Lebanese Taverna - Pentagon Row

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908 reviews
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$30 and under
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Middle Eastern

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Good Vegetarian Options
Located in Pentagon Row, 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.

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StephanieS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome fresh Mediterranean food with great service. Food is authentic, very courteous service, and prices reasonable. Highly recommended.

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GerryT
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Outstanding service, small problem with our food and the service and management went out of their way to fix it and make sure our experience was the best!! I really appreciated it

GQ
GaryQ
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A convenient stop on the way to drop passengers at DCA. Food and service were excellent. Very well suited for my Son's food allergies and his girlfriend's vegan-ish diet.

SM
StephanieM
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Food was good. We at first were put at a table that was in front of a window with the sun coming in. We asked to be moved after five minutes as it was uncomfortable and they accommodated us.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Valentine’s Day menu which came with FOUR courses. The first two were small plates followed by entree then dessert—by the time the entree arrived we were already nearly full which made for excellent leftovers. Service staff was attentive and professional. I am not surprised by my experience at LT because it has been the same level of quality over the many years I have been eating there.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our family’s go to favorites whether it’s a special occasion or a Tuesday night.

SL
vipStephenL
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great selection and great appetizer platter!

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Theresa
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Excellent menu but wine choices by the glass were poor. Restaurant has become very noisy.

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LauraC
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely love this place. Each time better than the next. We were five people on this evening and each of us loved it

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vipIntelqubed
Washington DC
119 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I really needed a great Lebanese Taverna visit. Love the tapas, and needed the garlic infusion! We sat at the bar and it was good. It is definitely a great flavor profile and the variety of tapas is great. Will go back to Lebanese Taverna again.

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Teresa
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated right away at a table by the window that was very nice. Our server was very good and made wine and food recommendations for us. We went with friends and never felt rushed so that was very nice. This is a good place to meet friends, order drinks, appetizers, food and have a very relaxed and nice evening out. All of us enjoyed our wine, appetizers, and entrees. The parking is easy also which I like. Just park underneath Pentagon Row and it is just a few dollars for the night. Good food, good atmosphere, and easy parking.

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amore
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We enjoyed our meal, except that the baba ghanoush was very salty.

TM
TeresaM
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

The food wasn't up to par on this visit. Good but not a wow like the previous visit.

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sarahn
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Lebanese Taverna was our go to favorite for 20+ years, but Friday night was blah. Service was slow/bad, drinks were not good, food just was not what it used to be. Food was blah.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and terrific food! And not to noisy like many others -just the right atmosphere to catch up with friends over wine and delicious small bites.

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lovedit
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for couple or family gathering. Superb service.

TF
TobaccoFarmGirl
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants in Northern Virginia. I moved away in 2017 and was back for a visit with one criteria, that we go to Lebanese Taverna for dinner. Everyone agreed that the experience was all that I'd promised.

AJ
vipAJFoodie
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I honestly don't think there's a better place to eat in the DC area!!

WC
vipWhyCook
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience3

The food is consistently good at all of the Lebanese Taverna locations, the service on the other hand is sporadic at best. From having to request water three times to eventually stacking all of our plates up on the table since our starter plates were not removed, the service was severely off. Our server was pleasant, he just did very little serving.

We love the hummus, lentil soup, fattoush, and the kabobs.

DF
vipDavidF
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service is always superb. A huge meal for under $100....

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service as always

SA
ShaunA
Österreich
3 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a wonderful family-style meal. There was a great variety and large quantity of food, and it was quite delicious.

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vipFoodie2go
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Food was disappointing. Used to be better.

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vipyumcha
Washington DC
133 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Chicken Shwarma and Lamb and Artichoke stew were very good. Disappointed with Plain French fries, no seasoning also very disappointed with over baked Baklava Cheesecake. Halawet Jibne crepe part was much much thinner than used to be.

AJ
vipAJFoodie
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place and always have. Our go-to for reliably sublime food! Every tim.

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vipmargog
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, Lebanese Taverna did not disappoint. Appreciate the gluten free cracker and carrot options for the hummus

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Wizard33
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had outstanding service from reception through final meal courses. We, did have reservations which I highly recommend. Delicious mediterranean cuisine. Our server was outstanding. Very accommodating and helpful. He was astute in remembering preferences. Place was very clean. Don't forget to take a cinnamon or Ouzo flavored candy when you leave. In the winter take time to watch the skating rink outside.

SB
SamanthaB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time having authentic Lebanese food, really enjoyed myself. I must say, I was not a fan of Hummus but after my experience at this restaurant will definitely try again.

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LadyElaine
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for my husbands birthday. He ordered the zucchini rolls and I got a falafel sandwich. Both were excellent. Everything was wonderful! Beautiful decor, attentive wait staff and delicious food.

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bellaluna
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Atmosphere, Delicious Food and Reasonable Prices.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was good. My husband is not a fan of lamb and prefers beef to chicken so he had a hard time finding something to try. The wait staff was wonderful. I enjoyed my mixed meats platter very much. I will go back when traveling alone but won’t likely get my husband to go back.

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vipTeresa
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

We ordered a bunch of mezzas ... waitress perhaps could have suggested that quantity would have been A LOT for 2 people? Food was delicious ...

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vipElHeifer
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Went for lunch. Hummus delicious. A little sparse on the meat content of sandwiches; waitress forgot beverages until end of meal, and wasn't very attentive, even though the restaurant was not busy.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience2

It was very noisy, to the point we found it difficult to talk. We usually love this place, so we’re disappointed.

JD
JoeD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Heard that the fries were great, but no such luck. They weren’t worth ordering. Better clarity on vegan fare would have been appreciated by one member of our party. All of the hummus varieties were great!

DO
DaleO
Washington DC
2 reviews