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“Wonderful Food and Selection of Beers” 5 of 5 stars
Review of BRABO Restaurant

BRABO Restaurant
Lorien Hotel & Spa, 1600 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
+1 703-894-3440
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Ranked #19 of 597 Restaurants in Alexandria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $50
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Special occasions, Doing business, Romantic, Bar scene, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Dessert, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Harvard St
Transit: Metro one block, free trolley
Description: Named for a statue in Chef Wiedmaier father's hometown of Antwerp, Belgium, BRABO Restaurant is as legendary and longstanding as its namesake hero. The award-winning talents of Chef Wiedmaier and designer Vicente Wolf harmonize for unforgettable dining at BRABO Restaurant. The comfortable dining room's stylish details like a custom hammered copper bar reflect our historic Old Town location, while private dining on the hotel's outdoor terraces offers extraordinary Old Town views. For private parties of up to ten, you can also reserve the restaurant's Chef's Table, where the chef and wine director visit the table and tailor food and wine pairings just for you. Or take advantage of the season's warm weather with a table in our outdoor dining area. BRABO is dedicated to environmental and social responsibility. From developing supportive relationships with local Alexandria farmers and the surrounding Virginia community to recycling kitchen grease for bio-diesel fuel, we are committed to a greener future. BRABO's eco-friendly practices translate directly to the table with delicious results.
DC
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Wonderful Food and Selection of Beers”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2010

There are few restaurants that serve wonderful Belguim style food in the DC area - and most of them are owned by Robert Wiedmaier. And for someone who enjoys a good Belguim beer over wine - it is a perfect match for me. Excellent place for business or for friends.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Tokyo
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133 reviews 133 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 54 cities Reviews in 54 cities
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
“Excellent food, Very professional staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2010

My entree was amazing! Maybe the best pasta dish I have ever had (even in Italy). My salad and dessert were good but not necessarily amazing and quite small (which is why Brabo ranked a bit low on the value). The staff were very professional and attentive and there were lots of them (though no women??). I was very thankful that the chef was willing to make a vegetarian dish--this place will do anything to make you comfortable and happy (i.e. ask if I would like to read something then run out to find newspapers--wow!). Note that I ended up spending $70 as a non-drinking vegetarian but that was for 3 courses & bottled water.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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new jersey
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14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“A breakfast to be remembered for a long time.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2010

This was the second trip to the Lorien Hotel and was happy to find that breakfast at Brabo was as memorable as ever. Great atmosphere , food and coffee , not to mention the wonderful employees. Can't wait to return for another trip this year.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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London
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77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
“Gorgeous food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2010

We ate in Brabo twice in our visit to Alexandria as we were staying in the Lorien hotel. The food was delicious and our waiter on both occasions was very good.

I would definitely eat there again if I visit Alexandria on another occasion.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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sanford, nc
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Great food, very nice restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2010

Our food was wonderful although it was a bit slow to be served. This is an attractive restaurant; unfortunately we were seated near the rear entrance; not the nicest view.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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