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BRABO Restaurant

Lorien Hotel & Spa, 1600 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
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Ranked #8 of 648 restaurants in Alexandria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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86% Recommend
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English first
Alexandria, Virginia
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2011

We were here end of September to celebrate a special occasion. This was my 4th time to dine at Brabo. The first time was when the restaurant first opened. The level of service is great. We were there for our 7:30 pm reservatoin and they seated us promptly. I ordered the braised pork shank and my husband ordered the 5... More

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London, England
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2011

This restaurant has the best customer service. The servers are very knowledgeable and they make you feel special. The food is also very good - we had the Fells Point Beef selection which was cooked to perfection and very tasty and tender. We live within walking distance and plan to visit it regularly. The place is energetic and trendy, but... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2011

Celebrated our anniversary and it delivered. Food amazing, knowledgable waiter and staff. Not one disappointing course. Yes it's expensive but it is worth it. If you don't enjoy high-end meals, or sophisticated flavor combinations you will likely be annoyed. Tip: Locals seem to flock to the bar area for apps and cocktails.

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2011

This is a local restaurant that is always terrific! The chef has such an imaginative menu and the wine list is expansive. We are frequent patrons as are many Alexandrians...and we love taking our out-of-town guests to Brabo...everyone always raves about this special restaurant! The main restaurant is quite busy on weekends, so reservations are a must! There is a... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2011 via mobile

Ill make this short and sweet the food and service was great this is a really nice restaurant and we will come back again!

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McLean, Virginia
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2011 via mobile

Went for dinner this past Friday. I enjoyed everything I ate (seared Frois Grais, duck) as did my companion. Staff was friendly, professional, knowledable and helpful. I expect to go back.

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San Antonio
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2011

Brabo Tasting Room is fantastic! It is all about the mussels!! Service is impeccable, ambiance light and non-fussy. Will be back there, no doubt, every business trip.

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Springfield, VA
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2011

We came to this wonderful restaurant for our anniversary celebration and the decor and feel of this restaurant is exactly what we were looking for. Ivan provided our service and was a true professional and friendly.... We ordered the grilled calamari and the scallops in squid ink for the appetizer (2 different dishes) They offered to split the order so... More

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Middletown, New Jersey
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2011

We had dessert one night and breakfast the next morning at Brabo. The desserts were excellent and although we were warned that they were very small, we felt that they were more substantial than expected. Their bread pudding is made with muffins and while I am not a fan of bread pudding, this was delicious. As was their cheesecake and... More

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Alexandria, Virginia
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60 reviews 60 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2011

Brabo feels like the diner in Dick Tracey. It's attractive, but a bit cavernous and loud. If you want high protein, this is a great choice. My roast beef sandwich was perfectly cooked and delicious. I hope Brabo adds to the menu, as it was a little limited.

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