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Brabo Tasting Room

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1602 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-2719
11:30 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 11:00 am
Closed now
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Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 10:30 am
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 11:00 am
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Everett, Washington
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the Lorien for 5 nights and had breakfast at the Brabo Tasting Room that was attached to the hotel. We generally avoid the hotel restaurants because it tends to feel like you are a captive audience....easy and close by but never great. The breakfasts that we had were prepared very well, super fresh but quite expensive. The... More 

Thank Kathy L
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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309 reviews
242 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016

This small street-front restaurant is attached to the Lorien Hotel on King Street in Alexandria, and is affiliated with Robert Wiedmaier’s larger Brabo restaurant on the same property. The tasting room has a more casual, diner-like feel inside with an open kitchen and not that many tables. The food is more casual than the main restaurant but is still Belgian... More 

Thank gypsyuno
Hudson, Massachusetts
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590 reviews
387 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 211 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016

AMAZING wine list, our server taught us so much about Chablis and other hidden gems. The chestnut soup is luscious and satisfying. We visited during restaurant week and were simply spell bound by the food. Except the grilled octopus - chewy. But the local fish and the short rib - diners delight! Can't wait to come back!

Thank Rita V
Meridian, Mississippi
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96 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

We were looking for another restaurant and looked in and saw some people eating the mussels. When we could not find the restaurant that was on Trip Advisor (must have closed down), we went back to try it out. It was fantastic!! I got the meat platter appetizer and the mussels. I ate everyone of them. and then we had... More 

Thank Sally Q
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 July 13, 2016

decent food but at a premium cost. not worth it unless you have not other options. connected to a hotel so....

Thank 382harryq
Alexandria, Virginia
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

For a real treat try to mussels or any soup. You will not be disappointed. Also, the best coffee around. I have never had a bad meal here. Not priced for an everyday place, but every once in a while or for a special occasion - absolutely!

Thank sjgcbm
Shreveport, Louisiana
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

We went to the tasting rooms for lunch and for dinner. The salad with salmon was excellent. And the mussels are very tasty--especially good broth for dipping bread! Would be happy to go again.

Thank Rita H
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32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

We enjoyed dining here while staying in the Kimpton. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner all represented in our stay. Oh, and a mid afternoon "snack" the first day of our stay. Terrific staff including the manager ( I did not catch his name ) who offered us advice on apartment hunting ( the reason for our trip) AND complimentary wine with... More 

Thank Weekend_Traveler55
Philomath, Oregon
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101 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

We had read many good reviews of Brabo Tasting Room and were eager to try it for our last meal in Alexandria. But I was disappointed. To start, Hubs had the asparagus soup - he was a little disappointed since it had little flavor. I had a starter salad, which was good, but nothing special. Hubs had the chicken pot... More 

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

The food is great if you are looking for casual fare such as pizza, flat breads, salads, soups, sandwiches. When the weather is nice, the restaurant offers outside seating, too. Haven't tried the pizza, but the 5 onion soup and bar-b-que pork sandwich were excellent.

Thank Cynthia K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 am
7:00 am - 10:30 am
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:30 am
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:30 am
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:30 am
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:30 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 11:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1602 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-2719
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria
  • Phone Number: 703-894-5252

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?