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Lebanese Taverna - Westover

370 reviews
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$30 and under
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Middle Eastern
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  • Authentic (9)
  • Neighborhood Gem (8)
  • Good Vegetarian Options (7)
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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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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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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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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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.
Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access
What 370 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.3  based on recent ratings
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

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.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Great food and atmosphere.

4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Meals here are always enjoyable and I am a regular.

Food is very good and staff attentive.


SusanA (Washington DC)
4.0  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.

gmw2017 (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined 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.

vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
3.0  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?

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

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

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

Food was terrific as always.

StAugrestaurantlover (Washington DC)
3.0  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.

viprcr78 (Washington DC)
3.0  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.

OpenTable Diner 
4.0  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

SophiaSpeaks (Richmond)
5.0  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.

FBGuy61 (Washington DC)
5.0  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!!!

CMono (Washington DC)
2.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on December 4, 2017

Nina our server was knowledgeable and delightful.

OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
4.0  Dined on November 25, 2017

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

Dora (Washington DC)
5.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on November 4, 2017

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

vipMarina (Washington DC)
3.0  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.

vipSMLevy (Washington DC)
2.0  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.