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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” (67 reviews)
“arctic char” (8 reviews)
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5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, French, European, Gluten Free Options
Lorien Hotel & Spa, 1600 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
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Reviewed 29 October 2017

Excellent first courses but down hill from there. Drinks are measured with a lite pour. Ordered a tenderloin medium, came rare, sent back and returned medium rare, Waiter removed from bill without being asked. Risotto under cooked. Lamb chops were good but small portions. Waiter...More

Thank Artben1
Meghan S, Manager at BRABO Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2017

Hello, and thank you for taking the time to provide us with your honest feedback! It seems like we missed the mark with your experience this last time around, I apologize. Rest assured we are addressing all of the concerns you've raised, and we look...More

Reviewed 29 October 2017

Touted by our daughter, we looked forward to a "Spanish" tapas style place. Not really, it's more Belgian than anything else. Not so much like Mannequin Pis in Olney, Brabo plows it's own ground. We started with a cheese and charcouterie plate. Three cheeses, several...More

Thank Original_Shrut
Meghan S, Manager at BRABO Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2017

Hi, thank you for taking the time to review! It sounds like you enjoyed your family time in our Brabo Tasting Room, and we hope to see you back next time you're in town! Our menu changes seasonally, so we're sure to have some fresh...More

Reviewed 24 October 2017

We stopped in for the tail end of happy hour on a Sunday evening with family, while killing time, waiting for our dinner reservation time at another nearby restaurant. The bartender here was very friendly, helpful and attentive. They have a nice menu, especially for...More

Thank J E
Meghan S, Manager at BRABO Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2017

Hello there, J.E. Thank you for the kind words! I'm so happy to hear you were able to enjoy some time with Brett, our new Head Bartender! I must agree that the charcuterie is phenomenal; and if you enjoy a good charcuterie selection- stay tuned...More

Reviewed 19 October 2017

Very nice Restaurant, great Décor, nice comfortable Bar. Great Martini's. Food delicious, great Octopus, great Steak. Service by "Cosmo" excellent.

Thank T1232XEronaldg
Meghan S, Manager at BRABO Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2017

Aw shucks- we're blushing! But on a serious note, we are so glad to know you've enjoyed your time with us- and Cosmo truly is excellent, isn't he!? :) Thank you for the kind words!

Reviewed 6 October 2017

Went to Brabo and Brabo tasting room this past weekend. Three visits in 3 days. The food was amazing in both places. The servers were wonderful and very helpful. Even went so far as to get something we wanted from the restaurant even though we...More

Thank Toni V
Meghan S, Manager at BRABO Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2017

Hi Toni, thanks for the kind words- I'm really glad you were able to enjoy yourself over the extended weekend, too! Hopefully you're planning a trip back this fall- we're starting a really fun "Judgement of Alexandria" wine flight in our Tasting Room soon- stay...More

Reviewed 13 September 2017

This was third trip to Brabo and something has happened to this once lovely restaurant. First, it was a Saturday night and there was a large party in the hotel. Regardless, it took around 45 minutes to get our drinks for a table of eight-the...More

Thank luckywashington
Management response:Responded 19 September 2017

Hello, It seems like you did not receive our best. We appreciate all feedback, and I will be sure to share this with our team. I would like to invite you back for a proper Brabo experience. Please feel free to reach out directly: philip.lucas@braborestaurant.com...More

Reviewed 13 September 2017

I had the pleasure of hosting a dinner for 9 at BRABO recently. I was a bit worried that we would be crowded into a corner and hurried along. I needn't have worried. OUr table was perfectly placed along a lovely wall--we weren't crowded in...More

Thank MBiblis
Management response:Responded 19 September 2017

Thank you for sharing the kind feedback! We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 5 September 2017

Had dinner in the Brasserie, which is adjacent to the bar. Noise level made conversation all but impossible. Dinner was overpriced and underwhelming. Hanger steak was tough and had an odd, off flavor. Cod was tasty but not particularly memorable. Neither entrée had enough vegetable...More

Thank NJTraveler06
Management response:Responded 7 September 2017

Hello, Thank you for your feedback. We are always looking to improve, so I will share this with the team. We would love the opportunity to have you back for a true Brabo experience. Please reach out directly if you would like to make a...More

Reviewed 27 August 2017

We have been to Brabo's Tasting Room on many occasions, since it is a somewhat less expensive and more informal restaurant than the main dining room. But every once in a while we go to the main dining room as we recently did for Restaurant...More

Thank David S
Management response:Responded 7 September 2017

Thank you for the kind words, David! We hope to see you soon -- in either restaurant!

Reviewed 22 August 2017

A true dining experience! A cut above the rest and we recomend it for those who know what "fine" in fine dining truly means.

Thank Paul B
Management response:Responded 7 September 2017

Thanks (again) Paul! Can't wait to have you in again!

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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
Bar Scene, Romantic, 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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