About Brabo - Lorien Hotel & Spa

BRABO unites contemporary American fare with European and French techniques throughout two unique dining experiences.

The BRABO Brasserie, our freshly expanded front bar area, is perfect for an impromptu bite with friends, after-work cocktails or a casual night out.

The BRABO Dining Room embraces the sophistication and exceptional hospitality of fine dining in a relaxed atmosphere. Ease your way through Executive Chef Sebastien’s innovative tasting menu, which highlights his extensive culinary expertise in French and Belgian cuisine.

We accept Opentable reservations for up to 10 guests, Sunday through Thursday, and up to 8 guests on Friday and Saturday. We'll be happy to work with you to provide a special menu and experience for your larger gathering!

1600 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, French, Belgian

Hours of Operation:
Happy Hour Daily (Bar & Brasserie Only) 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Dinner: Monday -Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Dinner: Friday - Saturday 5:30pm - 11:00pm
Dinner: Sunday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 2:30pm
Bar/Brasserie: Sunday 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Bar/Brasserie: Monday-Thursday 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Bar/Brasserie: Friday & Saturday 5:00pm - 11:00pm

BRABO TASTING ROOM
Breakfast: Monday-Friday 7am-1030am
Saturday & Sunday 8am-11am
Lunch & Dinner: opens daily at 11:30am
Monday-Thursday closes at 11pm
Friday & Saturday closes at 12am
Sunday closes at 10pm

Patio closes one hour before the end of service.

Cross Street:
Harvard St

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(703) 894-3440

Website:
http://www.braborestaurant.com/

Catering:
Brabo and The Kimpton Lorien Hotel feature several private rooms that can accommodate up to 65 guests for a sit down event, or up to 100 for a standing, cocktail style reception. Please contact Tara Justice for more information! Tara.Justice@lorienhotelandspa.com.

Parking Details:
Complimentary Valet and street parking available.

The valet area is located in front of the restaurant and the Lorien Hotel. If a valet is parking other cars, inquire in the restaurant and we will see to it that you will be accommodated.

Public Transit:
King Street Metro is two blocks away. There is also a free trolley that runs from the Metro every 15 minutes.

Executive Chef:
Sebatien Rondier

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
With its stunning and unique decor, Brabo, is a perfect complement to our signature Belgian-inspired cuisine, resulting in private events, receptions, and meetings that are deliciously memorable. From start to finish, we provide unparalleled service while surrounding you in elegant style. Our Private Dining Room can accommodate groups up to 14, and our main dining room, patio and bar can entertain from 2 to 150 people. To start planning your personalized event, give us a call at 703-894-3440.

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

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Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

Brabo will be serving up our regular menu a la carte enlivened by Chef's specials such as Duck a l'Orange.

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Special 5-course menu for $95/person featuring lobster risotto, roasted duck, and seared scallops. Optional caviar service and a vast array of Champagnes by the glass.

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Details
Sun 5:00PM - 10:00PM

Mon - Sat 5:00PM - 6:30PM 8:30PM - 10:00PM

Private Dining

Capture the essence of Old Town with a mix of posh indoor space and private outdoor terraces. An unforgettable space for elegant receptions and dinners. Our private event spaces can accommodate small intimate business dinners for just 10 people or weddings for up to 100 guests.

Brabo - Lorien Hotel & Spa Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (35)
Special Occasion (30)
Creative Cuisine (28)
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Romantic (27)
Good for a Date (25)
Good for Anniversaries (25)
Notable Wine List (24)
Tasting Menu (22)
Quiet Conversation (20)
Business Meals (18)
Handcrafted Cocktails (14)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
Worth the Drive (12)
Bar Seating (10)
Authentic (8)
Casual (8)
Cozy (8)
Good for Groups (7)
Seasonal (6)
Fun (5)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Healthy (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Happy Hour (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Tapas (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Great Beer (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
People Watching (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

We had a very nice meal at Brabo. Evereything was delicious, but my main dish which was Halibut and it was a little dry, and not very flavorful. Our waiter was excellet!! So pleasant, knowledgeable and attentive. He heard us say we were celebrating birthdays, and brought us an after dinner drink to celebrate. I would definitely be back!

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Richmond)·Dined 5 days ago

The service was outstanding, presentation was first class, and the food was very good.
It was a bit pricy...D.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Very good food in a quiet restaurant. We’ll definitely be back. Very pleased to see Foie Gras as an appetizer. My salt cod was very good and my companions all had the grilled octopus which they said was delicious. Thanks Brabo!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Late-night Find, Great Beer, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Manager and waiter provided excellent service!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Lovely restaurant. Overpriced on food and wine.. but it is a part of the package..great location. We had a great server.. very accommodative and pleasant. Overall, a great experience.. will be back acasionally!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Poor food. Ever wonder who could screw up a beet salad? Brabo. Really? Where was the chef? Obviously on vacation! Tasteless and Service was mediocre and rushed. Honestly not good food.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving Day! Sure a holiday meal in a restaurant can be tricky.
We've dined often at Brabo and always enjoyed the food & service. Our visit on Thursday felt so assembly line. Hadn't finished our cocktail when dinner started with our soup presented. Fast & unspecial I'd say. Waiters, if you're bored with holiday service don't work. As a matter of fact our waiter called it a 'carry out' day!!!😪
Too bad, Brabo, just don't do holidays - a special day- if you can't make it special.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We visited Brabo twice Thanksgiving week. Our first time was at the bar which opens at 5:00. Great signature cocktails, Carleton our bartender was fantastic and the charcuterie board was a fantastic deal at $8.00 for happy hour. We had a great experience and looked forward to our Thanksgiving 3-course fixed price dinner for $70/person later in the week. It was a huge disappointment! We left the restaurant starving. The scallops were so-so. My New York strip was MAYBE 2 ounces sliced and full of fat with a teaspoon of spinach and 7 dime-sized slices of potato. The worst? Apple Spice Cake dessert. Our table could barely choke it down. It was dry and tasted like cardboard. Our server barely smiled, disappeared forever, didn't wait until I tasted the wine before serving it to everyone else. All this and an $800 check! I'm not giving up 100% on Brabo yet. Our bar experience was so nice, and we will try again, not on a holiday though. Another disappointment though for us here and we Old Town Alexandria residents will not be back!

Tags: Disabled Access, Cozy, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 23, 2017

The Thanksgiving menu was good - more variety would've been appreciated, especially given the price. Our waiter was average, not particularly attentive once the order was placed. The food was delivered more quickly than we would've preferred and the turkey entree was not as warm as it should have been. The scallop starter and the chocolate dessert were delicious! The greeters were enthusiastic and friendly and the restrained and sophisticated decor provides a calm and quiet backdrop to the meal.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Seasonal
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Food was good, a bit pricey for the limited Thanksgiving menu.

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Very bland setting. Food is slightly above average but very expensive.noisy and very like a bland chain hotel restaurant. Disappointing.

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving restaurant was a first for us. Glad we chose Brabo because it met all of our needs and we had a great time. The chestnut veloute was delicious.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Always an excellent dinner for special occasions and family gatherings. The day before Thanksgiving was not crowded and the waiter even brought out an unexpected dessert for my mother who was visiting us for the Holidays !

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 22, 2017

We always love Brabo, and I really like their recently redone dining areas. I love the 3 different ways you can dine. At the bar, in the more casual dining room just off the bar, and the more formal dining room. Great idea. Food was lovely, and we really liked our server, Dave. Highly recommend the place to all.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 18, 2017

We enjoyed the entire experience and the service from Nigel was excellent! He made the evening enjoyable

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 18, 2017

A great addition to dining in Alexandria. The menu was creative and the food excellent. The staff was attentive and the sommelier extremely knowledgeable. Overall a great dining experience.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Healthy, Creative Cuisine
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 16, 2017

The service we had from Hassan was absolutely outstanding. Very attentive, warm and in command of the food and wine.

He truly was what a server should be at a restaurant.

The food impeccable that I went twice for dinner in less than a week.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Solid 10/10

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The service was excellent. One meal was outstanding. The other was disappointing. Overall a very good experience.

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·Dined on November 9, 2017

My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience. The food was excellent; each of us ordered Lamb as our entree. Service was great, pleased with all.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 7, 2017

The food was amazing and the service provided by our server, Hassan, was outstanding. We had the tasting menu with the wine tasting, and again, the food and service were phenomenal!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 5, 2017

It was date night for my wife and I. We turned to a local favorite Brabo's Restaurant. We are regulars at Brabo's Tasting Room but when we want to take it up a few notches we go to the Restaurant for the complete dining experience. From the hostess to the waiter to the sommelier, the staff was exceptional. Everything we asked for was effortlessly and professionally provided. They split the Foie Gras for us...it was delightful. We had the Lamb from the tasting menu and the Venison. Both were prepared and presented flawlessly. We could not decide which was better. For dessert it was the Key Lime Delice with Tea. A perfect finish to the evening. We always go back and made reservations for Brabo's on Thanksgiving Day a month ago. The food and service is better than the price...a local gem.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 4, 2017

It’s super over priced. Don’t get me wrong the food was good, but I doubt I’d go there to meet a girlfriend again. More of a date or special occasions restaurant.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Overpriced. Not a good value.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 2, 2017

The food was really excellent.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Delicious and relaxed dinner.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 27, 2017

The food and service were excellent. The waiter was able to accommodate special requests. The ambience was a little noisy but not so much that you couldn't hear your dining partner. Overall it was pricey, but an excellent choice for a special occasion.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Very smooth evening. Dining room is comfortable with good lighting. Staff was friendly, knowledgeable, and accommodating. Food was delicious. The restaurant has a nice open bar, a rustic brasserie room and an elegant dining room with enclosed Chef table. The adjacent tasting room was lively. Easy walk from King St. Metro. Best surprise, a glass of Champagne for the birthday girl ! Perfect with the dessert. Bravo.

Tags: Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 17, 2017

Came here to celebrate a birthday on a Monday night at 8pm. Our server, Cosmo, was very helpful and friendly - I highly recommend him to any other patron! We opted for the tasting menu and a few a la carte items (bison tartar, black truffle brie, hangar steak and venison). Everything was prepared very well and I would definitely order the bison tartar, Brie (amazing flavor), lamb and venison. These dishes are certainly worth their value. On top of that, although it was not at all busy that night, the servers were very attentive and made the wait between dishes bearable.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 15, 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner following the Sunday matinee at the Kennedy Center. Excellent service, creative menu - very relaxing way to end the weekend! We shall return!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Excellent food.
Terrific service.
Very nice ambiance and atmosphere that rivals NYC restaurants.
Overall a very nice experience in fine food, fine service, and a fine ambiance.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

This was a perfect after-theater/romantic birthday dinner with my husband. We tried the chef's tasting menu of 5 items and opted out of the wine pairing, in lieu of the amazing cocktails. I was pretty blown away by the menu and how harmonious the flavors were. It was an extremely well-balanced menu that was complimented with excellent service. This is definitely a place to always have bookmarked if you're looking for a gold star dining experience in Northern Virginia.

Tags: Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Tapas, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We informed the server that my wife was celiac. In spite of this she was served gluten and was sickened

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Lovely setting, excellent food and professional service! We made a reservation in the formal dining room, but the Brassiere looked so nice we can’t wait to go back and try that for a more casual - but classy Friday evening. BTW, the Brassiere menu is available in the dining room if you like that menu more. Our waiter Hassan was fantastic but everyone we encountered was friendly, courteous and professional .

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Incredibly slow service. Out of many things on their menu. Shocking decline of a place that use to be great.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Two couples dined at Brabo for dinner on a busy Friday the mussel starter was well enjoyed. As was the foie gras. The mains were poached halibut (a bit bland), venison medallions (quite good) and a clasic hanger steak frites. Excellent specialty cocktails but none of us had desert. We will definitely do Brabo again.

Tags: Business Meals, Tapas, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 8, 2017

My wife and I went to Brabo for our wedding anniversary, which the restaurant kindly marked with complementary glasses of fine sparkling wine. The five-course tasting menu proved quite satisfying, with delicious lamb chops the stand out dish. The wine pairings worked well, and the five pours were generous. A quite tasty evening.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

My wife and I celebrated our anniversary at Brabo this weekend. We had impeccable service from the moment we entered the restaurant. The reviews and presentation online make it look a bit nicer than it was, and I was surprised to enter wearing a suit and find strollers with noisy children and parents in shorts. But-- know I know. Nearly every person we interacted with wished us a happy anniversary, and we had nothing but kind service. We were met with glasses of champagne, and dessert for our celebration. Above and beyond expectation.Thank you for a memorable experience and we'll look forward to seeing you again!

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Business Meals
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 6, 2017

What a lovely experience! For our anniversary dinner we visited Brabo. After reviewing the menus, we indicated a preference for the Brasserie on our Open Table reservation. The hostess called to confirm our desired seating and that it was an anniversary dinner. The food was excellent - fluke carpaccio, brisket crostini, mussels, and grilled octopus on chickpea purée. Plus some gracious extras as anniversary "gifts" from the restaurant. There are more traditional choices on the menu, but we like interesting food, and the chef did not disappoint. Our server and the other staff we encountered were all personable and professional. There is nothing we would change about the experience. Wonderful!

Tags: Romantic, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Superbly prepared food. Great menu. Outstanding presentation.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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