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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” (65 reviews)
“arctic char” (8 reviews)
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Lorien Hotel & Spa, 1600 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
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Reviewed 16 January 2011

First, this not a hotel restaurant, but it is an excellent restaurant that happens to be in a hotel. Second, you cannot afford using per diem. Third, because it houses the bar for the hotel, ask to sit in the rear section of the restaurant...More

Thank Southerngent67
Reviewed 23 December 2010

We dined at BRABO last Sunday. The room was distressingly empty given how great our experience was. Service was attentive but unobtrusive. Around the table we had trout amandine, lamb, chicken, and seared scallops for main courses -- all drew raves. The wine list is...More

Thank Pugboy
Reviewed 3 December 2010

While visiting Old Town Alexandria, we ate Brabo. All of us had the mussels in white wine sauce, and a couple of Bloody Marys. The mussels were excellent in taste, temperature, and portion. They are served scalding hot in a deep pan, with some French...More

Thank Mimzoo
Reviewed 1 December 2010

We chose the restaurant for a birthday celebration mid-week. We had previously stayed at the hotel and loved that experience but didn't get to eat at the main restaurant. We enjoyed the Tasting Room so anticipated that Brabo would be great--and it was ranked #1...More

Thank NikR
Reviewed 25 November 2010

My wife and I went to Brabo for our anniversary at the recommendation of a friend. It is (scallops and a lobster risotto) now my favorite restaurant in the Arlington/Alexandria area. We had outstanding appetizers and entrees (the cobia, a fish I had never heard...More

Thank David A
Reviewed 13 November 2010

I love fine dining, so we were very excited when my husband's business trip happened to be at the Lorian Hotel and Spa. BRABO is part of the hotel, and I was thrilled when I checked Trip Advisor, and it was the #1 rated restaurant....More

1  Thank apomerantz
Reviewed 9 November 2010

The atmosphere...the lighting... The attentive staff... The presentation.. The bread ... The Carmalized Brussels sprouts ..the veal scallopini. Oh... I forgot .. The mussels entree and ... The trout It was a restaurant to remember !!

Thank Pennygizmo
Reviewed 18 October 2010

Both Brabo and the Tasting Room would offer the range of dining experiences that would make you want to come back to Alexandria.

Thank HonoluluExec
Reviewed 6 October 2010

I visited Brabo last night for dinner. The restaurant’s dining area was about 40% full during out time there (7PM - 9PM); not bad for a cold Tuesday. But after a flavorful, elegant meal, I can see why the business, fine dining, and date crowds...More

1  Thank Damian C
Reviewed 24 August 2010

We went to BRABO for both dinner and breakfast as guests of the Lorien Hotel. The food was excellent for both meals. However, the service at dinner was a little on the stuffy side. The service at breakfast was excellent. However, they should tell you...More

Thank CAG5563
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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, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
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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