About Lebanese Taverna - Pentagon Row

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.

1101 South Joyce Street
Arlington, VA 22202
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Middle Eastern, Vegetarian / Vegan, Mediterranean

Hours of Operation:


Sunday 12noon - 9:00pm

Monday 11:30am - 9:00pm

Tuesday - Thursday: 11:30am - 10:00pm

Friday 11:30am - 10:30pm

Saturday: 12noon - 10:30pm



Happy Hour:
Monday - Friday 4:00pm - 7:00pm in the lounge and bar. Appetizers and drinks $4.00-$7.00.

Cross Street:
Army Navy Drive

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(703) 415-8681

Website:
http://www.lebanesetaverna.com/

Catering:
Let us bring Lebanese Taverna to you! Offering authentic Middle Eastern cuisine from our full service catering division. From rentals and servers Catering by LT will make your event memorable. The Catering Department can be contacted by calling (703) 841-1503 or by email at events@cateringbyLT.com

Parking Details:
Street parking and underground parking

Public Transit:
Metro Pentagon City - blue and yellow lines

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Happy Hour Featuring Bottomless Hommus Monday - Friday 4-7pm at the Bar and Lounge featuring selected mezza plates and alcoholic beverages ranging from $4-$7.00.

Lebanese Taverna - Pentagon Row Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
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4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (10)
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Great for Lunch (8)
Fun (8)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Good for Groups (6)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Business Meals (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Special Occasion (5)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Tasting Menu (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Cozy (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Vegan (1)
Great Beer (1)
People Watching (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Romantic (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 11 hours ago

It was great...

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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

The service was very good and the decor pleasant but the food was only fair.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on January 15, 2018

The food and the service was outstanding. The management made us aware of satellite locations of Lebanese Taverna.

Tags: Casual, Happy Hour
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Service was excellent. Food was good as always. We asked for medium on our lambs but was very close to well done. Flavor was still so we didn’t complain.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Delicious food and very well decorated!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Do not wish to say.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

For the second year in a row we've had a holiday lunch at Lebanese Taverna in Arlington. Five of us order different dishes and we all enjoy them. Lots of options on the menu for people, no matter what their tastes.

Tags: Healthy, Disabled Access, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 29, 2017

It's my favorite place to eat, and our favorite Lebanese Taverna in the area The best hummus especially the spicy hummus, shwarma, kabob, fahettah (spelling?), and grape leaves. The staff is friendly and attentive.

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·Dined on December 15, 2017

Had a team lunch with 8 coworkers and loved the food. Martha took great care of us and was very attentive and wonderfully. Def recommend

Tags: Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Paleo Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups, Fun
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Great little place! Excellent service and food...we enjoyed it and will be back!

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 7, 2017

I did not like that there are no longer refills on soft drinks. I am disappointed. For a few cents, this is a nice gesture to customers, especially at lunch time, when you are competing with the option of eating in the office and having your own stash of cokes.

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great food, good service. We had the sampling platter, the bowl of olives, and the cauliflower, all of which were very good. We also had the baklava and Turkish coffee, both were exceptional!

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Afternoon Coffee, Worth the Drive, Cozy
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 21, 2017

This is one of the restaurants in a small chain (they also have cafes & the difference is important). The food was excellent and very authentic. Prices reasonable & the decor was nice. All in all a very good experience in an area know for mall food.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Paleo Friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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·Dined on November 15, 2017

Wonderful as always!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 12, 2017

I had a very pleasant dining experience. We were well attended to by our waiter. The food was out quickly and was very good. The Lebanese Taverna is consistently good.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 10, 2017

The food and service is excellent! I would eat here again in the future but I would request a booth. The only issue is the seating as they have people packed in pretty tight. I could easily hear the two tables on either sides conversations. I recommend getting the three sample hummus and a desert with your main course.

Tags: Comfort Food, Quick Bite, Cozy, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 7, 2017

It was a cold, rainy day and the restaurant was relatively quiet for lunch. Great food, speedy delivery of meal, and no rush as we were able to talk business quietly. Nice job as always LT!

