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Lebanese Taverna - Washington DC

4.5
804 reviews
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$30 and under
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Middle Eastern
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  • Good for Groups
  • Good for a Date
Lebanese Taverna DC is located directly across from the Woodley Park metro, this location offers a 15-seat bar, lounge and seating for 130 people. Great for groups of all sizes and offers a private room for seating up to 50 people.
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Private dining
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 - Thursday: 11:30am- 9:30pm

Friday: 11:30am -10:00pm

Saturday: 12noon. - 10:00pm.

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

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Phone number
(202) 265-8681
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Joseph Comfort
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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
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Conveniently located near the Marriott Wardman and Omni Shoreham Hotels
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Parking details
Complimentary garage parking available after 5pm.. Please see the hostess for validation.
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Public transit
Metro Red line - Woodley Park
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Special events & promotions
Looking for a private space to hold your next event? The Cedar Room accommodates up to 50 people for a sit down event. Contact our Group and Dining Manager at groups@lebanesetaverna.com or at (703) 841-1502.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Whether celebrating a special occasion or hosting a corporate outing, Lebanese Taverna affords you both private and semi-private option for groups of all sizes. The Cedar Room holds up to 60 people for a seated event & 40 for a standing reception. The main dining can also be reserved for groups.

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What 804 People Are Saying
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4.4
service
4.3
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4.3
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Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Delicious lamb dishes, pita bread, hummus and stuffed grape leaves: always a treat!

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Very busy and noisy with lots of people. Moderately priced and good value. Tends to attract a lot of people fhe hotel across the street.

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2.0Dined 7 days ago

I have been a fan of the Lebanese Taverna franchise for years and have always enjoyed and appreciated the authenticity of their food. After a few years of not visiting one, my friends and I went to the Harbor East location for my birthday and had the most perfect experience. Our server, Collin, was the most attentive and friendly server I think I have ever had. Our food was amazing, as it came out in a fair amount of time and was fresh from the kitchen. Our entire experience there was fantastic, but I wish I could have said the same at this one. My family and I dined there on Friday, April 13 to celebrate my law school successes and there were a number of issues. For one, our server was inattentive, as we had to ask him several times for water/drink refills and for more bread, as there were 7 of us and he only brought out 6 pieces of bread at a time. Secondly, although he was very friendly and knowledgeable, he did not communicate that it would take over 50 minutes for all of our meals to arrive and even when they did, several kabob plates were cold, and one meal was missing until we had to ask him in which he informed us it was "on the way." Again, in the interim, we had to ask for more bread and drinks. Furthermore, when the last person's meal did come (we had began eating because his arrived ~10 minutes later), our server then began immediately cleaning up our plates as our last diner was eating. There seemed to be more urgency to turn over the table than to accommodate and serve the guests who were already seated.

Although I am appreciative and grateful that this location was able to accommodate a table of our size on a Friday night, there were a number of shortcomings that will have us thinking twice before dining at this location again. We had such an amazing experience at the Harbor East location, that this dining experience makes us not want to dine here again. The food was delicious, but the service was poor.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Everything was delicious, highly recommend this restaurant! I was trying to stick as close to grain/carb free after doing the Whole30 and had several delicious options to choose from. Will be back for the other items I couldn't have this time!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

The food here has been delicious for years and never disappoints and the staff is just terrific

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

I have not been to this restaurant for over ten years as I've moved away from the area. However, I find the food (mixed grilled meet, mezze platter and always hot fresh bread, including wheat) still good and the service even better. I was there one hour before scheduled and the manager/owner was kind to sit me down at the table for four while I await my friends. The wait staff (too bad I did not get his name) was incredibly attentive, helpful and friendly. I'd definitely come back again while in town.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Always enjoy this friendly neighborhood spot with authentic Lebanese food.

