Brabo - Lorien Hotel & Spa

4.5
3208 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!

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 & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser 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
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 3208 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.6
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.2
Value
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80% of people would recommend it to a friend
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victoriak
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Brabo is definitely among my go-to brunch and dinner spots. The good

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RonC
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2021
Overall1Food2Service4Ambience1

A very disappointing evening. What a shame a wonderful restaurant really gone to pot. Place is shabby, menu is very limited 150 for a very poor experience.

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KerryS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We dined at Brabo for Valentine’s Day. The food was delicious, especially the rack of lamb, striploin, and gnocchi! FANTASTIC service! Anyone looking for a special night, give them a visit!

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WesleyM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Valintines Day.
We did not dine in we carried out.
However we did dine in last Friday.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Bravo was really nice and quaint. Great service! The food was great as well and the 4 courses fill you up throughout the experience. We hoped the portions were just a little but larger.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent cocktails and bartender, who was also our server. It’s Covid, so they have plenty of room to spacing. Delicious dinner and I look forward to going back again.

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KevinK
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We enjoyed our birthday dinner very much! The food was excellent, as was the service.
The added plus was that we didn't have to leave the hotel. The weather was cold and icy, so it was a pleasure to have a wonderful restaurant in-house. We liked it so much we went back for brunch the next morning!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was our anniversary and they asked us what we were there for and brought us complimentary champagne to celebrate. The drinks were delicious, the food was amazing and we will come back!

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AlexisG
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were seated promptly. Food was great. Service was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 4 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of the best restaurants I’ve been to along King Street! Looking forward to coming back!

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vipVinnyJ
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on 4 February 2021
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience1

Horrible experience on my wife's birthday. In my reservation notes all I requested was "good seating and excellent service" we got nether. Didn't ask for anything special, but that little chocolate "happy birthday" was free. Not the whole desert, just the little sign.

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Amie
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food at Brabo was amazing, made to Perfection. The chef was on point with our dinner the best steaks we have ever tasted, so tender and juicy. The amount of food you get is well worth the money. Don’t forget to order dessert they were on point with that too. We would definitely recommend Brabo to friends.

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vipThomasM
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Once again, a great dining experience here despite all of the C-19 precautions. Food was 😋 yummy & everything was just so wonderful. This place is always GREAT!!

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vipannpeter
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2021
Overall2Food4Service2Ambience2

It just didn't do it for us, and what a shame. We were looking forward to a lovely dining experience that had been highly recommended but 1) we were seated at a table overlooking the bar and in direct line with the front door so that every time it opened, we felt a bitter cold draft come over us; 2) the waitress spilled my fiance's mussels all over the table and despite the luck that it missed our clothes, the missing contents of this plate were never replenished with the mussels that were lost in the spill; 3) my salmon came lukewarm and had to go back to the kitchen; 4) my fork was dirty. With all that, we didn't complain because we wanted a nice night out but were surprised that we were not even offered a complimentary glass of wine or coffee when the waitress had to replace them during the spill or some type of compensation. Overall, I must say that the food was tasty and well presented. By the way, if you do go, ask the back room, which appears to have ambiance and no drafts.

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vipAlexandrian
Washington DC
89 reviews
Dined on 28 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

A Restaurant Week visit--- the fixed price three course meal was delicious! The food was well prepared and presented a nice mix of selections, giving a great representation of Brabo's menu. Thanks, we enjoyed it!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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vipGaylemd01
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic as usual.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 17 January 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
11 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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JES3
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love Brabo, great food, service and atmosphere!

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Geoff
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 8 January 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 31 December 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

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

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vipCraig
Washington DC
774 reviews
Dined on 27 December 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
774 reviews
Dined on 27 December 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 26 December 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 25 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service. We really enjoyed it!!

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vipCraig
Washington DC
774 reviews
Dined on 24 December 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 24 December 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 17 December 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 14 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Grilled octopus was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a wonderful birthday experience

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vipIDavis
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service, food, and drink.

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vipBrigetteP
Cleveland
9 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Servers were great!

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MichelleD
1 review
Dined on 7 November 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 24 October 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 21 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome food and service. Very knowledgeable and professional waiter.

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textiledyer
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on 9 October 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 3 October 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 2 October 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 30 September 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

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

FAQs

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

Brabo - Lorien Hotel & Spa is rated 4.5 stars by 3208 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.