Tags: Authentic, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 4, 2017

I drove over an hour to meet my friend who was visiting from out of town, only to find that this restaurant does not exist at the address shown, nor did the phone number work. Disappointing, annoying and embarrassing!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Usually, Lebanese Taverna is very solid for a lunch meeting. This time, however, my chicken schwarma was very dry!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Food was fantastic. Wait staff was very attentive. I look forward to my next visit

Tags: Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Tysons locAtion way better. The server was horrible and knew nothing about the food at all!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Was very disappointed that the menu, including prices, did not match what they had posted on line which I read less than two hours before going to the restaurant.

Tags: Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Outstanding, attentive service. My wife and I had a great, relaxing evening.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Love to go here for the Taverna Platter. Lebanese beer is gret too.

Tags: Healthy, Bar Seating, Great Beer
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Always a good choice. The ground beef kebabs (Kafta) and the appetizer platter were the winners of the night!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Always a great meal!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 17, 2017

The food and service at the Westover restaurant is much better.
Pentagon row taverna dirt and poor service
Food not prepared as well as at Westover

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2017

As expected, good food but they needed more team members to speed up food wait times and service (no fault of the staff)...the fresh bread is fantastic as was the spicy hummus. Our table loved the falafel and tzattziki (sp?). Good place for a friends outing

Tags: Vegan, Tapas, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 8, 2017

From the moment we were greeted at the door to the time we left we were treated very well. The food was delicious, the server was solicitous, and the restaurant was clean and well lit. I will definitely go back again.

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·Dined on September 7, 2017

Had a fantastic experience! Will definitely go again. The food is absolutely amazing.

Tags: Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Paleo Friendly, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 22, 2017

My husband and I were getting together with some dear friends, whose daughter needed to eat gluten free. This restaurant was excellent - not only were there substantial (and delicious) gluten free options, but there were regular and tasty options with a wide variety of foods to choose from.

Several dishes were also halal which was a big plus. My fav is the fried halloumi cheese and the vegetarian taverna platter. YUM!!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Arrived at the restaurant at 7pm on a Saturday and was seated almost immediately. Server was friendly and came around several times during meal to make sure that everything was fine. Wonderful food and a nice wine list - various cocktails and beer also available.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 19, 2017

One of my favorite restaurants; a mom and pop, delicious, authentic food (the hot bread is killer). It was cool enough to eat outside and we had a great evening watching the kids play in the commons at Pentagon Row. It's a great place to take visitors to our nation's capital. Have lunch alone or bring the office; no one will be disappointed.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Authentic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Out of town friend was visiting so 4 of us gathered together to share a healthy meal here. We had a seat right in the front window so could watch for each of our friends to arrive. Our waiter was very friendly and highly personable. He made sure we had what we needed (like extra veggies for the hummus trio - yum!) even while he waited on other tables - a true multi-tasker! Oddly, we all got the same falafel salad - but it's one of my favorites so perhaps I convinced everyone to try it! Anyway - no one was disappointed. Very fresh and refreshing!

Tags: Tapas, Vegan, Authentic, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Everytime I am in D.C. I come to this place. The humus with steaming hot bread is amazing! Service is excellent, food quality is great and the value is also good for this area. Our server, Laura, was so sweet. And the hostess staff made you feel like you were welcome when you entered and appreciated when you exited. Such a nice vibe!
Awesome happy hour in the lounge area.

Tags: Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Great Beer, Tapas, Cozy, Fun, Great for Lunch, Casual, Happy Hour, Authentic
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 13, 2017

We love this restaurant and always order from the meza menu (individual items v. what they put together) to get our favorites. For the first time, we sat at a table in the bar which was much quieter than the main restaurant and very comfortable. This is one of our favorite places and we recommend it highly.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Tapas, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 11, 2017

I've never had a bad meal at this place. I don't know how authentically Lebanese the food I, but it's always good. The restaurant has good service, too.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 7, 2017

Food is always great Super Fresh love the bread. Service was outstanding overall great experience

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 7, 2017

Great service, great meal, great value. Been here several times and will go back.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Chicken shawarma appetizer and taboulli are my two favorite here

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