100 Very Best Restaurants 2014: Brabo by Robert Wiedmaier
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100 Best Restaurants 2014 Happy Hour

Brabo Tasting Room
Address: 1600 King St., Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: 703-894-5252
Neighborhood: Alexandria
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Nearby Metro Stops: King Street-Old Town
Price Range: Expensive
Special Features:
Wheelchair Accessible, Valet Parking Available
Happy Hour Details:
Monday through Friday, 2 to 5: $14 for combination of flatbread pizza and Pilsner on draft
Happy Hour Days:
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays

The staff caters kindly to solo travelers and date-night couples alike at Robert Wiedmaier’s warm-toned dining room in Old Town’s Lorien Hotel, and it has a deft approach to helping guests pick bottles from an expansive list of globe-spanning wines. Served in a large pan, Penn Cove mussels—accompanied by Wiedmaier’s crisp frites—make a great group appetizer, and an entrée of braised lamb shoulder, twirled between fat ribbons of pappardelle, ushers in winter with elegance. The knockout dessert: a maple-laced, smoky “salt parfait” of hazelnut dacquoise, sour-cream sorbet, and bacon caramel.

Open: Monday through Saturday for breakfast and dinner, Sunday for breakfast, brunch, and dinner.

Don’t Miss: Bigeye tuna crudo with preserved lemon and espelette-pepper aïoli; field-greens salad with braised vegetables; roasted chicken breast with maitake mushrooms and roasted Brussels sprouts; crisp-skinned snapper with rock shrimp and shellfish butter. 

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