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4.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Delicious homemade hommus and pita bread. We could have made a meal from that alone. Good service. While we brought our children (ages 12 and 8), it did not seem like it would be a great place for babies/toddlers. There was a kids menu, though.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

The meal was delicious and the host and wait staff very attentive. Enjoyed myself very much.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

We loved our meal here. Favorites were the pita bread, the mixed kabob, and the lamb and artichoke stew. Service was attentive.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Service at Lebanese Taverna was fabulous - warm, welcoming, and helpful. Our server suggested the family dinner - a variety of appetizers and entrees served family-style, and everything was terrific. Will definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Wonderful dining experience.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Wonderful ambiance with gracious service. Excellent fresh food....definitely not frozen remade like many other restaurants. Service was delivered with pride and their food reflected such

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Food was delicious, but it’s always a little slow on the service side. Typically we are at the bar and service is better there, but otherwise it’s a favorite spot!

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4.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Beautiful setting and food

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Everything was SO DELICIOUS!

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

The sample appetizer platter was excellent. We had the mixed kebobs and lamb shank, which were also outstanding.

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4.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Very noisy at peak hours. You have to shout to speak to your date. Food was fantastic!!

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

We moved away from DC 6 years ago and remember Arlington and DC LTs fondly. We were visiting friends in DC last week and found LT as great as ever.

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

I came with a large group of colleagues. The waiter was very good, both service and care. He even arranged for individual checks which we needed because it was a business affair. I love your fatteh!

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Food was amazing - service so great. Noise too loud- bummer!

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

This was one of the most fun business dinners I’ve experienced. The waiter suggested a tasting menu and it was a wonderful way to taste a little bit of everything. Everyone enjoyed the food and we found a great way to get to know each other! Highly recommend Lebanese Taverna.

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4.0Dined on March 10, 2018

We have been enjoying eating the wonderful food from the Lebanese Taverna for more than 20 years. Although we do not live in DC anymore whenever we are in town we always try to eat here. Everything is delicious but the falafel are out of this world. The only downside is that the restaurant can be VERY noisy.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

We have eaten at the Lebanese Taverns for 20 years and always have a great meal, great experience, great service. The waiter this last time was excellent. It was a cold evening and being there was very warm and cozy. We didn't want to leave.

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Friend from out-of-town get together, so we were looking for a really nice, Metro-friendly place to have dinner. She arrived early & greatly enjoyed sitting at the bar, glass of wine & tapas. Our table was comfortable, we could easily hear one another conversing, food was nice proportions & very flavorful, service was warm, friendly & attentive -- but not overly so. We were very happy we chose Lebanese Taverna.

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4.0Dined on March 6, 2018

Good authentic meal

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

Always great food
Always great service

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3.0Dined on February 28, 2018

Food is good but overall experience could be great if service was improved

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

Great food and convenient metro location.

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3.0Dined on February 27, 2018

Service was inordinately and unapologetically slow.

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Our group of 9 took advantage of the family style dining option. It includes an assortment of appetizers as well as several entrees. Great option if you have a large party and want to sample a variety of dishes!

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2.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Food was mediocre and lacking in spice. Bread was extremely bland and lukewarm at best.

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

My family and I were in DC on vacation. We were looking for a unique dining experience and had never had Lebanese food. It was a hit! The waiter was very informative, and explained the differences between the different types of food. They even had beer from Lebanon. It was an enjoyable experience and we plan to return on our next visit to DC.

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2018

Fabulous meal - mix of chicken and lamb dishes, with several starters, all shared. Humberto provided outstanding service, and was very patient as friends who had not seen each other for some time caught up. The only negative aspect was the nose level-at a table for 6, you could not hear the person two seats away from you without shouting.

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

My husband and I very much enjoyed Lebanese Taverna, in DC. We had previously been to their Bethesda location which was also excellent. Our meal was great and it is truly beautiful restaurant. The only negative comment I can possibly think of is how loud the restaurant is.

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Our waiter was really funny and nice. Delicious food and cool ambience, all for a reasonable price. Authentic feel mixed with fun DC vibes.

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

All good. Acoustics are better in the back room.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Mustafa was our waiter an he was very pleasant and made our dining experience was nice.

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4.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Lebanese food isn't really my thing as I'm a bit of a picky eater, but my girlfriend loves it, and I still found enough things on the menu to enjoy the wide variety of options. The chicken samosas (paired with a nice Harissa) and Lamb Sharhat were great. The three herb sauce with the Sharhat I didn't really like, but I was still able to appreciate what it added to the dish and other people would probably find to be very good.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Great service and the food was delicious! I will definitely come back here again soon.

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