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Lebanese Taverna - Bethesda

884 reviews
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$30 and under
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Middle Eastern
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  • Good Vegetarian Options (13)
  • Good for Groups (10)
  • Casual (9)
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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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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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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
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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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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
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

Private Dining

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 884 People Are Saying
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NeetaS (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on August 12, 2016

Good place for a casual meal or get together. Good for vegetarians as well since there are quite a few good options. Food is nicely spiced without being "hot".

vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on May 30, 2016

We have been eating at the several Lebanese Tavernas for years, and we always liked it. But this visit will be our last. The server was a disaster: spilling drinks at the table (and then sloshing around the liquid in a lame attempt to clean up), making faces when we ordered something he didn't seem to like, pushing me to have a drink and dessert when I said I wanted neither. And the food was not as good as it used to be. My falafel sandwich had dry, tasteless falafel, and my salad had very little flavor. With all the other choices in Bethesda, this will be our last time at Lebanese Taverna.

Edie (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on May 28, 2016

Good food, ambiance and service. A great place to get together with friends.

vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on May 28, 2016

I usually finish off my Saturday morning errands by having lunch at an area restaurant. On this occasion, I decided on Bethesda's Lebanese Taverna. The ingredients are always very good, as is the preparation. The kibbeh nayeh (lamb tartare) is the best I have had in the area , as is the arnabeet (cauliflower). The list of wines by the glass isi limited, but it includes a very good sauvignon blanc and a very good shiraz priced at $10 and $9 respectively. Unfortunately, the service can be very good or very bad. On this day, the two servers who shared the duties were at the opposite ends of the spectrum. The first appeared sullen and uncommunicative, but the other was pleasant and engaged. Hence the three stars. I am not a fan of the dark walls, furniture, and flooring, but I love the tables by the large windows because there is so much natural light.

OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
2.0  Dined on May 22, 2016

Terrible wait staff however the food was great as always

vipScoubi (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on May 13, 2016

Perfect place for good food lovers, always top quality service and food! I can only recommend to locals and visitors!

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on May 8, 2016

The whole family, including the kids, always enjoy a good meal at Lebanese Taverna. It was Mother's Day, and we were lucky to get a large table. The yummy appetizers were served right away, and the service was excellent. I love hummus and pita bread; no one makes hummus and pita bread like Lebanese Taverna! I ordered the Shrimp Kabob, which was perfectly seasoned with garlic and lemon. My husband and son devoured the Mediterranean Sea Bass. In all, it was a delightful and satisfying dinner.

Bethesdafoodie (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on May 8, 2016

We have enjoyed eating at Lebanese Taverna over the years at several of their locations. The food is consistently delicious - well-seasoned, nicely presented, good quantity. We were celebrating Mother's Day as a family and each of us - adults and teenagers - was pleased with our selections.

vipJohn (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on May 7, 2016

The food is consistently very good.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on May 6, 2016

Very much enjoyed my evening at Lebanese Taverna, but not because of the staff!
The host greeted us with a frown and silence. When we informed him of our booking (which we were on time for!) he let me know that I would have to wait until the 2 large groups of walk-ins in front of me were seated. Now I am patient but he did not care about my booking and kept us waiting over 15 minutes with no explanation or apology. Our waitress was miserable and rude. We did not feel we could ask her about the menu and she huffed and puffed because we were not ready to order when she wanted us to.
We enjoyed the food and company of our friends. I would return but not for a special occasion.