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Brabo Tasting Room

1602 King Street, Alexandria, VA
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Ranked #7 of 648 Restaurants in Alexandria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Aug 17, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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Arlington, Virginia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I have had the mussels at both Brabo and Brabo Tasting Room. The Tasting Room is more inviting to me and the food is excellent! You can't miss with the classic mussels, but be sure to try a wood fired tart, too. Located about a block from the King Street metro, it's convenient for travelers without a car. There is... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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105 reviews 105 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Four of us spent a delightful 2+ hours on a Monday night, so we weren't rushed at all. Fine wine list, excellent mussels and beautifully presented steak salad made up dinner. We shared the desserts, which were well made. Excellent French press decaf -something not often seen at eateries of this level. We've been here a few times. This recent... More

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Falls Church, Virginia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Celebrating my wife's birthday at Brabo Tasting Room provided a wonderfully different restaurant experience. Its simple decor is a sharp contrast with a typical nice restaurant. Sharing our dishes, we began with a wonderful salad composed of wedges of heirloom and grape tomatoes: red, yellow, purple, and orange. Garnished with a light balsamic vinaigrette and greens, it prepared us for... More

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Belen, New Mexico
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Breakfast and lunch were great! The tuna salad was fresh. The coffee was served in a press and was delicious.

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Seneca, South Carolina
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94 reviews 94 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This Restaurant was a good choice later in the evenoing for a few of our party. Not reaslly for kids, the Tasting Room offers craft beers, wines, and several delicious small plates. Take your money.

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Maryville, Tennessee
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142 reviews 142 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I enjoyed a squash blossom tart which was the special of the evening. It was really good. Both of us really liked the tomato sauce on the tart. At $16 each I think it was kind of high but good.

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PA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Food and service was excellent but pricey. Glass of wine was 14 dollars. Definitely try the mussels.

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Schertz, Texas, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The food was so good, we ate here twice while vacationing in Alexandria. We stayed at the Lorien and this wonderful restaurant was on the property and is much more casual than the original Brabo for a bite and a beer after a long day of sight seeing. The Margherita wood fire tart and chilled cucumber soup were divine. The... More

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Alexandria, Virginia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Stopped by with a group of 5 for a Saturday lunch. What a great find! The food and service was simple great. The menus was creative with lots of choices - many you don't see too often. We started with a pizza as a starter and had mussels served in a frying pan at the table. The broth was to... More

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Morrisville PA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Great place for lunch..Great sandwiches and beers to enjoy either on the go or at the hotel. We ate there for lunch twice and both times enjoyed the food. Atmosphere was pretty neat as well.

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