About MeJana

Fine Lebanese Cuisine in a warm upscale contemporary space.

2300 Wilson Blvd., Suite 140
Arlington, VA 22201
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Lebanese, Mediterranean

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily: 11 am - 3 pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 3 pm - 9:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 3 pm - 10:30pm

Cross Street:
Clarendon Blvd and N. Adams St.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

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

Phone Number:
(703) 465-4440

Website:
http://www.mejanarestaurant.com/

Catering:
We provide catering.

Parking Details:
Parking is available in the building garage. Free Parking 4pm-midnight
Saturday & Sunday : from 10am-midnight

Public Transit:
Across the street from the Courthouse Metro stop.

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Valentine's Day Menu (soon on the website)

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MeJana Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.4

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95% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (21)
Good Vegetarian Options (16)
Tapas (15)
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Healthy (14)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
Authentic (13)
Business Meals (12)
Cozy (12)
Fit for Foodies (12)
Great for Lunch (12)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Casual (10)
Special Occasion (10)
Good for Groups (9)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Romantic (8)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Gluten Free Options (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Fun (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Vegan (3)
Notable Wine List (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
People Watching (1)
Seasonal (1)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

Our group of 4 had a lovely lunch this week. The food was very good but the service was warm, knowledgeable and friendly - steered us perfectly on the menu choices and repeatedly filled our iced tea. Our first time here but we will return!

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Tapas, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Afternoon Coffee, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Cozy, People Watching, Seasonal, Paleo Friendly, Fun
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

Always a good bet. Wonderful food and terrific service - the staff treat you like family!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 7 days ago

Masterful management of a busy Valentine's Day evening. They were booked solid, but food delivery speed and quality didn't appear to suffer an iota. Delicious as usual!!! Offered a special menu for the holiday as well as their full menu. Khalil and Rabih bring the concept of Me Jana to life (welcoming friends and family to share happy times and reminisce about the good old days). Thank you for another lovely evening.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Romantic, Comfort Food
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 7 days ago

Best Lebanese in DC area. Service is top notch. We bring all out of town guests here.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Tapas, Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 7 days ago

Me Jana is our favorite restaurant in Arlington. Rabih is a great host, and all of his staff are top notch. We have never had a bad meal there, and everything on the menu is fresh and tastes great. Can't recommend it highly enough.

Tags: Authentic, Business Meals, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Healthy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 7 days ago

MeJana continues to be the best all-around Middle-Eastern (Lebanese primarily) restaurant in Northern Virginia. It has pleasant ambiance, indoor and outdoor dining and well-prepared dishes.
Nice bar and good beer selection and good service. Tough to beat!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Healthy
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 1, 2018

We love the atmosphere, food and friendliness of MeJana. We regularly go in summer for outdoors dining, but also really enjoy the cozy atmosphere in colder months.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Me Jana is awesome. Food and hospitality are dependably great.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Casual
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 26, 2018

MeJana is about 2 blocks from our home. My wife and I dine there frequently. The food is very good. My wife thinks the wine selection is good. We have been going there since it opened and never had a bad meal or bad service there. We have taken many friends there and they have all enjoyed it. The owners and staff are friendly and its a great find in our neighborhood. You can't miss with MeJana.

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vip
 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Good food and the service was nice. I would recommend this place

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Have been here several times and have had great food and service at each visit.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Vegan, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Do not recommend. This was the second weekend in a row that we went to the restaurant. Food is quite good, but the service is below average. We ordered a bottle of wine, a salad, 4 apps, an entre, and two desserts to share. The meal came out so quickly. The salad and all 4 apps were brought together. 5-10 min later the entree was brought out even though we were clearly not ready for more food. Felt rushed, so I will not return. Food is decent and authentic, so if you really want Lebanese in Arlington, just get takeout.

Tags: Quick Bite, Happy Hour, Tapas, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Me Jana never disappoints. The hummus is probably the best I've ever had. I know that sounds like a simple thing but it just goes to show that they even do the basics better.

Tags: Bar Seating, Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 18, 2018

The ambiance, selection and value of dishes, and service were excellent. This was my second visit at this restaurant and once again it lived up to its reputation. Will definitely visit again.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Absolutely amazing restaurant

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Good food and good service! Good value for money. More dessert options would be great to have. Also a better cocktail menu is needed. Will come back again.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Fun, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Me Jana is one of the best restaurants in Arlington: great food, great service, and great hospitality. If you like traditional Lebanese cuisine, with the occasional American flare, Me Jana is an excellent choice among so many culinary options in North Arlington. You can dine alone at the bar, or in a booth with friend, or take a large group in for a party - the owners and staff are very accommodating, which can be rare today. What I have always enjoyed about Me Jana, is the selection of dishes (and prices), from small plates (Lebanese tapas) to hearty fare (excellent lamb). I recommend highly the Branzino. Many restaurants serve this European Sea Bass, but I haven't tasted it as well-prepared as in Me Jana.

Tags: Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 6, 2018

It had been some years since we'd been to Me Jana and decided to go there for lunch to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The ambiance is very nice and the food very good. We thought the service was a little slow, especially since when we arrived at 1:35 there were only a few people there. Our server was very pleasant and basically it was a good experience.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Tapas, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Warm and welcoming staff, cozy yet elegant environment, and delicious food!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 29, 2017

This was our 3rd time dining at Me Jana and it was better than ever. We usually eat at Lebanese Taverna, but we now prefer Me Jana, as the food and flavours are more authentic and traditionally prepared. Our server Nikolaos was superb. We ordered tabouleh, dip sampler, kibeh nayeh (the best I've ever had), cheese rolls, sujok, beef schwarma, thyme fries, and fried calamari. We would order everything again except the fried calamari which felt a little overcooked, and would also not order the thyme fries again - it lacked seasoning. Overall we love this restaurant and will continue to come back here when we are in the mood for authentic Lebanese cuisine.

