Lebanese Taverna - Pentagon Row
Lebanese Taverna - Pentagon Row

Lebanese Taverna - Pentagon Row

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.lebanesetaverna.com/
  • Phone: 7034158681
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch:

    Monday: 11:30am - 9:00pm

    Tuesday - Thursday 11:30am - 10:00pm

    Friday and Saturday: 11:30am - 10:30pm

    Sunday Brunch: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: 4:00pm - 9:00pm



    Happy Hour:
    Monday - Friday 4:00pm - 7:00pm in the lounge and bar. Appetizers and drinks $3 - 5.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Vegetarian / Vegan, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout
  • 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: Happy Hour Monday - Friday 5-7pm at the Bar and Lounge featuring selected mezza plates and alcoholic beverages ranging from $3.00 - $5.00. Bottomless Hommos $5.00

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Army Navy Drive
  • Public Transit: Metro Pentagon City - blue and yellow lines
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Street parking and underground parking
A word from Lebanese Taverna - Pentagon Row
Located in Pentagon Row, 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.
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Lebanese Taverna - Pentagon Row reviews from OpenTable diners
65 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (27)great for outdoor dining (26)fit for foodies (21)good for groups (16)great for lunch (14)special occasion (11)kid-friendly (5)notable wine list (4)hot spot (4)romantic (4)vibrant bar scene (3)late-night find (3)great for brunch (2)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Made a big deal out of requesting split checks for our party of three. On the verge of rude.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice dinner out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We really enjoyed our date out at Lebanese Taverna and recommended it to friends in the area. The chef selection provided a flavorful variety.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lebanese boss loved it
    Mark4DiningVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    On Thursday, September 11th, I took my Lebanese-American boss to Lebanese Taverna and he thoroughly enjoyed the food and the atmosphere. Our party of five was greeted and sat immediately and the service attendant was right there to take our drink order. I do not remember the menu choices my boss ordered for the table but everything he ordered was quite good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good. Food can improve
    ElieHA
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Service and ambiance are excellent. Food can be much better in terms of variety but also quality.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • always entertaining with great food
    bskkemo
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    i love going to Lebanese Taverna. this time was with an out of town guest and she loved the food! the service was top-notch and i couldn't thank the team enough. there were 2 large parties in other areas that brought noise level up making it difficult to talk, as well as 2 separate screaming kids. but all was good!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Sampler
    KikiVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The food is always delicious. It is hard to choose from the numerous wonderful selections on the menu. My friend and I both like The Sampler because it offers a little bit of many wonderful Lebanese dishes. The environment is very friendly and the service is excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    nwebb1912
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    We had a lovely meal -- unexpectedly good! We loved the shawarma sliders and kibbeh; my friend liked the arnabeet (cauliflower). For dessert, the halawet jibne was absolutely delicious -- delicate, but tasty. Good selection of draft beer, too. Our server was helpful and prompt but did not hover.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Lebanese food in DC area
    ISOAmazingFoodVIP
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    I've eaten Lebeanese food all over metro area, in Lebanon and throughout the Middle East - this is hands down the best you'll find in VA/ DC. I prefer the ambiance of this location to the Woodley Park one in the District, but quality of food is excellent at both.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, fast!
    Africanlivedit
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We love the restaurant! Go there at least once every few months to try something new. The food is fresh, tasty, and fast!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Wonderful evening out to celebrate my husbands retirement. Only thing to note is that it can be a bit noisy. Staff is attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • TOO NOISY AT DINNER!
    ChristineFVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We have dined here scores of times for lunch and dinner. But at dinner August 21 we brought business guests and had to scream at each other to be heard - mostly we ate in silence since we could not talk. THIS WAS NOT GOOD - food was fine but we can't trust bringing guests here again. Need to add more soft surfaces, room dividers or something to take down this noise level.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mall friendly
    BarbinDC
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    The original restaurant in DC has much better food. The environment is typical of a mall restaurant with kids running around. Best part was being outside and the service was great.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We had a lovely night with good friends, a great evening for dining outdoors.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • MANAGER/STAFF WAS INAPPROPRIATE
