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Lebanese Taverna - Washington DC

770 reviews
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$30 and under
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Middle Eastern
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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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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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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
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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 or at (703) 841-1502.
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 770 People Are Saying
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Turkey12 (Washington DC)
5.0  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.

DCnative (Washington DC)
3.0  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.

Jolie (Tampa)
5.0  Dined on July 8, 2017

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

Trey (Detroit)
5.0  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.

NelsonGirlsX2 (San Diego)
4.0  Dined on July 3, 2017

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

Mike (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on July 2, 2017

Excellent kabobs and great service. Woodley Park great location.

vipSEinQueenCity (Washington DC)
4.0  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.

vipMrsCats (Miami)
5.0  Dined on June 19, 2017

Nicest Lebanese restaurant I've been in anywhere

OpenTable Diner (Tampa)
3.0  Dined on June 10, 2017

I had lunch at the Taverna, where I had eaten several meals a year ago and enjoyed them. This time, not so much. My beet salad was drowning in dressing, the beets were soggy, and the cranberries were sparce. The waitress was adequate but not too interested in us, as we were not ordering much.

The restaurant is pleasant inside but much less noisy outside on the patio.

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on June 9, 2017

We had visited Lebanese Taverna in Bethesda, MD, a couple of years ago. We were looking for a place to have dinner close to a Metro station adjacent to our BnB in the Adams Morgan neighborhood, in order to make an 8PM curtain at the Folger Theater across town. We took an early reservation on a Friday evening , so as not to rush our meal. Although we were seated promptly, we sat without being approached by wait staff for an uncomfortably long time. Staff seemed to be taking their time making their way onto the floor. Once our server, Noud, arrived, all went well. Food was well prepared, though not as flavorful as our experience at the Bethesda location.

vipfood (Chicago)
2.0  Dined on June 4, 2017

Service was awful, the beef and lamb tartare was was like paste, had no taste and was warm.

vip031914 (Pittsburgh)
5.0  Dined on May 23, 2017

Always great !
Everyone I take to the Lebanese Taverna can't wait to return.

vipAnitaB (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on May 21, 2017

A neighborhood jewel. Lovely setting with choices of either authentic Lebanese tapas or full dinners.

vipOpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
3.0  Dined on May 18, 2017

Ok, nothing special

vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
1.0  Dined on May 18, 2017

The service was poor- no silverware, messed up order, charged me the wrong amount. The food was mediocre. Seems like it has gone downhill.

OpenTable Diner (Jacksonville)
5.0  Dined on May 18, 2017

Our waiter, victor, was a rock star and explained which dishes were from which regions. We had a great dinner and will deffo come back if we are in D.C. again!

vipMike (Miami)
4.0  Dined on May 15, 2017

Went here years ago and had a poor experience, but I revisited recently and was pleasantly surprised. GREAT food, and a beautiful restaurant. Service could use improvement, and was the only consistent problem since my last visit.

PeteN (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on May 12, 2017

Hadn't been back here in many years and was happy to find it as good as I remembered it. Nice room, food and service were great.

gailfus (Milwaukee)
5.0  Dined on May 9, 2017

I loved Lebanese Taverna! Everything about my experience was positive from the moment I walked through the door. The entire staff was pleasant and helpful, and the room was really nice. Then the food arrived. Oh my goodness, I have not had a meal in a restaurant that was that good in nearly a year! Everything was visually appealing and tasted wonderful. I thought Zaytinya's pita was good until I had Lebanese Taverna's--they were thin and warm and absolutely delicious. I got the shawarma platter and everything on it was perfect. Then I finished off with some cardamom tea and the experience was complete.

I highly recommend Lebanese Taverna, and plan to eat there again the next time I'm in the DC area.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on May 3, 2017

Our waiter Victor was very personable. He did a wonderful job making a great restaurant even better.

vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on April 29, 2017

Really good humus, lamb is very tender, I do recommend the lamb fatteh which is pretty good!

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on April 29, 2017

We have been going to Lebanese Taverna when in DC since the 1980s. The décor has gotten better over time. The food was always terrific. There were many larger groups and folks celebrating a special occasion, as were we. The mezze platter (appetizer sampler) was superb, as were our salmon and shrimp kebab dishes. Service from our waiter was only so-so, but not enough to affect our enjoyment of the food and ambience.

DBCAL (Heidelberg)
4.0  Dined on April 24, 2017

The food was a good change to the regular US restaurant chains, in a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. The service level was good and the price - value relationship correct. We would
return and try out some of the other meals offered on the menue.

Vlemva (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on April 24, 2017

Always delicious and the best hummus I've ever eaten.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on April 18, 2017

We love Lebanese food and hesitant to eat what we can make at home. Fantastic food! just like home. We ordered family style to try as many dishes as possible!

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on April 17, 2017

Great experience to introduce my teenager to "other" foods. The staff made some delicious suggestions.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on April 15, 2017

Great food as usual (3rd time), but poor even worse service ever !

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on April 15, 2017

Friendly and attentive service. Food was excellent. Atmosphere was a bit loud but we knew that going into it and it did not detract from our evening. There were 6 in our party. Everyone was happy with both the appetizers and their entrees and we each got something different. I will definitely go back.

Kmcm (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on April 15, 2017

Food was good. Our car got broken into during lunch parked around the block on Calvert.

OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on April 11, 2017

We took a party of eight to Lebanese Taverna while on vacation in Washington. The restaurant was recommended by a family member, and she certainly did not steer us wrong. The family-style menu's were not only yummy and healthy but copious potions that left an entire meal for the following day! The service was impeccable and very accommodating. I can highly recommend this restaurant!