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BRABO Restaurant

Lorien Hotel & Spa, 1600 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
703.894.3440
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Ranked #3 of 648 Restaurants in Alexandria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $31 - $50
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Harvard St
Transit: Metro one block, free trolley
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English first
Alexandria, VA
Top Contributor
453 reviews 453 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 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 place with finely honed décor, including white table cloths and a professional wait staff. Not... More

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Matty F, Manager at BRABO Restaurant, responded to this review

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 we set about creating our restaurant week menu, but the next time you visit, you... More

Centreville, Virginia
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89 reviews 89 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 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 excellent lighting. Acoustics were a little lively but not annoying. We had to wait a... More

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Matty F, Manager at BRABO Restaurant, responded to this review

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 More

Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 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 is a BIG plus.

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Matty F, Manager at BRABO Restaurant, responded to this review

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 More

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 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 wearing shorts after a long day of sightseeing. Our waiter was extremely polite and good... More

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Matty F, Manager at BRABO Restaurant, responded to this review

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 More

Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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104 reviews 104 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 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 tables all night!!, food was excellent I had the suckling pig (excellent!) and my wife... More

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Matty F, Manager at BRABO Restaurant, responded to this review

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 forward, but I'm glad you enjoyed the rest of your experience. We look forward to... More

Grand Rapids, Michigan
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51 reviews 51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
272 helpful votes 272 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 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 made her the best grilled cheese sandwich!

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Matty F, Manager at BRABO Restaurant, responded to this review

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 More

Belen, New Mexico
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

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

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Matty F, Manager at BRABO Restaurant, responded to this review

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 More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 via mobile

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 bitter and fries needed new oil. No one asked how everything was. Being from New... More

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Matty F, Manager at BRABO Restaurant, responded to this review

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 not sound like it met your, or our, expectations. Should you find yourself back in... More

Morrisville PA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 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 to the area. Service was perfect with nice bar area as well. Generally when my... More

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Matty F, Manager at BRABO Restaurant, responded to this review

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 other options out there, and it makes me happy to see that you enjoyed Brabo,... More

Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Our last night in town before heading home and we decided to dine at Brabo. Straight to the point, the meal was exquisite. She had the rockfish and I had the scallops both of which which perfectly prepared. Service was top-notch. Nothing else to be said other than if you do not try it; you are missing a fine dining... More

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Matty F, Manager at BRABO Restaurant, responded to this review

RobertF, Thank you so much for the wonderful review of your recent experience at Brabo! I'm so happy you enjoyed the scallops and rockfish, as well as the service. I look forward to passing along your kind words to our entire team. We look forward to seeing you the next time your travels bring you to Old Town... Cheers, Matty More

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