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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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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.1

ambience

3.8

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Authentic (9)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
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Good for Groups (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Good for a Date (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Casual (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Healthy (3)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Fun (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Special Occasion (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Cozy (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

Great food and atmosphere.

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·Dined 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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 11, 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.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 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?

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Quick Bite, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 3, 2018

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

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Food was terrific as always.

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

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (Richmond)·Dined 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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Fun, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 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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 (Washington DC)·Dined 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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 (New England)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Nina our server was knowledgeable and delightful.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 25, 2017

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

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 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.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date
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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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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