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Lebanese Taverna - Bethesda

885 reviews
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$30 and under
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Middle Eastern
Top Tags:
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Good for Groups
  • Casual
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 885 People Are Saying
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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sireatsalot2 (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

A good meal was had by all! We dined after a movie on a Sunday and it was quiet - not crowded. We enjoyed our meal and the waiter was helpful. Two thumbs up!

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined 4 days ago

Hadn’t dined here in awhile. Food was mediocre except for the hummus, which in consistently good.

OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Went to the Lebanese Taverna for Valentines. Great food and great service.

vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Great experience we’ll be back.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
1.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

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.

vipLaMar (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 22, 2018

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.

esb1004 (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

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.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

At lunch on a Friday, the restaurant was lightly populated, quiet and pleasant--especially at
our table next to the big window facing westward. We were well attended by our waiter.

vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

Enjoyed the opportunity to have a relaxed dinner in this L.T. Full service restaurant. Have ordered delicious take out from other locations - first time here. Particularly enjoyed lamb w/ artichokes and a lovely Lebanese red wine.

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.