Brabo - Lorien Hotel & Spa

4.5
3238 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

    Tue - Thu 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM, Fri - Sat 5:00 PM - 9:30 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 3238 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
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4.4
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4.3
Ambience
4.3
Value
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JessMcCain
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful lovely brunch for Father's Day. All the food was excellent & we had a wonderful waiter name Gabriel who took care of all of our needs. They were also able to accommodate my daughter's food allergy with great ease, she was able to order almost everything from the menu which is not the case with most restaurants. Our new favorite brunch place, thank you Brabo & Gabriel.

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JulieB
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Service was stellar! Tried their cocktails and loved the Summer Sangria and mussels for the hot evening. All very good!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The staff did an excellent job! Even though they were understaffed due to Covid, they handled themselves well & with great attitudes. The food was delicious. Highly recommend this hidden gem!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Amazing food, great service, and pet friendly outdoor seating!

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Patricia
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food in a cute outdoor patio setting! I would highly recommend the pineapple mimosa.

JB
vipJoeB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and nice atmosphere. Had the scallops and they were great!

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vipsmcc
Washington DC
154 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

We loved dining with our friends at Brabo Restaurant as always. The waitstaff was a bit busier than it has been in the past, but the food, ambiance, and caring were as wonderful as always. The wine list is wonderful, and we always have the best time. Highly Recommend.

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BrendaS
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

So glad to be back dining at Brabo. Never disappoints

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vipMsgr
Washington DC
45 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service were outstanding.

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SylviaC
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

So good !
The food was delicious, the service outstanding and the outdoor seating area is beautiful and relaxing.
I highly recommend.

JW
vipJeanW
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful courtyard dining. Excellent service. Delicious food. Most of our wonderful DC restaurants have had an awkward re-entry: rusty staff front snd back of the kitchen door. Brabo is the first restaurant we’ve been to in the past few weeks that has it all together. Well done!

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JasS
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I visited with my husband to celebrate our anniversary. From the moment we were greeted by the hostess, to the complimentary champagne toasts to the delicious food, every moment was memorable. Our server was attentive, polite, knowledgeable and honestly the best we could have hoped for. We started with the shrimp and crabcake appetizers and I honestly could have ordered more for my meal alone! The shrimp was crispy, seasoned well with a side of scrumptious remoulade sauce. The crabcake was fresh and full of meat and also favorable. I ordered the salmon and my husband had steak that he stated was the best he's ever had! We were too full for dessert but will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Really great experience here for Mother’s Day! We got the pastry basket to start and they were WARM!!! So delicious. Service was great. Highly recommend the quiche!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Bravo is the perfect place to pamper mom with a lovely Mother’s Day brunch. We’ll be back!

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Betsy
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

We very much enjoyed our dinner on Sat. 5/8 for a small birthday celebration. It was terrific to see that business is picking up again for Brabo and restaurants in Old Town! The French Onion soup and steak tartare apps were delicious. So many onions in the very substantive soup! We enjoyed a bottle of Malbec and a whiskey sour from the bar as well, which were excellent. My boyfriend very much enjoyed the duck breast, which was cooked to the perfect temperature, and I had the gnocchi. The sauce with the gnocchi was flavorful and seasonings were nicely balanced and rich. We topped off the meal with the warm chocolate cake. How can you go wrong with WARM chocolate cake! It was a tasty sweet - the birthday girl loved it!! The servers were hustling and working hard, as restaurant help is still a bit stretched due to COVID. Overall, it was a delightful evening!!

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vipRobert
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience2

We recently dined at Brabo because of the fond memories we had of this previous fine dining establishment. It has changed. The food was not good, The ambiance was fair and the service poor. We will not return.

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DarrylP
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Took my wife there for Mother's day eve. Ordered meal before hand, so all we had to do was arrive and relax. It was a special treat as everything went well. The ambiance was a bit sparse or almost spartan but I believe it may have been the result of covid spacing.

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Amanda
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall4Food5Service1Ambience3

We had a wonderful dinner at Brabo! The food, cocktails and wine were excellent. But we found the service to be subpar. Even though we arrived for our 9:30 reservation a few minutes early, our server made us feel rushed and unwelcome the entire meal. The restaurant does in fact close at 10pm, but if you're going to make late diners feel like they need to gobble down their food and run, ensure that the last reservation isn't so late.

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Sarah
Jacksonville
10 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Gabriel took good care of us.
Norwegian Benedict was phenomenal and so were the Green Bloody Mary's.

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AngelaM
Serbia
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very delicious food and very kind and attentive service. We really enjoyed it!

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KathyS
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent meal and Service! We thoroughly enjoyed exploring Annapolis and finishing the day at this restaurant. It was a wonderful experience.

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UdayS
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall2Food4Service4Ambience3

Great service by our server. We had made a reservation for 4 well in advance in celebration of our friends' anniversary. Asked for a window-side table, maitre d was simply uninterested!! Our server and quality of the Salmon made up for the average ambience and unpleasant experience at the onset.

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GraceR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 22 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food and service. I would recommend and return.

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Petra
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

good food , romantic ambience , great service , very clean

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vipc4sman
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great service and great location. Food was on point and it was close and open early on Sunday

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geebee
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience2

Other seafood places along this stretch of King Street were booked up but Brabo was not, and now I know why. The food and the service were ordinary and the ambiance was cafeteria-like, despite prices indicated something more special.

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vipWalter
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2021
Overall5Food4Service3Ambience4

Beautiful day for outdoor brunch. Interesting cocktail and tasty egg Benedict and Belgian waffles.

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JayP
Richmond
26 reviews
Dined on 9 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Brabo was a very pleasant way to start our long weekend in Old Town Alexandria. Emmanuel provided great service and wonderful recommendations - and unique drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Easter brunch was delicious. French onion soup was very good. The quiche and salad were delicious. The salad dressing tasted so good. And the quiche was flaky and tasty. We also had a side of bacon that was huge

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Our first time here and we were very pleased. The gentleman at the bar greeted us and escorted us to the lovely hotel living room until our table was ready. Our food at brunch was delicious. Onion soup and mushroom spinach and cheese omelette. The soup was lukewarm and had to be sent back. Our food came before the soup was heated but it was so tasty we didn’t mind.
While we tipped appreciatively, our server was not the best. He tried but could use a few more training pointers. We will definitely return.

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NorbertoD
Tallahassee
2 reviews
Dined on 2 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Exceptional service and quality. Every meal at Brabo is memorable. Norberto Daluz

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Sarah
Jacksonville
10 reviews
Dined on 21 March 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

Not as good as pre-covid, maybe a different Chef. Service was very disappointing, asked for speciality drinks which always been unique and delicious but the server said " NO!" Only available for dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 21 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

From the service to the food. We’ve always been impressed! It was our first brunch as a married couple and they gave us a complimentary drink and bread basket. We didn’t expect anything, but that was sweet of them. Definitely recommend them as a must go in the DMV area.

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vipalexeater
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Very good food. We just went back for a second time. The octopus appetizer is delicious. So was the burger. Had the steak frites the first time, also very good and very good fries. Will part part of our rotation. Tables very well spaced apart. Felt Covid comfortable.

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SBell
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, wonderful service. Always a positive experience

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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.

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 3238 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.