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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SM
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Food was good. We at first were put at a table that was in front of a window with the sun coming in. We asked to be moved after five minutes as it was uncomfortable and they accommodated us.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Valentine’s Day menu which came with FOUR courses. The first two were small plates followed by entree then dessert—by the time the entree arrived we were already nearly full which made for excellent leftovers. Service staff was attentive and professional. I am not surprised by my experience at LT because it has been the same level of quality over the many years I have been eating there.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our family’s go to favorites whether it’s a special occasion or a Tuesday night.

SL
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great selection and great appetizer platter!

T
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Excellent menu but wine choices by the glass were poor. Restaurant has become very noisy.

LC
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely love this place. Each time better than the next. We were five people on this evening and each of us loved it

I
Washington DC
119 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I really needed a great Lebanese Taverna visit. Love the tapas, and needed the garlic infusion! We sat at the bar and it was good. It is definitely a great flavor profile and the variety of tapas is great. Will go back to Lebanese Taverna again.

T
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated right away at a table by the window that was very nice. Our server was very good and made wine and food recommendations for us. We went with friends and never felt rushed so that was very nice. This is a good place to meet friends, order drinks, appetizers, food and have a very relaxed and nice evening out. All of us enjoyed our wine, appetizers, and entrees. The parking is easy also which I like. Just park underneath Pentagon Row and it is just a few dollars for the night. Good food, good atmosphere, and easy parking.

a
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We enjoyed our meal, except that the baba ghanoush was very salty.

TM
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

The food wasn't up to par on this visit. Good but not a wow like the previous visit.

s
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Lebanese Taverna was our go to favorite for 20+ years, but Friday night was blah. Service was slow/bad, drinks were not good, food just was not what it used to be. Food was blah.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and terrific food! And not to noisy like many others -just the right atmosphere to catch up with friends over wine and delicious small bites.

l
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for couple or family gathering. Superb service.

TF
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants in Northern Virginia. I moved away in 2017 and was back for a visit with one criteria, that we go to Lebanese Taverna for dinner. Everyone agreed that the experience was all that I'd promised.

AJ
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I honestly don't think there's a better place to eat in the DC area!!

WC
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
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
27 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
11 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Food was disappointing. Used to be better.

y
Washington DC
133 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
20 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
23 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
4 reviews
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
8 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
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Atmosphere, Delicious Food and Reasonable Prices.

OT
Philadelphia
20 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
31 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
21 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
2 reviews
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
48 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
6 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.

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