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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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Fairfax County, Virginia
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46 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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151 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Houston, Texas
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42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2016

Everything in this restaurant was perfect in our test. Wine and grill octopus extremely good.It was surprisely full in Tuesday, but unfortunately very noisy. We will return back any way.

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

Natasha, We always love to see the word perfect when describing Brabo; I'm so glad you enjoyed your dinner with us! Please don't hesitate to reach out to me directly for reservations in the future and we will do our best to ensure you have a table in a less noisy section of the restaurant. You can contact me at... More 

Alexandria, Virginia
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52 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

Really nice food. We where there for the restaurant week and got not disappointed. Really enjoyed it, the food was awesome and the dessert much more than what we expected. We will be back. Also very friendly sommelier who helped us to pick a good bottle of wine...

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Thank bens9
Paige D, Manager at BRABO Restaurant, responded to this review

Great to see that you enjoyed our restaurant week menu! Our pastry chef, Larry Queen, makes fantastic desserts; there will be new menu selections for dinner and dessert next week. I hope you're able to join us again soon to try them! Cheers, Paige More 

Mishawaka, Indiana
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016

Dinner was cater for a family dinner after a funeral the food was great the bartender was super awesome

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

I'm glad to see you enjoyed the food and bar service for your catered dinner. We hope to see you again soon. Cheers, Paige More 

Virginia
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73 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

We took advantage of restaurant week. The menu looked exciting. We have dined here before for special occasions and for TGIF (Friday to top the long work) celebration. The menu and service, excellent as always. I had the cantaloupe soup for starters and soy lacquered pork over polenta as my entrée. This was the best pork tenderloin dish I have... More 

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

Precocious, I'm glad to see that you've joined us in the past and came back for restaurant week! I have shared with Chef how much you loved the pork tenderloin. We look forward to seeing you again soon; please say hello when you next dine with us! Cheers, Paige More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $50
Cuisine
American, French
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
Special occasions, Bar scene, Business meetings, Romantic
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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