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Lebanese Taverna - Washington DC

4.6
4.6
1151 Reviews
$30 and under
Middle Eastern
Lebanese Taverna DC is located directly across from the Woodley Park metro, this location offers a 15-seat bar, lounge and seating for 130 people. Great for groups of all sizes and offers a private room for seating up to 50 people.

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2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 16 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Middle Eastern, Vegetarian / Vegan, Mediterranean

  • Hours of operation

    Sunday: 12noon -9:00pm Monday - Thursday: 11:30am- 9:30pm Friday: 11:30am -10:00pm Saturday: 12noon. - 10:00pm. Happy Hour: Monday - Friday 4:00p.m. - 7:00p.m. in the lounge and bar. Appetizers and drinks $4-$7.00

  • Phone number

    (202) 265-8681

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Joseph Comfort

  • 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

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion or hosting a corporate outing, Lebanese Taverna affords you both private and semi-private option for groups of all sizes. The Cedar Room holds up to 60 people for a seated event & 40 for a standing reception. The main dining can also be reserved for groups.

  • Private party contact

    Cherish Carswell: (703) 841-1502

  • Neighborhood

    Woodley Park

  • Cross street

    Conveniently located near the Marriott Wardman and Omni Shoreham Hotels

  • Parking details

    Complimentary garage parking available after 5pm.. Please see the hostess for validation.

  • Public transit

    Metro Red line - Woodley Park

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,151 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • District of Columbia

    Good for groups

  • District of Columbia

    Healthy

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  1. DZ

    DebZ

    Raleigh

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Excellent food in a lovely setting. Highly recommend
  2. PF

    PennFoodLover

    Exclusive

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and service- authentic Lebanese food and very nice atmosphere.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friends in from New York fir thanksgiving lunch
  4. AD

    AvidDiner

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Always delicious.
  5. 2

    2frequentdiners

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was wonderful as usual. This place never disappoints!
  6. F

    Foodlvr

    Milwaukee

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent!
  7. C

    Chellebellet

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lebanese Taverna is our favorite! The food is so craveable!
  8. V

    Vane

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Waiters need to be nicer. Service was not so good.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    As always Lebanese Taverna nailed the meal. Food was excellent. We had a table of 12 half adults and half kids and they handled the kids with ease. Loved our meal.
  10. S

    Shader

    Miami

    28 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Nothing special, my friends lamb was over cooked certainly not medium … Not sure why I won’t get points for this reservation? Spent $122 …
  11. JK

    JonathanK

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always stop by Lebanese Taverna when in DC. You can't go wrong getting a bunch of small plates, and the Kibbeh is the best in the city. Highly reccomend.
  12. BP

    BenP

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    Service was terrible and really dampened the whole experience. Our waiter would ignore us for long stretches at a time (I won't say "disappeared" because we saw him at other tables - he just didn't acknowledge us, even after we walked over to tap him to get his attention one time). It took more than 30 minutes from when we were seated to when he took our order. Food was also very slow to come out - we had about a 20 minute gap where all our mezze plates were done but they didn't bring out our entrees. We were there for a birthday but decided not to order dessert because it was taking so long. All-in, from seating to leaving, we were at the restaurant for nearly 2.5 hours, even though we only had appetizers and entrees. If the food were super amazing maybe it would be worth putting up with the service, but for just decent Lebanese food it's not. There are better options out there.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience3
    Service was atrocious, food was alright but overpriced. They are clearly incredibly understaffed however I was hardly acknowledged by waitstaff.
  14. F

    Fisher

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent selection, plenty of vegetarian options, attentive but not overwhelming waitstaff, lovely, understated decor, airy feel due to the high ceilings. Just a great go-to for Mediterranean fare. Highly recommend.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So so good going back next week
  16. SH

    SharonH

    New York Area

    429 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    429 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great appetizers. Go with a group. Get lots of apps and enjoy!!!
  17. P

    Pierre

    Washington DC

    102 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    102 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    We went to the Lebanese Taverna for lunch . The Chef's platter is excellent and reasonably priced. The service was a bit slow and erratic, though. And the Baklava as dessert was quite disappointing (too dry).
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went above and beyond to find the Alabama game for us.
  19. EG

    EdwardG

    Washington DC

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lebanese Taverna has introduced a "Monday Mezze Madness" that 4 of us went to on Labor Day at Woodley Park. It was, perhaps unfortunately for LT, not that crowded. But the dishes flowed on and on, many of which we had not had before (such as the fried artichoke). It is a great opportunity to taste the many dishes that LT is famous for, such as the kibbeh, m'saka, and the babaganoush. The camel wings are not that special (but OK) as well as the french fries with garlic (good, but there are SO many other dishes to relish). I would not suggest doing this every Monday--unless you want to take home some leftovers for Tuesday, Wednesday... But it exposes you to dishes you might want to get the next time you visit (and perhaps at a small savings when you just order a smaller number).
  20. S

    Scoop

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Dining outdoors on a balmy night: perfect, except for street noise (sirens). Waiter recommended the Mezze Platter for four ... and it worked out perfectly (plus a few delicious pieces to take home).
  21. K

    Kirk

    Baltimore

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love to come here. The chief comes to our table to ensure my wife’s allergy is handled properly. The food is always top quality and the service and waiters are the best in the DC area.
  22. TM

    TeddM

    Atlanta

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious. Interesting, new tastes that were delightful and exciting. Substantial portions, attractively presented.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great food
  24. AC

    AndresC

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Mediterranean fare and plenty of bread, keeps this outdoor seating venue energetic outdoor space. Service can be a bit spotty especially after the food arrives, though the overall experience is excellent. Portion sizes are good, so the price point of appetizers is high, the entrees are abundant and better value.
  25. F

    Foodie

    Baltimore

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Excellent food and good professional service during a very busy Saturday evening
  26. DD

    DiningDuo

    Washington DC

    81 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    81 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed excellent, attentive service at this classic Washington DC establishment on a Friday evening. It is a good introduction to Lebanese food for those not familiar with it, and for those that are, you will find plenty to enjoy. We ordered a broad selection of appetizers (baba ganoush, hummus, grape leaves, etc.), for five people, and four kinds of kabobs. Lots more to explore there, we look forward to our next visit.

