Brabo - Lorien Hotel & Spa

4.4
3192 Reviews
$31 to $50
French
BRABO Brasserie.
Cocktails, Conversation and Classic French Cuisine
Executive Chef Ethan McKee unites contemporary American fare, seasonal/local ingredients, and French techniques. Enjoy a selection from our award-winning wine list, collection of craft beers, or rotating cocktail list in Old Town Alexandria.

Brabo Brasserie accept reservations for up to 10 guests. For reservations larger than 10, visit our private dining section for more information on space options. We will be happy to work with you to provide a special menu and experience for your larger gathering!
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Experiences

  • Valentine's Day 2021

    $95.00 per person

    Feb 14, 2021 only

    If 2020 taught us anything, it's to celebrate the important people in your life. Join us in celebrating your special someone for Valentine's Day! We'll be offering a 4-course menu for $95 per person (exclusive of tax + tip). Please note that this will be the ONLY MENU offered for dinner on Sunday, February 14th, 2021. Reservations required.

Offers

  • Happy Hour

    Multiple dates available

    Sun - Sat 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    Join us for happy hour from 5-7 PM daily! $2 off all featured cocktails $2 off select beers House red/white/sparkling - $5/glass Or $20/bottle

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 3192 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my birthday. The food, service, & ambiance was phenomenal. I am definitely becoming a regular there.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very beautiful ambience with wonderful energy surrounding every space of the restaurant. The lighting was perfect and made for a enjoyable experience. The food was delicious and the service was superb. Will be returning and highly recommend.

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vipPhilM
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and cuisine. Wine and drinks list are perfect.

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JES3
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Brabo, great food, service and atmosphere!

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Geoff
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Four of us had one of the most enjoyable evenings I can remember. No one had any criticisms of the food at all, and the service was fine. A superb restaurant on Alexandria's famous King Street. So glad the disaster of the pandemic has not killed it off!

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MartinaH
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Overpriced, under serviced, food was good but reduction for price point.

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vipCraig
Washington DC
757 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

By now you know I am a huge fan of Brabo. Great space, extremely attentive to social distancing, staff—the hostess and Manny this time—are phenomenal.

The chef deserves all the awards that can be bestowed. Beet salad was light and fresh. The short rib was excellent—and I appreciated that they were donating a part of the proceeds to charity.

Just a really pleasant experience.

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vipCraig
Washington DC
757 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The brunch was perfect. Thanks to Gabriel for coordinating.

And thanks to the hostess who took immediate action when the smoke alarm came on due to someone smoking in their hotel room above us. Her calm demeanor and I’ve got it under control attitude is to be commended!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to Brabo for brunch the day after Christmas. The food was fantastic - loved everything we got, including the Breakfast of Champions cocktail! They did a great job spreading out the tables and guests. We had an entire room to ourselves. Felt very safe!!!

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MichelleG
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. We really enjoyed it!!

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vipCraig
Washington DC
757 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brabo was delightful. All prepared fir Covid safeguards. The half roasted chicken was fantastic, but the standout was the French onion soup. Thanks for the recommendations David.

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alfs
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice atmosphere, food was very good - I had french onion and steak tartare with french fries.

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vipremop
Washington DC
44 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Brabo used to be a good restaurant. Sadly, it is no longer. The menu was not enticing and the food was less so. Service as poor and the ambience was dreary. Brabo needs a good chef and experienced servers.

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vipDanielleO
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Grilled octopus was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful birthday experience

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vipIDavis
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, food, and drink.

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vipBrigetteP
Cleveland
9 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Servers were great!

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MichelleD
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was outstanding. Although the restaurant was clearly short staffed, we were in no hurry and let our server know that up front. It was a leisurely and delicious meal.

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vipmarc
Washington DC
44 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall1food1service5ambience5

Totally disappointed. This is our 4th visit over the past 10 years, and we had great expectations. My wife ordered the "steak frites", medium rare. The steak was almost well done, the sauce tasted like A1 steak sauce. I ordered the beef short rib Bourguignon. It was so over done as to be inedible; the sauce was the same as my wife's, and the vegetables were all over done.

