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Brabo Tasting Room

1602 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-2719
+1 703-894-5252
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good36%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (10 reviews)
“mussels” (84 reviews)
“tarts” (13 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1602 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-2719
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great and simple atmosphere. We sat at the bar and ordered wine/cocktails and our food. Everything we ordered came out promptly and was delicious. We started with the cheese board and it had heaps of meat and jams with a variety of cheese (the goat...More

Thank Sara W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

OK - get the Chorizo Mussels, Bottle of Wine Great service and great food, sit at the bar!! Desserts are also a home run

Thank Robplant1964
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in for brunch. I had the Brabo Benedict and my wife had the waffles because they ran out of French toast. We also came in right before breakfast ended at 10:30. They shut down for an hour before lunch starts. The food was...More

Thank evancantrellsocial
Reviewed 8 June 2018

We've been to Brabo multiple times, and their mussels are the gold standard - not just for Old Town, but world wide. Whenever we have mussels anywhere, we judge them by Brabo's. Their flatbreads are also excellent, as well as their charcuterie / cheese plate....More

Thank WolfeStreetTravelURL
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Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

Mussels, mushroom tart, bread pudding, and beers were all exceptional. Also good music and a chill not too pretentious vibe.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

Walking by Friday night decided to stop in for a drink. Happy hour only served at the bar and bench table. The house wine, sangria $7. Mussels $14. Amazing deal. The mussels are large in a huge portion with an amazing white wine butter sauce....More

Thank DoctorCP
Reviewed 21 April 2018

Arrived in town early afternoon and needed a place for a late lunch. The Brabo Tasting Room was open. Service was friendly and attentive - we shared several items and they arrived at the table split into two dishes which was appreciated. The food was...More

Thank LiveToTravel0001
Reviewed 2 April 2018

I was staying at the L'Orien, so, like many of the guests, I went to the BTR for breakfast as it was the closest and easiest option. It was Good Friday, so I opted for the lox plate. Very good. What surprised me was the...More

Thank sullific
Reviewed 12 March 2018

Their steel cut oatmeal with fresh berries is a super way to start the day. A full bowlfull, perfectly cooked and with half and half, is just great.

Thank bruceb961
Reviewed 11 March 2018

Stopped in for drinks and something light for dinner. Enjoyed a really good stout, along with a wonderful tart, and the special sandwich offering (hanger steak, horseradish mayo, bleu cheese, lettuce and tomato on ciabatta bread). Had one of their lighter dessert specials as well...More

Thank FJDriver
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Questions & Answers
12 September 2015|
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Response from MaceandMo | Reviewed this property |
I contacted the front desk (as a hotel guest). There were plenty of non reserved tables, though. Cheers.
Suzanne C
25 March 2015|
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Response from Msmouse1 | Reviewed this property |
Ditto. Try Open Table
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
7:00 AM - 10:30 AM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:30 AM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:30 AM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:30 AM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:30 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1602 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-2719
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria
  • Phone Number: +1 703-894-5252
Housed in a stunningly renovated historic building, BRABO Tasting Room is the low-key cousin of our adjacent fine-dining room, BRABO. Ideal for happy hours or casual meet-ups with friends, BRABO Tasting Room’s menu offers taste-tempting shareable plates in a convivial setting in the heart of Old Town Alexandria. We offer walk-in service daily, but please feel free to contact us for larger groups of 8 or more or to learn more about our communal table and back seating options.
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