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BRABO Restaurant

Lorien Hotel & Spa, 1600 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
703.894.3440
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Ranked #7 of 644 Restaurants in Alexandria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $50
Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Sun - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 10:30 am
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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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Elkton, Maryland
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Enjoyed a fantastic, fresh breakfast. Hotel prices but the food was great. Ever changing menu to what is in season.

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

Lisamlo, Thanks for the kind words regarding your recent breakfast at Brabo Tasting Room. Our chefs go out of their way to source the best possible ingredients they can...I'm glad you appreciated it! Come back and visit us again soon! We look forward to seeing you again... Cheers, Matty Fanning More

McLean, Virginia
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

We visited here for a "boy's night out". We reserved a couple weeks out due to having party of seven. The restaurant called twice to confirm the reservation, which I thought was thorough. Location is right on King Street in area packed with restaurants and shops. We arrived with part of the party a few minutes early and they had... More

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

Jeff, Thanks so much for your detailed and complimentary review of your recent dinner at Brabo! We love helping our guests celebrate life's great moments, be they big or small, and a guys night out is a perfect excuse to celebrate! Thank you, also, for the feedback re: the cleanliness of the restroom. I will pass that along to our... More

Alexandria, Virginia
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

This, our first visit to Brabo as new residents of Alexandria, came with high expectations. We were disappointed. The high point was the excellent bread but everything else was somewhat underwhelming. Fish that was slightly overcooked and thus dry, somewhat bland broth with the mussels, an overdressed "green" salad with too many components and good but somewhat under seasoned mushrooms.... More

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

PRR, I'm sorry to read about your less than stellar experience at Brabo. We pride ourselves on inventive, delicious food and top-notch service. It sounds like we missed the mark on both accounts. We'd love for you to give us another chance...if you'd like to dine with us again, please reach out to me personally here at Brabo so that... More

Alexandria, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014 via mobile

I love the casual bar at Brabo. Great small plates and beverage options at the end of long day of business's travel. Kelley the bartender is the perfect host; welcoming, attentive, knowledgable and with a great sense of humor. She makes everyone feel welcome and at easy. I have learned over the last year of business travel to Alexandria that... More

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

Leva, Thank you so much for the kind words regarding your experience at The Bar at Brabo. I'll make sure to pass along your kudos to Kelley...she's been with us a long time, and sure has her share of regulars! We think we have one of the best happy hours in Old Town, and we're glad you agree. Come visit... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Everything I tasted was divine. I had the lamb and a crab cake starter. Very upscale. There was a wedding in the hotel which made dining a little more noisy and slow than usual.

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

Peyton, We're so glad to hear that you enjoyed the crabcake and lamb so much! Please come back and see us again, soon! Next time you reserve, make note that you'd prefer a quieter table and we'll do our best to accomodate. Cheers, Matty Fanning More

Arlington, Virginia
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We were celebrating a special occasion, and were not disappointed by our evening at Brabo. We were greeted warmly and shown to a table in the front room. The server was well-informed about the menu, and allowed us to relax and take our time ordering. The wine list was extensive and had many unusual finds, in many different price ranges.... More

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

Hi, Thank you SO much for your wonderfully detailed, and complimentary, review of Brabo! We love being a part of our guests' celebrations, whether big or small. And since we want it to be a "Happy" birthday, we never sing! You ordered very well...some of our favorites from the menu...and I'm so glad you enjoyed everything so much. Don't wait... More

Alexandria, Virginia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The food is good but the regular pricing is a bit high for what you get. On the other hand, going to the Happy Hour is a good deal. The bar staff is good and attentive if somewhat overwhelmed. Pricing and selection are good and the wine was very nice for the price. Remember - if you want a seat... More

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

Mike, Thank you for taking the time to post your thoughts on your recent experience at Brabo. You're right- happy hour does tend to fill up very quickly! While we think that our prices are reflective of the quality of ingredients and preparations we offer, I'm glad that you discovered our happy hour...it's a great way to get the full... More

Bury
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36 reviews 36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The food was only average but the prices were way too high. Service was fair but we weren't asked how we wanted our meat cooked.

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

GilesBury, I'm very sorry to hear that your recent meal at Brabo did not meet your expectations. Thank you so much for your feedback- we'll be sure to share it with our Chefs and the rest of our team. As for not being asked for a temperature on your meat, there are a couple dishes on our menu that the... More

Arnold, Maryland, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

My wife and I and a friend enjoyed our first dinner at Brabo, and we all agreed the food was world class. We were seated 15 minutes earlier than our reservation, and there was a decent crowd for a Monday night. The noise level was a bit high at 7:30, but got quieter by 8:15 or so. We went with... More

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

Emil, Wow. We're so humbled by such a wonderful review of your dinner at Brabo. We work hard to produce experiences like yours, and it's very gratifying to know you enjoyed everything so much. We'll give David, and the rest of the team, a well earned pat on the back from you! We look forward to seeing you again soon...... More

northern virginia
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80 reviews 80 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

On a recent Sunday evening, we were greeted in a very friendly manner. The complementary glass of champagne for our anniversary was nice touch. Tasting menu is an excellent value at $55 but an alternative choice to lamb would be more guest-friendly - not everyone eats lamb. In total we had 6 courses...all but one was underseasoned. The salmon crudo... More

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

Hi, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a very detailed review of your dinner at Brabo. While I'm glad you enjoyed much of your meal, I'm sorry to hear that parts of your experience failed to meet your expectations. Our tasting menu changes every couple weeks or so, and we know not every dish will appeal... More

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Additional Information about BRABO Restaurant

Address: Lorien Hotel & Spa, 1600 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone Number: 703.894.3440
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 2:30 pm  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm  7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm  7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm  7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm  7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 2:00 pm  5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm  7:00 am - 10:30 am
Average Prices: USD 31 - 50

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