Brabo - Lorien Hotel & Spa

4.4
3190 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 3190 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.5
Service
4.2
Ambience
4.1
Value
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77% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipPhilM
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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JES3
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love Brabo, great food, service and atmosphere!

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Geoff
1 review
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
752 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
752 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
752 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
7 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
43 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.

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vipFoodlover15
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went here for our wedding dinner after we got married and they made us feel so special on our wedding day. The food was amazing, the ambiance was so intimate, and social distancing was in effect.

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vipJohnB
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

Not sure why the high reviews for this place. My experience was not the same. Food was over salted and over priced. Limited wine menu. We stayed at the Lorien Hotel and were looking forward to trying Brabo for the first time. Needless to say we were extremely disappointed.

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vipeatenalot
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food. Very good service. Nice cocktails. My best indoor eating experience this September, anywhere.

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vipsasha
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

best food ever, thanks to Chef sebastien's cuisine, will be back soon for the quiche and duck confit, great service as well, highly recommend

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vipsasha
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

chef sebastien's cuisine is the best in old town, there is no way youll see me in those by the water places that dont even respect social distancing, at brabo you have plenty space and food/service is just what I expect. the leek quiche was to die for, bourguignon and duck were also memorable, thanks to Meghan the manager she is amazing with great wine recommendations.

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DarthVader
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A great experience with delicious food, friendly staff, appropriate COVID spacing.
Entry can be difficult to notice.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My girlfriend and I had a wonderful time here! The food was delicious (the Red Velvet cake is to die for), and the servers were wonderfully kind!

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AlbertC
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

We had a wonderful evening at Brabo, the food was excellent and the service too.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience2

We went during restaurant week, 35$ for app, entree and dessert. If you added some of the normal prices of each plate, it added up to less than 35$ so you end up paying more for the same food. But the ribs and the duck was great. Appetizers and dessert was good. Pretty basic. But service was great.

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vipsasha
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Never disapointed with Chef Sebastien’s food, fresh, simple, flavorfull, best French place in old town. Will be back for more short ribs and the chicken for two, wine selection is very good and on the cheaper side with good pourings, highly recommend

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vipBruce
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

This is a challenging time for restaurants but Brabo did a great job spacing tables at a safe distance, having all staff wearing masks, etc. to protect everyone. Both of our Restaurant Week dinners were excellent, the staff did an excellent job serving us, and the wine list had quality selections at a very fair price.

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vipTimelessgrace
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Small menu and each course was excellent! Plenty of space between tables. Our waiter David was extremely knowledgeable and attentive. A very good Covid era experience! We will be back.

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LeandraP
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience5

Great food, sat outside with dogs. Service was fair.

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vipsasha
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always very good food and service, very clean restaurant, with smaller menu but well executed

Brabo - Lorien Hotel & Spa
Responded on 30 July 2020

Thank you for joining us, Alicia. We're glad you enjoyed yourself, and hope to see you back soon!

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BaltoHoff
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Brabo Brasserie is outstanding in every way. We want to give a special thank you to our server, Emmanuel. He's an expert mixologist -- the cocktails he made us were excellent. We're already planning our return visit.

Brabo - Lorien Hotel & Spa
Responded on 30 July 2020

Thank you so much for the kind words! We agree that Emmanuel is such an excellent part of our team and are glad you enjoyed his presence as much as we enjoyed having you in! We look forward to welcoming you back soon!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
51 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience1

Even though Covid rules have forced changes, Brabo is a shadow of its formerly elegant dining experience. Food (quiche and salad) was good but much smaller potions than pre-Covid.

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vipsasha
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thanks to the chef foe accomodating our evening, memorable experience perfect to forget the pandemic, thanks Brabo

Brabo - Lorien Hotel & Spa
Responded on 13 July 2020

Alicia, thank you for coming out to join us on day 2 of re-opening! I'm glad you had a good evening, we were certainly glad to be back to serving you. Don't be a stranger! Kindly, Meghan Sigurdson, Manager

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JillN
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious menu, attentive staff, perfect portions combine for a lovely dinner! Thank you!

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Brabo - Lorien Hotel & Spa is rated 4.4 stars by 3190 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 bookings at the moment.