Lebanese Taverna - Pentagon Row

4.5
823 reviews
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$30 and under
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Middle Eastern
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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San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went there for part of a business trip in a group. It was perfect and close to the hotel.

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OT
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Lebanese Taverna's food in general, used to go to the location in Bethesda years ago when I lived in the area. This location is great. We had a lovely dinner and could see the ice skaters in the courtyard as our back drop. I brought 4 friends and 3 of them said they'd never had Lebanese food before... by the end they were all fans.

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G
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We visit Lebanese Taverna at Pentagon City every year when we attend a conference nearby. It is always a big hit with all of my students. Great food & great service!

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CM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Truly enjoyed a quick decision to eat here. We wanted something that was wholesome, fresh and flavorful...Lebanese Taverna was perfect.

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CO
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food at all the Lebanese Taverna sites is always spectacular.

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N
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This location always delivers well in service and food. Everyone is friendly and accommodating. Food is always good.

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CN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as usual I asked if they would come to NY and open a place ..

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GW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was excellent!

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a
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a favorite of ours. One of the very few places I have found that serves stuffed grape leaves warm, as they should be :)

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OT
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food and quick, courteous service

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EP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

We’ve been going to Lebanese Taverna for years and used to really like it. Recently the menu had been changed to be less authentic, more American. The food isn’t as good and our server was poorly trained.

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F
Nashville
54 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really terrific experience all around - delicious food, very accommodating for our group of 11 & beautiful space!

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MM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Wonderful food and great service, but it is a little loud for regular conversation.

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CF
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I love Lebanese Taverna- a delicious absolute stand by for me. This time I found the service adequate but not very gracious - many things- for example the server asked us to pass dirty plates to him rather than moving himself around the table to collect them. He seemed a little clumsy and inexperienced - as if not having had enough training . . I could have been in a much lesser restaurant given this level of care in serving. This is a blip and I’m
Sure the management will correct it. I always return!

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JS
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food -- very whole30 and paleo friendly! The camel wings are AMAZING!

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FD
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fab dinner 8 of us were treated royally.
We will be back

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B
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

Stay away. Food overpriced and the dishes were generally too small of portions and tasteless. Restaurant filled with crying babies on Saturday night was well.

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G
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Restaurant closed due to snow, but gave no notice. No phone call, no email, no sign on the door. We showed up, and they were just closed. Very disappointed.

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SE
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

Went there on time with my guests ..and found out the place was closed (propably due to inclement weather) with no prior notification...communication or anything!!! Was so disappointed and had to apologize to my guests whom we just picked from the airport! We ended up eating at the nearest open restaurant. This was not really acceptable!

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P
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were very excited to find this restaurant very close to our hotel, the Ritz Carlton, and the food was delightful. Our waitress was quick, offered suggestions, and a very good server. We would definitely go back here again the next time we are in Arlington.

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience as always. Great food, service, cocktails, ambiance. We will be back again!

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MT
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My reservation could not be found but I was seated immediately while I waited for my friend. I tried the chicken schwarma salad which was copious but tasted similar to a Caesar salad. My friend’s salmon salad was delicious! Our goal was to avoid eating the bread which is really very good here. We succeeded and left feeling quite satisfied with our selections.

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VF
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Been to the location in Baltimore and the cafe in Annapolis too. Food is always great if you're looking for something a bit out of the ordinary.

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C
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

This was an old favorite. The prices have gone up and the service has gone down. Bringing a can of soda to the table - yuk.

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R
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food at this location is always good. On my most recent visit I had the shrimp kabob for the first time. The shrimp were huge, and the dish was cooked perfectly. My companion, as usual, had the vegetarian combo, which she always enjoys.

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G
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We hadn't been to Lebanese Taverna for awhile - so it was great to stop in on a Friday after an appointment. Food is delicious and reasonably priced. Service friendly and attentive. We missed happy hour which is also a great deal. Lots of parking. Close to the Pentagon City mall.

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K
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great afternoon at Lebanese taverna. Good service and food. Will definitely return

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l
Washington DC
129 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious as always!! From maza menu I had the roasted lamb and baba ghanouj dish- so so good and the tabouli was very good too. My companion had the tavern sampler and was very pleased too. We finished with Turkish coffee- yum. Service was good - very responsive but not pestering.

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AD
Washington DC
46 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We went with my wife after a while and happy to find that food is still very good. We asked for the chef platter and have very diverse tasty entrees. Delicious !

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r
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food and service. Only issue was they were not tracking reservations at this location in Pentagon Row through OpenTable. Despite that, we were still able to get a table for seven quickly.

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L
Washington DC
70 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Met a very good friend from DC for a very good lunch

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gathering of professional group

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j
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The food was great, and we tried some Lebanese wine, which was also good. I was dining with a friend I had not seen in years, so it was nice to be able to sit and talk without feeling rushed.

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PC
New England
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing meal. The food preparation was exceptional. First class. We will be back.

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S
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kamal was wonderful. Very helpful explaining the different dishes. Very attentive 👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽🤗🤗🤗

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YE
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful treat for dinner while we were visiting family in VA! There were several delicious vegetarian main dish options as well the yummiest lamb preparations for the rest of us meat-eaters (the lamb shank was SO tender!)! But we could have been easily satisfied with the portions of appetizers--we ordered the Watermelon Salad (omgosh--goat cheese and basil? Brilliant!), falafel, and the incredible Lebanese Moussaka. The bread is amazing and the service quick and attentive. It was a little noisy, but I think that was because we had two rather loud groups of ladies on either side of us. Otherwise, it was totally worth every penny we spent.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service is excellent. Very friendly and accommodating staff. Wonderful place to spend time over an excellent casual dinner with friends.

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N
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I really enjoy the food here. I don't think I have ever been disappointed.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I wouldn't order the sangria. Definitely more of a "Spanish" thing. It was just okay and there was barely any fruit. In fact, they ran out of fruit. But, all in all, the hummus and other Lebanese dishes were delish!

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R
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

Unfortunately I received a call midday telling me that they could not honor the reservation for 11 people that evening because the place had been rented out. I asked if they could change my reservation to another location for me and they said no, but I could try to do so on my own. No thanks.

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