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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
7:00 am - 10:30 am
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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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
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Bar scene
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 207
    Excellent
  • 82
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 12
    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 date night out!

We had a wonderful experience at BRABO. We didn't have reservations but they were able to seat us after a few minutes (we went on a Monday.) Our waiter did a very nice job and the atmosphere was very relaxing and for the most part quiet. We did full course salads, entrees, and did dessert wine... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2012
Stephanie B
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Springfield, Virginia
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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340 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Springfield, Virginia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

We had a wonderful experience at BRABO. We didn't have reservations but they were able to seat us after a few minutes (we went on a Monday.) Our waiter did a very nice job and the atmosphere was very relaxing and for the most part quiet. We did full course salads, entrees, and did dessert wine with strawberry sorbet which... More 

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Burke, VA
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2012

The evening started with a complimentary glass of champagne to celebrate our anniversary. Nice touch! Our server (Hassan?) was excellent! I'm more of a cocktail drinker than a wine drinker - I asked for recommendations to go with my dinner and he was great. We started with the mussels & frites - some of the best mussels I've ever had.... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2012

We stayed at the Lorien Hotel and had breakfast at Brabo which is a fine dining restaurant in the hotel. The food is very good and we've had dinner here in the past. This time we decided to try breakfast and found the cost of $5 for an order of toast to be notable. The menu offers 7 grain bread... More 

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Springfield, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2012

I have eaten at Brabo in Old Town Alexandria before and have never been disappointed. The food is wonderful and the service is exceptional. My son (10) and I took my wife there for an early mothers day dinner on Saturday 05/12. Although the restaurant is expensive, the old expression "you get what you pay for" comes to mind. The... More 

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New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2012

Food was execellent, but $95 for (1) with tip. Umm, not to sure, if it was worth it. I was staying in the hotel and way too tired to 'shop around'.

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New York City, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2012

Delicious Dinner and Wonderful Service While staying at the Lorien with my mom and my puppies we enjoyed a dinner at Brabo. We both found the food fresh and delicious. The service was wonderful; specifically the wait staff was highly attentive to my food allergy. And to add perfect to an already tasty meal with fine service, I was able... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2012

Recently had dinner at Brabo in Old Town Alexandria. Old Town has few quality restaurants as most of them attract tourists and count on little repeat diners. Increasingly, with the likes of Virtue Feed and Grain, Restaurant Eve, The Majestic, Vermillions, and a few others-the quality of restaurant in this charming location has improved. Brabo is one of those restaurants... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2012

Great service and reasonable prices for the quality.

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Ireland
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55 reviews 55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2012

Liked the communal table; it encourages people to mix. Staff here well up to the mark.

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Arlington, Virginia
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2012

We made a reservation for seven people the afternoon of our meal and they were able to fit us in. At our request we were seated at a quiet table -- and it really was quiet. The Our server really understood the beer selection and was happy to explain them -- and could cite the alcohol content without looking at... 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?