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About Lebanese Taverna - Washington DC

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.

2641 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20008
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Middle Eastern, Vegetarian / Vegan, Mediterranean

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

Cross Street:
Conveniently located near the Marriott Wardman and Omni Shoreham Hotels

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

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

Phone Number:
(202) 265-8681

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 garage parking available after 5pm.. Please see the hostess for validation.

Public Transit:
Metro Red line - Woodley Park

Executive Chef:
Joseph Comfort

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

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.

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.

Lebanese Taverna - Washington DC Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

3.9

ambience

4.1

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

79% would recommend it to a friend

Authentic (14)
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Business Meals (9)
Good for Groups (9)
Good for a Date (9)
Fun (7)
Great for Lunch (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Healthy (6)
Comfort Food (6)
Casual (5)
Tapas (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Cozy (3)
Romantic (3)
Special Occasion (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Vegan (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Hot Spot (1)
People Watching (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Spicy (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

Usually go to the Arlington location. This was lovely. Great sharing several Mezzas and salad.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 7 days ago

Food was good like always here, and our server was helpful on suggesting dishes that we liked.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Best Lebanese food I’ve had, period.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Good food, but very slow service for a party of 10. We waited almost 10 minutes before we were asked if we wanted dessert and another 20 befor we got what we ordered. We all would have rather gotten the check by then.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Food great but very noisy. The DC spot is a huge open space with hard surfaces, so when it's full, as it was Sunday night, it's really noisy. The nicely moved us away from a table with a really loud group. But the food is terrific, and the family style dinner was perfect for 5 of us.

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

This is our third experience here. The food is interesting and delicious, and the service consistently outstanding.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Tapas, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Cozy, Comfort Food, Fun, Authentic
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 (Raum Hamburg)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Der Service war anfänglich nicht optimal. Dies wurde durch ein sehr leckeres Menü wieder ausgeglichen. Auch der Service wurde, je länger wir da waren, besser😑

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Waitress was great. Love the bread at Lebanese tavern. Big fan of the chicken shawarma. From DC to Tysons Corner to Pentgon City. Been to all of them. Always good and worth the price!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

A wonderful place with reliable excellent food. We come here at least once every six months when visiting the zoo or DC w/out of state friends - it is our neighborhood gem with friendly and helpful service!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Quality food but indifferent and unknowledgeable server

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 24, 2017

We used to love this place, but it seems to have lost it authenticity. The food and presentation were meh. The ambiance was pedestrian. We were so disappointed. We’ve written this place off.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Great food, nice service!

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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Its been along time since I went but the food was not nearly as good. and the service was ok, the restaurant was ok, will not go back.

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Service was slower than normal.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Ordered new plates : mashi and chicken kabobs. Excellent! Glad we drifted away from the traditional hummus only and small plates selections.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 9, 2017

When I arrived at 11:45 am there was no hostess. The overworked wait staff had too much to do. There was pandemonium by about 12:15 pm as there were LOTS of people waiting, no hostess, overworked wait staff. A bad experience. Do not go to this restaurant.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Always an excellent choice. Convenient by Metro and the best food. Had lentil soup and a starter. Delicious.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 6, 2017

I was looking for a vegan restaurant and this selection was a reasonable one. They have a few dishes that can help a hungry vegan with limited options.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

The food was great and the service as well. We were very happy and will come back soon.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Late-night Find, Fun, Tasting Menu, Kid-friendly, Authentic, Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 3, 2017

The Lebanese Taverna was excellent. If you are looking for mezze and Mediterranean type food, this is definitely going to be at the top of your list. Went out with people for work for a quarterly lunch (and also had a birthday in the group.) and we will be going back again. We had people that were not familiar with this type of food and they couldn't believe all of the different tastes and textures. Be sure to order the Chef's Platter as a mezze starter for the table!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Great food and great service, really enjoyed our meal. Went for a few mezzas as main course and over-ordered but food was delicious.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Authentic
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

We had a very pleasant meal here with great service, nice wait staff, healthy salad for the diet conscious and very tasty authentic tasting mains!

Tags: Healthy
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 (New England)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Beautiful place inside and they have outdoor dining also. They have traditional Lebanese food and it was delicious! And the
Flat bread was hot and very tasty. We went for a family dinner and ordered the mezza platters. There were 5 of us so we ordered 4 kabob dishes and shared family style.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Always an awesome experience, excellent food, well prepared, robust flavor and friendly service.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Tapas, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

A good food

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 (Denver)·Dined on September 27, 2017

A longtime neighborhood favorite and my standby in Woodley Park. I've been here with friends many times and everyone always enjoys it. Well-prepared Middle Eastern food, good service, nice ambiance (beautiful renovation), and good energy but quiet enough for conversation.

Tags: Business Meals, Tapas, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Authentic
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 25, 2017

One of my favorite spots. This time service was particularly bad because of an extra large group nearby. We had to flag the server for practically everything we wanted. We had dessert and tea and our table was still not cleared. We had to move our dirty dishes to the next table to make room. Otherwise, food is great. Prices are too high, especially for basic plates like hommus and Baba Ghanoug ($9). Still, it is high quality.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Food quality has improved noticeably. Service is uneven, but the food is worth it.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 20, 2017

I have been going to Lebanese Taverna for 15 years. A couple of years ago they updated the interior and it is beautiful. The food is consistently tasty and fresh and they have changed the menu in good ways as well. This week's dinner did not disappoint. It's a restaurant you can count on!

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (Nashville)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Authentic Lebanese. Excellent food and atmosphere.

Tags: Late-night Find, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on September 3, 2017

Search for Moustafa. Αναζητήστε τον Μουσταφα. Εργάζεται και Έλληνας εκεί για να σας βοηθήσει. Τέλειος χώρος και εξαιρετική κουζίνα

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Healthy, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Restaurant looked very clean and mosern. What was disappointing was that immediately once we ordered our appetizer and entrees, hummos and pita came out immediately followed by our entrees. This was more like fast food which was not what we wanted. Food was mediocre at best. There are better choices

Tags: Quick Bite
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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Didn't seem as good as in the past. Maybe its become too much of a chain

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·Dined on August 24, 2017

Food was very good, but service was VERY VERY slow. I wondered if they were down a few servers - meal took 2 1/2 hours. I'd still recommend it, but given how much business they get from local conventions, I'd have thought they'd move people better. We felt ignored at times.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 14, 2017

Until the mice problem is resolved, I will unfortunately not be dining at the restaurant in the future.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 11, 2017

I was surprised that the food was kind of flavorless (the salmon and couscous.) The hummus was good, but the main dish was mediocre. Our waiter, though, was really good - courteous, attentive, friendly, and competent.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Our waitress was excellent!

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on August 7, 2017

Excellent meal service and conference location. I hadn't been there in several years--and everyone I took there was pleased.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Excellent Lebanese fare with quite a variety. A dependable standby. Convenient location across from the Metro.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Great foood. Very tasty

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