Management is fantastic, caring,
Management is fantastic, caring, and helpful. Server was friendly and on the ball. I couldn't have asked for a better experience. Thank you!
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great dishes. One of the best
Great dishes. One of the best lamb shank around the District.
3/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
I had lunch with my cousin
I had lunch with my cousin and it was great. The atmosphere, food and service made for a wonderful lunch.
3/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great place for all occassions.
We've eaten at two other of their sites. All meals were outstanding and the service super. This is just a great place to eat, especially if you haven't had Middle Eastern food.
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
We enjoyed our visit to Lebanese
We enjoyed our visit to Lebanese Taverna- Pentagon Row. The food and the service were excellent. We highly recommend it.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Sharing is good
We split a number of entrees--great selection and plenty for everybody.
4/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lamb shank is amazing! Place
Lamb shank is amazing! Place really got crowded after 6 on Friday.
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was uniformly excellent,
The food was uniformly excellent, and the service was attenvtive and friendly, even on a busy Saturday night.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent First Experience
Excellent! My first visit but not my last! I followed my servers recommendations and everything was 100% headon.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Lebanese Taverna is one of
Lebanese Taverna is one of our favorites and we took a well traveled guest who loved the place. Tried the special grape leaf ouzi which was outstanding.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Enjoyable. Choices you don't often see. I'd skip the smelts if you don't like dealing with small bones. Lamb shank is the winner. Swarmas and kabobs are winners.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
A very nice place for dinner
Lebanese Taverna is welcoming, offers good food at reasonable prices. I have had both date meals and group dinners. The excellent service handled each with aplomb. Has the vibe of a friendly neighborhood eatery, but the food is definitely a cut above.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
There's never a disappointing meal to be had here!
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent Birthday Dinner
I took my wife here for a birthday dinner. It was without fault in terms of the food and the service. We had the general platter for the main course, which was well presented and very tasty. We followed with some baklava and coffee which was very good. Highly recommend.
5/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beautiful dining experience!
Took my mom here for lunch one day- both the food and experience were lovely! Our waiter was very sweet and recommended his favorites for us to sample. Will visit again!
6/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always my go-to for Lebanese
Always my go-to for Lebanese food, but it appears that the portions on the schwarma entrees have shrunk. They used to serve it on a plate next to a bed of rice but now it's on a "TV dinner" type of portioned plate which portion controls the food.
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place to meet friends
Went to dinner with my friends here as a reunion after being gone from DC for a while. Excellent service and great time. Highly recommend.
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food & service.
Excellent food & service. Very good place for a personal or business meal over lunch. Service very efficent.
6/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Mezze all around!
We took family and friends visiting DC there for their first taste of Lebanese food. Mezze is our favorite way to order - and we did, with lots of choices for each of us. It's consistently good food.
If the restaurant ever redecorates, I hope they add sound-proofing. It was busy and the din made it hard to have a conversation. The bar tables might be a better choice next time.
6/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Middle Eastern food
Four of us enjoyed delicious food, good service, and a relaxed atmosphere on Sunday evening. It's a popular place, so there were several large groups, which made it noisy and a little hard to hear each other. As the groups left, the noise level improved. I particularly enjoyed the chicken fatteh, the guys thought the Taverna Platter provided an excellent variety of food, and our vegetarian found the lentil soup and hummus perfect. We'll go back again.
6/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Customer Service
Our friends were visiting from Brazil, so we took them to Lebanese Taverna for dinner. There was a snafu with our dinner order - seemed to take forever. The manager knew and came to our table to apologize and let us know the food would be out ASAP. He gave us a complimentary carafe of sangria while we waited. When the food came, it was absolutely delicious (worth the wait, I'd say). Then, we were also provided some complimentary dessert for the delayed dinner arrival. It was very nice. We didn't even complain, but they went that extra effort to make sure we knew they valued our business. That is great customer service.
I recommend them highly, and the food is wonderful.
6/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent service and great food
One of our party had various food intolerance concerns, and the server, the kitchen, and the maitre d' were concerned and effective in dealing with it -- we had a wonderful time eating great ood.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Superb overall experience
The food was excellent, our waiter was very helpful with recommendations, we were not rushed but felt like we were being taken care of. I'm going again!
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, great service.
We've been eating wonderful food at Lebanese Taverna for many years and my recent meal at the Pentagon row restaurant was no exception. The bouillabaisse was excellent, the service was attentive and friendly and the atmosphere was upbeat without being overwhelming. A great experience.
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
We've been going to Lebanese
We've been going to Lebanese Taverna for years, but hadn't been in quite awhile. We were disappointed to see that their dinner menu seems to have shrunk, and, more specifically, include fewer mezza dishes. They seem to have a greater emphasis on larger entrees. We've always enjoyed ordering 6 or so mezzas for the two of us, and couldn't really do that now. That said, the food is still very good and the staff are super friendly.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fresh Food Is Best Reason to Eat He
I visit friends and family in the DC area 3 times a year and always head to one of the Lebanese Taverna restaurants. As expected everything freshly prepared and lots of good flavors! On-line reservation was easy. We were seated in the bar area which was a treat because it was quiet and we could talk without the noise of the main dining area. Will ask for that area again. Terrific welcoming staff!
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great location for an informal
Great location for an informal lunch meeting. Great food & excellent service. Will be great outdoor location when the plaza construction is finished.
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Authentic Middle Eastern Food
It's been a while since I had good Middle Eastern food, and this restaurant got me nostalgic because of the delicious food they serve! I would definitely return again soon.
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
I love that I can go to Taverna and ask the waiter for a suggestion, and they not only have one, but can explain why it's their suggestion. The service here is always excellent, and the food is really very good.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
We've recently moved back to the area and were happy to return to the Lebanese Taverna. This time we were there with kids (ages 9 & 6). The welcome was gracious and we were given a booth upon request without issue. We went the mezza route and had fun introducing our kids to some new things. The food was excellent as was our server, and everyone around us -- several couples, and small groups -- seemed quite happy as well. It was nice to not feel rushed, and to feel that the kids were welcome. Pleasant ambiance, great service and great food. We'll be returning often!
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great local place for mediterranean food. The grilled fish was very good. Plus, they give a 15% discount to military personnel!
8/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
You won a new fan to your cuisine!
The greatest middle eastern food! We had one person who had never had any exposure to the cuisine, so we ordered two different platters, roasted olives, Lebanese beer, and devoured it all. The server was very patient with our friend and explained everything on each platter. The shwarma reminded me of a trip I took to the Middle East in 2011 and the great street food over there. And after the dinner, we went to the Nats game, which they won, so it was a fantastic evening!
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
As always - excellent
We've been coming to the various Taverna's for years and the food is always excellent, the service responsive and the atmosphere lovely - highly recommend it if you are looking for middle eastern food.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always good place to eat
I've always been a fan of Lebanese Taverna. They seemed to have revamped their menu in the last year, but the staples are still there and still just as good. Our waitress seemed a little hard to communicate - not sure if she had too many tables, but even though she came over a lot, I got a vibe from her that she was stressed or couldn't hear us or something was off. The service was still good enough and the host seating us was really friendly. No major complaints and will definitely come back again!
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wish I had found this place earlier
Went Wednesday night and the place was hopping. I know why- the Food is excellent and the service was above and beyond anyone's expectations. Two of us shared a Chef's sampler platter and a chicken shawarma. The hot fresh rustic pita bread and house made hummus was the perfect compliment to the variety of small bites on the platter. I am craving it right now!!! The Lebanese beer and wine also hit the spot. Our waitress was very attentive yet not pushy. I also enjoyed the greeting and welcome from the owner at the door upon entry. All I can say is don't wait...rush over to Lebanese Taverna in Pentagon City.
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent all 'round!
I will be back very soon. This food was wonderful - very fresh authentic flavors. For once I left a restaurant feeling that the meal was well-balanced, and very satisfying.
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have been to Lebanese Taverna before. The food is always great! Will definitely go back again.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was delicious and
The food was delicious and service was quick and friendly. The only issue I had was that the waitress took our plates away right after we asked for the check (had to leave quickly to see a play) even though my partner was not finished with his food.
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent service and food.
Great variety of Lebanese treats and entrees. Tables for two were a bit small. A bit noisy for a quiet conversation over dinner and wine..
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Lebanese Fare
My wife is half-Lebanese, so we know the cuisine well. So do these folks. They cover all the usual bases, as well as a few you don't normally see, like raw kibbeh. We had the fried version, and it was excellent. So were the salad, tabbouleh, hummus and lamb schwarma. Don't miss the side of pickled veggies. Also, the atmosphere is warm and inviting, the service attentive and friendly, and they feature a full bar and good wine selection (I really enjoyed the Chateau Musar, a lovely red blend from Lebanon). Perhaps the best thing I can say is that I later found this is one of a local chain. That really surprised me, because this place has a homey, cozy feel.
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
50th birthday dinner a hit
Hosted a dinner for my husband that included a party of 12. The preparation and service were exceptional. There were Many first timers in the group; all said they would come back. Outdoor dining use to be fantastic, but the outdoor plaza is being renovated. When completed, Lebanese Taverna provides great outdoor dining. Skip the noisy food court at Pentagon City and take the short walk over to Lebanese Taverna at Pentagon Row. Super selection for vegetarians like myself too.
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for lamb lovers....
We have been to the Lebanese Taverna several times over the past 5 or 6 years and I would go back again. The atmosphere is relaxed and comfortable. The Lebanese décor adds an exotic feel. The waiters are attentive, without being overly solicitous, and do a good job of suggesting wine pairings with the food. We always order lamb and have tried several of the lamb dishes. My favorite is the kabobs.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
I had lunch here this past weekend. It was awesome...from the food, to the service, to the price. I can't wait to go back.
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Remains a very good location
Remains a very good location for an informal business lunch. Food & service are very good & offered at a reasonable price.
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious as always
This restaurant has flat-out great food. I appreciated that they gave me rice crackers for the dips.
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a great place to go. Always lives up to expectations!!
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
From the moment we entered the restaurant we felt welcomed. The food - drinks- service was excellent. This is one of our favorite places to meet.
11/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
A great find
My date and I enjoyed the quality of the food, the attentiveness of the staff, and our overall experience!
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Pentagon Row's Best
There are a lot of restaurants in this area, but Lebanese Taverna is by far my favorite. The staff provides excellent service and the food is unmatched. The owner is very proactive in making sure your experience is wonderful (this being my third visit, I can say he has come by my table all 3 times). I highly recommend this restaurant for all occasions.
11/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
My group chose this place because 1 of us is a vegan. They had many options for him, as well as options that I could choose from (aka meat). Get the Arabic Tea. So good!
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM