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BRABO Restaurant

Lorien Hotel & Spa, 1600 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
+1 703-894-3440
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Lorien Hotel & Spa, 1600 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went there with wife and grown daughter for Saturday evening before Mother’s Day. We left feeling terrible about experience—nearly-inedible food (the truth!) for a huge amount of money. Tasting menu $85 and not worth $30. Monkfish dish so salty my wife didn’t want it. I...More

1  Thank jimfield5625
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Comfortable seating, plenty of champagne and excellent food. The veal special was amazing and the service was also excellent.

Thank Rachel L
Meghan S, Manager at BRABO Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks Rachel. Glad you enjoyed the veal, a real favorite here! Look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Reviewed 2 April 2018

I was visiting an old friend and was staying at the L'Orien, so we opted to have our special dinner at Brabo. Everything was good, from the charcuterie plate to the dessert (my friend actually raved about their decaf coffee, not something you usually hear)...More

Thank sullific
Meghan S, Manager at BRABO Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind words. Glad to have been able to have made your visit memorable. Regards

Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Over priced and disgusting! They don’t even deserve 1 star. The bread was too hard, butter too salty, couldn’t even finish the appetizer it was so disappointing and my steak was so tough I couldn’t cut it with the knife! To top it all off...More

1  Thank Starr S
Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

I would have given 3 and half stars if I could. None of the dishes were bad , and none were stand outside either. I had the tomatoes soup which was good nd the smoked ricotta ravioli which I had 1 one. Enough said. My...More

Thank Travelzen101
Meghan S, Manager at BRABO Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for your feedback, looks like a bit of a mixed experience, but glad there was a highlight or two. Please keep reviewing, it helps us keep striving for excellence. Regards

Reviewed 25 March 2018

How could a Restaurant in an upscale hotel tolerate such a waiter?i We were a group of family, 7 people, in town for a restaurant: our mood was upbeat, as we were re-united from 3 different parts of the country: the event was ruined and...More

1  Thank Richard H
Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

For those of you who use multiple sites, please see my review of our experience as posted on Open Table. In sum, SO many better options within a few blocks on King Street. Don’t repeat our $400 mistake.

Thank Pick021
Reviewed 12 March 2018

Nice atmosphere for brunch/breakfast doesn't feel like a hotel restaurant. Very good service, Very tasty breakfast choices...waffles !!! great versions, (The Elvis) also very tasty coffee. Much higher quality than some other morning menu.

Thank KC O
Reviewed 11 March 2018

The daily specials which Chef Rondier presents are traditional French classics but each with a unique and tasty addition which puts the plate a cut above the usual. The salmon in pastry was exceptional as the fish was cooked perfectly while the pastry was flaky...More

Thank bruceb961
Reviewed 11 March 2018

Chef Sebastien Rondier continues to enrich the dining experience at Brabo. The best restaurant in Alexandria just gets better and better. In two successive nights of sampling his daily menu special, Chef has taken classic French dishes and added unique and subtle flavors which complement...More

Thank Sharrann S
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November 11, 2017|
Response from Marilyn S | Reviewed this property |
I suggest you contact BRABO. I do not have that answer to your question. I was just a guest. However, their food and service was AMAZING when I was there.
November 11, 2017|
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Response from D C | Reviewed this property |
BRABO, 1600 King St., will be open from 12-8 pm. They will be serving a three-course menu for $70, with optional 4th course. BRABO Tasting Room is open for regular breakfast service and then... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$50
Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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
  • E-mail
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!
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