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“Excellent food, Very professional staff”
Review of BRABO Restaurant

BRABO Restaurant
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Ranked #20 of 759 Restaurants in Alexandria
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $50
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Harvard St
Transit: Metro one block, free trolley
Description: 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!
Tokyo
Level 6 Contributor
143 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Excellent food, Very professional staff”
Reviewed June 19, 2010

My entree was amazing! Maybe the best pasta dish I have ever had (even in Italy). My salad and dessert were good but not necessarily amazing and quite small (which is why Brabo ranked a bit low on the value). The staff were very professional and attentive and there were lots of them (though no women??). I was very thankful that the chef was willing to make a vegetarian dish--this place will do anything to make you comfortable and happy (i.e. ask if I would like to read something then run out to find newspapers--wow!). Note that I ended up spending $70 as a non-drinking vegetarian but that was for 3 courses & bottled water.

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new jersey
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“A breakfast to be remembered for a long time.”
Reviewed May 5, 2010

This was the second trip to the Lorien Hotel and was happy to find that breakfast at Brabo was as memorable as ever. Great atmosphere , food and coffee , not to mention the wonderful employees. Can't wait to return for another trip this year.

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London
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169 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Gorgeous food!”
Reviewed May 3, 2010

We ate in Brabo twice in our visit to Alexandria as we were staying in the Lorien hotel. The food was delicious and our waiter on both occasions was very good.

I would definitely eat there again if I visit Alexandria on another occasion.

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sanford, nc
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great food, very nice restaurant”
Reviewed February 28, 2010

Our food was wonderful although it was a bit slow to be served. This is an attractive restaurant; unfortunately we were seated near the rear entrance; not the nicest view.

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Philly
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“much better than reviews”
Reviewed January 31, 2010

Restaurant got a bad review from Washington Post food critic, but we had a great dinner. Also went to the bar for drinks one night and bartenders are very good a very knowledgeable about things and places to go and see.

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