Totally disappointing for a place that has always excelled. The service was perfect.

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FelixD
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and service. Very knowledgeable and professional waiter.

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textiledyer
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very clean. They are concerned with your safety. Excellent staff. The food was good and we could eat outside

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MonicaH
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The restaurant was clearly understaffed. But the wait staff did try to do the best that they could. The food was outstanding.

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Justin
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience2

We were sat outside where it was pretty dark, the food was very overpriced for the quality. All in all won’t be returning

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DrewF
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We left after having no service for 25 minutes. Wouldn't return.

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vipFoodlover15
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went here for our wedding dinner after we got married and they made us feel so special on our wedding day. The food was amazing, the ambiance was so intimate, and social distancing was in effect.

JB
vipJohnB
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Not sure why the high reviews for this place. My experience was not the same. Food was over salted and over priced. Limited wine menu. We stayed at the Lorien Hotel and were looking forward to trying Brabo for the first time. Needless to say we were extremely disappointed.

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vipeatenalot
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Very good service. Nice cocktails. My best indoor eating experience this September, anywhere.

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vipsasha
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

best food ever, thanks to Chef sebastien's cuisine, will be back soon for the quiche and duck confit, great service as well, highly recommend

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vipsasha
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

chef sebastien's cuisine is the best in old town, there is no way youll see me in those by the water places that dont even respect social distancing, at brabo you have plenty space and food/service is just what I expect. the leek quiche was to die for, bourguignon and duck were also memorable, thanks to Meghan the manager she is amazing with great wine recommendations.

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DarthVader
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great experience with delicious food, friendly staff, appropriate COVID spacing.
Entry can be difficult to notice.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My girlfriend and I had a wonderful time here! The food was delicious (the Red Velvet cake is to die for), and the servers were wonderfully kind!

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AlbertC
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We had a wonderful evening at Brabo, the food was excellent and the service too.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience2

We went during restaurant week, 35$ for app, entree and dessert. If you added some of the normal prices of each plate, it added up to less than 35$ so you end up paying more for the same food. But the ribs and the duck was great. Appetizers and dessert was good. Pretty basic. But service was great.

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vipsasha
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Never disapointed with Chef Sebastien’s food, fresh, simple, flavorfull, best French place in old town. Will be back for more short ribs and the chicken for two, wine selection is very good and on the cheaper side with good pourings, highly recommend

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vipBruce
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

This is a challenging time for restaurants but Brabo did a great job spacing tables at a safe distance, having all staff wearing masks, etc. to protect everyone. Both of our Restaurant Week dinners were excellent, the staff did an excellent job serving us, and the wine list had quality selections at a very fair price.

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vipTimelessgrace
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Small menu and each course was excellent! Plenty of space between tables. Our waiter David was extremely knowledgeable and attentive. A very good Covid era experience! We will be back.

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LeandraP
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Great food, sat outside with dogs. Service was fair.

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vipsasha
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always very good food and service, very clean restaurant, with smaller menu but well executed

Brabo - Lorien Hotel & Spa
Responded on July 30, 2020

Thank you for joining us, Alicia. We're glad you enjoyed yourself, and hope to see you back soon!

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BaltoHoff
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brabo Brasserie is outstanding in every way. We want to give a special thank you to our server, Emmanuel. He's an expert mixologist -- the cocktails he made us were excellent. We're already planning our return visit.

Brabo - Lorien Hotel & Spa
Responded on July 30, 2020

Thank you so much for the kind words! We agree that Emmanuel is such an excellent part of our team and are glad you enjoyed his presence as much as we enjoyed having you in! We look forward to welcoming you back soon!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
51 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience1

Even though Covid rules have forced changes, Brabo is a shadow of its formerly elegant dining experience. Food (quiche and salad) was good but much smaller potions than pre-Covid.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Brabo - Lorien Hotel & Spa using the Order Online button. Brabo - Lorien Hotel & Spa also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 894-3440.

Brabo - Lorien Hotel & Spa is rated 4.4 stars by 3192 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.