Lebanese Taverna - Washington DC

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$30 and under
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Middle Eastern
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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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.3
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4.4
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BC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service! We had a party of 8 and a birthday, staff was very receptive and brought out a slice of cake. A great time!!

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited the Taverna on Conneticutt Avenue un North West Washington DC and truly enjoyed the food and the overol meal and experiencia! Thank you so much!

c
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Exceptionally convenient location and a beautifully updated interior. The restaurant attracted a large lunch crowd, even on a federal holiday. Food was delicious and noise level permitted easy conversation. Hope to be back soon.

D
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Taverna never disappoints. While it has seen dramatic changes since I first started dining in 1996, the quality of food and level of service has not. We look forward to going back soon.

ES
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Been coming to this location since the mid-90s. First time back in over a decade and it is still one of my favorite places for this type of cuisine. We had excellent service, and the food was a good as ever.

ER
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience5

Food was delicious. Atmosphere was stunning. Unfortunately the service was really pretty horrible which shadowed the entire experience. It seemed to be just our server though. If you're lucky, you'll get someone else. Food was worth it!

S
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

An awesome place with very good service. The food is incredible!!

DB
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Consistently good food. Appetizer portions could be bigger considering the prices.

AZ
Phoenix
50 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall2food4service3ambience2

After I made reservation on a recommendation I was looking forward to eating at this restaurant. However it took 34 minutes to get waited on. Once the waiters realized who’s table I was at service was great and food was great.

TP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Love the food offerings -- despite the over-roasting of lamb kabobs, which is SO SURPRISING! Don't know why they are always a little dry and tough. In spite of that, glad we went with our out-of-town vegetarian guest who did very well. Wait staff was lovely, patient, and helpful. Yes, the room is "energetic" in terms of noise -- VERY loud. A beautiful carpeted or cork wall would still look hip and beautiful, but would be helpful for those of us with ears.

CA
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely interior. Quiet at lunchtime; good for business discussion. Very courteous, welcoming, helpful staff. Extremely convenient location opposite Woodley Park Metro. Delicious!

KG
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was very very good and I was so pleased that they had Chateau Musar!!!!

JS
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Service was extremely slow and then when the main dish came it was dry from overcooking.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, food, and ambience = perfect!

NB
Washington DC
192 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu is not as varied as many Lebanese restaurants but the food is good. The lamb shank with artichokes and peas is especially tasty. Our server was helpful, friendly and attentive. Nice place. We’ve dined there often.

m
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food! The appetizers are particularly well made.

FV
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Beautiful room, great food, attentive service...but on a busy night, man it was loud! Would happily come again, though. Many thanks, Frank Van Riper

LH
Minneapolis
23 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was delicious. But the garlic spread stole the show!

EC
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dinner for 6, mezza and yummy bread to start, followed by a variety of dishes and baklava for dessert. Our waiter was excellent - he provided a substitute for the wine I wanted and it was much better!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious appetizers. I highly recommend the pulled lamb.

BC
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I live in FL. When I visit DC this is my go-to place.

d
San Francisco
82 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Every time I visit my family in Washington, D.C. I invite them for dinner at the Lebanese Taverna. The food is always authentic and well prepared. Even my grandchildren love the food and do not mind trying new food because they have learned that everything that is served is excellent. I am looking forward to my next visit

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, beautiful venue. Tad noisy when packed full of folks, but that's the only negative I can think of. The table meza pairings work very well and the baklava is to die for.

OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Everything was 10/10 will come again and highly recommend!

CB
Washington DC
118 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The renovated Lebanese Taverna is very salm and elegant. We enjoyed the meal and the service. We'd definitely return.

OT
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had dinner and it was extremely good. We lived it. Everything was perfect. Food and drinks.

OT
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the most amazing food and service. Will keep coming back and back and back! I tell everyone about Leb Tav!

M
St. Louis
27 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent food. Attentive wait staff. Like others have said, they want you to order main meal quickly. Portions are good size.

V
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great Lebanese food in nice setting. Wish they would come to the West Coast !

F
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely, polite, attentive service, tremendous food.

S
Washington DC
213 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding hummus as the starter! Both the lamb fatteh and the salmon were so flavorful! Baklava was perhaps the best we've ever had! Superb, perfectly paced service.

Lebanese Taverna - Washington DC
Responded on November 6, 2019

Thank you for dinning with us and for your feedback Very appreciated! Lebanese Taverna Staff

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PT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I eat here whenever in this part of town. The food is full of flavor and servings are ample. The staff are friendly and attentive. Out of town guests are treated to a nice meal and pleasant atmosphere.

Lebanese Taverna - Washington DC
Responded on November 6, 2019

Thank you very much for your visit and for the nice words! Lebanese Taverna Staff

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J
London
33 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The experience would have been better except for the noise level due to the stone walls and parabolic ceilings to reflect the noise. The other problem we had was the waiter who wanted to rush us through the ordering and meal. We just wanted several appetizers for dinner with our wine and beer but he kept coming back insisting the we should order because the were crowded and it might take a while to get our food. He did that to the table next to us also. They ordered the big combination appetizer platter which would have been enough for dinner for the two ladies. But he cam back shortly after he had brought the platter and insisted they needed to order their entrees. They did and he came back with the two big entrees before they had finished the platter and they about died to see that much more food. We are sure that if they had been allowed to finished the platter, they would have been done. They left most of their entrees.

A
London
23 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great! Longtime customer and love the food and service~

LM
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff, excellent food choices and the quality was superb!

B
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food but a little on the loud side

CS
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A coworker recommended this restaurant, and we're so glad we found it. The food was outstanding. And our waitress was kind and patient as we made our selections. We hope to visit again when in DC.

L
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Too loud for enjoyable conversation.

D
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience5

Great food. Poor service. Waiter couldn’t handle his station effectively. Appeared disorganized for the demands of the job on a busy evening. Or the restaurant needs more help.

G
Washington DC
43 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This place used to be good but now the food is bad, the service is slow and disorganized. It took us over an hour to get our meal. I am not ever going back there. I didn't even tip the waiter.

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