Tags: Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Authentic, Bar Seating, Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Cozy
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 27, 2017

There are a lot of restaurants in the Clarendon-Court House area, this is my favorite. The food is always great with good service. It is my go-to place for lunch to do meze (although it is really tough to choose from all the choices all of which are really good). And it is my dinner place to take friends for great food and wine and be able to talk without shouting. I've lost track of how many years its been here but I was there soon after it opened and am still going back.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We were a party of six, Christmas day dinner - waiter was wonderful, food quite tasty and nicely cooked. Very pleasant dinner

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Great food and service, as usual!!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We’re Lebanese and it’s hard to find good Lebanese food. That was our first time there and we loved the food! The best Lebanese food we’ve eaten! So authentic and delicious . The owners were so welcoming and warm, and the service was great. This is definitely our new favorite restaurant and we recommend it to all our friends who are looking for good and authentic Lebanese food.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Paleo Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Cozy, Quick Bite, Business Meals, Authentic, Good for Groups, Romantic, Comfort Food, Vegan, Tapas, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Old world authentic Lebanese cuisine. Excellent! Can’t say enough

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 21, 2017

I truly enjoyed myself. Our server was uber friendly and personable. Great food! Perfect for families or a date night.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 17, 2017

The restaurant is very comfortable and pleasing. The hostess greeted us with a smile and throughout our dining experience the service was good and friendly. All of us at the table selected a couple of appetizers each. We all were well satisfied with our selections— we each had a full meal and at a reasonable cost.

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

Me Jana is a wonderful restaurant. The food is absolutely delicious and the staff are very pleasant and attentive. We came here for a year-end celebration and all of us raved about the tasty food and and pleasant atmosphere. We will definitely be coming back!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 12, 2017

We love Me Jana and the staff. We’ve regularly brought friends for special celebrations in a friendly place where the volume is low enough to visit. We usually sample plates of hot and cold appetizers and then light entrees or salads.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Whether with family, friends, or business associates, for lunch or for dinner, Me Jana never disappoints. Robbie and his team do an amazing job. The staff is courteous, helpful, and never rushes the pace. The food is great, from the appetizers to the main courses and desserts/coffee. The wine line is great and matches well with the food. The inside decor is very nice and outside is even better when the weather allows.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 24, 2017

The food is fresh and very tasty. The service was very good. The waiter was friendly and well-informed on the menu and wine list. Will definitely be going back again.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Good Middle Eastern food at reasonable price. We really enjoyed the appetizers and side orders more than the entrees.

Tags: Late-night Find, Casual, Authentic
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Great food, great service, highly recommended

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 (Wilmington)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Great food!!!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 14, 2017

We have eaten at several Lebanese restaurants in the Washington area and have found them to be very good, but Me Jana was exceptionally fine. The cuisine selection was outstanding and the service left little to be desired. The restaurant has a very nice ambiance and the noise level was low. Me Jana is the perfect place for an intimate dinner, especially if you dine on the early side as we did. While the entrees were excellent, we were particularly fond of the appetizers, namely the Ablama (zucchini stuffed with beef, spices, pinenuts, and onion with rice and a delicious sauce). The grape leaves were also some of the best we have ever tasted. I would really recommend staying for dessert, particularly the Halawet el Jeba (rolled sweet cheese, stuffed with Achta--milk pudding--pistachio and rose water). We want to return the next time we are staying in the area.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The quality and seasoning of our food was outstanding! Our server provided excellent service. We will definitely be returning

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Amazing food and service!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Visiting DC on a freezing cold weekend - our family stayed at the Hyatt Place across the street, and the staff recommended this restaurant. We enjoyed the every dish - pita bread was a die-for item, the kebabs (lamb) was better and juicier than beef. While dining there, I saw two big middle eastern families with ~ 8 kids came in. It must be a very authentic Lebanese restaurant. I highly recommended it - together with the family friendly hotel.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Casual, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 5, 2017

This was pretty good. I made a reservation for brunch based on the outstanding Yelp reviews. For appetizers we ordered the mhammara and thyme fries. The dip was very good. I wish the accompanying pitas were either grilled or at least warm, but they were good nontheless. The thyme fries were nothing special. We ordered a mixed grill and 2 piece lamb chops. The chops were tender and delicious. All three items in the mixed grill were a bit overcooked/ tough. So I guess in summary half our experience was very good. Service and atmosphere were excellent.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 3, 2017

I was surprised by the mess up and lack of good service. It was our Anniversary. My husband and I had our lamb cooked the reverse of what we had asked. His was cooked to my liking and mine was cooked to his liking. We complained to the waitress, who brought over a young woman who offered to fix it but we didn't want to wait and just switched dishes, and it was ok. I never got any water in my glass, and the we didn't have the correct knives to cut the lamb with. Then I ordered a Sambuca, and the waiter recommended Sambuca Black. It was not to my liking. Way too strong. I told the waitress but she did not take it off my bill. It wasn't worth another moment of my time at that point. We paid our bill and will not be going back.

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