    dgroves
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    I went with my 15 y/o niece and 3 y/o nephew. While I was in the restroom with the baby, the male wait staff hit on my niece, then proceeded to snicker about it amongst themselves at the drink station. When I went to the manager, he said that it was okay because she was ordering water.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful welcome
    review2VIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    The waiter here could not have been nicer. He was help, friendly and knowledgeable.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Find on Vacation
    luvsquid
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    We dined at the Lebanese Taverna while visiting Washington, DC. The food was delicious, the service good and the outdoor dining was just what we were looking for. The calamari was tender and crisp. The lamb was fork tender. I would recommend this restaurant for all who are looking for a casual outing with good value.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bob65
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Wonderful time! While a bit noisy, hence not so easy for conversation, the food and staff were great.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • morandcVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    I normally "do" lunch at this location but found it to be a convenient & pleasant place for an informal business dinner. It was busy but wait staff was able to keep up. Food was very good, as usual. Very good value. It did get noisy as the evening progressed.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food that will surprise and please!
    GoodlunchontimeVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Restaurant looks nice, table setting are little strange and other tables close but this place is where you go for amazing taste in appetizers and entrees. The lamb chops are remarkable, they'll almost melt in your mouth. And for dessert, the crepes are literally out of this world. We didn't know what to expect but my goodness it was wonderful and memorable. And, kudos for the service, attentive happy people will help you any way you want.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Overall - not terrible
    HriundellVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Great personable and attentive service. Food - meh... We were there towards the begi nning of service and they were already out if lamb shank. The chicken that I got instead was just ok. Nothing memorable at all - could be a chicken at any hotel banquet. To be fair the appetizers soup and one of the salad were quite good but the entree well below what I had expected.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious Dinner
    SpoburDCVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    My fiance and I dropped in here before we hit the mall to do some shopping for our wedding. We wanted a substantial yet healthy dinner. Lebanese Traverna was perfect. We shared 5 mezze plates and they were delicious! We got a couple meat dishes, the Lebanese salad, hummus and the yogurt (my personal favorite - it is the best bread/veggie dip EVER!) We weren't sure if 5 plates would be enough but we could barely finish the last one. Also, our server was extremely nice and even brought out wine to sample before we made our final picks. What we thought would be a quick bite to eat turned out to be a wonderful date night!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • still a great meal
    RaftmasterVIP
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    If you are looking for consistently great meals you need look no further. This is a DC classic, sure to please anyone who enjoys middle eastern fare. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love Lebanese food
    Susa28
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Appetizers were delicious. Wish the grilled octopus serving had been larger. Soft warm bread fantastic. Lamb kabobs were inconsistent in how well they were done. I ordered mine medium rare and they were very rare. My son ordered his the same way and his was served medium to well. Nice wine selection. Very noisey. Many large groups. Hard to hear people talking at your own table. Service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • My go-to restaurant
    russellVIP
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Whenever out-of-towners come to D.C. this is the place to go. This is a good news success story of a real entrepreneur who really made it by cooking Lebanese food extremely well. The flavors and seasonings offer something for everyone. My major complaint is that it is too LOUD to have a pleasant conversation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday Lunch
    KikiVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Four friends chose this restaurant for our annual birthday lunch. All of the food was excellent. The atmosphere was wonderful. The service was perfect. The server was attentive but not intrusive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointed
    Hangry
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    No one running the hostess stand, waiter forgot about us for a good half hour, food that came out was mediocre at best and room temperature. I wasn't expecting a four star restaurant, but for $100 for two people (with wine), you need to be better than a Lebanese TGI Friday's.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • loud but good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    The food was good but the decibel level was higher than I would have liked. Suggest you not conduct business but it offers a fun atmosphere otherwise. Service forgot my tea but it was lunch and very busy. I would suggest alternate periods.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awful service
    AgwaVIP
