Lebanese Taverna - Pentagon Row

4.7
970 Reviews
$30 and under
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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Chico
Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Great food! However, our wait time was extraordinary given the sparse number of guests at the restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was wonderful and food delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
39 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants in the area. Great food, service and ambiance.

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jenk
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food! Service was a tad slow but all good!!!

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LoraR
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lebanese Taverna never disappoints. The food is fresh and tasty and the service is attentive yet unobtrusive.

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1800swim
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Food was mediocre…beef was overdone and had to be sent back…chicken had the taste and consistency of canned chicken. Curry flavoring in one dish was almost mom-existent. Hummus was fine. Bread was warm, but had been sitting out for awhile so a bit hard and stale.

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LIsaB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience2

Service was extremely slow. Table was not clean. Floor was messy. Felt run down as compared to when I visited three years ago. Many tables outside but did not have an option to eat outside. Food was ok. Chicken a bit undercooked. Lamb was tough. A bit disappointing. I assume that COVID has created staffing issues.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience1

The food here is always so good. Unfortunately, we showed up on time for a 9p reservation on a Saturday night and the wait staff could not have been more clearly annoyed at us. They didn’t even bother to ask us if we wanted drinks, took our food order and then just vanished. Our food showed up and we were on our own. We had to go find the guy to get a check.

If they don’t want to be open that late, maybe don’t allow reservations after 8 or 830?

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HeatherZ
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have dined at all the Lebanese Tavernas. The food is consistently excellent. This location has a marvelous outdoor dining area with plenty of space and views of the activity going on at Pentagon Row.

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ChristianD
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent staff and outstanding food. I really enjoyed talking to Yousef. He’s a professional and loves his job. I wish more establishments had wonderful people like him.

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ashleyb
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My office came for a farewell/promotion event and the staff was amazing and accommodating to our group of 10!!

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RichardR
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and great service
The entire staff was terrific.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great service. Food was authentic, delicious and well portioned.

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vipDavidR
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience as always

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great

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vipDesertFox6
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really enjoy the outdoor seating.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love everything about this restaurant

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is fantastic. Consistently great food and service.

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KevinG
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Lebanese Taverna is a consistently good dining experience. The venue, particularly with the doors open is very nice.

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vippandc
Los Angeles
59 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Mediocre at best. And based on the reviews, I expected something great. Instead, was a real disappointment. OpenTable is usually more reliable. What is this?

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vipSylviaS
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

The waiter snapped at us several times and was generally rude. He handed me my plate as I was trying to clear my 3 year old’s crayons and I nearly dropped all my food! We had to tell him to walk around and put my child’s plate down in front of her and he copped an attitude like why should he put her plate down like a civilized person. I have no idea what his problem was. He was MIA when we wanted a take-home bag and the check. Worst experience at Lebanese ever and I doubt I’ll go back to that location.

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Helen
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

NoVA has a good number of Middle Eastern restaurants with better food, however Lebanese Taverna is the only choice near Pentagon. The rating is on a generous side since the food is not up to par. I wish they would improve the quality of food and in particular the quality of lamb, which is a staple of the menu. The lamb should be melting in the mouth and flavorful, sadly its not the case.

Service is good and its a nice place.

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JanV
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service. We felt we were on a mini vacation to Lebanon. Excellent Lebanese beer also!

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vipFood4life
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great place to dine indoors or out. Food is consistently good - great variety from which to choose.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

The service was atrocious and they ran out of the sangria, wine, and baklava we tried to order. Took almost an hour to put in our dinner order. The server didn’t seem to care about doing a good job despite only having four tables; we felt very neglected. They were eager to get us out of there by 8:55pm. Won’t be returning to this location.

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Good
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Very pleasant place for outdoor lunch. We were 3 people with one cellphone and no knowledge of how to use phone to scan and see the menu-- It was irritating not to be offered a paper menu. And very difficult to look at the menu on the phone! Still, the food we ordered was good and it was nice to be at a restaurant with so many healthy options.

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vipOhHappyDay
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great place to celebrate! This time, it was two college graduations together with family. Lebanese Taverna has been a family favorite for almost twenty years. This was our first visit in more than a year. Gosh, we’ve missed it so...

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Zafar
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The attending waiter appears to have been on training. We had to ask for napkins and serving spoons, etc. Could not get whole wheat bread. Prices for dishes have shot up since our last visit a few months ago. I had mentioned "birthday" while making the reservation and did not feel like mentioning it while we were at the restaurant.
Although the Tysons's Lebanese Taberna is closer to our residence, we prefer the Pentagon City's Lebanese Taberna as we have had good experience there.
Glad to see the restaurant observing social distancing carefully.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. Very authentic taste that creates a party in your mouth. The servers are always attentive and will answer your questions and make suggestions when needed. You must try this place!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day

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AndreaA
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for outdoor dining. Good food and service..

JA
vipJAgurl88
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

I ordered the salmon salad and it came with a bed of parsley instead of lettuce, which honestly make no sense. On top of that the salad dressing was too acidic and the “salad”, if you could call it that, cost $18. I don’t recommend the salmon salad. The salmon was good but the parsley portion was not and it’s definitely not worth $18. After this experience I doubt I’ll go back.

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Valentine
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always eat at Lebanese Taverna when in the DC area and it never disappoints. I had the bronzino dish.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Lebanese food and best service!

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LeaD
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Celebrated a work birthday with colleagues. Food was excellent. Service was courteous. Took a while for appetizers to arrive, then food arrived shortly after.

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LaVilla
Washington DC
41 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We have celebrated the 65th wedding anniversary of my very elderly parents at this restaurant. The staff was very accommodating and friendly. Food was just the right kind for the occasion. The restaurant helped us to have a memorable experience of a very meaningful anniversary. We very much appreciate that!

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vipLeoDC
Washington DC
76 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Taverna is always a good bet for very fresh and tasty Lebanese fare. The service was also spot-on. LT operates like a well-oiled machine!

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AngelaB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!! We had such a great time and the homemade bread is amazing!!

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RWFG450
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Celebrating my son’s birthday and my other son’s Match to his Residency at Georgetown Medical.

FAQs

Lebanese Taverna - Pentagon Row does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Lebanese Taverna - Pentagon Row also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 415-8681.

Lebanese Taverna - Pentagon Row is rated 4.7 stars by 970 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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