Best Restaurant in Alexandria? Brabo Gets Many Votes

Eatery is categorized as a modern gastropub.

On Tuesday, January 15, 2013 - 14:03

Farm-to-fork fare. Modern gastropub. A dash of Belgian flavor.

Many complimentary phrases describe Brabo Tasting Room, open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner at its location on King Street – the most vibrant thoroughfare in Alexandria. Brabo is situated in a colonial 150-year-old building adjacent to the historic Lorien Hotel in the city’s Old Town district, and many dishes at Brabo are prepared over wood fires in brick ovens.

Several customers claim the best way to start off your meal is to order Brabo’s locally renown mussels covered with either a classic white wine broth, a veal Bolognese variety or Thai curry spices. A meats-and-cheese platter is also a popular appetizer choice.

For an entree, people often rave about the restaurant’s open-faced Reuben sandwiches, interesting pizza selections or their pork belly tarts, and make sure to save room for dessert – consider the chocolate torte with coffee whipped cream. The eatery always has an excellent food and beer list and there are no reservations, so make sure you stop by early for lunch.