About Lebanese Taverna - Tysons Galleria

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.

2001 International Drive
Tysons Galleria
McLean, VA 22102
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Vegetarian / Vegan

Hours of Operation:

Sunday: 12noon - 9:00pm

Monday: 11:30am - 9:00pm

Tuesday - Thursday: 11:30am - 9:30pm

Friday: 11:30am - 10:00pm

Saturday: 12noon- 10:00pm


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



Cross Street:
Rt 123

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

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

Phone Number:
(703) 847-5244

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

Catering:
Let us bring Lebanese Taverna to you! Catering by LT, our full service catering division, offers our authentic Middle Eastern cuisine as well as seasonal American dish with Middle Eastern flavors. From the food, the rentals and the 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:
Complimentary self parking.

Public Transit:
Silver Line Tysosn

Executive Chef:

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Happy Hour Monday - Friday 4-7pm at the Bar and Lounge. Featuring selected mezza plates and alcoholic beverages ranging from $4.00 - $7.00. Endless Hommos $7.00


Private Dining

Lebanese Taverna Tysons offer two private rooms with seating for 20-50 people and one semi private room that can seat 80 people.

Lebanese Taverna - Tysons Galleria Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.1

ambience

4.1

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (18)
Great for Lunch (15)
Good Vegetarian Options (14)
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Authentic (14)
Good for Groups (13)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Good for a Date (11)
Special Occasion (11)
Business Meals (9)
Healthy (9)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Fun (7)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Tapas (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Romantic (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Vegan (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Late-night Find (3)
People Watching (3)
Spicy (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Cozy (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Organic (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

This location is in need of a serious refresh. Tables are too close. Chair upholstery is fraying. Waiter was fine but seemed, in general, irritated we were there. We've eaten here many, many times but won't be back. Too many other terrific options.

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·Dined on November 8, 2017

Pros: Food is always excellent.

Cons: Extremely loud, very difficult to carry on a conversation without shouting.
Food was brought quickly, but our server literally stood over us while I was putting leftovers into the take home box and took the flatware out of my hand! There were NO customers waiting for a table, so I cannot understand why we were so rudely dismissed. We have patronized ALL of the Lebanese Taverna locations in the DC metro area over the past 30 years and have never been treated so poorly. We may have to rethink our restaurant choice.

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·Dined on November 6, 2017

Fabulous restaurant with authentic lebanese food at reasonable prices. Our waiter George was very attentive and friendly. Will definately be back.

Tags: Spicy, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

This restaurant has wonderful food, but it is wa-a-ay too noisy. It needs some sound control. The tables are really close together and between the noise level and the close tables, it makes it hard to have a nice quiet rendez-vous. I have been there in the evening when we had to yell at each other to hear anything.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 1, 2017

Outstanding service, food and ambiance. We had the Lebanese drink arak. It was excellent. Tabbouleh, kibbe, makanek, and falafel are a must. Dont forget Hommos and baba ghanouj.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Tapas, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on November 1, 2017

Come here at least once a month. Everyone is friendly and I like that I can bring my own wine and paying the cork fee.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Service was a little slow

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Food was terrible - dry and not very fresh. Service was average - server wasn’t attentive and everything took way too long. Restaurant was too noisy to difficult to have a conversation. We were in a booth with 6 adults but it was a bit cramped.

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Easy parking, nice layout, excellent service and food

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Good Vegetarian Options, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Authentic, Bar Seating
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

I went with a group of 6 to celebrate a birthday. I enjoyed a lamb shawarma plate that came with rice and it was very delicious. The meat was cooked very well and to my preference. I was a little disappointed that on a Friday night, the restaurant had no chicken items available. I would definitely go again. It can get a little costly for larger groups.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Authentic, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Vegan, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 18, 2017

The food and service were fantastic. I ordered the lentil soup, which was to die for! I also had the chef’s sampler and every single item was top notch. Overall, the food is of excellent quality yet very well priced, the service is efficient and genuine, and there’s a great variety of drinks / cocktails. Great experience, Loved it!

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·Dined on October 16, 2017

Service is a bit slow. The chicken kabob was burnt on the outside. Location is convenient.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

Service was great as well as food
We love eating there

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Healthy
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

While I miss the Syrian chef, I still enjoy the Chef's Mezza platter as my favorite. The staff kindly sits us in a quieter corner so my friend and I can talk. We are made to feel welcome. The service is good but not intrusive, European style, which we appreciate. We are able to relax and savor our favorite Chef's sampling of delectable food. This is our traditional place to meet on a regular basis as both the type of service and the food bring us back. I have recommended the restaurant to friends all over the area. Can be a bit noisy for groups and, as nice as the outdoor patio is, it is unfortunate that it borders a noisy parking lot. But still a favorite place to go.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Wonderful management and staff, food was amazing, atmosphere is beautifully kept, and we all had a lovely time.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Healthy, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Gluten Free Options, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Tapas, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Food was excellent, my son is vegan and they had options for him which is always a good thing

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·Dined on October 5, 2017

Consistently delicious food and good service. Never disappoints.

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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Our waiter was not good it took 20 mins after we got seated just to get menus. The appetizers took an hour.

