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Me Jana
Me Jana

Me Jana Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.me-jana.com
  • Phone: (703) 465-4440
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:45pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Lebanese, Mediterranean
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We provide catering.
  • Private Party Facilities: Please call us for your private parties.
  • Private Party Contact: Rabih or Khalil (703) 465-4440
  • Special Events & Promotions: Valentine's Day Menu (soon on the website)

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Clarendon Blvd and N. Adams St.
  • Public Transit: Across the street from the Courthouse Metro stop.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Parking is available in the building garage. Free Parking after 6:00 PM. Saturday & Sunday : from 10:00 am till midnight
A word from Me Jana
Fine Lebanese Cuisine in a warm upscale contemporary space.
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Diner Reviews
  • "*We had all small plates (mezze), so I can't speak for the large entree portions*. Food was flavorful, but menu was not as robust as expected for a higher-end restaurant featuring small plates. Wine list had a nice range of geographies and price points. Service was lackluster; we usually ask the server for recommendations at nicer tapas/mezze restaurants, but he wasn't around enough to do so. Unfortunately we won't be going back, but this place is worth a shot since we may have gotten unlucky with our server and ordered the wrong dishes. We also sat inside, and the outdoor area looked nice for a less humid evening."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We had a group of about eight. They had a table ready for us and brought out the appetizers and brought out a plate of dates, which was a nice touch since we were fasting. The portions look small, but they are very filling - and that's coming from those of us who hadn't eaten all day. We all left full. Ordering several appetizers, such as hummus/tabouleh/labneh/cheese rolls and then one main dish each was sufficient. The shawerma comes in four circular sandwiches and they are super filling, after three I was pretty full. For dessert, we got the achta, kind of pudding with pastry and banana, it's good but also filling, so if you had a heavy dinner it's best to split it with someone. We also got the mint tea and felt like we were at home."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Love this restaurant. Especially like the small plates so you can sample lots of different foods. There bread is also freshly baked and excellent. Also they validate parking which is important since there is no street parking available."
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "The service fee to be charged should be kept at the discretion of the clientele & not the management of the restaurant based on the service provided which is a fair recommended practice by all all restaurants."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "We have been going to Me Jana for many years, maybe 3 or 4 times a month while living in the Washington metropolitan area, and haven't been disappointed yet. the food and service is outstanding, and the atmosphere gives you the feeling that you are in their home. Now that we are living out of town part time, getting to have dinner at Me Jana is always a priority for us."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "I'll be back. Feel I found a new favorite. Terrific sea bass. Fresh. Clean. Healthy. Great baklava and Turkish coffee."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "The owner and wait staff treat you like old friends here - in a good way. Took my family there and there was lots that everyone enjoyed, even the teenagers. Really good, solid Lebanese food (if you're not familiar with this cuisine, it is very similar to Greek). We had the mezza and they were delicious."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "The noise level received an "elevated" rating since our table of five was outside (our choice). The meza options are always unresistable (today we tried the labneh, hummus and grilled haloumi cheese) and I can't resist their garlic whip, which I asked to be doubled and introduced my other guests to as well. The chicken shawarma sandwich is a standby—four of our party of five ordered it today! Our waitress was very accommodating of our staggered arrivals and was efficiently and pleasantly attentive to our every request."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Never disappointing. I have been there with many different people of all ages and they have all enjoyed the experience and the food"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "This was my second visit to Me Jana, so we already knew the food would be good. (My friend loves Lebanese cuisine!) However, when our waiter realized that we would only be ordering one "tapas"-size dish each, and no drinks, although we did get dessert and a cappuccino at the end of our meal, he seemed to not be interested in waiting on us. There was a large party that came in during our time there, and he seemed very keen on waiting upon them instead. Again, such things do not go unnoticed. Be careful -- we can always go to Lebanese Taverna instead!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Me Jana was just opening when we arrived. The hostess forgot to mark me as an Open Table diner, so initially I received a "no show" status for the reservation. Mil and I shared six mezze, from grape leaves, falafel, sujok, to spinach pie...typical middle eastern fare, served and prepared very well."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Delicious food....just had to wait too long because of a catering a head of us"
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Visited for my bday and we really enjoyed it. Food was very fresh and tasty. Service was very attentive, as usual. I loves the fresh mint tea, lamb chops and ayare. If there is a downside, it would have to be the booth where we sat. The width of seat is a bit small so it was hard for me to sit back and relax. It felt like I was at the edge of the seat. I would probably ask for another seat next time. Overall, the dining experience was great. "
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Have been to Me Jana on numerous occasions. Recommend the cilantro shrimp, hummus and baklava. "
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "We live in the neighborhood and dine at Me Jana regularly--the food is consistently delicious, and the service is efficient and friendly. Try the fatteh, the lahem be adjeen, and the ablama. "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Always worth the trip. We will keep coming back for more."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Looking to eat a diffferent cuisine. Very nice evening, food and serrvice fabulous. Deserts were a high point"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "We were there on a Monday night, arrived at 8:30. Lots of customers when we arrived,but soon it was deserted and delightfully quiet. "
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "Me Jana is always a delight. The food is consistently excellent. We always feel at home there."
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "Went for dinner on a Friday night. Ordered the lamb shank, fattouch and falafel. All were excellent. Service was great. The restaurant validates parking which makes it easy to visit. I can't wait to go back. "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Were there with my husband & a group of friends & had a marvelous time - was the best dinner experience for mid eastern / Lebanese food we've ever had. We tried some of the specialties with the hommos & falafel plus others for appetizers with one of my friend's who'd been in Israel commenting that Me Jana had the best falafel he'd had in the states. I tried the fattoush salad & the ablama (stuffed zucchini). They were both delicious. For dessert, we had the baklava & for me, it was the best I'd ever had. Service was also very, very good. Am eager to go back. The restaurant does get very noisy so go early to hear better - maybe at 6 pm. "
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Me Jana is nearby and is where I bring friends for good food and good service knowing it is possible to talk without shouting. This is also where I go when I don't feel like cooking - and have done so since they opened. The quality of the food has been consistently very good. Service is always good too. Put this on your 'must try' list and make it a point to go soon."
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "went there for a business lunch with client who is located right next door. convenient, good food and service. reasonably priced."
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "We are always greeted as if we are "family". We love their "Med" food and can always find a great and affordable wine on their wine list. Weekends, the place is hopping and then during the week you can find a more quiet atmosphere if that is what you are looking for. It's in our neighborhood (walking distance) so it is our go-to place for a wonderful and enjoyable meal."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "While excellent, it is expensive and almost too much to eat."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Me Jana is our favortie Lebanese/Middle Eastern restaurant in the area. The food and service is always very good, and their whole Branzino is a particular favorite of ours."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "The waitress was not knowledgeable, the person who served the food did not take the time to make sure it went to the right person he just sat it down and left, the portions were small for the price, and I was not overly impressed with the meal. Over all I would not go back again."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "As someone who has been to Lebanon, it did not live up to standards."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Met a friend for early Saturday dinner. We enjoyed sharing a cluster of small plates. We enjoyed the subtle seasonings. Each plater was a little Lebanese journey. We even opted for dessert, which we usually skip. Our servers were top notch. When we arrived around 6 PM on Saturday, the noise level was low but when we finished and Me Jana was full, the noise was quite lively, as was the crowd. Most enjoyable for early dinner."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We went to MeJana for our Rehearsal Dinner. It was a busy Friday night and even though we were very late for our reservation they were very accommodating. The food was amazing, we had the prix fixe menu and there was plenty of food for everyone to share. Some might not think of MeJana as a place for large parties but we certainly did and would not change anything about that night. Well, the service was a bit slow but again it was a hectic Friday night and as long as we had great food we really did not mind the rest."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "We tried multiple small plates, and shared them amongst the four of us. Unanimously, everyone enjoyed Thx food and our evening."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "I had heard such great things about Me Jana and could not wait to try it out. The service was excellent and the waiter most accommodating and helpful. That said, I was disappointed in the food. We only ordered three dishes for the two of us. The hot cheese was outstanding. However, the falafel was over cooked and dried out and the egg plant not very tasty though plentiful."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "My biggest, in fact, my only gripe with my experience at Me Jana was the wait. They should not be accepting reservations if they don't plan to honor them. We arrived on time for our 8:00 reservation on a Saturday and were seated at 9:00. Our mood was soured by the long standing in the cramped entryway and while the food was good, it didn't make up for the delay."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Everything was well-seasoned, fresh, and delicious. The belly dancer was a bit of a distraction, and seemed more suitable for the later hours, but I appreciated that she would only do one song at a time, and then we'd have respite. Really great, refined food."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "The food here was fantastic. We got the Mejana Sampler for 2 which had samples of a bunch of different mezza and all of it was some of the best I've had. Right now I'm scheming about how I can get more of their tabbouleh."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "I have never eaten Lebanese food before. My wife however has, and she suggested we try it out at Me Jana. It was great! I cannot say that it was "authentic", but my wife said that it was so I am going to go with her opinion. The service was attentive and patient with me as a novice, making suggestions and praising the choices. I recommend Me Jana to everyone."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Always enjoy lunch at Me Jana. Waiting on better weather to enjoy the outdoor café once again."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "Enjoyed the mezzas for two. Was plenty to share with bread. The Lebanese wine was excellent. Much better than a heavy cab."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "The food was delish. My friend and I had the mezza sampler and that was the right way to go. The manager came over to make sure we were having a good experience which was a nice touch since it was my first time there. My only gripes are that where I sat there was no view (I was looking at the wall) and I didnt know there was parking right next door so I parked a few blocks away. So now I know there is parking and to get a better seat :)"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Great food, especially lamb chops and eggplant. Good to share. Wonderful service- I especially appreciated the waiter teling us (party of 6) that the bill included the tip."
    Dined on 2/17/2014