Outstanding lunch! We ordered a number of apps and also main dish of lamb over rice with grape leaves. Make sure you order eggplant dishes - they grill the eggplant and it has a wonderfully smokey quality. The food was excellent as was our server. The food is very consistently good here. and I will definitely
3/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
Nice warm pita bread. Hummus
Nice warm pita bread. Hummus is excellent. They made a dish for me not on the menu and it was a good lamb and rice dish. Lamb shish kabab was good. Waiter very friendly and attentive. If you want a quiet ambiance, choose to go there for dinner around 5 pm.
3/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
Having food labeled gluten-free
Having food labeled gluten-free was a big plus for our party
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
We've been here several times
We've been here several times before and will return. However, the quality of the lamb dishes were a bit disappointing this time----somewhat lacking in seasoning for one and a bit dry for the other.
4/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Beautiful restaurant with
Beautiful restaurant with beautiful food! This restaurant beat our expectations.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Got to Lebanese Taverna. Go there!
Tremendous overall experience at Lebanese Taverna. We enjoyed the Mediteranean cuisine, including delicious fresh, hot flat bread; hummus and lebneh were creamy heaven; falafel melt-in-your-mouth; chicken and beef/lamb shawarma lightly seasoned and delight on the tongue; shrimp arak delicious; and the tasty grape leaves. Finish with a hot tea. Go to Lebanese Taverna. Go there!
4/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great ambiance,nice decor,friendly!
My lovely spouse and I went to the Lebanese Taverna to celebrate our 25th anniversary with a quiet, romantic dinner. And it was spot on!! They were very attentive, the wait staff was wonderful, and the food was very good. Definitely worth a repeat visit in the very near future!
4/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
We dined there during a special Bethesda restaurant week - the food was outstanding: extremely generous portions and all well-executed. I will definitely return. I've been for both lunch and dinner, and have always had a great experience. Their Baba Ganoush is exceptional, and the shrimp over cous cous is terrific.
4/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was excellent, as
The food was excellent, as always. The selection of mezze was perfect and offered a nice selection even for a vegetarian in the group.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
We were delighted to discover
We were delighted to discover this wonderful restaurant more-or-less in our neighborhood. The decor is subtle; the color tones warm and comforting; the sound level such that one may have a normal conversation with one's table mates. Our waiter was warm and welcoming, prepared to answer our questions regarding the menu and to make good recommendations for those of us now familiar with Nepalese/Himalayan cuisine. Among our favorites of the items ordered were: Badam Sadeko, Aloo Tama Bodi, ChickenTikka, and the Raita. It is a restaurant well worth a visit.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent food, healthy and
Excellent food, healthy and delicious. Good service. The baklava is amazing!
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Terrific beet salad, generous
Terrific beet salad, generous (and tasty) shrimp and couscous main course.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent food and service!
This is my fourth time at the Bethesda location and the food is always amazing and so is the service. I'm vegetarian and my husband isn't and we were both happy with the options on the menu. We will come back!
5/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best kibbeh I have ever had! Grapeleaves were amazing.
5/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
bethesda location always good
nice ambiance, good service - had chef special and its a nice selection of items and a great price
6/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was uneven. The ingredients were wonderful, but prep was a little off. The tabouleh was solid parsley. Where was the bulger wheat? Portions of chicken in the appetizer were incredibly generous. The soup and salad were safe and delicious. Our server was fantastic! He was always available to our table, and we were there for a celebration of 8 people. The interior is absolutely beautiful. The ambience is smooth and conducive to conversation. The food is not as good as the Lebanese Taverna in Silver Spring. Most unfortunate. Will not return for about 6 months or so to see if food has improved. I love tabouleh, and was sorely disappointed by getting a mouthful of parsley. Great flavors, but lopsided ingredients.
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
In addition to the always
In addition to the always wonderful food and service, LT also has a great kids menu now as well. It's expensive for Lebanese food but still the best one in town.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
My meal at Lebanese Taverna
My meal at Lebanese Taverna this time was not as good as in the past, and I go there frequently. The dish I ordered was overly salty, and the service was definitely not up to par. The server removed plates, and even asked about dessert, while some of the group were still eating.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good Lebanese Food
My husband and I have been to Lebanese Taverna in Bethesda about 4 times and enjoyed it thoroughly so we invited 4 friends to join us and they were not disappointed with how really good the food is - the seasonings are not overpowering and the portions are quite ample - the only challenge we had was that there were many parties on Saturday evening and our watress was busy and I didn't feel we were paid enough attention to, the only way we got her attention was to catch her as she was going to another table which is unacceptable -
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Repeat customer repeats again!
We've been to Lebanese Taverna several times, both in large groups and just in a foursome for our family, and the food is always very good. You can either order an entree or put together several mezze (appetizers) to make your own mix of small plates. I recommend no more than 3 per person if you got that route; I ordered 4 and it was way too much! The grape leaves are very good, and their chicken shawarma is incredibly moist and flavorful.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
The staff were extremely cooperative when we asked for seating to accommodate my hearing-impaired friend. We were guided to a section of the restaurant that appeared to be "off the server grid" at that hour (5:30 pm).
