HelpiOS AppAndroid AppWindows Phone AppWindows 8 App

Make a reservation

Party Size
For 2
Date
Today
Time
7:00 PM
icon/ic_social_proofCreated with Sketch.
Booked 53 times today
Special offers available. See details

Brabo - Lorien Hotel & Spa

4.4
2692 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$31 to $50
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Contemporary American
Top Tags:
  • Fit for Foodies (30)
  • Creative Cuisine (27)
  • Romantic (23)
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!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Cuisines
Contemporary American, French, Belgian
icon/ic_clockCreated with Sketch.
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.
icon/ic_phoneCreated with Sketch.
Phone number
(703) 894-3440
icon/ic_locationCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_neighborhoodCreated with Sketch.
Neighborhood

Specials

Instantly increase your points with dining rewards

See availability for bonus point tables

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

What 2692 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.4
  based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.5
service
4.4
ambience
3.8
value
Noise · Moderate
87% of people would recommend it to a friend
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
Sort by
Newest
Filters
OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0
Dined 6 days ago

Sunday Brunch. Slow, easy pace. Bloody Mary was different, but still good enough to have had two. Omelette could stand being upped to three eggs and some standard fillings.

Report
Helpful
Falcon (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined 6 days ago

We had a very nice meal to celebrate our anniversary. Everything was excellent and we really enjoyed the food.

Report
Helpful
vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
3.0
Dined on January 13, 2018

The scallops were good but the portion was very small--would've been more appropriately listed as an appetizer. Shrimp cocktail was mediocre and overpriced.

Report
Helpful
vipOutabout (Washington DC)
3.0
Dined on January 8, 2018

I have had good meals here in the past, but this occasion was a disappointment. Nearly empty restaurant, yet every course from bread to dessert took very long. My halibut was overcooked and both our portions were very small. For the same price there are plenty of other options nearby.

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined on January 7, 2018

Excellent service and wonderful gourmet dishes. My husbands birthday was very special. The wine pairings were wonderful. We’ll definitely celebrate at this restaurant in the future.

Report
Helpful
Laural (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined on January 4, 2018

We loved the chef’s tasting and wine pairing. It was the perfect way to spend my birthday!

Report
Helpful
RalphW (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

Cosmo remembered us from a year ago!!!! Once again, a great time with awesome food!

Report
Helpful
vipStevenH (Washington DC)
2.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

The brunch food was not very good at all. We had the corn beef hash with poached eggs. The poached eggs were overcooked and not runny at all. The hash was oily and lacked flavor. We also had the French toast which didn’t taste like much. It was very bland and the bourbon molasses was way over powering. The $18 lamb burger was very dry and was nothing special. The only bright side was the pastry tray which tasted great but I’m not sure it was made at the restaurant. I believe it was produced by an outside pastry company who services the hotel and restaurant. Our servicer was not bad but it took a good 20-25 mins before we got served our entrees. Overall it was a very disappointing experience.

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
1.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

A three and a half hour long, NYE wait and meal...

Our 9:45 reservation didn’t afford us seats until 10:45. We ordered our 5 course meal selection as soon as our waiter arrived, but didn’t even get our second course and wine pairing until after the New Year. The service timing and delivery was so poor, we asked the waiter to delivery our final two courses at the same time, along with our check.

I’ve been here before with my wife, and we both loved it, but last night was so poorly executed (in addition to the missing food elements from our first course and extremely fatty NY strip), that we won’t ever return.

Report
Helpful
Flr16 
2.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

I made a reservation for the new year's Eve and I can say that unfortunately the experience was really disappointing. The 5 tasting special menu was not worth the price as the food did not come as we expected (as example, a soggy risotto, an overcooked halibut and a really plain cheesecake). The wine pairing menu was also disappointing with a poor selection of wines. We really expected more from this restaurant for the price and reviews. We tend to book restaurants when we travel and we really like to experiment different foods and places to eat. Unfortunately I would not recommend this restaurant by the experience we had.

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
270

Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Cuisines
Contemporary American, French, Belgian
icon/ic_clockCreated with Sketch.
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.
icon/ic_cross_streetCreated with Sketch.
Cross street
Harvard St
icon/ic_dress_codeCreated with Sketch.
Dress code
Business Casual
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
Price range
$31 to $50
icon/ic_paymentCreated with Sketch.
Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
icon/ic_phoneCreated with Sketch.
Phone number
(703) 894-3440
icon/ic_new_windowCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_cateringCreated with Sketch.
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.
icon/ic_parking_detailsCreated with Sketch.
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.
icon/ic_public_transitCreated with Sketch.
Public transit
King Street Metro is two blocks away. There is also a free trolley that runs from the Metro every 15 minutes.
icon/ic_chefCreated with Sketch.
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
icon/ic_special_eventsCreated with Sketch.
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.

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.

View Private Dining Details