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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
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 14:00
Sun - Mon 17:00 - 22:00
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2 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

well I could not wait to write this review, I am traveling quite a bit lately and try as many restaurants I can. I went to Brabo couple days ago and found a real gem, the French style cuisine is refined, simple and easy to understand which I love since too many chefs try this new cuisine non-sense. My meal... More 

Thank dave11amend
Tysons Corner, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It is a nice place to have dinner. The food tasted good, but the price is a little higher than expected for the portion received. Example the Marinated Yellow Fin Tuna appetizer had only 4 pieces for $24.00? The tuna did not taste good -- either. To me the appetizer were not appetizing nor large enough (portion wise) to serve... More 

Thank Phantastic4u
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We ate here on our last day in the area before heading to the airport. My husband and I both had the American Breakfast, him with bacon, which he asked to be extra crispy, and me with sausage. The food was good, but his bacon was not crispy, and for $15 a plate, it should have been. The sausage, however,... More 

Thank ChrisRN09
Miami, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Enjoyed our meals each day but the Mussels stood out since the broth was expectation. Service was top notch and in particular Scott took care of us nicely. They have a casual lunch room and We had dinner in the dining room one night which we enjoyed our food tremendously.

1 Thank Rita B
Dar Es Salaam Region, Tanzania
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'm shocked to read reviews about the bouillabaisse which was frankly weirdly spiced. The Serrano was fine but too little bread. Service was slow and inattentive.

Thank Z K
Montreal, Quebec
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is great, prices are reasonable, and the establishment is very lovely, plenty of seating and warm service with a smile.

Thank Terri S
Management response:

Thank you, Terri! We look forward to taking care of you again soon! More 

Nashville, Tennessee
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61 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The steak was excellent, cooked to perfection and one of the best I have ever had. Limited selection of appetizers and the side options with entree's were simply not very good. The service, while knowledgeable, was not friendly. Great wine selection. Overall, just a bit overpriced.

Thank Joe R
Management response:

Hello Joe, It seems that you had a mixed experience with us. I am glad that you enjoyed your steak; be sure to check out our Brasserie where we feature many small plate and sharable items, if you would like to have some extra variety. We pride ourselves on warm, genuine service, so I am sorry that you were not... More 

New Jersey
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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant is right outside the Old Town Hampton so it was not only a wonderful restaurant it was very convenient after a long day of sightseeing.

Thank 6Miles01
Management response:

Thank you for saying so! Please come by for more mussels next time you are in the area. More 

Dallas, Texas
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I tried to have a nice dinner one evening and were told that it was a 30-45 minute wait, even though we saw several smaller tables available. I guess we weren't wearing the "right" clothing

Thank scubadillo99
Management response:

Hello, I am sorry that you were not able to join us for dinner. While we do our best to accommodate walk-in business, we do much of our business by reservation; on a busier evening, we may have all of our tables already committed to other guests. Be assured that we have no specific dress code and welcome all of... More 

Princeton, New Jersey
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited this restaurant during our vacation in Alexandria. The slow-roasted veal tenderloin was delicious and the staff is friendly. When the weather is warm, outdoor dining is wonderful. The indoor dining room ambience is great too.

Thank Stephannie_11
Management response:

Hi Stephannie, So glad you enjoyed your time with us. Come back to see us next time you are in Alexandria! Cheers, Philip More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$50
American, French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?