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    Good food. Good local chain. Lucked out with the worst server; slow, rude, uncaring and generally rubbish. Beware at lunch, they do this...
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding service
    CherieoVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    We had a group of 7 people, which can sometimes be hard to manage, but our waiter made the experience perfect! He was the best part of the entire night. He was always there when we needed him, he gave us recommendations and helped us pick the right assortment of food for our group. He was friendly, fun, efficient, and extremely helpful. He always had a smile on his face and seemed to really enjoy his job. The food was tasty, but our server really made the night spectacular. Unfortunately, I've forgotten his name, but he said he's originally from Mauritania.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 36 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service3.9
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 411 reviews are from the Lebanese Taverna - Pentagon Row reviews archive.
  • Wonderful place to dine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Went there late evening just before sunset. The staff was efficient and courteous. We had a new waiter working hard to create a nice dining experience. Very attentive and friendly. This was the first time eating at this location and it was very nice. I was outside with my wife enjoying the evening. It was a little loud outside which is to be expected as it borders the children's community play area. If kids running around isn't your thing while dining, by all means enjoy the service and food inside.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mother's day
    Foodlover2
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    This is a great place for special occasion, outdoor dining and brunch. When I picked my wife from Reagan National Airport, I thought about offering something special to my wife and my children on the Mother's day. So Lebanese Taverna was the best choice and for a first time, the food was great. Any specialty proposed by our waiter was fantastic. Although, we live in MD, we can't wait to go.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always excellent!
    WileyCoyote
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Food and service are always top notch at LT. Our fav is the chefs platter-9 great appetizers.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love This Place
    WRoege
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    We had a group of 5 with reservations through Open Table. We arrived a few minutes early and were seated right away. We had great service, were never rushed and the food is fresh and excellent. We like this location better than the Tysons Corner one because of the nice decorations and coziness. Overall a very enjoyable evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, great service
    gemni71111VIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    We ordered the hommus trio and falafel for appetizers. We received complimentary pita bread and a rich olive-oil-based dipping sauce, then more pita bread with our appetizers. The hommus was creamy and the falafel was crisp with a buttery interior. Both were plated beautifully. For entrees, my husband had chicken kabobs, and I had kafta kabobs. My husband raved about his dinner and cleared his plate. I would have cleared my plate, but the portions are generous! Our friends ordered shawarma and fatteh, which they seemed to enjoy. Our after-dinner drinks of turkish coffee and Italian coffee were bold and sweet. The service was attentive throughout the meal. The restaurant could have a cleaner diaper changing table. Good experience overall.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    I always enjoy an evening at LT Pentagon Row. The convenience of available parking coupled with freshly baked pita and the best hummus anywhere make for a great night!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Always superb food and excellent service! Friendly staff. You can always count on this restaurant to have wonderful food!
    Special Features:
    Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dinner Time
    FoodWineCombined
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Great to sit at the bar and have great wine, great food and great conversation. Not my first time. My SO and I come back for the food and atmosphere. The service is always wonderful.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • No one will go back
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    Usually a restaurant can be redeemed by having great food or great service. Unfortunately, we had neither. Our waiter just seemed to smile everything away and we weren't certain he really understood us, nor was he very good at actually communicating to us at all. Example: Someone asked to substitute tabbouleh. He kind of nodded. When that person's food came, no tabbouleh, just a salad, which we understand you can't substitute things, but you should come once you find that out and ask if that changes the person's order. While the mezze plates were good, unfortunately no one really liked their entrees. The fatteh was drowning in the yogurt sauce and the eggplant was deep fried but didn't have good flavor. We won't be going back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very disappointing
    FOODIEVIP
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    Food was improperly prepared. Had to send back entrée- MW does not mean raw. This used to be one of my favorite restaurants. .. no more.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, great service,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Great food, great service, and nice outdoor seating too!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate