Lebanese Taverna - Tysons Galleria
Lebanese Taverna - Tysons Galleria
  • Address:
    1840 International Drive
    Tysons Galleria
    McLean, VA 22102
    Neighborhood:
    Tysons Corner / McLean
  • Cuisine:
    Middle Eastern
    Price: $30 and under

Lebanese Taverna - Tysons Galleria

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.lebanesetaverna.com/
  • Phone: 7038475244x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch:

    Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 4:00pm

    Sunday: 11:30pm - 4:00pm

    Dinner:

    Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm

    Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm


    Weekend Brunch - Saturday and Sunday 11:30am - 4:00pm



    Happy Hour: Monday - Friday 4:00pm -7:00pm in the lounge and bar. Appetizers and drinks $4-6.00



  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Vegetarian / Vegan, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
  • Executive Chef:
  • 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, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Let us bring Lebanese Taverna to you! Catering by LT, our full service catering division, offers our authentic Middle Eastern cuisine as well as seasonal American dish with Middle Eastern flavors. From the food, the rentals and the servers Catering by LT will make your event memorable. The Catering Department can be contacted by calling (703) 841-1503 or by email at events@cateringbylt.com
  • Special Events: Happy Hour Monday - Friday 5-7pm at the Bar and Lounge. Featuring selected mezza plates and alcoholic beverages ranging from $4.00 - $6.00. Bottomless Hommos $6.00


