Great outdoor dining area
Great outdoor dining area near Dupont. To be honest though, the service is pretty uneven.
2/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good Turkish/Greek food.
Very good Turkish/Greek food. A nice restaurant without a high price tag.
2/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Beautiful decor, the blue
Beautiful decor, the blue and white is like being on vacation. Great lighting from big windows, would definitely go back for outdoor seating when it gets warmer. I did enjoy my falafel salad, fries and margarita. Not many other options for vegans... why do they put milk in their hummus :(
3/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
My husband and I had a great
My husband and I had a great evening at Levantes with my cousin visiting from New York. We all love Mediterranean food, so it was easy to find dishes we enjoyed. I had a salad with salmon, my husband and cousin had skewers, and we shared hummus and their great bread. Everything was fresh and delicious. The place was hopping for a weeknight, but not too loud to talk. I highly recommend it.
3/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
It was a nice experience,
It was a nice experience, and I would go back. The menu was interesting and the restaurant comfortable. The service was excellent. My main course was a bit small for the price, but that was a minor issue. It was a good environment for conversation.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Attentive but not obtrusive
Attentive but not obtrusive service. Good wine recommendations. Tasty food.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
I thoroughly enjoyed the red
I thoroughly enjoyed the red lentil soup (bowl) and Lamb Guvec. The soup was flavorful and hearty. The lamb was tender and nicely seasoned. Would go back for each item.
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Best Turkish Food in the DC Area!
This was the best Turkish food I've had in the DC area. I had the feta pide which was dripping in olive oil goodness. I washed it down with the best gin and tonic I've had in a long time. I will definitely be going back to Levantes.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Levante's has been a favorite
Levante's has been a favorite spot since I first dined at the Bethesda location. Sadly, that location is closed, but The Dupont Circle location is very easily accessed via the metro. Their food is great, especially the puffed, grilled pita bread that they serve with olive oil. The outdoor area is spacious, and the service was attentive but not annoying. Portions have shrunk over time, but there is still plenty to eat on a plate. This place is a good hang for small or large groups, and they are patient with those who want to linger.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
We went with our 3 year old and were treated the same as if we had gone without him. The server was knowledgable about the menu and offered several suggestions. Food was good, coffee menu needs to be updated to reflect a name change and menu change for Levantes coffee, it no longer has alcohol in the recipe. Overall good and we will go back.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice for casual business lunch
Nice quiet table inside (arrived at noon, when it was quieter.). I like the Mediterranean ambience, feels spacious even at a tiny table for two, and very good menu selection, which fit the bill for selections that are tasty but still healthy. So far, food here has never disappointed. Service was attentive but not cloying. Nice place for a casual business lunch.
5/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very delish food, mostly Turkish,
Very delish food, mostly Turkish, that was reasonably priced, especially considering the area. I am looking forward to returning soon. The lamb kebab with yogurt was especially tasty.Service was friendly and efficient.
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent weekend brunch
$18 per person for a huge brunch including all kinds of mediterranean foods, salads, fresh breads, traditional breakfast foods like omlets, salmon, eggs benedict, and made-to-order waffles, and a desert bar too. Excellent quality and value!
6/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Terrific Brunch find
We wanted to have a nice Greek / Turkish Meal and we found a wonderful Sunday Brunch with those elements and more. What a delightful surprise and a great bargain. Nice service and a pleasant atmosphere.
Along with the Greek and Turkish treats .. creamy Hummus, Middle eastern Pizza and slices spiced Feta... there were also handmade waffles, eggs Benedict and smoked salmon with all the fixings...
6/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good for long lunch
The food here was delicious and the service prompt. The table is given warm, well made and fresh bread to start. I started off with the lentil soup which was tasty and finished with a falafel sandwich which was great if a little too much (I chose the option of having it on the fresh pita bread and it was a bit much. Maybe the wrap next time?
7/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Super delicious food
Variety and quality of food served are outstanding. The Chef & his team deserve 5 stars ranking and the staff were really nice and knowledgeable. Good experience with the family.
7/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Levante's in Washington DC
This was our first visit. Met my brother and his girlfriend who were passing through town. There's a parking garage next door. We had reservations and were seated immediately. We were quickly greeted by our waiter who took our drink order. The server very quickly filled our water glasses (and kept them filled) and kept us served with fresh bread. We had chicken skewers, Doner (thin sliced, spiced lamb and beef), and two different skews of ground, spiced lamb. All came with a choice of a side and tsatziki. There was also pita bread or rice. The chicken was a little dry but otherwise okay. The other dishes were tasty and well prepared. Over all, an excellent meal. We'd go again.
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service was too fast--our food came out so quickly that we didn't have much time to chat and the waitress kept coming to ask if we wanted anything else. We just want to enjoy our meal and talk. Food was good but I didn't feel relaxed.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fair priced, good food, huge menu
Great value, large portions, good food, impeccable service, large range of menu options for entrees, good variety for vegetarians, many meat options as well.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, good size portions
Lamb is really good and the size of the portions were great. Just enough.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food and Service
My boyfriend and I enjoyed restaurant week here on a Saturday night. We sat by the window with a view of the bustling street, enjoyed delicious food and a knowledgeable server. We were unaware of the the terminology for Turkish food, but he had no problem explaining it all to us. Definitely a pleasure, will be back again!
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have always walked by Levante's over the years of working and living in DC and never thought to eat here. I was looking for a different restaurant to have dinner and while searching opentable, Levante's caught my eye and I decided to give it a shot. The server recomended some of the pidas and they were delicious. I'm looking forward to going back.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were very pleased with
We were very pleased with the food and surprised by how interesting the wine selection was. We will deefinitely return.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Still going strong in Dupont
We recently returned to DC after a 5 year stint in LA, and were pleasantly surprised to find Levantes was still here. We used to go to brunch here, and had dinner recently. The food was still very good, starting with the excellent basket of fresh Mediterranean bread that comes first. The service is fine if you don't mind a waiter who isn't very talkative. They have a large patio area on New Hampshire Ave, and on nice days it's a great place to people watch. The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly, casual attire the norm.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a very nice evening largely impart by Lavante's! We just wanted something casual, relaxing and simple. We got it!
It was our first time to dine here and both food as well as the outside ambiance were really great. The overall prices were "about average" and the Mediterranean cuisine was enjoyable due to a beautiful evening outside.... We will be back the next time we're in DC.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
I enjoyed the food and the wait staff were attentive and anticipated my needs.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM