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About Lebanese Taverna - Westover

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.

5900 Washington Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22205
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Middle Eastern, Vegetarian / Vegan, Mediterranean

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.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

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

Phone Number:
(703) 241-8681

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

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access

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.

Lebanese Taverna - Westover Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

3.9

ambience

4.0

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (6)
Casual (5)
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Good for a Date (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Healthy (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Business Meals (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Romantic (1)
Special Occasion (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 4, 2017

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

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 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.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 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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 (Washington DC)·Dined 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.

Tags: Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 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.

Tags: Healthy, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Such a great healthy meal

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 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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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 19, 2017

This restaurant is always reliable and true to its reputation.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Spicy, Quiet Conversation
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 (Richmond)·Dined on July 3, 2017

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

Tags: Vegan, Tapas, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 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!

Tags: Comfort Food, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 19, 2017

Usually I love Lebanese Taverna. This time they were out of several dishes, and we were not told so until well after we ordered. We had to ask for bread, the food arrived at different times so a couple of guests had no food while others waited with plates getting cold. The waiter forgot a couple of items we ordered, but only charged us for one of those. I was very disappointed, because we had visitors with us from out of town and wanted to make a good impression. I think this particular location has gone downhill recently.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Great Mother's Day lunch...2nd year and it was great

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Excellent food. The service was not good. First part was great, the waiter came and took our order very promptly. Our food came out promptly as well. Waiter was slow in coming back to refill ice tea, get dessert order, bring check. From the time we finished meal, ordered dessert and coffee, got check and left was just shy of an hour. It became a big joke between my husband and me as to how long we would be sitting there.

Tags: Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 12, 2017

I love Lebanese Taverna. The food is always tasty and the service is excellent.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 5, 2017

The food was awesome. Unfortunately, it came out in a piece-meal fashion, through no fault of the excellent waiter. Also, it was incredibly hot and uncomfortable until the a/c finally got lowered after numerous requests to the manager and other staffers. I hadn't been to this particular location in years, but needed a reservation for a large party who were staying nearby; the noisy restaurant made it tough to converse amongst our large party.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 30, 2017

not nearly as good as Nizam's that was in the same location earlier for many years.
will not go baack cause of quality of food. The was fine, but not polished.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 26, 2017

Food is spot on and full of culture and creativity...satisfaction at its best...cheers

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 26, 2017

This place is by far the best place ever! Service, food and selection is on point!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 23, 2017

The grape leaves are delicious. I had the chicken curry for my entree and it was cooked perfectly.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Great food in a local neighborhood atmosphere, with friendly staff.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 21, 2017

Unfortunately we had a below average experience. We go here regularly, but they were having an off night on a Friday at 9pm. It started off by not being greeted and then a waiter reluctantly led us in and said to sit anywhere. They were out of many items and they informed us about the chicken (seriously? out of chicken? ), but we were not told about the Spanakopita until mine did not arrive with the rest of the dinners. There was also a small fruit fly flying around our table most of our meal. Won't rush back, sadly.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 5, 2017

Food is AMAZING!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 31, 2017

Our meal was great a short usual, but our OpenTable reservation did not show up in their system even though I had a confirmation in my phone. Fortunately they could fit us in and fortunately we were down two people, but this was my first concern with OpenTable reservations.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 30, 2017

This is always one of my favorite neighborhood restaurants to go to. Food is reliably good, good value and comfortable. Great neighborhood spot. The newer Lebanese Tavernas have fancier decor but the same delicious food and nice staff. Never disappoints.

Tags: Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Cozy, Fun, Healthy, Kid-friendly, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 25, 2017

Excellent! Food was amazing - incredible hommus platter with fresh-out-of-the-oven naan. Delicious kafta kabobs. Turkish coffee cake for dessert was unreal. Wonderful service , great atmosphere. Highly recommend for a dinner out in Arlington.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 24, 2017

This was the first time I was in their restaurant, I always used the carry out on Lee Highway. My guest and I loved the food and service (she was so helpful). I'm a pescitarian (vegetarian plus fish and seafood) and the zucchini and eggplant shaved stuffed with rice, yougurt and tomato sauce was the best. I was disappointed that I didn't have any leftovers as I ate every bite! The fried sea bass (barazino) was lightly fried with vegetables. Again, no leftovers! Our waitress gave us tastes of different chardonnays abc we found the perfect one. I can't wait to go back. I live in Arlington and my guest was here from Pennsylvania. He definitely wants to have dinner here again next time he's in town. I LOVE this restaurant and the cuisine!

Tags: Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Tapas, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Quick Bite, Fun, Great for Lunch, Casual, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Hot Spot, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 13, 2017

The first Lebanese restaurant in the DMV remains excellent. I had heard that things had suffered but I'm happy to report that revisiting the old Lebanese Taverna brought back fond memories as well as the delicious flavors. The dishes are as good as they were 20 years ago. I couldn't have been happier.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Our first visit to this Taverna location. We found the same quality offerings, complete with freshly baked pita bread. The atmosphere was far more relaxed than the Tyson's location, which made for a more pleasant dining experience.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Tapas, Kid-friendly
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 4, 2017

Food was great, our waitress was very nice and polite. My reason for not giving this place a five star rating is because our reservation was at 4pm and the place was practically empty when we arrived. We ordered appetizers but our food was almost two hours late!! Other people who got there way after we did were served before us. I complained to our waitress as we had 7 pm theater tickets but she could only say that the kitchen was 'late' -- we were
there way ahead of all the other customers. I didn't enjoy eating g my food in a rush :( I realize this was NOT our waitress' fault, but the Chef's!

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 3, 2017

I went to the Lebanese Taverna with a friend. We are both vegetarians and were very happy with the options. The food was delicious and the atmosphere warm. The service was very friendly.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 16, 2017

Thank you for helping make this a lovely evening with a special friend.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 14, 2017

In regards to service and food, it was all fantastic. However, you could tell that the wait staff were just so mad at each other and even had altercations in front of us. This was Valentine's Day. I think the manager should talk with the employees about professionalism because in regards to service, they were great but in regards to professionalism amongst each other was definitely lacking.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Love the food and the staff. It gets a bit too crowded though.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual
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 (Western NC)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Been going here for years, and it just keeps getting better.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 14, 2017

In the 1970s before the turmoil in Lebanon, we experienced a wide variety of excellent Lebanese cuisine; and here in Arlington, we are frequent visitors to Lebanese Taverna (Westover) because they continue producing those authentic flavors and traditional dishes. A few years ago they put their menu on a "diet," with fewer choices of meze, yet what is still there remains excellent, and they do still come up with new items to try, eg. the cauliflower dish, the eggplant salad (believe it's called "shakhsout"), or the pumpkin kibbeh with spinach stuffing. We confess - we can usually make a great meal here from the small plates, and seldom get around to a "main course," but have enjoyed excellent lamb dishes of various styles.

This branch (the original in what is now a mini-chain, still family-owned) is small and cozy; the staff is friendly, an interesting selection of wines including some Lebanese ones.

Tags: Tapas, Authentic, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Always happy with the Taverna!

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

The Lebanese Taverna - Westover is one of our favorite restaurants. The food is outstanding, service extremely attentive and whether for lunch or dinner a wonderful dining experience.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Outstanding Value, Cozy, Casual
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