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Brabo - Lorien Hotel & Spa

2727 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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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!
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Contemporary American, French, Belgian
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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

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.
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Phone number
(703) 894-3440
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Sebatien Rondier
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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!
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Cross street
Harvard St
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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.
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Public transit
King Street Metro is two blocks away. There is also a free trolley that runs from the Metro every 15 minutes.
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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.
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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.

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What 2727 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Compliments to the Chef! Radish board is excellent and the poached halibut is the best halibut I have ever had. Definitely recommend dining here.

OpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
3.0  Dined 3 days ago

The food was amazing, which helped but could not entirely make up for the bad service. It took over an hour for us to get our food after we ordered. We asked a couple of times for an update and kept being told “it is right behind me” but then waited another 10+ minutes until we asked again. It took over 20 minutes to get our drinks and when we asked questions about the menu, the waitress told us she didn’t know what was on the menu and would need to ask someone. We never got the answers to our questions. As much as I enjoyed the brunch food itself, I don’t think we’ll go back. There’s plenty of other restaurants with great food and much better service in the area.

DateNight (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

The food was exceptional, the service was very attentive and courteous, and the atmosphere was quite pleasant. My wife and I were very happy with our decision to spend a belated Valentine's dinner there.

Topher (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

Great spot. Amazing food.

vipMetroDCDiner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Had not been here for a bit. It did not disappoint. The food was incredible. For appetizers we had crudités and tomatoe soup. For entres we had scallops and haddock. All were excellent. The flavors were a delight. Our waiter Nigel was attentive and entertaining. Let us taste 2 wines before deciding on a bottle. The experience was perfect. We will definitely be back soon!

vipSansu (Richmond)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

HASAN was professional and courteous. Great personality. GREAT SERVICE!!!!

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  Dined 7 days ago

A group of dined on Valentine's Day together and had the special. The food was decent although the portion was small. The service, however, was downright awful. Our waiter, a middle-aged individual, was rude, curt and inconsiderate. He rushed through our orders and was brusque each time he interacted with us. At one point he carried a glass of wine to one in our party with his thumb stuck inside the wine glass. This is a sure way to ruin the reputation of an otherwise decent restaurant.

vipOpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

Food was innovative and special, and very tasty - but the real standout was the cocktail program. The menu was extensive, both unique and classic drinks, including a whole page of egg-white drinks, which are my favorite. The bartender was very talented; the Vieux Carre was better than in New Orleans! I will be back on my next trip to the DC area.

TomSW (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Worth the extra expense if you wish to receive an outstanding dining experience

ynadal (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Overall, the food was delicious, but the bok choy was very salty so couldn't finish. Also, the quince dessert was not impressive. The quality of the meat was excellent and loved the cocktail menu, very classy and comprehensive.
Service can improve.

sspatola (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Very well done! The modern decor is tasteful, yet cozy. The food & drinks met our expectations.

vipGiovanni (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Always excellent food, wonderful wine list. One of our favorites. Cosmo the server lives up to his name and Jose has enlarged the wine list in an amazing way.

vipEMILY (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

The ambience is great for a date, a special occasion or a business meal. The prices are not cheap for the meals offered., especially considering many do not come with a side. The steak frites was wonderful and the fries equally as good. The baby chicken was a bit bland. I felt the menu could have benefited from some salad options for starters and perhaps another fish like salmon. Our waiter was not very attentive and we felt was rude at times and bordered on condescending. All in all I would give it another visit, especially considering there isn’t an abundance of solid restaurants in the Old Town neighborhood/ on King St.

vipOpenTable Diner (Orange County)
1.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

The waiter was very slow and acted very odd. Food was okay not excellent.

vipMarylandGuy (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

We got there and our table was ready and waiting which is always great.

Great Food and Service, definite find.