I went on a Sunday and there
I went on a Sunday and there was hardly any customers. It was nice and quiet where me and my guest was able to enjoy our conversation. The Salmon is a must have!! It was the best Salmon I ever had. This is a great restaurant for special occasions and dates. I will be back for the Salmon! The service was outstanding A++
3/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
The food at Leb Tav is always
The food at Leb Tav is always outstanding. I've been many many times and am always happy with my meal.
3/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great as always !! Love the
Great as always !! Love the food and it's affordable.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Once again... great.
As always, Lebanese Taverna delivered a great meal, good atmosphere and a wonderful service. We've been Lebanese Taverna customers for a very long time, we'll keep coming back I'm certain.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very good experience. Great food and helpful staff. A must go to restaurant for when we are in the area.
4/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
We sat at a table in bar area
We sat at a table in bar area which was much quieter than the restaurant which can be noisy. Wonderful food as always, does not disappoint.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Amazing service. My brother
Amazing service. My brother and his family were visiting from out of town and were very impressed.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food/nice atmosphere
Great selection of small plates. The hummus and baba ghanoush are excellent.
4/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
As always, food is consistently
As always, food is consistently good whether one selects the "little plates" (as appetizer or meal) or en entree. Salmon is nice variation from the steak house versions. Staff is always pleasant. Have never been disappointed either at lunch or dinner. Main dining area can seem a bit noisy in a cheery way. Side rooms and bar area are allternative. There is outside area near parking garage which we have never tired
4/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fairly good middle eastern-style
Fairly good middle eastern-style restaurant It's about what you can expect from a chain that prepares reasonably consistent and decent food. It's one of the better restaurants in this area if you want something healthy or vegetarian, which is where my 4 stars came in.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Just came back replete from
Just came back replete from a Mother's day brunch special - unlimited Tapas for $35- worth every bit of the money! Defintiely will go back again and again...............
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nom Nom for Mother's Day
I have been trying to go here for a while & ended up doing so for Mother's Day. This was amazing! I love Mediterranean food so this was the place to fulfill it. Had a nice crowd (especially since the holiday makes it very iffy). Was a set price for the menu. All you care to eat. What the best part was you get the menu & and order what you want as much as you want & it is brought out to you. I loved that! much better than going up & down to a buffet table.
Service was awesome, quick, & very informative/attentive.
I would recommend & am going back hopefully soon. Would love to try there Hummus Happy Hour
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
As usual, the food and service were superb. We tried some new dishes along with a few old favorites, and loved them all!
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
I haven't been at Lebanese Taverna in a few months, and they had changed the look of their menu, which had me slightly confused. However, all my favourites were still there, so no complaints :)
We were 6 Norwegians at this occasion, so we opted to sit inside, as it was hot. The noise level is high, but we sat at one end, which helped some. The food was great as usual, and the staff is always friendly and helpful. Also attentive to our needs, we didn't have to look for him at all. I ordered the chicken meshwi (I think that is the new name) to go for my cat, and they made sure it arrived before we left. As usual, my cat ate the chicken almost immediately, it's a great success with both of us!
I would whole heartedly recommend LT!
5/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
We sat outside and had a very pleasant meal last Saturday. Our waitress was extremely helpful and made excellent suggestions. We had the Chef's Platter, Shrimp Akra (not sure of the spelling) and a salad of feta, tomatoes, and onions. We would not hesitate to eat there again.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food in a shopping center
Truly enjoyed the food here. Don't normally find such a gem in a mall. Food was excellent as was the service...quick but not rushed. Make sure to get the grape leaves appetizer. Will return.
6/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always good... always consistent
I love the Lebanese Tavernas in the DC area. I have hit many of them and the Tysons' one is always great. I have probably been there 10-15 times. Only once did I leave disappointed and that was when there was not enough Shankleesh left for my order. It's a lamb tar tar dish that is to die for. Their hummos doesn't skimp on tahini, their babaganoush is fantastic and the roasted eggplant really comes out. I always order a handful of mezas rather than one large dish because there are so many good flavors to be had. I had an artichoke dish one there that was fantastic as well, but Shankleesh is the gem of the menu.
6/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
Better than anticipated
We were apprehensive about going to the Taverna. Several reviews said many menu items were unsatisfactory, drinks were poor and service tended to awful. So we knew what we would order. Lebanese Ale, very good; Chef's Platter, quite nice except for the stuffed grape leaf which was out of a can. Two of us had the Spring Lamb Shank, excellent; third diner had Grilled Lamb Sharhat, rather dry but acceptable. All in all a satisfactory dinner. Of note - a key to an authentic "ethnic" restaurant may be is the number of diners from that particular locale - our sense was there were very few if any Lebanese at the Lebanese Taverna. As far as ambiance is concerned, the restaurant is attractive but very noisy. We had to speak loudly to hear each other.
6/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Noisy room but good shwarma
The host did not understand that we had a reservation through Open Table, The room was uncomfortably noisy. The shwarma was good.
6/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best hummus ever
Great food! Host out of tow ears all the time and frequently take or send them there.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
I suggested LT for my birthday
I suggested LT for my birthday celebration because the food is usually good and I love the special bread and the dip that is served pre-dinner. However this time, my Shrimp Arav (or something like that) was swimming in oil!!! It wasn't very appetizing. Two of my friends also ordered the same thing, and they had very little oil in their plates. I was not happy.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
I love the food at LebTav. Everything is always so delicious and I have such a hard time deciding, but am still never disappointed.
7/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was very good, Waiter appeared to rush us a little but when we told him we needed more time he did back-off some. Restaurant was busy for a Sunday evening. Good wine selection.
7/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
The menu has been updated
The menu has been updated and simplified. They have taken a lot of vegetarian options off the menu. There still are a fair amount of vegetarian options, but not like before.
The falafel wrap was probably one of the best I have ever had. Crispy fresh falafel with freshly cut vegetables. However, the beet salad could've had more beets. The special lemonade I ordered was supposed to come with a sprig of mint, which is why I ordered it; I did not come with mint nor was there a taste of mint in the lemonade.
Overall, a good dining experience.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is the first time in this restaurant even though I have known about the original location for some time. The waitress was good about stopping by regularly, but not to often to be obtrusive. There were slight delays, but they were due to several large parties that came in just before we did. I love trying new cuisines, and this was a nice treat. The flavors and aromas we experienced were magnificant. We ordered KIBBEH, Salmon Harra, and Shrimp Arak, all of which I would reccomend and order again The flavors were great. We asked the waitress to reccomend a desert. UM ALI, bread pudding, which we shared. It was warm flavorful and not exceptionally filling, which is what we needed. We finished with coffee and Tea. It was a great evening.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lunch with friends
The food is always great and it is a perfect place to meet friends for lunch, especially if you work in the Tysons Corner corridor.
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Try the fish
I usually go for the lamb or chicken dishes when I eat Lebanese food, but this time I had the salmon and last time the sea bass. Both were excellent.
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good gluten-free options
Great place with good food. While gluten-free options are limited, there are plenty of items to chose from and they are very accommodating.
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Celebrating my daughters anniversary, we love this restaurant. My grand daughter and I come often because it's her favorite!
The food is always excellent as well as the service. The staff is informative and accommodating. It's clean, inviting and beautifully done.
I can bring clients for lunch or dinner and know we will have a great evening.
It's a perfect match!
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
The portions were a bit small and the beef/lamb Shawarma was very dry. The hummous is the best in the DC area.
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
I had the beet salad - very
I had the beet salad - very good; and the fried pita, eggplant, yogurt, pinoli nut, feta dish - and it was also very good, but I noticed it had way too much fried pita, and not enough other stuff.
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Leb Tav has been one of my favorite restaurants for years, and continues to be. The food is always delicious and the service is attentive. If you haven't been to Leb Tav, go. And if you have been then you know it's delicious and will go again.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice respite from shopping
I met a girlfriend here for lunch and it's nice to find a place in Tyson's where it's fairly quiet and you can enjoy a meal. The food is always well-presented and tasty and the service is good. I have eaten here several times and have never been disappointed. Highly recommended if you want to relax during a shopping trip or just meet there for lunch.
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was just awesome. I was there twice in a single week.
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Reliable Middle Eastern food
Always loved the Woodley Park branch of the Taverna, so I opted to try the Tysons Corner setting, which did not disappoint, Although I'd reserved rather last-minute, the table was ready and waiting for my party of six on arrival, even on a busy Saturday night. We were seated in a back room, which enhanced conversation considerably (to our delight!). Our server was friendly and accommodating, and readily answered all our questions. Appetizers were amazing--falafel, 'camel wings' and hommous platter were particularly good. The bread was hot and light-perfect for dipping. Entrees were generous and beautifully presented. The chicken farrouj is a long-time favorite, and the lamb got rave reviews. Strongly recommend!
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Lebanese food
We all know humors, the middle-eastern dip made from garbanzo beans. But the food of Lebanon is full of many other wonderful gems, and several are available at the Lebanese Taverna. Humors with ground lamb, lentil soup, and sanjak -- spicy little sausages -- are among my favorites. Their ice cream trio with peppermint tea, or Turkish-style coffee, is a nice finish to the evening.
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for groups!
Went here for office lunch with 8 people. The staff were very friendly. We had a member arrive (and order) late and his food came about 2 minutes after the rest of the table's! I got the mixed kabob - delicious. Everyone cleaned their plate.
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good for Groups
I celebrated my post birthday with my family. We all enjoyed the food, staff were friendly and attentive.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Preferred Lunch Spot
I love Lebanese Taverna for lunch. It was very crowded the day I went the last time, but as usual the food was good, service was good, and my friend and I were satisfied. No one rushed us and we enjoyed the overall experience.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had seven people in the group and several of us ordered the special kebab menu which gave us different appetizers and three different types of kebab meet to share family style. All of us enjoyed the meal.
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
I am always amazed at the
I am always amazed at the Taverna's steadiness. I've never had a bad meal there in all the years I've been going. It's one of my favorites!
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Upscale Lebanese Food
It was a pleasure to have dined at this place. Their falafel were perfect. My coworker had the Mehshi and it was great. I had the mixed grill and loved it. I'm definitely going back there soon.
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food at Lebanese Taverna -Galleria is authentic and always outstanding. Wait staff are friendly and efficient. Great deals in the bar during weekday happy hours. I look forward to my next visit.
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, good service!
Our dinner expereince at Lebanese Taverna was very good! The food is great and so is the service. The ambience is very warm and our waiter was very good!
Great Lebanese food and the small plates are amazing! Lot of options for vegetarians!
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fantastic business lunch
Delicious as always. LebTav is one of my favorites and rarely disappoints.
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was ver good, as
The food was ver good, as usual. I haven't been there in qhute a while and was dissppointed that the menu changed dramatically. While the large main dishes looked wonderful, many of the mezzes have been dropped.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always excellent food
This was not our first experience with Lebanese Taverna; the menu provides a good selection for a wide variety of tastes. I like to try something I've not had before--this time it was the Roasted Beet salad--it was great. The hummus and kabobs were very good. Biggest drawback for seniors (as I am) is the ambiance--much too loud to hold a conversation. The other members of my group enjoyed themselves immensely.
11/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
My friends were late for dinner, so I waited. And the staff let me wait, not portraying any of the impatience that might have been displayed. The food was excellent. They were very accommodating of food intolerances. Most importanly, the food was as delicious as I expect at Lebanese Taverna. The hosts (owners, perhaps) were gracious. It was a little noisy, but I suspect that's inevitable. A very nice evening.
12/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
first in all that matters: incredible food, friendly service, unique ambience. I've dined often at the Westover and Tyson's II locations. Westover is cozy and neighborhood-like, and Tyson's is more spacious and surrounded by luxury. Both are superb in all that matters.
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
One of my favorites
I go to LebTav often, and am always satisfied. I ordered a sandwich for the 1st time ever. It was good, but doesn't compare to the entries. Service was friendly and attentive, as always. We had a glass of wine (cab sav, needed for holiday shopping) and it was equally delicious.
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM