Lebanese Taverna - Westover
One of our favorite restaurants. Top quality food and service! Menu has something for everyone.
Always enjoy this restaurant when in the area. Bonus was 1/2 price bottles of wine on Mondays!
Only spot for improvement is the service- we ordered a carafe of sangria with 3 glasses and instead got 3 individual glasses of sangria which was not cost advantageous.
Food is good
Service can be good or bad
I have been going to Westover Lebanese Taverna for over 20 years and this was my most unsatisfactory visit. The restaurant had one table occupied at 6:00, I requested a corner table by the window but was given a table at the opposite corner of the room away from the windows. I ordered a lamb entree, the lamb was completely over cooked - dry and tasteless. I tasted the lamb in my husband’s dish which was tender and flavorful, at that point the server asked how the food was and I told him. He shortly returned with some just cooked lamb which was good. Later the server asked whether we wanted desert, we both declined but he said I’d bring you some baklava, we declined again. But he insisted and we assumed it was complimentary due to the unsatisfactory entree. When we received our bill, we were charged for the desert. I was disappointed by the limited responsiveness to the customer. I had planned to have lunch there next week but will not based on my most recent experience.
If you like middle eastern food, this is a great spot to dine. The kibbeh, falafel, hummus and lamb shank were all prepared perfectly. The service was attentive and unobtrusive. The wine list was replete with approachable and delicious bakaa valley wines.
Great Service Great Food
The Lebanese Taverna always has excellent food at a good price and good service. We were a small group of friends who had not seen each other in a while so we were taking more time with ordering. The servers were very accommodating- attentive, but not rushing us.
Always to pleasure to dine at the Lebanese Taverna. The waitstaff is excellent!
I met a group of friends for lunch at Lebanese Taverna. The food was delicious and plentiful. The waitress was attentive and responsive. She took our order quickly and checked periodically to make sure we were satisfied. She also happily gave us separate checks. Furthermore, the restaurant was quiet enough that we could speak without raising our voices and still be heard. The restaurant is located in a convenient spot in Arlington. Our group will be back.
We haven’t been to Lebanese Taverna for years so we were very excited to go back. We ordered mezza plates and loved most of it.
My favorite dish is Shrimp Arak - and they did not disappoint! It was delicious, although a bit more lemon forward than the last time we were there.
We got the Hummus Trio - the spicy hummus and chicken swarma hummus were delicious, but the third had ground lamb that was too pungent for my taste.
The falafel and tahini sauce was good, but nothing out of the ordinary.
The watermelon with mint and feta was delicious!! Such a simple dish, but very tasty and perfect on a hot summer day.
And finally, the claim to fame of LT is their fresh baked bread and olive oil & herb dip - YUM!! So delicious. I don’t know what’s in that dip but it is the best bread & olive oil dip I’ve ever tasted - hands down!
It was very noisy. Had not been there in a number of years and was pleased with the new version except for the noise.
I think this is the original Lebanese Taverna. We first came here in 1979 when there was just one counter and a few plastic tables and chairs. It was kind of a fast food place, but the food was good and still is... not great but good. Service has always been very personal and professional. It's a restaurant that is always a pleasure to visit.
Great food super friendly staff would highly recommend!!
Absolutely, the best hummus I have ever had. The Taboulea is fresh and very flavorful as is the Baba. If you are up for Kihhba Nayeh, they do a great job. Nice wine selection. Drafts beers are a bit limited. Try to save room for dessert!!
I made reservations for mother’s day. We were not sat when we arrived. We waited 10, 20, 30 minutes without being sat. We abandoned our appointment and went next door to Lost Dog and had a wonderful meal.
Great tasting food in a friendly neighborhood setting.
Just a great stop in life with good food and great service!! The pulled lamb...yum!!
Service was not great. The waiter was slow and had some orders incorrect. Food tasted great, though!
Sanisa was our server and she was amazing. Great food as always. We had a large group and were treated with great care and attention! Love this neighborhood spot!
Waiter was very nice and gave us baklava.
This place ruins me for any other Lebanese restaurant. Their garlic hummus is addictive and the hot fresh pitas are amazing. I really enjoy the local small cafe feeling of their Arlington location
Had a late lunch at Lebanese Taverna and it did not disappoint. Excellent food, attentive service and pleasant ambiance. Since it was an off-hour it was quiet so I can’t really judge the noise level during peak mealtime. The Lebanese in Arlington has always been a reliable neighborhood restaurant for a good meal.
Such delicious food, and service is wonderful. They are so nice. I had put on my open table reservation that we were celebrating a birthday, and they very kindly noted that and brought over a lovely dessert with candle. We so appreciated it (have had plenty of restaurants ignore open table notes of this kind). They were also happy to switch out various items due to dietary needs/preferences. Excellent place for any occasion, highly recommend to anyone!
Fantastic food! Fantastic service! Small restaurant and parking is awful...
Always a pleasure
Lebanese Taverna has great food and service. The best part of the menu is the Mezza section. The bites are delicious and sometimes a pleasantly surprising mix of flavors.
The Lebanese Taverna is a wonderful place to go to relax in the company of neighbors and their families. Our choices were delicious, from the pulled lamb and dolmades appetizers to the chicken schwarma sandwich and the traditional lamb sharhat. The servers and staff are all warm and helpful. In all, it's a great place to sample excellent Lebanese cooking.
Always wonderful food and service! Highly recommend!
Love it! Consistently good!
We went on a Saturday evening, and they struggled to get us in even though we had made reservations. We were seated about a half hour past our reservations, and it did take awhile for our food to arrive. But they were managing the crowd as best they could, and they were very courteous and continuously communicative to us throughout our stay. They were out of one appetizer, which was no big deal, but they insisted on offering a free substitution, which we gratefully accepted. We had a party of six, from age 10 to 57, and everyone thoroughly enjoyed their food (even the kids, who aren't adventuresome eaters). Very kind, hard-working staff. Really charming ambiance in a cozy neighborhood setting. We'll be back.
Poor service and insipid food. Such a disappointment. Some items. It available on menu and waiter abandoned us most of the evening
First time at one of their locations outside of their original restaurant. Food quality was on par. Great to see that they were able to expand without losing their quality.
The ambiance and food are amazing! You will not be disappointed! Great value great great food!!
Lebanese Taverna is a wonderful restaurant. It has been my favorite restaurant for the entire time I've lived in the DC-area. The food is delicious, the service is impeccable, and the atmosphere is very welcoming and comfortable. I always take visitors here and I dine here whenever possible, but especially for special occasions. I highly and completely recommend Lebanese Taverna.
I had been to other locations, however not this one and this is the original/first one! Food is always delicious, consistent and great service too!
Great food and service. Location could be improved as it is a tad bit small but that doesnt impact their service or the quality of the food. Will definitely be back here again.
The food was delicious and the service was incredibly prompt even though the restaurant was packed. There were great non-alcoholic cocktails that I greatly enjoyed, as well as a pretty big wine/beer selection. Just don’t order too many appetizers, they’re bigger than you think! We got too many and had to take half our entrees home for an equally as delicious lunch.
The curtains closing off the door had a gap that caused a cold draft. Additional panels need to be added to ensure warmth when the outside door is opened on a cold day. Thanks.
We hadn't been to this local spot for more than a year, partly because the food seemed to have fallen off a bit. We were delighted to find a refreshed menu with a wider range of offerings, including an excellent chicken shawarma salad. They have always had the best hommus around and this time the shakshouky was also exceptionally good.