100 Very Best Restaurants 2013: Brabo by Robert Wiedmaier
Photograph by Scott Suchman.
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Brabo
Address: 1600 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: 703-894-3440
Neighborhood: Alexandria, Alexandria, Old Town
Cuisines: Modern, American, Belgian, Breakfast
Opening Hours: Open Monday through Thursday 5:30 to 10, Friday 5:30 to 11, and Sunday 5:30 to 9.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Nearby Metro Stops: King Street-Old Town
Price Range: Expensive
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Recommended
Special Features:
Wheelchair Accessible

Glittery upholstery and copper-framed mirrors lend a luxe vibe to this restaurant in Old Town’s Lorien Hotel. While not as formal as Marcel’s—owner Robert Wiedmaier’s flagship in DC’s Foggy Bottom—the atmosphere befits a special occasion, and with such standouts as five-spice Pekin duck breast and knockout pastas, the food delivers. For a more casual experience, head next door to the tiny, no reservations Tasting Room for oven-fired tarts, pots of mussels, and Belgian brews.

Don’t miss: Grilled octopus with fingerlings and piquillo peppers; spaghetti with tomatoes, burrata, and basil oil; Fells Point bistro filet with fries and green-peppercorn sauce; ice creams and sorbets. In the Tasting Room, five-onion soup; bacon-and-goat-cheese mussels.

Brabo Open: Daily for breakfast and dinner. Tasting Room Open: Daily for lunch and dinner. Moderate to expensive.

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