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: 4 pm - 9:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 4 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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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Authentic (18)
Neighborhood Gem (17)
Great for Outdoor Dining (15)
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Casual (15)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Fit for Foodies (14)
Good for a Date (14)
Healthy (14)
Business Meals (12)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Cozy (11)
Good Vegetarian Options (11)
Tapas (11)
Good for Groups (10)
Romantic (10)
Special Occasion (10)
Fun (8)
Great for Lunch (8)
Worth the Drive (7)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Kid-friendly (6)
Disabled Access (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Vegan (5)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Spicy (3)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Organic (1)
People Watching (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Scenic View (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

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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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

Great food, great service, highly recommended

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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 13, 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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·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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 (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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·Dined on November 4, 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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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Amazing food and service! We ordered a bunch of small plates and it was all delicious!!!

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 (Des Moines)·Dined on November 2, 2017

The chicken special was outstanding. The service and ambiance are equally fantastic. Highly recommended.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Delicious and great vibe! Our group of 6 shared 2 platters of the appetizers and sides and we also split some orders of the mixed grill. Plenty of delicious food and its a beautiful restaurant. Quiet enough to hear each other talk, but busy, too.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Fun, Romantic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Tapas, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Terrific service. Enjoyed an array of small plates shared among 4 friends.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Terrific Lebanese food, very welcoming atmosphere, friendly and attentive service. If you like Mediterranean cuisine, you can't go wrong with Me Jana. Easy access via Court House Metro.

Tags: Tapas, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 21, 2017

I have dined at Me Jana several times. It is excellent Lebanese food! Whenever I am in DC, I make a point to dine there! Everything is made fresh and is delicious! The tabouli, hoomus, raw kibbee, grape leaves, and kafta are some favorites. I recently took my college son and his friends to dinner, and they all raved about it and want to go back! The owner and waiters are very friendly and welcoming. I highly recommend Me Jana for Lebanese food lovers!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Kid-friendly
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Everything about it was great. I am Lebanese and the food was authentic.

Tags: Quick Bite, Good for Groups, Disabled Access, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Casual, Cozy, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Excellent service, great food. All in all, a good value.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Kid-friendly, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 19, 2017

I love this place. Great authentic Lebanese food. I have many favorites but also find something new to love on most visits. Meat eaters and vegetarians both go away sated and happy. A gem.

Tags: Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access, Tapas, Cozy, Paleo Friendly, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Authentic, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 12, 2017

We reserved the table in advance through Open Table and were, quite frankly, treated like royalty as a result. The owner was waiting for us, and even sent a text message in advance with information about the free parking in the parking garage next door (they validate your parking stub at the restaurant). The food was quite good; we had lamb chops which were cooked to perfection, a lamb shoulder that was very tender, and Branzino fish which was delicious. Grape leaves appetizer were fresh, tasty, and crisp, not soggy at all.
The Tavo Pinot Grigio was not quite dry enough for my taste, and I wish I had chosen something else.
The service was attentive and friendly. The dining area was trendy, medium lighting, quiet (certainly no TV screens!), and lots of window seats (sidewalk seating in the summer).
The rating here should not be taken to be a 5-star restaurant like Spago's, but compared to other $40 meals to be had in the DC area, this is one of the best.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Healthy
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 2, 2017

There was glass in the food. Even before we found the glass the food was average at best.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Always good food and value

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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 28, 2017

FANTASTIC service, very good food, lovely ambiance! We will definitely be back.
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

great lebanese food, we sat outside so it was noisy but my service was excellent.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Paleo Friendly, Vegan
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 (Charleston)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Nice place, tasty food, fresh ingredients. Warm and welcoming owner and staff. Feels comfortable and relaxed.

Tags: Romantic, Fun, Healthy, Cozy, Gluten Free Options, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Disabled Access, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Vegan, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Great food good service

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 18, 2017

We really enjoyed this meal. The food was delicious, it was very pleasant sitting outside and the service was excellent. The chicken kabobs with the garlic paste were especially good. Look forward to going back for another meal.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Healthy
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 (Miami)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Exce service and food

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Simply outstanding. Always great enjoyment when dinning here.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 2, 2017

This was the first time in more than a year that I've been to Me Jana. I don't know if it was an off night or whether there was some deeper change, but I thought the food wasn't as good as I remembered. It was the 2nd night after Eid, so there were a lot of people dining there. Perhaps that was why it seemed off.

Tags: Business Meals, Spicy, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on September 2, 2017

Always great, the food is authentic and very tasty, nice ambiance and wonderful seating outside when the weather cooperates

Tags: Authentic, Casual
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 22, 2017

Great food, authentic Lebanese, friendly and timely service, everything was just what you would want from a Lebanese place, felt just like home.

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·Dined on August 19, 2017

From the moment we arrived we felt like old friends. The owner greeted us with such a warm welcome and gave us the best table outside. Our waiter was fabulous and so knowledgable about the menu, Lebanon and life in general. It was almost like being with family. The food was superb. We ordered the mixed grill, which was seasoned perfectly, served hot on a lovely kabob grill with charcoals. Next time we will order the whipped garlic butter as a side for the table of 4. We had just come from having hors d'houvres at home. Next time, we'll sample theirs. The ambiance as the evening became dark, was as though we were in the Mediterranean. Perfect lighting. Every table was filled and it was not noisy. Loved it and will return often. Remember to make a reservation, although it isn't always necessary.

Tags: Good for a Date, Healthy, Organic, Spicy, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, People Watching, Vegan, Kid-friendly, Tapas, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Family went for a celebratory dinner. Was pleasantly surprised at how delicious the food was. Authentic flavors. We all enjoyed the grilled meat that was brought out on a mini grill.
Service was prompt without being overbearing. We sat outside, noise level as expected - but not loud. We could converse easily. Prices reasonable. Would go back again.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 14, 2017

My wife and I go here whenever we want to go somewhere special and know that we will be amazed reliably by the delicious food. It is always SO good and the staff is both friendly and attentive. For desert we are addicted to the halawet el jibn. Fantastic!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Casual, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 13, 2017

The food is always perfect. The service is unobtrusive and attentive. The outdoor seating is lovely

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 12, 2017

You can always count on Me jana to provide delicious food and attentive service. Always a greatvexpetience!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 9, 2017

The food here is terrific and the service friendly and efficient. MeJana is a winner

Tags: Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 8, 2017

Pleasant, friendly atmosphere. I will gladly return.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Great for Outdoor Dining, Spicy, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Nicely paced evening with delicious small plates, drinks, and wine.

Tags: Tapas, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 31, 2017

Just a great neighborhood stop!! We tried it all...really. Everything was so fresh and delightful!! Back again soon!

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Great meal and friendly service that treats you like an old member of the family.

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