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!
Multiple dates available
Sun - Sat 5:00 PM - 8:30 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 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
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waiting staff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
gruyere, black truffle aioli, bacon-onion jam, pickles, frîtes
charred spring onion, capers, espelette aioli, quail egg
10oz new york strip, frîtes, peppercorn sauce
Brabo is definitely among my go-to brunch and dinner spots. The good
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.
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!
We did not dine in we carried out.
However we did dine in last Friday.
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.
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.
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!!
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!
We were seated promptly. Food was great. Service was great.
One of the best restaurants I’ve been to along King Street! Looking forward to coming back!
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.
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.
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!!
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.
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!
It was my birthday. The food, service, & ambiance was phenomenal. I am definitely becoming a regular there.
Fantastic as usual.
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.
Great service and cuisine. Wine and drinks list are perfect.
We love Brabo, great food, service and atmosphere!
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!
Overpriced, under serviced, food was good but reduction for price point.
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.
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!
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!!!
Excellent food and service. We really enjoyed it!!
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.
Nice atmosphere, food was very good - I had french onion and steak tartare with french fries.
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.
Grilled octopus was excellent.
It was a wonderful birthday experience
Excellent service, food, and drink.
Servers were great!
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.
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.
Awesome food and service. Very knowledgeable and professional waiter.
Very clean. They are concerned with your safety. Excellent staff. The food was good and we could eat outside
The restaurant was clearly understaffed. But the wait staff did try to do the best that they could. The food was outstanding.
We were sat outside where it was pretty dark, the food was very overpriced for the quality. All in all won’t be returning
We left after having no service for 25 minutes. Wouldn't return.
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.