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Brabo Tasting Room

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1602 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-2719
+1 703-894-5252
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11:30 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:30 am
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Hours:
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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Woodstock, Virginia
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169 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed May 12, 2015

We walked in 5 minutes before breakfast was to be over and the staff was so nice to have accommodated us. The food was delicious, as well as the coffee. The service was definitely outstanding! We will be back again!

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Thank Stephanie Z
New Bern, North Carolina
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177 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed May 7, 2015

I love this place! From the casual vibe, to the unpretentious menu, BTR has a nice selection of beers, wine, and tasty food. It can be pricey once you start, uh, tasting, but that's the whole point of coming here. We've enjoyed several wines by the small pour, mussels, and flatbreads. All were excellent and prepared with fresh ingredients. It's... More 

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Riverside, California
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2,147 reviews
1,181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 495 helpful votes
Reviewed May 5, 2015 via mobile

It's good and the mussels are very good. But it's way way WAY overpriced. This is not in the high rent district of King Street so I don't understand the markup on mostly average food (although prepared uniquely). Service and atmosphere won't wow you either. If this was 5 or more blocks closer to the water then it would probably... More 

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Thank Kauai-Biz-Traveler
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed May 3, 2015 via mobile

I went for dinner. When I arrived there were only 2 other people in the place. I was asked to sit at the bar since I was by myself. Annoying but fine. The bartender just stood in front of me and stared until I finally ordered. Very uncomfortable. Lastly I look up and another waiter was behind the bar put... More 

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Thank Allison A
Alexandria, Virginia
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed April 13, 2015

I love this place. Food is fantastic, prices are reasonable, location is great. I work nearby and have been there 5-6 times - always happily. The mussels are fabulous. But I'm writing today to compliment the staff for service above and beyond. I left a credit card there by accident, did not realize it for a day, then it took... More 

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Thank TheFussyTravelor
Chicago, Illinois
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed April 9, 2015

Flatbread pizzas are great. Several of my colleagues really like the mussels. Often crowded, but nice wine options to try while you wait

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NC
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84 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed April 5, 2015 via mobile

Visiting Old Town and we tried the Brabo Tasting Room for breakfast. It was amazing. So good in fact we went back the next morning and will go back tomorrow. So far it is the best meal we have had on our trip. Tried the eggs, bacon, omelette, and my wife had the yogurt parfait that were all terrific and... More 

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Thank artlee
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60 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed April 1, 2015

Went for a late dinner on a Saturday night. Attentive staff and speedy service. Casual and simple atmosphere. Noise level quite high so not a place for an intimate meal. Excellent mussels, pizza and wine. Recommended!

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Thank Sager
Alexandria, Virginia
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63 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed March 31, 2015

Brabo Tasting Room, not to be confused with Brabo Restaurant a few doors away, is expensive, somewhat crowded, and noisy. These are things I don't care for in restaurants, but I find myself coming back anyway. The wines we've had have been uniformly good. There are always interesting beers on special. Mussels are generously proportioned and come with great bread.... More 

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Thank Randy H
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71 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed March 26, 2015

I guess we should have gone to the 'other' Brabo next door to experience the accolades this address receives. The open-and-airy space of the tasting room translated to a painfully loud sound chamber filled with a choice of music that only made it worse. The food did not compensate for the lack of ambiance - overpriced green salad ($15), under... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 am
Monday
7:00 am - 10:30 am
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 10:30 am
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:30 am
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:30 am
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:30 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
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: +1 703-894-5252

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