Excellent and Intersting
This is one of my favorite restaurants in DC. If you are looking for good food and are adventurous enough to want to dip into new cuisine, you will really enjoy this place. It also has great ambience--very pretty and soothing aesthetic.
4/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Beautifully remodelled! Great
Beautifully remodelled! Great job. Food was fantastic.
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Had the Chef's Platter which
Had the Chef's Platter which is a small sampling of 9 different dishes. This is a great variety of dishes and perfect with a glass of wine for an outdoor lunch
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
We thought our entire experience
We thought our entire experience here was excellent, despite some confusion. We had ordered two fish, but only one arrived. The restaurant insisted on bringing something in the interim, and also sent us a complimentary dessert. Food delicious, especially salmon. More traditional, but as good in its way as Zaytinya. Sitting in the back room was much quieter than up front.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
I often take small groups
I often take small groups to this restaurant as there is something for everyone to eat.
4/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food as always but not
Great food as always but not the lamb salad!! Yuk.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent food and service.
Excellent food and service. You won't be disappointed!
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Gorgeous new renovations make
Gorgeous new renovations make it a vibrant place to eat!
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is a fantastic restaurant
This is a fantastic restaurant with the very best Lebanese food. Portions are large so do not order too much. Ambiance is great although, since the restaurant always is packed, it can get a little loud. A real keeper!
4/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food is so delicious-
The food is so delicious- hummus, baba ghannoush, tabbouleh salad, chicken and lamb. Always have fresh bread.
Love coming here. Wish they had this in NJ
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very good food and service.
Very good food and service. jA bit too noisy for easy conversastion.
4/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food, friendly staff, noisy
The Lebanese Taverna has undergone a significant renovation since we were last there. The old-world space has been replaced by a more modern interior. The restaurant is quite attractive, but the boxiness and hard surfaces of the new space have increased the noise level. Some diners will prefer the new look and feel, but we miss the old space. While not as loud as many DC restaurants, this is not a place for quiet conversation. The food, as in the past, was very good. We had a number of small plates, and all were good. We were there on a Friday night during busy hours; the servers were efficient and friendly, and managed to keep up.
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very nice wait staff. Would recommend unconditionaly. Great for sharing!
5/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
One of my favorite DC restaurants!
One of my favorite DC restaurants! I always try to dine there when in Washington DC.
5/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Impeccable service -- by far the best service I have ever received in DC. Food was delicious as well.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Outstanding All Around
My fiancé and I dined here with our mothers from out of town. Charlie, the general manager, ensured we all had an outstanding experience. The service was top notch. Our server was attentive and helpful in recommending dishes for our mothers who were first-time diners at Lebanese Taverna. We were all impressed with our appetizers and entrees. The atmosphere and mood of the restaurant was lively and inviting. We will definitely continue to bring our out-of-town guests to Lebanese Taverna to enjoy great food, wine and ambiance!
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fantastic Mother's Day Brunch
We had not been to Lebanese Taverna since they renovated, and wow, what a change for the better. While they lost 20 seats, it is now not nearly as crowded for the diners, and is less noisy. They had a special brunch on Mother's Day, $35 per person for unlimited small plates from a special menu. It was great to make a meal out of the small plates, and every one of them was really good. I expected them to be very crowded since they always were in the past, but to my surprise there were many open tables. Once all the old customers know they have reopened, I'm sure it will once again be packed with diners who appreciate their excellent Lebanese food.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
I hadn't been to this location for a while, so I was surprised to see the beautiful renovation. The food was delicious and the atmosphere was perfect for a lunch date. I definitely recommend it!
5/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our group of 4 shared the taste of... platters. The flavors and presentation were absolutely outstanding. And, those "bites" were enough for dinner for all of us. Atmosphere was very pleasant; the contemporary, comfortable renovation made for very pleasant dining. This was my second visit to the Lebanese Taverna in two years. Food was excellent both times; new décor made the atmosphere much more pleasant this time.
5/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food, great atmosphere
We really enjoyed the atmosphere and the food, both of which were pretty solid. The first time we went we conservatively ordered the tasting platter and a smaller dish (don't remember at the moment), and we were so pleased with them that we came back the next day and ordered larger entrees - it did not disappoint, passed our 'sophomore test'. I would say that the quality stands up to middle-eastern places in NYC (where we live), so we were happy.
5/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious Lebanese fare
We enjoyed both food and atmosphere at Lebanese Taverna. The chef's platter provided 9 tastes of common delights (e.g., grape leaves, falafel, hummus, etc.) and was delicious with the beautiful pita on the table. Many gluten-free options for those who care about such things (not I). For dessert, I enjoyed the bread pudding. I would return to eat here again for sure.
5/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love the renovated space
I hadn't been here for a long time so was very pleasantly surprised to find a rejuvenated and much more appealing space. The food has always been excellent, especially the hummus and baba bhanouj, but I always found this restaurant to be dark, crowded and very noisy. I also noticed an improvement in service levels, although it took our server more than 15 minutes to ask for our drink orders. From that point on, however, he was attentive. Whether you want appetizers or small plates or a full entrée, you will find a wide variety of Lebanese food, of high quality.
I'll certainly return soon, since this is a short walk from my home.
6/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
The renovated inside of this restaurant was very well done elegant yet comfortable and spacious. Food was noticeably fresh, so much so that my mom and I wondered if they actually handmade our desserts and the bread onsite. Our server was very nice and overall it was a very pleasant experience and I would definitely make sure to reserve a table online ahead of time.
6/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
We decided to dine outside
We decided to dine outside this time, but the inside of the restaurant has been renovated and is very gorgeous - I love the ceilings. The service was great, the waiter was very attentive and provided great recommendations on wine and food. We ordered a few small plates to share around the table (Baba Ghanoush, Kalamar, and Kibbeh Nayeh which is delicious if you like beef tartar) and then a large plate of the Spring Lamb Shank which had great flavor and just fell right off of the bone. Will definitely return!
6/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food is always good- fresh
The food is always good- fresh bread, tabbouleh, babaghanoush and chicken kabob. Servers are normally attentive. But in our last visit, we had to request it several times....She smiled then forgot. On our 4th request, we asked someone wlse and he served water right away.
7/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best lebanse experience
Food was among the best I ever had. Service was just exelent.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Consistently Great Service and Food
I can always rely on Lebanese Taverna for a great meal and wonderful service. Everything was delicious, and they did a great job accommodating strict gluten free dietary needs. Great meal enjoyed by all.
7/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fine reunion dinner
Food and service generally excellent, with fair prices. After the chef's appetizer sampler with warm pita puffs, we enjoyed hearty lamb shanks and shrimp entrees. Appreciated the parking garage with exit right into the restaurant, as rain threatened. Molten chocolate cake with ice cream enough for all four to spoon in. A congenial place to which we would gladly return.
7/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
We brought college aged relatives visiting from North Carolina and they loved it!!
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent service and food
Was pleasantly surprised when we entered - lovely setting - plus attentive staff and wonderful food.
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful restaurant, still
My wife and I had our very first date at this restaurant in 1995, and during a return visit to DC we decided to return for a belated anniversary. The restaurant was updated very nicely but still had that warm, welcoming feeling that it had in 1995. The food was great, the service was wonderful, and it was a great evening for my wife and I.
The next time we make it back to DC from Seattle, we will definitely return!
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Lebanese one can find
Lebanese Taverna has done it so well for so many years and I consider it the best Lebanese Restaurant outside of Detroit.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very accommodating staff
We had my son's birthday here and had a large party (twelve people), half of whom were children. I made an error in my reservation (had the wrong time) but the host and servers were extraordinarily accommodating- providing us with two adjacent tables and great service throughout the night. The food was also really tasty! We were very appreciative...
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was excellent -- fantastic
Food was excellent -- fantastic appetizers, and very interesting entrees. We tried 3 of the apps, including fried artichokes which were amazing. Our entrees were whole sea bass, lamb kabobs, and grape leaves stuffed with lamb. Everyone was very happy with the choices. We also had the donuts and the bread pudding for dessert -- phenomenal!
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a great lunch at the patio
Had a great lunch at the patio on monday . Great service and outstanding food
9/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great 15th Anniversary Dinner
We had dinner at LebTav on the 15th aniversary of our rehearsal dinner there. The restaurant has been beautifully renovated, but hue good is still the same great home style Lebanese
We took our kids, who loved it. The manager, Charlie, took wonderful care of us. We will be back ok
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Consistently good and a beautiful
Consistently good and a beautiful space to dine in
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Picked this because it was close to the hotel and was thrilled to find it was terrific! I got the appetizer platter and could not finish it. Best hummus and felafel I have had since I lived in the Middle East. My son's chicken was also delious. Decent wine list and our server was friendly, polite, knowledgeable, and attentive.
We did have trouble finding the place since it looked closed from the outside--we would never have found it if we hadn't been looking for it.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food - a bit too loud
The food was terrific as was the service and the ambiance. I went with my husband and my uncle for our quarterly get together. We had a Lebanese wine that was sumptuous with our lamb dishes. And all three of the desserts (Um Ali, Choco-Espresso cake, and the Baklava) that we shared were delicious! The somewhat low lighting set the feel for a nice relaxed meal. But, it was a bit too loud to hear the each other or have a real conversation. I often felt like I was shaving to shout across the table to speak to my uncle! But, it was Saturday night. Perhaps a quieter place during the week. I would definitely, however, share this find with a friend or colleague unfamiliar with DC's food scene.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Being a regular makes u feel
Being a regular makes u feel lik home. Kevin was really helpful and knowledgeable server.so was victor and memo they were helping there teammate . We always have great time, keep up the good work guys..
10/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Consistently great food. The
Consistently great food. The hommus is super creamy and the bread is like cute little 'pillows'.. Sooo yummy. I love the kofta kebab, always great!!
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
When visiting the Woodley Park area to visit family, we used Tripadvisor to find a local, unique place to eat. Lebanese Taverna was rated #1 and did not disappoint. From the first unique cocktails to the perfectly prepared dinners, the rating is well deserved. Don't miss this place when you are in the area! And try the cafe plate for appetizers.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Enjoyed dinner at Lebanese Taverna. Our waiter, originally from Eritrea, was extremely attentive. All the dishes ordered were excellent and the offering of Lebanese wines was a pleasant surprise. I highly recommend for anyone looking for authentic Mediterranean food.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Been dining here for years.
Been dining here for years. Food is consistently high in quality. The recent remodel provides a decor and atmosphere that greatly enhances the fine dining experience. Service and management are top notch as well.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Had reservations on a busy
Had reservations on a busy Friday evening, but was not able to be seated until about 20 minutes after the time of my reservation. The hostess was very apologetic, kept me informed, and comped me a drink for the inconvenience. I found the wait staff to be friendly and informative - especially as I was not familiar with Lebanese food. These selections they recommended were great and just what I was looking for. Will definitely return on my next trip to DC.
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food, Romance, Friends and Taverna
Wow, Taverna brought service home to me and my fiancée this past Saturday.
We made a reservation via Open Table, but said nothing about the engagement (didn't want to let the cat outta the bag!)
When Yasmina called to confirm, my fiancée-to-be told her it was for my birthday. I proposed outside the restaurant on a romantic misty rainy terrace. Once inside, we told Yasmina we had just gotten engaged! She ushered us quickly to a fabulous table, told us she had goosebumps, and from then on, from Charlie the GM to our server, it was 5 star service. We ordered from the hummus bar, olives, grape leaves and their wonderful bread. They treated us to champagne on the house and we felt like rock stars. Taverna: we thank you for being like family.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
fun large group experience.
we had a group of 10, the table was ready quickly and we have wonderful service. It was a great atmosphere for the celebration of friends. Good options for our veterans.
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was great but a little
The food was great but a little pricey. I liked that the kids menu had more than just chicken nuggets!
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always a Great Experience
Lebanese Taverna has consistently good service, food, and is great for late night dining. It is the first restuarant I dined in more than 20 years ago when I resettled in DC - still one of my favorites. They offer great options for full meals or light dining!
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food and service. Delicious
Great food and service. Delicious menu items and combinations. The spicy hummus is fabulous! Great place to enjoy a romantic dinner.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM