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Brabo Tasting Room

1602 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-2719
+1 703-894-5252
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good36%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (7 reviews)
“mussels” (79 reviews)
“tarts” (15 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1602 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-2719
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here on Christmas day with a friend. Discovered they are not handicapped accessible (happy hour specials are only available if you can sit at a high table). And beware the "Caesar Salad." It was a joke: no caesar salad dressing, not a hint of...More

Thank wisborn
Reviewed 30 December 2017

Went for a family dinner with my husband, daughter and son-in-law, Menu is not large but is interesting and everyone found something to eat. All dishes from the salad to desert were excellent. Ambiance is casual and relaxed (almost diner like). Service was friendly and...More

Thank Valjul
Reviewed 24 December 2017

We enjoyed a nice visit at happy hour here on a busy shopping day. While walking all over Old Town for Small Business Saturday, we stopped in here, parched and they quickly took care of us, hydrating us and offering excellent service. They have a...More

Thank J E
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

We discovered Brabo Tasting Room while staying at the Lorien Hotel years ago and go back every time we’re in Old Town because the food and service are excellent. There is an art to putting together a great meat and cheese board and Brabo has...More

Thank OnceMoreIBeatSunrise
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Three of us were wowed by the menu and explored it.....sharing various items. I tried things out of my comfort zone and loved them...the warm olives and cold beet soup were excellent. My commendations to the owner and chef....very nice waiter as well.

Thank HungryJudge
Reviewed 15 October 2017

This is a great place to go for happy hour. Specials are great - always mussels on the happy hour menu. A must-try. Their "tarts" are awesome as well (flatbread pizzas).

Thank Alan D
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

The various tarts...(its Pizza people) while a bit expensive are exceptionally good. The best ingredients and a constantly changing special of the day. The Beer and Wine are fine if not ridiculously overpriced. I'd give it 5 stars if it were not for the prices...More

Thank hanskennedy30
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

The morning breakfast staff are friendly and welcoming and food delicious would have given five stars, however the late afternoon/evening staff are rude, impatient and arrogant.

Thank M3Lis5a
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

Love the Moroccan mussels, French onion soup, others are just average or below. Didn't enjoyed my roster octopus, it was bland, replaced with a chopped salad, made mainly with romaine lettuce, a few tomatoes, small amount of beets, really, for $16, they can't afford to...More

Thank Josephine M
Reviewed 29 July 2017

Stayed in the Lorien and had a late supper here after a day in DC. We ate outdoors in the hotel courtyard which was so relaxing and pleasant. The courtyard is really lovely and peaceful. Our party of 4 chose 4 different lite dinners and...More

Thank Deborah H
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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, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, 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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