Getting there

  • Cross Street: Rt 123
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Complimentary self parking.
A word from Lebanese Taverna - Tysons Galleria
Lebanese Taverna creates an environment where good food is enjoyed in good company. Each restaurant is a "home away from home," even though the food and ambiance are from across the globe. Whether you are visiting for the first time, the twentieth, or have been coming to a Lebanese Taverna for over 29 years, you will feel welcomed and like a member of the family. The atmosphere is bustling and each of the restaurants has its own design and slightly different flavors. That is because the food is made fresh.
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Lebanese Taverna - Tysons Galleria reviews from OpenTable diners
93 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.2
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (47)great for lunch (40)fit for foodies (34)special occasion (25)neighborhood gem (18)great for outdoor dining (15)kid-friendly (12)great for brunch (9)romantic (7)hot spot (7)notable wine list (3)late-night find (2)vibrant bar scene (2)Show More
  • Amii
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I surprised my husband with a birthday dinner with family and friends at the Taverna. The food was fabulous as always and our servers superb! When we first sat down the air conditioning duct was blowing directly on us. We asked if it could be turned down or off and within a few minutes they had remedied the problem. I love the Taverna and have been to their other locations in Va. I wish they could have an outside seating space that was more aesthetically pleasing and not directly off the underground parking at Tyson's Galleria. We will continue to go there again and again. The best of Lebanese cuisine.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The food was fabulous! !! Well seasoned and well prepared dishes. We ordered an array of appetizers & loved them all. The main entrees were equally delicious & everyone was pleased. Our server Tony was the best!!!! He was attentive & we were waited on hand & foot! A wonderful experience by all! Go! you won't be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Smaller menu?
    SallyE
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Haven't been to this restaurant in a few years. My husband had lamb shanks and I had a shrimp kabob. Our friends had a sample platter. The food was good as was the service. I have also eaten at the location in D.C. years ago. This menu seemed to have fewer choices.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Restaurant
    TheDMV
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Food and service is really good. Prices are not bad for a Tyson's Corner Restaurant. Decor is beautiful. Try this place, you won't regret it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great new sliders!
    WorkingLunchVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I come to Lebanese Taverna frequently for lunch, but this was the first time I sat in the bar area. Great service--our fresh-from-the-oven bread was at our table in minutes. Highlight was the shawarma sliders - just the right amount of food for a light lunch, and a tangy kick in each bite. Noise level was high, but we could still easily carry on a conversation. I'll be back.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reunion
    BanoojonVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We had friends reunion and enjoyed our lunch very much.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Celerated teir 35 years Anniversary
    NanaVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Te prices ere 35 years ago so it was a very good deal
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great spot for Lebanese food
    hungryfoodie
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The food is excellent. Lebanese food, in general is always flavorful without being overpowering. The food at Lebanese Taverna never disappoints. This is some of the best Lebanese food I have ever had, with subtleties of flavor that cannot be found anywhere else. The atmosphere is casual but upscale. The service is great, too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Skip the Baklawa
    Harns
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Appetizers and entrees were up to usual and expected standards. Lamb and eggplant Fatteh entrees very tasty. Baklawa was cold and hard - very disappointing.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    We have been to LT many times. This time it was with my son and his two girls - 14 & 10 - visiting from San Francisco, CA. He remembers going many years ago to the original in Arlington. The food, as usual, was very good. Loved the pistachio gelato with all the desserts. The bread pudding was so-so.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love it here
    Jill1401
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    The service is impeccable and the food is interesting and delicious
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food but Very LOUD
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We had a nice dinner but the restaurant is very loud so it made conversation at our table very difficult. I would suggest going in groups as it's not an intimate dining place.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect for a group
    Frequentdiner
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    This attractive, reasonably priced mall restaurant serves food perfect for sharing. Middle-eastern, Lebanese food has always been small plates ordered as a first course, with an entree. If you order a number of small plates, and share a couple of entrees everyone will have plenty to eat and the bill will be reasonable -- but for this, the more the merrier. Just beware -- the restaurant when crowded is on the loud side.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lebanesfoodlovers
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The food is very good. The service was good; the waitres were kind of stressed perhaps because there was a large group on the side of the room separated by a curtain. The noise level was too loud. Overall, we would go back again because we enjoy Lebanes food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Balty
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Good food, fast service and good location. Ideal for business lunch it quick get-togethers. The open room seating does get a bit loud when full.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place with friends
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    We went recently with friends we hadn't seen in months. It's a great place to share delicious food and catch up. We tried five different mezzas so there was something for everyone. And that bread. Couldn't get enough.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    VanessaVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We dined here on a busy Saturday evening. We had reservations and were seated immediately. Our waitress was very attentive and informative about the food. We ordered the fried olives and fried artichokes for appetizers. They were delicious. My daughter and I shared the Taverna Platter. The hummus was SO GOOD. Salad and rice were great. The chicken was nice, but not as good as the rest of the platter. Will definitely come back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • They've got it down pat
    Furloughed1VIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Here's why you should go to Lebanese Taverna at Tyson's Galleria. 1) Parking is convenient to the restaurant; 2) They have a pleasant out-door dining area; 3) The food is good and the menu is not confusing; 4) They have a great selection of Lebanese wine; 5) It is very kid-friendly and they have a great kids' menu.; 6) Service can be great if you get the right person (unfortunately we didn't on our last visit and hence 2 stars for service)
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Lebanese option
    elwdvs
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    The food was good and there are plenty of food and drink options. Service was a little slow but the host and waitress were nice. This is a pricier place, but the food is quality
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time visit
    NdeaRayne
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    A group of co-workers and I visited for lunch and it was wonderful. The food was tasty and the service was great. The prices are reasonable. There is enough space so the tables aren't close with people bumping into you as you eat. We were able to order and dine within an hour. That was great!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, great restaurant
    MethreeVIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    I really enjoy dinner at Lebanese Taverna. We always have a good time and enjoy the food. As I told the gentleman (manager?) at the host / hostess stand when we were leaving, the waiter that we had was not very attentive and he cost them the profit on another drink. I was going to order (actually I did order) a second drink but it took us so long to get his attention to place the order for the drink that we were finished eating by the time he walked by again (he stopped by to tell us that he placed the drink order). We told him to cancel and just get us the check.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hard to find, but worth it
