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BRABO Restaurant

Lorien Hotel & Spa, 1600 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
+1 703-894-3440
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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American, French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lorien Hotel & Spa, 1600 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

For those of you who use multiple sites, please see my review of our experience as posted on Open Table. In sum, SO many better options within a few blocks on King Street. Don’t repeat our $400 mistake.

Thank Pick021
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice atmosphere for brunch/breakfast doesn't feel like a hotel restaurant. Very good service, Very tasty breakfast choices...waffles !!! great versions, (The Elvis) also very tasty coffee. Much higher quality than some other morning menu.

Thank KC O
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The daily specials which Chef Rondier presents are traditional French classics but each with a unique and tasty addition which puts the plate a cut above the usual. The salmon in pastry was exceptional as the fish was cooked perfectly while the pastry was flaky...More

Thank bruceb961
Reviewed 1 week ago

Chef Sebastien Rondier continues to enrich the dining experience at Brabo. The best restaurant in Alexandria just gets better and better. In two successive nights of sampling his daily menu special, Chef has taken classic French dishes and added unique and subtle flavors which complement...More

Thank Sharrann S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have been here before, and have never been disappointed. That's why we keep coming back. The food is fantastic, as is the service. We were a bit early, and were offered seating up front, but opted for the more quiet dining room toward the back....More

Thank rugby007
Meghan S, Manager at BRABO Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback from your recent dining experience! As a vegetarian myself I completely understand the difficulty in finding desirable options when dining out, and agree that our Chef team can do some pretty amazing [customized] vegetarian dishes-...More

Reviewed February 6, 2018

My husband and I went to Brabo during the most recent Restaurant Week; it was FABULOUS. It can be difficult for high end restaurants to do well with their Restaurant Week selections. I was a bit hesitant to try Brabo again during Restaurant Week, as...More

Thank Kristi M
Meghan S, Manager at BRABO Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded February 10, 2018

Hi Kristi M- I'm so glad you enjoyed your visit, and your server Cosmo- he's quite wonderful if we do say so ourselves! I'm sorry you weren't able to join us again before RW ended, but you'll have to come visit us sometime for happy...More

Reviewed February 3, 2018

Two of the 4 of us had Restaurant Week special beef bourguignon; other 2 had the salmon in puff pastry entrees for dinner. The beef was good, the salmon was mediocre at best - an appetizer size piece of very dry salmon, wrapped in a...More

Thank 185lovetotravel
Meghan S, Manager at BRABO Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded February 10, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback! I'm so sorry to hear you did not enjoy your restaurant week dinner with us, but I hope you'll take the time to come back and visit us again and see all that...More

Reviewed January 23, 2018

Found on the internet. Arrived to find courteus wait staff and immediately available seating for five. Service was quick and the staff was attentive but not hovering over our table every moment. Food was very good. We will goi back.

Thank Jim H
Meghan S, Manager at BRABO Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded January 27, 2018

Hi Jim, I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed your visit! Next time you're in, you'll have to check out our great happy hour specials- available every day! ;)

Reviewed January 3, 2018

This is a very small place but has excellent food - we ate here 2 of the 3 nights that we stayed at the Lorien Hotel

Thank cprice2016
Meghan S, Manager at BRABO Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded January 27, 2018

I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay! Both at the Lorien, and with us in Brabo. Please don't be a stranger next time you're in the area- we'd love to invite you back in for our new menu, which changes seasonally!

Reviewed January 1, 2018

We went to NYE dinner here last night with 3 other couples. This was a total waste of time and money. ($95/pp + wine + gratuity). I am willing to give grace that we were seated 30 mins past our reservation bcos of NYE, however,...More

4  Thank mcluskey_2621
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November 11, 2017|
Response from Marilyn S | Reviewed this property |
I suggest you contact BRABO. I do not have that answer to your question. I was just a guest. However, their food and service was AMAZING when I was there.
November 11, 2017|
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Response from D C | Reviewed this property |
BRABO, 1600 King St., will be open from 12-8 pm. They will be serving a three-course menu for $70, with optional 4th course. BRABO Tasting Room is open for regular breakfast service and then... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $50
Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar scene, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 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
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Named for a statue in of Antwerp, Belgium, BRABO Restaurant is as legendary and longstanding as its namesake hero. The award-winning talents of Chef Sebastien Rondier create unforgettable dining at BRABO Restaurant. The comfortable dining room's stylish details like a custom hammered copper bar reflect our historic Old Town location, topped off with an oversized antique map above the bar. The Brasserie up front features a lively atmosphere and hearty portions accompanied by a comprehensive cocktail list. Tucked away in the Formal Dining Room guests enjoy a leisurely paced meal of several courses in a Tasting Menu format. BRABO is dedicated to relationships with local farms and passionate artisans and is proud to feature local and regional products. Check in with one of our teammates for great recommendations of what to see and do around town- they love to share!
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