I had the pleasure of staying at the Lorien Hotel in Alexandria, VA this past June. Everyone we talked to there recommended having brunch at Brabo Tasting Room, which is the hotel restaurant. There are a lot of options in Alexandria, and we almost opted for one of them. Fortunately, at the last minute we decided to stay for the Brabo brunch, and am I ever glad we did. The crepe pancakes are the absolute best I've ever had in my life. Thicker, yet lighter and fluffier, and much more delicious than anything I've had before. The atmosphere there, service, and prices were all outstanding. Both the Lorien Hotel and Brabo Tasting Room are a real find. The brunch is not to be missed.