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BRABO Restaurant

Lorien Hotel & Spa, 1600 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
+1 703-894-3440
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Overview
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (19 reviews)
“mussels” (63 reviews)
“arctic char” (8 reviews)
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American, French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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Lorien Hotel & Spa, 1600 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
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Reviewed 4 February 2018

Two of the 4 of us had Restaurant Week special beef bourguignon; other 2 had the salmon in puff pastry entrees for dinner. The beef was good, the salmon was mediocre at best - an appetizer size piece of very dry salmon, wrapped in a...More

Thank 185lovetotravel
Meghan S, Manager at BRABO Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 February 2018

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback! I'm so sorry to hear you did not enjoy your restaurant week dinner with us, but I hope you'll take the time to come back and visit us again and see all that...More

Reviewed 23 January 2018

Found on the internet. Arrived to find courteus wait staff and immediately available seating for five. Service was quick and the staff was attentive but not hovering over our table every moment. Food was very good. We will goi back.

Thank Jim H
Meghan S, Manager at BRABO Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2018

Hi Jim, I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed your visit! Next time you're in, you'll have to check out our great happy hour specials- available every day! ;)

Reviewed 4 January 2018

This is a very small place but has excellent food - we ate here 2 of the 3 nights that we stayed at the Lorien Hotel

Thank cprice2016
Meghan S, Manager at BRABO Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2018

I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay! Both at the Lorien, and with us in Brabo. Please don't be a stranger next time you're in the area- we'd love to invite you back in for our new menu, which changes seasonally!

Reviewed 1 January 2018

We went to NYE dinner here last night with 3 other couples. This was a total waste of time and money. ($95/pp + wine + gratuity). I am willing to give grace that we were seated 30 mins past our reservation bcos of NYE, however,...More

4  Thank mcluskey_2621
Reviewed 27 December 2017

I think this is where our room service originated. Perfectly cooked steak, still hot frites, everything was good.More

Thank Priscilla V
Meghan S, Manager at BRABO Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 31 December 2017

Seasons greetings, Priscilla! I'm glad to know you enjoyed your room service while staying in our Lorien Hotel- you are correct that it is prepared in our Brabo kitchen! Next time you're in town, don't be a stranger- we'd love to meet you in person...More

Reviewed 25 November 2017

The Thanksgiving meal is a fixed-price feast, offering not only a great (and abundant) turkey option, but also fish or steak. At $70 per, it had to be awfully good, and it was. The server was friendly and attentive and the atmosphere was cheerful but...More

Thank Chuck W
Meghan S, Manager at BRABO Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 9 December 2017

Chuck thank you for spending your holiday with us! I'm pleased to know you enjoyed yourself, and look forward to welcoming you back in!

Reviewed 9 November 2017

Great happy hour specials. The house wine is good, and the limited happy hour food is excellent despite being limited. The pot of mussels is worth a visit or two.

Thank rxt1949
Meghan S, Manager at BRABO Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 November 2017

Thank you for the review- I'm glad you enjoyed the mussels, and agree that they're worth the visit!

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 11 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 11 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 28 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

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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.
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dennisD584RM
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 50
Meals
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
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
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
Description
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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