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Lebanese Taverna

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2641 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20008 (Calvert Street)
Metro Red line - Woodley Park
12022658681
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: Come see our new look with a contemporary feel in a refined setting with...
Come see our new look with a contemporary feel in a refined setting with subtle touches of a Lebanese home. We've added seats to the bar and a new lounge too! Still great for groups of all sizes and the private room now seats 56 people. Located in walking distance from the Marriott Wardman Park and Omni Shoreham Hotels and directly across the street from the Woodley Park Metro station, our DC location is ideal for corporate and social events. Validated self-parking is also available in the garage directly behind the restaurant. The Cedar Room accommodates up to 60 people for a private seated event and 40 people for a standing reception. For smaller affairs, the room can be offered as a semi privately as well. The main dining room is also available for larger parties.
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  • 215
    Very good
  • 64
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  • 18
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  • 11
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great leg of lamb

I was torn between ordering the leg of lamb or the lamb loin. I decided on the leg and my wife chose the loin. My leg of lamb was great. I did ask for some extra juice because a previous reviewer complained about how dry theirs was. My wife said her loins were very well done and mentioned... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Gastonia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

I was torn between ordering the leg of lamb or the lamb loin. I decided on the leg and my wife chose the loin. My leg of lamb was great. I did ask for some extra juice because a previous reviewer complained about how dry theirs was. My wife said her loins were very well done and mentioned it to... More 

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

The restaurant ambiance was very nice. Cool middle eastern lanterns added to the atmosphere. There was also a belly dancer. I had lamb shish kabobs. I requested medium rare but they came closer to medium well. The flavor was good, they were just dry. My daughter had shrimp kabobs and thoroughly enjoyed them. The waiter was attentive for the most... More 

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Sandwich, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I ate here with a party of three. We were seated outside on the patio facing CT Ave NW. It was a bit noisy that evening - lots of sirens so if the noise bothers you ask to sit inside. The service was great, the wait staff was attentive. We ordered lots of small plates to try a variety (grape... More 

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Englewood, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

If you work at the Pentagon, don't miss this! My son uses this as his go to restaurant for friends and family, and it is wonderful. We ate outdoors and enjoyed the sounds of kids playing in the adjacent plaza. The wait staff is amazing and attentive. The food is delicious. We had the chicken kabobs and the lamb kabobs.... More 

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Troy, NY
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Hubby and I had spent the morning at the National Zoo and wanted to avoid the expensive fast food served there. The Taverna was welcoming as we sat outside under bright green umbrellas and shared 2 platters-- one was vegetarian and the other lamb. Hot pita bread comes as soon as you sit down and this was perfect for hubby... More 

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Cleveland, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Great food, very fresh. Delightful waiter who was enthusiastic about the food and made wonderful recommendations. Definitely recommend.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

the decor is very nice,as well as the atmosphere,very promising!! but this is not the real staff... falafel was very dry and too crispy, the pita bread was excellent as well as the babaganush,the main dishes was the big disappointment of the dinner, as people that eat this kind of food most of there life we where surprise from the... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The Lebanese Taverna is a reliable treat for delicious food and good service. Food is fresh and full of good flavors.

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phoenix
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

falalfel was light with delicate spices, FRESH lemony hummus, FRESH pita with zatar spiced olive oil

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Boston, MA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Went here to catch up with a few friends on Saturday night. We had to wait a little bit, but the food was worth it. We ordered a number of things to share including Shawarma Sliders, garlic hommus, Lebanese salad, and baba ghanoush. All was delicious.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2641 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20008
    (Calvert Street)
  • Public Transportation: Metro Red line - Woodley Park
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: 12022658681

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 30
  • Cuisine: Lebanese, American, Vegetarian, Middle Eastern

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups

Description

Come see our new look with a contemporary feel in a refined setting with subtle touches of a Lebanese home. We've added seats to the bar and a new lounge too! Still great for groups of all sizes and the private room now seats 56 people. Located in walking distance from the Marriott Wardman Park and Omni Shoreham Hotels and directly across the street from the Woodley Park Metro station, our DC location is ideal for corporate and social events. Validated self-parking is also available in the garage directly behind the restaurant. The Cedar Room accommodates up to 60 people for a private seated event and 40 people for a standing reception. For smaller affairs, the room can be offered as a semi privately as well. The main dining room is also available for larger parties.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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