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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
Sun - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Warsaw, Poland
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467 reviews
344 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped by for happy hour and only had cocktails, but excellent mixologists on hand and a very enjoyable evening. Will be coming back soon!

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Thank Beata M
Management response:

Hi Beata, I am happy that you enjoyed the cocktails so much -- we have a wonderful bar team! I hope that we get to see you again sometime soon. Consider coming by for Happy Hour in the Bar and Brasserie from 5:00p to 6:30p, every day! Cheers, Philip More 

Las Vegas, Nevada
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281 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had the monk fish in a bean stew that was delicious. The wait staff is attentive and friendly. Not too many diners on a Tuesday night. I'd eat here again.

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Thank Jim O
Management response:

Jim, Glad to see you enjoyed dinner. Please come back to see us again sometime soon! Cheers, Philip More 

Nashville, Tennessee
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598 reviews
334 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 226 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It felt good as soon as I walked in. I sat at the bar and even though they were very busy on this Friday night the friendly bartender acknowledged me immediately and as he was shaking a drink for another customer with one hand, he cleaned the bar area in front of me with the other. Great place to chat... More 

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Thank Tim O
Management response:

Hi Tim, I am so glad you had such a great time at our bar. Stop by any night for an awesome cocktail! Philip More 

Washington Dc, District Of Columbia
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

Have been here several times for multiple occasions and never had a less than stellar experience. The food is terrific in the restaurant and I've very much enjoyed a charcuterie selection at the bar, as well. The service is always outstanding. I suppose I could complain that the bathrooms are a bit of a schlepp from the main dining room,... More 

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Thank therealmrswalsh
Management response:

Thank you so much for the kind words! Consistency is what we strive for, and I am happy to hear you have had so many good experiences with us. We look forward to taking good care of you again soon! More 

Atlanta
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29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Head to Brabo's for great pizza, mussels, seafood and wine. Nice friendly atmosphere, easy to find location and really helpful staff.

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Thank Doug M
Management response:

Doug, Thank you for the kind words. I am happy to hear how much you enjoy our restaurants! If you enjoy the Happy Hour in The Tasting Room, you should consider coming in to see us in next door in Brabo's brasserie area, adjacent to the bar. We have some amazing food and drink specials there and at the bar,... More 

Texas
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213 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Was here Christmas Eve with family and all was perfect. There was a set 3 course dinner with 2 options per course, and among the group we tried it all. Everyone was satisfied. The chef worked with the special dietary needs for one in our party with no delay or hesitation. Service was splendid; presentation was grand and food was... More 

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Thank travgal0766
Paige D, Manager at BRABO Restaurant, responded to this review

It's wonderful to hear that you enjoyed celebrating Christmas Eve at Brabo. I'm delighted to see that service was splendid and your meal was delicious. I hope you're able to join us again soon! Cheers, Paige More 

Middletown, New Jersey
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48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Looking for a special night? This place fits the bill.... From superb service to outstanding flavor profiles to beautiful presentations, BRABO is unquestionably outstanding. The wine menu is extensive, the fish and meat offerings prepared innovatively, and the staff works together like a ballet.

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Thank MaryPat1026
Paige D, Manager at BRABO Restaurant, responded to this review

Mary Pat, It was delightful reading your feedback; I'm so glad that service and our menus were to your liking! I hope we see you again soon! Cheers, Paige More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

A friend and I had a terrific brunch at Brabo a few weeks ago, and I was curious to try their dinner. So we returned recently, and I was NOT disappointed! I ordered Arctic Char Filet, that came with baby turnip, red quinoa cake, beet greens, and a horseradish-olive oil emulsion--it was just delicious. We ordered the roasted brussels sprouts... More 

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Thank Betsy S
Paige D, Manager at BRABO Restaurant, responded to this review

Betsy, Terrific is always something we love to hear about Brabo! I'm so glad you enjoyed your brunch and dinner here. The passionfruit tart has been one of my favorites, we have a new dessert menu that has some great additions. I hope we see you, and your son, again soon. Please say hello when you next dine with us!... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

My husband and I celebrated my birthday here - we had been to Marcel's and enjoyed it. The food here was good (we had the 5 course tasting). I gave 2 stars solely because my first course had a slug just strolling across my food. Now, our waiter was kind and treated the mishap with urgency and returned apologizing on... More 

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1 Thank Tonisha H
Paige D, Manager at BRABO Restaurant, responded to this review

Tonisha, I am sorry to hear that you and your husband were dissatisfied with our team's response. We always strive to give the best service and to make up for any mistakes on our part. It is disappointing to hear that we did not meet your expectations on this occasion. We would like to invite you back so that you... More 

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6 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Staying at the Kimpton Lorien. I was looking forward to a nice meal and a couple of drinks at the bar. First, the bartender wordlessly tossed a food & drinks menu at me; the food menu had a large stain of some sticky substance on it. When I asked for a replacement menu, he snatched it away and curtly asked... More 

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Thank WD C
Paige D, Manager at BRABO Restaurant, responded to this review

WD, It sounds like we fell far short of your expectations. I apologize that you did not enjoy your experience at the bar. We pride ourselves on exemplary service and I would appreciate hearing any more detailed feedback so that we may follow up with our staff. We cannot improve without hearing from our guests. Please don't hesitate to reach... 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
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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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