Lebanese Taverna - Baltimore

4.6
1272 reviews
$30 and under
Middle Eastern

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Good Vegetarian Options
Located a short distance from the Inner Harbor in trendy Harbor East, 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. Gluten-free menu also available.

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ScottN
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was good authentic Lebanese food, the Bekaa valley wine was affordable and exception. They were a little light on waitstaff, as are most restaurants today, but the service was exceptionally good. The waitress, hostess and manager all mad sure that we had an exceptional dining experience and all of needs were met, even after the restaurant had closed for the evening. We had an amazing time here and this has become my go to favorite restaurant in Baltimore.

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vipAmanda
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful service and food!

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CazbarTheDiningGlorious
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The service and the ambiance was very well, but the concern I had was with the dish the, “chicken kebab”
The rice was not cooked properly. It was sticking together and very hard and it was not separated and “light” like rice should be. The chicken on the same dish had issues. it was very dry, very bland, and had a burnt taste to it.

However, I ordered the camel wings and they were better than the first time I had them. So, the experience was below average at best. I’m not really impressed with the cooking style because the first time I came here, there were issues with the dish then too. It’s like the food is made in a rush, or so that has been there for a while and is being used instead of fresh ones being made.

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DrPratt
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Made a reservation and staff took 10 minutes organizing a table in front of me when I got there. Needed to remind staff to bring out water, drinks, apps. Food came out cold and chicken was gamey/dry, overcooked. Nice outdoor views, but not worth the price.

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Chris
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was spectacular. Bright flavors, fresh and well cooked ingredients, beautiful presentation-- even familiar basics like hummus they take to the next level. The service was stretched thin but these days who can blame them for it.

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michy
20 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food here is always amazing.

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DavidB
Baltimore
14 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Consistent main stay middle eastern food.

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vipRobertB
Baltimore
23 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The interior looks worn and somewhat shoddy. The service was rather slow and the wait staff seemed overstretched. The food was adequate if a bit overdone. On the whole, it was a mediocre meal. Not fine dining by any measure. It wasn’t awful, but it’s not an occasion type of place. It’s more of a decent lunchtime eatery or someplace to stop by if you’re just passing by and are hungry.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience2

One server for the entire restaurant on a Saturday night. We felt terrible for her. The place was very crowded and we had to wait a long time even for water. We did more waiting than we did eating. It will be a long time before we come back. I’d really like a refund. In addition it was very warm in the dining room. It’s a shame because the food is so good.

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vipjedster
Baltimore
52 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food, a bit formulaic. Nice wait staff. We ate inside as it was too hot outside.

A bit noisy with two vocal two year olds at different tables, no fault of the restaurant but nicer places won't usually have that ambiance.

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Tbrown629
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food! Great location, ambiance and service.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was excellent. Our server was great and attentive (Veronica, I think); and dinner was not crazy expensive. the watermelon feta salad is literally the best salad ever.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Great food! Service was good, but I’m definitely subtracting points because our plates were not cleared after the meal. In our case, they left them in front of us until we paid. They were playing some great music, but you could barely hear it because everyone was talking so loud. Obviously not the restaurants fault, but worth mentioning, so you get a feel for the atmosphere. Kuddos for the mouthwash in the bathroom- a pleasant surprise. We will go again.. so everyone else, talk quieter and let’s all enjoy the music and our company.

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vipGoofyhome
Baltimore
20 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Some of the entrees were not hot. Excellent taste. Great mezze to start. Good service. Friendly service.

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MOCTd
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Good for noshing at complete dinner.

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DippingDelights
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall the food was delicious and the service was great we enjoyed our meal and can’t wait to come back.

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Chickpeas
Baltimore
14 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific service, amazingly tasty food.

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SallyE
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Delicious lunch! Every choice was very tasty! ecause of rain possibility, we ate indoors. Very kid friendly too!

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JimJayme
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed our meals. All of the food was delicious, and the restaurant was a very pleasant experience.

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Lynda
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

4 friends - one is moving to Florida.

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vipRick
Philadelphia
249 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious, and the service on this visit was just the absolute best!

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vipSeeYouNextTime
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

- understaffed = longer wait times, though didn’t affect dining experience or expectations~.

- amazing food + good portions for sharing or takeaways

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Dinner42
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really great food and service. Hummus of course is wonderful, and enough to fill you up alone.

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AlexA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience and the food was also really good.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such great food and drinks and service was great. We will go back.

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vipMOMD
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Beautiful location. Authentic food. Wonderful time eating outside on the patio.

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vipTechsan68
Washington DC
164 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Well prepared Lebanese dishes. Our favorite is the appetizer platters -- enough for two! Prices are very reasonable. The ambience of the Baltimore location is a little austere. The interior, while attractive, looks like it might have once been a steakhouse.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are vegetarians - even though there aren't many options, we had a good time enjoying the platters and the sides. The servers were very cordial.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Mexico City
9 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic and tasty Lebanese food! The service was amazing as well. One of the guests is celiac and they did everything to adjust to her dietary needs. Will definitely be back!

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EileenR
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a party of 10 and ate outside. The service and food were terrific. We will definitely recommend to anyone.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always loved the lamb.

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JRaz
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Lebanese Taverna was one of our favorite restaurants till the last Mother’s Day dinner when I brought my wife and my two sons. Unfortunately, we didn’t have a good experience. The server was distracted. We had to ask her for bread a couple of times and even then we didn’t get what we asked for. Food didn’t arrive hot. Had less salt (and we don’t take a lot of salt). This was after it took almost 45 mins after we ordered. Please look into these issues.

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BS48
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall2food5service2ambience1

As usual, the food was fantastic. We haven't ever had a bad meal from here! However, it's clear that they aren't following any COVID regulations regarding spacing or capacity. We went for dinner on Mother's Day, and it was PACKED. They weren't spacing out tables, people were seated back-to-back in booths, and within reaching distance of other patrons. I watched the hostess and servers take down their masks multiple times to speak to each other, and no one enforced customer mask wearing around the restaurant (like getting up to use the bathroom, etc).
I love this restaurant, but I can't in good conscious recommend it to anyone right now, as it didn't feel like they cared about health and safety.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good food, service fair. Too cold in the dinning room, was frigid.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
35 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The food was excellent as usual. The Mother's Day special needs help. They planned an event where they bring random mezzes to your table for 39 dollars. Great idea but having the server try and keep up with demand did not work. For instance, we sat, did not get anything for 20 minutes while others that sat after us did. They could have had runners for the food. That would have worked better. But, normal day, normal food, that place is awesome!

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MichaelM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food and we enjoyed and the staff were great!

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LaurenL
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything from the moment you walk in, to the moment you walk out is outstanding. The hostess is very attentive with a welcoming personality, the food is delicious and at an extremely reasonable price. This was my first time here, and can confidently say I will be returning.

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review
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Bathrooms dirty with water on floor. Very noisy restaurant. Appetizers good.

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vipDrEG
Baltimore
18 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Mother’s Day

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Fantastic Lebanese food. We walked by without a reservation and were seated immediately.

FAQs

Lebanese Taverna - Baltimore does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Lebanese Taverna - Baltimore also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (410) 244-5533.

Lebanese Taverna - Baltimore is rated 4.6 stars by 1272 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 bookings at the moment.