Lebanese Taverna - Washington DC

4.6
1066 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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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.4
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4.4
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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server totally took care of us 4 at the table and made great recommendations. Very helpful with allergies at the table.

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pawelm
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was outstandig. I like Lebanese wine is perfect😃

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JaneH
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the favorite! A classic that never disappoints.

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FoodieF
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lebanese Taverna always serves fresh food with delicious taste. The humus and baba ghanoush are always so perfect served with piping hot fresh pita. they have an excellent Mediterranean Lebanese cuisine and I've never had a bad meal. Highly recommend this to anyone who wants a delicious and healthy meal.

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Raffi
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We had a very nice meal. Good service. The lamb was terrific.

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pawelm
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and service!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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vipEdwardP
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place - food is great - the garlic 🧄 paste is delicious

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FoodieF
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The baba ghanoush, cauliflower and seasoned fries were delicious. The hummus was perfectly seasoned and the warm bread with the zatar and olive oil dip was a great starter along with the kibbee. Highly recommend LT is you want delicious and fresh Lebanese cuisine!

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vipZeinaS
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of the best Lebanese restaurants I’ve been to outside of Lebanon! The food doesn’t get more authentic than this. Everything we’ve tried was absolutely delicious and we make a point of eating there every time my family and I visit DC. Their fresh baked fresh is addicting and the mezza is mouthwatering!
The décor is clean and modern featuring a Lebanese theme, and the service is excellent. Highly recommend this place for anyone looking for some authentic and delicious Lebanese food.

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vipdcwino
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

always great food - love the salmon harra and the fresh made pita

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MichelleA
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service, and cleanliness. Would eat here again and again if I lived in DC.

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LM100
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

The food was horrible . I had order lamb kabobs. It was so overcooked and dry that i felt puckish after first bite.

Chicken shawarmas were no where like chicken shawarmas. They had very dry chicken strips.

I raised the issue with the server and she took 15 minutes to say that the manager is far away.
Now that no scope for resolution was offered , we asked for to go boxes to take the food because we had spent $96 on it.

Later i spoke with the manager on call and he was very rude and didn't offer any good resolution.

Worst restaurant ever . Don't go ever.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mustapha was so awesome and attentive, and he helped us with the surprise birthday song :-)

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LINDAG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

we sat outside. tables nicely spaced. good for social distancing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great to eat outdoors. Plenty of sanitizer, contact tracing list circulated. A good dining experience

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitstaff was tremendously helpful and kind. All of the food was delicious and the overall experience was great.

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Robert
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Service and ambience were great. Food was just ok

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BrendaC
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service! We had a party of 8 and a birthday, staff was very receptive and brought out a slice of cake. A great time!!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited the Taverna on Conneticutt Avenue un North West Washington DC and truly enjoyed the food and the overol meal and experiencia! Thank you so much!

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cd62
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Exceptionally convenient location and a beautifully updated interior. The restaurant attracted a large lunch crowd, even on a federal holiday. Food was delicious and noise level permitted easy conversation. Hope to be back soon.

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Delicioso
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Taverna never disappoints. While it has seen dramatic changes since I first started dining in 1996, the quality of food and level of service has not. We look forward to going back soon.

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EricS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Been coming to this location since the mid-90s. First time back in over a decade and it is still one of my favorite places for this type of cuisine. We had excellent service, and the food was a good as ever.

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ElizabethR
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience5

Food was delicious. Atmosphere was stunning. Unfortunately the service was really pretty horrible which shadowed the entire experience. It seemed to be just our server though. If you're lucky, you'll get someone else. Food was worth it!

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Susan
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

An awesome place with very good service. The food is incredible!!

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DougB
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Consistently good food. Appetizer portions could be bigger considering the prices.

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vipAZBison
Phoenix
59 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall2food4service3ambience2

After I made reservation on a recommendation I was looking forward to eating at this restaurant. However it took 34 minutes to get waited on. Once the waiters realized who’s table I was at service was great and food was great.

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TakomaParker
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Love the food offerings -- despite the over-roasting of lamb kabobs, which is SO SURPRISING! Don't know why they are always a little dry and tough. In spite of that, glad we went with our out-of-town vegetarian guest who did very well. Wait staff was lovely, patient, and helpful. Yes, the room is "energetic" in terms of noise -- VERY loud. A beautiful carpeted or cork wall would still look hip and beautiful, but would be helpful for those of us with ears.

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CarolA
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely interior. Quiet at lunchtime; good for business discussion. Very courteous, welcoming, helpful staff. Extremely convenient location opposite Woodley Park Metro. Delicious!

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vipKelliG
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was very very good and I was so pleased that they had Chateau Musar!!!!

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JosephS
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Service was extremely slow and then when the main dish came it was dry from overcooking.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, food, and ambience = perfect!

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vipNancyB
Washington DC
199 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu is not as varied as many Lebanese restaurants but the food is good. The lamb shank with artichokes and peas is especially tasty. Our server was helpful, friendly and attentive. Nice place. We’ve dined there often.

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michaelp
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food! The appetizers are particularly well made.

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FrankVR
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Beautiful room, great food, attentive service...but on a busy night, man it was loud! Would happily come again, though. Many thanks, Frank Van Riper

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vipLHMN
Minneapolis
24 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was delicious. But the garlic spread stole the show!

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vipECDC
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dinner for 6, mezza and yummy bread to start, followed by a variety of dishes and baklava for dessert. Our waiter was excellent - he provided a substitute for the wine I wanted and it was much better!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious appetizers. I highly recommend the pulled lamb.

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BridgetC
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I live in FL. When I visit DC this is my go-to place.

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vipdolma
San Francisco
85 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Every time I visit my family in Washington, D.C. I invite them for dinner at the Lebanese Taverna. The food is always authentic and well prepared. Even my grandchildren love the food and do not mind trying new food because they have learned that everything that is served is excellent. I am looking forward to my next visit

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, beautiful venue. Tad noisy when packed full of folks, but that's the only negative I can think of. The table meza pairings work very well and the baklava is to die for.

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 1066 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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