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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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11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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New York
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

Had to write this up again having stayed at the hotel for two weeks and working my way through the menu for much of my time there. The food is simply amazing. As was the service provided by the consummate professional waiter, Hassan. Chef was more than happy to accommodate dietary restrictions, and even suggested something off-menu for some additional... More 

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

It was great to see that you enjoyed working your way through our menu during your stay in Alexandria. I have shared your feedback, including the notes about the martini, with both Chef and the rest of the staff. We think Hassan is great; I'm glad you enjoyed his service. We hope to see you when you're back in town!... More 

Alexandria, Virginia
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

Great food and terrific service. We have dined here several times and are always pleased. Offers a choice of a tasting menu or ordering individual entrees and offers a sophisticated menu. I'm not sure about taking young children here. We usually see couples and small groups of adults. It is convenient to the King Street metro for people coming in... More 

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

Cynthia, It's wonderful to hear that we never dissapoint! We pride ourselves on delivering the best service and I'm glad you have been able to join us for dinner on mulitple occasions. Please say hello the next time you're here! Cheers, Paige More 

Vancouver, Washington
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365 reviews
231 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

Was invited to dinner at the Brabo and having grown up in the area I felt at home walking in, long bar, walls in brick and excellent bar service. Bar menu had many of the usuals for the area, oysters etc. It's when you sit down and look at the menu that things take a turn, for the good! I... More 

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Thank Ghostrider5408
Paige D, Manager at BRABO Restaurant, responded to this review

Great to hear that you enjoyed your experience at Brabo. I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed the food and service. We change our menus seasonally and I hope you'll be able to join us again soon to try some new dishes. Please say hello when you next dine with us! Cheers, Paige More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

This is our go to place for special family gatherings, anniversaries, or dress-up date night! They often have tasting menus with wine pairings as well as brunches for Morher's Day etc. with impeccable service and fabulous food every time! Happy hour with 1/2 off appetizers are a must!

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

It's wonderful to hear that you choose Brabo for your special occasions and for happy hour. Looking forward to seeing you again soon; please say hello when you're next here! Cheers, Paige More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

An amazing experience. Can't say enough for the service, cocktails, wine list and food preparation. The halibut was an amazing Entree. Double Dessert was needed to experience as much as possible.

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

Wonderful to hear that you had an amazing experience at Brabo. The halibut is one of my favorite dishes as well. I hope you're able to join us again soon; please say hello when you're next able to dine with us! Cheers, Paige More 

Atlanta, United States
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

Ducked in to this place to grab something during the rain. Man what a surprise it was! Great onion soup, oysters, chicken pot pie, mussels and chicken! Service was excellent! I will be back👍

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

Billy, So glad you were able to join us in the Tasting Room. The chicken pot pie is always a great way to warm up. We will be offering an Oyster Happy Hour on Tuesday nights on the patio; I hope you're able to join us again soon! Cheers, Paige More 

Pennsylvania
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42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

Chef Harper has the most amazing menu and delightful food combinations. Mike, our server, was our guide to the most exquisite meal we have enjoyed in quite a long time. The food is a party for your palate--extraordinary flavor, freshness and finesse. We enjoyed the haddock and steak with a fresh Amish pickled vegetables. The lavender butter was an added... More 

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

It's wonderful to see that you had an amazing dinner at Brabo. We pride ourselves on delivering excellent service and I'm glad to see that Mike helped create a memorable experience for you. Chef Harper is always happy to accomodate allergies and I will be sure to share your feedback with him. Please say hello when you're next able to... More 

Stafford
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

This quaint restaurant is just a short walk from the Potomac River on King Street. Personal service and great food and drink. Get there early for happy hour!

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

So glad to see you enjoyed happy hour at Brabo! We recently added some new offerings to our bar menu; I hope you're able to join us again soon to try them. Please say hello when you're next able to join us. Cheers, Paige More 

New York City, New York
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

Wonderful dining experience - service is spot on and charming. Menu is varied and offers something for all. My dining mate enjoyed the beef and I found the halibut perfectly cooked and divine. Plating is really a sight to behold! Terrific wine list so you can truly enjoy a leisurely dinner.

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Thank ECB17
Paige D, Manager at BRABO Restaurant, responded to this review

It's great to see you had a wonderful experience at Brabo. I'm glad you were able to enjoy a leisurely dinner and I hope you'll be able to join us again sometime soon! Cheers, Paige More 

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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

My daughter and I recently had the three course prie fixe brunch here. It was amazing, but way too much food. The feast for our eyes was exquisite from onion soup to petite waffles to pork belly with eggs to incredible desserts. We wasted too much food and still stuffed ourselves . The price was reasonable, but I recommend just... More 

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Thank mary jane o
Paige D, Manager at BRABO Restaurant, responded to this review

Mary Jane, I'm happy you were able to join us for brunch and enjoyed the whole meal so much! I've shared your feedback with our staff. Please join us again soon for brunch or dinner; we'll look forward to seeing you. 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, Gluten Free
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
Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
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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