Lebanese Taverna - Pentagon Row

4.6
957 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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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
38 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
56 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
10 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..

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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
5 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
40 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
73 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.

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DinerJay
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service for my friends and myself for a lunch time meal this past week.

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JesseB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, delicious food, great location. I’ll be back!

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YaminiM
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

The food was not seasoned properly. The service was ok. The kitchen closes too early, couldn’t even get Hummus.

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vipWhyCook
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

It was fine but not great. The server was kind and the ambiance great.

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vipmargog
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Consistently good fir casual everyday dining

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Keirsten
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pentagon Row Lebanese Taverna is one of my favorite restaurants. The ambience is relaxing and beautiful, the food is always outstanding, and the service is wonderful. The tables are spaced out nicely so you won't be too close to anyone if you choose to dine in!

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MaxDoumit
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Using the app, we picked outdoor seating, unfortunately the outdoor area was closed. The host instead opened up a small section of the glass door, and placed out table outside to accommodate the dog we had with us. They went above and beyond to make sure we were comfortable and enjoyed our visit. Food was outstanding as usual. Highly recommend.

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SueB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service as always!

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ElizabethP
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food was good as always, service was slipshod, and the biggest problem was I reserved outdoor seating but because they ran out of propane there was no outdoor seating offered. They should have emailed to let me know and I would have cancelled and rebooked elsewhere.

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KimberlieM
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Did not actually go to this location - though I imagine the experience is the same - we went to the one in Arlington and it is just sooooo delicious. I haven't lived in the area for 20 years and just had to come back when I was visiting last week. We had the sampler of hummus, taziki, beef with pomegranate shawarma, falefals and even more and everything was fresh, presentation beautiful and so tasty - definitely glad that I visited and look forward to my next trip to DC because I'm going back!

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CarolA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love dining here. Good food, good service. Plan to dine there again.

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SteveN
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A lovely place to celebrate a loved ones retirement.

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Dave
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Distance between tables was good. Great food as always.

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PeterM
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Limited menu because of COVID-19. Good food, clean & great service. Will definitely go there again. Good value for the money. Their bread and humus are the best!!!

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vipjosannal
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Service was horrible !

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience5

The service was incredibly slow and inattentive. Food was delicious as always!

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SaraC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and I appreciated the ability to eat outside.

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vipyumcha
Washington DC
133 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Asked twice and waited 30 minutes for a basket of bread, food itself is good but dressing for chicken shawarma salad wasn’t very good . Very slow and bad service at this location but convenient location afterwork. No military discount was disappointing.

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 4.6 stars by 957 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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