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Lebanese Taverna

2641 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20008 (Upper Northwest)
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Ranked #66 of 2,624 restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American, African, Delicatessen, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Buffet, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Upper Northwest
Cross street: Calvert Street
Transit: Metro Red line - Woodley Park
Description: Lebanese Taverna DC has re-opened after an extensive renovation to the entire restaurant. Located directly across from the Woodley Park metro, this location now offers a 13-seat bar, lounge and seating for 130 people. Great for groups of all sizes and offers a private room for seating up to 56 people.
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81% Recommend
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Baltimore, Maryland
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35 reviews 35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

I love Lebanese Taverna which has locations all over the Mid Atlantic. The stay is very much like family, the decor takes you to another place and the food very authentic. Love the sampler platter, the salads, grilled meats. Everything has so much flavor. Read about it on CITYPEEK and highly recommend in DC, Baltimore, N. VA.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I stopped in at Lebanese Taverna for lunch with a date before going to the zoo and really enjoyed it. The meal was flavorful, as Mediterranean food should be, and of good portion. Also notable was the interior, which has been tastefully renovated with stylish decor. Good spot!

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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I can't express enough words for this place. Everything was wonderful, fresh, tasty and awesome! I will be returning to try other items in the menu! The Taverna Platter was great as well as the white sangria!

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Portland OR
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50 reviews 50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Thanks to the delicious food here my 18-year-old daughter and I are now huge lovers of Lebanese food! We dined here several times during our DC stay and each time found the food flavorful and perfectly cooked, and the service excellent. Our favorites were the semolina dusted fried artichoke hearts, Falafel with Tahini sauce, and the beef and lamb Shawarma... More

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Syracuse, NY
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We visited this restaurant on a Wednesday night with two young boys under the age of 10. The host and server were both friendly and entertaining, and answered all our questions. We ordered the platter in order to sample everything, and it was all absolutely delicious. Both boys found something they liked. We splurged and ordered dessert, which was just... More

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Macon, Georgia
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I am a huge fan of Middle Eastern Food and I have to admit that this was by far, The BEST Lebanese cuisine I have ever had in the US. Everything I had was superb. We ordered two mojitos which were so good and fresh. Our server ( Ryan ) was the nicest server we had in DC and was... More

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Keene, New Hampshire
20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I always go here when I'm in DC. The food is excellent and reasonably priced. The lamb kabobs are my favorite and the bread they serve is fresh out of the oven. The staff is very nice. Location is also great - right by the Woodley Park Metro stop.

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Cary, North Carolina, United States
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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Get the platter sampler for the appetizers so you can try it all..I'm not a fan of Middle Eastern food but this was amazing! Also, I am vegetarian and still enjoyed it!! Would definitely go back to this restaraunt when I visit Baltimore again

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Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I am normally not a fan on Lebanese, or really any Middle Eastern food. However, the food was good....even the grape leaves (which is one of the reasons that I don't normally eat this type of food). We were eating with a large party, and I frankly have no idea what everyone else ate. They had a fish special which... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Wanted to try something different on the way to the zoo. This restaurant is across the street as you exit the Woodley Park stop on the red line. The Mediterranean food is excellent and the service is attentive without being pushy. The interior is very nice however we chose the outdoor patio to enjoy the people watching!

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