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About Lebanese Taverna - Bethesda
Located in the trendy and fashionable Bethesda Row, Lebanese Taverna serves authentic Middle Eastern fare in a casual yet stylish setting. The menu boasts over 25 appetizers and salads as well as a variety of grilled lamb, beef, chicken and fish entrees. There is a large selection of vegetarian dishes, too. To complement your dining experience, choose from our award-winning wine list or specialty cocktails. The restaurant is child-friendly and great for groups of all sizes.
Bethesda, MD 20814
Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Vegetarian / Vegan
Hours of Operation:
Sunday: 12Noon - 9:00pm
Monday: 11:30am - 9:00pm
Tuesday -Thursday: 11:30am - 9:30pm
Friday: 11:30am - 10:00pm
Saturday: 12Noon - 10:00pm
Monday - Friday 4:00pm -7:00pm in the lounge and bar. Appetizers and drinks $4-$7
Arlington and Elm
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
International Karaoke - 3rd Saturday of each month beginning at 10:30pm. Arabic, English and French
Let us bring Lebanese Taverna to you! Catering by LT, our full service catering division, offers our authentic Middle Eastern cuisine as well as seasonal American dish with Middle Eastern flavors. From the food, the rentals and the servers Catering by LT will make your event memorable. The Catering Department can be contacted by calling (703) 841-1503 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Parking is available in the garage on Elm Street. Parking is $2.00 per hour.
The Bethesda Circulator stops right in front of the restaurant on Arlington Road
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Happy Hour Monday - Friday 5-7pm at the Bar and Lounge featuring selected mezza plates and alcoholic beverages ranging from $4.00 - $6.00. Endless Hommus $6.00
Lebanese Taverna Bethesda is the perfect location for your rehearsal dinner, bar/bat mitzvah luncheon, networking reception or business gathering.
Lebanese Taverna - Bethesda Ratings and Reviews
The service was poor from the way the hostess greeted us to the look of surprise on the face of the server when asked if the grilled vegetables were supposed to be served hot. The lamb skewers were tough, the fish dry and overall the meal was not good. My guest and I attempted to top if off with desert (Italian coffee w/Amaretto) This restaurant did not have Amaretto.
Had tabbouleh (salad menu), pumpkin kibble, chicken samosas, grape leaves (mezze menu), everything was fine. I always have the tabbouleh here as it is much better than what can found at other restaurants. Good service, no lags (was a slow night). Dessert okay, decided to try something new, don't remember what it was called but had coconut and pistachios. It was supposed to have some ice cream but I think it had completely melted by the time it arrived. Have had the chocolate lava cake and another with sesame and cheese, both of which were much better.
Very pleasant meal. Not fussy. Casual. Good food. Fair prices. Attentive service. Nothing stellar or especially noteworthy but everyone enjoyed their meal and we will return when in the mood for middle eastern cuisine. Plenty of reasonable parking in adjacent underground lot. Preferable to dealing with congestion in county lot up the street.
A blustery day -- the restaurant kept the back room especially cozy and warm.
Our waiter was attentive and when he brought a box for us to pack up our extra falafel sandwiches, he also brought a complimentary bag of warm pitas to go with it. Not sure if other customers would get the same treatment -- if you do, lucky you!
Looking forward to coming again to my fave DC spot.
Our overall experience at Lebanese Taverna Bethesda was mixed. While we really enjoyed the appetizers, the lamb entree was overcooked, not something you'd expect for a $29 dish. The biggest turnoff, however, was the service. First, their system showed that our party had already been seated by the time we arrived -- fortunately, they still had an open walk-in table that we were able to sit at. Second, when we were seated (at 7pm) we were told that we had to leave by 9pm because of a private event, which we said was fine. But when it came to our waitress, it was clear that she was trying to rush us, and by the time it was 8pm (1 hour before we were told we had to leave!) she came over and told us to start "wrapping it up", but we could "feel free to finish our drinks"....not exactly the type of service or attitude you'd expect when paying $100+. Other small things, for example the fact that we ordered sangria but the waitress didn't pour even the first glasses, and that I had to keep my coat on because it was so cold, added to the negative experience. I imagine it is probably better on normal nights when there aren't private events, but I probably won't be back to find out.
my family of 3 thoroughly enjoyed our dinner ! we love the decor as well as our sever who was a new bartender from Serbia I believe . food was outstanding, my 10 year old daughter loved the Tzatziki and taboule. i shared lamb with my daughter and we loved it too. the new bartender was very nice, we would def return!
Choosing this location to celebrate my retirement. Server was attentive until our food came. He barely returned to refill our water and I needed to have more. He seemed to want us to eat then run. Our 7pm reservation should have left ample time to talk but by 9 pm they dimmed the lights, ran the vacuum cleaner as if to alert us to get out. This was not expected and even the other [remaining] table of diners got the hint.
Good food, ample portions but we felt rushed towards the end.
This is our go-to restaurant whenever we want to have fun with friends and family. It offers options that please both vegetarians and meat-eaters, and special requests are honored to the letter. The food is delicious, and the ambience is friendly and elegant at the same time. We love Lebanese Taverna!
We usually dine out at the Lebanese Taverna several times a year but we were particularly pleased to dine there on Friday, October, 13, 2017, in support of the restaurants participation in the “Eating for Puerto Rico” on World Food Day fundraising campaign. Keep up the good works.
This place level of service and food very much reminds me of a very average diner. Service was lousy to mediocre, food at best was mediocre. We went for a friend get together so we ordered an appetizer of Hummus Trio and four dishes (a bad curry, a pretty bad vegetarian eggplant entre, lamb dish and an average salad with salmon). Veggies (carrots, celery and cucumber) on the side of hummus platter seemed to have been cut a while ago and weren't fresh. Hummus was just ok and dishes were bad.
Waiter didn't bring the chutney which was part of curry entré until we asked. He partially cleaned the table for dessert with a half used tissue that was holding in his hand.....:(
Food was excellent, from the warm white and whole wheat pitas to the lamb and shrimp dishes we ordered. Server was very friendly and good-natured, but as she also was attending to a table of 10 nearby, everything we asked for took a loong time, or was only partly done, like bringing a beer or bottle of fizzy water, but not the glass, which then took a long time to request, another long time to arrive, etc. We seemed to spend a lot of time waiting.
I have been to this restaurant many times. On this visit, our group included meat lovers, vegetarians and vegans. Everyone was happy with the menu offerings. Service was prompt and pleasant. The noise level was high in the section we were seated in, but didn't get in the way of conversation. And there was a quieter area that we could have asked to move to if we had been bothered by the noise. Nearby parking is easy and Metro is nearby. A great place!
We have dined at Lebanese Taverna in Bethesda many times over the past few years, and it has always been dependently a reliable spot for good Middle Eastern food. Based on our experience last night, they have upped their game: the food is even better, and the presentation is most attractive. Best of all was the service we received: attentive, thoughtful, gracious without being obtrusive. An excellent dining experience.
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