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·Dined on September 22, 2017

As always, superb food, creative cuisine. We sat for three hours and never felt rushed. Great place to dine, anytime

Tags: Late-night Find, Afternoon Coffee, People Watching, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Good for Groups
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·Dined on September 21, 2017

We have been happy LT customers for over 15 years... They keep doing well and testing customers well.

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·Dined on September 16, 2017

The service was very nice, but the food lacked the usual quality. Hummus platter was excellent, side dishes fine, but entrees (such as chicken shwarma -- which is a staple there) were dry and tasteless. Felt like we were being served day old leftovers.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on September 9, 2017

Service was excellent and perfectly timed. My date and I appreciated the fact that the staff picked up on our unhurried vibe, and did not rush us at all. The food was excellent as well!

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Special Occasion, Romantic, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on September 3, 2017

We were delighted by the service, food, ambiance and prices! We left a 40% tip and will be back again this weekend. My boys are picky eaters and loved everything they ordered- especially the Shawarma and Kibbeh, and the Mezze plate to start is amazing!

Tags: Good for a Date, Vegan, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Tapas, Comfort Food
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·Dined on September 3, 2017

As usual, Lebanese Taverna delivers. We were dining with the kids so the attentive service, thoughtful waiters, and delicious food makes an evening out a breeze. When we are in the Tysons area, this is our go to restaurant, offering healthy and tasty meals at a good value.

Tags: Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on September 2, 2017

The food is always good here, but the noise level is very uncomfortable. The only time that we like to go to this restaurant is when we can eat outside. By the time that you have yelled at each other for over an hour, it is exhausting. I keep thinking that they will do something about the noise, but they don't.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic
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·Dined on September 1, 2017

Great food as usual!

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·Dined on August 29, 2017

Great meal and impeccable service - four of us for lunch and everyone enjoyed their different meals. The lamb was terrific.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on August 28, 2017

Table I asked for when I made the reservation was given to someone else. Booth I was given was right next to wait station. Loud conversations (arguments) over who could serve which tables, etc. Who designs a restaurant this way?? Waitress was nice but not very attentive. Instead of refilling iced tea glasses, she just brought new ones--later than she should. At one time, we had 5 empty tea glasses on our table. :-/

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·Dined on August 27, 2017

Excellent food, service,and atmosphere!
Start with the humus platter!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Fun, Casual, Cozy
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vip
·Dined on August 23, 2017

Bad service will ruin a
meal. Enough said.

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·Dined on August 23, 2017

Lebanese Taverna, is my GO-TO place in Tysons Corner. The food is delicious, healthy and they have many gluten free options. They are consistent and their staff is always wonderful. Love this restaurant!

Tags: Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Gluten Free Options, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Vegan, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on August 22, 2017

Our waiter was wonderful and attentive. The hostess, however, was not welcoming at all. The food was very good as always.

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·Dined on August 19, 2017

Enjoyed the fresh salads. Especially the watermelon and feta cheese with mint - perfect in the heat!

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vip
·Dined on August 19, 2017

No chicken shawarma (probably ran out)
Beef and lamb shawarma was literally over cooked and felt like burnt piece that are usually left at the bottom of shawarma.
Made special request to be careful with nuts as daughter has severe allergy to all tree nuts. We were told rice has noodles but when the platter came, it had all sorts of nuts in it. The server had no idea and the chef didn't bother to se the notes from server.

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·Dined on August 13, 2017

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Tags: Casual
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·Dined on August 12, 2017

This is a favorite place to eat when at Tyson's Galleria. The menu ranges from simple to fancy and the food is prepared well. The servers are friendly and attentive. I also like the fact that it's location sets back from the main traffic.

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·Dined on August 9, 2017

A very beautiful decor with excellent service a menu with enough variety for most tastes (with annotations for Gluten Free which is a plus) at a reasonable price. My only concern was that my date and I were seated at a table for 4, but even with only two people there really wasn't enough room on the tabletop for our food and drinks. It was almost like they were cocktail tables. We found ourselves constantly having to shift the plates around because we couldn't have them in front of us due to lack of room. Otherwise it was a great place that I plan to visit again.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Romantic
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·Dined on August 7, 2017

Great Dining Experience-Lebanese at it's best!

Monday, August 7, 2017 we dined at the Lebanese Tavern. I found this restaurant on Open Table so went by their reviews and Trip Advisor. Food was very interesting, a nice welcome to the Lebanese culture. Atmosphere was warm and friendly. It is located in the Tyson's Galleria.
For appetiizers we shared the watermelon-feta slad and the house salad. Our entrees included: Chicken Favit (not sure of spelling), a half chicken, deboned and arranged with delicious vegetable and potatoes. They serve a garlic,lemon spread on the side which was very fragrant. My dish was a braised lamb shank served over cherry tomatoes and artichoke hearts. Very simple but extremely flavorful. For dessert we shared the baklava, 2 rolled pieces served with a small scoop of vanilla ice cream- tasty and a nice light touch to end our meal.
Our server, Khali was exceptional.. He was extremely welcoming and too pride in his work. If in the area I would truly recommend a visit to the Lebanese Tavern.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Late-night Find, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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·Dined on August 6, 2017

This was my first time eating Lebanese food. It was tasty and healthy. The bread pudding was the best I've had ever. It wasn't too sweet. Most enjoyable!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Organic, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Casual, Vegan, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Afternoon Coffee
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vip
·Dined on August 6, 2017

Consistent. Good food.

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