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Review of Brabo Tasting Room

Brabo Tasting Room
Ranked #12 of 830 Restaurants in Alexandria
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: 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.
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 put some nicer salad green. The beef short ribs & chicken pizza are nothing to write home about.

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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 each was very good. The waiter however, was excellent, making recommendations which were spot on, plus he was cute, personable, and funny. Interesting combination of flavors, nicely plated. There are fancier establishments with larger menus, but the Tasting Room is great for a lite, relaxing meal away from the busy waterfront area. ( I ate here 2 years ago on a previous visit to Alexandria and the menu and cuisine are even better now.).

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Thank Deborah H
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Reviewed 19 July 2017

Had breakfast on a Sunday morning. Not too cheap, but still good value. Service friendly, without being intrusive. They do like their version of has browns, perhaps a little too much....

Thank J0han1969
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Reviewed 19 July 2017

Try the mussels, try the Chicken Club sandwich if it's on the menu, Close your eyes and point to anything on the menu. Chances are you'll enjoy it. A small, curated wine selection rounds out inexpensive, fine food.

Thank seymourblatz
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Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

I went shopping in Old Town Alexandria with a friend recently and not only did we have a successful shopping day, but she introduced me to Brabo Tasting Room mussels- yum!!!! The mussels are cooked in a skillet and served that way- the broth and the mussels stay warm!!! I had Moroccan spiced with Harissa, red peppers and grilled scallions that were exquisite! My friend had a classic version with white wine, garlic, shallots and parsley. The broths for both were seasoned well and great for dunking the slices of crusty bread served alongside each version. Enjoyed with a lovely Sauvignon Blanc wine- I am a fan. Go see for yourself! Soon!!

Thank Linda M
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