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“Delightful change from the ordinary!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Brabo Tasting Room

Brabo Tasting Room
1602 King Street, Alexandria, VA
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Ranked #4 of 673 Restaurants in Alexandria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Falls Church, Virginia
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26 restaurant reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Delightful change from the ordinary!”
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 our main dish. Classic mussels were presented in a skillet bubbling with savory broth of garlic and herbs. And what a generous quantity: at least 40 mussels! Tasty bread helped sop up the broth.

Our dessert was a light and tasty fresh peach shortcake: pound cake, peaches, and whipped cream.
A generous French press full of coffee topped off the meal.

They offer a variety of wine in "tastes" (3 oz), "glass" (6 oz) and bottle.

If you want white table cloths, dim lighting, and other formality, the Tasting Room isn't for you. But, with a common table for 8, booths, tables, bar, and pleasant attentive servers, its informal setting is a great place to celebrate a special occasion or simply get together with friends for an excellent meal for the price.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Belen, New Mexico
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Just right”
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.

Visited July 2014
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Seneca, South Carolina
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Trendy Bar”
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.

Visited July 2014
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Maryville, Tennessee
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78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
“Good but a little pricey”
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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“Very Good but pricey”
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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