Lebanese Taverna - Pentagon Row

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$30 and under
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Middle Eastern

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Good Vegetarian Options
Located in Pentagon 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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WC
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience3

The food is consistently good at all of the Lebanese Taverna locations, the service on the other hand is sporadic at best. From having to request water three times to eventually stacking all of our plates up on the table since our starter plates were not removed, the service was severely off. Our server was pleasant, he just did very little serving.

We love the hummus, lentil soup, fattoush, and the kabobs.

DF
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service is always superb. A huge meal for under $100....

OT
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service as always

SA
Austria
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a wonderful family-style meal. There was a great variety and large quantity of food, and it was quite delicious.

F
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Food was disappointing. Used to be better.

y
Washington DC
132 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Chicken Shwarma and Lamb and Artichoke stew were very good. Disappointed with Plain French fries, no seasoning also very disappointed with over baked Baklava Cheesecake. Halawet Jibne crepe part was much much thinner than used to be.

AJ
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place and always have. Our go-to for reliably sublime food! Every tim.

m
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, Lebanese Taverna did not disappoint. Appreciate the gluten free cracker and carrot options for the hummus

W
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had outstanding service from reception through final meal courses. We, did have reservations which I highly recommend. Delicious mediterranean cuisine. Our server was outstanding. Very accommodating and helpful. He was astute in remembering preferences. Place was very clean. Don't forget to take a cinnamon or Ouzo flavored candy when you leave. In the winter take time to watch the skating rink outside.

SB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time having authentic Lebanese food, really enjoyed myself. I must say, I was not a fan of Hummus but after my experience at this restaurant will definitely try again.

LE
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for my husbands birthday. He ordered the zucchini rolls and I got a falafel sandwich. Both were excellent. Everything was wonderful! Beautiful decor, attentive wait staff and delicious food.

b
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Atmosphere, Delicious Food and Reasonable Prices.

OT
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was good. My husband is not a fan of lamb and prefers beef to chicken so he had a hard time finding something to try. The wait staff was wonderful. I enjoyed my mixed meats platter very much. I will go back when traveling alone but won’t likely get my husband to go back.

T
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

We ordered a bunch of mezzas ... waitress perhaps could have suggested that quantity would have been A LOT for 2 people? Food was delicious ...

EH
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Went for lunch. Hummus delicious. A little sparse on the meat content of sandwiches; waitress forgot beverages until end of meal, and wasn't very attentive, even though the restaurant was not busy.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience2

It was very noisy, to the point we found it difficult to talk. We usually love this place, so we’re disappointed.

JD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Heard that the fries were great, but no such luck. They weren’t worth ordering. Better clarity on vegan fare would have been appreciated by one member of our party. All of the hummus varieties were great!

DO
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food is delicious. We ate outside and enjoyed the surroundings.

OT
Washington DC
47 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Make reservations if you're going to eat after about 630. Great food & great prices in a terrific location!

OT
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

food was very good and service was excellent...but WAY too loud

TW
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience2

We sat outside for a business dinner as it was a beautiful night and it was not busy. He took a full 20 min for a waiter to even approach us. We ordered drinks and appetizers which came out quickly however, I had to get up an physically look for someone to take our entree order. I have always liked the food, but quality of food has taken a nose dive. I then had to track down someone for the check. Service along with so so food will not urge me to come back anytime soon.

CK
New England
7 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Love Lebanese Taverna. Delicious food and kind and friendly servers

L
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

It's been a while since I've eaten here and I was disappointed. The cocktail and entree were not good. Entree (lamb kefteh) had little flavor.

TW
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Took my Lebanese wife and family to the Taverna for a Birthday celebration and found it to be outstanding. The food was excellent. The service was prompt, attentive, and pleasant. The atmosphere was clean and sophisticated. Hence, I would highly recommend the restaurant to all seeking a fine dining experience.

RC
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had prompt, attentive service throughout our meal. Usually we go to the LT in downtown DC, but I would definitely go back to the Pentagon Row location - it feels more intimate and cozy.

j
San Antonio
16 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service as always!

DM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Plenty of gluten free options! Food was delicious!

NO
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyed the patio seating on a pleasant summer evening — fresh air and much quieter than inside.

L
Washington DC
42 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lebanese Taverna always delivers great food and service. It’s a regular meet for friends. This time was to celebrate a birthday. We weren’t disappointed.

MR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

My family prefers this restaurant for Happy Hour rather than dinner as their Mezze are better than their entrees. The Bottomless Humus and pita bread are winners and we've been going for years to Happy Hour.

PA
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Lebanese Taverna is delicious. Not sure the Pentagon City location is my favorite, but the food is always wonderful. You simply can’t beat their fresh, warm pitas to start off your meal.

DA
Tampa
33 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent place for dinner, staff is attentive and does a great job!

A
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

I was really excited to come to Lebanese Taverna for dinner after I came across videos of the owner discussing Whole30 options at the restaurant. With several to choose from, I decided to go with the beet salad with salmon (minus the cheese). Perhaps I had spent all day building up this beautiful Whole30-compliant dinner option in my head, but once it arrived, I found myself disappointed. Maybe it was because I found the name "beet salad" misleading with the four measly chunks of beets spread out over an enormous bed of arugula (maybe rethink the name to something like "Arugula Salad with Beets"?). Maybe it was because there were no pomegranate seeds (only offered seasonally). Maybe it was because my salad arrived without the pine nuts the menu promised--and ultimately ended up being a kind of sad plate featuring a bunch of arugula, a couple of beets, and a decent sized piece of salmon. However, once we got the pine nut situation squared away, the food was actually quite delicious, the salmon was perfectly cooked, and I ended up cleaning my plate.

MG
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was perfect. Environment was calming.

L
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a fantastic meal.

OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently good

R
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Missed our table reservation ( since you have to actually look for the place and then struggle to find parking)
Had to stand at the entrance although multiple tables were empty to WAIT for the rest of our party. Slightly better costumer service is recommended .

r
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We greatly enjoyed Lebanese Taverna on Father's Day. The service was outstanding including providing a high chair for a one-year old

g
Richmond
31 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good experience, will go back.

PS
New England
7 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Lovely patio to sit out and enjoy great company

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