausage. The food was good, but his bacon...More

Thank ChrisRN09
Management response:Responded 2 June 2017

Hello Chris, I am glad that you enjoyed your breakfast, but it sounds like we could have done better for you. I hope you come back again soon so we can show you the best Brabo experience. Respectfully, Philip

Reviewed 23 May 2017

Enjoyed our meals each day but the Mussels stood out since the broth was expectation. Service was top notch and in particular Scott took care of us nicely. They have a casual lunch room and We had dinner in the dining room one night which...More

1  Thank Rita B
Management response:Responded 2 June 2017

Hello Rita, Thank you for sharing the kind words. We're glad you like the mussels (we do too!) and the service. I hope we get to take care of you again soon! Cheers, Philip

Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

I'm shocked to read reviews about the bouillabaisse which was frankly weirdly spiced. The Serrano was fine but too little bread. Service was slow and inattentive.More

Thank Z K
Management response:Responded 2 June 2017

Hello, It sounds like you had a mixed experience with us. Thank you for the feedback; I will make sure to pass this along to the team. I hope we have the opportunity to see you in the restaurant again so we can show you...More

Reviewed 15 May 2017

The food is great, prices are reasonable, and the establishment is very lovely, plenty of seating and warm service with a smile.

Thank Terri S
Management response:Responded 17 May 2017

Thank you, Terri! We look forward to taking care of you again soon!

Reviewed 9 May 2017

The steak was excellent, cooked to perfection and one of the best I have ever had. Limited selection of appetizers and the side options with entree's were simply not very good. The service, while knowledgeable, was not friendly. Great wine selection. Overall, just a bit...More

Thank Joe R
Management response:Responded 17 May 2017

Hello Joe, It seems that you had a mixed experience with us. I am glad that you enjoyed your steak; be sure to check out our Brasserie where we feature many small plate and sharable items, if you would like to have some extra variety....More

Reviewed 6 May 2017

This restaurant is right outside the Old Town Hampton so it was not only a wonderful restaurant it was very convenient after a long day of sightseeing.

Thank 6Miles01
Management response:Responded 17 May 2017

Thank you for saying so! Please come by for more mussels next time you are in the area.

Reviewed 28 April 2017

My wife and I tried to have a nice dinner one evening and were told that it was a 30-45 minute wait, even though we saw several smaller tables available. I guess we weren't wearing the "right" clothingMore

Thank scubadillo99
Management response:Responded 5 May 2017

Hello, I am sorry that you were not able to join us for dinner. While we do our best to accommodate walk-in business, we do much of our business by reservation; on a busier evening, we may have all of our tables already committed to...More

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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
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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
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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