7/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, great service, but our experience was dampnes by a large, obnoxious party who were in the general dining area rather than a back room.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food, Bad Service
I have been to Lebanese Taverna in the past and I love the food and normally we have good service but for some reason this time our waiter was really slow - we were there for 2.5 hours, and most of that was sitting around waiting for the waiter to reappear so that we could order, and then waiting for our food to come. However, I'm pretty sure it was just our waiter, because other tables with other waiters were getting their food just fine and leaving in a normal time.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Place for Lunch of Dinner
We live in Laytonsville, and make the drive to Bethesda to enjoy the full menu and atmosphere of this particular Lebanese Taverna. The food selection is more extensive than the non-full service Tavernas, and the restaurant is beautifully decorated. Despite the large crowds (especially on weekends) the hosts, hostesses, and servers are pleasant and accommodating. It's a great experience on all levels. Be adventurous with the menu, and enjoy the great food.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food and Service
We hadn't been to Labanese Taverna in many years - but were happy to see that it's still a great place to eat. The food was absolutely delicious and the service was prompt and polite.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
We've now been here for dinner maybe 7 or 8 times and it's just consistently excellent. The decor is attractive (tables are far apart and the noise level allows conversations), service is prompt, the bread is dangerously good (cause you could fill up on it before your entree is served), and the hummus platter is a meal in itself. Really nothing negative to say at all, you'll have an enjoyable evening with very good food.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Simply the best
We go to Lebanese Taverna every time we visit the area. Excellent hummus, tabbouleh, bread, chicken kabobs or shwarma, so tender, tasty and just yummy. Love the decor. Wish they were in NJ.
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
never fails to please
This is a restaurant that delivers consistency: I have never had a bad meal at Lebanese Taverna. Generally, we make a meal out of the mezze, and there is enough variety to keep everyone in the party happy - including my many vegetarian friends. I would like to particularly mention the baba ghanoush, which is outstanding. I also love the fact that they provide both white and whole wheat pita - hot and fresh from the oven.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food for a special occasion
I enjoy Lebanese Taverna for special occasions. It's a little too expensive to eat at regularly. There are many good vegetarian options, which I especially appreciate.
8/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
The food presentation is always beautiful here. My lamb was delicious!
9/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
A+ Service but Food Bland, Kids OK
Lebanese Taverna in Bethesda offers A+ service and are very welcoming to kids. The decor is lovely. The only drawback is that the food is "corporatized" Middle Eastern fare, and very bland. Our fattoush tasted like it had been sitting a while, the zatar paste was overly thick, and the rice pilaf could have been Uncle Ben's. A reboot of more authentically, deliciously vibrant Middle Eastern fare would be welcome to make for a better dining experience.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fun atmosphere, great food
beautifully done restaurant. Servers were friendly and helpful, food was great. Easy to find things that our kids enjoyed (especially hummous and kafteh!)
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Weeknite dinner at the LT-Bethesda
Good food, great ambience. It's a lil on the pricier side
9/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food here
is so varied and authentic that you have to keep going back to try new things. Al fresco was an unexpected addition to a wonderful night out in Bethesda during the last warm weekend of early fall...
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Mainstay for Lebanese food
Our group of four was heading to a dance performance so had a limited amount of time for dinner. Our server was super speedy but not overbearing and didn't rush us. The hummus sampler is one of my favorite dishes, with the toppings. And your baba ghanouj is one of the best in town. Oh, and the sangria! If we had had more time, we would have ordered another carafe! We also love the décor - elegant, festive, warm.
Even though we were dining with a coupon, we didn't feel any "less" than. Thank you for another fine evening.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
food was good as always given
food was good as always given there are multiple sites in dc area. service was courteous and attentive.
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was good to get out of the cold to a very pleasant atmosphere. Service was excellent and the food very good with many different tastes!! The only disappointment was as 7:30pm on a Friday night there were already out of the dish we ordered, Lamb Shank!!
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service makes it!
I have been to a decent number of restaurants, and surprisingly the best waiter I've ever had was here at Lebanese taverna in Bethesda. M was very attentive, explained all of the dishes, and even helped us order based on our food preferences. The food was very good, and even better than I have tasted at other locations. I would definitely go back again.
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have eaten here many times. Food is very consistent and very delicious. Their hummus is some of the best around. We had very good service. We ordered little plates and our table for 2 was really too small. That was my only issue. I highly recommend this restaurant.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food for a special occasion
I reserve this restaurant for special occasions with a group of close friends. The good food, fine service, and lovely décor create a thoroughly satisfying dining experience.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, bad service
We really enjoy the food at LT. However, we have had the same server twice now and he is terrible. He ordered us around to help him make room on the table for our food, the food came out really fast with our apps and entrees coming right on top of each other (and within 10 minutes of ordering, so no time to enjoy our drinks), and then there was a 30 minute delay after eating on dessert (which he basically blamed on me when we asked about the delay, as if I should have known I chose the one that took a long time to prep), but coffee came right away. He dropped food on my coat next to me and did not apologize about doing so. We will go back, but we will have to find a seat where there is another server next time. This guy is a poor excuse.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Probably the nicest of the
Probably the nicest of the Lebanese Taverna restaurants. Candle light. Full bar.
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
You can always count on a good meal at Lebanese Taverna. Great casual dining; especially if you have a vegitarian in the group!
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
For an evening you can count on
A beautiful restaurant with fantastic food. Portions are deceptively large...(or maybe they just feel that way if you eat too much of the addictive hot, puffed breads that come first.) The restaurant feels very "uptown" with high ceilings, low lighting, warm wood paneling, and walls made up of lanterns - a nod to the middle eastern theme. Wait staff are friendly and welcoming. In the end, the final word is the food is outstanding, unique and reasonably priced.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM