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Lebanese Taverna - Bethesda

4.2
876 reviews
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$30 and under
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Middle Eastern
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  • Good Vegetarian Options (14)
  • Good for Groups (11)
  • Neighborhood Gem (10)
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.
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Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Vegetarian / Vegan
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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


Happy Hour:
Monday - Friday 4:00pm -7:00pm in the lounge and bar. Appetizers and drinks $4-$7
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Phone number
(301) 951-8681
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Catering
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 events@cateringbylt.com
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Cross street
Arlington and Elm
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Parking details
Parking is available in the garage on Elm Street. Parking is $2.00 per hour.
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Public transit
The Bethesda Circulator stops right in front of the restaurant on Arlington Road
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Entertainment
International Karaoke - 3rd Saturday of each month beginning at 10:30pm. Arabic, English and French
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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
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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

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Lebanese Taverna Bethesda is the perfect location for your rehearsal dinner, bar/bat mitzvah luncheon, networking reception or business gathering.

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What 876 People Are Saying
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KayeesMom (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on January 2, 2018

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.

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OpenTable Diner 
2.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

New Year’s Eve

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KHC1 (New York Area)
3.0
Dined on December 31, 2017

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined on December 31, 2017

Delicious food in a stunning room.
Hosted a birthday dinner for 10 people for my mother’s 87th and it couldn’t have been a nicer evening.

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Linn (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined on December 30, 2017

Excellent as always. Great server, wonderful food, and overall wonderful. I love the vegetarian mezza options.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
2.0
Dined on December 28, 2017

I recommend that the menu include information about allergens like nuts.

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TRex (Los Angeles)
4.0
Dined on December 26, 2017

A good standby in Bethesda for a quality meal. Service can be a bit slow, but the food is always tasty. Large restaurant with a lot of space, good for groups.

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vipdolma (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined on December 19, 2017

Lebanese Taverna offers tasty lamb dishes and many different types of hummus. My grandchildren enjoy the pita bread. We all love the friendly service and the great value of our meals.

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OpenTable Diner 
4.0
Dined on December 17, 2017

Enjoyed dining at restaurant but portions were small - generous portion of rice.
Warm pita was good and plentiful.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on December 12, 2017

Fantastic food. Generous portions. Our waiter, George, was knowledgeable, courteous, and gracious... Provided GREAT service! Went to celebrate my wife's birthday with our adult sons. All of us enjoyed the cuisine and atmosphere. Will definitely return!

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