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Lebanese Taverna - Baltimore
Lebanese Taverna - Baltimore

Lebanese Taverna - Baltimore Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.lebanesetaverna.com
  • Phone: (410) 244-5533
  • Hours of Operation: Monday 11:30AM 10:00PM
    Tuesday - Thursday 11:30AM 10:00PM
    Friday - Saturday 11:30AM 11:00PM
    Sunday 11:30AM 9:00PM

    Happy Hour // Monday - Friday 4:00 - 7:00 pm in the lounge and bar. Appetizers and drinks priced $4 - $6 .

    Brunch // Saturdays and Sundays 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Middle Eastern, Vegetarian / Vegan, Mediterranean
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Catering: Let us bring Lebanese Taverna to you! Offering authentic Middle Eastern cuisine from our full service catering division. From rentals and servers Lebanese Taverna will make your event memorable. The Catering Department can be contacted by calling (703) 841-1503 or by email at catering@lebanesetaverna.com
  • Special Events & Promotions: Happy Hour Monday - Friday 4-7pm at the Bar and Lounge featuring selected mezza plates and alcoholic beverages ranging from $4.00 - $6.00. Bottomless Hommus $6.00

    Offering Weekend Brunch from 11:30-4:00pm

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Aliceanna
  • Public Transit: Ride the Charm City Circulator, Harbor East stop is less than 1 block and it's complimentary!
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet Parking after 5:00pm with a fee of $8.00. Street and nearby garage parking also available. After 5pm, $5.00 garage parking available with validation. Please see Hostess.
A word from Lebanese Taverna - Baltimore
Located a short distance from the Inner Harbor in trendy Harbor East, Lebanese Taverna serves authentic Middle Eastern fare in a casual yet stylish setting. The menu boasts over 25 appetizers and salads as well as a variety of grilled lamb, beef, chicken and fish entrees. There is a large selection of vegetarian dishes, too. To complement your dining experience, choose from our award-winning wine list or specialty cocktails. The restaurant is child-friendly and great for groups of all sizes. Gluten-free menu also available.

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Diner Reviews
  • "I like this restaurant a lot, and I've been here several times with small and large groups, and several times with just me and my husband, but timing is everything! We had a reservation for Saturday night. It took over an hour for a group of 7 to get our food (this has never been the case when I have come with larger groups before). Service is usually a little slow, but this was ridiculous. Everyone was miserable and hungry by the time dinner finally arrived at 9:20pm. In addition, the restaurant was so loud we could not hear each other talk. The food was not the best, either. My fries were underdone, one person's sandwich was cold, and someone else's mixed dish did not have all the pieces, but we were too hungry to complain. Disappointed."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Love the vegetarian platter, one can sample a lot varieties. The Salad was very good as well"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Food is delicious and tastes authentic. Great for couple or for double dates. Dining area is not overcrowded."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We had a wonderful birthday celebration on the 4th of July. The food and service were great on an exquisite day! Thanks"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "My daughter had dined at Lebanese Taverna last summer and wanted to return to celebrate her birthday. We were a party of 6 and it was the first time the other 5 people in our party had been to this restaurant. The food was great however the service was extremely slow. It took just over an hour for our food to arrive after placing the order. The noise level was just loud enough to not be able to hear what someone was saying to you unless you were looking at them directly. Otherwise I have no other complaints. The food was well seasoned, the portions were generous and the ambience was nice. When I made the reservation on Open Table I noted we were celebrating a birthday and our waiter brought a dessert for us to share without a reminder."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Had the best meal, great food, great bartender! It is a most!"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Great locate in Harbor East. Good food, good service and a nice bar. Would go back again."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "I was very pleased with the variety on the menu and food was fresh, flavorful and reasonably priced. Service was impeccable and the setting very relaxing. I highly recommend this spot for business lunches for a change of pace."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "This is our 4th (or 5th) time at Lebanese Taverna in Baltimore and this time my wife and I were celebrating our 3rd wedding anniversary. First of all, we were surprised as to how packed the place was at 8pm on a Wednesday, because I would have thought it wouldn't be house-full at that time. For the first time ever we ordered the entrees and didn't even bother with the Mezze. I had the Eggplant Fatteh which was amazing, although towards the end I sort of got overwhelmed by all the yogurt in the dish. My wife ordered the Mediterranean Sea Bass and she said she loved how flaky and light it was, and especially loved the presentation of it."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Food was very good. not the Tabouleh salad, not enough lemon, seasoning, onions and did not like it was done with curly parsley vs italian one."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "This has become one of our favorite restaurants in Baltimore. The food is consistently excellent and the menu has a terrific variety of mezze and main courses. Whether we have a multi-course meal or just a sandwich and hummus, the food is always excellent. The prices are remarkably moderate considering the quality and ambiance. That is why we keep coming back again and again."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Have always loved this restaurant for the food & location despite how noisy it can be, but had quite a bad experience here last week. Business lunch with someone from out of town - his first time there. I ended up embarrassed and apologizing to my companion - the service was that bad. Waiter very slow to take drink and food orders, rarely came back to check on us, didn't clear plates, didn't give extra plates to share meze dishes; was basically just absent, though it was not that busy. The guy wasn't unpleasant, just thoroughly incompetent. We might as well have been at Ruby Tuesday or some other cheap chain with checked-out young wait staff. Not cool."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "The food and the service are always very good. I usually have the platter with various samples of Middle Eastern cuisine prepared vegetarian without meat and it is always fresh and delicious."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "The food was good but the wait agonizingly long. My food was just about warm probably because it was left waiting to get to the table. The restaurant was not all that busy but yet the time between courses was long enough to digest the food completely!! The waiter showed up on and off and made ridiculous conversation. We had to get the attention of another waiter to get us the dessert menus!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "I brought a group of six and all parties had rave reviews. I like foods with flavor and that is what I got. The presentation was worthy as well. Will return."
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "All of the food was excellent, with a variety that was unfamiliar to me. I found myself thinking "I want to come back frequently!""
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Food was good; however wife's food was served hot while mine was served warm-ish (even after I sent it back to be heated). In addition, the service was irritatingly slow. It took a while for our entrées to be served and our waitress rarely came around to check on us. Nice place but it needs spend a little more money on increasing the number of staff, especially for Saturday evenings. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "A great selection of gluten free options, really enjoyed the Hummus, it was excellent The M’saka is very good as well. Three issues, we had a reservation but still waited in line 15 minutes to see the host before being seated and had to flag down staff to find my waitress three times. Finally, the noise level was very loud. Excessively loud. Stadium loud. It was so much quieter outside then in. I would return but eat outside. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Food is great quality every time. Sat outside which is on a side street. Was construction blocking the view of the water. There was an angry driver honking beside us, which is obviously not always the case. Inside feels more formal, but you can sit outside in even just gym clothing. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Have enjoyed this restaurant in the past. This time one favorite dish --Ouzi-- which has been very good before, was very disappointing. The ingredient of the braised lamb was still good, but the dish as a whole, including usually delicious spiced rice and stuffed grape leaves, was ruined by a heavy, greasy sauce -- pretty gross, actually. I didn't say anything to the server, who was very nice, because I didn't notice it at first and it was an occasion with others which I didn't want to mar, but it made me really question the quality control in the kitchen. The other dishes seemed okay. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "First time here and enjoyed the hummus sampler and falafel. My sins had lamb dishes which they enjoyed amd my husband had a salmon dish. The bread was a great texture to use for the hummus. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "A friend and I were in Baltimore for a meeting and happened upon this place on a great spring night. We sat outside and enjoyed the weather along with some very good Lebanese food. We started with the Hommus Trio, which included a spicy version, one with chicken shawarma and one with ground lamb and pine nuts. We each had the mixed kabob platters with lamb, chicken and kafta. The lamb and chicken were moist and well spiced. I had the spiced rice which was worth the $1 upgrade. Part of a DC area chain, I will look forward to coming back to this Terverna location next time I'm in town."
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "Lebanese Taverna is one of my go-to places when I have visitors or when I'm meeting someone from work....the food is outstanding....I highly recommend the two appetizer plates to whet your appetite and the chicken shwarma if you still have room. Really interesting wine list too... Love this place!"
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "Everything we ordered was delicious. We have been before and will come again. "
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "Good food. Good wine. Try the roasted olives, lamb anything & 'flat' bread. Very tasty."
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "No complaints from anyone at the table. Everything we ordered was spot on - Delicious! Considering the group, that is saying a lot. The dinning room is also pretty/cool, and I love that some tables have comfortable bench seating. I also loved that it is mostly surrounded by windows. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "The soup and appetizer of white pizza were outstanding and the salmon and lamb excellent. It would have been great to have a cold beer but that wasn't happening. They ran out of everything. They did have a few warm beers bud and becks but all the Lebanese beers were out as was the after dinner wine Moscatel. In many restaurants the beer is on ice and so are the glasses . In my opinion having good drinks and coffee can make or break a meal. I would imagine a problem with the supplier had occurred. They had the same problem about a year ago when I came last. I especially come for the Lebanese food and drink. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "I went there in a party of 4 to celebrate my brother's birthday. We all had a great night out, filled with amazing dishes and some nice drinks. We didn't get carried away drinking, as my wife and I always try to leave some room for the Arabic tea at the end of the night, which we cannot get enough of. Anyway, we loved the entire experience, and will definitely be returning soon for other numerous occasions."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Consistently good Middle Eastern style food at reasonable prices, and friendly if not always attentive service. Stays open late in the "hot" and attractive area called "Harbor East", on the eastern edge of downtown Baltimore, so a good place to go after symphony or theatre, when some places are closed or closing."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We have being coming here for years, and have seem some decline recently, but our last visit convinced us never to return. The service was some of the worst we have ever had, they were out of every bottle of wine we ordered off the wine list, and the quality of the food, while decent, is in no way sufficient to overcome all the other deficiencies. Not sure if they are having financial troubles, under new ownership or something else, but no matter, we will not be back."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We have only eaten here twice. However, both times the food was superb, and the service was excellent - especially our last visit! Ziad, our server, was very attentive, pleasant, and friendly. We hope to be served by him on our next visit!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "The seafood in my bouillabaise (probably spelled incorrectly) was perfectly cooked, but the base of it seemed to be just chopped heated tomatoes in juice from the tomatoes with salt. I recall now that, about two years ago, I ordered the same meal here (the only other time I've eaten here) and was similarly disappointed. Wish the otherwise wonderful chef would learn to get a bit zestier with the spices, especially given the cost of the meals."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "My lady friend and I learned about LT and she expressed a desire to go there. I took her there with the intention of making HER happy but was instead wowed by the food. There were exotic dishes with good variety, so it was a great opportunity to step outside my comfort zone and try something new. Romantic ambience, but you can easily take a family there as well. I thoroughly enjoyed it."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "The food is always good here. Great place for Middle Eastern food."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • ".we had a delicious dinner. Sam, our server, was excellent, looking forward to going back soon,"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "This restaurant never lets me down. We really enjoy the food and atmosphere. The wait staff is very on point as well."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Food is amazing and authentic. We even ordered extra to take home."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "The tavern was a very well appointed restaurant with good service and great food. I was pleased with the chef's platter of appetizers and especially happy with the lamb kabobs. My colleague, however, had the whole sea bass, which had a few too many scales remaining. Overall, great experience."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "While the food was good, the service felt hurried and wine was just ok. Nothing was spectacular and not somewhere we will make a regular."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Went for Restaurant Week with coworkers for lunch. Made a reservation for the group and even beat the "lunch rush" to the restaurant. I only wish that the service was able to keep up with the amount of customers it had seated for lunch. A work lunch that should've lasted an hour, turned into two hours. The staff was apologetic for the slow service/neglect and explained that all of the customers sat down at once. This is an understandable situation, I only wish that the restaurant had better prepared, especially since it was more than halfway through Restaurant Week. All in all, this is my second time dining at this venue, and I will definitely return, but probably head there when I'm not pressed for time!"
    Dined on 2/19/2014