Lebanese Taverna - Tysons Galleria

4.5
1398 Reviews
$30 and under
Middle Eastern
Lebanese Taverna creates an environment where good food is enjoyed in good company. Each restaurant is a "home away from home," even though the food and ambiance are from across the globe. Whether you are visiting for the first time, the twentieth, or have been coming to a Lebanese Taverna for over 35 years, you will feel welcomed and like a member of the family. The atmosphere is bustling and each of the restaurants has its own design and slightly different flavors. That is because the food is made fresh.
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vipLola2003
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service5ambience4

Dined here numerous times over the years and the quality of the food has always been consistent, and the service excellent. Unfortunately, this time the food was off. The shrimp on my kabobs was overdone and hard, but what really upset me was the person expediting the food from the kitchen was not wearing a mask. He had it on but pulled down around his neck. All other employees I encountered were wearing their masks and complying with all distancing rules. I’m very disappointed this employee was allowed to get away with not complying with the regulations we all must follow.

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ASRC
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I’m a big Taverna fan and always enjoy the entire experience! This visit was exceptional as usual.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
60 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Ate outside. Was sort of comfortable, but several of the heat lamps weren’t working.

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luzp
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

I had a wrong plate and I had to ate the food from my friend and I didn’t like it but in general the food was great and the drinks very good. Thanks

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PamS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience3

The food was good but service was terrible. I have never in my life left $0 tip but last night I had to. Service was atrocious.

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DavidD
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Went for a socially-distanced business lunch. Food was tasty, spicy and generous servings. High marks for the attentive, but not intrusive, service we received. Would recommend, would definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

What a treat! I am being really selected about restaurants. This is fabulous, fresh food in a very, very clean environment.

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vipmomof2boys
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Lebanese Taverna! Never disappointed and always consistently terrific food, service, people!

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vipMicheleR
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We have eaten here many times. The weather is still warm, so we chose the patio. The food and service are always excellent, and the patio was nicely lit for the evening. Our waitress helped us choose a bottle of wine from their extensive and largely Lebanese collection. The freshly made pita and hummus trio are always the best way to start out the night. There are several new appetizers on the menu that we selected, along with some old favorites such as the Shrimp Ankar and Kibbeh. Overall another great dining experience and I would recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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CatherineG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Lamb was very tough; service was slow

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Taichichuan
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A great place for a good Lebanese fare. The swarma and rice dish reminded me of my time in the middle east. The humus was a great appetizer!

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vipWestOG
Washington DC
57 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

The food was OK, the tabbouleh was good, the lemonade was very good. The service was very spotty. We sat close to the window to the outdoor dining and close to the bar so it was very loud.

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vippennyk
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Always happy with the quality and taste of the food. Wonderful appetizers and share plates.

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anonymous
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is one of our local restaurants we go to often (or order take out from more recently). This was our first time to eat in the restaurant since COVID, the food was excellent, my only comment is the wine list is now almost exclusively from Lebanon and we don't know many of their wines, so it's hard to choose a good wine from the list.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall2food4service4ambience3

Unfortunately we were very rushed to eat and get out... understand it is a week day, but as we say down at 7, were informed to order right away else the kitchen will close soon.. this happens 3-4 times. Very surprised their kitchen closed at 8. Ridiculous

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Mimsie
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We ate inside and there was plenty of room between tables to be comfortable. The food here is consistently good.

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LindaF
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The shrimp kebob and the chicken curry were delicious! And I always enjoy the rice.

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Rightback15
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ordered the Chef's Platter and Salmon Harra....both were excellent!

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LeneJ
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

With Covid, the outdoor space is a god debt. The good is still excellent, so I'm definitely come back

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FairfaxRegular
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Socially distant outdoor seating. Great service. Nice break from eating at home. Great pomegranate martinis.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

In late Sept 2020, my entire party—4 diners from 3 households—chose Lebanese Taverna as our first restaurant to go to since Covid-19 started in March 2020. It was definitely the right choice: they had great processes (plenty of hand sanitizer, tables distanced from each other, seating our party of 4 at a table for 6, menus that we accessed from our phones, etc.). I love the fresh pita and baba ghanoush. The mixed kebab platter was fantastic, as always, as was the red sangria. Our party hadn’t seen each other in many months, and we’re grateful to LT for providing this safe space for all of us to see each other.

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vipJohnCHarles
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Your restaurant was fantastic. The service was prompt and polite. The food was first rate. Thanks.

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vipArlingtonian
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A small area under cover outside. The staff was very attentive and the food amazing, as usual.

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EMMPA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first Client outing in Nova and I will be back! Always great food and service. Looking forward to supporting this crew through the Fall and winter

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3Monkeys
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I reserved the table because I had relatives in town and because they have indoor dining. Not a fan of eating in a high foot traffic areas, listening/hearing traffic or sweating if the sun is shining or temperature high. In this case the dining room was the perfect choice it was shaded, comfortably cool mostly quiet with the exception of several young individuals with cars painted like school children's trapper/keepers and loud exhausts were demanding attention from the parking lot.

Now for the food. Have eaten in one or more of their restaurants for more than 15 years. I used to be a regular for lunch (once or twice a week) at the Taverna in Woodley Park, the food was always very good and the service was also ways excellent. In my experience this has always been the case regardless of which Taverna I've chosen whether it be lunch or dinner. I also often ate at the Taverna in Cherrydale as it was near my home. I'm now some 40 miles away and yet I still gravitate toward the Taverna's when on or around the
silly circle. I've never been disappointed, any one I've taken to a Taverna has ever been disappointed. The only thing that I missed eating at the Taverna in the Galleria was the aroma of the food being prepared. To me, its all part of the experience.

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vipBobFV
Tampa
113 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good social distancing - we felt safe, staff was maked, we got a nice table

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vipElizabeth
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always my favorite place to eat, we drive two hours just to go!

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vipLeilaS
Washington DC
48 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor dining, awesome food and friendly and kind service

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vipJosephineA
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoy eating here. I like the ambiance and the crowd. Service is on point and I always feel welcome. Menu is varied, but the kibbeh is my favourite!!!

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Basha
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were great as usual. Lebanese Taverna and especially our server,Waheed, provide a wonderful evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience4

We had a reservation for over a week but when we arrived the table was not ready. They had to open a curtain to their back room and sat us - no plates, silverware, or water ready. Another table was being set at the same time for a group and that table was all prepared before the people arrived while we sat at an empty table. After our meal, which was really slow in coming, we sat for more than 20 min waiting for an offer of dessert, after dinner drinks, or the check. We live out of state but visit several times a year and always dine here. If this has been our first experience it would have been our last.

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vipLHK429
Washington DC
134 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The patio, which has been there for years and years, is a perfect way to experience the restaurant in our pandemic environment. The big surprise was how much everyone liked the hummus with ground meat. Add a Taverna salad, and that 's a great meal. The Chef's Platter with tastes of 9 or 10 different things is always a winner, because there's something for everyone. The only disappointment was that the chicken on the chicken kabob was dry. It didn't feel like quite the same, great dish that I remember getting over the years. There aren't that many good, sit-down restaurants for Mediterranean food in this area, and we keep coming back to Lebanese Taverna. It's a fave.

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Dottie
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

The cauliflower appetiser was outstanding. Only had two choices for warm entree and the beef/lamb entree was a little tough & dry.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food is always good here. We always get hummus and we especially like the special hummus with the beef and lamb on top.

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Basha
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lebanese Taverna is one of our favorite restaurants. Our server (Waheed) knows us so well that he says the drinks we each want and names the mezzas that we usually order. We ate outside because of the pandemic. The food is always great. My rating of the noise level was due to six or seven young women near us who appeared to be having a small wedding shower. They talked very loudly and giggled a lot.

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RosemaryC
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. I have wanted to go to this restaurant for a long time. It did not disappoint me.

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vipJosephineA
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always enjoy eating here. The food is very tasty, the staff attentive and eager to ensure you have a good experience, the location is perfect as you can shop or browse in the Galleria before or after your meal, and the cost is reasonable.

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vipMarS
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delightful experience and felt very safe

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vipDiner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great

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viprich
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In these trying times they handled us with their usual excellent level of service and safely within the COVID guidelines.

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Lebanese Taverna - Tysons Galleria does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Lebanese Taverna - Tysons Galleria also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 847-5244.

Lebanese Taverna - Tysons Galleria is rated 4.5 stars by 1398 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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