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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
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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
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night
Dessert

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Visitor rating
  • 205
    Excellent
  • 80
    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 Variety

Great service and reasonable prices for the quality.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2012
Mel M
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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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333 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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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
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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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Alexandria, Virginia
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78 reviews 78 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2012

The food is top notch and the wine selection is wonderful. The staff can direct you on the pairings if needed...The mussels are delicious and if you are in the mood for wine and cheese this place is a must...The Tasting Room

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New York City
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74 reviews 74 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2012

right in our hotel so we had a couple of meals here... all good. there's also a bistro casual pizza place which compliments this more fancy part of the restaurant.

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Bethesda, MD
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2012

Amazing food!!! I can't shut up about the grapefruit Bavarian cream - Baavarian cream is not my usual kind of dessert, but this will have you drooling for more. My wife and I both had excellent soup and fish. The restaurant itself is beautiful as well. Service was just a touch slow, but friendly. I will definitely be back.

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Pennsylvania
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41 reviews 41 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

My wife and I ate dinner at Brabo's while we stayed at the Lorien Hotel. Food was very good and the staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. Some people said that it was a bit pricey, but I didn't think so. An entree that is between 20-$30 is not a lot of money for a special occasion or for a... More 

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Alexandria, VA
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2012

Best happy hour around, good wine. Servers are wonderful!!!

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Alexandria,VA
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2012

BRABO supplied us with an excellent dinner. I had expected Belgian dishes, but found quite a selection of international dishes as well, all prepared with a surprise element, be it vegetable or sauce ingredients. Service most attentive, not invasive. Noise level a bit high, tables large and not crowded. Atmosphere not "cosy" but comfortable.Mostly "business" groups. Dress: Smart casual. Pricey!... More 

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Rockville, Maryland
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59 reviews 59 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2012

Service is very attentive, during the meal at least five different people served us. Although the tables were nicely spread out, it was still very loud in the restaurant, enough to cause conversation fatigue after about an hour. It might be my cheap side coming through, but I thought $13 for two scallops was excessive - although they were excellent.... 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?