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BRABO Restaurant

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Lorien Hotel & Spa, 1600 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 (Harvard St)
Metro one block, free trolley
703.894.3440
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Today
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:30 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 10:30 am
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Bar scene
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 205
    Excellent
  • 81
    Very good
  • 33
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great place for lunch

Special was very good, flatbread with prosciutto. French onion soup was delicious. Service is very good and atmosphere is small, but electic.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
dwheel1
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Dublin, Ohio
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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334 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Dublin, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Special was very good, flatbread with prosciutto. French onion soup was delicious. Service is very good and atmosphere is small, but electic.

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Sean A, General Manager at BRABO Restaurant, responded to this review

Sounds like you discovered our Tasting Room. I'm very happy to hear you enjoyed your time with us. Come back in the spring when we launch the courtyard patio. It's going to be a lot of fun! Cheers, Sean More 

Springfield, Virginia
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We had the four course meal with wine pairings. Our first courses included tuna tartare which my wife loved; my speciality oysters were good, the white sauce that they had been baked with or had been added after baking had little flavor and added almost nothing to the oysters. The second course was a scallops for me, lobster for my... More 

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Sean A, General Manager at BRABO Restaurant, responded to this review

Glad to hear you enjoyed your meal at Brabo. We're always working to improve, and your feedback will certainly help us do that. Please reach out the next time you are coming in so I can say hi. Cheers, Sean Sean.Alves@braborestaurant.com More 

Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We visited the restaurant for Valentines day, the decor and the atmosphere was nice and the staff was friendly. We tried the four course menu that was available for the evening, between the two of us we tried all eight dishes from the menu. The food was ok, nothing too special, they did however presented their food very nicely. For... More 

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Sean A, General Manager at BRABO Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience on Valentine's Day. Would you please reach out to me directly? My email is sean.alves@braborestaurant.com . I'd like to hear more about the night and hopefully find a way to make it up to you. Thank you, Sean More 

Alexandria, Virginia, United States
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

One of our fav spots in Old Town to eat. The decor could use a little update but the food and service is always exceptional. We always share the mussels to start, they are always wonderful. The cocktails are great and the wine selection has never disappointed. They do a great job with venison and heartier dishes. Definitely recommend a... More 

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Sean A, General Manager at BRABO Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for you kind words. Reviews like yours make the work we do even more worthwhile. Please say hello next time you're in. Cheers! Sean More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Top Contributor
398 reviews 398 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
340 helpful votes 340 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We recently hosted friends coming from Washington, DC, who always tell us how much better the selection of restaurants is there compared to Alexandria. Once they finished their meal at Brabo, they all admitted that this compared favorably, if not better, than any of their top spots for dining in DC. Everything was perfect, including the wine. The papardelle by... More 

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Sean A, General Manager at BRABO Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for your review! We're always happy when we can show those guys from across the river how great Alexandria can be! Please say hello next time you're in. Cheers, Sean More 

Montreal
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

I was staying at the hotel next door and dropped by for happy hour at the bar. Had a great burger for half off and some wine. All around good time. Bartender was great.

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Sean A, General Manager at BRABO Restaurant, responded to this review

Happy to hear you enjoyed your time at the bar! Our Happy Hour is definitely a fun one. Hope to see you again soon. Cheers, Sean More 

Tucson, Arizona
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Received great service for a large party. Wine list was excellent with a wide price range to meet all needs. Great location and atmosphere. Food was very good. Will definitely repeat.

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Sean A, General Manager at BRABO Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for your review Zach. We're happy that you and your group enjoyed your experience with us. Please say hello the next time you are in. Cheers, Sean More 

Lynchburg, Virginia
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

A couple years ago we ate at Brabo when staying at the Lorien, and it was amazing then! We were able to eat here again and it is still wonderful. The food was still just as delicious and the service was great. My husband and I will always come back to this place when we visit Alexandria just because it... More 

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Sean A, General Manager at BRABO Restaurant, responded to this review

Welcome back! We're happy to hear after all these years we still got it! Please say hello next time you're in. Cheers, Sean More 

Ellsworth, Maine
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant is super cute!!! It's fine dining without being stuffy!! This would be a perfect place for a date! Cute cozy booths with fantastic decor. Our service was spot on!! Just perfect, they don't hover, but they also attend to everything you could ask for. Great wine list, and fantastic cocktails. My husband had the restaurant week pre fixe........ More 

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Sean A, General Manager at BRABO Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience with us. I'm happy to hear you had a great time. Please say hello next time you're in. Cheers, Sean More 

Los Angeles, California
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

So every time I come to Alexandria, I usually come to Brabo with a sizable group. The food always comes out great but it always becomes a 2.5 hour venture. The food was great, especially the choices we had for restaurant week was amazing. I know some restaurants usually have options that are usually not that great but their options... More 

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Sean A, General Manager at BRABO Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your experience with us. We're happy to hear you enjoy coming back again and again. The next time you come in feel free to speak with a manager and let them know you'd like to have the meal move along faster. We'd be happy to accommodate. Cheers, Sean More 

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Restaurant Details

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: 703.894.3440

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:30 am
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:30 am
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:30 am
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:30 am
Friday
7:00 am - 10:30 am
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 10:30 am
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?