Brabo - Lorien Hotel & Spa
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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Multiple dates available
Tue - Thu 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM, Fri - Sat 5:00 PM - 9:30 PMJoin 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
- 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
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
The food was excellent but not cheap. The service was good although the staff did not dress the part of a top notch restaurant. Like most restaurants today, they were short staffed. They had one person taking orders and another delivering food. It would be better to have each person be able to do both tasks. A simple task of getting mustard took two people to be involved.
Some small lapses with service (forgetting to replace cutlery) otherwise service was amazing snd seriously impeccable food!! Had fillet Mignon and was absolutely melt on your mouth tender! Will be back for sure!!!
Very quiet at brunch.
Food was lovely.
Great experience, food, service with Restaurant Week. The music in the bar was really loud, thumping, and distracting for the dining area, which had the guests talking really loud/yelling.
Minor recommendation on the Escargot, killing the Gnocchi and heavy white sauce and go with a more traditional flare Escargot and curated herb sauce. The heavy sauce over-powered and drowned the Escargot and was overly filling for an appetizer.
Excellent all around!
Seasonally changing cuisine reasons to return.
Fresh, and delicious. Not the usual from other restaurants.
Service was excellent-- attentive without being intrusive or overbearing .
A must return .
Wonderful server and staff...terrific food
Loved the service. Bartender and waitress were great! Thanks
Service yikes! Good unless you have an issue with the environment and ask for something to be changed. When you ask a second time—politely—the waitress will tell you what her job is. As in, “I’m a waitress and that job falls to….someone else.”
In fine restaurants the answer is, “I’ll get that resolved for you.” Period, end of story, no matter whose job it is ultimately.
But this is a problem of good personnel training. It’s too bad because the food was EXCELLENT! Note to the chef: find a better restaurant that can match your skill as a chef with GOOD service.
4 of us had dinner Christmas Day and it was fabulous. We got the octopus and salmon as an appetizer and they were exceptional. The octopus was especially. I could eat that every day. We had two bottles of savignon blanc and it was one of the nicest wines I’ve ever had. Our entrees were good. My daughter got duck, husband and son in law got the Scottish salmon with lentils. My husband said it was a nice complement to the salmon. I had the filet and it was cooked perfectly. This was the first time we’d ever been out to dinner on Christmas Day and it did not disappoint. Next time we are in Alexandria, we will eat there.
Everything was excellent! The service was impeccable and the food was out of this world! Our experience truly made for a special Christmas dinner!
Great little hideaway in the JC area of Alexandria. Were able to accommodate gluten and dairy free, the grilled calamari excellent. Service was outstanding, tables spaced and very clean.
Lovely, quiet evening with outstanding service by Hugo & excellent cuisine.
Wonderful service and ambiance! We all had the steak and mussels which were both cooked perfectly. Will definitely be back again!
Such a civilized restaurant. Comfortable, not noisy, with tables not crowded together. Excellent friendly service. I was there for brunch which was very good.
This is a great spot! Whether you’re out for date night or having dinner with friends this place needs to be your choice!
Amazing experience overall. Service was on point, Chef Ethan’s food was very very good. Top favorites where the octopus, duck breast and short rib. Our kids enjoyed there pasta and cheeseburger. Cocktails where also delicious. Will definitely be back!
Good food. Good wine. Good service. Busy evening.
Food and service was excellent. The Moules Frites are a must appetizer. The only downside is with hard floors and little on the walls, it can get pretty loud.
It was my wife’s birthday.
Very nice dinner and very nice atmosphere. The food was very good and the service was good. The only complaint I would have is that we would have liked our water filled a little more frequently and have serving spoons in the family style meal provided for Thanksgiving.
Great Thanksgiving fixed price/menu meal.
Spending Thanksgiving on our own, we wanted somewhere where we knew the service would be good, the food great and a decent atmosphere. Brabo didn’t disappoint. We have a lovely evening, our server was great and all the food tasted wonderful - especially the spicy pumpkin soup and the braised beef.
Thanksgiving at Brabo was amazing. Easy parking, friendly helpful attentive staff, and food that was just amazing. We really liked the family style service and being able to try everything on the menu.
Thanksgiving meal with friends and family. Excellent menu with variations on traditional menu plus some extras. Quality of preparation was beyond expectations given mass produced pre-fix menu. Not too crowded and service was excellent. Overall experience was very good.
Would have given five stars across board, but there were a few times where I had to ask for utensils.
I took friends/clients out for Thanksgiving at Brabo's. It was perfect. An abundance of food/courses that were delicious & presented beautifully but it was the Service that put it over the top. The wait staff anticipated every need before we even knew we needed it (but also weren't hovering). I can't recommend it enough.
Ate at Brabo for Thanksgiving and it was fantastic! They had a fixed price menu for Thanksgiving, served family style. Every item on the two course meal (plus dessert) was cooked to perfection. The standouts were the turkey, which was very flavorful, and the butternut squash soup, simply amazing! I will definitely return.
Pricey Thanksgiving meal. Not much other dining options on Thanksgiving. I guess lucky they were open
Wonderful dinner, friendly staff and nice setting.
Wonderful night!! Amazing food and cocktails. Servers and bartender were both amazing!!
Great service and great food. Will definitely go back in the future.
They are back on their game. First time back since the COVID shutdown. OUTSTANDING duck with barley risotto, cooked perfectly medium rare and with the risotto and other accompaniments providing the perfect complement to the duck. Grilled octopus app was perfection, too. Wish we'd had ordered two or tried the rillette. (Next time!) Great Malbec wine and sparkling wine. Only quibble was that the martini might have been made with sweet vermouth, but uh...that ain't gonna prevent a return visit! Oh, and the creme brulee had a really nice char and ample, fresh fruit. Wonderful meal for sure. Great service, but I can't recall the woman's name.
We loved our meal here--it exceeded our expectations. The cocktails were truly special and everything we had was yummy. Our server was a delight. Highly recommended.
We sat in the dining area near the bar. It was VERY VERY noisy. Even after bar cleared out, the noise in the dining area was very loud. Restaurant needs something to muffle noise. Otherwise delicious food and good service!
This place always delivers great food and great service. The venison dish is absolutely amazing, I hope it never goes away. This place holds a top spot in Alexandria dining for us
Great service. Cocktail portions were microscopic.
Customer service was great, easy check-in/out. The room was fantastic, clean and ready. The tub spigot was small and slow, it took more than 15 minutes to fill the tub, surprisingly the water remained hot. We did not use the spa, so no feedback.
The Brabo restaurant was nice, good atmosphere, food (entree) tasted good, and the figgy pudding was amazing.
The service was flawless. The food is exceptional. The cocktails are creative and delicious. It was a wonderful dinner.
Matt (our bartender/waiter) was absolutely phenomenal
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 4.5 stars by 3222 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.