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Lebanese Taverna - Washington DC

4.4
4.4
1120 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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  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Middle Eastern, Vegetarian / Vegan, Mediterranean

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 11:30–21:30 Fri 11:30–22:00 Sat 12:00–22:00 Sun 12:00–21:00 Happy Hour Mon–Fri 16:00–19:00

  • 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

  • Area

    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, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    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.

  2. k

    knees

    Pittsburgh

    107 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    107 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food3service3ambience4

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

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 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!

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great dinner.

  5. BC

    BobC

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Very quiet and easy to get to. Literally across the street on Connecticut Avenue from the south entrance for the Woodley Park/ Zoo redline Metro stop Prices were reasonable and the portions were outstanding. Will put on my list for lunches in the future

  6. QT

    QuietTableForTwoPlease

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always delicious food in a welcoming, stylish space.

  7. LA

    LaurenA

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 25 May 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3

    Seriously understaffed, and food quality has declined dramatically since I was there 6 years ago. Fried calamari was over-breaded, fried artichokes very greasy, main courses under seasoned. Only truly enjoyable dishes were the lamb kabob, although it was medium and we ordered medium rare, and the baklava.

  8. BT

    BaltimoreTom

    Baltimore

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3

    Homus was fantastic, salad was huge, wife's lamb was perfect, branzino and shrimp were WAY overcooked, almost flavor less and a small portion.... Service was slow and inattentive. Drink glasses Sat empty entirely too long..

  9. d

    dolma

    San Francisco

    89 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    89 reviews

    Dined on 19 May 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    The food and the service were very good - as always. However, I had redeemed 2000 points and Open Table had sent me a Dining Reward. I made a reservation but I did NOT receive a credit. In the past, 2000 points equaled $20. Furthermore, I received the following note: "This reservation isn't eligible for you to collect points." I spent $265; I got neither the Dining Rewards nor points. That is not a great deal. Nevertheless, we will return to the Lebanese Taverna.

  10. AF

    50thAnniversaryFamily

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Not crowded, great food, attentive staff and we sat outside so that was nice for our group lunch.

  11. AC

    AdamC

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Came for a birthday celebration with a group of 8 people. Server was fantastic and presented a family style menu that was delicious and affordable. Would recommend for sure!

  12. CC

    CherylC

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3

    Food was good. Had beef and lamb and garlic hummus. Temperature very cold inside.

  13. s

    silverspringdave

    Washington DC

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on 9 May 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Ate with family at noon when the restaurant opened on a weekday. It was quiet. Food was extremely tasty and plentiful -- good value for the $$.

  14. EM

    ElaineMarie

    Baltimore

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is the reason we stay in this DC neighborhood when in town. They treat us like family. *the food is amazing . Best selection of Lebanese wine. Mohamed provided excellent service.

  15. DM

    DeborahM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 May 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    Delicious, well prepared food. Service was a little slow but would go back again and again.

  16. C

    Cruiser48

    Louisville

    29 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on 28 April 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience4

    I have been to this establishment many times before in my travels to DC. Wile the food was fine the service and attitude of the server was offensive. Nothing he said but actions speak louder than words. While this reservation was under my husband’s name as his wife I was there with a female friend. I was disappointed and not sure I will be back.

  17. m

    mary

    Los Angeles

    35 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on 21 April 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    Excellent food!! Best hommus I've ever had. Good sized portions.

  18. N

    Nisrine

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service . The Moroccan server was outstanding . Unfortunately, I do not recall his name but the staff are great

  19. JP

    JoePuzzo

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    1.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3

    We we’re the 2nd table to arrive. The restaurant was empty, just opened but you’d think they were overwhelmed. Service was terrible, at times nonexistent. Food was dry, some tasted like leftovers.

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Another good meal at Lebanese Taverna. They reliably always perform and can be counted on for a good meal. My entree was a bit over cooked but everyone else said was great. The ambience was off some rather than other times. Some of the lights were on bright and then some of the background lights were not even on. Not sure why this was but it was noticeable to all of us at the table.

  21. KD

    KarenD

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    The restaurant was out of kibbeh nayeh which is what I always order.

