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BRABO Restaurant

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Lorien Hotel & Spa, 1600 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 (Harvard St)
+1 703-894-3440
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

Enjoyed a business dinner in the private room. Had exceptional service and the food was outstanding! Highly recommend!

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Thank Beth M
Paige D, Manager at BRABO Restaurant, responded to this review

Beth, Great to see that you enjoyed your private dinner at Brabo! I hope you're able to join us again soon; please say hello when you're in next. Cheers! Paige More 

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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

Brabo has always had a reputation that it never quite lived up to...the DC area has terrific, and diverse restaurant offerings. Even from its best days, Brabo is tired. The Arctic Char was perfectly fine, but the rest of the plate was poorly executed. The so-called quinoa cake was as hard and tasteless as a hockey puck, the turnips undercooked.... More 

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Thank LarRay
Paige D, Manager at BRABO Restaurant, responded to this review

LarRay, I'm sorry to see that we did not meet your expectations when you last dined at Brabo. We are currently undergoing a refresh and I hope you're able to join us in November when the project is complete so we can provide you with an exceptional experience. Please don't hesitate to reach out to me directly with any other... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

Our relatives in from Spain were craving fine French quisine and le'Hermitage in Occoquon was fully booked. So we wnet with a great choice that is second to none- Brabo, co-located at te boutique Lorien hotel in Old Town Alexandria. Their French/Belgium fare is well prepared and presented and the elegance is understated. The service is exceptional. This restaurant is... More 

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Thank J S
Paige D, Manager at BRABO Restaurant, responded to this review

J S, It's wonderful to see that you enjoyed your dinner at Brabo. We strive to always provide exceptional service and food I'm happy to see that this was your experience. We hope you're able to join us again soon; please say hello when you next dine with us! Cheers, Paige More 

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55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

If you are looking for true fine dining, then you need to go to Brabo. A friend introduced it to us, and we are very glad he did. The menu had a great selection, as well as a great wine list. The cocktail and dinner menu change every so often I understand. While the main dishes were good, I could... More 

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Thank tman4lom
Paige D, Manager at BRABO Restaurant, responded to this review

I'm so glad your friend introduced you to Brabo and you enjoyed your dinner with us. We change our menus seasonally and love trying out new dishes and cocktails. I hope you're able to join us again soon! Cheers, Paige More 

Fairfax County, Virginia
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73 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

Have been going to BRABO for several years now, as well as to MARCEL'S, its flagship sister. Food has always been excellent and service is attentive. Focus is on French food with American twists. Tops-Class French cuisine in Alexandria.

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Thank pmurphy2016
Paige D, Manager at BRABO Restaurant, responded to this review

It's great to see that you had an excellent meal at Brabo. We're always happy to hear you enjoyed your service. We look forward to seeing you again soon; please say hello when you're next here! Cheers, Paige More 

Alexandria, Virginia
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

What a fantastic meal. We choose to do a number of appetizers and dessert. The sommelier was a great help as well.

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Thank outforadventure2014
Paige D, Manager at BRABO Restaurant, responded to this review

We're happy to see that you had a fantastic meal at Brabo and were able to enjoy our wine list. I hope you're able to join us again soon! Cheers, Paige More 

Tulsa, Oklahoma
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

Been blessed with chances to eat at very fine places over the years. This is one of best of best. Owner of my co who has been everywhere loved brabo The food was exceptional , our server was exceptional. Pics of norwegion salmon and Fritz (freetz)

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Thank paul2526
Paige D, Manager at BRABO Restaurant, responded to this review

Exceptional is always the word we're looking for when describing a meal at Brabo! I'm so happy to see that you and the owner of your company loved your dinner here. I hope you're able to join us again soon. Cheers! Paige More 

Santa Fe, New Mexico
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed a wonderful dinner at Brabo. The menu is so creative and the food is delicious! Our server Sam was amazing. We would highly recommend this restaurant.

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Thank Janet A
Paige D, Manager at BRABO Restaurant, responded to this review

Janet, I'm glad to see you had a wonderful dinner at Brabo! Sam, is a great member of the team, I'm happy you enjoyed her service. I hope you're able to join us again soon! Cheers, Paige More 

Alexandria, Virginia
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166 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

We enjoyed our meal for Aug 2016 Restaurant week. Limited to only two choices for each course so my husband and I split the difference to try everything. The prices for restaurant week were quite a bargain over ala carte pricing. Other than the limited choices, we had a lovely meal with well prepared food cooked to the right temp.... More 

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Thank MPWAnnapolisW
Paige D, Manager at BRABO Restaurant, responded to this review

I'm happy to see you had a lovely meal at Brabo during Restaurant Week. The pork loin has been one of my favorites, too! We debuted a new tasting menu this week; I hope you're able to join us again soon to try it. Please say hello when you next dine with us. Cheers, Paige More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

Convenient and good food, but very expensive considering the location and atmosphere. Full bar and creative food.

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Thank 382harryq
Paige D, Manager at BRABO Restaurant, responded to this review

It's great to see that you found Chef Harper McClure's menu to be creative while you were here. We have some new dishes on the menu beginning this week and I hope you're able to join us again soon to try them. Cheers! Paige More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $50
Cuisine
American, French, European, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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: +1 703-894-3440
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.

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