Lebanese Taverna - Pentagon Row

4.5
767 reviews
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$30 and under
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Middle Eastern
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  • Casual
  • Authentic
  • 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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Middle Eastern, Vegetarian / Vegan, Mediterranean
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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.
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Phone number
(703) 415-8681
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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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
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Army Navy Drive
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Parking details
Street parking and underground parking
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Public transit
Metro Pentagon City - blue and yellow lines
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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.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wine
What 767 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.4
service
4.4
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Wonderful food & service--just a little too loud in restaurant to hear our group easily. Salmon platter, falafel, lentil soup, hommus tray were all delicious. Sampler appetizer not so good for a group, as there was a single falafel or 3 grape leaves, etc--but delicious.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

The food was great as always. The host was a little gruff but the server was very kind and friendly.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Everything we ordered was delicious! The food and service here are always top notch - Lebanese taverna is hands down the best Mediterranean cuisine you can find anywhere in the metro area!

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Convenient spot in pentagon row. Good is decent but a bit overpriced for the quality.

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

Food was terrific. Kibbeh like butter and some of the most flavorful vegetarian dishes I have had. Ambiance and service we're fine, but will absolutely be back for the meal. Higly recommend going with a big group and sharing.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

We were visiting our daughter and son-in-law in Arlington and thought this would be a nice change from the usual. We all travel extensively and enjoy a variety of food. Loved it! We tried several appetizers, including the lamb tartare, excellent, and we shared the lamb sharhat entre. My daughter & SIL had the lentil soup, which was light and full of lemon & mint flavor. The service was great and we loved the selection of Lebanese wines. We tried the Wardy (red) and really enjoyed it. Looking forward to returning and trying more menu items.

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

We enjoy the time there, Food delicious. Thank you guys.

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

We celebrated my goddaughters 16 Birthday.. Ryan was our waiter and was fabulous!!

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2.0Dined on May 27, 2018

We had a terrible experience at the restaurant Sunday night. The maitre’d pointed to the table when we arrived rather than walking us to it. While that seemed unusual it was his attitude later that was upsetting. We have been coming to this restaurant for years and even had a family event catered by them. Our waiter was virtually missing most of the night and when we asked for the bill from the maitre’d (because we could not find the waiter) he made unnecessary comments like: we are busy tonight, we do not have enough kitchen staff etc. I told him I didn’t want to know any of that, just wanted the check. Told him we had been here many times and that we had even had a family event catered by them. He said....you should have told me so we could treat you well. I told him that all guests should be treated well!!!! He tried making excuses. Seriously, just do a better job! The food was not up to snuff and the service was nonexistent. I am very upset that we wasted just under $200 for an awful dinner experience with dear friends.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

We had a wonderful dinner with friends. The food was yummy and nicely presented - very good choices for this vegetarian ! Service was good too.

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5.0Dined on May 23, 2018

Just love this place. Food is always great. Love the ambience.

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4.0Dined on May 23, 2018

I've eaten here a number of times. The service can be a little slow, but it's sincere when it comes. All of the dishes I've had, particularly the shawarma and lamb and artichoke stew have been delicious, and I enjoy the sangria as well.

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Best man from Hawaii came to town

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5.0Dined on May 17, 2018

The good is always outstanding. The service was exceptional and they were busy. Their staff works together to make sure they care care of you at all times.
Can’t wait to go back.

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4.0Dined on May 17, 2018

Good food for sharing. Good service. Went for a business meal and did not feel rushed

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Mother’s dinner. Food was great. Service was ok. Would come back for more.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Lebanese Taverna is and has been one of my favorite restaurants for 18 years. Our family of four went to celebrate my daughter's birthday and Mother's day, and enjoyed every bite of the food we ordered. The service was great, and the staff and management are always very friendly and accommodating.

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2.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Our Mother's Day luncheon was not the experience we had planned. We had no one waiter assigned to our table until Kamal stepped up. The service, except Kamal's, was no existent to spotty. I arrived early to explain how the check was to be divided. Because no one came to our table during our early arrival, I ended up having to do that at the table in front of the mothers. Then, the waiter had a difficult time understanding the instructions. During the meal, we never saw a waiter. It was when I flagged down Kamal that he stepped in and helped. I'm sorry that he had to leave before we did because we wanted all of the tip to go to him. I will not return to Lebanese Taverna again. Even the two older gentlemen at the hostess stand seemed to be incompetent. Sorry folks, you blew it!

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4.0Dined on May 12, 2018

The waiter was very helpful for our group of friends who had never eaten there before. The food came in a timely manner. A very enjoyable evening.

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3.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Server just seemed annoyed we were there to dine. When asked for our drink orders we each ordered a beverage and I also asked for waters. He didn’t hear? We had to ask on multiple occasions and each time he brought only for the person who asked. Is there a water rationing I’m unaware of? He also brought two pieces of bread for four diners saying “I’ll bring more in just a minute”, then we had to ask for more after waiting awhile. We were very polite and always said “when you get a chance”. When we asked he got right away but caused a LOT of unnecessary trips on his part. We didn’t even bother to ask for a last water, we just shared as he seemed so irritated.

The Lebanese taverna at Tyson’s has always had the very nice staff when we’ve been there. The other staff we encountered at PR were nice so maybe our guy just was having a horrid day. But it is then the managers job to step in and help so the customer gets good service.

The food was good, not stellar but solid enough.

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4.0Dined on May 12, 2018

The food and atmosphere were excellent but the service was a little slow (a little too long between the appetizer and the entree). Still overall it was an enjoyable meal. I would come again.

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Enjoyable option among the different branches and original in Arlington. Service friendly and attentive. Some things found on this menu different from other locations.

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2018

My friends and I enjoyed the food and drinks. There were 2 vegetarians in the group so they had much to choose from. The server checked on us often to make sure everything was fine.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

The food was delicious and the server, Nino, was very attentive yet not overbearing. We never felt rushed and were able to enjoy a delightful lunch!

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

We are on our first trip to DC and we wanted to try food that we never had before. I found this restaurant on Open Table w/ favorable reviews so we decided to try it. The reviews were spot on- the servers were very knowledgeable and gave us great suggestions to eat. Everything was delicious and we were very pleased with our whole experience.

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5.0Dined on April 23, 2018

Fantastic restaurant - the quality at this location only seems to go up! There are new Lebanese wines on the menu (new to me, I should say), IXRIS, and they are fantastic. I'm already looking forward to enjoying the one we had again! We went for my birthday, and everyone enjoyed what they ordered, but I think I "won" dinner. I had the gluten free (vegetarian?) MESHI grilled eggplant and zucchini rolls, stuffed with vegetable rice pilaf, tomato sauce, yogurt sauce, nuts, mint. We had a starter of the ARAK SHRIMP.
The staff was lovely and Hamdi, the manager, is very nice and friendly!

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Great food, great service

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Outstanding dinner. We will surely be back. Original and authentic. Great service.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

This restaurant was amazing. The food is very fresh and delicious. The Pita Bread is amazing, hot and puffy when you receive it. That's how you know its fresh. The servers were very friendly and we were seated right away. We even asked to be sat outside and without hesitation they granted our wish. I would highly recommend this restaurant that likes Mediterranean food.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

We enjoyed the excellent service, ambiance, and tasty cuisine! We had a large party and the manager arranged everything perfectly. We had a few kids present, and the staff were attentive and responsive. We celebrated a full military honors funeral at Arlington as well as several birthdays at the same time, and the culinary experience with culture was refreshing!

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4.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Great food, great service. Very attentive staff and very authentic meals!

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Excellent as usual. There was a large party that increases the noise, but it was not distracting. Great value for the money.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Lebanese Taverna is convenient to where I live, so I go there from time to time. I’ve always found the food to be above average in quality, and I especially like the bread that’s served with the meals. The atmosphere is pleasant, without excessive noise.

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2.0Dined on April 7, 2018

We love Mediterranean restaurants and were excited to try Lebanese Taverna after reading the reviews. The ambiance, service and bread were very good but most of us in our party thought the food was tasteless which definitely isn't the norm for Mediterranean restaurants. We all had different entrees and all felt the same way. Very disappointing.

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4.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Visitors from Ireland enjoyed it

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3.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Don't bother making a reservation for Pentagon Row via OpenTable because even though we had one, they sat people, first-come, first-serve. While we made a reservation for 7, we waited at the front door for approximately 10-15 minutes for the host to seat us. Isn't the point of having a reservation, not having to wait to be seated? In addition, he was very "put off" by my mentioning a reservation and was not pleasant or friendly. Our server was great, and while the food took a little while, and he seemed overwhelmed, he made sure to stop by to tell us food was on way, was very engaging and super-friendly... Food was good, had the salmon dish, substituted pilaf for double veggies which I felt they still skimped on. Overall good experience, but not fantastic. I prefer the Tyson's Galleria location for service.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Excellent food, wonderful and friendly service... Lebanese Taverna never disappoints!!!

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Was a perfect evening with exceptional food and service. From the minute you walked in you were treated special. The happy hour was where we started before our reservation. The roasted olives were an absolute delight. We will definitely be back!!!

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

At this location, the food was excellent and the service superb! We all enjoyed it very much. For us, it is worth the drive and the paid parking.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Excellent food and accommodated preferences for table. Excellent service too and creative non-alcoholic drinks.

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