    MsAce
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    Maybe you can get right in from the parking lot (it's next to Cheesecake Factory), but once you're in the mall it can be v. difficult. The atmosphere and food were great, and our service was wonderful and helpful. I recommend the Lebanese Sampler, 9 dollops of native foods which add up to an adequate lunch with the free bread basket.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Lunch
    tikakebr
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    My friend and I ate a delicious lunch of samplings. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who enjoys aromatic, tender, fragrant meals.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 70 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.9
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service3.9
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 576 reviews are from the Lebanese Taverna - Tysons Galleria reviews archive.
  • Disappointed
    UsuallyNeverComplain
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    Positives: Nice outdoor patio Yummy hummus appetizer Negatives: Very loud trash truck came to empty the dumpster right during lunch; Not enough veggie chips with hummus appetizer; Lentil soup was somewhat bland; VERY disappointed in the eggplant salad (it's basically JUST smooshed up eggplant, and 1 piece of lettuce); Server seemed indifferent to being there
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, terrible service
    MrsTVIP
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Lebanese Taverna is one of my stand by favorites, but that all changed over the weekend with our incredibly rude waitress. It was embarrassing to have brought a friend to this establishment as our beverages were empty for 15+ minutes at a time and other requests took even longer to fill. The waitress only had 2-3 small tables during our visit and she did not adequately service any of us. I asked for additional garlic and each time I asked for it she was incredibly put out and inquired if I wanted to be charged for a full order of it (I've never seen it listed on the menu as a side/extra). No aspect of the service was quick or positive. The waitress was just so rude and neglectful I don't know if I"ll be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best food I've had in a long time
    CC93
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    2nd trip to restaurant in less than a week, it is that good. Lamb shank was divine. Love the freshly baked bread and the oil for dipping.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Experience
    FoodGuruVIP
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    Had another great dinner with a wonderful server!!! Makes such a difference in the overall experience - thank you.....
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Lebanese Staple
    LipcheesVIP
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    Lebanese Taverna is one of my go-tos in terms of great and reliable restaurants. I can always count on great food, excellent service and a warm and inviting atmosphere. I bring out of town friends here all of the time - especially those who have never tried Lebanese food. It's one of my top ten!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good for Special Occasions
    micheyy
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I took my mother here for mothers day, the service was excellent and the food was delicious. Overall had a good experience and the server make good food recommendation. Make sure that you read the check they will add 18% tip to your check without warning which is okay .
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • More Expensive, Less Good
    Nicholas
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    This was our tenth or so time eating at this location and it seems to be continuing a steady decline. Brunch was $140 for 2 adults and 2 kids with only one drink and the food was slow, small and uninspired. Chicken was chewy, tabouleh was not diced fine enough and the overall experience was not great. Save your money. At these prices, you can do much better.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Mother's day brunch
    vegetarian
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    love the brunch and the assortment of entrees and desserts. lots to choose from for vegetarians. not all the food ordered came out and had to remind the server a few times about a few of the entrees.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lovely Mother's Day Brunch
    JenP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    My mother and I went to Lebanese Taverna on Mother's Day. The Mother's Day brunch menu was full of delicious sounding selections. All the mezzas and small plates that we tried were terrific, and the surprisingly large portions for each made it impossible to try all of them. The dessert selection was a bit of a disappointment. We had expected some Lebanese specialties, but it was mostly ordinary (chocolate cake squares, lemon cake with crumble, some kind of cookie dough type thing). I'd like to go back with friends and try eating outside next time, though I'm not sure if the view of the parking lot would be distracting.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • my new favorite restaurant
    CC93
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Exceptional food. Will be coming back over and over.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it
    jess4food
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    My family and I went here for a birthday dinner and we really enjoyed ourselves. We love this kind of food and we were not disappointed. We even got a free Baklawa for dessert since it was a birthday! It was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Service and Flavorful Food
    PittsburghTravelers
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    We were in the Tysons Corner region from out of town with our 2 kids who are little "foodies". The food was hot and flavorful, the staff was friendly, and the ambiance inviting. We had a wonderful experience and will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    This restaurant can be noisy and the tables are a bit close together, but this depends on where you are seated. The restaurant has opened its doors to the mall and to the outside, and it seems to quiet things down a bit. We were seated next to the bar and it was nice and quiet. I appreciated that as I go to eat out to talk as well as eat. The service was excellent and the food is always great.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Middle Eastern Charm
    Chickeninwinter
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    The Lebanese Taverna is a great find on the lower level of Tysons Galleria. The decor and music give an authentic Middle Eastern ambiance, the servers are polite and knowledgable, and the food reasonably priced (especially after seeing the prices in the boutiques!). My drink was "pomenade," which is a blend of lemonade and pomegranate juice, and very refreshing. My entree was a bit on the salty side, but it was properly cooked, warm, and nourishing. They have a great Hummus selection for lunch, and a take-away counter. Overall, I will have to go again soon.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Favorite
    LipcheesVIP
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    Two words: great restaurant! I am a creature of habit and always get the fatteh - half chicken, half eggplant. I am never disappointed. It's comforting to go to a place where your food expectations are always met or exceeded. And the wait staff are eager to please.
    Special Features:
    Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lebanese all the way!!!
    Happy
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    First time eating here, but I felt like I knew the restaurant, having been a regular at the former "I Street Cafe" (run by daughter of Lebanese Taverna). Was not at all disappointed with the food or the service. Portions are sizeable, and the prices very reasonable. Service was also very fast and the waitress was professional, curteous and eager to please. Ambiance very joyous, a little noisy at times when groups are big, but I didn't find I had to shout over everyone to make myself heard. Great evening, and soon forgot the frustrations associated with trying to find parking at the Galleria!!!!
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place but is pricey.
    luvMEFood
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    Awesome Food.Love the Service. Food is bit pricey and no coupons easily are available to head to this restaurant more frequently.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic