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Brabo Tasting Room

1600 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

703-894-3440

Neighborhood: Alexandria, Alexandria, Old Town

Cuisines: Modern, American, Belgian, Breakfast

Opening Hours:
Open Monday through Thursday 11:30 AM to 11, Friday and Saturday 11:30 to Midnight, and Sunday 11:30 to 10.

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Nearby Metro Stops: King Street-Old Town

Price Range: Expensive

Noise Level: Chatty

Reservations: Not Accepted

Website: http://www.braborestaurant.com/

Special Features: Wheelchair Accessible

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When your mood and checking account are in the doldrums, this casual sliver of an eatery with its blackboard of daily specials delivers affordable luxury. You can nibble on cheeses and house-made charcuterie or share mussels roasted and served in the pan--you'll probably want extra slices of the crusty baguette to sop up the jus.

A glowing brick oven turns out savory rustic wood-fired tarts, and wines are poured by both the taste (three ounces) and the glass--the place is known for its sometimes odd but spot-on pairings. Regulars know to put their names on the waiting list during peak times, then head to another Robert Wiedmaier endeavor, the Butcher's Block, a market/cafe in the rear of the hotel, for a glass of wine while they wait.

What to get: Salad of Bibb lettuce, beet, and pickled onion; duck-confit-and-roasted-mushroom tart; mussels with green curry; onion soup; cheeses and charcuterie; chicken pot pie, a frequent special; chocolate tart with coffee whipped cream.

Open daily for lunch and dinner. Moderate.