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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 good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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All hours
CUISINES
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 3 September 2014

Very disappointed with Brabo. This was the first time we have eaten in the restaurant. We have eaten in the bar several times during happy hour and loved it so we were excited to try out their menu. Their restaurant week menu was very poor,...More

Thank Lisa T
Matty F, Manager at BRABO Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2014

Lisa, I'm so disappointed that you didn't enjoy your Restaurant Week dinner at Brabo, especially since you've been so happy with your experiences at the bar. We wanted to do something fun and affordable for Restaurant Week, and we offered a menu based on classic...More

Reviewed 25 August 2014

Our first time as a family at Brabo for dinner, although we have had drinks at the bar and eaten next door. Restaurant Week was a draw on a Sunday night when cooking was not an option after a full day of activity. A beautiful...More

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Matty F, Manager at BRABO Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2014

Hi, We're so glad you enjoyed your dinner at Brabo during Restaurant Week! We put a lot of hard work into our cuisine and our service, and it's very gratifying to read that it was appreciated. We were inspired by classic French bistro dishes when...More

Reviewed 11 August 2014

My wife and I had dinner here with a friend at her recommendation. Alexandria is not typically a place to find parking very easily but we were lucky this time. While unremarkable from outside, the restaurant is very appealingly decorated on the inside and has...More

Thank Ninjaneer1
Matty F, Manager at BRABO Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2014

Hi, We're so glad you enjoyed your dinner at Brabo! Thanks so much for the kind and gracious review. We look forward to seeing you again soon... Cheers, Matty Fanning

Reviewed 5 August 2014

Food was phenomenal!! And the service was even better! We have a special night coming up and we are planning on going to Brabo for the celebration! And one of the really great things is their complementary valet parking - being in Old Town, this...More

1  Thank Kristi M
Matty F, Manager at BRABO Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2014

Kristi, Thanks for the kind words. We love helping people celebrate their special occasions! We look forward to seeing you again soon... Cheers, Matty Fanning

Reviewed 5 August 2014

I discovered Brabo when my husband and I stayed at the Lorien Hotel & Spa. I read the reviews on Tripadvisor and thought it was perfect that it was so convenient. Despite it being an upscale restaurant, they were very polite when we came in...More

Thank EquesLady
Matty F, Manager at BRABO Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2014

EquesLady, What a wonderful review of your recent experience at Brabo...Thank you so much! We're so glad you enjoyed your time with us. We look forward to seeing you again the next time you're in town! Cheers, Matty Fanning

Reviewed 4 August 2014

had reservations for 2 for 7:30, running a bit late so stopped by the restaurant to ask hostess if we could push reservation to 8, she was conceited and surly and refused our request, we hurried and made the time and yet there were free...More

Thank DVE11044
Matty F, Manager at BRABO Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2014

Hi, Thanks so much for your honest feedback about your experience at Brabo. The negative things are hard to read, but they're important! We are always striving to improve our service at all levels...I'm sorry one of our staff members didn't put their best foot...More

Reviewed 2 August 2014

Great daily samplers with an open kitchen right before your eyes. This is a gem and should be visited when in Alexandria. We had a cheese plate, meat filled tart, one of our kids didn't want anything on the menu (6 years old) and they...More

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Matty F, Manager at BRABO Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2014

Hi, We're so glad you loved your experience in Brabo Tasting Room! Thanks for the great review...we look forward to seeing you again! Cheers, Matty Fanning

Reviewed 28 July 2014

Every dish we ordered was exceptional. The appetizers were great and the deserts too. (espresso parfait)

Thank E B
Matty F, Manager at BRABO Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2014

EB, Thanks so much for your great review of Brabo! We look forward to seeing you again the next time your travels bring you to Old Town! Cheers, Matty Fanning

Reviewed 24 July 2014

Sitting here right now. First we had to wait for them to set the table with restaurant half empty. Didn't have the wine we wanted. Didn't have the drink I wanted. Food was okay. Crab cake was good. Bison carpaccio was awesome. Summer squash was...More

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Matty F, Manager at BRABO Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2014

Hi, Thank you so much for your feedback. I'm sorry to read about your disappointment with your recent meal at Brabo. We pride ourselves on delivering a terrific experience to all of our guests, and I'm sorry we fell short with you. Your meal does...More

Reviewed 27 June 2014

While staying Lorian Hotel we managed to eat at BRABO for breakfast twice, lunch and dinner twice. This is one of the best restaurants I have eaten at in long time. Chef Weidmair is a genius in the kitchen and I wish I lived closer...More

Thank Michael S
Matty F, Manager at BRABO Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2014

Michael, Considering the other great restaurants in Old Town, I'm not sure I can think of a better compliment than the one you gave us by dining so frequently at our restaurants during your stay at The Lorien. We know there are a lot of...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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
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
  • 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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