  22. A

    Arlene

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    My friend and I had a very nice dinner here. The service was great - I have a few food sensitivities, and the server made sure the kitchen could accommodate my needs. The food was great, and the value was as well. Lots of pita brought at the beginning before we received our dinners, and wonderful olive oil with za'atar for dipping. Not rushed at all. A very enjoyable evening.

  23. T

    Traveler

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 12 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Delicious food, well seasoned with fresh ingredients & flavors not easily replicated at home. Outstanding service & value.

  24. SB

    SteveB

    Richmond

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on 11 April 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Food, very good and as expected from a Lebanese spot. Baklava however was a pinkie finger size roll-up. No grape leaves tonight, but other sides well prepared and tasty. The bread served, like a warm, fresh baked, puffy peta, the hi light of the meal. Service, was ok. Had to ask 2-3 times for water, drinks, but bread guy, on the spot. I’ll be back.

  25. BA

    BA314

    Washington DC

    75 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    75 reviews

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall4food5service1ambience3

    Enjoyable meal with friends sampling various delicious appetizers - all delicious. However, the service made our experience less than desired. Bottom line - service was not what was expected. It started with delivering our bottled beer with caps intact and walking away. Throughout the meal we had to flag our server (or any of the waitstaff) for basics - appetizer plates, additional naan, table water, etc. When we ordered more drinks, they never arrived. All night the service was non existent. Too bad as we will think twice before another visit..

  26. V

    Vicki

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 31 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    In from out of town visiting my son.

  27. t

    t1328

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 28 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As always, Lebanese Taverna was excellent. Food was excellent, everyone found dishes they loved, ambience was great, and service was great.

  28. A

    Ainsley

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 18 March 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Went for a quick lunch on a weekday. Staff accommodated a family member's sesame allergy and ensured we had everything we needed. Food was delicious and the bread that came to the table was phenomenal. Will be eating there again soon!

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The kofta shawarma and babaganoush were outstanding!

  30. L

    Lolo

    Washington DC

    93 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    93 reviews

    Dined on 27 February 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3

    Food was good. Service adequate. Very crowded. Disappointed that they no longer offer the raw Kibbeh dish, but maybe they will bring it back once COVID is under control.

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 26 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Consistently delicious food and excellent service. Always a treat to dine here!

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 25 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our family has been coming to Lebanese Taverna for 20 years and have NEVER been disappointed. Consistency among all locations is stellar….and we’ve been to them all! The food was excellent, as usual and kabobs were made as requested. The.Mezza selection is extensive with the majority being gluten free which is important to my wife. Be warned, that you will need to bring food home since there are so many tempting items to try.

  33. DR

    DennisR

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 February 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2

    The waiter didn't bring us bread and did not check on our food or refill our beverages. We spent entirely too much money to receive such poor service. The food was just ok. I would not recommend. There are better restaurants in DC. Look further.

  34. N

    Nektarios1

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is a very good restaurant. Somewhat authentic. The hommus is excellent, as well as the pilaf. The fattoush is very good. Overall, this is an outstanding choice for a good meal.

  35. D

    Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 13 February 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    A Woodley Park institution. One can get reliably good food in a pleasant setting here.

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food and service!

  37. CG

    CGT062422

    Washington DC

    159 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    159 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food. Had the tzatziki, garlic hummus and baba ganoush, all of which were delicious. The shrimp arak was good, but not as good as the other three dishes. Something re the sauce/seasonings was off to us, and we both have had lots of Middle Eastern food over the past few decades.

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great experience! Excellent service.

  39. PM

    PeterM

    Washington DC

    21 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 2 February 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4

    This used to be one of my favorite restaurants when I moved to DC in 2001, nothings lasts forever. Their food is not any better than any fast food stand in a mall. Sorry!

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 2 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Consistent quality and excellent service. Have been coming for 20 years, and have never been disappointed.

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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 4.4 stars by 1120 OpenTable diners.

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

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Booked 13 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

  • Area

    Woodley Park

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 11:30–21:30 Fri 11:30–22:00 Sat 12:00–22:00 Sun 12:00–21:00 Happy Hour Mon–Fri 16:00–19:00

  • 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, Takeaway, 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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