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Lebanese Taverna - Westover

4.4
380 reviews
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$30 and under
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Middle Eastern
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Authentic
  • Good Vegetarian Options
The original restaurant of Lebanese Taverna, this recently renovated location is a local favorite. Lebanese Taverna serves authentic Middle Eastern fare in a casual yet stylish setting. The menu boasts over 25 appetizers and salads as well as a variety of grilled lamb, beef, chicken and fish entrees. There is a large selection of vegetarian dishes, too. To complement your dining experience, choose from our award-winning wine list or specialty cocktails. The restaurant is child-friendly and great for groups of all sizes.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Middle Eastern, Vegetarian / Vegan, Mediterranean
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Hours of operation


Sunday: 12noon - 9:00pm

Monday: 11:30am - 9:00pm

Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 10:00pm

Saturday: 12noon - 10:00pm



Happy Hour:
Monday - Friday 4:00pm -7:00 pm at the bar. Appetizers and drinks $4- $7.00.

Mondays 1/2 price wines with dinner service.

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Phone number
(703) 241-8681
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AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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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
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Special events & promotions
Happy Hour Monday - Friday 4-7pm at the Bar. Featuring selected mezza plates and alcoholic beverages ranging from $4.-$6




Monday Nights - Half off selected bottles of wine.
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access
What 380 People Are Saying
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 4 days ago

My wife is gluten free (celiac) and vegan and she was able to eat here; quinoa tabouli and humus with veggies and rice crackers. Meanwhile, the meat kabobs are fantastic and the fresh pitas are to die for. I loved the range of flavors in the chef's platter.

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

This small neighborhood restaurant has served high-quality Lebanese food for many years. Our dishes were excellent, including the pulled lamb shoulder and the chicken kabob. Service was friendly and attentive. There is a small but good selection of craft cocktails and a good wine list.

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Lovely service, great wine, delicious food. And their heavenly bread, constantly replenished. We were not rushed even though I think we were the last to leave. And, to top it all off... When they ran out of the dessert we ordered, they gave us two others with no charge.

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Would have given this 5 stars. The food was outstanding, but the service was terrible.

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

A family & welcoming environment with a friendly & accommodating service & kitchen staff.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

The service was excellent, I was celebrating a birthday and they brought us a free big desert with a candle, that was a very nice touch. The food was very good.

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1.0Dined on March 22, 2018

We ordered a bottle of red wine and it was hot to the touch and to drink. The General Manager was standing near by so we mentioned this to him. He took the wine and gave it back to the server who put it in the freezer for about 3 minutes and brought it back out. We said again, this is too warm do you have a new bottle. His answer was, we keep them all on the top shelve above the bar (which is also right outside the kitchen) so they were all hot. We’ve ordered wine here before and never had this issue. He offered to put it in the freezer longer, we said no thanks. He finally was able to produce a bottle that was at the end of the bar and was more room temperature, which we accepted. During our entire meal, not once did the General Manager check in with us or apologize. I did see him go around to other tables and glance at ours but never stopped by. I find this so incredibly rude and inhospitable that I will not be returning to this restaurant.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

The service was amazing. The food was great. I love this place. Thank you Taverna!

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3.0Dined on February 23, 2018

My entree was disappointing. I noticed even my guests also did not finish their meal. You hummus selection was excellent.

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4.0Dined on February 22, 2018

Go here often, lovely neighborhood spot for great mediterranean food.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Amazing food. High quality ingredients made from scratch - tasted home cooked. Absolutely loved the Fatteh. I am dreaming about it. We'll surely be back soon enough.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Meals here are always enjoyable and I am a regular.

Food is very good and staff attentive.

Recommended.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Great food and atmosphere.

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4.0Dined on February 11, 2018

The food is delicious, with extraordinarily delicious bread. Our party was a group of 5 women and had requested a quiet table in the corner so we could chat. The staff was so accommidating and encouraged us to relax and enjoy our time together after lunch. It was wonderful.

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4.0Dined on February 10, 2018

The food was terrific as usual, but the noise level was excessive; we had difficulty hearing each other at a (small) table for four. Also, the tables were much too close together, and even the servers had difficulty moving around. Between the noise and the crowding, it was a less pleasant experience than usual.

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3.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Usually our experience at Lebanese taverna is great. This meal on the other hand was under whelming. The food was not up to par and was delivered all at once even though we asked for our soup and hummus first. New waiter we have never had along with what might have been a new kitchen crew?

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Excellent restaurant -- great food and reasonable prices. Great service. Warm bread kept coming to the table.

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5.0Dined on January 30, 2018

Food was terrific as always.

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3.0Dined on January 29, 2018

The food was pretty good, just not fantastic. Not worth a long drive, but a good neighborhood restaurant. It seems like there was a new server who didn't really pay attention to his tables, so service was slow, but friendly.

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3.0Dined on January 19, 2018

The food was average and the restaurant seemed dirty, which was exemplified by the fact that the tap lines for the bar were not working and we were told they had to be cleaned... made for unappetizing experience.

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4.0Dined on December 26, 2017

The restaurant was great. The mezze platters super as usual. The restaurant was full when we arrived and they did not have our reservation. But they accommodated us and gave us a discount for waiting. They had real mint tea

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5.0Dined on December 23, 2017

A warm, cheerful place for delicious food that is not like anything you can prepare at home! The only problem is that it’s so hard to choose! Try a wine from Lebanon: not cheap but well paired with the menu.

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5.0Dined on December 20, 2017

I’ve been to the sister restaurant at Tyson’s, but I believe the good here is much better. The seating was rather cramped, but I had no problem hearing my date over the drone of voices from nearby tables. Overall a very nice place to eat even though they were out of Red Sangria!!!

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2.0Dined on December 17, 2017

We might have stumbled upon an “off” night. But they were out of a few dishes and way understaffed. We would order and then the staff would just to return to let us know they were or. When we arrived it wasn’t busy at all. Have had better experiences at other locations.

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5.0Dined on December 4, 2017

Nina our server was knowledgeable and delightful.

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4.0Dined on November 25, 2017

Seated immediately! Luv the food. Service (refills) a tad slow.

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5.0Dined on November 18, 2017

We have gone to this restaurant for years--since the mid 1980's and it is always delicious food. We recommend it for families, friends, special occasions, lunch or dinner. It is the "mother" of all of the chain Lebanese Taverna's and is so much better than all of the rest.

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4.0Dined on November 4, 2017

The hummus was fabulous but the falafel was a bit too crunchy-hard.

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3.0Dined on October 27, 2017

Lebanese Taverna is a good restaurant and has a few locations, in which we were dozens of times. This restaurant is THE MAIN restaurant where Lebanese Taverna was born around 30 years ago. It was great always and better when owners were there or managers who knew what to do. This time the waiter was a disastrous. He brought one martini and in ten minutes a glass of wine. He could not take two plates away... Lack of training was present and lack of simple human sense what to do.

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2.0Dined on October 22, 2017

The kitchen and service were off. There were only 2 other dining parties when we arrived, but it still took half an hour to get our appetizers. They didn’t have our favorite entree. One of the main dishes was cold.
Waiters were inattentive. When we made the reservation through OpenTable we indicated that we were celebrating a birthday. The staff never acknowledged this request. A disappointing experience.

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4.0Dined on October 10, 2017

The hummus is so good. I could eat that all day. The happy hour red wine left something to be desired but it was OK for the price.

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5.0Dined on October 8, 2017

Lebanese Taverna Westover is cozy and intimate, so the volume may be quite loud when busy, but during slower lunch/afternoon hours, it's very nice. The service is friendly, the hot bread and spices/olive oil are absolutely delicious (generous portions, too), and I have never had anything less than delightful from the menu. Lebanese Taverna has the best baba ghanouj around, and there is cute outdoor seating available.

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5.0Dined on September 26, 2017

Such a great healthy meal

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3.0Dined on September 24, 2017

I would recommend focusing on the amazing bread and hummus. The cocktails were so sweet we sent them back. The lamb kebob was disappointing.

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5.0Dined on September 9, 2017

The food is exceptional! The Lebanese Taverna is the standard for all of the wonderful Lebanese dishes that we have sampled around the world. It never disappoints. Since they started making their own pita bread a few years ago, it is really hard to resist.

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4.0Dined on July 25, 2017

Lebanese Taverna is a neighborhood favorite that never disappoints. We had the humus sampler, substituting a babaganouche for one of the four humus choices; and one other small dish. This proved more than adequate as a light dinner. Look forward to e return visit.

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4.0Dined on July 19, 2017

This restaurant is always reliable and true to its reputation.

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5.0Dined on July 16, 2017

Lebanese Taverna is a small, pleasant neighborhood restaurant. The food is well prepared. For example, the large portion of lamb in the Mouzat I had on my last visit was very tender, and the broth had a great flavor with just enough spice. Service is very friendly, when I asked about Arak I was immediately brought a sample to taste. It is also unrushed but efficient. This restaurant is a great place for a casual dinner.

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4.0Dined on July 3, 2017

Great to have a neighborhood restaurant of this quality! Service is excellent.

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4.0Dined on June 30, 2017

great Lebanese food and generous amounts of it. we shared a chefs platter with excellent mezze and then enjoyed a rich, tasty dinner. no room left for dessert! its popular on a Friday night and a bit noisy so we are glad we booked with OpenTable. Parking is an issue but we found a place on Washington Blvd and walked off a few calories uphill after dinner. It was our first visit to Lebanese Taverna but wont be our last!

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