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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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Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

3.9

ambience

4.1

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

72% would recommend it to a friend

Authentic (13)
Good for a Date (10)
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Good Vegetarian Options (9)
Great for Lunch (9)
Healthy (8)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Business Meals (6)
Casual (5)
Fun (5)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Notable Wine List (3)
Special Occasion (3)
Tapas (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Romantic (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Great Beer (1)
Hot Spot (1)
People Watching (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined 4 days ago

Service was slower than normal.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

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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 (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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 (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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 (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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·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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 (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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 (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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·Dined on July 31, 2017

Awesome service! Food quality very high. My group loved all the choices.? would go back to entertain in near future

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Savannah)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Food was authentic and delicious. Would have been 5 stars but our server ignored us for looong periods of time. Um Ali (bread pudding) was the best part of dinner. Spicy hummus was good, too.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 29, 2017

I used to love going to this restaurant. It feels like the food has gone downhill since my last visit a few years ago.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on July 29, 2017

We dined here 3 times a few weeks ago when we stayed across the street. The food is amazing!!!!! That's why we kept going back. The first 2 visits service was basic, nothing special but we were well taken care of. Our last visit, the night before we left town, we had both horrible and amazing service. Our initial waiter seemed like he'd rather be anywhere else but there. I asked him if I could sub something out on one of the platters and he said "No, we won't do that". It made no sense bc it was a simple switch but when we asked him why he just said "No". My husband asked if he would at least go ask the kitchen and he said "No". I understand that some restaurants will not sub items out but he was very short and just wanted us to finish. I ordered something else, we got our food, he never came back to check in us again. This is where it turned to amazing. The waiter, Victor, in the section next to us came over to fill out waters once and I could tell he kept watching as we were obviously frustrated. He came over to clear our table for us as we had been waiting a long time. He apologized for the service we had received, offered us dessert, made us laugh and saved our last night in town. Victor stepped in to turn our dining experience around, he didn't have to do that and definitely shouldn't have needed to buy he did. So, thank you Victor!!! Despite our initial horrible service I would still recommend Lebanese Taverna, just hope you don't get our original waiter. Enjoy some hummus and falafel!!!!!! Oh and ask for Victor!!!!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on July 22, 2017

First time at restaurant. All the dishes we ordered were very tasty at reasonable prices! Will definitely go back again if visiting the DC surrounding area.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 21, 2017

It was a little loud, but probably because it was a friday night. It was amazing food and service!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Quick Bite
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 12, 2017

Everyone attending the luncheon enjoyed the food and the ambience of Lebanese Taverna on Connecticut Avenue. Great place for lunch, especially as the restaurant is so close to a metro station. That makes it so easy to travel to and from the restaurant.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, People Watching, Fun
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 9, 2017

Everything was as good as can be expected, except for one thing: our waitress.

1. Asked our drink order within 120 seconds of our sitting down, having not yet provided any menus
2. Our drinks came promptly, but then put food took a notably long time to arrive once we ordered. So, unsurprisingly, both our appetizers and entrees came at once, which as far as I'm concerned defeats the purpose of appetizers.
3. Finally, one appetizer had been totally forgotten.

I'll definitely go again and I of course recommend it! It's a great place, this was a one-off experience, and I'm sure I'll come back. Just maybe not if I'm exceptionally hungry.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on July 8, 2017

All time favorite in DC ., always delicious, great service

Tags: Fun, Tapas, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Detroit)·Dined on July 3, 2017

Great food and the service was superior. Large selection and many items are shareable or family style. Our party of seven shared four or five appetizers, enjoyed some unique drink options and four well appointed entrees. Drinks and food were delightful.

Tags: Fun, Business Meals, Tapas, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot
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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 3, 2017

Good food, great service. Mix of Middle Eastern fare.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Business Meals, Vegan
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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Excellent kabobs and great service. Woodley Park great location.

Tags: People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Great mezze. I love their kibbe, m'saka, hommos, falafel, and fatayer.
I've eaten at Lebanese Taverna multiple times over the years at various locations. My only quibble this time is the lack of the attention to keeping our table cleared of empty plates and puddles of water (from sweating glasses). The place was not that busy the evening we were there, so this should not have been that difficult. Regardless, I will return again as I love their food. The spicing of the kibbe is worth the trip alone in my eyes.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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