    Lebanese Taverna - Washington DCResponded on July 31, 2022Thank you for giving us the opportunity to serve you. Hope we see you soon. Abdel Manager

  27. n

    nonie

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very nice evening with an umbrella over us in case it rained. Attentive and responsive server. And aper menus. It was great to be able to pore over different possibilities without quitting at the cell phone. Please keep your paper menu.

    Lebanese Taverna - Washington DCResponded on July 31, 2022Thank you for having dinner with us. Please stop by again. Abdel Manager

  28. JH

    JoHannaP

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat outside and had a delicious meal with great service!

    Lebanese Taverna - Washington DCResponded on July 31, 2022Thank you very much for your feedback. See you soon Abdel Manager

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious! I came here 30 years ago and it is still really great!

    Lebanese Taverna - Washington DCResponded on July 31, 2022Glad to hear that. hopefully, it will not take another 30 years before you visit us again. Thank you vey much for your visit. Abdel Manager

  30. 4

    4201cathedral

    Washington DC

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I enjoyed the food as I always do at Lebanese Taverna. However, my friend was told her dish would take 20 minutes. She ordered a lamb schwarma. When twenty minutes came, the waiter came back and said it would take longer. She changed her mind an ordered a shrimp dish with a Greek liqueur. She didn't tell me whether or not she liked it. I ordered a lamb with artichoke and rice casserole. The ambience was great, since we were able to eat outdoors.
  31. A

    Aimee

    Demoland (US)

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This used to be our fave place to dine when we lived in DC. Back visiting and wanted to go back with our daughter. Service and food is still incredible!
  32. JK

    JerseyK

    New York Area

    90 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    90 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great find near our hotel. Great service and food
  33. HG

    HollisG

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The waitstaff was very attentive, congenial, and helpful.
  34. TJ

    TerriJ

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience4
    It’s been years since we’ve been to Lebanese Taverna, so we finally got a chance to go last night. I will say, it was disappointing! Our server (no clue of his name) was awful! We waited 10-15 mins before he came over to us. When he did, he never asked us if we wanted drinks. He just took our order. We ordered appetizers and dinner at the same time. Appetizers were brought to us by “someone”. We had to ask for the garlic sauce that was to come with the fries. Our server never checked on us. He came one time to fill our water, again never asking if we wanted something other than water to drink. Food came, delivered by someone other than our server. It all came out correct. Again, had to flag someone down to get a regular spoon as the lentils were ordered as a dinner item and served with a large serving spoon. Food was good, though not very flavorful. Server never stopped by other than to bring our check. And even then, he lacked customer service. Overall, we will not be coming back again. For now we will enjoy Leb Tav in Annapolis!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful anniversary dinner! Our server and Muhammed who was our server for a recent company dinner both provided excellent service and even celebrated us with champagne and desserts. The food, ambiance, service are all wonderful - we will be back again and hopefully soon!!
  36. JI

    JodyI

    Canary Islands

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Such a nice atmosphere! The servers were attentive. Samosas were outstanding!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I were celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary and the Lebanese Taverna in Woodley Park is where we had our first date 27 years ago! Every member of the staff wished us a happy anniversary and made our dinner a very special occasion. We can’t thank the restaurant enough for the gracious service we received.
  38. k

    knees

    Pittsburgh

    108 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    108 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Was ok, not as good as in times past. Service was slow and two lamb dishes disappointing.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    When I lived in dc over 20 years ago this was a go to place for me I am happy to say it is still serves great tasting Lebanese food!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dinner.

FAQs

Lebanese Taverna - Washington DC does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Lebanese Taverna - Washington DC also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 265-8681.

Lebanese Taverna - Washington DC is rated 4.6 stars by 1151 OpenTable diners.

Lebanese Taverna - Washington DC does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 16 times today
Google Map for Lebanese Taverna - Washington DC

2641 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20008

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Conveniently located near the Marriott Wardman and Omni Shoreham Hotels

  • Neighborhood

    Woodley Park

  • Hours of operation

    Sunday: 12noon -9:00pm Monday - Thursday: 11:30am- 9:30pm Friday: 11:30am -10:00pm Saturday: 12noon. - 10:00pm. Happy Hour: Monday - Friday 4:00p.m. - 7:00p.m. in the lounge and bar. Appetizers and drinks $4-$7.00

  • Cuisines

    Middle Eastern, Vegetarian / Vegan, Mediterranean

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Complimentary garage parking available after 5pm.. Please see the hostess for validation.

  • Public transit

    Metro Red line - Woodley Park

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Joseph Comfort

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (202) 265-8681

  • 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

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion or hosting a corporate outing, Lebanese Taverna affords you both private and semi-private option for groups of all sizes. The Cedar Room holds up to 60 people for a seated event & 40 for a standing reception. The main dining can also be reserved for groups.

  • Private party contact

    Cherish Carswell: (703) 841-1502

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