Brabo Brasserie embodies the vitality of a French brasserie and the refinement of Old Town Alexandria’s historical architecture. Executive Chef Sebastien Rondier presents a carnivorously comprehensive menu of iconic brasserie-inspired dishes.

The vitality of a French brasserie and the refinement of Old Town Alexandria’s historical architecture are embodied in Brabo Brasserie. Executive Chef Sebastien Rondier presents a carnivorously comprehensive menu of iconic brasserie-inspired dishes augmented with precise French culinary technique and talent representative of his Michelin-starred pedigree.

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Name a more iconic duo than warm baguette & butter... we’ll wait. 😉

Celebrate #internationalcatday by indulging in your favorite feline activities! Demand back scratches from your loved ones, take an afternoon nap, stretch (preferably in your favorite sunny spot), and finally, enjoy our NEW baked clearwater trout for dinner! Sounds like the perfect #caturday to us. 😉🐈

It’s the perfect night to try our marinated heirloom tomato & burrata salad, which pairs wonderfully with your favorite glass of rosé 🍅🤤🍷. Grab a seat on our patio or join us inside- we’re open from 5-9!

Let Hugo mix you the perfect cocktail tonight- we’re open for limited inside seating from 5-9pm! (Outside seating not available due to storm warnings.)

All of our recent rainstorms make the perfect excuse to curl up with a good book and a cocktail. Our favorite spot? The contemporary bliss of the living room in The Lorien! What about yours?

VA First Lady Recognizes Alexandria For COVID-19 Recovery Program

Have you heard about everything Alexandria is doing to keep its citizens safe?! We couldn’t be prouder of the measures our city is taking to care for our friends and neighbors, and we’re here to be an ally. To find out more about what we mean when we say #kimptoncleanpromise visit our website- link in bio! The First Lady also announced that the Great Walks program is a recipient of a $10,000 WanderLove Recovery Grant.

Happy National Tequila Day! Come cool off with our Vivacité cocktail, made with blanco tequila, ginger liqueur, and refreshing coconut water to keep you hydrated and fresh while celebrating #tgif 🥥🍹

What’s your favorite view of #extraordinaryalx?! Call us biased- but we think this one’s pretty dreamy. 🤩

Hot summer nights call for cold drinks and good company. Lucky for you, we’re here to provide you with both! 🥂

Tired of cooking? We’re here to help! With inside & outside in-person dining, online to-go ordering, and delivery through #doordash and #grubhub, you’ve never had so many ways to enjoy #brabobrasserie

In an abundance of caution, we made the difficult voluntary decision late last week to close our restaurants temporarily for business, including to-go service. The decision was made as a preventative measure in support of social distancing guidelines and the well-being of our team, community and guests. We’re glad to do our part during these trying times, and are committed to getting back to doing what we love as soon as it’s safe to do so. We’ll share updates here, including the status of our re-opening. Our hearts are with our community and the world at large. Please stay well.

Eat Like A Royal With These Incredible Whole Chicken Presentations

Ever wonder how Chef Sebastien got so good at roasting a whole duck? Yes, there were years of practice, but its also in his blood! Check out what he has to say about his grandmother's family recipe and how he's built on it over the years. #familytradition Engagement chicken is legendary for a reason.

Chef Sebastien's crispy duck leg has us ready for dinner before we've even enjoyed lunch!

Kimpton Lorien Hotel & Spa Named Top Hotel in Alexandria - The Zebra

Have you heard the great news?! Kimpton Lorien Hotel & Spa was named top hotel in Alexandria, VA by U.S. News and World Report! We're just over-the-moon to see our beautiful hotel being recognized for its outstanding service!

Have you stayed at Old Town's only hotel with an on-site spa? What are you waiting for?! Book your stay now, before word spreads too far 😉. The Zebra Press - GOOD News in Alexandria, VA U.S. News & World Report, a nationally recognized publisher of consumer advice and information, recognized Kimpton Lorien Hotel & Spa as the best overall

Valentine's Day may still be a week away, but we're getting into the spirit of love a little early around here! Our newest #bakedalaska is a romantic red velvet for two with strawberry ice cream & cream cheese meringue, flambéd tableside with our vanilla bean infused Virginia moonshine. Grab a friend, grab a lover, or heck, just come with an appetite for two! Either way, we've got you covered

Alexandria Restaurant Week will include 70 restaurants this year

There are so many wonderful options for this year's Alexandria Restaurant Week, we can understand your difficulty in choosing. And sure, you can call us biased, but we're pretty partial to our braised short rib, North Caroline trout, scalloped king trumpet mushroom, and more! Have you booked your reservation already? Don't wait! Restaurant Week ends Sunday, January 26th! Support your local dining scene with three-course dinners and deals offered throughout Old Town, Del Ray, Carlyle and Eisenhower and West End.

5 Dynamic Neighborhoods to Try for Restaurant Week

Can you believe DC Restaurant Week kicks off THIS MONDAY?! We're so excited to share this menu with you- which features braise short rib, North Carolina trout, & all the yum. Book your reservation today! The following content is created in partnership with the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington. It does not reflect the work or opinions of NBC Washington’s editorial staff. Click here to learn about Restaurant Week. Even with a foodie landscape as fertile as Washington’s, it can be eas...

Where to Brunch on New Year's Day Around DC

Have you finalized your New Year's Eve plans already? What about New Year's Day!? Don't fret- we've got you covered 🤝. If New Year's Eve is for Champagne, then New Year's Day is for mimosas.

They say you shouldn’t believe everything you read on the internet, but we’re here to tell you that this is some top-notch reporting you can hang your hat on! 😊 #happyholidays from our team to yours. We hope to see you at [at least] one of these special nights at Brabo!

Executive Chef Sebastien Rondier and the Brabo Brasserie team have prepared special holiday menus for Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day. Alexandrians and Washingtonians can enjoy the season without the stress of hosting or cooking. Friends and family can relax in Old Town Alexandria, enjoy a wonderful meal together at the French brasserie, and toast to being merry and bright. This year’s holiday offerings include a $30 Christmas Eve brunch buffet, a $65 Christmas Eve three-course dinner, an $85 New Year’s Eve prix-fixe dinner, and a $30 New Year’s Day brunch buffet.

Kimpton Lorien Hotel & Spa, 1600 King St., Alexandria, VA

Side Hustle

Learn a new side hustle from these seven recipes shared by Virginia chefs- including Chef Sebastien's roasted cauliflower grenobloise, a favorite from our winter menu! 7 Virginia chefs give us 9 tasty reasons to banish boxed mixes from weekday dinners.

Feeling festive? So are we! Book your holiday party with Brabo Brasserie today and let us do all the heavy lifting while you just worry about lifting your glass for that next sip 😉.

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André Daguin Dies at 84; Chef Made Gascony (and a Dish) Famous

Tonight we tip our hats (and glasses) in the name of a true French legend. Monsieur Daguin, we thank you. His menu, most notably the grilled duck breast, made a region of southwest France a required stop for traveling food lovers.

Only TWO more days until Thanksgiving and preparations are well under way! If you’ve waited until the last minute to plan your dinner, fear not! We still have select availability for our three-course, family-style feast. Visit our page to book now!

Small Tweaks to Make Your Thanksgiving Foods Slightly Healthier

As delicious and worth-the-hype as Thanksgiving is, let's be honest.. it can really weigh you down! Click through to see what Chef Sebastien (slides 7, 9, & 13) and others suggest to help lighten & brighten your plate this holiday season.. or you could always add another notch in your belt. 😉 Registered dietitians and chefs chimed in on ways you can make your favorite Thanksgiving dishes better for you.

Where to Eat on Thanksgiving Day in D.C.

We are still accepting reservations for Thanksgiving. Book yours today- space is limited and you will NOT want to miss this! (A big thanks to Eater DC for including us in this year's round-up!) Think sorghum-brined birds, pork chops dressed with kimchi collards, and embered sweet potato pie

The Best Whiskeys To Pair With Your Thanksgiving Feast

THIS IS NOT A DRILL- THANKSGIVING IS ONLY ONE WEEK AWAY!! Your menu is set, you've picked your wine pairing, now all that's left is to spice up the party with a bottle of your favorite booze! Michelle's recommendation? Redbreast Whiskey's Single Pot Still, aged 12 years. Best served neat, but could pair easily with some spiced ginger beer if you prefer. Check out the latest UPROXX article to find out more on why Michelle's chosen this classic Irish Whiskey for your big gathering. You have to wash down that turkey, stuffing, and cranberry sauce with something, right?

Where to Get Thanksgiving Catering and Takeout Around DC

Put the “holiday” back into your holiday season this year. Let us do the cooking for you! Because your time is better spent making memories with the ones you love.

We’re still accepting pre-orders for our whole duck or whole turkey, with 10% of proceeds going to #NoKidHungry. Email [email protected] to reserve yours today! Leave the turkey and sides to the chefs.

All buzz, no booze! Mocktails and low ABV cocktails were all the rage in 2019 and will continue to make a splash in the year ahead. Curious about other 2020 culinary trends? Click the link for more insider secrets 🤫😉!

No tricks, all treat with tonight's spooktacular baked alaska from Chef Sebastien. Happy Halloween everyone! 🎃

Brabo Tasting Room’s “Baseballs” and Beer Special | Alexandria, VA 22314

Join us as we cheer on the Nationals for game 3 against the Astros in their journey to #FinishTheFight! Our sister restaurant, Brabo Tasting Room will have the game on, plus plenty of #baseballsandbeer ⚾️🍺 Game starts just after 8pm, or come early to take advantage of happy hour!’s-“baseballs”-and-beer-special/2908/ In support of the Washington Nationals making it to the World Series, Brabo Tasting Room is offering an exclusive “Baseballs” and Beer Special from October 21 through October 30. For every purchase of the lamb meatballs (AKA Brabo Tasting’s Room’s “baseballs”), a guest will receive one c...

Affordable Wines That'll Impress Your Family on Thanksgiving

It's hard to believe that Thanksgiving is just around the corner already! Get ahead of the game and plan your perfect wine pairing with some tips from O The Oprah Magazine's new article, including our very own Michelle Hamo's favorite holiday pick!

Interested in learning more about Michelle's affordable recommendations? Join us on Sundays at 1:30 for her Sunday Brunch Wine Workshop! What's a holiday without a little vino?

Spice up your weekend with a Pumpkin Spice & Everything Nice. You’ve earned it. 🥂

The 14 Best Wheat Whiskeys And Wheated Bourbons To Drink This Fall

Thank you, UPROXX for including our very own bartender extraordinaire, Manny, in your recent round-up on wheat whiskies & bourbons! For more insights from Manny, stop by the Brabo bar tonight to catch him stirring & shaking all your favorite fall sips! We'll be open starting at 6:30. These whiskeys and bourbons go hard on the wheat in their mash bills and it pays off with delicate, nuanced flavors.

Tonight’s menu du jour entree sure is looking like a beautiful fall day🍂🍁!

Stop by for dinner tonight and ask about our short rib stuffed piquillo peppers.. Kitchen’s open until 10pm!

12 Budget-Friendly Hacks at Pricey D.C. Restaurants Thanks Eater DC for including us in the latest article on budget-friendly dining options in the DMV! We're launching our new $40 3-course menu tonight, but it'll be available 7 days a week for your enjoyment! A little luxury without a jaw-dropping bill

French Brasserie

Brabo's Brasserie menus pay homage to the rich flavors and iconic dishes of Chef Sebastien’s native France and showcases his passion for the fresh, seasonal ingredients he sources from the community of local Virginia growers and purveyors with whom he has built lasting partnerships. Happy Hour, Dinner and Sunday Brunch all offer the chance to indulge in unpretentious yet beautiful offerings, from several different preparations of Blue Bay Mussels, to Steak Frites and Duck Leg a L’Orange, to Brioche French Toast. Bon appetit!

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