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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 good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (17 reviews)
“mussels” (60 reviews)
“arctic char” (8 reviews)
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Lorien Hotel & Spa, 1600 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Some of the finest French/Belgian cooking imaginable has come to Brabo in the person of Chef Sebastian Rondier. A traditional French chef with an amazing way of making old dishes new again. I'd describe the menu but the Summer menu debuts today (07/18) and so...More

Thank seymourblatz
Management response:Responded 5 days ago

Thank you so much for the recommendation! You will have to come back in soon to try the new menu items -- they are fantastic! We will look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in for drinks and wound up eating at the bar. What a sublime experience. We visited on a Monday, so it was not crowded and we had a chance to try a good cross section of the food. And so we went to town:...More

Thank tony c
Management response:Responded 5 days ago

Hi Tony, Thanks so much for sharing! We love to feature dinner at the bar, and are always happy to see guest doing so. Come in soon to try Chef's new Summer menu! Philip

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Brabo has revamped and it's a little early to determine the result - but so far it's positive - a new chef with two innovative menus, one for formal dining, one "brasserie/bistro, but many items on both- we worked off the latter, altho my wife...More

Thank thecommissioner41
Management response:Responded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the feedback! We are happy that you had such a positive experience with us! Chef is about to launch a new Summer menu, so we hope you come in to try all of the new items. Cheers

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You must have the upside down pineapple cake! The menu is unconventional in some ways with interesting entrees to tempt you.

Thank PepsiPrincess
Management response:Responded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for saying so! We are glad you had a good time with us, and can't wait for you to try Chef's Summer menu, launching soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The new Chef has revamped the menu. Now featuring local and seasonal items, the food is excellent. The front of the restaurant is a brasserie featuring several preparations of mussels. They are delicious. The back of the restaurant is a more formal dining area with...More

Thank D C
Management response:Responded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the kind words! Come back to see us again soon -- Chef's Summer menu is almost here!

Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

I planned a trip to Old Town to visit the book store on King Street. Unfortunately, it was closed and would reopen in 30 minutes. So, I stopped at Brabo Tasting room to get a cup of coffee and was warmly greeted and served. The...More

Thank philipdtasho
Management response:Responded 5 weeks ago

Hi Philip, I am happy to hear that you had such a good time with us in The Tasting Room! We would love to have you back anytime. If you are looking for a coursed-meal, you should try dinner in Brabo's formal dining space, as...More

Reviewed 20 June 2017

An upscale but informal destination, the cuisine is elegant in taste and the service is wonderful Being on a medical regimen requiring no salt and low sodium ingredients, the chef offered to prepare several dishes. I chose the Artic Char Tartare that was lovely and...More

Thank Lois C
Management response:Responded 5 weeks ago

Hello Lois, Thank you for your kind words. We are always happy to accommodate any dietary needs, and Chef will always make sure you are taken care of in our restaurant. Please come back to see us again soon! Respectfully, Philip

Reviewed 16 June 2017

I highly recommend having a meal at Brabo. The staff are incredible. From the time you enter until the last bite your are cared for, as if you are family. I cannot say enough about how well I was treated each day after a long...More

1  Thank TropicalParadise888
Management response:Responded 5 weeks ago

Hello, Thanks so much for spending your time with us! We look forward to your next stay with here! Cheers, Philip

Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

A lovely white tablecloth restaurant with inventive food that is served in ample portions. Did I mention the fact the food is delicious? Well it is and although in a Kimpton Hotel the scene is relaxed with an outside patio for more informal dress and...More

Thank BonVivant39
Management response:Responded 16 June 2017

We are so happy that you had a great time with us, and we will look forward to seeing you soon!

Reviewed 29 May 2017

Reviewing the menu at first pass might not impress the experienced brunch connoisseur ( crab Benedict , multi ingredient chef omelet , mimosas du jour). The execution, excellent service coupled with a formal yet relaxed atmosphere made for a delicious, well appreciated relaxed brunch. They...More

1  Thank qtstorm
Management response:Responded 2 June 2017

Hello, I am glad you had such an awesome brunch with us! Come back again soon -- maybe for Happy Hour or dinner! Cheers, Philip

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Nearby Attractions
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.80 km away
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.53 km away
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
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
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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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